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USCGC Lotus (WAGL-229)
US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
USLHT Lotus (1921 - 1939)
USAMP Col. Albert Todd (1920 - 1921)
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
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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 1910–11
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.
Range 1,692 mi.
2 Page & Burton water-tube boilers
2 Allis Chalmers compound, inverted, reciprocating steam engines
2 propellers, 1,000shp
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||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
|01||Capt. Edward E. Murphy, USA||20 September 1920 - 8 October 1921|
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated the Week of 17 December 2018
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