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MSC-79
ex-AMS-79



MSC-79 was built for Italy
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-79 by the Lake Union Dry Dock Co., Seattle, WA; Completed 4 August 1953 and transferred to Italy as Acacia (M 5502); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-79, 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 two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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MSC-79 77k c. 1954
Acacia still wearing her U.S. hull number, but flying Italian colors.
Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for MSC-79.
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S.Navy Memorial Foundation
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Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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