ALOYSIUS EUGENE FRANCIS PATRICK 'PATSY' MOZIER was born in Virginia on April 20, 1903 to Alonzo John and Teresa Moore Mozier. The family had moved to Camden by January of 1920, living at 2851 Tuckahoe Road. Alonzo Mozier found work at one of Camden's shipyards, most likely the New York Shipbuilding Corporation yard at Broadway and Morgan Boulevard.

Patsy Mozier boxed professionally in the 1920s.

When the census was taken in April of 1930, both Patsy and his older brother Anthony were serving in the United States Navy. He later served in the United States Marine Corps, reaching the rank of Staff Sergeant. In 1930 the Mozier family was living at 3006 Hartford Road, in the Fairview section of Camden. Alonzo Mozier was in business for himself as a painting contractor. Five other children, aging in range from 28 to 10 years, were living at home. They were Alfred, Augustine, Arthur, Martha, Russell, and Eugene.

In 1947 Patsy Mozier was convicted of several felonies, and served eighteen months in prison. By the early 1950 he was working as an engineer on a merchant ship. While in Pusan, Korea he was moved by the plight of the refugees he saw, and began a one-man campaign to bring garden seeds to people in the Far East so that they could begin to again grow their own food. By 1955 he was well known, acknowledged in the Congressional Record and was being supported by the Rotary Club.

In 1958 Patsy Mozier was involved in a criminal trial as a material witness of some sort in Canada.

Arteriosclerosis began to take a toll on Patsy Mozier in the early 1960s. While serving aboard the SS OCEANIC SPRAY in the spring of 1965, it became obvious that he was incapable of performing the duties of his job. Because of that, a worsening heart condition, and the fact that he had concealed his felony convictions when reapplying for his maritime engineer's license, he was barred from working on American merchant ships.  

Patsy Mozier was last a resident of Los Angeles CA. He passed away on February 27, 1970 and was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery. His brother Anthony passed away in San Diego three months later. It appears that Aloysius "Patsy" Mozier had married, and that his wife Maria passed in December of 1970 at the age of 76.

Patsy Mozier Record

Patsy Mozier

Sex Male
Nationality US American
Hometown Camden, NJ
  W 0   |  L 1  |  D 0  |  Total 1 
Date Lb Opponent Lb WLD Last 6


1925-01-15 Jack Manley 0-0-0
102nd Medical Regiment Armory, New York, NY, USA L PTS 6 6

Camden Courier-Post - August 15, 1933

Charged with threatening to kill a North Camden man, Aloyious 'Patsy' Mozier, former boxer, of 3006 Hartford Road, was arrested last night, held in default of $1500 bail for a hearing in police court this morning.

Mozier was arrested in a drug store at Broadway and Washington Street by Patrolmen Joseph Dunnit and Frank Whipple after Raymond Chase, of 319 North Seventh Street, complained that Mozier threatened to kill him when he remonstrated against Mozier allegedly annoying Mrs. Chase in the store. Chase said his wife is employed in the store.

Camden Courier-Post - August 16, 1933

Aloysius "Patsy" Mozier, 30, of 3006 Hartford road, a former boxer, who was arrested Monday night after he is said to have threatened a man, was released In his own recognizance by Police Judge Pancoast yesterday.

Mozier was arrested in a drugstore at Broadway and Washington Street by Patrolmen Joseph Dunnett and Frank Whipple after Raymond Chase, 319 North Seventh Street, said Mozier threatened to kill him when he remonstrated with Mozier for annoying Mrs. Chase. Mrs. Chase is employed in the store.

Chase was not at today's hearing and Judge Pancoast said he had talked with him and that Chase did not want Mozier prosecuted.

Council Bluffs, Iowa Nonpariel - May 4, 1955

Zanesville, Ohio Times Recorder
January 24, 1958






This appeal has been taken in accordance with Title 46 United States Code 239(g) and Title 46 Code of Federal Regulations 137.30-1.

By order dated 2 March 1966, an Examiner of the United States Coast Guard at Long Beach, California revoked Appellant's seaman's documents upon finding him guilty of misconduct and incompetence. The specifications found proved allege that while the holder of a duly issued license and Merchant Mariner's document, Appellant, at the port of Los Angeles, California, on or about 5 October 1964, made a false statement under oath; that while serving as an second assistant engineer on board the United States SS OCEANIC SPRAY, under authority of the license above described, on or about 27 April through 30 May 1965, Appellant was incompetent to perform the duties of a licensed engineer; and that Appellant is now physically unfit for duty due to a heart ailment.

At the hearing Appellant was represented by counsel. Appellant entered a plea of not guilty to the charge and each specification.

At the end of the hearing, the Examiner rendered an oral decision in which he concluded that the charge and specifications had been proved. The Examiner then served a written order on Appellant revoking all documents issued to him.

The entire decision and order as served on 16 March 1966. Appeal was timely filed on 25 March 1967.


While the holder of a duly license and Merchant Mariner's document Appellant on October 5, 1964, executed and filed an Application for Renewal of license (from CG-3479) at the Marine Inspection Office in Wilmington, California, in which he stated under oath that he had never been convicted by any court for other than minor traffic violations since the issuance of his present grade of license. In fact, however, Appellant had been convicted in 1947 by a Federal District Court for several violations of Title 18 United States Code §§76 and 101 (felonies), and has served eighteen months in a federal penitentiary. Having failed to disclose this information, Appellant was given a renewal of his license.

From 24 April to 14 July 1965, as well as other times, Appellant was serving as an assistant engineer on board the United States SS OCEANIC SPRAY and acting under authority of his license while the ship was on a foreign voyage.

On his first day aboard the vessel Appellant was ordered to sound fuel tanks and to accomplish this as soon as possible. Appellant was unable to perform this task after a full day's work.

Appellant was directed to slow down the feed pump, and was later found in the machine shop looking for this pump. On Appellant's first watch upon leaving port, he was directed by the chief engineer to conduct chemical tests on the boilers and displayed a complete lack of knowledge of the proper method of performing the job. While Appellant was in charge of the watch, there was a plant failure and upon reaching the engine room, the chief engineer noted that the generator had gone off the line leaving the ship in total darkness. Appellant had failed to reduce the speed of the ship, had failed to take steam off the main engine and had taken no steps to start the feed pump to supply the boiler so that by the time the chief engineer arrived in the engine room, the plant was beyond saving. Appellant had exhausted the boilers into the condensers through the engines and the only solution lay in restoring the steam on the boilers by the use of the emergency generator running the fuel pump. During the time of restoring the plant, Appellant seemed completely unaware of what was transpiring, and was of no assistance whatever. After this incident, he was relieved by the chief engineer from watch standing duties and was placed on day watch during which time he was assigned to uncomplicated jobs which were normally performed by unlicensed personnel. He was also demoted to third assistant engineer. While so assigned, he was ordered to repack the upper casing gland in the bilge pump. Appellant was unable to locate the bilge pump and when it was pointed out to him by the chief engineer, was unable to repack the upper casing gland. Appellant was under the impression that he was, in fact, engaged in packing the feed pump and requested that the oilers be ordered to pump the bilges which was patently impossible since he had stripped the bilge pump. Additionally, he indicated a complete a lack of knowledge of how to start the evaporators. Appellant was then assigned less and less complicated jobs, but at no time throughout the voyage was he able to perform even the simplest tasks in the engine room. for example, having been assigned to inventory the pipe fittings in the engine storeroom, he displayed a complete lack of knowledge of the method of measuring the size of pipes and fittings, and further indicated that he lacked the knowledge as to the method of blowing the boiler tubes.

Appellant has been found permanently unfit for duty due to arteriosclerotic heart disease by a Public Health Service doctor at San Pedro, California. 


This appeal has been taken from the order imposed by the Examiner. It is urged that the basis for revocation be solely on the grounds of physically unfitness for duty.

APPEARANCE: James H. Ackerman, Esquire, of Long Beach, California.



The misconduct specification was proved by documentary evidence indicating that Appellant had been convicted of several felonies in 1947, yet had not disclosed this material information when applying for a renewal of his license, as acquired by the Coast Guard.

The charge of incompetence was proved by the testimony of the chief engineer aboard the SS OCEANIC SPRAY, who cited numerous incidents showing Appellant is entirely incapable of performing even the simplest jobs required of a licensed engineer.

There was also substantial evidence presented at the hearing, as well as certain addenda to Appellant's brief on appeal, that Appellant is suffering from a heart ailment.

Appellant requests that we accept only the latter finding: that is, that the sole basis for revocation of Appellant's documents be indicated as unfitness due to physically disability.

It is very clear from the record that Appellant is obviously unfit to ever again serve on a merchant vessel of the United States. The Coast Guard's statutory duty of promoting the safety of life and property at sea would be seriously breached if this were allowed to happen. To ensure this, the order of the Examiner, and the grounds therefore, must be affirmed. 


The order of the Examiner dated at Long Beach, California on 2 March 1966 is AFFIRMED.

W. J. Smith

Admiral, United States Coast Guard Commandant

Signed at Washington, D.C., this 5th day of June 1967.



            Of engineer proven
            Physical unfitness for duty

Order of examiner
            Commensurate with offense
            Revocation in case of misconduct and incompetency

Revocation of suspension 
            Basis of
            For incompetence both as to ability to perform duties and             

Physical fitness
           Misconduct as grounds for