Hi. I think I found your dad on 9 ship lists from 1942 to 1950.He certainly traveled the world.He's listed as Floyd A. Aldrich or Floyd Allen Aldrich, "Chief Mate" right below the "Master" of the ship, and was "Quartermaster" on some of his earlier voyages. On one list in 1946 he says he had been at service for 10 years, in 1944 he said 7.5 years, although in 1949 & 1950 he said 11 years.Some places he traveled to were: Las Piedras, Venezuela; Bremerhaven, Germany; Newport, Wales; Casablanca, Morocco; Curacao, Dutch West Indies; and Yokohama; Japan.
If this your dad, he was born in 1918 and this may be him in 1930:
1930 United States Federal Census about Floyd Aldrich Name: Floyd Aldrich Home in 1930: Buffalo, Erie, New York View Map Age: 11 Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919 Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Lyman Aldrich Mother's Name: Beatrice Aldrich Race: White Household Members: Name Age Lyman Aldrich 52b. 1878 NY, fath b. Conn, moth b. NY; Wood worker, miter saw Beatrice Aldrich -wife- 39b. 1891 NY, fath b. Germany, mother b. Canada-Eng. Norma Aldrich 20b. 1910 NY Kenneth Aldrich 19b. 1911 NY; mechanic, auto Beatrice Aldrich 17b. 1913 NY; stenographer Floyd Aldrich 11b. 1919 NY ** Aline Aldrich 9b. 1921 NY William Aldrich 6b. 1924 NY Robert Aldrich 4 2/12b. 1926 NY
Here he is in 1920:
1920 United States Federal Census about Floyd Aldrich Name: Floyd Aldrich [Floyd Aldrick] Home in 1920: Buffalo Ward 25, Erie, New York Age: 1 [1 2/12] Estimated Birth Year: abt 1919 [abt 1918] Birthplace: New York Relation to Head of House: Son Father's Name: Lyman Aldrich Father's Birth Place: Vermont Mother's Name: Beatrice Aldrich Mother's Birth Place: New York Marital Status: Single Race: White Sex: Male Household Members: Name Age Lyman Aldrich 42b. 1878 NY, fath b. VT, moth b. NY; automobile w. Beatrice Aldrich -wife- 28b. 1892 NY, fath b. Germany, moth b. Can-Eng. Norma Aldrich 9b. 1911 NY Kenneth Aldrich 8b. 1912 NY Beatrice Aldrich 7b. 1913 NY Floyd Aldrich 1 2/12 mon.b. 1919 NY
Here is Lyman's WWI draft card:
World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918 about Lyman Alan Aldrich Name: Lyman Alan Aldrich County: Orleans (917 Orient St.) State: New York Birth Date: 26 Sep 1877 Race: White FHL Roll Number: 1818705 DraftBoard: 0 Age: 41 Occupation: wheel maker Nearest Relative: Beatrice Bessie Aldrich (same address)
In 1905 Lyman is living on Orient St. in Orleans, NY.He's listed as b. 1876, anda "cousin" to William H. Voorsheer and both are wood workers.
This looks like Lyman's marriage from Familysearch.org:
New York, County Marriages, 1908-1935 for Lyman A. Aldrich
Name: Lyman A. Aldrich Titles & Terms: Event: Marriage Event Date: 06 Feb 1909 Event Place: Monroe, New York Age: 30 Marital Status: Previous Spouse: Race: Birthplace: Estimated Birth Year: 1879 Father: Henry Aldrich Father's Titles & Terms: Mother: Henrietta Fonda Mother's Titles & Terms: Additional Relatives: Spouse: Beatrice B. Gillette Spouse's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Age: 18 Spouse's Marital Status: Spouse's Race: Spouse's Birthplace: Spouse's Estimated Birth Year: 1891 Spouse's Father: John Spouse's Father's Titles & Terms: Spouse's Mother: Maria Nash Spouse's Mother's Titles & Terms: Reference Number: p 473 Film Number: 831339 Film Frame Number: Digital Folder Number: 4477954 Image Number: 245