Fighting the U-boats

Escort Carriers

USS Guadalcanal

The history of a Casablanca class escort carrier in the Battle of the Atlantic.

prepared by Don Baker

1 - Commissioning USS Guadalcanal

Construction and commission.

2 - Training for Battle

The ship and crew finish their preparations for battle, make the first landing etc.

3 - The first ASW Cruise

The ups and downs of the maiden patrol

- Night Flying Initiated

Captain Gallery became the first CVE commander to successfully try night flying operations.

- The U-505 Episode

Capture of U-505, the final patrols and her final fate.

USS Guadalcanal CVE-60


Twenty Million Tons Under the Sea
Rear Admiral Daniel V. Gallery, USN
Henry Regnery Company
Chicago, 1956

William T. Y'Blood
Naval Institute Press
Annapolis, Maryland

USS Guadalcanal Memory Log
Private Printing

USS Guadalcanal Deck Logs
National Archives, Washington, DC

Personal Records of the Author

Allied Navies