NY Shipbuilding ID Pin A Place Called YORKSHIP
Army Vessels of New York Shipbuilding Co.
  Last updated: 23 July 2009


Flag is hand-inscribed "U.S. Mine Planter Mills 1909" - see detail below.

This list includes vessels built for the U.S. War Department, the Army Corps of Engineers, and the U.S. Army. The most interesting ships on this list are the mine planters, which operated with the Coastal Artillery Service. America's coastal defenses included not only large gun batteries, but arrays of mines on the bottom at harbor entrances and in key ship channels. The mines were controlled by observers in towers, allowing friendly ships to pass in safety.

Designation C# Name(s) Keel Laid Ways Launched Delivered Description Notes
  15 Barnard Oct 6, 1903 M Mar 12, 1904 Jun 28, 1904 Dredge (U.S. War Department), 198' overall, 38' beam, 1300 tonnes displacement. Built to deepen the Southwest Pass of Mississippi River. Helped in salvage of Maine. Sold to Jacksonville District for $25,000 and rebuilt as a seagoing hydraulic pipeline dredge.
  76 General John M. Schofield Oct 12, 1908 K Feb 20, 1909 Jun 2, 1909 Mine planting steamer (U.S. War Department), 172' overall, 32' beam, 11'-4" draft, 2 compound-expansion steam engines Scrapped 1947
  77 General Royal T. Frank Oct 20, 1908 L Mar 15, 1909 Jun 08, 1909 Mine planting steamer (U.S. War Department), 172' overall, 32' beam, 11'-4" draft, 2 compound-expansion steam engines Converted to inter-island transport. Torpedoed and sunk by Japanese submarine I-71 (I-171) north of Kohala, Hawaii, 29 Jan 1942. Frank sank in 30 seconds. Most of the 29 killed are Japanese-American Army recruits - Nisei.
 

 

 

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75 General Samuel T. Mills

Pequot

Oct 12, 1908 K Feb 13, 1909 May 19. 1909

Mine planting steamer (U.S. War Department), 172' overall, 32' beam, 11'-4" draft, 2 compound-expansion steam engines

Became cable laying ship in Coast Guard service, May 1922. Under wartime orders, reassigned to US Navy 1941-1945. Returned to USCG Jan 1946 and decommissioned Dec 1946. Scrapped 1947 by Potomac Shipwrecking, Popes Creek, MD.
  194 General William M. Graham

Panama City

Apr 2, 1917 J Aug 29, 1917 Jan 3, 1918 Mine planting steamer (U.S. War Department), 172' overall, 32' beam, 11'-4" draft, 2 compound-expansion steam engines Later Panama City, 1947. Scrapped at Mobile, Oct 1948.
  314 Pullen Feb 23, 1926 M Aug 18, 1926 Apr 30, 1927 Hydraulic dredge (U.S. Engineer's Office--Army Corps of Engineers)  

C# = NYSB contract number


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