USS Trenton (CL 11)
Light cruiser of the Omaha class
|Navy||The US Navy|
|Built by||William Cramp and Sons (Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, U.S.A.)|
|Laid down||18 Aug 1920|
|Launched||16 Apr 1923|
|Commissioned||19 Apr 1924|
|End service||20 Dec 1945|
Decommissioned 20 December 1945.
Commands listed for USS Trenton (CL 11)
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|1||Cdr. Arthur Dewey Struble, USN||2 Jan 1941||25 May 1942 (1)|
|2||T/Capt. Joseph Wesley Gregory, USN||25 May 1942||26 Jun 1943|
|3||T/Capt. Stanley Cook Norton, USN||26 Jun 1943||24 Jun 1944|
|4||T/Capt. William Bryan Coleman, USN||24 Jun 1944||20 Aug 1945|
|5||T/Cdr. Joseph Truitt Talbert, USN||20 Aug 1945||20 Dec 1945|
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Notable events involving Trenton include:
13 Dec 1941
Around 1600R/13, the British light cruiser HMS Diomede (Capt. D. Orr-Ewing, RN) departed Balboa to escort the Norwegian transport Ferncliff (4333 GRT, built 1924) to the Galapagos Islands where the Americans were building a base on Seymour Island.
Around 0730RS/17, USS Trenton, USS Richmond and the Ferncliff were detached to Seymour Island. HMS Diomede set course to return to Balboa. USS Trenton rejoined her around 1430RS/17 and HMS Richmond did the same around 1600RS/17.
They arrived at Balboa, Panama Canal Zone around 1700R/19. (2)
- ADM 53/114128
ADM numbers indicate documents at the British National Archives at Kew, London.