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Carl Triebes

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    Posted: 10 Sep 2021 at 1:57pm

Captain Carl J. Triebes, Jr. USN (Ret.) passed away on August 26, 2021 at his home in The Woodlands, Texas following a short battle with bone cancer. He was 86 years old.

Born in Pueblo, Colorado in 1935, he was the son of the late Carl J. Triebes and Lucille M. (Jones) Triebes. He graduated from Centennial High School, as did both of his parents, and attended Pueblo Junior College for one year prior to entering the United States Naval Academy.

While at the Naval Academy, he was a member of the Glee Club, on the Lucky Bag staff, Class Ring and Crest committee, and was manager of the Cross Country team. He graduated with the class of 1958 and was a member of the 8th Company.

Upon graduation, Carl was commissioned an Ensign and assigned to USS George Clymer (APA-27) for one year prior to attending submarine school. He was qualified in submarines on USS Rock (AGSS-274) and subsequently served on USS Ronquil (SS-396) before attending Massachusetts Institute of Technology where he earned a MS Degree in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and a Naval Engineer Degree.

After being designated Engineering Duty, Carl was assigned to Mare Island Naval Shipyard where he was a project manager for submarine construction. Subsequent assignments included SSN Overhaul Project Manager at SUPSHIP Pascagoula, MS, and Repair Officer on USS Simon Lake (AS-33) home ported in Rota, Spain. He then served on the Staff of COMSUBLANT as Maintenance Officer and completed his Navy career as the Deputy Supervisor of Shipbuilding at Newport News, VA.

Retiring from the Navy in 1982, Carl took a position with Transworld Drilling Company in Lafayette, LA where he was the general manager for Gulf Coast offshore drilling operations. In 1993 he accepted a position with American Bureau of Shipping (Quality Evaluations) in Houston, TX where he was the Director of Audit until retirement in 1998.

Carl is survived by his wife of 59 years, the former Donna E. Davenport; son Philip and his wife Margaret Woolverton Triebes of Pflugerville, TX; daughter Paula Triebes and husband Paul Templet of The Woodlands, TX; and five grandchildren: William Triebes, Katherine Triebes, Joseph Templet, Benjamin Templet, and Claire Templet. His parents and sister predeceased him.

Carl was a life member of the Naval Institute, the Naval Submarine League, and the American Society of Naval Engineers where he served as the Chairman of the Tidewater Chapter in 1981. In 1992 he taught as an adjunct professor at the University of Southwest Louisiana. For many years he and his wife delivered Meals on Wheels in their community of The Woodlands, TX.

A committal service and inurnment will be held at the Naval Academy Columbarium on a date to be announced.

USNA[Canberra(CAG-2);Willard Keith(DD-775)];Providence(CLG-6);Sea Robin(SS-407); Nat Greene(SSBN-636B); GMS Dam Neck; Naval Advisory Group,Viet Nam; Okinawa(LPH-3); OIC FLTAC Corona;OIC NWS Fallbrook
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