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AMS-152 was built for Belgium and also served the Republic of China.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-152 by the Hodgdon Brothers Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME
  • Completed 2 February 1954, transferred to Belgium and named Charleroi (M 917)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-152, 7 February 1955
  • Returned to U.S. Navy custody in 1969, transferred to the Republic of China and renamed Yung Chi (M 166)
  • Reclassified M-497
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1992
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-109 110k The Dutch minesweeper Bolsward (M 846) with Charleroi to port of the tanker Texaco Ghent. Pieter Bakels
    MSC-152 49k Photo courtesy of Raphodon Robert Hurst
    MSC-152 96k c. 1967
    Belgian Navy photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane’s Fighting Ships
    Mike Green
    MSC-152 133k c. 1971
    Photo by John G. Callis
    Robert Hurst

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