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MSC-88 was built for Italy

Cedro call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - Echo

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-88 by the Berg Shipyard, Blaine, WA
  • Completed 21 October 1953, transferred to Italy and named Cedro (M 5505)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-88, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1988
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-88 244k c. 1970s Gilbert Gyssels
    MSC-88 724k 5 October 1973
    La Spezia, Italy
    Sandalo (M 5527), ex-MSC-240 is in the foreground
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-88 374k 20 June 1985
    La Spezia, Italy
    MSO-518 419k 5 November 1986
    La Spezia, Italy
    Passing Squalo (M 5433), ex-MSO-518

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-88
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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