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MMC-4 was built in Denmark.

Falster call sign:
Oscar - Victor - Lima - November

MMC-4 Class Minelayer/Danish Falster Class Minelayer:

  • Laid down 7 April 1962 as MMC-4 by Nakskov Skibsvaerft A/S (Nakskov Ship Yard, Ltd.), Nakskov, Denmark under the "offshore" account of the International Logistics Program
  • Launched 19 September 1962
  • Commissioned in the Royal Danish Navy as HDMS Falster (N 80), 7 November 1963
  • Decommissioned 1 January 2000
  • Fate unknown.


  • Displacement 1,900 t.
  • Length 252' 6"
  • Beam 41'
  • Draft 10'
  • Speed 17 kts.
  • Complement 133
  • Armament: Two 3"/50 dual purpose mounts, four 20mm mounts (replaced by two Stinger missile launchers) and 400 mines
  • Propulsion: Two 2,400shp General Motors (Electro-Motive Div.) 16-567D3 diesel engines, two shafts.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MMC-4 44k Royal Danish Naval Museum Archives photo Joe Radigan
    MMC-4 62k Málaga, Spain Eugenio's Warships
    MMC-4 149k c. 1964
    Royal Danish Navy photo from the 1964/1965 edition of Jane's Fighting Ships
    Robert Hurst
    MMC-4 65k c. 1968
    MMC-4 332k c. 1970
    Royal Danish Navy photo

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    Association of Minemen
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