USS LANSING  (DE-388) ACTIVITY LOG

(Excerpted from actual deck logs obtained from National Archives, Washington DC)

(Italicized entries are added by editor)

 

1-1-44       0000    Steaming in formation.  Nine escort ships and one tug in company.

                  0822    Standing into Great sound, Bermuda Islands.

                  1155    Moored to mooring buoy E-1, Great Sound Bay, Bermuda, BWI

                  1215    USS EICHENBERGER (DE-202) moored alongside port side

                  1230    USS UNDERHILL (DE-682) moored alongside starboard side

                  1500    Held flag hoist drill with USS ALTAIR (AD-11)

                  1600    Secured from flag hoist drill.

                  1727    All ships gun crews departed for Naval Operating Base, Bermuda for anti-

                              aircraft firing practice.

                  2305    Ship's gun crews returned from Naval Operating Base, Bermuda.

1-3-44       0654    USS UNDERHILL (DE-682) underway

                  0658    USS EICHENBERGER (DE-202) underway

                  0705    Underway, standing out to sea for gunnery exercise

                  0843    Sea buoy abeam to port, steaming in formation, third ship in column astern

                              of USS PRIDE (DE-323)

                  0928    Took position number 4 in column astern USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1141    Manned battle stations and commenced exercise O-9.

                  1155    Opened fire on plane-towed sleeve, starboard run, with all 3"/50 cal. Guns,

                              all 20 MM and 40 MM guns

                  1156    Ceased firing.

                  1223    Ceased exercise O-9, having expended the following ammunition:  3"/50

                              caliber AA-44 rounds; 40MM (Service) - 48 rounds; 20MM (Service) -

                              315 rounds.

                  1310    Commenced exercise O-8.

                  1313    Ceased firing and exercise O-8, having expended the following ammunition: 

                              3"/50 caliber AA - 30 rounds; 40MM (Service) - 32 rounds; 20 MM

                              (Service) - 315 rounds.

                  1321    Secured from battle stations

                  1440    Called all hands to battle stations.

                  1502    Fired full pattern of Depth Charges, expending 13 charges.

                  1538    Fired A/S projector Mark 10, expending 24 Service rounds.

                  1540    Secured from battle stations.

                  2000    Underway, steaming in formation.

1-4-44       0829    Commenced exercise G-8.

                  0830    Released two tanks of screening smoke.

                  0846    Completed exercise G-8.

                  0930    Resumed position in formation with other ships of division.

                  1256    Standing into Murray's Anchorage, Bermuda

                  1329    Anchored in Murray’s Anchorage

                  1606    Underway into Great Sound Bay

                  1800    Moored starboard side to USS EICHENBERGER (DE-202) to mooring

                              buoy E-1, Great Sound Bay, Bermuda

1-5-44       1301    Commander Lyons, USN and inspection party from USS HENRY L.

                              KENYON (DE-683) aboard to conduct BAKER inspection.

                  1303    All hands to quarters.

                  1510    All hands to battle stations and conduct battle problem.

                  1546    All hands secured from battle stations.

                  1605    Lt. Martin (MC), USNR, and Lt. Taft (SC), USNR, departed for USS

                              HAMUL (AD-20) after completing BAKER inspection.  Commander

                              Lyons, USN, and inspection party departed for USS HENRY L.

                              KENYON (DE-683) after completing BAKER inspection.

1-6-44       1231    Held quarters for inspection.

                  1303    Captain Burchett, USN, Chief Staff Officer, Commander DD-DE

                              Shakedown Task Group and Lieut. Commander Donald F. Gibson

                              (MC), USN, Staff Medical Officer came aboard to make departure

                              inspection "Able".

                  1414    Captain Burchett, USN and Lt. Commander Gibson

                              USN, departed having completed departure inspection "Able".

                  1537    Underway for Charleston, South Carolina, per operations order No. 14-44-

                              0013933, issued by Commandant Naval Operating Base, Bermuda,

                              British West Indies.

1-7-44       0335    Picked up radar contact bearing 3230 T, 3240 p.g.c., distance 20 miles

                  0410    Sounded general alarm, commenced steering various courses to intercept

                              target.

                  0438    Identified target as an allied tanker

                  0440    Secured from general quarters

1-8-44       1030    Commanding Officer made regular weekly inspection of ship

                  1619    Radar contact target bearing 0790 T, 34000 yards

                  1644    Sighted target and identified same as allied tanker

1-9-44       0845    Fired 13 charge pattern of depth charges from all "K" Guns and tracks

                  0939    Steering various channel courses at various speeds standing into Charleston

                              Harbor.

                  1145    U.S. Navy Tug CATAWBA (AT-68) alongside to port.  Vessel in tow.

                  1150    U.S. Navy Tug BLACK FOX (YTB 177) alongside to port.

                  1154    Moored starboard side to Pier G-4, Charleston Navy Yard, Charleston, South Carolina

1-10-44     1740    Lieutenant Commander S. R. Sands, Jr., USCG., was this date advanced to

                              rank of Commander, as of 1 December 1943.

1-12-44     1339    Underway in tow by two Navy Tugs, proceeding to dry dock

                  1402    Entered drydock number one

                  1420    Secured in drydock number one, Charleston Navy Yard

1-13-44     0700    Commenced flooding dry dock

                  0740    Dock flooded

                  0846    Underway in tow of two Navy Tugs enroute to dock G-2, Charleston Navy Yard

                  0932    Moored starboard side to USS FALGOUT (DE-324) at Pier G-4, Charleston Navy Yard

1-17-44     0545    Commenced receiving fuel oil from YO-22

                  0832    Completed fueling of ship.  Received 40,050 gallons

1-18-44     0830    Underway assisted by two Navy tugs.

                  0835    Tugs departed.  Vessel underway standing out to sea in accordance with CTF

                              23, Dispatch 171430

                  0845    Commenced runs on degaussing range

                  0900    Completed degaussing runs

                  0934    Commenced Radio Direction Finder calibration, and compass comparisons.

                  1035    Completed calibration, standing out to sea

                  1230    Stopped starboard engine due to shaft overheating.  Ceased zigzag.

                  1248    All engines ahead at 290 RPM.

                  1600    Changed course in order to offset repairs to sound gear

                  1850    Radar contact bearing 047T, distance 22,000 yards

                  1910    Radar contact determined to be unidentified US Navy Blimp

1-20-44     0800    Standing into New York Harbor.

                  1059    Moored port side to North side of Pier 9, Thompkinsville, Staten Island, NY

1-22-44     0010    Underway in accordance with Commander Task Force 23 despatch and Commander Task

                              Group 02.9 despatch operating with Escort Division 13, (USS FROST [DE-144]

                              USS HUSE [DE-145], USS INCH [DE-146], USS SNOWDEN [DE-246]

                              USS STANTON[DE-247], USS SWASEY [DE-248]) escorting New York Section

                              Convoy UGS-31 to Norfolk, Virginia

                  0800    Underway forming convoy while standing down Swept Channel, New York,

                              New York

                  0847    Took station on starboard flank of convoy zigzagging on Patrol Plan 3-A.

                              Speed of advance 9.5 knots.

                  1122    Lost one Mark IX Depth Charge, set on safe, while testing hydraulic release

                              system in Latitude 39039’ North, Longitude 70040’15” West, in

                              fourteen (14) fathoms of water.

                  1500    All hands to battle stations.

                  1550    Secured from battle stations.

                  1600    Sounds General Quarters to investigate sound contact.

                  1611    Secured from General Quarters.

1-23-44     0000    Underway on base course 1910 True at 210 RPM, on zigzag Patrol Plan 3-A,

                              screening convoy UGS-31, bearing 0750 Relative, distance 3000 yards

                              from guide ship 71.

                  0300    Convoy commenced forming in column single file.

                  0559    Standing down Swept channel to Chesapeake Bay.

                  0800    Standing into Norfolk Swept Channel.

                  1240    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds guiding convoy into Swept Channel.

                  1447    Released from further duty with convoy UGS-31 (New York Section) by Commander

                              Escort Division 13

                  1455    Chesapeake Bay Entrance lighted whistle buoy abeam to starboard.

                  1510    Standing up Thimble Shoal Channel.  General Quarters depth charge party

                              held one (1) hour depth charge drill.

                  1735    Moored port side to starboard side USS DURANT (DE-389) on south side

                              of Pier 5, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

1-24-44     0755    Shift mooring lines to permit USS DURANT (DE-389) and USS VANCE DE-387)

                              to undock

                  0805    Moored port side to USS EICHENBERGER (DE-202)

                  1240    USS LANSING (DE-388) ordered to report to Commander Escort Division

                              46 for duty afloat in training Destroyer Escort crews

1-25-44     0725    Four officers and 109 enlisted men reported aboard for training afloat

                  0811    Underway standing into Elizabeth River Channel

                  0834    Entered Hampton Roads Channel

                  0852    Passed through harbor net gate.

                  0905    Standing down Thimble Shoal Channel.   Commenced holding various drills

                              for Training Crew.

                  0925    Standing into Lower Chesapeake Bay, conducting scheduled exercises for

                              Training crew.

                  1136    Anchored one (1) mile East of York Spit Channel to thirty (30) fathoms of

                              Starboard chain in seventeen (17) fathoms of water.

                  1556    Passed through Harbor Net Gate.

                  1711    Moored portside to USS PRIDE (DE-323) at South side of Pier 5, Naval Operating Base,

                              Norfolk, Virginia

                  1810    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) moored to starboard side

1-26-44     0744    Five officers and 140 enlisted men from USS RICHARD S BULL (DE-402) reported

                              aboard for training afloat.  ENS W.T. DOOR departed in charge of a party of twenty-four (24)

                              enlisted men for gunnerytraining at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0758    Underway standing into Hampton Roads

                  0830    Passed through Harbor Net Gate.  Training crew of DE-402 commenced holding drills

                  1400    Held one hour depth charge drill.

                  1411    Underway to rendezvous with Exercise Group at Buoy “10”

                  1437    Made rendezvous with Exercise Group

                  1540    Standing up Thimble Shoal and into Hampton Roads

                  1746    Moored starboard side to port side USS FALGOUT (DE-324) at Pier 5,

                              Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

                  1800    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of 24 enlisted men returned from gunnery training

                              at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

1-27-44     0708    ENS W.T. DOOR departed in charge of a party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men

                              for gunnery training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0720    Shifted mooring to permit USS EICHENBERGER (DE-202) to depart.

                  0745    Five officers and 130 enlisted men from USS RICHARD S BULL (DE-402)

                              reported aboard for training afloat  

                  0814    Underway.

                  0949    Training crew commenced anti-submarine exercise on ping boat.

                  1100    Training crew engaged in heaving line drill and instructions in painting and seamanship.

                  1150    Completed all exercises.

                  1323    Training crew to battle stations

                  1355    Underway, training crew secured from battle stations

                  1510    Standing into Thimble Shoal channel

                  1535    Passed through harbor net gates

                  1550    Stopped all engines, drifting

                  1700    Underway standing into berth

                  1741    Moored port side to USS VANCE (DE-387) at Pier 5, Naval Operating Base,

                              Norfolk, Virginia

                  1750    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of 24 enlisted men returned from gunnery training

                              at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

1-28-44     0715    ENS W.T. DOOR departed in charge of a party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men

                              for gunnery training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0740    Four officers and 108 enlisted men of crew of USS AHRENS (DE-575) reported aboard for

                              training afloat

                  0804    Underway into Elizabeth River Channel

                  0822    Anchored.  Commenced training

                  1626    Underway

                  1715    Moored portside to USS VANCE (DE-387) at south side of Pier 5, Naval Operating Base,

                              Norfolk, Virginia

                  1735    Officers and men of DE-575 (USS AHRENS ) departed, having completed

                              days scheduled training exercises.

1-29-44     0710    ENS W.T. DOOR departed in charge of a party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men

                              for gunnery training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0740    Four officers and 151 enlisted men of USS JOHN M BERMINGHAM (DE-530) reported

                              aboard for training afloat

                  0751    Underway in Elizabeth River Channel

                  0805    Underway on degaussing range

                  0844    Anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia

                  0930    Training crew engaged in lowering and hoisting of motor whaleboat

                  1030    Training crew to battle stations

                  1135    Training crew secured from battle stations.

                  1300    Training crew to battle stations

                  1330    Secured from battle stations

                  1415    Training crew engaged in flag hoist drill

                  1455    Training crew engaged in hoisting motor whaleboat.

                  1604    Anchor aweigh

                  1620    Moored port side to USS FALGOUT (DE-324) at south side of Pier 5,

                              Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

                  1645    Training crew of DE-530 (USS JOHN M BERMINGHAM) departed

                  1700    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men returned from

                              gunnery training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

1-31-44     0715    ENS W.T. DOOR departed in charge of a party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men

                              for gunnery training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0720    One Officer’s Steward and three Steward’s Mates trainees aboard

                  0730    Four officers and 102 enlisted men of USS JOHN M BERMINGHAM (DE-530) reported

                              for training afloat

                  0827    Underway into Elizabeth River Channel

                  0835    Ran degaussing range to check degaussing

                  0841    Standing out of Hampton Roads enroute to Exercise Area.

                  0900    Underway as before conducting exercises for training crew.

                  1107    Held steering casualty drill

                  1111    Secured from steering casualty drill

                  1147    Anchored in lower Chesapeake Bay

                  1257    Underway

                  1536    Standing up Thimble Shoal Channel into Hampton Roads

                  1640    Running degaussing range to check degaussing

                  1709    Moored portside to USS THOMAS (DE-102) at south side of Pier 5, Naval

                              Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

                  1720    Training crew of DE-530 (USS JOHN M BERMINGHAM) departed, having

                              completed scheduled training

                  1725    ENS W.T. DOOR and gunnery party returned from Anti-Aircraft Training

                              Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

2-1-44       0715    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men departed for Dam

                              Neck, Virginia, for gunnery training at Anti-Aircraft Training Center.

                  0730    Four Steward’s Mates reported aboard from Naval Training Station, Norfolk,

                              for training afloat

                  0740    Four officers and 146 enlisted men from USS WISEMAN (DE-667)

                              reported aboard for one day of scheduled training afloat

                  0755    Underway in Elizabeth River Channel.

                  0805    Anchored in Hampton Roads

                  0900    Training Crew of DE-667 engaged in the following drills and instruction: 

                              battle stations, war cruising watches, boat drill, special sea details, line

                              handling and seamanship, painting, cleaning, operation of handy billy

                              and portable submersible pump.

                  1455    Underway in Hampton Roads

                  1530    Ran degaussing range to check degaussing

                  1555    Completed degaussing check.

                  1600    Training crew DE-667 (USS WISEMAN) secured from all drills and instruction.

                  1617    Moored portside to USS LOWE (DE-325) south side Pier 5, Naval Operating Base,

                              Norfolk, Virginia

                  1645    Four (4) Steward’s Mates, aboard for one day of training afloat, departed for

                              Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia.

                  1700    Four (4) officers and one hundred forty-six (146) enlisted men of DE-667

                              (USS WISEMAN) departed for Naval Training station, Norfolk,

                              Virginia, having completed one day of scheduled training afloat.

                  1730    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men returned from

                              Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia.

2-2-44       0705    ENS W.T. DOOR and twenty-four (24) enlisted men departed for gunnery

                              training at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia

                  0710    Four Steward’s Mates reported aboard from naval Training Station, Norfolk

                  0730    Four officers and 121 enlisted men of PF-56 (USS COVINGTON) reported

                              aboard for one day scheduled training afloat

                  0806    Underway for training

                  0816    Anchored in Hampton Roads, Virginia

                  0900    All officers and crew aboard, not previously inoculated, receiving Yellow Fever injections

                  0905    Training crew to battle stations

                  1000    Training crew secured from battle station

                  1024    Underway standing into dock to effect repairs to anchor windlass.

                  1035    Moored port side to south side of Pier 5, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk VA

                  1305    Four (4) enlisted men from USS ALCOR (AR-10) aboard to repair anchor windlass.

                  1530    Four (4) Steward’s Mates departed, having completed one day of training afloat.

                  1600    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men returned from

                              Anti-Aircraft Training center, Dam Neck, Virginia.

2-3-44       0600    Anchor windlass undergoing examination and repair.  ENS W.T. DOOR and

                              party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men departed for Anti-Aircraft

                              Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia, for gunnery training

                  0710    Four Steward’s Mates reported aboard from Naval Training Station, Norfolk, for

                              one day of instruction afloat

                  0745    Seven officers and 118 enlisted men of crew of PF-56 (USS COVINGTON)

                              reported aboard for one day scheduled training afloat

                  1515    Four (4) Steward’s Mates from naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia,

                              aboard for one day of training afloat, departed having completed scheduled training.

                  1520    Seven officers and 118 enlisted men of crew of PF-56 (USS COVINGTON)

                              departed for Naval Training station, Norfolk, Virginia, having completed scheduled training

                  1646    ENS W.T. DOOR and party of twenty-four (24) enlisted men returned from

                                    gunnery training at Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Dam Neck, Virginia.

                  1800    Repairs to Anchor Windlass completed, repair party from USS ALCOR (AR-10) departed.

2-4-44       0715    One Officer’s Steward and three (3) Steward’s Mates reported on board for

                              training from Naval Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia

                  0750    USS LOWE (DE-325) unmoored from starboard side

                  1545    One Officer’s Steward and three (3) Steward’s Mates, aboard from Naval

                              Training Station, Norfolk, Virginia for training departed

                  1555    USS STEWARD (DE-238) moored alongside to starboard

                  1700    Received from U.S. Naval Ammunition Depot, Portsmouth, Virginia, two

                              (2) filled Elco Smoke Tanks.  Delivered to U.S. Naval Ammunition

                              Depot, Portsmouth, Virginia, two (2) empty Elco Smoke Tanks

2-5-44       0930    Commenced taking on fuel.  Draft forward Nine (9) feet eleven (11) inches;

                              twelve (12) feet six (6) inches aft.

                  1030    Commanding Officer held ship inspection.

                  1455    Completed taking on fuel.  Received twenty-seven thousand eight hundred

                              thirty-one (27,831) gallons of fuel.  Draft aft twelve (12) feet six (6)

                              inches, forward ten (10 feet seven (7) inches.

2-6-44       1425    Underway in accordance with operational order of CTF 23.

                  1430    Ran degaussing range to test degaussing

                  1512    Standing down Thimble Shoal Channel.

                  1624    Cape Henry Light abeam to starboard, distance three (3) miles

                  1637    Standing down swept channel.  Assumed assigned station on USS CORE (CVE-13)

2-7-44       0000    Underway in company with USS VANCE (DE-387) escorting USS CORE (CVE-13)

                              from Norfolk, Virginia, to New York, New York

                  1015    Commenced depth charge loading and depth setting drill

                  1025    New York Harbor swept channel buoy “A” abeam to starboard.

                  1115    Secured from depth charge drill

                  1324    Entered anti-submarine boom net defenses 

                  1405    Anchored off Pier 10, Tompkinsville, Staten Island, New York.

                  1408    YT-344 (SWATANE) alongside to starboard

                  1413    Underway proceeding to moor

                  1420    YT-344 (SWATANE) departed

                  1418    Moored port side to Pier 10, Berth 8, Naval Section Base, Tompkinsville,

                              Staten Island, New York

                  1440    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored alongside to starboard

2-9-44       1253    Six (6) officers, together with nine (9) Sound Men and sixteen (16) enlisted men from

                              depth charge crew received four (4) hours training on Attack

                              Teacher at Pier 9, Naval Section Base, Staten Island, New York

2-10-44     0645    Underway standing down New York Harbor and Ambrose Channel in

                              accordance with Operational Order of CTF 23, from New York to Norfolk, Virginia

                  1200    Underway forming convoy.

                  1320    All hands to battle stations.  Repair parties engaged in streaming FXR gear. 

                              20MM gun crews and depth charge party receiving instructions, 3”/50

                              Caliber gun crews engaged in loading drill.  One (1) round of 3”/50

                              Caliber Anti-Aircraft ammunition disposed of over side due to faulty fuse.

                  1430    Secured from battle stations and drills, Repair Parties continued streaming FXR gear

                  1440    Convoy base course set at 1960 true and p.g.c., speed of advance six (6) knots

                  1530    FXR gear streamed and operating satisfactorily

                  1545    Repair parties secured.

                  1600    Underway screening convoy.   Increased speed to nine (9) knots.

                  1917    Departed day escort station and assumed night station

2-11-44     0000    Underway zigzagging on base course 1960 true escorting convoy UGS-33

                              from New York to Norfolk, Virginia, speed of advance 9.5 knots.

                  0625    Departed night escort station and assumed day station

                  1155    Norfolk swept channel buoy “XS” abeam, convoy forming two columns

                  1200    Underway maneuvering to gather convoy, scattered as result of thick fog

                  1525    Escorting six ships of convoy

                  2115    Standing into Thimble Shoal Dredged Channel.

                  2216    Passed through Net gate.

                  2239    Standing up Elizabeth River.

                  2324    Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DE-389) on North side of Pier 2, Naval

                              Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia  

2-12-44     1230    Tested depth charge hydraulic system, found to be in good working order

                  1430    Commenced fueling.

                  1530    Completed fueling, draft forward ten (10) feet four (4) inches, draft aft

                              twelve (12) feet six (6) inches; having received 10571 gallons fuel oil

                  1544    Underway to anchorage off buoy “1”, Thimble Shoals Channel

                  1653    Thimble Shoal Channel Lighted Buoy abeam to port

                  1702    Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads, Virginia

2-13-44     0433    Underway standing down Lynnhaven Roads

                  0440    Lighted White dredging Buoy abeam to port

                  0530    Standing down swept channel at two-thirds speed

                  1134    Entrance buoy “XS” abeam to port

                  1210    Maneuvering for screening and forming convoy (UGS-33)

                  1330    All gun crews engaged in drills.  Repair Party Three engaged in closure drills

                  1415    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1505    Training film exhibited to all Damage Control personnel.

                  1530    Maneuvering to assume station in convoy

                  1600    Underway as before, maneuvering to assume station in escort plan

                  1610    Maintaining station in escort plan at two-thirds speed.  Convoy speed of

                              advance six (6) knots.

                  1752    Departed station to deliver spare parts to USS CHAMBERS (DE-389) for

                              chemical recorder (Ed. - log error, should be DE-391)

                  1840    Assumed assigned escort station

2-14-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic, zigzagging, escorting convoy UGS-33  Speed

                              of advance is six (6) knots.

                  0455    Underwater sound contact, called watch to “action stations”, contact proved

                              to be echo from wake of accompanying escort vessel

                  0500    Secured from “action stations”

                  0721    Departed station to investigate vessel bearing 1030 true, distance seven

                              thousand (7000) yards.  Vessel responded satisfactorily to challenge.

                  0703    Convoy speed of advance now eight (8) knots.

                  0756    Assumed assigned station in escort plan

                  1000    Commenced zigzagging on Patrol Plan 2A

                  1200    Commenced zigzagging on Plan 3A.  Speed of advance increased to nine (9) knots.

                  1320    Mustered all hands at quarters; the following drills and instructions were

                              held:  battle stations, 3”/50 Caliber loading drill, 20MM and depth

                              charge instruction, Damage Control parties viewing damage control motion pictures.

                  1500    Secured from battle stations and all drills and instructions.

                  2000    Underway as before zigzagging in accordance with Patrol Paln 3A, speed of

                              advance nine (9) knots.

2-16-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic escorting Convoy UGS-33 enroute North Africa.  Speed

                              of advance is nine (9) knots.

                  0730    Speed of advance is seven (7) knots.

                  0930    Speed of advance is nine (9) knots.

                  1300    Commenced patrolling on Patrol Plan 3A

                  1950    Departed escort station to close port column of convoy to signal ships to dim lights.

                  2000    Underway as before steering various courses and speeds signaling ships to dim lights.

                  2027    Resumed regular escort station patrolling accordance Plan 3A

2-17-44     1304    All hands to battle stations.  Commenced test firing all guns in accordance

                              with orders from Commander Task Force 66

                  1335    Secured from test firing and battle stations.  Expended the following Service

                              ammunition:  Seven (7) rounds 3”/50 Caliber Anti-Aircraft; eight (8)

                              rounds 40 MM; three hundred seventy-seven (377) rounds 20MM.  No     casualties.

2-18-44     1030    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection below decks.

                  1345    Depth charge parties held drill.  Radar and Sound men view training film.

2-20-44     2035    Ceased using plan 3A, commenced patrol on erratic courses.

2-21-44     1320    Mustered crew at quarters; the following drills were held:  battle stations,

                              3”/50 Caliber gun crews, sections two (2) and three (3) held loading

                              drill, all 20MM gun crews held drills, Damage Control parties held shoring drill.      

                  1427    Secured from battle stations.

                  1445    Secured from all drills.

2-22-44     0940    Ceased patrolling plan 3A, commenced steering erratic course.

                  1630    Speed of advance no eight (8) knots.

2-24-44     0800    Speed of advance nine (9) knots.

                  0830    Speed of advance six (6) knots.

                  0930    Speed of advance nine (9) knots

2-25-44     0800    Commenced patrolling on plan 3A

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection below decks

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  The following drills were held:  battle stations,

                              3”/50 Caliber gun loading drill, 20MM gun drill, flashing light drill.

                  1445    Secured from battle stations and all drills.  Surveyed one (1) round 3”/50

                              caliber Illuminating and two (2) rounds 3”/50 Caliber Anti-Aircraft

                              ammunition because of projectiles having become unseated from case.

                  1641    Departed regular escort station to assume temporary station ahead of Number 41

                  1741    Returned to regular escort station

                  1800    Commenced patrolling station on Patrol Plan 3A

                  1904    Ceased patrolling station on Patrol Plan 3A.

2-26-44     0700    Commenced patrolling escort sector using Patrol Plan 3A

                  1915    Ceased patrolling on Plan 3A

2-28-44     1300    Mustered crew at quarters; the following drills were held:  battle stations;

                              20MM and 3”/50 Caliber gun crews’ loading drill’ depth charge drill’

                              drills in streaming FXR gear.

                  1405    Secured from battle stations and all drills

                  1600    Convoy speed of advance reduced to seven and on-half (7 ˝) knots.

2-29-44     0700    Commenced patrolling escort sector using Patrol Plan 3A

                  0830    Speed of advance six (6) knots.

                  1402    Speed of advance increased to seven (7) knots.  Radar and Sonar men

                              received one (1) hour instruction on materiel.  Damage Control parties

                              held one (1) hour discussion on War Damage Reports.

3-1-44       0000    Underway in North Atlantic escorting convoy UGS-33 enroute North

                              Africa; patrolling using patrol plan 3A.  Speed of advance is seven (7) knots.

                  0730    Ceased patrolling on Patrol Plan 3A

                  0835    Speed of advance 8.5 knots, patrolling on plan 3A

                  1300    Mustered the crew at quarters;  the following drills were held’  Battle stations

                  1317    Fire drill for Damage Control parties, fire in I.C. Room and First Lieutenant’s locker

                  1318    First extinguisher and hose on scene; 3:/50 Caliber gun crews held loading drill; FXR

                              instruction and drill

                  1330    Secured from battle stations and fire drill

                  1410    Secured from all drills.  Radar and Sonar men receiving instruction in materiel

                              for one (1) hour

                  1515    Changed convoy Base course and increased speed of advance to 8.7 knots

                  1800    Increased speed to full, steering various courses to assume new station on starboard flank

                              of convoy

                  1820    Assumed new station

                  1823    Departed station to investigate Number 32, which was out of station

                  1854    Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  1910    Returned to station

                  1955    Secured gun crews from battle stations

3-2-44       0155    Sighted Cape Spartel Light bearing 076 true distant approximately twenty (20) miles

                  0300    Ceased Patrol Plan 3A.  Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds standing

                              into Strait of Gibraltar Swept Channel

                  0735    Changed base course, speed of advance now five and one-half (5 ˝) knots. 

                              Maintaining station on starboard flank of convoy

                  1010    Task Force 66 relieved of duty as escort for convoy UGS-33, enroute Casablanca orders

                              of CTF 66 . Standing out of Gibralter Straits

                  1105    Steering various course, various speeds standing out of swept channel

                  1548    Maneuvering into formation

                  1707    Commenced zigzagging using plan No. 5 making good 8.6 knots, speed of advance

3-3-44       0000    Underway in North Atlantic enroute from Gibralter to Casablanca, French Morocco

                  0542    Ceased zigzagging

                  0655    Casablanca swept channel buoy “A” abeam to starboard

                  1055    Anchored in Casablanca swept channel

                  1228    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1236    Underway standing into Casablanca harbor

                  1248    Passed through boom defenses

                  1300    Moored port side to USS COSSATAT (AO-77) at berth 21 Naval Operating Base,

                              Casablanca, French Morocco

                  1347    Commenced taking on fuel from Tanker COSSATAT (AO-77)

                  1355    USS MERRILL (DE-392) moored to starboard side

                  1525    Fueling completed, having received 37.635 gallons Diesel fuel oil

3-4-44       0930    Four (4) officers and eight (8) enlisted men attended Attack Teacher training at Naval

                              Operating Base, Casablanca, French Morocco

                  1300    Liberty granted to Section Two and one-half of Section Three, to expire at 2200,

                              this date

                  2200    Liberty party returned on time

3-5-44       1245    Granted liberty to First Section and one-half of Third Section, to expire at 2200,

                              this date

                  2200    Liberty party returned on time

3-7-44       1130    HATCH, W.T. S1c suffered broken humerus bone in right arm in attempting to clean

                              the water extractor in the laundry

                  1230    HATCH, W.T. S1c transferred to U.S. Naval Hospital, Casablanca, French Morocco

                  1350    Mustered the crew at quarters.  No absentees

                  1355    USS MERRILL (DE-392) departed from starboard side

                  1400    Secured from quarters. Made all preparations for getting underway

                  1412    Underway in obedience to verbal orders of Commander Task Force 66

                  1427    Set standard speed fifteen (15) knots

                  1449    Swept channel buoy “X” abeam to starboard

                  1540    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1617    Secured from battle stations

                  1622    Swept channel buoy “A” abeam to port.  Speed of advance is ten (10) knots

                  1715    Speed of advance now 16.6 knots, steaming in column open order in

                              company with nine (9) ships

3-8-44       0000    Underway in North Atlantic in Task Force 66.  Speed of advance is 16.6 knots

                  0028    All hands to battle stations.  Conducted night firing and depth charge operations

                              in accordance with operation order “Spangle” of Commander Task Force 66

                  0223    Secured from battle stations and operation “Spangle”.  Expended fourteen (14)

                               rounds 3”/50 Caliber Illuminating Ammunition and four (4) depth charges

                  0540    Reduced speed of advance to eight (8) knots

                  0655    Increased speed of advance to ten (10) knots Sighted convoy on

                              starboard bow, distance 8 miles

                  0730    Departed formation to assume assigned escort station on Convoy GUS-32

                  0821    Assumed station in escort screen, position 4, escorting Convoy GUS-32 from North Africa

                              to United States

                  1000    Commenced patrolling on Plan 3A

3-9-44       1110    Ceased patrolling on Plan 3A

                  1117    Resumed patrolling on Plan 3A

                  1800    Speed of advance now 9.3 knots

                  1830    Convoy made exercise emergency turn to starboard

                  1841    Convoy made emergency turn to port

3-10-44     0705    Ceased patrolling on Plan 3A; using a modified patrol

                  0800    Patrolling station, speed of advance is 9.3 knots

                  0918    Speed of advance reduced to nine (9) knots

                  1100    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection below decks

3-11-44     0804    Speed of advance increased to nine and one-half (9 ˝) knots

                  1000    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection above decks

                  1308    All gun crews to battle stations.  Held gun and depth charge drill

                  1325    Gun crews secured from battle stations

3-12-44     1410    Held small arms drill.  Expended one thousand (1000) rounds of .22 Caliber ammunition

3-13-44     0650    Discovered ship’s stack aflame, caused by gases igniting carbon deposits in stack. 

                              Fire immediately brought under control

                  1245    Sounded standby alarm

                  1254    Departed station investigating underwater sound contact

                  1304    Secured from standby

                  1345    Resumed station.  Underwater sound contact proved to be wake echo

3-16-44     1600    Held small arms target practice; expended seven hundred (700) rounds of .

                              22 Caliber and eighty-three (83) rounds of .45 Caliber ammunition

                  1720    Half masted colors in honor of deceased merchant seaman

                  1750    Two blocked colors

3-17-44     1030    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection below decks

3-18-44     1155    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection topside

                  1615    Held Small Arms drill; expended 300 rounds of .22 Caliber ammunition

                  1850    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1900    Secured from battle stations

3-19-44     2100    Sounded alert, investigating sound contact

                  2110    Secured from alert, contact proved to be wake echo

3-22-44     0400    Underway as before. Patrolling assigned station.  Speed of advance is eight (8) knots

                  0700    New York Section of GUS-32 broke off.  Maneuvering to assume new station on port beam

                              of Chesapeake Section

                  0800    Underway as before maneuvering various courses and speeds while forming Convoy

                  0830    Assumed station ten degrees (100) forward of the port beam of number 11, distance

                              three thousand (3000) yards

                  1015    Speed of advance increased to ten (10) knots

                  1201    Speed of advance increased to eleven (11) knots

                  1645    Assumed patrol station on port side of convoy, abeam of leading ship,

                              distance two thousand (2000) yards

                  1835    Assumed new position abeam of number 31

3-23-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic escorting Chesapeake Section of Convoy

                              GUS-32 enroute Chesapeake Bay

                  0015    Sighted buoy “XS” bearing 2700 true, distant approximately six (6) miles

                  0100    Commenced patrolling port flank of convoy

                  0232    Standing up swept channel in Chesapeake Bay

                  0239    Buoy “XS” abeam to port

                  0251    Buoy “SO1” abeam to port

                  0725    Swept channel buoy 2 CB abeam to port

                  0730    Standing down channel

                  0750    Buoy Sugar 14 abeam to starboard.  Commenced maneuvering around buoy

                  1200    Standing out of Norfolk swept channel

3-24-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic enroute New York in company with the

                              USS VANCE (DE-387), USS CALCATERRA (DE-390),

                              and USS MERRILL (DE-392) Speed of advance is 15 knots

                  0630    Standing up swept channel to Ambrose Lightship

                  0820    Buoy Item abeam standing up Ambrose Channel

                  0912    Passed through nets, maneuvering Gravesend Bay preparing to anchor

                  0925    Anchored in Gravesend Bay

                  1000    Tug T F CARROLL and ammunition barge alongside

                  1013    Barge and tug departed having received 40 Mark IX depth charges

                  1023    Commenced heaving around

                  1027    Underway enroute to Navy Yard, Brooklyn

                  1138    Navy tug alongside

                  1145    Maneuvering to dock at Navy yard

                  1151    Moored starboard side to port side of USS VANCE (DE-387) at pier C3 Navy Yard,

                              Brooklyn, N.Y.

                  1805    Navy yard tug alongside.  Underway to drydock #4 Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  1845    Navy Yard tug departed.  Secured in drydock #4, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  2020    Dock empty

3-25-44     0800    Yard workmen aboard making repairs and alterations

                  2245    Fire reported under Mark 51 gun director on flying bridge.  Three 15 lb extinguishers of

                              CO2 were used after which a careful check was made for damage

                  2254    Fire reported out, no discernible damage, smoke apparently caused by welding heat on

                              the “Deck Tread” surface of flying bridge

3-26-44     1415    Ship’s boat removed to Navy Yard Boat Shop

3-27-44     0802    Commenced flooding dry dock

                  0847    Bow afloat

                  0853    Stern afloat.  Navy Yard workmen aboard making repairs and alterations

                  1013    Navy Yard tug YT 475, alongside.  Departed from drydock #4, Navy Yard, Brooklyn,

                              New York. Underway in tow, USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to starboard side

                  1029    Moored pier H, Navy yard, Brooklyn alongside USS Murphy (DD-623)

                  1330    Navy Yard tug alongside.  Underway in tow

                  1335    Moored port side of USS Blue (DD-744) in berth 15, pier J, Navy Yard, Brooklyn,

                              New York, with USS Vance (DE-387) moored to starboard side.

3-29-44     2200    Received from Navy Supply, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., two (2) chiffoniers and

                              two (2) berths (Ed. – Chiffonier - A narrow, high chest of drawers or bureau,

                              often with a mirror attached.)

3-30-44     0830    Received from Master Rigger, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y., two (2) sets of life raft

                              lashings.  Navy Yard workmen aboard making various repairs and alterations

3-31-44     1030    Received from optical laboratory 10 Mark 14 gun sights

                  1115    Commenced dock trial

                  1128    Dock trial secured

4-1-44       0000    Moored port side to USS BLUE (DD-774).  Navy Yard workmen aboard making

                              various repairs and alterations

4-2-44       1050    Commenced fueling ship

                  1200    Received from Supply Officer, New York Navy yard, “F.X.R.” gear

                  1325    Completed fueling ship having received on board 42,420 gals. of fuel oil

4-3-44       0000    Moored port side to USS BLUE (DD-774) and berth J-15, New York Navy Yard,

                              Brooklyn, New York;  USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to starboard side

                  0725    USS BLUE (DD-774) departed from alongside and berth J-15.

                  0750    Three (3) officers and nine (9) sound men departed for Attack Teacher

                              Training, New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y

                  1020    Attack Teacher party returned

                  1045    Received fifty (50) Red Cross Survivor Kits

                  1800    USS VANCE (DE-387) cast off lines from alongside and departed

4-4-44       0715    Disconnected telephone, power, fresh water, salt water, and steam lines from dock

                  0820    Navy Tug YT 475 alongside, pilot aboard to assist in getting underway

                  0827    Underway enroute Gravesend Bay

                  0835    Pilot and tug departed

                  0929    Anchored Gravesend Bay, in 7 fathoms of water to 27 fathoms port chain

                  0945    Tug JEAN CARROL alongside with ammunition lighter

                  1025    Tug and lighter departed having delivered from Naval Ammunition Depot, Iona Island,

                              ammunition as per invoices

                  1030    CG 64309 alongside to receive 3 seabags for transportation to Ellis Island and US

                              Marine Hospital

                  1140    Commenced heaving around

                  1144    Underway standing down Ambrose Channel

                  1155    Passed through anti-submarine boom defenses

                  1448    Swept channel buoy “A” abeam to starboard

                  1522    Rendezvoused with USS BAKER (DE-190), USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) and

                              USS MERRILL (DE-392).  Assumed guide USS CALCATERRA, USS MERRILL,

                              and USS BAKER abeam to starboard, distance between ships 2000 yards.

                  1630    Tested smoke generator and found it to be in proper working order

                  1850    Tested general alarm and gas alarm, both working satisfactorily

4-5-44       0000    Underway North Atlantic enroute to Casco Bay in company with

                              USS BAKER (DE-190), USS CALCATERRA (DE-390), USS MERRILL (DE-392)

                              at 212 R.P.M. (16.5 knots)

                  1701    Portland lighted whistle buoy abeam to starboard.  Steering various courses at

                              various speeds standing up swept channel and into Hussey Sound

                  1822    Moored to mooring buoy “1A”, Casco Bay, Maine. 

                  1831    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) moored to port side,

                  1850    USS BAKER (DE-190) moored to starboard side

4-6-44       0205    Commenced taking on fresh water from YW-87

                  0225    Secured from taking on water.  Received nine (9) tons of fresh water

                  0740    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) departed

                  0744    USS BAKER (DE-190) departed

                  1020    Underway to new anchorage

                  1040    Anchored in anchorage “Fox” Casco Bay, in 40 feet of water to 30 fathoms of port chain

                  1420    All hands to battle stations

                  1440    Three inch gun crews held loading drill

                  1455    All damage control parties held drills under supervision of damage control

                              officers of Staff of Commander Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet

                  1542    Secured from battle stations and drills

4-7-44       0815    Seven officers and seventy enlisted men departed for General and Fire

                              Fighting Schools

                  1423    U.S. Navy Water Barge YW 87 moored to starboard side, commenced

                              taking on water, receiving 26 tons

                  1440    Barge YW 87 departed starboard side

                  1645    General school party returned from days instruction

4-8-44       0735    Underway standing out of Casco Bay to participate in scheduled exercises

                  0846    Portland Harbor approach lighted buoy “PB” abeam to starboard

                  0910    Standing out swept channel

                  0943    Commenced scheduled exercises with submarine S-20 (SS-125), in exercise area M-2

                  1525    Completed exercises with submarine

                  1600    Depth charge parties held drill dropping nine (9) Mark 9 depth charges

                  1615    Mid channel buoy #4 abeam to port.  Standing up swept channel and into

                              Portland, Maine, harbor

                  1710    Anchored in berth “4”, Casco Bay, Portland, Maine, in thirteen (13) fathoms

                              of water to sixty (60) fathoms of port chain

                  2127    YW 87 moored alongside to port transferring twenty-seven (27) tons of

                              water to this vessel

                  2155    YW 87 departed alongside

4-9-44       0756    Underway standing out of Casco Bay and down the swept channel in

                              company with Escort Division 45 [USS VANCE (DE-387), USS LANSING (DE-388),

                              USS DURANT (DE-389), USS CALCATERRA (DE-390),

                              USS CHAMBERS (DE-391), USS MERRILL (DE-392)] and USS BAKER (DE-190)

                  0845    Gun crews to battle stations and loading drill

                  0920    Secured battle stations

                  1045    Sounded general quarters, commenced gunnery anti-air craft practice firing

                              with plane towed target

                  1147    Damage control parties exercised at fire drill in B4

                  1154    Secured from fire drill.

                  1312    Commenced firing at target

                  1313    Ceased firing

                  1317    Commenced firing at target

                  1319    Ceased firing

                  1337    Secured from general quarters and target practice.  Expended forty-four (44)

                              rounds 3”/50 ammunition, one hundred eight (108) rounds 40mm

                              ammunition and one thousand eighty five (1085) rounds of 20mm service ammunition

4-10-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic enroute Norfolk, VA., in company with Escort Division 45

                              plus USS BAKER (DE-190)

                  1300    All hands to quarters

                  1337    All hands to battle stations

                  1409    Secured from quarters and battle stations

                  1440    Commenced formation steaming at various courses and speeds exercising

                              at tactical maneuvers

                  1635    Ceased tactical maneuvers

4-11-44     0355    Maneuvering various courses at entrance Norfolk swept channel

                  0401    Buoy “XS” abeam to starboard

                  0611    Buoy “PS” abeam to port

                  0739    Buoy “2CB” abeam to starboard

                  0825    Entered Thimble Shoal Channel, buoy #1, abeam to port

                  0912    Passed through net gate

                  0915    Standing in Hampton Roads

                  0957    Anchored off Naval Operating Base, Hampton Roads, Norfolk, Virginia, in

                              forty (40) feet of water to twenty two (22) fathoms of port chain

                  1201    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1205    Anchor aweigh.  Tug YT 150 along starboard side.  Underway.

                  1217    Moored port side to USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) at Pier 3, Naval

                              Operating Base, Norfolk, VA.  Tug departed

                  1304    USS BAKER (DE-190) moored to starboard side

                  1510    Commenced taking on fuel oil

                  1710    Completed fueling, having received 15,000 gallons of fuel oil

4-12-44     1743    All hands to quarters

                  1810    Underway departing from pier

                  1825    Secured from quarters

                  1843    Entered AS boom defenses

                  1930    Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads, in 58 feet of water to 60 fathoms of chain

4-13-44     0000    Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads, Chesapeake Bay, Virginia, standing by to

                              escort convoy UGS 39 United States to Mediterranean Ports

                  0355    Anchor at short stay

                  0432    Underway standing out of Lynnhaven Roads

                  0515    Chesapeake Bay entrance lighted white buoy “2CB” abeam to port. 

                              Standing down Norfolk swept channel

                  0930    Buoy “XS” bearing 270 T, distance 7800 yards.  Patrolling area in

                              accordance with Sortie Plan

                  1121    Buoy “XS” abeam to starboard

                  1317    All hands to battle stations

                  1350    Secured from battle stations

                  1600    Underway as before.  Speed of advance 6 knots; convoy forming

                  1830    Speed of advance increased to 8 knots

                  1900    Speed of advance increased to 8.5 knots.  Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3A

4-14-44     0400    Underway as before, patrolling on Patrol Plan 3A.  Speed of advance 8.5 knots

                  0730    Speed of advance increased to 9.5 knots

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1310    All hands to quarters

                  1328    All hands to battle stations

                  1358    Secured from battle stations

                  1605    Signal drill with flashing light with USCG BIBB (WPG-31) for forty-five (45) minutes

4-15-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic with Task Force 60, escorting convoy UGS 39

                  0930    Convoy exercised at emergency turn to port

                  0942    Convoy made emergency turn to starboard

                  1120    Ships generator went out of of commission, operating on emergency Generator

                  1140    Ship’s generator back in commission

                  1430    Completed one hour of gas mask drill

                  1815    Completed two (2) hours of drill with flashing light with USCG BIBB (WPG-31)

4-17-44     1015    Commenced test firing of automatic weapons.  Expended following

                              ammunition: 120 rounds 20mm, AA; 90 rounds of 45 cal; 2 red very

                              shells; and 1 red star signal light; - no casualties

                  1300    All hands to quarters

                  1315    All hands to battle stations

                  1335    Test fired main battery, expended three (3) rounds 3:/50 cal. AA

                              ammunition.  Gun crews held loading drill

                  1400    Secured from battle stations and all drills

4-18-44     0707    Ceased patrolling on plan 3A

                  1340    All hands to quarters.  Held resuscitation drill, loading drill, and signal drill. 

                              Damage control parties had lecture on power casualties

                  1420    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1700    Signalman strikers held forty-five (45) minutes drill in flashing light with

                              USCG BIBB (WPG-31)

4-19-44     0700    Commenced patrolling on Plan 3A

                  1335    Held quarters

                  1340    Held the following drills:  “C” Division, gas mask drill’ Damage Control Parties,

                              first aid talk and movie; Depth Charge Drill and Loading drill for gun crews

                  1440    Secured from drills

                  1500    Articles of the Government of the United States Navy read to “C” Division

                  1608    Articles of the Government of the United States Navy read to “C” Division

                  1630    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) on starboard side close aboard - exchanged

                              motion picture

                              film - and sent over 25 pounds welding electrodes

                  1642    USS CALCATERRA departed.  Resumed patrolling on 3A.  Speed of

                              advance 9.5 knots

4-20-44     1110    Stack on fire

                  1115    Fire extinguished; cause carbon deposits in stack.  Expended two fifteen

                              pound extinguishers(CO2)

                  1450    Advanced ships clocks sixty (60) minutes, to +2 time zone

4-21-44     0115    Sound contact bearing 1300 T, range 1200 yards.  Commenced steering

                              various courses and various speeds developing contact.

                  0120    Classified contact as non-submarine, resumed base course

                  1325    Tested Depth Charge Release, found to be in good working order

4-22-44     1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection above decks

                  1340    20mm gun crews #9 and #10 and 3”/50 cal. Gun crews #2 and #3 held drills

4-23-44     1530    Three inch gun crews held loading drill

4-24-44     0100    Advanced ship’s clocks one (1) hours to zone +1 time

                  1325    All hands to battle stations

                  1333    Commenced test firing.  Damage Control Parties engaged in fire drills

                  1347    Ceased test firing.  Expended the following ammunition: four (4) rounds 3”/50 cal.

                              AA ammunition; eight (8) rounds 40mm; six-hundred (600) rounds 20mm. 

                              The following casualties were sustained: #10, 20mm gun, faulty primer; #5, 20mm gun,

                              improper tension on magazine.  All safety precautions adhered to

                  1430    Secured from battle stations and drill

                  1435    Engineering division holding as mask drill.  Radar men holding plotting (C.I.C.) drill.

                              Divisions #1 and #2, had reading of the Articles For The Government of the Navy

                  1530    Secured from all drills

                  2050    Ceased patrolling on plan 3A, commenced patrolling independently

4-25-44     0830    Section II held 3”/50 cal. loading drill

                  1330    Held quarters and following drills: O and E Divisions, Articles for

                              Government of U. S. Navy; Depth Charge Party, loading drill; 20mm

                              gun crews, 20mm movie instruction; 3”/50 gun crews, loading drill

                  1500    Secured from drills

4-26-44     0100    Advanced ship’s clocks one hour to zone 0 time

                  0820    Section 2 held 3”/50 loading drill

                  1400    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3A

                  1410    Repair parties witnessed a chemical warfare educational film

                  1540    Depth Charge parties held loading drill.  3”/50 cal. gun crew (section 2) held loading drill

                  1605    Held abandon ship drill

                  1620    Secured from abandon ship drill

4-27-44     0100    Advanced ship’s clocks one (1) hour to zone –1 time

                  1325    All hands to battle stations

                  1438    Secured from battle stations.  Held following drills: 3”/50 loading drill,

                              depth charge loading drill, C.I.C. plotting, and first aid

                  1500    Maneuvering to pick up mail from USS BIBB, C.G., (USCG BIBB [WPG-31]) for

                              redelivery to Convoy Commodore, Vice Commodore, and Rear Commodore

                  1520    Alongside USS BIBB, C.G., (USCG BIBB [WPG-31])

                  1522    Received mail

                  1558    Passed line to SS TOLTEC.  Delivered mail.

                  1615    Confidential letter lost overboard.  Maneuvering to retrieve letter

                  1621    HATCH W. T., GM1c, over the side to retrieve letter

                  1627    HATCH, W. T. returned aboard unsuccessful in attempt to regain letter

                  1630    HATCH, W. T. again over the side retrieving letter and returning aboard.

                  1631    Maneuvering to come alongside SS SAMDART (#31) to deliver mail

                  1635    Starboard engine out of commission due to backing up of exhaust gasses resulting

                              from blower defect in forward engine room, (B-1).  Damage control parties

                              summoned to scene

                  1639    Sounded General Quarters

                  1641    Starboard engines returned to operation.  Secured from General Quarters

                  1704    Delivered mail

                  1706    Maneuvering to come alongside SS REBECCA BOONE and deliver mail

                  1742    Maneuvering to return to patrol station

                  1804    Resumed regular patrol station patrolling, using patrol plan 3A.  Speed of

                              advance 9.5 knots

4-28-44     0100    Advanced ship’s clocks one (1) hour, now on zone –2 time

                  0815    Ceased patrolling on plan 3A.  Using independent patrol plan

                  1600    Section 2, held 3”/50 cal. loading drill

                  1725    Convoy forming in 4 columns

                  1745    Assumed new patrol station 300 on port bow of left column, distance 3000 yards

                  1845    Patrol station changed to 450 on port bow of left column, distance 3000 Yards

4-29-44     0735    Half masted colors in honor of deceased Frank C. KNOX, Secretary, U. S. Navy

                  0845    Standing up Gibraltar Straits.

                  1044    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) alongside starboard quarter to pass mail

                  1045    Mail received, USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) departed

                  1147    Speed of advance 6 knots. Convoy reforming, underway Mediterranean Sea

                              with Task Force 60

                  1500    Speed of advance increased to 8.5 knots

                  1545    3”/50 gun crews held loading drill

                  1600    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3A

                  1830    Speed of advance reduced to 7.5 knots

                  1923    Speed of advance reduced to 7.0 knots

                  2040    All gun crews called to “Battle Stations”.

                  2200    Secured gun crews from “Battle Stations”

                  2347    Sighted Cape DeTres Forcas Light bearing 1270T

4-30-44     0620    All gun crews called to battle stations

                  0730    Secured gun crews from battle stations

                  1000    Ceased patrol plan 3A.  Using independent patrol.  Convoy on zig-zag plan #15

                  1200    Speed of advance 5.6 knots; convoy zig-zagging on plan 15 at 7 knots –

                  1250    Convoy ceased zig zagging, escorts commenced patrolling on plan 3A,

                              speed of advance 7.0 knots

                  1330    Reduced speed of advance to 6.5 knots

                  1450    Ceased patrolling on plan 3A, commenced patrolling independently

                  1502    USS THOMAS (DE-140) alongside to pass confidential mail

                  1505    Received mail, USS THOMAS (DE-140) departed

                  1515    Convoy executed emergency 450 turn to port

                  1530    Convoy executed emergency 450 turn to starboard

                  1717    Oran Section of convoy departed

                  2000    Commenced patrolling patrol plan 3A

                  2020    Gun crews and air defense men to Battle Stations

                  2200    Secured from Battle Stations

5-1-44       0510    Sighted Cape Tenes Light bearing 1380T

                  0600    All gun crews to battle stations

                  0700    Secured from battle stations

                  1500    Signalman and quartermaster strikers held one(1) hour blinker drill

                  2031    Gun crews to battle stations

                  2031    Two-blocked National Ensign which had been half-masted in observance of death of

                              Secretary of Navy, Frank Knox

                  2043    Held small arms instruction and firing practice, expended 400 rounds 22 cal. ammunition

                  2206    Secured from battle stations

5-2-44       0540    Called all gun crews and air defense men to battle stations

                  0700    Secured gun crews and air defense men from battle stations

                  1008    Signalmen completed one hour semaphore drill

                  1235    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to starboard

                  1248    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port, resumed base course

                  1300    Signalmen and quartermasters completed one hour blinker drill

                  1946    Gun crews to battle stations

                  2130    Secured from battle stations.  Resumed war cruising watch

                  2259    Maneuvering to clear unidentified vessel from path of convoy

                  2315    Vessel determined to be clear of convoy.

                  2332    Resumed patrol station

5-3-44       0120    Sighted Cape Serrat Light bearing 1320

                  0420    Commenced maneuvering maintaining patrol position next to

                              USS BIBB (CG) [USCG BIBB (WPG-31)]

                  0746    Task Force 60 relieved as escort of UGS 39, standing into Bizerte Harbor

                  0750    Anchored off Bizerte Harbor entrance in 25 fathoms of water to 45 fathoms

                              of port chain

                  1012    Anchor detail to stations

                  1037    Ship’s boat waterborne

                  1039    Underway standing into Bizerte Harbor

                  1205    Moored port side to starboard side of USS COFFMAN (DE-191) at

                              Pte Carriere fuel docks, Bizerte, Tunisia

                  1225    USS DURANT (DE-389) moored to starboard side

5-4-44       0810    Commenced fueling, draft 9’0” forward, 10’2” aft

                  1049    Finished taking on fuel.  Received 41,515 gallons of fuel oil.  Draft forward

                              10’11”; aft 12’4”

5-5-44       0951    Air alert sounded

                  0952    Ready gun crews to battle stations

                  1001    Secured from battle stations

                  1242    Six (6) officers and nine (9) Sonar men departed for Attack Teacher

                              Training at Advanced Amphibious Training Base, Bizerte

                  1520    Held swimming call

                  1530    Attack Teacher Training party returned aboard

                  1610    Secured from swimming call

                  1620    Church party departed for Advanced Amphibious Training Base

                  1750    Church party returned aboard

5-7-44       0600    Church parties commenced departing for church at Advanced Amphibious

                              Training base

                  1025    Church parties returned

                  1250    Lieutenant (jg), W. T. HATCH, departed in charge of athletic party

                  1325    Lieutenant (jg), W.T. DOOR departed in charge of swimming party

                  1700    Lieutenant (jg), W.T. DOOR returned with swimming party

                  1705    Lieutenant (jg), W.T. HATCH returned with athletic party

5-9-44       1020    Held 30 minute steering engine casualty drill.  Tested hydraulic depth

                              charge release system, results satisfactory

                  1317    Athletic and swimming parties departed

                  1645    Athletic party returned

                  1710    Swimming party returned

5-10-44     1000    Held one (1) hour signal drill

5-11-44     0835    USS DURANT (DE-389) departed from starboard side

                  0852    Underway standing out of Bizerte to join Convoy GUS 39, in accordance

                              with operational orders from C.T.F. 60

                  1025    Commenced swinging ship (to determine deviation of magnetic compasses)

                  1055    Secured from swinging ship.  Maneuvering to assume position in formation

                              with Escort Division 45

                  1218    Called all hands to battle stations for firing exercises with towed sleeve

                  1311    Commenced exercises

                  1315    Damage control parties holding Rescue Breathing Apparatus drill

                  1332    Ceased exercises having fired three (3) starboard runs and two (2) port runs

                  1340    All personnel except damage control parties secured from battle stations.  The

                              following service ammunition expended during firing exercises:  Forty (40) rounds

                              3”/50 cal. anti-aircraft; one hundred (100) rounds 40mm anti-aircraft; six hundred

                              and seventy-five (675) rounds of 20mm.  No. 8, 20mm had one (1) misfire due to

                              faulty primer.  No. 3, 3’/50 cal. gun had one (1) misfire due to broken cotter pin

                              on sear arm

                  1500    Maneuvering to come alongside USCGC BIBB (WPG-31) to receive mail

                  1520    Alongside USCGC BIBB (WPG-31) and received mail

                  1525    Departed from alongside USCGC BIBB (WPG-31) steering various courses

                              at various speeds to deliver confidential mail

                  1640    Maneuvering in Convoy GUS 39 to deliver confidential mail

                  1650    Maneuvering to come alongside SS CARRILLO

                  1716    Passed mail to SS CARRILLO

                  1720    Assumed assigned escort station on port beam of #11

                  1930    Underwater sound contact range 1300 yards.  Maneuvering to evaluate Contact.

                  1944    Sound contact evaluated as non-submarine

                  1958    Reduced speed to 172 R.P.M. and resumed escort station

                  2220    Commenced steering various courses; increased speed to 360 R.P.M.,

                              assisting Fox 2 in investigation of radar contact

                  2238    Contact friendly vessel, reduced speed to 172 R.P.M., commenced

                              maneuvering to resume escort station

                  2315    Assumed patrol station

5-12-44     0528    Maneuvering guiding vessels from Bone, Algeria, North Africa, into proper

                              positions in convoy

                  0913    Stopped starboard engine, reduced speed on port engines

                  0930    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3A

                  0947    Increased speed to 220 R.P.M. on port engine

                  1147    Convoy made emergency turn to starboard

                  1155    Convoy made emergency turn to port

                  1310    All hands to quarters

                  1340    All hands to battle stations

                  1400    Secured from battle stations.  “C” division held .45 cal. pistol drill, repair

                              parties held damage control drills

                  1830    Held small arms drill for crew

                  2030    Secured from small arms target practice; expended following

                              ammunition: 500 rounds .22 cal. ammunition

5-13-44     1040    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection

                  1342    Maneuvering to assume station ahead of Algiers Section of convoy

5-14-44     0222    Convoy made emergency turn of 450 to starboard

                  0240    Convoy executed 450 turn to port and resumed base course 2610T

                  0433    Sounded “General Quarters”, enemy submarine having been sighted on surface

                              by ship in convoy

                  0445    Secured from “General Quarters”

                  1807    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port, base course 2300T

                  1825    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to starboard resuming base course 2750T

                  2003    Underwater sound contact bearing 2300T, range 1100 yards.

                  2008    Dropped one depth charge set to 100 feet

                  2008.5 Dropped one depth charge set to 100 feet

                  2010    All hands to General Quarters

                  2015    Increased speed to full.  Maneuvering in convoy between columns 1 and 2

                  2017    Convoy made emergency turn to port

                  2018    Contact evaluated to be non-submarine

                  2020    Secured from General Quarters.  Convoy made emergency turn to port

                  2030    Reduced speed to 250 R.P.M., and assumed escort station

                  2035    Stopped the starboard engine

5-15-44     0850    Maneuvering to come alongside SS JOHN C SPENCER to transfer sick seaman

                  0950    Maneuvering to come alongside USS COSSATOT (AO-77) to transfer

                              DOOR, W. T. Sea. 1c, U.S.N.R., received from SS JOHN C SPENCER.

                  1035    Man transferred to USS COSSATOT (AO-77)  .  Maneuvering to resume regular patrol

                  1120    Resumed regular patrol station

                  1125    Depth charge hydraulic release system tested and found to be in good

                              working order

                  1400    Depth charge parties held drill

                  1435    Depth charge parties secured from drill

                  1500    Increased speed, departed station to come alongside USCG BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1523    Maneuvering alongside USCGC BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1524    Passed mail to USCG BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1527    Departed from USCG BIBB  (WPG-31) to assume escort station ahead of column one (1).

                  1540    Assumed escort station

                  1545    Damage control parties holding chemical warfare drill.  Held small arms

                              target practice;  expended following ammunition:  300 rounds of .

                              22 cal.; 42 rounds .45 caliber

                  1645    Tested general and ready alarms, results satisfactory

5-16-44     0038    Standing out of Strait of Gibraltar

                  0420    Departed station to investigate unidentified vessel.

                  0421    Increases speed to full, maneuvering on various courses to intercept vessel

                  0448    Vessel identified as a Swiss Merchant Ship; warned her to keep clear of convoy

                  0450    Maneuvering to investigate second vessel in path of convoy

                  0525    Vessel identified as a Swiss Merchant Ship; warned her to keep clear of convoy

                  0531    Maneuvering to resume patrol station

                  0615    Resumed station

                  1330    Signalman completed thirty (30) minutes flashing light drill.  Mustered crew at quarters

                  1345    Secured from quarters.  Quartermasters and signalmen observed training film

                  1400    Set back all ships clocks one (1) hour to minus one (-1) zone time

                  1700    Commenced patrolling on plan 3A

5-17-44     1000    Signalmen held signal drill

                  1100    Set back ship’s clocks one (1) hour to zone zero (0) time.  Signalmen

                              secured from signal drill

                  1200    Patrolling on plan 3A, speed of advance 10.0 knots

                  1300    Held quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters, held following drills; 3”/50 loading drill, 20mm

                              casualty instruction, first aid instruction, pistol instruction, signaling instruction

                  1400    Secured from drills

                  1500    Signalmen completed one hour signal practice with USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)

                              and USS BIBB (CG) (USCG BIBB [WPG-31])

5-18-44     1100    All ships clocks set back sixty minutes for zone +1 time.  Signalmen and

                              quartermasters completed two hours flashing light drill with escort vessels

                  1315    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1338    Sounded alarm for fire in Compartment A-205L (Forward berthing

                              compartment).

                  1339    First hose led out

                  1341    All equipment at scene

                  1350    Secured from fire drill and quarters

                  1500    Signalman strikers completed one (1) hour blinker drill

5-19-44     1000    Quartermasters and signalmen holding blinker drill with other escorts

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1135    Secured from inspection

                  1312    Held quarters

                  1330    Secured from quarters, held following drills; depth charge loading and

                              setting drill; hedgehog loading drill

                  1400    Secured from drills

                  1500    Signalman strikers completed one hour blinker drill

                  1830    Sighted Santa Maria Island, Azores, bearing 3180 T, distance of 40 miles

5-20-44     1030    Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection

                  1100    Signalmen completed one hour signal drill

                  1400    Signalmen holding blinker drill

                  1500    Secured from signal drill

5-21-44     0800    Patrolling on plan 3A, speed of advance 10.0 knots

                  1100    Signalmen strikers completed one hour blinker drill with escorts

                  1113    Observed Azimuth of Sun, determined gyro error to be 40 W.  Changed

                              course (2650 T) to 2690

                  1300    All hands to quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters

                  1400    Set all ship’s clocks back sixty minutes to plus 2 zone time

                  1805    Observed azimuth of sun and determined Gyro-compass error to be 20 W

5-22-44     0812    Maneuvering to come alongside USS COSSATOT (AO-77) to transfer

                              seaman patient.

                  0902    DOOR, W.T. Sea. 1c, U.S.N.R. aboard for transfer to SS JOHN C SPENCER (#72)

                  0916    Maneuvering to come alongside SS JOHN C SPENCER

                  0959    DOOR, W.T., put aboard SS JOHN C SPENCER.  Returning to

                              assigned patrol station

                  1019    Resumed assigned patrol station

                  1100    Signalman strikers completed one (1) hour blinker drill with escort vessels

                  1325    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1340    All hands called to battle stations

                  1344    Held damage control drill

                  1345    Gun crews and depth charge parties held drill

                  1410    Secured from battle stations.  Signalmen held one hour signal drill with other escorts

                  1713    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to starboard

                  1745    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port

5-23-44     0840    Reduced speed to allow USS VANCE (DE-387) to come alongside

                  0906    USS VANCE (DE-387) alongside starboard quarter to receive medical

                              supplies (100,000 units Penicillin.  20 cc. Triple distilled water)

                  0909    USS VANCE departed - maneuvering to resume escort station

                  0945    Resumed station and patrol on plan 3A

                  1140    Ceased patrolling on plan 3A, commenced patrolling independently

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with

                              escort vessels

5-24-44     0909    Observed azimuth of sun, gyro error determined to be two degrees (20) west

                  1100    Signalmen and quartermasters completed two (2) hours blinker drill

5-25-44     1100    Signalmen and quartermasters completed two (2) hours signal drill.

                  1326    Departed assigned patrol station to come alongside SS JAMES BRECK (#92)

                              in order to receive patient aboard for further transfer to USS COSSATOT (AO-77)

                  1400    Ships clocks set back one (1) hour to plus three (3) zone time

                  1413    PUMP, F. W., Volunteer Engineer Corps., US Merchant Marine, received aboard

                  1530    Patient, PUMP, F. W.,  transferred to USS COSSATOT (AO-77)

                  1536    Maneuvering to overtake convoy and resume assigned patrol station

                  1655    Resumed escort station and commenced patrolling

5-26-44     1230    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3A

                  1810    Departed from station to lay smoke screen

                  1825    Commenced laying smoke screen to test Todd Smoke Generator apparatus

                  1834    Secured from laying smoke screen

                  1900    Convoy reduced speed of advance to 9 knots

5-27-44     1030    Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection

                  1100    Signalmen and quartermasters completed one hour blinker drill with escort vessels

                  1400    Set back ship’s clocks one (1) hour to +4 zone time

                  1855    Held small arms target practice; expended following ammunition; 150

                              rounds .22 cal and 100 rounds of .45 cal. ammunition

5-28-44     0749    Maneuvering to come alongside USS COSSATOT (AO-77) to transfer patient

                  0827    Alongside USS COSSATOT (AO-77), received line

                  0834    Transferred to this vessel, patient, PUMP, F. W., Volunteer Engineer

                              Corps., US Merchant Marine

                  0836    Maneuvering away from USS COSSATOT (AO-77)

                  0856    Maneuvering to come alongside port side of #34

                  0916    First line passed to #34

                  0925    Transferred patient, F. W. PUMP, to #34, SS JAMES BRECK

                  0930    Maneuvering to resume station

                  0948    Resumed regular station

                  1515    Commenced patrolling on 3A

                  1623    Convoy breaking up into two sections, maneuvering to assume position #2 in

                              screen of New York Section

                  1658    Assumed assigned station

5-29-44     1838    Convoy forming two columns, assumed patrol station port beam of left hand

                              column leader, distance 3000 yards

5-30-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic with Task Force 60, escorting the New York

                              Section of convoy, G.U.S. 39.  Patrolling assigned station. 

                              Speed of advance 8 knots.

                  0045    Sighted buoy “A” bearing 2740T, distance about 6 miles

                  0125    Buoy “A” abeam to port.  Standing up swept channel to New York Harbor

                  0356    Buoy “G” abeam to starboard close aboard

                  0420    Buoy “H” abeam to port

                  0445    Buoy “I” abeam to port

                  0557    Standing up Ambrose Channel

                  0618    Entered boom defense

                  0632    Anchored in Gravesend Bay in 42 feet of water to 30 fathoms of starboard

                              chain on the following bearings:  Fort Lafayette, 3180T; Coney Island

                              Gas Tank, 1180T; Hamilton High School 0140T

                  0915    Tug J. F. CARROLL JR along starboard side with ammunition lighter.

                  0920    Commenced transferring ammunition

                  1045    Completed transfer of ammunition having unloaded:  989 rounds 3”/50;

                               4 short cases; 4652 rounds 40mmAA; 29520 rounds 20mm AA; 98 depth

                              charges; 106 depth charge detonators; 6 torpedo detonators; 6 torpedo exploder

                              mechanisms; 210 impulse charges; 288 hedgehog fuses; 349 hedgehog projectiles;

                              98 depth charge pistols; 99 depth charge booster extenders; 98 depth charge

                              boosters; 1 can black powder; 3 torpedo war heads

                  1222    Navy Tug YTL 475 alongside; pilot COTTRELL, aboard to assist in Docking

                  1233    Moored port side to Pier 3, Navy Yard, New York

                  1245    USS COFFMAN (DE-191) along starboard side

                  1320    Commenced receiving water, steam and electricity from Navy Yard

                  2000    Commenced flushing firemain with fresh water

6-1-44       0900    Received from “Service To Forces Afloat”, Navy Yard, New York, thirty (30) pies

                              and ten (10) gallons of ice cream for the General Mess, no invoice.

                  0920    Ship’s boat removed from ship to Boat Shop, Navy Yard, New York, for overload test

                  1630    Dock services, water, electricity and steam secured preparatory to shifting berth

                  1700    U.S. Navy Tug YTB-42 alongside

                  1705    With USS COFFMAN (DE-191) still moored to starboard side, ship

                              departed from entrance, Dry Dock #3, Navy Yard, New York, in tow

                  1725    Moored starboard side to USS COFFMAN (DE-191) at Pier C, Berth #3,

                              Navy Yard, New York

6-2-44       0915    Delivered to Williamsburg Coat Apron and Supply Company,

                              New York, N.Y. 216 blankets to be dry cleaned

                  0920    Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station, New York, N.Y.

                  1530    Working party of twenty (20) men departed for Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station, Brooklyn, N.Y.

6-3-44       0848    Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station, New York

                  1145    Secured shore fresh water, steam and electric lines and commenced

                              preparations to shift berth inboard at Pier C

                  1147    Tugs YTM-12 and YTM-42 alongside to assist in shifting berth

                  1210    USS COFFMAN (DE-191) departed from our starboard side, shifted lines to dock

                  1215    Moored starboard side to Pier C, Navy Yard, New York

                  1223    USS COFFMAN (DE-191) moored to port side

                  1247    Commenced taking fresh water and electricity from shore

                  1338    Fire discovered in signal bag on port side of signal bridge

                  1343    Fire extinguished having expended three 15 lb CO2 extinguishers in

                              extinguishing flames.  Cause of fire determined to be sparks caused by

                              welding by yard workman on mast.  Damage caused by fire:  one flag

                              bag, flag bag cover, and one complete set alphabet flags, numeral

                              flags, numeral pennants, and special pennants

                  1348    Commenced taking shore steam

                  2005    USS COFFMAN (DE-191) cast off lines and departed

6-4-44       0915    Working party of eighteen (18) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station

                  1515    Working party of eighteen (18) men departed for Manhattan Beach Training

                              Station, New York

6-5-44       0900    Working party of nineteen (19) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station.  Received from “Service To Forces Afloat”, Navy Yard,

                              New York, the following supplies for the General Mess:twenty-five (25) pies

                              ten (10) gallons of ice-cream

                  1225    Two (2) officers and four (4) men departed for Attack Teacher training at

                              Navy Yard, New York, Annex

                  1230    Commander Simon R SANDS, Jr, US Coast Guard, relieved of command of

                              this ship by Lieutenant-Commander Richard F REA, USCG

                  1245    Commander Simon R SANDS, Jr, departed this unit for Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Staten Island, New York, for further assignment to duty

6-6-44       0000    Received from “Services to Forces Afloat”, Navy Yard, New York, the following

                              supplies for the General Mess:  58 pounds of cinnamon       buns; 20 gallons of milk

                  0930    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, New York, ten (10) gallons of

                              milk and twenty-five (25) pies for general mess

                  1052    Leak reported in B-3.  Cause found to be that bolts holding sea chest valve

                              had been loosened to effect repairs on valve and pressure of water forced valve

                              off line.  Manned fire, bilge, and submersible pumps.

                  1058    Leak stopped and necessary repairs made

6-7-44       0640    USS CONKLIN (DE-439) moored to port side

                  0900    Working party of nineteen (19) men from Manhattan Beach Training Station aboard

                  1055    Commenced holding dock trials

                  1133    Secured dock trials.  Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, New York,

                              ten (10) gallons of ice cream for the General Mess

6-8-44       0900    Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station

                  1545    Working party of twenty (20) men departed for Manhattan Beach Training Station

6-9-44       0851    Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station

                  1244    Commenced taking fuel oil

                  1345    Completed taking on fuel having received aboard forty-four thousand, seven hundred

                              thirty (44,730) gallons

                  1600    Working party from C. G. Training station, Manhattan Beach, N. Y. departed ship

6-10-44     0700    Secured following services from shore:  steam, water, electricity.  Secured

                              fresh water in fire and flushing system

                  0750    Called special sea details.  Mustered remainder of crew at quarters

                  0940    Cast off all lines, underway out of Navy Yard assisted by Navy Tug,

                              YTB 276 (TAVIBO), and pilot COTRELL

                  0947    Tug YTB 276 (TAVIBO), and pilot COTRELL departed, standing down

                              New York harbor enroute to Gravesend Bay

                  1105    Anchored Gravesend Bay, in 58 feet of water to 30 fathoms of starboard chain

                  1315    Tug PRATTON and ammunition lighter alongside

                  1400    Tug PRATTON and ammunition lighter departed.  Received forty (40) rounds

                              3”50 AA ammunition, fifteen (15) depth charge markers, one thousand two hundred

                              sixty (1260) rounds 20mm ammunition, two thousand forty-eight (2048) rounds

                              40mm ammunition, sixteen (16) rounds 40mm dummy drill ammunition,

                              five thousand (5000) rounds 22 cal. ammunition, and six (6) rounds of line

                               throwing ammunition

                  1514    Tug HOOSIER STATE and ammunition lighter OVER CLIFF alongside

                  1600    Received ammunition from lighter OVER CLIFF

                  1845    HATCH. W.T., S1c, sustained laceration first metatarsal of right foot severing

                              the flexure ligament as result of having dropped one box of four 3”50 cal. Cartridges

                              on it while engaged in loading ammunition.  Treated aboard and Division

                              Medical Officer called

                  1915    CG 80001 alongside to starboard.  P.A. Surgeon TODD, USPHS aboard.

                  1918    CG 80001 departed from alongside

                  1920    Completed loading of ammunition.  The following amounts were received aboard;

                              nine hundred eighty nine (989) rounds 3”50 cal. cartridges; four (4) 3”50 cal.

                              short cases; four thousand six hundred fifty two (4652) rounds, 40mm AA

                              ammunition; twenty nine thousand five hundred twenty (29520) rounds, 20mm

                              anti-aircraft; ninety-eight (98) depth charges; one hundred six (106) depth charge

                              detonators; two hundred ten (210) impulse charges; two hundred eighty eight

                              (288) hedgehog fuses; three hundred forty-nine (340) hedgehog projectiles;

                              ninety-eight (98) depth charge pistols; ninety-nine (99) depth charge booster

                              extenders; ninety-eight (98) depth charge boosters.

                  1925    Tug HOOSIER STATE and lighter OVER CLIFF departed from alongside

                  2000    Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Gravesend

                              Bay into Ambrose Channel

                  2005    Standing down Ambrose Channel

                  2022    Lighted buoy #14 abeam to port

                  2038    Ambrose Channel lighted buoy #1A abeam to starboard

                  2105    Swept channel, buoy “H” abeam to port, standing down Swept Channel

                  2334    Swept Channel buoy “A” abeam to port.  In company with USS VANCE (DE-387)

                              and USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) in column, distance 1000 yards.  Speed of

                              formation 10 knots

6-11-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45 enroute to Casco Bay, Maine.

                              Steaming in formation; position third in column, speed of advance 10.0 knots

                  0305    Assumed position four in column

6-12-44     1247    Portland Approach Channel buoy “P” abeam to starboard

                  1317    All hands to battle stations.  Underway standing up Portland Approach Channel

                  1335    Secured from battle stations

                  1344    Entered anti-submarine boom defense nets

                  1401    Ship’s boat water borne

                  1448    Moored starboard side to port side of USS VANCE (DE-387) at berth

                              A-1, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1530    Past Assistant Surgeon Todd, USPHS, departed for USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1600    Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet representatives aboard to inspect

                              Communications Department and conduct Damage Control drills

                  1615    Commenced damage control drills.  All hands to battle stations

                  1715    Conducted depth charge loading drill

                  1735    Secured from battle stations and drills

                  1800    Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet representatives departed ship

                              NOTE:  Lieutenant Commander R. F. REA, USCG, was this date promoted

                              to the rank of Commander for temporary service in accordance with

                              AlCoast No. 45-44, to rank as such from January, 1944

6-13-44     0215    Liberty boat from USS DENEBOLA (AKR-289), alongside

                  0605    Representatives of Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet aboard for

                              training purposes in connection with exercises scheduled for the day

                  0634    Underway standing out of Casco Bay enroute to exercise area

                  0745    Portland lighted whistle buoy abeam to port

                  0838    All gun crews to battle stations.  Commenced scheduled exercises

                  0850    Commenced surface firing main battery, port run

                  0853    Ceased firing main battery

                  0911    Commenced firing main battery on starboard run

                  0915    Ceased firing

                  0944    Commenced firing main battery, port run

                  0946    Ceased firing

                  1000    Commenced firing main battery on starboard run

                  1002    Ceased firing

                  1100    Commenced firing main battery, starboard run

                  1104    Ceased firing

                  1116    Commenced firing main battery on port run

                  1119    Ceased firing

                  1120    Secured gun crews from battle stations.  Expended ninety (90) rounds 3”/50 cal.

                              anti-aircraft ammunition

                  1422    All hands to battle stations to continue scheduled exercises.  Commenced

                              anti-aircraft battle practice types “Tare” and “George”

                  1431    Commenced firing

                  1448    Ceased firing

                  1450    Commenced firing

                  1451    Ceased firing

                  1456    Commenced firing

                  1457    Ceased firing

                  1459    Commenced firing

                  1500    Ceased firing

                  1605    Commenced firing

                  1609    Ceased firing

                  1610    Commenced firing

                  1612    Ceased firing

                  1614    Commenced firing

                  1615    Ceased firing.  Completed anti-aircraft firing practice.  Expended following ammunition:

                              157 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA; 2520 rounds 20mm service; 398 rounds 40mm service

                  1625    Standing into Casco Bay

                  1708    Portland lighted buoy “P” abeam to port

                  1733    Portland Approach Swept Channel lighted buoy “PB” abeam to starboard

                  1747    Entered boom defense

                  1836    Moored starboard side to port side of USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1840    Representatives of Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet aboard for

                              training purposes, departed having completed scheduled exercises

6-14-44     0631    Underway, standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  0649    Passed through boom defense nets; standing out swept channel

                  0721    Portland Harbor Approach Lighted buoy “PB” abeam to starboard

                  0738    Portland Harbor Approach lighted buoy abeam to starboard

                  1233    Maneuvering preparatory to making anti-aircraft runs

                  1329    All hands to battle stations

                  1359    Commenced firing, starboard run

                  1400    Ceased firing

                  1404    Commenced firing on port run

                  1405    Ceased firing

                  1411    Commenced firing on port run

                  1412    Ceased firing

                  1413    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1414    Ceased firing

                  1429    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1430    Ceased firing

                  1434    Commenced firing on port run

                  1435    Ceased firing

                  1438    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1439    Ceased firing

                  1440    Commenced firing on port run

                  1441    Ceased firing

                  1444    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1445    Ceased firing

                  1448    Commenced firing on port run

                  1449    Ceased firing

                  1450    Secured from battle stations, and anti-aircraft firing runs.  Ammunition expended as

                              follows:  one hundred forty seven (147) rounds 3”/50 anti-aircraft; two thousand five

                              hundred twenty (2520) rounds 20mm; five hundred fifty one (551) rounds 40 mm

                  1600    Underway screening USS BIBB (USCG BIBB [WPG-31]) and USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1656    Commenced towing exercises with USS BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1658    Received first line

                  1700    Lost line

                  1714    Received second line from USS BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1733    Secured tow line to chain

                  1742    Underway in tow of USS BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1803    Cast off tow line and set course for rendezvous

                  1855    Commenced maneuvering at rendezvous position, while conducting C.I.C. Exercises

                  2000    Underway to rendezvous with USS BIBB  (WPG-31) and Escort Division 45 to conduct night

                              smoke exercises.  Assumed escort station #2 in screening operations

                  2010    All gun crews to battle stations

                  2018    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3 able

                  2030    Commenced making smoke

                  2116    Completed making smoke, exercises ended

                  2120    Maneuvering to assume fourth station in column, USS VANCE (DE-387) is the guide

6-15-44     0800    Underway as before, proceeding to exercise area

                  0950    Called all 3”/50 gun crews to battle stations, commenced day battle practice

                  1107    Commenced firing main batteries to starboard

                  1111    Ceased firing, day battle practice completed, expended 18 rounds 3”/50 cal.

                              AA ammunition

                  1158    Commenced maneuvering holding rescue of survivors drill

                  1222    Secured from rescue of survivors drill

                  1225    Depth charge parties holding depth charge loading drill

                  1305    Secured from depth charge loading drill

                  1325    Maneuvering forming into column with other ships of Escort Division #45

                  1335    Damage control parties holding damage control drills.  Radarmen viewing

                              educational film

                  1430    Ordnance division viewing educational film

                  1536    Secured from all drills and educational films

                  1540    Enroute to Casco Bay

                  1735    Standing up swept channel and into Casco Bay

                  1833    Anchored in forty (40) feet of water to thirty (30) fathoms starboard chain in

                              Berth “H”, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1845    Underway to shift berth

                  1853    Anchored in forty (40) feet of water to thirty (30) fathoms starboard chain in

                              Berth “G”, Casco Bay, Maine

                  2100    Navy Water Barge alongside to transfer fresh water

                  2125    Completed transfer of fresh water having received twenty-seven (27) tons aboard

                  2219    Transferred to USS VANCE (DE-387) twenty (20) plaster loaded A/S

                              projectiles, Mark X

6-16-44     0530    Members of staff of Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet, aboard in connection

                              with scheduled exercises of the day and inspection of engineering department of ship

                  0807    Commenced heaving anchor round

                  0809    Anchor hove short.  Underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0827    Passed through A/S defense boom

                  0955    Maneuvering into position astern USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1010    Lying to awaiting increased visibility

                  1110    Underway to exercise area

                  1120    Submarine submerged

                  1158    Commenced first run of hedgehog exercises on submarine

                  1210    Fired (2) plaster loaded hedgehog projectiles.  Making second hedgehog run

                  1224    Fired two (2) plaster loaded hedgehogs

                  1400    Commenced making creeping attacks on friendly submarine

                  1550    Completed scheduled exercises; submarine surfaced

                  1610    Standing up swept channel in Casco Bay, escorting S-125 (S 20)

                  1704    S-125 departed

                  1744    Moored starboard side to east side of Pier “Fox”, Long Island, Maine,

                              assumed ready duty in accordance with SOPA, Casco Bay, Maine,

                              visual dispatch 161744.

                  1840    YF 335 alongside

                  2025    Received twenty (20) plaster loaded A/S projectiles, Mark X, from

                              USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  2100    YF 335 departed port side

6-17-44     0640    Representatives of Commander, Destroyers, Atlantic Fleet aboard, in

                              connection with anti-submarine warfare exercises of the day

                  0724    Underway standing out of Casco Bay and swept channel

                  0935    Submarine submerged

                  1020    Commenced first run of anti-submarine warfare exercises

                  1415    Damage control parties held decontamination drill

                  1500    Control parties secured from drill

                  1530    Completed scheduled anti-submarine warfare exercises with submarine

                  1535    Maneuvering preparatory to dropping practice depth charge pattern

                  1552    Fired depth charge pattern.  Expended ten (10) depth charges, eight (8)

                              arbors and eight (8) impulse charges

                  1555    Set course for Portland Harbor Sea Buoy

                  1650    Portland Lighted buoy “P” abeam to starboard

                  1655    Portland buoy “PB” abeam to port

                  1738    Entered boom defense net

                  1758    Anchored at berth “I” in Casco Bay, Maine in forty (40) feet of water to

                              thirty (30) fathoms of starboard chain

6-18-44     0725    Two (2) officers and forty (40) men departed to attend Training School at

                              Portland, Maine

                  1010    Received from USS DENEBOLA (AKR-289), 30 Mark X hedgehogs

                  1231    Received from Training Officer USS DENEBOLA (AKR-289), training aids

                              and publications

                  1443    YD 54 along port side, commenced fueling

                  1550    School party returned from Portland, Maine

                  1638    Completed fueling having received 13748 gallons fuel oil

                  2026    Navy barge YW 87 along port side

                  2055    Water barge YW 87 departed having delivered 10,000 gallons of water

6-19-44     0545    Called all hands to quarters

                  0553    All hands present, secured from quarters

                  0600    Lieutenant KAPP, USNR, reported aboard as ASW observer

                  0625    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  0638    Underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0735    Rendezvoused with Italian submarine VORTICE (S-502) for day’s exercises

                              and underway to operating area

                  0900    Submarine submerged, commenced anti-submarine warfare exercises

                  1235    Parted tow line on submarine marker buoy

                  1239    Picked up marker buoy.  Continued anti-submarine exercises

                  1500    Complete exercises.  Submarine VORTICE (S-502) surfaces

                  1510    Escorting submarine VORTICE (S-502)

                  1635    Portland Harbor Approach lighted white buoy abeam to starboard. 

                              Maneuvering standing up swept channel and into Casco Bay

                  1745    Ships boat departed to return marker buoy to Italian submarine

                              VORTICE (S-502)

                  1750    Motor-boat from USS DENEBOLA (AKR-289) alongside. 

                              Lieutenant KAPP, departed ship

                  1800    Ships boat returned and hoisted aboard

                  1805    Maneuvering standing out of Casco Bay and down swept channel exercises

                  1905    Portland Harbor Approach buoy abeam to port, maneuvering effecting rendezvous

                              with Escort Division #45, for scheduled night exercises.  Ships in company;

                              USS DURANT (DE-389) and USS MERRILL (DE-392)

                  2018    Joined other ships of CORTDIV 45, and assumed station, 1000 yards astern

                              of USS CHAMBERS (DE-391), speed five (5) knots

6-20-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45 plus tug and target

                              for night firing exercises

                  0023    Night firing exercises canceled, tug enroute to base escorted by

                              USS DURANT (DE-389) and USS CALCATERRA (DE-390).

                  0025    Escorts formed in column, our position number 4

                  0810    USS DURANT (DE-389) and USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) rejoined division

                              having escorted tug KALMIA (ATA-184) to base.  Formed in column astern this

                              ship in the order named

                  1305    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1325    Three inch fifty and depth charge party held loading drill.  Repair party one (1) of

                              damage control received instruction on “closures”

                  1445    Secured from drills

6-21-44     0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean enroute to Norfolk, VA., with Escort Division #45

                              proceeding in column.  Speed of advance 13 knots

                  1300    All hands to quarters

                  1415    Secured from quarters and all drills.  Held 3”/50 loading drill, 20mm

                              loading drill, depth charge drill, and instructions for damage control parties

                  2304    Swept channel buoy “XS” abeam to port

                  2305    Swept channel buoy “S1” abeam to port

                  2343    Swept channel buoy “S-3” abeam to port

6-22-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45 enroute to Norfolk, VA,

                              standing up Chesapeake Bay Swept Channel

                  0300    Lighted whistle buoy 2CB abeam to port, commenced steering various

                              courses at various speeds standing into Middle Ground Channel

                  0549    York River junction lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard, standing up York River

                  0726    Anchored in York River in forty two feet of water to thirty fathoms of

                              starboard chain on the following bearings:  Ammunition Depot

                              Chimney 233.50T; Yorktown monument 157.50T, Gloucester point light 1390T

                  0912    Underway standing into dock of Naval Mine Depot, Yorktown, VA

                  0955    Moored starboard side to berth 2, Naval Mine Depot

                  1000    Commenced transfer of depth charges to dock. Transferred four (4) Mark (VI)

                              depth charges and seventy three (73) Mark IX, Mod. 1, depth charges

                  1042    Completed taking on the following ammunition:  One hundred thirty-two (132)

                              depth charges, Mark IX, Mod. 3; eighty (80) depth charge pistols, Mark VI, Mod. 1;

                              Eighty (80) depth charge booster extenders, Mark VI, Mod. 1; seventy-five boosters,

                              Mark VI, Mod. 2; seventy-two (72) detonators, Mark  I, Mod.1; all received from

                              Naval Mine Depot, Yorktown, VA

                  1050    Underway standing down York River into Chesapeake Bay

                  1135    Entered Chesapeake Bay, standing down York River Channel into Lower Bay

                  1243    Standing up Thimble Shoal Channel

                  1300    Entered anti-submarine boom defense nets

                  1333    Moored starboard side to port side USCGC BIBB (WPG-31), Pier 2, Berth 25,

                              Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

                  2142    Received from Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Juliens Creek, Virginia,

                              one thousand three hundred sixty (1360) rounds of 40mm ammunition and  

                              six thousand four hundred eighty (6480) rounds of 20mm ammunition

6-23-44     1015    Commenced fueling

                  1040    Received from N.A.D., St Juliens Creek, VA., 300 rounds 3”/50 AA Special

                  1112    Completed fueling, having received 8,895 gallons fuel oil from Navy

                              Supply Depot, Norfolk, VA

                  1740    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) cast off lines and departed from starboard side.

                              All bridge equipment tested in preparation for getting underway, found to be in

                              good working order

                  1745    Cast off all lines, underway to anchorage Lynnhaven Roads

                  1920    Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads in 42 feet of water to 30 fathoms of

                              starboard chain on the following bearings:  Cape Henry Old Tower

                              1120T, Can buoy #1, 3390T, Examination Vessel 0680T

6-24-44     0310    Underway standing out Lynnhaven Roads

                  0406    Chesapeake Bay entrance lighted whistle buoy “2CB” abeam to starboard.  Standing

                              out swept channel

                  0935    Buoy XS abeam to port

                  1245    Maneuvering to assume patrol station with Task Force #60 on Convoy

                              GUS 46 ( Log error, should be UGS)., in accordance with Escort Plan

                  1259    Assumed regular patrol station

                  1305    Called all hands to quarters.  Held following drills:  3”/50 cal. loading drill;

                              depth charge loading drill; 20mm crews instruction on Mark 14 sight, and rescue

                              of survivors instruction for damage control parties

                  1400    Secured from all drills and instruction

                  1900    Commenced patrolling station on patrol plan 3.  Speed of advance increased

                              to 9.5 knots

6-25-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Task Force 60 escorting Convoy U.G.S. 46 to

                              North African Ports.  Patrolling station #4 on patrol plan 3, speed of advance 9.5 knots

                  0633    Ceased patrolling on plan 3

6-26-44     1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1320    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1331    Held following drills; Damage control parties held fire drill; 3”/50 cal., 40mm

                              and depth charge parties held loading drills

                  1403    Secured from battle stations

                  1410    Lookout training film shown to section 1 of Divisions I and II

                  1534    CTF 60 ordered all escorts to air defense sectors to repel simulated air attack.

                              Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  1710    Secured from simulated air attack.  Resumed normal patrol station #4.  Gun crews

                              secured from battle stations

6-27-44     0200    Advanced ships clocks one hour to zone +3 time

                  1103    CTF 60 ordered all escorts to air defense sectors to repel simulated air

                              attack.  Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  1128    Secured from simulated air attack.  Resumed normal patrol station.  Gun

                              crews secured from battle stations

                  1305    Mustered crew at quarters.  3”/50 gun crews and 40mm gun crews held loading

                              drill; 20mm gun crews held casualty drill; depth charge parties held loading drill;

                              damage control parties held shoring drill

                  1415    Secured from quarters and all drills.  Sections 1 and 2 of divisions I and II

                              saw training film on Lookouts

                  1440    Secured from training film

                  1445    Signalman strikers held flag-hoist drill

                  1550    Secured from flaghoist drill

                  1655    All gun crews to battle stations

                  1710    Secured from battle stations

6-28-44     0727    Ceased patrolling on plan 3, commenced independent patrol

                  0733    Escorts 2 and 3 left screen to commence fueling

                  0733    Increased speed to 240 R.P.M., patrolling stations 2 and 4

                  0955    Reduced speed, commenced patrolling station #4

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1321    Held abandon ship drill

                  1330    Secured from abandon ship drill.  Called all hands to battle stations.  Depth charge

                              parties held first aid drill, damage control parties held fire drill in A-202L, signalmen

                              and quartermasters held flag hoist drill with USS MCNULTY (DE-581)

                  1419    Secured from quarters and battle stations

                  1530    Secured from all drills

6-29-44     0833    Convoy executed emergency 450 turn to starboard

                  0838    Convoy executed emergency 450 turn to port

                  1020    Observed azimuth of the sun and found no error in gyro-compass

                  1205    Commenced patrolling stations 2 and 4.

                  1246    Resumed station 4

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters – signalmen holding flag-hoist drill with

                              USS McNULTY (DE-581)

                  1320    All hands to battle stations

                  1330    Secured from battle stations, held following drills; 3”/50 cal. crew holding

                              hedgehog drill; 20mm crews safety precaution instruction; damage control parties

                              holding damage control instruction

                  1445    Secured from all drills

                  1515    Commenced patrolling stations 2 and 4.  Secured flag hoist drill with

                              USS McNULTY (DE-581)

                  1800    Resumed regular station #4.  Commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  2005    Held small arms practice.  Expended one hundred sixty (160) rounds of

                              .22 cal. ammunition

6-30-44     1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1130    Secured from inspection

                  1318    All gun crews called to battle stations

                  1328    Commenced test firing guns

                  1341    Secured from test firing guns.  Expended nine (9) rounds 3”/50 cal. AA ammunition,

                              seventy two (72) rounds 40mm ammunition, and four hundred fifty (450) rounds

                              30mm ammunition.  No casualties

                  1345    Depth charge parties held first aid drill

                  1430    Secured from all drills

7-1-44       0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone plus two (2) time

                  0307    Sounded general quarters

                  0313    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to starboard

                  0320    Convoy executed emergency turn to starboard of 450

                  0334    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port

                  0337    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port

                  0341    Secured from general quarters

                  0359    Resumed regular station, commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3

                  1100    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection

                  1307    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1323    Secured from quarters.  Held C.I.C. plotting drill

                  1430    Secured from plotting drill

                  2001    Held small arms drill.  Expended two hundred fifty (250) rounds of .22 cal. ammunition

7-2-44       1850    All gun crews to battle stations

                  1905    Commenced independent patrol

                  1917    Held AA defense test firing, expended 15 rounds 3"/50 cal. AA; 49 rounds 40mm;

                              one casualty number 3, 3"/50 cal. Gun, misfire due to faulty primer

                  1930    Resumed patrolling on plan 3

7-3-44       1308    Commenced test firing all guns.  Called all hands to battle stations. 

                              Expended following ammunition: 41 rounds 3"/50 AA; 164 rounds

                              40mm AA; and 480 rounds 20mm AA.  Number 1, 20mm had misfire

                              due to broken cartridge case

                  1415    Signalmen held semaphore drill

                  1605    Ceased patrol plan 3

                  1624    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) along starboard side. Received shot line from

                              USS CHAMBERS (DE-391); exchanged movies.

                  1638    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) departed.  Resumed patrol plan 3

                  1945    Held small arms practice and expended two hundred (200) rounds .22 cal. ammunition

7-4-44       0200    Set ship's clocks ahead sixty minutes to zone plus one time

                  0730    Ceased patrolling on plan 3

                  1000    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1245    Tested pyrotechnics projectors expended three (3) rounds of flares, one (1) each of green,

                              white and red  (ED - Happy Fourth of July)

                  1335    Maneuvering to go alongside SS JAMES HOBAN (#22) to take aboard one tank of Freon

                              for transfer

                  1419    Received Freon aboard

                  1423    Maneuvering to alongside SS JAMES E HOWARD (#131) to transfer Freon

                  1517    Transferred Freon

                  1521    Maneuvering to resume regular patrol station

                  1550    Resumed regular patrol station and patrol plan 3

                  1850    Patrolling stations 2 and 4

                  1948    Resumed patrolling station 4 on patrol plan 3

                  2150    Sound contact bearing 0850 T, range 1100.  Sounded general quarters. Maneuvering

                              to develop contact

                  2213    Secured from general quarters, sound contact evaluated to be non-submarine

                  2230    Resumed station #4, patrolling on plan 3

7-5-44       0638    Departed regular patrol station to come along port side of USS MATTAPONI (AO-41)

                              to take on fuel

                  0718    Towing line made fast aboard.  Fuel hose being received aft

                  0720    Commenced taking on fuel

                  0818    Fueling completed having received 21805 gallons diesel fuel oil

                  0822    Cast off lines maneuvering to resume escort station

                  0900    Resumed station 4 patrolling independently

                  1300    All hands called to battle stations

                  1330    Secured from battle stations; held following drills: C.I.C. plotting drill, 3"/50 loading drill,

                              20mm loading drill, 40mm loading drill, depth charge loading drill and damage control drill

                  1405    Signalmen held blinker drill

                  1430    Section two (2) shown aircraft identification film

                  1435    Tested depth charge hydraulic release; found to be in good working order

                  1500    Secured from all drills

                  1915    Held small arms drill.  Expended two hundred (200) rounds .22 cal. ammunition

7-6-44       0200    Advanced ship's clocks one hour to zone zero (0) time

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1310    Secured from quarters

                  1315    Held C.I.C. plotting drill

                  1415    Secured plotting drill

7-7-44       1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1130    Secured from inspection

                  1303    All hands called to battle stations

                  1320    Signalmen held semaphore drill, 3"/50 gun crews held loading drill, 20mm gun crews

                              held instruction on 20mm; 40mm gun crews held instruction on 40mm guns

                  1400    Secured from battle stations and all drills

7-8-44       0138    Maneuvering to intercept and divert Portuguese merchant ship from path of convoy

                  0200    Maneuvering alongside merchant ship

                  0225    Resumed station

                  1050    Commanding Officer held weekly topside inspection

7-10-44     0200    Set ship's clocks ahead sixty minutes to zone minus one time

                  0945    Convoy commenced forming four columns, commenced maneuvering to assume

                              new patrol station

                  1030    Assumed new station, second escort on port flank of convoy

                  1440    Standing into Strait of Gibraltar

                  1500    Held depth charge loading drill

                  2039    USS KNOX (DE-580) alongside to pass mail

                  2044    Received confidential mail. USS KNOX (DE-580) departed from alongside

                  2046    All hands to battle stations

                  2137    Secured from battle stations

7-11-44     0330    Sighted Cape Tres Forcas Light bearing 1550T, distance approximately 20 miles

                  0710    Departed station to deliver mail to SS TOLTEC

                  0737    Alongside SS TOLTEC

                  0741    Departed SS TOLTEC maneuvering to come alongside SS BENG H LATROBE to deliver mail

                  0809    Departed SS BENG H. LATROBE, to resume station #4

                  0835    Resumed station #4

                  2035    Assumed air defense station

                  2041    All hands to battle stations

                  2116    Secured from battle stations.  Resumed patrolling station #4

                  2201    Assumed air defense stations.  Sounded general quarters

                  2243    Assumed regular station.  Secured from general quarters

7-12-44     0030    Unidentified aircraft in vicinity

                  0056    Received Red warning from CTF 60

                  0122    Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  0124    Sounded general alarm

                  0125    Assumed air defense station in Sector II. Commenced laying smoke screen

                  0228    Smoke generator overheated.  Secured making smoke

                  0256    Resumed making smoke

                  0335    Enemy aircraft sighted close ahead crossing from port to starboard

                  0342    Radar contact at 0600 T, range 3 miles.  Commenced firing on bearing of 0600 T

                  0344    Ceased firing.  Expended sixteen rounds of 3”/50 AA ammunition.  No casualties

                  0427    Secured from laying smoke screen

                  0435    Secured from general quarters

                  0715    Advanced ship's clocks sixty (60) minutes to minus two (-2) zone time

                  2000    Assumed air defense station in Sector II, patrolling independently

7-13-44     0608    Departed station to carry out fueling operation. Maneuvering to come alongside

                              USS MATTAPONI (AO-41)

                  0654    Alongside USS MATTAPONI (AO-41), first line out

                  0711    Received fuel hose forward

                  0712    Commenced taking fuel forward

                  0722    Received fuel hose aft, commenced taking fuel aft

                  0737    Completed fueling operation having received 1260 gallons diesel fuel oil

                  0739    Fuel lines let go

                  0740    Exchanged movies with USS MATTAPONI (AO-41)

                  0750    Let go all lines, departed port side of USS MATTAPONI (AO-41), maneuvering

                              to return to station

                  1315    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1317    Crew engaged in the following drills: 3"/50 cal. Gun crews' first aid drill; 0mm gun crews receiving

                              instruction on 20mm guns; 20mm gun crews receiving instruction on 40mm guns; depth charge parties

                              holding depth charge loading drill; C.I.C. team holding plotting drill; damage control parties

                              viewing training film

                  1430    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1535    Maneuvering to assume new position as second (2nd) escort on port flank of convoy

7-14-44     0753    Commander Task Force 60 relieved as Escort Commander of U.G.S. 46, escorts relieved

                              and ordered to proceed to Bizerte

                  0755    Proceeding to Bizerte Harbor

                  0940    Maneuvering standing into Bizerte Harbor

                  1034    Moored port side to USS DURANT (DE-389) at Berth “B”, Pointe de l’Infirmerie, AATB,

                              Bizerte, Tunisia

7-15-44     0845    Party of sixty men departed to AATB for training in gas warfare

                  1010    Party returned from chemical warfare training at AATB, Bizerte

                  1700    Beach party returned aboard

                  1800    Recreation party departed for recreation field #4, at AATB, Bizerte

                  2100    Recreation party returned aboard

7-16-44     0000    Moored port side to starboard side USS DURANT (DE-389) with USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)

                              moored to starboard side at Berth “B”, Pointe de l’Infirmerie, AATB, Bizerte, Tunisia, North Africa

                  0600    Church party departed

                  0745    Swimming party departed

7-17-44     0800    Swimming party departed

                  1030    Received from Naval Armory, AATB, Bizerte, 128 rounds, 3”/50 cal. AA ammunition. 

                              Transferred to Naval Armory AATB, Bizerte, 20 cases 3”/50 cal. brass; 4 cases 20mm brass;

                              22 cases 40mm brass

                  1630    Swimming party returned

                  1817    Athletic party departed

                  2110    Athletic party returned

7-18-44     0805    Swimming party departed

                  0950    Party departed for gas chamber for gas drill

                  1028    Gas chamber party returned

7-19-44     1300    Commanding Officer and party departed for Attack Teacher, AATB, Bizerte

                  1510    Commanding Officer and party returned from Attack Teacher

                  1812    Baseball party departed for field #4

                  2120    Baseball party returned

7-20-44     0640    Secured shore water connections

                  0730    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) cast off lines and underway

                  0737    Cast off all lines underway maneuvering out of berth, standing out of Bizerte harbor

                  0805    Standing out of Bizerte Jetty

                  0850    Commenced swinging ship to obtain compass deviation

                  0912    Completed swinging ship.  Maneuvering to form column with CortDiv 45

                  0928    In column, distance between ships 1000 yards5

                  0958    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1032    Commenced anti-aircraft battle practice

                  1032    Commenced firing

                  1032.5 Ceased firing

                  1038    Commenced firing

                  1038.5 Ceased firing

                  1043.5 Commenced firing

                  1044    Ceased firing

                  1112    Commenced firing

                  1112.5 Ceased firing

                  1116    Commenced firing

                  1116.5 Ceased firing.  Completed exercise.  Expended the following ammunition:  66 rounds 3”/50 cal.

                              A.A., 90 rounds 40mm A.A. and 490 rounds 20mm A.A.  Number 3, 3’/50 gun had one casualty

                              faulty firing mechanism

                  1119    Secured from battle stations

                  1447    Maneuvering to assume screening station with convoy G.U.S. 46

                  1530    Assumed assigned patrol station on course 2930 T

7-21-44     0000    Patrolling station on port flank of convoy.  Speed of advance is 8.5 knots

                  0635    Changed base course, speed of advance 6.5 knots.  Convoy forming broad front

                  0909    Convoy increased speed of advance to 8.5 knots

                  1030    Commanding Officer holding weekly inspection below decks

                  1115    Secured from inspection

                  1315    Tested depth charge release, and found to be in good working order

                  2001    Assumed air defense sector stations

                  2237    Convoy executed emergency turn to starboard to course 3150 T

7-22-44     0520    Red alert, enemy aircraft in area

                  0526    Called gun crews to battle stations

                  0527    Commenced laying smoke screen

                  0551    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0601    Secured from battle stations, stopped making smoke

                  0902    Maneuvering to come alongside USS McNULTY (DE-581)

                  0920    Along starboard side of USS McNULTY (DE-581), passed first line

                  0922    Transferred one 42 lb case of cheese to USS McNULTY and received 200 pounds of salt from

                              USS McNULTY

                  0926    Departed starboard side of USS McNULTY (DE-581), for station

                  0935    Resumed regular patrol on assigned station

7-23-44     1500    Range finder operators completed one hour of instruction and drill

                  1600    Patrolling on patrol plan 3, speed of advance is 9.5 knots

7-24-44     0605    Sighted Point De La Almina Light bearing 2580 T

                  0635    Assumed air defense station, patrolling independently

                  0940    Convoy reduced broad front.  Assumed channel patrol station on port flank of convoy

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters: held the following drills and instructions; 40mm gun crews received

                              first aid instruction; depth charge parties held loading drill; signalmen, quartermaster strikers

                              received instructions on standing gangway watch; C.I.C. plotting team held plotting drill;

                              damage control parties viewed training film

                  1430    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1535    Convoy speed reduced to 6.0 knots.  Convoy began forming broad front

                  1730    Convoy completed forming broad front, assumed station #4, speed of advance increased to

                              9.5 knots

                  1930    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1945    Range finder operators completed one hour drill and instruction

7-25-44     0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone –1 time

                  1100    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour signal drill with adjacent escorts

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1315    Held abandon ship drill

                  1325    Secured from abandon ship drill.  20mm gun crews received first aid instruction.  40mm gun crews

                              shown training movie.  Damage control parties held drill; depth charge parties held loading drill and

                              quartermasters and signalmen received instruction

                  1430    Signalmen held flag hoist drill

                  1530    Secured from drills

7-26-44     0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zero (0) time zone

                  0735    Departed station to sink mine.  Maneuvering near mine

                  0755    Position of mine 350 36’N, 140 24’W.  Sank mine, expending following ammunition:  60 rounds,

                              20mm, 60 rounds .30 caliber and one (1) dye marker

                  0758    Maneuvering to resume station

                  0820    Resumed assigned station

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters; held the following drills; battle stations; C.I.C. plotting drill;

                              depth charge setting drill; pointers, trainers and sightsetters drill for 3”/50 cal. guns;

                              damage control parties received instructions on the use of Co2

                  1330    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1845    Signalmen and quartermasters completed one hour range finder drill

                  2015    Held small arms target practice:  expended 300 rounds .22 cal. ammunition

7-27-44     1000    Completed one hour range finder drill for signalmen and quartermasters

                  1110    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

                  1500    Small arms target practice:  expended 150 rounds .45 cal. and 300 rounds .22 caliber

7-28-44     0000    Patrolling station #4, on plan 3, speed of advance is 9.5 knots

                  0908    USS McNULTY (DE-581) alongside to port to transfer supplies and motion pictures

                  0921    USS McNULTY (DE-581) departed from alongside

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1315    All hands to battle stations – held following drills:  depth charge parties, first aid drill;

                              3:/50 gun crews loading drill; C.I.C. plotting drill; damage control parties casualty and

                              simulated fire drills

                  1357    Secured from battle stations and all drills

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

                  2045    Held small arms target practice; expended 400 rounds .22 caliber ammunition and 100 rounds

                              .45 caliber ammunition

7-29-44     0200    Set back ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to +1 time

                  1025    Commanding Officer held inspection topside

                  1122    Secured from inspection

                  1230    Depth charge parties held loading drill

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

7-30-44     1425    Ceased patrolling on plan 3, commenced independent patrol

                  1515    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

7-31-44     0930    Signalmen held flag hoist drill

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  Gun crews held loading drill and 40mm instruction.  Damage

                              control and depth charge parties witnessed training films.  Signalmen and quartermaster

                              strikers held blinker drill with adjacent escorts

                  1500    Secured from all drills

                  2000    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

8-1-44       0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Task Force 60 escorting convoy G.U.S. 45,

                              on base course 2680T, at 205 R.P.M., patrolling station #4 on plan 3,

                              speed of advance 9.5 knots

                  0200    Set back ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to +2 time zone

                  0750    Ceased patrolling on plan 3; commenced independent patrol

                  0857    Increased speed, commenced patrolling stations 2 and 4

                  1015    Reduced speed, resumed patrolling station 4

                  1100    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

                  1215    Maneuvering to investigate underwater sound contact bearing 2700 T, distance 800 yards

                  1225    Contact evaluated non-submarine, return to regular station

                  1230    Resumed patrolling station

                  1300    Departed station to investigate unidentified object in water

                  1310    Alongside object, standing by until convoy clears

                  1335    Maneuvering to return to station

                  1350    20mm and 40mm gun crews shown training film

                  1400    Resumed regular station

8-2-44       1330    Depth charge parties holding loading drill

                  1440    20mm and 40mm crews viewed training film

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermasters completed one (1) hour drill with adjacent escorts

                  1505    Secured all drills

8-3-44       1300    Called all hands to quarters

                  1320    All hands to battle stations

                  1348    Commenced test firing all guns

                  1351    Ceased firing

                  1355    Commenced firing

                  1356    Ceased firing

                  1358    Commenced firing

                  1359    Ceased firing.  Completed firing having expended the following service ammunition: 600 rounds

                              20mm AA; 212 rounds 40mm AA and 28 rounds 3”/50 AA.  No casualties

                  1402    C.I.C. held plotting drill

                  1412    Secured from battle stations

8-4-44       0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty minutes to plus three (+3) time zone

                  1920    Held gunnery exercise George – 3, expended one (1) 3”/50 cal. illuminating shell – no casualties

8-5-44       1100    Signalmen held one (1) hour blinker drill

                  1500    Signalmen strikers completed one (1) hour blinker drill

                  1905    Held gunnery exercise “George – 3”.  Expended one round 3”/50 cal., illuminating ammunition

8-6-44       1100    Signalmen and quartermasters completed one (1) hour flashing light drill with adjacent escorts

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermaster strikers completed one hour blinker drill with adjacent escorts

8-7-44       0830    Maneuvering to take assigned station with New York Section of G.U.S. 46

                  0943    Assumed assigned station 16,000 yards on the axis of convoy

8-8-44       0730    Departed station proceeding to buoy “ABLE”.

                  0800    Maneuvering to reach Swept Channel Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy “A”

                  0858    Buoy “A” abeam to starboard.  Maneuvering in vicinity of buoy

                  1000    Maneuvering to assume patrol station on starboard flank of convoy

                  1025    Assumed patrol station on starboard flank of convoy

                  1103    Swept Channel Approach Lighted Whistle Buoy abeam to port.  Steering various channel

                              courses at various speeds standing up swept channel

                  1309    Buoy G abeam to port close aboard.  Relieved of escort duty with Task Force 60, ordered

                              to proceed to Navy Yard, New York

                  1344    Gedney Channel Whistle Buoy abeam to starboard close aboard; standing up Ambrose Channel

                  1420    Passed through harbor defense nets; standing up New York enroute to Navy Yard, New York

                  1515    Navy tug YTL 475 alongside to starboard to assist in mooring

                  1521    Moored port side to USS DALE W PETERSON (DE-337) at Pier G, Berth 13, at

                              New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  1533    YTL 475 and Pilot KELLY departed

                  1550    Commenced taking shore power

                  1605    Commenced taking shore water

                  1658    Commenced taking shore steam.  Yard telephone installed

8-9-44       0050    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to starboard side

8-10-44     1500    Two officers and five (5) men departed for Attack Teacher

                  1715    Attack Teacher party returned

                  2035    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, New York, Attack Plotter 25434

8-11-44     1020    Ensign W. T. DOOR and four (4) men departed for ASW school

                  1140    Ensign W. T. DOOR returned with party from ASW school

                  1730    Ship’s SL Radar antenna replaced by Navy Yard, New York

8-13-44     0900    Church party departed

                  1415    YO-16 moored to starboard side and passed fuel lines to USS PETERSON (DE-337)

8-14-44                 Log sheet missing

8-15-44     0525    Secured all power, steam, air and water lines to shore, preparatory to shifting berth

                  0542    Navy Yard tug TAVIBO (YT 276) along starboard side

                  0545    Navy Yard tugs YT 3173, YTL 475, along starboard side, towing lines passed aboard

                  0600    Cast off lines from USS PETERSON (DE-337).  Towed to Berth 12, pier G,

                              Navy Yard, New York

                  0606    Passed lines to USS METIVIER (DE-582), moored port side to

                  0610    Navy Yard tugs TAVIBO (YT 276), YT 3173, YTL 475, departed with pilot

                  0655    Received water and power from shore

                  0702    Received steam from dock

                  1350    Commenced dock trial

                  1355    Secured from dock trial

8-19-44     0750    Lieut. SAUTTER, USNR, and Lieut. (jg) HESS, USNR, aboard to calibrate gyro-compass

                  0833    Yard tug YT 475 along starboard side to assist in departure from dock

                  0835    Cast off all lines, underway, standing out of Navy Yard

                  0938    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  0946    Ambrose Channel buoy 17 abeam to starboard, standing down Chapel Hill Channel enroute

                              to anchorage in Sandy Hook Bay

                  1028    Anchored in Sandy Hook Bay in 28 feet of water to 20 fathoms of starboard chain

                  1117    YF 634 moored to starboard side for transfer of ammunition

                  1127    Commenced transfer of depth charges and empty shell cases to YF 634 and commenced

                              receiving ammunition

                  1310    Completed receiving ammunition.  Transferred following ammunition to Supply Officer,

                              N.A.D., Leonardo, New Jersey:  65 depth charges, mark 9, mod. 2; 65 depth charge pistols,

                              mark 6, mod. 1; 65 depth charge booster extenders, mark 6, mod. 1; 65 depth charge boosters,

                              mark 6, mod. 1; 65 detonators, mark 1; 288 hedgehog fuzes mark 136, mod. 5;

                              25 hand grenades; 16, 40mm empty ammunition cases; 20, 3’/50 empty ammunition cases

                              and 4, 20mm empty ammunition cases.  Received the following ammunition from Supply Officer,

                              N.A.D., Leonardo, New Jersey:  96 rounds 3’/50 AA; 288 hedgehog fuzes,

                              mark 131, mod. 3; 2 depth charge markers, mark 1, mod. 1; 208 rounds 40mm AA;

                              50 rounds .45 cal. blanks; 25 hand grenades; 65 depth charges, mark 8, and

                              65 depth charge pistols mark 7, mod. 1

                  1312    YF 634 departed starboard side

                  1320    Underway, standing out of Sandy Hook Bay

                  1335    Underway in Lower Bay, compensating magnetic compass

                  1505    Secured from compensating compass

                  1516    CG 68004, along starboard side

                  1517    Lieut. SAUTTER, USNR, and Lieut. (jg) HESS, USNR, Departed

                  1518    Maneuvering standing out Gedney Channel

                  1548    Gedney Channel Entrance Lighted buoy abeam to port

                  1600    Forming into columns in the following order:  USCGC BIBB (WPG-31) guide,

                              USS LANSING (DE-388), USS CHAMBERS (DE-391), USS MERRILL (DE-392).

                  1605    Standing down swept channel

                  1742    Swept channel lighted whistle buoy “A”, abeam to port

8-20-44     1525    All gun crews at battle stations

                  1557    Whistle buoy “2JL” abeam to starboard

                  1558    Commenced firing on practice “G” A.A. exercise

                  1559    Ceased firing

                  1601    Commenced firing on practice “G” A.A. exercise

                  1602    Ceased firing

                  1630    Commenced firing practice “G” A.A. exercise

                  1631    Ceased firing

                  1633    Commenced firing on practice “T” A.A. exercise

                  1634    Ceased firing

                  1635    Commenced firing on practice “T” A.A. exercise

                  1636    Ceased firing

                  1636    Gunnery exercises completed, secured from battle stations.  Expended 72 rounds

                              3”/50 cal. A.A.; 1500 rounds 20mm; 473 rounds 40mm, no casualties

                  1640    Stopped all engines

                  1647    Underway, holding breeches buoy drill with USCGC BIBB (WPG-31)

                  1710    Heaved first line

                  1713    Passed breeches buoy to USCGC BIBB (WPG-31) – buoy returned

                  1716    Passed breeches buoy second time – buoy returned

                  1719    Let go all lines

                  1801    Portland lighted whistle buoy “P” abeam to starboard close aboard. Commenced

                              standing up Portland swept channel

                  1850    Entered anti-submarine defense nets, standing up to buoy A1

                  1900    Lowered ship’s boat

                  1917    Moored starboard to USS GOFF (DD-247) at berth A1, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1923    Secured anchor chain to buoy

                  1930    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) alongside and moored to port side

8-21-44     0505    USS GOFF (DD-247) cast off all lines and departed

                  0825    Lieutenant KRELL, U.S.N.R., ComDesLant Gunnery Staff Officer, aboard to

                              inspect gunnery department

                  0955    Lieutenant DRISKILL, U.S.N.R., ComDesLant Education Staff Officer aboard

                  0957    Lieutenant KRELL, U.S.N.R., departed

                  1038    USS IWANA (YTB-272) alongside and moored to starboard side

                  1049    USS IWANA (YTB-272) departed

                  1050    Ensign HAMILTON, U.S.N.R., ComDesLant Staff Training Aids Officer aboard

                  1203    Lieutenant DRISKILL and Ensign HAMILTON departed

                  1320    Lieutenant CLARK, U.S.N., ComDesLant Staff Damage Control Officer, aboard

                              with Lieutenant MAYER, U.S.N., and MERRILL, CCM, U.S.N.

                  1420    Sounded general alarm

                  1430    YW 87 alongside and moored to starboard side.  Commenced taking on water

                  1440    Held damage control and fire drills

                  1500    Secured taking on water.  Received 6740 gallons.  YW 87 departed

                  1505    Secured from general quarters and all drills

                  1530    Lieutenant CLARK, Lieutenant MAYER and MERRILL, CCM, departed

                  1614    Recreation party of fifty (50) men departed

                  1630    Granted liberty to port section of crew to expire at 2400 at Portland Navy Landing

                  1840    USS VANCE (DE-387) alongside and moored to starboard side

                  2010    Recreation party returned

                  2400    Liberty party returned on time

8-22-44     0550    Four (4) staff officers and one (1) enlisted man from ComDesLant aboard in connection

                              with scheduled exercises

                  0635    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed starboard side

                  0648    Underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0649    Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  0720    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  0750    Examination vessel abeam to port

                  0816    Portland lighted whistle buoy “P” abeam to port

                  0905    Submarine VORTICE submerged

                  1007    Commenced scheduled ASW exercises.  Commenced run on submarine VORTICE

                  1024    Fired on submarine

                  1031    Fired on submarine.  Secured from first run

                  1106    Commenced second run on submarine

                  1118    Fired on submarine

                  1126    Fired on submarine.  Secured from second attack.  Expended sixteen (16) rounds,

                              Mark 10 plaster loaded hedgehog projectiles

                  1200    Underway as before, speed of advance 3 knots.  Conducting exercises with Italian submarine

                              VORTICE in company with USS VANCE (DE-387) and USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1214    Commenced simulated creeping attacks on submarine

                  1319    Repair parties held simulated fire drill in compartment B-2

                  1320    Depth charge parties and O division attended movie on Mark VIII depth charges

                  1455    Secured from anti-submarine warfare exercises

                  1518    Submarine surfaced

                  1520    Escorting submarine to Portland Examination Vessel

                  1609    Portland lighted whistle buoy “P” abeam to starboard.  Standing up Portland Harbor

                              approach on various courses at various speeds

                  1631    Portland Examination vessel abeam to starboard.  Submarine departed

                  1651    Entered anti-submarine boom defense

                  1723    Moored starboard side to East side of pier “Fox”, Long Island, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1738    Four (4) staff officers and one (1) enlisted man departed, days exercises having been completed

                  1756    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1845    Finished taking on fuel, received 7,526 gallons diesel oil

                  1855    Received from the USS DECATUR (DD-341) twenty four (24) plaster loaded

                              hedgehog projectiles

8-23-44     0643    Cast off all lines underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0655    Ship’s boat secured aboard

                  0715    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets, standing out Portland swept channel

                  0758    Portland Harbor sea buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

                  0830    Joined USS VANCE (DE-387) and USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  0955    All hands to battle stations.  Commenced scheduled exercises

                  1017    Damage control parties held first aid, fire and collision drills

                  1046    Commenced firing on “G” exercise

                  1047    Ceased firing

                  1050    Commenced firing on “G” exercise

                  1103    Ceased firing

                  1108    Commenced firing on “T” exercise

                  1109    Ceased firing

                  1113    Commenced firing on “T” exercise

                  1114    Ceased firing

                  1116    Secured from battle stations and all drills  Expended sixty (60) rounds 3”/50 ammunition,

                              two hundred seventy seven (277) rounds 40mm ammunition, and

                              one thousand four hundred forty (1440) rounds 20mm ammunition

                  1155    Maneuvering awaiting to make scheduled very short range target practice run

                  1212    Sounded general quarters.  Commenced firing ready guns, at surface target

                  1214    Commenced firing all guns

                  1217    Ceased firing.  Expended ammunition as follows:  28 rounds A.P. 3”/50;

                              2 rounds 3”/50 AA; 660 rounds 20mmAA; and 67 rounds 40mmAA.  No casualties.

                  1300    Proceeding to rendezvous with tanker to conduct fueling exercise

                  1345    Commenced fueling exercise, maneuvering to come astern of USS MATTOLLE (AO-17)

                  1415    Picked up tow line

                  1424    Secured tow line, picked up fuel hose

                  1432    Fuel hose aboard and secured

                  1440    Cast off fuel hose

                  1442    Cast off tow line.  Maneuvering to come along port side of USS MATTOLLE (AO-17)

                  1455    Along port side of USS MATTOLLE (AO-17)

                  1508    Received tow and fuel lines aboard

                  1515    Cast off fuel line

                  1517    Cast off tow line

                  1542    Completed scheduled fueling exercise, maneuvering away from side of USS MATTOLLE (AO-17)

                  1550    Assumed station 2000 yards ahead of USS MATTOLLE (AO-17)

                  1830    Maneuvering preparatory to carrying out scheduled exercises

                  1930    Maneuvering taking stations as Escort vessel #3, in nine (9) column convoy

                  1950    Assumed assigned station and commenced scheduled exercises

                  1957    Commenced laying smoke screen

                  2011    Smoke generator on fire

                  2013    Smoke generator fire extinguished

                  2020    Smoke screen exercise secured

                  2045    Assumed station fourth ship in column with Escort Division 45

8-24-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45, fourth ship in column,

                              speed of advance 10 knots

                  0405    Departed station in formation, proceeding to Portland Harbor Examination vessel

                  0620    Portland Harbor Approach lighted buoy abeam to port.  Standing up channel

                  0710    Examination Vessel abeam to starboard.  Maneuvering awaiting arrival of exercise submarine

                  0725    Ship’s boat departed to pick up and transfer ComDesLant Staff from Submarine

                  0749    Five (5) officers and three (3) enlisted men reported aboard for days Exercises

                  0751    Ship’s boat departed for USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  0757    Ship’s boat returned

                  0800    Underway as before hoisting aboard ship’s boat

                  0805    Standing out swept channel enroute to exercise area, escorting submarine S-20

                  0837    Portland Harbor sea buoy abeam to starboard

                  0911    Submarine S-20 submerged

                  0922    Commenced first run on submarine

                  0940    Fired hedgehog

                  0943    Commenced second run

                  0951    Fired hedgehog

                  0956    Commenced third run

                  1008    Fired hedgehog

                  1013    Commenced fourth run

                  1018    Fired hedgehog

                  1022    Commenced fifth run

                  1026    Fired hedgehog.  Expended twenty (20) rounds plaster loaded Mark X hedgehogs

                  1100    Commenced run on submarine for depth charge attack

                  1120    Fired on submarine completing attack

                  1125    Ship’s boat departed with ComDesLant Fleet Representatives for USS FARQUAHR (DE-139)

                  1142    Ship’s boat returned and hoisted aboard

                  1150    Commenced coordinated attack on submarine, S-20, with USS FARQUAHR (DE-139)

                  1200    Underway as before, speed of advance 3 knots, simulating creeping attacks

                              on submarine S-20 with USS FARQUAHR (DE-139)

                  1342    Secured from anti-submarine warfare exercises, submarine surfaced

                  1345    Enroute to depth charge firing area

                  1445    Ordered full depth charge pattern set – fired 13 charge pattern – expended 13 Mark IX Mod.

                              3 depth charges, 8 arbors, 8 #1 impulse charges

                  1517    Portland Harbor sea buoy abeam to port close aboard – standing up swept channel

                  1625    Anchored in berth “O”, Casco Bay, Maine, in forty (40) feet of water to thirty (30) fathoms

                              of starboard chain.

                  1800    Supply barge YF 335 alongside to port

                  1815    Supply barge YF 335 departed from alongside

                  1845    Liberty granted to starboard section, to expire at Navy Landing, Portland, Maine,

                              at 0100, 25 August 1944

8-25-44     0639    Underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0650    Gun pointers and trainers held drill

                  0715    Secured from pointers and trainers drill

                  0748    Portland Harbor sea buoy abeam to starboard

                  0810    Maneuvering taking station on USS MATTOLE (AO-17)

                  0845    Assumed station

                  0905    Maneuvering astern USS MATTOLE (AO-17) to carry out fueling exercises

                  0930    Picked up towing line

                  0935    Picked up hose line

                  0941    Towing line aboard and secured

                  0950    Fuel hose aboard and secured

                  0955    Cast off fuel line

                  0956    Cast off towing line.  Maneuvering to come alongside, starboard, USS MATTOLE (AO-17)

                  1014    Towing line aboard and secured

                  1015    After hose aboard

                  1020    Cast off fuel line and towing line.  Maneuvering resuming station

                  1022    All hands to battle stations

                  1027    Commenced firing on anti-aircraft practice “G” run

                  1028    Ceased firing

                  1043    Commenced firing on practice “G” run

                  1044    Ceased firing

                  1049    Secured from battle stations.  Expended 23 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA ammunition,

                              720 rounds 20mm ammunition, 129 rounds 40mm ammunition

                  1339    All hands to battle stations

                  1403    Commenced firing AA battle practice, type “G” runs

                  1404    Ceased firing

                  1422    Commenced firing

                  1424    Ceased firing.  Maneuvering to pick up sleeve

                  1445    Returned to station

                  1447    Commenced firing

                  1448    Ceased firing

                  1449    Commenced firing

                  1450    Ceased firing

                  1454    Commenced firing “T” type runs

                  1455    Ceased firing

                  1526    Commenced firing

                  1527    Ceased firing

                  1529    Commenced firing

                  1530    Ceased firing

                  1532    Commenced firing

                  1533    Ceased firing

                  1534    Commenced firing

                  1535    Ceased firing.  Exercise completed.  Expended ammunition as follows:  ,340 rounds 20mm AA;

                              529 rounds 40mm AA and 58 rounds 3”/50 AA.  No casualties

                  1541    Maneuvering to take station with USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1617    USS DURANT (DE-389) alongside to starboard.  Engaged in breeches buoy drill

                  1635    Secured from breeches buoy drill

                  1650    In company with USS DURANT (DE-389) maneuvering to rendezvous with

                              USS MATTOLE (AO-17).  Commenced operating smoke generator

                  1740    Secured smoke generator.  Maneuvering to take station on starboard bow of

                              USS MATTOLE (AO-17)

                  1755    Assumed station

                  2001    Commenced scheduled gunnery exercises

                  2030    Called all hands to battle stations

                  2101    Commenced firing on starboard beam

                  2105    Ceased firing

                  2204    Commenced firing

                  2208    Ceased firing.  Secured from exercises, expended 30 rounds 3”/50 cal. illuminating shells

                  2210    Secured from battle stations, assumed patrol station on port bow of USS MATTOLE (AO-17)

                  2313    Detached from patrol for duty with USS VANCE (DE-387)

8-26-44     0720    Portland Harbor approach buoy abeam to port.  Steaming in column of ships,

                              USS VANCE (DE-387) the guide

                  0917    Maneuvering carrying out exercise in formation steaming

                  1012    Stopped all engines preparatory to carrying out towing exercise

                  1040    Commenced towing exercise

                  1050    Being towed by USS CHAMBERS (DE-391)

                  1119    Cast off tow line

                  1130    Maneuvering to come alongside USS DURANT (DE-389) to continue towing exercises

                  1200    Maneuvering to take USS DURANT (DE-389) in tow

                  1201    First line aboard USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1225    USS DURANT  (DE-389) cast off tow line

                  1234    Secured from towing exercise

                  1253    Maneuvering to rejoin Division 45

                  1315    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1408    Commenced anti-aircraft firing on “GEORGE” run

                  1409    Ceased firing

                  1412    Commenced firing, on ‘GEORGE” run

                  1413    Ceased firing

                  1418    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1419    Ceased firing

                  1420    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1421    Ceased firing

                  1441    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1442    Ceased firing

                  1445    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1446    Ceased firing.  Secured from battle stations.  Expended 30 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA;

                              1800 rounds 20mm AA; 414 rounds 40mm – no casualties

                  1450    Damage control parties held decontamination drill, depth charge parties secured from loading

                              and setting drill

                  1510    Maneuvered to form 2100 relative on USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1536    Commenced laying smoke screen

                  1550    Secured from making smoke

                  1654    Maneuvered to form 1800 relative on USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1742    Portland lighted whistle buoy “P” abeam to starboard.  Standing up Portland Channel

                  1828    Entered anti-submarine net defenses

                  1851    Anchored in 42 feet of water to 30 fathoms of starboard chain in berth “I”, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1855    Motor launch alongside.  Received from USS ALCOR (AR-10)  13 depth charges Mark 9 Mod. 2,

                              13 depth charge boosters Mark 6, Mod. 2, 13 depth charge pistols, Mark 6 Mod. 1,

                              13 depth charge detonators Mark 1, Mod. 1, 8 depth charge arbors

                  1912    Motor launch departed.  Transferred to Naval Ammunition depot, Hingham, Mass.,

                              seventy three (73) cases empty 3”/50 brass

8-27-44     0626    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  0639    Underway, standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  0705    Passed anti-submarine defense nets, standing out Portland swept channel

                  0754    Portland Sea buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard

                  0822    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0914    Commenced scheduled exercise, Local Control Battle Practice, commenced firing

                  0917    Ceased firing

                  0928    Commenced firing

                  0931    Ceased firing

                  0956    Commenced firing

                  1000    Ceased firing.  Completed L.C.B.P.

                  1010    Commenced D.S.P.

                  1024    Commenced firing

                  1025    Ceased firing

                  1041    Commenced firing

                  1042    Ceased firing.  Completed D.S.P., Day Spotting Practice.  Expended following ammunition:

                              59 rounds 3”/50 AA

                  1043    Secured from battle stations

                  1202    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds exercising at formation steaming

                  1240    Holding steering engine casualty drill

                  1255    Secured from steering engine casualty drill

                  1300    All gun crews to battle stations

                  1305    Commenced “GEORGE: runs

                  1322    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1323    Ceased firing

                  1325    Commenced firing on port run

                  1326    Ceased firing

                  1353    Commenced firing on port run

                  1354    Ceased firing

                  1357    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1358    Ceased firing

                  1400    Commenced “TARE: runs

                  1401    Commenced firing, port run

                  1402    Ceased firing

                  1405    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1406    Ceased firing

                  1421    Commenced firing on port run

                  1422    Ceased firing

                  1425    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1426    Ceased firing

                  1430    Commenced firing on starboard ruin

                  1436    Ceased firing

                  1440    Secured all gun crews from battle stations.  Expended the following ammunition in days

                              anti-aircraft exercises:  thirty (30) rounds 3”/50 cal. AA; two thousand nine hundred forty

                              (2940) rounds, 20mm AA: five hundred eighty-seven (587) rounds, 40mm AA

                  1535    Exercising at formation steaming

                  1635    Portland Harbor approach buoy abeam to starboard.  Standing up Portland Harbor Channel

                  1700    Portland Harbor Examination Vessel abeam to starboard

                  1722    Passed through anti-submarine defense net

                  1742    Anchored at Casco Bay, Maine, in berth “H” in 42 feet of water to 30 fathoms of starboard chain,

                              on the following bearings:  Waites Landing 3080T; Cow Island Ledge Light 0610T,

                              and Clapboard Island 0180T.

                  1807    YF 1023 Along port side

                  1821    YF 1023 departed port side

8-28-44     0545    Lieutenant (jg) MANNING, USNR, and SMITH, SoM2c, reported aboard for days exercises

                  0600    Lieutenant WYLIE, USNR, reported aboard for days exercises

                  0641    Underway, standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  0643    Called all gun crews to battle stations

                  0701    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets, standing down Portland Harbor Approach Channel

                  0729    Portland Harbor Examination vessel abeam to port

                  0758    Portland Approach buoy “P” abeam to port

                  0830    Submarine S-20 submerged.  Commencing scheduled exercises

                  0930    Commenced first attack run on submarine

                  0932    Simulated depth charging submarine.  Maneuvering for re-attack

                  0940    Commenced re-attack

                  0943    Fired hedgehog

                  1030    Commenced second run on submarine

                  1033    Simulated depth charging submarine

                  1043    Commenced re-attack

                  1045    Ceased re-attack

                  1116    Commenced third run on submarine

                  1125    Simulated depth charging submarine

                  1133    Commenced re-attack

                  1137    Fired hedgehog

                  1200    Underway as before maneuvering on various courses and speeds carrying out scheduled exercises

                  1215    Commenced first creeping attack on submarine

                  1308    Simulated depth charging submarine

                  1330    Commenced to direct USS VANCE (DE-387) on submarine

                  1346    USS VANCE (DE-387) simulated depth charging submarine

                  1355    Commenced to direct USS DURANT (DE-389) on submarine

                  1412    USS DURANT (DE-389) simulated depth charging submarine

                  1422    Submarine S-20 surfaced.  Escorting S-20 to Casco Bay, Maine

                  1537    Portland lighted whistle buoy “P” abeam to starboard.  Standing up Portland Harbor

                              Approach Channel

                  1600    Underway as before, standing up swept channel and into Casco Bay, Maine

                  1637    Motor boat alongside

                  1639    Commander, Destroyers Atlantic Fleet, representatives Lieutenant WYLIE, USNR and

                              Lieutenant (jg) MANNING, USNR, and SMITH, SoM2c, USNR, departed ship in motor boat

                  1705    Moored port side to west side of Pier “F”, Long Island, Casco Bay, Maine.  Assumed ready duty

                  1715    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1745    Completed taking on fuel, having received from Naval Fuel dock, eleven thousand three hundred

                              ninety-one (11,391) gallons

                  1755    U.S. Navy Supply barge alongside

                  1815    U.S. Navy Supply Barge departed from alongside

8-29-44     0632    Underway standing out of Casco Bay and swept channel

                  0633    Called all gun pointers and trainers to battle stations

                  0730    Secured gun pointers and trainers from battle stations

                  0735    Portland Harbor approach sea buoy abeam to port

                  0751    Maneuvering to take station in Escort Division #45 formation

                  0805    Assumed assigned station, fourth ship in column

                  1011    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1026    Commenced firing on “GEORGE” anti-aircraft run

                  1027    Ceased firing

                  1100    Commenced firing on “GEORGE” run

                  1101    Ceased firing

                  1107    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1108    Ceased firing

                  1109    Commenced firing on “TARE” run

                  1110    Ceased firing

                  1111    Secured from battle stations, expended following ammunition:  30 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA;

                              258 rounds 40mm service; 1080 rounds 20mm service

8-30-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45, enroute to Norfolk, Virginia.

                              Station fourth ship in column, distance 800 yards

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  Held instruction on “Lookouts” for all seamen,

                              by means of motion picture training film

                  1400    Held gas mask drill for “E” Division.  Exercised at flag-hoist drill with other ships

                              of  Escort Division #45

                  1410    Secured from quarters and all instruction

                  1525    Secured from flag hoist drill

8-31-44     0125    Chesapeake Bay entrance swept channel buoy “XS” abeam to port, distance 800 yards.

                              Standing up swept channel

                  0612    Buoy “2CB” abeam to port. Standing up swept channel and into Thimble Shoal Channel

                  0805    Standing into Hampton Roads

                  0846    Moored port side to south side Pier #5, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

                  0900    USS MERRILL (DE-392) moored to starboard side

                  0930    Signalmen and signalman strikers engaged in flag-hoist drill with other ships at Naval Operating Base

                  1030    Secured from flag hoist drill

                  1355    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1435    Ceased taking on fuel.  Received aboard five thousand, eight hundred forty nine (5849) gallons fuel.

                              Delivered the following ordnance supplies to Officer in Charge, Fifth Naval District

                              Depth Charge Pool, Norfolk, Va.:  One (1) depth charge pistol, Mark 9, Mod. 1;

                              One hundred twenty-one (121) depth charge pistols, Mark 6, Mod. 1; ninety-five (95) depth charge

                              booster extenders, Mark 6, Mod. 1; forty-seven (47) depth charge boosters, Mark 6, Mod. 1.

                              Received the following ordnance supplies from Naval mine Depot, Yorktown, Va.; One (1)

                              depth charge pistol, Mark 9, Mod. 3, eighty (80) depth charge pistols, Mark 6, Mod. 2; thirty (30)

                              depth charge boosters, Mark 6, Mod. 2; Eighty (80) depth charge booster extenders, Mark 6,

                              Mod. 2

9-1-44       0000    Moored port side to south side pier #5, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va.,

                              USS KNOX (DE-580) moored to starboard side

                  1420    Completed loading ammunition, having received the following from Naval Ammunition Depot,

                              St. Juliens Creek, Va; 400 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA, 32 rounds 3”/50 cal. ILL.,

                              3008 rounds 40mm AA, 15660 rounds 20mm

                  1827    USS KNOX (DE-580) cast off all lines, departed from starboard side

                  1830    Secured all shore services

                  1835    Cast off all dock lines, underway maneuvering various courses and speeds standing

                              away from dock – draft 11’ forward, 12’9” aft

                  1839    Maneuvering down Elizabeth River Channel

                  1908    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets, maneuvering out Thimble Shoals

                              Channel enroute to anchorage, Lynnhaven Roads, Va

                  2008    Anchored in Lynnhaven Roads in 58 feet of water to 60 fathoms of starboard chain on

                              the following bearings:  Cape Henry Light 1080 T; Thimble Shoal Lighted Bell buoy #1,

                              0130 T; Lynnhaven Bridge beacon 2340 T

9-2-44       0323    Commenced heaving round on anchor

                  0340    Underway standing out of Lynnhaven Roads

                  0428    Chesapeake Bay Entrance Lighted whistle buoy “2CB” abeam to port

                  0637    Channel buoy “S-9” abeam to port

                  1005    Buoy “XS” abeam to port close aboard, increases speed to 250 R.P.M., commenced

                              steering various courses conducting sound search in vicinity of buoy “XS”

                  1344    Assumed assigned station in escort screen; commenced patrolling with Task Force 60,

                              escorting convoy UGS 53

                  1800    Speed of advance of convoy increased to 9 knots

                  1915    Increased speed of advance to 9.5 knots

9-3-44       0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Task Force 60, escorting convoy UGS 53 on

                              base course 1130T.  Patrolling assigned station, speed of advance 9.5 knots

                  0832    Departed station assumed air defense station #8

                  0930    Changed base course to 1220T

                  0943    All hands to battle stations

                  0948    Convoy commenced laying smoke screen.  Omitted making smoke due to clogged fuel line

                              in smoke generator

                  1022    Planes commenced simulated attack on convoy

                  1034    Completed air defense exercises.  Secured from battle stations

                  1055    Assumed regular patrol station #6

                  1101    Increased speed to assume station #5

                  1127    Assumed patrols station #5

                  1300    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1415    Convoy executed 450 turn to starboard.  Maneuver on various courses at various speeds

                              to assume station

                  1435    Assumed station

                  1920    Held small arms target practice, expended 100 rounds 45 cal. ammunition

9-4-44       1300    All hands to Quarters

                  1325    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills:  Depth charge setting drill; 3”/50 loading drill;

                              40mm loading drill; 20mm loading drill; damage control instruction and CIC plotting drill

9-5-44       0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Task Force 60 escorting convoy UGS 53

                              on base course 1160T.  Patrolling assigned station on patrol plan 3, speed of advance 9.5 knots

                  1242    Convoy changed base course to 0820 T

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters, “C” division viewed first aid training film; “E” Division held

                              Rescue Breathing Apparatus drill.  Divisions I and II held telephone talker drill

                  1425    Secured from quarters and all drills

9-6-44       1300    All hands to battle stations

                  1307    Commenced test firing

                  1309    Ceased firing

                  1314    Commenced firing

                  1315    Ceased firing.  Expended 600 rounds 20mm ammunition, 137 rounds 40mm ammunition

                              and 18 rounds 3’/50 AS ammunition

                  1335    Secured from battle stations,  Held the following drills:  CIC plotting drill, depth charge

                              loading drill, 20mm loading drill, damage control drill and first aid

9-7-44       1400    Reduced speed to 190 R.P.M

                  1410    Called 3”/50 cal. gun crews to battle stations

                  1504    Secured gun crews from battle stations

9-8-44       0200    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to +2 time

                  1015    Tested depth charge hydraulic release and found to be in good working order

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1140    Secured form inspection

                  1305    All hands to quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters.  Depth charge parties held loading drill, “C” division held

                              3”/50 and 20mm loading drill, Divisions I and II viewed film on painting instructions

                  2005    Held small arms target practice, expended 14 rounds 45 cal. ammunition,

                              200 rounds 22 cal. ammunition

9-9-44       0205    Maneuvering to investigate underwater sound contact

                  0220    Returned to station, results of investigation negative

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly topside inspection

                  1145    Secured from inspection

9-10-44     0000    Underway North Atlantic ocean with Task Force 60 escorting convoy UGS 53 on

                              base course 0910 T at 205 R.P.M.  Patrolling on plan 3, speed of advance 9.5 knots

                  1630    Convoy executed 300 turn to port, base course 0610 T

                  1830    Convoy executed 300 turn to starboard base course 0910 T

9-11-44     1255    All hands to quarters

                  1320    All hands to battle stations

                  1328    Held rescue of survivors drill

                  1355    Held modified AA practice.  Commenced firing

                  1356    Ceased firing

                  1358    Commenced firing

                  1400    Ceased firing.  Completed firing, no casualties.  Expended following

                              ammunition:  24 rounds 3”/50 AA; 104 rounds 40mm AA; 600 rounds 20mm AA

                  1630    Convoy changed base course to 1200 T

                  1830    Convoy changed base course to 0850 T

9-12-44     0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone + 1 time

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  Depth charge parties and 3”/50 cal. gun crews

                              viewing training film’ Damage control parties holding fire drill; Engineering division

                              holding engineering casualty drill; Quartermasters and signalmen receiving instruction

                              on signal publications

                  1430    Secured from quarters and all drills

9-13-44     1300    Departed station to go alongside USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  1328    Alongside starboard side USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  1330    Passed first line

                  1334    Transferred movies to USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55) and received spare part, SLA Radar

                              deflection coil assembly, and movies

                  1341    Let go all lines maneuvering to return to station

                  1431    Resumed regular station

                  1830    Changed base course to 0890 T

9-14-44     0150    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to starboard

                  0205    Convoy executed 450 emergency turn to port

                  1304    Commenced battle problem

                  1306    All hands to battle stations

                  1334    Completed battle problem

                  1342    Commenced gunnery exercise GEORGE 4

                  1347    Ceased firing

                  1349    Secured from battle stations; having expended 18 rounds, 3”/50 cal. AA; 119 rounds 40mm;

                              540 rounds 20mm, casualties; 40mm twin, #1 and #2 40mm jammed due to short recoil and

                              failure to eject empty case from rammer tray; all safety precautions observed.

                              Replaced outer crank and shaft assembly; both guns from spare parts - all units slightly twisted.

                  1935    Maneuvering to investigate underwater sound contact, bearing 0200 T, distance 600 yards

                  1945    Returned to station, contact evaluated non-submarine

9-15-44     0200    Advanced ships clocks sixty (60) minutes to zero (0) time zone

                  0754    Commenced maneuvering various courses and speeds to carry out fueling exercises

                  0810    Maneuvering to come alongside USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  0817    Alongside USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  0818    First line secured

                  0825    Forward and after hoses secured, commenced taking on fuel

                  0845    Ceased taking on fuel.  Exchanged movies

                  0850    Let go all lines, maneuvering to resume patrol station.  Received 28,456 gallons diesel fuel oil

                              from USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  0925    Resumed station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1153    Secured from inspection

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  “S” division, signalmen, and quartermasters, received 20mm

                              instructions, divisions I and II viewed film on talker procedure, “E” division held engineering

                              casualty drill

                  1400    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1920    Changed base course to 0880 T

9-16-44     1030    Commanding Officer holding weekly topside inspection

                  1123    Secured from inspection

                  2236    Departed station to divert Portuguese vessel clear of convoy

                  2253    Standing by Portuguese vessel

                  2337    Portuguese vessel clear of convoy.  Returning to assigned station #5, on various courses and speeds

9-17-44     0113    Resumed assigned patrol station

                  1040    Changed base course to 0850 T

                  1730    Convoy changed base course to 0570 T

9-18-44     1015    Changed base course to 0850 T

                  1035    Convoy commenced forming (4) columns, reduced speed to 140 R.P.M., maneuvering

                              to take station on starboard flank of convoy

                  1140    Resumed station second escort on starboard flank of convoy

                  1244    Cape Spartel Light abeam to starboard

                  1305    Mustered all hands to quarters

                  1315    Changed course to 0810 T

                  1323    Held man overboard drill, 3’/50 gun crews held loading drill and hedgehog loading drill,

                              20mm and 40mm crews held loading drill, depth charge crew received instruction,

                              damage control parties saw movie on first aid

                  1400    Changed base course to 0760 T.  secured from all drills

                  1630    Convoy commenced forming broad front, speed of advance 1 knot.

                  1725    Assumed patrol station #5.  USS MCNULTY (DE-580) alongside to deliver mail

                  1729    USS MCNULTY (DE-580) departed

9-19-44     0200    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to minus one (-1) time zone

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills and instruction: abandon ship drill;

                              fire-fighting instruction for damage control parties; gunnery instruction for all gun crews;

                              “C” Division viewing First Aid Training film

                  1324    Changed base course to 0930 T

                  1500    Maneuvering to assume patrol station #3

                  1515    Assumed patrol station #3

                  1515    Secured from all drills and instruction

9-20-44     1305    Commenced holding battle problem

                  1310    All hands to battle stations

                  1341    Changed base course to 0830 T

                  1345    Secured from battle stations, completed battle problem

                  1601    Convoy changed base course to 0850 T

                  2145    Convoy changed base course to 0900 T

9-21-44     1615    Convoy commenced forming three columns, reduced speed to 170 R.P.M., maneuvering

                              to assume new station

                  1654    Assumed assigned escort station, broad on starboard bow or right hand column,

                              distance 4000 yards

9-22-44     0200    Entered swept channel, Canal de la Galite

                  0703    Task Force 60 relieved of escort duty.  Proceeding into Bizerte, Tunisia, Harbor

                  0734    Jeter Nord light abeam to starboard

                  0805    Moored port side to Berth “Baker”, Pointe de l’Infirmerie, Bizerte, Tunisia

                  0839    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) moored to starboard side

                  1700    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1810    Completed taking on fuel.  Received 14910 gallons of fuel oil from AATB, Bizerte

9-23-44     0747    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) departed starboard side

                  0752    Underway standing out of Bizerte Harbor, Tunisia

                  0855    Assumed position with Task Force 60 in column open order formation interval

                              between ships 600 yards, with USS VANCE (DE-387) guide

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  No absentees

                  1302    Read Articles For Government of Navy to crew

                  1425    Secured from quarters

                  1839    Commenced standing down swept channel into Palermo Harbor

                  1925    Anchored Palermo Bay, (Sicily), in 17 fathoms of water to 75 fathoms of port chain

                              on the following anchorage bearings, Point Arenella, 3340 T; Breakwater Group

                              Flashing Light 3110 T, San Giovanni Chimney, 2200 T

9-24-44     0710    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  0735    Underway standing into Palermo Harbor

                  0833    Entered anti-submarine defense nets

                  0851    Moored port side to north side of pier 3, Naval Operating Base, Palermo, Sicily

                  0904    USS MERRILL (DE-392) moored to starboard side

                  0942    Commenced taking shore water

9-25-44     0700    USS MERRILL (DE-392) departed from alongside

                  0715    Let go all lines departed pier 3, standing out of Palermo Harbor

                  0730    Standing out of Swept Channel to rendezvous with Italian submarine CAGNI for

                              anti-submarine warfare exercises

                  0830    In exercise area, submarine submerged

                  0835    Commenced scheduled exercises, as attacking ship in coordinated attack,

                              USS MERRILL (DE-392) assisting ship

                  0904    Commenced firing on submarine

                  0906    Ceased firing.  Maneuvering to make second run

                  0958    Commenced second run, USS MCNULTY (DE-581) assisting ship

                  1004    Commenced firing on submarine

                  1014    Ceased firing

                  1129    Submarine surfaced.  Completed scheduled exercises. Maneuvering into Palermo swept channel

                  1220    Entered anti-submarine boom defenses

                  1245    Moored port side to north side pier 3, Naval Operating Base, Palermo, Sicily

                  1250    USS MERRILL (DE-392) moored to starboard side

9-26-44     1825    Two officers and six enlisted men departed for attack teacher, N.O.B., Palermo, Sicily

                  2105    Attack teacher party returned

9-27-44     0730    Two officers and six enlisted men departed for attack teacher, N.O.B., Palermo, Sicily

                  1145    Two officers and six enlisted men returned from attack teacher

                  1153    HATCH, W. T. CQM, returned aboard from in-patient treatment at

                              U.S. Naval Hospital, Palermo, Sicily, having been admitted at 2150, 25 September, 1944,

                              for treatment of injuries received from unknown origin

                  1700    USS MERRILL (DE-392) departed starboard side

                  1708    Underway standing out of Palermo Harbor

                  1715    Passed through anti-submarine defense boom

                  1716    Maneuvering out of swept channel

                  1800    Assumed position with Task Force 60 in column closed order formation, interval between

                              ships 600 yards, with USS VANCE (DE-387) guide. Speed of advance 10 knots

9-28-44     0000    Underway with Task Force 60 in Tyrrhenian Sea on course 2640 T, steaming in column.

                              Speed of advance 13 knots

                  1057    All hands to battle stations

                  1110    Commenced anti-aircraft battle practice, TARE type run to starboard. commenced firing

                  1111    Ceased firing

                  1113    Commenced firing

                  1114    Ceased firing

                  1116    Commenced firing

                  1117    Ceased firing

                  1119    Commenced firing

                  1120    Ceased firing

                  1123    Commenced firing

                  1124    Ceased firing

                  1127    Commenced firing

                  1128    Ceased firing.  Completed exercise.  Expended following ammunition: 78 rounds 3”/50 AA

                              840 rounds 20mm AA and 239 rounds 40mm AA.  No casualties

                  1129    Secured from battle stations

                  1415    Maneuvering to assume station on starboard flank of convoy GUS 53

                  1430    Assumed patrol station on base course 2930 T, at 175 R.P.M., speed of advance 10 knots

9-29-44     0625    Changed course to 2900 T, Convoy forming broad front

                  0910    Departed station #8 to assume station #6

                  0945    Commenced independent patrol plan

9-30-44     0000    Underway in Mediterranean Sea with Task Force 60 escorting convoy GUS 53.

                              Speed of advance set at 9.5 knots.  Patrolling independently

                  0925    Speed of advance reduced to 7 knots

                  1025    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection topsides.  Departed station to escort ship into

                              Algiers Harbor

                  1040    Secured from inspection

                  1105    Relieved by local escort (T-60) who will escort merchant ship into Algiers.  Maneuvering

                              to return to station

                  1115    Resumed station

                  1130    Departed station to close convoy for purpose of arranging ships in first column in their proper order

                  1245    Resumed patrol station #6

                  1400    Commenced patrolling station on patrol plan 3

                  1430    Increased speed of advance to 9 knots

10-1-44     0855    Maneuvering various courses and speeds patrolling and assisting Oran joiners

                  0900    Convoy changed base course to 2750 T, speed of advance reduced to 6.5 Knots

                  1000    Resumed patrolling station six (6)

                  1115    Speed of advance increased to 9 knots

                  2230    Convoy changed base course to 2640 T

10-2-44     1010    Convoy commenced forming narrow front of four columns.  Ceased patrol plan 3

                  1015    Convoy executed emergency turn to starboard, course 3180 T

                  1030    Assumed station on port flank of convoy

                  1140    Convoy changed base course to 2730 T

                  1158    Convoy changed base course to 2430 T

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  No absentees

                  1317    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills:  3”/50 gun crews, pointer, trainer

                              and sightsetters drill; “E” Division and Damage control parties viewing Fire-Fighting film;

                              depth charge parties, signalmen and sonar men receiving Anti-Submarine warfare instruction

                              20mm and 40mm Gun crews, gas mask drill

                  1400    Convoy changed base course to 2370 T

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  1435    Convoy changed base course to 2590 T

                  1524    Convoy changed base course to 2550 T

                  1620    Convoy commenced forming broad front, maneuvering to assume normal patrol station

                  1725    Assumed patrol station, speed of advance 6 knots

                  1900    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

10-3-44     0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes for zero time zone

                  1300    Called all hands to quarters

                  1313    Increased speed to 265 R.P.M.  All gun crews witnessing training film; depth charge party

                              received 20mm instruction; “C” division held gas mask drill.  Damage control parties holding

                              rescue-breathing apparatus drill

                  1530    Departed station #6 to assume station “PETER”

                  1550    Commenced patrolling independently on station “PETER”

10-4-44     0840    Departed station to intercept radar target

                  0845    Identified target as Portuguese gunboat

                  0900    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds approaching USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  0930    Commenced tactical maneuvers with USS VANCE (DE-387) as guide, USS DURANT (DE-389)

                              and USS MERRILL (DE-392)

                  1200    Underway as before, engaged in tactical maneuvers.  Speed of advance 10 knots

                  1301    Commenced gunnery exercise “G-5”

                  1301    Fired flare

                  1302    Commenced firing

                  1303    Ceased firing

                  1305    Fired flare

                  1306    Commenced firing

                  1307    Ceased firing.  Completed exercise “G-5”

                  1308    All hands to battle stations

                  1313    Speed of advance increased to 12 knots

                  1317    Convoy changed base course to 2770 T

                  1321    Commenced gunnery exercise “G-6”

                  1322    Commenced firing, port run

                  1323    Ceased firing

                  1324    Commenced firing port run

                  1325    Ceased firing

                  1326    Commenced firing port run

                  1327    Ceased firing

                  1331    Secured from battle stations and exercise “G-6”

                  1336    Commenced gunnery exercise “G-3”

                  1337    Fired one (1) round 3”/50 A.A.

                  1338    Fired one (1) round 3”/50 A.A.

                  1350    Fired two (2) rounds 3”/50 A.A

                  1350    Secured from exercise “G-3”.  Expended the following amount of ammunition in all exercises:

                              Nine (9) rounds 3”/50 cal. anti-aircraft; four hundred eighty (480) rounds 20mm;

                              one hundred nineteen (119) rounds 40mm; two (2) rounds signal flares

                  1450    Maneuvering preparatory to taking USS DURANT (DE-389) alongside

                  1459    USS DURANT (DE-389) alongside to starboard to transfer motion pictures

                  1509    Transfer of motion pictures completed.  USS DURANT (DE-389) departed from alongside

                  1515    Completed tactical maneuvers.  Maneuvering to resume assigned patrol station

                  1540    Assumed patrol station

10-5-44     1303    Held locker inspection

                  1332    Secured from locker inspection

                  1830    Increased speed to investigate radar target

                  1843    Investigation determined target to be passing clear of convoy.  Returning to patrol station

                  1930    Resumed patrol station

10-6-44     0200    Set back ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to plus one (+1) zone time

                  1030    Commanding Officer held regular weekly inspection below decks

                  1115    Secured from inspection

                  1300    Called all hands to quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters, all hands to abandon ship stations

                  1328    Secured abandon ship drill, held following drills:  “C” division, telephone talker instruction;

                              gun crews, training film on Mark 14 gun sight; Depth charge parties held depth charge setting

                              drill; damage control parties received instruction on setting up casualty power system

                  1400    Secured from all drills

                  1630    Exercises watch at action stations

10-7-44     0853    Departed stations, to investigate radar contact bearing 2340 T, distance 23,000 yards

                  0855    Convoy changed base course 2800 T

                  0917    Radar contact identified as three merchant ships joining convoy with a local escort from Azore Islands

                  1100    Maneuvering to take fuel from USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  1218    Forward and after hose aboard

                  1222    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1238    Completed taking on fuel.  Received 23,310 gallons of diesel fuel from USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                  1246    Forward and after fuel hoses cast off.  Departed from alongside USS ELOKOMIN (AO-55)

                              returning to station “PETER”

                  1304    Convoy increased speed of advance to 9.5 knots

                  1310    Convoy changed course to 2820 T

                  1317    Commenced exercising gun crews on exercise G-6

                  1329    Completed gunnery exercise G-6.  Expended seventeen (17) rounds 3”/50 ammunition

                              and one hundred eighty (180) rounds 20mm AA ammunition

                  1352    Resumed patrol station “PETER”.

                  1543    Departed from patrol station “PETER” for T-2 exercise

                  1558    Changed course to 0200 T, at 227 R.P.M., commencing T-2 exercise

                  1704    T-2 exercise completed.  Maneuvering returning to patrol station

                  1738    Resumed regular patrol station

                  1815    Exercised gun crews at “Action Stations”

                  1830    Convoy changed base course to 2720 T

10-8-44     0810    Departed station, maneuvering to join USS VANCE (DE-387), USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)

                              and USS MERRILL (DE-392) in tactical exercises

                  0845    Commenced tactical exercises with USS VANCE (DE-387) in tactical command. 

                              Maneuvering on various courses and speeds

                  1120    Set course 2650 T, at 212 R.P.M., having temporarily secured from tactical exercises

                  1245    Resumed tactical exercises

                  1304    Commenced firing exercise GEORGE-5

                  1314    Exercise GEORGE-5 completed, commenced firing exercise GEORGE-6

                  1325    Completed exercise GEORGE-6, commenced firing exercise GEORGE-3

                  1350    Exercise GEORGE-3 completed, commenced firing GEORGE-1

                  1411    All gun crews to battle stations

                  1425    Changed course to 1000 T

                  1430    Completed exercise GEORGE-1, secured gun crews from battle stations having expended

                              the following ammunition in gunnery exercises: 22 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA; 309 rounds 40mm;

                              1560 rounds 20mm; 4 smoke signals; no casualties

                  1438    Steering various courses, various speeds carrying out tactical maneuvers

                  1500    Secured from maneuvers, set course 2300 T, at 325 R.P.M., to assume

                              station for carrying our TARE-2 exercise as target ship

                  1600    Commenced TARE-2 exercise as target ship, base course 3300 T, at 240 R.P.M., on plan 19

                  1700    Completed TARE-2 exercise.  Maneuvering to assume station #7

                  1720    On station patrolling on patrol plan #3

10-9-44     0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty minutes to plus two (+2) time zone

                  1330    Sections one (1) and two (2) of the deck force held gas mask drill.  Depth charge parties

                              view 20mm training film

10-10-44   1500    Ceased patrolling on plan 3

10-11-44   1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  No absentees

                  1315    Secured from quarters, held the following drills: all hands to battle stations; steering casualty drills;

                              CIC drill; tracking drill by gun crews; fire drill by damage control parties.  Damage control

                              parties received drill in battle phone talker procedure

                  1430    Secured from all drills and battle stations

                  1900    Commenced patrolling on plan 3

10-12-44   0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to plus three (+3) zone time

                  1256    Commenced patrolling stations 5 and 7

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters.  Damage control parties receiving first aid instruction.  20mm and 40mm

                              gun crews shown movie on 44mm gun. Depth charge parties and 3”/50 gun crews receiving

                              instruction on 20mm gun

                  1400    Secured from drills

                  1415    “C” division received instructions on duties of gangway watch

                  1512    Returned to station #7, patrolling on plan 3

10-13-44   0915    Held rescue and survivors drill.  Expended one (1) No. 2 impulse charge. Maneuvering on various

                              courses at various speeds

                  0939    Secured from rescue and survivors drill.  Maneuvering to resume station

                  0942    Resumed station

                  1030    Commanding Officer holding weekly inspection below decks

                  1100    Exercises depth charge watch at action stations

                  1112    Secured from inspection

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1308    Departed station #7 to station #10, Maneuvering to assume new station

                  1315    Held uniform inspection of crew

                  1330    Secured from inspection and quarters

                  1341    Assumed station #10, resumed patrolling on plan 3

10-14-44   1030    Commanding Officer held weekly topside inspection

                  1110    Secured from inspection

10-15-44   0200    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus four (+4) time zone

                  0410    Departed station to direct merchant ship #15 into position

                  0509    Resumed station

                  1045    Increased speed to 360 R.P.M., to assume patrol station #8

                  1053    Assumed patrol station #8, reduced speed to 160 R.P.M

                  1135    Departed station #8 to close escort on station #1

                  1200    Underway as before to close escort #1 and receive visual dispatch

                  1219    Departed convoy in accordance with orders Commander Task Force 60

                              (visual dispatch 151555 October 1944) in Latitude 350 32’N, Longitude 670 25’W,

                              escorting HMS TROUNCER (LST [3] 3523) to buoy XS Hampton Roads, Virginia.

                              Set base course 2820 T, at 365 R.P.M.  Speed of advance 18 knots

                  1329    Reduced speed to 325 R.P.M.

                  1400    Commenced patrolling on zig-zag plan 8, speed of advance 16.75 knots

                  1822    Reduced speed to 300 R.P.M.  Ceased zig-zag plan #8

10-16-44   0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean escorting H.M.S. TROUNCER (LST [3] 3523) to

                              buoy XS.  Speed of advance 14.75 knots

                  0600    Commenced patrolling on zig-zag plan 8, speed of advance 16.75 knots

                  0730    Ceased patrolling on plan 8, changed course to 2920 T, speed of advance 18 knots

                  1005    Sighted Chesapeake Bay Approach buoy XS, bearing 2900 T, distance 9 miles

                  1025    Buoy XS abeam to port.  Departed company of H.M.S. TROUNCER (LST [3] 3523)

                              to rejoin convoy GUS 53

                  1300    Mustered all hands to quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters.  “C” division receiving instruction in small arms; Damage control parties

                              holding handy-billy drill and instruction

                  1350    Reduced speed to 240 R.P.M., due to break in fuel line on #3 engine

                  1647    Maneuvering effecting rendezvous with convoy GUS 53

                  1705    Maneuvering to assume station #3

                  1739    Assumed station #3.  Speed of advance 8 knots.  Commenced patrolling independently

10-17-44   0458    Departed station #3 to assume station ABLE

                  0534    Assumed station ABLE

                  0648    Departed station to divert friendly merchant vessel

                  0708    Returning to station #3

                  0731    Assumed station #3

                  0733    Convoy forming narrow front to enter Chesapeake Bay Approach swept channel. 

                              Assumed station on starboard flank of convoy

                  0824    Buoy XS abeam to port

                  0830    Commenced patrolling starboard flank of convoy

                  1230    Commenced patrolling vicinity of buoy S-10

                  1315    Maneuvering to go alongside USS DURANT (DE-389) to exchange movies

                  1337    First line over, exchanging movies

                  1340    Let go all lines, departed from USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1340    Relieved of escort duty with convoy GUS 53, in latitude 360 53’N, longitude 750 26’W,

                              set course 0850 T, at 360 R.P.M., speed of advance 20 knots

                  1550    Buoy XRAY-SUGAR abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 0510 T, reduced speed

                              to 325 R.P.M., speed of advance 18 knots

10-18-44   0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45, less USS MERRILL (DE-392),

                              steaming in column, of which USS LANSING (DE-388) is third ship

                  0505    Lighted whistle buoy “A” abeam to port, close aboard, standing up New York

                              Harbor swept channel

                  0717    Lighted bell buoy “I” abeam to port close aboard, proceeding up Ambrose channel independently

                  0800    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  0800    Underway as before, standing into Gravesend Bay

                  0810    Anchored on the following bearings, in 42 feet of water to 45 fathoms of port chain,

                              Fort Lafayette, 3210 T, Ambrose Channel Lighted buoy 18-A, 2030 T

                  0818    CG 80001 (ex-GOMOL) along port side.  Lieutenant Comdr. ELLIOTT, USNR,

                              Lieutenant (jg) SMITH, USNR, and Mr. KNOPPLE, Mechanical Engineer,

                              Navy Yard, New York, reported aboard for temporary duty in connection with post repair trial

                  0825    Underway standing out of Gravesend Bay for engine trial run

                  0840    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  0850    Standing down Chapel Hill Channel

                  0935    Reversed course, standing up Chapel Hill Channel

                  1003    Entered anti-submarine defense nets

                  1012    Fort Lafayette Light abeam to port

                  1030    Gowanus Flats Lighted buoy “24” abeam to starboard

                  1045    Gowanus Flats Lighted buoy “30” abeam to starboard, standing up Buttermilk Channel

                  1104    Passed under Brooklyn Bridge

                  1109    YT 173 (USS MANISTEE) along port side.  Pilot COTTRELL aboard

                  1116    Moored starboard side to port side of USS J W WARD (DE-243), North Side Pier 6,

                              New York Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  1207    Commenced taking steam, water and electricity from the dock

                  1210    Lieutenant Comdr. ELLIOTT, USNR, Lieutenant (jg) SMITH, USNR

                              departed, temporary duty completed this date

10-19-44   0430    Received from Supply Officer, Navy yard, New York, the following for the general mess,

                              18 lb cinnamon buns, 18 lb. Doughnuts, 20 lb. Cake, 20 lb. Bread, 20 gallons milk

                  0930    Working party of sixteen (16) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Receiving Station, New York

                  1030    YMT 19 (USS NYACK), YMT 173 (USS MANISTEE), YMT 151 (USS KONOKA),

                              and YMT 112 (USS ACTIVE) alongside to port

                  1053    Underway with USS J W WARD (DE-243) in tow of tugs to shift berth

                  1115    USS J. W. WARD (DE-243) departed

                  1125    YMT 19 (USS NYACK), YMT 173 (USS MANISTEE), YMT 151 (USS KONOKA),

                              and YMT 112 (USS ACTIVE) departed.  Moored starboard side to starboard side

                              USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) south side pier “G” berth 13

                  1559    Working party of sixteen (16) men departed for Manhattan Beach, New York

                  1915    USS BALDWIN (DD-624) moored alongside to port

                  2338    USS BALDWIN (DD-624) departed from alongside

10-20-44   0500    Received from Supply Officer, Navy yard, Brooklyn, New York, sixty (60) pounds bread,

                              twenty (20) gallons milk, eighteen (18) pounds cinnamon buns, eighteen (18) pounds doughnuts,

                              and twenty (20) pounds plain cake for general mess

                  0800    Liberty party returned on time.  Yard workmen aboard engaged in various alterations and repairs

                  0903    Working party of sixteen (16) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach Receiving Station,

                              New York

                  1500    Granted regular liberty to expire 0800 tomorrow.  Working party of sixteen (16) men departed

                              for Manhattan Beach, New York

                  1935    Navy Barge YSR 15 (GLOBE #15 –sludge removal barge) moored to port

10-21-44   0000    Moored starboard side to starboard side USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) pier "G" berth 13,

                              Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.  YSR 15 moored alongside

                  0520    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, forty (40) pounds of bread,

                              twenty (20) gallons of milk, thirty (30) pies, thirty-six (36) pounds of buns,

                              thirty-six (36) pounds of jelly rolls and forty (40) pounds of cake

10-22-44   1420    USS RICKETTS (DE-254) moored alongside port side

                  1422    All dock service secured

                  1430    Tugs alongside

                  1440    Underway in tow, enroute to dry dock #2

                  1452    Through gate of dry dock #2, New York navy Yard

                  1455    All line over tugs cast off

                  1515    Commenced receiving dock service

                  1517    Gate in place commenced pumping

                  1525    Stern on keel blocks

                  1540    Bow at rest on keel blocks

                  1600    In drydock #2, Navy yard, New York, with USS RICKETTS (DE-254)

                  1640    Pumping completed

10-23-44   1245    Working party of twenty-one (21) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              receiving station, New York

                  1530    Working party of twenty-one (21) men departed for Manhattan Beach Receiving Station,

                              New York

10-24-44   0800    Yard workmen aboard engaged in various alterations and repairs

                  0915    Working party of nineteen (19) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training station, New York

                  1220    Commenced flooding dry dock

                  1315    Vessel waterborne.  Draft forward, eleven (11) feet, aft, eleven (11) feet, two (2) inches

                  1440    Underway in tow of YT-151 (USS KONOKA) and YT-173 (USS MANISTEE),

                              USS RICKETTS (DE-254) along port side

                  1448    Moored starboard side to port side of USS KNOX (DE-580) at North side of Pier G,

                              Berth 14, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York.  USS RICKETTS (DE-254) moored to port side

                  1530    Working party of nineteen (19) men departed for Manhattan Beach Training Station, New York

10-25-44   0800    Yard workmen aboard engaged in various alterations and repairs

                  0900    Working party of sixteen (16) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach

                              Training Station, New York

                  1035    Received two (2) fuse setters and one (1) gun trainer from New York NavyYard

                  1530    Working party of sixteen (16) men departed for Manhattan Beach Training Station, New York

10-26-44   0925    Working party of seventeen (17) men reported aboard from Manhattan Beach Training Station

                  1430    Working party of seventeen (17) men departed for Manhattan Beach Training Station

10-27-44   1010    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, fifteen (15) pies for general mess

                  1030    Commenced holding dock trials

                  1047    Secured dock trials

                  1600    Fuel barge YO-64 alongside to port.  Commenced taking on fuel

                  1715    Completed taking on fuel.  Received 38,388 gallons diesel oil

10-28-44   0800    Yard workmen aboard making various alterations and repairs

                  0910    Working party of fifteen (15) men from Manhattan Beach Training Station, aboard

                  1200    Working party of fifteen (15) men departed for Manhattan Beach, New York

                  1600    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1610    Secured from quarters

                  1630    Granted liberty to those members of crew not having been on leave, liberty to expire 2400 this date

                  2400    All liberty party returned on time

10-29-44   0800    Secured dock services, water, electricity and steam

                  0811    Navy tugs YTB 151 (USS KONOKA) and YTB 173 (USS MANISTEE) alongside

                              to assist in undocking

                  0830    Cast off all lines, underway standing out of Navy Yard

                  0831    Tugs departed, maneuvering standing down New York Harbor

                  0929    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms

                  0935    Main channel lighted whistle buoy 17, abeam to starboard, close aboard, commenced

                              standing down Chapel Hill Channel

                  1028    Moored starboard side to east side of US Naval Ammunition Dock, Leonardo, New Jersey

                  1045    Commenced taking on ammunition

                  1137    Completed loading ammunition, having received from Naval Ammunition Depot,

                              Earle, New Jersey; 180 rounds 3”/50 cal AA; 112 rounds 3”/50 cal. AP;

                              40 rounds 3”/50 cal. AP; 3060 rounds 20mm A.A., H.E.T.; 1980 rounds 20mm A.A., H.E.T.;

                              180 rounds 20mm B.L.P.; 320 rounds 40mm H.E.I.T.S.D.; 688 rounds 40mm A.P.T.

                  1137    Transferred following to Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, New Jersey;

                              six (6) Mark VIII depth charges; 152 rounds 3”/50 cal. A.P.

                  1147    Underway, standing away from ammunition dock, enroute to anchorage

                  1157    Moored Sandy Hook Bay in 30 feet of water to 45 fathoms of port chain, on following bearings:

                              Half Moon Hotel 0150 T; Sandy Hook Light 087˝0 T; Navesink Light 1520 T

                  1410    CG 57018 along starboard side

                  1415    CG 57018 departed starboard side

                  1805    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1814    Underway standing out of Sandy Hook Bay

                  1820    Standing out Gedney Channel

                  1847    Examination vessel abeam to starboard

                  1850    Gedney Channel lighted whistle buoy close abeam to port

                  1900    Set course 1620 T, standing out of swept channel

10-30-44   0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45 less USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)

                              and USS MERRILL (DE-392) enroute to Portland, Maine.  Steaming second ship

                              in column on course 0890 T at 220 RPM, speed of advance 13 knots

                  0700    USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) joined formation

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1325    Secured from quarters.  All hands at battle stations.  All gun crews held drills.  

                              Damage Control parties receiving instruction in fire-fighting

                  1351    Secured from battle stations

10-31-44   0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45 less USS MERRILL (DE-392)

                              enroute to Portland, Maine.  Steaming second ship in column on course 3300T at 245 RPM,

                              speed of advance 14 knots

                  0625    Portland Harbor Approach Lighted Buoy to port. Standing up swept channel and into

                              Casco Bay, Maine

                  0742    Anchored in berth “O” in 40 (40) feet of water to thirty fathoms of port chain,

                              on the following bearings: Waites Landing Light, 2730 T; Brothers Island beacon, 2360T,

                              Clapboard Island beacon 0390T

                  0900    DesLant Damage Control inspection party, aboard for inspection and drills

                  0938    Damage Control Parties set “Condition Baker”

                  1017    All Hands to Battle Stations for battle problem

                  1110    Secured from Battle Stations

                  1115    All DesLant inspection parties departed having completed inspection and exercises

                  1445    Veered port chain fifteen (15) fathoms to forty-five (45) fathoms

                  1944    YTL 719 along starboard side

                  2255    Received from USS ALCOR (AR-10) twenty four (24) plaster-loaded A/S Projectiles, Mark 10

                  2307    Mr. PERCELL, Western Electric Technician aboard

11-1-44     0045    Mr. PERCELL, Western Electric Technician departed

                  0740    Lieut. HATCH, USCG, departed in charge of a party of four (4) officers

                              and forty seven (47) men for General School, Portland, Maine.  Lieut. DOOR, USCGR,

                              departed with a party of two (2) officers and twenty (20) men for Fire Fighters School, Casco Bay, Maine

                  0902    CG 83426 alongside;  Lieutenant BERG, USNR, and five (5) men aboard

                              for purpose of calibrating Radio Direction Finder

                  0940    YG 25 alongside for disposal of ships garbage and trash

                  1015    Received from Director of training, Training Films:  Ships Nomenclature;

                              Radar Jamming, and Battle of Russia

                  1020    YG-25 departed from alongside

                  1045    Lieutenant BERG, and five (5) men departed ship

                  1046    CG 83426 departed from alongside

                  1047    HATCH, W. T. S2c(RdM) departed for USS ALCOR (AR-10)

                              for medical examination.  Detained aboard USS ALCOR (AR-10)  for observation; diagnosis, possible mumps

                  1420    Motorboat from USS ALCOR (AR-10) alongside.  Mr. CHASE, Radio Corporation of American

                              Representative aboard for purpose of checking S1a Radar

                  1430    Signalmen strikers completed one (1) hour flag hoist drill with USS ALCOR (AR-10)

                  1535    Party returned aboard from fire-fighting school

                  1600    Liberty boat alongside.  Granted liberty to Starboard Section to expire at 0100, 2 November, 1944,

                              at Navy Pier, Portland, Maine.  Ships liberty party departed

                  1635    Mr. CHASE, Radio Corporation of America Representative departed for USS ALCOR (AR-10)

                              in ships boat

                  1650    Party attending General School, Navy Pier, Portland, Maine, returned aboard

                  1755    YF-1023 alongside

                  1803    YF-1023 departed from alongside

11-2-44     0220    CG 38677 alongside to deliver message

                  0245    CG 38677 departed alongside

                  1430    Signalmen and signalmen strikers completed one (1) hour flag hoist drill with USS ALCOR (AR-10)

                  1432    All gun crews called to battle stations.  Held tracking drill

                  1450    All gun crews secured from battle stations

                  1500    Quartermasters commenced holding steering casualty drills

                  1530    Quartermasters secured from Steering casualty drills

                  1526    YG 25 alongside to port for disposal of ship’s garbage and trash

                  1555    YG 25 departed from alongside

                  1840    YTB 272 (USS IWANA) along port side.  Received supplies from Supply Officer,

                              U.S. Navy Section Base, Portland Maine

                  1845    YTB 272 (USS IWANA) departed port side

11-3-44     1025    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1033    Underway standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  1101    Passed anti-submarine defense nets, standing down swept channel

                  1139    Lighted buoy “PETER BAKER” abeam to port close aboard

                  1217    In operating area for Anti-submarine Warfare Exercises with submarine S-20 in company

                              with USS VANCE (DE-387) and FNS SENEGALSE (T22)

                  1227    Submarine submerged commenced scheduled exercises

                  1530    Secured from anti-submarine warfare exercises. Having expended 12 plaster

                              loaded Mark X hedge hog projectiles

                  1555    Fired full depth charge pattern – one casualty – faulty primer in impulse charge, expended

                              12 Mark IX depth charges, 7 arbors, 8 number 2 impulse charges

                  1620    Portland Approach Lighted buoy abeam to port close aboard, standing up Portland Approach Channel

                  1724    Entered anti-submarine defense nets, steering various courses, various speeds to mooring

                  1752    SOPA Motor launch alongside and departed with ASW Staff Officers

                  1802    Moored port side to USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) at berth Able-1 Casco Bay, Maine

                  2010    DesLant Staff Communications Officer aboard to make communications inspection

                  2150    Navy Water Barge YW-87 alongside to starboard to deliver fresh water

                  2215    YW-87 departed having transferred 27 tons fresh water

                  2235    DesLant Staff Communications Officer departed

11-4-44     0705    DesLant Engineering Staff Officer reported aboard

                  0705    DesLant Radar Staff Officer aboard for inspection

                  1009    Underway standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  1028    Passed through Anti-submarine Defense Boom, standing down Swept Channel

                  1040    Visibility zero, due to fog

                  1201    Anchored in ninety (90) feet of water to seventy-five (75) fathoms of port chain 2000 East

                              of Portland Harbor Approach Buoy “PB”

                  1447    Underway standing down swept Channel for exercise area

                  1529    Called all Gun Crews to Battle Stations

                  1530    In company with USS VANCE (DE-387) and USS CHAMBERS (DE-391)

                  1550    Commenced scheduled exercise TDD, Anti Aircraft Battle Practice

                  1551    Commenced firing on port run

                  1552    Ceased firing

                  1553    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  1554    Ceased firing

                  1556    Commenced firing on port run

                  1557    Ceased firing

                  1612    Completed exercise, secured Gun Crews.  Expended fifteen (15) rounds 3”/50 A.A.;

                              120 rounds 20 mm A.A. and twenty-nine (29) rounds of 40mm A.A.  No casualties

                  1654    Maneuvering standing up Swept Channel

                  1726    Entered Anti-submarine Defense Booms

                  1750    Moored starboard side to port side of USS DURANT (DE-389) at Berth “A-1” in Casco Bay, Maine

                  1820    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to port side

                  2338    RCA Radar Technician came aboard to check equipment

11-5-44     0145    RCA Radar Technician departed

                  0730    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed port side

                  0739    Underway standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  0738    Passed through Anti-submarine Defense Boom, standing into Swept Channel

                  0821    Commenced maneuvering vicinity “Peter Baker” due to decreased visibility

                  0900    Anchored in Gulf of Maine in 16 fathoms of water to 60 fathoms port chain on following bearings:

                              Portland Approach Buoy “PETER BAKER” 2710 T, West Cod Ledge Buoy 3150 T

                  1110    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1116    Underway maneuvering vicinity buoy “PETER”.

                  1415    Maneuvering to conduct breeches buoy drill with USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1437    USS DURANT (DE-389) alongside, first line secured

                  1440    Seaman from USS DURANT (DE-389) passed over by breeches buoy and returned

                  1445    Let go all lines, maneuvering to rejoin balance of Division, in vicinity of Portland Channel Approach Buoy

                  1542    Maneuvering standing up Portland Approach Channel

                  1632    Entered anti-submarine defense booms

                  1656    Moored starboard side to East side pier “Fox”, Long Island, Casco Bay, Maine

                  1738    Commenced receiving fuel draft

                  1745    Commenced taking on fresh water

                  1758    Completed fueling having received 10,547 gallons of fuel

11-6-44     0739    Underway standing out of Casco Bay

                  0757    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms, standing down swept Channel

                  0820    Reversed course returning to port in accordance with orders SOPA, Casco Bay, Maine

                              maneuvering various courses, various speeds standing up swept channel

                  0852    Passed anti-submarine defense booms

                  0910    Anchored in Casco Bay, Maine, at Berth “9” in fifty eight (58) feet of water to sixty (60) fathoms

                              of port chain on following bearings:  Little Chebeag Island Light 0400 T; Clapboard Island Light, 3220 T

                  1529    Underway standing out of Casco Bay, Maine

                  1608    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms, standing down swept Channel

                  1646    Portland Harbor approach buoy abeam to port.  In company with USS VANCE (DE-387)

                              and USS CALCATERRA (DE-390), formation column of ships, distance 800 yards

11-7-44     1517    Lighted whistle buoy “C” abeam to port distance ˝ mile, standing up New York Harbor swept channel

                  1630    Gedney Channel Lighted whistle buoy abeam to starboard.  Maneuvering standing up Gedney Channel

                  1703    Maneuvering into Sandy Hook Bay and Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, New Jersey

                  1754    Moored starboard side to east side Pier 1, Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, New Jersey

                  1907    Underway standing out of Naval Ammunition Depot and Sandy Hook Bay

                  1925    Standing up Chapel Hill Channel

                  1947    Entered Ambrose Channel, standing up Ambrose Channel and into The Narrows

                  2005    Fort Lafayette Light abeam to starboard

                  2009    Maneuvering in Upper Bay

                  2106    Moored starboard side to port side of USS VANCE (DE-387) at South Side of Pier #9,

                              Naval Frontier Base, Staten Island, New York

                  2225    USS DURANT (DE-389) moored to port side

11-8-44     1016    FRIEDMAN, Chief Radio Electrician, USN, reported aboard from U.S. Naval Frontier Base,

                              Tompkinsville, New York, to effect repairs to Sonar equipment

                  1018    FAIL, SF1c, USN, reported aboard from U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Tompkinsville,

                              New York, with working party to repair port life raft cradle

                  1136    FRIEDMAN, Chief Radio Electrician, USN departed

                  1900    FAIL, SF1c, USN, departed with working party.  KLOTZ, SF2c, USN, reported aboard from

                              U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Tompkinsville, New York, with working party

                  2045    SIDWELL, EM1c, USN, reported aboard from U.S. Naval Frontier Base, Tompkinsville,

                              New York, to effect repairs to portable transmitter of bull horn

                  2315    SIDWELL, EM1c, USN, departed

11-9-44     0045    KLOTZ, SF2c, USN, and working party departed

                  0740    ROSENBLATT, SF3/c, reported aboard, with working party, from U.S. Naval Frontier Base,

                              Tompkinsville, New York

                  1000    Commenced taking on fuel from YO-166

                  1100    Completed taking on fuel; received 10622 gallons

                  1545    ROSENBLATT, SF3/c, USN, and working party of eight (8) men departed ship

11-10-44   0315    USS DURANT (DE-389) departed from alongside to port

                  0340    YTB-344 (USS SWATANE) alongside.  Underway standing out of Lower Bay

                  0404    Entering The Narrows

                  0445    Ambrose Channel Entrance lighted whistle buoy “1A” abeam to starboard; Standing down

                              Ambrose Channel and New York Harbor approach swept channel

                  0715    Lighted whistle buoy “A” abeam to port.  Commenced patrol of area west of, and adjacent to,

                              convoys base course 1960 T

                  1130    Assumed station #3 on starboard bow of convoy UGS 60, New York section.  Commenced

                              patrolling station independently.  Speed of advance 8 knots

11-11-44   0000    Underway with Escort Division 45, less USS MERRILL (DE-392) and

                              USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) escorting New York Section of convoy UGS 60

                  0240    Departed station to divert unidentified ship from path of convoy

                  0325    Returned to assigned station

                  1015    Departed patrol station to investigate apparent difficulty of ship #33 of convoy

                  1033    Patrolling area about disabled merchant ship #33

                  1100    Ship #33 effected repairs.  Maneuvering to rejoin convoy

                  1132    Convoy reduced speed of advance to 6 knots

                  1134    Maneuvering in search of lifeboat lost by convoy ship #13

                  1145    Sighted lifeboat

                  1159    With lifeboat in tow, maneuvering to rejoin convoy

                  1405    Maneuvering approaching merchant ship #13

                  1415    Cast lifeboat adrift.  Standing by while convoy merchant ship #13 picks up lifeboat

                  1527    USS VANCE (DE-387) alongside to starboard

                  1532    Received from USS VANCE (DE-387) confidential mail.  USS VANCE (DE-387) departed

                  1540    Maneuvering to assume station #8 in accordance with Escort Plan

                  1640    Assumed station #8, commenced patrolling

                  1900    Commenced patrolling on plan #3

                  2246    Departed patrol station to determine damage to disabled merchant ship

11-12-44   0000    Maneuvering directing disabled merchant ship clear of convoy and returning stragglers to convoy

                  0026    Maneuvering to resume patrol station

                  0100    Resumed patrol of station

11-13-44   1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1323    Secured from quarters.  Called all hands to battle stations.  Damage control parties held

                              shoring instruction, gun crews held loading drill, CIC held plotting drill, and depth charge parties

                              held loading drill

                  1337    Commenced test firing

                  1352    Ceased test firing.  Expended eight (8) rounds 3”/50 caliber AA ammunition,

                              seven hundred eighty (780_ rounds 20mm AA ammunition, and one hundred twelve (112)

                              rounds 40mm ammunition

                  1445    Secured from all drills

11-14-44   0200    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to +3 zone time

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1317    Secured from quarters all hands to abandon ship stations

                  1330    Secured from abandon ship stations, held following drills:  Gun crews holding casualty drill,

                              General quarters talkers and depth charge crews receiving talker instructions; signalmen and

                              quartermasters receiving quartermaster instruction

                  1436    Ready gun crews to action stations, commenced firing

                  1445    Secured from gunnery exercises having expended 5 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA, 390 rounds 20mm –

                              one casualty #10 20mm broken hammer - repaired

11-15-44   1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills:  3”/50 caliber gun crews loading drill;

                              depth charge parties, loading drill; 20mm and 40mm gun crews saw 20mm instruction film;

                              signalmen received quartermaster instruction; damage control parties received instruction

                  1400    Departed station to assume position for “Tare” 2 exercise as target ship

                  1600    Taking station for tracking exercise

                  1600    Patrolling on Plan 20 for tracking exercise

                  1705    Completed tracking exercise, maneuvering to escort straggler

                  1726    Maneuvering to assume patrol station

                  1829    Assumed station 8, patrolling on plan 3

11-16-44   1035    Increased speed to 300 RPM to assume station 6

                  1055    Commenced patrolling station 6

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills:  Signalmen and quartermasters holding

                              range finder drill; 20mm gun crews and depth charge parties – 20mm loading drill; 40mm gun crews

                              40mm  loading drill; 3”/50 caliber gun crews viewing training film; damage control parties

                              receiving shoring instruction

11-17-44   1030    Ceased patrolling on Plan 3

                  1030    Commanding officer held ships inspection

                  1215    Secured from inspection

11-20-44   0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone plus two (+2) time

                  0705    Departed patrol station to escort USS KENNEBEC (AO-36) in accordance orders

                              Commander Task Force 60 of 19 November, 1944, (latitude 370 12’ N, longitude 320 19’ W),

                               maneuvering to close USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

                  0840    Assumed patrol station on USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

11-21-44   0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean escorting USS KENNEBEC (AO-36) enroute Bermuda Island

                  2037    Short circuit occurred on electrical panel board in ‘B4’ engine room.  Power failure on all pumps

                              and electrical equipment throughout ship, all engines stopped.  Emergency generator cut in

                  2040    Shifted to hand steering

                  2045    Power restored

                  2046    Shifted steering to wheelhouse

11-22-44   1330    Damage control parties holding shoring drill, 40mm gun crews witnessing training film

                  1400    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus three (+3) time

                  1320    Secured from all drills

11-24-44   0456    #3 ships service generator stopped due to failure of fuel pump.  Loss of electric power

                               throughout ship resulted

                  0458    #2 ships service generator placed in operation.  #1 and #2 main propulsion engines in operation

                  0501    All main propulsion engines in operation

11-25-44   0100    USS KENNEBEC (AO-36) stopped to effect repairs to main steam line

                  0103    Maneuvering on various courses screening USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

11-26-44   1250    Bermuda Swept Channel Buoy abeam to starboard, standing up Swept Channel

                  1305    Standing into Narrows

                  1315    Standing into Murray’s anchorage

                  1340    Maneuvering to go alongside USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

                  1409    Moored starboard side to port side of USS KENNEBEC (AO-36) in Murray’s Anchorage,

                              Bermuda Islands

                  1500    Commenced receiving diesel fuel oil from USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

                  1526    Completed receiving fuel oil.  Received 34,035 gallons of diesel fuel oil

                  1555    Underway for Port Royal Bay, Bermuda Islands

                  1704    Anchored in Port Royal Bay, Bermuda B.W.I. in berth PR-6 in 7 fathoms of water to

                              45 fathoms of port chain on the following bearings:  Gibbs Hill Light 1090T, right tangent

                              Morgan Island 0200T, Tucker Island Water Tower 3550T

11-27-44   0900    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus four (+4) time

                  1100    Delivered one gun train indicator Mark 23 Mod. 3 to USS ALTAIR (AD-11)

11-28-44   0755    Barge YG-22 moored to port side

                  0805    Barge YG-22 departed port side

11-29-44   0810    Barge YG-22 moored to starboard side

                  0834    Barge YG-22 departed starboard side

                  0927    Lieut. HATCH, USCGR departed in charge of a party of one (1) officer and

                              six (6) enlisted men for Attack Teacher, N.O.B. Bermuda

                  1144    Received from USS ALTAIR (AD-11) Fire Control Shop one gun train indicator Mark 23 Mod 3

                  1200    Lieut. HATCH, USCGR returned with party of one (1) officer and six (6)

                              enlisted men from Attack Teach, N.O.B. Bermuda

                  1630    Lieut. DOOR, USCGR departed with a party of one (1) officer and

                              forty-seven (47) enlisted men for AATC, Warwick Parish, Bermuda

                  2015    Lieut. DOOR, USCGR reported aboard with party of one (1) officer and

                              forty-seven (47) enlisted men from AATC, Warwick Parish, Bermuda

11-30-44   0925    Lieutenant HATCH, departed with party of 2 officers and 8 enlisted men for

                              Attack Teacher, N.O.B., Bermuda

                  1047    Barge YG-22 along port side

                  1142    Barge YG-22 departed from port side

                  1157    Lieutenant HATCH and party returned from Attack Teacher

                  1504    Lieutenant DOOR, departed with 50 enlisted men for AATC, Warwick Parish, Bermuda

                  1632    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1638    Underway to shift anchorage

                  1648    Anchored in berth PR-6, Port Royal Bay, Bermuda, in 7 fathoms of water to 45 fathoms

                              of port chain on the following bearings: Gibbs Hill Light 1100 T; Pearle Island Light, 0200 T;

                              Water Tank Morgan’s Island, 3560T

                  1920    Lieut. DOOR, and party of 50 enlisted men returned from AATC, Warwick Parish, Bermuda

12-1-44     0840    All depth charge parties departed for instruction at N.O.B., Bermuda

                  0840    Barge YG-22 along starboard side

                  0850    Barge YG-22 departed from starboard side

                  1052    All depth charge parties returned from Naval Operating Base, Bermuda

                  1326    Recreation party departed for Riddells Bay, Bermuda

                  1720    Recreation party returned from Riddells Bay, Bermuda

12-2-44     0940    Lieut. HATCH and party of 3 officers and 5 enlisted men departed for

                              Attack Teacher at N.O.B., Bermuda

                  1215    Lieut. HATCH and Attack Teacher party returned

                  1225    Barge YG-22 along starboard side

                  1246    Barge YG-22 departed from starboard side

12-3-44     1234    Sea Barge #16 along port side

                  1330    Sea Barge #16 departed port side.  Received 5940 gallons of water

                  1600    YG-22 along port side

                  1605    YG-22 departed port side

12-4-44     0741    Underway standing out of Port Royal Bay, Bermuda

                  0802    Maneuvering standing down DunDonald Channel

                  0825    DunDonald Channel Buoy #34 abeam to starboard, entered Ship Channel

                  0900    Underway standing out of Bermuda Swept Channel

                  0930    Bermuda Swept Channel Buoy abeam to port close aboard, commenced escorting

                              USS KENNEBEC (AO-36)

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1315    Secured from quarters, held the follo