U.S.S. CURTISS

(AV-4)

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AV-4 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
APR 1940 - Launch Date: 20 APR 1940
NOV 1940 - Commissioned: 15 NOV 1940
APR 1951 - JUN 1951 Atombombentest Greenhouse-
AUG 1952 - DEC 1952 Marshall Islands Hydrogen bomb test Nov. 1 1952
NOV 1952 - DEC 1952 marshall islands hydrogen bomb test
DEC 1956 - MAY 1957 Operation DeepFreeze II
SEP 1957 - Decommissioned: 24 SEP 1957

AV-4 General Specifications

Class: Curtiss-class seaplane tender

Complement: 1195 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 8671 tons

Length: 527 feet 4 inches

Beam: 69 feet 3 inches

Draft: 21 feet 11 in

Final Disposition: Sold for scrapping February 1972