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MSI-12



Call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Echo - Lima


MSI-12 was built in Denmark

MSI-1 Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 22 April 1959 as MSI-12 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by the Naval Dockyard, Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Launched 1 March 1961
  • Commissioned Sandvig (M 581), 1 February 1962
  • Decommissioned 30 August 1974, sold and converted to a private yacht
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 193 t.
  • Length 114'
  • Beam 22' 8"
  • Draft 7' 6"
  • Speed 13.1 kts.
  • Complement 20
  • Armament: Two Mk M/42 twin 20mm mounts (Reduced in 1963 to one Mk M/42 20mm mount)
  • Propulsion: Two 1,100hp Werkspoor diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-12 67k c. 1962
    Photo by Gunner Olsen
    Joe Radigan
    MSI-12 187k c. 1966
    Photo courtesy of Stefan Terzibaschitch from the 1967/1968 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-12
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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