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Armada (MSF 145)

Armada only served in the Soviet Navy

Admirable Class Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as Armada (AMc 122)
  • Reclassified AM-145, 21 February 1942
  • Laid down 18 October 1942 by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 7 December 1942
  • Completed 16 September 1943, transferred to the Soviet Union and reclassified T-118
  • Assigned to the Northern Fleet 29 February 1944
  • Torpeoded and sunk in the Kara Sea 13 August 1944 by the German submarine U-365 (sinking not reported to the U.S. Navy)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel Hull, MSF-145, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1983.


  • Displacement 650 t., 840 t. (fl)
  • Length 184' 6"
  • Beam 33'
  • Draft 9' 9"
  • Speed 14.8 kts.
  • Complement 85
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose gun mounts, eight 20mm gun mounts, two 7.63mm Browning machine guns, one depth charge projector (hedgehogs), and two depth charge tracks
  • Propulsion: Two 1,710shp ALCO 539 diesel engines, Farrel-Birmingham single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Armada 178k c. 1944
    Hamilton, Bermuda
    Still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers, BO-208, ex-SC-1075; BO-209, ex-SC-1076; BO-211, ex-SC-720; T-118; T-119, ex-Aspire (AM 146) and T-120, ex-Assail (AM 147)
    George Pol
    Armada 102k Still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers, T-118, T-119 and T-120 moored at their base in the Soviet Union

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