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HMS Gorgon (J 346)
ex-BAM-18


BAM-18 was built for Great Britain.

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 15 August 1942 as BAM-18 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 24 January 1943
  • Completed 28 August 1943, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Gorgon (J 346)
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody in December 1946 and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold to Greece
  • Registered in 1953 in Piraeus, Greece as Gorgona under ownership of St. Sofianos, Piraeus
  • Scrapped in September 1953 at Perama, Greece.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 890 t.
  • Length 221' 3"
  • Beam 32'
  • Draft 10' 9"
  • Speed 18 kts.
  • Complement 105
  • 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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