Family History Research

Maritime Monday – S.S. Joshua Hendy Smooth Log

My grandfather, Joseph J. Holik served in the U.S. Naval Armed Guard toward the end of World War II. Below is a list of the Armed Guard Log Crew List 8 May 1944 for the S.S. Joshua Hendy.  During the time my grandfather was on this ship, he sailed from New Orleans, LA to Ensenada, Puerto Rico. From there to Guyanilla to Guantanamo, Cuba.

Lt. Wirt L. Thompson Jr. USNR on board with the following men:

Klemcavage, W.J., Cox                   245 40 24

Sechrist, John, GM3c                      245 08 44

Shaw, Wm. W., GM3c                    301 05 74

Sprenkle, John H. Jr., GM3c         345 19 55

Dobson, Clell L., S1c                        867 88 51

Holik, Joseph J., S1c                        942 91 46

Jones, Donald, S1c                           940 96 10

Jones, Eugene, S1c                          856 45 03

Jones, Thomas, S1c                         256 65 34

Jaskiel, John, S1c                              251 12 18

Kaltenbaugh, Byron, S1c               923 48 06

Keefer, John L., S1c                         869 63 84

Keith, Ernest A., S1c                        856 43 52

Maciejeski, John J., S1c                 816 63 84

Nichols, Wm., S1c                            273 06 29

Olson, Alvin, W., S1c                       285 578 54

Parker, Albert C., S1c                      263 87 35

Parson, Wm. F., S1c                        867 98 57

Parsons, Calvin H., S1c                   928 54 23

Pate, Wm. H., S1c                            838 39 64

Patterson, C.A. Jr., S1c                   856 43 76

Pederson, Earl A., S1c                    869 60 09

Pirok, Bernard J., S1c                      942 38 15

Pope, Robert E. S1c                         942 55 58

14 June 1944 the ship was docked in Stuyvesant dock for dry dock and repairs according to the Armed Guard Log dated 14 June 1944.  On 22 June 1944 the following men were assigned to the ship:

Taylor, Robt L., Cox               551 63 10 V-6 USNR

Abererombie, George D., S1  893 91 61 V-6 SV

Allison, Keith M.,             S1c 857 02 90 V-6 SV

Stephens, C.T.                  S1c 966 71 03 V-6 SV

Thomas, Murrill W.        S1c 659 94 62 V-6 USNR

Wagner, Max E.,             S1c 758 84 64 V-6 USNR

Whitley, Thermon J.,      S1c 834 48 86 V-6 SV

Wolford, Jesse C.,            S1c 927 23 42 V-6 SV

Young, Noel R.,               S1c 955 43 21 V-6 SV

The ship eventually returned to New Orleans, LA before 5 August 1944.

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