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MSC-268


MSC-268 was built for Turkey.



Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Foxtrot - Sierra

MSC-268 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-268 by Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 28 September 1958, transferred to Turkey and named TCG Samsun (M 257)
  • Reclassified M-510
  • Retired from service in 2005
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-268 146k Turkish Navy photo Robert Hurst
    MSC-268 70k c. 1959
    Turkish Navy photo from the 1959/1960 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-268
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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