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USAJMP Capt. John W. McKie


Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1920 at Defoe Boat Works, West Bay City MI.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. 30 June 1921
  • Named in honor of Capt. John W. McKie, Assistant to the Superintendent, Army Transport Service
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1921
  • Stationed at Fort Morgan, AL., and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Mobile
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft at Mobile Bay 192132
  • Placed out of commission, 1932
  • Sold in 1932 to Inland Waterways Corp, name retained
  • Final Disposition, abandoned in 1940 near Mobile, Al. and presumed scrapped
    Specifications:
    Displacement 170 t.
    Length 98.5'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Capt John W. McKie 64k USAJMP CApt. John W. McKie moored pierside at Defoe Boat Works West Bay City, MI. circa 1920-21. Bowling Green State University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

    The history for USAJMP Capt. John W. McKie is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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