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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Foxtrot

MSC-105 was built for The Netherlands.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-105 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Completed 3 July 1953, transferred to The Netherlands and named Beemster (M 845)
  • Reclassified by the U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-105, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 21 September 1973
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 August 1974
  • Sold for scrap 26 April 1976 to Pounds Marine Shipping, Havant, Hampshire, England.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 880bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Beemster 65k c. 1953
    Training in the U.S. prior to transfer
    Arie van Mazijk
    Beemster 74k
    Beemster (M 845)
    Beemster 91k c. July 1954
    Swinging the acoustic hammer over the side
    Arie van Mazijk
    Beemster 90k Beemster in company with Borne (M 850) ex-MSC-108.
    Royal Dutch Navy photo
    Royal Dutch Navy
    Beemster 222k Royal Dutch Navy photo
    Beemster 23k . Arie van Mazijk
    Beemster 17k
    Beemster 86k
    Beemster 77k
    Beemster 66k
    Beemster 78k c. 1960 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-105
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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