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MSC-271 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Foxtrot - Uniform

MCS-268 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-271 by the Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 13 March 1959, transferred to Turkey and named Sürmene (M 259)
  • Reclassified M-512
  • 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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