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HMS Chamois (J 28)

BAM-12 was built for Great Britain.

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 3 June 1942 as BAM-12 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 26 October 1942
  • Completed 22 October 1943 and transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Chamois (J 28)
  • Commissioned 26 October 1942
  • Struck a mine at Normandy, France 21 July 1944
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 December 1946
  • Transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission in April 1947
  • Sold in 1948 and renamed Morning Star
  • Scrapped in September 1960 at Southhampton, England.


  • 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 20mm gun mounts, two depth charge tracks, and five depth charge projectors
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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