Posted 03 March 2011 - 06:33 PM
I am looking for any info on my Dad's ship. He sailed on the USS Monticello AP-61 out of San Fran. If any one can help deciepher his dog tags -- T-6/43-P -- and what does the B stand for in USNR -B ? Any help woulg be great!
Thanks, J lockard, Son of a Sailor
Posted 03 March 2011 - 08:06 PM
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Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:15 PM
Posted 04 March 2011 - 03:58 PM
"The USS Monticello sailed north under the escort of the USS Lansdale (DD-426) to Philadelphia for conversion to a troop transport which was completed 10 September 1942. She left New York on 2 November for Operation Torch, the invasion of North Africa, carrying troops to Casablanca. Returning to New York, she sailed again on 25 December, carrying men for the various commands of the China-Burma-India Theater to Karachi, by way of the Panama Canal, Australia, and Ceylon.
The transport returned to New York on 24 April 1943, carried reinforcements to Oran on two voyages, then sailed from Africa to San Francisco by way of the Panama Canal. Through the first half of 1944, she carried men from San Francisco to Californian ports, Australia, Hawaii, and the burgeoning bases of the South Pacific. In June 1944, she began the first of a series of transatlantic voyages bringing men to win victory in Europe. She reported to New York for an eight-week availability on 20 July 1945 and while there her Navy crew transferred off and were replaced by a Coast Guard crew beginning on 21 July 1945. Her first Coast Guard commanding officer was Commander George R. Leslie. He took command on 6 August 1945 and was replaced the next day by Captain R. S. Patch, USCG."
See more at SS Conte Grande - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
USN ID tags, "dog tags"
Marines & Navy First line -- Your last name; Second line -- The first initial of your first and middle names; Third line -- Your serial number and religion (C=Catholic; P=Prodestant & H=Hebrew); Fourth line -- Your blood type (There was no blood factoring, positive or negative, in WWII); Fifth line -- Date of your tetnus shot; Sixth line -- Service you are in (USMC, USMCR (reserve), USN or USNR).
Read more: http://wiki.answers....g#ixzz1FeCEyUB4
Edited by texson66, 04 March 2011 - 04:03 PM.
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