Above: retired naval warship Hr. Ms. Naaldwijk PW [M] 809 detail: tag painting on wood. 

More on Hr. Ms. Naaldwijk PW [M] 809 (all in Dutch): 

Website "Stichting Beheer Naaldwijk PW809":

Website "Vrienden van de Naaldwijk":

"A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping, the use of various mechanisms intended to counter the threat posed by naval mines. Minesweepers keep waterways clear for shipping":

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