Allied Warships

USS Casco (AVP 12)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 12 
Built byPuget Sound Navy Yard (Bremerton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered1 Jul 1939 
Laid down30 May 1940 
Launched15 Nov 1941 
Commissioned27 Dec 1941 
End service10 Apr 1947 

Decommissioned on 10 April 1947
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard on 19 April 1949 and renamed USCGC Casco (WAVP-370)
Redesignated (WHEC-370) on 1 May 1966
Returned to the USN in 1969
Sunk as a target on 15 May 1969


Commands listed for USS Casco (AVP 12)

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1Cdr. Thomas Selby Combs, USN27 Dec 194118 Aug 1942 (1)
2T/Cdr. Willis Everett Cleaves, USN18 Aug 19428 Jul 1943
3T/Cdr. Earl Ruhf DeLong, USN8 Jul 194319 Jul 1944
4T/Cdr. Reginald Rutherford, USN31 Jul 194431 Aug 1945
5Lt.Cdr. Edward Kim Shanahan, USN31 Aug 194510 Apr 1947

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