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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
    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. R. B. Ayers 12k
    Namesake
    Gen. Romeyn Beck Ayres (December 20, 1825 December 4, 1888) was a Union Army general in the American Civil War.
     
    Gen. R. B. Ayers 89k 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
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