Allied Warships

USS Bering Strait (AVP 34)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 34 
Built byLake Washington Shipyards (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Sep 1942 
Laid down3 Jul 1943 
Launched15 Jan 1944 
Commissioned19 Jul 1944 
End service21 Jun 1946 

Decommissioned on 21 June 1946
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and commissioned as USCGC Bering Strait (WAVP-382) on 14 September 1948
Redesignated high endurance cutter (WHEC-382) on 1 May 1966
Decommissioned in February 1970
Transferred to South Vietnam in January 1971 being renamed Tran Quang Khai (HQ-15)
Sold to the Philippines on 5 April 1976 and commissioned in the Philippine Navy as Diego Silang (PF-9)
Decommissioned by Philippine Navy in June 1985


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1Cdr. Walter Deane Innis, USN19 Jul 1944??? (1)

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