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  Last updated: 23 July 2009


USS Curtiss retrieves a PBM

Note: This list is of purpose-built vessels only. Cargo vessels and passenger liners which served with the Navy as APs or APAs (transport) or other auxiliaries are listed on the Merchant Marine page. Listed by USN designation, in alphabetical order. Ships marked in yellow are still afloat but endangered.

Designation C# Name(s) Keel Laid Ways Launched Delivered Description Notes
AD- 2 149 Melville Nov 11, 1913 J Mar 2, 1913 Dec 2, 1915 Melville class destroyer tender, 417ft, 7150dp Decommissioned at Norfolk 9 Aug 1946, stricken 23 Apr 1947, and sold for scrap 1948.
AD-14 417 Dixie Mar 17, 1938 K May 27, 1939 Apr 25, 1940
DOD photo, 1976. Off Southern California.

Dixie class destroyer tender

Supported Operation Crossroads. Earned 5 Battle Stars for Korea. Stricken and decommissioned 15 Jun 1982. Sold 17 Feb 1983 and scrapped in Taiwan.
AD-15 419 Prairie Dec 7, 1938 M Dec 9, 1939 Aug 05, 1940 Dixie class destroyer tender Decommissioned and stricken Mar 26, 1993 after 52.6 years service. Transferred to the Maritime Administration 1 Apr 1993 and immediately sold to Nishant Import & Export, towed to India, and scrapped.
AO-144 500 Mississinewa May 4, 1953 M Jun 12, 1954 Jan 14, 1955  


DOD photo 1986

Neosho-class fleet oiler

Decommissioned 15 Nov 1976. Stricken 16 Feb 1994. Transferred to NDRF (Maritime Administration) and placed in James River Reserve Fleet, 1 May 1999. MARAD contracted for the ship's scrapping on 27 Sep 2006, and work was completed in Brownsville, TX, on 11 Feb 2008.
AO-145 501 Hassayampa Jul 13, 1953 O Sep 12, 1954 Apr 15, 1955
Photo 1966 by Dick Leonhardt

Neosho-class fleet oiler

Decommissioned 17 Nov 1978. Stricken 16 Feb 1994. Transferred to NDRF (Maritime Administration) and placed in Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, May 1, 1999.  As of 30 April 2009, on MARAD's "Non-Retention - Tanker" list with status Disposal.
AO-146 502 Kawishiwi Oct 5, 1953 L Dec 11, 1954 Jun 22, 1955
DOD photo 1991 Pearl Harbor

Neosho-class fleet oiler

Stricken 7 Nov 1994. Transferred to the NDRF (Maritime Administration) and placed in Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 1 May 1999. As of 30 April 2009, on MARAD's "Non-Retention - Tanker" list with status Disposal.
AO-147 503 Truckee Dec 21, 1953 J Mar 10, 1955 Nov 18, 1955
Department of Defense photo 1980

Neosho-class fleet oiler

Decommissioned 30 Jan 1980. Stricken 18 Jul 1994. Transferred to NDRF and placed in James River Reserve Fleet, 1 May 1999. Sold to Bay Bridge Enterprises of Chesapeake, VA, for scrapping, Jul 2008. DANFS History
AO-148 504 Ponchatoula Mar 1, 1954 K Jul 9, 1955 Jan 05, 1056
Department of Defense photo 1991

Neosho-class fleet oiler

Stricken 31 Aug 1992. Transferred to NDRF and placed in Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 1 May 1999. As of 30 April 2009, on MARAD's "Non-Retention - Tanker" list with status Disposal.
AOE-2 542 Camden Feb 17, 1964 O May 29, 1965 Mar 11, 1967
Photo courtesy Shawn Hennessy

Sacramento class fast support ship, 795ft, 20717dp

Last NYSB contract. Decommissioned October 14, 2005 at Kitsap Bay. Sold for scrap April 13, 2007. Made final transit of Panama Canal in August, 2007, en route to Brownsville, TX. Scrapped at ESCO Marine.
AR- 5 422 Vulcan Dec 16, 1939 J Dec 14, 1940 Jun 16, 1941
Department of Defense photo 1991

Vulcan class repair ship, 530ft, 12911dp

Earned 1 Battle Star for WWII. Decommissioned 30 Sep 1991. Stricken 28 Jul 1992. Transferred to NDRF and placed in James River Reserve Fleet, 1 Feb 1999.  Disposition contract awarded to Bay Bridge Enterprises 9 Nov 2006. Towed to Chesapeake, VA, for scrapping 19 Dec 2006. Still largely intact as of February 2008.

AT-12

ATO-12

  Sonoma Nov 7, 1911   May 11, 1912 Sept 6, 1912 Sea tug, 175 ft, 1120t dp Served with the Atlantic Fleet as a tender during World War I. Survived several air attacks during WWII South Pacific operations, then struck by burning Japanese bomber Oct 24, 1944, in San Pedro Bay, Leyte Gulf, and sank in 18 ft of water off Dio Island. Considered 1st ship sunk by kamikaze.
AV- 4 418 Curtiss Apr 25,1938 L Apr 20, 1940 Nov 15, 1940
U. S. Navy photo

Curtiss class seaplane tender, 527ft 8671dp

Earned 7 Battle Stars in WWII. Struck by Japanese a/c and dive bomb at Pearl Harbpr, 7 Dec 1941. Tended Mariner and Sunderland squadrons in Korea. Flagship for Operation Greenhouse and Ivy (Eniwetok), 1951-52. Supported Operation deep Freeze II during IGY, 1957. Decommissioned and placed in reserve, 24 Sep 1957.
AV- 5

T-ARVH-1

420 Albemarle

Corpus Christi Bay

Jun 12, 1939 K Jul 13, 1940 Dec 20, 1940  


US Navy photo - as Albemarle

Curtiss class seaplane tender


US Navy photo - as Corpus Cristi Bay

Supported patrol operations in Caribbean for most of WWII. Decommissioned and placed in reserve at Brooklyn, 14 Aug 1950. Converted to tend P6M Seamaster, 1956. Recommissioned 1957. Decommissioned and placed in reserve at Norfolk, 21 Oct 1960. Stricken 1 Sep 1962. Reactivated 1964 and converted as helicopter maintenance vessel. Served in Vietnam. Stricken 31 Dec 1974. Sold for scrap 17 Jul 1975.
AV- 7 430 Currituck Cancelled N/A Sep 11, 1943  
U.S. Navy photo

Curtiss class seaplane tender

Cancelled and completed at Philadelphia Navy Yard. Stricken 1 Apr 1971. Sold for scrap 1 Oct 1972.

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