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MSC-311 was built for the Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Charlie

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-311 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Completed 15 May 1965, transferred to Turkey and named TCG Sigacik (M 265)
  • Reclassified M-516
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 5"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    TCG Sigacik (M 265)
    MSC-311 192k Peterson Builders photo from the Door County Maritime Museum, Sturgeon Bay, WI Michael Cosgrove
    MSC-311 57k c. June 1965
    Boston, MA
    Richard Leonhardt
    TCG Sigacik (M 516)
    MSC-311 83k Tayfun Gunduz, CPO, Turkish Navy Yucel Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    MSC-311 198k TCG Enez, TCG Spanca (M 517, ex-MSC-312 and Sigacik
    MSC-311 311k 30 May 1997
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-311 146k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-311
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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