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HMS Jasper (J 407)
ex-Garnet
ex-BAM-29


BAM-29 was built for Great Britain

Auk Class Minesweeper/Catherine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 March 1943 as BAM-29 by the Associated Shipbuilders, Seattle, WA
  • Named Garnet
  • Launched 20 June 1943
  • Renamed Jasper in April 1944
  • Completed, transferred to Great Britain and placed in service as HMS Jasper (J 407), 12 August 1944
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 December 1946
  • Returned to U.S. custody 24 December 1946 at England and transferred to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold in 1947 to the Foustanos Brothers of Greece and rebuilt as an inter-island ferry and renamed Pantelis
  • Laid up in 1968
  • Capsized at her moorings 6 December 1971 at Ambelakia, Salamis Island, Greece
  • Her wreck was never raised, but was scrapped piecemeal in place in the late 1970s/early 1980s.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    BAM-29 145k MV Pantelis
    Photo by M.Megalokonomos
    Aris Bilalis

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