From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(AM-141: dp. 650; 1. 184'6" b. 33'0", dr. 9'9", s. 14.8 k., cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.: cl. Admirable)

Alchemy (AM-141) was laid down on 8 June 1942 at Tampa Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co.; sponsored by Mrs. W. E. Edgarton, and completed on 11 August 1943. On the same day that she was completed, Alchemy was turned over to the Soviet Navy under the terms of the lend-lease program. She served the Soviets as T-114, and they never returned her to the United States. Alchemy was carried on the American Navy list-as MSF-141 after 7 February 1955-until struck on 1 January 1983. [Transcriber's Note: T-114 (Alchemy), together with T-118 (Armada), is reported as having been torpedoed by U-365 while escorting convoy BD.5 in the Kara Sea on 12 August 1944.]