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USAMP Gen. E. O. C. Ord

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Mine Planter:
  • Laid down in 1908 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department at Pusey & Jones, Wilmington DE.
  • Launched, 13 February 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Edward Otho Cresap Ord, commanding officer of the XIII, VIII, and XVIII Corps during the Civil War
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department in June 1909
  • Commissioned, USAMP Gen. E.O.C. Ord in June 1909, assigned to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
  • Stationed at Fort Totten, N.Y., as of January 1919
  • Assigned to the Coast Defenses of Eastern New York, 9 November 1920
  • Relieved from the Coast Defenses of Eastern New York in March 1922
  • Assigned to the Coast Defenses of Sandy Hook. Typically docked at the Army Supply Base in Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Transferred in July 1927 to Fort Hancock, N.J.
  • On detached service to Fort Monroe, VA., from December 1936 to 13 March 1937 to conduct training with the Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay
  • Awarded “E” for mine planting efficiency in 1937
  • Decommissioned and sold after World War II
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in 1946
    Displacement 590 t. gross
    Length 165'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two shafts, 900shp

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    General Edward Otho Cresap Ord 40k

    Edward Otho Cresap Ord (October 18, 1818 – July 22, 1883) was an American engineer and United States Army officer who saw action in the Seminole War, the Indian Wars, and the American Civil War. He commanded an army during the final days of the Civil War, and was instrumental in forcing the surrender of Confederate General Robert E. Lee. He also designed Fort Sam Houston. He died in Havana, Cuba of yellow fever.
    Photo from Library of Congress.
    General Edward Otho Cresap Ord 83k USAMP Gen. E. O. C. Ord under way, date and location unknown US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo

    The history for USAMP Gen. E. O. C. Ord is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Commanding Officers
    011st Lt. Arthur F. Gilmore, USAJanuary 1920 - May 1920
    02Capt. Lawrence Iverson, USA May 1920 – 24 August 1922
    03Capt. Alexander H. Campbell, USA 24 August 1922 – 28 October 1922
    04Capt. Albert C. Cleveland, USA 28 October 1922 – 1 December 1922
    05Capt. Alexander H. Campbell,USA 1 December 1922 – 23 April 1924
    062d Lt. Albert C. Kleinman, USA 23 April 1924 – 1 July 1924
    071st Lt. James F. Pichel, USA 1 July 1924 – October 1925
    08Capt. Geoffrey C. Bunting, USA October 1925 – September 1926
    09Capt. Coleman F. Driver, USA September 1926 – June 1927
    102d Lt. Richard E. O’Conner, USA June 1927 – 7 March 1929
    111st Lt. John H. Fonvielle, USA 8 March 1929 – 24 August 1929
    121st Lt. Sanford J. Goodman, USA 25 August 1929 – 10 September 1931
    131st Lt. James B. Carroll, USA 10 September 1931 – 8 March 1933
    141st Lt. Samuel Rubin, USA 8 March 1933 – 22 May 1934
    15Capt. Charles M. Wolff, USA 16 August 1934 – 30 June 1938
    16Capt. Harold P. Taskeru USA 30 June 1938 – 8 May 1939
    17Capt. Ernest F. Heidland, USA 8 May 1939 – 10 October 1941
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2

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