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MSC-269 was built for Spain.

Ebro call sign:
Echo - Bravo - India - Zulu

MCS-268 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-269 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Launched 8 November 1957
  • Completed 18 December 1958, transferred to Spain and named Ebro (M 26)
  • Reclassified M-22
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Naval Register 25 February 2005
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 370 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Ebro 95k Spanish Navy photo .
    Ebro 49k c. February 1986
    Barcelona, Spain
    Ignacio López
    Ebro 141k c. 1970
    Spanish Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Duero 109k 6 December 1988.
    A small portion of Ebro's stern is shown alongside Duero (M 23) ex-M-28, ex-AMS-266, ex-MSC-266. Both are at "dress ship" for Spanish Constitution Day.
    Fabio Peña
    Ebro 368k 17 March 2002
    Málaga, Spain
    Javier Bueno Iturbe
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 131k 10 November 2002
    Barcelona, Spain
    Odiel (M 26), ex-MSC-288; Sil (M 27), ex-Redwing (MSC 200); Ebro; and Genil (M-25), ex-MSC-279.
    Fabio Peña
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 86k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-269.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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