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Photographer:Marc Piché [View profile]Title:USS Kingfisher MHC56Added:Jan 05, 2008
Photo Category: 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.

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Pennant no.:MHC56
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Magogman on Jan 18, 2008 05:17 (10 years ago)
I would not be surprised to find out that the Navy could use a vessel like that right now with all the problems with mines they are having in the Persian Gulf!
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