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Assail (MSF 147)

Assail only served in the Soviet Navy

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Assail (AMc 124)
  • Reclassified 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, transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-120
  • Torpeoded and sunk 24 September 1944 in the Kara Sea by the German submarine U-739 (sinking never reported to U.S. Navy)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-147, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval 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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    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

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