USS Cardinal (MHC-60)
USS Cardinal in the Persian Gulf, 2003
|Awarded:||22 April 1992|
|Laid down:||13 April 1994|
|Launched:||9 March 1996|
18 October 1997 This ship was commissioned in the Potomac River at Alexandria Virginia. The Ship's Sponsor was Mrs. Richard Gephardt, wife of Congressman Dick Gephardt of Missouri. In attendance at the Commissioning Ceremony was the legendary St. Louis Cardinals baseball player Stan "The Man" Musial.The first Commanding Officer was Lieutenant Commander William Sheehan of Glens Falls New York. He is a 1982 graduate (KILO Company Class 82006) of the United States Naval Officer Candidate School in Newport Rhode Island.
|Decommissioned:||30 December 2006|
|Struck:||7 January 2007|
|Fate:||Sold to Egypt|
|Class and type:||Osprey-class coastal minehunter|
|Length:||188′ (57.3 m)|
|Beam:||38′ (11.6 m)|
|Draft:||11′ (3.4 m)|
|Complement:||5 officers and 46 enlisted|
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