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MSO-504
ex-AM-504


MSO-504 was built for Belgium.



Breydel's call sign:
Oscar - Romeo - Juliet - Kilo

Agressive Class Ocean Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 25 November 1954 as AM-504 by the Tacoma Boat Building Co., Inc., Tacoma, WA
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-504, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 25 March 1955
  • Completed 24 January 1956
  • Transferred to Belgium and named Breydel (M 906), 15 February 1956
  • Retired from service in January 1993
  • Sold in 1995 to "De Leuvense Compagnie vzw" to be transformed into a museum ship
  • Scrapped in 2006.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 934 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 81
  • Armament: One twin 40mm mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: General Motors 2,700shp diesels, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSO-504
    MSO-504 90k U.S. Navy photo Belgium MSO Web Site
    MSO-504 76k c. 1956
    In dry dock at Bremerton
    MSO-504 111k c. 1956
    In dry dock at Bremerton
    MSO-504 127k c. 1956
    Long Beach, CA
    U.S. Navy photo
    Robert M. Cieri
    Breydel (M 906)
    MSO-504 78k Belgium Navy photo Belgium MSO Web Site
    MSO-499 58k Breydel, F. Bovesse (M 909), ex-MSO-516 and De Brouwer (M 904, ex-MSO-499 © Brice Dehasse
    MSO-504 43k c. December 1973 Robert Hurst
    MSO-504 185k c. August 1982
    Antwerp, Belgium
    Photo by Gilbert Gyssels
    Gilbert Gyssels
    MSO-504 146k c. January 1985
    Brugge, Belgium
    Photo by Gilbert Gyssels
    MSO-504 189k c. February 1988
    Oostende, Belgium
    Photo by Gilbert Gyssels
    Breydel
    MSO-504 75k c. October 2000
    Rupelmonde, Belgium.
    Photo by Daniel Develter
    Breydel Museum Web Site
    MSO-504 25k Photo courtesy of Francois Gelens Tommy Trampp
    MSO-504 78k Photo courtesy of Paul Haaze

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-504
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    102 Minesweepers (MSO) Oceangoing Minesweepers
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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