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Lost to enemy action, 15 March 1942
USCGC Acacia (WAGL-200)
US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
USLHT Acacia (1921 - 1939)
USAMP General John P. Story (1920 - 1921)
November - Oscar - Delta - Yankee
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive, 15 March 1942)
Bottom Row - American Defense Service Medal - American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Speedwell Class Mine Planter:
Built in 1918-19 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee, WI.
Launched, 15 September 1919
Named in honor of Maj. Gen. John Patten Story, Chief of Artillery, 1904–05
Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Corps in early 1920
Allocated to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
Assigned to Coast Defenses of Pensacola, but never actually served at Pensacola
Stationed at Milwaukee, WI, in January 1920
Transferred in November 1920 to the Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, N.Y.
Transferred in April 1921 to Fort Totten, N.Y.
Transferred in August 1921 to Fort Monroe, VA.
Decommissioned, 10 November 1921
Transferred, 14 April 1927, to the US Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, renamed USLHT Acacia
Converted to a buoy tender and assigned to San Juan, Puerto Rico
Absorbed into the US Coast Guard, 1 July 1939, Commissioned USCGC Acacia (WAGL-200)
Final Disposition, sunk by German Uboat U-161, 15 March 1942, approximately 70 nmi southwest of
Saint Kitts and Nevis
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 General John P. Story moored pierside, date and location unknown.
||US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo
History from "US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2"
|01||Capt. John R. Ellis, USA||January 1920 - 19 June 1920|
|02||Capt. Carl S. Dorey, USA|| 30 June 1920–8 August 1920|
|03||Maj. Belton O. Kennedy, USA|| 8 August 1920 – October 1920|
|04||Capt. Carl S. Dorey, USA|| October 1920 – 8 December 1920|
|05||Capt. Coburn L. Berry, USA|| 8 December 1920 – 10 November 1921|
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|