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MSC-129
ex-AMS-129


MSC-128 built for Denmark.



Egernsund call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Echo - Uniform

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 10 April 1953 as AMS-128 by the Hiltebrant Drydock Co., Kingston, NY
  • Launched 14 April 1954
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-129, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 22 March 1955, transferred to Denmark and named Egernsund (M 573)
  • Struck from the Navy Register in 1988
  • Decommissioned 31 December 1989
  • Fate unknown.

    Specifications:

  • 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 800bhp General Motors 8-268A diesel engines, Snow and Knobstedt single reduction gear, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-129 42k Royal Danish Naval Museum photo Royal Danish Navy
    MSC-129 64k Robert Hurst
    MSC-129 51k c. June 1974

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-129
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