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AMS-93 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-93 by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA
  • Completed 3 February 1954 and transferred to France
  • Commissioned Lilas (M 682), 8 July 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-93, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 11 March 1981 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Sold for scrap 14 January 1985; Scrapped in 1986.


  • 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-93 48k Off St. Tropez, France Robert Hurst
    MSC-93 42k
    MSC-93 245k 25 April 1972
    Toulon, France
    Moored with Pervenche (M 632) to port
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-93 336k 16 October 1972
    Toulon, France

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-93.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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