Allied Warships

USS Guadalupe (AO 32)

Oiler of the Cimarron class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAO 32 
Built byNewport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.) 
Laid down 
Launched26 Jan 1940 
Commissioned19 Jun 1941 
End service 1974 

Decommissioned in 1974
Stricken on 15 May 1975
Sold to be broken up for scrap on 16 October 1975


Commands listed for USS Guadalupe (AO 32)

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1Cdr. Harry Raymond Thurber, USN19 Jun 194124 May 1942 (1)
2Cdr. James Shepherd Freeman, USN24 May 194210 Jan 1943
3T/Cdr. Herbert Augustus Anderson, USN10 Jan 194326 Dec 1944
4Cdr. Charles Albert Boddy, USNR26 Dec 194414 Jun 1945
5Robert Neil Gardner, USNR14 Jun 1945early 1946

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Notable events involving Guadalupe include:

10 Sep 1944
USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) fuelled from the USS Guadalupe (Cdr. H.A. Anderson, USN).

24 Nov 1944
All heavy ships of the Task Group including USS Iowa (Capt. A.R. McCann, USN) were fuelled by a group of oilers. Iowa herself was fuelled by the USS Guadalupe (Cdr. H.A. Anderson, USN).

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