USS Sentry (MCM-3)

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For other ships of the same name, see USS Sentry.
Sentry (MCM-3) and coastal minehunter Kingfisher (MHC-56), 16 March 2000.
Sentry (front) and USS Kingfisher (MHC-56)
Career (US)
Name: Sentry
Awarded: 23 December 1983
Builder: Peterson Shipbuilders
Laid down: 8 October 1984
Launched: 20 September 1986
Commissioned: 2 September 1989
Homeport: Bahrain[1]
Motto: "Iron men in wooden ships."
Nickname: The Sentinel of the Sea
Status: in active service, as of 2014
Badge: USS Sentry MCM-3 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class & type: Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship
Displacement: 1,367 tons (1,390 t)
Length: 224 ft (68 m) overall
Beam: 39 ft (12 m)
Draft: 13 ft (4.0 m)
Propulsion: 4 × Isatto Franchini Co. diesel engines,
2 × controllable pitch propellers,
2 × rudders,
2 × light-load electric motors
Speed: 14 knots (26 km/h)
Boats & landing
craft carried:
2 RHIB
Capacity: 81
Complement: 6 officers, 75 enlisted
Sensors and
processing systems:
MCM suite:
AN/SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization System,
AN/SQL-37(V)3 Magnetic/Acoustic Influence Minesweeping Gear,
Oropesa type 0 size 1 Mechanical Sweep Equipment,
MDG 1701 Marconi Magnetometer Degaussing System
Electronics:
AN/SSN-2 Precise Integrated Navigation System (PINS),
AN/SQQ-32 Mine Hunting Sonar,
AN/SPS-55 Surface Radar,
AN/WSN-7 Gyro Compass
Armament: 2 × M2HB .50-cal machine guns,
2 × M60 7.62 mm machine guns,
2 × Mk 19 grenade launchers

USS Sentry (MCM-3), an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, is the second U.S. Navy ship of that name. Sentry was laid down on 8 October 1984 by Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin; launched on 20 September 1986 and commissioned on 2 September 1989.

Her homeport is Naval Base San Diego.[1]

On 15 March 2012, the U.S. Navy announced USS Sentry would be one of four minesweepers moved to the Persian Gulf region.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Leporati, Mike (12 September 2009). "USS Sentry Moves to San Diego". Navy News Service. Retrieved 15 September 2009. 
  2. ^ http://www.navytimes.com/news/2012/03/dn-us-doubling-minesweepers-in-persian-gulf-031512/

External links[edit]

Sentry on the Hudson River, May 2002