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MSC-217 was built in Italy.

Call sign:
India - Hotel - Lima - Victor

Adjutant Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-217 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-217, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 9 January 1957 and named Mogano (M 5524)
  • Reclassified P-497 in 1985
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two single 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,250shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-217 330k 19 May 2001
    Taranto, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-217.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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