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MSI-63 was built in Italy.

MSI-58 Class Inshore Minesweeper/Aragosta Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1955 as MSI-63 by Cantieri Baglietto, Varazze, Italy
  • Commissioned Conchiglia (M 5455)
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 12 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One .50 cal. machine gun
  • Propulsion: Four General Motors 6-71 diesel engines, reduction to one shaft.
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    MSI-63 84k Cantieri Baglietto, Varazze, Italy advertisemrnt photo from the 1958/1959 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-63.
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