Small IX - Auxiliary Schooners etc. (3): 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 Zaca (IX-73)

Photographed circa mid-1943.

Photo No. 19-N-49590
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
Schooner yacht Zaca

Underway in the Mediterranean in 1999 after being meticulously restored.

Photo No. None
Source: Navsource

 
USS Metha Nelson (IX-74)

Serving as an identification ship outside Los Angeles Harbor.
The Navy added a diesel generator and a signal bridge to this schooner hulk.

Photo No. None
Source: Navsource, from All Hands Magazine, November 1945

 
USS Juniata (IX-77)

Underway off the west coast between 1942 and 1944.

Photo No. NH 97587
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

 
USS Juniata (IX-77)

Photographed circa mid-1943.

Photo No. 19-N-49489
Source: U.S. National Archives, RG-19-LCM

 
Yacht Cressida

Probably shown on sea trials in 1927. She became USS El Cano (IX-79) in 1942.

Photo No. None
Source: Schiffbau magazine, 1 January 1931, copy found at http://www.enterpriseintegrators.com/flint/HistoryOfShips/

 
Yacht Cressida

Sail plan probably produced by her builder, Friedr. Krupp Germania, Kiel-Gaarden, Germany, at the time she was built (1927).

Photo No. None
Source: Schiffbau magazine, 1 January 1931, copy found at http://www.enterpriseintegrators.com/flint/HistoryOfShips/