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Confident (BYT-2)

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"
    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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    Confident 35k Ex-HMT Confident (BYT-2) as the Greek naval tug HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, date and location unknown.
    Photo from Greek Wikipedia
    Confident 92k Ex-HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, at Ambelakia, Salamina, Greece, 19 September 2008
    Photo from courtesy, Jakka Kosinires
    Confident 335k Ex-HS Achilleus (A-409) moored, at Salamina, Greece, 27 September 2009
    Photo from Shipfriends Gallery, courtesy, Polmyt

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