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MSC-63
ex-AMS-63


MSC-63 served the Navies of Belgium and the Republic of China.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-63 by Henry B. Nevins Inc., City Island, NY; Completed, 22 July 1953 and transferred to Belgium as Lier (M 912); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-63, 7 February 1955; Returned to U. S. Navy custody in 1969 and transferred to the Republic of China as Yung Shan (M 165); Decommissioned 1 April 1995 and struck from the Navy Register; Sold for scrap in 1983. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament two 20mm; Propulsion two 450 shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.


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AMS-63 61k Mrs. Nevins christening the vessel.
Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
Tom Nye
AMS-63 74k Mrs. Nevins christening the vessel.
Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
Tom Nye
AMS-63 85k Down the ways.
Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum
Tom Nye
AMS-63 65k Courtesy of City Island Nautical Museum Tom Nye

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