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USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60)


Escort Carrier


United States | 1943



"USS Guadalcanal CVE-60 was born as the USS Astrolabe Bay AVG-60."



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Power & Performance
Those special qualities that separate one sea-going vessel design from another. Performance specifications presented assume optimal operating conditions for USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60).
4 x Boilers with 2 x Skinner Unaflow 5-cylinder reciprocating engines developing 9,000 shaft horsepower to 2 x shafts.
Propulsion
19.0 kts
21.9 mph
Surface Speed
10,241 nm
11,785 miles | 18,966 km
Range
Structure
The bow-to-stern, port-to-starboard physical qualities of USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60).
910
Personnel
Complement
512.0 ft
156.06 meters
O/A Length
65.0 ft
19.81 meters
Beam
22.5 ft
6.86 meters
Draught
7,800
tons
Displacement
Armament
Available supported armament and special-mission equipment featured in the design of USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60).
1 x 5" /38 cal dual-purpose gun
16 x 40mm Bofors anti-aircraft guns
20 x 20mm Oerlikon anti-aircraft guns
Air Arm
Available supported fixed-wing / rotary-wing aircraft featured in the design of USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60).
27 x Aircraft of various types - fighters, torpedo bombers and dive bombers.
Ships-in-Class (50)
Notable series variants as part of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60) family line as relating to the Casablanca-class group.
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)
Operators
Global operator(s) of the USS Guadalcanal (CVE-60). Nations are displayed by flag, each linked to their respective national naval warfare listing.
National flag of the United States

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Mission Roles
Some designs are single-minded in their approach while others offer a more versatile solution to seaborne requirements.
BLUE WATER SERVICE
FLAG / CAPITAL SHIP
SHIP-TO-SHORE
Recognition
Some designs stand the test of time while others are doomed to never advance beyond the drawing board; let history be their judge.
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