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AMS-248 was built in France.
MSC-172 Class Coastal Minesweeper: Laid down as Motor Minesweeper AMS-248 by Ch. Augustin Normand, Le Harve, France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact; Launched 19 November 1953; Completed 9 February 1954 as Castor (M 708); Commissioned 18 September 1954; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-248, 7 February 1955; Decommissioned in 1973. Fate unknown
Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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