Small IX - Naval Academy Yachts: Photographs

These photographs were selected to show the original configuration of these vessels and major subsequent modifications. For most classes many other photographs exist.
For more complete online collections of U. S. Navy ship photographs see in particular the NHHC Online Library of Selected Images and the NavSource Photo Archive.

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USS Freedom (IX-43)

A two-masted schooner serving as a cruising yacht training ship at the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis, Md.

Photo No. NH 84193
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Vamarie (IX-47)

Probably shown on 24 June 1939 beginning her run as the Navy's entry in the New London to Annapolis yacht race.

Photo No. NH 59937
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Vamarie (IX-47)

Being pounded against a quaywall in the Severn River at Annapolis, Md., by Hurricane Hazel on 15 October 1954 after a link in her anchor chain parted.
To the right is a two masted schooner at anchor, probably USS Freedom (IX-43).

Photo No. 80-G-654830
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Vamarie (IX-47)

Being hoisted out of the water during her salvage in the Severn River at Annapolis, Md., in November 1954.
She had been sunk in this location by Hurricane Hazel on 15 October 1954 and was found to be too severely damaged to be restored to service.

Photo No. NH 59937
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command