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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


MSC-141 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1953 as AMS-141 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA
  • Launched in 1954
  • Completed 1 June 1954, transferred to France and named Pervenche (M 632)
  • Commissioned 30 October 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as MSC-141, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified M-694
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1980
  • Sold for scrap 25 November 1982 at Toulon, France.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-141 55k Photo Marius Bar from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships" Robert Hurst
    MSC-141 364k 6 April 1970
    Departing Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-141 242k c. 1971
    Photo courtesy Dr. Giorgio Arra
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-93 245k 25 April 1972
    Toulon, France
    Moored with Lilas (M 682) to starboard
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-141 340k 5 October 1973
    Departing La Spezia, Italy

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-141
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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