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MSO-522 was built for Belgium.

Van Haverbeke's call sign:
Oscar - Romeo - Juliet - Charlie

AM-503 Class Ocean Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 2 March 1959 as MSO-522 by Peterson Builder's Inc., Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Launched 25 October 1959
  • Completed 7 November 1960
  • Transferred to Belgium and named J. E. Van Haverbeke (M 902), 12 December 1960
  • Scrapped in 2002 at Amsterdam, The Netherlands.


  • 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: Two 1,350shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSO-522 98k Door County Maritime Museum Photo Belgium MSO Web Site
    J. E. Van Haverbeke (M 902)
    M-902 84k Belgium Navy Photo Belgium MSO Web Site
    MSO-522 272k c. 1967
    Belguim Navy photo from the 1966/1967 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    MSO-522 342k c. 1969
    Belgian Navy photo from the 1969-1970 edition of Janes Fighting Ships
    MSO-522 36k c. May 1969
    MSO-522 293k c. 1971
    Photo by Giorgio Arra
    MSO-522 60k c. June 1972
    J. E. Van Haverbeke
    MSO-522 22k 13 November 2001
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Photo by Piet Sinke
    Tommy Trampp
    MSO-522 26k 18 March 2002
    Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Photo by Hans Koolma

    There is no DANFS history available for MSO-522.
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