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MSC-312 was built for Turkey.

Call sign:
Tango - Bravo - Mike - Delta

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-312 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Completed 19 June 1965, transferred to Turkey and named TCG Sapanca (M 266)
  • Reclassified M-517
  • 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
    MSC-312 63k . .
    MSC-312 61k Sapanca and Pleias (M 240), ex-MSC-314
    MSC-311 198k TCG Enez, Sapanca and TCG Sigicik (M 516). Yucel Umar, CPO, Turkish Navy, Ret.
    MSC-312 338k 30 May 1997
    Toulon, France
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-312
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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