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 Seaplane tender -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
A seaplane tender (or seaplane carrier) is a (A vessel that carries passengers or freight) ship which provides the facililites necessary for operating (An airplane that can land on or take off from water) seaplanes.
The tender was often stationed ten miles or so in front of the main battle fleet with the (A large fast warship; smaller than a battleship and larger than a destroyer) cruiser screen so that it would not fall hopelessly behind when it launched its aircraft.
The tenders allowed the aircraft to be rapidly deployed to new bases because their support facilities were mobile, in a similar way to depot ships for (A submersible warship usually armed with torpedoes) submarines or (A person who destroys or ruins or lays waste to) destroyers and runways did not have to be constructed.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/S/Se/Seaplane_tender.htm   (497 words)

  
 Tender Hearts -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
''Tender Mercies'' is a 1983 film which tells the story of an alcoholic country music singer whose friendship with a young widow and her son helps to turn his life and his career around.
Legal tender is a concept that is frequently misunderstood: this is often a result of differing legal definitions in different jurisdictions.
As legal tender can be refused until a person is in debt, vending machines and transport staff do not have to accept the largest denomination of banknote for a single bus fare or bar of chocolate, and even shopkeepers can reject large banknotes.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/145/tender-hearts.html   (1476 words)

  
 Seaplane tender - Definition up Erdmond.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
In the inter-war years, it was common for cruisers and battleships to be equipped with catapult-launched reconnaissance seaplanes but by the end of the Second_World_War the availability of aircraft carriers and the performance of their aircraft meant that most of these ships had their catapults removed and the hangars converted to other purposes.
Seaplane tenders continued to be used until after the end of the Second_World_War, although usually as support vessels which operated seaplanes from harbours rather than in a seaway.
The tenders allowed the aircraft to be rapidly deployed to new bases because their support facilities were mobile, in a similar way to depot_ships for submarines or destroyers and runways did not have to be constructed.
www.erdmond.com /Seaplane_tender.html   (420 words)

  
 Seaplane tender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A seaplane tender (or seaplane carrier) is a ship which provides the facilities necessary for operating seaplanes.
USS Langley (CV-1) was the United States' first aircraft carrier, but converted from an aircraft carrier to a seaplane tender in 1937
USS Mississippi (BB-23) was an obsolete battleship used as a seaplane tender in 1914.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Seaplane_tender   (467 words)

  
 Muscle Tenderness -- Recommendations and Resources   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
There are three basic forms: Mechanical tenderization, such as pounding, and the tenderization that occurs through cooking, such as braising.
Some jurisdictions may forbid by law, or otherwise restrict, payment other than by legal tender (for example, by outlawing the use of foreign coins and banknotes, or by requiring a licence to perform financial transactions in a foreign currency).
The disadvantages of a tender are that it reduces the locomotive's weight and hence its adhesion and that it has difficulties running in reverse at speed, especially in tight curves.
www.becomingapediatrician.com /health/101/muscle-tenderness.html   (1612 words)

  
 Tender - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
tenders, a type of railroad car hauled immediately after the locomotive proper that contains the fuel and water
When a government, or sometimes a company, wants a particular project (such as a construction job) to be carried out by a contracting company, it often calls for tenders, or sealed offers naming a price to do the job.
The competitors for the job must submit their tenders by a certain deadline, after which all are opened together, and typically the lowest tender wins the project.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Tender   (214 words)

  
 The History of The USS Albemarle
Underway for Newport, R.I., on the morning of 28 January, the seaplane tender arrived at her destination on the 30th, and loaded torpedoes.
The seaplane tender shifted thence to Havana on the morning of 18 February, and over the days which followed her captain made the usual formal calls dictated by diplomatic protocol.
Relieved on station by the seaplane tender Pocomoke (AV-9) Albemarle sailed from the Canal Zone on 13 November 1942 escorted by Goldsborough and the small seaplane tender Matagorda (AVP-22).
www.multied.com /NAVY/aircrafttenders/Albemarle.html   (3163 words)

  
 First World War.com - The War in the Air - Naval Warfare
The first seaplane tender was the short lived H.M.S. Hermes, which was torpedoed and sunk in November of 1914.
The aim of these missions was two-fold: detection, and to force the U-boats underwater as much as possible, in order to make them more vulnerable to attack when they were forced to the surface to recharge their batteries.
It was clear that the seaplanes, weighed down and cumbersome because of their floats, could not provide the required performance.
www.firstworldwar.com /airwar/navalwarfare.htm   (1830 words)

  
 Alaska Based Navy P2Y-2's - Navy seaplanes land first crews at Kodiak and Dutch Harbor.
Nearest to the continental U.S. was a seaplane patrol plane base at Sitka, Alaska, on the northeast coast of the Gulf of Alaska.
One of the Sand Point seaplane tenders would have been sent forward so that it would be in place at each of those stations when the aircraft squadron deployed so that squadron personnel could be housed aboard the tender.
Since the seaplane tenders were usually under their prescribed enlisted complement, junior radiomen in the aircraft squadron would be assigned temporary additional duty (TDY) to supplement the tender personnel in manning the duty radio circuits.
www.daileyint.com /flying/flywar6.htm   (1701 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: US Seaplane Tenders: Miscellaneous
[Mississippi as a seaplane tender at Vera Cruz].
Photos: [As a seaplane tender], [Another view as seaplane tender], [Third view as seaplane tender].
Operational: From the start she was frequently used as a tender to flying boats and seaplanes, and also served as a general-purpose auxiliary in roles such as command, salvage, disaster relief and transport.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/us_sea1.htm   (2420 words)

  
 VPNAVY - VP-72 History Summary Page - VP Patrol Squadron
The seaplane tender supported the operations of VP-71, VP-72 and VP-73 until she sailed again for Norfolk, Virginia on 19 July, in company with Dallas (DD-199).
Relieved on station by the seaplane tender USS Pocomoke (AV-9), Albemarle sailed from the Canal Zone on 13 November 1942, escorted by Goldsborough and the small seaplane tender Matagorda (AVP-22).
Proceeding via Argentia, Newfoundland, Canada, the seaplane tender reached Swansea, Wales, with aeronautical cargo and passengers on 28 September, the men and freight she carried to support the newly inaugurated antisubmarine operations by patrol squadrons operating from the British Isles.
www.vpnavy.com /vp72_1941.html   (5194 words)

  
 Albemarle
Proceeding via Argentia, the seaplane tender reached Swansea, Wales, with aeronautical cargo and passengers on 28 September, the men and freight she carried to support the newly inaugurated antisubmarine operations by patrol squadrons operating from the British Isles.
After discharging her cargo and disembarking her passengers, the seaplane tender then sailed for the United States on 10 November with another convoy, this one larger and formed around Croatan and the light cruiser Philadelphia (CL-41), escorted by seven destroyers, and containing Matagorda and three transports.
Emerging from the yard on 15 August, the seaplane tender proceeded to Bayonne, to load cargo.
www.history.navy.mil /danfs/a5/albemarle-iii.htm   (4681 words)

  
 USS Absecon (AVP-23)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
USS Absecon (AVP-23) was a Barnegat-class Seaplane Tender in the service of the United States Navy.
From March to September of 1943, the seaplane tender operated out of the Naval Section Base at Mayport, Florida, coordinating observation plane pilot training and serving as a target for practice torpedo runs.
Operating primarily in the Atlantic out of Norfolk, Virginia, the erstwhile seaplane tender served as a weather ship on ocean stations, before the advent of improved storm-tracking radars obviated such operations.
www.free-download-soft.com /info/wellbeing-family-healthyga-htm.html   (1191 words)

  
 CSFTP Command History - USS Wright (AZ-1)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The tender departed San Diego on 2 January 1939 to participate in winter maneuvers in the Caribbean with her aviation units and took part in Fleet Problem XX.
Reaching Norfolk from Puerto Rico on 14 March, the seaplane tender returned to the west coast soon thereafter, as part of the general movement of the fleet from Atlantic to Pacific.
The seaplane tender debarked the personnel from VMSB-233 at Espiritu Santo and those from VMSB-234 at Noumea before she returned to Pearl Harbor on 17 January 1943.
www.ccg1.navy.mil /History/Titles/wright.htm   (3356 words)

  
 DANFS: USS Albemarle (AV-5)
Underway for Newport, R. I., on the morning of 28 January, the seaplane tender arrived at her destination on the 30th, and loaded torpedoes.
Proceeding via Argentia, the seaplane tender reached Swansea, Wales, with aeronautical cargo an passengers on 28 September, the men and freight she carried to support the newly inaugurated antisubmarine operations by patrol squadrons operating from the British Isles.
The seaplane tender arrived at the Marshall Islands on 4 May 1946 to provide laboratory and base facilities for the technical staff for the operation.
www.ibiblio.org /hyperwar/USN/ships/dafs/AV/av5.html   (4652 words)

  
 REMEMBER THIS USS SKIPJACK   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
During the night of Jan. 26, 1944, Skipjack (Molumphy) intercepted a convoy, which included a converted seaplane tender, Okitsu Maru, escorted by the destroyer Suzukaze, enroute to Eniwetok with troop reinforcements.
Shifting targets, he fired his stern tubes at the seaplane tender but missed, although one of the torpedoes hit one of the other merchant ships.
After overcoming this casualty by a well trained crew and expert seamanship by Molumphy, Skipjack pursued the seaplane tender and sank it, making the forthcoming invasion of Eniwetok much easier than it would have been had the reinforcements arrived safely.
ussubvetsofworldwarii.org /RemThisSkipjack.html   (139 words)

  
 Seaplane Demonstration April 1957
The design of an LSD lends itself readily to adaptation as a seaplane tender using either built-in permanent spaces, or the mobile van concept could be exploited to the fullest.
These operations are a part of the overall evaluation of the ASHLAND as a seaplane support vessel and the results obtained will be included in a report to be made at the end of operations.
On 1 November 1956 ASHLAND was transferred to COMAIRLAND for a six-months period for evaluation as a seaplane tender.
www.ussashland.org /apr57.htm   (2020 words)

  
 World Aircraft Carriers List: Sweden
Although she could hoist and transport 2 seaplanes, it appears she was meant only as a base ship, not to operate aircraft at sea.
Seaplane working deck built up over the stern, large crane fitted at extreme stern.
This ship was originally planned as a small aircraft carrier, then redesigned as a larger seaplane cruiser, and finally modified to this design for economic reasons.
www.hazegray.org /navhist/carriers/sweden.htm   (437 words)

  
 Macpuzl - History Page 04   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
By the time the war started, the Langley, which was originally built as a collier, had been converted from an aircraft carrier into a seaplane tender.
HMS Eagle was sunk in the Mediterranean by a German submarine while escorting a convoy to the beseiged island of Malta.
The Augusta carried four scout seaplanes which could be launched from catapults amidships.
www.west.net /~macpuzl/hist04.html   (157 words)

  
 Personal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
USS Oyster Bay, a 1,760-ton motor torpedo boat tender, was built at Houghton, Washington, and was commissioned in November 1943.
Launched as a Barnegat class small seaplane tender (AVP-28) in September 1942, she was designated for conversion to a PT boat tender and reclassified AGP-6 in May 1943.
During this refit she was given a large seaplane crane and a single 3"/50 gun.
home.att.net /~p.doty/ob.htm   (327 words)

  
 Akitsushima
This seaplane tender participated in the Solomons Campagin, and narrowly escaped sinking at both Truk and Palau, before finally being sunk at Coron Bay.
During the "Operation Hailstone" raid on Truk Lagoon, dive bombers from the carrier USS Enterprise dropped two 1,000 pound bombs on the ship, One hit forward of the bridge and the other at the extreme stern at 0620 on 16 Feb 1944.
The crane used for lifting the seaplane out of the water is intact.
www.pacificwrecks.com /ships/ijn/akitsushima.html   (332 words)

  
 Prouse Collection   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Pegasus was converted from the SS Stockholm as a seaplane tender but as you can see she had a short flight deck on th bow.
Renamed Pegasus she was converted to a seaplane tender with a takeoff deck on the bow and a hanger aft.
Each seaplane had a crew of two, the pilot and an observer.
www.gwpda.org /naval/prouse.htm   (448 words)

  
 Easter Sunday   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The ST206 is a 37'6" Seaplane Tender so your model had a false number...
It is is a scratch built model and doesn't represent a particular class in the RAF, and is certainly not the Thornycroft 2654.
The nearest it is in shape and style is to the 41ft 6in Seaplane Tender pictured below.
homepage.ntlworld.com /m.palmer14/launch/launch.html   (149 words)

  
 Air Crew Wings   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The P5M was a true seaplane because it did not have any wheels.
It was my job on the seaplane to attach the wheels to the aircraft so we could come out of the water, and conversely, detach the wheels when we were back in the water.
We would have at least one Seaplane Tender in the Bay to tend to our maintenance needs (like bullet and shrapnel holes) in the hull and/or floats.
www.askjerry.com /aircrew.html   (364 words)

  
 Martin Marlin P5M-2
Somebody (definitely NOT a seaplane aviator) had concluded that the upkeep of static displays that big would be too expensive.
Unfortunately, like the seaplanes they'd supported for all those years, their days were over.
The seaplane ramp is in the center of the picture and the seaplane operating area and sealanes are to the upper left.
home.earthlink.net /~patron40   (2555 words)

  
 1931 General Service Tender, a 37ft
The result was the 200 Class Seaplane Tender, a 37½ foot vessel capable of 27 knots.
ST 206 was one of the 104 boats of the 200 class seaplane tenders built for the RAF.
The prototype ST 200 was jointly developed by Scott Paine of the British Power Boat Co and the Air Ministry who had entrusted a great deal of the development and testing of the boat to 338171 Aircraftman 2nd Class T.E.Shaw better known as Lawrence of Arabia.
homepage.ntlworld.com /m.palmer14/launch/200class.html   (223 words)

  
 Auxiliary Ships, Page 4, Pacific War
U.S. freighter Sea Arrow acquired by the Navy on 8 July 1940 and converted to the seaplane tender Tangier (AV-8).
Seaplane tender commissioned 16 Dec 1921, 11,000 tons.
Served as aviation transport, seaplane tender and headquarters ship in the S.
www.ww2pacific.com /ships4.html   (1807 words)

  
 Home
Most people don’t have a clue what a Seaplane is – let alone a Flying Boat, yet these magnificent aircraft formed the backbone of aviation in Africa for many years until land-planes took over and the grandeur of these graceful flying boats were lost into obscurity.
Operated by the British Imperial Airways (later known as the BOAC) these aircraft, arriving at the various destinations would have to “anchor” the same way a boat does and to solve the problem of passenger disembarkation, maintenance and refuelling, the British-built Seaplane Tender or Launch was designed.
The RAF (Royal Air Force) operated 5 x 40ft Seaplane Tenders in South Africa during WWII.
gooseadventures.com /newdir   (194 words)

  
 History 2
Launched and christened on November 28, 1943, she was commissioned on January 8th, 1945 the ship has seen almost 40 years of active service and was still going strong up to 1986, named after the largest bay in Alaska, the Norton Sound is 540 feet long and displaces 15,000 tons when fully loaded.
Originally built as a Seaplane Tender, the Norton Sound saw action in the closing campaigns of World War II.
At the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard, provisions were made for the launching, fueling, and servicing of rockets, various equipment that had been utilized during her days as a Seaplane Tender was removed and a helicopter platform was added.
www.ussnortonsound.org /html/history2.htm   (784 words)

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