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Arcade (AM-143)

(AM-143: dp. 650; 1. 184'6"; b. 33'0"; dr. 9'9"; s. 14.8 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Arcade (AM-143) was laid down on 8 June 1942 at Tampa, Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Miss V. Zoll; and completed on 26 August 1943. Turned over to the USSR that same day under the lend-lease program, she served the Soviet Navy as T-116. Never returned the minesweeper was carried on the Navy list, under the designation MSF-143 after 7 February 1955, until 1 January 1983 at which time her name was struck.

Published: Thu Jun 18 09:29:23 EDT 2015