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MSC-277 was built for the Republic of China.

MSC-268 Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-277 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Tacoma, WA
  • Launched 30 June 1958
  • Sponsored by Mrs. Guy Garland wife of CAPT Guy P. Garland, USN Commanding Officer of Tacoma Naval Station
  • Completed 25 May 1959, transferred to the Republic of China and named Yung Nien (MSC 57)
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1991
  • 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
    MSC-277 67k After launching
    Tacoma Boat Building photo 26342
    Tommy Trampp
    MSC-277 113k U.S. Navy photo Joe Radigan
    Yung Nien (MSC 57)
    MSC-277 49k c. 1963 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-277
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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