Small IX - Auxiliary Schooners etc. (4): 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 Saluda (IX-87)

Departing San Diego Harbor on 27 August 1955.

Point Loma is in the background. Her IX number is on her bow.

Photo No. 80-G-681524
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

USS Saluda (IX-87)

Underway on 6 October 1964.
She was used for ocean research by the Naval Electronics Laboratory but also participated in sailing races off the California coast.

Photo No. USN 1105634
Source: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command

Yacht Roland von Bremen

Arriving at Cuxhaven, Germany, after winning the Bermuda to Cuxhaven race that was part of the 1936 Olympic Games.
She was brought to the United States in 1938 and became USS Wimbee (IX-88) in 1942.

Photo No. None
Source: German press photo found on