USS LANSING  (DE-388) ACTIVITY LOG

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

(Italicized entries are added by editor)

 

1-1-45       1600    Granted liberty to the port section to expire at 2400 this date

                  2400    Liberty party returned on time

1-2-45       0610    Made preparations for getting underway

                  0704    Harbor tug, EUGENE T MESECK, alongside portside forward

                  0708    Harbor tug WILLIAM S MESECK alongside portside aft

                  0717    Underway maneuvering away from dock

                  0728    Harbor tug EUGENE T MESECK, while alongside to port, assisting in

                              maneuvering ship into channel, struck port side at frames 38 to 41, dishing

                              in shell plating at second platform level and above.  Locker tops at frames 38 to 41

                              buckled slightly.  Slight bending of subject frames.  Harbor tug WILLIAM S MESECK,

                              while assisting in maneuvering ship into channel, struck port side at frames 134 to 136

                              dishing in shell plating at second platform level and above and slightly

                              bending subject frames

                  0732    Tugs departed.  Standing down lower New York Bay

                  0804    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms, standing down Ambrose Channel

                  0847    Gedney Lighted buoy abeam to port

                  0857    Swept channel lighted buoy “I” abeam to port, standing down Swept Channel

                  1128    Swept channel lighted buoy “A” abeam to port, conducting anti-submarine

                              sweep in vicinity of buoy

                  1200    Underway as before conducting anti-submarine sweep in vicinity of Buoy “A”

                              and adjacent to convoy base course

                  1344    Maneuvering determining identity of ships of convoy

                  1500    Completed check of convoy ships.  Maneuvering to rejoin convoy

                  1530    Commenced screening convoy ship #43, a straggler, while effecting joinder of convoy

                  1600    Underway screening convoy ship #43, while overtaking convoy

                  1700    Convoy ship #43 joined convoy.  Maneuvering to form convoy

                  1845    Assumed assigned station #2, escorting New York section of convoy    UGS 66

1-3-45       0000    Underway with USS VANCE (DE-387) in North Atlantic Ocean escorting

                              New York section of convoy UGS #66

                  0350    Departed station to divert merchant ship from path of convoy

                  0400    Underway diverting merchant ship from path of convoy

                  0425    Merchant ship diverted, resuming station

                  0435    Resumed station

                  0540    Maneuvering diverting merchant ship from path of convoy

                  0600    Merchant ship diverted.  Resuming station

                  0610    Resumed patrol on station

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  Convoy speed of advance reduced to 6 knots

                  1323    All hands to battle stations

                  1355    Secured from battle stations

                  1712    Rendezvous effected with Norfolk section, UGS #66.  Changed speed of advance 9.5

                  1715    Departed station to go alongside USS EARLE (DD-635) to receive mail

                  1717    Alongside USS EARLE (DD-635), first line over

                  1718    Received mail

                  1720    Let go lines, departed from alongside USS EARLE (DD-635) to resume station

                  1810    Resumed assigned station

                  1817    Commenced patrolling on Patrol Plan #3

1-4-45       1000    Section II witnessed identification film

                  1310    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1325    Secured from quarters.  Held the following drills: Abandon Ship; Damage Control parties

                              held closure drill; 3”/50 gun crews held loading drill; Depth Charge parties and 20mm gun

                              crews held 20mm gun casualty drill; 40mm gun crews held loading drill

                  1415    Secured from all drills

                  1430    Section I witnessed aircraft identification film

1-5-45       1030    The Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection

                  1305    Mustered crew at quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters, held the following drills:  Damage control parties holding

                              ammunition handling drill; 3’/50 gun crews holding sight-setting, pointing and trainer

                              drills; Depth charge parties holding depth setting drill; 20mm and 40mm gun crews

                              holding casualty drill; signalmen and quartermasters holding signal drill

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  1435    Section III witnessed aircraft recognition film

1-6-45       0837    Departed station to investigate stragglers

                  0908    Escorting straggler back to station

                  1230    Held steering casualty drill

                  1250    Secured from steering casualty drill

                  1445    Straggler returned to station.  Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds

                              assuming patrol station

                  1530    Resumed patrol station #4; commenced patrolling on plan 3

1-7-45       0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Task Group 60.3 escorting convoy UGS #66

1-8-45       1030    Section III witnessed Aircraft Recognition training film

                  1316    All hands to battle stations.   Commenced test firing all guns

                  1317    Ceased firing

                  1327    Commenced firing

                  1328    Ceased firing

                  1330    Commenced firing

                  1331    Ceased firing.  Expended twenty-one (21) rounds 3”/50 caliber AA ammunition,

                              forty-one (41) rounds, 40mm ammunition and five hundred forty (540) rounds

                              20mm ammunition

                  1400    Secured from battle stations and all drills

                  1445    Section I witnessed aircraft recognition film

                  1500    Held steering casualty drill

                  1510    Secured from steering casualty drill

1-9-45       0905    Left station maneuvering to investigate object in water

                  0910    Object identified as mine, commenced firing to sink mine

                  0912    All hands to battle stations

                  0925    Mine sunk.  Ammunition expended:  87 rounds 40mm; 600 rounds 20mm;

                              6 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA ammunition.  Number 2 and number 4, 20mm guns misfired

                              due to faulty tension on magazines.  Maneuvering to resume station

                  1203    Commenced maneuvering various courses at various speeds to investigate underwater

                              sound contact, maneuvering to assigned station

                  1220    Contact classified non-submarine

                  1235    Resumed station

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1311    Departed station to investigate unidentified object, all hands to battle Stations

                  1325    Object determined to be buoy with wooden mast, use undetermined, maneuvering

                              to pick it up

                  1352    Buoy aboard, maneuvering to assigned station, secured from battle stations

                  1400    Holding following drills:  Depth charge loading drills; 3”/50 gun crews, sight

                              setting drill; 20mm and 40mm gun crews loading drill; damage control parties,

                              ammunition handling drill

                  1410    Maneuvering to investigate floating drum

                  1420    Maneuvering to return to station

                  1500    Convoy emergency turn to port

                  1505    Resumed station, patrolling on plan 3

                  1510    Disposed over-the-side one (1) Depth Charge Pistol, Mark 7-2 found to be in

                              an armed position

                  1515    Convoy made emergency turn to starboard

                  1525    Convoy made emergency turn to starboard

                  1538    Convoy made emergency turn to port

                  2105    Called all hands to battle stations.  Departed station to investigate reported radar target

                  2120    Secured from battle stations.  Unable to locate reported radar target.  Returning to station

1-10-45     1317    Called all hands to battle stations.  20mm and 40mm gun crews held loading drill;

                              3”/50 gun crews held sight setting drill; signalmen held range finder drill

                  1630    Assumed night station

1-11-45     1232    Departed station to investigate sonar contact

                  1240    Contact determined to be non-submarine

                  1358    Resumed patrolling on plan 3

                  1510    Departed station to go alongside USS EARLE (DD-635) to exchange moving pictures

                  1535    Completed transfer of motion pictures.  Maneuvering to resume patrol Station

                  1555    Resumed station

                  1835    Assumed night station

1-12-45     1624    Assumed night station.  Expended 200 rounds 22 caliber ammunition in target practice

1-13-45     1045    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection topside

                  1130    Secured from inspection

1-15-45     0200    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to plus one (1) zone time

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters.  No absentees

                  1315    Gun crews and depth charge parties held 20mm loading drill; Articles for the Government

                              of the Navy read to “C” division; Damage control parties held handy-billy drill

                  1400    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1700    Held small arms target practice, expended 150 rounds of 22 cal. ammunition

                  1845    Assumed night station

1-16-45     1300    Mustered “all hands” at Quarters, no absentees

                  1315    Held following drills:  “C” Division and 20mm gun crews, 20mm loading drill;

                              40mm and 3”/50 gun crews, movie on 40mm mount; Damage Control Party,

                              handy billy drill; Depth Charge Party, setting drill and safety precautions instructions

                  1345    Secured from drills

                  1440    Departed station to go alongside USS THOMPSON (DD-627) to exchange movies

                  1516    Along port side of USS THOMPSON (DD-627), first line received

                  1522    Commenced passing movies

                  1545    Completed exchanging movies, maneuvering for assigned station

                  1828    Assumed night station

1-17-45     0615    Assumed day station

                  1310    Damage control parties held shoring drill; all gun crews witness 20mm training film

                  1400    Secured from quarters and all drills

                  1600    Held small arms target practice, expended 150 rounds 22 cal. ammunition

                  1805    Assumed night station

1-18-45     0655    Assumed day station

                  0725    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0825    Secured from battle stations

                  1225    Departed station to investigate sonar contact

                  1231    Dropped two (2) Mark 8 Depth Charges from starboard track

                  1245    Underway returning to station, sonar contact evaluated non-submarine

                  1322    Resumed regular station, patrolling on plan #3

                  1830    Assumed night station

1-19-45     0700    All hands to battle stations

                  0750    Departed station maneuvering to divert approaching convoy

                  0758    Secured from battle stations

                  0905    Approaching convoy diverted.  Resumed assigned station, patrolling on Patrol Plan 3

                  1030    The commanding officer held ship's inspection

                  1130    Convoy commenced forming narrow front

                  1133    Ceased patrolling on Patrol Plan 3

                  1220    Cape Spartel abeam to starboard, eight miles distant

                  1342    Point Tarifa abeam to port, distant two miles

                  1440    Point Europa abeam to port, distant five miles

                  1515    USS THOMPSON (DD-627) alongside to pass mail

                  1529    Mail received aboard, USS THOMPSON (DD-627) departed.  Resumed patrolling station

                  1537    UGS #66 dispersed except Southern France section.  USS THOMPSON, USS EARLE,

                              USS DURANT departed

                  1600    Underway with USS VANCE (DE-387) escorting Southern France Section of UGS #66

                  1630    Departed station to check ships in convoy

                  1710    Resumed assigned station

                  2219    Maneuvering to assume "whip" position

                  2235    Assumed "whip" position

1-20-45     0200    Advanced ship's clocks sixty (60) minutes for minus one (-1) zone time

                  0801    Departed night station for day station

                  0829    Assumed day station

                  1640    Held small arms target practice.  Expended one hundred fifty (150) rounds

                              22 caliber ammunition

                  2001    Maneuvering to place merchant ships in proper stations

                  2028    Relieved of escort duty 350 55' North, 000 35' West

                  2147    Anchored in Golfe D’Oran, Convoy Assembly Area in 17.5 fathoms of water to

                              75 fathoms of chain on the following bearings:  Cap Falcon, 2740T,

                              Cap De L'Auguille, 0360T

1-21-45     0000    Anchored in Golfe D'Oran, Convoy Assemble Area in seventeen and one-half (17½)

                              fathoms of water of seventy-five (75) fathoms of starboard chain

                  1050    Commenced heaving around on anchor

                  1145    Anchor aweigh.  Submerged cable fouled on starboard anchor

                  1152    Starboard anchor cleared of cable

                  1155    Maneuvering standing into Oran Harbor

                  1327    Passed submarine nets, Oran Harbor

                  1339    Moored starboard side to, berth 6, fuel docks

                  1410    Commenced fueling, received 43,584 gallons fuel oil

                  1540    Departed fuel docks maneuvering standing out of Oran Harbor

                  1551    Passed submarine nets.  Maneuvering enroute to Mers-el-Kabir

                  1614    Entered inner anti-submarine defense nets

                  1621    Moored starboard side to port side USS THOMPSON (DD-627) at North Mole,

                              Berth 2, Mers-el-Kabir, Algeria.  In mooring as above, several frames on starboard side

                              were bent and shell plating dished in between frames #54 and #73, ship being set down

                              upon USS THOMPSON (DD-627).  Force 6 wind on port beam.  No damage to

                              USS THOMPSON (DD-627)

1-22-45     1030    Signalmen and quartermasters holding signal drill

                  1104    Secured from signal drill

                  1250    Lieutenant W. T. DOOR, III, USCGR, departed with a party of two (2) officers and

                              five (5) enlisted men for Attack Teacher, Naval Operating Base, Mers-el-Kabir, Algeria

                  1315    Signalmen and quartermasters holding semaphore drill

                  1415    Secured from semaphore drill

                  1510    Lieutenant W. T. DOOR, III, USCGR, returned from Attack Teacher with party

                              of two (2) officers and five (5) enlisted men

1-23-45     0812    Lieut. W.T. DOOR, USCGR, departed with a party of one (1) officer and

                              twenty-six (26) men for Rifle Range

                  0900    HATCH, W.T. SoM3c and four (4) men departed for Attack Teacher

                              School, Naval Operating Base, Mers-el-Kabir, for Q.F.L. Training

                  1030    Signalmen and quartermasters holding flag-hoist drill with Senior Officer Present Afloat

                  1035    Garbage scow alongside to port

                  1100    Signalmen and quartermasters secured from flag-hoist drill

                  1110    Lieut. W. T. DOOR and party of twenty-six (26) men returned aboard from

                              Rifle Range.  Expended five-hundred (500) rounds 30 cal. and one hundred (100) rounds

                              .45 cal. Ammunition

                  1115    Garbage scow departed from alongside

                  1155    HATCH, W.T. SoM3c and four (4) men returned from

                              Attack Teacher School, Mers-el-Kabir

                  1300    Signalmen and quartermasters held semaphore drill

                  1400    Secured from semaphore drill

                  1500    Liberty granted second section, to expire at 2200 this date

                  2200    All liberty party returned on time

1-24-45     0855    Lieut. (jg) W. T. DOOR,USCGR, and party of six (6) men departed for

                              Recognition School, U.S. Navy Barracks, Mers-el-Kabir

                  1035    Lieut. (jg) W. T. DOOR< USCGR, and party of six (6) men returned from

                              Recognition School

                  1325    Mustered all hands at quarters.  No absentees.  Held personnel inspection

                  1426    Secured from inspection

1-25-45     0848    Lieut. (jg) W. T. DOOR, USCGR, departed with party of twelve (12) men for

                              Recognition School, U.S. Navy Barracks, Mers-el-Kabir, Algeria

                  0910    Commander, Escort Division #45, accompanied by an inspection board from

                              USS DURANT (DE-389) came on board, breaking his flag and began

                              annual military inspection

                  0925    Completed personnel inspection; commenced inspection of ship and all departments

                  1115    Lieut. (jg) W. T. DOOR, USCGR, and party of twelve (12) men returned

                              from Recognition School

                  1130    Temporarily secured from annual military inspection

                  1300    Resumed annual military inspection.  Called all hands to battle stations. 

                              Commenced drills.  Sounded Man Overboard drill

                  1400    Secured from Man overboard drill.  Sounded all hands to Abandon Ship Stations

                  1412    Secured from Abandon Ship drill.  Commenced Rescue of Survivors drill

                  1440    Secured from all drills and annual military inspection

                  1448    Commander, Escort Division #45 and inspection board departed ship

1-26-45     1330    Signalmen and quartermasters holding signal drill

                  1445    Secured from signal drill

1-27-45     0758    Underway standing out of Mers-el-Kabir, Algeria

                  0806    Anti-submarine defense booms abeam.  Standing out swept channel on

                              various courses at various speeds

                  0905    Commenced patrolling entrance to swept channel

                  1040    Convoy GUS 68 commenced forming.  Assumed screening position

                  1220    Commenced Tactical Exercises with TG 60.3 USS EARLE (DD-635) O.T.C.

                  1315    Completed Tactical Exercises.  Maneuvering at full speed to assume patrol station

                  1327    On patrol station No. 4

                  1330    Commenced patrolling on plan 3., F.T.P. 223A.  Speed of advance 8.5 knots

                  1420    Convoy speed increased to 9.5 knots

                  2105    Departed station to divert merchant ship from path of convoy

                  2135    Maneuvering for station

                  2150    Assumed regular station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

1-28-45     0000    Underway in Mediterranean Sea with Task Group 60.3, escorting GUS 68

                  0720    Assumed day station

                  1000    Tested V.H.F. with other escorts; operating properly

                  1024    Departed station maneuvering to divert target from path of convoy

                  1105    Target diverted.  Returning to assigned station

                  1106    HATCH, W. T  MoMM3c, while engaged in taking inventory, accidentally

                              dropped cover of spare parts box.  Injured middle digit of right hand.  Diagnosis: wound,

                              partial amputation of right middle digit, destalphalaux.  Not due to own misconduct

                  1150    Assumed regular patrol station

                  1405    Convoy commenced forming 4 columns, ceased patrolling on plan 3, patrolling at various

                              courses and speeds on port flank of the convoy

                  1804    Maneuvering conducting sweep astern of convoy

                  1840    Convoy commenced forming broad front

                  1905    Assumed assigned patrol station

1-29-45     0733    Called All Hands to "Battle Stations."

                  0832    Secured from "Battle Stations."

                  1310    Held the following drills and instruction:  steering casualty drill, "E" Division receiving

                              instruction on 20mm guns, depth charge party holding depth setting drill, First Division

                              receiving damage control instruction, Second Division receiving instruction on small arms,

                              "O" Division holding spotting drills, and rangefinder drill

                  1430    Secured from all drills and instruction

                  1730    Held small arms practice.  Expended 200 rounds, 22 cal. Ammunition

                  1800    Set back ship's clocks sixty (60) minutes to 0 time zone

                  1915    Assumed night station

1-30-45     0647    Called all hands to battle stations.  Assumed day station

                  0734    Secured from battle stations

                  0911    Departed station to divert merchant ship from path of convoy

                  0916    Merchant ship diverted

                  0930    Resumed station, patrolling on plan 3

                  1042    Departed station to divert merchant ship from path of convoy

                  1055    Merchant ship diverted, returning to station

                  1102    Resumed station patrolling on plan 3

                  1310    Held the following drills, artificial respiration, small arms drill, spotting drill, 20mm

                              and handy-billy drill

                  1410    Secured all drills

                  1800    Set ship's clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone +1 time

                  1705    Increased speed to full, conducting sweep around convoy

                  1904    Completed sweep.  Assumed night station

1-31-45     0606    All hands to "Battle Stations."

                  0609    Assumed day station

                  0645    Secured from "Battle Stations."

                  1405    Left station to go alongside USS EARLE (DD-635) to pass mail

                  1426    Alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1431    Mail passed, departed USS EARLE (DD-635), maneuvering to return to station

                  1450    Assumed station

2-1-45       0730    Assumed day patrol station

                  1017    Departed station to take screen of straggler, number 34

                  1035    Commenced screening straggler on various courses at standard speed

                  1240    Increased speed to full to take station in front of #34 to rejoin convoy

                  1245    Commenced test-firing guns

                  1251    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1325    Completed test-firing, having expended 30 rounds 3"/50 A.A., 349 rounds 40mm,

                              and 1200 rounds 20mm ammunition; casualty to #3-20mm gun: misfire due

                              to faulty magazine tension

                  1329    Secured from battle station

2-2-45       0130    Effected rendezvous with convoy GUS #68 in Latitude 330 47' North,

                              Longitude 250 22' West, assumed night station

                  0700    Assumed day station

                  1030    Captain holding weekly inspection below decks

                  1140    Secured from Captain's inspection

                  1300    Following drills being held:  "S" Division Resuscitation drill; 1st Division - small arms drill

                              2nd Division - handy billy drill; "E" Division - training film

                  1800    Ship's clocks retarded sixty minutes to plus two zone

2-3-45       1030    Weekly topside inspection held by Commanding Officer

                  1845    Various courses and speeds to assume night station

2-4-45       1745    Departed station to investigate stragglers

                  1845    Assumed night station, commenced patrolling

2-5-45       0625    Assumed day station

                  1845    Assumed night station

2-6-45       0645    Assumed day station

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters, no absentees.  Held handy-billy drill and training film

                              shown to "E" Division

                  1320    Secured from quarters.  Held small arms instruction

                  1415    Secured from drills

                  1800    Set ship's clocks back one (1) hour to +3 time zone

                  1805    Assumed night station

2-7-45       0553    Assumed day station

                  1300    Mustered crew at quarters, no absentees

                  1315    Secured from quarters.  "C" Division receiving instruction in use of Handy-billy.

                              "S" Division receiving instruction in small arms.  1st and 2nd Divisions held 20mm drill

                  1445    Departed station to go alongside USS THOMPSON (DD-627) to exchange movies

                  1530    Departed USS THOMPSON (DD-627).  While maneuvering away from

                              USS THOMPSON (DD-627) casualty occurred in steering engine,

                              cause:- bad rings and brushes on transmitter motor in wheelhouse

                  1531    Shifted steering to after control

                  1541    Casualty repaired, steering shifted to wheelhouse

                  1930    Assumed night station

2-8-45       0610    Assumed day station

                  1915    Assumed night patrol station

2-9-45       0700    Assumed day station

                  1030    Weekly inspection below decks held by Commanding Officer

                  1155    Secured from inspection

                  1735    Departed station to make sweep of the convoy at various courses and speeds

                  2046    Completed sweep of convoy.  Assumed night patrol station, patrolling on patrol plan 3

2-10-45     0745    Assumed day station

                  0805    Disposed of one (1) hedgehog projectile with fuse mark 131-2, in deep water;

                              unable to remove fuse from bomb-body

                  1030    Commanding Officer holding inspection topside

                  1100    Secured from inspection

                  1125    USS DURANT (DE-389) along starboard side; exchanged movies and passed mail

                  1145    USS DURANT (DE-389) departed starboard side; maneuvering to return to station

                  1230    Resumed station

                  1800    Set ship's clocks back sixty (60) minutes to +4 time zone

                  1830    Assumed night station

2-11-45     0615    Assumed day patrol station

                  0855    Departed station to go alongside SS JOHN B GORDON, #11, to pass mail

                  0915    Alongside SS JOHN B GORDON

                  0922    Mail passed, departed SS JOHN B GORDON, maneuvering to return to station

                  0935    Returned to station

                  1040    Departed station to equalize screen in the absence of USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1105    Held small arms drill, expended 120 rounds of .45 cal. Ammunition, 100 rounds

                              of 22 cal. ammunition

                  1505    Departed station to go alongside SS RICHARD COULTER to pass mail

                  1526    Alongside SS RICHARD COULTER

                  1530    Mail passed, departed SS RICHARD COULTER, maneuvering to go alongside

                              SS JOHN H MACINTOSH to pass mail

2-12-45     0700    Assumed day station

                  1315    All hands to battle stations

                  1325    Secured from battle stations.  CIC commenced holding plotting drill, depth charge

                              parties holding setting drill, repair parties holding shoring drill

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  1710    Departed station, maneuvering to go alongside USS VANCE (DE-387) to exchange movies

                  1801    Movies exchanged, departed USS VANCE (DE-387) maneuvering to return to station

                  1830    Assumed night station

2-12-45     0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Task Group 60.3, escorting convoy GUS 68

                  1201    Underway with USS VANCE (DE-387) escorting Delaware, Chesapeake section

                              of convoy GUS 68

                  1240    Commenced patrolling on port bow of convoy

                  1246    Departed station to investigate straggler

                  1330    Resumed station, commenced patrolling

                  2015    Departed station to divert ship from path of convoy

                  2115    Ship diverted, maneuvering to return to station

                  2200    Returned to station

2-13-45     0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Task Group 60.3, escorting convoy GUS 68

                  1201    Underway with USS VANCE (DE-387) escorting Delaware, Chesapeake section

                              of convoy GUS 68

                  1240    Commenced patrolling on port bow of convoy

                  1246    Departed station to investigate straggler

                  1330    Resumed station, commenced patrolling

                  2015    Departed station to divert ship from path of convoy

                  2115    Ship diverted, maneuvering to return to station

                  2200    Returned to station

2-14-45     0330    Departed station to take station escorting Delaware section of convoy GUS 68

                  0420    Assumed patrol station

                  1025    Departed station, maneuvering at full speed to deliver message to straggler #13

                  1110    Resumed station

                  1307    Delaware swept channel buoy No. 3 abeam to port

                  1407    Delaware swept channel buoy No. 4 abeam to port

                  1415    Departed Delaware section of GUS 68 between buoys No;. 4 and No. 5, Delaware

                              swept channel, speed 19.5 knots, standing out of channel

                  1432    Buoy No. 3 abeam to port

                  1446    Buoy No. 2 abeam to port

                  1509    Buoy No. 1 abeam to port.  Departed Delaware swept channel.

2-15-45     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean proceeding independently to Boston, Massachusetts

                  0324    Narragansett Sea Approach Channel buoy "F" abeam to port.  Standing up swept channel

                  0400    Proceeding up Narragansett Sea approach to Buzzards Bay

                  0735    Cleveland Ledge Light abeam, maneuvering to entrance of Cape Cod Canal

                  0805    Entered Cape Cod Canal

                  0845    Passed through Cape Cod Canal

                  1025    Maneuvering due to low visibility

                  1042    Boston Lightship abeam to starboard.  Standing up Boston Harbor Approach Swept Channel

                  1120    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds standing up Boston Harbor

                  1130    Drifting and maneuvering in President Roads standing by for arrival of

                              Medical Officer on board

                  1205    USPHS Tug G. B. LORING, alongside, B. KUDISH, Asst. Surgeon, USPHS, aboard for

                               routine medical inspection

                  1233    B. KUDISH, Asst. Surgeon, USPHS departed

                  1240    Standing into Boston Harbor

                  1308    Moored port side to east side, Pier 4, Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass.

                  1330    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to starboard side

                  1332    Commenced receiving dock power

                  1430    Yard phone installed

                  1455    Commenced receiving water and steam from dock

2-16-45     0731    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed starboard side

2-17-45     1010    Working party of nine (9) men reported aboard from Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1340    Working party of nine (9) men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1526    Received from Radio Materiel Officer, Navy Yard, Boston, Mass., one (1) OBU 3 #615

2-18-45     0915    Working party of five men reported aboard from Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1330    Working party of five men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

2-19-45     0900    Party of two officers and five men departed for CIC School

2-20-45     1000    Working party of eight (8) reported aboard from C.G. Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

2-21-45     0900    YO 136 along starboard side

                  0930    Commenced receiving fuel from YO 136

                  0955    Working party of seven (7) men reported aboard from U.S. Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1115    Completed taking on fuel.  Received 52860 gallons of diesel fuel oil.  YO 136

                              departed starboard side

                  1455    Working party of seven (7) men departed for U.S. Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

2-22-45     0000    Moored port side to east side of Pier #4, Boston Navy Yard, Charlestown, Mass

2-23-45     0800    Assumed Military Guard in accordance with instructions, Fleet

                              Administrative Office, Boston, Mass., having relieved the USS VANCE (DE-387)

                              at this time

                  1010    Working party of four (4) men from Coast Guard Receiving Station reported aboard

                  1500    Working party of four (4) men from Coast Guard Receiving Station departed ship

                  2315    Commenced dock trial

2-24-45     0800    Relieved of Military guard by USS DURANT (DE-389)

2-25-45     0945    Received from N.A.D., Hingham, Mass., eighty (80) depth charge arbors, Mk 7, Mod 3

                              in exchange for like number of Mk 7 arbors

2-26-45     0625    Mustered all hands at quarters, no absentees

                  0645    Secured from quarters

                  0730    Secured all shore power and services

                  0745    Cast off all lines underway standing out of Boston Navy Yard

                  0755    Maneuvering standing out of Boston Harbor

                  0829    Passed through Boston Harbor anti-submarine defense booms

                  0910    Boston Lightship abeam to port

                  1110    Entered Cape Cod Canal

                  1144    Passed through Cape Cod Canal, standing down Hog Island Channel

                  1202    Wings Neck Light abeam to starboard

                  1213    Cleveland Ledge Light abeam to port

                  1311    Hens and Chickens Lightship abeam to starboard

                  1315    Buoy "X" abeam to port

                  1400    Point "AB" abeam to port

                  1417    Buoy "I" abeam to starboard

                  1544    Station vessel abeam to starboard

                  1555    Race Rock Light abeam to starboard

                  1615    Maneuvering standing into New London Harbor

                  1634    Anchored in anchorage “Baker”, New London Harbor, New London, Connecticut,

                              in five (5) fathoms of water to forty-five (45) fathoms of port chain on the following

                              bearing:  South West Ledge Light 1640 T; New London Light 1920 T;

                              Water Tank 0580 T; Fort Griswald 0100 T

                  1744    U.S. Navy Launch (SB) alongside to starboard.  Lieutenant  Esworthy,

                              USN, reported aboard for temporary duty from U.S.S. R-7 (SS-84) pursuant to

                              orders of Commander, Submarines, Atlantic Fleet of 26 February, 1945, No;.

                              1233709, P16-4/00.  Lieutenant (jg) Giovanni Cardillo, Royal Italian Navy and

                              party of three (3) Italian Naval Officers and twenty-five (25) Italian Navy

                              enlisted men, reported aboard for transportation pursuant to orders of the

                              Commander, Submarine Squadron Seven of 26 Feb., 1945, file

                              PC5-7/P16-4/00/MM/ Ital Serial 190

                  2029    U.S. Navy Launch (SB) departed

2-27-45     0755    Underway standing out of New London Harbor

                  0825    Race Point Light close abeam to port

                  1010    Montauk Point Lighted whistle buoy "MP" close abeam to starboard

2-28-45     0320    Buoy "XRAY SUGAR" abeam to port, close aboard

                  0611    Passed lighted whistle buoy "2CB" abeam to port close aboard, maneuvering standing

                              into Chesapeake Bay

                  0707    Passed Thimble Shoals Channel Lighted Buoy "I", abeam to port close aboard,

                              standing into Thimble Shoals Dredged Channel

                  0738    Thimble Shoal Light abeam to starboard, distance one mile

                  0745    Old Point Comfort Light abeam to starboard, close aboard

                  0812    Anchored in Hampton Roads, VA., in five (5) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms

                              of port chain on the following bearings:  Middle Grounds Light 2660 T;

                              Tangent Sewell's Point Pier 0540 T.

                  0854    Underway proceeding to dock

                  0932    Moored starboard side to North side Pier 23, Berth 233, Convoy Escort Piers, Norfolk, VA

                  1015    Commenced receiving water from dock

                  1110    USS BAYONNE (PF-21) moored alongside to port

                  1526    Commenced taking on fuel

                  1618    Completed taking on fuel.  Received nine thousand, seven hundred ten gallons diesel oil.

                  1750    U.S. Navy Launch alongside

                  1845    Lieutenant (jg) Giovanni Cardillo, Royal Italian Navy and party of three (3)

                              Italian Naval Officers and twenty-five (25) Italian Navy enlisted men departed

                              ship in U.S. Navy Launch

3-1-45       0732    USS BAYONNE (PF-21) departed from alongside to port

                  0845    Lieut. Esworthy, USN, departed ship in accordance with basic orders

                  1017    Underway standing away from Pier 23 Convoy Escort Pier

                  1038    YT 131 (USS Massasoit) alongside to starboard.  Mr. BRENKLE, pilot, aboard

                  1047    Moored port side to starboard side USS FRAMENT (APD-77) Berth 72,

                              Pier 7, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

                  1049    Mr. BRENKLE and YT 131 (USS Massasoit) departed

                  1436    Received from Naval Ammunition Depot, St. Juliens Creek, Virginia,

                              four hundred forty-eight (448) rounds of 40mm H.E.I.T., SPDN 8486 ammunition

                  1601    Granted liberty to second and third sections of crew to expire at 0800, 2 March, 1945

3-2-45       1425    USS FRAMENT (APD-77) departed; moored port side to at dock, Berth 72, Pier 7,

                              N.O.B., Norfolk, Va

3-3-45       1645    Secured shore services

                  1702    Cast off all lines, underway standing away from pier

                  1712    Maneuvering standing up Elizabeth River and out of Hampton Roads

                  1740    Passed through Anti-submarine defense nets

                  1858    Buoy “2CB” abeam to port, close aboard

                  2047    Buoy S-9 abeam to port

                  2329    Buoy “XS” abeam to starboard, distance one (1) mile.  Commenced anti-submarine

                              sweep in vicinity of buoy “XS”

3-4-45       0000    Underway engaged in anti-submarine sweep vicinity of buoy “XS”

                  0349    Zig Zag carried out throughout watch

                  1223    Buoy “XS” abeam close aboard to port.  Commenced patrolling area ahead

                              of forming convoy

                  1533    Assumed station #4 in escort screen, commenced patrolling on various courses

                  1707    Departed station to go alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1715    Convoy set speed of advance at 9.5 knots

                  1734    Alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1738    Effected transfer of transformer

                  1740    Let go all lines, returning to assigned patrol station

                  1758    Returned to assigned station in screen, commenced patrolling on patrol plan #3

3-5-45       0000    Underway North Atlantic ocean with Task Group 60.3, escorting convoy

                              UGS 78 to North African Ports

                  0950    Observed azimuth of sun, determined gyro error to be 10 E

                  1300    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1322    Commenced test fire of all guns

                  1342    Ceased test fire, secured from battle stations.  Expended 1140 rounds 20mm ammunition,

                              162 rounds 40mm ammunition, 20 rounds 3”/50 ammunition

3-6-45       0943    Observed azimuth of sun, found no gyro error

                  1310    3”/50 gun crews received instruction in first aid

                  1318    Repair parties held damage control drills

                  1445    20mm and 40mm gun crews instructed by use of training film

                  1715    Held small arms drill.  Expended 60 rounds of 45 cal. ammunition

                  2041    Departed station to escort merchant ships returning to station

                  2100    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to zone plus three (+3) time

                  2340    Resumed patrol station 4

                  2345    Departed station to assume whip position

                  2359    Assumed whip position

3-7-45       0140    Maneuvering to investigate breakdown of ship #24

                  0158    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0303    Secured from battle stations

                  0315    Set course 2100 T, escorting ship #24 to Bermuda

                  0410    Ship #43 joined formation

                  1020    Relieved of escort duty by USS BALDWIN (PCE-847)

                  1025    Increased speed to full, to rejoin UGS 78

                  1315    Instruction in recognition given to “C” division by use of training film.  3”/50 gun crews

                              received first aid instruction

                  1415    “E” division instructed by use of training film

                  1500    Damage control parties held power casualty and steering casualty drill

                  2212    Effected rendezvous with convoy UGS 78, at Latitude 350 19’N, 590 07’W

                  2213    Maneuvering to take assigned station

                  2330    Assumed assigned station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

3-8-45       1310    “C” Division received recognition instruction.  Damage control instruction and steering

                              casualty drill held by Division I.  Damage control drill held by Repair I

3-9-45       0903    Departed station to screen merchant vessel #11, effecting repairs

                  0947    Relieved of screening duties by USS VANCE (DE-387), maneuvering to come

                              alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1055    Maneuvering on starboard side of USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1100    Shot first line, commenced exchanging motion pictures

                  1123    Cast off all lines, returning at full speed to station

                  1142    Resumed patrol on station #4

                  1310    Called all hands to quarters, no absentees

                  1336    Held abandon ship drill

                  1345    Secured from abandon ship drill.  Damage control instruction and steering casualty drill

                              held by Division II.  20mm and 40mm gun crews held loading drill.

                              Exercised Depth Charge Parties

                  1420    The Third Section, of all divisions received First Aid Instruction by use of training film

                  1445    Secured from all drills

3-10-45     1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection

                  1131    Secured from inspection

                  2100    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to plus two (+2) time zone

3-11-45     0200    Departed station to close convoy for visual signaling

                  0235    Maneuvering returning to station

                  0315    Resumed station, patrolling plan 3

                  1730    Held small arms drill.  Expended 200 rounds of .22 cal. ammunition

                  2000    Underway as in previous watch.  Course and speed varied slightly throughout watch to

                              maintain station

3-12-45     0847    Departed station to screen merchant vessel #11, while effecting repairs

                  0924    Relieved of screening duty by USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1008    Resumed station

                  1322    Commenced the following drills; “S” Division holding 3’/50 loading drill.

                              Damage control parties holding fire drill.  “C” Division holding

                              recognition instruction.  Section II of all divisions receiving first aid

                              instruction by use of training film

                  1337    Held steering casualty drill

                  1445    Secured from all drills

                  1605    Held small arms drill, expended 200 rounds of .22 cal. 120 rounds .30 cal. and 60 rounds

                              of .45 cal. ammunition

                  2100    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to zone (+1) time

3-13-45     1304    Held following drills:  “C” Division received instruction in recognition.  Section II and III

                              of Divisions II and III received painting instruction by use of training film.  “E” Division

                              held damage control drill

                  1620    Left station to execute drill on plan “ZOMBIE”

                  1708    Returned to station

3-14-45     0915    Observed azimuth of sun; determined gyro error to be one (10 degree east

                  1030    Increased speed to full to equalize screening distance

                  1051    Reduced speed to standard

                  1109    Maneuvering to come alongside USS VANCE (DE-387)

                  1131    Maneuvering along starboard side of USS VANCE (DE-387) to exchange motion pictures

                  1133    Shot first line, commenced transfer

                  1150    Operation completed, took in all lines, set speed at full, returning to station

                  1217    Resumed station in screen, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1320    Commenced holding following drills:  Repair parties held damage control drill, depth

                              charge setting drill.  Divisions I and II receiving instruction in talker procedure

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  1605    Observed azimuth of sun, determined no error

                  1745    Held small arms drill; expended 300 rounds of .30 cal. ammunition

3-15-45     1800    Held small arms drill.  Expended 140 rounds of .45 cal. ammunition

                  2100    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to zone (0) time

3-16-45     0623    All hands to General Quarters, departed station to investigate sonar contact

                  0638    Contact evaluated to be false, returning to station

                  0713    Resume station, patrolling on plan 3

                  0940    Sounded ready alarm, departed station to investigate Sonar contact

                  0945    Contact evaluated non-submarine, returned to station

                  0946    Resumed patrol

                  1104    Maneuvering to come along port side USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1125    Maneuvering along port side USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1129    Fired shot line, commenced passing mail

                  1132    Exercise completed, took in line, set speed at full, returning to station

                  1400    Commanding Officer commenced holding weekly inspection below decks

                  1549    Secured from Commanding Officers Inspection

                  1930    Held small arms drill; expended 200 rounds of .45 cal. and 400 rounds of

                              .22 cal. ammunition

3-17-45     0605    All hands to battle stations

                  0645    Secured from battle stations

                  0850    Test-fired ready guns; expended 11 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA; 37 rounds 40mm and

                              120 rounds 20mm ammunition; casualty to #4, 20mm, jammed because

                              of improper magazine tension

                  0925    Reduced speed, ships in convoy exchanging stations

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection topside

                  1110    Secured from inspection

                  2100    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to zone (-1) minus one time

3-18-45     0645    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0718    Secured from battle stations

                  0837    Departed station coming alongside SS STEEL RANGER

                  0900    Maneuvering and drifting.  Ship’s boat lowered, departed to effect transfer of convoy

                              vice-commodore and staff to this vessel

                  0920    Ship’s boat returned with following officers and men for transportation to destination:

                              Comdr. COHEN, USNR, Lt.(jg) PEW, USNR, WARREN, RM1c,

                              HAMRES, SM1c, USNR, OLDFORD, SM1c, USNR, DEVINE, SM1c, USNR, and

                              SMITH, SM2c, USNR

                  0926    Ship’s boat departed

                  0939    Boat returned, hoisted aboard

                  0940    Underway at full speed returning to station

                  1045    Resumed station, patrolling on plan #3

3-19-45     0012    Cape Spartel light abeam to starboard

                  0017    Ceased patrolling on plan 3

                  0226    Departed station to assume patrol station #2

                  0343    Relieved of escort duties with convoy UGS 78.   Underway proceeding to join

                              USS PEORIA (PF-67) enroute to Oran, Algeria

                  1008    Isla del Alboran abeam to port, distance 5 miles

                  1735    Commenced maneuvering standing into Oran Harbor

                  1828    Entered anti-submarine boom

                  1843    Moored in Mers-el-Kebir Harbor, starboard side to tanker SS BENZENE

                  1858    Motor launch No. 5 from Port Directors Office, Oran, moored to port side

                  1907    Motor launch No. 5 departed with convoy vice-commodore and staff

                  1912    Commenced fueling

3-20-45     0332    Completed fueling, having received 44914 gallons diesel fuel

                  0825    Let go all lines, standing away from anchorage

                  0830    Commenced drifting and maneuvering in Mers-el-Kabir Harbor,

                              awaiting berthing instructions

                  0912    Moored starboard side to West Mole, Berth 3, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, North Africa

                  1025    Held flag hoist drill

                  1120    Secured flag hoist drill

                  1144    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to port side

3-21-45     1020    Signalmen commenced holding flag hoist drill

                  1110    Secured flag hoist drill

                  1330    Ensign W. T. DOOR, USCG, departed with baseball and recreation parties

                  1740    Ensign W. T. DOOR, returned with baseball and recreation parties

3-22-45     0913    Commanding Officer and inspection party departed to assist

                              Commander Task Group 60.3 in surprise inspection of USS PEORIA (PF-67)

                  1030    Held flag hoist drill

                  1115    Secured from flag hoist drill

                  1150    Commanding Officer and inspection party returned from surprise inspection of

                              USS PEORIA (PF-67)

3-23-45     0747    Captain Longfellow, U.S.N., Commander Task Group 60.3 came aboard

                              and hoisted his flag, from the USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  0810    HATCH, W.T. Cox., departed in charge of a nine (9) men

                              working party for Enlisted Men’s Club, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria

                  1130    Commenced taking water from Navy Water Barge

                  1225    Completed receiving water, having received 12 tons

                  1315    Lieut. (jg), W. T. DOOR, departed with baseball and recreation parties

                  1605    Lieut. (jg), W. T. DOOR, returned with baseball and recreation parties

                  1740    Commander Task Group 60.3 departed and shifted his flag to the USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  2230    HATCH, W.T. Cox., reported aboard, with working party of

                              nine (9) men temporary duty at  Enlisted Men’s Club, Mers-el-Kebir,

                              having been completed

3-24-45     0000    Moored starboard side to at West Mole, Berth three (3), Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria,

                              North Africa; USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to port side

3-25-45     0720    Commander Knapp, USCG, Commander Escort Division 45,

                              came aboard and hoisted his flag

                  0732    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed port side

                  0740    Underway maneuvering standing out of Mers-el-Kebir Harbor for exercise area

                  0758    Passed out through anti-submarine defense booms, standing into Gulf of Oran

                  0800    Underway as before to exercise area BAKER

                  0936    Called all hands to Battle Stations

                  0948    Commenced firing on “TARE” runs

                  1031    Completed firing on “TARE” runs

                  1100    Damage control parties held fire drill

                  1101    Commenced firing on “GEORGE” runs

                  1108    Completed firing on “GEORGE” runs

                  1116    Secured all hands from Battle Stations.  Maneuvering in preparation for further exercises

                  1200    Underway as before, preparing for gunnery exercise

                  1219    Called all three inch gun crews to battle stations

                  1233    Commenced firing surface target

                  1238    Ceased firing

                  1315    Commenced firing

                  1317    Ceased firing

                  1414    Commenced firing

                  1415    Ceased firing gunnery exercises having expended 124 rounds, 3”/50 AA;

                              640 rounds 40mm; 2400 rounds 20mm

                  1420    Commenced exercising at tactical maneuvers

                  1500    Completed exercises, maneuvering, proceeding to Mers-el-Kebir

                  1550    Standing into swept channel

                  1607    Entered anti-submarine defense booms

                  1620    Moored starboard side to West Mole, at berth three (3), Mers-el-Kebir,

                              Algeria, North Africa

                  1630    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to port side

                  1638    Commander Escort Division 45, departed and shifted his flag to the USS VANCE (DE-387)

3-26-45     0745    Called all special sea details

                  0811    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed from port side

                  0817    Let go all lines, underway standing out of Mers-el-Kebir

                  0834    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms, standing out of the Gulf of Oran

                  0844    Set course to rendezvous with French submarine GLORIEUX for

                              anti-submarine warfare exercise

                  0912    Submerged submarine.  Commenced anti-submarine training runs

                  1030    Completed anti-submarine training runs, having expended six Mark 2 Hand Grenades

                  1113    Maneuvering while conducting docking exercises

                  1230    Ceased conducting docking exercises.  Commenced simulating rescue of survivors drill

                  1430    Ceased rescue of survivors drill.  Expended two (2) depth charge arbors and

                              two (2) depth charge impulse charges.  Maneuvering proceeding to Mers-el-Kebir

                  1450    Entered anti-submarine defense booms

                  1505    Moored starboard side to West Mole, berth 3, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, North Africa

                  1528    USS VANCE (DE-387) moored to port side

3-27-45     0945    Signalmen holding semaphore drill, and flag hoist drill

                  1056    Signalmen secured from drills

                  1330    Commenced receiving water from water barge

                  1348    Secured receiving water, having received 5 tons

3-28-45     0630    Called all hands to quarters

                  0635    Secured from quarters, all hands present and accounted for

                  0658    USS VANCE (DE-387) departed from port side

                  0704    Cast off all lines, underway standing out of harbor

                  0725    Passed through anti-submarine defense booms.  Commenced maneuvering

                              standing out of swept channel, Gulf of Oran

                  0800    Underway as before, exercising tactical maneuvers with Task Group 60.3

                  1207    Ceased tactical maneuvers, assumed station #4, of screen escorting convoy G.U.S. 80

                  1430    Departed station to exercise at tactical maneuvers with USS VANCE (DE-387) and

                              USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1711    Ceased tactical maneuvers, returned to station in screen

                  1727    Assumed station patrolling independently

3-29-45     1123    Europa Point abeam to starboard

                  1745    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan No. 3

3-30-45     0038    Departed station to investigate surface radar contact

                  0125    Diverted fishing vessel from path of convoy, maneuvering to return to Station

                  0150    Resumed station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  0627    Called all hands to battle stations

                  0707    Secured from battle stations

                  1035    Commanding Officer held weekly below decks inspection

                  1120    Secured from inspection

                  2100    Set ship’s clocks back (60) sixth minutes to zone zero time

3-31-45     0906    Departed station to investigate sonar contact

                  0912    Contact evaluated non-submarine, returned to station

                  1000    Convoy commenced exercising emergency turns

                  1033    Convoy completed exercises

                  1035    Commanding Officer held weekly top-side inspection

                  1135    Secured from inspection

                  2100    Changed time to zone +1 time, set all ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes

4-1-45       0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean with Task Group 60.3 escorting convoy GUS 80

4-2-45       1322    Commenced holding man overboard drill

                  1329    Secured from man overboard drill.  Commenced holding following drills:  First Division,

                              talker drill; Second Division, Lookout Training; “O” and “S” divisions, first-air instruction;

                              “C” Division, small arms drill; “E” Division receiving instruction by the use of training motion pictures

                  1500    Secured from all drills

4-3-45       1032    Maneuvering to come alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1053    Maneuvering along starboard side USS EARLE (DD-635), fired shot line, commenced transfer

                              of mail and motion pictures

                  1103    Transfer completed, set speed at full to return to station on various courses

                  1300    Commenced the following drills:  First Division, lookout training; Second Division,

                              talker drill;’ “C” Division, damage control drill; “E” Division receiving instruction by use of training film

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  1800    Ship’s clocks set back sixty (60) minutes to zone (+2) time

                  1910    Held small arms drill; expended 200 rounds .22 cal. and 230 rounds .45 cal ammunition

                  1930    Observed azimuth of sun and determined no gyro error

                  2000    Departed from station 4 to take station 3

                  2030    Assumed patrol station 3, patrolling on plan 3

4-4-45       0500    Departed station in accordance with Commander Task Group 60.3 visual dispatch

                              of 3 April, 1945, on course 3040 T, at 360 RPM

                  1050    Commenced test firing ready guns

                  1105    Completed test firing; casualty to #2, 20mm due to being jammed by oversize projectile

                  1300    Held following drills:  First Division, damage control instruction by use of training film;

                              Second Division, recognition training; “C” Division, first aid instruction; “E” Division,

                              instruction in 20mm and 40mm guns; “O” and “S” Divisions receiving instruction in damage control

                  1337    Commenced test firing number 4, 40mm

                  1400    Completed test fire.  Expended 60 rounds of 40mm ammunition

                  1500    Signalmen and quartermasters receiving instruction in the rules of the road by use of training film

                  1636    Commenced test firing ready guns

                  1639    Completed test firing, expended 1 round 3”/50 A.A. and 60 rounds 20mm ammunition

                  1855    Maneuvering to assume station number 4

                  2000    Maneuvering on various courses to assume station in screen, having effected rendezvous

                              with convoy GUS 80 in Latitude 330 20’N, Longitude 370 26’W

                  2042    Assumed station

4-5-45       0620    Resumed day station, patrolling on plan 3

                  1928    Maneuvering on various courses at full speed to assume night station

                  2004    Assumed night station, commenced independent patrolling

4-6-45       0636    Maneuvering to assume station #4

                  0710    Assumed patrol station #4, patrolling on plan 3

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly below-decks inspection

                  1208    Secured from Captain’s Inspection

                  1315    Commenced holding the following drills “E” Division, first aid instruction; “C” Division,

                              recognition instruction; I and II Divisions, damage control instruction

                  1415    Secured from all drills

                  1800    Ship’s clocks set back sixty (60) minutes to zone (+3) time

                  1830    Departed from day station to assume night station

                  1920    Assumed night station

4-7-45       0500    Departed night station, proceeding to day station

                  1030    Commanding Officer held personnel inspection

                  1155    Secured from inspection

                  1855    Departed day station to assume night station

                  1934    Assumed night station patrolling independently

                  2042    Increased speed to full, proceeding to resume normal station

                  2105    Assumed station #4

4-8-45       1326    Departed station to take up screen of Pennant #51

                  1445    Commenced patrolling ahead of Pennant #51

                  1715    Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds making a sweep around Pennant #51

                  1845    Maneuvering at full speed to rejoin convoy

                  2020    Rejoined convoy.  Assumed patrol station #4, patrolling on plan 3

4-9-45       0929    Departed station to make sweep astern of convoy and to investigate straggler #51

                  1120    Effected joinder with #51

                  1203    Underway at full speed to rejoin convoy

                  1310    Tested ready guns, expended 4 rounds of 3”/50 and 120 rounds of 20mm ammunition

                  1320    Commenced holding the following drills:  “C” Division holding 20mm practice fire on

                              guns #5 and #7; “E” Division receiving instruction by use of training film; “O” and

                              “S” Divisions receiving handy-billy instruction; First Division receiving instruction in

                              talker procedure; Second Division receiving recognition instruction

                  1515    Maneuvering at various courses at full speed to assume station in screen

                  1532    Assumed station number 4 in convoy, patrolling on plan #3

                  1700    Ship’s clocks set back sixty (60) minute to zone (+4) time

4-10-45     0745    Departed station to make sweep astern and to investigate straggler #51

                  1135    Effected joinder with #51, maneuvering alongside

                  1201    Proceeding at full speed to resume station in convoy screen

                  1215    Arrived on station #4 of convoy screen, commenced patrolling on plan #3

                  1300    Commenced the following drills:  Depth charge parties holding loading drill;

                              “E” Division receiving instruction by the use of training film; First Division, recognition

                              instruction; “O” and “S” divisions, damage control instruction

                  1400    Secured from all drills

                  1446    Departed station to transfer mail and movies with USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1516    Arrived alongside USS EARLE’s starboard side, first shot line over, commenced transfer

                  1529    Completed transfer, cast lines off.  Proceeding to resume station in convoy screen

                  1545    Arrived on station, commenced patrolling as before

4-11-45     1300    Commenced holding following drills:  “O” and “S” First and Second Divisions, fire fighting instructions;

                              “C” Division, instruction in the use of chemical fire fighting equipment; “E” Division, handy billy drill

                  1400    Secured from all drills

4-12-45     0015    Departed station to investigate radar contact

                  0030    Resumed patrol station

                  0100    Departed station to divert friendly merchant vessel

                  0200    Resumed patrol station

                  0545    Departed station 4, to take escort station 6

                  0611    Assumed station 6, resumed patrolling

                  0845    Maneuvering to take station #3, on New York section of GUS 80; Chesapeake section

                              broke off at Lat. 360 50’N, Long. 730 15’W

                  0926    Assumed station

                  1402    Assuming night station

                  1535    Departed station to close straggler pennant 92

                  1720    Convoy reduced speed of advance to 8.5 knots.  Maneuvering to round up stragglers

                  2000    Escorting stragglers to station

                  2057    Assumed escort station, patrolling independently

4-13-45     0332    Departed station to close ship #84 of convoy

                  0400    Underway as before maneuvering to keep convoy in formation

                  0600    Commenced standing up New York Approach Swept Channel

                  1000    Relieved of escort duties at Lat. 400 27’N, Long. 730 49.5’W, proceeding up Gedney Channel

                  1012    Examination vessel close abeam to starboard

                  1021    Standing down Sandy Hook Channel

                  1036    Maneuvering approaching Ammunition Depot, Leonardo, New Jersey

                  1054    Navy Tug YTM 475 along starboard side

                  1106    Moored port side to Berth NB 8, Pier 1, tug YTM 475 departed

                  1120    Commenced unloading ammunition

                  1245    Completed unloading ammunition

                  1302    Departed N.A.D., Earle, New Jersey, underway proceeding to Navy Yard, New York

                  1343    Passed through anti-submarine defense boom

                  1352    Standing up New York harbor at various courses and speed

                  1440    YNT 19 along starboard side, pilot KNUTSEN aboard

                  1451    Moored port side to pier “D” berth #4, Navy Yard, New York

                  1453    Pilot KNUTSEN and YNT #19 departed.  Made shore power, water, and steam connections

                  1630    Liberty granted to port section to expire at 0800

4-14-45     0125    US Navy tugs YTB 173 (USS MANISTEE) and YTB 172 made fast alongside starboard side.

                              Cast off all dock service lines

                  0140    Yard pilot BARNES aboard

                  0200    Departed berth 4 under tow, proceeding to berth 2

                  0217    Moored port side to USS H. P. JONES (DD-427) at berth 2

                  0300    Underway alongside USS H. P. JONES (DD-427), both vessels in tow, for drydock 2.

                  0315    Entered drydock #2

                  0320    Yard pilot BARNES departed

                  0322    Tied in service lines from dock

                  0334    Caissons closed, pumping of dock started

                  0430    Touched dry dock blocks forward and aft

                  0550    Pumping of dock completed

                  1610    Working party of seventeen (17) men departed for U.S.C.G. Receiving Station,

                              New Chambers St., New York

                  1625    Received one (1) Mk 23, Mod 0 Bulkhead Repeater #596 from Navigational Division,

                              Brooklyn Navy Yard

4-15-45     2235    Received from Sheet Metal Shop, U.S. Navy Yard, New York, one (1) metal brow

4-16-45     0000    Moored port side to USS H.P. JONES (DD-427) in drydock #2, Navy Yard, New York

4-17-45     1810    Secured shore services, commenced flooding drydock

                  1906    Ship waterborne

                  1940    USS H.P. JONES (DD-427) moored to port side

                  2010    Pilot COTTRELL, aboard, underway USS JONES in tow of yard tugs

                              YMT 151 (USS KONOKA), 112 (USS ACTIVE), 426 and 115 (USS REINDEER)

                  2036    Moored starboard side to USS GRIDLEY (DD-380) at Pier J, Berth 16, Navy Yard,

                              Brooklyn, New York.  USS JONES (DD-427) moored to port side.  Yard tugs and

                              pilot COTTRELL departed

                  2100    Commenced receiving shore power, water and steam

4-18-45     1515    Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 0800 tomorrow

4-19-45     0900    Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard for temporary duty from

                              C.G. Receiving Station, New Chambers St., N.Y.

                  1430    Swimming party departed

4-20-45     0900    Working party of sixteen (16) men reported aboard from Chambers Street Coast Guard Barracks,

                              New York

                  1512    Working party departed

4-21-45     0420    Received from Supply Officer, Navy yard, N.Y., 28 pounds of cinnamon buns, 35 gallons of milk.

                              102 lbs. of bread, 28 pounds of doughnuts

4-22-45     0955    Ensign W. T. DOOR, USCG, and party of six (6) men departed for temporary duty

                              under instruction at AATC, Prices Neck, Rhode Island (Mark 52 Director).

4-23-45     0805    USS H.P. JONES (DD-427) departed from port side

                  0815    HATCH, W.T. CPhM, departed with and in charge of twenty men for

                              two (2) day course of instruction in Fire Fighting at Brooklyn Fire Fighting School

                  0820    DOOR, W.T. GM1c and HATCH, W.T. GM2c,

                              departed for five (5) day course of instruction at Instructors School, Navy YMCA,

                              Sand St., Brooklyn, N.Y.

                  0840    Working party of ten men reported aboard from C.G. Barracks, 14 New Chambers St., N.Y.,

                              for temporary duty

4-24-45     0805    Twenty (20) men departed for instruction at U.S. Navy Fire Fightin School, 23 N. 11th St.,

                              Brooklyn, N.Y.

                  0805    Two (2) men departed for instruction at P-500 Handy Billy School, Brooklyn Navy yard, N.Y.

                  0805    Five (5) men departed for attack teachers school, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y

                  0845    Temporary working party of (10) men reported aboard from C.G. Barracks, 14 Chambers St.,

                              New York

                  1000    Five (5) men returned from Attack Teacher, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y

                  1500    Working party of ten (10) men departed

                  1615    Party of twenty (20) men returned from instruction at U.S. Navy Fire Fighting School,

                              23 N. 11th St, Brooklyn, N.Y.

4-25-45     0830    Working party of ten (10) men reported aboard from C.G. Barracks, 14 Chambers St., New York

                  1530    Working party of ten (10) men departed

4-26-45     0830    Working party of ten (10) men reported aboard from C.G. Barracks, 14 Chambers Street,

                              New York, N.Y.

                  0928    Commenced engine dock trials

                  0945    Completed engine dock trials

                  1500    Working party of ten (10) men departed

4-28-45     1545    YO 120 alongside, starboard side to our port side

                  1550    Commenced taking on fuel oil

                  1715    Ceased fueling, received 58,968 gallons of fuel oil

                  1720    YO120 departed

4-29-45     1006    Secured all shore services

                  1055    Pilot COTTRELL, Tug YNT 19 (USS NYACK) alongside to assist in undocking

                  1057    Cast off all lines, underway standing out of Navy Yard

                  1105    Pilot COTTRELL, and tug YNT 19 (USS NYACK) departed, standing down New York harbor

                  1152    Passed anti-submarine defense nets, resumed maneuvering

                  1159    Lighted whistle buoy 17B close board to starboard, standing down Chapel Hill Channel

                  1215    Commenced maneuvering in Sandy Hook Bay compensating compasses

                  1330    Completed compass compensation, standing into Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, N.J.

                  1412    Pilot STACY, aboard, tugs YTM 474 and YTM 88 alongside to assist in docking

                  1425    Moored port side to at pier 1, berth 8, Naval Ammunition Depot, Earle, N.J.

                  1426    Pilot STACY and tugs YTM 474 and YTM 88 departed

                  1430    Compass compensation completed

                  1445    Commenced loading ammunition

                  1715    Completed loading ammunition

                  1740    Yard tugs YMT 474 and YMT 88 made fast alongside

                  1745    Underway from naval Ammunition Depot standing out of Gedney Channel

                  1820    Examination vessel abeam, close to port, proceeding seaward through swept channel, in

                              company with USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  1830    Completed stowage of all ammunition received

                  2002    Swept channel buoy “A” abeam to port

4-30-45     0712    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to port.  Standing down swept channel

                  1005    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “2CB” abeam to port

                  1038    Standing up Thimble Shoal Channel

                  1116    Passed anti-submarine nets.  Standing into Hampton Roads

                  1146    Moored starboard side to berth 53, pier 5, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, VA

                  1212    USS DURANT (DE-389) moored to port side

                  1330    Fleet Servicemen aboard to effect repairs

                  1425    Fleet Servicemen departed

5-1-45       0920    Commenced receiving fuel from dock

                  0945    Finished receiving fuel from dock; received 4300 gallons

                  1230    Party of five (5) officers and thirty-one (31) enlisted men departed for night convoy escort

                              training class, N.O.B., Norfolk, VA

                  1510    Party of five (5) officers and thirty-one (31) enlisted men returned from night convoy escort

                              training class, N.O.B., Norfolk, Va

5-2-45       1635    All hands to quarters

                  1650    Secured from quarters, all hands present and accounted for

                  1945    Called all special sea details.  Secured all shore services

                  2005    Underway proceeding to sea through Hampton Roads and Thimble Shoals channel

                  2038    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  2220    Chesapeake Bay Entrance Buoy “2CB” abeam to port, close aboard. 

                              Proceeding seaward through swept channel

5-3-45       0400    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to starboard, changed course to 0000 T

                  0430    Changed course to 2700 T

                  0445    Changed course to 1800 T

                  0500    Changed course to 0850 T

                  0530    Changed course to 2650 T

                  0630    Changed course to 0850 T

                  0730    Chesapeake Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to port

                  0802    Changed course to 1300 T

                  0817    Changed course to 2200 T

                  0832    Changed course to 3100 T

                  0910    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to port.  Changed course to 1010 T

                  0945    Changed course to 0500 T

                  0957    Changed course to 3260 T

                  1012    Changed course to 2460 T

                  1047    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to port, changed course to 1460 T

                  1129    Changed course to 3260 T

                  1152    Changed course to 2360 T

                  1202    Changed course to 2400 T

                  1207    Chesapeake Swept Channel Buoy “XS” abeam to port

                  1210    Changed course to 1460 T

                  1214    Changed course to 3550 T

                  1244    Changed course to 1750 T

                  1300    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1313    Changed course to 2800 T

                  1336    Changed course to 1000 T

                  1355    Secured from battle stations.  20mm and 3”/50 gun crews held loading drill

                  1400    Changed course to 0550 T

                  1401    Held abandon ship drill

                  1410    Secured from abandon ship drill

                  1420    Maneuvering, patrolling on port bow of convoy, UGS 90, with Task Group 60.3,

                              enroute Mediterranean ports

                  1559    Assumed station #4, escorting convoy on base course 1010 T, patrolling independently

                  1821    Increased to full speed, maneuvering to divert ship

                  1833    Reduced to standard speed

                  1837    Ship diverted, returning to assigned station

                  1908    Resumed station

                  1930    Commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3.  Speed of advance increased to 9.5 knots

5-4-45       1030    Commanding Officer held weekly below decks inspection

                  1135    Secured from inspection

                  1550    Departed station to investigate straggler

                  1607    Investigated straggler, returning to station

                  1735    Returned to station, patrolling independently

                  2020    Assumed whip position

5-5-47       0547    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0635    Assumed day station commenced patrolling independently

                  1605    Departed station to direct straggler to station in the convoy

                  1739    Resumed station commenced patrolling as before

5-6-45       0200    Set all ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone plus (+3) time

                  0540    Assumed day station

5-7-45       1300    Speed of advance increased to 10.1 knots

5-8-45       1022    Departed station, maneuvering to go alongside USS QUICK (DD-490) to exchange movies

                  1045    Along port side of USS QUICK

                  1054    First line received

                  1103    Commenced passing movies

                  1108    Let go all lines

                  1109    Maneuvering to return to station

                  1118    Resumed station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1300    Held quarters, followed by loading drill for 3”/50 and 40mm gun crews.  Held instructions for

                              20mm gun crews.  Fire fighting instruction for repair parties.  Talker instruction for “C” Division.

                              Depth charge parties held depth charge setting drill.  Mark 52 Director party held tracking drill;

                              “E” Division held fire fighting instructions

                  1400    Secured from quarters and drills

5-9-45       0200    Set all ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone plus two (+2) time

                  1000    Gyro compass error 20 E, determined by azimuth of the sun

                  1256    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1257    Commenced test-firing guns

                  1329    Completed test-firing, having expended the following ammunition:  28 rounds 3”/50 cal. A.A.;

                              273 rounds 40mm; 686 rounds 20mm’ no casualties

                  1330    Secured from battle stations

                  1616    Maneuvering to assume new station

                  1633    Assumed station

5-10-45     0845    Gyro compass error 1.50 E, by determined azimuth of the sun

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1335    Secured from quarters, no absentees

5-11-45     0251    Departed station 4 to assume station 2

                  0318    Assumed station 2

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1300    Departed station to go alongside, SS WILLIAM V PALMER

                  1311    Along port side SS WILLIAM V PALMER, passed first line

                  1315    Received gun parts for transfer to FORT ROYAL

                  1316    Cast off all lines, departed port side SS WILLIAM V. PALMER,

                              maneuvering to go alongside SS FORT ROYAL

                  1329    Along port side SS FORT ROYAL, passed first line

                  1330    Transferred gun part

                  1331    Cast off all lines, departed port side SS FORT ROYAL, maneuvering to assume station in screen

                  1355    Assumed station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1415    Departed station to go alongside USS QUICK (DD-490)

                  1428    Along port side of USS QUICK (DD-490), passed first line.

                  1432    Transferred movies

                  1441    Completed transfer, cast off all lines, maneuvering to assume station

                  1449    Resumed station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  2109    Departed day station to assume night station

                  2134    Assumed night station in whip position

                  2231    Departed station to contact stragglers

                  2300    Resumed station, patrolling independently

5-12-45     0455    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1303    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection top-side

                  1315    Secured from inspection

                  1911    Left station to make sweep astern of convoy.  Increased to full speed

                  2024    Assumed night station

5-13-45     0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty minutes to plus one (+1) zone time

                  0511    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0545    Assumed day station, patrolling on plan 3

                  1045    Increased speed to full

                  1057    Reduced speed to standard

                  1125    Increased speed to full, maneuvering on various courses to exchange motion pictures

                              with USS EARLE (DD-365)

                  1153    On various speeds alongside USS EARLE (DD-635), received heaving line, commenced transfer

                  1210    Departed from alongside USS EARLE (DD-635), maneuvering to exchange motion pictures

                              with USS QUICK (DD-490)

                  1225    Alongside USS QUICK (DD-490), passed first line

                  1240    Completed transfer.  Cast off all lines maneuvering to go alongside USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1257    Along starboard side USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1305    Completed transfer to motion pictures.  Cast off all lines, maneuvering to assume patrol station

                  1328    Assumed patrol station #4, patrolling on plan 3

                  1850    Gyro compass error 10 E, by determined azimuth of sun

                  2201    Departed station to make sweep astern

                  2041    Commenced patrolling in the whip position

5-14-45     0444    Maneuvering for day station

                  0515    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling on plan #3

                  0605    Departed station to identify local escort with joiners

                  0635    Identified local escort as H.M.S. CAPE PALLISER, maneuvering to return to station

                  0746    Resumed station commenced patrolling on patrol plan 3

                  1300    The following drills and instructions were conducted:  Small arms

                              instructions for “C” division; ammunition handling instructions for “S” division; casualty power

                              drill for repair parties; lookout training for 1st division; small arms instructions for 2nd division

                  1317    USS QUICK (DD-490) alongside starboard side close to, for transfer of radio spare parts

                  1333    Transfer completed, USS QUICK (DD-490) departed

                  1400    Expended 45 rounds of .30 caliber ammunition to sink floating drums

                  1940    Held small arms target practice, expended 150 rounds .22 cal. ammunition

                  1949    Increased speed to full, maneuvering to conduct sweep astern of convoy

                  2038    Assumed night station in whip position

5-15-45     0425    Departed whip position to assume day station.  Increased to full speed

                  0458    Assumed day station

                  1300    Held quarters, followed by following drills:  1st division receiving small arms instruction;

                              2nd division witnessed look-out training film; “C” division received gangway watch instruction;

                              damage control parties held damage control drill; quartermasters and signalmen held

                              semaphore drill; “S” division received small arms instructions

                  1510    Commenced G-3 gunnery exercises

                  1522    Secured from G-3 gunnery exercises;  expended 6 rounds 3”/50 cal. ammunition

                  1903    Departed station to make sweep astern of convoy

                  1940    Commenced patrolling on night station

5-16-45     0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to zone (0) time

                  0541    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1300    Held the following drill and instructions:  Quartermasters and signalmen held flashing light

                              signal drill; “C” division receiving 40mm instruction; 2nd division receiving seamanship instruction;

                              damage control parties holding shoring drill, witnessed training film

                  1420    Secured from all drills

                  1900    Held target practice; expended fifty (50) rounds .22 cal. ammunition

                  2001    Departed day station making sweep astern of convoy

                  2051    Assumed night station, commenced patrolling independently

5-17-45     0200    Set all ship’s clocks ahead (60) minutes to zone –1 time

                  0540    Increased speed to full to assume day station

                  0625    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  2149    Departed day station at full speed

                  2200    Assumed station astern of convoy, patrolling independently

5-18-45     0200    Set ship’s clocks ahead sixty (60) minutes to minus two (-2) time

                  0627    Increased speed to full to assume day station

                  0706    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling on plan 3

                  1037    Below decks inspection held by Commanding Officer

                  1110    Secured from inspection

                  1210    Convoy commenced narrowing front to four columns

                  1216    Commenced patrolling independently

                  1645    Relieved Commander Task Group 60.3, as senior officer of escort for Southern France

                              section of UGS 90, in Latitude 360 02’N, Longitude 050 20.5W.  Commenced escorting

                              Southern France section of UGS 90 with USS DURANT (DE-389). 

                              USS EARLE (DD0635) and USS QUICK (DD-490) departed

                  1647    Europa Point light abeam to port distance four and one half (4.5) mile

5-19-45     0000    Underway in the Mediterranean Sea with USS DURANT (DE-389)

                              escorting Southern France section of UGS 90

                  0230    Isla Del Alboran light abeam to port, distant 12 miles

                  1100    Topside inspection held by Commanding Officer

                  1125    Secured from inspection

                  1417    Relieved of Southern France section of UGS 90 by F.S. COMMANDANT BORY

                              in position 350 55’ North, 000 35’ West.  Standing up Oran swept channel at full speed

                              on various courses

                  1509    Passed through anti-submarine net

                  1519    Moored starboard side to pier 6, Oran, Algeria

                  1530    Commenced fueling

                  1635    Completed fueling, having received 47980 gallons diesel oil from fuel officer,

                              U.S. Navy, Port Area, Oran

                  1657    Underway standing out Oran Harbor

                  1709    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  1723    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets standing into Mers-el-Kebir Harbor

                  1736    Moored starboard side to berth 3, North Mole, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria

                  2020    USS DURANT (DE-389) moored to port side

5-20-45     0900    Held church parties

                  1125    Church parties returned

                  1300    Granted liberty to first and second sections to expire at 2200 this date

5-21-45     0950    Received supplies from USS DAVIDSON (DD-618).

                  1020    Signalmen commenced holding flag hoist drill

                  1055    MATTHEWS, S2c, USNR, attached to NSD Camp,

                              received medical treatment for injuries suffered in truck on dock

                              (lacerated lower left lip – false teeth broken)

                  1120    Signalmen secured from flag hoist drill

                  1340    Recreation party departed

                  1730    Recreation party returned

5-22-45     0815    Soundmen departed for QFL and Attack Teacher Training

                  1030    Held flag hoist drill with SOPA

                  1130    Soundmen returned from QFL and attack teacher training/ secured from flag hoist drill

5-23-45     0820    Party of (8) eight men departed for depth charge training

                  1005    Party returned from Depth Charge Training

                  1030    Held flag hoist drill

                  1100    Secured from Flag Hoist drill

                  1315    Party of six (6) men departed for depth charge training, Mers-el-Kebir

                  1350    Held shallow water diving drill

                  1445    Completed shallow water diving drill

                  1450    Party returned from depth charge training

                  1835    Received twenty-four (24) hand grenades from U.S. Navy Armory, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria

5-24-45     0740    USS DURANT (DE-389) departed port side

                  0758    Underway maneuvering in Mers-el-Kebir Harbor

                  0800    Underway as before, proceeding to anti-submarine exercise area

                  0815    Passed through anti-submarine nets, standing out Gulf of Oran

                  0820    Observed azimuth of sun, gyro error determine to be 1.50 east

                  0830    Held rendezvous with F/S MORSE, enroute to exercise area

                  0900    Submarine submerged, commenced anti-submarine runs in area FOX

                  1022    Held rescue of survivors drill, fired rescue buoy from starboard k-gun

                  1030    Completed rescue of survivors drill, took gear aboard

                  1300    Completed anti-submarine exercises

                  1310    Submarine surfaced

                  1317    Standing out to area BAKER for anti-aircraft firing practice

                  1355    Entered area BAKER, all hands to battle stations

                  1418    Commenced anti-aircraft firing practice with airplane on GEORGE type runs

                  1433    Completed GEORGE type runs

                  1449    Commenced anti-aircraft firing practice with airplane on TARE type runs

                  1505    Completed TARE type runs, expended fifty-nine (59) rounds of 3”/50 cal. anti-aircraft ammunition,

                              two hundred twenty-nine (229) rounds of 40mm ammunition, four hundred sixty-four (464)

                              rounds of 20mm ammunition

                  1512    Secured from battle stations

                  1530    Departed area BAKER, proceeding at standard speed to Mers-el-Kebir

                  1647    Maneuvering, standing into Mers-el-Kebir Harbor

                  1651    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  1703    Moored starboard side to at berth 2, North Mole, Mers-el-Kebir, Algeria, North Africa

                  1708    USS DURANT (DE-389) moored to port side

                  1730    Granted liberty to first and second sections to expire at 2200 this date

                  2200    Liberty party returned on time

5-25-45     1000    Tested magazine sprinkler system, results satisfactory, except magazine group 2, in which

                              control valve 2-125 is defective.  Magazine cutout valve 2-127 has been closed – sprinkling system

                              can be operated locally by opening this valve

                  1130    Commenced receiving fuel from tanker F.S. BENZENE

                  1225    Completed fueling having received 4887 gallons diesel oil

                  1308    Recreation party departed

                  1700    Recreation party returned

                  1843    HATCH, W.T. MoMM2c received contusion of left mandible caused

                              by accident while working in engine room

5-26-45     1315    Recreation party departed

5-27-45     0730    USS DURANT (DE-389) departed from port

                  0741    Underway proceeding seaward through Mers-el-Kebir Harbor

                  0825    Assumed station third ship in column with Task Group 60.3; USS EARLE (DD-635),

                              USS QUICK (DD-490), USS LANSING (DE-388), USS DURANT (DE-389). 

                              Commenced maneuvering in formation at various courses and various speeds

                  0950    Stopped all engines preparing to take USS DURANT (DE-389) in tow

                  1012    USS DURANT received first line

                  1021    Towing hawser secured, commenced towing USS DURANT

                  1045    Ceased exercises, standing by to be taken in tow by USS DURANT

                  1116    Received first line from USS DURANT

                  1121    Towing hawser secured, underway in tow with USS DURANT

                  1147    Completed towing exercise, cast off all lines, underway to take station #4,

                              escorting convoy GUS 92

                  1240    Assumed station #4, in screen escorting convoy GUS 92, in position 350 54’N, 010 08’W.

                              Commenced patrolling

                  1810    Gyro compass error 30 east determined by azimuth of sun

                  2230    Maneuvering at various courses at full speed to take night station

                  2245    Assumed whip position

5-28-45     0623    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0654    Assumed day station commenced patrolling

                  0750    Departed station at full speed to close joiner

                  0810    Standing by joiner SS BUTTON GWINNETT

                  0825    Returning to station

                  0908    Assumed day station

                  1015    Convoy commenced forming narrow front of four columns

                  1033    Gyro compass error 20 East, by determined azimuth of the sun

                  1217    Europa Point abeam to starboard, distance six (6) miles

                  1300    Held following drills:  Mark 52 Director crew tracking drill; divisions I and II ship identification;

                              “C” division, movie on signaling; “E” division, small arms instruction

                  1730    Reduced speed, convoy forming broad front

                  1755    Convoy formed up

                  1900    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to minus one (-1) zone

                  2125    Departed station to assume night station

                  2133    Assumed night station

5-29-45     0542    Maneuvering at full speed to assume day station

                  0610    Assumed day station

                  1241    Departed station to investigate straggler

                  1300    Called all hands to battle station

                  1305    Repair parties simulating the fighting of fire on another vessel

                  1330    Secured fire fighting drill

                  1350    Screening for straggler

                  1403    Secured from battle stations

                  1410    Discontinued screening for straggler, proceeding at full speed to resume station with convoy

                  1415    Second division held telephone talker instructions; “S” and “O” divisions witnessing

                              40mm training film; “C” division receiving small arms instructions; first division holding

                              recognition training

                  1500    Secured from all drills and instructions

                  1900    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zero zone time

                  2045    Proceeding on various courses to take night station

                  2120    Assumed whip position

5-30-45     0450    Underway at full speed to assume day station

                  0525    Assumed day station commenced patrolling

                  1316    Held abandon ship drill

                  1322    Secured from abandon ship drill; held following drills: 1st and 2nd divisions received

                              instructions on 40mm quad; “C division received damage control instruction

                  1331    Proceeding to take station #3

                  1400    Assumed station #3

                  1415    Secured from all drills

                  1800    Set ships clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus one (+1) time

                  2147    Departed station #3, to assume night station astern of convoy

                  2203    Assumed night station

5-31-45     0407    Assuming day station

                  0453    Assumed day station

                  2055    Departed station at full speed to assume night station astern of the convoy

                  2100    Assumed night station

6-1-45       0000    Underway in North Atlantic Ocean with Task Group 60.3, escorting convoy

                              GUS 92.  Patrolling night station independently

                  0435    Departed night station at full speed to assume day station

                  0503    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling independently

                  1025    Departed station at full speed approaching USS QUICK (DD-490)

                  1042    Maneuvering alongside USS QUICK (DD-490)

                  1043    Shot line, commenced transfer of motion pictures

                  1101    Transfer completed, proceeding at full speed to resume station

                  1110    Commanding Officer holding weekly below decks inspection

                  1111    Assumed station #4

                  1150    Secured from inspection

                  1300    Held following drills and instruction:  “C” division held blinker drill’ first division

                              held damage control instruction; second division held telephone talker instruction;

                              “E” division held engineering instruction; “O” and “S” divisions received

                              instructions (film) on tracer control

                  1402    Departed patrol station to contact Pennant 83

                  1415    Secured from all drills and instruction

                  1435    Maneuvering alongside Pennant 83

                  1445    Declared Pennant 83 a straggler, commenced maneuvering to rejoin convoy

                  1445    Tested magazine sprinkler system, results satisfactory, except group II, which has defective valve

                  1620    Resumed station

                  2035    Departed day station to assume night station

                  2050    Assumed night station

6-2-45       0448    Departed night station astern of the convoy to assume day station.  Increased to full speed

                  0518    Assumed day station

                  0855    Departed station to investigate object in the water

                  0901    Opened fire on the object with number 3, 20mm

                  0904    Ceased fire, expended 48 rounds of ammunition.  Returning to station at full speed on

                              various courses

                  0922    Resumed station

                  1030    Commanding Officer commenced weekly topside inspection

                  1115    Secured from inspection

                  1727    Maneuvering to investigate object in water

                  1731    Object determined to be a wooden crate, maneuvering to resume station

                  1740    Resumed station

                  1800    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus two (2) time

                  1900    Maneuvering to investigate floating object reported by merchant ship

                  1916    Floating object found to be a small mine which was destroyed.  Expended

                              thirty-two (32) rounds of 20mm ammunition

                  1919    Maneuvering to return to station

                  2015    Maneuvering to take night station

                  2027    On night station

6-3-45       0410    Departed night station astern of the convoy to assume day station

                  0445    Assumed day station

                  1100    HATCH, W. T. (000-000) MoMM2c, placed on report , offense; illegal possession of beer

                  2030    Departed day station at full speed to assume night station

                  2045    Assumed night station, commenced patrolling independently

6-4-45       0430    Departed night station to take up day station

                  0504    Assumed day station commenced patrolling

                  0915    Commanding Officer held mast in the case of HATCH, W. T. (000-000) MoMM2c,

                              offense, illegal possession of beer, awarded five (5) days restriction

                  1300    Mustered all hands at quarters

                  1320    Secured from quarters, commenced the following drills:  first and second divisions

                              holding 40mm and 3”/50 loading drill; “E” division witnessed training film; “O” and “S”

                              divisions receiving damage control instruction; quartermasters and signalmen

                              receiving weather instruction

                  1430    Secured from all drills

                  2045    Departed station to assume night station

                  2105    Assumed night station

6-5-45       0453    Departed station, maneuvering for day station

                  0519    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling

                  1034    Increased speed, equalizing stations

                  1300    Called all hands to battle station

                  1306    Commenced test firing all guns

                  1319    Ceased fire after expending 1089 rounds of 20mm, 252 rounds of 40mm and 20 rounds

                              of 3”/50 AA ammunition

                  1322    Secured from battle stations

                  1325    Damage control parties held rescue breathing apparatus drill

                  1335    Resumed normal station in screen

                  1800    Set ship’s clocks back sixty (60) minutes to zone plus three (+3) time

                  2025    Maneuvering to take night station

                  2035    Assume night station astern of convoy

6-6-45       0408    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0448    Assumed day station

                  1308    Departed station at full speed; on various courses to transfer motion pictures with

                              USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1338    Maneuvering along starboard side USS EARLE (DD-635)

                  1342    Received shot line, commenced transfer

                  1354    Operation completed, cast off all lines, maneuvering at full speed to return to station

                  1405    Held following drill:  “C” division witnessed training film

                  1412    Resumed day station

                  1435    Secured from drill

                  2025    Departed station #4, in screen at full speed to take night station

                  2035    Assumed night station, commenced patrolling

6-7-45       0428    Departed station to assume day station

                  0510    Assumed day station, commenced patrolling

                  2057    Departed station to take night station

                  2119    Assumed night station

6-8-45       0449    Departed station, maneuvering to assume day station

                  0530    Assumed day station commenced patrolling independently

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection below decks

                  1110    Secured from inspection

                  1305    Held following drills and instruction:  2nd division, training film on 3”/50 Cal. gun;

                              1st division, first aid instruction; signalmen and quartermasters, held semaphore drill;

                              damage control parties, held welding and cutting instruction

                  1430    Secured from all drills and instruction

6-9-45       0008    Maneuvering to assume night station

                  0020    Assumed night station, commenced patrolling

                  0407    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0445    Assumed day station

                  1030    Commanding Officer held weekly inspection topside

                  1059    Secured from inspection

                  2041    Maneuvering to assume night station

                  2052    Resumed patrolling on night station

6-10-45     0430    Departed night station to assume day station

                  0458    Assumed day station commenced patrolling independently

                  1130    CTG 60.3, USS EARLE (DD-635) in company with USS DURANT (DE-389)

                              departed, escorting New York Section of GUS #92.  Underway with Hampton Roads

                              Section GUS 92 in company with USS QUICK (DD-490), maneuvering to assume station

                  1146    Assumed station, commenced patrolling

6-11-45     0655    Buoy “Xray Sugar” abeam to port distance one mile, standing up Hampton Roads Swept Channel

                  1020    Swept channel buoy S-11 abeam to port close.  Reduced speed and maneuvering in vicinity. 

                              Awaiting arrival of convoy

                  1040    Hampton Roads Section of GUS 92 arrived buoy S-11

                  1045    Departed buoy S-11 at full speed, proceeding through swept channel to buoy XS

                  1300    Buoy “XS” abeam to port

6-12-45     0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean enroute to Boston, Massachusetts

                  0327    Buoy “E” abeam to port, standing up Narragansett Bay Approach Swept Channel

                  0507    Buoy at Point AB abeam to port

                  0553    Buzzards Bay Approach Buoy “X” abeam to port

                  0558    Hens and Chickens Light abeam to port, distance one half mile.  Standing up Buzzards Bay

                  0642    Buzzards Bay Fairway Buoy abeam to starboard

                  0655    Cleveland East Ledge Light Station abeam to starboard, standing up Cleveland Ledge Channel

                  0707    Standing up Hog Island Channel

                  0709    Traffic Tower abeam to starboard

                  0726    Entered Cape Cod Canal, standing through Canal

                  0759    Cape Cod Canal Breakwater Light abeam to port, departed Eastern End of Cape Cod Canal,

                              standing into Cape Cod Bay

                  0801    Cape Cod Canal Buoy #1 abeam to starboard

                  0958    Boston Light Ship abeam to starboard close aboard, standing up Boston Swept Channel

                  1036    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  1101    Moored starboard side to at Pier #1 (East Side) South Boston Annex Navy Yard,

                              Boston, Massachusetts

                  1134    Commenced receiving shore power and water

                  1300    Officers and men departed on authorized leave

                  1345    Tug YSR-3 along port side, commenced removing 500 gallons generator fuel oil and

                              20 gallons diesel oil from diol (as logged) storage tank

                  1400    Commanding Officer departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by SOPA (Administrative)

                  1435    Shore steam line connected

                  1440    Completed discharge of oil from diol storage tank

                  1505    Transferred 169 cases 40mm ammunition to Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Mass

6-13-45     1315    Commenced pumping lubricating oil aboard YRS-3

                  2100    Completed pumping of 4550 gals. lubricating oil aboard YRS-3

                  2220    Barge YRS-3 departed

6-15-45     0830    Eight men departed on temporary duty for Anti-aircraft Training Center, Price’s Neck,

                              Newport, R.I., for eight (8) days instruction.  Ten men departed on temporary duty for

                              Anti-aircraft Training center, Prices Neck, Newport, R.I., for four (4) days instruction

6-16-45     1140    Disconnect shore water and steam lines

                  1150    Disconnected shore power and telephone lines

                  1152    Tugs YTB 366 (USS WAUBANSEE) and YTB 367 (USS WAWASEE) alongside

                  1205    Underway in tow of YTB 366 (USS WAUBANSEE) and YTB 367 (USS WAWASEE)

                              proceeding to dry dock #24

                  1225    Entered dry dock #24, South Boston Annex, Navy Yard

                  1228    Tugs cast off all lines

                  1230    Pilot Mr. Driver, departed

                  1236    Commenced pumping out dry dock

                  1240    Commenced receiving water, steam and power from dock

                  1241    Keel resting on bottom of dock

                  1245    Entire keel resting on bottom of dock.  Dock telephone connected

                  1250    Gangway placed aboard

6-17-45     1215    Lieut, (jg) W. T. DOOR, USCGR, departed on temporary duty with

                              Commanding Officer, Naval Training Center, Grand Trunk Pier, for assignment to instruction

                              CIC School, Portland, Maine.  Eight enlisted men departed on temporary duty with

                              Commanding Officer, Grand Trunk Pier, Portland, Maine, for assignment to CIC School

6-18-45     0750    Two enlisted men departed for U.S. Navy Receiving Station, Fargo Building, Boston, Mass.,

                              on temporary duty at Nan-Signaling School

6-19-45     0910    Working party of ten (10) men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  0930    Two enlisted men departed for temporary duty at Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Prices Neck, R.I.

                  0935    Ten enlisted men departed for four (4) days temporary duty at Anti-Aircraft Training Center,

                              Prices Neck, R.I.

6-20-45     0945    Working party of ten (10) men reported aboard from U.S. Coast Guard Receiving Station,

                              Boston, Mass.

                  1455    Two men returned aboard having completed three days instruction Nan-Signaling School,

                              U.S. Navy receiving station, Boston, Mass

                  1500    Working party of ten (10) men departed

6-21-45     0900    Working party of ten (10) men reported on board from U.S. Coast Guard Receiving Station,

                              Boston, Mass

                  1245    Commenced flooding dry dock

                  1250    Secured all shore services

                  1305    Forward part of vessel water borne

                  1307    Vessel water borne

                  1310    Completed flooding drydock

                  1315    Commenced leaving dry dock, taken in tow by navy yard tugs JUPITER and

                              YTL-18 (USS NOTTOWAY)

                  1317    Navy Yard Pilot Mr. Driver aboard

                  1320    Clear of drydock, underway in tow of tugs for Pier #1

                  1333    Moored, starboard side of East side of Pier #1, South Boston Annex, Navy Yard, Boston, Mass

                  1335    Tugs JUPITER and YTL-18 (USS NOTTOWAY) departed

                  1337    Pilot Mr. Driver departed

                  1530    Working party of ten (10) men departed for U.S. Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

6-22-45     1900    Lieut (jg) W.T. DOOR reported aboard upon completion of temporary duty at

                              Naval Training Center, grand Trunk Pier, Portland Maine

                  2200    Five enlisted men reported aboard upon completion of temporary duty at

                              Naval Training Center, Grand Trunk Pier, Portland Maine

6-23-45     0930    Working party of nine (9) men reported aboard from U.S. Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1530    Working party of nine (9) men departed

6-25-45     0742    Two enlisted men departed  for U.S. Navy Receiving Station, Fargo Bldg., Boston, Mass.,

                              for course of instruction at Burning and Welding School

                  0745    One enlisted man departed for radio watch and drill circuit at U.S. Navy Receiving Station,

                              Boston, Mass

                  0850    Ten enlisted men departed for U.S. Navy Receiving Station for course of instruction in

                              Ship and Plane Recognition

                  0920    Working party of nine (9) men reported aboard for temporary duty from Coast Guard

                              Receiving Station, Boston, Mass.

                  1000    Lieut. S. G. CARKEEK relieved Comdr. R. F. REA as Commanding Officer in accordance

                              with Coast Guard Headquarters restricted dispatch 190144 of June 1945

                  1000    Thirty-seven (37) men received night vision test

                  1500    Comdr. Richard F. REA, USCG, departed for Alameda, California in accordance with

                              basic orders, having been relieved as commanding officer this vessel by

                              Lieut. S. G. CARKEEK, USCG, at 1000 this date

                  1515    Commanding Officer departed on five (5) days leave of absence

6-26-45     0740    One enlisted man departed for U.S.N. Receiving station, Boston, Mass., for instruction in

                              Radio Drill Circuit

                  0800    One officer departed for assignment to temporary duty at fighter director school,

                              Pacific Fleet Radar School, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  0905    Ten enlisted men departed for course in Recognition at U.S.N. Receiving Station,

                              495 Summer Street, Boston, Mass

                  0930    Working party of eight men reported aboard from Brunswick Hotel, CG Barracks,

                              Boston, Mass.  Men returned from Recognition school

                  1510    One enlisted man returned from school

                  1530    Working party of eight men departed for USCG Barracks, Brunswick Hotel, Boston, Mass

6-27-45     0815    One man departed for Radio School

                  0900    Ten men departed for a course in Recognition at U.S.N. Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  0915    Ten men departed for swimming test at Y.M.C.A., Charlestown, Mass

                  1000    Working party of fifteen(15) men reported aboard from USCG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass.

                  1030    Ten men returned from swimming test

                  1130    Ten men returned from Recognition School

                  1640    One man returned from Radio School

6-28-45     0900    Ten men departed for a course in Recognition at USN Receiving Station, Boston, Mass. 

                              Nine men departed for swimming test at Charlestown, Mass

                  0945    Working party of seven (7) men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1012    Nine men returned from swimming test

                  1140    Ten men returned from Recognition School

                  1517    Working party of seven (7) men departed for CG Receiving Station, Brunswick Hotel,

                              Boston, Mass

6-29-45     0900    Ten men departed for a course in Recognition at USN Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1000    Working party of ten (10) men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1150    Ten men returned from recognition school

6-30-45     0900    Ten men departed for swimming test at Charlestown, Mass

                  1005    Working party of eleven (11) men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1040    Ten men returned from swimming test

                  1105    Working party of eleven (11) men departed for CG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1225    Two men returned from course of instruction at Burning and Welding School, at

                              U.S. Navy Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

7-1-45       0830    Twelve (12) men departed for four (4) days temporary duty at Anti-aircraft Training Center

                              at Prices Neck, R.I.

                  0900    Seven (7) men departed for U.S. Naval Training Center, Brooklyn, N.Y., for a course

                              of instruction in CIC

7-2-45       0745    Thirteen (13) men departed for Recognition School at USN Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

7-3-45       0815    Thirteen (13) men departed for recognition school at U.S.N. Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  0900    Seven (7) men departed for swimming test at Charlestown, Mass

                  1030    Thirteen (13) men returned aboard from recognition school at U.S.N. Receiving Station,

                              Boston, Mass

                  1030    Swimming party of seven (7) men returned aboard

7-4-45       0920    Commenced taking lubricating oil on board

                  1000    Completed taking lubricating oil on board, received 1375 gallons

7-5-45       1800    Two (2) men reported aboard from temporary duty at Anti-Aircraft Training Center,

                              Prices Neck, Rhode Island

                  1830    Ten (10) men reported aboard from temporary duty at Anti-Aircraft Training Center,

                              Prices Neck, Rhode Island.  Seven (7) men reported aboard upon completion of temporary

                              duty at U.S. Naval Training Center, Brooklyn, New York, having completed a course

                              of instruction at CIC School (Primary)

7-6-45       1008    Working party of nine (9) men reported aboard from USCG Receiving Station, Boston, Mass

                  1120    Commenced engine dock trials

                  1243    Secured engine dock trials

7-7-45       0837    Underway standing out of Boston Harbor for engine trial runs

                  0917    Deer Island Light abeam to port.  Standing out North Channel

                  0945    Commenced standing out Boston Harbor Approach Channel

                  1041    Light gong buoy “Z” abeam to Port

                  1255    Commenced test firing twin 40mm battery

                  1314    Completed test firing; no casualties or damage noted.  Expended 143 rounds of 40mm A.A.

                  1330    Commenced testing smoke screen generator

                  1339    Completed test of smoke screen generator.  Underway for Boston Harbor Approach Channel

                  1355    Standing up Boston Harbor Approach Swept Channel

                  1404    Boston Lightship abeam to starboard

                  1414    Swept channel buoy “Z” abeam to starboard

                  1446    The Graves Light abeam to port, distance one (1) mile

                  1514    Deer Island Light abeam to starboard standing into Boston Harbor

                  1547    Moored starboard side to at East side of Pier One, South Boston Annex, Navy Yard, Boston, Mass

7-8-45       0820    Commenced loading ammunition

                  1330    Completed loading ammunition received from Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Mass

7-9-45       1030    Commenced loading ammunition

                  1110    Completed loading ammunition

7-10-45     1130    Received ammunition from Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Mass

                  2007    Received from Naval Ammunition Depot (40) seventeen cases of submarine flares for transportation

7-11-45     0855    Called special sea detail.  Tug YTB 367 (USS WAWASEE) alongside to port

                  0910    Underway in Boston harbor

                  0925    Moored port side to East side, Fuel Dock, East Boston, Mass

                  0930    YTB 367 (USS WAWASEE) departed

                  0935    Commenced taking on fuel oil

                  1145    Completed taking on fuel.  Received 53,464 gallons of diesel fuel oil

                  1218    Tug YTB 331 (USS NAMEQUA) alongside to starboard

                  1234    Underway standing out Boston harbor

                  1246    Tug YTB 331 (USS NAMEQUA) departed

                  1310    Deer Island Light abeam to port

                  1325    Commenced compensating compasses

                  1445    Secured from compensating

                  1512    C12706 alongside to starboard

                  1517    C12706 departed

                  1533    Standing out Boston approach swept channel

                  1544    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1617    Secured from battle stations, called abandon ship drill

                  1630    Secured from abandon ship drill

7-12-45     0000    Underway in the North Atlantic Ocean enroute to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0055    Sankaty Head Light abeam to starboard, distant 35 miles

                  0840    Observed azimuth of the sun and found Gyro Compass error to be 10 East

                  1255    Exercised all hands at battle stations.  All gun crews holding loading practice and

                              training instruction

                  1350    Secured from drills and battle stations

7-13-45     0810    Observed azimuth of sun and found there to be no Gyro Compass error

                  1300    Held quarters for muster followed by the following drills and instructions: 20mm, 40mm

                              and 3”/50 cal. loading drills, pointer and trainer drill, instruction for director crews, damage

                              control instruction, depth charge parties holding loading and setting drills, S.M. and Q.M. holding

                              Q.M. instruction, 3rd div. Showed recognition training film

                  1430    Secured from exercises

                  1620    Observed azimuth of the sun, determined gyro error to be 10 W

7-14-45     0913    Observed azimuth of the sun and determined there to be no gyro error

                  1000    Commanding Officer began weekly inspection of ship

                  1045    Secured from Captain’s inspection

                  1310    Held firing practice for all 20mm, 40mm, 3”/50 cal. and director crews

                  1350    Held instruction and drills for depth charge parties, repair parties and telephone talkers

                  1445    Secured from all drills and instruction.  Expended the following amount of ammunition

                              348 rds 20mm, 15 rds 3”/50 cal., 177 rds 40mm

7-15-45     1030    Observed azimuth of the sun, determine gyro error to be 10 W

                  1230    Held drill for depth charge party

                  1300    Secured from drill.  Expended two (2) Mk 9 Mod. 3 depth charges, two (2) arbors,

                              and two (2) #3 impulse charges

                  1427    Reduced speed while repairs are made on starboard engine

                  1503    Repairs completed, resumed speed of 320 rpm on all engines

7-16-45     0535    Cape Maysi Light bearing 1930T

                  0625    Cape Maysi Light abeam to starboard, distance five (5) miles

                  1055    Maneuvering standing into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1110    Passed through submarine nets

                  1150    Anchored in 42 feet of water to 40 fathoms of port chain on the following bearings: 

                              Fisherman’s Point 2020T, Front Range beacon 2910T in berth 36 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1630    Training Group staff Communication Officer, Guantanamo, Cuba, aboard for

                              Communications Department inspection

                  1655    Communication Inspecting Officer departed

7-17-45     0100    Transferred to LCM 3 for delivery to Naval Supply Depot, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,

                              17 cases of pyrotechnics transported from Boston, Mass

                  0713    Two officers and seventy-nine (79) men departed for Anti-Aircraft Training Center,

                              NOB, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0845    Called all special sea details

                  0917    Anchor aweigh, underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay

                  0947    Anti-Submarine nets abeam, proceeding to Exercise area Fine Dog, in company

                              with SS ATROPO

                  1053    SS ATROPO submerged, commence ASW exercises

                  1102    Secured exercises due to failure of sonar gear, submarine instructed to surface

                  1145    Submarine surfaced

                  1330    Underway standing into Guantanamo Bay

                  1350    Passed through Anti-submarine defense nets

                  1430    Moored to buoy 19 Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1540    USS FROST (DE-144) moored alongside to port

                  1558    USS HUSE (DE-145) moored alongside to starboard

                  1728    Two officers and seventy-nine (79) men returned from Anti-Aircraft Training School,

                              Naval Operating base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-18-45     0530    USS FROST (DE-144) departed port side

                  0700    USS HUSE (DE-145) departed starboard side

                  0910    Training Group Staff Officers aboard for today’s scheduled exercises

                  0921    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1010    Called “all hands to battle stations”, conducting Battle Problem

                  1103    Secured from battle problem

                  1110    Secured from Battle Stations

                  1155    Effected rendezvous with ATR # 30 in exercise area

                  1307    All hands to Battle Stations

                  1329    Commenced firing Day battle Practice

                  1334    Ceased firing

                  1354    Commenced Local Control Battle practice, #1 3/50 commenced firing

                  1358    #1 3”/50 ceased firing

                  1407    #2 3”/50 commenced firing

                  1410    #2 3”/50 ceased firing

                  1425    Commenced firing #3 3”/50

                  1427    #3 3”/50 ceased firing.  Completed local control Battle Practice

                  1508    Commenced Machine Gun Surface Practice.  Commenced firing starboard run

                  1521    Ceased firing

                  1530    Commenced firing port run

                  1531    Ceased firing completed gunnery.  Expended following ammunition:  54 rounds

                              3”/50. caliber A/A; 96 rounds 40mm, and 300 rounds 20mm A.A.  No casualties

                  1545    Secured from “Battle Stations”

                  1650    Standing in Guantanamo Bay

                  1707    Passed through Anti-submarine nets

                  1723    Anchored in berth 51 in Guantanamo Bay in five fathoms of water to thirty fathoms of

                              port chain on the following bearings:  Fisherman’s Point Light 1160T,

                              Front Range beacon 2120T, Windward Point Light 1600T

                  1740    Training Group staff Officers departed

                  1816    U.S. Navy Divers launch alongside to inspect underwater sound gear

                  1832    U.S. Navy Divers launch departed.  Liberty granted Starboard watch, to expire

                              2200 this date at fleet landing dock

                  2230    Liberty expired, all hands returned on time

7-19-45     0610    Called all hands to special sea detail

                  0625    Anchor aweigh.  Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay

                  0640    Passed through anti-submarine net

                  0650    Enroute to exercise area 13 ABLE

                  0747    Commenced exercising in company with USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338) and

                              USS ROY O HALE (DE-336)

                  0850    Maneuvering making runs on target

                  0905    Commenced firing Day battle Practice

                  1000    Ceased firing

                  1010    Damage control parties holding CotLant Damage Control Exercises # 11, 12, 13, 14,

                              and 15 and II-1

                  1045    #1, 3”/50 gun commenced firing Local Control Battle Practice

                  1046    Ceased firing

                  1046    #2 3”/50 gun commenced firing

                  1047    #3 3”/50 commenced firing

                  1049    Ceased firing

                  1122    Commenced firing surface machine gun Practice, starboard run

                  1123    Ceased firing

                  1140    Commenced firing port run

                  1141    Ceased firing.  Expended following ammunition:  44 rounds 3”/50 AA1 300 rounds 20mm AA,

                              and 144 rounds 40mm AA.  # 22 and 24, 20mm had misfires.  Maneuvering to close ATR #30

                  1205    Navy Camera party of four men aboard from ATR 30

                  1400    Underway standing into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1409    Passed through anti-submarine defense nets

                  1425    Training Group Staff Officer and Navy Camera party of four (4) men departed

                  1430    Standing out Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1438    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  1445    Mustered crew to quarters.  No absentees

                  1500    Secured from quarters.  Holding damage control instruction for damage control parties,

                              steering casualty drill, for Division I, talker procedure for Division II, and flag hoist drill

                              for quartermasters and signalmen

                  1600    Proceeding enroute to exercise area 13 ABLE

                  1627    Arrived exercise area

                  1923    Commenced exercise at tactical maneuvers in company with USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338)

                              and USS ROY O. HALE (DE-336)

                  2052    Called all hands to battle station.  Maneuvering for gunnery exercises

                  2144    Commenced firing gunnery exercises, O-16, O-17

                  2300    Ceased firing having expended 30 rounds 3”/50 cal. A.A., 30 rounds 3”/50 cal.

                              illuminating projectiles

                  2305    Secured from battle stations.  Commenced exercising at tactical maneuvers

7-20-45     0800    “All hands to Battle Stations” for gunnery exercises

                  0928    Commenced firing anti-aircraft Battle Practice

                  0930    Ceased firing

                  0939    Commenced firing

                  0940    Ceased firing

                  0949    Commenced firing

                  0950    Ceased firing

                  0955    Commenced firing

                  0956    Ceased firing

                  1000    Commenced firing

                  1001    Ceased firing

                  1007    Secured from battle Stations.  Expended ammunition as follows:  900 rounds of 20mm A.A.,

                              298 rounds 40mm, 9 round 3”/50 caliber

                  1015    Maneuvering to go alongside USS HALE (DE0336)

                  1030    First line passed

                  1035    Cast off lines

                  1037    Maneuvering to alongside USS RAY (DE-338) to pass mail

                  1045    Along port side USS RAY (DE-338), passed first line

                  1048    Completed passing mail cast off lines, maneuvering to commence towing exercises

                              with USS HALE (DE-336)

                  1121    Passed first line to USS HALE (DE-336)

                  1125    USS HALE (DE-336) secured towing hawser

                  1134    Commenced taking up slack in towing hawser

                  1141    USS HALE (DE-336) under tow

                  1150    Completed towing exercise, commenced taking towing hawser aboard

                  1201    USS HALE (DE-336) cast off tow cable

                  1209    Tow cable on deck

                  1212    Maneuvering to lay smoke screen

                  1221    Commenced laying smoke screen

                  1226    Secured from making smoke

                  1325    Arrived position in formation with USS RAY (DE-338) and USS HALE (DE-336)

                  1400    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1408    Commenced firing anti-aircraft training practice runs

                  1437    Held following drills:  CIC held exercises 2, 14, 16; damage control parties held

                               exercises II-2 and emergency procedure drill; engineers held ruptured fire main drill

                  1455    Ceased firing anti-aircraft training practice runs.  Expended 609 rounds 20mm A.A.,

                              217 rounds of 40mm A..A., 46 rounds 3”/50 cal. anti-aircraft ammunition;

                              secured from drills and battle stations

                  1505    Departed formation at full speed on various courses

                  1630    All hands to special sea details

                  1645    Passed through anti-submarine nets.  Maneuvering to enter drydock

                  1716    Entered drydock

                  1735    All lines secured, commenced pumping out drydock

                  1900    Completed pumping out drydock

7-21-45     0745    Commenced flooding drydock

                  0810    Ship waterborne forward

                  0820    Ship waterborne aft

                  0842    Underway, bow clear of drydock, maneuvering various courses and speed in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0900    HATCH, W.T. RT2c, USNR, departed having completed check on Sonar Gear

                  0940    Determined Gyro error one (1) degree West by Radio Tower Range, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0957    Passed through Anti-Submarine Defense Nets

                  1201    Maneuvering to join USS RAY (DE-336) and USS HALE (DE-338)

                  1217    Joined formation

                  1252    Called all hands to Battle Stations

                  1304    Commenced firing on anti-aircraft training practice runs

                  1330    Held following drills:  CIC held exercises #2, #14, #16, Sonarmen tested sound gear on

                              neighboring ships

                  1430    Secured from drills

                  1439    Ceased firing, having expended 102 rounds 3”/50 cal., 376 rounds 40mm; and

                              1305 rounds 20mm ammunition

                  1442    Secured from battle Stations

                  1655    Standing in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba on various courses at various speeds

                  1700    Passed through Anti-Submarine Defense Nets

                  1740    Moored starboard side to Port side of USS CALCATERRA (DE-390)

                              at mooring buoy #19, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1955    Called all Special Sea Details in preparation for getting underway

                  2001    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  2025    Passed through Anti-Submarine Defense Nets

                  2110    Effecting rendezvous with USS MARTIN RAY (DE-338) and USS HALE (DE-336)

                  2114    “All Hands to Battle Stations” for Night Anti Aircraft Battle Practice

                  2122    Commenced firing on port run

                  2123    Ceased firing

                  2124    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  2125    Ceased firing

                  2131    Commenced firing on starboard run

                  2132    Ceased firing

                  2133    Commenced firing on port run

                  2134    Ceased firing

                  2135    Secured from Battle Stations.  Expended following ammunition, 725 rounds

                              20mm AA and 292 rounds of 40mm HET

7-22-45     0000    Underway in Caribbean Sea in company with USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338)

                              and USS HALE (DE-336) on training maneuvers

                  1340    Observed azimuth of sun, determined gyro error to be 20 W

7-23-45     1058    Small fire reported in after berthing compartment as a result of welding, extinguished

                              by fire watch.  Damage, clothing and personal gear of DOOR, W.T. Y2c

                  1210    Maneuvering off Culebra Island

                  1218    Called all hands to Battle stations for shore bombardment firing exercises; commenced day runs

                  1326    Commenced firing main batteries on shore targets

                  1512    Secured main batteries

                  1538    Commenced firing 40mm batteries on shore targets

                  1555    Secured from daylight shore bombardment firing exercises, having expended 60 rounds

                              3”/50 cal. and 72 rounds 40mm ammunition

                  1605    Departed exercise enroute to anchorage area, Seine Bay, Culebra Island

                  1638    Anchored in Seine Bay, Culebra Island in eight (8) fathoms of water to forty-vive (45)

                              fathoms of port chain on the following true bearing:  Scorpion Point 328 T,

                              Headland Rock 063 T, Redcliffe Point 104 T

                  1900    Called all special sea details

                  1910    Anchor aweigh, maneuvering enroute to exercise area

                  1930    Call all hands to battle stations

                  2032    Commenced Night Shore Bombardment Exercise.  Main battery commenced firing

                  2035    Ceased firing

                  2036    40mm battery commenced firing

                  2037    Ceased firing

                  2112    Commenced illumination of shore target

                  2123    Commenced firing at shore target

                  2128    Ceased firing

                  2133    Secured from Battle Stations.  Expended following ammunition: 40 rounds 40mm HET;

                              35 rounds 3”/50 illuminating; 28 rounds 3”/50 AA.  Maneuvering in exercise area

7-24-45     1815    Observed azimuth in the sun and found there to be no Gyro compass error

                  1920    Expended 150 rounds of 45 cal. ammunition and 100 rounds of 22 cal. ammunition

                              for small arms drill

7-25-45     1247    Called all hands to battle Stations, commenced maneuvering for simulated air attacks by drones

                  1313    Damage control parties held casualty and steering casualty drills

                  1328    Commenced firing on drones

                  1412    Ceased firing, having expended 27 rounds 3”/50, 18 rounds 40mm, and 236 rounds

                              of 20mm ammunition; secured from damage control drills and Battle Stations; radar plot

                              commenced RCM exercises 3 and 4

                  1524    Secured from RCM exercises, commenced tactical maneuvers with USS HALE (DE-336)

                              and USS RAY (DE-338)

                  1730    Completed tactical maneuvers

                  1841    Moored starboard side to port side of USS HALE (DE-336) east side, pier Able,

                              Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-26-45     0615    The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant HATCH, Lieut (jg) DOOR,

                              and four (4) men departed for the USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338) to act as

                              observers during battle problem

                  0825    USS BLED (APD-109) moored to port side

                  0918    Lieut. (jg) W.T. DOOR, departed in charge of forty six (46) men

                              for AATC, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1112    USS BLED (APD-109) departed port side

                  1325    USS RIZZI (DE-537) moored to port side

                  1510    The Commanding Officer, Lieutenant HATCH, Lieut (jg) DOOR

                              and four (4) men returned from USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338)

                              having observed Battle Problem

                  1710    Lieut. (jg) W. T. DOOR, departed in charge of forty six (46) men

                              returned from temporary duty at AATC, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-27-45     0745    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0807    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  0858    All engines stopped

                  0900    Submarine submerged.  Commenced A.S.W. exercises

                  0935    Commenced making hedgehog runs

                  1350    Completed anti-submarine exercise runs, having expended 14 plaster loaded hedgehogs

                  1424    Submarine surfaced, departed exercise area for Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1518    Training Group staff boat alongside.  Training Group staff departed

                  1624    Maneuvering to come alongside the USS CHEMUNG (AO-30) to engage in refueling operations

                  1718    First line aboard

                  1747    Commenced receiving fuel

                  1810    Refueling operation completed.  Received 14,388 gallons of diesel oil.  Maneuvering on

                              various courses and speeds to engage in gunnery exercises

                  1911    Called all hands to battle stations

                  1926    Commenced firing on “Tace” type runs

                  1940    Ceased firing, expended twelve (12) rounds of 3”/50 anti-aircraft ammunition,

                              153 rounds of 40mm anti-aircraft ammunition

                  1951    Secured from battle stations

                  2015    All hands to battle stations for night anti-aircraft battle practice

                  2038    Commenced firing

                  2039    Ceased firing

                  2043    Commenced firing

                  2044    Ceased firing

                  2112    Commenced night battle practice; commenced firing

                  2110    Ceased firing

                  2128    Commenced firing

                  2131    Ceased firing

                  2137    Illuminated target with searchlight

                  2140    Ceased illuminating

                  2153    Illuminated target with searchlight

                  2155    Ceased illuminating

                  2157    Secured from battle stations, expended the following ammunition; 464 rounds 20mm;

                              284 rounds 40mm; 18 rounds 3”/50 cal. illuminating and 17 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA

                  2300    Maneuvering standing into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-28-45     0010    Moored starboard side to port side of USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338) at berth #39,

                              Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0640    COTCLant Staff observers reported aboard for today’s exercises

                  0811    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1035    Maneuvering in entrance to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1040    Lieut. Comdr. SEELEY, USNR, Commanding Officer of USS J. R. WARD (DE-243)

                              came aboard with a party of five (5) officers and ten (10) men to observe battle problem

                  1140    All hands to battle stations, to conduct battle feeding

                  1247    Commenced battle problem, maneuvering on various courses and speeds, assisted by three planes

                  1402    Commenced firing on anti-aircraft exercise runs

                  1452    Completed firing, having expended 21 rounds 3”/50 cal. AA; 233 rounds 40mm and

                              986 rounds 20mm ammunition; secured from battle problem and battle stations, having expended

                              4 Mk. 9, Mod 3, depth charges

                  1530    Increased speed to full, returning to Guantanamo Bay

                  1610    Standing in Guantanamo Bay

                  1615    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  1615    Lieut. Comdr. SEELEY, USNR, Commanding Officer of USS J. R. WARD (DE-243)

                              came aboard with a party of five (5) officers and ten (10) men and COTCLant Staff observers,

                              departed

                  1645    Moored starboard side to port side of USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338), in Berth 39,

                              Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-29-45     0635    Called all special sea details

                  0700    COTCLANT Staff Observer reported aboard for anti-submarine exercises

                  0705    Cast off all lines, underway standing out Guantanamo Bay

                  0718    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  0745    Underway in company with USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338) and USS ROY O HALE (DE-336)

                  0758    Number One (1) engine broken down, reduced speed to thirteen (13) knots to facilitate repairs

                  0837    Increased speed to 360 rpm

                  1000    “All Hands to Battle Stations”, commenced scheduled exercises

                  1008    Commenced TDD Exercise.  Commenced firing

                  1010    Ceased firing

                  1116    Commenced firing

                  1117    Ceased firing

                  1143    Commenced firing

                  1144    Ceased firing

                  1145    Commenced firing

                  1146    Ceased firing

                  1149    Expended the following ammunition:  32 rounds 3”/50 caliber AA, 214 rounds 40mm,

                              340 rounds 20mm

                  1258    Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds

                  1315    Called all hands to Battle Stations

                  1351    Commenced firing anti-aircraft exercises

                  1352    Damage control parties held orientation and emergency procedure drills

                  1450    Secured from damage control drills

                  1506    Secured from firing, having expended 212 rounds 40mm and 790 rounds 20mm ammunition

                  1715    Standing into Guantanamo Bay

                  1727    Passed through Anti-submarine nets.  COTCLANT Anti-Submarine-Warfare observer departed

                  1757    Moored to buoy, Berth 19, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1917    COTCLANT anti-submarine warfare observer reported aboard.  Called all special sea details

                  1924    Cast off mooring line.  Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay

                  2048    Commenced scheduled exercises with submarine, illuminated target

                  2052    Ceased illumination.  Maneuver various courses and speeds making ASW runs on submarine

                  2215    Completed scheduled exercises, submarine surfaced

                  2330    Maneuvering standing into Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

7-30-45     0008    COTCLANT anti-submarine-warfare observer departed

                  0017    Moored starboard side to port side of USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338) at buoy,

                              Berth 19, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  0600    COTCLANT staff observers reported aboard

                  0615    Called all special sea details

                  0630    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay

                  0710    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  0917    All Hands to Battle Stations for Gunnery Exercises

                  0929    Commenced firing

                  0930    Ceased firing

                  0931    Commenced firing

                  0932    Ceased firing

                  0955    Commenced firing

                  0956    Ceased firing

                  1020    Commenced firing

                  1021    Ceased firing

                  1058    Commenced firing

                  1059    Ceased firing

                  1102    Commenced firing

                  1103    Ceased firing

                  1104    Commenced firing

                  1105    Ceased firing

                  1107    Secured from battle Stations, expended following ammunition:  38 rounds 3”/50 AA,

                              1338 rounds of 20mm, 439 rounds 40mm

                  1311    Maneuvering entering Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  1411    Moored starboard side to east side of Pier ABLE

                  1420    COTCLANT staff observers departed

                  1510    Commenced loading ammunition

                  1600    Received the following ammunition from Naval Ammunition Depot, Guantanamo Bay,

                              Cuba: 128 rounds of 3”/50 illuminating ammunition.  9720 rounds of 20mm ammunition,

                              3296 rounds of 40mm ammunition

                  1900    Called all special sea details

                  1908    Maneuvering to go alongside fuel dock

                  1914    Moored starboard side to fuel dock

                  1926    Commenced refueling

                  2100    Completed fueling, received 29,590 gallons of diesel fuel oil

                  2233    Underway standing out of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

                  2358    Maneuvering to join USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338) and ROY O HALE (DE-336)

7-31-45     1645    Held flag hoist drill for signalmen

8-1-45       0000    Underway in the Caribbean Sea in company with the USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338)

                              and USS ROY O. HALE (DE-336)

                  1703    Panama Canal Sea Buoy abeam to port

                  1715    Standing into Limon Bay, C.Z.

                  1744    Passed through breakwater, entrance to Panama Canal

                  1817    Moored port side to USS ROY O HALE (DE-336), Pier One, Berth “D”, U.S. Naval Station,

                              Coco Solo, Canal Zone

                  1840    Ship’s clocks set back sixty (60) minutes to Zone plus 5 time

                  1842    USS JANSSEN (DE-396) moored to starboard side

                  1935    Commenced refueling

                  2103    Completed fueling, received 11,000 gallons diesel oil

8-2-45       1150    Called all special sea details.  USS JANSSEN (DE-396) departed

                  1205    Underway approaching Panama Canal entrance

                  1317    Anchored in Limon Bay in seven (7) fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain o the following

                              true bearings:  East breakwater beacon, 3420T; Signal tower, 1550T; Coco Solo water tank, 0880T

                  1833    Underway entering Atlantic Entrance to Panama Canal

                  1845    Standing through Panama Canal

                  1925    Maneuvering at approach to GATUN LOCKS and to go alongside USS JANSSEN (DE-396)

                  1944    Moored port side to USS JANSSEN (DE-396) at entrance to GATUN LOCKS

                  2020    Lines passed to donkeys at locks

                  2022    Underway in GATUN LOCKS, in tow

                  2030    Secured in GATUN LOCKS

                  2032    Commenced flooding locks

                  2041    Ceased flooding locks

                  2042    Underway in tow

                  2050    Secured in second section of GATUN LOCKS

                  2054    Commenced flooding locks

                  2100    Completed flooding locks

                  2102    Underway in tow

                  2108    Secured in third section of GATUN LOCKS

                  2109    Commenced flooding locks

                  2116    Completed flooding locks

                  2120    Underway in tow

                  2128    Lock donkeys cast off tow, maneuvering at various courses and speeds

                  2130    USS JANSSEN (DE-396) cast off all lines, departing port side

                  2133    Maneuvering in Panama Canal

8-3-45       0000    Underway in the Panama Canal in company with USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338),

                              USS ROY O. HALE (DE-336) and USS JANSSEN (DE-396)

                  0028    Moored port side to starboard side of USS JANSSEN (DE-396) at entrance to

                              PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS

                  0036    Taken in tow by canal mules

                  0046    Secured in PEDRO MIGUEL LOCKS, commenced pumping

                  0055    Completed pumping of locks, taken in tow

                  0103    Underway on various courses and speeds in MIRAFLORES LAKE

                  0132    Taken in tow at MIRAFLORES LOCK

                  0139    Secured in MIRAFLORES LOCK, commenced pumping

                  0216    Unmoored from USS JANSSEN (DE-396).  Underway standing through Panama Canal

                  0325    Panama Canal Approaches buoy abeam to port

                  0329    Station ship abeam to port.  Underway in the Pacific Ocean

                  1315    Morro Peurcos Light abeam to starboard, distance (8) miles

8-4-45       0900    Observed azimuth of the sun and determined gyro error to be 1-1/20 westerly

                  1000    The Commanding Officer held weekly inspection

                  1130    Exercises ready gun crew at GEORGE 3 type runs, expended ten (10) rounds of 3”/50 caliber

                              anti-aircraft ammunition

                  1203    Commenced practice firing

                  1215    Completed exercise George 3, expended eight (8) rounds of 3”/50 cal. AA #8038

8-5-45       1415    CIC held tracking drill

8-6-45       1300    All Hands to Quarters”

                  1305    Secured from Quarters.  All Gun Crews drilled at their respective stations

                  1345    Secured from Gun Drills.  Holding the following instruction: First and Second Division,

                              Lookout training; Third Division, talker training, “O” Division, Misfire procedures, CIC Team,

                              Surface plotting; ASW Team, Bathy-thermograph instructions: Signalmen, flag hoist drill;

                              Quartermaster, instructions on logs; “E Division, drainage and flushing systems; Damage Control

                              Parties, casualty power to steering and 40mm mounts

                  1410    Secured from instructions

                  1437    Departed station, maneuvering to go alongside USS JANSSEN (DE-396) to exchange movies

                  1500    Along port side USS JANSSEN (DE-396), passed first line

                  1507    Completed exchange of movies

                  1508    Cast off all lines

                  1800    Set all ships clocks back on hour for plus six (6) time zone

                  1915    Expended 150 rounds of 45 cal. ammunition

8-7-45       0715    Commenced full power run on various speeds

                  1250    Exercised all hands at battle stations firing at 3”/50 caliber AA bursts.  Expended the following

                              ammunitions: six (6) rounds 3”/50 cal.; 96 rounds 40mm; 138 rounds 20mm

                  1310    Secured from battle stations and held the following drills:  Quartermasters, chart corrections;

                              Signalmen, flag hoist drill; CIC teams, air plotting; Depth charge parties, depth charge drill;

                              Div. I and II, talker training; Div. III, Lookout training, O and S Div., ammunition handling;

                              E. Div., Compressed air and damage control, handy billy instruction

                  1359    Expended the following ammunition: two (2) depth charges MK 9, Mod 3, two (21) #3

                              impulse charges, two (2) arbors

                  1400    Bathythermograph #5271 lost overboard due to wire casualty

                  1500    Reduced speed to 180 rpm having completed power runs

8-8-45       1245    Held the following drills and instructions: First and Second divisions, recognition film; “O” division,

                              lecture on ammunition markings, All radarmen, drill in summary plot: All soundmen, drill with bathy

                              thermograph; All signalmen holding flag hoist drill; All quartermasters, lecture on chronometer

                              records; “E” division, main engine control drill; All radiomen; holding authentication drill

                  1330    Secured from all drills.  All hands from all divisions off watch received first aid lecture

                  1400    Cooks and cook strikers received instruction in use of the ice cream machine

                  1410    All deck officers engaged in rubber docking practice

                  1530    Held small arms practice, expended 180 rounds of .45 caliber ammunition. 

                              Completed rubber docking practice

                  1814    USS JANSSEN (DE-396) along starboard side to exchange movies

                  1824    Completed exchange of movies USS JANSSEN (DE-396) departed

8-9-45       0930    Signalmen commenced holding semaphore drill with ships in company

                  0955    Signalmen secured from semaphore drill

                  1305    Signalmen held flag hoist drill

                  1316    Held battle problem with all hands at battle stations

                  1420    Underway on various courses and speeds ahead of formation making tracking runs

                  1607    Completed tracking exercises, maneuvering to go alongside USS MARTIN H. RAY (DE-338)

                              to exchange movies

                  1625    Along starboard side USS MARTIN H RAY (DE-338), commenced transfer of movies

                  1638    Operations completed, returning to station at full speed

                  1655    Resumed station

                  1800    Ship’s clocks set back one (1) hour to plus 7 zone time

8-10-45     0900    Sonarmen held code drill on sonar gear

                  1030    Secured from drill

                  1330    Held flag hoist drill for signalmen and navigation instruction for Quartermasters

8-11-45     0630    Maneuvering approaching swept channel to San Diego

                  0800    Underway standing up San Diego swept channel

                  0818    Passed Buoy “A” close aboard abeam to port

                  0914    Passed through anti-submarine nets

                  1030    Moored port side to USS JANSSEN (DE-396) at Pier 3, Berth 34, south end,

                              Naval Repair Base, San Diego, California

                  1039    USS RAY (DE-338) moored to our starboard side

8-12-45     0650    Received from Supply Officer, Naval Repair Base, San Diego, Calif. ten (10) gallons of ice cream

8-13-45     1826    Fuel line aboard.  Commenced taking on fuel from YOG 36

                  1945    Completed fueling.  Received 31,242 gallons diesel oil

8-15-45     0705    Received thirty (30) lbs. doughnuts from Mello-Cream Do-Nut Co., San Diego

                  0745    Cast off all lines, underway proceeding to ammunition dock

                  0808    Moored starboard side to USS JANSSEN (DE-396) at Ammunition Dock, San Diego, Calif

                  0850    Commenced loading ammunition

                  0950    Completed taking on ammunition:  Received 48 rounds 3”/50 A.A., 8 depth charges Mark 9-3

                              and 2 depth charge arbors Mark 7-1 from Naval Ammunition Depot, Fall brook, California

                  1016    Underway for Pier #4, Naval Repair Base, San Diego, California

                  1045    Moored to port side of USS DORAN (DMS-41) North Side, Pier #4, Berth #41,

                              Naval Repair Base, San Diego, California

                  1725    Underway standing out of San Diego Harbor, Calif

                  1822    Passed out through Anti-submarine Defense Nets, standing out Swept Channel

                  1835    Buoy “SD” abeam to starboard

                  1842    Swept Channel Buoy “1A” abeam to starboard

                  2125    Maneuvering at full speed to join USS JANSSEN (DE-396)

                  2212    Assumed station one (1) mile on port beam of USS JANSSEN (DE-396)

8-16-45     0000    Underway in the Pacific Ocean in company with USS JANSSEN (DE-396)

8-17-45     1340    Signalmen completed one (1) hour flag hoist drill

                  1800    Set all ships clocks back one (1) hour to conform with plus eight (8) time zone. 

                              Took azimuth of sun and found one (10) degree easterly error

8-18-45     1000    The Commanding Officer held personnel, locker and ship’s inspection

                  1400    Held flag hoist drill with USS JANSSEN (DE-396).  Held small arms target practice. 

                              Expended 300 rounds of 22 cal. ammunition

8-19-45     1320    Maneuvering coming alongside USS JANSSEN (DE-396) to exchange movies

                  1338    Along port side USS JANSSEN (DE-396), fired line, commenced transfer of movies

                  1347    Cast off all lines, returned to station

                  1355    Resumed station, set speed at 290 rpm

                  1800    Set ship’s clocks back one (1) hour to plus nine (plus 9) time

                  1915    Held small arms target practice, expended 200 rounds .45 caliber and 250 rounds .

                              22 caliber ammunition

8-20-45     0420    Changed course to 2130T to avoid passing ship

                  1245    All Hands to Quarters

                  1300    All Hands to Battle Stations

                  1320    Secured from Battle Stations.  Holding the following Drills:  Damage Control Parties testing

                              12 fire hose on line.  20mm Gun crews movie on Mark 14 Gun Sight; 40mm and 3”/50 Gun Crews,

                              loading drill; 3”/50 Pointers, Trainers and Sightsetters pointing, training and sightsetting drill;

                              Quartermasters, navigation instruction.  Radiomen drill on shifting frequencies. 

                              CIC Team, communications practice.  “E” Division, casualty instruction

                  1400    Secured from Drills

                  1408    Signalmen holding Flag Hoist Drill

                  1445    Secured from Flag Hoist Drill

                  1800    Set ship’s clocks back thirty (30) minutes to plus 9-1/2 zone time

                  1900    Held small arms target practice; expended 300 rounds of .22 cal. ammunition and

                              100 rounds of .45 cal. ammunition

8-21-45     1230    All Hands to Battle Stations”

                  1302    Commenced firing

                  1303    Ceased firing

                  1317    Commenced firing

                  1318    Ceased firing

                  1319    Commenced firing

                  1320    Ceased firing

                  1328    Commenced firing

                  1329    Ceased firing

                  1330    Commenced firing

                  1331    Ceased firing

                  1344    Commenced firing

                  1345    Ceased firing

                  1348    Commenced firing

                  1349    Ceased firing.  Completed Gunnery Exercises; expended following ammunition: 68 rounds 3/50 AA;

                              171 rounds 40mm, and 986 rounds 20mm

                  1408    Secured from Battle stations

                  1618    Commenced standing into Pearl Harbor

                  1648    Passed through anti-submarine warfare nets

                  1735    Moored port side to USS JANSSEN (DE-396) at buoy berth D6, Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

8-22-45     1733    USS RAY (DE-338) moored to our starboard side

                  1904    Commenced taking on fuel

                  2020    Completed taking on fuel, received 25,459 gallons of fuel oil

8-23-45     0700    Nine (9) men departed for three (3) days course of instruction at Radar Operator School,

                              Camp Catlin, Oahu, T.H.

                  0800    Eight (8) men departed for Bloch Arena, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, for one (1) days instruction

                              in Mk14 Gun Sight

                  1121    USS EDSELL (DE-129) departed

                  1300    Held flag hoist drill fro signalmen

                  1345    Eight (8) men returned from Officer in Charge NYPH, Bloch Arena, having completed Mk 12

                              and Mk 3 training instruction

                  1730    Received aboard from CINCPAC Radar, Radio, Sonar Pool, N.Y. Pearl Harbor, T.H. two (2)

                              A-1 receivers Ser 3898, 3854, two (2) 1-3 receivers Ser. 7252, 7333 and two (2) 1-4 Hoods

8-24-45     0700    Ten (10) men departed for Fire Fighting School, Officer in Charge, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1210    Lt.(jg) HATCH and Lt.(jg) DOOR departed for temporary duty at ASWTC, Kauhua Is., T.H.

                  1414    Commenced taking on water

                  1435    Completed taking 4,522 gallons water

8-25-45     0900    Commanding Officer held personnel inspection

                  1000    Commanding Officer held ships inspection

                  1835    Ten (10) men returned from Radar Operators School, Camp Catlin, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1930    Lt.(jg) HATCH and Lt.(jg) DOOR returned aboard from ASWTC,

                              Bldg. 418, Kauhua Island, Pearl Harbor, T.H., having completed temporary duty

8-26-45     1400    One man departed for temporary duty at Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo School, Camp Catlin,

                              Pearl Harbor, T.H.

8-27-45     0900    Party of two officers and eleven men departed for ASWTC Bldg 418, Kauhua Island,

                              Pearl Harbor T.H. for attack teacher training

8-28-45     0520    Two officers reported aboard for observation of ASW exercises from DESPAC, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  0616    Underway standing out Pearl Harbor T.H. for exercises

                  0810    Observed azimuth of the sun and found no gyro error

                  0821    USS SEAFOX (SS-402) submerged

                  0835    Commenced anti-submarine exercises with USS HILL (DE-141)

                  1500    Completed anti-submarine exercises

                  1613    Standing into Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1644    Commenced lowering the ships boat

                  1715    Ships boat waterborne

                  1730    Moored port side to USS RAY (DE-338) in Berth D6 in Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1950    YW 86 moored along starboard side

                  1952    Commenced taking water from the YW 86

                  2011    YW 86 departed, received 9590 gallons of fresh water

                  2230    COMDESPAC Gunnery observer reported aboard

8-29-45     0630    USS RAY (DE-338) departed, moored port side to USS STURTEVANT (DE-239)

                  0702    Underway standing out of Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  0737    Passed through Anti-submarine nets.  Underway standing out swept channel

                  0752    Buoy #1 abeam to port.  Maneuvering in NEUTRAL AREA to calibrate gun sights and directors

                  1103    Completed calibrating gun sights and directors.  Underway to join formation

                  1118    Joined formation including the following ships:  USS FROST (DE-144),

                              USS STURTEVANT (DE-239), USS HILL (DE-141), USS RALL (DE-304)

                  1343    Commenced firing main batteries at surface target in daylight gunnery exercises

                  1544    Gunnery exercises completed, having expended sixty-four (64) rounds 3”/50 cal. ammunition

                  1559    Commenced tactical maneuver and flag hoist drill

                  1730    Completed tactical maneuvers, commenced tracking exercise

                  1846    Maneuvering for rendezvous in Center Area “C-8” with USS FROST (DE-144) having

                              completed tracking drill

                  1908    Effected rendezvous with USS FROST (DE-144)

                  2020    Commenced gunnery exercises

                  2055    Completed gunnery exercises.  Expended 20 rounds of 3”50 caliber common ammunition,

                              48 rounds of 3’50 caliber illuminating

8-30-45     0824    Steering casualty due to power failure

                  0828    Resumed normal steering

                  0844    Called all hands to battle station to exercises at anti-aircraft firing

                  0934    Commenced firing

                  0935    Ceased firing

                  0937    Commenced firing

                  0938    Ceased firing

                  1025    Commenced firing

                  1026    Ceased firing

                  1029    Commenced firing

                  1030    Ceased firing

                  1044    Commenced firing

                  1045    Ceased firing

                  1046    Commenced firing

                  1047    Ceased firing

                  1048    Commenced firing

                  1049    Ceased firing

                  1051    Commenced firing

                  1052    Ceased firing

                  1054    Commenced firing

                  1055    Ceased firing

                  1100    Completed AA exercises.  Exercised at flag hoist drill.  Expended following ammunition:

                              82 rounds 3”/50 cal. 1334 rounds 20mm, 325 rounds 40mm

                  1138    Completed flag hoist drill

                  1300    Maneuvering standing into Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1324    Passed through anti-submarine warfare nets

                  1356    Ships boat waterborne

                  1432    Moored port side to USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) at berth D1, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

                  1448    DESPAC Gunnery officer departed

                  1550    LCM 1147 alongside

                  1610    LCM 1147 departed

8-31-45     1215    Received from NAD, Lualualet, Oahu, T.H. 268 rounds of 3”/50 AA and 40 rounds

                              3”/50 Illuminating

                  1425    One man completed temporary duty with Fleet Gunnery and Torpedo School,

                              Camp Catlin, Oahu, T.H.

                  1700    Received 160 rounds 40mm AA and 1800 rounds 20mm AA from NAD Lualualet, Oahu, T.H.

9-1-45       0900    Commanding Officer held personnel inspection

                  1000    Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection

                  1442    USS SWASEY (DE-248) moored to starboard side

9-3-45       1050    Lieutenant Bartley, USNR, Lieutenant McCrory, USNR

                              Lieutenant Phillips III, USNR, Lieutenant Maerki USNR

                              Lieutenant(jg) Nutting, USNR reported aboard for transportation to the United States

                  1100    Received 5130 gallons of fresh water from water barge

                  1220    Party of eighty (80) enlisted men reported aboard from US Navy Receiving Station #128,

                              Aiea, Hawaii for transportation to continental United States, draft list WC 357

                  1555    Underway standing out Pearl Harbor T.H.

                  1628    Buoy #1 close aboard to starboard.  Maneuvering to join formation

                  1750    Took station with Task Unit 10.18.1

9-4-45       1300    Ship’s clocks advanced thirty (30) minutes to plus (+9) time

9-5-45       0000    Underway in Pacific Ocean with Task Unit 10.18.1

9-6-45       0200    Ship’s clocks advanced sixty (60) minutes to plus 8 time

                  0845    Observed azimuth of the sun.  Found gyro error to be 10 West

                  0912    USS HILL (DE-141) alongside to port to exchange movies

                  0923    Completed exchange of movies.  Cast off all lines.  USS HILL (DE-141) departed

9-7-45       0000    Underway in Pacific Ocean with Task Unit 10.18.1

9-8-45       0200    Ship’s clocks advanced sixty (60) minutes to plus seven (plus 7) time

                  1000    The Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection

9-9-45       0647    Santa Barbara Island abeam to port, distance (9) miles

                  0845    Maneuvering approaching San Pedro Bay

                  0938    Los Angeles Harbor Light abeam to port

                  1010    Anchored in berth F8 in forty two (42) feet of water to thirty (30) fathoms

                              of port anchor chain

                  1250    Lieutenant Commander MEYER, USCGR Harbor Pilot aboard

                  1300    Underway standing into Terminal Island, California

                  1328    Moored Starboard side to Berth 230E-D Terminal Island, California

                  1345    Lieutenant Bartley, USNR, Lieutenant McCrory, USNR, Lieutenant Phillips III, USNR

                              Lieutenant Maerki USNR, Lieutenant(jg) Nutting, USNR departed for U.S. Naval

                              Receiving Station Terminal Island, California in compliance with basic orders

                  1400    Party of eighty (80) embarked enlisted men departed, as peer draft list #W.C. 357

                              departed for U.S. Navy Receiving Station Terminal Island, Calif

                  1427    Underway standing out of berth 230 Terminal Island, California for anchorage Berth F8

                  1458    Anchored in Berth F8 in 41 feet of water, mud bottom to 30 fathoms Port anchor chain

                  1513    Lieutenant Commander MEYER, USCGR Harbor Pilot departed

                  1725    Water barge alongside port side

                  1745    Water barge departed, received 2970 gallons of water

                  2120    Anchors aweigh, underway proceeding to fuel dock

                  2200    Moored port side to fuel dock, berth 215

                  2210    Commenced taking on fuel oil

9-10-45     0002    Completed fueling, having received 43,596 gallons diesel oil from

                              Hancock Oil Company

                  0017    Cast off lines, underway to anchorage

                  0055    Anchored in Berth F8, San Pedro Harbor

                  1100    Degaussing Equipment inspected by U.S. Naval Inspector and found to be

                              in good working order

                  1420    Received from Naval Supply Depot, San Pedro, Calif. One (1) barometer #B-988

                  1943    Delivered 200 A/S projectiles Mark 4 with tails to YS 659 for delivery to

                              N.A.D. Seal Island, Calif

9-11-45     1910    Anchor aweigh, underway standing out San Pedro Bay

                  1925    Los Angeles Harbor Light abeam to starboard

                  1950    Assumed station in Task Unit 10.18.1

9-12-45     0000    Underway in Pacific Ocean with Task Unit 10.18.1

9-13-45     0830    Observed azimuth of the sun and found no gyro error

                  2200    Ship’s clocks advanced sixty (60) minutes to plus six (plus 6) zone time

9-14-45     1555    Stopped all engines

                  1600    Dead in the water with swimming party over the side

                  1630    Secured swimming party.  Underway to resume position in cruising formation

                  1640    Resumed position

9-15-45     0955    Maneuvering to come alongside USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) to exchange movies

                  1005    Alongside USS CHAMBERS (DE-391)

                  1014    Completed exchange of movies, resumed station in formation

                  1555    Stopped all engines

                  1600    Laying to with swimming party over the side

                  1627    Secured swimming party

                  1630    Underway to resume formation

9-16-45     1400    Advanced all ship’s clocks one (1) hour to plus five zone time

9-17-45     0000    Underway in Pacific Ocean with Task Unit 10.18.1

9-18-45     2105    Mono Puercos Light abeam to port, distance 11.5 miles

                  2316    Capa Male Light abeam to port, distance 12.56 miles

9-19-45     0000    Underway in Gulf of Panama with Task Unit 10.18.1

                  0412    Commenced maneuvering approaching Balboa Harbor

                  0650    Passed Station vessel close abeam to starboard

                  0656    Entered harbor entrance channel, passing lighted buoy #2 close abeam to starboard

                  0750    Passed through Anti-Submarine defense nets

                  0800    Underway in Balboa Harbor

                  0820    Entered Panama Canal

                  0830    Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DE-389)

                  0835    Underway with USS DURANT (DE-389) alongside

                  0945    Taken in tow by canal mules

                  0955    Entered Miraflores Locks

                  1040    Departed Miraflores Locks, cast off tow

                  1103    Taken in tow by canal mules

                  1132    Entered Pedro Miguel Locks

                  1154    Departed Pedro Miguel Locks, cast off tow

                  1200    Unmoored from USS DURANT (DE-389) proceeding through Gaillard Cut

                  1441    Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DE-389) at entrance to Gatun Locks

                  1537    Entered Gatun Locks

                  1600    Underway standing through Gatun Locks in tow by canal mules

                  1640    Cast off tow having passed through Gatun Locks

                  1645    Cast off lines of USS DURANT (DE-389), standing out Gatun Reach enroute

                              Coco Solo, Panama C.Z.

                  1730    Received aboard from NOB Coco Solo 2250 gal. of Lube Oil

                  1755    Moored port side to USS DURANT (DE-389), berth “Dog”,  pier #1,

                              Naval Operating Base,  Coco Solo, Panama C.Z.

                  1830    Commenced taking on fuel

9-20-45     0230    Completed taking on fuel, received 28087 gallons

                  0831    Lieut (jg) JACKSON D(L) USNR, Lieut, NYQUIST, D(L) USNR and

                              Lieut (jg) LENTZ, D(L) USNR reported aboard from Armed Guard Pool,

                              Navy 122, Coco Solo, C.Z. for transportation to the United States

                  0915    Vallini, GM1c USNR reported aboard with and in charge of fifty four (54) enlisted men

                              for transportation to Armed Guard Center, Brooklyn, N.Y.

                  1215    Called all special sea details

                  1237    Cast off from USS DURANT (DE-389), underway standing out Limon Bay, C.Z.

                  1259    East Breakwater light abeam to starboard

                  1300    Maneuvering to take station in formation

                  1413    Took station with Escort Division 45

9-21-45     0000    Underway in the Caribbean Sea with Escort Division 45

                  0200    Advanced ship’s clocks sixty (60) minutes to plus four (plus 4) zone time

9-22-45     0705    Narassa Island Light abeam to Starboard, distance 4.3 miles

                  1020    Commanding Officer held weekly ship’s inspection

                  1040    Secured from ship’s inspection

                  1932    Castle Island Light abeam to starboard distance 4 miles

                  2147    Bird Rock light abeam to starboard, distance 3.5 miles

9-23-45     0000    Underway in the North Atlantic Ocean with Escort Division 45

                  0149    Dixon Hill Light, San Salvador Island, abeam to port, distance seven miles

                  1115    USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) along port side to transfer movies

                  1119    Fired shot line, commenced exchange

                  1134    Transfer completed, took in lines

                  1551    Stopped engines

                  1555    Hove to for swimming party

                  1600    Laying to with swimming party over the side

                  1620    Secured swimming party

                  1632    Underway

9-24-45     1553    All engines stopped

                  1559    Hove to for swimming party

                  1600    Laying to with swimming party over the side

                  1625    Secured swimming party

                  1635    Underway

9-25-45     1555    Stopped all engines

                  1558    Hove to for swimming party

                  1600    Laying to with swimming party over the side

                  1631    Secured swimming party

                  1635    Underway

                  1922    Stopped all engines to allow USS CHAMBERS (DE-391) to assume

                              new position in formation

                  1927    Underway

9-26-45     0425    Swept Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy “A” abeam to starboard, distance 4.5 miles

                  0446    Maneuvering standing into Gedney Channel

                  0659    Gedney Channel Lighted Whistle Buoy abeam to starboard close aboard standing

                              up Gedney Channel

                  0755    Drifting and maneuvering on various courses at various speeds awaiting turn to

                              stand into dock

                  0800    Underway as before on various courses and speeds prior to docking

                  0920    YTM 474 and 475 alongside to starboard to assist in docking

                  0932    Moored port side to east side of pier #1, berth #2, Ammunition Dock, Earle, New Jersey

                  0937    Commenced unloading ammunition.  Draft forward 10’4”, aft 10’6”

                  1336    All ammunition removed from the ship.  Draft fwd 10’ aft 10’

                  1402    YTM 474 and 475 alongside

                  1405    Cast off all lines, underway standing up Chapel Hill Channel enroute to

                              Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  1600    Underway as before on various courses and speeds in New York Harbor. 

                              Standing up East River

                  1603    Passed under Brooklyn Bridge

                  1618    YT-74 (USS TIOGA) alongside, Mr. KELLEY, Civilian Pilot aboard

                  1626    Moored starboard side to USS VANCE (DE-387) at Pier “C” Berth #2

                              Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York

                  1630    Embarked Lieutenants and enlisted men departed, having been aboard for

                              transportation to the United States

                  1633    Mr. KELLEY, Civilian Pilot departed; YT-74 (USS TIOGA) departed port side

9-27-45     0000    Moored Starboard side to USS VANCE (DE-387) at Pier “C”, Berth #2,

                              Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.

                  1630    Leave party departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by the

                              Commanding Officer

                  1730    Granted liberty to starboard section of crew to expire at 0730 28 September 1945

9-28-45     0900    Moored as before

                  1700    Granted liberty to port section to expire at 0730 29 September 1945

9-29-45     0430    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, New York, Sixty (60) pounds

                              bread, Forty (40) pounds Cinnamon Buns, Twenty (20) pounds Plain cake,

                              Ten (10) pounds Raisin Cake, Twenty (20) pies

9-30-45     0200    Set back ships’ clocks sixty (60) minutes to plus five (plus 5) time

10-1-45     1700    Granted liberty to expire at 0730, 2 October 1945

10-2-45     0730    Liberty expired, all hands returned on time

10-3-45     0950    Received one scaling tool from Shop X 31, Navy Yard, N.Y.

10-4-45     1130    The Commanding Officer departed on six (6) days leave

10-5-45     1255    USS BREEMAN (DE-104) moored to port side

10-6-45     0440    Received from Services to forces Afloat, Navy Yard, New York, 40 lbs. buns,

                              20 lbs, plain cake, 10 lbs, raisin cake, 50 lbs. bread, and 20 pies

10-7-45     1000    Liberty granted to starboard section to expire 0730, 8 October 1945

10-8-45     0500    Received from Services to Forces Afloat, Navy Yard, New York:  15 gallons milk,

                              32 pounds bread, 20 pounds cinnamon buns, 10 pounds plain cake, 5 pounds raisin cake

                  0900    YTB 344 (USS SWATANE) and YTB 740 (USS METACOM) alongside to assist

                              in entering drydock

                  0915    All shore services detached, yard pilot aboard

                  0925    Underway in tow, enroute to Drydock #1

                  0940    Entered Drydock #1, commenced pumping out

                  0945    Yard pilot ashore

                  1045    Completed pumping out

10-9-45     0905    Received from Services to Forces Afloat Navy Yard, N.Y. Twenty Five (25) pies

10-10-45   0515    Received from Services to Forces Afloat Navy Yard, N.Y. Twenty-five (25) gallons milk

                              Forty (40) pounds bread, Twenty (20) pounds Cinnamon Buns and

                              Ten (10) pounds of Doughnuts

                  0930    Received aboard from Services to Forces Afloat, 25 assorted pies, 10 gal. brick ice cream

                  0935    All hands to flooding stations, commenced flooding dry dock

                  1000    All shore services detached

                  1000    Ship waterborne

                  1040    Caisson open, YTB 532 (USS OCMULGEE), YTB 533 (USS SHAHASKA) and

                              YTB 173 (USS MANISTEE) alongside

                  1058    Standing out of dry dock in tow

                  1115    Moored starboard to DE 113 (CLARENCE L EVANS), Pier “C”, berth 3

                  1130    All shore service connections made

                  1324    Commenced dock trials

                  1339    Completed dock trials

10-11-45   0435    Received from Services to Forces Afloat 40 lbs. white bread, 25 gal. milk,

                              10 lbs, doughnuts, 20 lbs, cinnamon buns

10-12-45   0430    Received from Services to Forces Afloat, Navy Yard, New York

                              ten (10) pounds doughnuts, forty (40) pounds bread, and twenty-five (25) gallons milk

                  0940    Received from Services to Forces Afloat, Navy Yard, N.Y. 25 assorted pies and

                              10 gallons ice cream

                  1640    Received from Supply Depot, Bayonne, N.J. ten (10) gallons lubricating preservative oil

10-13-45   0500    Received from Services to Forces Afloat, Navy Yard, N.Y.: eighty (80) lbs. bread,

                              forty (40) lbs. cinnamon buns, twenty (20) lbs. doughnuts, twenty-five (25) gallons milk

10-14-45   0000    Moored starboard side to USS EVANS (DE-113) at berth 3, pier “C”, Navy Yard,

                              New York

10-15-45   0500    Received from Services to Forces Afloat, 25 gallons fresh milk

                  0938    Received from services to Forces Afloat ten (10) gallons of Ice Cream

10-16-45   0445    Received from Services to Forces Afloat Twenty (20) pounds of Cinnamon Buns,

                              ten (10) pounds Ring doughnuts, Forty (40) pounds of bread, Twenty Five (25)

                              gallons milk

                  0910    Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, New York twenty five (25) assorted pies,

                              ten (10) gallons of ice cream

10-17-45   1322    YTB 276 (USS TAVIBO) alongside to port

                  1328    YTB 151 (USS KANOKA) alongside to port

                  1333    Underway in tow to drydock No. 3 USS EVANS (DE-113) alongside to Starboard

                  1406    Secured in drydock No. 3  YTB 276 (USS TAVIBO) and YTB 151 (USS KONOKA)

                              departed

                  1425    Commenced pumping drydock #3

                  1705    Completed pumping out drydock #3

10-18-45   0000    Moored in dry dock #3, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.  USS EVANS (DE-113)

                              alongside to Starboard

10-19-45   0000    Moored in dry dock #3, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N.Y.  USS EVANS (DE-113)

                              alongside to Starboard

10-20-45   1200    Liberty granted to Port Section to expire 1000, 21 October 1945

10-21-45   0450    Received from Services to Forces Afloat (25) Twenty Five gallons of milk

10-22-45   1135    Received from Sharplas Corp. Philadelphia PA. (1) case Mechanics hand tools

10-23-45   0410    Received from Services to Forces Afloat 10 gallons ice cream and 25 pies

10-24-45   1638    Commenced flooding dry dock

                  1715    All compartments inspected and found secure

                  1720    All shore services disconnected

                  1810    Dry dock flooded

                  1845    YTM 112 (USS ACTIVE) and YTB 532 (USS OCMULGEE) alongside

                  1853    Standing out of dry dock in tow, all lines in, married starboard side to

                              USS EVANS (DE-113)

                  1905    Moored port side to USS WELLS (DD-628), bow out at Berth 5, Pier “D” with

                              USS EVANS (DE-113) alongside to starboard

                  1945    Shore service connected

10-25-45   0500    Received from Services to Forces Afloat 40 lbs. bread, 20 lbs, cinnamon buns

                              and 10 lbs. doughnuts, 25 gal. milk

10-26-45   0700    Disconnected Shore Steam, Water and Electrical Lines

                  0745    Mr. GOW, Navy Yard Pilot aboard

                  0758    Underway standing out of Brooklyn Navy yard, with YTB 740 (USS METACOM)

                              alongside

                  0806    Navy Yard Pilot departed, Cast off all lines from YTB 740 (USS METACOM),

                              standing down East River

                  0820    Standing down Buttermilk Channel

                  0831    Standing down lower New York Harbor

                  0850    Ft. LaFayette abeam to port close aboard Standing out Ambrose Channel

                  0935    Ambrose Channel buoy “1A” abeam to starboard, close aboard

                  0955    Ambrose Light Vessel abeam to port distance 1.5 miles

10-27-45   0000    Underway North Atlantic Ocean enroute from New York, New York to

                              Jacksonville, Florida

                  0800    Increased speed to 386 RPM to commence speed test

                  1200    Reduced speed to 361 RPM

                  1500    Observed azimuth of the sun and found gyro error to be 1.50E

                  1600    Completed speed test

10-28-45   0814    St Johns Light vessel abeam to port, close aboard.  Underway approaching

                              St Johns River entrance

                  0845    Lighted whistle buoy number 2 St. J. abeam to starboard, close aboard

                  0901    Pilot boat CGR 1409 alongside.  Lieut. Comdr. IRWIN, USNR., pilot aboard

                  0905    Standing up St Johns River

                  1056    Anchored to 45 fathoms of chain on the starboard anchor in the St. Johns River. 

                              Depth of water 42 feet.  Anchored on the following bearings, left hand left bridge tower

                              2880T, left hand radio tower, South Jacksonville 2070T, water tank in Jacksonville 0240T

                  1155    Pilot departed

10-29-45   0900    Lieut. Comdr. IRWIN, USNR., pilot reported aboard

                  0905    Commenced heaving around on the anchor

                  0908    Anchor aweigh.  Standing up St. Johns River at various courses and speeds

                  1137    Moored starboard side to USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) in berth A64 in

                              the St. Johns River

                  1225    Lieut. Comdr. IRWIN, USNR, Pilot departed

10-30-45   0000    Moored starboard side to USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) berth A64, St. Johns River,

                              Green Cove Springs, Florida

11-1-45     1500    Effective 25 October 1945 the following officers were promoted in rank,

                              for temporary service CARKEEK from Lieutenant for Lieutenant Commander

                              to rank as such from 3 October 1945.  PERRY; COLONA; DONALDSON,

                              from Lieutenant (jg) to Lieutenant to rank as such from 3 October 1945.

                              Authority:  AlCoast 131-45

11-7-45     1652    Draft forward ten feet three inches, draft aft nine feet eleven inches

11-18-45   0800    Church party departed

                  1230    Church party returned

11-30-45   1145    Underway to shift moorings

                  1205    Moored starboard side to USS DURANT (DE-389).  Starboard anchor out

                              forty-five fathoms in sixteen feet of water

                  1530    Carried Port anchor out and let go in sixteen feet of water, forty-five

                              fathoms of chain

12-1-45     0000    Moored port side to USS CALCATERRA (DE-390) and starboard side to

                              USS DURANT (DE-389) at berth A-63, St. Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida

12-2-45     0000    Moored with Escort Division 45 at Berth Able 63 in St. Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida

12-5-45     0900    Fifty four (54) men were received on board this vessel from the USS DURANT (DE-389)

                              in accordance with verbal orders of Command Escort Division 45 of 5 December 1945

12-6-45     1200    Lieut. HATCH, departed for temporary duty at Naval Training School,

                              Material Preservation, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Penn. by authority COM

                              St Johns River Group Letter file P-16-4/00(PR)

12-7-45     1200    Commenced taking on fuel from YO225

                  1250    Secured from fueling received 29037 gallons of Diesel Oil.  Draft Fwd 9’5”, Aft. 12’10”

12-8-45     1300    DOOR,W.T. MoMM2c departed for Material Preservation School,

                              Philadelphia, Auth: Commander St. Johns River Group Inactive Fleet Speed letter

12-16-45   1600    Received engineering supplies from ARL 33

12-19-45   1625    Received from Supply Officer, Florida Group, Sixteenth Fleet, Green Cove Springs, Florida

                              supplies as per invoice

12-20-45   1250    All hands to quarters.  No absentees.  Held locker inspection

12-23-45   1902    DOOR, W.T. MoMM2c reported aboard from temporary duty at

                              Material Preservation School, Philadelphia, Penn

12-27-45   0000    Moored with Escort Division 45 in berth Able 63, St. Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida

12-28-45   0000    Moored with Escort Division 45 in berth FIR 2 St Johns River, Green Cove Springs, Florida

                  1145    Lieut. HATCH, USCG returned from temporary duty Naval Training School,

                              Material Preservation, Navy Yard, Philadelphia

12-29-45   1000    Magazine sprinkler systems inspected and found satisfactory

 

                      

                                       See 1946 deck logs for continuation