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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


MSC-123 served the Navies of France and Taiwan.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper: Laid down as AMS-123 by Stephens Brothers Inc., Stockton, CA; Launched in 1954; Completed 1 May 1954 and transferred to France as Myosotis (M 689); Reclassified by U. S. Navy as MSC-123, 7 February 1955; Returned to U.S. custody in June 1955 and transferred to Taiwan as Yung An (MSC 156); Struck from the Naval Register in 1993 and scrapped.

Specifications: Displacement 405 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 9'; Speed 14 kts; Complement 40; Armament, two twin 20-mm; Propulsion two 880shp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.

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395k Undated views of the AMS-123. She was built by Stephens Brothers Inc., Stockton, CA. Photo courtesy of Arie van Mazijk.
69k AMS-123. Photo courtesy of Arie van Mazijk.
MSC-123 76k Saigon, French Indochina
Myosotia moored outboard of two other minesweepers. The ship at left appears to be a PC-461 Class Submarine Chaser
André Pilon

There is no DANFS history available for MSC-123.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen
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