Allied Warships

USS Orca (AVP 49)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 49 
Built byLake Washington Shipyards (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Apr 1942 
Laid down13 Jul 1942 
Launched4 Oct 1942 
Commissioned23 Jan 1944 
End serviceMar 1960 

Decommissioned on 31 October 1947
Recommissioned on 15 December 1951
Decommissioned in March 1960
Transferred to Ethiopia in January 1962 and renamed Ethiopia (A 01)


Commands listed for USS Orca (AVP 49)

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1T/Cdr. Morton Klyne Fleming, Jr., USN23 Jan 194430 Dec 1944 (1)
2T/Cdr. Everett Olin Rigsbee, Jr., USN30 Dec 194410 Dec 1945

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