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USS Pelican (MHC 53)

- Naval Reserve Force -
- decommissioned -


USS PELICAN was the third OSPREY - class coastal mine hunter and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name of the bird. From January 1, 1997 on, the PELICAN was part of the Naval Reserve Force. In that role the ship was used as training platform for naval reservists. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 16, 2007, the PELICAN was transfered to the Hellenic Navy the same day. There she was recommissioned as EVNIKI.

General Characteristics:Awarded: October 3, 1989
Keel laid: June 6, 1991
Launched: February 27, 1993
Commissioned: November 18, 1995
Decommissioned: March 16, 2007
Builder: Avondale Shipyards, New Orleans, La.
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 PELICAN. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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