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Camanche (MMA 11)
ex-ACM-11
ex-USAMP Brigadier General Royal T. Frank (MP 12)


Camanche Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Commissioned USAMP Brigadier General Royal T. Frank (MP 12), 28 November 1942
  • Transferred to the Navy in 1944 and designated ACM-11
  • Reclassified MMA-11, 7 February 1955
  • Renamed Camanche 1 May 1955
  • Camanche was never commissioned in the U.S. Navy
  • Sold in 1948
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,320 t.
  • Length 188'
  • Beam 37.75'
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount.
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    Brigadier General Royal T. Frank (MP 12)
    Camanche 74k 31 October 1942
    Marietta Manufacturing Company, Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    Photo 742.26.d.411 courtesy of the Marietta Manufacturing Company from the Digital Collections J.Y. Joiner Library, East Carolina University
    Robert Hurst
    USAMP Brigadier General Royal T. Frank (MP 12)
    Camanche 135k USAMP Brig. Gen. Royal T. Franks (MP-12) while assigned to the minefield at Fort Miles, Lewes, DE on 19 December 1942. She was operated by 19th Coast Artillery Mine Planter (CAMP) battery
    Photo courtesy of Michael E. Rogers (formerly Capt., 261st Coast Artillery Battery Commander), at Delaware States Parks, Fort Miles Restoration Project
    Robert Hurst
    Camanche 108k 8 January 1943
    Marietta Manufacturing Company, Point Pleasant, West Virginia
    Photo 742.26.d.417 courtesy of the Marietta Manufacturing Company from the Digital Collections J.Y. Joiner Library, East Carolina University

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