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HMS Octavia (J 290)
AM-333 was built for Great Britain.
Algerine Class Minesweeper: Laid down 22 September 1942 as AM-333 by Toronto Shipbuilding, Ltd., Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Renamed Redfern Construction Company in August 1943); Launched 21 December 1942; U.S. Navy contract canceled 20 December 1943; Taken over by the Royal Navy and completed as HMS Octavia (J 290), 24 February 1944; Sold 27 April 1950.
Specifications: Displacement 850 t.; Length 225'; Beam 35' 6"; Draft 8' 6"; Speed 16.5 kts; Complement 85; Armament one 4" and eight 20mm mounts; Propulsion verticle triple expansion, reciprocating steam engine, two shafts.
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