From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(AM-144: dp. 650; 1 184'6"; b. 33'0"; dr. 9'9"; s. 14.8 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Arch (AM-144) was laid down on 18 October 1942 at Tampa Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., launched on 7 December 1942; sponsored by Mrs. A. M. Kearny, and completed on 6 September 1943. Transferred to the USSR under the lend-lease program, she served the Soviet Navy as T-117. Never returned to the United States, the minesweeper was carried on the American Navy list-as MSF-44 after 7 February 1955-until her name was struck on 1 January 1983.