In this guise, the Rose carried thousands of servicemen returning from the war and occupation, or on their way to join our forces in Europe. Feb 16, 2012 - USS General Alexander M Patch, Troop Ship that took me to Bremerhaven, Germany from Brooklyn Army Depot, New York. That's how bad it was. We had gone to Germany on the Patch and I have lots about it for some reason. Thanks for letting me tell my story,and to all who sailed on her god bless you all. "I road that great vessel from Brooklyn, NY to Bremerhaven, FRG in June 1963. Good memories!! Click for Ship's History & Specs. I have lots of memorabilia of my dad's days in the Army, but I just can't find anything about our voyage home. I stood on the deck of Rose and looked at all the headlights zipping along on shore and wondered, what and how much has changed since. We sailed from New Jersey on December 20, 1951 and arrived in Bremerhaven Germany on 2 January 1952. I have visited web sites, but can't find anything about this situation. How are you supposed to clean in that? It was rather uneventful until about the fifth day, (about the middle of the trip). One of the latter, Bill Douglas, "crossed the Atlantic aboard that ship, although not as a soldier. Per the Navy Historical Center website, the USS Admiral Hugh Rodman, a 9,676-ton (light displacement) transport, was built by the Maritime Commission to its P2-SE2-R1 design as an Admiral W. S. Benson-class troop transport and was commissioned in July 1945. It also took 15 days. amzn_assoc_placement = "adunit"; The photographic history of the Civil War - thousands of scenes photographed 1861-65, with text by many special authorities (1911) (14576162079).jpg 1,996 × 1,586; 433 KB My regret was I did not know that or believe me I would have taken a last trip out to see her. Only eight ships were completed as troop transports for the U.S. Navy, with the last two ships canceled on 16 December 1944. I remember the scene up on deck, we (pet owners) were the only ones allowed up top because we HAD to care for our animals. Our Officers and NCO's held senior positions among the army compliment and served as a small police force to manage disagreements among those below decks.". The crossing was so rough that the passengers renamed the ship on the spot as the USNT Up-Chuck. USS Caloosahatchee AO-98 Print. We flew from Vung Tau in a Thai C 123 to Saigon. Find many great new & used options and get the best deals for Postcard 1960 U.S. Navy Ship USS General Maurice Rose T-AP126 *1741 at the best online prices at eBay! A crewman on a stage is painting the starboard anchor while a shore gang on the port side is applying boot topping. I remember it so well. We took displaced persons one way and troops the other. Rose departed Hampton Roads on 26 July and arrived in Mississippi Sound on 5 August. As ordered, the ships were all named after United States Army generals. Naval Ship General Maurice Rose Pictures Mrs. Maurice L. Jenks sponsor (holding flowers) and Party at the launching of USS Jenks (DE-665),... Enlarge image Brackett Hersey tests electronic gear in the upper lab aboard Atlantis . After the 1950 hand over these were merchant mariners, a civilian body that had manned our convoys during WWII and died in the tens of thousands to submarine and air attack. They say "A picture is worth a thousand words". When I boarded the Rose, as she was called, at the port in Germany it was my first time ever being near the ocean or a ship. She was used by the Union Navy as a tugboat and ammunition ship in support of the Union Navy blockade of Confederate waterways. (1950-2000), USAT General Maurice Rose (1947-1950), USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (1945-1947), T-AP-126, AP-126, Troop Transport, WWII, Cold War, Vietnam. By February 13, 1950, the Rose was already making its 18th return passage from Europe. However, they were born too early and did not survive. He indeed had become seasick and went topside but he was safe. As ordered, the ships were all named after U.S. Navy admirals. ", "I also remember the voice of a black steward yelling, "Rise and shin, Six O'clock" in the morning and that the dining tables had a raised edge to keep the plates from falling off it. $4.99. Postcard 1960 U.S. Navy Ship USS General Maurice Rose T-AP126 *1741. It took us seventeen days to cross and I don't remember any of those I sailed with from Germany except one boxer who happened to have similar name as I. I also worked in the food storage area of the ship both ways. My older sister said she would sit on the floor of our cabin and as the ship would roll, she would slide around on the floor. I still have an old news paper, with news of the day with location and distance to port, printed on 20 April 1951. It was a wonderful reunion with my father who we hadn't seen for 9 months. That changed during the night when I woke because of the ship rolling from side to side and the front of the ship crashing back into the water after being lifted by a wave. The ships were laid down by Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company of Kearny, New Jersey. She then took part in the occupation of Japan between August 1945 and March 1946 when she made five voyages from the U. S. west coast to the western Pacific, carrying occupation troops and relief personnel for veterans returning home. One story I remembered my Uncle telling me was that they crossed back to Germany in the early months of 1959. We were, according to naval personnel, about to divert to the S.O.S. This was the day my enlistment was supposed to have ended. A pregnant woman went into labor off the coast of Newfoundland, and she was taken aboard the Maurice Rose because they had a medical facility on board. I can also remember seeing the ship for the first time. SP 5 John T. Boyajian, of the 9th Admin. When we finally saw land it was a joyous occasion. get to New York. Steaming primarily between New York and Bremerhaven, Germany, she completed more than 150 round-trip voyages. ", Not all journeys went as well. General H.W. It was so bad they would not let us out on deck. I think many guys found religion on that trip. She leaves behind, however, thousands of memories and a legacy of having supported the defense of Freedom around the globe through four decades. I was a young airman being deployed to Germany. This was bad for me, as I get worried in the bath tube, ha ha. The mixed smell of diesel and breakfast was about more than I could take. After receiving a second gun, a heavy 12-pounder, she proceeded to Mobile Bay where she remained into September. USS Pictor AF-54 Print. When we passed the Statue of Liberty, there were few dry eyes on deck. I doubt that an American could go anywhere in the world today, in 2007, and get that kind of welcome now. There were men scrambling all over, divers, cable running all over the deck, they were trying to hoist the shaft up and stop the flooding, a kitchen guy came on deck to throw the trash out and the wind caught it and it flew up on deck and stuck to the greasy cables, what a mess.". I met and still have good buddies that made that same trip with me. He was Capt.Wm.F. I sailed on the Rose in late October of 1953. Took us 10 days from point a to point b. The next day our dining table server Baco suffered a heart attack while serving breakfast. amzn_assoc_ad_mode = "manual"; I learned quickly that the North Atlantic was not going to be a fun trip. amzn_assoc_marketplace = "amazon"; I always liked that ship. The trip was only supposed to take seven days. USS Rose was a screw steamer acquired by the Union Navy during the American Civil War. I don't remember any rough crossings as described by others, nothing like the seas I had seen on weather patrol off Iceland and Greenland in the Coast Guard, where heavy seas came over the bow.". The bow itself was at least twenty stories tall! Also in 1959, Ralph Baker "traveled on the U.S.N.S. I do not know what kept us from sinking. In 2000 the General Maurice Rose was broken up for scrap and is no more. The ship's nurse, LCDR Alma Kuschel, is telling them about nursing aboard ship. "I was on this ship on our way to Viet Nam in Dec. of 1966. Quick trip to the head every now and then and we were good to go. ", An Army veteran whose name was not provided, also told the curator of a Rough Crossing he made on the Rose. Directly Above Photo shows the Rosein the James River Reserve Fleet, Virginia, where it was "moth-balled" from 1967 to some point in the 1990's. This was a hand drawn and penned mimeographed affair similar to an old school newspaper that ships sometimes made. We have a brochure and photos of the ship, which certainly impressed us a people who had never seen anything other than the ships on the River Danube. She was run by the merchant marine. She named the boy Maurice and the girl Rose. Mr. Baker continued, "To keep the military on board somewhat occupied I and my cabin partner was assigned a bevy of security guards we had to post at various places throughout the ship, mostly at stairwells to observe seasick GIs mostly. It was pretty scary actually looking up at the water. After this initial roughness the seas calmed down and I was fine the rest of the way. A namesake ship on active service from 1950 to 1967. Soon after, Merle Rouillard had another rough journey on what may have been the Rose, when he "came back to the States, in February of 66 I think, from Bremerhaven to N.Y. The Admiral Rodman was on her shakedown cruise off California when the Japanese surrender ended World War II. Her namesake, Rear Admiral Hugh Rodman (1851-1940), was with Dewey in the Spanish American war and commanded US forces with the English under Beatty in WWI. As we pulled out of NY harbor and passed the Statue of Liberty I felt a real sense of patriotism. USS General W. C. Langfitt (AP-151) was a General G. O. USS Kodiak YF 866 Print. I liked all the nice guys that I worked with in Viet Nam. Mouse over to Zoom- Click to enlarge. The water was calm and I thought to my self this isn't going to be too bad. After all these years I have never looked at the slides. We too hit a storm to end all storms. It was bad. The paper is looking pretty old like me today. A former name retained. But for any American Soldier who never took that ride through the English Channel, and stood on the deck while the ship was being navigated through the Weser River to Bremen, I'm sorry to say, it was indeed your loss. 2nd Bn 18th Inf Co. F. This was the second group departure from Germany (presumably in said operation). Ship info Print Download PDF. Sue Foss "was a few months old when my mother, dad, an Army officer, and brother sailed back from Bremerhaven to the States in late 1947. Another Air Force serviceman who went to Europe on the Rose was Dick Bergman, USAF, who "shipped out on the USNS General Maurice Rose bound for Bremerhaven Germany. The General Rose was scrapped in Texas during the year 2000. The ship was reportedly scrapped in Texas in 2000. It was during this time, after three years on duty, I was involved in an AWOL. It was a smooth sailing ship. I boarded the ship at NY Harbor and 10 days later stepped on ground again in Bremen, Germany. the Curator to share or discuss or with any questions! Maurice Rose spent most of her career on the route between New York and During one such voyage, the ship carried much of the Third Brigade, 9th Infantry Division, which boarded in mid-December 1966 and arrived at Vung Tau late on December 31 to debark in the early morning hours of New Year's Day 1967 for train transport inland. DR WHO USS RINGGOLD NAVAL SHIP UNUSED POSTCARD RPPC f57290. My military memories are some of my most cherished human experiences. amzn_assoc_asins = "1483426955"; But we made it. We came back by a converted hospital ship and people said it road better in the water. Since I was the boy I got the top bunk and that was fine with me. – The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Pinckney (DDG 91) and littoral combat ship USS Independence (LCS 2) arrived at the Port of Astoria, Ore. to kick-off the 111th annual Portland Rose Festival Fleet Week June 5 through June 9. December 1964 Our room on the ship was really nice and we loved looking through the porthole. It made me, after all these years, a little sad to see the first words, 'scrapped in 2000. General C. C. Ballou was reacquired by the Navy 1 March 1950 for MSTS and for nearly 2 years sailed be tween Europe and the United States with refugees seeking freedom and security. Between August and October 1965 the Rose steamed from New York to the Far East to support U. S. forces in Vietnam. Joe Merill, was one such man, "I took this ship from Brooklyn to Hamburg in November. I have visited web sites, but can't find anything about this situation. Butner (AP-113) Howard's hand-written comments: One of our large troop carriers. Well we got dressed as the boat was rocking and by the time we were sitting at the breakfast table I was green around the gills and didn't want anything to eat. The two years we spent in Germany were very educational and alot of fun. This was my first time seeing even the lights of America since June 1956. I was glad I had been in the 23rd class of Artillery OCS. She was transferred to the U.S. Army as USAT General W. C. Langfitt in 1946. After exiting the canal I was part of an honor guard for a funeral for a deceased MSTS Master who had desired to have his ashes spread in the Atlantic. That was our call for breakfast. [1] She remained in the Mobile area performing tug service into the fall, then shifted to Pensacola, Florida, where, being retained for service after the Civil War, she was assigned to the Pensacola Navy Yard. In December she captured a small vessel laden with turpentine. Despite these important efforts, the primary duty of the Rose remained transporting troops and their families between America and Europe. We also hit a storm and lost mileage for three days." Transportation Service, supporting the occupation of Europe, until, in March 1950, all Army transports were turned over to the newly created Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS). Being 10 at the time, we kids had a great time with pillows sliding up and down the hallways as the ship rocked and rolled with the waves. The trip had taken 8 days and we were excited to see my father and get our feet on dry steady land. "I too, crossed the Atlantic in December 1951, on the ship named "Maurice Rose". I had received some second degree burns (water burns from an exploding radiator) just before we shipped out of Ft. Dix, NJ and the time I spent up on deck were painful with sea spray not mixing with my healing burns. The intended use of these ships after the War was for South American service. The sailors said she was taking water through her stacks, she rolled over so far. ", "The next thing I remember was the train ride to Munich.". World events pulled the Rose away from the Atlantic soon after. Name of the ship: GENERAL ALEXANDER M.PATCH: Type of ship: TROOPSHIP: Gross tonnage: 15969 tons: DWT: 10131 tons: Year of build: 1945: Builder: BETHLEHEM KEY HIGHWAY - BALTIMORE MD, U.S.A. Data provided by www.grosstonnage.com Ship photos. Apparently, she was known for rough crossings of the North Atlantic. Ordered to New Orleans, Louisiana, to join the West Gulf Blockading Squadron, she departed New York City soon after commissioning and proceeded to Hampton Roads, Virginia, where she was detained to support Major General Benjamin Butler's Army of the James up the James River at the beginning of the Bermuda Hundred Campaign on 4 May. Between Mine was Johnson Barracks in Furth. Heavy seas were the norm on the route, as related by Patty Adkisson, "We were on our way home to Texas after my dad's tour of Duty in Frankfurt. Find this Pin and more on In search of my roots.by Patricia Meisels. $44.95. We were not authorized to dock until the next morning, Friday, the 6th of February. Apparently our Master had speed on his mind and we did not stop until we got to the Pacific. Merle Rouillard had a rougher journey on what may have been the Rose, when he "came back to the States, in February of 66 I think, from Bremerhaven to N.Y. ", Similar sentiment was shared by self proclaimed "US Army brat" Edward E. Smith who "rode the ship from New York to Germany in February 1962 and the North Atlantic and the English Channel was terrible. I also had my fifth birthday on the ship and it looked like a very large three-tiered cake and there seemed to be a lot of kids. USS General H.W. The hold where the enlisted men was awash in vomit. … She was named in honor of U.S. Army general William Campbell Langfitt. I though it was a wall in front of us, but it was the side of the ship! Manned by a civilian crew, she operated out of New York in the Atlantic and the Mediterranean during the next 15 years. Also aboard in 1953 was young Joe Rein, "I was eight years old in 1953 when my mother, two sisters, and I went transatlantic on the Rose to Bremenhaven. ", Steve Lyons sailed on the Rose the next year. "I returned to NY from Germany in February, 1954. But on the way back, we went through a storm, a propeller shaft broke and the propeller went to the bottom and some of the bottom of the ship flooded. $2.25 4 bids + $1.25 shipping . ", Repairing a screw propeller of USNS General Maurice Rose, from USN Sealift Command site, Margit J. Monk was told a very sad Rose story by her Uncle, SFC Cyrille G. Desrosiers, of Greenville, NH, which also illustrates hidden capabilities of the ship. She had to undergo an emergency C-section, at which time the ship's engines were turned off to provide as much calm as possible. She then shifted back to Mississippi Sound where she added patrol duty to her other duties. During these years, the ship also deployed to the Mediterranean 17 times to assist Sixth Fleet operations. The Army assumed formal ownership of the ship in That is why I enlisted. I recall having mess in the AM (Green Eggs) and watching the port hole go under the sea and back up to the sky over and over again. ", Tom Nadeau also sailed in heavy seas, "My family was on the Rose in January, 1956 with the 11th Airborne Division. USS Edson (DD-946) is a Forrest Sherman-class destroyer, formerly of the United States Navy, built by Bath Iron Works in Maine in 1958. We went thru the English Channel to Bremerhaven Germany where trains were waiting to take us to our final destination. The Military Sea Transportation Service has announced that eight of its troopships (including the Rose, Patch, Darbyand Buckner) are being inactivated by the end of June 1970. Presumably 17 given the 10 days in next sentence) days we were at sea. "The General Maurice Rose(AP 126) operated out of New York in the Atlantic and Mediterranean from 1950 to 1965. I had pretty well settled down from anxiety and fear before all this happened, then for the next several hours it was stressful. I remember for several days we were not allowed on deck. Me? Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) (q. v.) was reacquired by the Navy from the Army Transport Service as General Maurice Rose 1 March 1950 and assigned to MSTS. We had gone to Germany on the Patch and I have lots about it for some reason. John Lee shared that his "father and mother were on that rough seas trip on the Maurice Rose. I went top side and what I thought yesterday was the largest craft I had ever seen looked today like a little chip floating on the face of the water. I recall the rough waters. On 5 May she got underway to tow the monitor USS Tecumseh up the James River to support Union Army forces converging on Petersburg, Virginia. when another ship reported being closer than we and they had diverted to the aid of the sinking ship. I don't think we rolled over far enough to take on water through the stacks, as you depict in your story, but for 2 days or so, GI's were vomiting everywhere, and we too were banned from going to the deck. $44.95. While the crew may not have thought the weather rough, the Rose certainly met foul weather to many of its passengers, such as Newell Johnson, USAF. I got queasy but not totally wiped out like many. It was my honor to serve in the United States Army. USNS General William Weigel TAP-119 Print. The ships were laid down by the Bethlehem Shipbuilding Corporation in Alameda, California. As a result, the Rhode Island General Assembly petitioned Congress to establish a national navy in order to get rid of Rose. Beginning in 1952 the ship began transporting troops from the West Coast to Korea to aid in the effort to repel Communist aggression there. of the 9th Infantry Division., was one of those aboard. ", Following an overhaul, the transport was laid up in ready reserve at the Caven Point (New Jersey) Army Depot in New York harbor. Following the abortive Hungarian revolution of 1957, the General Rose made three voyages from Bremerhaven carrying Hungarian refugees to New York. ", Another dependent, Trent Young, remembers "going with my father and the rest my family to Germany in 1958 aboard her. The Rhode Island-inspired bill passed in Congress on October 13, 1775, and written into the bill was a provision that the 12-gun sloop Providence should be the first ship of the American Navy. https://military.wikia.org/wiki/List_of_Military_Sealift_Command_ships Many of the men aboard had experienced sea sickness on the crossing but I was used to the water after fishing for years with my father on a large lake in Michigan`s UP. A Russian trawler struck an ice berg and was sinking north of us. I recall our landing craft front gate would not go completely down and we had to jump off onto the beach. It was really rough. He expired and his body was removed from the ship by hoisting an Army ambulance aboard at our first stop at Da nang. Guys were walking around with paper bags. GENERAL MAURICE ROSE - 8332863 - TROOPSHIP 8332863 GENERAL MAURICE ROSE Click to view larger image. I recall the service was conducted by Chaplin Fink. I remember the scene up on deck, we (pet owners) were the only ones allowed up top because we HAD to care for our animals. Eight days going over and ten days coming back. In late February 1865, Rose steamed to New Orleans, Louisiana; repaired; and in mid-April returned to Mobile, Alabama, to assist in clearing channels in the bay. And I get into trouble because they aren't clean enough! That freedom continues to thrive today thanks to the efforts of her builders, her crews, and the passengers she carried. ", Shipboard, USS Gen. Maurice Rose, October 1953 (courtesy of Dick Bergman). amzn_assoc_region = "US"; I live just a few miles from where the ROSE came to spend her last days, at the James River Reserve Fleet. Lasted the whole 7 (sic. Ownership passed back to the Navy, but the ship retained her Army name. Mobile is the 23rd littoral combat ship (LCS) and the 13th of the Independence variant to join the fleet. The waves were so high and hit the ship so hard, it would rattle your teeth. The Rose served with the Army $44.95. The ship was rolling so badly, the water was flying OUT of the cans! We rolled and pitched and I seriously thought the ship was sinking. Biggest darn thing I'd ever seen.". All eight played important roles in the past 25 years carrying troops, dependents, refugees … We were going through the English Channel and along the White Cliffs of Dover. We went about six miles in 24 hours. In March 1945, off the Japanese mainland, the Essex-class aircraft carrier was hit by two 550-pound bombs … On the 24th she returned to Hampton Roads and prepared to resume her cruise to the Gulf of Mexico. It was one of my greatest childhood memories. USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) In port circa 1957 carrying out ship's work. After 35 months I came home on the Upshaw, stopping at South Hampton England to pick up more people. Powers. Commissioned in New York City as a tugboat in 1864, Supporting McClellan’s Peninsula Campaign, Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Shipwrecks and maritime incidents in 1865, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=USS_Rose&oldid=965272577, Ammunition ships of the United States Navy, American Civil War auxiliary ships of the United States, Wikipedia articles incorporating text from the Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 30 June 2020, at 11:20. Free shipping . Our Dad was with us, but pulled duty in the hole with prisoners. $44.95. We were to dock at Bremerhaven but were held off so mine sweepers could clear the area of WW2 mines that had been torn loose by the storms we had experienced on our trip. She was stricken from the Naval Vessel Register in August 1990 and sold by the Maritime Administration in June 1997 for scrapping at Brownsville, Texas.". ", Others were too young to remember the storms as the ship carried not only soldiers but, for some, their families. I went to the dispensary with my mother and there were quite a few of us lined up in the same condition. UNITED STATES NAVAL SHIP GENERAL MAURICE ROSE (T-API 26) is one of a globe-circling fleet of Navy and com mercial ships operated under the Military Sea Transportation Service. ", In addition to the soldiers and their families who were passengers, the Rose was also home to her crew. I'd had gotten sick in the car but this was even worse. We debarked by landing craft at Vung Tau after about 35 days. There were men scrambling all over, divers, cable running all over the deck, they were trying to hoist the shaft up and stop the flooding, a kitchen guy came on deck to throw the trash out and the wind caught it and it flew up on deck and stuck to the greasy cables, what a mess. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman AP-126 then transited to New York, where in May 1946 she was decommissioned and transferred to the Army. A second trip to Vietnam was made between September 1966 and January 1967. That evening it got very rough and the ship was rolling and rocking. I wore it the whole time we were on the ship, and then some. The food was excellent! features, including armament, removed. ", Richard Spatta's "experience on the Rose was similar to what most other guys said. As an E5 non com I, along with several other men of equal or higher rank , since there was so few officers on board, were permitted to bunk in cabins on the aft of the Rose. $43.95. This information comes from the front page of a newspaper printed on the ship, at least during that cruise, named the Daily Herald. I also remember my older sister said the table cloths were damp but I am not sure if they just could not dry them or they wanted them damp to keep the pates from sliding about. I think it was the Rose, I was about 15 (9th grade). As Dennis Gruhlke relates, "I sailed on the Rose from Norfolk, VA in September, 1966 as a member of the 702nd MI Detachment (CI). http://justinmuseum.com/oralbio/usnsmauricerosetap126.html, The Ship that took many of us to Viet Nam. Patterson, Army JAG. We were both Bakers, he an E4, I an E5. – The Navy accepted delivery of the future USS Mobile (LCS 26) during a ceremony at Austal USA on Dec. 9, the service said in a Dec. 11 release. And my detail was latrine duty, cleaning the cans. USS LONGVIEW AGM-3 Custom Ship Cap, USS SUNNYVALE AGM-5 Custom Ship Cap, USS WATERTOWN AGM-6 Custom Ship Cap, USS HUNTSVILLE AGM-7 Custom Ship Cap, USS WHEELING AGM-8 Custom Ship Cap, USS GEN. H. H. ARNOLD AGM-9 Custom Ship Cap, USS GEN. H.S. My dad was supposed to report at Ft. Adams on January 2, 1948. Finally after about 10 days the water started to calm, and we caught our first sight of England. 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