GENERAL EDWIN D. PATRICK (T-AP-124)


Year Built
1945
Official Number
T-AP124
Ship Yard
Bethlehem Steel Corporation
General Type
Passenger Ship
Specific Type
Troop/Training Ship
Ship Length
608.8 feet
Beam
75.50 feet
Mast Height
--
Net Tons
12637 tons
Gross Tons
15969 tons
Cargo Capacity
--
Draft, Summer
--
Draft, Lightweight
14.5 tons
Displacement, Summer
22567 tons
Displacement, Lightweight
12600 tons
Immersion, Summer
76.0 tons
Immersion, Lightweight
68.0 tons


Historical Narrative



USS General Edwin D. Patrick, originally named Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124), was the third and final P2 “Admiral” type troopship in the Maritime Administration’s inventory.  It was completed late in the war, although it saw some service transporting troops during World War II.

The Admiral C.F. Hughes was reacquired by the Navy from the Army Transport Service, renamed General Edwin D. Patrick in March of 1950, and assigned to the Military Sea Transportation Service.  Manned by a civilian crew, it operated in the Pacific out of San Francisco. 

General Patrick carried troops and supplies to American bases in Japan, Korea, Okinawa, the Marianas, and the Philippines, making more than two dozen round-trip voyages to the Far East while supporting the war effort in KoreaGeneral Edwin D. Patrick received three battle stars for Korean War service.  After the armistice in Korea, the vessel continued transport operations in the Western Pacific, and between 1953 and 1965 steamed to the East Asia  some 110 times to provide American bases with personnel and supplies. 

Between 1965 and 1966, General Patrick predominantly operated in the Western Pacific, supporting the forces in Southeast Asia.   After an overhaul early in 1967, the transport was placed in ready reserve status and relocated to the Maritime Administration’s Suisun Bay Reserve Fleet. 

The General Patrick was withdrawn from the fleet on April 15, 2010 for dismantlement, which was completed on January 25, 2011.

The National Park Service completed a HAER survey of General Edwin D. Patrick which contains a detailed history of the ship.  That report can be found in the Documents section.

Vessel Name History

1945 - 1950: Admiral C. F. Hughes (AP-124)
1950 - 2011: General Edwin D. Patrick (T-AP-124)

Texas Tech University Vietnam Center Virtual Archive

Naval History and Heritage Command Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships entry for USNS General Edwin D. Patrick

Historical Documents
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Milestones


Event: Entry
Date: 9/30/1968

Event: Acquisition
Date: 9/30/1968

Event: Scrap Services Contract
Date: 3/18/2010

"Scrap services contract awarded to ESCO Marine of Brownsville, TX."
Event: Withdrawal
Date: 1/25/2011

Dismantlement complete.

Ship Imagery




Status Cards



Documents


Date Type Name Expand Download
11/2/2009 General_Edwin_D._Patrick_Memorandum_of_Agreement.pdf
12/13/2013 General_Edwin_D._Patrick_HAER_Survey.pdf