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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Mike

MSI-7 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 28 November 1958 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by Arnhemsche scheepsbouwmaatschappij, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Launched 17 May 1960
  • Commissioned HNLMS Van Straelen (M 872), 20 December 1960
  • Placed out of service 10 December 1982
  • Sold 26 November 1986 to Delft Geophysical and renamed Delft Fortuna
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 151 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 Straelen (M 872)
    MSI-7 16k Kapitein-luitenant ter zee Second Class (KLTZ2) Philippus Bernardus Maria Van Straelen. 2 June 1894 - 27 February 1942, was in command of HNLMS Java when it was sunk 27 February 1942 during the Battle of the Java Sea where she was struck by a Long Lance torpedo fired from the Japanese cruiser IJN Nachi Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-7 56k 17 May 1960
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    Delft Fortuna
    MSI-7 619k . Arie van Mazijk

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