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ex-Adjutant (AMS 60)

MSC-60 was built for Portugal.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Adjutant (AMS 60) by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Completed 30 June 1953
  • The name Adjutant was canceled
  • Transferred to Portugal and renamed Ponta Delgada (M 405)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-60, 7 February 1955
  • Discarded in 1973
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-60 46k U.S. Navy photo Tommy Trampp
    Ponta Delgada (M 405)
    MSC-60 46k Portugese Navy photo Robert Hurst

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    Association of Minemen
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