Allied Warships

USS Chincoteague (AVP 24)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 24 
Built byLake Washington Shipyard (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Dec 1940 
Laid down23 Jul 1941 
Launched15 Apr 1942 
Commissioned12 Apr 1943 
End service21 Dec 1946 

Decommissioned on 21 December 1946
Loaned to the United states Coast Guard and commissioned as USCGC Chincoteague (WAVP-375) on 7 March 1948
Redesignated high endurance cutter (WHEC-375) on 1 May 1966
Decommissioned in June 1972
Returned to the USN and transferred to South Vietnam on 21 June 1972 being renamed Ly Thung Kiet (HQ-05)
Taken over by the Philippines in April 1975 being renamed Andres Bonifacto (PF-7)
Sold to the Philippines on 5 April 1976
Decommissioned by the Philippines in June 1985


Commands listed for USS Chincoteague (AVP 24)

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1Lt.Cdr. Ira Earl Hobbs, USN12 Apr 194314 Oct 1943 (1)
2T/Cdr. Robert Adrian Rosasco, USN14 Oct 194321 Jan 1945
3T/Cdr. James Arthur Smith, USN21 Jan 1945

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