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HMS Antares (J 282)
ex-AM-325


AM-325 was built for Great Britain.

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 January 1942 as AM-325 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943
  • Launched 15 August 1942
  • Completed 23 August 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Antares (J 282), 24 August 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody in January 1947
  • Transferred to the War Shipping Administration for disposal in August 1947
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 850 t.
  • Length 225'
  • Beam 35' 6"
  • Draft 8' 6"
  • Speed 16.5 kts.
  • Complement 85
  • Armament: One 4" mount, four 40mm mounts, four 20mm mounts, and eight twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two Admiralty boilers, two 6,000shp verticle triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine, two shafts.
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    AM-325 46k . Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for AM-325
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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