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Romain

 

A cape on the coast of South Carolina.

 

(IX - 89: length 840; beam 209; draft 90)

 

Romain (IX-89) was built as Meridaa in 1937 by Symonette Ship Building Co., Nassau, British West Indies; acquired by the Navy 18 August 1942; and placed in service as Romain 25 November 1942, Ens. William Gallagher in charge.

 

Wooden schooner Romain spent her 4-month naval career in the 7th Naval District, homeported at Port Everglades, Fla., steaming and sailing on patrol along the Florida coast and in the Bahama Islands.

 

She was placed out of service 17 March 1943, struck from the Navy list 28 June 1944, and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposal by sale 3 January 1945.


20 October 2005