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HMS Pique (J 23)
ex-Celerity
ex-BAM-11


BAM-11 served the Navies of Great Britain and Turkey.



Eregli call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Echo - November

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 June 1942 as BAM-11 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched as Celerity 26 October 1942
  • Renamed Pique
  • Delivered 20 June 1943
  • Completed 30 August 1943 and transferred to Great Britain and commissioned HMS Pique (J 23)
  • Returned to U.S. custody in 1946
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in January 1947, sold to Turkey and renamed TCG Eregli (M 511)
  • Reclassified as a Logistic Support Ship, A-592
  • Fate unknown.

    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 depth charge tracks and 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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    Size Image Description Source
    HMS Pique (J 23)
    BAM-11 156k Imperial War Museum photo HU-1330 Paul Silverstone
    BAM-11 77k 25 August 1945
    Imperial War Museum Admiralty Official Collection, Photos © IWM (A 30787) and Ministry of Defense Foxhill Collections of Ship's Photographs Photo © IWM (FL 17474)
    Mike Green
    BAM-11 100k
    TCG Eregli (M 511)
    BAM-11 70k c. 1959
    Turkish Navy photo from the 1959/1960 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    TCG Eregli (A 592)
    BAM-11 89k . CŁneyt Demir
    BAM-11 156k c. 1964
    Turkish Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    BAM-11 67k c. 1968 Original photo: Robert Hurst
    Replacement photo: CŁneyt Demir
    BAM-11 139k c. 2005 CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history currently available for BAM-11.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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