Allied Warships

USS Half Moon (AVP 26)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 26 
Built byLake Washington Shipyards (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered6 Dec 1940 
Laid down10 Mar 1942 
Launched12 Jul 1942 
Commissioned16 Jun 1943 
End service4 Sep 1946 

Decommissioned on 4 September 1946
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and commissioned, as USCGC Half Moon (WAVP-378) on 30 July 1948
Redesignated high endurance cutter (WMEC-378) on 1 May 1966
Decommissioned on 15 July 1969
Sold to be broken up for scrap


Commands listed for USS Half Moon (AVP 26)

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1T/Cdr. William Onahan Gallery, USN15 Jun 194316 Jun 1944 (1)
2T/Cdr. Jack Irving Bandy, USN16 Jun 1944

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