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USAJMP General Robert Anderson
US Army Tug General Robert Anderson (1908 - ?)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Defense Service Medal
Bottom Row - American Campaign Medal - World War I Victory Medal - World War II Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1907-08 as US Army Tug General Robert Anderson at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Launched in 1908
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department on 25 January 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Robert Anderson, commanding officer during the defense of Fort Sumter, SC, on 12 April 1861
  • Modified for service as a Junior Mine Planter, date unknown, and re-designated USAJMP General Robert Anderson
  • Assigned the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Stationed at Fort Banks, MA, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Boston
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 1919-30 at Boston Harbor
  • Reconditioned in 1930 to function as a junior mine planter and transferred to Fort Barrancas, FL.
  • Concurrently relieved from the Harbor Defenses of Boston and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Pensacola
  • Final Disposition, presumed scrapped after World War II
    Displacement 153 t.
    Length 98'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 350shp

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    Gen. Robert Anderson 63k USAJMP Geneneral Robert Anderson moored pierside at Boston, MA., date unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2, courtesy Mariner's Museum, Newport News, VA.
    Joseph Henry
    67k USAJMP General Robert Anderson moored pierside as USAMP Joseph Henry passes her while underway at US Army Engineers Base South Boston,MA. in December 1931.
    Boston Public Library, ©Leslie Jones Collection
    Tommy Trampp

    The history for USAJMP General Robert Anderson is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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