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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Bravo - Alpha

MSC-184 was built in The Netherlands.

MSC-172 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 1 February 1955 as AMS-184 by De Noord, Alblasserdam, 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-184, 7 February 1955
  • Launched 8 May 1956
  • Completed 15 October 1956
  • Commissioned Hoogeveen (M 827), 2 November 1956
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1992
  • Struck from operational status 3 December 1996
  • Donated to the friends of the Royal Dutch Navy
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 33
    Wartime 38
  • Armament: Two single 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 1,250shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-184 24k 2 November 1956
    First day in service
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-184 264k . .
    MSC-259 78k Verviers (M 934), ex-MSC-259, center, in formation with the West German minesweeper Wilhelm (M 1076), flanked by the Dutch minesweepers Hoogeveen and Gemert (M 841), ex-MSC-187, followed by an unidentified Royal Navy "Ton" class minesweeper Robert Hurst
    MSC-184 47k . Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-184 87k
    MSC-184 84k
    MSC-179 32k Abcoude (M 810), Giethoorn (M 815) (before undergoing Fleet Rehabilitation and Modernization program [FRAM]) and Hoogeveen
    MSC-184 50k After undergoing FRAM
    MSC-184 129k
    MSC-184 52k
    MSC-184 55k
    MSC-184 69k
    MSC-184 56k Painting by unknown artist
    MSC-184 301k c. 1988
    Dublin, Ireland
    MSC-184 225k 5 October 2011
    Den Helder, Holland
    Moored begind the Naval Museum
    Photo by Nick-D
    Robert Hurst
    MSC-184 230k
    MSC-184 341k 5 October 2011
    Den Helder, Holland
    Moored begind the Naval Museum
    Photo by Gebruiker: Rudolphous

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-184
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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