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AMS-113 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1952 as AMS-113 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 19 July 1952
  • Completed 4 November 1953, transferred to France and named Chrysanthème (M 672)
  • Commissioned 1 June 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-113, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1977
  • Sold for scrap in October 1983.


  • 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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    MSC-113 47k 19 July 1952
    Tacoma Boat Building Co. photo 10279
    Tommy Trampp
    MSC-113 324k 19 July 1952
    Just been launched at the Tacoma Boat Building Company and is being assisted by the tug Brynn Foss. The first of five minesweepers contracted by the company
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studios, photo D67659-14
    Mike Green
    MSC-113 300k 19 October 1953
    Wheelhouse of AMS-113 at Tacoma Boat Building Co.
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studio photo D75992-18

    There is no DANFS history available for AMS-113
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