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USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40)

USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40)

USS Floyds Bay (AVP-40), a seaplane tender, looking after one of her brood at Kerama Retto, Spring, 1945. The aircraft is a Martin PBM-3 Mariner flying boat patrol-bomber.

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The AVP-class of small seaplane tenders looked las though they might have been converted from destroyer hulls, but they were actually specially designed for the purpose.
 

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