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AV-17 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
JAN1944-JAN1947West Pac
FEB1944-Launch Date: 23 FEB 1944
AUG1944-Commissioned: 21 AUG 1944
AUG1945-SEP1945West Pac
JAN1946-SEP1946Bikini Atoll 1946 Operation Cross roads
MAY1947-Decommissioned: 27 MAY 1947

AV-17 General Specifications

Class: Kenneth Whiting-class seaplane tender

Complement: 1077 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 8510 tons

Length: 492 feet

Beam: 69 feet 6 inches

Draft: 23 feet 9 in

Final Disposition: Sold 23 April 1962