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HMS Frolic (J 406)

BAM-28 served the Navies of Great Britain and Turkey.

Auk Class Minesweeper/Catherine Class British Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 March 1943 as BAM-28 by Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Launched 20 June 1943
  • Delivered 22 July 1943
  • Completed 18 May 1944 and transferred to Great Britain
  • Commissioned HMS Frolic (J 406), 18 June 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody in January 1947, transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission, sold to Turkey and renamed TCG Çandarli
  • Converted to a Logistics Support Ship, A-593
  • Converted to a Hydrographic Survey Vessel, AG-52 in the 1960s
  • Struck from the Turkish Navy list in 1986
  • 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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    HMS Frolic (J 406)
    BAM-28 54k c. August 1946 .
    TCG Çandarli
    BAM-28 211k c. 1952 Robert Hurst
    TCG Çandarli (A 593)
    BAM-28 70k . Cüneyt Demir
    TCG Çandarli (AG 52)
    BAM-28 58k . Cüneyt Demir

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