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HMS Gozo (J 287)
ex-AM-330


AM-330 served the Navies of Great Britain and Greece.

Algerine Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 5 August 1942 as AM-330 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943
  • Launched 27 January 1943
  • Completed 29 September 1943
  • Transferred to Great Britain and named HMS Gozo (J 287), 2 October 1943
  • Returned to U.S. custody 10 December 1946
  • Transferred in February 1948 to the State Department, Foreign Liquidation Commission
  • Sold to Greece 2 October 1948 and renamed Polemistis (M 74)
  • Struck from the Navy list in 1977
  • 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-330 142k . Robert Hurst

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