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USS Triangulum (AK-102)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Whiskey - Foxtrot
NTWF
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons


Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - Combat Action Ribbon (retroactive) - American Campaign Medal
Bottom Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2) - World War II Victory Medal - Philippines Presidential Unit Citation - Philippines Liberation Medal (1)


Crater Class Cargo Ship:
  • Laid down, 14 May 1943, as SS Eugene B. Daskam, a Maritime Commission type (EC2-S-C1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MCE hull 1669), at California Shipbuilding Corp., Wilmington, CA.
  • Launched, 6 June 1943
  • Acquired by the US Navy, 19 June 1943
  • Converted for Naval service at the Destroyer Base, San Diego, CA.
  • Commissioned, USS Triangulum (AK-102), 30 July 1943, CDR. Eugene J. Kingsland, USNR, in command
  • During World War II USS Triangulum was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and participated in the following campaigns:
    Asiatic-Pacific Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Hollandia operation
    Aitape Humboldt Bay, Tanahmerah Bay, 21 to 27 April 1944
    Leyte operation
    Leyte landings, 23 to 28 November 1944

  • Decommissioned, 15 April 1946, at Pearl Harbor, T.H.
  • Delivered to the Maritime Commission, 2 July 1947, at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 17 July 1947
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 March 1973, to Nicolai Joffe Corp., physically delivered, 27 July 1973
  • USS Triangulum earned two battle stars for World War II service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
    Length 441' 6"
    Beam 56' 11"
    Draft 28' 4"
    Speed 12.5 kts.
    Complement
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 190
    Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
    non-refrigerated 400,000 Cu ft
    Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
    Armament
    one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
    four single 40mm AA gun mounts
    six single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 7,285 Bbls
    Propulsion
    one Joshua-Hendy. vertical triple-expansion reciprocating steam engine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 220psi 450°
    Ship's Service Generators
    one turbo-drive 60Kw 120V D.C.
    three recip-drive 20Kw 120V D.C.
    single propeller, 2,500shp

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    Triangulum 29k USS Triangulum (AK-102) dry docked, date and location unknown. Dale Harris

    USS Triangulum (AK-102)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Kingsland, Eugene James30 July 1943 - 2 March 1944
    02CDR. Loughborough, Richard Edward2 March 1944 - 8 July 1944
    03LCDR. Nold, George Ellisworth8 July 1944 - 30 July 1944
    04LT. Latus, Charles Kenneth30 July 1944 - 11 March 1945
    05CDR. Parsons, Frank Waterman11 March 1945 - 20 September 1945
    06CDR. Robertson Jr., John Berry20 September 1945 - 15 April 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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