Allied Warships

USS Avocet (AVP 4)

Minesweeper of the Lapwing class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAVP 4 
ModSeaplane tender 
Built byBaltimore Dry Dock and Shipbuilding Co. (Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.) 
Laid down13 Sep 1917 
Launched9 Mar 1918 
Commissioned17 Sep 1918 
End service10 Dec 1945 

Decommissioned on 3 April 1922
Recommissioned on 8 September 1925
Redesignated as a small seaplane tender AVP-4 on 22 January 1936
Decommissioned on 10 December 1945
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 12 December 1946


Commands listed for USS Avocet (AVP 4)

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1Joseph Malcolm Carson, USN6 Jul 19381 Jul 1940
2Lt. Robert Ellington Dixon, USN1 Jul 1940mid 1941
3Lt. William Crawford Jonson, Jr., USNmid 194119 Aug 1942
4Gus Otis Davis, USN19 Aug 19427 Apr 1943
5George Foster Keene, USN7 Apr 194314 Dec 1943
6Edward Joseph Terrill, USNR14 Dec 194318 Mar 1945
7Henry L. Oakes, Jr., USNR18 Mar 194510 Dec 1945

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