USS Dextrous (MCM-13)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Dextrous.
USS Dextrous in Persian Gulf in 2004
USS Dextrous in the Persian Gulf in 2004
Career (United States)
Name: USS Dextrous
Ordered: 12 December 1989
Laid down: 11 March 1991
Launched: 20 June 1992
Christened: 3 December 1993
Commissioned: 9 July 1994
Homeport: Manama, Bahrain
Identification: MCM-13
Status: in active service, as of 2015
Badge: USS Dextrous MCM-13 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship
Displacement: 1,312 tons
Length: 224 ft (68 m)
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draught: 11.5 ft (3.5 m)
Propulsion: four diesels
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)
Capacity: 84
Complement: 8 Officers, 6 Chief Petty Officers and 58 Enlisted
Crew: 84
Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns

USS Dextrous (MCM-13) is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship in the United States Navy.

She was built by Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. Dextrous is homeported in Bahrain and is part of the U.S. Fifth Fleet.

Dextrous was featured in a front-page article in the 31 July 2006 edition of DefenceNews that pointed out that USS Ardent and Dextrous were suffering from equipment failures that made them unable to perform their role.

References[edit]

Official USS Dextrous (MCM-13) webpage

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