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Osprey-class Coastal Minehunter

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The Osprey-class coastal minehunters are a class of mine countermeasures vessels that are designed to find, classify, and destroy moored and bottom naval mines from vital waterways. They use sonar and video systems, cable cutters and a mine detonating device that can be released and detonated by remote control. The Osprey-class are the world's second largest minehunters (surpassed by the Royal Navy's 200 foot (60.96 meter) Hunt-class mine countermeasures vessels) to be constructed entirely of fiberglass and designed to survive the shock of underwater explosions. Their primary mission is reconnaissance, classification, and neutralization of all types of moored and bottom mines in littoral areas, harbors and coastal waterways.

In the 2000s, six ships were also built for the navies of Egypt, Greece and Taiwan.

Unit Run[edit]

United States Navy[edit]

  • USS Osprey (MHC-51)
  • USS Heron (MHC-52)
  • USS Pelican (MHC-53)
  • USS Robin (MHC-54)
  • USS Oriole (MHC-55)
  • USS Kingfisher (MHC-56)
  • USS Cormorant (MHC-57)
  • USS Black Hawk (MHC-58)
  • USS Falcon (MHC-59)
  • USS Cardinal (MHC-60)
  • USS Raven (MHC-61)
  • USS Shrike (MHC-62)

Republic of China Navy[edit]

  • ROCS Yung Jin (MCH-1310)
  • ROCS Yung An (MCH-1311)

Egyptian Navy[edit]

  • al Sedeeq (MHC-521)
  • al Farouk (MHC-524)

Hellenic Navy[edit]

  • HS Evniki (M 61)
  • HS Kalypso (M 64)
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