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Puritan (MMA 16)
ex-USAMP Colonel Alfred A. Maybach

Puritan served both the US Army and Navy

Camanche Class Auxiliary Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1943 for the U.S. Army Coast Artillery Corps, Mine Planter Service as USAMP Colonel Alfred A. Maybach at Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, WV
  • Transferred to the Navy, 7 March 1951 and placed out of commission in reserve as ACM-16 and berthed at the San Francisco Group Pacific Reserve Fleet
  • Moved to Green Cove Springs, FL
  • Reclassified MMA-16, 7 February 1955
  • Named Puritan 1 May 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1959
  • Puritan was never commissioned in the U. S. Navy
  • Sold in 1961
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,300 t.
  • Length 188' 2"
  • Beam 37'
  • Draft 12' 6"
  • Speed 12.5 kts.
  • Complement 69
  • Armament: One 40mm gun mount and four 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Combustion Engineering header type boilers, two 1,200shp Skinner Unaflow reciprocating engines, no reduction gear, two shafts.
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