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USAT Brig. General Arthur W. Yates
USAJMP Col. Pond (1920 - 1923)

Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from left to right
American Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal

  • Built in 1918-19 for the War Department as the Junior Mineplanter Col. Pond at Fabricated Ship Building, Milwaukee WI.
  • Launched In 1919
  • Accepted for service by the U.S. Army Quartermaster Corps about September 1920
  • Named in honor of Col. George E. Pond, Q.M.C., Assistant Quartermaster General of the US Army
  • Assigned to the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1920
  • Assigned to the Coast Defenses of Boston
  • Moored at the Louise Docks, Quebec, Canada, from November 1920 to July 1921 while en route to the east coast
  • Arrived 2 August 1921 at Fort Banks, MA.
  • Functioned in the Harbor Boat Service as a freight and passenger craft in Boston Harbor
  • Placed out of commission in 1923
  • Sold at Boston to the Michigan State Department of Highways in October 1923 and renamed Saint Ignace
  • Purchased by the War Shipping Administration in 1940 and allocated to the War Department
  • Renamed USAT Brig. General Arthur W. Yates
  • During World War II Brig. General Arthur W. Yates served as a ferry in the Panama Canal Zone until 1947
  • Surplus to to the Army needs she was sold in 1947 and to Keansburg Steamboat Co., renamed Saint Ignace
  • Final Disposition, wrecked, 25 November 1950, at Raritan Bay, Keyport, New Jersey, scrapped in 1952
    Displacement 535 t.
    Length 123'
    Beam 28'
    Draft 12'
    Speed unknown
    Officers unknown
    Enlisted, unknown
    Troopship Passenger Capacity unknown
    Cargo Capacity unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Propulsion unknown
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    USAJMP Col. Pond
    Col. Pond 87k USAJMP Col. Pond moored pierside, date and location unknown.
    Michigan State Archive, East Lansing MI.
    State of Michigan
    Brig. General Arthur W. Yates 206k State of Michigan Highway Department ferry Saint Ignace under way, circa 1923-1940, location unknown.
    Photo from OhioLink - Digital Resource Commons

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