USS Cormorant (MHC-57)

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USS Cormorant
History
United States
Name: USS Cormorant
Namesake: Cormorant
Awarded: 29 March 1991
Builder: Avondale Shipyards
Laid down: 4 October 1993
Launched: 21 October 1995
Acquired: 3 January 1997
Commissioned: 12 April 1997
Decommissioned: 01 December 2007
Struck: 01 December 2007
Fate: Sold by U.S. General Services Administration for scrap, 08 May 2014
Badge: USS Cormorant MHC-57 Crest.png
General characteristics
Class and type: Osprey-class coastal minehunter
Displacement: 870 tons (light) 957 tons (full)
Length: 188 ft (57 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Propulsion: Two diesels (800 hp each)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: Officers: 5 Enlisted: 46
Armament: Mine neutralization system & two .50 caliber machine guns
For other ships with the same name, see USS Cormorant.

USS Cormorant (MHC-57) is the seventh ship of Osprey class coastal mine hunters.


Current Status She was transferred to a Naval Inactive Ships Storage Facility in Texas to await transfer under Foreign Military Sales. In September 2010, the US Senate had approved the sale of the ship to India along with MCH-56 Kingfisher. This sale never happened. Stricken from the Navy list 01 December 2007, sold by U.S. General Services Administration for scrap, 08 May 2014.


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