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HMS Fairy (J 403)

BAM-25 was built for Great Britain.

BAM-1/Auk Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 November 1942 as BAM-25 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 5 April 1943
  • Completed, transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Fairy (J 403), 24 March 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody 13 December 1946
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration in August 1947
  • Scrapped in 1947.


  • 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 single 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-25 201k Imperial War Museum photo A30790 Paul Silverstone

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