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MSC-275


MSC-275 was built for Iran

MCS-268 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-275 by Bellingham Shipyards Co., Bellingham, WA
  • Completed 4 September 1959 and transferred to Iran as Shahbaz (MSC 32)
  • Lost by fire in 1975.

    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-275 299k 8 August 1959
    National Archives photo 80-G-1043815
    Tracy White
    MSC-275 54k c. 1960
    Courtesy of A. & J. Pavia from the 1960/1961 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-275
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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