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U.S.S. BARRETT (T-AP 196)

August 3, 2008

MORE TO COME

 

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Dave, on deck, heading to Guam.

 

 

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(Above) Document found on Ebay from a sailors’ journey on the  Barrett.

The U.S.S. Barrett, on it’s “Final Journey”

 

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http://www.apl.com/history/timeline/stat7.htm

Class/Design – P2-S1-DN3 (V-2000)

President Adams (Third)

Built 1952 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, New Jersey. Hull No. 486. O/N never documented
LOA=533’9″, LBP=499’6″, B=73’3″, D=48’11”, Draft=27’2″
Displacement=17,600 LT, Deadweight=6,898 LT, Gross tonnage=13,319
Cargo capacity: 570,000 Cu Ft., Passengers: 228, Speed=19 knots 
Machinery: Single screw, geared steam turbine, 13,700 HP. Two B&W WT boilers.
Requisitioned by the Navy while under construction and completed as a troop transport. Renamed U.S.S. GEIGER (T-AP 197). Transferred to the Maritime Administration on April 27, 1971 and laid up. Loaned to Massachusetts Maritime Academy 1980 and renamed BAY STATE. Following a serious fire vessel was scrapped in 1983.

President Hayes (Third)

Built 1952 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, New Jersey. Hull No. 487. O/N never documented
LOA=533’9″, LBP=499’6″, B=73’3″, D=48’11”, Draft=27’2″
Displacement=17,600 LT, Deadweight=6,898 LT, Gross tonnage=13,319
Cargo capacity: 570,000 Cu Ft., Passengers: 228, Speed=19 knots 
Machinery: Single screw, geared steam turbine, 13,700 HP. Two B&W WT boilers.
Requisitioned by the Navy while under construction and completed as a troop transport for use in the Korean War. Renamed U.S.S. UPSHUR (T-AP 198). Continued in Navy service until transferred to the Maritime Administration on April 2, 1973 and simultaneously retransferred to the Maine Maritime Academy and renamed STATE OF MAINE

President Jackson (Third)

Built 1952 by New York Shipbuilding Co., Camden, New Jersey. Hull No. 485. O/N never documented
LOA=533’9″, LBP=499’6″, B=73’3″,D=48’11”, Draft=27’2″
Displacement=17,600 LT,Deadweight=6,898 LT, Gross tonnage=13,319
Cargo capacity: 570,000 Cu Ft.,Passengers: 228, Speed=19 knots 
Machinery: Single screw, geared steam turbine, 13,700 HP. Two B&W WT boilers.
Requisitioned by the Navy while under construction and completed as a troop transport for use in the Korean War. Renamed U.S.S. BARRETT (T-AP 196). Continued in Navy service until transferred to the Maritime Administration in March 1973. Loaned to New York State Maritime College 1973 and renamed EMPIRE STATE V, later EMPIRE STATE.

Jackson 

 

 

U.S.S. Barrett, used as a troop transport during Korean War

7 comments

  1. My neice researched USNS Barrett knowing I traveled Oakland to Manila fall of 1960 and then returned on it summer of 1962. I was in the Army ASA stationed Clark Field, Philippines. Enjoyed very much my 20 days to and 20 days from my duty assignments. I’m 73 now and have enjoyed looking back. Thanks.


    • I too traveled to Clark AB on the Barrett — Dec 1961; and returned to US in June, 1963.

      Darell Clark, cook


  2. I am trying to find out if anyone has any pictures of the USNSS.BERETTE berette on its way to Vietnam on April 4th 1968 leaving Oakland Army base or Alameda naval base.and going under the Oakland bay Bridge and the Golden gate.I remember a lot of news media and people taken pictures of us from both Bridges . Most of us didn’t have Cameras. So I would be very grateful if someone could tell how I could get some copies of the pictures My email is rsalazar49@gmail.com my name is Robert Salazar Rojas. my ph.no. is 951 237 5603 thank you


    • Roberto, I have some photos of the Barrett leaving and passing under the bridge when my father was on it during Korea… but not Vietnam.


  3. Recently researching past photos I came across my certificate for the Domain of the Golden Dragon aboard the MSTS Barrett, crossing the 180th on 5 Dec 1963 enroute to Korea. We boarded on November 22, 1963 in Oakland, Calif. the very memorable day that President Kennedy had been assassinated. I would be interested in pics of the Barrett under the GG Bridge. Thank you and all for your service.


  4. U.S.S. Barrett was scrapped in 2007 just down the James River from us. I was on it several days transporting as a military dependent from the west coast to Clark AFB in 1956. Distant memories. Thanks for your post.


  5. This was the ship that took our unit to Nam in 68. I can not believe there are still memories of getting the golden dragon but can not find mine that was awarded. we left from Seattle, is there anyone who was on it when i was



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