Salvage Sailor Posted December 29, 2017 Share #1 Posted December 29, 2017 SEAPLANE TENDERS The first USN seaplane tenders in service were the converted Lapwing class Minesweepers (AM to AVP) followed by the conversion of the USS LANGLEY (CV-1) the first aircraft carrier. These were followed by the Currituck, Kenneth Whiting and Barnegat seaplane tenders and some miscellaneous conversions (DD to AVD, LST to AVB, etc) Many of the Barnegat class tenders ultimately ended up in USCG service as (WAVP) tenders and then (WHEC) High Endurance Cutters on Market Time and Arctic patrols. Some of the WHEC cutters were transferred to the VNN and 'lost' in the fall of Saigon in 1975, the fortunate ones having escaped to the Philippines where they were interned and transferred to the BRP. Feel free to post any items from USN and USCG Seaplane Tenders you have in your collections Photos: USS PELICAN (AVP-6) Lapwing class converted minesweeper USS TIMBALIER (AVP-54) Barnegat class seaplane tender with PBM Mariners Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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