USS Currituck (AV7) was
the first of four. She was nicknamed the Wild
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SUMMER OF AV7-HISTORY
Laid down, 14 December 1942, at Philadelphia Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA.
Launched, 11 September 1943
Commissioned USS Currituck (AV-7), 26 June 1944, CAPT. W. A. Evans in
During WWII USS Currituck was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific
Following World War II USS Currituck was
assigned to Occupation and China service.
Decommissioned, 7 August 1947, at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia, PA.
Recommissioned, 1 August 1951
Decommissioned, 12 February 1958
Recommissioned, 20 August 1960, CAPT. Cecil A. Bloam, USN in command
During the Vietnam War USS Currituck (AV-7) participated
in a number of campaigns:
Decommissioned, 31 October 1967, at Bremerton, WA.
Laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA., 5
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1971Final
Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 January 1972, to Union Minerals &
Alloys Corp. (PD-X-926, for $89,106.27). Delivered on 23 March
to Oakland, CA for scrapping by Learner & Co.
!962 AV7 North Island (San Diego Calif)
1962 AV7 Leaving Pearl Harbor
1962 Hoisting P5M North Island
AV7 Warm Up Cruise Cold Bay Alaska 1962
AV7 and VP-40 PSM-2 - Vietnam 1967
PSM-2 Engine Cebu Philippines 1962 Dec
AV7 Antarctic 1947 PBM B-3
1947 Snow on the Seaplane deck AV7 Antarctica
AV7 on Deck Curtis Bi-Plan SOC Warming Up
Enlisted - 1,085
Largest Boom Capacity 30 t.
four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
three quad 40mm AA gun mounts
twenty single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO - 15,330 Bbls
Diesel - 285 Bbls
Gasoline - 278,030 Gals
Two New York Shipbuilding Parson- type steam turbines Babcock and Wilcox
Displacement 9,090 t.(lt) 15,092 t.(fl)
Length 540' 5"
Beam 69' 3"
Draft 22' 3" (lim)
Speed 19.2 kts. (trial)
400psi 690° double Falk Main Reduction Gears four 500Kw 450V A.C. Ships
Service Generators two propellers, 12,000shp
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