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MSC-178 was built in The Netherlands.

Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Victor - Zulu

MSC-172 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as AMS-178 by J. & K. Smit Scheepswerf, 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-178, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 5 April 1955
  • Completed 20 March 1956
  • Commissioned Ommen (M 813), 19 April 1956
  • Underwent Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization (FRAM program in 1976/977
  • Struck from the Naval Register 23 July 1993
  • Sold for scrap 5 Setember 1997 to the firm of Achterhuis and Son of Hattum, The Netherlands for 9,488 Dutch Gulden.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    Ommen (M 813)
    M-809 79k 5 April 1955
    Arie van Mazijk
    M-809 104k
    M-809 65k
    M-809 82k
    M-809 55k 19 April 1956
    M-809 65k .
    M-809 64k Hoogeveen (M 827) and Ommen sweeping in span
    M-809 37k .
    M-809 82k After undergoing FRAM
    M-809 103k
    M-809 86k
    M-809 126k
    M-809 75k
    M-809 62k
    M-809 61k
    M-809 72k Rotterdam, Holland
    Moored inboard of Drachten (M 812), ex-MSC-177 and Naarden (M 823), ex-MSC-183
    MSC-186 125k Moored inboard of Sittard (M 830), ex-MSC-186
    M-809 59k Naaldwijk (M 809), Ommen, Sittard (M 830), and Naarden (M 823)
    M-809 76k .
    M-809 78k . .

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-178
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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