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HMS Combatant (J 341)

BAM-14 was built for Great Britain

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Ordered 6 December 1941
  • Laid down 12 July 1942 as BAM-14 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 27 November 1942
  • Completed 22 November 1943, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Combatant (J 341)
  • Commissioned 13 November 1943
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody 15 December 1946 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission for disposal
  • Sold to Greece in 1947
  • Sold in July 1953 to P. Kandyliotis of Piraeus, Greece and renamed Panargyros
  • Following several changes of ownership, she was renamed Diamanto in August 1964 and Sophia Saranti in October 1969
  • Sold to the Panamanian firm of Ferlosa Maritime
  • 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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