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MSI-60 was built in Italy.

Call sign:
India - Hotel - Kilo - Charlie

MSI-58 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-60 by Cantieri Ruiniti dell'Adrtico, Monfalcone, Italy
  • Delivered 19 July 1957
  • Commissioned Astice (M 5452)
  • Reclassified as a Small Training Ship, A-5379
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Two Fiat MTU 12V-493-TY7 diesel engines, reduction to one shaft.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Astice (M 5452)
    MSI-60 472k 14 October 1981
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    Astice (A 5379)
    MSI-60 396k 27 August 1996
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-60
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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