|Photographer:||Marc Piché [View profile]||Title:||USS Kingfisher MHC56||Added:||Jan 05, 2008|
||Mine Warfare Ships|
|US Navy OSPREY-class coastal minehunter KINGFISHER (MHC-56) as shown while downbound on the St.Lawrence River off Verchères on July 31, 2000 following a month-long freshwater cruise on the Great Lakes. She was the last US Navy vessel along with fleetmate DEFENDER (MCM-2) to conduct such a cruise on the Inland Seas, an annual event which had started in 1978.
She was decommissioned on December 1, 2007 after just 11 years of service.
Marc Piché photo.