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Corduba

 

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(AF-32: dp. 3,139; l. 338'6"; b. 50'; dr. 21'1"; s. 11 k.; cpl. 98; a. 1 3"; cl. Adria)

 

Corduba (AF-32) was launched 11 June 1944 by Pennsylvania Shipyards, Inc., Beaumont, Tex., under a Maritime Commission contract; sponsored by Mrs. R. R. Clark; transferred to the Navy 30 December 1944; and commisisoned 26 January 1945, Lieutenant A. G. Wood, Jr., USNR, in command.

 

Clearing Galveston, Tex., 13 February 1945 Corduba loaded cargo at Mobile, Ala., sailed through the Panama Canal, and arrived at Pearl Harbor 19 March. The last day of the month she sailed for Eniwetok, arriving 11 April to report to Commander, Service Squadron 10. Corduba carried provisions from Auckland, New Zealand, to Tinian, Guam, Manus, Peleliu, and Saipan, from 12 April to her return to San Francisco 15 October.

 

After reloading at San Francisco, Corduba put to sea 27 October 1945 for Okinawa and Tsingtao, China. From 26 November to 23 December she issued refrigerated provisions to ships serving in the reoccupation of China. Returning to San Pedro, Calif., 18 January 1946, Corduba carried cargo to the Philippines between 31 January and 18 April, and cleared San Francisco 20 May for the east coast. She arrived at Charleston, S.C., 10 June.

 

Assigned to Service Force, Atlantic Fleet, Corduba carried provisions to Argentia, the Caribbean, northern Europe, and the Mediterranean. She was placed in commission in reserve 20 August 1955 to begin her pre-inactivation overhaul at Charleston, S.C., and was placed out of commission in reserve there 18 November 1955.