USS HERON was the second ship in the OSPREY - class of coastal mine hunters. Delivered to the Navy on July 22, 1994, and commissioned on August 6, 1994, the HERON was transfered to the Naval Reserve Force on July 15, 1995, and was subsequently used to train naval reservists. Both decommissioned and stricken from the Navy list on March 16, 2007, the HERON was transfered to the Hellenic Navy the same day. There she was recommissioned as KALIPSO.
|General Characteristics:||Awarded: February 17, 1989|
|Keel laid: October 11, 1989|
|Launched: March 21, 1992|
|Commissioned: August 6, 1994|
|Decommissioned: March 16, 2007|
|Builder: Intermarine USA, Savannah, GA|
|Propulsion System: two diesels (800 hp each)|
|Length: 188 feet (57.3 meters)|
|Beam: 36 feet (11 meters)|
|Draft: 9,5 feet (2.9 meters)|
|Displacement: 895 tons|
|Speed: 12 knots|
|Armament: Mine neutralization system, two .50 caliber machine guns|
|Crew: 5 Officers, 46 Enlisted|
This section contains the names of sailors who served aboard USS HERON. It is no official listing but contains the names of sailors who submitted their information.