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HMT Busy (BYT-1)

Busy (Allaquippa) Class District Harbor Tug:
  • Contract awarded, 16 June 1941
  • Laid down in 1941 as the Lend-Lease Harbor Tug Busy (BYT-1), for Britain, by General Motors and Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
  • Launched, 3 November 1941
  • Completed, 3 December 1941 and transferred to Great Britain under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMT Busy
  • Returned to US Naval Custody in 1945
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 10 June 1947
  • Transferred to the Office of Foreign Liquidation in July 1947 for disposal
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
    Displacement 310 t. (lt)
    Length 102' 2"
    Beam 24'
    Draft 12' 4"
    Speed 12 kts.
    Complement 12
    Armament two .50 cal machine guns
    General Motors Cleveland Div. Diesel engine
    single screw, 1000shp

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