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MSC-241
ex-AMS-241


AMS-241 was built in Portugal.



Call sign:
Charlie - Tango - Delta - Alpha

MSC-172 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-241 by CUF Shipyard, Lisbon, Portugal under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-241, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 4 June 1956 and named NRP Sao Roque (M 401)
  • Scrapped in 1992.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 48
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,250shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-241 169k c. 1966
    Portuguese Navy photo from the 1966/1967 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-241
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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