USS Trinity (AO 13)
Oiler of the Patoka class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co. (Newport News, Virginia, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||10 Nov 1919|
|Launched||3 Jul 1920|
|Commissioned||4 Sep 1920|
|End service||28 May 1946|
Decommissioned on 22 December 1923
Commands listed for USS Trinity (AO 13)
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and that we only list Commanding Officers for the duration of the Second World War.
|1||Cdr. Frederick Stacer Holmes, USN||1938 ?||mid 1940|
|2||Cdr. William Hibbs, USN||mid 1940||10 Nov 1942|
|3||Cdr. Warner Welby Angerer, USN||10 Nov 1942||23 Feb 1944|
|4||Lt.Cdr. George Ellsworth Nold, USN||23 Feb 1944||26 Jun 1944|
|5||Cdr. William Marshall Darlington, USNR||26 Jun 1944||28 May 1946|
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Notable events involving Trinity include:
Rendezvous was effected around 1530H/6, in very heavy weather, in position 34°25'S, 108°12'E. Commenced escorting the tanker to Albany.
Around 1030H/9, they arrived at Albany. HMAS Voyager had sustained engine room and weather damage in the rough seas. Repairs were taken in hand by the ships staff with assistance from USS Holland (T/Capt. P.E. Pendelton, USN).
27 Apr 1943
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Fremantle to make rendes-vous with the US Naval tanker USS Trinity (Cdr. W.W. Angerer, USN) coming from the Persian Gulf and escort her to Fremantle.
For the daily positions during the period of 27 April 1943 to 30 April 1943, see the map below.
15 May 1943
HrMs Tromp (Capt. J.B. de Meester, RNN) departed Fremantle to escort the US Naval tanker USS Trinity (Cdr. W.W. Angerer, USN) on her way from Fremantle to the Persian Gulf until dark the following day. (1)
- File 2.12.03.6851 (Dutch Archives, The Hague, Netherlands)