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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

MSC-174
ex-AMS-174



Roermond call sign:
Papa - Alpha - India - Lima


AMS-174 was built in The Netherlands

MSC-172 Class Motor Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 October 1954 as AMS-174 by Wilton Feyenoord, Rotterdam, Holland under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-174, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 20 December 1955
  • Commissioned Roermond (M 806)
  • Converted to a Diving Tender in 1968
  • Decommissioned in 1987 and used for spare parts
  • Struck from the Navy register in 1996 and transferred to the Sea Cadets at Delfzijl, Holland
  • Returned to the Dutch Navy in 1997 and replaced by Naarden (M 823), ex-MSC-183
  • Transferred to the Sea Cadets unit at Lemmer, Holland in 2002.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 405 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 33
    War time: 38
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1250shp MAN V6V 22/30 diesel engines, two shafts, controllable pitch propellers.
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    MSC-174 110k 13 August 1955
    Launching
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-174 79k 29 December 1955
    Commissioning
    MSC-174 43k
    MSC-174 83k . .
    MSC-174 88k . Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-174 75k
    MSC-174 86k
    MSC-174 40k 20 January 1960
    In rough seas. Lost both rudders
    MSC-174 73k c. 1974/1975
    After undergoing Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization Program
    MSC-174 75k
    MSC-177 126k Rotterdam
    Drachten (M 812), ex-MSC-177 is off her port quarter
    MSC-174 83k c. 1986
    Norway
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-174 86k
    MSC-174 89k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-174
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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