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HMS Grecian (J 352)

BAM-19 served the Navies of Great Britain and Turkey.

Auk Class Minesweeper/Catherine Class British Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 September 1942 as BAM-19 by the Savannah Machine and Foundry Co., Savannah, GA
  • Launched 10 March 1943
  • Completed 22 September 1943, transferred to Great Britain and renamed HMS Grecian (J 352)
  • Returned to U.S. custody at England 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 Edincik (M 509)
  • Reclassified as a Training Ship
  • Struck from the Turkish Navy list in 1974
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    HMS Grecian (J 352)
    BAM-19 75k Imperial War Museum photo 13577 by Royal Navy photographer Robert Hurst
    BAM-19 136k c. February 1946
    Ministry of Defence photo from Allied Escort Ships of World War II by Peter Elliott
    Krlicbegovic Edib
    Bosnia & Hercegovina
    TCG Edincik (M 509)
    BAM-19 78k . CŁneyt Demir

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