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MSC-137
ex-AMS-137


AMS-137 was built for Italy

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-137 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 4 November 1954, transferred to Italy and named Quercia (M 5517)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-137, 7 February 1955
  • Stuck from the Navy list in 1981
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    MSC-137 254k . Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-137
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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