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Alchemy (MSF 141)
Alchemy only served in the Soviet Navy.
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Alchemy (AMc 118); Changed to AM-141, 21 February 1942; Laid down 8 June 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 7 December 1942; Completed 11 August 1943 and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-114 the same day; Torpeoded and sunk 13 August 1944 in the Kara Sea by the German submarine U-365; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-141, 7 February 1955; 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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