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HMS Precept (Z-266)
Precept (AN-73) Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom as HMS Precept (Z-266)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 5 August 1943, as Yard Net Tender Precept (YN-79) at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
Reclassified Net Laying Ship Precept (AN-73), 17 January 1944
Launched, 11 April 1944
Delivered to the Navy, 14 October 1944
Transferred under Lend Lease to the United Kingdom 14 October 1944
Commissioned HMS Precept (Z-266)
Custody returned to the US Navy, 4 January 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 21 March 1947, for disposal
Sold, date and purpose unknown
Final Disposition, fate unknown
Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
Length 194' 6"
Draft 13' 6"
Speed 12.1 kts.
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
Diesel 760 Bbls
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engines
single propeller, 1,200shp
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