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MSC-124 served the Navies of France and Turkey.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-124 by Stephens Brothers Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Launched 21 November 1953
  • Completed 12 June 1954
  • Transferred to France 1 January 1955 and named Pavot (M 631)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-124, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified M-693
  • Decommissioned in 1969
  • Returned to U.S. custody 24 March 1970, transferred to Turkey and renamed TCG Selçuk (M 508)
  • Converted to a scientific research ship, Y-90 in 1998 and struck from the Naval Register later that year
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Pavot (M 631)
    PC-1227 150k North Africa
    Lancier (P 616), ex-PC-1227, tied up to jetty with another unidentified PC alongside. In the foreground is Pavot
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-124 160k Photo by Dr. Giorgio Arra from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane’s Fighting Ships Mike Green
    TCG Selçuk (M 508)
    MSC-124 384k 18 November 1993
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-124
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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