Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
HMS Precise (Z-285)
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
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
|Click On Image |
For Full Size Image
|There are no images of Boxelder (AN-74) available at NavSource
DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
Last Updated 2 August 2013
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|