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HMS Cato (J 16)

BAM-10 was built for Great Britain.

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper: Laid down 11 April 1942 as BAM-10 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA; Launched 7 September 1942; Completed 28 July 1943 and transferred to Great Britain; Delivered 7 September 1943 and commissioned HMS Cato (J 16); Sunk off Normandy 6 July 1944 by a German "Neger" human torpedo; Struck from the Navy Register 22 August 1944.

Specifications: Displacement 945 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, two single 20mm gun mounts, two dcpth charge tracks, five depth charge projectiles; Propulsion two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.

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