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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Zulu - Oscar

MSC-149 was built for The Netherlands

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 May 1952 as AMS-149 by the George W. Kneass Co., San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 12 September 1953
  • Completed 24 July 1954
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 28 July 1954 and placed in service as HNLMS Boxtel (M 857)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper MSC-149, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 23 April 1976
  • Struck from the Naval Register 1 July 1976
  • Sold for scrap 7 October 1976 to W. Mantel of Amsterdam, Holland.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-149 78k Royal Dutch Navy photo Royal Dutch Navy
    MSC-149 58k
    MSC-149 77k Entering Portsmouth, England Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-149 60k .
    MSC-149 79k Boxtel; Bruekelen M-852, ex-MSC-100; Borculo M-849, ex-MSC-107 and Brouwershaven M-858, ex-MSC-150 steaming in close formation
    MSC-149 250k Front row kneeling: Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-149 178k c. 1965
    Crew photo

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-149
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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