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USAJMP Capt. John W. McKie

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1920 at Defoe Boat Works, West Bay City MI.
  • Launched in 1920
  • Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps. 30 June 1921
  • Named in honor of Capt. John W. McKie, Assistant to the Superintendent, Army Transport Service
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1921
  • Stationed at Fort Morgan, AL., and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Mobile
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft at Mobile Bay 192132
  • Placed out of commission, 1932
  • Sold in 1932 to Inland Waterways Corp, name retained
  • Final Disposition, abandoned in 1940 near Mobile, Al. and presumed scrapped
    Displacement 170 t.
    Length 98.5'
    Beam 22'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Capt John W. McKie 64k USAJMP CApt. John W. McKie moored pierside at Defoe Boat Works West Bay City, MI. circa 1920-21. Bowling Green State University, Historical Collection of the Great Lakes

    The history for USAJMP Capt. John W. McKie is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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