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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive
AMS-117 was built for France.
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-117 by the Pacific Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA; Launched 1 April 1953; Completed 16 February 1954 and transferred to France as Églantine (M 675); Commissioned 30 August 1954; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-117, 7 February 1955; Decommissioned 7 January 1983; Sold for scrap in August 1985 and struck from the Navy Register.
Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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