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Call sign:
Nan - Queen - Yoke - King

AMCU-7 Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Laid down, 5 November 1943 by the New Jersey Shipbuilding Co., Barber, NJ
  • Launched, 3 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS LCI(L)-513, 9 December 1943
  • Landed troops on Utah, Juno and Gold Beaches at Normandy in June 1944
  • Ran aground on a sandbar 11 June 1944 and damaged her screws and skegs, towed by the British tug Danube VI to Portsmouth, England, then towed by the British tug Queen Cross to Dartmouth, Devonshire, England for
    repairs at Waddeton Slip, Dart River, Devon, England
  • Landed troops at Southern France in August 1944
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator), AMCU-10, 10 March 1945
  • Decommissioned in July 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in July 1948
  • Acquired in 1948 by Alexander Shipyard Inc. of New Orelans, LA, converted to a tug and named Mohawk
  • Acquired in 1950 by the Indian Towing Co. of New Orleans
  • Scrapped in 1952.


  • 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-10 308k LCI[L]-513 on the beach in Southern France next to LCT-1143
    From the August 2009 edition of USS LCI National Association Newsletter, "The Elsie Item"
    Ardie Hunt

    Commanding Officers
    01LTJG Jacob Brouwer, USNR9 December 1943 - March 1945
    02LTJG Shearin Pleasant Teague, USNRMarch 1945 - July 1946
    Courtesy Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS History currently available for AMCU-10
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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