Please report any broken links or trouble you might come across to the Webmaster. Please take a moment to let us know so that we can correct any problems and make your visit as enjoyable and as informative as possible.
|Campaign and Dates||Campaign and Dates|
|Consolidation of Solomon Islands
Consolidation of southern Solomons, 20 June 1943
|Western Caroline Islands operation
Capture and occupation of southern Palau Islands,
6 September to 14 October 1944
|Eastern New Guinea
Supporting and consolidating operations designated by Command Seventh Fleet, 14 April to 11 May 1944
Leyte landings, 30 to 31 October 1944
|Tinian capture and occupation, 24 to 30 July 1944||Luzon operation
Lingayen Gulf landings, 4 to 18 January 1945
Navy Occupation Service Medal
|8 to 12 September 1945|
|4 to 10 December 1945|
|Click On Image |
For Full Size Image
| USS Tryon (APH-1)
Commodore James R. Tryon—born on 24 September 1837 at Coxsackie, N.Y.—was appointed an Acting Assistant Surgeon (Volunteer) on 17 March 1863. After serving briefly at the United States Naval Hospital in New-York City, Tryon spent the last two years of the Civil War at Pensacola, Fla., caring for sick and wounded officers and men of the West Gulf Blockading Squadron. After duty ashore in Boston and Washington, Tryon served in USS Idaho on the Asiatic Station from 4 February 1870 to 9 December 1872. Next came an assignment in New York City from 1873 to 1876. Following two years in USS Swatara on the North Atlantic Station, he was transferred to USS Vandalia. Next came duty in New York City for two and one-half years and service in USS Alaska on the Pacific Station until 1883. He served on board USS Quinnebaug on the European Station and off Africa until 1887 when he was assigned to the Medical Examining Board in New York. Tryon was promoted to medical inspector on 22 September 1891 and served in USS Chicago on the North Atlantic Station until 1893 when he was promoted to Surgeon General of the United States Navy with the rank of Commodore. The culmination of his career came on 7 September 1893 when Commodore Tryon became Chief of the Bureau of Medicine and Surgery and Surgeon General. He retired on 24 September 1899. In 1911, Tryon was promoted to the rank of rear admiral, retroactive to his date of retirement. Admiral Tryon died on 20 March 1912 at the Naval Hospital in New York City .where he had begun his naval career almost half a century before.
|63k||USS Tryon (APH-1) under way in San Francisco Bay, 10 October 1942. Note the characteristic small streamlined, funnel and solarium structure atop her deck house. She is still carrying merchant-type lifeboats
rather than landing craft.
US National Archives, RG-19-LCM. Photo # 19-N-36682, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photos now in the collections of the US National Archives courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|110k||USS Tryon (APH-1) under way in October 1943. Her funnel has been reconfigured and enlarged following wind tunnel tests to keep
smoke off the after decks. She has also received a radar mast but does not yet have Welin davits.
US National Archives photo # 80-G-223424, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
|Hyperwar US Navy in WWII|
|61k||USS Tryon (APH-1) under way, date and location unknown. Although used to evacuate wounded from combat zones, the ship did not
have the immunity of hospital ships. She was armed with one 5”/38 gun aft, along with four twin and four single 40mm AA mounts.
Australian War Memorial, Photo No. 302762
|52k||USS Tryon (APH-1) at anchor off San Francisco, date unknown. She still shows the exotic raked lines left over from her liner
design. Her small funnel projects from a streamlined structure, also left over form the liner design, used as a solarium. Unlike APAs, she did not carry LCMs.
US Navy photo.
|81k||USS Tryon (APH-1) at anchor off San Francisco, 18 May 1945, after an overhaul in which she received a new radar mast,
Welin davits, and a small cap on her funnel, which evidently was still not satisfactory. At this time all three ships of this class probably had their tall raked masts
shortened above the crosstrees as shown here.
US National Archives photo # 19-N-95123, a US Navy Bureau of Ships photo now in the collections of the US National Archives, courtesy Shipscribe.com.
| USNS Sgt. Charles E. Mower (T-AP-186)
|146k||Post Card image if USNS Sgt. Charles E. Mower (T-AP-186) underway, date and location unknown.||Tommy Trampp|
|01||CDR. Byrholdt, Alfred Jensen, USN||30 September 1942 - 24 September 1944|
|02||CDR. Morck, Edward Carl, USN (22)||24 September 1944 - 12 December 1944|
|03||CDR. Jones, Wilber Glenn, USN||12 December 1944 - 1 June 1945|
|04||LCDR. Van Geldar, John Gerard, USNR||1 June 1945 - 17 November 1945|
|05||LCDR. Buker, Melvin Otto, USNR||17 November 1945 - 18 January 1946|
|06||LTjg. Coffee, Kenneth, USNR||18 January 1946 - 19 February 1946|
|07||LCDR. Buker Returns, USNR||19 February 1946 - 20 March 1946|
|Back To The Navsource Photo Archives Main Page||Back To The Service Force Ship Type Index||Back To The Evacuation Transport (APH) Photo Index||Back To The Transport (AP) Photo Index|
|Comments, Suggestions, E-mail Webmaster.|
This page is created and maintained by Gary P. Priolo|