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MSC-130 was built for Spain.

Turia (M 27) call sign:
Echo - Bravo - India - November

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-130 by the Hiltebrant Drydock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 14 July 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-130, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 18 May 1955
  • Transferred to Spain and named Turia (M 27), 1 June 1955
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft, PVZ-54 in 1980
  • Reclassified P-54 in 1986
  • Stuck from the Naval Register in 1993
  • Sunk as an artificial reef 2 August 1999 off La Manga del Mar Menor, Cartagena, Spain.


  • Displacement 362 t.
  • Length 144' 3"
  • Beam 27' 2"
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-130 288k 22 April 1989
    La Specia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-130 55k The Turia is scuttled to serve as an artificial reef.
    Photo by Diego Quevedo Carmona, Spanish Navy, from the March 2003 edition of U. S. Naval Institute Proceedings
    Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-130
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    Association of Minemen
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