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USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126)
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USAT General Maurice Rose (1946 - 1950)
USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) (1945 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Quebec - Delta - Lima
NQDL
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons



Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal
Second Row - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal - World War II Victory Medal - Navy Occupation Service Medal (with Asia/Europe clasp)
Third Row - National Defense Service Medal - Vietnam Service Medal - Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal


Admiral W. S. Benson Class Transport:
  • Laid down, 24 April 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (P2-SE2-R1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract, (MC hull 684), at Bethlehem-Alameda Shipyard Inc., Alameda, CA.
  • Launched, 25 February 1945
  • Commissioned USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126), 7 July 1945, CAPT. Lewis E. Coley in command
  • During World War II USS Admiral Hugh Rodman was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific Theater
  • Following World War II USS Admiral Hugh Rodman was assigned to Occupation service in the Far East for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal (Asia)
    14 to 24 December 1945
    15 to 20 February 1946
    13 to 20 April 1946

  • Decommissioned, 14 May 1946, at New York
  • Transferred to the US Army Transportation Service in May 1946
  • Commissioned USAT General Maurice Rose, 1 August 1946
  • Reacquired by the US Navy and assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS)
  • Placed in service as USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126), 1 March 1950
  • USNS General Maurice Rose was assigned to Occupation service in Europe for the following periods:

    Navy Occupation Service Medal (Europe)
    1953 - 13-16 Sep, 7-10 Oct, 13-15 Nov, 9-4 Dec
    1954 - 23-25 Jan, 17-20 Feb, 14-16 Mar, 8-10 Apr, 4-6 and 29-31 May, 22-26 Jun, 16-18 Jul, 8-10 Aug, 6-8 Sep, 1-3 and 27-29 Oct, 7-9 Dec
    1955 - 10-12 Jan, 3-6 Feb, 6-9, 31 Mar-3 Apr, 29 Apr-1 May

  • During the Vietnam War USNS General Maurice Rose participated in the following campaigns:

    Vietnam War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign and Dates
    Vietnam Defense
    14 to 19 September 1965
    Vietnamese Counteroffensive - Phase II

  • Placed in ready reserve status and laid up in the Cavin Point Army Depot in New York harbor in 1967
  • Transferred to the permanent custody of the Maritime Administration (MARAD), 30 June 1970 and shifted to the National Defense Reserve Fleet, James River, Fort Eustis, VA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 August 1990;
  • Final Disposition, fate unknown
  • USNS General Maurice Rose earned two campaign stars for Vietnam War service
    Specifications:
    Displacement 9,676 t.(lt) 20,120 t.(fl)
    Length 608' 11"
    Beam 75' 6"
    Draft 26' 11"
    Speed 19 kts.
    Complement
    Officers38
    Enlisted 361
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 280
    Enlisted 4,431
    Cargo Capacity 100,000 cu. ft.
    Armament
    four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts
    four twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    fourteen twin 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacities
    NSFO 25,600 Bbls
    Diesel 350 Bbls
    Propulsion
    two General Electric turbo-electric engines
    four Combustion Engineering D-type boilers, 600psi 840°
    Ship's Service Generators
    four turbo-drive 400Kw 450V A.C.
    two turbo-drive 200Kw 120V/240V D.C.
    two propellers, 18,000shp

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    USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126)
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 191k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) Commissioning Ceremony invitation Richard Hulan for his father LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's (CHC) USNR. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman
    Admiral Hugh Rodman
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    153k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) Commissioning Ceremony program Richard Hulan for his father LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's (CHC) USNR. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 37k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) underway, circa 1945, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 447k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) at anchor, circa 1945-46, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # 103622
    Richard Hulan for his father LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's (CHC) USNR. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 229k View looking aft from the anchor windless to the bridge of USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126), Manila, P.I. November 1945. Note USS Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124) in the background.
    Photo by LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan (CHC) USNR.
    Richard Hulan for his father LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's (CHC) USNR. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 243k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126), and Commanding Officer CAPT. L. E. Coley, Manila, P.I. November 1945.
    Photo by LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan (CHC) USNR.
    Richard Hulan for his father LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's (CHC) USNR. USS Admiral Hugh Rodman
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 288k
    Admiral Hugh Rodman 79k USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) underway in San Francisco Bay, CA., in late 1945 or early 1946.
    US Navy photo # 98760 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Donated by Boatswain's Mate First Class Robert G. Tippins, USN, (Ret), 2003
    Robert Hurst
    USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126)
    General Maurice Rose 76k
    Namesake

    Major General Maurice Rose, born 26 November 1899 at Middletown, Conn., enlisted as a private in the Colorado National Guard in June 1916; attended Officers Training School at Fort Riley, Kans., in 1917; and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Infantry 15 August. In May 1918 he sailed with the 333d Infantry for duty in France, where he participated in the St. Mihiel Offensive. After his return to the United States in January 1920, he served during the next two decades at various posts in the United States and at Corozal, C.Z. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he became Chief of Staff of the 2d Armored Division in January 1942. Promoted to Brigadier General 2 June 1943, he assumed command of the 3d Armored Division in France 7 August 1944. He was promoted to Major General 5 September and was killed in action in Germany 31 March 1945.
    Photo from the Association of 3d Armored Division Veterans
    Bill Gonyo
    General Maurice Rose 94k A Navy Chief Petty Officer and his family on the brow USNS General Maurice Rose being assisted by MSTSA officers, circa the 1950s.
    US Navy photo # NH 103345 from the Military Sealift Command collections at the US Naval Historical Center
    Bill Gonyo
    General Maurice Rose 72k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway in the early 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 98771 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 76k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway, circa 1950s, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 98772 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 53k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
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    General Maurice Rose 64k USN General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway, circa 1952, location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 40k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway, date and location unknown.
    US Navy photo
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 98k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) underway in 1953, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 83460 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center. Courtesy of Donald M. McPherson, 1975.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 72k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) in port circa 1957 while carrying out ships' work. A crewman on a stage is painting the starboard anchor while a shore gang on the port side is applying boot topping. Further aft to port, a barge is pumping fuel aboard.
    US Navy photo # NH 98777 from the Military Sealift Command Collection at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 137k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) in New York Harbor, off Manhattan Island, during the 1960s.
    US Navy photo # NH 103407-KN from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 67k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) assisted by tugs while in harbor during the 1960s.
    US Navy photo # NH 103346-KN from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 76k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) approaching a harbor ferry circa the 1960s.
    US Navy photo # NH 103225 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 110k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) being assisted by the harbor tug Roderick McAllister, circa 1961, location unknown.
    US Navy photo # NH 103208, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 84k Detail view port side aft of USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126), location unknown, circa 1961.
    US Navy photo # NH 103208, from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center
    General Maurice Rose 64k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) in port at Bremerhaven, West Germany, in January 1965.
    US Navy photo # NH 103223 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General Maurice Rose 86k USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126) approaching the Verezzano Bridge at New York in August 1966.
    US Navy photo # NH 103224 from the collections of the US Naval Historical Center.
    Robert Hurst
    General William O Darby 70k Four MSTS Atlantic Fleet transports in Ready Reserve at Cavin Point Army Depot, New York, circa early 1967. The ship in the right foreground is USNS General Simon B. Buckner (T-AP-123), with USNS General William O. Darby (T-AP-127) on the far side of the pier. Ahead of them respectively are USNS General Alexander M. Patch (T-AP-122) and USNS General Maurice Rose (T-AP-126). .
    US Navy photo # NH 104181 from the Military Sealift Command collection at the US Naval Historical Center.
    US Naval Historical Center

    USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) / USNS General Maurice Rose (AP-126)
    DANFS history entry located at the US Naval History and Heritage Command
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Coley, Lewis Elliot10 July 1945 - 14 May 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    Navy Chaplain LTjg. LeRoy S. Hulan's USNR, USS Admiral Hugh Rodman (AP-126) photo collection
    "The Rose Report", Voyage 180, May 1964 New York to Bremerhaven, submitted by Emmette Rushing
    List of Ship's Officers and Menus' for Breakfast and Fairwell Dinner, 27 July 1953 submitted by James McNeely
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