USS Trinity (AO-13) - Initial Cruise

Initial Cruise

Following shakedown, Trinity got underway from Chesapeake Bay on 11 February 1921, bound for the Mediterranean. She arrived at Malta and delivered general stores for USS Pittsburgh (CA-4) before proceeding for Split, (now Croatia, then Kingdom of Yugoslavia), with fuel oil for American ships operating in the Adriatic. After a three-day layover at Split, she got underway on 8 March for Venice, where she arrived on the 12th. She eventually called at Pula (now in Croatia, then in Italy), before making port at Brindisi to take on fuel oil and general supplies for the naval base at Constantinople, Turkey, and American naval forces operating in Turkish waters. Following the delivery of this cargo, Trinity sailed from Gibraltar on 4 April and arrived at Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York, on the 17th. Subsequently based at Norfolk and assigned to the Naval Transportation Service, the oiler operated along the east coast and in the Caribbean until she was decommissioned on 22 December 1923 and laid up at the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

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