USS WARRIOR
MCM 10
  
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The Warrior (MCM 10) is the 10th Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship and the first United States ship to bear that name. The keel was laid down on September 25, 1989, at Peterson Builders in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin. She was christened and launched on December 8, 1990. Mrs. Penelope Nyquist, the wife of Vice Adm. John W. Nyquist, served as sponsor of the ship. USS Warrior was commissioned on April 7, 1993.

February 24, 1995 USS Warrior departed Naval Station Ingleside, Texas, for its maiden six-month deployment in the U.S. 6th Fleet Area of Responsibility (AoR).

January 2, 2002 USS Warrior, along with USS Gladiator (MCM 11), USS Oriole (MHC 55), USS Shrike (MHC 62) and USS Cormorant (MHC 57), recently departed Ingleside, Texas, to participate to support the USS John F. Kennedy (CV 67) BG's Joint Task Force Exercise (JTFEX) 02-1, from Jan. 19-26, in the waters off the Virginia and North Carolina coasts.

August 18, 2006 USS Warrior is currently participating in the multinational Panama Exercise (PANAMAX) 2006, tailored to the defense of the Panama Canal, involving civil and military forces from the region.

September 13, The Warrior returned to Naval Station Ingleside after a five weeks of MCM operations during PANAMAX 06, an exercise off the coast of Panama, designed to counter potential terrorist attacks against shipping or canal infrastructure.

November 9, 2007 USS Warrior completed the Gulf of Mexico Exercise (GOMEX) 08-2 in the Corpus Christi OPAREA. This exercise marks the transition from a training group to fully capable and deployable assets in the MCM arsenal.

March 6, 2009 The commander of U.S. 2nd Fleet announced that the first two of eight mine countermeasures ships will begin the transfer from 2nd Fleet's Area of Responsibility to 3rd Fleet. The two ships will depart Naval Station Ingleside's waterfront on March 9 and begin a month-long journey to a new homeport in San Diego. USS Warrior and USS Chief (MCM 14) are set to leave for a permanent change of duty station in accordance with the Department of Defense Base Relocation and Closure Commission's directed closure of Naval Station Ingleside. Four of the six remaining ships will set sail in phases once maintenance and upgrades are complete. Two other MCM ships will be heavy lifted.

April 5, USS Warrior, commanded by Lt. Cmdr. Joseph D. Femino, with the assistance of USS Chief and the Mexican Navy, rescued two fishermen 36 miles off the coast of Mexico.

April 17, The Warrior (MCM 10) arrived in its new homeport of Naval Base San Diego, Calif., for the first time.

November 7, 2011 MCM 10 is currently moored at Northrop Grumman Continental Maritime of San Diego shipyard for a Selected Restricted Availability (SRA).

June 23, 2012 USS Warrior arrived in Manama, Bahrain, aboard the M/V Tern, for a seven-month deployment with rotational crews from San Diego to provide continuous manning.

September 20, The mine countermeasures ship departed Mina Salman Port in Manama for at-sea phase of International Mine Countermeasures Exercise (IMCMEX) 2012 in the Arabian Gulf.

February 19, 2013 Lt. Cmdr. Robert M. Laird, Jr., relieved Lt. Cmdr. Matthew T. Erdner as commanding officer of the USS Warrior (Dominant Crew).

March 2, USS Warrior, along with USS Pioneer (MCM 9), departed Khalifa Bin Salman Port in Hidd, Bahrain, after being loaded aboard the Military Sealift Command (MSC)-chartered heavy lift ship Super Servant III on Feb. 24, to be transported to Sasebo, Japan, to replace the USS Guardian (MCM 5), that was decommissioned last month. The majority of the Warrior's crew will return to San Diego from Bahrain while the remaining Sailors will accompany the ship to Sasebo. The Pioneer will returned to its homeport of San Diego.

March 10, The Netherlands Antilles-flagged heavy lift ship Super Servant III pulled into Galle, Sri Lanka, for a brief port call to refuel; Arrived in Japan on March 27.

March 31, USS Warrior arrived in its new homeport of Fleet Activities Sasebo in Nagasaki Prefecture for the first time.

May 2, Lt. Cmdr. Kevin S. McCormick, Jr., relieved Lt. Cmdr. Robert M. Laird as CO of the Warrior.

July 30, MCM 10 departed Fleet Activities Sasebo for local operations. Underway again from Aug. 29-31.

October 14, USS Warrior returned to Sasebo after a two-week underway for routine training. Underway again from Nov. 6-18.

February 3, 2014 USS Warrior entered the Dry Dock #2 at SSK Shipyard in Sasebo for a three-month Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA); Undocked on May 9.

July 25, Lt. Cmdr. Robert C. Biggs relieved Lt. Cmdr. Kevin S. McCormick, Jr., as CO of the Warrior during a pierside ceremony at Fleet Activities Sasebo.

August 15, USS Warrior returned to homeport after a four-week underway period. Underway for local operations from Aug. 28-31; Underway again on Sept. 9.

September 15, The Warrior joined Republic of Korea Navy ships in a naval demonstration and reenactment, off the coast of Incheon, to pay tribute to Korean War veterans who fought side-by-side during the Incheon landing 64 years ago; Returned home on Sept. 30.

October 19, USS Warrior recently moored at Chinhae Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a brief port call before participating in annual mine counter-measures exercise Clear Horizon 2014, from Oct. 20-24.

November 25, The mine countermeasures ship returned to India Basin, Fleet Activities Sasebo after a 12-day underway; Underway again from Jan. 4-10, 2015; Underway in support of MCMEX, off Chinhae, ROK, from March 27- April 15; Underway for local operations from May 13-16.

July 10, USS Warrior departed Berth 10, Fleet Activities Sasebo for a 25-day underway to participate in MINEX/EODEX 15-2JA in Mutsu Bay, Aomori Prefecture.

July 14, MCM 10 moored at Chuo Wharf in Port of Hakodate, Aichi Prefecture, for a scheduled port visit.

August 27, USS Warrior departed homeport for a week-long underway off the coast of Japan; Underway again from Sept. 5-14.

November 6, Lt. Cmdr. John R. Mateikat relieved Lt. Cmdr. Robert C. Biggs as CO of the USS Warrior during a change-of-command ceremony at Berth 9, India Basin.

July 15, 2016 The Warrior departed Sasebo for a brief underway to conduct sea trials, following an emergent repairs to its port-side Main Reduction Gear that broke last year; Underway again on Sept. 8.?

September 10, USS Warrior recently moored at Port of Incheon, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port visit before participating in the 66th anniversary of the historical amphibious landing at the city; Returned home on Sept. 14.

September 28, The Warrior returned to Fleet Activities Sasebo after a week-long underway for routine training; Underway for local operations from Oct. 3-6; Underway in support of mine counter-measures exercise Clear Horizon 2016 from Oct. 11- Nov. 9.

December ?, Lt. Cmdr. William J. Carroll assumed command of the mine countermeasures ship Warrior.

March 19, 2017 USS Warrior recently moored at Pier 11 in Chinhae Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for a scheduled port call before participating in annual joint exercise Foal Eagle; Returned to Sasebo on April 4.

February 8, 2018 Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin C. Pearlswig relieved Lt. Cmdr. William J. Carroll as CO of MCM 10 during a change-of-command ceremony on Fleet Activities Sasebo.

April 24, The Warrior is currently moored at Berth 10, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo; Underway for routine training from Sept. 22-26.

July 31, 2019 USS Warrior returned to Sasebo after participating in a Mine Exercise-Explosive Ordnance Disposal Exercise (MINEX-EODEX) 19-2JA in Mutsu Bay.

August 19, Lt. Cmdr. Andrew C. Darjany relieved Lt. Cmdr. Benjamin C. Pearlswig as CO of the Warrior during a change-of-command ceremony at the Harbor View Club in Fleet Activities Sasebo.

June 11, 2020 USS Warrior undocked from Dry Dock #2 at SSK Shipyard and moored at India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo, while undergoing a Drydocking Selected Restricted Availability (DSRA).

July 19, 2021 The Warrior recently arrived in Mutsu Bay to participate in MINEX-EODEX 21-2JA.

December 6, Lt. Cmdr. Jesse M. DuParc relieved Lt. Cmdr. Eric D. Smitley as CO of the Warrior during a change-of-command ceremony at Berth 8, India Basin.

January 18, 2022 USS Warrior departed Fleet Activities Sasebo for a routine patrol; Moored at India Basin on Feb. 23.?

March 22, MCM 10 transited the Straits of Shimonoseki eastbound; Moored at Berth 13S in Fleet Activities Yokosuka from March 25-29; Anchored in Sasebo Harbor on March 31; Moored at Berth 9, India Basin on April 1; Underway again from Aug. 11-14.

December 8, USS Warrior moored at Berth 1, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo after a two-day underway for routine training.?

March 31, 2023 USS Warrior recently moored at Berth 8, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo; Moored at Berth 9 on April ?; Underway again from April 24-25, May ?-5 and June 6.

June 14, The Warrior moored at Berth 3, Akasaki Pier in Fleet Activities Sasebo fora brief stop to refuel; Moored at Berth 1, India Basin on June 18; Underway again from June 22-23; Moved to Berth 7 on June 30; Underway again from July 10-13 and 17-18th.

August 14, USS Warrior moored at Berth 9, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo after a two-day underway off the northwest coast of Kyushu; Conducted operations in the vicinity of Akasaki Pier and submarine piers in Ionouracho before anchored in Sasebo Harbor for an overnight stop on Aug. 21 and 22nd; Moored at Berth 9, India Basin on Aug. 23; Underway again on Oct. 10.

October 11, The Warrior moored at Berth 3 in Busan Naval Base, Republic of Korea, for an eight-day port visit to participate in a Multinational Mine Countermeasures Exercise and Symposium 2023; Moored at Pier 11 in Chinhae Naval Base, ROK, on Oct. 22-23; Moored at Berth 8, India Basin on Oct. 27.

January 22, 2024 USS Warrior moored at Berth 2, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo after a five-day underway off the coast of Kyushu; Underway again on Feb. ?; Moored at Maizuru Naval Base, Kyoto Prefecture, from Feb. 9-12; Transited the Tsushima Strait southbound on Feb. 14; Moored at Berth 2, India Basin on Feb. 16.

March 1, The Warrior departed homeport for routine operations off the coast of Kyushu; Anchored in Sasebo Harbor from March 5-6; Returned home on March 7; Anchored in Sasebo Harbor for a brief stop before moored at Berth 1, India Basin on March 18; Moved to Berth 9, India Basin on March 21; Underway off the coast of Kyushu from April 29-30; Underway again on May 9.

May 9, USS Warrior transited the Tsushima Strait eastbound just before midnight; Moored at Nishi Wharf in Port of Hakodate, Aichi Prefecture, from May 15-18; Transited the Tsugaru Strait westbound on Saturday afternoon; Moored at Maizuru Naval Base, Kyoto Prefecture, for a brief stop on May 20; Transited the Tsushima Strait westbound on May 22.

May 23, USS Warrior moored at Berth 9, India Basin on Fleet Activities Sasebo; Underway again on May 29; Moored at Navy Pier, White Beach Naval Facility in Okinawa from June 1-5; Conducted operations in the Nagakasuku Wan from June 5-8; Anchored off White Beach from June 9-10; Moored at Navy Pier again from June 10-11; Moored at Berth 9, India Basin on June 15.