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AMS-226 was built in France.
AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as Motor Minesweeper AMS-226 by At. and Ch. PenhoŽt, St. Nazaire, France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-226, 7 February 1955; Launched 8 March 1955; Completed 25 October 1955 as Centaure (M 752); Commissioned 10 September 1956; Decommissioned in 1970; Returned to U.S. custody in 1971. Fate unknown.
Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion 880 shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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