USS Chief (MCM-14)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Chief.
USS Chief and the tugboat Ybor in Tampa
Name: USS Chief
Namesake: Chief Petty Officers
Ordered: 12 December 1989
Laid down: 19 August 1991
Launched: 12 June 1993
Commissioned: 5 November 1994
Homeport: San Diego, California
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Chief MCM-14 Crest.png
General characteristics
Displacement: 1,312 tons
Length: 225 ft (69 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draught: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
Propulsion: four diesels
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Complement: 8 Officers, 6 Chief Petty Officers and 70 Enlisted
Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns

USS Chief (MCM-14) is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship of the United States Navy. She was named for Chief Petty Officers.

She was built by Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Avenger is homeported in San Diego, California and is part of the U.S. Pacific Fleet.

The ship failed its INSURV inspection in June 2011. At that time, the ship was commanded by Lieutenant Commander Dave Taft.[1]

This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain.


  1. ^ Fellman, Sam, "Navy: Mine ship Chief fails INSURV", Military Times, 30 June 2011.

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