Family History Research

Maritime Monday – U.S.A.T. Sea Quail Smooth Log

on September 27, 2010

My grandfather also sailed on the U.S.A.T. Sea Quail 9 September 1944 – 13 January 1945.  The men worked on the ship before leaving port. I am unsure if it was a new ship or they were preparing it for another long sail.  On 20 September 1944 the log reports “DEPARTED MOBILE, AL FOR TRIAL RUN.”

This ship left from the port of New Orleans, LA and sailed to Mobile, AL to Ambrose Light, NY, to Newburgh, NY. From there it sailed to Jersey City, NJ, then Staten Island, NY. They left NY on 7 November 1944 on a voyage in a convoy of 36 ships to England.  They arrived Southampton, England on 18 November 1944. From there they sailed to St. Helen’s Road back to Newport News, VA.

After some time in port, the ship set sail again for Naples, Italy, arriving 22 December 1944. They departed Naples on the 25th and set sail for Mers-El-Kabir, Algeria, then on to Oran, Algeria then arrived back in New York, NY 11 January 1945 where my grandfather was detached from duty on this ship along with Crane, Leystra, Mains, Rouch and Stewart.

Armed Guard Log Crew List 9 September 1944

Lt. (jg) Robert E. Baker, 231004 D(V(S) USNR reported officially for duty with the following enlisted men from the Armed Guard Center (GULF) New Orleans, LA. :

Pickett, Ted R.                   670 22 19 V-6                      BM1c

Crane, Ray F.                      644 48 37 V-6                      Cox

Love, Paul J.                       612 6192  V-6                      GM1c

Linardi, Frank J.                 820 19 80 V-6                      GM3c

Pacheco, Edwin M.          202 52 89                              GM3c

Parker, Wilton O.             552 04 59 V-6                      GM3c

Sigley, Jack E.                  821 78 64 V-6                      GM3c

Coats, James L.                636 99 92 V-6                      SM1c

Upton, Alvin W.               750 34 18 V-6                      SM2c

Anderson, William H.      906 00 16 V-6 SV               S2c

Barks, Forrest M.             851 06 75 V-6 SV               S1c

Beach, Donald L.             312 94 01 V-6                      S1c

Chewens, James J.          909 36 92 V-6 SV               S1c

Eisen, William R.             952 79 62 V-6 SV               S2c

Girrard, Edward A.          804 39 12 V-6                      S2c

Graham, Fonzie               978 41 02 V-6 SV               S2c

Grecula, William              908 86 12 V-6                      S2c

Haughawout, Junior D.  874 79 73 V-6 SV               S1c

Hall, Russell C. Jr.            570 53 29 V-6                      S2c

Henderson, Thomas J.   906 12 90 V-6 SV               S1c

Holik, Joseph J.               942 91 46 V-6                      S1c

Horton, Bertran H.          713 35 12 V-6                      S1c

Huff, Bermard J.             906 13 42 V-6 SV               S1c

Jenness, Walter F.           713 290 02 V-6                   S2c

Kroner, Ray C.                 868 99 90 V-6 SV               S1c

Lamping, Ray F.              836 67 35 V-6                      S1c

Latour, Ernest O.              824 18 89 V-6 SV1             S1c

Leystra, Oliver D.              576 91 84 V-6                      S1c

Lucas, James H.                 627 96 74 V-6                      S1c

Moffett, Frank J.              804 36 08 V-6                      S2c

Potter, Ronald S.              293 03 20 V-6                      S1c

Porter, Gabriel                  867 22 64 V-6 SV               S1c

Roenfeld, Paul W.            871 91 01 V-6 SV1             S1c

Rorrer, Clifford C.             629 74 11 V-6                      S1c

Rouch, Gary P.                  858 88 83 V-6 SV               S1c

Seibold, Francis J.             860 79 14 V-6 SV               S1c

Spicer, Ralph E.                 573 36 40 V-6                      S2c

Stacey, Warren P.            579 48 55 V-6                      S2c

Stewart, James V.            666 51 37 V-6                      S1c

Stewart, Russell E.           825 72 60 V-6 SV               S2c

Szymczak, Roman J.        868 51 20 V-6 SV               S1c

Vandivort, James B.        640 57 45 V-6                      S1c

Waterhouse, Harold L.   899 13 03 V-6                      S2c

Wilks, Stanley E.               713 26 10 V-6                      S2c

Yacks, Wilford A.              952 86 64 V-6 SV               S2c


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