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USAJMP Gen. Richard Arnold
US Army Tug Gen. Richard Arnold (1909 - 1941)

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 1908 as US Army Tug Gen. Richard Arnold at Fore River Shipbuilding, Quincy, MA.
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department, 9 February 1909
  • Named in honor of Maj. Gen. Richard Arnold, Chief of Artillery for the Military Division of the West Mississippi during the siege of Fort Morgan, AL, in August 1864
  • Placed in commission in 1909
  • Stationed at Fort Adams, R.I., as of January 1919, assigned to the Coast Defenses of Narragansett Bay
  • Reassigned to Fort H.G. Wright, N.Y., in 1929, assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Long Island Sound
  • Transferred to Fort Constitution, N.H., in 1931, assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 1919-41
  • Reconditioned in 1941 to function as a junior mine planter in the Harbor Defenses of Portsmouth, reassigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • During World War II USAJMP Gen. Richard Arnold was assigned to harbor defense at Portsmouth, N.H.
  • Final Disposition, lost 8 January 1942, capsized in a gale off the Isle of Shoals, near Portsmouth, NH.
    Displacement 153 t.
    Length 98'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement 10
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 350shp

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    Gen. Robert Anderson 49k USAJMP Gen. Richard Arnold under way, date and location unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2, courtesy Walter K. Schroeder and Arcadia Publishing, Mount Pleasant, S.C.  

    The history for USAJMP Gen. Richard Arnold is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    "Mine Planter Richard Arnold Sinks", Portsmouth Herald, 8 January 1942
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