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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.