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MSC-128 built for Denmark.

Alssund call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Echo - Tango

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 24 September 1952 as AMS-128 by the Hiltebrant Drydock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 1 April 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-128, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 22 March 1955 and transferred to Denmark
  • Commissioned HDMS Alssund (M 572), 5 April 1955
  • Decommissioned 30 November 1989
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 40
  • Armament: Two 20mm mounts, replaced by one 40mm mount in 1965
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-128 29k Royal Danish Navy photo Royal Danish Navy
    MSO-481 458k NATO minesweepers underway during a STANAVFORCHAN [Standing Naval Force - Channel] Exercise. Ships are from top to bottom: the Federal German Navy Duren (M 1079); the Netherlands Navy Abcoude (M 180); the Alssund; the Belgian Navy De Brouwer (M 904),ex-MSO-499; the Netherlands Navy Onbevreesd (A 855), ex-MSO-481; HMS
    Kirkliston (M 1157)
    ; the Danish Navy Omøsund (M 576), ex-MSC-221; the Belgian Navy Koksijde (M 933) and the superstructure of HMS Bossington (M 1133)
    Royal Navy Museum photo from "Safeguarding the Nation: The Story of the Modern Royal Navy" by John Roberts
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-128 143k c. 1970
    Royal Danish Navy photo

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-128
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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