Allied Warships

USS San Carlos (AVP 51)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 51 
Built byLake Washington Shipyards (Houghton, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered11 Apr 1942 
Laid down17 Sep 1942 
Launched20 Dec 1942 
Commissioned21 Mar 1944 
End service7 Dec 1971 

Decommissioned on 30 June 1947
Converted to an oceanographic research ship
Renamed and redesignated Josiah Willard Gibbs (T-AGOR-1), on 15 December 1958
Placed in service with Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS) on 18 December 1958
Placed out of service and stricken on 7 December 1971
Transferred to Greece on 15 December 1971 being renamed Hephaistas (A413)


Commands listed for USS San Carlos (AVP 51)

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1Lt.Cdr. De Long Mills, USN21 Mar 1944ca late 45 (1)

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