Major Samuel Ringgold (mine Planter)
The twin-screw steam mine planter Major Samuel Ringgold of 1904, assigned for many years to the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, was sold to the Shipowners & Merchants Tugboat Co. and converted at the Crowley Oakland yard from a coal-burner to the oil burning Red Stack tug Sea Salvor. Gordon Newell,Maritime Events of 1924, H.W. McCurdy, Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle : Superior Publishing Company, 1966 p. 354.
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Major Samuel Ringgold (mine Planter)
The steel twin-screw steam mine planter Major Samuel Ringgold was built at Jersey City, New Jersey and made the voyage from Fort Monroe, Va. to San Francisco in 135 days, commanded by Capt. F. K. Ferguson. She then proceeded to Port Townsend for assignment to the Harbor Defenses of Puget Sound, U. S. Army Coast Artillery Corps. Gordon Newell, Maritime events of 1908, H.W. McCurdy Marine History of the Pacific Northwest. Seattle: Superior, 1966.
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