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MSI-83 was built in Belgium.

Inshore Minesweeper:

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


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts/
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One twin 20mm Oerlikon; 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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    RBNS Oudenaarde (M 477)
    MSI-83 & MSI-90 200k Royal Belgian Navy motor minesweepers RBNS Oudenaarde (M 477) inboard and RBNS Herstal (M 478) outboard
    Photo courtesy of Raphodon
    Robert Hurst
    Photos added 13 August 2019
    MSI-83 & MSI-90 128k Photo courtesy of Raphodon
    Oudenaarde (M 477)
    MSI-83 230k Het Steen Naval Museum, Antwerp, Belgium Marc Van Der Gucht
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    MSI-83 & MSI-90 258k 27 August 2017
    Orteliuskaai, Antwerp, Belgium
    Photo by Michielverbeek
    Robert Hurst
    Photo added 13 August 2019

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