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USS Highland Light (IX-48)

USS Highland Light (IX-48)
United States
Namesake: Highland Light
Builder: George Lawley & Son
Completed: 1931
Acquired: 26 October 1940
Struck: 1 April 1965
Fate: sold to private owner
General characteristics
Displacement: 32 tons
Length: 68 ft 7 in (20.90 m)
Beam: 15 ft 4 in (4.67 m)
Propulsion: Sail
Sail plan: Cutter rig

USS Highland Light (IX-48), an Dudley Wolfe, who raced her to the first under-three-day time in the Bermuda Race in 1932, a record that stood until 1974.[1] Wolfe was killed in 1939 in a failed attempt to climb K2, and the yacht was donated to the United States Navy for use at the United States Naval Academy. The craft was acquired 26 October 1940 and remained in service at the Academy until struck from the Naval Vessel Register on 1 April 1965. Highland Light has since passed through several owners and is currently for sale. The Highland Light Trophy at the USNA is constructed from the ship's wheel.[2]



This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships. The entry can be found here.

  1. ^ Adkins, Douglas (2012). "Highland Light". Dorade: The History of an Ocean Racing Yacht. Jaffrey, New Hampshire: David R. Gordine. pp. 54–55. 
  2. ^ "Navy Sailing: Trophies".  
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