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MSC-75
ex-AMS-75


AMS-75 was built for Italy, later transferred to Greece


Gelso call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - India


Euniki call sign:
Sierra - Zulu - Zulu - Bravo

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-75 by the Henry C. Grebe and Co., Inc., Chicago, IL
  • Launched 2 February 1954
  • Completed 2 February 1954, transferred to Italy and named Gelso (M 5509)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-75, 7 February 1955
  • Transferred to Greece 10 October 1995, renamed Euniki (M 61) and struck from the U.S. Naval Register
  • Retired from service in 2006/2007
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 11.4 kts.
  • Complement 41
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    AMS-75
    MSC-75 153k c. 1954
    Chicago River
    A 144', diesel powered minesweeper heads for New Orlean for delivery to the Navy. It was built and refitted at Grebe Shipyards in Chicago
    Chicago Sun-Times photo by Bill Quinn
    Tommy Trampp
    Gelso (M 5509)
    MSC-75 311k 29 August 1989
    La Spezia, Italy
    Passing Frassino, ex-MSC-89
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-75 329k 29 August 1989
    Euniki (M 61)
    Euniki 72k Hellenic Navy Photo Royal Hellenic Navy
    Euniki 75k
    MSC-75 106k c. February 2002
    Entering Valletta Harbor, Malta
    Photo by Patrick D'Agostino
    Robert Hurst
    Euniki 59k Euniki (M 61) in port at Barcelona, Spain 23 March 2002. To starboard is the Turkish ship TCG Enez (M 262) and to port is the Germany FGS Weiden (M 1016). The stern of the Italian ITS Numana (M 5557) is just visible off her bow. Fabio Peņa
    Euniki 102k Euniki (M 61) in port at Barcelona, Spain 23 March 2002. To starboard is the Turkish ship TCG Enez (M 262) and to port is the Germany FGS Weiden (M 1016).

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-75
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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