Allied Warships

USS Unimak (AVP 31)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 31 
Built byAssociated Ship Building Inc. (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Dec 1940 
Laid down15 Feb 1942 
Launched27 May 1942 
Commissioned31 Dec 1943 
End service25 Jan 1946 

Decommissioned on 26 July 1946
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard as USCGC Unimak (WAVP-379)
Redesignated high endurance cutter (WHEC-379) on 1 May 1966
Redesignated (WTR-379) on 28 November 1969
Decommissioned on 29 May 1975
Recommissioned as (WHEC-379) in 1977
Decommissioned on 29 April 1988 and returned to the USN for disposal
Scuttled as part of an artifical reef.

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Commands listed for USS Unimak (AVP 31)

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1T/Cdr. Hilfort Craft Owen, USN31 Dec 194330 Sep 1944 (1)
2T/Cdr. William Alvah Thorn, USN30 Sep 194426 Jul 1946

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