"Dux et Defensor Semitae"
Guide & Defender of the Pathway
Welcome aboard the USS AVENGER. Homeported in Sasebo, Japan the USS AVENGER has set the standard for all mine countermeasure (MCM) ships. As lead ship of the MCM class, she was commissioned 12 September 1987 in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and battle proven during Operations Desert Shield and Storm.
USS AVENGER is the world's leading MCM ship. As a key member of Mine Countermeasures Squadron TWO, USS AVENGER continues her fine tradition. Whether it's testing and evaluating new MCM systems, conducting normal operational training, or operating with allied nations, USS AVENGER and her crew stand ready for any and all tasking.
Our Mission: Conduct Countermeasures against moored and bottom mines. Conduct independent mine warfare operations and participate in coordinated mine warfare operations with various naval forces. AVENGER’s primary missions are: Mine Warfare (MIW), Mobility (MOB), and Command, Control, and Communications (CCC). Secondary missions are: Intelligence (INT), Fleet Support Operations (FSO), and Non-Combat Operations (NCO).