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MSC-287 was built for Spain.

Tajo call sign:
Echo - Bravo - India - Victor

MSC-268 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-287 by the Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 1 May 1958
  • Completed 18 May 1959
  • Transferred to Spain 9 July 1959 and named Tajo (M 30)
  • Reclassified M-24 in 1980
  • Struck from the Spanish Navy list 3 December 2001 per 600/20866/01
  • 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
    Tajo (M 30)
    MSC-287 50k c. 1968 Robert Hurst
    Tajo 83k c. 1970s.
    Spanish Navy Photo
    Fabio Peña
    Tajo (M 24)
    Tajo 54k c. February 1986
    Arsenal De Cartagena, Spain.
    Ignacio López

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-287
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    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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