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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Van Hamel call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Lima

Carillo call sign:
Oscar - Bravo - November - Romeo

MSI-6 was built in The Netherlands and served in the Dutch and Peruvian Navies

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 27 April 1959 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by De Vries Lentsch, Amsterdam, Holland
  • Launched 28 May 1960
  • Commissioned HNLMS Van Hamel (M 871), 14 November 1960
  • Struck from the Dutch Navy list, sold to Peru for 425,000 Dutch Guilders and renamed RPS Carillo (AH 175), 23 February 1984
  • 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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    HNLMS Van Hamel (M 871)
    MSI-6 8k Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Second Class (KLTZ2) Lodewijk van Hamel. 6 June 1915 - 16 June 1941, was a member of the Dutch resistance during the Second World War. He was the first secret agent who was dropped from England in the Netherlands, on 27 August 1940 but was discovered and shot. His resistance name was Willem van Dalen Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-6 53k 14 November 1960
    Placed in service
    MSI-6 60k
    MSI-6 102k .
    MSI-6 62k
    MSI-6 72k
    MSI-6 36k
    MSI-6 45k
    MSI-6 88k
    MSI-6 86k Chompff (M 874), ex-MSI-9; Van Hamel and Van Well Groeneveld (M 875), ex-MSI-10
    MSI-6 63k 16 March 1984
    Rotterdam, Holland
    Loading for shipment to Peru
    MSI-6 55k
    MSI-6 54k
    RPS Carillo (AH 175)
    MSI-5 81k . Joe Radigan

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-6
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    Association of Minemen
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