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AMS-249 was built in France.

AMS-172 Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-249 by Ch. Augustin Normand, Le Harve, France under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact; Launched 16 July 1954; Completed 24 September 1954 as Pollux (M 709); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-222, 7 February 1955; Commissioned 16 March 1955; Returned to U.S. custody in 1970. 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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