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Warrior (MCM 10)

Call sign:
November - Whiskey - Alpha - Romeo

Avenger Class Mine Countermeasures Ship:

  • Built by Peterson Builders, Sturgeon Bay, WI
  • Ordered, 14 February 1989
  • Laid down, 25 September 1989
  • Launched, 08 December 1990
  • Commissioned, 07 April 1993
  • Currently active, attached to Pacific Fleet, homeported at Sasebo, Japan

  • Displacement 1,040 tons
  • Length 210'
  • Beam 38'
  • Draft 10' 6"
  • Speed 14 knots
  • Complement 81
  • Armament: Two M2HB .50 cal. machine guns, two M60 7.62 mm machine guns, two Mk19 grenade launchers
  • Propulsion: Four Waukesha Motors Co. diesel engines, two controllable reversible pitch propellers, two shafts, two electric light load propulsion motors
  • Auxiliary Systems: Three Waukesha 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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    Warrior 120k BMCS Richard Miller, USNR, Ret.
    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
    Warrior 225k
    Warrior 244k
    Warrior 168k
    Warrior 263k c. March 2008
    Naval Station San Diego, CA
    BMCS Richard Miller, USNR, Ret.
    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 335k c. 2009
    Naval Station San Diego, CA
    BMCS Richard Miller, USNR, Ret.
    Warrior 266k c. April 2011
    Naval Base San Diego, CA
    Reese Kloeckner
    Sentry 251k c. May 2012
    Long Beach, CA
    Sentry (MCM 3), Devastator (MCM 6), Pioneer (MCM 9) and Warrior loaded on board The Netherlands Heavy Lift ship MV Tern for transit to Bahrain
    Richard Miller, BMCS, USNR, Ret.
    Sentry 345k
    Sentry 286k c. 2012
    Sentry (MCM 3), Devastator (MCM 6), Pioneer (MCM 9) and Warrior) loaded on board The Netherlands Heavy Lift ship MV Tern en route to Bahrain
    Sentry 312k c. 2012
    MSC-chartered ship MV Tern transits the Indian Ocean while carrying the four mine countermeasure ships Sentry (MCM 3), Devastator (MCM 6), Pioneer (MCM 9) and Warrior to their new homeport of Manama, Bahrain. They arrived at Bahrain 20 June 2012
    U.S. Navy photo by MC2 Alex Forster, USN
    Joe Radigan
    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, USN03 April 1993 - 07 July 1994
    02LCDR John Maddox Chandler, USN07 July 1994 - 08 March 1996 (crew rotating with MCM 4)
    03LCDR Shaun Gillilland, USN08 March 1996 - 12 July 1996
    04CDR Anthony Michael Kurta, USN - USNA Class of 1981 - Retired as Rear Admiral12 July 1996 - 15 October 1996
    05LCDR Michael Lucas Arture, USN15 October 1996 - 06 June 1997
    06LCDR John Brendon Bowie, USN - USNA Class of 198406 June 1997 - 15 May 1998
    07LCDR Humberto Lasaro (Burt) Quintanilla, II, USN15 May 1998 - 26 January 1999
    08LCDR Gary Raymond Parriott, USN26 January 1999 - 07 April 2000
    09LCDR Ricks William Polk, USN07 April 2000 - January 2002
    10LCDR John J. (Jay) Pinckney, Jr., USNJanuary 2000 - October 2003
    11LCDR Xavier Fernando Valverde, USNOctober 2003 - 2005
    13LCDR Michael Edward Hutchens, USN - USNA Class of 1992January 2006 - 16 November 2006
    14LCDR John Kenneth (Ken) Reilley, USN - USNA Class of 199316 November 2006 - 08 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 - December 2009
    19LCDR Edward Jenkins "Ted" Pledger, USN - USNA Class of 2000December 2009 - 10 August 2010 (Crew Exultant)
    20LCDR Elaine Ann Brunelle, USN10 August 2010 - 14 January 2011
    21LCDR Morgan D. Roberts, USN14 January 2011 - 27 October 2011 (Crew Leader)
    22LCDR Matthew Thomas Erdner, USN - Awarded the Defense Meritorious Service Medal, the Meritorious Service Medal, the Navy Commendation Medal and the Navy Achievement MedalJanuary 2013 - 19 February 2013 (Crew Dominant)
    23LCDR Robert Myers Laird, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 2000
    Awarded the Meritorious Service Medal, six Navy Commendation Medals and two Navy Achievement Medals
    19 February 2013 - 02 May 2013 (Crew Dominant)
    24LCDR Kevin Sean McCormick, Jr., USN - USNA Class of 200202 May 2013 - 25 July 2014
    25LCDR Robert Clark Biggs, USN - Awarded two Meritorious Service Medals, five Navy/Marine Corps Commendation Medals, two Navy/Marine Corps Achievement Medals and the Joint Service Meritorious Unit Ribbon25 July 2014 - 6 November 2015
    26LCDR John Robert Mateikat, USN - Awarded five Navy Commendation Medals and two Navy
    Achievement Medals
    6 November 2015
    27LCDR William J. Carroll, USNDecember 2016
    28LCDR Benjamin Charles Pearlswig, USN - Awarded the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal and three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals8 February 2018
    29LCDR Andrew C. Darjany, USN19 August 2019 - October 2020
    30LCDR Eric Dale Smitley, USNOctober 2020 - 06 December 2021
    31LCDR Jesse Matthew DuParc, USN06 December 2021 - August 2023
    32LCDR Robert J. Squires, USNAugust 2023 - present
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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