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AMS-237 served to Navies of France and Morocco.

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down in 1955 as Motor Minesweeper AMS-237 by At. and Ch. Penhoët, 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-237, 7 February 1955; Launched 13 March 1956; Completed 28 November 1956; Commissioned Ariès (M 758), 9 May 1957; Transferred to Morocco 28 November 1974 as Tawfic (Q 606); Scrapped in 1985.

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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