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MSI-15 was built for Turkey

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Foxtrot

MSI-15 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-15 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 23 August 1966
  • Delivered 1 August 1967
  • Completed 15 August 1967, transferred to Turkey and named TCG Foça (M 500)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: Two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Four 960bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSI-15 489k 12 July 1967
    M-500 steaming alongside an unidentified Coastal Minesweeper
    Peterson Builders photo from the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI
    Michael Cosgrove
    MSI-15 51k Turkish Navy photo .
    MSI-15 127k . Yuçel M. Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    MSI-15 219k . Cüneyt Demir
    MSI-15 186k
    MSI-15 152k c. 1970
    Turkish Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-15
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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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