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I am wondering if there are any veterans of the Military Sea Transportation Service. I was stationed out of the Brooklyn Army Terminal on First Avenue. My ship was the Gen. Wm. O. Darby T-AP-127.

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Comment by Joe Sarver on January 25, 2008 at 10:43pm
I know exactly what he means. Ship's company lived alright, but the troop compartments were something else, especially since it was summer and air conditioning wasn't what it is today. I was aboard in, I think, 1965 or 66.
Comment by Frank R. Bartolotta on January 25, 2008 at 5:06pm
One of my shipmates on the Darby served on the Blatchford when it hauled UN troops from Dar-Es-Salam, Tanzania to, I believe it was, Pakistan. He told me the Pakistani troops were not used to showers. They used to wash their hair in the scuttlebutt. He said the trip was hot and smelly.
Comment by Joe Sarver on January 16, 2008 at 7:47pm
Yes, I was with the headquarters public affairs office. I remember riding the General Blatchford when she returned to New York from the Congo. Met a lot of great guys.
Comment by Frank R. Bartolotta on January 15, 2008 at 7:24pm
Glad you remember the Darby. We were MSTSLANT. We were 7 or 8 ships that operated between Brooklyn and Bremerhaven. We would stop in Southampton every other trip or so. It was a lot of sea time, but I enjoyed it. Were you in admin?
Comment by Joe Sarver on January 12, 2008 at 9:11pm
Hi Frank: I was with the Military Sea Transportation Service, but I served at headquarters in Washington, D.C. This was from 1962 through 1967.

I remember the Darby was part of our transport division. I was with the Public Affairs Office.

Joe Sarver

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