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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 RBNS Dinant (M 484)
  • Decommissioned in 1992
  • Fate unknown.


  • 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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    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-96 95k Photo courtesy of Raphodon Robert Hurst
    Photo added 13 August 2019
    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
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