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MSI-83


MSI-83 was built in Belgium.

Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down as MSI-83 by the Mercantile Marine Yard, Kruibeke, Belgium
  • Commissioned as Oudenaarde (M 477)
  • Decommissioned in 1989
  • Presently on display at Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts/
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One twin 20mm Oerliken; One Mercedes Benz V12 700kw magnetic pulse generator and two 6-cylinder Gardiner 60kw diesel generators
  • Propulsion: Two 700kw Mercedes Benz V12 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    MSI-83 230k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 221k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 207k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 455k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 227k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 216k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 265k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 234k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
    MSI-83 239k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-83.
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