Allied Warships

USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60)

Escort carrier of the Casablanca class

NavyThe US Navy
TypeEscort carrier
PennantCVE 60 
Built byKaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Ordered17 Jul 1942 
Laid down5 Jan 1943 
Launched5 Jun 1943 
Commissioned25 Sep 1943 
End service15 Jul 1946 

Decommissioned 15 July 1946.
Stricken 27 May 1958.
Sold 30 April 1959 and scrapped in Japan in January 1960.


Commands listed for USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60)

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1T/Capt. Daniel Vincent Gallery, Jr., USN25 Sep 194316 Sep 1944 (1)
2T/Capt. Burnham Clough McCaffree, USN16 Sep 19448 Aug 1945 (1)
3T/Capt. Shirley Snow Miller, USN8 Aug 194515 Jul 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Guadalcanal include:

16 Jan 1944
German U-boat U-544 was sunk in the North Atlantic north-west of the Azores, in position 40°30'N, 37°20'W, by depth charges and rockets from Avenger aircraft (VC-13) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal.

9 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-515 was sunk at 1510hrs on 9 April 1944 in the mid-Atlantic north of Madeira in position 34°35'N, 19°18'W, by rockets from 4 Avenger and Wildcat aircraft (VC-58) of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and depth charges from the US destroyer escorts USS Pope, USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain and USS Flaherty.

10 Apr 1944
German U-boat U-68 was sunk north-west of Madeira, Portugal, in position 33°24'N, 18°59'W, by depth charges and rockets from Avenger and Wildcat aircraft of the US escort carrier USS Guadalcanal (VC-58).

4 Jun 1944
German U-boat U-505 was captured at sea west of Africa by ships and Wildcat aircraft of the US Navy task force 22.3, escort carrier USS Guadalcanal and the destroyer escorts USS Pillsbury, USS Chatelain, USS Flaherty, USS Jenks and USS Pope.

Media links

Hunt and Kill

Savas, Theodore
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The Little Giants

Y\'Blood, William T.
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Clear the Decks!

Gallery, Daniel V. Rear Admiral U.S.N. (ret.)

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