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Skill (AM-115)

Sunk 25 September 1943

Auk Class Minesweeper: Laid down 28 November 1941 at American Shipbuilding, Cleveland OH; Launched 22 June 1942; Sponsored by Mrs. T. Schurin; Commissioned USS Skill (AM 115), 17 November 1942; Torpeoded and sunk by the U-593 off Salerno, Sicily, Italy 25 September 1943; Struck from the Naval Register 11 November 1943.

Specifications: Displacement 890 t.; Length 221' 2"; Beam 32'; Draft 10' 9"; Speed 18.1 kts.; Complement 105; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two single 40mm gun mounts, two single 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, five depth charge projectiles; Propulsion two 3,532shp General Motors
12-278 diesel electric engines, Farrel- Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.


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