Soviet minesweeper T-113

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History
United States
Name: USS Alarm (AMc-117)
Builder: Tampa Shipbuilding Company
Reclassified: AM-140, 21 February 1942
Laid down: 8 April 1942
Launched: 7 December 1942
Completed: 5 August 1943
Fate: Transferred to the USSR, 5 August 1943
Reclassified: MSF-140, 7 February 1955
Struck: 1 January 1983
History
Soviet Union
Name: T-113
Acquired: 10 July 1943
Renamed: BSH-EYA, 8 October 1955
Fate: Scrapped, 14 March 1960
General characteristics
Class and type: Admirable-class minesweeper
Displacement: 650 tons
Length: 184 ft 6 in (56.24 m)
Beam: 33 ft (10 m)
Draft: 9 ft 9 in (2.97 m)
Propulsion:
Speed: 14.8 knots (27.4 km/h)
Complement: 104
Armament:

T-113 was a minesweeper of the Soviet Navy during World War II and the Cold War. She had originally been built as USS Alarm (AM-140), an Admirable-class minesweeper, for the United States Navy during World War II, but never saw active service in the U.S. Navy. Upon completion she was transferred to the Soviet Union under Lend-Lease as T-113; she was never returned to the United States. The ship was eventually scrapped on 14 March 1960. Because of the Cold War, the U.S. Navy was unaware of this fate and the vessel remained on the American Naval Vessel Register until she was struck on 1 January 1983.

Career[edit]

Alarm was laid down on 8 June 1942 at Tampa, Florida, by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.; launched on December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. M. A. Lynch; and completed on 5 August 1943. She was transferred to the Soviet Navy that same day as T-113. She was never returned to U.S. custody and was scuttled by the Soviet Navy in the Barents Sea in 1956.

In Soviet service the vessel was renamed BSH-EYA on 8 October 1955. She was eventually scrapped on 14 March 1960.

Due to the ongoing Cold War, the U.S. Navy was unaware of this fate. They had reclassified the vessel as MSF-140 on 7 February 1955, and kept her on the American Naval Vessel Register until she was struck on 1 January 1983.

USS Alarm Christening Box
USS Alarm Christening Box

References[edit]

This article incorporates text from the public domain Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships.

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