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MSC-318 was built for Greece.

Call sign:
Sierra - Zulu - Bravo - Foxtrot

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-318 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Completed 3 October 1968, transferred to Greece and named Avra (M 214)
  • Scrapped in 2015 at Perama, Greece.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 5"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-318 31k Sea trials Joe Radigan
    MSC-318 145k . Historical Collections of the Great Lakes
    MSC-318 299k 22 November 1999
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    MSC-318 170k c. 2015
    At Perama a suburb of Piraeus, Greece
    George Haralampides
    MSC-318 310k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-318
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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