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USAJMP Gen. Robert Anderson
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US Army Tug Gen. Robert Anderson (1908 - ?)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal - World War II Victory Medal


Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1907-08 as US Army Tug Gen. Robert Anderson at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department on 25 January 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson, commanding officer during the defense of Fort Sumter, SC, on 12 April 1861
  • Modified for service as a Junior Mine Planter, date unknown, and re-designated USAJMP General Robert Anderson
  • Assigned the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Stationed at Fort Banks, MA, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Boston
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 1919-30 at Boston Harbor
  • Reconditioned in 1930 to function as a junior mine planter and transferred to Fort Barrancas, FL.
  • Concurrently relieved from the Harbor Defenses of Boston and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Pensacola
  • Final Disposition, presumed scrapped after World War II
    Specifications:
    Displacement 153 t.
    Length 98'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 350shp

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    Gen. Robert Anderson 63k USAJMP Gen. Robert Anderson moored pierside at Boston, MA., date unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2, courtesy Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.
     

    The history for USAJMP Gen. Robert Anderson is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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