Allied Warships

USS Triumph (AM 323)

Minesweeper of the Auk class

NavyThe US Navy
PennantAM 323 
Built byAssociated Shipbuilders (Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.) 
Laid down27 Oct 1942 
Launched25 Feb 1943 
Commissioned3 Feb 1944 
End service 

Laid down for the Royal Navy as HMS Espoir (BAM 24) but retained by the USN and renamed USS Triumph (AM 323)
Decommissioned 30 January 1947 at San Diego, California
Laid up in the Pacific Reserve Fleet, San Diego Group
Recommissioned 28 February 1952 at San Diego, California
Redesignated a Fleet Minesweeper (Steel-hulled) MSF-323 on 7 February 1955
Decommissioned 29 August 1955 at Green Cove Springs, Florida
Laid up in the Atlantic Reserve Fleet, Florida Group, Green Cove Springs
Redesignated MMC-3 on 4 December 1959
Transferred to Norway 27 January 1961 and renamed Brage (N 49)
Struck from the Naval Register 1 March 1961
Scrapped in 1978.


Commands listed for USS Triumph (AM 323)

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1Lt.Cdr. Carl Raymond Cunningham, USNR3 Feb 1944Feb 1945
2William Thomas Bell, USNRFeb 194510 Nov 1945

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