From: Dictionary of American Fighting Ships

A barrier island off the east coast of Virginia.

(AVP-47: dp. 1,695; l. 310'9"; b. 41'1"; s. 20 k.' a. 4 5"; cl. Barnegat)

The name Metomkin was assigned to AVP-47 on 23 August 1942; but the contract to build the small seaplane tender with Lake Washington Shipyards, Houghton, Wash., was canceled 29 April 1943.