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HMS American Salvor
BARS-5 (1943 - 1944)
BARS-5 HMS American Salvor Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
Laid down, 4 April 1942, as BARS-5, under a Maritime Commission contract at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
Launched, 27 December 1942
Assigned to the Royal Navy under terms of the Lend Least Act, named American Salvor
Completed, 8 September 1943
Transferred to the Royal Navy, 9 September 1943, commissioned HMS American Salvor
Returned to US Navy custody, 10 December 1946
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Sold for merchant service in November 1946
Renamed Aptotos in 1948
Final Disposition, fate unknown, deleted in 1955
Displacement 1,123 t.(lt) 1,615 t.(lim)
Length 183' 2"
Draft 14' 7" (lim)
Speed 12 kts
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
one single 3'/50 dual purpose gun mount
two twin 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 2,300 Bbls
Gasoline 2,450 Gals
Cooper Bessemer Diesel-electric engines
two Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
Ship's Service Generators
two Diesel-drive 200Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
twin propellers, 1,200 shp
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