Currituck-class seaplane tender

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USS Currituck
USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) at San Diego Bay, ca. 1957
Class overview
Operators: United States Navy
Built: 1942–1944
In commission: 1943–1987
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Displacement: 14,000 tons (full load)
Length: 540 ft 5 in (164.72 m)
Beam: 69 ft 3 in (21.11 m)
Draft: 22 ft 3 in (6.78 m)
Propulsion: Steam turbines
4 × boilers
2 × shafts
12,000 shp (9.0 MW)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h)
Complement: 1,247 (Norton Sound & Currituck)
684 (Salisbury Sound & Pine Island)
Armament: 4 × 5"/38 DP guns
3 × Quad 40 mm guns
4 × Dual 40 mm guns
20 × 20 mm guns

The Currituck class seaplane tenders were four ships built for the United States Navy during World War II. The role of a seaplane tender was to provide base facilities for squadrons of seaplanes in a similar way that an aircraft carrier does for its squadrons.

The four ships of the class were:

The ships were named for features on the United States coast.