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USAJMP Maj. William P. Pence

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1919 at Defoe Boat Works, West Bay City MI.
  • Launched in 1919
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Corps, 30 June 1921
  • Named in honor of Maj. William P. Pence
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission, date unknown
  • Stationed at Fort Delaware, DE., and assigned to the Coast Defenses of the Delaware
  • Transferred to Governors Island, N.Y,. in 1925 and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Southern New York
  • Transferred to Fort Monroe, VA., in 1930 and assigned to the Harbor Defenses of Chesapeake Bay
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft 1921-33
  • Placed out of commission in 1933
  • Transferred to the U. S. Coast Guard in 1933
  • Sold by the Coast Guard in 1938, renamed SS Helen Miller
  • Resold 1963, renamed as the towboat Jane Frank
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 170 t.
    Length 98.5'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 13'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Maj. William P. Pence 55k Line drawing of USAJMP Maj. William P. Pence
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941, Vol.2

    The history for USAJMP Maj. William P. Pence is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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