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USAJMP Gen. Rochester

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1919 at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee, WI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Accepted by the Quartermaster Corps about September 1920
  • Named in honor of Brigadier General William B. Rochester, Paymaster General of the US Army 1882-1890
  • Delivered in 1920 to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1920
  • Stationed at Milwaukee, WI. in 1920
  • Moored at the Louise Docks, Quebec, Canada, from November 1920 to July 1921 while en route to the east coast
  • Arrived, 2 August 1921, at Fort Banks, MA.
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft in Boston Harbor
  • Placed out of commission in 1923
  • Sold in 1923 to the City of Boston, renamed Michael J. Perkins
  • Re-sold in 1933, to Ellsworth S. Wilcox, name retained
  • Re-sold in 1956, to Harbor Construction Co. converted to a barge, name retained
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1961
    Displacement 535 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    USAJMP Gen. Rochester
    Gen. Rochester 52k
    Brigadier General William Beatty Rochester Jr., United States Army, formerly Paymaster General of the US Army 1882-1890.
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    Gen. Rochester
    45k Pen and ink drawing of USAJMP Gen. Rochester.
    U. S. Army Order of Battle 1919-1941
    John Spivey
    Merchant Service
    Gen. Rochester 57k Michael J. Perkins under way in Boston Harbor, date unknown Bowling Green State University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

    The history for USAJMP Gen. Rochester is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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