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Contributed by Joe Radigan MACM USN Ret.

USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40)

Flag Hoist/International Radio Call Sign:
November - Yankee - Victor - Foxtrot
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Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (1)
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (1) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal (retroactive)


Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tender:
  • Laid down, 16 May 1944, at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA.
  • Launched, 28 January 1945
  • Commissioned, USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40), 26 March 1945, CDR. J. R. Ogden in command
  • During World War II USS Floyds Bay was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    3d Fleet operations against Japan, 10 to 25 July 1945

  • USS Floyds Bay was assigned to Occupation and China service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal

    China Service Medal (extended)
    2 September 1945 to 1 December 19462 September 1945 to 1 December 1946
    5 August to 1 September 19475 August to 1 September 1947
    26 May to 26 June 19496 August 1947 to 19 March 1948
     12 April to 24 May 1949
     28 June to 20 September 1949
     16 October to 26 December 1950
     6 January to 16 May 1951
     7 November to 1 December 1954
     28 December 1954 to 29 January 1955
     18 December 1955 to 16 January 1956
     29 February to 7 May 1956

  • During the Korean War USS Floyds Bay participated in the following campaign:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaign
    Campaign and Dates
    Korean Defense Summer-Fall 1952, 29 October to 4 November 1952

  • Decommissioned, 26 February 1960, at Puget Sound Naval Shipyard, Bremerton, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 1 March 1960
  • Final Disposition, sold 20 July 1960, fate unknown
  • USS Floyd Bay received one battle star for World War II service and one battle star for Korean War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 1,766 t.(lt) 2,800 t.(fl)
    Length 310'
    Beam 41' 2"
    Draft 13' 6" (limiting)
    Speed 18.2 kts. (trial)
    Complement
    Officers 14
    Enlisted 201
    Aviation Unit Accommodations
    Officers 59
    Enlisted 93
    Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mount
    one quad 40mm AA gun mount
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    four twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    Diesel 1,955 Bbls.
    Gasoline 84,340 Gals.
    Propulsion
    four Fairbanks Morse 38D8 1/8 Diesel engines
    single Fairbanks Morse Main Reduction Gear
    Ships Service Generators
    two diesel-drive 100Kw 450V A.C.
    two diesel-drive 200Kw 450V A.C.
    two propellers, 6,080shp

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    Floyds Bay 96k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40), being launched at Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA., 28 January 1945.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-84927 a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Floyds Bay 85k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40) off Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA., 22 March 1945. Her camouflage is Measure 33 Design 1F.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-86695 a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Floyds Bay 79k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40) off Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA., 22 March 1945. Her camouflage is Measure 33 Design 1F.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-86696 a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Floyds Bay 87k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40) off Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, WA., 22 March 1945. Her camouflage is Measure 33 Design 1F.
    US National Archives photo # 19-N-86697 a US Navy photo from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the US National Archives.
    US Naval Historical Center
    Floyds Bay 41k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40) underway, date and location unknown..
    US Navy photo.
    Haze Gray & Underway
    Floyds Bay 1398k USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40) underway, date and location unknown. Note the quadruple 40mm AA gun mount on the fantail which was added circa 1948 and removed circa 1956.
    US Navy photo # NH 1043003 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst and David Buell

    USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Ogden, James Robinson23 March 1945 - April 1946
    02CDR. Kohr, George LesterApril 1946 - September 1947
    06CAPT. Moffett Jr., William Adger :RADM1950 - 1951
    08CDR. Gannon, John Wendell :RADMJune 1952 - June 1953
    09CAPT. Short Jr., William ByfieldJune 1953 - June 1954
    10CDR. Van Evera, John RynierJune 1954 - 1955
    12CAPT. Harmer, Richard EmersonJuly 1957 - June 1958
    13CAPT. Hartmann, Paul Ellsworth :RADMJune 1958 - May 1959
    14CAPT. Gay Jr., Donald :RADMMay 1959 - 26 February 1960
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS Barnegat AVP-10 Class Seaplane Tenders
    Profile and Sky Views - Barnegat Class Small Seaplane Tenders - Lake Washington Shipyard, Houghton, WA.

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