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USS Trenton (CL 11) Underway off Bona Island in the Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-44436.
|86k||Undated, Showing starboard mid-ships detail.||USN|
USS Trenton (CL 11) Photographed circa the mid-1920s.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 43751.
USS Trenton (CL 11) in drydock, circa the mid-1920s. Photographed by Gustave Freret. Note that Trenton appears to have hydrophone fairings on both sides of her underwater hull, a short distance aft of the stem. Donation of Lieutenant Gustave Freret, USN (Retired), 1972.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 76226.
USS Trenton (CL 11) Flagship of Commander Light Cruiser Divisions, Scouting Fleet, underway at sea in April 1927. She has the Assistant Secretary of the Navy on board. Collection of Lieutenant Oscar W. Levy, USN (Supply Corps)-Retired.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 94168.
USS Trenton (CL 11) At anchor, possibly at San Diego, California, circa the middle 1930s. Donation of Franklin Moran, 1967.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 64632.
USS Trenton (CL 11) Underway at sea, 23 October 1935.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 50251.
USS Trenton (CL 11) In Pearl Harbor, Oahu, Hawaii, circa 1939. Photographed by Tai Sing Loo. Trenton is carrying SOC floatplanes on her catapults. Donation of the Oregon Military Academy, Oregon National Guard, 1975.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph #NH 82489.
Overhead port bow view of USS Trenton (CL 11) in the Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943.
United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-44439
USS Trenton (CL 11) in the Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943. Note depth charge racks on stern.United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-44438
USS Trenton (CL 11) in the Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943. Stern view.United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-44438
USS Trenton (CL 11) Underway in the Gulf of Panama, 11 May 1943.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-44440.
USS Trenton (CL 11) Underway in the Gulf of Panama, 14 July 1944. She is wearing camouflage Measure 33, Design 2f.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-68655.
Starboard quarter view of USS Trenton (CL 11) underway in the Gulf of Panama, 14 July 1944.United States National Archives, Photo No. 19-N-68656
USS Trenton (CL 11) In San Francisco Bay, California, 11 August 1944. She is wearing camouflage Measure 33, Design 2f.
Photograph from the Bureau of Ships Collection in the U.S. National Archives #19-N-91697.
|76K||Starboard side view, taken by Joe Stafford from a whale
boat while going ashore at Attu Island, Alaska, April 1945. In comparison
to the next photo, this one was taken prior to 12 APR as the Ensign is
not at half-mast.
|57k||Starboard side view, Adak Harbor, 12 APR 1945. Note the Ensign at half-mast due to the death of President Roosevelt||GM2 Harry Wilson, USN via Allan M. Wilson|
Broadside view of USS Trenton (CL 11) off Mare Island on 24 Aug 1945. She had been under repairs at the yard from 10 Aug to 24 Aug 1945.
U.S. Navy photo #6180-45
| Battleships in dry-dock; Tennessee
(BB 43) & California
(BB 44) taken between 8 May and 27 October 1946.
This photo comes from the U.S.Naval Institute and has an accompanying photocopy identifying all of the surrounding ships.
It does identify the two cruisers as Detroit (CL 8) (inboard) and Trenton (CL 11)(outboard). It also identifies two returned U.K. DEs: HMS Rupert (DE 96) outboard of Olympia (ex-C 6) (IX 40), and HMS Berry (DE 3) ahead of the cruisers, and visible in the California's photo (it's still wearing its British hull #--K312).
The Naval Institute photo was taken at a later date, as more of the "packaging" on the two battleships had been completed.
According to Tennessee's deck logs, she entered Drydock #5 with California on 8 May 1946.
South Dakota (BB 57) (mid-stern section visible at upper left of photo) subsequently entered Drydock #4--the 1946 "Navy Day" program from the shipyard indicates that this had taken place by 27th October of that year.
The four CLs that were scrapped in Drydock #4 at the Philadelphia NSY
were: Omaha (CL 4), Cincinnati
(CL 6), Raleigh (CL 7)
and Marblehead (CL 12).
The remaining CLs; Detroit (CL 8),
Trenton (CL 11), Richmond (CL 9),
Concord (CL 10) and Memphis
(CL 13) were all sold to the Patapsco Scrap Co. of Baltimore.
The sales bid (B-76-47AV T) was opened on 6 Dec 46; the five ships were
sold for $336,140 (or $67,228 each), and custody of the ships was transferred
to Patapsco between 27 December 46 and 21 January 47.
The "light colored objects" in front of the two cruisers might "possibly" be barbettes from the Illinois (BB 65). According to drawings in the 1945 "Gun Mount and Turret Catalog", these two items appear to be about the same diameter as the barbettes for the two BBs' Tennessee & California; 14"/50 triple gun turrets; inside diameter 31 feet, from the same source -- outside diameter would have been about 33 feet. The Illinois barbettes would have an inside diameter about 37 1/4 feet, outside diameter rather over 39 feet.
|USN photo submitted by Joe Lewis, courtesy of U.S.Naval Institute. Majority
text by Joe Lewis.
Chuck Haberlein contributed to the (BB-65) i.d. with text. Photo added 08/07/07.
|Kalbfus, Edward Clifford (Dutch), CAPT||ADM||04/19/1924 - 06/10/1926|
|Taussig, Joseph Knefler, CAPT||1899||VADM||09/06/1926 - 10/07/1927|
|Doyle, Stafford Henry Rahall (Stiffy), CAPT||10/07/1927 - 07/08/1929|
|Freyer, Frank Barrons, CAPT||07/08/1929 - 06/27/1931|
|Newton, John Henry, CAPT||RADM||06/26/1931|
|Goss, Nelson Henry, CAPT||05/28/1933 - 12/05/1934|
|London, John Jackson, CAPT||12/05/1934 - 06/26/1936|
|Magruder, Cary Walthall, CAPT||06/26/1936 - 06/08/1937|
|Braisted, Frank Alfred, CAPT||06/08/1937 - 12/22\/1938|
|Barry, James Richard, CAPT||12/22/1938 -|
|Struble, Arthur Dewey, CAPT||ADM||01/02/1941 - 05/25/1942|
|Gregory, Joseph Wesley, CAPT||05/25/1942 - 1943|
|Coleman, William Bryan, CAPT||06/24/1944|
|Talbert, Joesph Truitt, CAPT||08/20/1945 - 12/20/1945|
(List courtesy of Wolfgang Hechler & Ron Reeves - Photos courtesy of Bill Gonyo)
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