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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.
Specifications: Displacement 910 t.; Length 189'; Beam 37'; Draft 12'; Speed 12 kts; Complement 135; Armament unknown; Propulsion unknown.
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