Adjutant-class minesweeper

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US Minesweeper MSC-121 Bluebird detail.JPG
Broadside view of Bluebird off south end of Mare Island on 29 September 1953.
Class overview
Name: Adjutant class
Builders: Various builders
Operators:
Preceded by: YMS-1 class
Succeeded by: Avenger class
Subclasses:
  • Bluebird class
  • Redwing class
  • Falcon class
  • MSC-218 class
  • MSC-268 class
  • MSC-292 class
  • MSC-294 class
  • Albatross class
Built: 1952–1978
In service: 1953–present
Planned: 214
Completed: 202
Cancelled: 12
Lost: 4
Preserved: 2
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement:
  • 330 long tons (340 t) light
  • 390 long tons (400 t) full load
Length:
  • 138 ft (42 m) p/p
  • 144 ft (44 m) o/a
Beam: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Installed power:
Propulsion:
Speed: 13 knots (24 km/h; 15 mph)
Complement: 36–43
Sensors and
processing systems:
Armament:

The Adjutant-class Auxiliary Motor Minesweepers were built for the United States Navy throughout the 1950s and 1960s, even as late as 1978. Most were loaned to foreign countries under the Military Defense Assistance Pact, with only 24 actually commissioned by the US Navy, with 13 of those being transferred to foreign nations as well. Initially classified as auxiliary motor minesweeper (AMS), on 7 February 1955, they were reclassified as coastal minesweeper (minesweeper, coastal) (MSC).[1]

Design[edit]

The Adjutant-class minesweepers were of a wooden construction with brass and stainless steel fittings to reduce magnetic attraction. The rated displacement was 330 long tons (340 t) light and 390 long tons (400 t) at full load, though the ships of the Redwing class show a displacement of 412 long tons (419 t) and the Albatross class show a displacement of 320 long tons (330 t). They were 138 ft (42 m) between the perpendiculars with an overall length of 144 ft (44 m). They had a beam of 27 ft (8.2 m) with a 8 ft 6 in (2.59 m) draft.[2][3]

Half of the US ships used four Packard 300 hp (220 kW) diesel engines the rest and most of the ships built for use by foreign nations used two General Motors 440 hp (330 kW) 8-268A diesel engines.[4]

Classes[edit]

The first ship of the class was to be USS Adjutant (AMS-60), however, the name Adjutant was canceled and the ship was transferred to the Portuguese Navy as Ponta Delgada (M 405). The first ship commissioned by the US Navy was Bluebird, this is where the US ships got their class name. With slight changes in design, some of the ships are referred to by other class names, such as Falcon class, Redwing class, Albatross class, or even under Adjutant class.[5][2]

While in the service of foreign navies they could be referred to under other class names:

Navy Class name Number
of ships
Belgian Navy Diest-class coastal minesweeper 18[6]
Royal Danish Navy Aarøsund-class coastal minesweeper 8[7]
French Navy Pavot-class coastal minesweeper 36[8]
Hellenic Navy Antiopi (Αντιόπη)-class minesweeper 17[9]
Indonesian Navy Pulau Alor-class coastal minesweeper 6[10]
Iranian Navy Shahrokh (شهرخ)-class coastal minesweeper 4[11]
Italian Navy Abete-class coastal minesweeper 25[12]
Japan Maritime Self-Defense Force Yashima (やしま)-class coastal minesweeper 4[13]
Republic of Korea Navy Geumsan/Kum San-class coastal minesweeper 8[14]
Royal Netherlands Navy Beemster-class coastal minesweeper 14[15]
Royal Norwegian Navy Sauda-class coastal minesweeper 5[16]
Pakistan Navy Mahmood (محمود)-class coastal minesweeper 8[17]
Philippine Navy Zambales-class coastal minesweeper 2[18]
Portuguese Navy Ponta Delgada-class minesweeper 8[19]
Spanish Navy Nalón-class minesweeper 12[20]
Republic of China Navy Yung Ping (永平)-class coastal minesweeper 14[21]
Royal Thai Navy Bangkeo (บางแก้ว)-class coastal minesweeper 4[22]
Turkish Navy Seymen-class minesweeper 12[23]
United States Navy Adjutant class, Bluebird class, Falcon class, Redwing class, Albatross class 24[4]
Republic of Vietnam Navy Hàm Tử II-class coastal minesweeper 3[24]

Ships in class[edit]

No. Name Country Builder Laid down Launched Commissioned Notes
60 Adjutant (AMS-60)/
Ponta Delgada (M 405)
Portugal Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
N/A N/A 30 June 1953† discarded 1973
61 Horta (M 406) Portugal Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
N/A N/A 30 June 1953† discarded 1976
62 Angra Do Heroismo (M 407) Portugal Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
N/A N/A 12 August 1953† discarded 1973
63 Lier (M 912) Belgium Henry B. Nevins Inc.,
City Island, New York
May 1951 N/A August 1953 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Shan (M 165)
scrapped 1983
64 St. Niklass (M 918) Belgium Henry B. Nevins Inc.,
City Island, New York
July 1951 N/A February 1954 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Jen (M 163)
fate unknown
65 Diksmuide (M 920) Belgium Henry B. Nevins Inc.,
City Island, New York
November 1951 N/A March 1954 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Sui (M 164)
fate unknown
66 Aconite (M 640)/
Marjolaine, 1966
France Harbor Boat Building Company,
Terminal Island, California
1952 12 April 1952 March 1953 loaned to Tunisia, 1977
Sousse (M 640)
fate unknown
67 Azalée (M 668) France Harbor Boat Building Company,
Terminal Island, California
1952 1953 9 October 1953 scrapped August 1985
68 Camélia (M 671) France Harbor Boat Building Company,
Terminal Island, California
1952 1953 26 February 1954 scrapped 1983
69 Bittern (AMS-69)/
Acacia (M 638)
France Frank L. Samples, Jr., Inc.,
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1952 15 February 1952 14 June 1953 fate unknown
70 Chukor (AMS 70)/
Acanthe (M 639)
France Frank L. Samples, Jr., Inc.,
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1952 1953 9 October 1953 fate unknown
71 Ajonc (M 667/A 701) France Frank L. Samples, Jr., Inc.,
Boothbay Harbor, Maine
1952 1953 26 February 1954 fate unknown
72 Dotterel (AMS-72)/
Abete (M 5501)
Italy Burger Boat Company,
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 13 January 1953 scrapped 1977
73 Betulla (M 5503) Italy Burger Boat Company,
Manitowoc, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 6 July 1953 scrapped 1974
74 Castagno (M 5504) Italy Henry C. Grebe and Co., Inc.,
Chicago, Illinois
N/A 2 February 1954 6 July 1955 transferred to Greece,
10 October 1995
Erato (M 60)
fate unknown
75 Gelso (M 5509) Italy Henry C. Grebe and Co., Inc.,
Chicago, Illinois
N/A 2 February 1954 29 December 1953 transferred to Greece,
10 October 1995
Evniki (M 61)
fate unknown
76 Ontano (M 5513) Italy Henry C. Grebe and Co., Inc.,
Chicago, Illinois
1952 12 August 1953 26 October 1954 struck 1993
77 Macaw (AMS-77)/
Diest (M 910)
Belgium Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
June 1951 N/A May 1953 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Fu (M 162)
fate unknown
78 Maaseik (M 913) Belgium Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
May 1951 N/A August 1953 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Chen (M 168)
fate unknown
79 Acacia (M 5502) Italy Lake Union Dry Dock Co.,
Seattle, Washington
N/A N/A 4 August 1953 scrapped 1974
80 Ciciegio (M 5506) Italy Lake Union Dry Dock Co.,
Seattle, Washington
N/A N/A 4 August 1953 scrapped 1980
81 Faggio (M 5507) Italy Lake Union Dry Dock Co.,
Seattle, Washington
N/A N/A 15 September 1953 fate unknown
82 Larice (M 5510) Italy Lake Union Dry Dock Co.,
Seattle, Washington
N/A N/A 29 December 1953 fate unknown
83 Bégonia (M 669/Q 591) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 1953 26 February 1954 returned to US 1974
fate unknown
84 Coquelicot (M 673) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 1953 26 February 1954 transferred to Tunisia,
21 June 1973,
Hannibal (M 673)
discarded 1988
85 Giroflée (M 677) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 1953 1 June 1954 scrapped 1981
86 Laurier (M 681) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 1953 24 June 1954 scrapped 1981
87 Magnolia (M 685/A 770) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 1953 30 October 1954 scrapped 1988
88 Cedro (M 5505) Italy Berg Shipyard,
Blaine, Washington
N/A N/A 26 October 1954 fate unknown
89 Frassino (M 5508) Italy Berg Shipyard,
Blaine, Washington
N/A N/A 23 October 1953 scrapped 1982
90 Noce (M 5511) Italy Berg Shipyard,
Blaine, Washington
N/A N/A 6 May 1954 fate unknown
91 Vila Do Porto (M 408) Portugal M. M. Davis and Son, Inc.,
Solomons, Maryland
N/A N/A 20 September 1953† scrapped 1976
92 Santa Cruz (M 409) Portugal M. M. Davis and Son, Inc.,
Solomons, Maryland
N/A N/A 13 February 1954† scrapped 1973
93 Lilas (M 682) France National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.,
San Diego, California
1952 1953 8 July 1954 scrapped 1986
94 Marguerite (M 686) France National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.,
San Diego, California
1952 1953 17 September 1954 returned to US, 10 November 1969
transferred to Uruguay
Rio Negro (MS 131)
fate unknown
95 Narcisse/Alysse (M 690) France National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.,
San Diego, California
1953 11 January 1954 6 October 1954 transferred to Japan, 1956
Hashima (MSC 652)
reclassified (YAS 47), 2 March 1970
scrapped 31 March 1976
96 Lobélla (M 684) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1952 1 May 1953 1 January 1955 scrapped August 1985
97 Muguet (M 688) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1953 1954 1 January 1955 scrapped 1984
98 Liseron (M 683) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1953 1954 1 January 1955 converted to Diving Tender
1974
(A 723)
sold to The Boat Company,
Port Orchard, Washington
in service as of 2015
99 Mimosa (M 687) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1953 1954 21 May 1955 scrapped August 1985
100 Breukelen (M 852) Netherlands Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
29 February 1952 12 March 1953 14 February 1954 scrapped 17 January 1974
101 Eeklo (M 911) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
August 1951 N/A June 1953 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Ching (M 167)
fate unknown
102 Sauda (M 311) Norway Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
1952 4 October 1952 25 August 1953 fate unknown
103 Roeselaere (M 914) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
July 1951 6 December 1952 August 1953 returned to US, 1966
transferred to Norway, 1969
Tana (M 313)
fate unknown
104 Arlon (M 915) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
September 1951 31 January 1953 November 1953 returned to US, 1966
transferred to Norway, 1969
Alta (M 314)
museum vessel at Royal Norwegian Navy Museum
105 Beemster (M 845) Netherlands Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
November 1951 24 September 1952 July 1953 scrapped 26 April 1976
106 Bedum (M 847) Netherlands Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
December 1951 29 October 1952 August 1953 scrapped
107 Borculo (M 849) Netherlands Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
December 1951 26 November 1952 20 October 1953 scrapped 26 April 1976
108 Borne (M 850) Netherlands Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
January 1952 7 January 1953 3 December 1953 scrapped 26 April 1976
109 Bolsward (M 846) Netherlands Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 1951 5 November 1952 5 November 1953 returned to US, 18 September 1972
scrapped
110 Beilen (M 848) Netherlands Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
October 1951 14 February 1953 26 April 1954 sold, 13 April 1976, to Bruczak, Canada
fate unknown
111 Brummen (M 851) Netherlands Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
February 1952 31 December 1952 February 1954 scrapped, 30 March 1976
112 Blaricum (M 853) Netherlands Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
29 September 1952 31 October 1953 7 June 1954 scrapped, 1979
113 Chrysanthème (M 672) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1952 19 July 1952 1 June 1954 scrapped, October 1985
114 Gardénia (M 676) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 1953 30 August 1954 reclassified, (A 711)
1974
fate unknown
115 Jacinthe (M 680) France Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1953 March 1954 30 October 1954 reclassified, (A 680)
July 1976
fate unknown
116 Bleuet (M 670) France Pacific Boatbuilding Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1952 1953 1 January 1954 reclassified, (Q 583)
fate unknown
117 Églantine (M 675) France Pacific Boatbuilding Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1952 1 April 1953 30 August 1954 scrapped, August 1985
118 Glycine (M 679) France Pacific Boatbuilding Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1952 1953 30 October 1954 scrapped, August 1985
119 Cyclamen (M 674) France National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.,
San Diego, California
1952 21 June 1953 21 May 1954 fate unknown
120 Glaïeul (M 678) France National Steel and Shipbuilding Co.,
San Diego, California
1952 1953 1 June 1954 reclassified, (Q 592)
fate unknown
121 Bluebird (AMS/MSC-121) United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard,
Vallejo, California
5 February 1952 11 May 1953 24 July 1953 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap, September 1979
122 Cormorant (AMS/MSC-122) United States Mare Island Naval Shipyard,
Vallejo, California
5 February 1952 8 June 1953 14 August 1953 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap, 1 December 1974
123 Myosotis (M 689) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1953 1954 1954 returned to US, June 1955
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung An (MSC 156)
scrapped 1993
124 Pavot (M 631) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1952 21 November 1953 October 1955 returned to US, 24 March 1970
transferred to the Republic of Turkey
Selçuk (M 508/Y 90)
reclassified Survey vessel, April 1998
fate unknown
125 Pivoine (M 633) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1953 1954 1 January 1955 scrapped 1984
126 Réséda (M 635) France Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
1953 1954 21 May 1955 scrapped 1984
127 Aarøsund (M 571) Denmark Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
24 September 1952 1 April 1954 24 January 1955 fate unknown
128 Alssund (M 572) Denmark Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
8 September 1952 19 November 1953 5 April 1955 fate unknown
129 Egernsund (M 573) Denmark Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
10 April 1953 14 April 1954 3 August 1955 fate unknown
130 Turia (M 27/PVZ 54/P 54) Spain Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
N/A 14 July 1954 1 June 1955 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1980
sunk as artificial reef, 2 August 1999
131 De Panne (M 925) Belgium Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
November 1953 N/A September 1954 returned to US, 1969
transferred to the Republic of Turkey
Seymen (M 507)
fate unknown
132 Sira (M 312) Norway Hiltebrant Drydock Co.,
Kingston, New York
1954 26 October 1954 28 November 1955 fate unknown
133 Olmo (M 5512) Italy Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A N/A 30 March 1954 scrapped 1980
134 Pino (M 5514) Italy Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A N/A 13 May 1954 scrapped 1980
135 Pioppo (M 5515/A 5307) Italy Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A 15 August 1953 31 July 1954 reclassified Oceanographic Survey Ship, 1973
scrapped 2002
136 Platano (M 5516) Italy Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A N/A 9 September 1954 fate unknown
137 Quercia (M 5517) Italy Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A N/A 4 November 1954 fate unknown
138 Muhafiz (M 163) Pakistan Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
N/A N/A February 1955 sunk by India,
4 December 1971
24°33′N 66°49.5′E / 24.550°N 66.8250°E / 24.550; 66.8250
139 Nalón (M 21/PVZ-51/P 51) Spain South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
22 November 1952 1 June 1955 30 April 1955 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1980
sunk as artificial reef, 6 June 1999
140 Pâquerette (M 692) France South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
1953 1954 14 August 1954 returned to US, June 1955
transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Ping (MSC 155)
scrapped 1982
141 Pervenche (M 632/694) France South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
1953 1954 30 October 1954 sold for scrap, 25 November 1982
142 Renoncule (M 634/696) France South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
1953 22 May 1953 1 January 1955 returned to US, 24 March 1970
transferred to the Republic of Turkey
Seyhan (M 509)
fate unknown
143 Roselys (M 698) France South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
1953 25 July 1953 November 1954 order canceled and allotted to Spain
transferred, 5 November 1954
Llobregat (M 22)
scrapped
144 Tulipe (M 699) France South Coast Co.,
Newport Beach, California
1953 1953 December 1954 order canceled and allotted to Japan
transferred, 1 December 1954
Yashima (MSC 651/YAS 46)
reclassified 2 March 1970
fate unknown
145 Velas (M 410) Portugal Stowman Shipyards, Inc.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A N/A 26 April 1954† scrapped 1976
146 Lajes (M 411) Portugal Stowman Shipyards, Inc.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A N/A 13 August 1954† scrapped 1975
147 S. Pedro (M 412) Portugal Stowman Shipyards, Inc.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A N/A 17 November 1954† scrapped 1975
148 Breskens (M 855) Netherlands George W. Kneass Co.,
San Francisco, California
29 April 1952 11 April 1953 21 April 1954 returned to US custody, sold
sold, 1976
renamed Kalbarrie
sold, 1990
renamed Pax
donated 2012
149 Boxtel (M 857) Netherlands George W. Kneass Co.,
San Francisco, California
1 May 1952 12 September 1953 28 July 1954 sold for scrap 7 October 1976
150 Brouwershaven (M 858) Netherlands George W. Kneass Co.,
San Francisco, California
1 May 1952 12 September 1953 28 July 1954 sold for scrap 1976
151 Bastogne (M 916) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
January 1952 13 July 1953 15 December 1953 transferred to Norway, 1966
Glomma (M 317)
sold for scrap
152 Herve (M 921) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
March 1952 N/A April 1954 returned to US custody, 1969
transferred to Greece, 1969
Antiopi (M 205)
fate unknown
153 Charleroi (M 917) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
February 1952 N/A February 1954 transferred to the Republic of China, 1969
Yung Chi (MSC 166)
fate unknown
154 Malmedy (M 922) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
April 1952 N/A June 1953 returned to US custody, 1969
transferred to Greece, 1969
Faidra (M 206)
fate unknown
155–
166
canceled West Germany [2]
167 Brielle (M 854) Netherlands Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,
Bremerton, Washington
1953 17 October 1953 29 December 1954 sold for scrap 1975
168 Bruinisse (M 856) Netherlands Puget Sound Naval Shipyard,
Bremerton, Washington
29 February 1952 31 December 1952 21 January 1954 sold for scrap 17 January 1974
169 St. Truiden (M 919) Belgium Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
September 1952 N/A February 1954 returned to US custody, 1969
transferred to Greece, 1969
Atlanti (M 202)
fate unknown
170 Blankenberge (M 923) Belgium Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
December 1952 N/A June 1954 returned to US custody, 26 September 1969
transferred to Greece, 1969
Thaleia (M 210)
scrapped March 2012
171 La Roche (M 924) Belgium Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp.,
Morris Heights, New York
27 March 1953 1 July 1954 August 1954 returned to US custody
transferred to Greece, 1969
Niovi (M 254)
fate unknown
190 Falcon (AMS/MSC-190) United States Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
7 May 1953 21 September 1953 24 November 1954 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Aru (M 722)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
191 Frigate Bird (AMS/MSC-191) United States Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
20 July 1953 24 October 1953 13 January 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Atang (M 721)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
192 Hummingbird (AMS/MSC-192) United States Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
24 October 1953 25 December 1954 9 February 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Impalasa (M 720)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
193 Jacana (AMS/MSC-193) United States Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
26 February 1954 25 February 1955 10 March 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Aruan (M 718)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
194 Kingbird (AMS/MSC-194) United States Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
26 February 1954 21 May 1954 27 April 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap 1 March 1973
195 Limpkin (AMS/MSC-195) United States Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
17 April 1953 21 May 1954 26 March 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Anjer (M 719)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
196 Meadowlark (AMS/MSC-196) United States Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
17 April 1953 21 May 1954 26 March 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
transferred to Indonesia, 1971
Pulau Alau (M 717)
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
197 Parrot (AMS/MSC-197) United States Broward Marine Inc.,
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
23 December 1953 27 November 1954 28 June 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap 1 December 1976
198 Peacock (AMS/MSC-198) United States Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
29 January 1953 19 June 1954 16 March 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
199 Phoebe (AMS/MSC-199) United States Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
26 February 1953 21 August 1954 29 April 1955 reclassified Coastal Minesweeper,
7 February 1955
sold for scrap 1 September 1976
200 Redwing (AMS/MSC-200) United States Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
1 July 1953 29 April 1954 7 January 1955 transferred to Spain
Sil (M 29/PVZ 55/M 27)
reclassified Patrol Craft, late 1970s
reclassified Minsweeper, 1982
fate unknown
201 Shrike (AMS/MSC-201) United States Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
1 September 1953 21 July 1954 21 March 1955 scrapped April 1978
202 Spoonbill (AMS/MSC-202) United States Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
2 November 1953 3 August 1954 14 June 1955 transferred to Spain
Duero (M 28/M 23)
fate unknown
203 Thrasher (AMS/MSC-203) United States Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
1 April 1954 6 October 1954 16 August 1955 transferred to the Republic of Singapore,
1 December 1975
Mercury (M 102)
discarded 1995
204 Thrush (AMS/MSC-204) United States Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
7 May 1954 5 January 1955 8 November 1955 transferred to Virginia Institute of Marine Science
Virginia Sea
scrapped, 1 August 1982
205 Vireo (AMS/MSC-205) United States Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
14 September 1953 30 April 1954 7 June 1955 transferred to the Republic of Fiji,
1 October 1975
Kula (MSC 205)
discarded 1985
206 Warbler (AMS/MSC-206) United States Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
15 October 1953 18 June 1954 26 July 1955 sold to the Republic of Fiji,
14 October 1975
Kiro (MSC 206)
disposed September 1996
207 Whippoorwill (AMS/MSC-207) United States Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
7 January 1954 13 August 1954 20 October 1955 sold to the Republic of Singapore,
Jupiter (M 102)
fate unknown
208 Widgeon (AMS/MSC-208) United States Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
3 May 1954 15 October 1954 16 November 1955 scrapped June 1974
209 Woodpecker (MSC-209) United States Bellingham Shipyard Co.,
Bellingham, Washington
23 June 1954 7 January 1955 3 February 1956 transferred to the Republic of Fiji
Kikau (MSC 204)
sunk as artificial reef 1990
214 Bambù (M 5521/P 495) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 8 September 1956 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1985
fate unknown
215 Ebano (M 5522) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 8 November 1956 fate unknown
216 Mango (M 5523/P 496) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 5 December 1956 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1985
fate unknown
217 Mogano (M 5524/P 497) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 9 January 1957 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1985
fate unknown
218 Zambales (PM 55) Philippines Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 15 February 1956† fate unknown
219 Zamboanga Del Norte (PM 56) Philippines Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 3 April 1956† fate unknown
220 Júcar (M 23) Spain Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 4 June 1956† scrapped after 3 December 2001
221 Omøsund (M 576) Denmark Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington 1 March 1955 30 July 1955 21 June 1956† fate unknown
238 Palma (M 5525/P 498) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 1 March 1957 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1985
fate unknown
239 Palma (M 5526) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 1 March 1957 fate unknown
240 Sandalo (M 5527) Italy Cantieri Riuniti dell'Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy N/A N/A 17 April 1957 scrapped
255 Tsushima (MSC 653/YAS 60) Japan Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
N/A N/A 1 July 1956† reclassified, 31 March 1972
fate unknown
256 Grønsund (M 574) Denmark Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
24 January 1955 12 August 1955 21 September 1956 fate unknown
257 Guldborgsund (M 575) Denmark Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
17 August 1955 17 March 1956 19 November 1956 fate unknown
258 Toshima (MSC 654/YAS 61) Japan Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
N/A N/A 28 January 1957† reclassified, 31 March 1972
fate unknown
259 Verviers (M 934) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
October 1954 N/A 4 June 1956† converted to Minehunter, 1972
fate unknown
260 Veurne (M 935) Belgium Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
December 1954 N/A 23 August 1956† converted to Survey Vessel, 1969
converted to Minehunter, 1972
fate unknown
261 Mujahid/Musahid (M 164) Pakistan Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
N/A N/A November 1956 Pakistan Maritime Museum in Karachi, Pakistan
262 Mubarak (M 162) Pakistan Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens,
East Boothday, Maine
N/A N/A 8 January 1957† fate unknown
263 Ulvsund (M 577) Denmark Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
29 July 1955 22 December 1955 20 September 1956 fate unknown
264 Vilsund (M 578) Denmark Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
12 August 1954 10 March 1956 15 November 1956 fate unknown
265 Ulla (M 24/PVZ 52/P 52) Spain Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
N/A 28 January 1956 24 July 1956 reclassified Patrol Craft, 1980
sunk as artificial reef, 14 October 1999
266 Miño (M 25/PVZ 23/M 28) Spain Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
N/A N/A 9 October 1956† reclassified Patrol Craft, 1980
fate unknown
267 Mahmood (M 160) Pakistan Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc.,
Quincy, Massachusetts
N/A N/A 25 April 1957† fate unknown
268 Samsun (M 257/510) Turkey Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A 6 September 1957 28 September 1958† fate unknown
269 Ebro (M 26/22) Spain Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A 8 November 1957 18 December 1958† fate unknown
270 Sinop (M 258/511) Turkey Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A 4 January 1958 23 January 1959† fate unknown
271 Sürmene (M 259/512) Turkey Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A 1958 13 March 1959† fate unknown
272 Seddülbahír (M 260/513) Turkey Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A 1958 24 April 1959† fate unknown
273 Munsif (M 166) Pakistan Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 24 April 1959† fate unknown
274 Mukhtar (M 165) Pakistan Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 24 July 1959† fate unknown
275 Shahraz (MSC 32) Iran Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 4 September 1959† lost by fire, 1975
276 Shahrokh (MSC 31/AXT 301) Iran Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, Washington N/A N/A 28 October 1959† renamed and reclassified, 1998
Hamzeh
fate unknown
277 Yung Nien (MSC 157) Republic of China Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 30 June 1958 25 May 1959† fate unknown
278 Yung Chou (MSC 158) Republic of China Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A N/A 21 June 1959† fate unknown
279 Genil (M 31/25) Spain Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
N/A N/A 20 August 1959† fate unknown
280 Salice (M 5519/A 5519) Italy Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 29 October 1959 16 December 1960† renamed, Mandorlo
reclassified Minehunter, 1975
fate unknown
281 Hàm Tử II (HQ 114) Republic of Vietnam Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
N/A N/A 26 June 1959† scrapped
282 Chương Dương (HQ 115) Republic of Vietnam Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
N/A N/A 21 August 1959† scrapped
283 Bạch Đằng II (HQ 116) Republic of Vietnam Stephen Brothers, Inc.,
Stockton, California
N/A N/A 18 September 1959† scrapped, 1970
284 Geumsan/Kum San (MSC 522) Republic of Korea Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
N/A N/A 12 June 1959 fate unknown
285 Goheung/Ko Hung (MSC 523) Republic of Korea Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
N/A N/A 14 August 1959 fate unknown
286 Geumdok/Kum Kok (MSC 525) Republic of Korea Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
N/A N/A 14 August 1959 fate unknown
287 Tajo (M 30/24) Spain Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
N/A 1 May 1958 9 July 1959 fate unknown
288 Odiel (M 32/26) Spain Tampa Marine Co.,
Tampa, Florida
N/A 3 September 1958 9 October 1959 fate unknown
289 Albatross (MSC-289) United States Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
26 February 1959 26 March 1960 20 April 1961 sold for scrap November 1970
290 Gannet (MSC-290) United States Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
1 May 1959 26 March 1960 14 July 1961 fate unknown
291 Simorgh (MSC 33) Iran Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 3 March 1961 18 September 1961† sunk 1981
292 Karkas (MSC 34) Iran Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 16 May 1962† sunk 1982–1988
293 Momin (M 161) Pakistan Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 14 July 1962† fate unknown
294 Moshal (M 167) Pakistan Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 29 June 1963† fate unknown
295 Namyang/Nam Yang (MSC 526) Republic of Korea Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 13 August 1963† fate unknown
296 Hadong/Ha Dong (MSC 527) Republic of Korea Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 14 October 1963† fate unknown
297 Ladya (MSC 5) Kingdom of Thailand Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 21 November 1963† fate unknown
298 Doris (M 245) Greece Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 14 September 1962 9 November 1964† fate unknown
299 Aigli (M 246) Greece Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 26 January 1963 4 January 1965† fate unknown
300 Yung Ju (MSC 160) Republic of China Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A N/A 22 March 1965† fate unknown
301 Tadindeng (MSC 7) Kingdom of Thailand Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A 11 April 1964 17 August 1965† fate unknown
302 Yung Hsin (MSC 159) Republic of China Tacoma Boat Building Co.,
Tacoma, Washington
N/A N/A 21 December 1965† fate unknown
303 Bangkeo (MSC 6) Kingdom of Thailand Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A N/A 24 June 1965† in service as of 2015
304 Silifke (M 263/514) Turkey Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A 21 November 1964 27 July 1965† fate unknown
305 Saros (M 264/515) Turkey Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A 1 May 1965 16 December 1965† in service as of 2015
306 Yung Lo (MSC 161) Republic of China Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp.,
Dorchester, New Jersey
N/A N/A 11 April 1966† fate unknown
307 Dafni (M 247) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 2 September 1964 scrapped, March 2012
308 Kichli (M 241) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 14 July 1964† fate unknown
309 Kissa (M 242) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 1 September 1964† fate unknown
310 Aidon (M 287) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 13 October 1964† scrapped, 2015
311 Sığacık (M 265/516) Turkey Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A 1 May 1965 15 May 1965† in service as of 2015
312 Sapanca (M 266/517) Turkey Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A 14 September 1964 19 June 1965† in service as of 2015
313 Don Chedi (MSC 8) Kingdom of Thailand Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 28 August 1965† in service as of 2015
314 Pleias (M 240) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 22 June 1967† fate unknown
315 Sariyer (M 267/518) Turkey Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A 21 April 1966 28 July 1967† in service as of 2015
316 Samcheok/Sam Chok (MSC 528) Republic of Korea Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 20 June 1968† fate unknown
317 Argo (M 213) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 8 August 1968† renamed, Kleio
fate unknown
318 Avra (M 214) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 3 October 1968† scrapped, 2015
319 Alkyon (M 211) Greece Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 3 December 1968† fate unknown
320 Yeongdong/Kyong Dong (MSC 529) Republic of Korea Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
N/A N/A 1 September 1975† fate unknown
321 Okcheon/Ok Cheon (MSC 530) Republic of Korea Harbor Boat Building Co.,
Terminal Island, California
N/A N/A 1 September 1975† fate unknown
322 Addriyah (MSC 412) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 1978† fate unknown
323 Al Qusimah (MSC 414) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 1978† fate unknown
324 Al Wadeeah (MSC 416) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 1978† fate unknown
325 Safwa (MSC 418) Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Peterson Builders Inc.,
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
N/A N/A 1978† fate unknown

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Citations[edit]

Bibliography[edit]

Online resources

Book resources

  • Miller, David (November 1999). The Cold War: A Military History. New York, New York: St. Martin's Press. ISBN 0-312-24183-6. 
  • Jane's (1991). Jane's American Fighting Ships of the 20th Century. New York, New York: Mallard Press. ISBN 0-7924-5626-2. 

External links[edit]

  • Photo gallery of Motor Minesweeper (AMS)/Minesweeper Coastal (MSC) at NavSource Naval History no nationality or prefix; no ship type in dab;