A minesweeper is a small naval warship designed to engage in minesweeping.
Using various .... Wooden Ships and Iron Men: The U.S. Navy's Ocean
Minesweepers, 1953-1994. Heritage Books. ISBN 978-0...
Oct 18, 2016 ... U.S. Navy minesweepers ships were constructed with asbestos-containing
materials, which place veterans at risk for mesothelioma cancer and ...
Jan 29, 2013 ... The U.S. Navy will hack apart a minesweeper ship worth $277million that is
caught on a coral reef in the Philippines - rather than risk further ...
May 9, 2016 ... In the early 1980s, the U.S. Navy began development of a new mine
countermeasures (MCM) force, which included two new classes of ships ...
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USS Avenger (MCM-1) - The USS Avenger is the lead ship in her Avenger-class
of mine hunters and is stil in active service with the United States Navy..
This yard held the distinction of building this ship in 3 months, 18 days. The first
wooden minesweeper of this class was to gain prominence in all theaters during
May 23, 2012 ... Officially known as Avenger-class mine countermeasures ships, the US Navy ... "
We are moving four more minesweepers to the region, making ...
A ship equipped for detecting, destroying, removing, or neutralizing explosive
marine mines. mine′sweep′ing n. American Heritage® Dictionary of the
Class: Van Amstel Steel Minesweeper Launched: 22 September 1936 At: Gusto
Shipyard, Schiedam, The Netherlands Commissioned: 26 May 1937 Length: ...