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USS GUAM (CB 2)


       
Flag Hoist/Radio Call Sign: November - Uniform - Delta - Lima

CLASS - ALASKA
Displacement 27,000 Tons, Dimensions, 808' 6" (oa) x 90' 9" x 31' 9" (Max)
Armament 9 x 12"/50 12 x 5/38AA, 56 x 40mm 34 x 20mm, 4 AC
Armor, 9" Belt, 12 4/5" Turrents, 1 2/5" +4" +5/8" Decks, 10 3/5" Conning Tower.
Machinery, 150,000 SHP; G.E. Geared Turbines, 4 screws
Speed, 33 Knots, Crew 1517.
Operational and Building Data
Ordered 09 SEP 1940
Keel laid in FEB 1942 at New York Shipbuilding Corporation, Camden, NJ
Launched 12 NOV 1943
Commissioned 17 SEP 1944
Decommissioned 17 FEB 1947
Stricken 01 JUN 1960
Fate: Sold for scrap to Boston Metals Co., Baltimore, MD on 24 MAY 1961

Click On Image For Full Size Image Size Image Discription Contributed
By And/Or Copyright
Guam
04020221
125k Commissioning Program, 17 September 1944 Robert M. Cieri
Ron Reeves
Guam
04020222
154k Commissioning Program, 17 September 1944 Ron Reeves
Guam
04020223
140k Commissioning Program, 17 September 1944 Ron Reeves
Guam 134k

USS Guam (CB 2) Halftone photo of the ship's superstructure as the flag is raised for the first time during her commissioning ceremony, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 17 SEP 1944. Copied from the ship's wartime cruise book, "U.S.S. Guam: Her Story, 1944-1945".

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 90735.

USNHC
Guam 188k

USS Guam (CB 2) Halftone photo of the ship's commissioning ceremony, at the Philadelphia Navy Yard, 17 SEP 1944. Copied from the ship's wartime cruise book, "U.S.S. Guam: Her Story, 1944-1945".

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 90734.

USNHC
Guam 84k Port view, as built. (Poor Image) USN
Guam 80k Undated starboard side view at anchor. Robert M. Cieri
Guam
04020214
169k

Port bow view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2339-44

David Buell
Guam
04020215
143k

Aerial starboard bow view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2341-44

David Buell
Guam
04020216
179k

Aerial port bow view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2342-44

David Buell
Guam
04020217
149k

Aerial port bow view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2343-44

David Buell
Guam
04020213
79k

Port quarter overhead view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2345-44

David Buell
Guam
04020219
161k

Aerial bow view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2347-44

David Buell
Guam
04020218
210k

Aerial stern view, 25 October 1944.

U.S. Navy Photo #2348-44

David Buell
Guam 151k

USS Guam (CB 2) Underway during shakedown on 13 November 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97132.

USNHC
Guam 116k

USS Guam (CB 2) Coming out of a turn, circa 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the collections of the Naval Historical Center #NH 97131.

USNHC
Guam 100k

USS Guam (CB 2) Photographed off Trinidad on 13 November 1944 during shakedown training.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 67519.

USNHC
Guam 91k

USS Guam (CB 2) Halftone photo of the ship conducting main battery gunnery practice during shakedown off Trinidad, November-December 1944. Copied from the ship's wartime cruise book, "U.S.S. Guam: Her Story, 1944-1945".

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 90736.

USNHC
Guam 112k

USS Guam (CB 2) Halftone photo of the ship's bow during main battery gunnery practice, 1944-45. Copied from the ship's wartime cruise book, "U.S.S. Guam: Her Story, 1944-1945".

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 90740.

USNHC
Guam 57k

USS Guam (CB 2) Photographed in the Delaware River, circa January 1945.

U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 92283.

USNHC
Guam 1.2m

USS Guam (CB 2) Moored at Pearl Harbor on 21 February 1945. The port catapult and aircraft crane are trained over the side.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, from the National Archives, #80-G-322264

David Buell
Guam
04020220
44k Image of the USS Guam taken in September 1945 off Korea from the USS Wilkes (DD 441). From the collection of William J. Mosher located at the National Destroyermens Museum housed aboard the USS Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. (DD 850). Ed Zajkowski

Commanding Officers
Name/Rank Final Rank Dates
Lovette, Leland P., CAPT VADM 09/17/44 - 10/06/45
Watkins, Frank Thomas, CAPT VADM 10/06/45 - 04/46
Holmes, Herbert H., CDR   04/46 - 02/17/47

(List courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)


USS GUAM (CB 2) History
View This Vessels DANFS History Entry on the U.S. Navy Historical Center website.

Crew Contact And Reunion Information

Contact Name: USS Guam Assn
Address: PO Box 85 Island Heights, NJ, 08732-0085
Phone: None


Note About Contacts.

The contact listed, Was the contact at the time for this ship when located. If another person now is the contact, E-mail me and I will update this entry. These contacts are compiled from various sources over a long period of time and may or may not be correct. Every effort has been made to list the newest contact if more than one contact was found.


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Hazegray & Underway Cruiser Pages By Andrew Toppan.

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