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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
AMS-83 was built for France.
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down in 1952 as AMS-83 by Stephen Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA; Launched in 1953; Completed 22 July 1953 and transferred to France as Bégonia (M 669); Commissioned 26 February 1954; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-83, 7 February 1955; Reclassified by the French as Q-591; Returned to U.S. custody in 1974. Fate unknown.
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.
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