HMS Tattoo (J374)

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For the Australian Admiralty S class destroyer, see HMAS Tattoo.
United Kingdom
Name: HMS Tattoo
Builder: Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation, Chickasaw, Alabama
Laid down: 8 June 1942 as (BAM-32)
Launched: 27 January 1943
Completed: 26 October 1943, and transferred to the UK under Lend-Lease
  • Returned to the US, January 1947
  • Transferred to the Foreign Liquidation Commission and sold to Turkey
Name: TCG Çarşamba (A594)
Acquired: March 1947
Struck: 1985
General characteristics
Class and type: Catherine-class minesweeper
Displacement: 890 long tons (904 t)
Length: 221 ft 3 in (67.44 m)
Beam: 32 ft (9.8 m)
Draught: 10 ft 9 in (3.28 m)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
Complement: 100 officers and enlisted

HMS Tattoo was an Auk-class minesweeper of the Royal Navy during the Second World War. She was laid down by Gulf Shipbuilding Corporation (Chickasaw, Alabama) on 8 June 1942 as BAM-32 and launched on 27 January 1943. She was transferred to the Royal Navy and commissioned as HMS Tattoo on 26 October 1943.

Tattoo served for part of World War II patrolling off Iceland. At one point, she returned to Britain for repairs to a fouled propeller.

She returned to the United States in 1947, sold to the Turkish Navy in March 1947 and renamed TCG Çarşamba (A-594).

She was stricken from the Naval Register in 1985.

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