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MSI-96


MSI-96 was built in Belgium.

MSI-1 Class Inshore Minesweeper: Laid down as MSI-96 by the Mercantile Marine Yard, Kruibeke, Belgium; Delivered 14 January 1959; Commissioned as Dinant (M 484); Decommissioned in 1992. Fate unknown.

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-96 67k c. 1986
Highlining between the Ougree (M 483) and the Dinant.
Fritz De Loddere

There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-96.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen

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