Allied Warships

USS Matagorda (AVP 22)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 22 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down6 Sep 1940 
Launched18 Mar 1941 
Commissioned16 Dec 1941 
End service20 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned on 20 February 1946
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and commissioned as USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373) on 7 March 1949
Redesignated as high endurance cutter(WHEC-373) on 1 May 1966
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and returned to USN in mid 1968
Stricken on 1 July 1968
Sunk as a target early in 1969


Commands listed for USS Matagorda (AVP 22)

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1Cdr. Stanley John Michael, USN16 Dec 19411 Aug 1942 (1)
2T/Cdr. Paul Chester Treadwell, USN1 Aug 194215 Oct 1942
3Lt.Cdr. Ernest Reide Perry, USN15 Oct 19428 Nov 1942
4T/Cdr. Lester Kimme Rice, USN8 Nov 194213 Mar 1943
5T/Cdr. Austin Wadsworth Wheelock, USN13 Mar 194323 Nov 1943
6Cdr. Andrew Crinkley, USN23 Nov 194326 Jan 1945
7T/Lt.Cdr. Louis Wilbur Mang, USN26 Jan 19453 Aug 1945
8Cdr. William Bartels, USNR3 Aug 194520 Feb 1946

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