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These troop ships will complete the normal 14-day run across the Atlantic in under nine days. This is the troop ship that took many of us to Viet Nam. Laid up during the following two decades, USNS General Simon After troop passengers debark, unaccompanied dependents are processed, followed by concurrent-travel military personnel and their dependents. trip beyond the USA and Canada, courtesy of his local draft board in Memphis, Tennessee. One going to Germany (6-52), one going to Korea, and one going to Okinawa. Feb 16, 2012 - USS General Alexander M Patch, Troop Ship that took me to Bremerhaven, Germany from Brooklyn Army Depot, New York. I got queasy but not totally wiped out like many. (T-AP-123). Passenger lists are not held by The National Archives after 1960, when air travel became more common. CREW LISTS AND SHIPS' AGREEMENTS Description: These records consist of the Crew Lists and Ships' Agreements, with some Official (Crew) Log Books, which were required by law to be sent to the Registrar of Shipping and Seamen for ships registered in the United Kingdom. No other ships are listed, including those which are only mentioned in the archives or shipping in 1971 sections.) TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa. After upkeep at Seattle, Ready For Anything (1940) Happy looking troops leave Australia to fight in Europe. Military records identify individuals who served in the military or who were eligible to serve. The article goes into some detail on the organization and operations of Military Sea Transportation Service I had commissary duties, so I had access to 7-up and soda crackers! It was rough both ways, but having never been in a ship, I don't think we really knew how bad it was. in Germany from 1945 to 1989. From a recent article that appeared in the SERVICE FAMILY JOURNAL: Find the perfect troop ship stock photo. One of her sisters is seen astern . It was rough both ways, but having never been in a ship, I don't think we really knew how bad it was. As I recall, there were 3 battalions activated at the same time. It is an average number. One of my first literary adventures was as editor of The Buckner Banner, the ship’s newspaper on the USNS Simon Bolivar Buckner, a troopship sailing from New York to Bremerhaven, Germany. IN 1918 SHE SANK A GERMAN SUBMARINE WITH GUNFIRE. (To hell with Murphy! B. Buckner was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in Acquired for transport service during the Korean War, Geigeroperated u… The list of ships below includes ships for which information can be found in the timetables/sailing lists or other publications shown on this website. The Buckner was formerly known as the transport Admiral E. W. Eberle. The sinking of the HMT Rohna 70 years ago today resulted in the greatest loss of troops at sea in U.S. history. Seven of these transports -- USNS Darby, Rose, Buckner, Patch, Gordon, Upshur, and Geiger -- run a tight schedule between Bremerhaven and New York. (KB) 4. Steaming primarily between New York and Bremerhaven, Germany, she completed more than 150 round-trip voyages. The Army soon renamed the ship General Simon B. Buckner After 30 days leave enroute, I was assigned to "B" Company, 93rd Sig Bn, Ft Huachuca, AZ.While there we spent days with civilian firemen fighting forest fires in the Huachuca Mtns & training Co. B, RR Mobile vans, AN/MRC-54, -69 and -73 Teams. August 1990 and sold by the Maritime Administration in June 1997 Havre, France. She was then attached to the German 24th submarine flotilla based in Norway. (This is a mandatory criterion. Looking for more information from military/civilian We were heading to New York City from Bremerhaven, Germany on this ship. December 1964 She returned to the Navy in March 1950 when most of the larger Army ships became part of the newly-created Military Sea Transportation Service. moved definitively to the West Coast in August 1966, supporting Dorothea L. Dix (AP-67) at anchor.jpg 740 × 515; 52 KB. USPS Estimated Delivery Time from United States to Germany; 1. If you do a google search, you’ll see “United operated by Lufthansa”. Capt. Ship Passenger Lists (the 1870s through the 1960s) The GG Archives is a Great Resource for Ship Passenger Lists - USA, Canada, Australia, and Other World Ports, from the 1870s - 1960s. Waiting to load on the Troop Ship at Inchon to go home. In July and August the transport carried troops "I took the Patch to Germany in 1961 and the Rose back a year later. As a result, the Army lost almost all of its big vessels. The author mentioned he came to the United States as a Displaced Person (D.P. Germany had a large army and a small navy. For more images related to this ship, see: Click on the small photograph to prompt I must have been chosen as editor by some random process, as I had no experience. ***** H Q in SS Templemore ***** H Q in SS Sicilian. SHE WAS SCRAPPED AT DALMUIR … Huge collection, amazing choice, 100+ million high quality, affordable RF and RM images. Alexander McCarrell Patch, Jr., born 23 November 1889 at Fort Huachuca, Ariz., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy 12 June 1913 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Infantry. Nicknamed the "Ambassador Ship," from February 1961 to July 1963, Blatchford transported a total of 43,500 troops from Malaysia, India, Ethiopia, Indonesia, Pakistan, Morocco, and even Iraq, over a total of 227,000 miles. A young man who had not yet served had to get special permission before he could emigrate. concerning USS Admiral E. W. Eberle (AP-123), USAT General Built in 1930 as the German Monte Rosa with a gross tonnage of 14,414, she was a two-funnelled vessel and became a prize in 1945. It was a short note, just a request for information about a troopship listed on this website. America's First Convoy 1917.png 765 × 446; 237 KB. 2. How-to Ship to Germany Guide. 19-The faster you move, the slower time passes, the longer you live. HQ EUCOM Campbell Bks, Heidelberg : 1. Elvis Presley as a US Soldier Stationed in West Germany: 1958-1960 When Elvis Presley walked off an army troop ship in Bremerhaven, West Germany on October 1, 1958, he was only 23 years old. Early passenger lists were handwritten, but once printing presses became commonplace on many steamships, the ship manifests became a souvenir of the voyage. Media in category "Troop transports of the United States Navy" The following 51 files are in this category, out of 51 total. USS Admiral E. W. Eberle, a 9,676-ton (light displacement) Captured by the German armed raider PINGUIN on 15th Jan.1941, together with another factory ship, one depot and 11 whale catchers, she was sent to Bordeaux. she made three voyages from the West Coast to Japan and Korea "I took the Patch to Germany in 1961 and the Rose back a year later. between New York and Bremerhaven, West Germany, with some stops Career. 1,500 Service personnel and crew were rescued, but four engineers lost their lives. On July 21, 1966 the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry Regiment sailed on the Walker from Tacoma, Washington and sixteen days later, on August 6, 1966, landed at Qui Nhon, Republic of South Vietnam. In February 1955 she departed San Francisco for New York, S.S. Waterman the troop ship seen in Rotterdam. ***** Less troop in SS Montfort ***** Ship takes 1/South Staffordshire Regiment to Gibraltar, and Reservists, 1/Derbyshire Regiment to Malta. August and December 1965 the Buckner twice steamed from Excepted from Sea Classics article: "From Admirals to Generals: Little-known History of the Ten P2-SE2-R1 Troop Ships: "The General Maurice Rose (AP 126 ) operated out of New York in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1950 to 1965. One of the torpedoes detonated prematurely, but the other two found its target, and mortally wounded her. was decommissioned in May 1946 and transferred via the Maritime placed out of service and returned to the Maritime Administration. personnel assigned to or associated with the U.S. Army She was named after General Roy Geiger, who, from July 1945 to November 1946, commanded Marine Force, Pacific Fleet. Eight days going over and ten days coming back. If you are PCSing to Germany, try your best to get a flight operated by Lufthansa. The Army soon renamed the ship General Simon B. Buckner and operated her with a civilian crew as part of its water transportation service. interned civilians for repatriation to the United States. USNS Upshur- 1963. The estimated delivery time is the total transit time of your packages. On the night of August 12–13, 1961, the East German government, backed by the Soviet Union, began to build a barrier between East Berlin (the Soviet-occupied sector) and West Berlin. Transportation Service. "By today's standards the food was probably not great, but is was the best we had eaten in years. John M. Will, USN, of Perth Amboy, N. J. has been named MSTS representative for Europe, and is directing the organization of the service on the Continent and in Great Britain. and another returning servicemen to the United States from Le Troops: 2000: Complement: 219: Armament: None: USNS Geiger (T-AP-197)/USTS Bay State IV was a transport ship in the United States Navy. I … Callan (T-AP-139) USNS General William O. Darby (T-AP-127) USNS Geiger (T-AP-197) USNS George W. Goethals (T-AP-182) USNS General H.F. Hodges (T-AP-144) Much of the Third Brigade, 9th Infantry Division went by troop train from Fort Riley, Kansas to Oakland, departing aboard the Rose in mid-December 1966 and arriving at Vung Tau late on December 31. until at least 31/12/45: Processed 10,000 of the sickest POW. Since the Bremerhaven MSTS Office was opened in 1961, some 1,500,000 passengers have been processed through the port for return to the United States. and during the next ten years completed over 130 Atlantic voyages Admiral E. W. Eberle Since most German states had conscription laws, most young men were required to register for military service. No need to register, buy now! General . She was taken in two but sank the following day. Facebook; Twitter; Linkedin; Email; Print; Close. in March with troops and supplies for the Southwest Pacific, then Click here to view a site map. California to Vietnam, then returned to the East Coast and made Just out of technical school, I had one skinny little stripe on my sleeve. Troopships used during World War II included passenger liners such as SS America, C2s, C3s, C4s, Liberty and Victory ships, foreign ships taken over by the USA such as the Saturnia. from Marseilles, France to the Philippines. No air passenger lists have survived. If you have any No other ships are listed, including those which are only mentioned in the archives or shipping in 1971 sections.) Between And as a founding member of the European Union (EU), the country plays a vital role in the political might of the EU. 3. the command. for scrapping. TROOP SHIPS & COMMERCIAL LINERS Among the regular-scheduled MSTS vessels coming into Southampton are the following USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123) USNS General R.E. For questions or comments about this site, please e-mail ww2_troopships@comcast.net. The US Naval Ship General Nelson M. Walker was one of three ships that took the US Army's 4th Infantry Division to Vietnam in 1966. Convoy WS-12 en route to Cape Town, 1941.jpg 2,140 × 1,671; 411 KB. Uijongbu view from hill in 1961 The Village of Chung on the out skirts of Seoul The Village of Pangol Tongduchon in the 1961 GIs on road march near Uncheon (old name Unchon-ni) This is highway 37 just east of Chon-gok in 1960 The older generation did what was needed to survive. U.S. operations in Southeast Asia until March 1970, when she was TheShipsList website, online since August 1999, will help you find your ancestors on ships' passenger lists.We also have immigration reports, newspaper records, shipwreck information, ship pictures, ship descriptions, shipping-line fleet lists and more; as well as hundreds of passenger lists to Canada, USA, Australia and even some for South Africa. (This is a mandatory criterion. W. Eberle went to the Atlantic, where in June and early July Caronia: The Caronia was the Carmania's sister-ship and was the first to be turned into an armoured merchant cruiser. Page made 6 March 2006 Commission to the Army. UK passenger lists do not record travel within Europe unless a ship called at more than one European port before travelling further afield. Share. at Southampton, England, and trips to the Mediterranean. I seem to remember a ship going down with several thousand people aboard after Japan gave up. ten more trips from New York to Bremerhaven and Southampton. other troop ships. She I got queasy but not totally wiped out like many. Renamed PELAGOS she came under the ownership of Hvalfangerselskapet Pelagos A/S. Media in category "Troop transports of the United States Navy" The following 51 files are in this category, out of 51 total. a. p. hill abraham lincoln acadia (hosp.) December 1964 Nov 25, 2012 - Real Photo Postcard U. S. Naval Ship General Simon B. Buckner Navy Australian troops sing as they sail out of Sydney Harbour to go to... British Pathé . IN 1918 SHE SANK A GERMAN SUBMARINE WITH GUNFIRE. War. Troop ship docked at Southampton sub-port, 1950s ... Det 2 personnel go aboard ship to process passengers for debarkation. Dignitaries approach Reviewing Stand (KB) 5. Note: I came over on the Geiger in 1960, a MSTS Merchant Seaman told me the Geiger and sister ship Upshur were Atomic Test Ships in World War II, the old seaman showed me where the welders had cut off the test parts on the ship structure prior to it being placed on troop transport. Waiting to load on the Troop Ship at Inchon to go home. To find a ship’s official number go to the Crew List Index Project (CLIP) website, which has information about merchant ships from 1861 to 1913, or the the Miramar Ship Index website (subscription required), a database listing some categories of merchant and naval ships. The transportation of military troops was not recorded in passenger lists. On October 27, 1961, combat-ready American and Soviet tanks faced off in Berlin at the U.S. Army\'s Checkpoint Charlie. Much of the Third Brigade, 9th Infantry Division went by troop train from Fort Riley, Kansas to Oakland, departing aboard the Rose in mid-December 1966 and arriving at Vung Tau late on December 31. Gen Omar Bradley and Sec of Defense Louis Johnson arrived at Rhine Main to confer with High Commissioner of Germany, John J. McCloy, before going to on to London and Paris for conferences with the Atlantic Pact Nations on their defense. service. Simon B. Buckner and USNS General Simon B. Buckner N B (i) Some Staffs, ASC, RE, AOC, and RAMC have already embarked; (ii) all transports, freight, and store ships call at Cape Town “for orders”. IN 1941 SHE WAS REQUISITIONED AS A TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP AND CONTINUED IN THAT ROLE UNTIL 1950. Overview. I had commissary duties, so I had access to 7-up and soda crackers! West tensions surrounding the city of Berlin that had simmered since the Allied occupation of Germany in 1945. A former name retained. In November, the troop number again went over 400,000 when Liberty and Victory ships were sent back in ballast from US east coast ports-to the accompaniment of threatened dock workers strikes--and the battleship Washington, three heavy cruisers, four light aircraft carriers, and the captured German liners Europa and Vulcania were pressed into service as troop transports. World War II Troop Ships is a "Fang, Ramses & Rupert " production. New images added and page divided 12 December 2007, "How Cruise to Germany to experience the lively restaurant and bar scene along the River Elbe, and take in the maritime scenery of Hamburg … The Lufthansa carrier is amazing with animals and their fees are some of the lowest across all the airlines for international travel. Within the next few months, MSTS will take over the operation of Army transports. Steaming primarily between New York and Bremerhaven, Germany, she completed more than 150 round-trip voyages. We were heading to New York City from Bremerhaven, Germany on this ship. Lots of guys sick the whole time. In 1951, they were sent in turn to the Netherlands Dry-Dock Shipyards Company in Amsterdam to be rebuilt for general passenger use. D-Day--1-If anything can go wrong, Fix It! Admiral W. S. Benson-class transport built by the Maritime larger Army ships became part of the newly-created Military Sea USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123) In drydock at the North German Lloyd shipyard at Bremerhaven after suffering ice damage to her propeller structure in the Weser River the previous winter. His 17-month stay in Germany would Europe’s largest economy and the fourth-largest in the world according to GDP, Germany is an economic powerhouse. Approximately 20 MSTS (nucleus and controlled) ships called at Bremerhaven and other ports served by MSTSO Bremerhaven each month. In the ship's lounge, a passenger movement section representative gives a briefing on debarking procedures. In 1954, off the North African coast, fire broke out in the engine room. Above and below: 1950 – S.S. Zuiderkruis (Southern Cross) & Groote Beer (Big Bear) seen prior their rebuilding . Troopships were operated by the Army Transportation Service, with "civilian" mariners; by the U.S. Navy; and the War Shipping Administration. 1961 (Source: Email from Roman P. Weber) I returned in June 1961 to the US from my 2nd tour and 7 years total in Germany. Commission to its P2-SE2-R1 design, was commissioned in January ". He is making his headquarters in Heidelberg in order to maintain closer liaison with the EUCOM transportation division, which has been handling the sea and land transportation of EUCOM personnel. The estimated delivery time is auto calculated by the system from the last six month of our large amount of data. Eight days going over and ten days coming back. It was his first (and only!) Known in German as Tor zur Welt — the Gateway to the World — Hamburg is Germany's most cosmopolitan metropolis. America's First Convoy 1917.png 765 × 446; 237 KB. The US Naval Ship General Nelson M. Walker was one of three ships that took the US Army's 4th Infantry Division to Vietnam in 1966. Come here to stand before architectural landmarks, like the towering neo-renaissance Hamburg Rathaus and the baroque Church of St. Michael. arriving at San Pedro, California, in early May Admiral E. Went over on Buckner March 1961- 11 days, came home Oct1962 13 days. USNS Upshur- 1963 Servicemen and their families sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on troop/dependent ships. Nov 25, 2012 - Real Photo Postcard U. S. Naval Ship General Simon B. Buckner Navy between October 1945 and March 1946. New Zealand Shipping Co. It was 1963, and the U.S. Army was shipping me to Europe. Peter's Laws. Headquarters of MSTS ELM is located at Grosvenor Square in London. she made a crossing carrying troops from Naples, Italy to Trinidad Convoy WS-12 en route to Cape Town, 1941.jpg 2,140 × 1,671; 411 KB. 427th Army Band (KB) 3. She departed San Francisco The Carmania was the first Cunard liner to have turbines. The Carmania was going to help at Gallipoli but she ran aground on the way and ended up just picking up survivors from three battleships torpedoed in the Dardanelles. SHE WAS SCRAPPED AT DALMUIR … Kennedy’s first meeting with Soviet Premier Nikita S. Khrushchev in Vienna in June 1961 did nothing to diffuse the sense of confrontation. Dorothea L. Dix (AP-67) at anchor.jpg 740 × 515; 52 KB. Dateline Chatham, Nov 3. 7-If you can't beat them, join them, then beat them. The General Buckner, with 1,375 passengers, left the New York Port of Embarkation (at Brooklyn) on March 4 and is expected to arrive at Bremerhaven on March 11 or 12. Your guide to shipping to Germany . The U-boat stalked its prey for almost 24 hours before, on October 28th, she was able to fire three torpedoes against the Empress of Britain. Two other vessels - the reefers USNS Bals Eagle and Blue Jacket -- stop regularly at Bremerhaven. a larger view of the same image. stories or thoughts on the subject, please contact me. By July 1961 American officials estimated that over 1,000 East German refugees were crossing into West Berlin each day, an economic and demographic drain that, left unchecked, would spell disaster for the East. In December 1966, the Regiment was attached to V Corps and remained attached until (its) departure for Fort Lewis, Washington in July 1968. Excepted from Sea Classics article: "From Admirals to Generals: Little-known History of the Ten P2-SE2-R1 Troop Ships: "The General Maurice Rose (AP 126 ) operated out of New York in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1950 to 1965. Honor Guard (KB) 2. 1945 with a largely Coast Guard crew. Note: I came over on the Geiger in 1960, a MSTS Merchant Seaman told me the Geiger and sister ship Upshur were Atomic Test Ships in World War II, the old seaman showed me where the welders had cut off the test parts on the ship structure prior to it being placed on troop transport. The list of ships below includes ships for which information can be found in the timetables/sailing lists or other publications shown on this website. But the German aircraft had reported the ship’s position via radio, and soon the German U-boat U-32 was on the Empress’ tails. "General" name, the ship made numerous crossings of SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL MAIL LINE IN 1921 FOR USE ON THEIR HAMBURG / SOUTHAMPTON / NEW YORK RUN.IN 1926 AFTER A REFIT SHE WAS RETURNED TO PSNC . ), and that he has taken "many cruises on some of the world's biggest cruise ships, but this was one of the best." After hospital ship: Buckner Bay, Okinawa 28 Aug 1945 Nagasaki 11/9/1945: Japanese coast. Feb 16, 2012 - USS General Alexander M Patch, Troop Ship that took me to Bremerhaven, Germany from Brooklyn Army Depot, New York. Ships Carrying Cattle to Quebec, 1884 (names person to whom the cattle were going) Halifax arrivals of 1884; Trip to the Klondike, 1897. On July 21, 1966 the 1st Battalion of the 22nd Infantry Regiment sailed on the Walker from Tacoma, Washington and sixteen days later, on August 6, 1966, landed at Qui Nhon, Republic of South Vietnam. Servicemen and their families sailed across the Atlantic Ocean on troop/dependent ships. This is the troop ship that took many of us to Viet Nam. USNS Gen Simon B. Buckner (AP 123) Navy Transport Ship 609 Feet 22574 Tons F.D. Arr Marshal Is. US Navy British Pathé. Buckner served on the New York to Bremerhaven route between 1955 and 1966. Geiger was laid down as President Adams on 1 August 1949 under Maritime Commission contract for American President Lines by the … Italian Troopships Sail Through The Suez Canal (1935) Italian ships with Italian troops on board... Reuters. This page features, and provides links to, selected views Troop and cargo ships over 1,000 gross tons that often carried the U.S. Army Transport ship prefix "USAT" with their name if they were ... rather than a separate United States Department of War and Department of the Navy with the decision on maritime logistics going in favor of it being administered by the Navy. the Pacific in support of the Korean to Obtain Photographic Reproductions. IN 1941 SHE WAS REQUISITIONED AS A TROOP TRANSPORT SHIP AND CONTINUED IN THAT ROLE UNTIL 1950. did any US Troop ships ever get sunk in WW2 ??? Geiger was laid down as President Adams on 1 August 1949 under Maritime Commission contract for American President Lines by the New York Shipbuilding Corporation of Camden, New Jersey; launched on 9 October 1950; sponsored by Mrs. Edward J. Hart, wife of Congressman Hart of New Jersey; renamed Geiger 2 January 1951 while under conversion for MSTS; acquired by the Navy 13 September 1952; and placed in service the same day. On October 27, 1961, combat-ready American and Soviet tanks faced off in Berlin at the U.S. Army\'s Checkpoint Charlie. During its 1961-1968 stay in Germany, the regiment was situated with its Headquarters, Headquarters Troop, and 1st Squadron at Baumholder, Air Cavalry Troop at Hoppstätten, and the 2nd and 3rd Squadrons in Kaiserslautern. SHE WAS TRANSFERRED TO THE ROYAL MAIL LINE IN 1921 FOR USE ON THEIR HAMBURG / SOUTHAMPTON / NEW YORK RUN.IN 1926 AFTER A REFIT SHE WAS RETURNED TO PSNC . Uijongbu view from hill in 1961 The Village of Chung on the out skirts of Seoul The Village of Pangol Tongduchon in the 1961 GIs on road march near Uncheon (old name Unchon-ni) This is highway 37 just east of Chon-gok in 1960 The older generation did what was needed to survive. 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. Wallesch". Lots of guys sick the whole time. and operated her with a civilian crew as part of its water transportation Still civilian-manned and retaining her moved to the Philippines where she embarked over 2,000 formerly A troopship (also troop ship or troop transport or trooper) is a ship used to carry soldiers, either in peacetime or wartime.Operationally, standard troopships–often drafted from commercial shipping fleets–cannot land troops directly on shore, typically loading and unloading at a seaport or onto smaller vessels, either tenders or barges. 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