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USS Falcon (MHC 59)

- decommissioned -

USS FALCON was the 9th ship in the OSPREY - class of coastal mine hunters. The ship was delivered to the Navy on October 14, 1996, and on October 26, 1997, the FALCON transfered to the Naval Reserve Force and was subsequently used as training ship for naval reservists. The FALCON is currently laid-up at Beaumont, Tx., awaiting final disposal.

General Characteristics:Awarded: April 22, 1992
Keel laid: July 1, 1993
Launched: June 3, 1995
Commissioned: February 8, 1997
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 FALCON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.


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