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AMS-97 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-97 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 3 October 1953
  • Completed 30 June 1954, transferred to France and named Muguet (M 688)
  • Commissioned 1 January 1955
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-97, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned in August 1981 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Sold for scrap 18 May 1982
  • Scrapped in 1984.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-97 258k 3 October 1953
    Being launched at the Tacoma Boat Building Company. This ship is the fifth and last minesweeper delivered to the Navy on the contract, with the other four in various stages of completion
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studios, Photo D78131-16
    Mike Green
    Muguet (M 688)
    MSC-97 314k 29 November 1977
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-97 364k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-97
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