USS Vixen (PG-53) was a gunboat of the United States Navy during World War II, in which it served as a flagship to the Commanders of the Atlantic Fleet. Built as the Orion by Krupp Germaniawerft at Kiel, Germany in 1929, the steel-hulled yacht was purchased from German-American woollen manufacturer Julius Forstmann on 13 November 1940. Converted to a gunboat at Brooklyn, New York, by the Sullivan Drydock and Repair Corporation, the erstwhile pleasure craft was renamed Vixen and designated PG-53. Commissioned at her conversion yard on 25 February, with Comdr. Pal L. Meadows in command, Vixen got underway for the Caribbean on 5 March 1941.

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  • USS Vixen (PG-53) was a gunboat of the United States Navy during World War II, in which it served as a flagship to the Commanders of the Atlantic Fleet. Built as the Orion by Krupp Germaniawerft at Kiel, Germany in 1929, the steel-hulled yacht was purchased from German-American woollen manufacturer Julius Forstmann on 13 November 1940. Converted to a gunboat at Brooklyn, New York, by the Sullivan Drydock and Repair Corporation, the erstwhile pleasure craft was renamed Vixen and designated PG-53. Commissioned at her conversion yard on 25 February, with Comdr. Pal L. Meadows in command, Vixen got underway for the Caribbean on 5 March 1941. (en)
  • Die Regina Maris war ein Kreuzfahrtschiff der in Panama ansässigen Reederei Regina Maris Cruises, das 1929 als Luxusyacht unter dem Namen Orion in Dienst gestellt wurde. Das bis 2002 eingesetzte Schiff galt zuletzt als ältestes aktives Kreuzfahrtschiff der Welt und wurde 2004 in Indien verschrottet. Ebenfalls bedeutend war ihr Einsatz als USS Vixen (PG 53) im Dienst der US Navy während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. (de)
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  • *Sold into commercial service, 21 January 1947
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  • USS Vixen (PG-53) was a gunboat of the United States Navy during World War II, in which it served as a flagship to the Commanders of the Atlantic Fleet. Built as the Orion by Krupp Germaniawerft at Kiel, Germany in 1929, the steel-hulled yacht was purchased from German-American woollen manufacturer Julius Forstmann on 13 November 1940. Converted to a gunboat at Brooklyn, New York, by the Sullivan Drydock and Repair Corporation, the erstwhile pleasure craft was renamed Vixen and designated PG-53. Commissioned at her conversion yard on 25 February, with Comdr. Pal L. Meadows in command, Vixen got underway for the Caribbean on 5 March 1941. (en)
  • Die Regina Maris war ein Kreuzfahrtschiff der in Panama ansässigen Reederei Regina Maris Cruises, das 1929 als Luxusyacht unter dem Namen Orion in Dienst gestellt wurde. Das bis 2002 eingesetzte Schiff galt zuletzt als ältestes aktives Kreuzfahrtschiff der Welt und wurde 2004 in Indien verschrottet. Ebenfalls bedeutend war ihr Einsatz als USS Vixen (PG 53) im Dienst der US Navy während des Zweiten Weltkriegs. (de)
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  • USS Vixen (PG-53) (en)
  • Regina Maris (Schiff, 1929) (de)
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