Allied Warships

USS Childs (AVD 1)

Destroyer of the Clemson class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVD 1 
ModSea plane tender 
Built byNew York Shipbuilding Corp. (Camden, New Jersey, U.S.A.) 
Laid down19 Mar 1919 
Launched15 Sep 1920 
Commissioned22 Oct 1920 
End service 

Reclassified as sea plane tender AVP-14 on 1 July 1938
Reclassified as AVD-1 on 2 August 1940
Decommissioned on 10 December 1945
Stricken on 3 January 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 23 May 1946


Commands listed for USS Childs (AVD 1)

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1Harold Foster Fick, USN30 Sep 193716 May 1940 (1)
2Lt.Cdr. John Lockwood Pratt, USN16 May 194010 Apr 1942 (1)
3Lt.Cdr. Frank O'Beirne, USN10 Apr 19429 Nov 1942
4T/Lt.Cdr. Thomas Aloysius Christopher, USN9 Nov 194210 Sep 1943
5Charles Daniel Ingebrand, USNR10 Sep 194317 Apr 1945
6Richard William Evans, USNR17 Apr 194521 Sep 1945
7Ted J. Welch, USNR21 Sep 194510 Dec 1945

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