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AMCU-1 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down 30 May 1944 by the Kansas City Structural Steel Co., Kansas City, MO
  • Launched 28 June 1944
  • Placed in service as LCT(6)-844, 6 July 1944 under the command of ENS R. A. Thornton, USN
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-2, 10 March 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in October 1947
  • Registered in 1961 to Powell Bros., Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, FL as the freighter Barge 28 out of Miami, FL
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 143 t.
    1961 98 t.
  • Length 119' 1"
    1961 - 106.4'
  • Beam 32' 8"
    1961 - 31.7'
  • Draft 3' 9"
    1961 - 5'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Three 675bhp Gray Marine 6-71 diesel engines, three shafts.
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