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USAMP Col. Henry J. Hunt

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1903-04 for the US Army Quartermaster Department at Neafie and Levy Shipyard, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, 5 February 1904
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Henry Jackson Hunt, chief of artillery for the Army of the Potomac
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department circa June 1904, commissioned USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt
  • Allocated to the to the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service
  • Stationed at Fort Mills, Corregidor, P.I., in January 1919
  • Assigned to the Coast Defenses of Manila and Subic Bay, typically docked at the North Dock at Corregidor
  • Decommissioned, 31 March 1923, personnel transferred to the USAMP Gen. George F. E. Harrison
  • Sold in 1924
  • Final Disposition, wrecked in 1937 at Annam
    Displacement 447 t.
    Length 150'
    Beam 30.5'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Range unknown
    Complement unknown
    Propulsion steam
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    Colonel Henry J. Hunt 123k
    Henry Jackson Hunt was Chief of Artillery in the Army of the Potomac during the American Civil War. Considered by his contemporaries the greatest artillery tactician and strategist of the war, he was a master of the science of gunnery and rewrote the manual on the organization and use of artillery in early modern armies. His courage and tactics affected the outcome of some of the most significant battles in the war, including Malvern Hill, Antietam, Fredericksburg, and most notably at Gettysburg.
    Colonel Henry J. Hunt 43k USAMP Col. Henry J. Hunt under way, date and location unknown. US National Archives photo, a US Army Signal Corps photo

    The history for USAMP Col. Henry J Hunt is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Commanding Officers
    011st Lt. Henry T. Morrison, USAJanuary 1920 - 1 June 1920
    021st Lt. B. F. Manning, USA 1 June 1920 December 1920
    031st Lt. Edwin P. Hart, USA 1 January 1921 15 February 1922
    041st Lt. John D. Mitchell, USA 15 February 1922 18 August 1922
    051st Lt. Lawrence W. Bartlett, USA 18 August 1922 8 November 1922
    061st Lt. John L. Goff, USA 8 November 1922 31 March 1923
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2

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