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Guadalupe Sistership
 

USS SUWANEE AO 33
CVE 27
Sangamon Class Escort Carrier (ex-Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler):
Displacement: 22,400 tons
Length: 553'
Beam: 114'3"
Draft: 32'
Speed: 18 knots
Armament: 2 5"/38, 7x2 40mm, 2x4 40mm, 21 20mm; 30 planes (12 TBF, 18 F6F)
Complement: 1080
Geared turbines engines, twin screws, 30,400 hp
Maritime Commission T3-S2-A1 type
Built at Federal Shipbuilding & Drydock Co., and commissioned as AO-33 16 July 1941
Converted to Escort Carrier CVE-27 in 1942
ex-SS Markay
 She was redesignated an escort helicopter aircraft carrier,
CVHE-27, on 12 June 1955.  Her name was struck from
the Navy list on 1 March 1959
   SUWANNEE earned 13 battle stars during World War II