USS Champion (MCM-4)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Champion.
USS Champion in 2009
USS Champion in 2009
Ordered: 23 December 1983
Laid down: 28 June 1984
Launched: 15 April 1989
Commissioned: 8 February 1991
Homeport: Naval Station San Diego, California
Motto: We accept the challenge
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Champion MCM-4 Crest.png
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,367 tons (1,390 t)
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draught: 15 ft (4.6 m)
Propulsion: 4 Isotta Fraschini diesels
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Complement: 8 officers and 76 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
AN/SLQ-48 (V) Mine Neutralization System,
N/SQL-37 (V) 3 Magnetic Acoustic Influence Minesweeping Gear,
MDG 1701 Marconi Magnetometer Degaussing System
Electronic warfare
& decoys:
AN/SSN-2 Precise Integrated Navigation System (PINS),
AN/SQQ-32 Sonar,
AN/SPS-55 Surface Radar,
Oropesa type 0 size 1 Mechanical Sweep Gear
Armament: 2 M2HB machine guns,
2 M60 machine guns,
2 Mk 19 grenade launchers

USS Champion (MCM-4), an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, is the fourth U.S. Navy ship of that name.

Champion was laid down on 28 June 1984 at Marinette Marine Corporation, Marinette, Wisconsin; launched on 15 April 1989; and commissioned on 8 February 1991. She was assigned to the Active Naval Reserve, Mine Countermeasures Squadron Two, US Atlantic Fleet.

While on a five-month deployment in the Mediterranean during 1999, Champion assisted in the evacuation of ethnic Albanians from war-torn Kosovo.[1]

Champion was the recipient of the 2004 Environmental Quality Small Ship Award sponsored by the Environmental Readiness Division of the Chief of Naval Operations .[2]


External links[edit]

Official page