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Bangkeo call sign:
Hotel - Sierra - Yankee - Charlie

MSC-303 was built for Thailand

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-303 by the Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp., Dorchester, NJ
  • Completed 24 June 1965, transferred to Thailand and named HTMS Bangkeo (MSC 6)
  • Delivered 9 July 1965
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 5"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Four General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-303 100k Bangkeo (M 6) on sea trials with unexplained "59" hull marking Jim Campbell
    MSC-303 66k Transfer pamphlet. Jim Campbell
    MSC-303 105k c. 1969
    Chao Praya River, Thailand
    Photo courtesy Karsten Petersen
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-303 137k c. 1971
    Royal Thai Navy photo

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-303.
    Additional Resources and Websites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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