Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

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.

Click On Image
For Full Size Image
Size Image Description Source
MSC-117 84k c. 1960 Robert Hurst

There is no DANFS history available for MSC-117.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back To The Motor Minesweeper (AMS) Photo Index Back to the Coastal Minesweeper (MSC) Photo Index

Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
© 2005 Joseph M. Radigan © 1996 - 2005 NavSource Naval History. All Rights Reserved.