USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60)
Escort carrier of the Casablanca class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Kaiser Shipbuilding Co. (Vancouver, Washington, U.S.A.)|
|Ordered||17 Jul 1942|
|Laid down||5 Jan 1943|
|Launched||5 Jun 1943|
|Commissioned||25 Sep 1943|
|End service||15 Jul 1946|
Decommissioned 15 July 1946.
Commands listed for USS Guadalcanal (CVE 60)
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|1||Captain Daniel Vincent Gallery, USN||25 Sep 1943||16 Sep 1944|
|2||Capt. Burnham Clough McCaffree, USN||16 Sep 1944||8 Aug 1945|
|3||Capt. Shirley Snow Miller, USN||8 Aug 1945||15 Jul 1946|
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Noteable 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. (see map)
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. (see map)
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). (see map)
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.