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Masbate

 

An Island, and province, in the Visayan Islands, central Philippines.

 

Webster (ARV‑2) was originally authorized for acquisition by the U.S. Navy as Masbate (ARG‑15), but on 22 February 1944 she was reclassified as ARV‑2 and on 30 March she was renamed Webster (q.v.) prior to being acquired and commissioned by the U.S. Navy.