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USAJMP Maj. Evan Thomas

Junior Mine Planter:
  • Built, circa 1903-04 at Heffernan Engine Works, Ballard, WA.
  • Named in honor of Maj. Evan Thomas, who was killed in action with Modoc Indians, 26 Apr 1873, at the Lava Beds, CA.
  • Accepted by the Quartermaster Department in August 1904
  • Delivered to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service,
  • Stationed at Fort Worden, WA, as of January 1919 and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Puget Sound
  • Transferred to Fort MacArthur, CA in 1924, and assigned to the Coast Defenses of Los Angeles
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft in Los Angeles harbor, 1924-30
  • Sold in 1932 to the Pacific Tow Boat Co. of Los Angeles, renamed Retriever
    Displacement 212 t.
    Length 105'
    Beam 20'
    Draft 6'
    Speed unknown
    Armament unknown
    Complement unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion unknown

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    Maj. Evan Thomas 73k USAJMP Maj. Evan Thomas under way, date and location unknown.
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    The history for USAJMP Maj. Evan Thomas is from US Army Order of Battle 1919-1941 Vol. 2
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