From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(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.