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MSI-8


Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk


Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - November


MSI-8 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 6 April 1959 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by Arnhemsche scheepsbouwmaatschappij, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Launched 17 May 1960
  • Commissioned HNLMS Van Moppes (M 873), 19 December 1960
  • Placed out of service 3 September 1985 and transferred to the Sea Scouts at Hellevloedsluis, Holland
  • Scrapped.

    Specifications:

  • 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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    MSI-8 6k Luitenant ter Zee 3rd klasse Willem Maria van Moppes. 9 November 1914 - 19 February 1942, was serving in HNLMS Piet Hein when it was sunk 19 February 1942 during the Battle of Badung Strait where she was struck by a Long Lance torpedo fired from the Japanese destroyer IJN Asashio. He was posthumously awarded the Military Order of William 4th class Arie van Mazijk
    MSI-8 100k 17 May 1960
    Launching
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    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-8
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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