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US anti-mine ship USS Guardian on a one day visit to Subic Bay

USS Guardian (MCM-5), a U.S. Navy Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship, will arrive in Subic Bay tomorrow, Sunday, January 13, for a routine fuel stop.

This visit will allow the ship to replenish supplies as well as give the crew an opportunity for rest and relaxation. After an overnight visit in Subic, the ship will proceed to Puerto Princesa for another brief visit.

Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship The USS Guardian is 224 feet in length, has a beam of 39 feet, and displaces 1,312 tons fully loaded. The ship has a normal complement of 81 officers and enlisted personnel.

 

The USS Guardian is assigned to the U.S. Navy’s 7th Fleet and is forward-deployed to Sasebo, Japan.

Her crew of around 80 officers and enlisted personnel includes eight Filipino-Americans.

Notably, the ship’s highest ranking Enlisted Sailor on board is a Filipino-American originally from Olongapo City. (usembassymanila) -30-

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