Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.

NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


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 111' 9"
  • Beam 23' 5"
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Four 250shp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
    Click on thumbnail
    for full size image
    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-16 107k 29 July 1967
    Conducting sea trials
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    MSI-16 306k Peterson Builders photo from the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI Michael Cosgrove
    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
    Back To The Main Photo Index Back To the Mine Warfare Ship Photo Index Back to the Inshore Minesweeper (MSI) Photo Index

    Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster

    This page created and maintained by Joseph M. Radigan
    All pages copyright NavSource Naval History