From: Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships


(AM-147: dp. 650,1. 184'6"; b. 33'0"; dr. 9'9"; s. 14.8k.; cpl. 104; a. 1 3", 40mm.; cl. Admirable)

Assail (AM-147) was laid down on 1 November 1942 at Tampa, Fla., by the Tampa Shipbuilding Co., launched on 27 December 1942, sponsored by Miss M. T. Hicks, and completed on 5 October 1943. She was transferred to the Soviet Union on the day she was completed under the lend-lease program, and she served the Soviet Navy as T-120. Never returned, Assail was carried on the American Navy list-as MSF-147 after 7 February 1955-until struck on 1 January 1983. [Transcriber's Note: T-120 (Assail) is reported to have been torpedoed by U739 in the West Siberian Sea on 24 September 1944.]