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USCGC Lupine (WAGL-230)
US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
USLHT Lupine (1921 - 1939)
USAMP General Wallace F. Randolph (1920 - 1921)
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, 1903–04
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.
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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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
||USAMP General Wallace F. Randolph 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||1st Lt. Arthur F. Gilmore, USA||June 1920 - 15 June 1921|
|02||Capt. Evans R. Crowell, USA||June 16 June 1921 - 16 October 1921|
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated the Week of 17 December 2018
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