USS Currituck (AV7) was the first of four. She was nicknamed the Wild Goose.

For Details of the Wild Goose History Click on the Donut:


  • 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 command
  • During WWII USS Currituck was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater.
  • 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 December 1967
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1971
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 10 January 1972, to Union Minerals &

    Alloys Corp. (PD-X-926, for $89,106.27). Delivered on 23 March 1972

     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 

    Displacement 9,090 t.(lt) 15,092 t.(fl) 
    Length 540' 5" 
    Beam 69' 3" 
    Draft 22' 3" (lim) 
    Speed 19.2 kts. (trial)

    Officers -162
    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
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO - 15,330 Bbls
    Diesel - 285 Bbls
    Gasoline - 278,030 Gals
    Two New York Shipbuilding Parson- type steam turbines Babcock and Wilcox Express boilers,

    400psi 690 double Falk Main Reduction Gears four 500Kw 450V A.C. Ships Service Generators two propellers, 12,000shp

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