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AMS-114 was built for France.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-114 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched in 1953
  • Completed 4 February 1954, transferred to France and named Gardénia (M 676)
  • Commissioned 30 August 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-114, 7 February 1955
  • Reclassified A-711 in 1974
  • Decommissioned 1 December 1986
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1986
  • Sold 28 March 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-114 76k Gardénia (A 711) at the Suez Canal
    U.S. Navy photo from the February 1976 edition of All Hands magazine
    Joseph M. Radigan (of blessed memory)
    MSC-114 490k 29 November 1977
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    473k Undated view of the MSC-114. Photo courtesy of Arie van Mazijk.

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-114
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    Association of Minemen
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