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MSC-131
ex-AMS-131


MSC-131 was built for Belgium.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-131 by the Hiltebrant Drydock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-131, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 12 September 1955, transferred to Belgium and named De Panne (M 925)
  • Returned to U.S. custody in 1969 and transferred to China for spare parts.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 362 t.
  • Length 144' 3"
  • Beam 27' 2"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 13 kt.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-131 59k . Robert Hurst
    MSC-131 68k c. 1958
    Photo courtesy of Godfrey H. Walker, Esq. from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-131
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