USS Halfmoon AVP-26
On Lake Washington 15 June 1943

 A bay on the coast of California south of San Francisco
Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender
  • Laid down, 10 March 1942, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.  Launched, 12 July 1942
  • Commissioned USS Halfmoon AVP-26, 15 June, 1943
  • Decommissioned, 4 September 1946, at San Diego   -  Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
     Loaned to the Coast Guard and commissioned, USCGC Half Moon (WAVP-378), 30 July 1948
    Redesignated High Endurance Cutter (WMEC-378) in 1966
  • Decommissioned, 15 July 1969     Final Disposition, sold for scrap 

  • Displacement 1,766 t.(lt)   Length 310' 9"    Beam 41' 2"    Draft 13' 6"
    Speed 18.2 kts.    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
       Complement:  Officers 14 Enlisted 201   Aviation Units Accommodations Officers 59 Enlisted 93  

    Armament: [1] single 5"/38 cal gun mount  [1] quad 40mm AA gun mount   [2] twin 40mm AA gun mounts  [4 ] dual 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities Diesel 2,000 Bbls Gasoline 82,650 Gals
    Propulsion [2] Fairbanks Morse Diesel 38D 1/8, engines  [1] Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gears
    Ship's Service Generators [2] Diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.    [1] Diesel-drive 200Kw 450V A.C.   [2] propellers, 6,080shp 




    At  Construuction Pier on Lake Washington,

    See - Sea Trials off Lake Washington  Shipyards
     

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