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MSC-231
ex-AMS-231


AMS-231 was built in France for Yugoslavia.

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-231 in France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-231, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 4 October 1956
  • Transferred to Yugoslavia 10 September 1957 and named JRM Smeli (M 152)
  • Renamed Podgora
  • 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-231 60k c. 1958
    Yugoslavian Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-231
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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