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Monadnock (MMA 14)
ex-ACM-14
ex-USAMP Major Samuel Ringgold (MP 11)



Monadnock served both the US Army and Navy

Camanche Class Auxiliary Minelayer: Laid down for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Major Samuel Ringgold (MP 11) by the Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV; Transferred to the Navy in March 1951 and berthed at Boston, MA with the Atlantic Reserve Fleet; Designated as an Auxiliary Minelayer, ACM-14; Reclassified MMA-14, 7 February 1955; Named Monadnock 1 May 1955. Monadnock was never commissioned in the U. S. Navy. Struck from the Navy Register 1 July 1960; Sold and renamed Thiti; Renamed Amazonia under Liberian registry; Sold in the 1980s under Italian registry and renamed Dear. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 910 t.; Length 189'; Beam 37'; Draft 12'; Speed 12 kts; Complement 125; Armament unknown; Propulsion unknown.


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USAMP Maj. Samuel Ringgold (MP 11)
Ringgold/Monadnock 73k c. 1948/1952
Seen here as the Maj. Samuel Ringgold (MP 11) during an "open house" in the Canal Zone.
Harold Ferguson
Ringgold/Monadnock 102k c. 1948/1952
Seen here as the Maj. Samuel Ringgold (MP 11) during an "open house" in the Canal Zone.
Harold Ferguson
Monadnock (MMA 14)
Ringgold/Monadnock 147k c. August 1960
Atlantic Reserve Fleet, South Boston Annex, Boston Navy Yard
Moored astern of Dayton (CL 105)
©Richard Leonhardt

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