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HMS Precise (Z-285)
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Boxelder (AN-74)


Boxelder (AN-74) Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom as HMS Precise (Z-285)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
  • Laid down, 14 September 1943, as Yard Net Tender Precise (YN-80) at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
  • Reclassified and renamed Net Laying Ship Boxelder (AN-74), 17 January 1944
  • Launched, 20 July 1944
  • Delivered to the Navy, 21 December 1944
  • Transferred under Lend Lease to the United Kingdom 21 December 1944
  • Commissioned HMS Precise (Z-285)
  • Custody returned to the US Navy, 14 December 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
  • Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 10 April 1947, for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,460 t.(fl)
    Length 194' 6"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 12.1 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 4
    Enlisted 52
    Armament
    one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Largest Boom Capacity 12 t.
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 760 Bbls
    Ship's Service Generators
    two Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    Propulsion
    two Busch-Sulzer BS-539 Diesel-electric engines
    single propeller, 1,200shp

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