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MSC-261
ex-AMS-261


AMS-261 was built for Pakistan.

MSC-218 Class Coastal Minesweeper: Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-261 by the Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME; Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-261, 7 February 1955; Completed 24 October 1956 and transferred to Pakistan; Commissioned PNS Musahid (M 164) in November 1956; Struck from the Navy Register in 1990; Decommissioned in 1995; Presently in a man-made lake at the Pakistan Navy Museum in Karachi, Pakistan.

Specifications: Displacement 375 t.; Length 144'; Beam 27'; Draft 8' 3"; Speed 14 kts; Complement 39; Armament one 20mm; Propulsion two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.


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MSC-261 152k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia
MSC-261 160k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia
MSC-261 140k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia
MSC-261 113k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia
MSC-261 156k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia
MSC-261 165k c. July 2005 Dave Morley
Wagga Wagga,
Australia

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