GENERAL W. F. HASE
Named in honor of Maj Gen William Frederick Hase, Spanish-Am War, later became Chief of Coast Artillery.
Believed to be currently afloat in the U.S. Naval Reserve Fleet at Suisan Bay, California.
Photo courtesy of Charles A Noyes, noyes247@Bellsouth.net
Charles Noyes Father [Fred H. Noyes, Em 3c] was a crew member [see picture at bottom of page] of the Hase during the WW II, and kept a very interesting diary of some of the history of this ship. Here are some extracts of that diary:
Sept. 19, 1944 - Left Pearl Harbor on board the U.S.S. Gen. W.F. Hase
Sept. 28, 1944 - Crossed the Equator and was initiated to become a Shellback.
Sept. 30, 1944 - Arrived Manus Is. of Admiralty Gs.
Oct. 5, 1944 - Made ship's company aboard Gen. Hase. I was thankful.
Oct. 14, 1944 - Left Manus Is.
Oct. 20, 1944 - Crossed Equator on return.
Oct. 25, 1944 - Arrived Pearl Harbor.
Oct. 26, 1944 - Left Pearl Harbor.
Nov. 1, 1944 - Arrived San Francisco.
Nov. 23, 1944 - Left San Francisco.
Nov. 29, 1944 - Arrived Pearl Harbor for Thanksgiving dinner.
Nov. 30, 1944 - Left Pearl Harbor.
Dec. 4, 1944 - Crossed Equator.
Dec. 8, 1944 - Was attacked by Jap submarine.
Dec. 9, 1944 - Flight of Jap planes turned off our course.
Dec. 11, 1944 - Arrived at Bouganville Is. in the Solomon's.
Dec. 12, 1944 - Left Bouganville Is.
Dec. 14, 1944 - Arrived in Finchafen, New Guinea.
Dec. 16, 1944 - Left Finchafen.
Dec. 17, 1944 - Arrived at Manus Is.
Dec. 22, 1944 - Left Manus Is.
Dec. 25, 1944 - Spent Christmas Day at sea.
Dec. 26, 1944 - Arrived Noumea, New Caledonia. Made liberty there.
Dec. 27, 1944 - Left Noumea.
Dec. 28, 1944 - Arrived Espirito Santo in the New Hebrides.
Dec. 29, 1944 - Left Espirito Santo.
Jan. 11, 1945 - Arrived San Francisco.
Feb. 9, 1945 - Left Frisco.
Feb. 19, 1945 - Crossed Equator.
Feb. 26, 1945 - Arrived Finchefen, New Guinea.
Feb. 26, 1945 - Left Finchefen.
Feb. 27, 1945 - Arrived Hollandia, New Guinea.
Mar. 3, 1945 - Left Hollandia, New Guinea with 9 knot convoy.
Mar. 10, 1945 - Arrived Leyte, Philippines (Tacanban). Had liberty there.
Mar. 25, 1945 - Left Leyte enroute to Hollandia, New Guinea.
April 1, 1945 - Arrived in Hollandia, New Guinea.
April 2, 1945 - Left Hollandia, New Guinea.
April 6, 1945 - Arrived Guadacanal in Solomon Is.
April 6, 1945 - Left Guadacanal.
April 20, 1945 - Arrived in Port of Los Angeles, San Pedro, Calif. Got 12 day
leave home. Plane one way.
May 9, 1945 - Left San Pedro, Calif.
May 18, 1945 - Crossed Equator.
May 27, 1945 - Arrived Melbourne, Australia. Had liberty.
May 29, 1945 - Left Melbourne, Australia.
June 2, 1945 - Arrived in Freemantle, Australia. (sic) 12 miles from Perth. Ship gave liberty.
June 4, 1945 - Left Freemantle, Australia. (sic)
June 8, 1945 - My birthday. My second in the Navy.
June 14, 1945 - Arrived in Calcutta, India. Had liberty.
June 21, 1945 - Left Calcutta, India and started down the Hooghly River (sic) to
the Bay of Bengal. Expect to complete 85 miles to the sea by 1200, Sat., June 23.
June 23, 1945 - Finally hit the open sea of the Bay of Bengal.
June 25, 1945 - Arrived in Trincomdee (sic), Ceylon to take on fuel.
June 26, 1945 - Left Trincomalie (?sp), Ceylon, homeward bound.
July 2, 1945 - Entered the Gulf os Aden.
July 3, 1945 - Passed from the Gulf of Aden into the Red Sea.
July 6, 1945 - Arrived in Suez, Egypt. Anchored. Received mail. Then entered the
Suez Canal. Cost $37,000.00 to go through.
July 7, 1945 - Arrived in Port Said at the end of the Canal.
July 7, 1945 - Left Port Said.
July 9, 1945 - Passed Sicily.
July 10, 1945 - Coast of Algiers in sight off port side all day.
July 12, 1945 - Passed Rock of Gilbraltar. Around the world.
July 20, 1945 - Arrived in Newport News, Va. and discharged troops, then
moored at Portsmouth Nay Yard in Norfolk, Va.
Aug. 5, 1945 - Left Norfolk, Va. Empty.
Aug. 15, 1945 - Arrived in Marseilles, France. Made liberty. Serve S.P. duty
there one day.
Aug. 17, 1945 - Left Marseilles, France. 4400 troops on board.
Aug. 27, 1945 - Arrived in New York, Pier 88 in Manhattan.
Sept. 1, 1945 - Left New York City. 900 troops on board.
Sept. 9, 1945 - Arrived in Gibraltar.
Sept. 9, 1945 - Left Gibraltar soon after arrival.
Sept. 14, 1945 - Arrived in Port Said, Egypt. Took on fuel. Comdr. White left
ship for discharge.
Sept. 14, 1945 - Left Port Said and entered Canal
Sept. 26, 1945 - Dropped anchor in mouth of Hooghly River.
Sept. 27, 1945 - Started up the river at 0930. Arrived in Calcutta at 1830.
Sept. 29, 1945 - Left Calcutta, India.
Oct. 3, 1945 - Arrived in Colombia, Ceylon. Took on fuel. Left at 1630.
Oct. 8, 1945 - Crossed the Abrain (sic) Sea, and entered the Gulf of Aden, then
into the Red Sea.
Oct. 11, 1945 - Arrived, anchored in the Suez Bay 1800. Started up Canal 2300.
Oct. 12, 1945 - Arrived in Port Said, 1900, left at 2100.
Oct. 17, 1945 - Passed through the Straits of Gibraltar.
Oct. 25, 1945 - Arrived in Pier 88, Manhattan, New York, N.Y.
Oct. 26, 1945 - Shifted piers to Pier 76, Todd Ship Yards, Hoboken, New Jersey.
Oct. 31, 1945 - Left Hoboken, N.J. Empty.
Nov. 14, 1945 - Arrived in Port Said.
Nov. 26, 1945 - Anchored at mouth of Hooghly River.
Nov. 27, 1945 - Arrived in Calcutta, India.
Nov. 29, 1945 - Left Calcutta. Started down the river.
Nov. 30, 1945 - Left Hooghly River.
Dec. 10, 1945 - Arrived in Suez.
Dec. 11, 1945 - Arrived in Port Said. Received mail.
Dec. 11, 1945 - Left Port Said. New York bound.
Dec. 25, 1945 - Spent Christmas Day at sea. My second Christmas while in the
Navy, both on water.
Dec. 26, 1945 - Wave washes down deck, knocking down Marine guard. He was
knocked out and was taken to sick bay.
Dec. 27, 1945 - First sighted Ambrose Light off New York City at 8 minutes to
Dec. 27, 1945 - Dropped anchor in North River New York Harbor 8:30 P.M.
Lights of city look good. And the "Ole Lady" is still there.
Jan. 10, 1946 - Left USS Hase for Pier 92, New York.
Jan. 12, 1946 - Left Pier 92 for Nashville, Tenn. to be discharged.
Jan. 16, 1946 - Was discharged from U.S.N. at 1000 at Nashville.
Jan. 16, 1946 - Arrived in B'ham, Ala, my home town at 8:15 P.M.
The Billy Hase
Months since leaving my birth place
Though the night is long, or can seem
Its been a privilege to carry
our fighting men
Fred is shown at upper left in the below photo
Photo courtesy of Charles A Noyes, noyes247@Bellsouth.net