Allied Warships

USS Pelican (AVP 6)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeMinesweeper
ClassLapwing 
PennantAVP 6 
ModSeaplane tender 
Built byGas Engine and Power Co. (Morris Height, New York, U.S.A.) 
Ordered 
Laid down10 Nov 1917 
Launched12 Jun 1918 
Commissioned10 Oct 1918 
End service30 Nov 1945 
History

Decommissioned on 3 May 1922
Recommissioned on 17 August 1922 and modified to serve as an aircraft tender
Redesignated as small seaplane tender (AVP-6) on 22 January 1936
Decommissioned on 30 November 1945
Stricken on 19 December 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap in November 1946

 

Commands listed for USS Pelican (AVP 6)

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CommanderFromTo
1Howell Jesse Dyson, USNmid 1939Jun 1941
2John Clement Alderman, USNJune 1941Aug 1942
3Curtis Howell Hutchings, USNAug 1942Nov 1942
4Eliott Lindsay James, Jr., USNNov 194220 Feb 1943
5Sidney G. Richardson, USNR20 Feb 194322 Apr 1944
6Douglas Darwood McIver, USN22 Apr 19447 Apr 1945
7Edgar Everett Chance, USNR7 Apr 194512 Jun 1945
8Wilfred C. Fish, USNR12 Jun 19458 Oct 1945

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