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MSI-14 was built for Iran.

MSI-13 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-14 by Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 26 October 1963
  • Sponsored by Mrs. Mark C. Jewett of Washington, DC
  • Delivered 15 October 1964, transferred to Iran and named IIN Riazi (M 302)
  • Reclassified M-312
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 203 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 18
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Four 250bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSI-14 50k 26 October 1963
    Tacoma Boat Building Co.
    MSI-14 49k 26 October 1963
    The tug Brynn Foss assisting after launching
    IIN Riazi (M 302)
    MSI-14 223k c. 1971
    Imperial Iranian Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-14
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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