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Assail (MSF 147)

Assail only served in the Soviet Navy.

Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Assail (AMc 124); Changed to AM-147, 21 February 1942; Laid down 1 November 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL; Launched 27 December 1942; Completed 5 October 1943 and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-120 the same day; Torpeoded and sunk 24 September 1944 in the Kara Sea by the German submarine U-739; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hulled), MSF-147, 7 February 1955; Struck from the Naval 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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Armada 178k c. 1944
Hamilton, Bermuda
Still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers, BO-208, ex-SC-1075; BO-209, ex-SC-1076; BO-211, ex-SC-720; T-118, ex-Armada
(AM 145); T-119
, ex-Aspire (AM 146) and T-120.
George Pol
Armada 102k Still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers, T-118, T-119 and T-120 moored at their base in the Soviet Union. George Pol

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