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MSC-71
ex-AMS-71


AMS-71 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1952 as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-71 by Frank L. Samples, Jr., Inc., Boothbay Harbor, ME
  • Launched in 1953
  • Completed 31 August 1953, transferred to France and named Ajonc (M 667)
  • Commissioned 26 February 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-71, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified A-701
  • Sold 15 September 1989
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 450shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    AMS-71
    AMS-71
    110507112
    617k AMS-71 Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor,Maine, 10 March 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933860
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507111
    2.53k AMS-71 Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 8 May 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933861
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507107
    2.09k Mrs. John F. Heaney Jr, sponsor of the AMS-71, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 4 September 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933856
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507110
    2.50k AMS-71 Sponsor's Party, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 4 September 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933857
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507109
    445k AMS-71 Christening, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 4 September 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933858
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71 276k Fitting out at Frank L. Samples, Jr., Inc., Boothbay Harbor, ME. AMS-70 is in the right background, 11 September 1952.
    National Archives photo Identifier: 6933863
    Robert Hurst
    AMS-71
    110507113
    652k AMS-71 Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 5 November 1952. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933864
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507108
    2.09k AMS-71 Data plate. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933859
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-70 & 71
    110507008
    555k AMS-71 left, Chukor (AMS-70) right. Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 6 March 1953. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933854
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-70
    110507000
    3.20k Chukor (AMS-70), left, AMS-71 right. The AMS-69 is behind them.
    Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 6 March 1953.
    Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933853
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    AMS-71
    110507100
    3.90k AMS-71 Progress photo, Boothbay Harbor, Maine, 2 July 1953. Record Group 19: Records of the Bureau of Ships
    Series: Photographs of U.S. and Foreign Naval Vessels
    National Archives Identifier:6933867
    Photo courtesy of catalog.archives.gov
    Ajonc (M 667)
    MSC-71 243k 16 October 1972
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-71 504k
    MSC-71 209k
    Ajonc (A 701)
    MSC-71 64k Atlas Editions War Ships photo Tommy Trampp
    MSC-71 229k 25 April 1974
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli

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