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U.S.S. KINGFISHER

(MHC-56)

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USS KINGFISHER (MHC-56) - an Osprey-class coastal minehunter

In Commission 1996 to 2007

MHC-56 Deployments - Major Events

Add a MHC-56 Shellback Initiation Add a MHC-56 Deployment - Major Event
Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
FEB 1993 - Keel Date: 12 FEB 1993
at Avondale Shipyards
JUN 1994 - Launch Date: 18 JUN 1994
OCT 1996 - Commissioned: 26 OCT 1996
DEC 2007 - Decommissioned: 1 DEC 2007

MHC-56 General Specifications

Class: Osprey-class coastal minehunter

Named for: Kingfisher

Complement: 5 Officers and 46 Enlisted

Displacement: 868 tons

Length: 188 feet

Beam: 36 feet

Flank Speed: 12 knots