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USACoE Gen. J. M. Brannan
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USAJMP Gen. J. M. Brannan (? - 1922)
US Army Tug Gen. J. M. Brannan (1909 - ?)


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1908 as US Army Tug Gen. J. M. Brannan at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Launched on 20 November 1908
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department, 13 February 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. John M. Brannan, commanding officer of 3rd Division, XIV Corps during the battle of Chickamauga, 1863
  • Placed in commission in 1909
  • Stationed at Fort Moultrie, S.C., 1909 to 1922, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Charleston, S.C.
  • Modified for service as a Junior Mine Planter, date unknown, re-designated USAJMP Gen. J. M. Brannan
  • Reassigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service at Charleston, S. C.
  • Transferred in 1922 to the Corps of Engineers at Savannah Harbor where she functioned as a harbor tug in the Savannah Engineer District
  • Placed out of commission, date unknown
  • Sold, date unknown, renamed Frank W. Spencer
  • Re-sold, date unknown, renamed Charles H. Harper
  • Sank pierside at Baltimore, MD. in 1979
  • Final Disposition, towed to Curtis Creek and abandoned
    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. J. M. Brannan 21k
    Namesake
    John Milton Brannan (July 1, 1819 December 16, 1892) was a career American Army officer who served in the Mexican-American War and as a Union general in the American Civil War, in command of the Department of Key West in Florida and assigned to Fort Zachary Taylor. His first wife was the daughter of Colonel Ichabod Crane; she mysteriously disappeared after taking a ferry from Staten Island to lower Manhattan and was presumed to have been murdered
     
    Gen. Robert J. M. Brannan 89k Line drawing of USAJMP Gen. J. M. Brannan
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2
     

    The history for USAJMP Gen. J. M. Brannan is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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