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Seaplane tender

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A seaplane tender is a boat or ship that supports the operation of seaplanes. Some of these vessels, known as seaplane carriers, could not only carry seaplanes but also provided all the facilities needed for their operation; these ships are regarded by some as the first aircraft carriers and appeared just before the First World War.

French seaplane carrier Foudre
HMS Hermes, which functioned as a seaplane carrier for two months in 1913
HMS Ark Royal about 1918