My wife, Lisa at the age of 23 months, her brother, Alex 5 years old and her parents arrived in NY harbor on January 22, 1951 aboard the General Harry Taylor after leaving from Bremerhaven 10 days earlier. As a child of a U.S. Army serviceman I travelled with my family to Germany on the Harry Taylor in September 1956. 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. How old were you? The ship you arrived on is a natural diving reef in Key West Florida. 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. My e-mail address is thelipskys@gmail.com If anyone would like to write to me and maybe we can share a few stories of those days – days which no one should relive again. Klaus in Ohio. Mom stayed at least a step ahead of the Russians as they retreated into Germany and Austria, she spent some time in Dachau also. My journey was in February 1957 from Bremerhaven to New York City (not Ellis Island). Lists were not kept for every ship and some have been lost, but those that survive are becoming increasingly available online and new indexes afford us much better access to them. When the war was over, the Navy decommissioned her. The ship I was on Nov. 7th 1941. Her sister Irene Alisauskas was aboard. Hello Ellen, If your family is related to von Mensenkampff and are looking for more information then feel free to post a reply. This sounds identical to what my father has told me! I was on that ship, same train, though we went to Chicago. After getting it developed, I found photos of people on the USS General Harry Taylor. It was quite a change from Celle, the small German town I grew up in! I’m glad to be in the USA but it would be interesting to know how different my life might have been had I stayed in Germany. For each ship immigrants are listed in alphabetical order showing age, religion, occupation, nominated category, name and address of nominator. ROYAL NEW ZEALAND … On leaving by train we could not believe the contrast in the apparent poverty evident from the poor houses as we traveled for about 10 miles to the outskirts of the city. The names of women have been provided with a cross-reference to the surname of the husband(s). I also have the last newspaper article written before their arrival 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. In rough weather, the engine made a hell of a banging noise – my father said this was when the propeller came out of the water. He died in the war near Poznan in Poland. She was in dachua, she is from periam romania. Hello, Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild World War II Refugees to Australia. Her early duties consisted mainly of carrying troops, dependents, and large numbers of European refugees.USNS General Harry Taylor (T-AP-145) operated in a typical year to the Caribbean, Mediterranean, and in northern European waters. We were terribly excited when we saw the Statue of Liberty. I’d love to know more about the “remembrance brochure.” Are you in Canada or the U.S.? My uncle, who was 10 years old at the time and grandmother who was 30 years old at that time, left Bremerhaven on the General Harry Taylor and ported in New York on October 23rd, 1950. 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 … immigrants from england was chosen as the least cumbersome alternative to english immigrants. Donate; Wall of Honor; Founders Registry; Become a Member; DISCOVER. Mine was New Orleans. "Equipped with extremely accurate and discriminating radar and telemetry equipment," she tracked and analyzed "re-entry bodies in the terminal phase of ballistic missile test flights," carrying out those missile and spacecraft tracking duties in both Atlantic and Pacific waters. This would be very interesting! 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. 1952. Includes name of ship, surgeon, brokers and cost of fare. It left Bremmerhaven on Nov 29, 1949 and arrived in New York on Dec. 10, 1949. I was 17 years old. in the US Army Labor service battalion engineers Baltic which led the way to being offered to come to the US. The ship arrived in New Orleans December 7 1951. From there he went to Philadelphia. My mother’s name is also Helga and we (two brothers, two sisters) also came to the U.S., via “General Taylor, in1950. on 11 June 1963. Would love reply. They were my grandparents and one of the sons is my father Andris Veidemanis who lives in the Chicago area. I came in on the SS Taylor in Dec of 1950. She was stricken from the Navy Register on 3 July 1946. I took a very quick shower because as the ship rolled sideways the water turned from cold to steaming hot most of the time. They were then taken by train to Berthoud Colorado and then eventually to Colorado Springs. I was 8 years old and remember both my father and I being quite seasick, sitting outside to get fresh air whenever possible. She was placed in ready reserve on 19 September 1957; stricken from the Naval Register on 10 July 1958 and transferred back to the Maritime Administration the same day. I am not sure, but I think that the ship arrived in New Orleans around November. I remember our stormy voyage, which I found very exciting at age 6. I was born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia in 1941. They had to flee Romania in 1944. He sailed from Bremerhaven, Germany to New York City. If you want a passenger list you can get one from Ancestry.com for free. The source material for 1960 and 1962-1966 was damaged or missing. Mom crossed in 1951, and dad crossed over in 1949! They came from Bremerhaven Germany in 1950 into the port of New Orleans. I was six months old on the USS Harry Taylor. Port of entry was New York. The ship logo, which is still used in part, was designed and contributed by Pat Walker and Sheila Tate. My parents Margaret and Jacob Anton. My father's name was Binem Nosek, my mother's name was Chana Nosek. Thank you so much. My father was a POW, Corporal Polish Army. I would be interested in viewing these photos. Is there any place I can view on line to research this information would be great. oh my, my grandmother could have possibly been on that ship! In New Orleans we boarded a train and were taken to Dallas, TX. Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild is independently owned. 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. it is intended as a finding aid, assisting researchers on both sides of the atlantic to discover either where their ancestors came from or where they emigrated to. My parents and sister and I arrived from Bremerhaven, Germany to NY on Harry Taylor. I was born in Riga, Latvia. It was not into Ellis Island. I was 5 years old, but I still remember the terrifying journey during a sea storm at night. The ship went from Bremerhaven to New York. I am just happy after 37 years finding someone who was on the same voyage. 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. His mother is from Cesis. Papa had bronchitis. Mother in Forced Laborer Camp. Maiden name of Frank. The food was great, with an ice cream bar for dessert each night, but we disliked the soft white bread. Passenger ships worldwide Great passenger ships of the world by Arnold Kluda. For me as an 8 year old boy, the journey on the Harry Taylor was like going to heaven. 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. 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. Took us 13 days as we tried to avoid two Atlantic Ocean winter storms. In 1961 she was transferred to the US Air Force and renamed the USAFS General Hoyt S. Vandenberg. I made a scan of a good color postcard of the ship as a remembrance. 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. They were put on a bus and sent to Culver City, California. 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. I recall 3 bunk beds 1 on top of the other. We then went by train to New York. She was reinstated on the Navy List on 28 April 1950. The ship was supposed to be a Russian vessel known as the Akademik Vladislav Volkov. My email is spglcsw@gmail.com. They settled in New York but soon after moved to Philadelphia where I am currently from. Click here to donate gift subscriptions to Guideposts Military Subscription Program. Thank you. 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. At the start of America's participation in World War I, he sailed for France as Chief Engineer Officer, American Expeditionary Force. My grandfather was a high officer for the Bulgarian army and nearly escaped execution ordered by the Nazis. Please note, it is based on incomplete records. Wes spent seven years in camps in the British Zone. See AJCP microfilm reels 6888 & 6889, piece numbers 179-185. From there we went by train to Los Angeles, CA. Both were married at USAFE Military Base. Instead of going to Los Angeles, we went by train to Dallas, TX. The ship arrived at 9 pm and we were greeted by the city’s lit up skyline. She was named for the US Army Chief of Engineers Harry Taylor. Change ), You are commenting using your Twitter account. We landed on the west side of Manhattan. Created & Maintained by the ISTG™Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild LLC The New Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild logo was designed by Patty MacFarlane. He was 28 years old at that time. We are listed on on ship manifest as Wiktor Kulkowski and Julianna Kulkowska, Danuta Z. and Wiktoria A. Kulkowska. We were disembarked the next morning and met by a German speaking friend of our sponsor who took us to the famous Stadtler Hotel. I would love to have a copy of the brochure, Camilla. Fred, We went to the port of New York from Bremerhaven in 1952 and there was also very bad weather but I don’t know what month it was. 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. I was only 4-1/2 but remember the day we sailed into New Orleans harbor quite vividly, and also the ocean trip aboard the Harry Taylor. I was also born in Riga. There was a periodical printed daily on the ship. January 10, 1652/53 in Lancaster County, VA (Source: Lancaster County, Virginia Deeds and Wills, 1652-1657, comp. Rest is history, ihave old photos of ship, did you have any passed down? He thought that the family came over on board the USS Hersey, but the information here seems to match exactly! I was 5, recently an older boy at the time told me he landed in NYC. Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 7 September 2011 If you find an ancestor on a ship on ISTG and would like to link to your email address or home page, please submit a short paragraph about the passenger, where settled, children, etc., with the name of the ship and date of arrival, and send to the transcriber at the bottom of the manifest or to the I am interested in finding out more about the DP camps — especially where to access records. GAVIN'S IMMIGRANT SHIPS TO NEW ZEALAND - 1835 - 1910. My father is Lithuanian from a small town near Kaunas. Arriving in the darkness of the night, it was amazing to see thousands of lights on the horizon …it was New York City. Millions of Americans can trace their ancestors back to ships arriving in New York City, and Ellis Island in particular. I came to the United States on the General Harry Taylor in May 1951 with my family, sailing from Bremerhaven and landing in New Orleans. Hi, Camilla. We left from Bremerhaven. It is not as easy to find today due to Ancestry acquiring most documents and so it becomes a little costly to find. Like the Langfitt, she was originally a troop transport during the war. I came here looking for info on this ship. I was 6 and did not get sick but, oh boy, many of the other passengers! I also came to the U.S. via USNS General Harry Taylor in 1950. I just found an old roll of film. and my mother is from Perjamosch Rumania. I am Estonian. My father, Drago Jakovac, came to the US in 1950 aboard the Taylor, arriving in New Orleans. Dad just recently passed away July 2015, and Mom Nov 5th 2015. 702) on 22 February 1943 at Richmond, Calif., by Kaiser Co., Inc., Yard 3; named General Harry Taylor (AP-145) on 2 October 1943; launched on 10 October 1943; sponsored by Mrs. Mamie M. McHugh; acquired by the Navy on 29 March 1944; placed in ferry commission on 1 April 1944 for transfer to Portland, Ore., for conversion to a transport by Kaiser Co., Inc., Vancouver, Wash.; decommissioned on 10 April 1944; and commissioned on 8 May 1944 at Portland, Captain James L. Wyatt in command. Can I find anyone else who was on that ship with me? NEW ZEALAND BOUND. My father kazys reifonas (lithuanian) was on then, ended up in cincinnati, was with a friend louis prasmantis who went to dayton 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). My dad had taken pictures on the ship and train, but unfortunately, This year I’ll also think of the Harry Taylor. 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. Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. I was 6 years old at the time. I come from Mannheim, Germany. when he had them developed, they ruined the negatives. ( Log Out /  Built by Kaiser's, Richmond, Cal. On Wednesday, May 27, 2009, she was sunk off the coast of Florida, in the Florida Keys National Marine Sanctuary, used as an artificial reef. 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? We did find the entries on the ships manifest many years ago. We live in Rochester, New York. In 1957, she carried thousands of Hungarian refugees to Australia during the Hungarian Revolution for a year, then was deactivated once again in 1958. I can remember how NY smelled and how the canned orange juice we were offered tasted (sour). camps until 1950. Ship: North Briton Class: 4ma National Library of Australia Call No. The Harry Taylor continued to ferry troops after the war then displaced persons, immigrants into New York harbor and docking at one of the traditional ports in the Hudson. My parents came over to New York on the USS Taylor and arrived on 1-27-1952. By 1916, he was Assistant Chief of Engineers in charge of the River and Harbor Division. The year of your arrival in New Orleans coincides with my arrival; we took a train to Dallas, Tx. I think that we sailed into the Port of New York, processed in, then put on a train bound for Batesville, Indiana. No other ships are listed, including those which are only mentioned in the archives or shipping in 1971 sections.) I met my wife in college on Long Island in the late 60’s. 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. What was the port? Change ), You are commenting using your Google account. He is Ukrainian but he manifest states that he was Polish. These records are a crucial piece of history illustrating the massive immigration to the United States through the city of New York during the 1800s and early 1900s. She lies in 150 feet of water so it is an easy dive for recreational scuba diver. We left from Bremerhaven and docked in Manhattan. My family’s port of arrival was New York. Can you give me the name of your port of entry? His father is from Valka. I also have the ship’s newspaper dated 10/3/51. Remember, ship manifest records were filled out at the ship’s Port of Departure, not at Ellis Island. ( Log Out /  For those years (or other missing ships) try these online indexes... Massachusetts, Index to Boston Passenger Lists, 1848-1891 at FamilySearch; Boston Passenger Lists Index 1848-1891 (partial) Hebrew Immigrant Aid Society, Boston - Individual Arrival Cards 1882-1929 24,000 entries documenting Jewish immigrants to Boston I recall the lounge facility, which was a room with some sofas, some paperback books, and a piano – pretty basic. I came to USA on the Gen Taylor November 9,1949. I was told that we went thru Ellis Island, but I don’t believe that we did. Does anybody have the manifest or passenger list? The passenger lists are the sole surviving official records of the arrival of the majority of people accepted as immigrants in Canada. I will never go back to the US unless to a funeral, when one of my siblings dies. Change ), http://www.fla-keys.com/diving/vandenberg.cfm. Still researching the ships dock site. I would like to get these to the families of the people in them. That wold be great to see if my mother or father was in them. God leads each of us on our own journey. a diver explores the sunken General Hoyt Vandenburg. This ship had a very remarkable history. My family arrived at Ellis Island on the USNS General Harry Taylor in 1951. The smell and taste of salt water brings back many memories of the trip. Does any body have any info were i can get it? the daily Ships News Paper and the “MEAL MENU” of the day. Thanks. Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 15 June 2008 If you find an ancestor on a ship on ISTG and would like to link to your email address or home page, please submit a short paragraph about the passenger, where settled, children, etc., with the name of the ship and date of arrival, and send to the transcriber at the bottom of the manifest or to the I to was on the USS General Harry Taylor in January 1957. There was accommodation for up to 3,000 troops. Do you have any additional information regarding this arrival. My parents had saved a ” A rememberance brochure” of their journey. 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 for sharing your story, my mother was there on ship in 51, went to cincinnati. Dad came to the US IN 1949 On the Harry Taylor with his best friend Louis Prasmantas. Interesting! Still have So happy to meet another fellow passenger! Immigrant Ships Transcribers Guild 16 June 2009 If you find an ancestor on a ship on ISTG and would like to link to your email address or home page, please submit a short paragraph about the passenger, where settled, children, etc., with the name of the ship and date of arrival, and send to the transcriber at the bottom of the manifest or to the After landing in New Orleans, we boarded a train to Dallas, TX. Awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Taylor returned to Washington and was named Major General, Chief of Engineers, on 19 June 1924. Our gracious sponsor had arranged for him to show us the sights of Manhatten during a 2 day stay. 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 may have been on the ship at the same time. Today, I would pay good money to experience again that Atlantic crossing, exactly as it was then. I'd like a passenger list for the General Harry Taylor Ship which brought my parents and me to Halifax in 1950. For a little kid it was all very exciting. Thank you! There was a name change to the Vandenberg and you will be able to learn much more by searching that name. If anyone has any pictures or information, please share it with me for my daughter. In this capacity he supervised the construction of railways, barracks, wharves, and shelters throughout France. My family Siredzuk landed in New York Ellis island 3/2/1952 and were picked up by farmer from Eastern Shore, Maryland. I’m not sure the best route to go with that… do you know a time period? Diarist: Taylor, Harriet I too would like to get a copy of the roster of the individuals aboard. Dad served 4 yrs. You can still see some of the Cyrillic lettering painted on the hull from the movie filming to this day. My mother and I came on the same ship from Bremerhaven in March 1952. It stormed on 2 days and as the bow went up and down 12 feet most of us got sea sick. I would be very happy to send you a copy. The names listed on a manifest reflect the passenger’s “original” name and were not ‘changed’ at Ellis Island, despite this popular myth. : MS 2717. My wife and I moved to a beautiful valley about an hour south of Stuttgart. We landed in Germany (British Zone) and there lived in several D.P. 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