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USS Oriole (MHC 55)

- decommissioned -

USS ORIOLE was the fifth ship in the OSPREY - class of coastal mine hunters. Delivered to the Navy on May 12, 1995, and commissioned on September 16, 1995, the ORIOLE transfered to the Naval Reserve Force on September 30, 1996, and was subsequently used to train naval reservists. The ORIOLE is currently laid-up at Beaumont, Tx., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: April 1, 1991
Keel laid: August 3, 1991
Launched: May 22, 1993
Commissioned: September 16, 1995
Decommissioned: June 30, 2006
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 ORIOLE. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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