USS Sentry (MCM-3)
Sentry (front) and USS Kingfisher
|Awarded:||23 December 1983|
|Laid down:||8 October 1984|
|Launched:||20 September 1986|
|Commissioned:||2 September 1989|
|Motto:||"Iron men in wooden ships."|
|Nickname(s):||The Sentinel of the Sea|
|Status:||in active service|
|Class and 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)|
|Speed:||14 knots (26 km/h; 16 mph)|
|Boats & landing
|Complement:||6 officers, 75 enlisted|
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.
In 1993, Sentry made a 6 month cruise to Europe, joining the Standing Naval Force Channel and participating in exercise Blue Harrier, in the Baltic Sea. The ship visited Key West, Norfolk, Bermuda, Azores, Oostende, Kiel, Aarhus, Brest, St Malo, La Rochelle, Vigo, Cadiz, Porto, Lisbon, and Gibraltar during this deployment.
- This article includes information collected from the Naval Vessel Register, which, as a U.S. government publication, is in the public domain. The entry can be found here.
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