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AMCU-1 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down 2 June 1944 by the Darby Products and Steel Plate Corp., Kansas City, KS
  • Launched 4 July 1944
  • Placed in service as LCT(6)-890, 6 July 1944
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-6, 10 March 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in October 1947
  • Registered in 1949 to the Kerr-McGee Oil Industries, Inc. of Berwick, LA as the miscellaneous vessel Kermac VIII
  • Out of documentation in 1975
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 143 t.
    1949 - 177 t.
  • Length 119' 1"
    1949 - 102.4'
  • Beam 32' 8"
    1949 - 32.3'
  • Draft 3' 9"
    1949 - 5.1'
  • Speed 10 kts.
  • Complement 21
    1949 - Four
  • Armament: None
  • Propulsion: Three 675bhp Gray Marine 6-71 diesel engines, three shafts.
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