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MSC-216 was built in Italy.

Call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - Uniform

Adjutant Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-216 by Cantieri Riuniti dell' Adriatico, Monfalcone, Italy under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-216, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 5 December 1956 as Mango (M 5523)
  • Reclassified P-496 in 1985
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two single 40-mm
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-216 79k . Joe Radigan
    MSC-216 646k 5 October 1973
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-216
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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