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AMS-116 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-116 by the Pacific Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 16 August 1952
  • Completed 10 November 1953, transferred to France and named Bleuet (M 670)
  • Commissioned 1 January 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-116, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified by the French as Q-583
  • Decommissioned 30 July 1976
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1977
  • Sold in October 1983
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    AMS-116 334k Immediately after being launched on 16 August 1952 at Pacific Boat Building Co. in Tacoma, WA
    Tacoma Public Library, Richard Studios photo D67933-23
    Mike Green

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-116
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