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MSO-507 was built for Italy.

AM-506 Class Ocean Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 16 September 1953 as AM-507 by the Martinolich Shipbuilding Co., San Diego, CA
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-507, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 19 February 1955
  • Sponsored by Mrs. J. A. Martinolich
  • Completed 22 February 1956
  • Transferred to Italy and named Salmone (M 5430), 23 February 1956
  • Struck 31 March 1996
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSO-507 53k c. 1966 Robert Hurst
    MSO-507 239k c. July 1981
    Toulon, France
    Gilbert Gyssels

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-507.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    102 Minesweepers (MSO) Oceangoing Minesweepers
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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