Allied Warships

USS Albemarle (AV 5)

Seaplane tender of the Curtiss class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAV 5 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Ordered14 Oct 1938 
Laid down20 Jun 1939 
Launched13 Jul 1940 
Commissioned20 Dec 1940 
End service 1973 

Decommissioned on 14 August 1950
Recommissioned on 2 October 1957
Decommissioned on 21 October 1960
Converted and recommissioned as aircraft repair ship helicopter USNS Corpus Christi Bay (T-ARVH-1) in January 1966
Decommissioned in 1973
Stricken on 31 December 1974
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 17 July 1975


Commands listed for USS Albemarle (AV 5)

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1Cdr. Henry Maston Mullinnix, USN20 Dec 19404 Mar 1941 (1)
2Cdr. Harold Bushnell Sallada, USN4 Mar 19418 Apr 1942
3Cdr. Harold Letcher Meadow, USN8 Apr 19426 Oct 1942
4T/Capt. Irving Day Wiltsie, USN6 Oct 194212 Jun 1943
5T/Capt. Donald Edmund Wilcox, USN12 Jun 194326 Feb 1944
6T/Capt. Donald Lewis Mills, USN26 Feb 194411 May 1945
7T/Capt. Christian Harold DuBorg, USN11 May 1945

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