From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(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.