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Located in the second inner harbor of Scheveningen, Hr. Ms. Mercuur is a wooden ocean minesweeper. She was built for the United States Navy and transferred to The Netherlands in 1954.  Provided as part of the Marshall Plan (Mutual Defense Assistance Program), Mercuur and five sister ships assisted in the vital job of clearing sea mines from Dutch harbors after the war. She was converted to a torpedo trials ship in 1972. Mercuur is the only Marshall Plan ship in the Netherlands.

Website of the official dutch mso group in the netherlands contact the mercuur here

This is the World Wide Web site for official information about the Mercuur. It is provided as a public service by the museumship mercuur, in cooperation with the The purpose of this Web site is to provide information and news about the United States Navy and the Duch Navy to the Navy community, the citizens of the Netherlands/United States, and the media. All information on this site is considered public information but  may not be distributed or copied then by the webmaster. Use of appropriate byline/photo/image credits is requested

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