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MSC-92 was built for Portugal
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-92 by M. M. Davis and Son, Inc., Solomons, MD; Completed 13 February 1954 and transferred to Portugal as Santa Cruz (M 409); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-92, 7 February 1955; Scrapped in 1973.
Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament two twin 20mm mounts; Propulsion two 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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