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Minah (MHC 14)
ex-AMCU-14



AMCU-14 call sign:
Nan - Tare - Able - Able

ex-Minah (AMc 204)



AMc-204 call sign:
Nan - Zebra - George - Peter

ex-PCS-1465



PCS-1465 call sign:
Nan - Tare - Able - Able

ex-PC-1465


PCS-1376 Class Patrol Craft Sweeper/Harkness Class Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator):

  • Originally designated as Submarine Chaser, PC-1465
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft Sweeper, PCS-1465, 8 April 1943
  • Laid down 17 June 1943 at Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, Oregon
  • Launched 27 December 1943
  • Commissioned USS PCS-1465, 15 February 1944
  • Named Minah and reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, AMc-204, 10 January 1945
  • Converted to a Coastal Minesweeper (Underwater Locator) and reclassified, AMCU-14, 7 March 1952 at the New York Naval Shipyard, Brooklyn, NY
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minehunter, MHC-14, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned in September 1959 at Green Cove Springs, FL and laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 November 1959
  • Sold 5 September 1960 to William J. Kleb of Wildwood, NJ
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 338 t.
  • Length 136'
  • Beam 28' 4"
  • Draft 8' 7"
  • Speed 14.1 kts.
  • Complement 47
  • Armament: One 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, one 40mm gun mount, four 20mm guns, two depth charge projectors and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 500bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Minah 37k AMc-204 John H. Burns, S1/c

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Donald L. Case, USNR15 February 1944
    02LCDR Marinus Pilkington, USNJanuary 1951
    03LCDR Leland Hart Sebring, USN1953
    04LT Robert Lightbourn Blanding, USN1954 - July 1956
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    View the Minah (AMc 204)
    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Patrol Craft Sailors Association
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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