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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
  • Scrapped.


  • Displacement 120 t.
  • Length 112'
  • Beam 23'
  • Draft 8'
  • Speed 15 kts.
  • Complement 21
  • Armament: One twin 20mm Oerliken
  • Propulsion: Two 700kw Mercedes Benz V12 diesel engines, two shafts
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    Size Image Description Source
    MSI-97 34k c. 1966 Robert Hurst
    MSI-97 75k Photo by Raphodon
    Photo added 23 June 2019
    MSI-97 123k Lying derelict sometime between 1996 and 2005
    Photo from Maritime photo collection. Courtesy of Frederic Logghe
    Photo added 23 June 2019
    MSI-97 265k 3 July 2006
    Ostend, Belgium

    There is no DANFS history currently available for MSI-97
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