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USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)


Escort Carrier


USS Guadalcanal CVE-60 was born as the USS Astrolabe Bay AVG-60.
Authored By: Staff Writer | Edited: 5/2/2019
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Specifications


Year: 1943
Status: Decommissioned, Out-of-Service
Ships-in-Class: 50
Named Ships: Casablanca (CVE-55); Liscome Bay (CVE-56); Anzio (CVE-57); Corregidor (CVE-58); Mission Bay (CVE-59); Guadalcanal (CVE-60); Manila Bay (CVE-61); Natoma Bay (CVE-62); St. Lo (CVE-63); Tripoli (CVE-64); Wake Island (CVE-65); White Plains (CVE-66); Solomons (CVE-67); Kalinin Bay (CVE-68); Kasaan Bay (CVE-69); Fanshaw Bay (CVE-70); Kitkun Bay (CVE-71); Tulagi (CVE-72); Gambier Bay (CVE-73); Nehenta Bay (CVE-74); Hoggatt Bay (CVE-75); Kadashan Bay (CVE-76); Marcus Island (CVE-77); Savo Island (CVE-78); Ommaney Bay (CVE-79); Petrof Bay (CVE-80); Rudyerd Bay (CVE-81); Saginaw Bay (CVE-82); Sargent Bay (CVE-83); Shamrock Bay (CVE-84); Shipley Bay (CVE-85); Sitkoh Bay (CVE-86); Steamer Bay (CVE-87); Cape Esperance (CVE-88); Takanis Bay (CVE-89); Thetis Bay (CVE-90); Makassar Strait (CVE-91); Windham Bay (CVE-92); Makin Island (CVE-93); Lunga Point (CVE-94); Bismarck Sea (CVE-95); Salamaua (CVE-96); Hollandia (CVE-97); Kwajalein (CVE-98); Admiralty Islands (CVE-99); Bougainville (CVE-100); Matanikau (CVE-101); Attu (CVE-102); Roi (CVE-103); Munda (CVE-104)
Complement: 910
Length: 512 ft (156.06 m)
Width: 65 ft (19.81 m)
Height: 22.5 ft (6.86 m)
Displacement (Surface): 7,800 tons
Propulsion: 4 x Boilers with 2 x Skinner Unaflow 5-cylinder reciprocating engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Speed (Surface): 19 kts (22 mph)
Range: 10,241 nm (11,785 miles; 18,966 km)
Operators: United States




Armament



1 x 5" /38 cal dual-purpose gun
16 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
20 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns

Air Wing



27 x Aircraft of various types - fighters, torpedo bombers and dive bombers.
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