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MSC-84
ex-AMS-84


AMS-84 served the Navies of France and Tunisia.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1952 as AMS-84 by Stephen Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Launched in 1953
  • Completed 5 October 1953, transferred to France and named Coquelicot (M 673)
  • Commissioned 26 February 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-84, 7 February 1955
  • Transferred to Tunisia and renamed Hannibal (M 673), 21 June 1973
  • Discarded in 1988
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-84 170k c. 1954
    Coquelicot
    Photo courtesy of Marius Bar from Janes Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-84
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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