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MCM-1 Avenger
Mine Countermeasures Ships

Builders Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeon Bay, Wis.;
Marinette Marine, Marinette, Wis.
Power Plant Four Isotta-Fraschini Diesel Engines (600 horsepower each),
Two 200-HP Electric Propulsion Motors
Two shafts with controllable pitch propellers
One 350-HP Bow Thruster
Electrical Plant Three 375 KW Isotta-Fraschini Generators,
Two 400Hz Motor-Generator Sets,
One minesweeping gas turbine generator
Length 224 feet (68.28 meters)
Beam 39 feet (11.89 meters)
Draft (Navigation) 15 ft
Displacement 1,312 tons (1,180.8 metric tons) full load
Speed 14 knots (16.1 mph, 25.76 kmph)
Major Deck & Auxiliary Systems: One 3000 gallon per day water distilling plant
One 2000 gallon per day reverse osmosis unit
Two hydraulic power units
Two hydraulic cranes
Two 35-ton air conditioning units
Two medium-pressure air compressors
One centrifugal lubricating oil purifier
One centrifugal fuel oil purifier
One 1500-pound standard anchor
Ten shots (150 fathoms) of anchor chain
Two Rigid Hull Inflatable Boats (RHIBs)
Crew 8 officers,
76 enlisted
Combat Systems AN/SLQ-37 - Magnetic/Acoustic Sweep System
AN/SLQ-38 - Mechanical Sweep System
AN/SLQ-48 - Mine Neutralization Equipment
AN/SQQ-32 - Minehunting Sonar
AN/SQQ-30 - Variable Depth Minehunting Sonar
AN/SSN-2 - Navigation/Command and Control
AN/SSQ-94 - On board Trainer

Two .50 caliber machine guns

Unit Operating Cost
Annual Average
~$5,000,000 [source: [FY1996 VAMOSC]

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