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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Kilo - Mike

AMS-167 was built for The Netherlands.

Adjutant Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down in 1953 as AMS-167 by the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA
  • Launched 17 October 1953
  • Sponsored by Mrs. Victor V. Hilberg
  • Completed 11 December 1953
  • Transferred to The Netherlands 29 December 1954 and placed in service as Brielle (M 854)
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-167, 7 February 1955
  • Placed out of service 21 March 1975
  • Struck from the Naval Register 13 August 1975 and sold for scrap to Pounds Marine Shipping of Havant, United Kingdom.


  • 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
    AMS-167/168 112k Launching ceremony for AMS-167 and AMS-168
    Photo from the February 1954 edition of All Hands magazine
    Joe Radigan
    Brielle (M 854)
    AMS-167 61k Brielle still wearing her original hull number and flying the Netherlands flag.
    Royal Dutch Navy Photo
    Royal Dutch Navy
    AMS-167 107k .
    AMS-167 68k . Arie van Mazijk
    AMS-167 82k
    AMS-167 88k Den Helder, Holland
    AMS-167 87k .
    AMS-167 91k
    AMS-167 69k
    AMS-167 2k
    AMS-167 80k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-167
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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