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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Bravo - Juliet

MSC-100 was built for The Netherlands.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 February 1952 as AMS-100 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 12 March 1953
  • Transferred to The Netherlands and commissioned Breukelen (M 852), 14 February 1954
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-100, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 31 December 1971
  • Returned to U.S. custody in 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register 18 September 1972
  • Sold for scrap 17 January 1974 to Pounds Marine Shipping, Havant, United Kingdom.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Brummen 87k 23 February 1954
    New Orleans, LA
    Brummen (M 851), ex-AMS-111 inboard of AMS-100. Officials on the quay at Algiers Naval Station for the official transfer to the Dutch Navy of AMS-111. AMS-100 was transferred the week before on 15 February 1954
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-100 92k c. 1954
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    AMS-100 (Breukelen), AMS-111 (Brummen), and AMS-168 (Bruinisse) en route to Holland along with three unidentified AMS'
    Breukelen (M 852)
    MSC-100 93k Arriving in The Netherlands Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-100 18k
    MSC-100 92k
    MSC-100 34k .
    MSC-100 93k
    MSC-100 83k Scheveningen, Holland
    MSC-100 80k .
    MSC-100 278k
    MSO-484 395k Leading a squadron of seven Adjutant/Beemster Class Coastal Minesweepers, with HRNLMS Borne (M 850) to starboard and Breukelen to port
    MSC-100 75k 25 July - 22 August 1958
    Mediterranean Sea
    Moored inboard of the Royal Yacht Groene Draak (Green Dragon) and an unidentified vessel

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-100
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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