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HERON (MHC 52)
MINEHUNTER, COASTAL
VESSEL STATUS
Class: MHC 51 UIC: 21864
Status: Disposed of through the Security Assistance Program (SAP), Foreign Military Sale or Lease Fleet:
Date Status Changed: 03/16/2007 Homeport:
Maintenance Category: Berth:
Force:
Builder: Intermarine U. S. A.
MILESTONE DATES
Award Date: 02/17/1989 Commission Date: 08/06/1994
Keel Date: 10/11/1989 Inactivation Date:
Launch Date: 03/21/1992 Decommission Date: 03/16/2007
Age (since Launch) (at time of Disposal) 15.0 Years from Commission
to Decommission:
13.0
Delivery Date: 07/22/1994 In-Service Date:
Age (since Delivery) (at time of Disposal) 12.7 Out of Service Date:
Stricken Date: 03/16/2007
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Overall Length: 188 ft Waterline Length: 174 ft
Extreme Beam: 38 ft Waterline Beam: 36 ft
Max Navigational Draft: 11 ft Draft Limit: 11 ft
Light Displacement: 839 tons Full Displacement: 926 tons
Dead Weight: 87 tons
Hull Material: Composite hull.
No. of Propellers: 2
No. of Waterjets:
Propulsion Type: Diesel Engines
Accommodations: Officers: 5
Enlisted: 46
PROGRAM CHARACTERISTICS
Custodian: GREECE
Planning Yard:
Nuclear
Planning Yard:
Ships Program Manager:
Comments: USS HERON WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE HELLENIC NAVY UNDER A FOREIGN MILITARY SALES AGREEMENT ON 16 MAR 07. THE SHIP WILL BE RENAMED KALIPSO.
Last Updated: 11/05/2007
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