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 ships 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 ships 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 DOran, 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 (17)

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 ships 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 19N, 590 07W

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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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. Ships boat lowered, departed to effect transfer of convoy

vice-commodore and staff to this vessel

0920 Ships 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 Ships 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 Mens 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 Mens 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 ships 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 ships 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 Ships 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 20N, Longitude 370 26W

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 Captains 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 EARLEs 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 50N, Long. 730 15W

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 27N, Long. 730 49.5W, 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 02N, 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 54N, 010 08W.

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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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, Prices 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 Captains 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:

Fishermans 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 todays 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: Fishermans 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 todays 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 350 caliber common ammunition,

48 rounds of 350 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 ships 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 Ships 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 Ships 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 Ships clocks advanced sixty (60) minutes to plus seven (plus 7) time

1000 The Commanding Officer held ships 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 Ships 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 ships 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 ships 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 ships inspection

1040 Secured from ships 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 104, aft 106

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 95, Aft. 1210

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