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AMS-265 was built for Spain.

Ulla call sign:
Echo - Bravo - Juliet - Juliet

AMS-218 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-265 by Quincy Adams Yacht Yard, Inc., Quincy, MA
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-265, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 28 January 1956
  • Completed 9 July 1956, transferred to Spain and named Ulla (M 24), 24 July 1956
  • Reclassified as a Patrol Craft, PVZ-52 in 1980
  • Reclassified P-52 in 1986
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1993
  • Sunk as an artificial reef 14 October 1999 off La Manga del Mar Menor, Cartagena, Spain, approximately 550 yards away from Turia (P 52), ex-MSC-130.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Ulla 100k c. 1961/1966
    Scanned from a Post Card.
    Fabio Peņa
    Ulla 186k c. 1962
    Photo from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Mike Green
    Ulla 125k c. 1971
    Spanish Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Ulla 93k 26 May 1979
    Palma de Mallorca, Spain.
    Fabio Peņa

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-265.
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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