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AMS-145 was built for Portugal.
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-145 by Stowman Shipyards, Inc., Dorchester, NJ; Completed 26 April 1954 and transferred to Portugal as Velas (M 140); Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-145, 7 February 1955; Scrapped in 1976.
Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion 880 shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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