Allied Warships

USS Biscayne (AVP 11)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 11 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Sep 1938 
Laid down27 Oct 1939 
Launched23 May 1941 
Commissioned3 Jul 1941 
End service29 Jun 1946 

Reclassified and converted to an amphibious force command ship at Mers-el-Kebir, Morocco and redesignated (AGC-18) on 10 October 1944
Decommissioned on 29 June 1946
Transferred to the US Coast Guard on 10 July 1946
Commissioned as USCGC Dexter (WAVP-385) on 8 June 1949
Decommissioned in 1952
Recommissioned in 1958
Designation changed to high endurance cutter (WHEC-385) on 1 May 1966
Returned to the USN in May 1968
Sunk as a target


Commands listed for USS Biscayne (AVP 11)

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1Cdr. Carleton Cole Champion, Jr., USN3 Jul 1941Oct 1942 (1)
2T/Lt.Cdr. Robert Cummings Young, USNOct 194226 Aug 1943
3Lt.Cdr. Edward Herman Eckelmeyer, Jr., USN26 Aug 1943Sep 1944
4Lt.Cdr. Richard H Bates, USNRSep 19444 Aug 1945
5T/Cdr. Charles Maurice Ryan, USN4 Aug 1945

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