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AMS-145 was built for Portugal

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1954 as AMS-145 by Stowman Shipyards, Inc., Dorchester, NJ
  • Completed 26 April 1954 and transferred to Portugal as NRP Velas (M 140)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-145, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in 1976.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-145 98k Alex deGlavina
    Maurice River Township Heritage Society

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-145
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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