Dad Crosses the Ocean
USS Monticello (AP-61)
Monticello underway on 15 September 1942 following refitting at Philadelphia Navy Yard
Unknown ship in Harbor at Wellington New Zealand
Unknown ship at pier in Fremantle, Austrralia
Monticello underway on 15 December 1943 near San Francisco
Shown here before and after the war, USS Monticello was originally and ultimately the Italian liner Conte Grande.
Commissioned USS Monticello (AP-61), 16 April 1942 (Dad's 21st Birthday)
Approximate route Dad traveled aboard USS Monticello from Wilmington, California to Bombay, India
The International Date Line was crossed on 3 February. Total sailing time was 42 days.
Crossing the Equator 26 January 1943. Read about the Neptunus Rex ceremony.
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