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Arch (MSF 144)
ex-AM-144
ex-AMc-121


Arch only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Arch)AMc 121); Changed to AM-144, 21 February 1942; Laid down 10 October 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 7 December 1942; Completed 6 September 1943 and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-117 the same day; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-144, 7 February 1955; Reclassified TB-22, 15 October 1955; Reclassified VTR-22, 8 March 1966; Scrapped 19 September 1967; 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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T-117
Arch 66k Novaya Zemlya George Pol
Arch 101k c. 1944 George Pol
Arch 191k c. September 1945
Streaming sweep gear.
George Pol
Arch 102k c. September 1945
Streaming sweep gear.
George Pol
Arch 79k c. September 1945
Streaming sweep gear.
George Pol
Arch 94k c. September 1945
Streaming sweep gear.
George Pol
Arch 80k Victory Star George Pol
TB-22
Arch 94k . George Pol

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