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Canonicus (MMA 12)
ex-USAMP Major General Erasmus Weaver

Camanche Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1943 by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Commissioned USAMP Major General Erasmus Weaver
  • Acquired by the Navy and reclassified as an Auxiliary Minelayer, ACM-12
  • Reclassified MMA-12, 7 February 1955
  • Renamed Canonicus 1 May 1955
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,320 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount.
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