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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Juliet

MSI-4 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 August 1958 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by De Vries Lentsch, Holland
  • Launched 27 February 1960
  • Commissioned Bussemaker (M 869), 19 September 1960
  • Decommissioned 4 February 1982
  • Struck from the Naval Register 17 October 1986
  • Sold 26 November 1986 to Delft Geophysical of the Persian Gulf
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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-4 15k LTZ Antonie Jacobus Bussemaker. 1 February 1900 - 15 December 1941. Commanded the Dutch submarine O-16 in the waters of the former Dutch East Indies. On 15 December 1941 O-16 struck a Japanese mine in the while leaving the Gulf of Siam and sank. Only one man out of the crew of 42 survived Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-4 61k Ships christening
    MSI-4 37k 10 September 1960
    MSI-4 80k
    MSI-4 53k .
    MSI-4 77k
    MSI-4 63k
    MSI-4 73k
    MSI-4 48k Hellevoetsluis, Holland
    MSI-4 14k Unidentified MSI; Bussemaker; Houtepen (M 882); Van Well Groeneveld (M 875), ex-MSI-10; Van't Hoof (M 879) and Schuiling (M 876)
    MSI-4 46k .
    MSI-4 104k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-4
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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