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U.S.S. GUARDIAN

(MCM-5)

FORERUNNER OF FREEDOM

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USS GUARDIAN (MCM-5) - an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship

In Commission 1989 to Present

MCM-5 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MCM-5 Shellback Initiation Add a MCM-5 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAY 1985 - Keel Date: 8 MAY 1985
at Peterson Builders Inc. Sturgeon Bay Wisconsin
JUN 1987 - Launch Date: 20 JUN 1987
DEC 1989 - Commissioned: 16 DEC 1989

MCM-5 General Specifications

Class: Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship

Complement: 6 Officers and 75 Enlisted

Displacement: 1367 tons

Length: 224 feet

Beam: 39 feet

Draft: 13 feet