Vietnam Center and Archive Collection Finding Aid

Collection Finding Aid

Title
USNS General Edwin D. Patrick Collection
Association
Vietnam Graffiti Project
Collection Number
1575
Date(s)
Undated
Physical Location(s)
D182.5D
Processed by
R. Grau, Nov. 2005[Updated: Aug. 2007 by J. Saffell]
Digitization Status
Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive

Scope and Content

Sailing Directions primarily from Pacific Ocean areas (Japan, Philippines, Australia...); books about astronomical navigation; LORAN tables from Asiatic areas; ship's equipment inventory and requisition cards; damage control information and procedures; various log books; voyage repair lists and other documents have all been recovered from the USNS General Edwin Patrick while mothballed in San Francisco Bay.

Administrative History

Edwin Daviess Patrick, born on 11 January 1894 in Tell City, Indiana, joined the Indiana National Guard in 1915 and received a commission as a 2nd Lieutenant in the Infantry in 1917. Patrick served in France during World War I in the St. Mihiel and Muese-Argonne offensives. Upon returning to the US in 1919, Patrick continued to serve in the military. In 1926 he went to China and served until 1929. In 1942, Patrick received a promotion to Brigadier General, and then followed orders to serve in the Southwest Pacific during World War II. In the Philippines, while liberating Luzon, General Patrick was mortally wounded by Japanese machine gun fire in March 1945.



Charles Frederick Hughes, born 14 October 1866 in Bath, Maine, graduated from the Naval Academy in Annapolis in 1888. Hughes served in the Spanish American War with the Asiatic Squadron. During World War I, Hughes commanded the USS New York, an American battleship attached to the Royal Navy's Grand Fleet serving in the Orkney Islands. Before Armistice Day, Hughes received a promotion to Rear Admiral. Throughout the 1920s Admiral Hughes served in a variety of positions ashore and at sea. He served as president of the Naval War College at Newport, Rhode Island, and as the fourth Chief of Naval Operations (1927-1930). He retired in 1930 and passed away 28 May 1934 in Maryland. He is buried in Arlington National Cemetery.



The USS Admiral C.F. Hughes (later to be renamed the General Edwin D. Patrick) was built in Alameda, California. She was launched 27 August 1944, and served primarily in the Pacific ferrying troops to Hawaii, the Philippines, and other destinations in the Western Pacific. In May 1945, the USS Admiral C.F. Hughes sailed for Europe to embark troops for redeployment to the Pacific. She made a few more trips across the Pacific after World War II ended before being decommissioned and turned over to the United States Army in May 1946.



The Army renamed the ship General Edwin D. Patrick and utilized her as a transport vessel until March 1950, when the United States Navy reacquired her and turned her over to MSTS. Retaining the name the Army gave her, the General Edwin D. Patrick served for nearly twenty more years as a troop transport ferrying soldiers and cargo across the Pacific to destinations throughout Asia. Early in 1967, after serving in the Korean War and the Vietnam War, the General Edwin D. Patrick was placed in ready reserve status and laid up at the Maritime Administration's National Defense Reserve Fleet at Suisun Bay, California.



Specifications:

Displacement: 9,676 t.(lt), 20,120 t.(fl)

Length: 608' 11"

Beam: 75' 6"

Draft: 26' 11"

Speed: 19 kts.

Complement: 35 officers, 400 enlisted

Troop; Accommodations 5,200

Cargo Capacity: 100,000 cu. ft.

Armament: four single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts, four 1.1" quad-mount AA guns replaced by four twin 40mm gun mounts, 16 twin 20mm gun mounts

Propulsion: turbo-electric, two propellers, 19,000shp

Rights and Access

Access Restrictions
Collection is open for research

Collection Inventory

Contents
Box
Folder
Location
Master at Arms Stateroom 
01
D182.5D
Department of Defense Single Line Item Requisition Forms
01
Department of Defense Single Line Item Requisition Forms
02
Requisition and Invoice / Shipping Documents
03
Trim and Stability Booklet for Twin Screw Passenger Ship (USNS General Edwin Patrick)
04
Safety in Dock Work
05
Register of Cargo Gear
Assorted Papers
06
Master at Arms Office 
Boatswain's Daily Workbook (1 Dec 1962 thru 30 Apr 1964)
07
Boatswain's Daily Workbook (1 May 1964 thru 31 May 1966)
08
Damage Control Book
02
01
D182.6A
Damage Control Manual (Crew's Dayroom)
02
Damage Control Manual (Crew's Dayroom)
03
USNS General Edwin Patrick Trrop Compartment Capacities (3 copies)
04
Electron Tube Roster
05
Main Steam Schematic
06
Auxiliary Exhaust Steam Schematic
Main and Auxiliary Feed Schematic
Drainage Systems Schematic
Fuel Oil Service Schematic
Fuel Oil and Diesel Oil Filling, Transfer, Overflow and Ballast System Schematic
Subdivision Diagram Main Deck and Bridges Schematic
Damage Control
07
Bridge
08
Bridge
09
Bilge Sounding Locations
10
Bilge and Equalizing Reach Rods
Lifeboats and Davits
Life Floats
Life Jackets
Life Rings
Voyage Repair List: Voyage 149 (11 Feb 1966)
11
Voyage Repair List Addemndum #1: Voyage 149 (20 Feb 1966)
Voyage Repair List: Voyage 150 (23 Mar 1966)
Voyage Repair List Addemndum #1: Voyage 151 (12 May 1966)
Voyage Repair List: Voyage 152 (16 Jun 1966)
Voyage Repair List Addemndum #1: Voyage 153 (30 Jul 1966)
Voyage Repair List: Voyage 154 (1 Oct 1966)
Voyage Repair List: Voyage 155 (2 Nov 1966)
Specifications for Regular Overhaul (28 Dec 1965)
12
Specifications for Regular Overhaul (30 Dec 1965)
Specifications for Drydocking (29 Jul 1966)
Specifications for Annual Overhaul (29 Dec 1966)
Annual Overhaul Repair List (9 Nov 1965)
13
Annual Overhaul Repair List Addendum (23 Dec 1966) (2 copies)
Annual Overhaul Repair List Addendum 2 (29 Dec 1966)
Boatswain's Workbook
14
Scaling and Chipping Tool Instruction Book
Instruction Manual for Oxygen Breathing Apparatus
Handling Nylon Lines (3 copies)
Assorted Papers
15
Deck Locker 
Electronic Equipment History Cards
16
Spare Parts Stock Cards
Machinery History Cards
Hull History Cards
17
Hull History Cards
18
Hull History Cards
03
01
D182.6B
Hull History Cards
02
Hull History Cards
03
Climatological and Oceanographic Atlas for Mariners, Volume 2: North Pacific Ocean
04
Brig Log (26 Nov 1965 thru 13 Dec 1966)
05
Officer of the Decl Logbook (12 Oct 1966 thru 14 Dec 1966)
06
Sergeant of the Guard Logbook (11 Oct 1966 thru 13 Dec 1966)
07
LORAN Tables 
Asiatic Area
08
Asiatic Area - Philippine Sea
Philippine Sea
09
South Japan
South Japan
Handbook of Basic Radar Theory for Deck Officer
10
Standard Bearing Book
Degaussing Folder
11
Naval Reserve Leadership Program
12
Books 
Azimuths of Celestial Bodies
13
International Code of Signals (American Edition) Volume I: Visual (1931)
14
Pacific and Arctic Coasts: Alaska, Cape Spencer to Beaufort Sea (1964)
15
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume B: Latitudes 5-9 Degrees North and South
4
01
D182.6C
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume C: Latitudes 10-14 Degrees North and South
02
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume D: Latitudes 15-19 Degrees North and South
03
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume F: Latitudes 25-29 Degrees North and South
04
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume H: Latitudes 35-39 Degrees North and South
05
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume J: Latitudes 40-44 Degrees North and South
06
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume K: Latitudes 45-49 Degrees North and South
07
Astronomical Navigation Tables Volume P: Latitudes 65-69 Degrees North and South
08
Quarterly Accident Reports
09
Safety and Accident Prevention
10
Chief Steward Job Description
11
Office of the Chief Steward (USNS Sultan)
12
Steward Department Job Descriptions
13
Daily Bulletins
14
Movement Orders
Engine Record USNS General Weigel (1968-1969)
15
Assorted Papers from USNS General Weigel
16
Radio Navigation Aids: Pacific and Indian Oceans Area (1967) (Hydrographic Office Publication 117B)
17
Radio Weather Aids: Pacific and Indian Oceans Area (1967) (Hydrographic Office Publication 118B)
5
01
D182.7A
Sailing Directions 
Pacific Coast: California, Oregoon, Washington, and Hawaii (1963) (Hydrographic Office Publication 7)
02
West Coasts of Mexico and Central America (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 26)
03
The Persian Gulf (1960) (Hydrographic Office Publication 62)
04
Bay of Bengal (1966) (Hydrographic Office Publication 64)
05
Malacca Strait and Sumatra (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 70)
06
Soenda Strait and the Western and Northeast Coasts of Bornea and Off-Lying Islands (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 71)
07
Java, Lesser Sundas

South, Southeast, and East Coasts of Borneo

and Celebes (1962) (Hydrographic Office Publication 72)
08
New Guinea (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 73)
09
North and West Coasts of Australia (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 74)
10
East Coast of Australia (1954) (Hydrographic Office Publication 75)
6
01
D182.7B
Southeast Coast of Australia (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 76)
02
South Coast of Australia (1950) (Hydrographic Office Publication 77)
03
New Zealand (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 78)
04
Pacific Islands Volume III (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 80)
05
Pacific Islands Volume II (1952) (Hydrographic Office Publication 81)
06
Philippine Islands Volume II (1956) (Hydrographic Office Publication 91)
07
Philippine Islands Volume III (1956) (Hydrographic Office Publication 92)
08
Western Shores of South China Sea: Singapore Strait to Hong Kong (1957) (Hydrographic Office Publication 93)
09
Coast of China (1959) (Hydrographic Office Publication 94)
10
Japan Volume II: Southern Part (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 95)
11
Southest Coast of Siberia and Korea (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 97)
7
01
D182.7C
East Coast of SIberia (1951) (Hydrographic Office Publication 98)
02
The Ship's Medicine Chest and First Aid at Sea (1947)
03
Registry of Naval Officers (March 1966)
04
Sailing Directions Original Binders
8
1
D183.2A
Sailing Directions Original Binders
9
1
D183.2B

Separated Materials

Maps
80 Nautical Charts Produced by the U.S. Navy Hydrographic Office.

Digitized Materials

Items from this collection have been digitized and are available in the Virtual Vietnam Archive.

To search for items within this collection, or within all of the holdings of the Vietnam Archive, go to the Virtual Vietnam Archive