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MSC-147
ex-AMS-147


AMS-147 was built for Portugal.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-147 by Stowman Shipyards, Inc., Dorchester, NJ
  • Completed 17 November 1954, transferred to Portugal and named S. Pedro (M 142)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-147, 7 February 1955
  • Scrapped in 1975.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-147 56k c. 1961
    Portuguese Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-147.
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