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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 in 1954
  • 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 314k 29 November 1977
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-97 364k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-97.
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    Association of Minemen
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