USS AVOCET (AVP-4)



A small seaplane tender, Avocet was moored south of California, near the Naval Air Station dock. Quickly opening fire at the start of the attack she shot down a Kate that had just launched a torpedo at California; this aircraft burst into flames and crashed near the Naval Hospital. Avocet received little-to-no attention from the Japanese and survived the attack undamaged.


SHIPS DATA

NAME: Avocet

HULL NUMBER: AVP-4

DIMENSIONS:

Displacement: 1,695 tons (standard), 2,800 tons (full load)
Waterline Length: 300'
Length Overall: 311'
Maximum Beam: 41'
Maximum Draft: 13' 5"

ARMAMENT:

1x3" .50 Cal (single mounting)


PHOTO GALLERY

VIEW AS NEVADA RUNS AGROUND
STARBOARD VIEW, WITH INCOMING B-17



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