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NavSource Online: Mine Warfare Vessel Photo Archive


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Kilo

MSI-5 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 April 1959 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by De Vries Lentsch, Holland
  • Launched 6 February 1960
  • Commissioned HNLMS Lacomblé (M 870), 19 September 1960
  • Decommissioned 19 July 1982
  • Transferred to the Sea Cadets 31 August 1984 at Amsterdam, Holland
  • 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-5 30k Kapitein-luitenant ter zee (KLTZ) Eugéne E. B. Lacombé. 26 October 1896 - 28 February 1942. Commanded the Dutch cruiser HNLMS De Ruyter on 28 February 1942 when it was struck by a torpedo from the Japanese heavy cruiser IJN Haguro in the Java Sea and sunk Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-5 68k Launching
    MSI-5 75k
    MSI-5 54k .
    MSI-5 62k
    MSI-5 87k
    MSI-5 54k
    MSI-5 90k
    MSI-5 30k
    MSI-5 97k Open bridge
    MSI-5 111k Den Helder, Holland
    Laid up in reserve with other minesweepers
    MSI-5 77k Den Helder, Holland
    Sea Scout ship Lacombé

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-5
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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