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USAJMP Capt. A. M. Wetherill


Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Laid down, circa 1906-07 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department by T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding Co., Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Launched about June 1907
  • Named in honor of Capt. Alexander M. Wetherill, 6th Infantry, killed 1 July 1898 at the battle of San Juan Hill, Cuba
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department in August 1907
  • Stationed at Fort Washington, MD, as of January 1919 , and assigned to the Coast Defenses of the Potomac
  • Typically docked at the Fort Washington pier
  • Sold 28 June 1923 at Norfolk, VA., renamed as the tug H.M. Hoodless
  • Final Disposition, ran aground 17 January 1929 at Smith Jetty, Georgetown, S.C., declared a total loss and dropped off the list of US Merchant Vessels
    Specifications:
    Displacement 128 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Capt. A. M. Wetherill 284k USAJMP Capt. A. M. Wetherill under way, date and location unknown  
    Capt. A. M. Wetherill 302k

    The history for USAJMP Capt. A. M. Wetherill is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Alexander Macomb Wetherill, Sr. - Arlington National Cemetery
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