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AMCU-7
ex-LCI(L)-589



Call sign:
Nan - Peter - Charlie - Tare

LCI(L)-351 Class Landing Craft Infantry (Large)/AMCU-7 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down 11 March 1944 by the New Jersey Shipbuilding Co. Barber, NJ
  • Launched, 5 April 1944
  • Placed in service as LCI(L)-589, 11 April 1944
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-7, 10 March 1945
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in November 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 216 t. (light), 234 t. (landing), 389 t. (loaded)
    1945 - 387 t.
  • Length 158' 5½"
    1945 - 159'
  • Beam 23' 3"
    1945 - 23' 8"
  • Draft, Light 3'1½" mean, Landing, 2' 8" forward, 41'10" aft, Landing, 5' 4"forward, 5' 11" aft
    1945 - 5' 8"
  • Speed 16 kts. (max.), 14 kts. maximum continuous
    1945 - 14.4 kts.
  • Complement 23
    1945 - 41
  • Troop capacity 188
  • Cargo capacity 75 tons
  • Armor, 2" plastic splinter protection on gun turrets, conning tower and pilot house
  • Endurance 4,000 miles at 12 kts, loaded, 500 miles at 15 knots
  • Armament: Four 20mm guns one forward, one amidship, two aft, later added two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Fuel capacity 130 tons, lube oil 200 gal.
  • Propulsion: Two sets of four 225bhp General Motors 6051-71 diesel engines, General Motors single reduction gear, two shafts, variable pitch propellers.
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    AMCU-7 532k c. March 1945
    Passing under the railroad bridge south of New London on sea trials after conversion to AMCU-7
    Thomas H. Quinlan
    AMCU-7 478k
    AMCU-7 158k 1 April 1946
    Entering San Francisco Bay flying her homeward bound pennant following a 45 day journey from Kobe, Japan in convoy with six/eight YMS' and two AMs. The convoy stopped at Saipan, Enewetok and Pearl Harbor en route

    There is no DANFS History currently available for AMCU-7
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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