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MSC-304 was built for Turkey.

Silifke (M 514) call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Alpha

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-304 by the Dorchester Shipbuilding Corp., Dorchester, NJ
  • Delivered in June 1965
  • Completed 27 July 1965
  • Transferred to Turkey 9 August 1965 and named TCG Silifke (M 263)
  • Reclassified M-514
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 5"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20-mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-304 112k Transfer ceremony turning over Silifke to the Turkish Government
    Photo from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, George D. McDowell Collection
    Mike Green
    MSC-304 78k Turkish crew boarding Silifke, as the transfer is officially completed
    Photo from the Philadelphia Evening Bulletin, George D. McDowell Collection
    Silifke 144k
    Silifke 97k Yucel M. Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    Silifke 69k
    Silifke 115k
    Silifke 117k
    Silifke 115k
    Silifke 130k
    Silifke 87k
    Silifke 78k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-304
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