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AMS-87 was built for France.

Call sign:
Foxtrot - Bravo - Whiskey - Romeo

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-87 by Stephen Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Completed 26 March 1954, transferred to France and named Magnolia (M 685)
  • Commissioned 30 October 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-87, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified A-770, 1 July 1976
  • Scrapped in 1988.


  • 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-87 363k 24 April 1972
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-87 240k
    MSC-87 420k
    MSC-87 251k
    MSC-87 426k 22 May 1973
    La Spezia, Italy

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-87
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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