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German yacht Ostwind, later USS Eastwind (IX 234).
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Class: EASTWIND (IX 234)
Design: German yawl by Heinrich Gruber
Displacement (tons): #,###
Dimensions (feet): ###.#' x ##.#' x ##.#'
Original armament: 4-5"/38
Later armaments: (19xx) 4-20mm
Speed (kts.): ##.#
Propulsion (HP): #,###
Machinery: turbines, # screw
|234||EASTWIND||1 Jun 1947||Ernst Burmester, Bremen||c1938||4 Sep 1939||Apr 1946|
|234||EASTWIND||DECOM||27 Oct 1949||8 Feb 1950||Sold||--|
Acquired from USCG, "sold" back to them. [Maroon]
|234||EASTWIND||(ex-OSTWIND.) Designed by Heinrich Gruber to replace the yawl ASTA (in German naval service from 1908 at the Baltic Fleet headquarters at Wilhelmshaven until struck 1 Jun 1937). Allocated to the U.S. 1945 (sister NORDWIND went to the British), taken over by the Navy in April 1946, and after arrival in the US served at the United States Naval Academy and at the Naval Torpedo Station at Newport, R.I. Surveyed in 1949 and determined to be in excess of Navy needs, she was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register on 27 October 1949 and was sold in 1950 at the Brooklyn Navy Yard to Commander John Lyman, who sailed her in Chesapeake Bay, took her to Florida in 1955 to sail in a race from Havana to Spain, and finally sold her in 1966. She soon became a derelict at Jacksonville, Fla., and was finally scuttled off Miami Beach on 4 June 1989.|
Compiled: 19 Oct 2021
© Stephen S. Roberts, 2021
Sources: DB, Maroon