1943 World War II Troop Ship Crossings
Last updated: February 23, 1999 - What's New?
Main Ship Page | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | Dad's War

If you have information about a crossing, please submit your information.

Departure Date Embarkation Place Vessel Units on Board Convoy Number Debarkation Place Arrival Date Source of Information
43-01-28 Massawa Queen Mary 9,995 troops and 877 crew sailed alone Sydney, Australia (via Maldive Islands, Freemantle) 43-02-27 S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
43-02-15 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7,976 passengers (to Wellington; 7,961 to Melbourne; 7,948 to Bombay) sailed alone Bombay, India (via Wellington and Melbourne) 43-03-18 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-02?? U.S.A. USS Dorchester 4 chaplains who gave their life jackets up to save 4 other men ??? torpedoed and sunk in the North Atlantic torpedoed and sunk 43-02?? R. Ricketts of the 65th Infantry Division
43-03-03 New York, NY John Ericcson several thousand Army personnel (including nurses); about 100 Navy personnel USG 6 Casablanca, Morocco 43-03-18 W. O'Leary who was there and Convoy (more)
43-03-22 Sydney, Australia Queen Mary 8,326 troops and 874 crew sailed alone Gourock, Scotland (via Freemantle, Cape Town, Freetown) 43-04-22 S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
43-04-13 Halifax, Nova Scotia M. V. Amerika 53 Royal Canadian Air Force aircrew officers; 75-85 crew HX-234 torpedoed and sunk 120 miles SSE of Cape Farewell, Greenland (bound for Liverpool) 43-04-21 The RCAF at War 1939-1945 and National Archives of Canada, thanks to D. Colwell (more)
43-04-13 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. Richard March Hoe 1st Battalion (32nd Infantry Regiment (7th Infantry Division)) ??? Attu Island 43-05-11 R. Nelsonís diary (more)
43-04-29 New York, NY Santa Rosa 82nd Airborne Division ??? Casablanca, Morocco 43-05-10 T. Kent; Gavin, On to Berlin (1978), p. 7 (more)
43-04-29 Staten Island New York, NY SS Mexico 167th AAA Gun Battalion ??? Oran, Algeria 43-05-11 A. Trinceri's Diary, via T. Vardase
43-05-13 New York, NY U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 8,049 passengers sailed alone Casablanca, Morocco 43-05-20 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-05-23 New York, NY SS Santa Margarita (C2-S-B1) 250 troops ??? Dakar, [Senegal] 43-06-12 T. Snell (more)
43-06-01 New York, NY Queen Mary 1077th Signal Company Service Group sailed alone Gurock, Scotland 43-06-06 National Archives file of the 1077th SGSG, via T. Ensminger and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 77
43-06-04 (embarkation date) Hampton Roads, VA Harry Lee (APA-10) 157th Infantry Regiment (45th Infantry Division) ??? Oran, Algeria 43-06-21 R. H. Ault (157th Inf), who was aboard, via, G. Hawkins (more)
43-06-06 Newport News, VA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 8,220 passengers sailed alone Casablanca, Morocco 43-06-13 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-06-08 Newport News, VA Anne Arundel (AP-76) 45th Infantry Division (elements of 180th Infantry Regiment); 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion (one company) convoy for 45 Infantry Division Oran, Algeria 43-06-25 W. Eldredge (more)
43-06-08 Newport News, VA Barnett (AP-11) 45th Infantry Division (elements of 179th Infantry Regiment); 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion (one company) convoy for 45 Infantry Division Oran, Algeria 43-06-25 W. Eldredge (more)
43-mid summer Liverpool, England RMS Aquitania Donald Child of the RCAF ??? Montreal, Quebec, Canada 43-mid summer Donald Child of the RCAF
43-07-04 San Francisco, CA George Washington 1st Cavalry Division (99th Field Artillery Battalion) ??? ??? ??? Robert Bungarz, via J. Onnink
43-07-08? Oran, Algeria ? Anne Arundel (AP-76) 45th Infantry Division (elements of 180th Infantry Regiment); 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion (one company) convoy for 45 Infantry Division Sicily 43-07-10 W. Eldredge (more)
43-07-08? Oran, Algeria ? Barnett (AP-11) 45th Infantry Division (elements of 179th Infantry Regiment); 2nd Chemical Mortar Battalion (one company) convoy for 45 Infantry Division Sicily 43-07-10 W. Eldredge (more)
43-07-10 New York, NY U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7.928 passengers sailed alone Bombay, India (via Rio and Capetwon) 43-08-12 West Point crewman W. McLain
98-07-16 New York, NY Edmund B. Alexander about 5,000 replacements ??? (in convoy; number unknown) Liverpool, England 43-07-26? C. Danneman in 1998 Ocean Liner Gazette article; M. Daniels in Lucky 7th (1990), p. 220
43-08?-01? Liverpool, England Samaria about 300 replacements (with Empress of Australia and British corvette) Reykjavik, Iceland 43-08-04 C. Danneman in 1998 Ocean Liner Gazette article; M. Daniels in Lucky 7th (1990), p. 220
43-08?-01? Liverpool, England Empress of Australia about 300 replacements (with Samaria and British corvette) Reykjavik, Iceland 43-08-04 C. Danneman in 1998 Ocean Liner Gazette article; M. Daniels in Lucky 7th (1990), p. 220
43-08-07 San Francisco, CA SS Tyler William F. Goodwin (Navy aviator) ??? Hawaii ??? Goodwin, Shobun (1995), p. 13
43-08-19 New York, NY Queen Elizabeth 67th Fighter Wing; other troops - 15,000 in all sailed alone Firth of Clyde, Scotland 43-08-25 D. Baslerof 67th Fighter Group (more)
43-09-05 USA (Multiple Ships) 3rd Armored Division ??? Brstol and Liverpool, England 43-09-15 Web Page of the Archives of the 3rd Armored Division
43-09-13 San Francisco, CA USAT Etolin 80th Airdrome Squadron; others Sailed Alone Port Moresby, New Guinea 43-10-14 E. Meyer, 80th Airdrome Sq, who was aboard (more)
43-09-15 Attu Island U.S.S. Sackajawea 1st Battalion (32nd Infantry Regiment (7th Infantry Division)) ??? Honolulu 43-09-29 R. Nelsonís diary (more)
43-09-16?? Treasure Island Naval Base, San Francisco, CA USS General Willard A. Holbrook about 3000 U.S. Navy and Army replacement personnel sailed alone Brisbane, Australia 43-10-07 L. Walker (on board) (more)
43-09-19 U.S.A. ??? 2nd Infantry Division (Advance Detachment) ??? England 43-09-25 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
43-09-20 New York, NY Queen Mary John de Blasio sailed alone Gourock / Glasgow, Scotland 43-09-25 J. de Blasio in Lucky 7th (1990), p. 222 and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 78
43-09-25 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7,979 passengers sailed alone Sydney, Australia 43-10-10 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-10-09 Boston, MA Santa Elena 291st Engineer Combat Battalion ??? Liverpool, England 43-10-19 291st History book of father of ED H 2651@aol.com and Pergrin & Hammel, First Across the Rhine (1989), p. 13-14
43-10-09 New York, NY Queen Mary Royal Canadian Air Force troops, including James La Force (either on this trip or the Queen Mary trip on 43-10-24) sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 43-09-25 J. La Force (more) and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 78
43-10-08 U.S.A. ??? 2nd Infantry Division (Main Body) ??? England 43-10-18 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
43-10-24 New York, NY Queen Mary Royal Canadian Air Force troops, including James La Force (either on this trip or the Queen Mary trip on 43-10-09) sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 43-09-25 J. La Force (more) and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 78
43-10-24 USA? USAT Hugh L. Scott (AP-43) [final voyage before torpedoed 43-11-12) Troops for North African assault ??? (part of assault fleet) Fedhala, French Morocco 43-11-08 Dictionary of American Fighting Ships via T. Pascoe (more)
43-10-27 U.S.A. ??? 2nd Infantry Division (Rear Detachment) ??? England 43-11-02 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology (more)
43-11-08 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7,931 passengers sailed alone Honolulu 43-11-12 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-11-24 San Francisco, CA U.S.S. West Point (AP23) 7,993 passengers sailed alone Milne Bay 43-12-10 West Point crewman W. McLain
43-11-25 Oran, Algeria H.M.T. Rohna 2,193 passengers (1,988 Americans: 1889 enlisted men, 92 officers, 7 Red Cross); 195 crew KMF26 enroute to Bombay, India; torpedoed and sunk between Algiers and Phillipville in Mediterranean torpedoed and sunk 43-11-26 V. Todd (more)
43-11-25? Oran, Algeria? H.M.T. Rajula American troops KMF26 enroute to Port Said and then Bombay, India? ?? K. Keeling via S. McFie (more)
43-11-25? Oran, Algeria? H.M.T. Karona ??? KMF26 enroute to Port Said and then Bombay, India? ?? V. Todd and K. Keeling via S. McFie (more)
43-11-29 USN RB Lido Beach, Long Island, NY RMS Aquitania Navy: Force "O" Underwater Demolition Team #5 or #25; Duha 20; AATSB; Navy No. 417 sailed alone Firth of Clyde, Scotland 43-12-11 Summary of Service of J. Clifford and discharge paper of F. Darcy (via S. Darcy) (more)
43-12-03 Pier 92 New York, NY Queen Mary 11,907 troops and 1,080 crew sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 43-12-09 R. Pinches, via J. Baker and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 78
43-12-05 New York, NY Brittanic (NOT the Britanic, which was the sister ship of the Titanic) 957th Field Artillery Battalion ??? Liverpool, England 43-12-15 End of Mission (1945 history of the 957th FAB), thanks to M. Mitchell
43-12-05 New York, NY ??? 8th Infantry Division convoy for 8th Infantry Division, convoy number not known Belfast, Northern Ireland 43-12-15 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
43-12-05 New York, NY Excelsior 8th Infantry Division convoy for 8th Infantry Division (about 140 ships), convoy number not known Belfast, Northern Ireland 43-12-15 Father of C. Smith and US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
43-12-10 San Francisco, CA General John Pope replacements ??? New Caledonia 44-12-23 Journal of Sabino Goitia, via E. Kennedy
43-12-?? USA USAT Brazil 43rd Field Hospital ??? ??? (crossed date line 44-12-23) ??? G. Nauert, whose father was aboard with the 43rd Fld Hosp
43-12-23 New York, NY Queen Mary 11,990 troops: 118th AAA Gun Battalion; 6th Naval Beach Battalion, 5th Engineer Special Brigade, 1st Infantry Division sailed alone Gourock, Scotland 43-12-29 Father-in-law (118th AAA Gun Bn) of W. Obendorf, R. Pinches (6th Naval Beach Bn), via J. Baker, and S. Harding R.M.S. Queen Mary, p. 78
43-12-28 New York, NY USAT James Parker 508th Parachute Infantry ??? Belfast, Northern Ireland 44-01-09 US Army Forces in Northern Ireland: Chronology
43-Dec-29? Boston, MA unknown 24th Armored Engineer Battalion (4th Armored Division) ??? (large convoy) Great Britain? 13 days (44-Jan-11?) T. Skaggs
43-12-29 New York, NY HMT Duchess of Richmond 735th Military Police Battalion (27 officers, 713 EM); many unknown others (total of about 5,000) ??? (large convoy, included Battleship Texas) Liverpool, England 44-01-08 J. Holman, 735th MP Bn who was aboard (more)

Copyright © 1999 by Wesley Johnston
All rights reserved

Main Ship Page | 1942 | 1943 | 1944 | 1945 | 1946 | Dad's War

Active overview of all pages at the Dad's War web site