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HMS Chance (J 340)

BAM-13 served the Navies of Great Britain and Turkey.

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 12 July 1942 as BAM-13 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 November 1942
  • Completed 13 November 1943, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Chance (J 340)
  • 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
  • Transferred to Turkey in 1947 and renamed TCG Edremit
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1973
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    BAM-13 148k Lead ship in line with formation of C-47 aircraft overhead. CŁneyt Demir
    BAM-13 164k Close up of above photo

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