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Warrior (MCM 10)



Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Romeo

Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Ship:

  • Laid down 25 September 1989 at Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
  • Launched 8 December 1990
  • Commissioned 7 April 1993.

    Specifications:

  • Displacement 1,253 t. (lt), 1,367 t. (fl)
  • Length 224'
  • Beam 39'
  • Draft 15'
  • Speed 13.5 kts.
  • Complement 82
  • Armament: Two M2HB .50 cal. machine guns, two M60 7.62mm machine guns and two Mk 19 grenade launchers
  • Propulsion: Four 600bhp Isotta Fraschini diesel engines, two controllable reversible pitch propellers, two electric light load propulsion motors, two shafts
  • Auxiliary Systems: Three Isotta Fraschini ship service diesel generator sets, one solar gas turbine generator, one omnithruster bow thruster system
  • Electronic systems: One AN/SSN-2 Precise Integrated Navigation System (PINS), one AN/SQQ-32 Mine Hunting Sonar, one AN/SPS-55 Surface Radar. one AN/WSN-2 Gyro Compass
  • Mine Countermeasure Equipment Suite: One AN/SLQ-48 (V) Mine Neutralization System, one AN/SQL-37 (V) 3 Magnetic/Acoustic Influence Minesweeping Gear, Oropesa type 0 size 1 Mechanical Sweep Equipment, MDG
    1701 Marconi Magnetometer Degaussing System.
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    Size Image Description Source
    MCM-9/10/11/12 57k c. 1993/94
    Ardent (MCM 12), Pioneer (MCM 9), Gladiator (MCM 11), and Warrior at Peterson Builders.
    Bob Daly/PC-1181
    Warrior 395k 20 February 1994
    Port Everglades, FL
    Department of Defense photo DN-SC-94-02346 by Petty Officer Second Class John Bouvia
    Robert Hurst
    Warrior 179k U.S. Navy photo from the March 1994 edition of All Hands magazine Joe Radigan
    Warrior 212k c. November 2005
    Exercise GOMEX 06-01
    Crew members of MCM Crew Implicit, onboard the USS Warrior MCM-10 recover a Mk. 6 inert mine shape. The Warrior used her SLQ-48 Mine Neutralization Vehicle to cut the mooring cable, then recovered the shape for return to NSA Panama City, FL. The Warrior's RHIB crew consisted of coxswain MN2(CC) Mike Nielsen, EN3(SW) Jesse Hinojosa, and MN3 Lorenzo Cuellar.
    DC2(SS) David Johnston, USNR
    MCM Crew Implicit
    USS Warrior
    MCM-10
    Warrior 225k
    Warrior 244k
    Warrior 168k
    Warrior 130k 22 July 2008
    Ingleside, TX
    Mine countermeasures ships are in a modified Mediterranean moor at homeport Naval Station Ingleside preparing for Hurricane Dolly. When in the heavy weather moor, the ships are pulled away from the pier, "nested" together and moored to a plate at the bottom of the basin. Warrior is in the foreground.
    U.S. Navy photo 080722-N-2006A-002 by Michael Antoine
    Bill Gonyo
    Warrior 266k c. April 2011
    Naval Base San Diego, CA
    Reese Kloeckner
    Pioneer 232k 24 February 2013
    Khalifa Bin Salman Pier, Bahrain
    USS Pioneer (MCM 9) and Warrior rest atop merchant vessel Super Servant III as it slowly rises to the surface during a heavy lift operation. Super Servant III will provide long distance transport to a new location for both U.S. Navy ships. Pioneer and Warrior were assigned to Commander, Task Force 52 and promoted mine counter-measure operations in the U.S. 5th Fleet area
    of responsibility
    U.S. Navy photo 130224-N-CG436-018 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Michael Scichilone
    Ron Reeves
    Pioneer 283k 25 February 2013
    Khalifa Bin Salman Pier, Bahrain
    Warrior and USS Pioneer (MCM 9) undergo the sea-fastening phase of a heavy lift operation aboard the heavy lift ship Super Servant III. The sea-fastening phase secures the ships in place for long-distance ocean transits. Warrior will be heading to Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo, Japan, and Pioneer will be heading to Naval Station San Diego
    U.S. Navy photo 130225-N-PV215-044 by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Bryan Blair
    Warrior 191k 31 March 2013
    Sasebo, Japan
    Warrior pulls into Commander, Fleet Activities Sasebo. Warrior traveled from Bahrain by heavy-lift transport ship to replace ex-Guardian (MCM 5)
    U.S. Navy photo 130331-N-CG241-164 by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Mackenzie P. Adams
    Lee Wahler
    Warrior 494k 9 May 2014
    Sasebo, Japan
    Warrior prepares to depart the Sasebo Heavy Industries Company dry dock after its first scheduled dry dock selective restrictive availability while forward deployed in the U.S. 7th Fleet area
    of responsibility
    U.S. Navy photo 140509-N-XM324-030 by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Apprentice Patrick Dionne

    Commanding Officers
    01LCDR Robert Owen Bowers, USN3 April 1993 - 7 July 1994
    02LCDR John Maddox Chandler, USN7 July 1994 - 8 March 1996
    03LCDR Shaun Gillilland, USN8 March 1996 - 12 July 1996
    04CDR Anthony Michael Kurta, USN - Retired as Rear Admiral12 July 1996 - 15 October 1996
    05LCDR Michael Lucas Arture, USN15 October 1996 - 6 June 1997
    06LCDR John Brendon Bowie, USN6 June 1997 - 15 May 1998
    07LCDR Humberto Lasaro (Burt) Quintanilla, II, USN15 May 1998 - 26 January 1999
    08LCDR Gary Raymond Parriott, USN26 January 1999 - 7 April 2000
    09LCDR Ricks William Polk, USN7 April 2000 - January 2002
    10LCDR John Pickney, Jr., USNJanuary 2000 - August 2003
    11LCDR Xavier F. Valverde, USNAugust 2003
    13LCDR Michael Edward Hutchens, USNJanuary 2006 - 16 November 2006
    14LCDR John Kenneth (Ken) Reilley, USN16 November 2006 - 8 December 2006
    16LCDR Vince William Baker, USN14 February 2007 - 27 May 2008
    17LCDR Joseph Dominic Femino, USN27 May 2008 - 25 May 2009
    18LCDR Kitja Horpayak, USN25 May 2009
    19LCDR Edward Jenkins Pledger, USN2010
    20LCDR Elaine A. Brunelle, USN2010 - January 2011
    21LCDR Morgan Roberts, USNJanuary 2011
    22LCDR Matthew Thomas Erdner, USNJuly 2012 - 19 February 2013
    23LCDR Robert Myers Laird, Jr., USN19 February 2013 - 2 May 2013
    24LCDR Kevin Sean McCormick, Jr., USN2 May 2013
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    There is no DANFS history available for Warrior (MCM-10)
    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Naval Minewarfare Association
    Association of Minemen

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