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Townsend

 

A sound off the coast of New Jersey.

 

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Construction of Townsend (AV-18)—a Kenneth Whiting-class seaplane tender—was originally assigned to the Philadelphia Navy Yard but was cancelled on 14 November 1944. A contract for building the ship was awarded to the Todd Pacific Shipyard, Tacqma, Wash., on 1 December 1944; and her keel was laid down on 30 June 1945. However, the contract was terminated on 11 August 1945.