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MSC-325 was built for Saudi Arabia.

MSC-294 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-325 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Completed in 1978, transferred to Saudi Arabia and named Safwa (MSC 418)
  • Believe to have been phased out in 1997
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 387 t.
  • Length 152' 9¾"
  • Beam 26' 11"
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 13.3 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 600bhp diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-325 67k c. 1980's Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-325
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    Association of Minemen
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