Sister Ship to the Currituck.

USS Pine Island AV12


  • Laid down, 16 November 1942, at Todd Shipyard Corp., San Pedro, CA.
  • Launched, 26 February 1944
  • Commissioned USS Pine Island (AV-12), 26 April 1945, Naval Supply Depot, San Pedro, CA., CDR. Henry Titus Hodgskin Jr. in command
  • During WWII USS Pine Island was assigned to Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in a number of campaigns.
  • Following World War II USS Pine Island was assigned to Occupation and China service

  • Decommissioned, 1 May 1950
  • Recommissioned, 7 October 1950, at Alameda, CA.
  • During the Korean War USS Pine Island tended seaplanes that flew missions over enemy-held territory in Korea
  • During the Vietnam War USS Pine Island participated in a number of campaigns.
  • Decommissioned, 16 June 1967
  • Laid up in the Reserve Fleet
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 February 1971
  • Title transfer to the Maritime Administration for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 7 March 1972, to Zidell Explorations, Portland, OR.