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Greetings everyone,

 

Hope you are all doing well.

 

Today I received an email with this attached photo and I am having a hard time trying to determine what ship this is. The person who sent the email to me titles the picture "Official US Navy Photo, HG Nelson"

 

I have not been able to identify this ship by either the name HG Nelson or the hull number p121. I have search under cargo ships, liberty ships, and other vessels but I am coming up blank.

 

Could some of you here possibly assist me in finding more information about this ship?

 

Looking at the photo it appears to be alongside a dock, given the amount of life rafts on the side, I thought perhaps a troop transport ship or something of similar use, and I also noticed that this ship appears to have 2 smoke stacks, and I am not sure what the structure on the front of the ship is.. It looks almost like a fence line?? Is this part of the ships superstructure??

 

My apologies as ships/vessels are not really in my wheelhouse (unless they are PT boats)..  

 

Any help that anyone can provide will be greatly appreciated.

 

Thank you, best regards and Blessings, stay safe

 

Leigh  

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"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Scotty,


Thank you.. I am hoping to get more information from the source.. It is a head scratcher for sure...

 

Best regards and stay safe...

 

Leigh 

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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Larry,


Thanks again..

 

I posted this in 2 places in order to get max exposure..

 

@ Moderator..

 

You may either delete or merge these two topic together..

 

 

Thank you everyone...

 

If you ever come down to El Paso/Fort Bliss I will buy you guys lunch...

 

Take care and best regards and Blessings, stay safe

 

Leigh

"Pain is only Weakness Leaving the Body"

MSG Leigh E Smith Jr
US Army (Retired)

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donation2013.gifdonation2014.gifdonation2015.gifdonation2016.gifdonation2017.gifdonation2018.gifdonation2019.gif

 

 

 

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