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MSC-170 served the Navies of Belgium and Greece.

Thalia call sign:
Sierra - Zulu - Alpha - Yankee

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-170 by the Consolidated Shipbuilding Corp., Morris Heights, NY
  • Completed 26 May 1954, transferred to Belgium and named Blankenberge (M 923)
  • Reclassified by the U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-170, 7 February 1955
  • Returned to U. S. Navy custody 26 September 1969, transferred to Greece and renamed Thalia (M 210) at Ostende, Belgium
  • Decommissioned in 2004
  • Scrapped in March 2012 at Piraeus, Greece.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 900bhp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Blankenberge (M 923)
    MSC-170 56k . .
    Thalia (M 210)
    MSC-170 22k . Hellenic Navy website
    MSC-170 227k c. March 2012
    Thalia astern of Dafne (M 247), ex-MSC-307 at a scrapyard at Perama near Piraeus, Greece
    George Haralampides
    MSC-170 157k c. March 2012
    Thalia at a scrapyard at Perama near Piraeus, Greece
    MSC-170 201k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-170
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