USS Timbailer AVP-54

A bay on the coast of Louisiana near New Orleans

Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender
  • Laid down, 9 September 1942, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.  Launched, 18 April 1943
  • Completed at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Decommissioned, 18 August 1954    Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet
  • Sold to Panagiotis Kikkinos, Piraeus, Greece, placed into commercial service as the Greek cruise ship MV Rodos, 20 December 1960
  • Final Disposition scrapped at Eleusis Greece in 1989

  • 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 1,955 Bbls Gasoline 84,340 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 




    USS Timbalier (AVP-54) tending two Martin PBM-3D Mariner seaplanes soon after World War II.
    The quadruple 40mm gun mount on the fantail was added in around 1948.

     



    Music by TIM BARRON SM3 1968-70 USS Kawishiwi AO-146