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USS Oriole (MHC-55)

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Subject: Osprey-class coastal minehunter, Osprey-class coastal minehunters, USS Cardinal (MHC-60), USS Falcon (MHC-59), USS Shrike (MHC-62)
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USS Oriole (MHC-55)

USS Oriole, 2003
USS Oriole, 2003
United States
Name: Oriole
Namesake: Oriole
Awarded: 1 April 1991
Builder: Intermarine USA
Laid down: 3 August 1991
Launched: 22 May 1993
Acquired: 12 May 1995
Commissioned: 16 September 1995
Decommissioned: 30 June 2006
Struck: 30 June 2006
Fate: Sold to Taiwan
Name: ROCS Yung Jin (MCH 1310)
Acquired: 2 August 2012
Commissioned: 10 August 2012
Status: In service
General characteristics
Class & type: Osprey-class coastal minehunter
Displacement: 796 tons (light) 882 tons (full)
Length: 188 ft (57 m)
Beam: 38 ft (12 m)
Draft: 11 ft (3.4 m)
Propulsion: Two diesels (800 hp each)
Speed: 12 knots (22 km/h; 14 mph)
Complement: 5 officers and 46 enlisted
Armament: Mine neutralization system & two .50 caliber machine guns

USS Oriole (MHC-55) was an Osprey-class coastal minehunter of the United States Navy. She was built by Intermarine USA and launched in 1993 then commissioned in 1995. After only eleven years of service she was decommissioned in 2006 and sold to Taiwan. She now operates as ROCS Yung Jin (MCH 1310).


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