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AVP-56 Deployments - Major Events

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Month Year to Month Year Deployment / Event
MAR1943-Keel Date: 15 MAR 1943
at Lake Washington Shipyards Houghton Washington
AUG1943-Launch Date: 21 AUG 1943
JUN1944-Commissioned: 18 JUN 1944
JUN1946-Decommissioned: 26 JUN 1946
MAY1967-JAN1968West Pac-Viet Nam

AVP-56 General Specifications

Class: Barnegat-class motor torpedo boat tender

Named for: Willoughby Bay

Complement: 246 Officers and Enlisted

Displacement: 1766 tons

Length: 310 feet 9 inches

Beam: 41 feet 1 inches

Flank Speed: 18 Knots

Final Disposition: Transferred to United States Coast Guard 27 May 1946