Charles Otto Triebel, USN

Born  17 Nov 1907Peoria, Peoria County, Illinois, USA
Died  10 Mar 1996(88)Poway, San Diego County, California, USA


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Ranks

30 Jun 1942 Lt.Cdr.
30 Mar 1945 T/Capt.

Decorations

Apr/May 43 Navy Cross (1)
1943 Navy Cross (1)
Jan/Mar 44 Navy Cross (1)

Warship Commands listed for Charles Otto Triebel, USN


ShipRankTypeFromTo
USS S-41 (146)SubmarineJan 1939Jan 1941
USS S-15 (120)SubmarineFeb 1941Jul 1942
USS Snook (279)Lt.Cdr.Submarine24 Oct 19427 Mar 1944

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Events related to this officer

Submarine USS Snook (279)


3 Mar 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel, USN) departed New London bound for the Panama Canal Zone.

16 Mar 1943 (position 0.00, 0.00)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel, USN) transited the Panama Canal.

31 Mar 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) arrived at Pearl Harbor.

11 Apr 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 1st war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

30 Apr 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) lays mines off Saddle Island, China.

5 May 1943 (position 38.39, 122.35)
While operating in the Yellow Sea USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Kinko Maru (1268 GRT, former British Stangton) in position 38°39'N, 122°35'E and Daifuku Maru (3194 GRT) in position 38°38'N, 122°39'E.

7 May 1943 (position 36.05, 123.21)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ships Tosei Maru (4363 GRT) and Shinsei Maru No.3 (1258 GRT) in the Yellow Sea in position 36°05'N, 123°21'E.

16 May 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) sank a Japanese trawler with gunfire south of Honshu, Japan in position 30°29'N, 141°55'E.

23 May 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) ended her 1st war patrol at Midway.

9 Jun 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) departed from Midway for her 2nd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Ryukyu Islands.

24 Jun 1943 (position 28.50, 126.56)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese fleet oiler Ose (7986 GRT, former Dutch Genota captured on 9 May 1942 about 500 nautical miles off east of Madagascar by the Japanese merchant cruisers Hokoku Maru and Aikoku Maru) west of Amami Oshima in position 28°50'N, 126°56'E.

3 Jul 1943 (position 28.40, 124.10)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and damaged the Japanese troop transport Atlantic Maru (5872 GRT) and torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ships Liverpool Maru (5865 GRT) and Koki Maru (5290 GRT) about 250 nautical miles north-north-east of Keelung, Formosa in position 28°40'N, 124°10'E.

18 Jul 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) ended her 2nd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

18 Aug 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 3rd war patrol. She was ordered to patrol in the East China and Yellow Seas.

13 Sep 1943 (position 30.08, 123.32)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Yamato Maru (9655 GRT) in the East China Sea in position 30°08'N, 123°32'E.

22 Sep 1943 (position 39.00, 124.20)
While operating in the Yellow Sea USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Katsurahama Maru (715 GRT) in position 39°00'N, 124°20'E and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese merchant cargo ship Hakutetsu Maru (762 GRT) in position 39°15'N, 123°30'E.

8 Oct 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) ended her 3rd war patrol at Pearl Harbor.

31 Oct 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 4th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the Mariana Islands.

28 Nov 1943 (position 18.48, 139.50)
While operating north-west of Saipan USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kotobuki Maru (5874 GRT) in position 18°48'N, 139°50'E and the Japanese troop transport Yamafuku Maru (4928 GRT) in position 18°21'N, 140°08'E.

29 Nov 1943 (position 18.38, 139.35)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Shiganoura Maru (3512 GRT) west off the Mariana Islands in position 18°38'N, 139°35'E.

7 Dec 1943
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) ended her 4th war patrol at Midway.

6 Jan 1944
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) departed from Pearl Harbor for her 5th war patrol. She was ordered to patrol off the west coast of Kyushu in Japanese home waters.

23 Jan 1944 (position 29.49, 140.08)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese auxiliary gunboat Magane Maru (3120 GRT) about 175 nautical miles north-northwest of Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands in position 29°49'N, 140°08'E.

8 Feb 1944 (position 31.05, 127.37)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese troop transport Lima Maru (6989 GRT) and torpedoed and damaged the Japanese army cargo ship Shiranesan Maru (4739 GRT) about 30 nautical miles south-east of the Goto Archipelago in position 31°05'N, 127°37'E.

14 Feb 1944 (position 33.48, 128.50)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese merchant cargo ship Nittoku Maru (3591 GRT) south- west of Tsushima, Japan in position 33°48'N, 128°50'E.

15 Feb 1944 (position 34.23, 128.23)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kamone Maru (875 GRT) off the south coast of Korea in position 34°23'N, 128°23'E.

23 Feb 1944 (position 28.49, 141.13)
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) torpedoed and sank the Japanese army cargo ship Kayo Maru (5471 GRT) about 120 nautical miles north-north-west of Chichi Jima, Bonin Islands in position 28°49'N, 141°13'E.

6 Mar 1944
USS Snook (Lt.Cdr. C.O. Triebel) ended her 5th war patrol at Pearl Harbor. she was now sent to the Hunters Point Navy Yard for a major overhaul.


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