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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - India

MSI-3 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 26 January 1958 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by De Noord the Alblasserdam, Holland
  • Launched 29 June 1959
  • Commissioned Alblas (M 868), 12 March 1960
  • Decommissioned 1 January 1984
  • Scrapped 12 March 1986 by Firma Holland & Zn Hendrik Ido Ambacht, Holland.


  • Displacement 171 t.
  • Length 108.2'
  • Beam 21' 8"
  • Draft 5.9'
  • Speed 13 kts.
  • Complement 13
  • Armament: One 20mm mount
  • Propulsion: Two 500hp Stork Werkspoor diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSI-3 12k Aart Alblas, a resistance fighter in WWII. Born 20 September 1918, died 7 September 1944 in Mauthausen [Austria] Nazi Concentation Camp Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-3 103k 29 June 1959
    MSI-3 75k
    MSI-3 88k 12 March 1960
    MSI-3 48k .
    MSI-3 52k
    MSI-3 83k
    MSI-3 65k
    MSI-3 153k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-3
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    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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