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USS Heron (MHC 52)

- Naval Reserve Force -
- decommissioned -


USS HERON was the second ship in the OSPREY - class of coastal mine hunters. Delivered to the Navy on July 22, 1994, and commissioned on August 6, 1994, the HERON was transfered to the Naval Reserve Force on July 15, 1995, and was subsequently used to train naval reservists. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 16, 2007, the HERON was transfered to the Hellenic Navy the same day. There she was recommissioned as KALIPSO.

General Characteristics:Awarded: February 17, 1989
Keel laid: October 11, 1989
Launched: March 21, 1992
Commissioned: August 6, 1994
Decommissioned: March 16, 2007
Builder: Intermarine USA, Savannah, GA
Propulsion System: two diesels (800 hp each)
Propellers: two
Length: 188 feet (57.3 meters)
Beam: 36 feet (11 meters)
Draft: 9,5 feet (2.9 meters)
Displacement: 895 tons
Speed: 12 knots
Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns
Crew: 5 Officers, 46 Enlisted


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Crew List:

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


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