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MSI-17 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Hotel

MSI-15 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-17 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 11 April 1967
  • Delivered 1 October 1967
  • Transferred to Turkey 6 November 1967 and named TCG Fatsa (M 502)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Four 250bhp General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-17 251k Peterson Builders photo from the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI Michael Cosgrove
    MSI-17 64k Yucel M. Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    MSI-17 92k
    MSI-17 188k CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for MSI-17
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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