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U.S.S. DEFENDER

(MCM-2)

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USS DEFENDER (MCM-2) - an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship

In Commission 1989 to Present

MCM-2 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MCM-2 Shellback Initiation Add a MCM-2 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
DEC 1983 - Keel Date: 1 DEC 1983
APR 1987 - Launch Date: 4 APR 1987
SEP 1989 - Commissioned: 30 SEP 1989
JAN 1995 - AUG 1995 Blue Harrier - Med

MCM-2 General Specifications

Class: Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship

Complement: 7 Officers and 75 Enlisted

Displacement: 1253 tons

Length: 224 feet

Beam: 39 feet

Draft: 15 feet