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Entry: 13315
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SERGEANT CLASS TROOP SHIPS

DONALD R. CANADA wrote on November 28, 2000


City and State: ANDERSON CA

Unit: POW COMMAND

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I sailed from Bremerton, Washington sometime in 53 aboard a small troop ship named the Sergeant (name I can't remember)I know it was a small ship as we only had l500 troops on board and some dependants. Was a real rough trip to Japan as it took about fifteen days going what crew called the Northern Route. We went over to Inchon, Korea on a small ship also. I would like to hear from anyone who might have sailed on one of these Sgt. Class ships and if anyone has a list of names for them I think I could remember the name if I saw it. Came back dcanadto the states in early 54 on the Randall.

Keywords: Looking for info on Sergeant class troop ships.


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USS GENERAL A,E, ANDERSON TAP111

VIRGIL CALL wrote on November 27, 2000


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Served 8/51>Late 1953

Keywords: MR2


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DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY INFORMATION ON TAP 112 GENERAL MANN

MARY MAUCH wrote on November 5, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: Does any one know what the General Mann was?
Step father was boilerman on this ship, some time between Jan 1952 and Sept 1953.


Keywords: General Mann TAP 112 US Navy 1951- 1953


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BRENT WRIGHT wrote on October 9, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I am looking for anyone who served with my father on the USS Cape Esperance during WWII. I would appreciate any info - thanks.
Brent Wright


Keywords:


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GEN. G.M.RANDALL AP115

SAM FULTON wrote on October 9, 2000


City and State: COEUR D'ALENE ID

Unit: ENGINEERING,MAIN PROPULSION

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I'm a retired engineer. Anyone left of the #1 engine room from 1949 to 1952?

Keywords: Invasion of Inchon, evacuation on Hungham


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NAVAL VESSEL REGISTRY

RICH GREENE wrote on October 9, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: While looking for data on the USNS Hugh J. Gaffey which was as I found out sunk as a target on June 16, 2000 in the Pacific, I found data on virtually every ship that has ever been registered with the U.S. Navy. Here is the website:
http://www.chinfo.navy.mil/navpalib/ships/lists/decoms.html

Play with the URL and you will locate all sorts of data relating to decommissioned and active ships. Not all troop carriers were U.S. Navy ships. Some were contracted from civilian sources and some were of foreign flag. Here is a site that will give you some photos of most troop carriers and a little history (renaming, etc):

http://members.nbci.com/yohidevil/SHIPS/mstsship.htm

Enjoy. I'm a Vietnam Veteran and sailed on the Gaffey back from Korea in 1962 and the Darby in 66.


Keywords: MSTS, Troop Ships, Ships, Navy


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USNS MARINE PHOENIX

GERALD RICE wrote on September 25, 2000


City and State: MADDOCK ND

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


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IN SEARCH OF USNS MARINE LYNX

RICHARD (DICK) FLECK wrote on September 21, 2000


City and State: JACKSONVILLE FL

Unit: 1ST MARINE AIR WING {KOREA}

Service or Relationship: MARINE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Was on 13th replacement draft, transported on U.S. Naval Ship Marine Lynx C-4 type Navy Transport. Have never heard any more about this ship since I got off it in Yokosuka Japan in 1951. Does any one out there have any information???
Thanks much d of deflex


Keywords: 1st MAW K3 1951-1952


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MSTS GEN. EDWIN PATRICK

PETE SARMIENTO wrote on September 19, 2000


City and State: FT. WASHINGTON MD

Unit: CIVILIAN

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I was on aboard the ship MSTS Gen. Edwin Patrick in August 1950 with the rest of my family on our way to the US. We have to abandon ship in Hawaii because of the ship was going to Japan to pick up some troops and take them to Korea. The Korean War just started.
I am looking for a photograph of the ship and maybe get some information on the exact date when it left the Philippines for the US when I was on board (preferable from its Ship Log book). Where is the ship now? and is there anybody to be contact regarding its Ship Log book?
Thank you.


Keywords: MSTS General Edwin Patrick


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ALLEN STAMEY wrote on September 18, 2000


City and State: GA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am searching for a shipmate that served with me aboard the Diphda AKA 59 duting the Korean war. He was from Georgia. His name is David E. Lytle

Keywords: USS Diphda AKA 59


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KOREA 1953

WILLIAM WALKER wrote on September 10, 2000


City and State: BEAVERTON OR

Unit: 608TH AC-W SQUADRON AIR FORCE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Radar maintenance, 608th AC and W Able site. January '53 to Jan '54.
To Korea from Camp Stoneman on MSTS Gen. Meigs. Returned on MSTS GEN. FUNSTON.


Keywords: 608th AC and W Squadron Out of Kangnung


Entry: 11320
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USS GEN. MIGGS

ROBERT (MARK) MARCANTELLI wrote on August 27, 2000


City and State: WELLINGTON NV

Unit: 1503RD AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: 1503RD AIR TRANSPORT SERVICE

Keywords: TRYING TO FIND INFORMATION ON THE USS GENERAL MIGGS WENT OVER SEA'S ON THE MSTS IN FEB 1953 served four years in the air force and sixteen in the usmc Mark Marcantelli usmc retired


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M-50

JAKE CARNEY wrote on August 27, 2000


City and State: NEW KEN PA

Unit: 666

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: i need info obout humeves and tancks m-50 and m16 assolt rifel and the t-6 plain and what it has to take to be in the army


Keywords:


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AE ANDERSON TAP111

VIRGIL CALL wrote on July 30, 2000


City and State: SACRAMENTO CA

Unit: REPAIR DIV.[MACHINE SHOP]

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: REPAIR DIV.[MACHINE SHOP]

Keywords:


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REQUEST ANY INFORMATION ON THE USS WILLIAM M. BLACK WHICH TRANSPORTED TROOPS TO AND FROM KOREA 1950

TED MCKISSACK wrote on July 28, 2000


City and State:

Unit: 508TH AAA OPS DET

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Seeking information on the USS William M Blacks trip to Korea, Aug, 1950,with a load of troops, when the ship went thru a typhoon. The trip took 21 days to go from Seattle to Yokohama.

Keywords: USS William M. Black


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LST 802

DON PAYNE wrote on July 17, 2000


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit: LST 802

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on LST 802 from February 1951 until July 1951. I would like to hear from anyone who served on that ship during that period.

Keywords:


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GENERAL G.M. RANDALL, AP115

DON PAYNE wrote on July 17, 2000


City and State: SANTA ANA CA

Unit: GENERAL G.M. RANDALL, AP115

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I was on the Randall from July 1950 until December 1951. I would like to hear from anyone who served on that ship during those times.

Keywords: Friend of Elmer Mel Oliverson, et al


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USS GENERAL MITHCELL

LOWELL WELLER wrote on July 12, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I KNOW SOMEWHERE ON THE INTERNET THERE IS A PICTURE OF THE TROOPSHIP USS GENERAL MITCHELL. IT BROUGHT ME HOME FORM KOREA IN 1955: I AM WONDERING IF SOMEONE CAN TELL ME HOW TO BRINGUP THE PICTURE ON THE NET. THANKS.

Keywords:


Entry: 10064
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CAPT. ALFRED AUSTIN CURTICE

JIM CURTICE wrote on July 3, 2000


City and State: KAILUA HI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: I'm looking for anyone who knew or served with my father, Capt. Alfred Austin Curtice either during WW II onthe Haleakala, or in the Korean War on the Piscatiqua (sp).

Keywords: Piscatiqua


Entry: 9364
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NAMES OF LIBERTY SHIPS THAT TRANSPORTED CANADIANS FROM 1950- 1954

RON DELAGARD wrote on June 14, 2000


City and State: ST. CATHARINES ON

Unit: ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT ( INF )

Service or Relationship: UNITED NATIONS VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: ROYAL CANADIAN REGIMENT ( INF )

Keywords: Served In Korea in 1951 with the RCR
sailed from Seattle on the Gen. Meggs wish the names of all ships that transported Canadian troops..........................My thanks



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M.S.T.S. SHIPMATES 1950-1966

JIM WITHEY wrote on June 1, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: My Grandmother Claire Withey served on these ships
during this time period, sadly she passed away in
1989. I have her service records(passport Type)and
her diaries. She served as a stewardess on those ships and fact as a young boy I actually got to board one of those ships and had a little tour,I
don't remember much except that It was gigantic!

Please e-mail me if you or someone you care about served with Claire.
God Bless You.
Jim


Keywords: U.S.N.S. Frederick Funston, Gen.H.B.Freeman,
Gen.Simon B. Buckner, Gen. D.E. Aultman, Barrett,
Fred C. Ainsworth, Gen. D.I. Sultan, Gen. Edwin D.
Partick.



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LOOKING FOR SHIPMATES

JOHN O. LASSER wrote on May 20, 2000


City and State: NEW VERNON NJ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for any officers or enlisted men who served on the Gen. A.E. Anderson from 1952-1953.Ports of call included Pearl Harbor, Yokohama, Okinawa,and Formosa. Pictures or memorabilia.

Keywords: General A. E. Anderson, Military Sea Transport Service, 6/1952 to 12/1953, carried troops and dependents to far east from Fort Mason, San Fransisco


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DONALD GLAD - SHIP INCIDENT

LINDA MARKGRAF (GLAD) wrote on May 13, 2000


City and State: WONDERLAKE IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: MY FATHER DONALD GLAD SERVED IN KOREA 51-53 HE WAS WOUNDED ON THE W.H. GORDON IN KOBE JAPAN ON DEC 6, 52. MY DAD DIED 7 YEARS AGO. ANYONE WITH INFORMATION ON MY DAD OR THE WHAT CAUSED THE HIT ON THE BOAT ON DEC 6, 1952. I WOULD LIKE TO TELL MY SON WHO IS LEAVING FOR THE MARINES SEPT 2000. AND BEFORE MY SON LEAVES WE WILL BE GIVING MY FATHER HIS MILITARY BURIAL ON JUNE 3 2000 SINCE WE WERE UNABLE TO HANDLE IT AT THE TIME OF HIS DEATH. I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ALL THE MARINES THAT ARE HELPING US IN THIS HONOR.

LINDA MARKGRAF (GLAD)
THE MIDDLE DAUGHTER OF A MARINE and A MOM OF A MARINE


Keywords: DONALD GLAD SERVED IN KOREA 51-53 SERVED ON THE W.H. GORRDON IN KOBE JAPAN HE WAS INJURIED ON DEC 6, 52.


Entry: 8639
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US GENERAL MIGGS

G. G. (JERRY) SNYDER wrote on May 13, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments:

Keywords:


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GERALD WERNER wrote on April 25, 2000


City and State: ATOKA OK

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments:

Keywords:


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MERCHANT FLEET AT INCHON 9/17/50

SUNG KUN LEE wrote on April 23, 2000


City and State: TROUTDALE OR

Unit: STUDENT VOLUNTEER FOR UN FORCE

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: I would like to contact anyone with information about the Merchant Marine ships and Marine Transportation Service ships that departed Yokohama 9/14/50 and landed at Inchon 9/17/50. The ships provided support to the Marine First Calvary, Seventh Division.

Keywords: Korean student to volunteered from Japan to provide support to the U.N. Force at Inchon after it landed in September 1950


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MSTS GENERAL GRANT

LEE MECHAM wrote on April 18, 2000


City and State: GOLETA CA

Unit: 50TH ENGR. PORT CONSTR. CO. ARMY

Service or Relationship: ARMY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Would sure like to hear from anyone who returned from Korea late December 1953 on the troop ship Gen. Grant. Or anyone with knowledge of the 50th Engineer Port Construction Company, 8th Army. I was in Pusan and Inchon from Jan. 1953 until the last week of December. Came back to Oakland Army Base and Camp Stoneman, Calif. for seperation from active duty. Went overseas in Jan 0f 1953 on the troop ship Gen Ballou from Seattle to Yokahama, then Pusan. Any one out there? Lee

Keywords:


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USS MANN TROOP SHI

BENTON R. MARKHAM JR. wrote on March 29, 2000


City and State: SUN CITY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: AIR FORCE VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: Looking for anyone who can furnish info on this
Troop Ship. I returned to US on this ship in May
1952 (USAF) Looking for Picture? Narrative? and/or
whatever happened to the ship after Korea? Please?


Keywords: USS CHESTER OR CHARLES MANN


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USS CAPE ESPERANCE

FAYE TUCKER wrote on March 24, 2000


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments:

Keywords:


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ON BOARD END OF WAR

WILLIAM FAIRCHILD wrote on February 19, 2000


City and State: CAPE CORAL FL

Unit: US NAVY US MERCHANT MARINES(RET)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: I am retired as an officer in the us merchant marines. Have a lot of good freinds who were in the us marines.

Keywords: Was on the uss randolph at the end of korea.


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TAPPAHANNOCK (AO43)

MARVIN FUTRELL wrote on January 30, 2000


City and State: CLEVELAND TX

Unit: TAPPAHANNOCK (AO43)

Service or Relationship: FRIEND OF VETERAN

Comments: i'm looking for anyone who severed on the tappahannock and would like to have a picture of the ship for a friend of mine thanks

Keywords: tappahannock (ao43)


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MTS GENERAL BLATCHFORD

ROBERT PRINGLE wrote on January 17, 2000


City and State:

Unit: MSTS SHIP GENERAL BATCHFORD

Service or Relationship: FAMILY MEMBER

Comments: my father served as a medical officer on the
General Blatchford 1952-3. Would be interested in
any historical information about the ship. He has
some information about the transportaton of UN
troops to Ko


Keywords:


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USMM IN KOREAN WAR

BRUCE DORSEY wrote on December 3, 1999


City and State: PAKURANGA SA

Unit: USAF USCG MM RNZNVR(SP)

Service or Relationship: INTERESTED PERSON

Comments: VERY IMPRESSED!! FASCINATING!! Surfing thru MM sites looking for info on rumor USMM WWII vets in Ops Overlord and Dragoon may have been authorized French and Belgian medals. Came across your Korean War site. At 7 thru 10, 2 weeks every Jul 1950-53, was allowed to look out for North Korean subs off of Seaside Hts NJ by USCG Life Boat Station in their tower (at least mom and dad knew where I was at night). So, having done my little bit , always interested in Korean War little known facts. Many, many thanks for my learning something new. Appreciated.
God bless.

(Rev Fr) Bruce E Dorsey DD MpD RScD CSM MS
Adj/QM
General Leonard F Wing USVNZ Post 01 (Auckland)
United States Veterans of New Zealand


Keywords:


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SHIP'S HISTORY - KOREAN WAR SERVICE

CRAIG ROTHHAMMER wrote on November 17, 1999


City and State: LA CRESCENTA CA

Unit: USS GRASP (ARS-24) USS BOLSTER (ARS-38)

Service or Relationship: NAVY VETERAN - KOREA

Comments: MILITARY SEA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE - ESCORT CARRIERS.


The following commissioned United States Navy Escort Carriers (CVE) were operated as a part of the Military Sea Transportation Service - MSTS.


These ships were combat veterans of the second world war, rapidly recommissioned for service to deliver United Nations personnel, vital war materials, and advanced jet fighter aircraft to the UN Forces engaged in the Korean War.


They were operated by a composite crew consisting of USN, USNR, Merchant Marine and Civil Service seamen. Their contribution to the war effort was incalculable in stemming the communist agression on the Korean peninsula.


Their efforts have not been forgotten.


USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88)


Displacement: 10,400 t. (full load) Length: 512’3” Beam: 65’2” Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 20 k. Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5” Class: CASABLANCA


Recommissioned 5 August 1950, CAPE ESPERANCE reported to the Military Sea Transportation Service for duty as an aircraft transport. During the next 9 years, she cruised widely in the Pacific, delivering aircraft to Japan for use in the Korean conflict, supporting atomic tests at Eniwetok, and making two voyages to bring aircraft to the Royal Thai Air Force at Bangkok.


In 1952, she sailed to Hong Kong, to evacuate Chinese Nationalist aircraft in danger of seizure by the Chinese Communists.


USS CORREGIDOR (CVE-58)


CVE-58 Displacement: 7,800 t. Length: 512’3” Beam: 66’2” Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 20 k. Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5” Class: CASABLANCA


Recommissioned 19 May 1951, CORREGIDOR was assigned to operate with the Military Sea Transportation Service.


She ferried men, aircraft and aviation cargo to NATO nations under the Mutual Defense Assistance Plan but also made five voyages through the Panama Canal to bring men and cargo to the United Nations forces in Korea in 1952, 1953, and 1954.


USS SITKOH BAY (CVE-86)


Displacement: 7,800 t. Length: 512’3” Beam: 65’2” Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 19 k. Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5”; 16 40mm Aircraft: 28 Class: CASABLANCA Maritime Commission standard type: S4-S2-BB3



On 29 July 1950, SITKOH BAY was recommissioned, Capt. C. W. Lord, USN, in command.


She was assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service; and, for the next four years, she sailed between the west coast and Japan, supporting U. N. forces in Korea. Her major ports of call were San Francisco, San Diego, and Pearl Harbor and Yokohama and Yokosuka in Japan.


SITKOH BAY departed from this west coast-to-Japan routine three times over those four years. In March of 1951, she delivered a load of Bearcat fighters (F8Fs) to the French forces at Saigon in French Indochina and then visited Manila, P. I., before returning to California-to-Japan runs. In September, she visited Pusan, Korea.


SITKOH BAY ventured from her normal sea lanes again in May 1952 when she sailed, via Kodiak and Anchorage, Alaska, on her way back to San Francisco from Yokosuka.


USS SITKOH BAY was awarded three battle stars for World War II service and one battle star for Korean War service.


USS TRIPOLI (CVE-64)


“...the erstwhile "hunter-killer" began her new career as an aircraft transport and ferry.”


Displacement: 7,800 t. Length: 512’3” Beam: 65’ Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 19 k. Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5”; 16 40mm; 20 20mm Class: CASABLANCA Maritime Commission standard type: S4-S2-BB3


Communist aggression in Korea in the summer of 1950 resulted in the return of many of the Navy's reserve ships to active service to support American operations in the Far East. Accordingly, TRIPOLI was recommissioned at New York on 5 January 1952, Capt. Raymond N. Sharp in command.


Assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS), Atlantic Area, the erstwhile "hunter-killer" began her new career as an aircraft transport and ferry. Over the next six years, TRIPOLI conducted 44 transport voyages, mostly to European and Mediterranean ports but with one visit to Hawaii and two to the Far East.


Following the ship's third voyage to Europe, TRIPOLI was berthed at the Port Newark Terminal on 5 August 1952, where she loaded 45 Republic F-84 Thunderjet aircraft, 90 wingtip fuel tanks, and related gear for transport to the Far East.


After going to sea on 7 August, bound for Japan, TRIPOLI steamed via the Panama Canal and San Diego and made port at Yokosuka with her vital cargo on 5 September, where cranes lifted the reinforcements ashore--soon to be in action in their ground attack role in Korea.


After onloading battle-damaged aircraft for repairs in the United States, the carrier embarked 245 Navy and Marine Corps personnel for rotation back to Alameda Naval Air Station, Calif.


Making port on the west coast on 22 September, she then put to sea for the Far East a second time, once again carrying jet aircraft to Yokosuka, as well as transporting men of the Sea Echelon of Boat Unit 1.


Loading a cargo of helicopters and military passengers, TRIPOLI returned to the west coast and arrived at Alameda on Armistice Day, 1953.


Subsequently making her sole Hawaiian voyage under MSTS, TRIPOLI then headed east to finish out her career with transport voyages to European and Mediterranean ports.


WINDHAM BAY (CVE-92)


Displacement: 10,400 t. (full load) Length: 512’3” Beam: 65”2” Extreme Width: 108’1” Draft: 22’6” Speed: 19.3 k. (trials) Complement: 860 Armament: 1 5”; 16 40mm Aircraft: 28 Class: CASABLANCA


The escort carrier stayed with the Reserve Fleet until hostilities erupted in Korea during the summer of 1950. On 28 October 1950, she was recommissioned at Bremerton, Wash., Capt. Charles E. Brunton in command.


On 20 November, she steamed south to California, visiting San Francisco on the way to San Diego where she arrived on 2 December. After 11 days, the escort carrier returned to San Francisco whence she embarked upon a voyage to Pearl Harbor on the 19th. Returning to the west coast at Alameda on 2 January 1951, the warship headed west again five days later.


She arrived in Yokohama, Japan, on the 24th and unloaded a cargo of aircraft for use in the Korean conflict which the United States had entered under the auspices of the United Nations.


Departing Japan two days later, she visited Saigon in French Indochina and Manila in the Philippines before shaping a course back to the United States.


WINDHAM BAY reentered San Francisco Bay on 24 February. At this juncture, the escort carrier settled into a routine of transpacific resupply voyages between the United States and Japan. Over the next 20 months, she made nine round-trip voyages, beginning each at either San Francisco or San Diego, stopping always at Yokosuka, and returning always to San Francisco. She broke that nine-voyage routine in October and November 1952 when she visited Takao, Japan, and Bangkok, Thailand before returning, via Japan, to the west coast at Alameda on 9 December.


WINDHAM BAY continued her aircraft ferrying voyages between the United States and Japan during 1953. The war in Korea, however, began to subside in intensity at about the same time, and her passages began to take on more of a peacetime character. She began making more stops and side trips in addition to Yokosuka--notably to Hawaii, the Philippines, and at other Japanese ports.


From: DICTIONARY OF AMERICAN NAVAL FIGHTING SHIPS


Keywords: MILITARY SEA TRANSPORTATION SERVICE, ESCORT CARRIERS, JET AIRCRAFT, MERCHANT MARINE, CIVIL SERVICE, USS CAPE ESPERANCE (CVE-88), ROYAL THAI AIRFORCE, CHINESE NATIONALISTS, USS CORREGIDOR (CVE-58), MUTUAL DEFENSE ASSISTANCE PLAN, PANAMA CANAL, UNITED NATIONS, USS SITKOH BAY (CVE-86), FRENCH INDOCHINA, USS TRIPOLI (CVE-64), BOAT UNIT 1, USS WINDHAM BAY (CVE-92),


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VARIOUS SHIPS

SHELDON (SHELLY) SIDLOW wrote on November 13, 1999


City and State: LOS ANGELES CA

Unit: MSTSPAC GMSTSPACIFIC

Service or Relationship:

Comments: Hi to those of my old friends who served with me on the following General ships home port Fort Mason, San Fran, December 52 to Oct 11th 54. The ships were the generals Gordon, sultan, walker, shanks. Great duty our own cabins, chow like civil service workers, sorry to leave but alas I had bigger things in my life. Skivy dipper Tom Henry Denver, gedunk boss red haired name Silver from new york. Joanne Lee married name from upstate new York, married to 2nd mate Don Lee San Jose, Hemlock St also
john
wolski




hm from Chicago big blond haired guy




joanne

lee
hm3 married to
don
lee


lee married Don 2nd mate from San
jose. Wolski HM from Chicago to those who might remember Dr Pete Forbes gyn we buried Pete here in L>A> tw0o years ago,

Pete Silk x.xo from L>A> these are some of the names I remember from the mid 50'slove to hear from former shipmates Shelly Sidlow@webtv.net







Keywords:


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USS MANDERSON VICTORY-OFFICAL

RALPH CUMMINS wrote on November 7, 1999


City and State: GALVESTON TX

Unit: MERCHANE MARINE HUN NAM BEACH-10THCORP-1TH MARINES

Service or Relationship:

Comments: I was on a Victory ship doing the retreat, and we pull the 10th core of the 8th Army and the 1st
Marine Div. off the Hum Nam beach, USS Manderson Victory-Offical #no246676

The St Louis and the Big Mo was there also.

We were in Pusan when the 24th lost ther colors.
We also service the Hospital ship Repose and
Consolation. We recived a letter from Am. Day

I was in the Navy in ww 2 Best Wishes to all May God bless all Vets


Keywords: I was Boatswain on this one-The S/S. Wellesley Victory, Official no
#247564. This ship sail form Pusan Korea to Kobe and Yokohama Japan
with tanks, Jeeps and war stuff. We were in Pusan when the 24th lost there
colors 25 MI away.



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SHELLY SIDLOW - SULTAN, SHANKS, GORDON

SHELDON (SHELLY) SIDLOW wrote on November 5, 1999


City and State: OAK PARK CA

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Service or Relationship: NAVY

Comments: This is my 2nd entry in the KWP thanks to the Barker clan. My lst entry is under USS Midway. The 2nd is my duy on the following MSTSPAC ships out of FT Mason, San Fran for departs and arrivals, Oakland Army base for refit, supplies and liberty.The Gen ships I served on were th Sultan, Shanks, Gordon spent two years in the Com 12 area. MSTSPAC headquarters were 33 Berry st San Fran in the China Basin rea downtown San Fran. Great liberty town. I was the senior Personelman in charge of troop embark and debark. Discharged 10/12/54 as PN2 looking for Tom Henry SH3 out of denver. Wolski HM3 out of the Chicago area and Don Lee and wife Joan, Don was 3rd mate and Joan was a HM3 lived in San Jose very nice friends of mine. We had about 12 white hats a Medical doc Peter Forbes and the balance of the ships were civil service personnel. Great duty private cabins ,good chow since we carried troops and passengers, love to hear from any MSTASPAC old ship mates. Shelly

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ADAM THOMAS wrote on November 20, 1998


City and State: CANONSBURG PA

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Comments: WHAT ABOUT THE MERCHANT MARINES ??

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