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AMS-99 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-99 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched in 1954
  • Completed 12 August 1954, transferred to France and named Mimosa (M 687)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-96, 7 February 1955
  • Commissioned 21 May 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1982
  • Sold for scrap in August 1985.


  • 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-99 258k 16 October 1972
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-99
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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