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MSC-110
ex-AMS-110


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk



Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Charlie - Hotel


MSC-110 was built for The Netherlands

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-110 by Broward Marine Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Launched 14 February 1953
  • Completed 9 April 1954, and transferred to The Netherlands
  • Placed in service 26 April 1954 and named Beilen (M 848)
  • Reclassified by the U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-110, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 29 November 1974
  • Struck from the Navy Register 13 August 1975
  • Sold 13 April 1976 to Bruczak, Canada
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: One twin 20mm mount
  • 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
    Beilen 135k . Royal Dutch Navy
    AMS-110 70k . Arie van Mazijk
    AMS-110 53k
    AMS-110 73k
    AMS-110 75k
    AMS-110 75k
    AMS-110 81k Antwerp, Belgium
    AMS-110 284k c. 1960's
    Rotterdam, Holland

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-110
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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