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USCGC Jonquil (WLB 330)
ex-USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330)
ex-USS Bastion (ACM 6)
ex-USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt

Bastion served the US Army, Navy and Coast Guard

Chimo Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1941 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Launched in 1942
  • Transferred to the Navy 4 January 1945 and converted to an Auxiliary Minelayer
  • Commissioned USS Bastion (ACM 6), 9 April 1945
  • Decommissioned 18 June 1946 and transferred to the Coast Guard the same day
  • Commissioned USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330), 29 August 1946
  • Reclassified WLB-330 in 1965
  • Decommissioned 15 December 1969
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,300 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount, and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.
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    USAMP Colonel Henry J. Hunt
    Henry J. Hunt 55k

    Henry Jackson Hunt (September 14, 1819 February 11, 1889) 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, where his operational decisions contributed greatly to the defeat of Pickett's Charge
    Library of Congress photo by Mathew Brady or Levin C. Handy

    Tommy Trampp
    Photo added 16 September 2021
    USS Bastion (ACM 6)
    Bastion 182k Photographed soon after transfer from the Army
    Courtesy of the Historian, U.S. Coast Guard, 1986
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 96207, NH 96208 and 96221
    Mike Green
    Bastion 173k
    Bastion 195k
    Bastion 152k Photographed soon after transfer from the Army. This view shows that the defensive anti-aircraft battery has not yet been installed
    Courtesy of the Historian, U.S. Coast Guard, 1986
    Naval History and Heritage Command photos NH 96209 and NH 96210
    Bastion 209k
    Bastion 142k Photo taken after transfer from the Army. The ship dimly visible in right background may be USS Muliphen (AKA-61)
    Courtesy of the Historian, U.S. Coast Guard, 1986
    Naval History and Heritage Command photo NH 96212
    USCGC Jonquil (WAGL 330)
    Bastion 69k c. 1947 Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Earl David Fatkin, USNR9 April 1945 - 1 November 1945
    02LT James Paul Albertson, USN1 November 1945 - 22 November 1945
    03LT George Donald Harrelson, USN22 November 1945 - 18 June 1946
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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