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HMS Prefect (Z-263)
Prefect (AN-75) Lend-Lease to the United Kingdom as HMS Prefect (Z-263)
Ailanthus Class Net Laying Ship:
Laid down, 1 April 1943, as Yard Net Tender Prefect (YN-88) at American Car and Foundry Co., Wilmington, DE.
Reclassified Net Laying Ship (AN-75), 17 January 1944
Launched, 8 March 1944
Delivered to the Navy, 3 June 1944
Transferred under Lend Lease to the United Kingdom 3 June 1944
Commissioned HMS Prefect
Custody returned to the US Navy, 28 December 1945, at Norfolk, VA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 28 March 1946
Transferred to the Maritime Commission, 3 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 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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