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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Foxtrot - Juliet

MSC-107 was built for The Netherlands.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-107 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Completed 8 October 1953
    Transferred to The Netherlands, placed in service 20 October 1953 and named Borculo (M 849)
  • Reclassified by U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-107, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Naval Register 14 August 1974
  • Placed out of service 1 September 1974
  • Sold for scrap 26 April 1976 to Pounds Marine Shipping of Harvard, 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
    Borculo 151k . Royal Dutch Navy
    Borculo 131k Ghent, Belgium
    Crew photo
    Arie van Mazijk
    Borculo 303k Ostende, Belgium
    MSC-149 79k Boxtel M-857, ex-MSC-149; Bruekelen M-852, ex-MSC-100; Borculo and Brouwershaven M-858, ex-MSC-150 steaming in close formation
    Borculo 76k Mourners boarding Borculo with a vase containing the ashes of a 50 year veteran naval officer, for burial at sea.
    Borculo 108k .
    Borculo 67k
    Borculo 80k
    Borculo 74k
    Borculo 66k
    Brummen 49k Borculo and Brummen (M 851), ex-MSC-111
    Borculo 166k c. 1968
    Royal Netherlands Navy photo from the 1968/1969 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-107
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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