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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 194720 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"
    Beam 50'
    Draft 21' 1"
    Speed 11.5 kts. (trial)
    Officers 10
    Enlisted 74
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Corduba 49k USS Corduba (AF-32) underway, circa 1947, location unknown. Robert Hurst
    Corduba 103k 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
    Robert Hurst
    Corduba 107k 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)
    Commanding Officers
    01LT. Wood Jr., Arthur George26 January 1945 - 21 January 1946
    02LCDR. Maddox, Clifton Bogart21 January 1946 - 6 March 1946
    03LCDR. Bush, William Jack, USNR (USNA 1938)6 March 1946 - ?
    05LCDR. Blair, Alfred Francis26 January 1949 - 1 October 1950
    06LCDR. Hoffman, Robert Gordon, USN1 October 1950 - 10 December 1952
    07LCDR. Weaver, Ephraim Ray, USN10 December 1952 - ?
    08CDR. Boone, Daniel Arrey1954 - 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
    Postal Covers related to the ship
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