Allied Warships

Seaplane tenders

The seaplane tender USS Wright (AV 1) of the US Navy.

All Seaplane tender classes

The list is divided by navy, then ordered by commissioned date of each class (oldest first).


US Navy

 no class name (2)1913 - 1921
 Curtiss (2)1940 - 1940
 Barnegat (31)1941 - 1946
 Tangier (3)1941 - 1942
 Currituck (4)1944 - 1945
 Kenneth Whiting (4)1944 - 1944

6 ship classes.

Please note that we list the classes by navies that initiated/owned the class. Often vessels of certain classes were then built for other nations (or lent), those ships are not visible here but only through the navies pages or by looking into each class.

War losses: Seaplane tenders



US Navy27 Feb 1942USS Langley (AV 3) 

1 Seaplane tenders lost. See all Allied Warship losses.

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Books dealing with this subject include:

World War II American Destroyer Seaplane Tenders, Clemson Hull Conversions AVD-1 through AVD-14, Borchers, Duane D., Sr.,

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