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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Abcoude call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Hotel

MSC-176 served the Navies of the Netherlands and Peru

MSC-172 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-176 in The Netherlands under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact and based on the design of the British "Ton" Class Coastal Minesweeper
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-176, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 2 September 1955
  • Completed 21 April 1956
  • Commissioned Abcoude (M 810), 18 May 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register 5 November 1993
  • Sold to Peru 12 July 1994 for 450.000 dutch guilders and 160.000 dutch guilders for reserve parts and renamed BAP Carrasco (AH 171)
  • Used as a Hydrographic/Oceanographic Research vessel in 1998
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 33
    Wartime 38
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,250shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Abcoude (M 810)
    MSC-176 75k 2 September 1955
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-183 40k 18 May 1956
    Placed in service
    Naarden (M 823), ex-MSC-183 is on the right
    MSC-179 32k Abcoude, Giethoorn (M 815) (before FRAM) and Hoogeveen (M 827)
    MSC-176 67k After undergoing Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM) program
    MSC-176 69k
    MSC-176 76k
    MSC-176 47k 18 August 1956
    MSC-176 190k c. 1965
    Zeebrugge, Belgium
    Moored forward of Sittard (M 830), ex-MSC-186
    MSC-176 75k Den Helder, Holland
    MSC-176 55k After undergoing FRAM
    MSC-176 90k In dry dock
    BAP Carrasco (AH 171)
    MSC-176 79k . Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-176 53k
    MSC-176 74k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-176
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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