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HMRT Weazel (W-120)
BAT-14 transferred to the Royal Navy in 1943 for the duration of World War II
Favourite Class Rescue Tug:
Laid down, 30 October 1942, as Gulfport Hull 208, at Gulfport Boiler & Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 21 February 1943
Delivered to the US Navy, 9 April 1943
Transferred to Great Britain, 10 April 1943, under terms of the Lend Lease Act.
Commissioned into the Royal Navy as His Majesty's Rescue Tug HMRT Weazel (W-120)
Struck from the Naval Register, 12 April 1946
Sold by the Maritime Commission Foreign Liquidation Sales 17 September 1946 to Bosey, Philippines
Resold by Bosey to Chinese owner, reflagged Republic of China, renamed Ming 106, later Ming 306
Final Disposition, deleted in 1953 (possibly lost in 1949)
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 Weazel (W-120) underway probably in the Great Lakes around the time of her delivery in April 1943.
US Navy photo # none, Cleveland Diesel (G.M.) brochure, loose pages held by the U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command (CUP, L-file)
||HMRT Weazel (W-120) underway, date and location unknown.
Gulfport Shipyard photo.
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