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USS CURRITUCK was named for the Currituck Sound near Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. CURRITUCK was a seaplane tender commissioned during the Second World War. After serving at Leyte Gulf, CURRITUCK was refitted for a mapping operation of Antarctica. During the Cold War, CURRITUCKā€™s seaplanes tracked Russian submarines throughout the Caribbean and North Atlantic. Following a refit in 1960, CURRITUCK again patrolled the Western Pacific Ocean where it provided tender operations for the Vietnam War. The vessel was decommissioned in 1971 and scrapped the following year.
The Researcher (NoCar F 262 C23 R47), Vol. 17 Issue 1, Spring 2001, p23-24, il