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USAJMP Gen. Robert Swartwout

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

World War I Victory Medal

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Laid down, circa 1904-05 for the U.S. Army Quartermaster Department by Neafie and Levy Shipbuilding Co. at Philadelphia, PA.
  • Launched, 23 March 1905
  • Named in honor of General Robert Swartwout, Quartermaster General of the US Army, 1813-1816
  • Accepted for service by the Quartermaster Department in June 1905
  • Stationed at Fort Barrancas, FL, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Pensacola
  • Sold about 1920.
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 430 t.
    Length 110'
    Beam 24'
    Draft 13'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    Gen Robert Swartwout was born in New York, the son of a Revolutionary Soldier. He was appointed as a Colonel in the New York Militia, serving at New York Harbor from August to November 1812. He was appointed as Quartermaster General with the rank of Brigadier General on March 21, 1813, and served in that capacity until June, 5, 1816. He commanded the 4th Brigade in the campaign of 1813 on the St. Lawrence and succeeded to the command on the fall of General Covington. He also served a term as an Alderman of New York City. He died July 19, 1848
    Gen. Robert Swartwout 284k USAJMP Gen. Robert Swartwout under way, date and location unknown.
    US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol2, authors collection

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