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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Juliet - Whiskey

MSC-112 was built for The Netherlands

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 September 1952 as AMS-112 by Broward Marine Inc., Fort Lauderdale, FL
  • Launched 31 October 1953
  • Completed 21 May 1954
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 7 June 1954 and placed in service as HRNLMS Blaricum (M 853)
  • Reclassified by the U.S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-112, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 8 July 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1975
  • Sold for scrap in 1979 to W. Mantel of Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Blaricum (M 853)
    Blaricum 235k 7 June 1954
    Lieutenant Sea (LTZ) J. K. Broggel, RNN commander of the minesweeper Blaricum with Lieutenant J. D. Sandling, USN liasion officer with Fleet Training Group, Norfolk, VA, on the bridge of the ship
    Pieter Bakels
    Blaricum 75k In Dutch service still wearing her U.S. Navy hull number Arie van Mazijk
    Blaricum 143k . Royal Dutch Navy
    Blaricum 88k . Arie van Mazijk
    Blaricum 55k
    Blaricum 76k
    Blaricum 330k
    Blaricum 62k Steaming in company with Borne (M 850), ex-MSC-108
    MSC-150 68k Blaricum steaming with Brouwershaven (M 858), ex-MSC-150 in the background
    Blaricum 57k 7 August 1979
    Southend-on-Sea, United Kingdom
    Being scrapped, left to right, the Portuguese minesweeper Graciosa (M 417), ex-MSO-486, the Dutch minesweeper Blaricum and the Italian minesweeper Arsella (M 5451), ex-MSI-59.

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-112
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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