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USS Triumph, an 890-ton Auk class minesweeper, was built at Seattle, Washington. Originally intended for transfer to the United Kingdom, she was taken over by the U.S. Navy while under construction. Commissioned in February 1944, she served in the Pacific during the rest of World War II, participating in the invasions of the Palaus, Ormoc Bay, Mindoro, Lingayen Gulf and the Ryukyus. After Japan's capitulation, Triumph supported occupation activities before returning to the United States late in 1945. She operated along the West Coast in 1946 and decommissioned at San Diego, California, in January 1947.
Triumph was recommissioned in February 1952 and was soon sent to join the Atlantic Fleet. During 1952-55, she made two deployments to the Mediterranean. Redesignated MSF-323 in February 1955, she again decommissioned in August of that year. In 1959, Triumph was redesignated MMC-3 in preparation for conversion to a coastal minelayer. In January 1961, after that work was completed, she was transferred to the Norwegian Navy, in which she served as Brage until 1978.
The Naval Historical Center's photographic collection contains no pictures of USS Triumph (AM-323), but this page provides information on a view of her that may be available from the National Archives.
The image listed below is NOT in
the Naval Historical Center's collections.
DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
USS Triumph (AM-323), underway, probably at the time she recommissioned in early 1952.
Port stern aerial view.
Reproductions of this image should be available through the National Archives photographic reproduction system for pictures not held by the Naval Historical Center.
The image listed above is NOT in the Naval Historical Center's collections. DO NOT try to obtain it using the procedures described in our page "How to Obtain Photographic Reproductions".
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30 May 1999