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Avenger

 

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Page 39 in Volume I, Series II, of the Official Records of the Confederate Navies in the War of the Rebellion contains a spurious entry for a bark named Avenger. The ship listed there as Avenger was in reality the bark, Arthur (q.v.).

 

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(MCM-1: dp. 1,040; 1. 210'0"; b. 38'0"; dr. 10'6"; s. 14 k.; cpl. 80; cl. Avenger)

 

Avenger (MCM-1)—the lead ship in a new class of coastal minehunter—was laid down on 3 June 1983 at Sturgeon Bay, Wis., by the Peterson Shipbuilding Co.; launched on 15 June 1985; sponsored by Mrs. Sybil B. Stockdale; and commissioned on 12 September 1987, Comdr. Robert S. Rawls in command.

 

 

Avenger (MCM-1), lead ship of her class, underway during her trials in late 1987. (Peterson Builders photograph)