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MSI-18 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - India

MSI-15 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-18 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched in November 1967
  • Delivered 1 December 1967
  • Transferred to Turkey and named TCG Finike (M 503).
  • 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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    MSI-187 616k . CŁneyt Demir
    MSI-187 166k . CŁneyt Demir

    There is no DANFS history available for MSI-18.
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