Allied Warships

USS Tangier (AV 8)

Seaplane tender of the Tangier class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAV 8 
Built byMoore Dry Dock Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down18 Mar 1939 
Launched15 Sep 1939 
Commissioned25 Aug 1941 
End serviceJan 1947 

Acquired by the USN on 8 July 1940
Converted to seaplane tender and commissioned as USS Tangier (AV-8) on 25 August 1941
Decommissioned in January 1947
Stricken on 1 June 1961
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 17 November 1961


Commands listed for USS Tangier (AV 8)

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1Cdr. Clifton Albert Frederick Sprague, USN8 Jul 194025 Apr 1942
2Cdr. George Harbord de Baun, USN25 Apr 19421 Sep 1942
3T/Capt. Wendell Gray Switzer, USN1 Sep 194227 Aug 1943
4T/Capt. Howard Leyland Young, USN27 Aug 1943Jan 1944 (1)
5T/Capt. Richard Maxey Oliver, USNJan 1944Jan 1945
6T/Cdr. Morton Klyne Fleming, Jr., USNJan 194515 Sep 1945

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