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AMS-136 was built for Italy.

Platano (M 5516) call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - Papa

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-136 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 9 September 1954, transferred to Italy and named Platano (M 5516)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-136, 7 February 1955
  • Stuck from the Navy list in 1990
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 362 t.
  • Length 144' 3"
  • Beam 27' 2"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-136 106k Naples, Italy Richard Leonhardt
    MSC-136 338k 5 October 1973
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-136
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    Association of Minemen
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