U.S.S. Chandeleur AV-10


Chandeleur Class Seaplane Tender:
Laid down, 29 May 1941, as a Maritime Commission type (C3-S-A2) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 173) at Western Pipe and Steel Co., San Francisco, CA.
Launched, 29 November 1941
Commissioned USS Chandeleur (AV-10), 19 November 1942, CAPT. W. Sinton in command
During World War II USS Chandeleur was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:

Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates Consolidation of Solomon Island, July 1943 to January 1944 Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands, 16 September to 14 October 1944 Treasury-Bougainville operation, 27 October to 15 December 1943 Okinawa Gunto operation
Assault and occupation of Okinawa Gunto, 25 March to 30 June 1945 Marianas operation
Capture and occupation of Saipan, 26 June to 10 August 1944  

Following World War II USS Chandeleur was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East from 7 September to 30 October 1945
Decommissioned, 12 February 1947, at Philadelphia, PA.
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Philadelphia, PA.
Struck from the Naval Register, 1 April 1971
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1971
USS Chandeleur received five battle stars for World War II service

Displacement 5,300 t.(lt) 12,200 t.(fl)
Length 492'
Beam 69' 6"
Draft 23' 9"
Speed 18.4 kts. (trial)
Complement Officers 120 Enlisted 955
Largest Boom Capacity 22 t.
Armament one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount four single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mounts four twin 40mm AA gun mounts fifteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
Fuel Capacities NSFO - 9,700 Bbls Diesel - 730 Bbls Gasoline - 312,500 Gals
Propulsion one General Electric steam turbine, two boilers, two Foster and Wheeler D-type boilers, 465psi 765° double General Electric Main Reduction Gear three turbo-drive 500Kw 450V A.C. Ship's Service Generators single propeller, 8,500hp