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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Victor - November

AMS-150 was built for The Netherlands

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 May 1952 as AMS-150 by the George W. Kneass Co., San Francisco, CA
  • Launched 12 September 1953
  • Placed in service 28 July 1954 as HNLMS Brouwershaven (M 858)
  • Completed 30 October 1954 and transferred to The Netherlands
  • Reclassified by the U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-150, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 23 April 1976
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1 July 1976 and sold for scrap 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-150 94k c. 1954
    Crew photo
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSO-484 64k 30 April 1955
    Ponta Delgada, Azores
    Brouwershaven, Onvermoeid (M 887), ex-MSO-484 and Onverdroten (M 889), ex-MSO-485 in dress ship for Queen's Day still wearing their U.S. Navy hull numbers
    MSC-150 73k Arriving in Holland from the United States still wearing her original hull number
    MSC-150 126k .
    MSC-150 68k
    MSC-150 106k
    MSC-150 154k
    MSC-150 88k c. 1961
    Royal Netherlands Navy photo from the 1961/1962 edition of "Jane's Fighting Ships"
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-150 41k . Royal Dutch Navy
    MSC-149 79k Boxtel M-857, ex-MSC-149; Bruekelen M-852, ex-MSC-107; Borculo M-849, ex-MSC-107 and Brouwershaven steaming in close formation Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-150 76k .
    MSC-150 74k
    MSC-150 84k
    MSC-150 68k Brouwershaven steaming with Blaricum (M 853), ex-MSC-112 in the background
    MSC-150 84k Replacement photo: c. 1971
    Royal Netherlands Navy photo
    Original photo: Arie van Mazijk
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-150
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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