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HMRT Aimwell (W-113)
BAT-7 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II
Favourite Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 15 November 1941, as Defoe Hull 195, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
Launched, 8 April 1942
Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 6 June 1942, under terms of the Lend Lease Act
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as His Majesty's Rescue Tug HMRT Aimwell (W-113)
Returned to US custody, 30 March 1946, at Subic Bay, Philippines
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 May 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission Foreign Liquidation Sale, 6 January 1948, to Moller Ltd.
Re-documented, Patricia Moller in 1948
Renamed in 1952 Golden Cape, (Moller subsidiary)
Sold in 1971, renamed Hawkeye reflagged Philippines, owner unknown
Final Disposition, mined and sunk on the Mekong River, 3 February 1975
Displacement 835 t.(fl)
Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
Speed 13 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
two 20mm single gun mounts
Diesel 1300 Bbls
one General Motors Diesel-electric model 12-278A
single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
Ship's Service Generators
one Diesel-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
one Diesel-drive 30Kw 120V D.C.
single propeller, 1,500shp
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||HMRT Aimwell (W-113) underway circa 1942, probably in the Great Lakes around the time of her delivery in June 1942.
US Navy photo # none, Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)
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