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Camp Patriot, Kuwait (Mar. 8, 2003) -- The mine countermeasures ship USS Ardent (MCM 12) refuels and provides her crew a few hoursÕ break.  Capable of finding and destroying both moored and bottom mines, the technological capabilities of these ships are considered to be the most advanced in the world.  The missions of mine-countermeasure ships like these include clearing the ocean bottoms and sea lanes of mines in both coastal and offshore areas.  U.S. Navy photo by Journalist 1st Class Joseph Krypel.  (RELEASED)

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Photo description

Photo Date
March 8, 2003
Journalist 1st Class Joseph Krypel
Caption Writer
JOC J.C. Musser, NVNS Staff
Copyright Status
Public domain / free use
Service Branch
US Navy
Primary Equipment
MCM 12
Other Visible Equipment
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Tail Code
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