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AM-129
ex-Strenuous (AM 129)
ex-HMS Strenuous (J 338)
ex-Vital (AM 129)


AM-129 only served in the Royal Navy

Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 January 1942 as Vital (AM 129) by the Gulf Shipbuilding Co., Chickasaw, AL
  • Launched 7 September 1942
  • Sponsored by Miss E. Herrmann
  • Completed 18 May 1943, transferred to Great Britain and renamed HMS Strenuous (J 338)
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 December 1946 and reclassified AM-129
  • Sold 23 April 1947 by the Foreign Liquidation Commission to a foreign purchaser and renamed Evening Star
  • Renamed Pride of the West
  • Scrapped July 1956 in Germany.

    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 40mm gun mounts, two 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,766shp General Motors 12-278 diesel electric engines, Farrel-Birmingham reduction gear, two shafts.
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