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MSC-282 was built for South Vietnam

MSC-268 Coastal Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSC-282 by Stephens Brothers, Inc., Stockton, CA
  • Completed 21 August 1959
  • Transferred to South Vietnam 10 December 1959 and named RVNS Chuong Duong II (HQ 115)
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 370 t.
  • Length 152'
  • Beam 28'
  • Draft 7'
  • Speed 14 kts.
  • Complement 38
  • Armament: Two twin 20mm mounts
  • Propulsion: Two General Motors diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSC-282 45k 10 December 1959
    Invitation to transfer ceremony
    Darryl Baker
    MSC-282 363k 10 December 1959
    General view of MSC-282/Chuong Duong II (HQ 115) at Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo MSC 282 46454-12-59
    MSC-282 342k 10 December 1959
    View of the official party for the commissioning of MSC-282/Chuong Duong II (HQ 115) at Mare Island. RADM M. J. Lawrence, Mare Island Shipyard Commander, is in the center of the photo
    U.S. Navy photo MSC 282 46457-12-59
    RVNS Chuong Duong II (HQ 115)
    MSC-282 299k 10 December 1959
    South Vietnamese colors raised aboard Chuong Duong II (HQ 115) at Mare Island
    U.S. Navy photo MSC 282 46358-12-59
    Darryl Baker
    MSC-282 106k Original photo: Courtesy of Viet Nam Air Force website
    Replacement photo: c. 1971
    Vietnamese Navy photo
    Original photo: Tommy Trampp
    Replacement photo: Robert Hurst
    MSC-282 77k c. 1964 Robert Hurst

    There is no DANFS history available for MSC-282
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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