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USS Triangulum (AK-102)
International Radio Call Sign:
November - Tango - Whiskey - Foxtrot
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:
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Aitape Humboldt Bay, Tanahmerah Bay, 21 to 27 April 1944
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
USS Triangulum earned two battle stars for World War II service
Final Disposition, sold for scrapping, 19 March 1973, to Nicolai Joffe Corp. (PD-X-955 dated 8 February 1973), for $168,113.00, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 27 July 1973
Displacement 4,023 t.(lt) 14,550 t.(fl)
Length 441' 6"
Beam 56' 11"
Draft 28' 4"
Speed 12.5 kts.
Cargo Capacity 7,750 DWT
non-refrigerated 400,000 Cu ft
Largest Boom Capacity 50 t.
one single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mount
four single 40mm AA gun mounts
six single 20mm AA gun mounts
NSFO 7,285 Bbls
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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||USS Triangulum (AK-102) dry docked, date and location unknown.
||USS Triangulum (AK-102) under way, 1 January 1945 in San Francisco Bay.
US Naval History and Heritage Command Photo # NH 80012. Courtesy of Mr James Russell, Philadelphia, PA.
USS Triangulum (AK-102)
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
|01||CDR. Kingsland, Eugene James||30 July 1943 - 2 March 1944|
|02||CDR. Loughborough, Richard Edward||2 March 1944 - 8 July 1944|
|03||LCDR. Nold, George Ellisworth||8 July 1944 - 30 July 1944|
|04||LT. Latus, Charles Kenneth||30 July 1944 - 11 March 1945|
|05||CDR. Parsons, Frank Waterman||11 March 1945 - 20 September 1945|
|06||CDR. Robertson Jr., John Berry||20 September 1945 - 15 April 1946|
|Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves
Crew Contact And Reunion Information
U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log
Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
MARAD Vessel History Database
Last Updated 16 June 2107
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