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AMS-260 was built for Belgium

MSC-218 Class Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as Motor Minesweeper, AMS-260 by Hodgdon Brothers, Goudy and Stevens, East Boothbay, ME
  • Reclassified by U. S. Navy as a Coastal Minesweeper, MSC-260, 7 February 1955
  • Completed 23 August 1956, transferred to Belgium and named Veurne (M 935)
  • Converted to a Survey Vessel in 1969
  • Converted to a Minehunter in 1972
  • Decommissioned and struck from the Navy Register in 1987
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 375 t.
  • Length 144'
  • Beam 27'
  • Draft 8' 3"
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 39
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSC-260 51k . .
    MSC-260 190k c. 1971
    Belgian Navy photo
    Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS History currently available for MSC-260
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association Association of Minemen

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