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USS Chief (MCM 14)



USS CHIEF is the last ship in the AVENGER class of Mine Countermeasures Ships and like all the other ships in this class the USS CHIEF has a wooden hull. She is the second ship in the Navy to bear the name.

General Characteristics:Awarded: December 12, 1989
Keel Laid: August 19, 1991
Launched: June 12, 1993
Commissioned: November 5, 1994
Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.
Propulsion System: four diesels
Propellers: two
Length: 224 feet (68.28 meters)
Beam: 39 feet (11.89 meters)
Draft: 11,5 feet (3.5 meters)
Displacement: 1,312 tons
Speed: 14 knots
Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns
Homeport: Sasebo, Japan
Crew: 8 Officers, 6 Chief Petty Officers and 58 Enlisted


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Crew List:

This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS CHIEF. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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The photos below were taken by me and show the CHIEF at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on September 29, 2011, a few days before getting underway for San Francisco to participate in the city's Fleet Week celebrations.



The photos below were taken by me and show the CHIEF arriving at San Francisco to participate in the city's Fleet Week celebrations. The photos were taken on October 8, 2011.



The photos below were taken by me on October 10, 2011, during an open house aboard USS CHIEF as part of Fleet Week San Francisco.

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The photo below was taken by me and shows the CHIEF at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 15, 2012.



The photos below were taken by me and show the CHIEF undergoing maintenance at San Diego, Calif., on May 8, 2012.



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