USS General W.H. Gordon (TAP-117)


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Entry: 90775
Subject: TACHOMA, TO VIETNAM, EARLY SEPTEMBER 1966

Edward G. Goehring N/A wrote on March 13, 2015


City and State: COOPERSBURG PA

Unit: 3RD BATTALION 8TH INF/ 4TH INF DIV

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: i/we shipped to Vietnam, in early September 1966 from Tachoma , WA.. we were to leave late August, but another Unknown ship, had boiler problems, and the Gordon was the replacement.The rest of my story could be called hearsay, Not becuse i wasn't there, but rather, I only know details I was told. the sailing was to take 11-12 days, but we got into a typhoon of okonowa, Typhon IDA, and we were tossed and bobbed all over the pacific.& our trip extended to 22 days. I drew duty as a server, on the chow line. every other day. I was told we had around 4000 troops on board, and there were three serving lines. That tells me we serves about 1350, men, three meals a day. we served breakfast till lunch started, and the same with Dinner. Bunks were 5 layers high in our area, and I decided the top would be the most vomit safe. problem arose when everyone woke up, and there wasn't enough floor space, to even get out of the rack.So many men, that fire alarms, our section of the ship never got close enough to the deck to see daylight. It is a real part of my military memories, and Not The best . However every day on board the Gordon, was a Day of duty in Vietnam, and we did not get shot at, on board.

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Entry: 87457
Subject: 4TH ENGINEER BATTALION JULY 1966

Felix Alvarez JR. wrote on October 22, 2013


City and State: BREA CA

Unit: 4TH INFANTRY DIVIEION-4TH ENG

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Shipped out on July 1966 with the 4th Infantry Division. Looking

for my veteran brothers on this ship.

Keywords: July 1966-4th Infantry Advance Party (Engineer Battalion) to Qui

Nhon and convoy to Pleiku



Entry: 87308
Subject: JAN 9-21 1947 CROSSING SHANGHAI TO SFO

Katharine Hsiao wrote on September 28, 2013


City and State: CASTRO VALLEY CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments:

Keywords: My mother came to the U.S. on this ship from Shanghai on her way
to Canada.



Entry: 86642
Subject: USS GORDON JULY 7- AUGUST 6 1966

Carl Current SR. wrote on July 5, 2013


City and State: ENON OH

Unit: 188 TH MP CO

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Want to hear from anyone who served in Vietnam with 188 th MP Co 1966-
1967

Keywords: Worked shipping Chanel's between south china sea
Na Be,Saigon and Newport.



Entry: 85356
Subject: W H GORDON--MAN OVERBOARD

Leo Ferguson wrote on January 31, 2013


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I shipped out of San Francisco in late 1967 on the

Gordon. We were taking the entire Americal Division to

Vietnam on 2 ships. About 4 days past Hawaii we lost

an 18 year old cook overboard. I saw him swimming for

the orange life preserver, but he never made it. The

seas were very heavy, the navy guys went out after him

in a little whaling boat, but it was too late! We

stayed in the area about 3 hours and when it got dark

they attached a flare to a life preserver, we made one

pass around it, and headed for Vietnam. I don't even

remember his name.

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Entry: 83527
Subject: RAMON OSBON

Karen Rourk wrote on July 2, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: California Passenger and Crew Lists, 1882-1957 about
Ramon Osbon
Name:    Ramon Osbon
Arrival Date:    18 Sep 1946
Age:    17
Birth Date:    Abt1929 [5 Oct 1928]
Gender:    Male
Ethnicity:    American
Ship Name:    General W H Gordon
Port of Arrival:    San Francisco, California
Port of Departure:    San Francisco; California
Archive information (series:roll number):
IMUSACA1907:130181
Source: Ancestry.com. California Passenger and Crew
Lists, 1882-1957 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA:
Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2008-2011.
[Note: Found on genealogy website Ancestry.com]

Keywords: Osbon, USS General W.H. Gordon (TAP-117), Gen W H Gordon



Entry: 82021
Subject: LOOKING FOR INFO ABOUT CHINA TO SAN FRAN VOYAGE 1947

Steven Wong wrote on February 6, 2012


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My grandfather served in the Army in WWII. He then
brought his wife over from China in 1947. I believe that
at that time the USS General W.H. Gordon was used
primarily as a transport ship for military and civilians
between Asia and the US. She departed from Shanghai and
arrived in San Francisco on January 9th, 1947. We
literally no nothing about her journey over (only figured
this part out through genealogical research). So, if
anyone knows anything (really, anything!) about these
trips my family would really appreciate learning more.
Thanks.

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Entry: 75334
Subject: USS GENERAL GORDON JAN 1947

Chester (Chet) Steckel JR. wrote on July 4, 2010


City and State: OCALA FL

Unit: DEPENDENT--24TH INF DIVARTY, CAMP HAKATA

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Mother and three brothers boarded the GORDON in February 1947 enroute Yokamama. I was oldest 10, brothers 8, 4, amd 2. We had a "hole" full of Chinese enrote Shanghai.They never came on deck. I saw no soldiers. The weather was horrible. Food terrible. The Squid Boss put boys 8-18 in the old sick bay on an upper deck---UNSUPERVISED!!! The older bastards (all goddamned yankees) picked on us smaller kids all the way across the N. Pacific (14 days). My Dad, a paratroop Captain, beat the feces out of the oldest guy's dad when we got to Yokahma! It was the beginning of a great adventure for us BROs! We returned on a nice ship in late 1949.

Keywords: Early Army Dependents to Japan. 24th Infantry Division, 11th and 52d Arty Bns, Camp Hakata, Kyushu Fukuoka, Itazuke AFB Camp Hakata American School



Entry: 74582
Subject: VIET NAM

Robert Fenner wrote on May 4, 2010

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City and State: BRIGHTON CO

Unit: REPACEMENT FOR MARINES

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: loaded in Calif. on march 10 1966, with 700 marines. went to Hawaii, where we picked up 2100 soliders, dropped them off in Okinawa, then went to viet nam,arrvied 5 apr 1966.

Keywords: uss gordon



Entry: 73849
Subject: ANYONE ON THE USS W.H GORDON IN AUG.1966

Robert Powell wrote on March 9, 2010


City and State:

Unit: 519TH M I

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Is there anyone that was on the Gordon from california to Viet Nam August 1966 . it was 30 Days on the water

Keywords: 519th from Fort Bragg N.C



Entry: 73756
Subject: 490TH COMPANY 1966 VIETNAM TRIP

Frank Cuellar SR. wrote on February 28, 2010


City and State: CORPUS CHRISTI TX

Unit: 490TH COMBAT SUPPORT GS CO.

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: We shipped out of San Francisco on November 9th,1966
on the USS General Gordon to South Vietnam.We ran into a typhoon and were restricted to below deck for three days.It was pretty scary,and after being allowed
on deck,we encountered high seas,40-50 foot waves.We docked at Okinawa overnight,but were escorted back on ship because of disordely conduct in the EM club.I was
assigned to the kitchen for the three weeks on the ship,which helped considerably staying busy.We spent thanksgiving on the ship and the cooks served us a great turky dinner.The eggs werent too good.Good memories I hope other buddies see this.Greetings.

Keywords: Sargent Morose 1st cook,Charles Krall,David Galvan.USS
General Gordon.Vung Tau,South Vietnam.53rd Group,Dong
Tam,9th infantry division.



Entry: 73032
Subject: U.S.S. GENERAL GORDON

John Paval wrote on January 6, 2010

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments: I was on the USS General Gordon in Oct.1949 on root to Cobby Japan and thats where i spent my 21st birthday.it was cold and there was 4,000 people on board .(Dry Cold).We trained onboard for 29 days every day.I was so seasick i couldn't hardly stand it. you had to hold on to your food or it would be all the way on the other side of the table.There were good toilets ,,that was a plus.A threw F companys' were all in the same big room......3 bunks high and packed in .there were really alot of military people on the ship. What an experience it was.
I am 79 now. 3 purple hearts.
I was "1st. marines Regiment,1st Batallion ,F.M.F.
Company C.
anyone from this please contact me.thank you
John Paval

Keywords: bunkerhill



Entry: 70540
Subject: LEFT LE HAVRE FRANCE 19 MAY 1945/ARR IVED NEW YORK 4 JUNE 1945

Daniel Vlk wrote on June 13, 2009

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father in law John Last was a USAAF POW at Stalag Luft III in 1944-45. He was shipped home from Le Havre France on 19 May 1945, arriving in New York on 4 June 1945. I am looking for any information regarding that trip, anyone from one of the "Cigarette Camps", Lucky Strike, etc. who can offer information regarding which rehab camp the POWs came from that took that trip home.

Keywords: POW transport
Depart 19 May 1945 Le Havre France
Arrive 4 June 1945 New York



Entry: 70259
Subject:

Stephanie Gaudreau wrote on May 22, 2009


City and State: VANCOUVER BC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father Bob Gaudreau,was an ERA on board the General Gordon in WWII and Korea. I would like to contact any one who would have known him during his merchant naval years (1942- 1951/52).

Keywords: John Robert Gaudreau (aka Robert John Gaudreau or Bob



Entry: 70191
Subject: USS GENERAL GORDON KOREA

Stephanie Gaudreau wrote on May 15, 2009


City and State: VANCOUVER BC

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments:

Keywords: USS General Gordon. My father was on board the General Gordon in Korea. I would like to contact anyone from the ship who served with Robert (Bob) Gaudreau. I would really appreciate knowing more about the ship and my fathers service in Korea and WWll.



Entry: 69045
Subject: A FAST TRIP

Charles Schneider wrote on February 9, 2009


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Left Sasebo 0900 Jan !,1953
Arrived San Francisco 2100 Jan 17,1953

The weather wasn't bad considering it was the winter.

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Entry: 67679
Subject: WENT TO KOREA VIA THE USS GORDON 1965

Craig Hook wrote on October 30, 2008


City and State: WADSWORTH IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Was on the uss Gordon in 1965 I dont recall the exact dates , but most of the troops were going to Viet Nam , I and only a few 100 others were going to Korea . The trip took about 28 days . It was a real brutal trip the smell of vomit was with us most of the trip . We stopped once in Japan , I have a photo of myself on dry land for the first time in 2 weeks , the Gordon is in the photo . Also have a photo taken next to the hammock type beds we tryed to sleep in . Anyone else out there remember being on this trip ?

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Entry: 67082
Subject: SS GENERAL GORDON

Amber Berg wrote on September 4, 2008

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: I have a antique trunk that was on the SS General Gordon that was shipped on December 26th, 1945 from Portland Oregon to Kobe, Japan. The writing on it says:
Katsutoshi Matsumoto
To Be Shipped To Japan On The
SS General Gordon CAL 1
Portland,
Oregon
December 26,1945
Class: Room
Hotel: Naganoy (Yokohaha)

If you have any information on this please e-mail me !!!

Keywords: Ships and cargo



Entry: 66900
Subject: LOOKING FOR PICTURE

Philip Vieira SR. wrote on August 16, 2008

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City and State: LAKESIDE CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I was on the USS Gordon in 1952 and would like to
get a picture of it

Keywords:



Entry: 66830
Subject: SS GENERAL W.H. GORDON

John Odom wrote on August 9, 2008


City and State: OOLTEWAH TN

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: As a missionary's kid, I travelled on a lot of Ships. The SS General W.H. Gordon was one of the worst. I was on her in her short civilian career with the American President lines. It was the Summer/fall of 1947 across the Pacific to Manila from San Francisco. Our compartment had 6 bunks in a space 5' X 6' and little more than 9' feet high. There was a steam pipe across the cieling. Bunks were 14" apart (clear space between). One porthole, no fan. I'll never forget how hot it was in bed.

The real excitement of the trip was that we encountered Typhoon Kathleen which devastated central Honshu after it passed us off Formosa. all decks except the top one were awash. Waves lifted the boats in their davits and washed one away. One seam in the plating split and flooded a compartment. Oh how good the cool of the typhoon felt, but I had never been so afraid in my life. There were footprints on the companionway walls! Passengers were confined to their compartments except for going to the head, which was pretty useless. There were many broken bones. So many crew were hurt that experienced and able passengers were drafted to help work the ship. As an ex USN destroyerman that included my Dad. I moved from the top bunk next to the steam pipe to his on the bottom. Men and women were segregated and we didn't hear from mom for days.

See: http://home.comcast.net/~jodom25

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Entry: 66434
Subject:

Joe Dooley wrote on July 10, 2008


City and State: NEWARK OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments:

Keywords: uss william t mitchell tap114, joe dooley mitchell,



Entry: 64455
Subject: CROSSING TO KOREA IN MARCH 1954

Michael Flannery wrote on February 24, 2008

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: I have a friend who went to Korea on the General Gordan in Feb/March 1954. I am trying to find out when the ship crossed the international date line.

Keywords: General Gordan



Entry: 63497
Subject: PRINT OF THE USS WILLIAM MITCHELL

Johnye Burns wrote on December 22, 2007


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father-in-law served aboard the USS William Mitchell during the Korean conflict. My husband was putting together a photo album of all of his pictures, using our computer to restore faded photographs, enlarge them, etc., to give him as a Christmas gift. While searching for a good picture of the ship to include in this album, he ran across the website of an artist in Indiana who had done a painting of the ship for her brother-in-law, who also served on board this ship. She has prints available if anyone is interested. Her website is

http://www.steamboathouseart.com

We purchased one and it is a good likeness, and was very reasonable. Can't wait for my father-in-law to see it. We decided to have it framed instead of including it in the album.

Keywords: USS William Mitchell, Korea, veteran, art, prints, photographs



Entry: 61586
Subject: SAN DIEGO TO KOREA DEC 1953

Bernard Siler wrote on July 10, 2007


City and State: LAKE WORTH FL

Unit: WEAPONS CO2ND BATT/7THREG 1STMARDIV

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran

Comments: We sailed from Diego in dec of 53. When we hit the ground swells comeing out of the harbor the bow head in our troop compartment was awash in vomit. Most of the marines in that forward area where from the Islands. We stopped in Kobe Japan for 2 days where dropped members of the 3 Div and first air wing. Next stop "Ashcan City" and a long cold ride for New Years Day with the 2/7 and frozen turkey! My draft went home 14 moths later on the USNS POPE and I got orders to MSTS Seattle on the OHARA as crew. Fine food, great sailing ports (Yokahama, Alaska,) and after hour joints in Seattle.

Keywords: HOSPITAL CORPSMAN with the First Marine Div.



Entry: 60220
Subject: YOKOHAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO 9/11/50-9/23/50

Eric Kishi wrote on March 4, 2007


City and State: LODI CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Other

Comments: My dad Junji Kishi was on this ship at he was age 12 at the time. He told me that there was a Japanese man headed to Brazil straight from San Francisco on 9/23/1950. He has always wondered what had happened to the man that looked after him until he got to the states. If anyone has any information of if the SS General W.H. Gordon actually went to brazil please let me know.

Keywords: SS General W.H. Gordon Voyage 28 Departing from Yokohama, Japan on 9/11/1950 stopping in Hawaii and arriving in San Francisco, CA on 9/23/1950.



Entry: 60144
Subject: GEN. WILLIAM H. GORDON SHIP

William H. Low wrote on February 26, 2007


City and State: BRADENTON FL

Unit: US AIR CORPS, TUNIS, TUNISIA

Service or Relationship: Air Force Veteran

Comments: I crossed the Atlantic ocwean on the Gen Gordon which was U S Navy Trrop ship during WW II. I left on that ship from Hampton RRhoads, VA on 11-13-1944 and arrived at Naples, Italy on 11-16-1944. It was with a large group of a convoy of ships with no incidents all the way across to Italy. Reportedly we had 14,000 troops aboard.

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Entry: 58841
Subject: YOKOHAMA TO SAN FRANCISCO 1950

James Bassett wrote on September 11, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: SANTA MONICA CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: Is there anyone out there who served on the Gordon on the Yokohama to San Francisco trip between 8 February 1950 and 20 February 1950?

Also, where is the Gordon located today?

Keywords: Yuko Satoda W. H. Gordon



Entry: 58225
Subject: USS GENERAL W.H. GORDON, AP117

Raymond Pizanti wrote on July 25, 2006


City and State: COTTONWOOD AZ

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: Nowhere in Gordon's histories have I ever read about a trip made, I believe in Nov/Dec 1945, from Portland Oregon, carrying the first, or one of the first, loads of Japanese civilians being repatriated back to Japan. At the beginning of WWII they had professed their allegience to Japan, so were sent back. The sad part was that their neise, American born, children, who had not attaind the age of 18, were required to go with their parents, whether they wanted to go or not.

Anybody else remember?

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Entry: 57683
Subject: USS GENERAL GORDON AP117

Neal Doby wrote on June 16, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: Records say that the Gordon was "Re-acquired by US Navy in May 1961." In early July 1961 I was a troop on the Gordon's first trip to Germany in many years. There were still pipe-fitters on board finishing up work when the ship sailed from Brooklyn Navy Yard. We had a North Atlantic storm and instead of sailing North of England to get to Bremerhaven, we went up through the English Channel and the trip took an extra day. My first time at sea, I was sick most of the way. It was a big ship.

Keywords: 1961



Entry: 56766
Subject: USS GENERAL GORDON AP117

William Crisafi wrote on April 21, 2006


City and State: REVERE MA

Unit: SEA-GOING DETAIL

Service or Relationship: Marine Veteran

Comments:

Keywords: Bugler from Dorchester, George McKinnon;
Sgt. Gordon, ex-boxer
Sgt. Kelly
Commander in Chief, Lt. ?



Entry: 55166
Subject: INFO ABOUT GEN W H GORDON

Edward A. Green wrote on January 13, 2006

Email Update Needed



City and State: MILWAUKEE WI

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Coast Guard Veteran

Comments: I was a Carpenter's Mate3/c USCG, WWII, and served
aboard USS Machias PF53 from March1944 to 25 August
1944, reassigned to Gen W H Gordon AP117 and sailed her
until she was decommisssioned 11 March 1946 at Oakland ,
CA I remain in contact with a number of shipmates from
PF53 but only one from AP117 Would be interested in
hearing from others Have pictures and other data. Thanks

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Entry: 55019
Subject: USS. GENERAL GORDEN AP117

Jerry Copperberg JR. wrote on January 5, 2006


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father served on the Gen. Gorden in WW2. He was in the Coast Guard.( MM1c). Just wondering if there is anybody who might remember him. He died about 10 years ago. I have some pics and a book of the Gen. Gorden.
His name: Jerry Copperberg, he was from Buffalo, NY.

Thanks,
Jerry

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Entry: 53664
Subject: U.S.S. GENERAL W.H. GORDEN (AP-117)

William Zeman wrote on October 19, 2005

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City and State: PA

Unit: 4TH INFANTRY DIVISION

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I was shipped to Vietnam with the 1st Brigade of the 4th Infantry Division in September of 1966 aboard the U.S.N.S. General W.H. Gordon. We sailed from the Port of Tacoma, Washington. Everything I have read stated that the Gordon started transporting troops to Vietnam in January of 1967. I also have a copy of The Gordonaire dated 4 Oct 66. This was a ships newspaper. I am interested in learning more about this ship. I am wondering if it is a similar ship to the Liberty Ship John W Brown that still does cruises from Baltimore ( a special one for veterans on 4 Nov 2005.

Keywords: Vietnam



Entry: 51995
Subject: INFO ON THE AP117 GEN. W. H. GORDON

James LeBlanc JR. wrote on July 12, 2005

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City and State: BATON ROUGE LA

Unit: 600 ENGINEERS (MDS)

Service or Relationship: Army Veteran

Comments: I am trying to determine what date in Dec. 1964 the Uss Gordon crossed the international date line and who was the captain of the ship. I am trying to get a replacement for my Shellback certificate. This information is needed to make it authenic.

Thanks

Keywords: Information on trip from Oakland, CA. to Korea in December 1964.



Entry: 50359
Subject: SERVED ABOARD USS GEN WILLIAM MITCHELL TAP114 1949 TO 1952

Bob VanDusen wrote on April 23, 2005

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: seved in after engine room throttle man

Keywords: inchon invasionHungnam evacuation



Entry: 50235
Subject: SERVICED ON THE MITCHELL FROM 1949 TO 1952 AFT ENGINE ROOM

Lee Voorhees wrote on April 18, 2005

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City and State: BENICIA CA

Unit: US NAVY

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments:

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Entry: 46184
Subject: THE BILLY MITCHELL TAP-114

Joe Dooley wrote on October 6, 2004


City and State: NEWARK OH

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Went on board early '57, I think, I was the Liberty Card Yeoman, so many knew me, and also the Diary Yeoman. Ran Bingo games. Remember Chief O'Brian, Captain R. J. West. It was quite a Man-O-War ... 6 45's and a couple skeet guns the old man used off the fantail. We actually to some troops, who later became celebrities, over. Don't know any names, but a couple of singer/guitar players made it big. Sold Peanut Butter sandwiches to the troops for extra money. It was not a bad couple of years. I was aboard the year we had no Xmas .. went from the 24th to the 26th. Good Memories .....

Keywords: Joe, Dooley, Korea, personnel, tap-114, William T. Mitchell, 1954 to 1956, seattle, bingo, golf,



Entry: 44281
Subject: USNS DAVID C. SHANKS TAP 180

Edward Gates wrote on July 5, 2004


City and State: FL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I served on the Shanks for one trip to the Phillipins to bring back mostly dependents. I was an HM1 at the time, early 1955. This was my last ship in my first enlistment. I reenlisted almost four years later and transferred to the Fleet Reserve in 1973 at Marine Corps Air Station, New River, NC as HMCM.
Previous to the Shanks, I was aboard the USNS Nelson M. Walker (TAP-125) for one trip to bring back troops from Korea and Japan.

Keywords: USNS David C. Shanks, USNS Nelson M. Walker



Entry: 42995
Subject: USS GEN. WILLIAM MITCHELL TAP114

Mike Corless wrote on May 12, 2004


City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: I sailed from Oakland Army Terminal in Cal. to Okinawa on the Gen. Mitchell in Nov. - Dec. 1961. We arrived in Pearl Harbor to tooting horns, fire boats spouting water, general hub-bub. We wondered what the deal was until someone remembered the date...Dec. 7, 1961. Sailed past the hulk of the Arizona..no memorial at that time. Between Pearl and Japan, got caught in a Typhoon...VERY bad 3 days!! Snowing in Japan when we got there. On to Okinawa, arriving just before Christmas. Spent 2 years 2 months in the Far East, 9 months of it in Viet Nam. Wonder what happend to the old "Mitch"?

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Entry: 39566
Subject: USS GENERAL WILLIAM H. GORDON

Mike Luxem wrote on December 30, 2003

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City and State: CHICAGOLAND IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My Father was on the Army Transport:USS Gen.William H. Gordon with the 398th Infantry on Oct.6th 1944. It took off from Camp Kilmer in New Jersey and sailed for 14 days on high seas of the rough Atlantic to the shores of Marseille,France on Oct.20th 1944. The Gordon nestled alongside a keel-over hulk of a gutted ship.American Seventh Army had smashed into the German held Marseille 2 month earlier. the 398th was to meet up with the 180th Infantry. Thanks Gordon for your service !

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Entry: 39156
Subject: NEED INFO ON USS WILLIAM MITCHELL

Mark Kingston wrote on December 13, 2003

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City and State:

Unit: D2 DIVISION - T2 DIVISION 1954-57

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: Where is ship now? Has it been de-commissioned (mothballs)? If so where and when? How can I get a picture of the ship? Did it serve in Vietnam? One time someone told me that the ship was being used for transporting solely military civilian families and that the ship had been revamped. Any information would certainly be appreciated.

Keywords: USS William Mitchell TAP114 1954-57 D2 Division and T2 Division Home Port Seattle Washington



Entry: 32947
Subject: I WAS A REFUGEE ON GORDON 1947

John Jacob wrote on March 20, 2003


City and State: COLLINSVILLE MS

Unit:

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: We were German born Jews that lived in Shanghai for 8 years during WWII. We arrived in San Fransisco on May 16, 1947 on board the Gordon. I was 9 years old that day. I would love to know about the ship - the crew - anything.

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Entry: 22873
Subject: PHOTORAPH OF GENERAL WILLAIM H. GORDON

Bert Baum wrote on February 3, 2002

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City and State: LANCASTER PA

Unit: CO G 398 INF 100TH DIVISION

Service or Relationship: -

Comments: IU am looking for a decent photo of the General William H. Gordon, that I can download and have it in my files.

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Entry: 16819
Subject: USS GENERAL WILLIAM MITCHELL

Dave Hunt wrote on May 27, 2001

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City and State: ELGIN IL

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Family Member

Comments: My father enlisted between WWII and Korean War.
Served during Korean War aboard the USS General William Mitchell as Chief Petty Officer in the engine room. Would love any information from shipmates. We can be contacted at hunts@mc.net or at:
Dave Hunt
2440 College Green Drive
Elgin, Il 60123.

Keywords: USS General William Mitchell AP-114
AP Transport Group
Chief Petty Officer Gilbert Hunt



Entry: 16016
Subject: GENERAL W. H. GORDON

Paul Herbert wrote on April 18, 2001

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City and State:

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Interested Person

Comments: I am looking for photos of the Gen. Gordon or any other information. I am a friend of the widow of Wade Leo Laxton who served aboard the Gordon and would appreciate any info on the ship.

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Entry: 15112
Subject: MSTSPAC

Sheldon (Shelly) Sidlow wrote on February 19, 2001

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City and State: CA

Unit:

Service or Relationship: Navy Veteran - Korea

Comments: I served as a PN2 in charge of troop embark in Fort Mason, San Fran, Calif, and then debark in various location in the far flung reaches of the Pacific. Served aboard from 3/53 to 7/53 then transfered to USNS Gen Shanks for the balance of my tour out of Navy 10/54. For those who served on these ships, chow was great our own bunks private areas, Civil Service crews under contract to USNavy, 12 white hats one chief, two line officers usually reserves. Out for 30 in port for 7 and then back again. San Fran gret liberty town in 50's. If ou served on MSTSPAC Gen ships write me.

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