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Courtesy of Arie van Mazijk

Call sign:
Papa - Alpha - Mike - Oscar

MSI-9 was built in The Netherlands

Van Straelen Class Inshore Minesweeper:

  • Laid down 29 June 1959 under the Mutual Defense Assistance Program by Arnhemsche scheepsbouwmaatschappij, Arnhem, The Netherlands
  • Launched 10 May 1960
  • Commissioned HNLMS Chömpff (M 874), 19 December 1960
  • Struck from the Navy Register 1 January 1984
  • Scrapped in 1988 at Zaandam, Holland.


  • 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-9 8k Luitenant ter Zee Jan Marie Lodewijk Ignasius Chömpff, 21 December 1904 - 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-9 77k 10 May 1960
    MSI-9 67k
    MSI-9 77k 19 December 1960
    Placed in service
    MSI-9 109k .
    MSI-9 131k Rhine River, Germany
    MSI-9 89k
    MSI-9 75k .
    MSI-9 64k
    MSI-9 78k
    MSI-9 63k
    MSI-9 110k Zaandam, Holland
    Being scrapped
    MSI-9 127k
    MSI-9 106k

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-9
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen
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