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MSC-142 served the Navies of France and Turkey.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down in 1953 as AMS-142 by the South Coast Co., Newport Beach, CA; Launched 22 May 1953; Completed 2 August 1954 and transferred to France as Renoncule (M 634); Commissioned 1 January 1955; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as MSC-142, 7 February 1955; Reclassified M-696; Decommissioned in 1969; Returned to U.S. custody 24 March 1970 and transferred to Turkey as Seyham (M 509); Struck from the Naval Register in 1998. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.

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