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MSC-279 was built for Spain.

Genil call sign:
Echo - Bravo - Juliet - Echo

MSC-268 Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-279 by the Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, FL
  • Completed 20 August 1959, transferred to Spain and named Genil (M 31)
  • Reclassified M-25
  • Struck from the Spanish Navy list 29 July 2003 per Order 600/14024/03
  • Decommissioned 16 January 2004
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 370 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,200shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Genil 67k In dry dock.
    Arsenal De Cartagena, Spain. c. February 1986
    Ignacio López
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 131k Odiel (M 26), ex-MSC-288; Sil (M 27), ex-Redwing (MSC 200); Ebro (M 22), ex-MSC-269; and Genil.
    Barcelona, Spain, 10 November 2002.
    Fabio Peña
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 86k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-279
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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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