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AMCU-1 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down 25 May 1944 by the Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO
  • Launched 21 June 1944
  • Placed in service as LCT(6)-843, 20 June 1944 under the command of LTJG J. T. Colentine, USN
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-1, 10 March 1945
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in September 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register 24 October 1945
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 143 t.
  • Length 119' 1"
  • Beam 32' 8"
  • Draft 3' 9"
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Propulsion: Three 250bhp Gray Marine 6-71 diesel engines, three shafts.
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    AMCU-1 92k Tommy Trampp
    AMCU-1 136k
    AMCU-1 91k

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