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HMS Lincoln Salvor
BARS-9 (1943 - 1944)

BARS-5 HMS American Salvor Class Rescue and Salvage Ship:
  • Laid down, 27 April 1942, as BARS-9, under a Maritime Commission contract at Bellingham Marine Railway & Boatbuilding Co., Bellingham, WA.
  • Launched, 14 November 1942
  • Assigned to the Royal Navy under terms of the Lend Lease Act, named Lincoln Salvor
  • Completed, 5 November 1943, and transferred to the Royal Navy, commissioned HMS Lincoln Salvor
  • Returned to US Navy custody, 10 December 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • Sold for merchant service in November 1946
  • Renamed Agerochos in 1948
  • Final Disposition, scrapped in Greece in 1964
    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.
    one single 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    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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    Lincoln Salvor
    98k Lincoln Salvor under way in Puget Sound during builders trials, 6 October 1943.
    US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo #'s. 19-N-52768, 19-N-52765 and 19-N-52767 US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy
    Robert Hurst
    Lincoln Salvor
    Lincoln Salvor

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