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USS Champion (MCM 4)

- Naval Reserve Force -

USS CHAMPION is the fourth ship in the AVENGER class of Mine Countermeasures Ships. USS CHAMPION was planned by the Puget Sound NSY, Bremerton, Wash, and on December 23, 1983, Marinette Marine, Wisconsin was awarded a contract to build the CHAMPION. The ship was delivered to the Navy on January 7, 1991. Since September 30, 1996, the USS CHAMPION is an active part of the Naval Reserve Force.

General Characteristics:Keel Laid: June 28, 1984
Launched: April 15, 1989
Commissioned: February 8, 1991
Builder: Marinette Marine, Wisconsin
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: San Diego, Calif.
Crew: 8 Officers, 76 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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USS CHAMPION in the News:


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The photo below was taken by me and shows the CHAMPION undergoing maintenance at San Diego, Calif., on March 15, 2012.



The photo below was taken by me and shows the CHAMPION near the end of her maintenance period at San Diego, Calif., on May 10, 2012.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the CHAMPION at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on October 2, 2015.



The photos below were taken by Michael Jenning and show the CHAMPION at Naval Base San Diego, Calif., on April 18, 2016.



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