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USAMP Gen. Samuel M. Mills (MP-4)


Comanche Class Mine Planter:
  • Built in 1942 by Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant W,V. for the US Army Coast Artillery Corp Mine Planter Service
  • Placed in commission in 1942
  • Converted to cable work in 1945
  • Primary assignment was work on harbor defense cables
  • Sold to Liberia in the 1950s, renamed Gran Canaria
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in 1975
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,315 t.
    Length 189'
    Beam 37'
    Draft 18'
    Speed unknown
    Armament one 40mm gun
    Complement
    Officers, unknown
    Enlisted, twelve
    Civilian, unknown
    Cruise Radius unknown
    Fuel Capacities unknown
    Propulsion
    two reciprocating steam engines
    two shafts, 1,200 shp

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    Gen. Samuel M. Mills (II) 67k USAMP Gen. Samuel M. Mills (MP-4) launch, 3 February 1942, at Marietta Manufacturing, Point Pleasant W.V.  
    Gen. Samuel M. Mills (II) 65k
    Gen. Samuel M. Mills (II) 33k USAMP Gen. Samuel M. Mills (MP-4) under way, 11 August 1942, on the Ohio River near Point Pleasant, W.V.  
    Gen. Samuel M. Mills (II) 242k

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