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USAJMP Capt. James Fornance

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1908-09 at Willamette Iron & Steel, Portland, OR.
  • Launched 22 May 1909
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department in June 1909
  • Named in honor of Capt. James Fornance, 13th Infantry, who was killed in action in the charge up San Juan Hill, 1 July 1898
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission, date unknown
  • Stationed at Fort Seward, TA, as of January 1919
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a tug and as a freight and passenger craft in Alaskan waters 1919-41
  • Placed out of commission, date unknown
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 164 t.
    Length 98'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 11.3'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    one reciprocating steam engine
    single shaft, 350shp

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    Capt. Joseph Fornance 55k USAJMP Capt. James Fornance under way, date and location unknown
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2 US Army Signal Corps. photo

    The history for USAJMP Capt. James Fornance is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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