Allied Warships

USS Pocomoke (AV 9)

Seaplane tender of the Tangier class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAV 9 
Built byMoore Dry Dock Co. (Oakland, California, U.S.A.) 
Laid down14 Aug 1939 
Launched8 Jun 1940 
Commissioned18 Jul 1941 
End service10 Jul 1946 

Acquired by the USN on 16 October 1940
Converted to seaplane tender and commissioned as USS Pocomoke (AV-9) on 18 July 1941
Decommissioned on 10 July 1947
Stricken on 1 June 1961
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 12 December 1961


Commands listed for USS Pocomoke (AV 9)

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1Cdr. Thomas Lamison Sprague, USN18 Jul 19419 Feb 1942
2Cdr. Lester Thomas Hundt, USN9 Feb 194226 Apr 1942 (1)
3Cdr. Nolan Martin Kindell, USN26 Apr 194212 May 1943
4T/Capt. Curtis Stanton Smiley, USN12 May 19433 Jan 1944
5T/Capt. Edward Loomis Brady Weimer, USN3 Jan 19447 May 1945
6Lt.Cdr. Frank Monroe Hammitt, USN7 May 1945

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