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MSC-77
ex-AMS-77
ex-Macaw (AMS 77)



MSC-77 served the Navies of Belgium and the Republic of China
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as Macaw (AMS 77) by the Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc., Quincy, MA; Completed 9 May 1953 and transferred to Belgium as Diest (M 910); The name Macaw was canceled 9 June 1953; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-77, 7 February 1955; Returned to U.S. custody in 1969 and transferred to the Republic of China as Yung Fu (M 162); Struck from the Navy register in 1995.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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MSC-77 73k c. 1954
Belgium Navy photo
Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for MSC-77.
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U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
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