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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
    Specifications:
    Displacement 447 t.
    Length 150'
    Beam 30.5'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement
    Propulsion steam
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    General Henry Knox 12k
    Namesake
    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
    Wikipedia
    Maj. Samuel Ringgold 32k USAMP Maj. Samuel B. Ringgold moored pierside, date and location unknown. US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo
    Maj. Samuel Ringgold 168k 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
    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

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