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Agent (MSF 139)

Agent only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Agent (AMc 116); Changed to AM-139; Laid down 8 April 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 1 November 1942; Completed 10 July 1943 and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-112 the same day, Senior Lieutenant Vladimirov in command; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-139, 7 February 1955; Reclassified TB-21, 15 October 1955; Reclassified VTR-2Y, 8 March 1966; Reclassified UTS-288, 20 April 1972; Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983; Abandoned 31 January 1991.

Specifications: Displacement 650 t., 840 t. (fl); Length 184' 6"; Beam 33'; Draft 9' 9"; Speed 14.8 kts; Complement 85; Armament two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, eight 20mm gun mounts, two 7.63mm Browning machine guns, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 1,710shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.

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Agent 186k T-112 George Pol
Agent 95k Victory Star indicating one submarine sinking George Pol
Agent 93k Victory Star indicating 40 swept mines George Pol
Agent 95k TB-21 George Pol
Agent 246k c. 2002
The remains of UTS-288.
George Pol
Agent 223k 10 June 2007
Port side view with original hull number visable
George Pol
Agent 225k 10 June 2007
Starboard side view
George Pol
Agent 405k 10 June 2007
Looking aft
George Pol
Agent 195k 10 June 2007
Looking forward
George Pol
Agent 241k 10 June 2007
Port side 20mm gun tub
George Pol

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