M 908 BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT was a minesweeper of the famous Aggressive. She was built in 1955 by Tampa Marine Co., Tampa, Florida in USA as AM 515 for the United States Navy. Reclassified as an Ocean Minesweeper MSO 515 on the 7th February 1955 of which she was launched 1st November 1955 and completed 21st September 1956. On Friday 12th October 1956 she was transferred to Belgium and named BNS GEORGES TRUFFAUT M 908.
Above image goes back to Zeebrugge Naval Base back in 2003
In 1993 she was decommissioned and placed in reserve in 2000. During January 2004 a request for demilitarization from the Defense Logistics Agency was made and finally scrapped at Van Heyghen Recycling in Ghent, Belgium in 2007.
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Published – Tuesday 2nd June, 2020