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MSC-214
ex-AMS-214


MSC-214 was built in Italy.



Call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - Sierra

Adjutant Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-214 by C. R. D. A. Monfalcone, Italy under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-214, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 8 November 1956 and named Bambu (M 5521)
  • Reclassified P-495 in 1985
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,250shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-214 156k c. 1969
    Italian Navy photo from the 1969/1970 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-214
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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