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Call sign:
India - Hotel - Kilo - Oscar

MSI-72 was built in Italy.

MSI-58 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-72 by Cantiere Costaguta, Gonove Voltri, Italy
  • Commissioned Porpora (M 5464)
  • Reclassified as a training vessel, A-5382
  • 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
    Porpora (M 5464)
    MSI-72 486k 2 February 1981
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    Porpora (A 5382)
    MSI-72 441k 8 October 1985
    La Spezia, Italy
    Carlo Martinelli
    No image of MSI-72 is available at this time

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-72
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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