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USAMP Maj. Samuel Ringgold
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
World War I Victory Medal
Built in 1903-04 for the US Army Quartermaster Corps. at Neafie & Levy Shipbuilding Co. Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 30 April 1904
Named in honor of Maj. Samuel Ringgold, 3d U.S. Artillery, who was mortally wounded at the Battle of Palo Alto on 11 May 1846
Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department about July 1904, assigned to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
Stationed at Fort Worden, WA, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Puget Sound
Decommissioned on 3 August 1922
Sold 16 May 1923 at Port Townsend, WA. to Shipowners and Merchants Tugboat Co. of San Francisco, CA., renamed SS Sea Salvor
Dropped off the list of US Merchant Vessels after 1947
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1948
Displacement 447 t.
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Samuel B. Ringgold was an artillery officer in the United States Army who was noted for several military innovations which caused him to be called the "Father of
Modern Artillery." He was also, according to some records, the first U.S. officer to fall in the Mexican–American War, perishing from wounds received at the Battle of Palo
Portrait by John Vanderlyn, circa 1825
||USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo
||USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold underway, date and location unknown.
||US National Archives # 299666 a US Army Signal Corps photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
The history for USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
|01||Capt. Joseph F. Stiley, USA||January 1920 - 15 May 1922|
|02||1st Lt. Dean R. Dickey, USA||15 May 1922 - 3 August 1922|
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated 22 March 2019
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|