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HMRT Eminent (W-116)
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BAT-10



BAT-10 transferred to the Royal Navy for the duration of World War II

Favourite Class Rescue Tug:
  • Laid down, 22 May 1942, as Defoe Hull 198, at Defoe Shipbuilding Co., Bay City, MI.
  • Launched, 12 August 1942
  • Delivered to the US Navy and transferred to Great Britain, 14 September 1942, under terms of the Lend Lease Act
  • Commissioned into the Royal Navy as His Majesty's Rescue Tug HMRT Eminent (W-116)
  • Returned to US custody, 13 June 1946, at Subic Bay, Philippines
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 8 May 1946
  • Sold by the Maritime Commission Foreign Liquidation Sale, 24 September 1946, to Chinese owners
  • Re-documented Ming 105 in 1946
  • Renamed Ming 305 in 1946
  • Final Disposition, deleted in 1992, scrapped in 2005
    Specifications:
    Displacement 835 t.(fl)
    Length 143'
    Beam 33' 10" (extreme)
    Draft 13' 2" (limiting)
    Speed 13 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    5 Officers
    40 Enlisted
    Largest Boom Capacity 4 t.
    Armament
    one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount
    two 20mm single gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    Diesel 1300 Bbls
    Propulsion
    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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    BAT-10 57k HMRT Eminent (W-116) under way, date and location unknown.
    Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection by Beadell, S (Lt), Photo No. IWM(A 15057)
    Robert Hurst
    BAT-10 56k HMRT Eminent (W-116) at anchor, date and location unknown.
    Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection by Beadell, S (Lt), Photo No. IWM(A 15056)
    Mike Green

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