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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Papa - Papa

MSC-106 was built for The Netherlands

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-106 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Completed 10 August 1953
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 28 August 1953 and named Bedum (M 847)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-106, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register 7 January 1976
  • Sold to the firm W. Mantel of Amsterdam, Holland and scrapped.


  • 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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    Bedum 99k 28 August 1953
    New Orleans, LA
    Transfer to the Dutch Navy
    Arie van Mazijk
    Bedum 104k
    Bedum 26k Den Helder, Holland
    Arriving from the United States
    Bedum 55k c. 1954
    Wearing her U.S. Navy hull number and flying the Dutch flag.
    Royal Dutch Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Bedum 78k Wearing her new hull number Arie van Mazijk
    Bedum 101k The mayor and aldermen of the city of Bedum, Holland visit the ship
    Bedum 151k . Royal Dutch Navy
    Bedum 213k Enlarged views of above photo Pieter Bakels
    Bedum 261k
    Bedum 275k
    Bedum 113k . Royal Dutch Navy
    Bedum 67k . Arie van Mazijk
    Bedum 130k c. 1973
    In the Nord-East Sea Canal [Kiel Canal], Germany

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-106
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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