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MSC-270 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Foxtrot - Tango

MCS-268 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-270 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 23 January 1959, transferred to Turkey and named Sinop (M 258)
  • Reclassified M-511
  • Decommissioned 2 June 2004
  • Retired from service in 2005
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    MSC-270 13k . .
    MSC-270 67k Entering Valletta Harbour, Malta
    Photo by A. & J. Pavia from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-270.
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