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USCGC Lupine (WAGL-230)
USLHT Lupine (1921 - 1939)
USAMP Gen. Wallace F. Randolph (1920 - 1921)

US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
November - Romeo - Yankee - Lima
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 1918-19 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Named in honor of Gen. Wallace F. Randolph, veteran of the Civil War and the Chief of Artillery, 190304
  • Assigned to the Coast Artillery Training Center, 4 May 1920
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Corps in June 1920
  • Allocated to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
  • Departed Milwaukee September 1920, arrived Fort Totten, N.Y., October 1920
  • Further assigned to Coast Defenses of Chesapeake Bay, 9 November 1920
  • Departed the Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, NY, 24 February 1921, arrived Fort Monroe, VA., 25 February 1921, typically docked at the mine wharf at Fort Monroe
  • Made numerous voyages to Fort Howard, MD., Fort Washington, MD., and Newport News, VA., between April and August 1921
  • Decommissioned, 16 October 1921, transferred to the U.S. Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, renamed USLHT Lupine
  • Absorbed into the U.S. Coast Guard, 1 July 1939, Commissioned USCGC Lupine (WAGL-230)
  • Decommissioned by U.S. Coast Guard, 8 December 1947, sold to Oakland Manufacturing Co., Oakland, CA;
  • Served as a survey vessel in the Philippines into the 1980s
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    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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    General Wallace F. Randolph 96k
    Wallace Fitz Randolph (June 11, 1841 December 9, 1910) was a United States Army major general who enlisted as a private at the start of the American Civil War, rose in rank to Major General and, after serving in the artillery branch his entire career, became the first U. S. Army Chief of Artillery
    General Wallace F. Randolph 90k USAMP Gen. Wallace F. Randolph moored pierside, date and location unknown. US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo

    The history for USAMP Gen. Wallace F. Randolph is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Commanding Officers
    011st Lt. Arthur F. Gilmore, USAJune 1920 - 15 June 1921
    02Capt. Evans R. Crowell, USAJune 16 June 1921 - 16 October 1921
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2

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