From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships

Ramona (IX-76)

The name of an Indian girl in the novel of the same name by Helen Hunt Jackson.

(IX-76:dp. 126 (f); l. 109'; b. 23'6"; dr. 14'4")

Ramona (IX-76), a steel-hulled schooner built in 1920 by the Herreshoff Manufacturing Co., Newport, R.I., was acquired by the Navy under bareboat charter from Mr. S. M. Spalding of Los Angeles 15 July 1942 and was placed in service 5 August 1942.

Originally, assigned to the llth Naval District, Ramona was transferred to the Western Sea Frontier 31 August 1942. Homeported at San Diego during her 8 months in service, she patrolled off the California coast until placed out of service 1 April 1943. Her name was struck from the Navy list 18 July 1944 and she was returned to her owner on 5 August 1944.

Transcribed: 4/6/1998