Allied Warships

USS Matagorda (AVP 22)

Seaplane tender of the Barnegat class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
PennantAVP 22 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Ordered12 Jun 1940 
Laid down6 Sep 1940 
Launched18 Mar 1941 
Commissioned16 Dec 1941 
End service20 Feb 1946 

Decommissioned on 20 February 1946
Loaned to the United States Coast Guard and commissioned as USCGC Matagorda (WAVP-373) on 7 March 1949
Redesignated as high endurance cutter(WHEC-373) on 1 May 1966
Decommissioned by the Coast Guard and returned to USN in mid 1968
Stricken on 1 July 1968
Sunk as a target early in 1969


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1Stanley John Michael, USN16 Dec 1941 (1)

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