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Apex

 

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(AM-142: dp. 650; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'0"; dr. 9'9"; s. 14.8 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable

 

Apex (AM-142) was laid down on 8 June 1942 at Tampa, Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. J. L. Chancey; and completed on 17 August 1943. Transferred to the Government of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics that same day, she served the Soviet Navy as T-115. The Soviets have retained her since that time. She was carried on the American Navy list—as MSF-142 after 7 February 1955—until 1 January 1983 when her name was struck from the Navy list.