Allied Warships

USS Wright (AV 1)

Seaplane tender

NavyThe US Navy
TypeSeaplane tender
Class[No specific class] 
PennantAV 1 
Built byAmerican International Shipbuilding Corp. (Hog Island, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.) 
Laid down5 Feb 1919 
Launched28 Apr 1920 
Commissioned16 Dec 1921 
End service21 Jun 1946 

Displacement: 11500 BRT (fl)
Length: 448 feet
Complement: 228
Armament: 2 5" DP guns (2x1), 2 3" AA guns (2x1)
, 2MG AA
Speed: 15 kts

Reclassified as miscellaneous auxiliary (AG-79) on 1 October 1944
Renamed USS San Clemente (AG-79) on 1 February 1945
Decommissioned on 21 June 1946
Stricken on 1 July 1946
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 19 August 1948


Commands listed for USS Wright (AV 1)

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1William Keen Harrill, USN1 Jul 193928 Jun 1940
2Cdr. Calvin Thornton Durgin, USN28 Jun 19402 Jul 1941
3Cdr. Carlos Wilhelm Wieber, USN2 Jul 194121 Apr 1942
4Cdr. Marshall Raymond Greer, USN21 Apr 19424 Sep 1942
5Leonard Frisco, USN4 Sep 194222 Sep 1942
6T/Capt. Donald Francis Smith, USN22 Sep 19429 Mar 1943
7T/Cdr. Frank Carlin Sutton, Jr., USN9 Mar 194328 Dec 1943
8T/Capt. James Ellis Baker, USN28 Dec 194316 Oct 1944
9Frederick Dodge Powers, USNR16 Oct 1944

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