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MSC-127 built for Denmark.

Aarøsund call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Echo - Sierra

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 8 September 1952 as AMS-127 by the Hiltebrant Drydock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 19 November 1953
  • Completed 10 January 1955 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned Aarøsund (M 571), 24 January 1955
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-127, 7 February 1955
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1981
  • Decommissioned 1 March 1982
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts, removed in 1965 and replaced with one 40mm 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
    MSC-127 54k Still wearing her U.S. Navy hull number Robert Hurst
    Aarøsund (M 571)
    MSC-127 40k Royal Danish Naval Museum photo Royal Danish Naval Museum
    MSC-127 60k c. 1961
    Royal Danish Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst

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