Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Army Ship Photo Archive

USAMP Maj. Samuel Ringgold

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Mine Planter:
  • 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.
    Length 150'
    Beam 30.5'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Propulsion steam
    Click On Image
    For Full Size Image
    Size Image Description Source
    General Henry Knox 12k
    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 Alto.
    Portrait by John Vanderlyn, circa 1825
    General Henry Knox 32k USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold moored pierside, date and location unknown. US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo

    The history for USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Commanding Officers
    01Capt. Joseph F. Stiley, USAJanuary 1920 - 15 May 1922
    021st Lt. Dean R. Dickey, USA15 May 1922 - 3 August 1922
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2

    Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page Back To The US Army Ship Index Back To The US Army Mine Planter Index
    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.
    This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History