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Arcade (MSF 143)

Arcade only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Arcade (AMc 120); Changed to AM-143, 21 February 1942; Laid down 8 June 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 7 December 1942; Completed 26 August 1943 as and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-116 the same day; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-143, 7 February 1955; Reclassified as a Torpedo Transport, TB-23, 11 July 1956; Reclassified as a Floating Target, SM-7, 23 October 1962; Scrapped 4 May 1963; 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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Arcade 173k . George Pol
Arcade 90k T-116 line drawing. George Pol
Arcade 152k c. 1944 George Pol
Arcade 182k c. 1944 George Pol
Advocate 31k 13 May 1945
T-111, ex-Advocate (AM 138); T-113, ex-Alarm (AM 140) and T-116 off Murmansk, Soviet Union
George Pol
Arcade 145k c. 1946 George Pol
Arcade 125k Photo from the book "Flot SSSR, Korabli i suda lendliza" (Soviet Navy. Lend-lease Warships and Vessels) by
S. S. Berezhnoi.
Alex I. Khomenko
Kiev, Ukraine

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