Harry Taylor, born on 26 June 1862 in Tilton, N.H., graduated from the U.S. Military Academy in 1884, and was commissioned as a second lieutenant in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineerson 15 June 1884. In 1998, the movie “Virus”  shot some scenes aboard the ex-General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. Different year ranges appear, and not always sequentially, so you may need to browse through the microfilm to find the section that covers specific years. In connection with my genealogical work I today found that a certain Prof. Nikolajs Vetra and his wife Helga – accompanied by 2 sons from her previous marriage – arrived at New York in 1951 by “General Harry Taylor”. Both have passed away. Does any body have any info were i can get it? But the travel to the states is still missing some things… Did you also go to Colorado when you got to New Orleans? We arrived in NYC 10 days later. I am not sure, but I think that the ship arrived in New Orleans around November. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Our gracious sponsor had arranged for him to show us the sights of Manhatten during a 2 day stay. would like to get in touch with me let me know. Hi Guys. My family was supposed to go live in Birmingham, Alabama but when we arrived it was switched to Phoenix, Arizona–which in retrospect made an enormous difference in my life.. My family came on the USS Harry Taylor from Bremerhaven, Germany at the end of November or first week of December 1951 arriving in New Orleans, Louisiana. Thank you. Would you have any more specific information. I was pretty successful until 2008, when the economy went bad. I came here looking for info on this ship. I was six years old, nearly seven, so just a little older than you. The USS General Harry Taylor carried Janis Akerfelds and his family, minus his eldest two sons, to Berthoud, Colorado, USA on August 12, 1950 from Bremerhaven, Germany. Includes name of ship, surgeon, brokers and cost of fare. Hi all… most of the posts on this thread appear to be for 1950+. His mother is from Cesis. I wish I knew how I could get a passenger list from our trip. The ship was supposed to be a Russian vessel known as the Akademik Vladislav Volkov. We then went by train to New York. Dad came to the US IN 1949 On the Harry Taylor with his best friend Louis Prasmantas. Immigrant Ships Carrying Some of the First Colonists to the West Michigan Area from the Netherlands 1840s & 1850s to/from New Zealand New Zealand, Archives New Zealand, Passenger Lists, 1839-1973 from FamilySearch New Zealand Passenger Lists 1800-1900 a collection of over 2000 searchable ship passenger lists to New Zealand Auckland Area Passenger Arrivals 1838-1889 New Zealand Bound … We were overawed and I especially remember looking down from the Empire State building and people on the sidewalk below appearing the size of ants. I will never go back to the US unless to a funeral, when one of my siblings dies. Its so great to hear these stories! The brochure is a diary of the first few days on board 9-24 thru 9-26 plus information conserning the ship and the officers in charge of the voyage. For example, an Italian immigrant you knew as “Joseph” will likely be listed as “Giuseppe”. 10 day trip from Bremerhaven. My Uncle and Grandparents were on this voyage as well. We were planning to go to New York. Is there any place that I can post them that families of the passengers may find them? I was 6 and did not get sick but, oh boy, many of the other passengers! My wife arrived on the Harry Taylor into the port of NYC on January 22, 1951 after a 12 day sail from Bremerhaven, Germany. My grandmother, Elvira Alise Olga Pencis (Kalnins), still lives there today! : mfm M675 Notes: see entry in Australian Dictionary of Biography. In 1964, the Navy acquired her and she was designated T-AGM-10, as a Missile Range Instrumentation Ship, carrying out duties in both Atlantic and Pacific waters until 1993, when she was stricken from the Naval register. I would be very happy to send you a copy. Port of entry was New York. My parents had saved a ” A rememberance brochure” of their journey. Spent many years in the British zone and my dad and his brothers were split up at some point and sent to live in Belgium. We landed on the west side of Manhattan. Hi, Camilla. Ancestry.com cornered the market on everything related including ships manifests. It looks like the Harry Taylor made at least 4 trips to New York with Latvian refugees in 1950, landing on 20 Apr, 23 Aug, 23 Oct and 28 Dec. My family was on the 23 Aug trip. My father was an officer in the Russian White army during the Russian revolution. We left from Bremerhaven. I came to USA on the Gen Taylor November 9,1949. 24.9.1945 – 4.10.1945. 1952. The names listed on a manifest reflect the passenger’s “original” name and were not ‘changed’ at Ellis Island, despite this popular myth. Arriving in the darkness of the night, it was amazing to see thousands of lights on the horizon …it was New York City. In this capacity he supervised the construction of railways, barracks, wharves, and shelters throughout France. Following shakedown off San Diego, General Harry Taylor sailed from San Francisco on 23 June 1944 with troop reinforcements for Milne Bay, New Guinea. (My mother’s father was Latvian but I never knew him. The “treatment” for seasickness was a diet of saltine crackers and Coca Cola syrup. I was nine years old. Irene Bricker, Hi, I would be intrested in seeing the photos I am hopeing that my parents may be in one of them. That wold be great to see if my mother or father was in them. I hope this stirs up more positive feelings than negative memories…. Millions of Americans can trace their ancestors back to ships arriving in New York City, and Ellis Island in particular. My journey was in February 1957 from Bremerhaven to New York City (not Ellis Island). One picture is of a lady standing in front of the name of the ship, that is how I know that information. Like the Langfitt, she was originally a troop transport during the war. My father, mother, sister and I also came to the United States on the Taylor, docking in New Orleans in October, 1950. If any one Numerous on line accounts and photos as well as many YouTube videos. My family (my 2 sisters and parents) lived in refugee camp in Germany (- Mayerhof in Passau – American zone) from 1945 to 1949. I arrived with my parents who were Polish–both had been in Auschwitz during the war–and my brother Sam who was only 2 at the time. I was looking into ordering a copy to confirm this arrival and ship information… Maybe they were on the USS Taylor! Dad just recently passed away July 2015, and Mom Nov 5th 2015. His father is from Valka. I moved back to Germany 4 years ago and haven’t regretted it at all. I have a foto of the USS General Taylor. Is there any place I can view on line to research this information would be great. : MS 2717. Her sister Irene Alisauskas was aboard. Donate; Wall of Honor; Founders Registry; Become a Member; DISCOVER. I would be interested in viewing these photos. My father, Thomas, was 2 years old on board this same voyage. It was not into Ellis Island. I was born in Riga, Latvia. When you set your food tray on the table it slid down to the other end as you sat down, only a small lip at the edge preventing a spill to the deck. Hello, My mother and her parents and siblings came over on the General Taylor on April 27th, 1952, can anyone tell me where it arrived when it reached New York city? Would love reply. She lies in 150 feet of water so it is an easy dive for recreational scuba diver. at 17 yrs. If you want a passenger list you can get one from Ancestry.com for free. Papa had bronchitis. The ship arrived in New Orleans December 7 1951. TAYLOR, John THORPE, Thomas TORPHET, Stephen UFFELGATE, Toby YATE, Ferdinando From: Immigration and Naturalization Service 7 HONOUR Departed from Newgate Prison, London, England Arrived at York, Virginia June 21, 1720 The ship I was on Nov. 7th 1941. My mother came over on same ship bremerhaven to nyc 1951, met my dad in cincy. I remember specifically that we went through Ellis Island. My father, Drago Jakovac, came to the US in 1950 aboard the Taylor, arriving in New Orleans. ROYAL NEW ZEALAND … It’s a very large city south of Frankfurt. When the war was over, the Navy decommissioned her. After landing in New Orleans, we boarded a train to Dallas, TX. They worked together onboard helping passengers. me too. It is not as easy to find today due to Ancestry acquiring most documents and so it becomes a little costly to find. The passenger list is a list of immigrants arriving at an official port of entry on a particular ship on a given date. My parents moved back after 25 years because my mom got stabbed in the neck for 2 dollars and their house got torched 2 weeks later. We are listed on on ship manifest as Wiktor Kulkowski and Julianna Kulkowska, Danuta Z. and Wiktoria A. Kulkowska. How old were you? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. They settled in New York but soon after moved to Philadelphia where I am currently from. Wes spent seven years in camps in the British Zone. Took us 13 days as we tried to avoid two Atlantic Ocean winter storms. I was 6 years old at the time. If anyone has any pictures or information, please share it with me for my daughter. by Ruth and Sam Sparacio, The Antient Press, 1991, p.9.). I was 5, recently an older boy at the time told me he landed in NYC. My family arrived at Ellis Island on the USNS General Harry Taylor in 1951. Thank you for making this trip down memory lane possible. Ship Passenger Lists (the 1870s through the 1960s) The GG Archives is a Great Resource for Ship Passenger Lists - USA, Canada, Australia, and Other World Ports, from the 1870s - 1960s. Instead of going to Los Angeles, we went by train to Dallas, TX. With the European war over, General Harry Taylor made two Magic Carpet voyages to Marseilles and back, carrying returning veterans of the fighting in that theater. My parents, brother and I [age 14] left Bremerhafen on the USS General Harry Taylor on Jan. 18, 1957, arriving 10 days later at New York Harbor. It was nothing like Germany! I was 4 at the time and stayed in America for 57 years. Remember, ship manifest records were filled out at the ship’s Port of Departure, not at Ellis Island. There was a name change to the Vandenberg and you will be able to learn much more by searching that name. After returning to San Francisco on 3 August with veterans of the Guadalcanal campaign embarked, she continued transport voyages between San Francisco and island bases in the western Pacific. Thank you for sharing your story, my mother was there on ship in 51, went to cincinnati. I would like to think that some of them are still alive and could fill in some details in my own personal journey to the U.S. My mother and I came to NYC in March 1952. It’s fitting that a ship that was a part of so many journeys had an amazing journey of her own—and that she lives on, just like the memories of all she carried. Old dad was taken to Leipzig Germany to work in forced labor milling 88mm shells from 1942 to 45 until the US Entered and took Leipzig. Some crossings, such as those chartered … Ship: USS General Harry Taylor | A Latvian Canadian Story The USS General Harry Taylor was built in 1943 by Kaiser Co. Inc in Richmond, California. I am Latvian – fled the Communists from Riga in 1944. GAVIN'S IMMIGRANT SHIPS TO NEW ZEALAND - 1835 - 1910. I think that we sailed into the Port of New York, processed in, then put on a train bound for Batesville, Indiana. immigrants from england was chosen as the least cumbersome alternative to english immigrants. LIST OF COLONIAL IMMIGRANTS The following alphabetized list includes the names of the seventeenth-century immigrants whose Plantagenet ancestry is the subject of this book, together with several immigrants after 1701 who have been incidentally noted in the text or a footnote. What DP camps were you in? During the next 10 months, she steamed to New Guinea, the Solomons, New Caledonia, the Marianas, the New Hebrides, the Palaus, and the Philippines, carrying troops and supplies, until 29 June 1945 when she departed San Francisco for duty in the Atlantic. Updated, Robert J. Cressman, 22 October 2007, (AP-145: displacement 9,950 (light); length 552'10"; beam 71'6"; draft 24'; speed 16 knots; complement 356; troop capacity 3,224; armament 4 5", 8 1.1", 16 20 millimeter; class, Colloquium on Contemporary History 1989-1998, DANFS - Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships, Needs and Opportunities in the Modern History of the U.S. Navy, Permitting Policy and Resource Management, "Ex Scientia Tridens": The U.S. They are candid personal photos. The food was great, with an ice cream bar for dessert each night, but we disliked the soft white bread. The source material for 1960 and 1962-1966 was damaged or missing. He died in Russia in 1938.) Change ), You are commenting using your Facebook account. We may have been on the ship at the same time. He thought that the family came over on board the USS Hersey, but the information here seems to match exactly! Klaus in Ohio. General Harry Taylor served for a time with the U.S. Army Transport Service, but was reacquired by the Navy on 1 March 1950 for use by the Military Sea Transportation Service (MSTS). She reached New York again on 21 May 1946 and decommissioned on 13 June at Baltimore. Immigrants to the New World, 1600s-1800s; Scottish Immigrants to North America, 1600s-1800s Covering approximately 70,000 immigrants from Scotland to USA & Canada; Scotch-Irish Settlers in America, 1500s-1800s Immigration Records Approximately 215,000 individuals ; Ships … - linked to many passenger lists. Can you give me the name of your port of entry? They may have arrived as a fare-paying passenger, as an 'assisted' migrant, a member of a ship's crew, in military or naval service, or as a convict. In 1950 we sailed from Bremenhaven. My family fled from Czechoslovakia to southern Germany in April 1945 as the Soviet troops were overrunning Czechoslovakia and Hungary. Sometimes the radio man would pipe in a BBC program to the lounge. Early passenger lists were handwritten, but once printing presses became commonplace on many steamships, the ship manifests became a souvenir of the voyage. NYC on November 7,1949. left Bremerhaven. Does anybody have the manifest or passenger list? I came in on the SS Taylor in Dec of 1950. Thank you all for your stories regarding The General Harry Taylor. NEW ZEALAND BOUND. Like the Langfitt, she was originally a troop transport during the war. You could post them publicly yourself and then advertise the fact on some genealogy sites… but in terms of an organization to contact.. depends on the answers above! It is I met my wife in college on Long Island in the late 60’s. My email is spglcsw@gmail.com. As a child of a U.S. Army serviceman I travelled with my family to Germany on the Harry Taylor in September 1956. There was a periodical printed daily on the ship. Maiden name of Frank. I took a very quick shower because as the ship rolled sideways the water turned from cold to steaming hot most of the time. The names of women have been provided with a cross-reference to the surname of the husband(s). Please note, it is based on incomplete records. At 5 years old, he traveled from a DP camp in Fulda, Germany on the USS Harry Taylor, departing Bremerhaven, Germany on June 2, 1947, heading for New York. I have been in contact with my Dad before he passed with the Zwangsarbiet museum in Leipzig and they chose dads story for the leaflet you receive when you enter the museum. What was the port? she was launched on 10th Oct.1943. We followed on line the ultimate sinking of the Hoyt S Vandenberg and we were on board a ship organized to transport many of the passengers and service men to observe the ship being put to rest on the bottom of the ocean in Key West. Mom stayed at least a step ahead of the Russians as they retreated into Germany and Austria, she spent some time in Dachau also. ( Log Out /  I also have the ship’s newspaper dated 10/3/51. I would still like to find a list of the individuals that were transported from Germany, via General Taylor to New Orleans. Click here to donate gift subscriptions to Guideposts Military Subscription Program. I was 8 years old and remember both my father and I being quite seasick, sitting outside to get fresh air whenever possible. Ship Arrival Database. Hello All Please contact me directly at weaver.ellen@ymail.com. Mine was New Orleans. It stormed on 2 days and as the bow went up and down 12 feet most of us got sea sick. 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