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AMS-244 was built in France.
MSC-172 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down in September 1952 as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-244 by DTCN (Direction Technique des Constructions Navales), Cherbourg, France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact; Launched 21 January 1954; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-244, 7 February 1955; Completed 26 February 1955; Commissioned Antarès (M 703), 15 July 1955; Reclassified as a patrol craft, P-703, 1 July 1976; Decommissioned in 1981. Fate unknown
Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion 880 shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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