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My dad was in the 89th Div 354th Inf Reg that left Boston on the Edmund B Alexander. What other ships sailed with the unit to NY? What was the convoy number for the NY to Le Havre sailing and how many ships were in it?

Good Day,
       Thank you for your question.  In it you typed "left Boston on the Edmund B. Alexander."

Departure Date:   January 10, 1945
Departure Location:   Boston Port of Embarkation
Troop Ship:   USAT Edmund B. Alexander
Arrival Date:   January 22, 1945
Arrival Location:   Le Havre, France

       In your question you typed "What other ships sailed with the unit to NY?"  I do not understand your question.  None of the troop ships in this convoy sailed from the Boston Port of Embarkation to the New York Port of Embarkation, then to the ETO.  All the troop ships in this convoy sailed from either the Boston P of E or the NY P of E, met east of the eastern tip of Long Island, New York, then sailed as a convoy to the ETO.
       In your question you typed "What was the convoy number".  I have no idea, what-so-ever.
       In your question you typed "how many ships were in it?"  I have no idea.  My research is only about the troop ships in a convoy.

SS Bienville          Boston     elements of the 89th Infantry Division
SS Marine Wolf         Boston     elements of the 89th Infantry Division
SS Santa Cecilia       Boston     elements of the 89th Infantry Division
SS Uruguay          Boston     elements of the 89th Infantry Division
SS Cranston Victory    New York
SS Fairmont Victory    New York
SS John Ericsson       New York
SS Sea Owl          New York
SS St. Albans Victory  New York

USAT Edmund B. Alexander     Boston     elements of the 89th Infantry Division

USS Le Jeune  AP-74     New York
USS Monticello  AP-61   New York

       Good Luck with your quest.

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