From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(AM-145: dp. 650, 1. 184'6"; b. 33'0"; dr. 9'9"; s. 14.8 k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 4 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Armada (AM-145) was laid down on 18 October 1942 at Tampa, Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., launched on 7 December 1942, sponsored by Mrs. B. C. Crawford, and completed on 16 September 1943. She was turned over to the USSR on the day of her completion and was commissioned in the Soviet Navy as T-118. The Soviets never returned her to the United States Navy. Armada was carried on the American Navy list-as MSF-145 after 7 February 1955-until 1 January 1983 when her name was struck. [Transcriber's Note: T-118 (Armada), together with T-114 (Alchemy), is reported as having been torpedoed by U-365 while escorting convoy BD.5 in the Kara Sea on 12 August 1944.]