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USAT Brig. General William E. Horton
USAJMP Col. Card (1920 - 1923)
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
Built in 1919-20 for the War Department as the Junior Mineplanter Col. Card at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee WI.
Launched, 15 July 1920
Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Corps about September 1920
Named in honor of Col. Benjamin C. Card, Q.M.C., brevet brigadier general, for service during the Civil War
Placed in commission in 1920, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Portland, ME.
Moored at the Louise Docks, Quebec, Canada, from November 1920 to July 1921 while en route to the east coast
Typically docked at Fort Williams, ME.
Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft at Portland, ME.
Placed out of commission in 1923
Sold to the State of Michigan, in October 1923, renamed Mackinaw City
Served as the Department of Highways auto ferry Mackinaw City on the Straits of Mackinac
Re-acquired by the US Army Transportation Corps in 1940 and place in service as the ferry USAT Brig. General William E. Horton,
Stationed at Fort Sherman, Canal Zone and and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Cristobal
Final Disposition, apparently scrapped between 1952-1954
Displacement 535 t.
Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
Cargo Capacity unknown
Cruise Radius unknown
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||State of Michigan Highway Department ferry MV Mackinaw City under way, circa 1923-1940, probably in the Straits of Mackinac.
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Last Updated 8 February 2019
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