Scenario 002 has all ACM Chimo class boats present on 1941, but perhaps they shouldn't.
"The second Chimo (ACM-1) was built as Colonel Charles W. Bundy for the Army by Marietta Manufacturing Co., Point Pleasant, W. Va.; converted at Norfolk Navy Yard; acquired by the Navy 7 April 1944; commissioned the same day, Lieutenant J. W. Gross, USNR, in command; and reported to the Atlantic Fleet.
Another source has more details on the Army MP class:
ACM Name Notes
1 CHIMO Ex Army COL. CHARLES W. BUNDY (MP-15, completed Apr 43). Converted by the Norfolk Navy Yard 10-28 Apr 44. Sold by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co, Seattle, Wash. (probably awarded 19 Feb 48 and delivered 9 Apr 48). Merc. DAY ISLAND (fishing vessel) 1963. Sank 7 Dec 77 in the Caribbean.
2 PLANTER Ex Army COL. GEORGE RICKER (MP-16, completed Apr 43). Converted by the Norfolk Navy Yard 4-27 (or 20) Apr 44. Sold by MC to Foss Launch & Tug Co, Seattle, Wash. (probably awarded Feb 48 and delivered Apr 48). Merc. SAN JUAN (fishing vessel) 1963.
3 BARRICADE Ex Army COL. JOHN STOREY (MP-8, commissioned 7 Nov 42). Converted by the Norfolk Navy Yard 11-29 Apr 44 . To USCG as buoy tender MAGNOLIA (WAGL/WLB-328, in commission 3 Sep 46-13 Aug 71). Sold 15 Nov 72.
5 BARBICAN Ex Army COL. GEORGE ARMISTEAD (MP-3, completed 23 Aug 42). Converted by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard 6 Jan-25 Mar 45. To USCG as buoy tender IVY (WAGL/WLB-329, in commission 21 Apr 47-26 Nov 69). Merc. BALBOA (1977), SEA FOX (1981).
6 BASTION Ex Army COL. HENRY J. HUNT (MP-2, completed 30 May 42). Converted by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard 4 Jan-14 Apr 45. To USCG as buoy tender JONQUIL (WAGL/WLB-330, in commission 29 Aug 46-15 Sep 69). Sold 6 May 70.
7 OBSTRUCTOR Ex Army 1st LT. WILLIAM G. SYLVESTER (MP-5, completed 7 Sep 42). Substituted for BRIG. GEN. ROYAL T. FRANK (MP-12) as ACM-7 ca. 30 Dec 44. Converted by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard 4 Jan-4 Apr 45. To USCG as buoy tender HEATHER (WAGL/WLB-331, in commission 1 Feb 47-15 Dec 67). To Seattle Community College via Dept. of Health, Education & Welfare 12 Apr 68.
8 PICKET Ex Army GEN. HENRY KNOX (MP-1, completed 15 Apr 42). Converted by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard 2 Jan-5 Mar 45. To USCG as buoy tender WILLOW (WAGL/WLB-332, in commission 20 Sep 47-10 Oct 69). Sold 22 Feb 72, later merc. KNOX and HENRY KNOX.
9 TRAPPER Ex Army MAJ. GEN. ARTHUR MURRAY (MP-9, completed Aug 42). Converted by the Charleston, S.C. Navy Yard 2 Jan-15 Mar 45. Decomm. and to USCG 20 Jun 46 as cable layer YAMACRAW (WARC-333), stk. 19 Jul 46. Loaned to Navy by USCG 16 Apr 59 (formally returned 1 Jun 59) and commissioned 30 Apr 59 as USS YAMACRAW (ARC-5). Administratively returned to USCG 1 Jul 65 and to MA for disposal. Scrapped by 1 May 68.
The perfect solution would be to make them available as Army MP class, and then upgrade to ACM by 1944. If not possible, I reckon it is ok to have both the Army mine planters and the Chimo ACM as a single entry, but they should be available from Apr-42 onwards, not from Dec-41.
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