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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; Completed 10 November 1953 and transferred to France as 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.
Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion General Motors diesels, two shafts.
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