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Saturday, 14 July 2018

Dutch mine hunter Zr. Ms. Willemstad (M864) 1984-





Zeebrugge, Belgium 30 June 2018

nner harbour of Vlissingen, Netherlands 16 June 2017

MMSI 245945000 and call sign PAEO. Of the Alkmaar-class tripartite minesweepers. Laid down by Scheepswerf Van der Giessen de Noord, Alblasserdam, Netherlands on 1 October 1984, launched on 4 October 1986 and commissioned on 10 December 1986. With a displacement of 543 tons and as dimensions 51,5 x 8,9 x 3,8 metres. Her crew numbers 44 men, an armament of 1-2cm machineguns and with a horsepower of 1.860 hp a speed of 15 knots. Modernized between 2009-2010 under the Capability Upgrade Program.