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USAJMP Gen. G. W. Getty


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1908 at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department 1 March 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. George Washington Getty, commanding officer of the 2nd Division, VI Corps during the Battle of the Wilderness in 1864
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission, date unknown
  • Stationed at Fort Sherman, CZ, as of January 1919, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Cristobal
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 1919-36 in the Canal Zone
  • Placed out of commission, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, deleted before WWII
    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. G.W. Getty 14k
    Namesake
    George Washington Getty (October 2, 1819 October 1, 1901) was a career military officer in the United States Army, most noted for his role as a division commander in the Army of the Potomac during the final full year of the American Civil War.
     
    Gen. G.W. Getty 58k USAJMP General G. W. Getty under way date and location unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2, US Army Sigal Corps Military Institute, Carlisle Barracks, PA.
     

    The history for USAJMP Gen. G. W. Getty is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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