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     M5558 Crotone     

Photo byMay 2006. The La Spezia. Photo by A. Andreev.
Country: Italy.
Class, [Type]: Gaeta, [MHC].
Homeport: La Spezia.

Callsign: IHMC ( India Hotel Mike Charlie )

Builder: Intermarine, Sarzana, Italy.
Launch date: 11 April 1992.
Commission date: 19 January 1994.

Displacement ( tons ): 697 full load.
Dimensions ( metres ): 52,5 x 10 x 2,6.
Main machinery: 1 x GMT BL2308M diesel ( 1985 hp ), 3 x ID 36 SS 6V diesels ( 1481 hp ) minehunting.
Speed ( knots ): 14; 6 hunting.
Range ( miles ): 4000 at 12 knots.
Complement: 44 ( 4 officers ).

Guns: 1 x 1 Oerlicon 20mm.
Minehunting: 1 x MIN 77, 1 x Pluto.
Minesweeper: Oropesa Mk4.

Radars: Navigation: MM/SPN-728.
Sonars: SQQ-14.

Year of visit the Black Sea:  2008

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