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MSC-219 was built for the Philippines.
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AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-219 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA; Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-219, 7 February 1955; Completed 3 April 1956 and transferred to the Philippines as Zamboanga Del Norte (PM 56); Struck from the Naval Register in 1979. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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