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MSC-257
ex-AMS-257


MSC-257 was built for Denmark.


Guldborgsund call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Echo - Whiskey

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as AMS-257
  • Reclassified as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-257, 7 February 1955
  • Laid down 17 August 1955 by Stephens Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Launched 17 March 1956
  • Sponsored by Mrs. Betty Bullen
  • Completed 11 November 1956, transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned Guldborgsund (M 575), 19 November 1956
  • Decommissioned 1 May 1993
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications

  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts, replaced by one 40mm mount in 1965
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-257
    MSC-257 88k . Tommy Trampp
    MSC-257 84k . Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Guldborgsund (M 575)
    MSC-257 22k Royal Danish Naval Museum photo Royal Danish Navy

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