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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-249, 7 February 1955
  • Commissioned 16 March 1955
  • Returned to U.S. custody in 1970
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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