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Title: USS Trout, March, 1942

Description: The American submarine USS Trout (SS-202, Tambor Class submarine), captained by Lieutenant Commander Frank W. Fenno, which had slipped into Manila Bay on the night of February 3, 1942 to tie up next to the pier at Fort Mills to load the wealth of the Philippines in her confining compartments - including 319 40-lb. gold bars valued at $7 million - before escaping surrounding Japanese war vessels to the open seas, is moored next to the American cruiser USS Detroit (CL-8, Omaha Class light cruiser) its crew members transferring the gold and as much in silver bars onto the Detroit, for delivery to the U.S. Treasury at San Francisco; the Detroit, launched in 1922, survived the war and was sold for scrap on February 27, 1946; the Trout went on the sink twenty-three enemy vessels (87,000 tons) and damaging six other enemy ships (75,000 tons), win eleven battle stars for WW II service and three Presidential citations; she was presumed lost with all eighty-one officers and crew on April 17, 1944 while on her eleventh patrol;

Date: March 3, 1942

Category: World War II

Keywords: cruisers, gold, Second World War, silver, submarines, U.S. Navy, World War II, WWII

Orientation: Portrait

Dimensions: 1710 x 1884 (3.22 MPixels) (1.10)

Print Size: 14.5 x 16.0 cm; 5.7 x 6.3 inches

File Size: 9.23 MB (9,680,218 Bytes)

Resolution: 300 x 300 dpi

Color Depth: 16.7 million (24 BitsPerPixel)

Compression: None

Image Number: 0000010117

Source: Jay Robert Nash Collection

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