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AMS-120 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-120 by the National Steel and Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA; Launched in 1953; Completed 25 October 1953 and transferred to France as Gla´eul (M 678); Commissioned 1 June 1954; Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-120, 7 February 1955; Reclassfied by France as Q-592; Returned to U.S. custody in 1974. 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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