Allied Warships

USS Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 39 
Built byLake Washington Shipyards (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered16 Sep 1942 
Laid down14 Mar 1944 
Launched2 Dec 1944 
Commissioned11 Feb 1945 
End service1 Feb 1958 

Decommissioned on 1 February 1958
Stricken on 1 May 1958
Transferred to Norway on 17 May 1958 being renamed Haaken VII (A537)
Decommissioned by the Norwegian Navy in 1974


Commands listed for USS Gardiners Bay (AVP 39)

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1T/Cdr. Charlton Charles Lucas, USN11 Feb 1945late 1946 (1)

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