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Alarm (MSF 140)

Alarm only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Alarm (AMc 117)
  • Reclassified 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, transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-113 the same day
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-140, 7 February 1955
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody 7 April 1956 (on paper only)
  • Reclassified BSH-EYA 8 October 1956
  • Scrapped 14 March 1960
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.


  • 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 projector (hedgehogs), and 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 .
    Alarm 68k
    Advocate 31k 13 May 1945
    T-111, ex-Advocate (AM 138); T-113 and T-116, ex-Arcade (AM 143) off Murmansk, Soviet Union
    Alarm 68k 13 May 1945
    Off Murmansk, Soviet Union.

    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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