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MSC-86
ex-AMS-86


AMS-86 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down AMS-86 by Stephen Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Completed 24 January 1954, transferred to France and named Laurier (M 681)
  • Commissioned 24 June 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-86, 7 February 1955
  • Sold 29 December 1980 and struck from the Navy Register
  • Scrapped in 1983 at Toulon, France.

    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-86 103k c. 1968
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-86
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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