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MSC-68
ex-AMS-68


AMS-68 was built for France.



Call sign:
Foxtrot - Bravo - Kilo - Oscar

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1952 as AMS-68 by the Harbor Boat Building Co., Terminal Island, CA
  • Launched in 1953
  • Completed 10 August 1953, transferred to France and named Camélia (M 671)
  • Commissioned 26 February 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-68, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register and sold 29 December 1980
  • Scrapped in 1983.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-68 62k Marine Nationale photos Robert Hurst
    MSC-68 99k
    MSC-68 346k 4 April 1970
    Departing Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-68 347k
    MSC-68 371k 24 April 1974
    Toulon, France
    MSC-68 351k 1 December 1978
    Genoa, Italy
    Camélia (M 671) and Acanthe (M 639), ex-MCS-70
    MSC-68 303k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-68
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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