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Busy (Allaquippa) Class District Harbor Tug:
Contract awarded, 16 June 1941
Laid down in 1941 as the Lend-Lease Harbor Tug Confident (BYT-2), for Britain, by General Motors and Gulfport Boiler and Welding Works, Port Arthur, TX.
Launched, 11 December 1941
Completed, 31 December 1941 and transferred to Great Britain under terms of the Lend-Lease Act, commissioned into the Royal Navy as HMT Confident
Returned to US Naval Custody, in 1945
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Transferred to the Office of Foreign Liquidation in July 1947 for disposal
Transferred to Greece, renamed HS Engelados later renamed HS Achilleus (A-409)
Decommissioned by the Greek navy in early 2000's
Sold by auction in 2005
Final Disposition, reported to be laid up at Ambelaki Bay, Salamis Island off Athens, Greece circa 2005
Displacement 310 t. (lt)
Length 102' 2"
Draft 12' 4"
Speed 12 kts.
Armament two .50 cal machine guns
General Motors Cleveland Div. Diesel engine
single screw, 1000shp
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||Ex-HMT Confident (BYT-2) as the Greek naval tug HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, date and location unknown.
Photo from Greek Wikipedia
||Ex-HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, at Ambelakia, Salamina, Greece, 19 September 2008
Photo from Shipspotter.com courtesy, Jakka Kosinires
||Ex-HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, at Salamina, Greece, 27 September 2009
Photo from Shipfriends Gallery, courtesy, Polmyt
There is no DANFS history available for Confident (BYT-2) at NavSource
Last Updated 13 June 2014
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