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Redwing (MSC 200)

Redwing served the Navies of the United States and Spain.

Call sign for Sil (M 27):
Echo - Bravo - Juliet - Delta

Redwing Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 July 1953 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 29 April 1954
  • Commissioned USS Redwing (AMS 200), 7 January 1955
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-200, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 16 June 1959 at Norfolk, VA
  • Struck from the Navy Register 18 June 1959, transferred to Spain and renamed Sil (M 29)
  • Reclassified in the late 1970s as a Patrol Craft, PVZ-55
  • Reclassified back to a Minesweeper, M-27 in 1982
  • Struck from the Spanish Navy list 25 September 2002 per 600/15557/02
  • Retired from the Spanish Navy 15 April 2003
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 335 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 8' 4"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    USS Redwing (MSC 200)
    AMS-201/200/192/191/190 157k Shrike (MSC 201), Redwing, Humming Bird (MSC 192), Frigate Bird (MSC 191), and Falcon (MSC 190) at Charleston, SC
    U.S. Navy photo from the June 1956 issue of All Hands magazine
    Joe Radigan
    Sil (M 29)
    M-29 95k Sil (M 29)
    Spanish Navy photo
    Fabio Peña
    Sil (M 27)
    M-27 41k Sil (M 27)
    Spanish Navy photo
    Spanish Navy
    M-27 91k .
    M-27 68k 25 June 1985
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain
    Ignacio López
    M-27 498k 17 March 2002
    Málaga Spain
    Javier Bueno Iturbe
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 131k 10 November 2002
    Barcelona, Spain
    Odiel (M 26), ex-MSC-288; Sil; Ebro (M-22) ex-MSC-269; and Genil (M-25), ex-MSC-279.
    Fabio Peña
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 86k

    Commanding Officers
    01LT Ralph Lee Anderson, USN7 February 1955
    02LT Jack (Black Jack) Scoville, USN1956
    02LT Paul E. Treagy, Jr., USN16 June 1959
    Courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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    DANFS History entry located on the Haze Gray & Underway Web Site.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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