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USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124)
USAT General Edwin D. Patrick (1946 - 1950)
USAT Admiral C. F. Hughes (1946)
USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) (1945 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - India - Xray - Hotel

USS Admiral C. F. Hughes was manned by the US Coast Guard during WWII
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Europe-Africa-Middle East Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal -National Defense Service Medal
Third Row - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Service Medal - Republic of Korea War Service Medal

Admiral W. S. Benson Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 29 November 1943, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-SE2-R1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 682), at Bethlehem-Alameda Shipyard Inc., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 27 July 1944
  • Commissioned USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124), 31 January 1945, CAPT. John Trebes, USCG, in command
  • During World War II USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) transported passengers in both the Asiatic-Pacific Theater and Europe-Africa-Middle East Theaters
  • Decommissioned, 3 May 1946, and simultaneously transferred to the Maritime Commission for assignment to the US Army Transportation Service
  • Placed in commission by the US Army Transportation Service, 30 August 1946, as USAT General Edwin D. Patrick
  • Reacquired by the Navy, 1 March 1950 and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS)
  • Placed in service as USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124)
  • During the Korean War USNS General Edwin D. Patrick participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaigns and Dates Campaigns and Dates
    North Korean Aggression
    31 July to 1 August 1950
    9 October to 2 November 1950
    Communist China Aggression
    3 to 18 November 1950
    5 to 6 January 1951

  • Placed out of service in 1967
  • Laid up, 30 September 1968, in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • Title transferred to the Maritime Administration, 30 September 1968
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 9 October 1969
  • Title transferred to US Navy in March 1990 for stripping
  • Returned to reserve and title transferred to the MARAD, 28 September 1992, laid up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA.
  • USNS General Edwin D. Patrick earned two battle stars for Korean war service
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping to ESCO Marine, Brownsville, TX., withdrawn 15 April 2010, dismantling completed 20 January 2011
    Displacement 9,676 t.(lt), 20,120 t.(fl)
    Length 608' 11"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 26' 6" (lim)
    Speed 19 kts.
    Officers - 32
    Enlisted - 324
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers - 67
    Enlisted - 5,150
    Cargo Capacity 3,300 DWT
    non-refrigerated 100,000 cu. ft.
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four 1.1" quad-mount AA gun mounts replaced by four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    sixteen twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO - 25,600 Bbls
    Diesel - 350 Bbls
    two General Electric turbo-electric engines
    four Combustion Engineering D-type boilers, 600psi 840°
    Ship's Service Generators
    four turbo-drive 500Kw 450V A.C.
    four turbo-drive 300Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two propellers, 18,000shp
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    USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124)
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 137k

    Charles Frederick Hughesóborn on 14 October 1866ówas appointed to the Naval Academy in 1884. Upon graduation on 8 June 1888, he went to the Fleet for the customary two years at sea preceding a commission as an ensign. He received that commission on 1 July 1890, and his promotion to lieutenant (junior grade) came on 27 April 1898. During the Spanish-American War, Lt. (jg.) Hughes fought in Commodore Dewey's Asiatic Squadron. He made lieutenant on 3 March 1899. While serving ashore at the Bureau of Equipment from 1904 to 1906, he became Lt. Comdr. Hughes on 1 July 1905. During a tour of duty as recorder for the Board of Inspection and Survey between 1909 and 1911, he received his promotion to commander. He assumed command of Birmingham (Scout Cruiser No. 2) in 1911 and plied the troubled waters along the Mexican gulf coast in her and, later, in command of Des Moines (Cruiser No. 15). In 1913, Comdr. Hughes became chief of staff to the Commander, Atlantic Fleet, and served in that capacity during the occupation of Veracruz, Mexico, in the spring of 1914. Promoted to captain on 10 July 1914, he returned to shore duty later that year to serve with the General Board. Capt. Hughes took command of New York (Battleship No. 34) in October of 1916. His ship served in the American battleship squadron that operated with the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet at Scapa Flow in the Orkney Islands through World War I. Hughes, however, left New York just before the Armistice. On 10 October 1918, he was promoted to rear admiral. His first assignment as a flag officer was as commandant at the Philadelphia Navy Yard from late 1918 to 1920. Between 1920 and 1921, Rear Admiral Hughes was Commander, 2d Battleship Squadron, Atlantic Fleet. From the latter part of 1921 to 25 June 1923, he commanded Divisions 7 and 4 of the Battle Fleet. Coming ashore again in 1923, he became president of the Naval War College at Newport, R.I., on 1 July. A year later, Rear Admiral Hughes moved to the job of Director of Fleet Training. That assignment lasted until 10 October 1925. Soon thereafter, Hughes was appointed Commander in Chief, Battle Fleet. On 14 November 1927, Admiral Hughes became the fourth man to occupy the office of Chief of Naval Operations. He completed his tour of duty in that post on 11 September 1930 and, on 14 October 1930, retired to his home in Chevy Chase, Md., where he died on 28 May 1934. Admiral Hughes was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
    Digital ID: npcc 17688 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs
    Maj. Genl. Wendell C. Neville, Adml. Chas. F. Hughes & Genl. Chas. P. Summerall, 10/30/29.
    Bill Gonyo
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 233k USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) with landing craft alongside, date and location unknown. Pat Garrison
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 359k USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) transiting the Panama Canal, 30 June 1945, enroute to Manila, Philippines, where she arrived a month later. She was carrying troops to the Pacific that were being redirected from Europe to the Pacific. Image taken by US Navy aircraft stationed at NAS Coco Solo.
    US National Archives Photo # 80-G-339269, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives.
    David Wright
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 149k USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) underway during Operation "Magic Carpet", circa 1945-46. Courtesy, Chuck Ulrich, coordinator/historian AP Transport Group
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 93k USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124), moored pierside during Operation "Magic Carpet", circa 1945-46. John Rubin for his father CPhM Seldon L. Rubin USS Admiral C. F. Hughes
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 165k Aerial view of USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) with returning Pacific war veterans during Operation "Magic Carpet", date and location unknown Tommy Trampp
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 135k 1,200 Pacific war veterans line the rails of USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) as she arrives at San Francisco, CA. 18 August 1945. Admiral C. F. Hughes was the first transport to arrive at the West Coast after the Japanese surrender.
    AP wirephoto.
    Tommy Trampp
    USAT Admiral C. F. Hughes
    Admiral C.F. Hughes 78k USAT Admiral C. F. Hughes underway in 1946, during Operation "Magic Carpet". Mike Abrams, photos by his uncle John Thomas Brady
    USAT General Edwin D. Patrick
    General Edwin D Patrick 130k

    Major General Edwin D. Patrick, born 11 January 1894 at Tell City, Ind., entered the Indiana National Guard 11 February 1915 and was commissioned 'Second Lieutenant in the Infantry 21 March 1917. After duty in Kansas, California, Oklahoma, and North Carolina, he joined the 14th Machine Gun Battalion in France to participate in the St. Mihiel and Meuse-Argonne offensives. Following his return to the United States in July 1919, he was stationed at various posts until May 1926 when he went to Tientsin, China, to serve with the 15th Infantry. He returned to the United States in July 1929 to remain until after the start of World War II. Assigned to the Southwest Pacific in December 1942, he was promoted to Brigadier General 26 April 1943, and in June was appointed Chief of Staff of the 6th Army. Appointed commander of a regimental combat team in May 1944, he participated in the conquest of New Guinea. In September he assumed command of the 6th Infantry and saw action in the Philippines. General Patrick was mortally wounded by Japanese machine gun fire near Mountain Mataba, south of Montalban, Luzon, and was buried in the American military cemetery in Manila on 26 November 1944.
    U.S. Army Photo
    Bill Gonyo
    General Edwin D Patrick 45k Note this Christmas card is from USAT Admiral C. F. Hughes, December 1946. This must have been immediately after the US Army acquired control of the vessel and prior to changing her name to USAT General Edwin D. Patrick. Ramon Jackson courtesy
    Craig Saunders
    General Edwin D Patrick 30k USAT General Edwin D. Patrick postcard photo, circa 1948. Lisa J. Slaughter
    General Edwin D Patrick 101k USAT General Edwin D. Patrick underway after completing her full Army peacetime conversion in April 1948 and before her transfer to the Navy in March 1950. She was one of seven ships of this class that received an extensive full conversion to peacetime transports and dependents carriers in 1947-1948. In these ships the area between the bridge and the forecastle was filled in with additional accommodations, additional kingposts were fitted, and numerous other changes were made.
    US Army Signal Corps photo # SC-30-182-5385-2 now in the collections of the US Naval History and Heritage Command, courtesy
    Mike Green
    USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124)
    General Edwin D Patrick 67k USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124) passing under the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, CA., date unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Tom Langford
    US Navy photo
    General Edwin D Patrick 29k USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124) underway, date and place unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Military Sea Transportation Service Society
    General Edwin D Patrick 77k USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP 124) arrives at Yokohama, Japan, with Servicemen's families, November 1951. They were the first dependents to arrive since the outbreak of the Korean War. Note Army band playing welcoming tunes at left. Photo by AFAN T. G. Donegan, dated 3 November 1951.
    US National Archives photo # 80-G-437315, a US Navy photo now in the collections of the US National Archives
    US Naval Historical Center
    General Edwin D Patrick 90k USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124 prior to November 1961. Numerous refinements, such as the graceful bridge wings, made the fully converted ships far more attractive than the original transports. Note also the addition of kingpost pairs fore and aft for improved cargo handling.
    US Naval History and Heritage Command, photo # unknown, courtesy
    Mike Green
    General Edwin D Patrick
    84k Ex-USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP 124) laid up in reserve at Suisun Bay, Benecia, CA. alongside ex-USNS General John Pope (T-AP-110) in 2009. 092212410 - Maritime Administration
    092212411 - Phil Mattingly
    General Edwin D Patrick
    General Edwin D Patrick 1119k Ex-USNS General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP 124) underway as a flat tow in the North Channel, San Francisco Bay, 15 April 2010. Tugs were moving General Edwin D. Patrick from the National Reserve Defense Fleet, Suisun Bay, CA to a shipyard in San Francisco for cleaning of her hull. The vessel is bound for TX and the breaker's yard. Photos by CAPT. Jack C. Goldthorpe, USCG (Ret.)
    General Edwin D Patrick 923k

    For more photos and information about USS Admiral C. F. Hughes / USNS General Edwin D. Patrick see;
  • Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
  • MARAD Vessel History Database
  • Suisun Reserve Fleet photos by Michael McDermott
  • John Thomas Brady photo collection
  • USNS General Patrick shipboard newspaper "Patrick Press"
  • Voyages of USNS General Patrick by Jim Buck, August 2011

  • Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Trebes Jr., John USCG31 January 1945 - 26 May 1945
    02CAPT. Wells, Lester Earl USCG26 May 1945 - 24 August 1945
    02CAPT. Ford, Alexander Lawton USCG :RADM24 August1945 - 3 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Crew Contact And Reunion Information
    U.S. Navy Memorial Foundation - Navy Log

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