From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


A monadnock of more than 3,100 feet in southern New Hampshire close to the border of Massachusetts; often called Grand Monadnock to distinguish it from Little Monadnock which lies nearby to the east.

(ACM-14: dp. 910 (lt.); l. 189'; b. 37'; dr. 12'; s. 12 k.; cpl. 125; cl. ACM-11)

Originally built for U.S. Army use as a mineplanter, the auxiliary minelayer ACM-14 was transferred to the Navy in March 1951. She was then berthed at Boston as a unit of the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, where she remained until struck from the Navy list 1 July 1960. While in the Reserve Fleet, she was redesignated MMA-14, 7 February 1955, and named Monadnock, 1 May 1955.