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HMS Boston Salvor
BARS-6 (1943 - 1944)
BARS-5 HMS American Salvor Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
Laid down, 20 April 1942, as BARS-6, under a Maritime Commission contract at Barbour Boat Works, New Bern, N.C.
Launched, 20 February 1943
Assigned to the Royal Navy under terms of the Lend Lease Act, named Boston Salvor
Completed, 26 January 1944, and transferred to the Royal Navy, commissioned HMS Boston Salvor
Struck by a V2 rocket at Antwerp, 16 March 1945, burned and in sinking condition
Officially re-delivered to US Navy 21 April 1945, British salvage crew remained on board
British sold hulk for scrapping, 30 January 1946 to a Belgian firm.
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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||Boston Salvor fitting out, 20 October 1943, at Barbour Boat Works of New Bern, N.C.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo No. Unknown, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
Last Updated 24 July 2015
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