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AV-16 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
SEP1942-NOV1945North Atlantic
AUG1943-Keel Date: 4 AUG 1943
at Seattle-Tacoma Shipbuilding Corporation Tacoma WA
FEB1944-Launch Date: 14 FEB 1944
JUL1944-Commissioned: 24 JUL 1944
AUG1946-Decommissioned: 1 AUG 1946

AV-16 General Specifications

Class: Kenneth Whiting-class seaplane tender

Named for: Andrea Bafile

Complement: 1077 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 8510 tons

Length: 492 feet

Beam: 69 feet 5 inches

Flank Speed: 18 Knots

Final Disposition: Sold to Italy