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USS Corduba (AF-32)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Whiskey - Zulu - Charlie
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons
Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - China Service Medal (extended) - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal
Second Row - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia clasp) - National Defense Service Medal
Adria Class Stores Ship:
Laid down, date unknown, as a Maritime Commission type (R1-M-AV3) hull under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 2196) at Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, TX.
Launched, 11 June 1944
Acquired by the Navy, 30 December 1944
Commissioned USS Corduba (AF-32), 26 January 1945. LT. Arthur G. Wood, Jr., USNR, in command
During World War II USS Corduba was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
Following World War II USS Corduba performed Occupation duty in Europe and China Service for the following periods;
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|1 to 18 July 1947||20 November to 28 December 1945|
Decommissioned, 20 August 1955, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974
Displacement 3,139 t.(lt) 7,435 t.(fl)
Length 338' 6"
Draft 21' 1"
Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
Largest Boom Capacity 10 t.
Cargo Capacity 3,170 DWT
non-refrigerated 47,510 Cu ft
refrigerated 114,580 Cu ft
one single 3"/50 cal dual purpose gun mount
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
Diesel 6,300 Bbls
one Nordberg Diesel TSM engine
three Diesel-drive 250Kw 120V/240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
one propeller, 1,700shp
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||USS Corduba (AF-32) underway, circa 1947, location unknown.
||USS Corduba (AF-32) First Day Cover, 1 September 1948
||USS Corduba (AF-32) underway off Naval Station Norfolk, VA. 10 April 1952.
US Navy photo # 80-G-446287 from the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command.
||USS Corduba (AF-32) underway, date and location unknown.
||Paul Keyes, Jr. FPFN USN USS Corduba 1953-54
USS Corduba (AF-32)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||LT. Wood Jr., Arthur George||26 January 1945 - 21 January 1946|
|02||LCDR. Maddox, Clifton Bogart||21 January 1946 - 6 March 1946|
|03||LCDR. Bush, William Jack, USNR (38)||6 March 1946 - ?|
|05||LCDR. Blair, Alfred Francis||26 January 1949 - 1 October 1950|
|06||LCDR. Hoffman, Robert Gordon, USN||1 October 1950 - 10 December 1952|
|07||LCDR. Weaver, Ephraim Ray, USN||10 December 1952 - ?|
|08||CDR. Boone, Daniel Arrey||1954 - 20 August 1955|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 25 April 2014
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