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Miantonomah (CM 10)

Call sign:
Nan - Charlie - Dog - Uncle

Sunk 25 September 1944

Monadnock Class Coastal Minelayer/Monadnock Class Minelayer:

  • Laid down in 1938 as SS Quaker by Pusey and Jones Corp, Wilmington, Delaware
  • Acquired by the Navy 5 May 1941
  • Designated as a Coastal Minelayer, CMc-5 and renamed Miantonomah, 14 May 1941
  • Commissioned USS Miantonomah (CMc-5), 13 November 1941
  • Reclassified as a Minelayer, CM-10, 15 May 1942
  • Struck a mine and sank 25 September 1944 at Le Havre, France
  • Struck from the Navy list 13 November 1944.


  • Displacement 3,110 t.
  • Length 292'
  • Beam 48' 6'
  • Draft 19' 8"
  • Speed 17.5 kts.
  • Complement 201
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two twin 40mm mounts, 10 20mm mounts and two depth charge racks
  • Propulsion: Two Babcock and Wilcox superheating steam boilers, one 4,000shp General Electric geared turbine, one shaft.
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    USS Miantonomah (CMc-5)
    Miantonomah 92k Near the Boston Navy Yard on 27 December 1941 four days before completing conversion. Her appearance is almost identical to that of her sister Monadnock [CMc 4]
    National Archives photo 19-N-26600 from Shipscribe
    Robert Hurst
    Miantonomah 79k 10 October 1942
    U.S. Navy photo from the June 2004 edition of Naval History magazine
    Joe Radigan
    USS Miantonomah (CM 10)
    Monadnock 170k 26 June 1942
    Monadnock (CM 9) and Miantonomah berthed at Norfolk, VA
    John Chiquoine
    Miantonomah 106k Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 10 October 1942 after a refit that produced only minor changers to her appearance
    National Archives photos 19-N-35889 and 19-N-35891 from Shipscribe
    Robert Hurst
    Miantonomah 127k
    Miantonomah 188k National Archives photo 80-G-177568 Naval History and Heritage Command
    Photo added 16 February 2021
    Miantonomah 34k c. 1943
    U.S. Navy photo
    Joe Radigan
    Miantonomah 141k c. April 1944
    U.S. Navy photo from the June 2004 edition of Naval History magazine
    Miantonomah 81k 29 April 1944
    U.S. Navy photo
    U.S. Navy in WWII Web Site
    Miantonomah 95k Original photo: Miantonomah near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 29 April 1944 after a major reconfiguration of her mine laying facilities. Note the conspicuous, low-hanging sponsons for the two new mine rails aft
    National Archives photo 19-N-67250
    Replacement photo: Norfolk Navy Yard photo 7509(44) from Shipscribe
    Original photo: Joe Radigan
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    Miantonomah 136k Near the Norfolk Navy Yard on 29 April 1944 after a major reconfiguration of her minelaying facilities. two new mine rails with large chutes in sponsons have been added outboard of the original two rails, whose chutes have been reconfigured and lowered. Other modifications include the provision of a lattice radar mast just forward of the stack
    National Archives photo 19-N-67252 from Shipscribe
    Robert Hurst

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Raymond Dorsey Edwards, USN - USNA Class of 1921
    Awarded the Bronze Star with Combat V (1942), the Legion of Merit (1945) and the Navy Commendation Ribbon - Retired as Rear Admiral
    13 November 1941 - 9 September 1943
    02CDR Austin Edward Rowe, USN9 September 1943 - 25 September 1944
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler, Ron Reeves and Joe Radigan

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