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MSC-104 served the Navies of Belgium and Norway
Alta (M 314) call sign:
Juliet - Whiskey - Alpha - Uniform
Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper/Sauda Class Minesweeper:Laid down in 1952 as Auxiliary Motor Minesweeper AMS-104 by the Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, MELaunched 31 January 1953Completed 30 October 1953 and transferred to Belgium and named BNS Arlon (M 915)Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-104, 7 February 1955Returned to U.S. custody in 1966Transferred in May 1966 to Norway, renamed and reclassified HNoMS Alta (M 314)Decommissioned in May 1996Struck from the Naval Register in 1997Transferred to the Royal Norwegian Armed Forces Museum in Oslo, NorwayAlta is fully operational. Her regularly scheduled sailings, up to ten per year, include hospitality visits and training.
Specifications:Displacement 405 t.Length 144'Beam 27'Draft 9'Speed 14 kts.Complement 40Armament: One twin 20mm mountPropulsion: Two General Motors 8-278A diesel engines, two shafts.
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|BNS Arlon (M 915)
||Entering Ostend, Belgium
Photo by Maurice Voss
|HNoMS Alta (M 314)
There is no DANFS history available for MSC-104
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