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Capable (MSF 155)
November - Foxtrot - Alpha - Delta
Capable served the Navies of the United States and the Soviet Union.
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Originally planned as Capable (AMc 132); Changed to AM-155, 21 February 1942; Laid down, 12 May 1942 by the Willamette Iron and Steel Corp., Portland, OR; Launched, 16 November 1942; Commissioned USS Capable (AM 155), 5 December 1943; Decommissioned 16 August 1945 at Cold Bay, AK and transferred to the Soviet Union as T-595; Reclassified Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull), MSF-155, 7 February 1955; Struck from the Naval Register, 1 January 1983. Believed to have been scrapped in 1956.
Specifications: Displacement 650 t.; Length 184' 6"; Beam 33'; Draft 9' 9"; Speed 14.8 kts; Complement 104; Armament one 3"/50 dual purpose gun mount, two twin 40mm gun mounts, 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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