USS Absecon (AVP 23)
Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Lake Washington Shipyard (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||6 Dec 1940|
|Laid down||23 Jul 1941|
|Launched||8 Mar 1942|
|Commissioned||28 Jan 1943|
|End service||19 Mar 1947|
Decommissioned on 19 March 1947
Commands listed for USS Absecon (AVP 23)
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|1||T/Cdr. Robert Selden Purvis, Jr., USN||28 Jan 1943||26 Jul 1943 (1)|
|2||Lt.Cdr. John Walter Davison, USN||26 Jul 1943||31 May 1944|
|3||T/Lt.Cdr. Peris Graves Bunce, USN||31 May 1944||17 Aug 1945|
|4||T/Lt.Cdr. William Edward Schafer, USN||17 Aug 1945|
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Notable events involving Absecon include:
13 Mar 1943
USS Absecon picks up 7 survivors from the Honduran merchant Olancho that was torpedoed and sunk on 11 March about 30 nautical miles west of Cape San Antonio, Cuba in position 22°08'N, 85°14'W by German U-boat U-183.