The Navy retained the name carried by this vessel at the time of her acquisition.
(IX-76: displacement 126 (full load); length 109'; beam 23'6"; draft 14'4")
Ramona -- a steel-hulled schooner built in 1920 at Newport, R. I., by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co. -- was acquired by the Navy under bareboat charter from Mr. S. M. Spalding of Los Angeles, Calif., on 15 July 1942 and was placed in service on 5 August 1942.
Originally, assigned to the Eleventh Naval District, Ramona was transferred to the Western Sea Frontier on 31 August 1942. Homeported at San Diego, Calif., during her eight months in service, she patrolled off the California coast until placed out of service on 1 April 1943. Her name was stricken from the Navy list on July 1944 and she was returned to her owner on 5 August 1944.
16 September 2005