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MSO-513 was built for France.

Ouistreham (M 610) call sign:
Foxtrot - Charlie - Tango - Echo

AM-450 Class Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AM-513, 21 October 1954 by Peterson Builders Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper (Non-magnetic) MSO-513, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 30 July 1955
  • Completed 22 August 1956
  • Transferred to France and named Ouistreham (M 610), 21 September 1956
  • Struck in 1994
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 750 t.
  • Length 172'
  • Beam 35'
  • Draft 11'
  • Speed 15.5 kts.
  • Armament: One 40mm mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Ouistreham 126k . Gilles Obellianne
    Ouistreham 109k Photo by Marine Nationale Robert Hurst
    Ouistreham 46k
    Ouistreham 46k
    Ouistreham 117k c. 1963/1964
    Photo by Marine Nationale
    Ouistreham 81k c. December 1974
    Photo by Wright and Logan
    Fabio Peņa
    Ouistreham 421k 6 June 1994
    Ouistreham, Normandy, France
    Carlo Martinelli
    Ouistreham 341k
    Ouistreham 261k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-513
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    102 Minesweepers (MSO) Oceangoing Minesweepers
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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