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USNS General M. M. Patrick (T-AP-150)
USAT General M. M. Patrick (1946 - 1950)
USS General M. M. Patrick (1944 - 1946)

International Radio Call Sign:
November - Juliet - India - Kilo
Awards, Citations and Campaign Ribbons

Precedence of awards is from top to bottom, left to right
Top Row - American Campaign Medal - Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Medal, - World War II Victory Medal
Bottom Row - National Defense Service Medal - Korean Service Medal (2) - United Nations Korean Service Medal

General G. O. Squier Class Transport::
  • Laid down, 24 January 1944, as a Maritime Commission type (C4-S-A1) hull, under Maritime Commission contract (MC hull 702) at Kaiser Co. Inc., Yard No. 3, Richmond, CA.
  • Launched, 21 June 1944
  • Acquired by the Navy from the Maritime Commission and commissioned USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150), 4 September 1944 at San Francisco, CA., CAPT. George W. Stott in command
  • During World War II USS General M.M. Patrick was assigned to the Asiatic-Pacific theater
  • Decommissioned, 8 March 1946 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for service with the US Army Transportation Service
  • Struck from the Naval Register, 20 March 1946
  • Commissioned USAT General M. M. Patrick in 1946
  • Reacquired by the Navy, 1 March 1950
  • Assigned to the Military Sea Transport Service (MSTS), and placed in service as USNS General M. M. Patrick (T-AP-150)
  • During the Korean War USNS General M.M. Patrick participated in the following campaigns:

    Korean War Campaigns
    Campaign and Dates Campaign 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 and struck from the Naval Register, 16 October 1958 and transferred to the Maritime Commission for lay up in the National Defense Reserve Fleet, Olympia, WA.
  • Struck from the Naval Register, date unknown
  • USNS General M. M. Patrick earned two battle stars for Korean conflict service
  • Merchant Service
    Sold by the Maritime Administration for commercial service, 6 November 1967, to Container Ship Chartering Service Inc. (Sea-Land Service Inc.), converted to a container ship in the spring of 1968 at Todd Shipyard, Galveston, TX.
    Renamed SS Boston in June 1968
    Transferred to Litton Industries Leasing Corp., 17 September 1968
    Transferred to Reynolds Leasing Corp., 28 February 1975
    Sold at sea, 12 February 1987, to Sealand Services, Inc.
  • Final Disposition, sold for scrapping in May 1988
    Displacement 9,950 t.(lt) 17,250 t.(fl)
    Length 522' 10"
    Beam 71' 6"
    Draft 26' 6"
    Speed 16.5 kts.
    Officers 3
    Enlisted 391
    Troop Accommodations
    Officers 229
    Enlisted 3,114
    Cargo Capacity 1,900 DWT
    non-refrigerated 70,000 Cu. ft.
    four single 5"/38 cal dual purpose gun mounts
    two twin 40mm AA gun mounts
    sixteen single 20mm AA gun mounts
    Fuel Capacity
    NSFO 13,300 Bbls
    one Westinghouse geared turbine
    two Babcock and Wilcox header-type boilers, 465psi 765°
    double Westinghouse Main Reduction Gears
    three turbo-drive 400Kw, 240V D.C. Ship's Service Generators
    single propeller, 9,000shp

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    USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150)
    General M M Patrick 182k

    Mason Mathews Patrick, born in Lewisburg, W. Va., 13 December 1863, graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1886 and was commissioned Second Lieutenant in the Corps of Engineers. During the next three decades he served in a variety of positions. Twice he taught practical military engineering at the Military Academy. He assisted in river and harbor improvements in the Mississippi and Ohio Rivers and in Norfolk Harbor. He commanded the 2d Battalion of Engineers in Cuba during operations prior to the raising of battleship Maine. In 1914 he assisted in building Davis Lock, Sault Sainte Marie Canals, Mich. After commanding the 1st Regiment of Engineers on the Mexican border, he joined the A.E.F. during World War I in France, where he took active charge of all construction work and forestry operations. Promoted to Major General in 1918, he was appointed Chief of Air Service. After the Armistice, he represented the A.E.F. at the Paris Peace Conference. In 1921 he became Chief of the Army Air Service, the position he held until his retirement in 1927. Major General Patrick died in Washington, D.C., 20 January 1942.
    Major General M.M. Patrick
    Digital ID: ggbain 37460 Source: Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division
    Bill Gonyo
    General M M Patrick
    140k USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150) underway, date and location unknown. Nicholas Tiberio
    General M M Patrick 20k USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150) moored pierside, circa 1944-45, location unknown. Jack Casey USS General M.M. Patrick 1944-46
    General M M Patrick 311k USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150) loading litter patients aboard by hoist, improvised by Patrick crewmen to make the loading progress more rapid. Note the platform suspended in the air that's loaded with patients on stretchers. date and location unknown. Bill Gonyo
    General M M Patrick 126k USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150) probably arriving in the Port of Los Angeles, CA. at the conclusion of a "Magic Carpet" voyage from the Philippines, 28 January 1946. USAFS Ward steams alongside with Welcome Home banners. Jim Kurrasch
    Battleship Iowa Pacific Battleship Center
    USAT General M. M. Patrick
    General M M Patrick 80k USAT General M. M. Patrick 1947 Christmas card. Tommy Trampp
    General M M Patrick 261k Overhead starboard bow view of USAT General M. M. Patrick in August, 1948. Uniformed Army personnel and civilians can be seen on the decks, as the ship is under way in Puget Sound, Washington.
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studios, Photo No. D34612-66, for non-commercial use only.
    Mike Green
    General M M Patrick 57k USAT General M. M. Patrick officers, date and location unknown. Hugh Muir
    General M M Patrick 113k USAT General M. M. Patrick prepares to cast off at the Seattle Port of Embarkation with army and civilian personnel bound for the Far East, circa 1946-1950. Tommy Trampp
    General M M Patrick 116k
    General M M Patrick 306k Port and starboard aerial views of USAT General M. M. Patrick underway off Tacoma, WA. in August, 1948.
    Tacoma Public Library, Richards Studio, Photo # D34612-4
    Mike Green
    General M M Patrick 165k USAT General M. M. Patrick departing Tacoma, WA. bound for Yokosuka, Japan. The General M. M. Patrick carried dependents to and from Japan. Here's Dennis Jennings (the photo contributors), account of the voyage. "This photo was given to us as dependents traveling to Japan to be with my father who was stationed there with the U.S. Navy, November 1952 to December 1954. We traveled from Tacoma, Washington to Yokohama, Japan. Trip duration of 13 days. This photo was taken leaving Tacoma harbor. My mother was 8 months pregnant with my youngest sister who was safely born in Japan in December 1952. Mom says she was the sickest she has ever been in her life and the ships doctor was scared to death that she was going to deliver before we got to Japan. We all survived safe and sound."
    US Army photo
    Dennis Jennings
    General M M Patrick
    357k USAT General M.M. Patrick underway, circa 1946-1950, entering San Francisco Bay. In the background the area with the trees is Kirby Cove, formerly Battery Kirby (1898-1934), on the Marin County side of the Golden Gate. Darryl Baker
    USNS General M. M. Patrick (T-AP-150)
    General M M Patrick 37k USNS General M. M. Patrick (T-AP-150) in San Francisco Bay
    US Navy photo
    Military Sea Transportation Service Society
    General M M Patrick
    98k USNS General M.M. Patrick (T-AP 150), docking/undocking with the assistance of U.S. Army unidentified Design 293-A LT Tug, date and location unknown.
    Tommy Trampp
    General M M Patrick
    284k USNS General M.M. Patrick (T-AP 150) underway departing Tacoma, WA., date unknown.
    U.S. Navy Military Sea Transportation Service photo
    Nicholas Tiberio
    Merchant Service Sealand Corp.
    General M M Patrick 394k Ex-USNS General M. M. Patrick (T-AP-150) in merchant service as SS Boston on the Wiser River approaching Bremen, Germany, in March 1969. Photo by Gerhard Muller-Debus

    USS / USAT / USNS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150 / T-AP-150)
    Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships (DANFS)
    Commanding Officers
    01CAPT. Stott, George Winfield4 September 1944 - 24 November 1945
    02CAPT. Pleasents Jr., Arthur Lee24 November 1945 - 8 March 1946
    Courtesy Wolfgang Hechler and Ron Reeves

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

    Additional Resources and Web Sites of Interest
    USS General M. M. Patrick (AP-150) newspaper Souvenir Edition "Pat O’Pinion,” 27 January 1946.

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