The third USS Ardent (MCM-12) is an Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship in the US Navy. She was built by Peterson Shipbuilders, Sturgeion Bay, Wisconsin. Ardent is homeported at Bahrain and is part of the U.S. 5th Fleet. Ardent was ordered 12 December 1989, laid down 22 October 1990, and launched 16 November 1991. She was christened 20 August 1993 and commissioined 18 February 1994. She is still in Active Service as of 2013.