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USAJMP Maj. Lester M. Moreton

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1919 at Defoe Boat Works, West Bay City MI.
  • Launched in 1919 at Bay City MI.
  • Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps on 30 June 1921.
  • Named in honor of Maj. Lester M. Moreton
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission, date unknown
  • Placed out of commission in 1921
  • Station at Army Base, Brooklyn, NY, 1921-22
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 192122
  • Transferred in 1922 to the USPHS and converted into a boarding and fumigation steamer operated in New York Harbor
  • Renamed Joseph J. Kinyoun in 1929
  • Dropped off the list of US Merchant Vessels in 1935
  • Final Disposition, presumed scapped
    Displacement 177 t.
    Length 101'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Maj. Lester M. Moreton 55k Line drawing of USAJMP Maj. Lester M. Moreton
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2

    The history for USAJMP Maj. Lester M. Moreton is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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