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MSC-225
ex-AMS-225


AMS-225 was built in France.

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Motor Minesweeper AMS-225 by Felix Amyot, Cherbourg, France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-225, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 12 July 1956
  • Completed 2 August 1956 and named Dénébola (M 751)
  • Commissioned 7 January 1957
  • Decommissioned in 1972
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-225 89k c. 1967
    Photo from the Jean Osa Collection
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-225
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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