USS SENTRY is the third AVENGER class Mine Countermeasures Ship. SENTRY is designated a reserve ship, and is only at full crew-member capacity when Selected Reservists are on board. USS SENTRY is the 1998 COMNAVSURFLANT Battle Efficiency Award winner for her class and was awarded the 1998 COMNAVSURFLANT Safety Award. In mid-2012, the SENTRY arrived at Manama, Bahrain aboard the MV TERN changing her homeport from San Diego to Bahrain.
|General Characteristics:||Keel Laid: October 8, 1984|
|Launched: September 20, 1986|
|Commissioned: September 2, 1989|
|Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.|
|Propulsion System: four diesels|
|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: Manama, Bahrain|
|Crew: 8 Officers, 6 Chief Petty Officers and 58 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS SENTRY. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.
USS SENTRY Image Gallery:
The photos below were taken by me and show the SENTRY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 23, 2010.
The photos below were taken by me and show the SENTRY undergoing maintenance at San Diego, Calif., on September 29, 2011.
The photo below was taken by me and shows the SENTRY at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on March 15, 2012.