Currituck-class seaplane tender

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USS Currituck
USS Salisbury Sound (AV-13) at San Diego Bay, ca. 1957
Class overview
Name: Currituck class
Operators:  United States Navy
Built: 1942–1944
In commission: 1943–1987
Completed: 4
General characteristics
Type: Seaplane tender
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 (8,900 kW)
Speed: 18 knots (33 km/h; 21 mph)
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.

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