Allied Warships

USS Trippe (DD 403)

Destroyer of the Benham class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantDD 403 
Built byBoston Navy Yard (Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.) 
Laid down15 Apr 1937 
Launched14 May 1938 
Commissioned1 Nov 1939 
End service28 Aug 1946 

Damaged in the atomic bomb test at Bikini Atoll in July 1946.
Decommissioned 28 August 1946.
Scuttled off Kwajalein on 3 February 1948.
Stricken 19 February 1948.


Commands listed for USS Trippe (DD 403)

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1Robert Lord Campbell, Jr., USN1 Nov 19391 Jun 1942
2Carl Malcolm Dalton, USN1 Jun 19421 Nov 1942
3Williams Robert Dolan, Sr., USN1 Nov 194228 Dec 1943
4Lcmdr Russell Champion Williams, Jr., USN28 Dec 19432 Sep 1944 (1)
5Carleton Roming Kear, Jr., USN2 Sep 194421 Feb 1946 (1)
6Cmdr William Joseph Keating, Sr., USN21 Feb 194628 Aug 1946 (1)

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Notable events involving Trippe include:

16 Dec 1943
German U-boat U-73 was sunk in the Mediterranean near Oran, in position 36°07'N, 00°50'W, by depth charges and gunfire from the US destroyers USS Woolsey and USS Trippe.

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Whitley, M. J.

U.S. Destroyers

Friedman, Norman

United States Destroyer Operations In World War II.

Roscoe, Theodore

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