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USCGC Speedwell (WAGL-245)
US Coast Guard International Radio Call Sign:
USLHT Speedwell (1923 - 1939)
USAMP Colonel John V. White (1920 - 1921)
November - Romeo - Whiskey - Romeo
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. John V. White, a distinguished artilleryman and commander of multiple coast artillery districts
Assigned to the North Atlantic Coast Artillery District, 4 May 1920
Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps, 22 October 1920, Commissioned USAMP Colonel John V. White
Allocated to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
Crew was composed of personnel transferred from USAMP Col. George F. E. Harrison
Departed Milwaukee, 3 November 1920, arrived at Army Supply Base, Brooklyn, N.Y., 26 November 1920
Further assigned to the Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay, 9 November 1920
Transferred, 2 January 1921, to Fort Adams, R.I.
Decommissioned, 19 October 1921, at Fort Adams, R.I.
Transferred to the Lighthouse Service, Department of Commerce, 23 April 1923, renamed USLHT Speedwell
Absorbed into the US Coast Guard, 1 July 1939, commissioned USCGC Speedwell (WAGL-245)
Decommissioned by US Coast Guard, date unknown and transferred to the US Maritime Commission
Sold, 30 December 1947, to Caribbean Fruit and Steamship Co., Jacksonville, FL., renamed SS Santa Patricia
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1956
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 Colonel John V. White under way, 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||Lt. Col. Harrison S. Kerrick, USA||November 1920 - 3 December 1920|
|02||1st Lt. Lewis A. Hudgins, USA|| 6 December 1920–6 February 1921
|03||2d Lt. Ola A. Nelson, USA|| 6 February 1921–18 April 1921
|04||Unknown|| 19 April 1921–19 October 1921
|US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated the Week of 17 December 2018
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