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MSC-98
ex-AMS-98


AMS-98 was built for France

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1953 as AMS-98 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched in 1954
  • Completed 23 June 1954
  • Transferred to France 1 January 1955 and commissioned Liseron (M 683)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-98, 7 February 1955
  • Converted to a Diving Tender and reclassified A-723 in 1974
  • Placed out of service 14 September 1987 and struck from the Naval Register
  • Acquired in 1989 by The Boat Company of Port Orchard, WA and restored as an Eco-Cruiser
  • Still in service as of 2015.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounys
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Liseron (M 683)
    MSC-98 127k 16 November 1963
    Photo by Marius Bar, Toulon, France
    Joe Radigan
    MV Liseron
    MSC-98 45k 10 May 2002
    Carrying passangers between Juneau and Sitka, AK
    Photo courtesy of Marine Exchange of Alaska
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-98 79k 15 June 2008
    Port Juneau, AK
    Photo courtesy of Marine Exchange of Alaska
    MSC-98 90k
    MSC-98 51k 5 September 2009
    Photo courtesy of Marine Exchange of Alaska

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-98
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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