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Alarm (MSF 140)
ex-AM-140
ex-AMc-117


Alarm only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Alarm (AMc 117); Changed to AM-140, 21 February 1942; Laid down 8 June 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 7 December 1942; Completed 5 August 1943 and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-113 the same day; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-140, 7 February 1955; Reclassified BSH-EYA 8 October 1956; Scrapped 14 March 1960; Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.

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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Alarm 68k T-113 still wearing her U.S. Navy hull number George Pol
Alarm 68k . George Pol
Alarm 68k . George Pol
Advocate 31k 13 May 1945
T-111, ex-Advocate (AM 138); T-113 and T-116, ex-Arcade (AM 143) off Murmansk, Soviet Union
George Pol
Alarm 68k 13 May 1945
Off Murmansk, Soviet Union.
George Pol

Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships History: Alarm (AM-140) was laid down on 8 June 1942 at Tampa, Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.; launched on December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. M. A. Lynch; and completed on 5 August 1943. On the latter day, she was transferred to the Soviet Navy under the lend-lease program and served them as T-113. Never returned by the Soviets, Alarm was carried on the American Navy list as MSF-140 after 7 February 1955—until 1 January 1983 when her name was struck.

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