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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;
Decommissioned, 20 August 1955, at Charleston, S.C.
Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
Final Disposition, scrapped in 1974
Navy Occupation Service Medal
China Service Medal (extended)
|1 to 18 July 1947||20 November to 28 December 1945|
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) 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, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
||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
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Last Updated 25 April 2014
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