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HMS Boston Salvor
ex
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 Least 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.
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,123 t.(lt) 1,615 t.(lim)
    Length 183' 2"
    Beam 37'
    Draft 14' 7" (lim)
    Speed 12 kts
    Complement 34
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    one single 3'/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 2,300 Bbls
    Gasoline 2,450 Gals
    Propulsion
    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 95k 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.
    Robert Hurst

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