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Risk (AM 291)
Nan - Queen - King - Uncle
Admirable Class Minesweeper: Laid down 15 April 1944 as Risk (AM 291) by the General Engineering & Dry Dock C., Alameda, CA; Launched 7 November 1944; Construction canceled 1 November 1945; Hull purchased in 1947 and completed as George Gamblin; Renamed Winding Bay in 1953; Renamed Pinguind in 1963. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 945 t.(fl); Length 184' 6"; Beam 33'; Draft 9' 9"; Speed 14.8 kts.; Complement 104; Armament one 3"/50 cal. dual purpose mount and one twin 40mm gun mount, six single 20mm gun mounts, one depth charge thrower (hedgehogs), four depth charge projectiles (K-guns), two depth charge tracks; Propulsion two 1,710shp Cooper Bessemer GSB-8 diesel engines, National Supply Co. single reduction gear, two shafts.
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