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USAT Brig. General Arthur W. Yates
USAJMP Col. Pond (1920 - 1923)
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal
Built in 1918-19 for the War Department as the Junior Mineplanter Col. Pond at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee WI.
Launched IN 1919
Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps about September 1920
Named in honor of Col. George E. Pond, Q.M.C., Assistant Quartermaster General of the US Army
Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
Placed in commission in 1920
Assigned to the Coast Defenses of Boston
Moored at the Louise Docks, Quebec, Canada, from November 1920 to July 1921 while en route to the east coast
Arrived 2 August 1921 at Fort Banks, MA.
Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft in Boston Harbor
Placed out of commission in 1923
Sold at Boston to the Michigan State Department of Highways in October 1923 and renamed Sainte Ignace
Purchased by the War Shipping Administration in 1940 and allocated to the War Department
Renamed USAT Brig. General Arthur W. Yates
During World War II Brig. General Arthur W. Yates served as a ferry in the Panama Canal Zone until 1947
Surplus to to the Army needs she was returned to merchant service and renamed Saint Ignace
Final Disposition, wrecked, 25 November 1950, at Raritan Bay, Keyport, New Jersey, scrapped in 1952
Displacement 535 t.
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
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USAJMP Col. Pond
||USAJMP Col. Pond moored pierside, date and location unknown.
Michigan State Archive, East Lansing MI.
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||State of Michigan Highway Department ferry Saint Ignace under way, circa 1923-1940, location unknown.
Photo from OhioLink - Digital Resource Commons
The history for USAJMP Col. Pond / USAT Brig. General Arthur W. Yates is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
Last Updated 8 February 2019
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