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Gunboat Photo Archive
HMS Smilax (K 280)
ex-Tact (PG 98)
Tact call sign:
Nan - George - Fox - George
Tact served the United Kingdom and Argentina.
British Flower Class Corvette/Temptress Class Patrol Gunboat:Laid down in 1942 as Tact (PG 98) for the U.S. Navy at Collingwood Shipyards, Ltd., Collingwood, Ontario, CanadaLaunched 19 November 1942Transferred to the Royal Navy under the Lend-Lease Program 21 June 1943 and commissioned HMS Smilax (K 280)Struck from the Naval Register 8 May 1946Returned to U.S. Navy custody 18 October 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for disposalSold to Argentina in 1948 and renamed ARA República (P 10)Decommissioned in 1961Fate unknown.
Specifications:Displacement 1,375 t.Length 205'Beam 33'Draft 14' 7"Speed 16.5 kts.Complement 90Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, two 20mm guns, two depth charge tracks, four depth charge projectors, and one depth charge projector (hedgehog)Propulsion: Two 3-drum express boilers, one 2,750ihp vertical triple expansion Port Arthur Shipbuilding Co. engine, one shaft.
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Seen here as ARA República (P 10)
View the Tact (PG-98)
DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Website
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