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USAJMP Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres (? - 1921)
US Army Tug Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres (1909 - ?)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
Junior Mine Planter:
Built in 1908 as US Army Tug Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department on 9 February 1909
Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres, commanding officer of the Regular Division, V Corps during the Civil War
Placed in commission in 1909
Modified for service as a Junior Mine Planter, date unknown, and re-designated USAJMP Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres
The converted Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres was placed in service by the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
Stationed at Fort Trumbull, CT, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound
Placed out of commission in 1921-22
Transferred in January 1922 to the Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, as the USLHT Pyxie
Determined to be unsuitable for the lighthouse service and returned to Army control in 1923
Sold in 1932, renamed H. R. Carter
Re-sold in 1938, renamed Gen. Patrick W. Guiney
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1955
Displacement 153 t.
Cruise Radius unknown
Fuel Capacities unknown
one reciprocating steam engine
single shaft, 350shp
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Gen. Romeyn Beck Ayres (December 20, 1825 – December 4, 1888) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War.
||USAJMP Gen. Romeyn B. Ayres under way, date and location unknown
The history for USAJMP Gen. Romeyn B. Ayers is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated 25 January 2019
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