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AMS-153 served the Navies of Belgium and Greece.

Antiopi call sign:
Sierra - Zulu - Alpha - Whiskey

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-153 by the Hodgdon Brothers Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME; Completed 31 March 1954 and transferred to Belgium as Herve (M 191); Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-153, 7 February 1955; Returned to U.S. Navy custody in 1969 and transferred to Greece as Antiopi (M 205); Struck from the Navy Register in 1995. Fate unknown.

Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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AMS-153 & PCE-1607 43k 20 May 1954
Sailors of Belgian Mine Sweeper Herve (M 191), (ex-AMS-153) and Netherlands HNLMS Wolf (F 817), (ex-PCE-1607) gather at garden at historic Williamsburg, VA. The group was undergoing training with the Fleet Training Group, Chesapeake Bay,
Norfolk, VA.
National Achives photo 80-G-640305
Dan Treadwell

There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-153.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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