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"Carsamba" - A 594
Survey Ship
Photographed at Istanbul, May 23. 1980
(Photography by Karsten Petersen)

This ship is a real old-timer - - -
Launched in USA as an "Auk Class/Catherine Class british Minesweeper" in Jan. 1943 as "Bam-32", - and transferred to Great Britain as HMS "Tattoo" in October 1943 under the Lend/Lease act.
Returned to USA in 1947 and finally transferred to Turkey as the "Carsamba" and finally struck from navy register in 1985.
 
 

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