Allied Warships

USS Pelican (AVP 6)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

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

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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1Lt. Howell Jesse Dyson, USN31 May 1939Jun 1941
2Lt. John Clement Alderman, USNJune 1941Aug 1942
3Lt. Curtis Howell Hutchings, USNAug 1942Nov 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Eliott Lindsay James, Jr., USNNov 194220 Feb 1943
5Sidney G. Richardson, USNR20 Feb 194322 Apr 1944
6Douglas Darwood McIver, USN22 Apr 19447 Apr 1945
7Lt.(jg) Edgar Everett Chance, USNR7 Apr 194512 Jun 1945
8Wilfred C. Fish, USNR12 Jun 19458 Oct 1945

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