MCM-11 USS Gladiator Mine Countermeasures Ship
USS GLADIATOR is the 11th AVENGER - class Mine Countermeasures Ship and the third ship in the Navy to bear the name. On October 1, 2000, the USS GLADIATOR was transferred to the Naval Reserve Force. In January 2007, the ship was transported to Bahrain as one of two Mine Countermeasures Ships newly forward deployed to the Persian Gulf to replace the two forward deployed coastal minehunters Cardinal (MHC 60) and Raven (MHC 61) which were decommissioned in December 2006. USS Gladiator was commissioned September 18, 1993.