GENERAL E. D. PATRICK
[FORMERLY ADM C. F. HUGHES]
Named in honor originally for Admiral Charles Fredrick Hughes, Class 1888, USNA, who served in the Spanish-American War, later commanded the cruisers Birmingham and Des Moines, and during WW I he commanded the battleship New York in operations with the British Fleet. Later served as Commandant, Naval War College, and C in C Battle Fleet.
1946 she was returned to the Maritime Commision and transferred to the Army -- renamed the General Edwin D. Patrick. Reacquired by the Navy in 1950 for MSTS.
Believed to be laid up at the National Reserve Defense Fleet facility at Susian Bay, California.
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SAN FRANCISCO TO GUAM
- JUNE 1965 -
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As a navy dependent Daryl Duncan along with his dad and family, sailed aboard the USNS Gen Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP 124) on 22 June 1965 from the Oakland Naval Supply Center, Oakland, California to Guam. CDR Richard D. Duncan was reporting for duty at the Naval Communications Station. Guam.
While on board Daryl purchased a brochure entitled "The Ship I Sailed On". The following additional pictures are from that brochure.
On board the ship were troops of the 101st Airborne Division enroute to Vietnam.
My mother recalls that a few weeks after our arrival on Guam, Stars and Stripes carried a story about an action our fellow passengers participated in. Several of the guys featured in the article were members of the "Royal Family" during the Golden Dragon initiation festivities.
Some of Daryls other comments about this particular trip were:
We had a great trip that included a weekend stop at Pearl Harbor. A real adventure for the fourteen year old Navy brat I was.
My family always looked forward to being at sea for a few
days. As I
recall the food was really good (for families anyway) and we saw plenty
of movies. On our last trip (aboard the Patrick late June '65) I liked
hanging out with the other older military brats aft on the "kennel deck"
and taking in the sun with our dogs on that huge hatch cover. The guys
on the troop deck really enjoyed out seeing the bikini clad girls up on
the kennel deck. They barked and howled more than the dogs!
My dad was a career navy officer so we got a taste of life on every family deck on five different ships.
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|THRU THE GOLDEN GATE|
|FIRST CLASS CABIN|
|CABIN PASSENGERS' LOUNGE|
|CABIN PASSENGERS' DINING|
|CHAPEL / THEATER|
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