Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive

AMS / MSC-73

AMS-73 was built for Italy
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down, (date unknown) as AMS-73 by the Burger Boat Co., Manitowoc, WI; Launched, (date unknown); Completed, 13 January 1953 and transferred to Italy as Betulla (M 5503); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-73, 7 February 1955; Scrapped in 1974.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion General Motors diesels, two shafts.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Source
AMS-73 124k AMS-73 soon after launching.
US Navy Photo from the February 1954 issue of All Hands magazine
Joe Radigan
AMS-73 42k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes

There is no DANFS history available for AMS-73.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
Fleet Reserve Association

Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen

Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back To The Motor Minesweeper (AMS) Photo Index

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
© 2005 Joseph M. Radigan © 1996 - 2005 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.