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USAJMP Gen. Harvey Brown


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1908 at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Launched on 24 December 1908
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department, 20 February 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Harvey Brown, commanding officer of troops during the New York draft riots in 1863
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission, date unknown
  • Stationed at Fort Hancock, N.J., as of January 1919, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Sandy Hook
  • Placed out of commission in 1922
  • Sold in 1922, to the city of Norfolk, VA., renamed S. S. Vulcan
  • Re-sold in 1942, renamed Vivian Powell
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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. Harvey Brown 31k
    Namesake
    Harvey Brown(September 6, 1795 March 31, 1874) was an American military officer who fought in the Black Hawk and Seminole Wars, the Mexican-American War and the American Civil War. He was also in command of military forces in New York City and later assisted in putting down the New York Draft Riots in 1863
     
    Gen. Harry Brown 89k Line drawing of USAJMP General Harvey Brown
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2
     

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