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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Veere call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Juliet - Echo

MSC-188 was built in The Netherlands.

MSC-172 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Originally planned as AMS-188
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-188, 7 February 1955
  • Laid down 30 March 1955 as MSC-188 by L. Smit and zn, Kinderdijk, Holland under the off-shore procurement plan of the Military Defense Assistance Pact and based on the design of the British "Ton" Class Coastal Minesweeper
  • Launched 30 March 1956
  • Completed 20 August 1956
  • Commissioned Veere (M 842), 27 September 1956
  • Underwent Fleet Modernization and Rehabilitation (FRAM) program in March 1970 at Van der Giessen de Noord Shipyard, Krimpen aan den IJssel, Netherlands
  • Recommissioned as a minehunter 17 October 1972
  • Struck from the Naval Register in 1984
  • Placed out of service 19 October 1984
  • Sold for scrap 18 March 1987 to Westerveld of Amsterdam, Holland and scrapped.


  • Displacement 417 t.
  • Length 149' 8"
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 9'
  • Speed 16 kts.
  • Complement 33
    Wartine 38
  • Armament: Two 40mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two 625shp General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-188 60k 30 March 1956
    Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-188 66k
    MSC-188 39k
    MSC-188 54k 27 September 1956
    Placed in service
    MSC-188 40k
    MSC-188 94k
    MSC-188 72k
    MSC-188 59k
    MSC-188 41k .
    MSC-188 16k
    MSC-188 67k 8 June 1972
    At shipyard after FRAM
    MSC-188 69k After undergoing FRAM
    MSC-188 76k
    MSC-188 91k
    MSC-188 73k Alongside Drunen (M 818), ex-MSC-181. .
    MSC-182 80k Astern of Woerden (M 820), ex-MSC-182 Arie van Mazijk
    MSC-188 78k Veere, Holland
    MSC-188 81k
    MSC-188 44k

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-188
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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