Currituck-class seaplane tender
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USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) at San Diego Bay, ca. 1957
|Operators:||United States Navy|
|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)|
|Speed:||18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)|
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.
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