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MSC-140 served the Navies of France and Taiwan.
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-140 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA; Launched in 1954; Completed and transferred to France 1 April 1954 as P‚querette (M 692); Commissioned 14 August 1954; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as MSC-140, 7 February 1955; Decommissioned 3 June 1955, returned to U.S. custody and transferred to Taiwan as Yung Ping (MSC 155); Struck from the Naval Register in 1982 and scrapped.
Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion General Motors diesels, two shafts.
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