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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 - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal (2)
Bottom Row - 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. Edward 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
  • 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 (PD-X-955 dated 8 February 1973), for $168,113.00, withdrawn from the Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet, 27 July 1973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.
    Officers 16
    Enlisted 190
    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
    Fuel Capacity
    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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    Triangulum 29k USS Triangulum (AK-102) dry docked, date and location unknown. Dale Harris
    Triangulum 125k 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.
    Robert Hurst

    USS Triangulum (AK-102)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CDR. Kingsland, Edward J., USNR30 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 - 24 September 1945
    06CDR. Robertson Jr., John Berry, USN (USNA 1925)24 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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