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MSC-134 was built for Italy.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-134 by the Bellingham Shipyard Co., Bellingham, WA; Completed 13 May 1954 and transferred to Italy as Pino (M 5514); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-134, 7 February 1955; Scrapped in 1980.

Specifications: Displacement 362 t.; Length 144' 3"; Beam 27' 2"; Draft 12'; Speed 13 kts; Complement 40; Armament, one twin 20-mm; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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MSC-133 133k c. 1954
Panama Canal
Pino and Olmo (M 5512), ex-AMS-133 still wearing their U.S. Navy hull number transit the canal astern of two French
Motor Minesweepers.
Photo courtesy of Raymond Stephan
André Pilon

There is no DANFS history available for MSC-134
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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