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ANCHIALOS auxiliary minesweepers (1942/1943)


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  FT13 1943

Ships


Name No Yard No Builder Laid down Launched Comp Fate
ФТ-11 [FT-11], 1944- Βελεστίνον [Velestinon] (ex-APc75)     W. A. Robinson, Ipswich, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1964
ФТ-12 [FT-12], 1944- Ελασσών [Elasson] (ex-APc67)     Hodgdon Bros., East Boothbay, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1963
ФТ-13 [FT-13], 1944- Καλάβρυτα [Kalavrita] (ex-APc71)     Bristol Yacht, Bristol, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1963
ФТ-15 [FT-15], 1944- Δίστομον [Distomon] (ex-APc66)     Hodgdon Bros., East Boothbay, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1963
ФТ-24 [FT-24], 1944- Λέχοβον [Lechovon] (ex-APc73)     Bristol Yacht, Bristol, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1964
ФТ-28 [FT-28], 1944- Αγχίαλος [Anchialos] (ex-APc65)     Hodgdon Bros., East Boothbay, USA 1942 1942 1942 // 7.1943 sold 1963


Technical data


Displacement standard, t

160

Displacement full, t

229

Length, m

31.4

Breadth, m

6.50

Draught, m

2.50

No of shafts

1

Machinery

1 diesel

Power, h. p.

500

Max speed, kts

10

Fuel, t

diesel oil

Endurance, nm(kts) 
Armament

2 x 1 - 20/70 Mk 4, mechanical minesweeping gear

Complement

25



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  <i>FT13</i> 1943
  FT13 1943


Project history

American small transports, built in 1943. They were transferred to Greece on lend-lease in July, 1943 and converted to minesweepers. Originally they had ФT designations, later received names. After war all were used as cargo vessels and lighthouse tenders.

Modernizations

None.

Naval service

In 1963-1964 all were sold mercantile.