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HMRT Eminent (W-116)
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
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 Eminent (W-116) under way, date and location unknown.
Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection by Beadell, S (Lt), Photo No. © IWM(A 15057)
||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)
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