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MSC-126
ex-AMS-126


MSC-126 built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1953 as AMS-126 by Stephens Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Launched in 1954
  • Completed 6 November 1954 and transferred to France
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-126, 7 February 1955
  • Commissioned Réséda (M 635), 21 May 1955
  • Reclassified M-697
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1982
  • Scrapped in 1984.

    Specifications:

  • 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, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-126 83k c. 1957
    Photo by Marius Bar from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-126.
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