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Hr.Ms. Onversaagd (A854) in 1974
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* Of was het toch een A4'tje in een plastic hoesje? Ik weet 't niet meer.
De volgende informatie komt van NavSource Naval History (www.navsource.org)
Laid down 24 September 1952 as AM-480 by the Astoria Marine Construction Co., Astoria, OR;
Launched 11 April 1953;
Sponsored by Mrs. R. Wilhelm, Jr.;
Completed 19 May 1954;
Transferred to the Netherlands 27 May 1954 as Onversaagd (M 884);
Reclassified by U. S. Navy as an Ocean Minesweeper MSO-480, 7 February 1955;
Reclassified as an Auxiliary A-854;
Scrapped 31 July 1979.
AM 480 under construction, October 25, 1952
MSO (MINESWEEPERS OCEAN)
A total of 101 ships were built: Sixty-five were built for the United States and 36 were built for foreign governments, one ship was cancelled.
These new ships were first designated as Minesweepers (AM); they were later reclassified on February 7, 1955 as Minesweeper, Ocean (MSO).
AMCCO’s contract was for about $2,000,000 per ship, but the value of the special Navy furnished non-magnetic equipment was another $3,000,000.
Displacement 750 t.;
Draft 10' 4";
Speed 15 kts;
(Armament, one 40-mm and two .50 cal. machine guns; )
Propulsion General Motors 1,600shp diesel enginess, two shafts.