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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Sierra - Golf

MSC-108 was built for The Netherlands.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-108 by the Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, FL
  • Launched 7 January 1953
  • Completed 23 November 1953
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 3 December 1953 and commissioned Borne (M 850)
  • Reclassified by the U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-108, 7 February 1955
  • Decommissioned 5 April 1974
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 August 1975
  • Sold for scrap 26 April 1976 to Pounds Marine Shipping, Harvard, England.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel enginess, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    Borne 69k . Arie van Mazijk
    Borne (M 850)
    Borne 93k . Royal Dutch Navy
    Borne 63k
    Beemster 90k Borne in company with Beemster (M 845) ex-MSC-105.
    Royal Dutch Navy Photo
    Borne 213k .
    Borne 37k . Arie van Mazijk
    Borne 83k
    Borne 21k
    Borne 20k
    Borne 69k
    Borne 75k
    Borne 19k
    Borne 91k
    Borne 19k
    Blaricum 62k Steaming in company with Blaricum (M 853), ex-MSC-112
    MSO-484 395k Leading a squadron of seven Adjutant/Beemster Class Coastal Minesweepers, with Borne to starboard and HRNLMS Breukelen (M 852) to port

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-108.
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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