Departs new york for sydney, australia, to be fitted as a troopship. Seventy tons of cement are used to temporarily patch the bow in gourock, scotland. Aultman tap156 was one of the many ships that he rode on and it reached port in china, the golden dragon meridian, on january 15th 1953. Usns general alexander m patch programmsdivine78s blog. Reacquired by the navy on 3 march 1950, the ship operated for the next two decades as usns general alexander m. Apr 15, 2015 usns general maurice rose troop ship this is the ship that my family took in november of 1964 to germany. With this great technology called the internet i have been able to find a picture of that ship and wow, it does not look as big as i always pictured in my mind. Register with your account, search for ship by imo number or ships name and click on upload photos above. Patch departed new york 35 august 1965 for the far east. Decommissioned and acquired by the army and renamed usat general daniel i.
Patch departed new york 15 august 1965 for the far east. Used as a troop transport in the abyssinian war and occasionally as a hospital ship, she subsequently made some voyages to east africa. The p2 transport was a united states maritime commission design for a passenger ship which could be readily converted into a troop transport. Jerry hawkins also crossed on the rose in 1962, and found the weather just as rough. Jan 23, 2020 troop surge in middle east may not end soon white house, us arguing for a presence in the middle east, the military points to irans launch of ballistic missiles at an iraqi base housing u. This refurbishment probably occurred in the mid or late 1950s. Servicemen and their families sailed across the atlantic ocean on troop dependent ships. Service ship photo archive usns general alexander m. Simply choose from our many categories below to get started. Military ship transport msts info page unit casualty list by last name. The ship had just been redecorated to improve comfort for military personnel and their families traveling to germany. Operationally, standard troopshipsoften drafted from commercial shipping fleetscannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport or onto smaller vessels, either tenders or barges. Help us build up ships photo database by adding photos of ships you served on. Usns vandenberg the sinking of a cold war relic gcaptain.
Two navy transport ships that make a regular stop at southampton are the uss general henry w. Like the langfitt, she was originally a troop transport during the war. Patch at the brooklyn army base, while the remaining 30 that operate in the pacific were transferred in ceremonies at san francisco and seattle. Maurice rose 1950s posted in military ships and vessels. Navy troopship patches ap, tap navy ship patches flying tigers surplus.
I have seen other empires use these, and i can design transport ships myself but i cant build them anywhere. Between may 1947 and the end of 1948 she was converted to a peacetime transport, with military features, including armament, removed. I took the patch to germany in 1961 and the rose back a year later. Ships transferred to military sea tranport service from naval. This is a discussion on troop ships within the army forums, part of the armed services category. Click on a letter to jump to the part of the list containing ships whose name begin with that particular letter. Buckner, was ordered to pro ceed from brooklyn to nor. In 1918 he was assigned to the war department general staff in france. The first vessel in a small and still active united states fleet of troop ships sailed into oblivion yesterday. In august 1966 usns patch and darby carried troops 12,500 miles from boston to vietnam, the longest trooplift in u. Tap114 uss general william mitchell troop ship patch. Troop and cargo ships over 1,000 gross tons that often carried the u. World war ii troop ships claims no ownership of the images displayed on this site except.
The officers went to their staterooms, while the enlisted men made their way down into the various troop compartments below deck. Patch type of ship troopship gross tonnage 15969 tons dwt 101 tons year of build 1945 builder bethlehem key highway baltimore md, u. Uss general alexander m patch, troop ship that took me to. She departed the next day via yokosuka, japan, for pusan, south korea, where she arrived 2g august. Apa218 uss noble us navy ww2 korea vietnam era troop. The ship was mentioned in a story by david fison in the december 2000 guideposts called an order i couldnt refuse. Darby tap127 soldiers lunching in the ship s troop mess hall. Patch resumed troop transport duty to south vietnam. I remember the name of the ship the uss general simon b buckner.
Military academy in 1907 and was commissioned second lieutenant in the corps of engineers. Randall ap 115 was a general john pope class troop transport which served with the united states navy in world war ii and the postwar era. Feb 07, 2010 usns gen danial sultian was a troop carrier in 1954. Laid down, 15 january 1943, as a maritime commission type p2se2r1, hull under. Fison had sailed aboard the navy transport during world war ii. A troopship also troop ship or troop transport or trooper is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime. The uss general harry taylor was built in 1943 by kaiser co. Following the abortive hungarian revolution of 1957, the general rose made three voyages from bremerhaven carrying hungarian refugees to new york.
Bensonclass transport built by the maritime commission to its p2se2r1 design, was commissioned in january 1945 with a largely coast guard crew. Home forums wwii forums general discussion information requests help finding a troop ship. The general maurice rose ap 126 operated out of new york in the atlantic and mediterranean from 1950 to 1965. The army assumed formal ownership of the ship in february 1947 and renamed her usat general maurice rose. We had gone to germany on the patch and i have lots about it for some reason. In the army transport service, general alexander m. Is there a website that lists troop ships and their dates of sailing to the mediterranean. Usns gen danial sultian was a troop carrier in 1954. In response to communist infiltration and aggression in south vietnam, general alexander h. Prior to world war i, he served in the philippine islands and was in charge of the construction of fortifications on corregidor.
Welcome to stadris gallery of boy scout patches, one of the largest and most extensive embroidered patch galleries on the world wide web. In 1950 the army transport service ceased to exist, the the ship was transferred to the navys military sea transportation service as usns general nelson m. Patch tap122 with the military sea transportation service msts, later renamed the military sealift command msc. Ships transferred to military sea tranport service from naval transportation service and army transportation service 19491950. Aug 09, 2004 in 1966 from oakland, ca on the uss general patch. Patch conducted two troop lifts of republic of korea troops from pusan to south vietnam. In 1935 she was sold to lloyd triestino of italy and renamed gradisca. Eberle ap 123 halftone reproduction of a photograph taken in 1945 by her builder, the bethlehemalameda shipyard, inc. Marine corps forces during the guadalcanal campaign, and the u. All eight played important roles in the past 25 years carrying troops, dependents, refugees and war brides between europe, the us and the far east. Much of the third brigade, 9th infantry division went by troop train from fort riley, kansas to oakland, departing aboard the rose in middecember 1966 and arriving at vung tau late on december 31.
People and activities the publics library and digital archive. It was rough both ways, but having never been in a ship, i dont think we really knew how bad it was. Military sea transportation service over to the navy in a ceremony on the transport general alexander m. Youre here because i requested that you come, marine gen. Ww2 troopships is currently undergoing an entire site redesign.
In response to communist infiltration and aggression in south vietnam, general alexander m. Usns general maurice rose troop ship this is the ship. This is the troop ship that took many of us to viet nam. Details about apa218 uss noble us navy ww2 korea vietnam era troop carrier ship patch. Transiting the panama canal, the two transports reached vung tau, south vietnam, on august, ending the longest 12,358 nautical miles pointtopoint troop lift in the 17 years that msts had been in operation. Vandenberg, was sunk about 7 miles off the coast of key west making it the worlds secondlargest intentionally sunk artificial reef. Usns upshur 1963 servicemen and their families sailed. She was named after major general george morton randall, an american civil war hero, and veteran of the indian wars of the 1880s and.
The daily herald formerly for sale here, printed uss gen. Uss general alexander m patch, troop ship that took me to bremerhaven, germany from brooklyn army depot, new york. She departed san francisco in march with troops and supplies for the southwest pacific, then moved to the philippines where she embarked over 2,000 formerly interned civilians for. Littleknown history of the ten p2se2r1 troop ships. Operationally, standard troopshipsoften drafted from commercial shipping fleetscannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport or onto smaller vessels, either tenders or barges attack transports, a variant of oceangoing. This is the troop ship that took many us to viet nam. After service in the korean war the the ship was decommissioned in 1957, remaining laid up as part of the reserve fleet until 1965, when she was again activated for the viet nam war. Patch tap122 vietnam war troopship photo first day. Apa218 uss noble us navy ww2 korea vietnam era troop carrier ship patch. December 1964 army brat my ancestry genealogy sites my family history troops sailing ships places ive been the past germany. I would love any photos of this ship and stories and history of this ship. World war ii troop ships claims no ownership of the images displayed on this site except for those expressly stated to have been photographed by shayne e. Register with your account, search for ship by imo number or ship s name and click on upload photos above.
Feb 16, 2012 uss general alexander m patch, troop ship that took me to bremerhaven, germany from brooklyn army depot, new york. Seventh army, general patch came to prominence in the pacific, where he led army and marine troops to victory over the japanese at. Randall tap115 both are commissioned ships with a navy skipper and crew. If heading to an uncertain fate in vietnam was not anxiety inducing enough, within hours rumors began to circulate that the ship we were now on had sunk at least three times before. Butner t ap 1, us naval ship, usn navy photo print. Troopships used during world war ii included commercial passenger liners, c2s, c3s, c4s, liberty and victory ships, and foreign ships taken over by the united states such as the saturnia, etc. Daniel isom sultan, born 9 december 1885 at oxford, miss.
Uss general alexander m patch ap122, us naval ship, usn navy photo print. She was named for the us army chief of engineers harry taylor. By doing this you will contribute to our database bringing ships you served on closer to maritime community. During these years, the ship also deployed to the mediterranean 17 times to assist sixth fleet operations. The military sea transportation service has announced that eight of its troopships including the rose, patch, darby and buckner are being inactivated by the end of june 1970. Do you have any information about a troop ship or a voyage that is already listed. Used as a hospital ship in the second world war, she was taken over by the germans when italy capitulated. Current ship position information about this ship position is not available. Patch 84245 troopship ship info ship page ship generalalexandermpatch84245 imo number 84245 name of the ship general alexander m. Usns general harry taylor tap145 these ships are staffed by a civilain skipper and crew, with a military department aboard.
Vandenberg 1943 this was a 10,654 gross ton ship, length 523ft x beam 71. Jan 31, 1970 the first vessel in a small and still active united states fleet of troop ships sailed into oblivion yesterday. Promoted to lieutenant general 7 august 1944, he served with the 7th army in france. Details about tap114 uss general william mitchell troop ship patch. Marine corps uss general j c breckenridge ap176tap176.
Msts military sea transportation service us navy korean. Anderson ap 111, us naval ship, usn navy photo print. Latest jobs for this ship there are no opened jobs for this ship. As a ship operationally subordinate to msts she was redesignated tap176, but because she was a commissioned vessel with a navy, not civilian, crew, general j. Tap114 uss general william mitchell troop ship patch ebay. Troop surge in middle east may not end soon white house, us arguing for.
Enhancements in the mess hall included new recessed flourescent lighting and a new paint job. As a civilianmanned msts transport, usns general maurice rose spent most of her career on the route. Uss general patch, vietnam troop ships, vietnam 19661967. This also leads to the fun situation where i can only shell enemy planets from orbit and then wait for my vassals to move in and conquer them. Here are some pictures from a souvenir booklet that was purchased by a gi on his way to germany in the 1950s.
General maurice rose 8332863 troopship 8332863 general maurice rose click to view larger image. Ships transferred to military sea tranport service from. A troop ship heads for mothball fleet the new york times. Sometime during the summer of 2010, in a maritime facility in brownsville, texas the dismantling and recycling process began on united states naval ship usns general edwin d.
Jul 26, 2018 personal comments page 1 msts military sea transportation service us navy korean war project almost three thousand units pages are available at the korean war project. We were heading to new york city from bremerhaven, germany on this ship. After embarking troops at boston, she sailed 15 july 1966 and arrived vung tau august. Steaming primarily between new york and bremerhaven, germany, she completed more than 150 roundtrip voyages. Alexander mccarrell patch november 23, 1889 november 21, 1945 was a senior united states army officer who fought in both world war i and world war ii, rising to rank of general. Ownership passed back to the navy, but the ship retained her army name. Patch graduated from the united states military academy before serving as an infantry officer and machine gun instructor in world war i. Our port of call was bremerhaven and off we went in the north atlantic. Information about this ship position is not available. General alexander mccarrell sandy patch 23 november 1889 21 november 1945 was an officer in the united states army, best known for his service in world war ii.
Discussion in information requests started by magistr, dec 21. Following seven transatlantic voyages to bremerhaven and back, general alexander h. In october 1966 the converted liberty ship ss benjamin chew and the ss meredith victory were added as troop carriers. Breckinridge retained the designation uss instead of becoming usns. This once proud troopship with its sleek lines and great speedoverwater had been consigned to the scrap heap, its days of glory long gone. Three variants of the design were built, the p2se2r1 admirals, p2s2r2 generals, and p2se2r3 presidents.
Stay tuned and please keep submitting info via email. Seafarers who worked on this ship no service records were found for this ship. Uss general alexander m patch ap122, us naval ship, usn. My father was, wilburn chandler hamilton, 2873376, chief yeoman, u. I finished training at aberdeen proving grounds in feburary of 1965, and received orders for. Ships transferred to military sea transport service from army transportation service, november 1.921 742 1307 740 508 1544 81 708 1146 951 895 991 710 1554 447 796 1217 919 801 315 1341 1379 857 401 1385 375 1121 950 1182 854 1160 471 631 188 346 1363 1372 857 1217 6