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MSO-515 was built for Belgium.

Georges Truffaut's call sign:
Oscar - Romeo - Juliet - Mike

Acme Class Ocean Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 February 1955 as AM-515 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper, MSO-515, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 1 November 1955
  • Completed 21 September 1956
  • Transferred to Belgium and named Georges Truffaut (M 908), 12 October 1956
  • Placed in reserve in 2000
  • Requested demilitarization from the Defense Logistics Agency in January 2004
  • Scrapped in January 2007.


  • Displacement 934 t.
  • Length 190'
  • Beam 36'
  • Draft 12'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 81
  • Armament: One 40mm mount and two .50 cal. machine guns
  • Propulsion: 2,700shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSO-515 90k Belgium Navy photo Belgium MSO Web Site
    Georges Truffaut (M 908)
    MSO-515 76k Belgium Navy photos Belgium MSO Web Site
    MSO-515 111k
    MSO-499 44k De Brouwer (M 904) and Georges Truffaut © Brice Dehasse
    MSO-515 80k c. 1968
    Grand Harbor, Valletta, Malta
    Robert Hurst
    MSO-515 57k Photos by Patrick D'Agostino
    MSO-515 37k
    MSO-515 72k
    Georges Truffaut
    MSO-515 61k c. January 2007
    On her way to the scrap yard
    Photo courtesy of Daniel Develter and Peter Wyntin
    Tommy Trampp

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-515
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