USS Patriot (MCM-7)

USS Patriot (MCM-7)

USS "Patriot" (MCM-7), an sclass|Avenger|mine countermeasures ship, is the third U.S. Navy ship of that name.

"Patriot" was launched 15 May 1990 by Marinette Marine in Marinette, Wisconsin, and commissioned 13 December 1991 in Charleston, South Carolina. Commander Michael J. O'Moore, a native of Brooklyn, New York, was the commissioning Commanding Officer. "Patriot" was originally homeported at NS Charleston until 1993, when, she transferred to NS Ingleside, Texas.


In 1994 "Patriot" was called to serve in the Pacific, and since then has served as one of two forward-deployed MCMs in 7th Fleet's Amphibious Ready Group. "Patriot" is operationally assigned to MCMDiv 11, CTF 76, ComSeventhFlt, CinCPacFlt, and USCinCPac. Her administrative chain of command is CoMCMDiv 11, CoMCMRon 1, CoMineWarCom (NAS Corpus Christi, TX) recently merged with Naval Anti-Submarine Warfare Command into NMAWC (Naval Mine and Anti-Submarine Warfare Command), and ComNavSurfLant. Although "Patriot" was permanently assigned to Sasebo, Japan, her crew served on a rotational basis from Ingleside, Texas. Each rotation lasted approximately 6 months. In 1997 the crew assignments were changed to permanent overseas assignments.

In March 2003 the major event was TSTA3/FEP. This Tailored Ship's Training Availability (TSTA3)/ Final Exercise Problem (FEP) initially designed to be a training assist visit to assess readiness, was turned into a graded scenario to prove her battle readiness. This advanced stage of training is designed to improve ships operations and give "Patriot" an opportunity to prove she is ready to perform her primary and secondary missions with utmost efficiency and skill.

"Patriot" executed her deployment phase during the 2003 calendar year. Along with conducting MINEX, she participated in Exercise Foal Eagle 2003, a combined naval exercise with the Republic of Korea. "Patriot" successfully accomplished 100 percent mine-warfare tasking during the integrated exercise. "Patriot" conducted a WESTPAC Deployment during the months of May and June conducting port visits in Okinawa, Fukuoka, JA, Pusan, ROK, Inchon, ROK, and Kagoshima, JA. "Patriot" also took part in the 50th Anniversary of the Korean War with a port visit to Pusan, South Korea.

"Patriot" routinely participates in a combined Mine Warfare training exercises with the Japanese Maritime Self-Defense Force as part of an annual MINEX and EODEX. MINEX/EODEX is a joint mine countermeasures (MCM) exercise designed to foster US Navy and Japanese Maritime Self Defense Force (JMSDF) interoperability through the use of the MCM Triad, surface MCM (SMCM) air MCM (AMCM) and Explosive Ordnance disposal (EOD) teams.

In 2005, "Patriot" conducted a Selected Maintenance Availability during which the ship was refitted with the most recent equipment upgrades and shipboard alterations. The maintenance period allowed the ship to re-train personnel and in preparations for the ship's Basic Training Phase and Interdeployment Training Cycle.

On 16 February 2007, "Patriot" was awarded the 2006 Battle "E" award. []

In late November 2007, "Patriot" and fellow minesweeper USS|Guardian|MCM-5 sought refueling and refuge from an approaching storm in Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour, but were denied entry without explanation by the People's Republic of China.Citation
title = China's Port-Visit Denial Troubles Navy Admirals
newspaper = The Washington Post
pages = A04
date = 2007-11-28
url =
accessdate = 2007-11-29
] Both ships were eventually refueled at sea and returned safely to their homeports in Japan.

See also

* See USS|Patriot for other ships of the same name.


External links

* [ USS "Patriot" official website]
* [ USS "Patriot"]
* [ USS "Patriot"]
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* [ Navy Vets USS Patriot Page]

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