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MHC 51 Osprey  
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 20 November 1993
Total Production: 12
Origin: United States of America
Parent System: MHC 51 Osprey
Initial Operational Capability (IOC): 20 November 1993
Total Production: 12
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Description: The Osprey-class Mine Hunter-Killers designed to operate autonomously for 15 days with resupply provided by support ship or shore based facilities. It was designed along with MCM 1 Avenger class minesweepers to provide a state-of-the-art capability against mines to the US Navy. This capability was underscored during the 1980-1988 Iraq-Iran war in the Persian Gulf and during Operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm 1990-1991.

The USS Osprey (MHC 51) Mine Hunter Coastal (MHC) ship was commissioned on 10 November 1993. Thereafter, 11 ships have joined the US Navy completing a fleet of 12 vessels. They were designed to detect, classify and destroy moored and bottom mines. To do so, they were outfitted with underwater sonar and video systems, cable cutters and mine detonating devices that can be released and detonated by remote control. In addition, conventional minesweeping capability was provided to these ships.

The Osprey-class hull is made of glass-reinforced plastic (GRP) fiberglass. Two .50 caliber (12.7mm) guns were installed for self-defense purposes. The propulsion system consists of two diesel engines (800-hp each) and two Voith-Schneider (cycloidal) propulsion systems. The ships were constructed at Intermarine USA, Savannah, Georgia; and Avondale Industries Inc., Gulfport, Mississippi.

MHC 51 Osprey Specifications

Crew: 51
Dimensions
Draft: 11 meter (36.1 foot)
Length: 57 meter (188 foot)
Power
Total Combined Power: 1,600 shp (1,194 kW)
Speed
Top Speed: 5.20 mps (18.7 kph)
Time
Mission Endurance: 15 day (360 hour)
Weight
Full Displacement: 893 ton
CEP: Circular Error Probable
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MHC 51 Osprey News

There are 3 news between
21 Mar 2007 and 29 Jan 2010
Friday, January 29, 2010FMS: Taiwan Wants Two Osprey-Class Mine Hunting Vessels
Wednesday, December 5, 2007Final Four Osprey-Class Coastal Mine Hunters Decommission
Wednesday, March 21, 2007Navy Transfers Two Coastal Mine Hunters to Greece

Operators & Related Equipment


OperatorsItems
Egypt2
Two ex-US Navy ships
Greece2
Two ex-US Navy ships
United States of America12
YearHoldings
Mar 20074

Grand Total 163
Sensor Systems
AN/SQQ-32x1

MHC 51 Osprey Ship Listing


SerialNameStatusLaunch DateCommissionDecommission
MHC 51 USS Osprey-20 Nov 19932006
MHC 54 USS Robin-11 May 199615 Jun 2006
MHC 55 USS Oriole--2006
MHC 56 USS Kingfisher--1 Dec 2007
MHC 57 USS Cormorant--1 Dec 2007
MHC 58 USS Black Hawk--1 Dec 2007
MHC 59 USS Falcon--2006
MHC 62 USS Shrike--1 Dec 2007
MHC1 -Jan 2007-
MHC 60 USS Cardinal ---
MHC2 -Jan 2007-
MHC 61 USS Raven ---
HNS Calypso-16 Mar 2007-
MHC 52 USS Heron ---
HNS Efniki-16 Mar 2007-
MHC 53 USS Pelican ---

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