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MSI-97 was built in Belgium.

MSI-1 Class Inshore Minesweeper: Laid down as MSI-97 by the Mercantile Marine Yard, Kruibeke, Belgium; Commissioned as Andenne (M 485); Decommissioned and struck from the Navy Register in 1991. 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-97 34k c. 1966 Robert Hurst
MSI-97 265k 3 July 2006
Ostend, Belgium

There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-97.
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
Naval Minewarfare Association
Association of Minemen

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