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MSI-16 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Golf

MSI-15 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 7 December 1966 as MSI-16 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Delivered 1 September 1967
  • Completed 27 September 1967, transferred to Turkey and named TCG Fethiye (M 501)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Four 960bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-16 107k 29 July 1967
    Conducting sea trials
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    MSI-16 27k . Yucel M. Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    MSI-16 156k . CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-16.
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