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USCGC Lotus (WAGL-229)
USLHT Lotus (1921 - 1939)
USAMP Col. Albert Todd (1920 - 1921)

US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Whiskey - Echo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Speedwell Class Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1919-20 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Named in honor of Col. Albert Todd, a distinguished artilleryman and commander of the Eastern Artillery District 191011
  • Assigned to the North Pacific Coast Artillery District, 4 May 1920
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Corps, 20 September 1920, commissioned USAMP Col. Albert Todd, Capt. Edward E. Murphy, USA, in command
  • Allocated to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
  • Departed Milwaukee in October 1920, arrived at Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, N.Y., in November 1920, typically docked at Pier #6 at Hoboken, N.J.
  • Further assigned to the Coast Defenses of Puget Sound, 9 November 1920 but never actually served at that location
  • Transferred in April 1921 to Fort Totten, N,Y.
  • Transferred in September 1921 to Fort Wood, N.Y.
  • Decommissioned, 6 October 1921 at Fort Wood, N.Y., transferred to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, renamed USLHT Lotus
  • Absorbed into the US Coast Guard, 1 July 1939, Commissioned USCGC Lotus (WAGL-229)
  • Decommissioned by U.S. Coast Guard and sold 11 June 1947 to A.F. Peavy, Minneapolis, M.N.
  • Final Disposition, subsequently scrapped
    Displacement 704 t.
    Length 172'
    Beam 32'
    Draft 17'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Range 1,692 mi.
    Pre-war, 33
    1942, 44
    2 Page & Burton water-tube boilers
    2 Allis Chalmers compound, inverted, reciprocating steam engines
    2 propellers, 1,000shp

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    Colonel Albert Todd 33k USAMP Col. Albert Todd under way, date and location unknown. US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo

    The history for USAMP Col. Albert Todd is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Commanding Officers
    01Capt. Edward E. Murphy, USA20 September 1920 - 8 October 1921
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2

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