Friday, June 12, 2009

The Robin Sherwood


The Robin Sherwood was a United States Maritime Commission C2-S Type Cargo Ship. She was used as a Troopship during World War II. Troopships were operated by the Army Transportation Service, with "civilian" mariners; by the U.S. Navy; and the War Shipping Administration.
She sailed from the Brooklyn Army Base on October 10th 1943, carrying the 604th Engineer Camouflage Battalion (472 officers & enlisted men.)
She docked in Cardiff, Wales, United Kingdom on November 6th 1943 after sailing well North of Iceland to avoid German submarines.

4 comments:

  1. From the War Dept memo regarding the arrival of the 604th in the ETO, the SS Robin Sherwood departed Brooklyn Army Base on Oct 23,1943 and debarked at the Port of Cardiff, Wales on Nov 7, 1943. This is a correction of the dates shown in the Blog. By: Joe Watson, 604th, Co.B, 3rd Platoon.

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  2. Hi Joe, Thanks again for all the fact checking.

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  3. My grandfather Jack Kaleugher was aboard and was nearly killed in action. I love hearing about the SS Robin Sherwood.

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  4. My grandfather Jack Kaleugher was aboard and was nearly killed in action. I love hearing about the SS Robin Sherwood.

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