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Adjutant-class minesweeper
Class overview
Name: Adjutant class
Operators: Various navies
Preceded by: YMS-1-class minesweeper
Succeeded by: Bluebird class minesweeper
General characteristics
Type: Minesweeper
Displacement: 405 long tons (411 t)
Length: 144 ft (44 m) o/a
Beam: 27 ft (8.2 m)
Draft: 9 ft (2.7 m)
Propulsion: 2 × General Motors diesel engines, 2 shafts
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 40
Armament: 2 × twin 20 mm guns

The Adjutant class minesweepers were built by the United States in the early 1950s, then loaned to foreign countries under the Military Defense Assistance Pact. Initially classified as motor minesweepers (AMS), in February 1955, they were reclassified as coastal minesweepers (MSC).[1]

References[]

  1. "Minesweeper Index". navsource.org. http://www.navsource.org/archives/11/05idx.htm. Retrieved 21 September 2010. 

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