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AMS-232 was built in France.

Call sign:
Foxtrot - Bravo - Papa - Xray

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-232 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-232, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 23 May 1955
  • Completed 15 September 1955 and named Phénix (M 749)
  • Commissioned 21 December 1956
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft, P-749 in May 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 380 t.
  • Length 145' 5"
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 5"
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 48
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Mercedes-Benz diesel engines, 4,000shp, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-232 96k c. 1965
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-232 103k

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-232
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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