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MSC-288


MSC-288 was built for Spain.



Odiel call sign:
Echo - Bravo - Juliet - Charlie

MSC-268 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-288 by the Tampa Marine Corp., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 3 September 1958
  • Completed 29 June 1959
  • Transferred to Spain and named Odiel (M 32), 9 October 1959
  • Reclassified M-26 in 1980
  • Decommissioned and struck 16 January 2004
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 370 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 600shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-288 146k MSC-288 with her original hull number, flying the Spanish colors Manolo Budiņo
    MSC-288 74k c. 1961
    Photo courtesy of Senor A. Aguilar from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst
    Odiel 120k c. 1980s
    Spanish Navy Photo
    Fabio Peņa
    Odiel 160k 10 November 2002
    Barcelona, Spain
    Fabio Peņa
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 131k 10 November 2002
    Barcelona, Spain
    Odiel; Sil (M-27), ex-Redwing (MSC 200); Ebro (M-22) ex-MSC-269; and Genil (M-25), ex-MSC-279.
    Fabio Peņa
    Odiel/Sil/Ebro/Genil 86k 10 November 2002
    Barcelona, Spain
    Odiel; Sil (M-27), ex-Redwing (MSC 200); Ebro (M-22) ex-MSC-269; and Genil (M-25), ex-MSC-279.
    Fabio Peņa

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-288.
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