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USS PATCH
Posted by Kardar2 on Saturday, October 31, 2015 12:29 PM

Hello, I am looking for a ship called the Patch. My folks came back from Germany in 1964. Any ways where could maybe find that at or to see even if they made a kit. Thanks. Karl

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Posted by CG Bob on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 11:42 AM

Here's a link to the USNS GENERAL ALEXANDER M. PATCH (T-AP-122): http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/22122.htm

 

A picture of the PATCH entering Bremerhaven Germany in 1965.

http://www.navsource.org/archives/09/22/092212203.jpg

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Tuesday, November 3, 2015 1:48 PM

She's a P2 Admiral Benson class transport. I do believe that I have seen a 1/700 resin kit of either this class or something close to it, but for the life of me I cannot remember where. A good guess would be Pit road.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, November 5, 2015 2:54 PM

I can't help but wonder .How many of these were built ? I see a very strong resemblance to the Lurine , Monterey and Mariposa of Matson Navigation Lines . Oh , and the Matsonia . Tanker - Builder

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  • From: Wyoming Michigan
Posted by ejhammer on Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:10 PM

My dad shipped out on the Lurline for Australia / New Guina, one of the first boatloads of men sent to the Pacific in i942.

Before the war -

After the war -

 

EJ

Completed - 1/525 Round Two Lindberg repop of T2A tanker done as USS MATTAPONI, USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa Dec 1942, USS Yorktown 1/700 Trumpeter 1943. In The Yards - USS ESSEX 1/700 Hasegawa 1945, USS ESSEX 1/700 Dragon 1944, USS ESSEX 1/700 Trumpeter 1945, USS ESSEX 1/540 Revell (vintage) 1962, USS ESSEX 1/350 Trumpeter 1942, USS ESSEX LHD-2 as commissioned, converted from USS Wasp kit Gallery Models. Plus 35 other plastic and wood ship kits.

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:14 PM

Hi;

     Just a tidbit ;

 I spent some of the nicest times of my life as crew on her as she was doing the L.A.- San Francisco - Honolulu run

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:54 PM

Not the same ships tanks. 8 were built by the Maritime Commission, for the USN, then were transferred to the Army.

They are pretty different from the Matsons. Boat deck at least one deck lower, straight up and down stacks, different cargo equipment. About the same length and displacement.

I wish I could remember where I saw that model. Maybe it was Skywave. It was a waterline model, either 1/700 or even smaller scale.

 Modeling is an excuse to buy books.

 

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Posted by GMorrison on Thursday, November 5, 2015 3:57 PM

I have to chuckle. I used to work for a great guy, architect. He was a C-119 pilot in Korean War, used to really deprecate people. His favorite was "Why, that guy couldn't sell ( female kitten) on a Troop Ship!".

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  • From: Cavite, Philippines
Posted by allan on Thursday, November 5, 2015 7:15 PM

"Female kitten?"  Now Im chuckling.  

 

 

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Posted by tankerbuilder on Tuesday, November 10, 2015 12:08 PM

You Know '.

    I believe the ship you are talking about was a Skywave model , some years back .1/700 and that's a shame . We don't have anywhere a good selection of Fleet support vessels . T.B.   P.S. I guess I will be doing conversions till my final sleep !

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Posted by armybrat54 on Saturday, April 20, 2024 10:05 PM

Hello i was looking for info on the USS Patch. Came across the Atlantic in 61 on her. Do u have any info?

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