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USAJMP Capt. A. M. Wetherill

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Laid down, circa 1906-07 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department by T. S. Marvel Shipbuilding Co., Newburgh, N.Y.
  • Launched about June 1907
  • Named in honor of Capt. Alexander M. Wetherill, 6th Infantry, killed 1 July 1898 at the battle of San Juan Hill, Cuba
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department in August 1907
  • Stationed at Fort Washington, MD, as of January 1919 , and assigned to the Coast Defenses of the Potomac
  • Typically docked at the Fort Washington pier
  • Sold 28 June 1923 at Norfolk, VA., renamed as the tug H.M. Hoodless
  • Final Disposition, ran aground 17 January 1929 at Smith Jetty, Georgetown, S.C., declared a total loss and dropped off the list of US Merchant Vessels
    Displacement 128 t.
    Length 80'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 10'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
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    Cruise Radius unknown
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    Capt. A. M. Wetherill
    Alexander Macomb Wetherill was born 23 May 1845 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Served in the US Coast Survey and in a volunteer regiment during the Civil War, appointed a Second Lieutenant in the 6th Infantry 9 May 1867, First Lieutenant, 28 April 1875, Regimental Quartermaster 1 March 1887 to 3 January 1890, Captain, 3 January 1890. he was killed leading the charge up San Juan Hill. His entire career was spent in the Sixth, mostly at frontier posts in the Indian Wars
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    The history for USAJMP Capt. A. M. Wetherill is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Alexander Macomb Wetherill, Sr. - Arlington National Cemetery
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