USS Tripoli (CVE-64)


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Entry: 74691
Subject: HISTORY OF USS TRIPOLI CVE 64

Fred Vonvoigt SR. wrote on May 14, 2010


City and State: TEMECULA CA

Unit: INTERIOR COMMUNICATIONS

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: SERVED ABOARD 1952-1953

Keywords: U.S.S. TRIPOLI CVE 64



Entry: 67183
Subject: LOOKIN FOR SHIPMATES

Edmund Wentworth wrote on September 12, 2008


City and State: BILLERICA MA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: On the tripolli till july 1955. Looking for any ship mates or any information regarding the ship. Lost everything would like picture or to get in touch with anyone.

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Entry: 63742
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Judy Delano-Turcotte wrote on January 9, 2008


City and State: NAPLES ME

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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Dad was on the USS Tripoli during the years of 1952 to 1956 . His name is Lewis Delano (Red) Anyone wishing to contact him please email me.Thanks

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Entry: 51463
Subject: USS TRIPOLI CVE-64 CRUISE BOOK

Ronald Hunter wrote on June 11, 2005


City and State: NORFOLK VA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: Have a USS Tripoli CVE-64 cruise book (1954) for sale. Best offer.

Keywords: USS Tripoli CVE-64



Entry: 48671
Subject: USS TRIPOLI SHIPMATE

Russ Martin wrote on February 3, 2005


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather was on the USS Tripoli as a Torpedoman during WWII. His name was Olen Johnson from Arkansas. He left the service in 1945.

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Entry: 44965
Subject: MY FATHER SERVED ABOARD USS TRIPOLI IN 1945

David Welsh wrote on August 3, 2004


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Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father, LCDR Clifford Welsh USNR, served as Chief Engineer of Tripoli from February to November 1945, a period during which the ship was mostly involved in pilot qualification training. He passed away last year and I am editing his WWII memoirs for publication. They would be very interesting reading for anyone with an interest in this ship.

I need all possible information about Tripoli during this period, particularly: Photographs Log Books Details of the ship's movements Interior details of the engine rooms, catapult shack, and officers' berthing areas Career details for the following officer: Captain Hunte

I would really like to acquire a copy of the WWII cruise book for Tripoli and would pay A LOT for it.

Due credit will be given for anything contributed.

Keywords: Clifford Welsh, USS Tripoli



Entry: 36857
Subject: EDWARD R. BLACK, 'B' DIV

Rodney Franklin wrote on September 11, 2003


City and State: ROANOKE VA

Unit: 'B' DIVISION (AFT BOILERROOM)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Ed Black was from New Castle Indiana and served aboard the Tripoli (B Div) from 1951-1955. Would love to contact him, or anyone who knows of his whereabouts.

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Entry: 16823
Subject: USS TRIPOLI

Janice Girard wrote on May 27, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: ROSENBERG TX

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father was in WWII. He passed away in 1978, at the age of 56. He was in the Navy, I believe as a torpedoman. I think he was on the USS Tripoi. Was the USS Tripoi in WWII, or was it only in Korean War?

Keywords: H. L. Chuzzy Jenkins was his name. He was from Sugar Land Texas.



Entry: 14391
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES-USS TRIPOLI CVE 64

William Cupps wrote on January 18, 2001

Email Update Needed



City and State: PLANO TX

Unit: USS TRIPOLI CVE 64

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: USS TRIPOLI CVE 64

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Entry: 14057
Subject: FORMER USS TRIPOLI SHIPMATE

Lee Ruthruff wrote on January 4, 2001

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City and State: VA BEACH VA

Unit: PERSONNEL

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: PERSONNEL

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Entry: 13320
Subject: LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES!

Rosie Anderson wrote on November 28, 2000

Email Update Needed



City and State:

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Service or Relationship: Friend of Veteran

Comments: He has a few names and one in partuicular is a Carl Brashear! Anyone that remembers him or would like to contact him, please e-mail me! I will forward all messages etc to Charles. He is my boyfriends cousin from the Bronx, N.Y. Thanks!!!!!

Keywords: Looking for former Shipmates from the USS Tripoli who were on the ship during the Korean War! I'm looking for guys that remember a Charles Mauro!



Entry: 5053
Subject: SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

Craig Rothhammer wrote on November 17, 1999

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City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:


USS TRIPOLI (CVE-64)


“...the erstwhile "hunter-killer" began her new career as an aircraft transport and ferry.”


Displacement: 7,800 t. Length: 512’3” Beam: 65’ Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 19 k. Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5”; 16 40mm; 20 20mm Class: CASABLANCA Maritime Commission standard type: S4-S2-BB3


Communist aggression in Korea in the summer of 1950 resulted in the return of many of the Navy's reserve ships to active service to support American operations in the Far East. Accordingly, TRIPOLI was recommissioned at New York on 5 January 1952, Capt. Raymond N. Sharp in command.


Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), Atlantic Area, the erstwhile "hunter-killer" began her new career as an aircraft transport and ferry. Over the next six years, TRIPOLI conducted 44 transport voyages, mostly to European and Mediterranean ports but with one visit to Hawaii and two to the Far East.


Following the ship's third voyage to Europe, TRIPOLI was berthed at the Port Newark Terminal on 5 August 1952, where she loaded 45 Republic F-84 Thunderjet aircraft, 90 wingtip fuel tanks, and related gear for transport to the Far East. After going to sea on 7 August, bound for Japan, TRIPOLI steamed via the Panama Canal and San Diego and made port at Yokosuka with her vital cargo on 5 September, where cranes lifted the reinforcements ashore--soon to be in action in their ground attack role in Korea.


After onloading battle-damaged aircraft for repairs in the United States, the carrier embarked 245 Navy and Marine Corps personnel for rotation back to Alameda Naval Air Station, Calif. Making port on the west coast on 22 September, she then put to sea for the Far East a second time, once again carrying jet aircraft to Yokosuka, as well as transporting men of the Sea Echelon of Boat Unit 1.


Loading a cargo of helicopters and military passengers, TRIPOLI returned to the west coast and arrived at Alameda on Armistice Day, 1953.


Subsequently making her sole Hawaiian voyage under MSTS, TRIPOLI then headed east to finish out her career with transport voyages to European and Mediterranean ports.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS

Keywords: MILITARY SEA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE, BOAT UNIT 1, HELICOPTERS







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