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AMS-118 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-118 by the Pacific Boatbuilding Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 14 April 1953
  • Completed 7 April 1954, transferred to France and named Glycine (M 679)
  • Commissioned 30 October 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-118, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned in July 1983
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1983
  • Sold for scrap in August 1985 at Brest, France.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-118 307k Preparing to be launched on 14 April 1953. The minesweeper was the third locally built by shipyards in the Tacoma area
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studio, Photo D73806-20
    Mike Green
    Glycine (M 679)
    MSC-118 360k 19 August 1983
    Brest, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-118 342k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-118
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