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AMS-242 was built in Portugal.
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MSC-172 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-242 in Portugal under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-242, 7 February 1955; Completed 10 August 1956 as Lagoa (M 403).
Specifications: Displacement 380 t.; Length 145' 5"; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 5"; Speed 15 kts; Complement 48; Armament two 20mm; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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