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NavSource Online: Service Ship Photo Archive
HMRT Bold (W-114)
BAT-8 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II
Favourite Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 21 November 1941, as Defoe Hull 196, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
Launched, 21 May 1942
Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 29 June 1942, under terms of the Lend Lease Act
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as His Majesty's Rescue Tug HMRT Bold (W-114)
Returned to US custody in June 1946, at Subic Bay, Philippines
Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947
Sold by the Maritime Commission Foreign Liquidation Sale, 13 February 1948, to Bosey, Philippines
Resold by Bosey, date unknown, to T. Y. Fong,
Final Disposition, fate unknown
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 Bold (W-114) underway circa 1942, probably in the Great Lakes around the time of her delivery in June 1942. Note She either has no close-in anti-aircraft armament or is carrying aft of the pilot house two .50 caliber machine guns, the predecessor in the U.S. Navy to the 20mm Oerlikon.
US Navy photo # none, Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)
Last Updated 9 May 2014
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