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USS Guadalupe AO 32

Flag Call Sign: "November India Bravo Papa"

R/T Call Sign: "Glitter Kilo"

Photo Anthoi Vietnam 1969

Guad Earned 24 Battle Stars Link

Midway- Attu- Guadalcanal- Gilberts-Truk-Marianas-Leyte Gulf-Lingayen Gulf- Iwo Jima- Okinawa
Last surviving ship of the Battle of Midway when Decommissioned 1974

Home Ports: Long Beach/San Diego, California
Nicknames: "Tijuana Taxi" "Greasy G" "Granny"
Navy's Oldest Active Fleet Oiler at the time of Decommissioning

"She may be old But She Still Put's Out"

"Unoffical" ships motto

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Welcome Alongside

Stand by for Shot Lines Fore and Aft

Dedicated to all those who Pumped: Black Oil, ND, JP-5, & AvGas.
Highlined: Mail,Passengers, Movies, Bullets & Beans.

My Cargo Crew who pumped in tropical heat to arctic cold from Singapore to the Aleutians.
On Dixie & Yankee Stations, in Haiphong Harbor and off Vladivostok

This site has over 61 pages & 275 image's


Cimarron Class Fleet Oiler:

Displacement: 24,830 tons
Length: 553'
Beam: 75'
Draft: 32' 4" Full Load
Speed: 18 knots
Armament: 4 5"/38 DP, 4x2 40mm, 4x2 20mm
Complement: 275
Capacity: 146,000 barrels
NSFO 8,610,000 gal, JP-5 1,344,000 gal, ND 2,352,000 gal, Av Gas 200,000 gal
Geared turbines engines,
4 450# CE K type Boilers, twin screws, 30,400 hp

Maritime Commission T3-S2-A1 type
Built at Newport News Shipbuilding & Drydock Co.


Acquired by the Navy June 1940
Commissioned June 1941
Stricken from Navy Rolls 5-15-75 Disposed of 10-16-75 by MARAD Sale

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This Site Created 1/14/00
by Wm Fair HTC USN Ret.
Served aboard as HTC From 4/72 to 5/74
Transferred to FltTraGrp, Pearl Harbor

Last Update: 6/14/16