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APc-55 was transferred to the United Kingdom as HMS FT.5
APc-1 Class Small Coastal Transport
  • Laid down, 7 September 1942, at Harry G Marr, Boat Builders Damariscotta, ME.
  • Launched, 10 December 1942 APc-55 was transferred to the United Kingdom as HMS FT.5 at Boston Navy Yard, 20 May 1943
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMS FT-5
  • Named HMS Tenderfoot (FT.5) in 1944
  • Decommissioned by the Royal Navy and returned, 27 July 1946, to the US Navy at Norfolk, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 11 November 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission at Norfolk, VA., 21 January 1947
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 100 t.(lt) 234 t.(fl) 258 t.(lim)
    Length 103' 3"
    Beam 21' 3"
    Draft 9' 3"
    Speed 10kts.
    3 officers
    22 enlisted
    Troop Capacity 66
    Largest Boom Capacity 2 t.
    four single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 145 Bbls
    one General Motors 8-268A Diesel engine
    two Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D. C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 500shp

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    APc-85 120k APc-55 underway in Boston Harbor, 28 May 1943, eight days after her transfer to the Royal Navy as HMS FT.5. Boston Navy Yard photo 2256-43, Boston National Historical Park Collection, NPS Cat No. BOSTS-10117. Stephen P. Carlson, Preservation Specialist, Boston NHP, Charlestown Navy Yard, Boston, MA.
    APc-85 84k APc-55 stationary in Boston Harbor, 28 May 1943, after delivery to the Royal Navy. Renamed HMS FT-5 upon commissioning and later renamed HMS Tenderfoot in 1944.
    Royal Navy photo # FL 24344 from the collections of the Imperial War Museums.
    Robert Hurst

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