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IF YOU WERE to conduct a survey in WestPac on the variety of jobs performed by a single ship, you'd probably be swamped with record claims -so, it's likely you would end up pigeonholing the idea.
In the meantime, here's a report which would surely rank high among the contenders if such a survey were taken. It comes from Mine Division 91 comprised of USS Conflict (MSO 426), Persistent (MSO 491), Dynamic (MSO 432), Endurance (MSO 435), and Implicit (MSO 455), all homeported in Long Beach.
The division claims (tongue-in-cheek, we're sure) while on its recent Far East tour that its minesweepers acquired these additional ship profiles: oiler, water lighter, tugboat, stores and refrigerator, repair, hospital, search and salvage, communications relay, command control, hydrographic survey, replenishment lifeguard, gunfire support, patrol and boarding vessel.
Tongue-in-cheek or not, that's a mouthful.
Nevertheless, it represents the variety of tasks required of MinDiv 91 while a member of the Market Time Patrol.Center">