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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1st 1944 TO JANUARY 31st 1944


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W. A. Devine - Lieut. 12 Shangri-la Lane, Newport, Rhode Island Wife - Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address

J. F. Burns - Lieut. (R) On board - Mother - Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon St. Arlington, Mass.

N. D. Coates - Lieut. (j.g)(R) Quaker Ave., Tiverton, RI Wife - Mrs. Mable D. Coates, same address

D. R. Townshend - Lieut. (jg)(R) On board - Wife, Mrs Martha G. Townshend 311 E. Broad St. Palmyra, NJ.

J. P. Welch - Lieut. (jg) On board - Mother - Mrs Mary Cogne, 103 Monument St. Portland, Me.

R. I. Johnson - Lieut. (jg)(R) 115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI Wife, Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.

R. A. Peterson - Ensign On board - Mother, Mrs. Carl A. Peterson 120 S. Main St., Manchester, Conn.

Charles Wayne - Ensign On board - Mother - Mrs. Kathleen M. Wayne, 201 S. 10th St., Monmouth, Ill.


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 12 Shiffbauer Flemming Johnson Gray Oglibee Sindicich Sindelar Evans Possetti Logsdon Beenstock Silcio ah 1 Hagen


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1 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. Carried out morning routine. 07.55 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. Secured from muster. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. * 10.00 Received from NEW JERSEY Asbestos Company, BOSTON, MASS. on purchase order No. 44-14153, miscellaneous packing 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire before 08.00 2 January 1944. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.24 Evening colors. 19.30 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

*Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly test condition good. RAP


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 11 Flemming Johnson Gray Oglibee Sindicich Sindelar Evans Possetti Logsdon Beenstock Silcio ah 1 Hagen


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2 January 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille, carried out morning routine. SCHIFFBAUER, John W. (201-816) CY reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 08.00 Morning colors; liberty party returned on time. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

SCHIFFBAUER, John W. (201-816) CY - reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. 13.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expier at 08.00 3 JANUARY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Departments secured, department heads and anchor watch to muster. R.I.Johnson


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 11 Flemming Johnson Gray Oglibee Sindicich Sindelar Evans Possetti Logsdon Beenstock Silcio ah Hagen

Water Received 4000 Expended 3000 On hand 7000


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3 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South pier Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.55 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE D. ROLAND TOWNSHEND COAST GUARD RESERVE reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer Unalga. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE D. ROLAND TOWNSHEND COAST GUARD RESERVE - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer Unalga

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.00 Received from supply officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND fifty (50) pounds of bread for use in the general mess. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 12.55 Officers call, first call for quarters. 13.00 Held quarters followed by the reading of the Articles for the Government of the Navy 15.10 Shifted berth one hundred (100) feet forward, port side to South Pier. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 4 January 1943. 17.26 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 10 Flemming Johnson Gray Oglibee Sindicich Sindelar Evans Possetti Logsdon Silcio ah 1 Hagen pnr Beenstock

Water Received 9000 Expended 3000 On hand 13000


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4 January 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille 08.00 Quarters, all hands to muster. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time 08.05 Commenced dock trials. 08.31 Secured from dock trials, bridge and engineroom reported ready to get underway. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.50 Shipped personal effects of HAGEN, ROBERT I (247-122) SoM2/C to Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland. 10.45 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (500-003) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from four days leave. 10.55 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.05 Raceived commissary stores for use in general mess from MTBSTC, Melville, Rhode Island on stub requisition 2,3,&4. 13.00 Quarters omited due to inclement weather. Held resuscitation drill and instruction in Articles for Government of Navy below decks. 13.15 Secured taking on fresh water. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

HAGEN, ROBERT I (247-122) SoM2/C - Shipped personal effects of HAGEN, ROBERT I (247-122) SoM2/C to Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (500-003) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from four days leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch until 08.00 5 January, 1944. 16.30 Received engineer's supplies from Navy Yard, Boston on invoice #157491. 17.28 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.45 Department heads and watch to muster. All departments reported secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 8 Flemming Johnson Gray Oglibee Sindicich Sindelar Logsdon Silcio ah 1 Hagen dep al. Burns ah. Harris pnr Evans


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5 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille Carried out morning routine. 07.15 POSSETTI, EVEREST P (562-005) SC3/C (R) reported aboard from five (5) days leave. 08.00 All hands mustered for colors. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

POSSETTI, EVEREST P (562-005) SC3/C (R) - reported aboard from five (5) days leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples *. 11.00 Lt James F Burns (R) departed on five (5) days leave, granted by Commanding Officer. 11.45 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S1/C reported on board from five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.30 All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R). 12.45 Received commissary supplies from Supply Officer MTBTS on stub requisition #5 and 6 for general mess. 14.00 Received one box of fire extinguishers from Lewis Warf Warehouse, Boston Mass Bill of lading number NCG 132623. 14.10 Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy, invoice #6610 14.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 08.00 tomorrow *HARRIS, THOMAS JR (7016-190) STM3/C (R) departed at 10.25 for inpatient treatment at US Naval dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Lt James F Burns (R) - departed on five (5) days leave, granted by Commanding Officer

EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S1/C - reported on board from five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Jones, Albert C (613-567) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Lane, Herschel F (613-900) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Buras, Joseph J (528-839) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Goy, Fred T (529-015) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

Porter, Boyd J (613-414) - All hands mustered on mess deck for anouncement of changes in ratings as follows: Cockerham, Francis M (548-480) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), D'Amico, Richard L (550-355) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Jones, Albert C (613-567) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) to MM3/C (R), Lane, Herschel F (613-900) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Tullos, Laverne C (613-620) F2/C to F1/C (R), Buras, Joseph J (528-839) F2/C (R) to F1/C (R) Goy, Fred T (529-015) F3/C R to F2/C (R), Porter, Boyd J (613-414) F3/C (R) to F2/C (R)

HARRIS, THOMAS JR (7016-190) STM3/C (R) - departed at 10.25 for inpatient treatment at US Naval dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island

16.00 to Mid. Moored as before. 17.26 Colors. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 7 Flemming Johnson Gray Ogilbee Sindicich Logsdon Silcio Burns ah 2 Hagen Harris pnr Sindelar dep.al. O'Connor Mapp

Water Received 6000 Expended 3000 On hand 13000


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6 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid to 09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 Crew mustered. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time. 08.55 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples: Conditions dry and normal D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Commenced taking fresh water aboard from dock. 09.00 SINDELAR, JOHN H. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard from seven (7) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 10.10 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 10.30 O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (244-746) SoM2/C departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer Unalga. 13.00 No quarters held due to inclement weather. All hands mustered on mess deck for a lecture by Commanding Officer on "Greater Efficiency During Drills". 14.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 7 JANUARY, 1944. 15.30 MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C departed this unit on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

SINDELAR, JOHN H. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard from seven (7) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (244-746) SoM2/C - departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer Unalga

MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C - departed this unit on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Departments secured, department heads and anchor watch to muster. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 7 Flemming Gray Ogilbee Sindicich Silcio O'Connor Mapp Burns ah 2 Hagen Harris pnr Johnson Logsdon dep.al. Smith ah Litwin


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7 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to SOUTH PIER, NET AND FUEL DEPOT; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 All hands to muster for colors. Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.10 SMITH, WILBUR R. (570-668) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 18 JANUARY, 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SMITH, WILBUR R. (570-668) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 18 JANUARY, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.10 Received, for use in the general mess: Ten (10) gallons fresh milk on invoice #6625 from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island and Commissary stores on stub requisition #7 from US Naval Supply Officer, MELVILLE, Rhode Island. 10.30 Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS six (6) pints penetrating oil on invoice #157488 10.55 Muster, all hands to muster to witness award of good conduct medal. 11.00 Chronometers wound. * 12.35 Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island ten (10) gallons milk on invoice #6629 for use in the general mess. 13.00 Omitted quarters due to inclement weather 14.45 LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK1/C departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. *12.00 LOGSDON, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSON, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R found absent from the ship and declared AOL from this time and date. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK1/C - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

JOHNSON, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R - LOGSDON, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSON, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R found absent from the ship and declared AOL from this time and date

LOGSDON, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C - LOGSDON, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSON, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R found absent from the ship and declared AOL from this time and date

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 8 January 1944 17.27 Evening colors 19.30 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster. 19.55 JOHNSEN, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R returned on board from six (6) days annual leave with two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer after being eight (8) hours AOL. 21.00 LOGSDON, Claude M (223-884) SC1/C returned on board from five (5) days leave of absence with two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding officer after being nine (9) hours AOL Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

JOHNSEN, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R - returned on board from six (6) days annual leave with two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer after being eight (8) hours AOL

LOGSDON, Claude M (223-884) SC1/C - returned on board from five (5) days leave of absence with two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding officer after being nine (9) hours AOL


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 8 Flemming Gray Ogilbee Sindicich Silcio O'Connor Mapp Smith ah 3 Hagen Litwin Harris

Water Received 9000 Expended 4000 On hand 15000


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8 January 1944

moored as before port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored as before port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. Ralph A. Peterson, Ens.

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ships inspection. 10.40 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.45 Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy for use in general mess. Chronometers wound. 13.00 Granted liberty to starboard section to expire at 08.00 9 January, 1944. 13.06 LOGSDON, CLAUDE M (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSEN, CARL R (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) granted one day extension of leave by Commanding Officer to cover period of unavailable absence over leave on 7 January 1944. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

LOGSDON, CLAUDE M (223-884) SC1/C - LOGSDON, CLAUDE M (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSEN, CARL R (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) granted one day extension of leave by Commanding Officer to cover period of unavailable absence over leave on 7 January 1944

JOHNSEN, CARL R (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) - LOGSDON, CLAUDE M (223-884) SC1/C and JOHNSEN, CARL R (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) granted one day extension of leave by Commanding Officer to cover period of unavailable absence over leave on 7 January 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.30 Sunset. Evening colors. 20.00 Department heads and watch to muster. All departments reported secured for the night. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg).


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 5 Flemming Silcio O'Connor Mapp Smith ah 3 Hagen Litwin Harris pnr Gray.


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9 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.15 OGILBEE, WILLIAM (249-271) Sea 1/C (RdM) returned on time from authorized leave. 02.45 SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J. JR (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) returned on time from five (5) days leave and three (3) days extension and two (2) days travel time, granted by Commanding Officer. 07.00 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

OGILBEE, WILLIAM (249-271) Sea 1/C (RdM) - returned on time from authorized leave

SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J. JR (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) - returned on time from five (5) days leave and three (3) days extension and two (2) days travel time, granted by Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 10.40 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C returned on time from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. * 13.00 Liberty granted to port section of crew until 08.00 tomorrow. *12.00 Flemming, Robert L (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) granted five (5) days extension of leave by Commanding Officer D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C - returned on time from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Flemming, Robert L (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) - granted five (5) days extension of leave by Commanding Officer

16.00-Mid. Moored as before. 17.31 Colors. 19.45 Held reports, department heads and anchor watch to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 5 Flemming Silcio O'Connor Mapp Smith ah 2 Hagen Harris pnr Litwin pnr Semproch Aloi Bush Stahl Martin

Water Received 6000 Expended 4000 On hand 14000


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10 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.45 Received from Supply Locker, Hammetts Warf, Newport, Rhode Island supplies for damage control officer: Invoice #5480-44 and 5455-44. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C returned aboard from inpatient treatment at MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND DISPENSARY. 10.00 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 11.00 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.30 LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS COAST GUARD RESERVE reported aboard from four (4) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.02 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 12.55 Officers call. 13.00 Held quarters followed by publication of orders - STRAUSS, SEYMOUR (224-897) RM2/C advanced in rating to RM1/C this date, authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter 4 JANUARY, 1944 - File 73. 13.05 Secured from quarters. 13.08 Sounded general alarm. Held general quarters and damage control practice. 13.20 Secured from general quarters. 13.23 Sounded fire alarm for fire drill. 13.25 All lines ready for water. 13.32 Secured from fire drill. 13.34 Secured from all drills. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C - returned aboard from inpatient treatment at MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND DISPENSARY

LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS COAST GUARD RESERVE - reported aboard from four (4) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

STRAUSS, SEYMOUR (224-897) RM2/C - STRAUSS, SEYMOUR (224-897) RM2/C advanced in rating to RM1/C this date

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00 11 JANUARY, 1944. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads and anchor watch to muster. 21.45 The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R)

ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R)

BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R)

STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R)

MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty aboard this unit; Authority Order 19927 Reference 783-531. SEMPROCH, HENRY L. 569-255) Sea 1/C (R) ALOI, JOSEPH, (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) BUSH, KENNETH, C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) STAHL, GERALD, (622-867) Sea 1/C (R) MARTIN, DONALD, E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 5 Flemming Silcio O'Connor Mapp Smith ah 1 Hagen pnr Harris Hauck - Gray ah


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11 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 GRAY, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C departed for US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for inpatient treatment 10.00 HARRIS, Thomas Jr. (7016-190) STM3/C returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND * 10.15 Received from supply officer Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASS. boatswain's stores on government bill of lading No. 3204379 and invoices No. 175655 and 175656 10.30 Received from: Supply officer US Motor Torpedo Boat Station MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND, commissary stores for use in the general mess on Stub Requisition No. 8-9-10-11 City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess. 11.00 Chronometers wound. *13.00 Quarters omitted due to necessary ship's work being performed; drills omitted for same reason. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GRAY, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C - departed for US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for inpatient treatment

HARRIS, Thomas Jr. (7016-190) STM3/C - returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 12 January 1944. 17.33 Evening colors 18.40 HAUCK, Rudolf V. (646-768) RM3/C (R) reported on board for assignment to duty by authority DCGO 1st Naval District Letter 10 January 1944. 19.30 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

HAUCK, Rudolf V. (646-768) RM3/C (R) - reported on board for assignment to duty

*12.00 SILCIO, Charles L. (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) failed to return from ten (10) days leave and from this time and date is absent over leave. RAP *10.05 After magazine inspected and bilge compartment aft of frame #69 found to contain an advanced rust condition beneath the poured concrete. Concrete chipped out, metal red-leaded and painted. RAP

SILCIO, Charles L. (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - failed to return from ten (10) days leave and from this time and date is absent over leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 4 Flemming Silcio Mapp Smith ah 2 Hagen Gray pnr O'Connor


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12 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 07.00 Reveille 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.45 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 10.00 O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JR (244-746) SoM2/C returned on time from authorized leave. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters followed by instruction in nomenclature of the rifle. 13.30 Secured from quarters. 15.10 Commenced taking on fresh water. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JR (244-746) SoM2/C - returned on time from authorized leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 08.00 13 January 1944. 16.06 Secured from taking on fresh water. 17.34 Sunset Evening colors. 19.45 Department heads and watch to muster. All departments reported secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 3 Flemming Mapp Smith ah 2 Hagen Gray pnr Silcio


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13 January 1944

moored port side to south dock net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. 07.55 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.10 WALTER, FRANK F (506-841) Sp3/C (CW)(R) and SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for failing to fall in at muster for colors. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) - WALTER, FRANK F (506-841) Sp3/C (CW)(R) and SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for failing to fall in at muster for colors

WALTER, FRANK F (506-841) Sp3/C (CW)(R) - WALTER, FRANK F (506-841) Sp3/C (CW)(R) and SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J (607-633) Sea 2/C (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for failing to fall in at muster for colors

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions dry and normal. 09.46 Received stores from Supply Officer, US Motor Torpedo Boat station, Melville, Rhode Island, for use of General Mess. 09.53 Received ten (10) gallons milk from Aquidneck Island Dairy, Newport Rhode Island for use of general mess. 10.00 Board of Investigation, Lieutenant (jg) Niel D Coates, USCGR President, ENSIGN Ralph A Peterson USCG and ENSIGN Charles Wayne USCG additional members, reconvened for inquiry into three missing pistols. 11.10 Board of investigation adjourned to await action of convening authority. 13.00 Quarters and pistol instruction held. 13.30 secured from drills. 15.00 Received from supply locker, Hammets Warf, Newport, Rhode Island, supplies for use of Engineering department on invoice 11-052. 15.30 Silcio, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C returned from fifteen (15) days leave, fifty one and one half hours overleave. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)(R)

Lieutenant (jg) Niel D Coates, USCGR - Board of Investigation, Lieutenant (jg) Niel D Coates, USCGR President, ENSIGN Ralph A Peterson USCG and ENSIGN Charles Wayne USCG additional members, reconvened for inquiry into three missing pistols

ENSIGN Ralph A Peterson USCG - Board of Investigation, Lieutenant (jg) Niel D Coates, USCGR President, ENSIGN Ralph A Peterson USCG and ENSIGN Charles Wayne USCG additional members, reconvened for inquiry into three missing pistols

ENSIGN Charles Wayne USCG - Board of Investigation, Lieutenant (jg) Niel D Coates, USCGR President, ENSIGN Ralph A Peterson USCG and ENSIGN Charles Wayne USCG additional members, reconvened for inquiry into three missing pistols

Silcio, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C - returned from fifteen (15) days leave, fifty one and one half hours overleave

16.00-Mid. Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section of Crew until 08.00 tomorrow 19.45 Department heads and anchor watch to muster, reports held. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Flemming Mapp Smith ah Hagen Gray

Water Received 12000 Expended 4000 On hand 13000


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14 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South pier, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 muster for morning colors. crew engaged in cleaning up ship. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.15 Received aboard from Supply Officer, MOTOR TORPEDO BASE TRAINING SQUADRONM; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary stores as noted in Requisition number 13 dated 14 JANUARY, 1944 for use in the general mess. 09.30 Received aboard for use in the general mess ten (10) gallons of milk from CITY DAIRY. 10.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 10.10 Sent to Naval Ammunition Depot; HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS articles as noted in invoice 39-44. Authority Bureau of Ordinance Manual Articles 1272-1276 and 44. 10.40 Commenced taking on gasoline, "BAKER" flag hoisted. 10.50 Completed taking gasoline having received fifty one (51) gallons of gasoline from Naval Fuel Depot; MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND as noted in invoice 4465 11.00 Commenced taking on Diesel Oil. 11.35 Completed taking on Diesel Oil having received 273 gallons from Naval Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Secured "Baker" flag. 11.45 Lieutenant junior grade NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve, temporarily detached from this unit to District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Authority Commanding Officer Letter 14 JANUARY, 1944. 11.45 SHIP'S CHRONOMETER this date transferred to District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District for repair and return to this unit. 12.55 Officer's call 13.00 All hands to quarters followed by instruction on Manual of Arms by ENSIGN PETERSON United States Coast Guard. 13.30 Secured from instruction. 14.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) and was awarded ten (10) hours extra duty for offense noted in log of 25 DECEMBER 1943. He was further awarded three (3) days loss of pay and twenty (20) hours extra duty for offense noted in log of 13 JANUARY, 1944. 14.00 Advanced rust condition discovered in twenty millimeter clipping room; lower after hulkhead rusted through. 14.00 Sent ORDNANCE equipment to ordnance depot COAST GUARD YARD; CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND as noted in invoice number 41-44 bill of lading number NCG-132625. 14.00 Secured taking on fresh water from dock. 15.00 LIEUTENANT (jg) J.P.WELCH USCG departed on two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

Lieutenant junior grade NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve - temporarily detached from this unit to District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

ENSIGN PETERSON United States Coast Guard - All hands to quarters followed by instruction on Manual of Arms by ENSIGN PETERSON United States Coast Guard

SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) and was awarded ten (10) hours extra duty for offense noted in log of 25 DECEMBER 1943. He was further awarded three (3) days loss of pay and twenty (20) hours extra duty for offense noted in log of 13 JANUARY, 1944

LIEUTENANT (jg) J.P.WELCH USCG - departed on two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 15 JANUARY, 1944. 20.00 Held reports, departments secured department heads, and anchor watch to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Flemming Mapp Smith ah Hagen Gray pnr Milligan. dep.al. Peterson Aloi Button. trans. Sivolella.


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15 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard departed on three days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. Crew turned to scrubbing down weather deck. 08.50 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly powder test - condition good. 09.00 Lieutenant junior grade, NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve reported aboard from temporary duty with District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for resumption of regular duties. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard - departed on three days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer

Lieutenant junior grade, NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve - reported aboard from temporary duty with District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for resumption of regular duties

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 10.00 Commanding Officer held ship's inspection. 11.00 SIVOLELLA, COSMO G (224-180) CRM (a) transferred to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment to duty. Authority Commanding Officer letter 14 January 1944. Reference District Coast Guard Officer dispatch 131811 January 1944. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.00 MILLIGAN, CLARK S (221-644) CCStd (a) reported aboard for assignment to duty. Authority Captain of the Port, Portsmouth, NH letter 14 January 1944. Reference District Coast Guard Officer 1st Naval District letter 12 January 1944. 12.00 BUTTON, ROBERT O (237-376) SC2/C departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 16 January 1944. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R).

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

SIVOLELLA, COSMO G (224-180) CRM (a) - transferred to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment to duty

MILLIGAN, CLARK S (221-644) CCStd (a) - reported aboard for assignment to duty

BUTTON, ROBERT O (237-376) SC2/C - departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.30 SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed two and one half (2 1/2) hours extra duty, with twenty-seven and one half (27 1/2) hours remaining. 16.45 PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA2/C (R) advanced in rating to HA1/C (R) in accordance with DCGO 1st ND letter 13 January 1944. 17.37 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.45 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R).

SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two and one half (2 1/2) hours extra duty, with twenty-seven and one half (27 1/2) hours remaining

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA2/C (R) - PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA2/C (R) advanced in rating to HA1/C (R) in accordance with DCGO 1st ND letter 13 January 1944


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

al Mapp Smith Aloi Button Peterson ah Hagen pnr Gray Flemming


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16 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.40 Motor whaleboat found to be missing from ship's side. Search for boat begun. 07.00 Reveille. BUSH, KENNETH C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by OOD for going off watch without being properly relieved. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.15 Motor whaleboat found drifting south of south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, near tow of USS WICOMICO. Boat secured to small boat dock. No apparent damage. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

BUSH, KENNETH C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - placed on report by OOD for going off watch without being properly relieved

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island * 13.00 Liberty granted starboard watch until 08.00 tomorrow. *12.00 Flemming, Robert L (682-641) S1/C (R) reported on board from ten (10) days leave and five (5) days extension thereof, granted by Commanding Officer. 14.00 Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in case of Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and excused him with a warning. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C - returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island

Flemming, Robert L (682-641) S1/C (R) - reported on board from ten (10) days leave and five (5) days extension thereof, granted by Commanding Officer

Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in case of Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and excused him with a warning

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.30 Lieut (jg) J.P.Welch returned from two (2) days leave on time. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

Lieut (jg) J.P.Welch - returned from two (2) days leave on time


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

al Mapp Smith Aloi Button Peterson ah Hagen pnr Gray Flemming


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16 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.40 Motor whaleboat found to be missing from ship's side. Search for boat begun. 07.00 Reveille. BUSH, KENNETH C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by OOD for going off watch without being properly relieved. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.15 Motor whaleboat found drifting south of south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, near tow of USS WICOMICO. Boat secured to small boat dock. No apparent damage. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

BUSH, KENNETH C (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - placed on report by OOD for going off watch without being properly relieved

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island * 13.00 Liberty granted starboard watch until 08.00 tomorrow. *12.00 Flemming, Robert L (682-641) S1/C (R) reported on board from ten (10) days leave and five (5) days extension thereof, granted by Commanding Officer. 14.00 Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in case of Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and excused him with a warning. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C - returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island

Flemming, Robert L (682-641) S1/C (R) - reported on board from ten (10) days leave and five (5) days extension thereof, granted by Commanding Officer

Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in case of Bush, Kenneth C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and excused him with a warning

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.30 Lieut (jg) J.P.Welch returned from two (2) days leave on time. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

Lieut (jg) J.P.Welch - returned from two (2) days leave on time


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Mapp Aloi Button Peterson ah Hagen pnr Smith dep.al Platt. trans Thomas

oil: 31325 - Fuel oil Received 31325 Expended 2225 On hand 47300

Water Received 12000 Expended 4000 On hand 15000

oil: - 31325


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17 January 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored as before, portside to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time except Johnson, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R. 08.32 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, Conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Johnson, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R - Liberty party returned on time except Johnson, Carl R. (609-651) Sea 1/C R

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 09.35 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Comissary stores for use in the general mess as noted in Stub requisition number 14 dated 17 JANUARY, 1944. 09.50 Commenced dock trials. 10.05 JOHNSON, CARL R. (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard having been two (2) hours, five (5) minutes over leave. 10.45 Completed dock trials, bridge and engine room reported ready to get underway. 10.47 Secured water supply from dock. 10.53 Unmoored and underway at various speeds and on various courses shifting berths. 11.11 Moored port side to fuel dock, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 12.00 PLATT, JAMES M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) departed on four (4) days leave of absence by Commanding officer to expier before 12.00, 22 JANUARY, 1944. 12.05 Commenced fueling ship, draft of ship before fueling ten (10) feet, nine (9) inches forward, fourteen (14) feet, six (6) inches aft. * 13.00 Completed fueling ship having received 31,325 gallons of navy standard fuel oil. Draft of ship after fueling twelve (12) feet, nine (9) inches forward, fourteen (14) feet, six (6) inches aft.

JOHNSON, CARL R. (609-651) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard having been two (2) hours, five (5) minutes over leave

PLATT, JAMES M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) - departed on four (4) days leave of absence by Commanding officer to expier before 12.00, 22 JANUARY, 1944

13.30 All hands to mooring stations 13.35 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds shifting berths. 13.50 moored starboard side to SOUTH PIER, NET AND FUEL DEPOT; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 14.00 Ship's crew mustered by divisions for a talk by LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS Coast Guard Reserve on the value of War Bonds. 14.20 Motorwhaleboat alongside. 14.25 Motorwhaleboat hoisted aboard and griped in. 14.30 Commenced taking on fresh water. 15.00 THOMAS, PERCY L. (110-252) CCST. transfered from this unit this date to report to Coast Gaurd Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District letter 13 JANUARY, 1944, file number 701-531. 15.35 Completed taking fresh water from dock. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. *13.00 Did not held quarters or drills due to fueling of ship. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS Coast Guard Reserve - Ship's crew mustered by divisions for a talk by LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS Coast Guard Reserve on the value of War Bonds

THOMAS, PERCY L. (110-252) CCST. - transfered from this unit this date to report to Coast Gaurd Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty

16.00-24.00: Moored as before 17.10 SMITH, WILBUR R. (570-668) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard on time from ten (10) days annual leave, granted by Commanding Officer. 19.45 Held reports departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.00 SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed six (6) hours extra duty with (21 1/2) twenty one and one half remaining. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

SMITH, WILBUR R. (570-668) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard on time from ten (10) days annual leave, granted by Commanding Officer

SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed six (6) hours extra duty with (21 1/2) twenty one and one half remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -70.97

al Mapp Aloi Button Platt Peterson ah Hagen


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18 January 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -70.97

00.00-08.00 Moored Starboard side to South Pier Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) who is absent over leave of this time. 06.05 Commenced dock trials. 06.30 Reveille. 06.45 Completed dock trials. Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 07.05 All hands to mooring stations. 07.11 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.20 Lighted Bell Bouy "12A" abeam to port. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) who is absent over leave of this time

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.00 Rose Island light abeam to port 600 yards 08.12 passed through submarine net gate. 08.15 increased speed to standard, (100 RPM). 08.26 Inspected magazines and smokless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 08.30 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard changed course to 165° T 166 pgc 09.05 Six mile buoy abeam to starboard close aboard, stopped engines. 09.50 Ahead standard speed in company with five Motor torpedo boats for practice and instruction on course 091° T 092° pgc. 10.30 reduced speed to 60 rpm half speed. 10.50 Increased speed to standard ahead 10.55 sighted Vinyard Sound Lightship bearing 062° T 11.30 Vinyard Sound Lightship abeam to port three and one half miles, engines stopped. 11.35 Underway, ahead slow. 11.50 Stopped engines, hove to. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard

Vinyard Sound Lightship - sighted Vinyard Sound Lightship bearing 062° T

Vinyard Sound Lightship - Vinyard Sound Lightship abeam to port three and one half miles

12.00-16.00 Underway as before hove to; position 41° 19'N Latitude, 70° 58'W Longitude. 12.00 PT141 alongside on port quarter, Ensign MacMANUS came aboard. 12.25 PT141 departed. 13.05 PT141 alongside to receive Ensign MacMANUS United States Naval Reserve who departed. 13.08 Underway on course 271° T at standard speed 100 RPM. 13.10 Officers Call. 13.15 All hands to quarters. 13.18 Sounded general quarters alarm. 13.21 All stations reported manned and ready. Held damage control practice. 13.25 Secured from general quarters drill. 13.28 Sounded fire alarm; Fire drill forward. 13.28:30 First water. 13.29 water on all lines. 13.32 Secured from fire drill. 13.35 Held Collision drill on starboard drill 13.37 Secured from Collision drill. 13.38 Held man overboard drill starboard side - stopped engines 13.40 Engine ahead standard speed. 13.40 Secured from man overboard drill. 13.42 Held abandon ship drill. 13.45 Secured from abandon ship drill. 13.50 Ship's crew given instructions for putting on gas masks and breathing apparatus given by ENSIGN WAYNE, United States Coast Guard. 14.15 Secured from quarters and drills. 14.50 changed course to 344° T. 15.00 Sound gear secured. 15.17 BRENTON LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard, changed course to 008° T. 15.28 changed course to 033° T. 15.40 Proceeding on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.49 ROSE ISLAND

Ensign MacMANUS - Ensign MacMANUS came aboard

PT141 - PT141 alongside on port quarter

PT141 - PT141 departed

PT141 - PT141 alongside to receive Ensign MacMANUS United States Naval Reserve who departed

Ensign MacMANUS United States Naval Reserve - PT141 alongside to receive Ensign MacMANUS United States Naval Reserve who departed

ENSIGN WAYNE, United States Coast Guard - Ship's crew given instructions for putting on gas masks and breathing apparatus given by ENSIGN WAYNE, United States Coast Guard

BRENTON LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard


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18 January 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

12.00-16.00 CONTINUED: abeam to starboard R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R).

16.00-24.00 Underway as before, standing up Narragansett Bay on various courses and speeds. 16.05 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 16.27 Dyer Island lighted buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 16.43 Moored port side to South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI in company with CGC WICOMICO 16.58 PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) reported aboard, having previously reported to CGC WICOMICO at 10.00 this date, ten hours over liberty. 17.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 24.00 this date. 17.41 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.50 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 21.00 SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed six (6) hours extra duty, with fifteen and one half (15 1/2) hours remaining. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) - reported aboard, having previously reported to CGC WICOMICO at 10.00 this date, ten hours over liberty

CGC WICOMICO - Moored port side to South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI in company with CGC WICOMICO

SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed six (6) hours extra duty, with fifteen and one half (15 1/2) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.00

al 3 Aloi Button Platt ah 1 Hagen to hosp. Flemming


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19 January 1944

standing up narragansett bay

Lat 41.32, Long -71.00

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island in company with CGC WICOMICO. 01.30 MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C reported aboard from ten days leave and two days extension granted by Commanding Officer. 06.02 Began turning engine over slow astern. 06.15 ENSIGN RALPH A PETERSON USCG returned from three days leave on time. 06.30 Reveille. 06.50 Engine stopped. Bridge and engine room reported ready for getting underway 07.17 Unmoored. Underway standing down Narragansett Bay on various courses and speeds. 07.49 Gould Island Bell Buoy abeam to port close aboard. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg).

MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C - reported aboard from ten days leave and two days extension granted by Commanding Officer

CGC WICOMICO - Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island in company with CGC WICOMICO

ENSIGN RALPH A PETERSON USCG - returned from three days leave on time

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.02 Rose Island light abeam to port 800 yards. 08.12 Passed through submarine net gate. 08.31 Passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, 500 yards, set course 165° T 167 pgc. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.05 Rounded six mile buoy, close aboard , engines stopped, hove to awaiting arrival of Motor torpedo squadron. 09.31 Six Motor torpedo boats alongside, ahead on standard speed (100 RPMs) course 091° T 093 pgc 10.40 Vineyard Sound lighship sighted bearing 062° T. 11.10 Engines reduced to slow ahead, (50 RPM) 11.20 Vineyard Sound lightship abeam to port distance four and three tenths (4.3) miles. 11.21 Engines stopped. 11.25 engines ahead slow, courses various. 11.42 stopped all engines, drifting three miles south of Vineyard Sound lightship. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Vineyard Sound lighship - Vineyard Sound lighship sighted bearing 062° T

Vineyard Sound lightship - Vineyard Sound lightship abeam to port distance four and three tenths (4.3) miles

Vineyard Sound lightship - drifting three miles south of Vineyard Sound lightship

12.00-16.00: Underway hove-to as before at position 41°19'45" North Latitude, 71°00'15" West Longitude. 12.55 Officers Call. 13.00 All hands to quarters followed by talk by the Commanding Officer on War Bonds 13.05 Underway at slow speed set course 273° T. 13.10 increased to one-half speed. 13.17 Secured from quarters. 13.18 Increased to standard speed (100 RPM). 13.55 Changed course to 328° T. 14.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the case of PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) for offence as noted in log 18 JANUARY, 1944 and was awarded ten (10) hours extra duty. 14.02 changed course to 270° T. 14.15 Sighted Six (6) Mile Bouy bearing 266° T distance five one-half (5 1/2) miles. 14.35 Sighted Brenton Reef Light bearing 332° T changed course to 330° T. 14.57 Changed to 343° T. 15.10 BRENTON REEF LIGHT abeam to Starboard distance 700 yards, steering various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.30 Passed through nets. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the case of PLETCHER, LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) for offence as noted in log 18 JANUARY, 1944 and was awarded ten (10) hours extra duty


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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19 January 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 32.2, Long -70.2

16.00-18.00 Underway as before steering various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY 16.01 GOULD ISLAND Lighted Bell Buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 16.23 DYER ISLAND Buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.04 Moored starboard side to berth 7 South Pier MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 17.15 Received on board for use in the general mess ten (10) gallons of milk from CITY DAIRY on invoice No. 6541 17.25 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 20 January 17.41 Evening colors. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

18.00-24.00 Moored as before. Effective 16 January, 1944 the following named men advanced in rating to Stewards Mate second class, HARRIS, Thomas Jr (7016-190) STM3/C (R) Johnson, Nathanel (7016-281) STM3/C (R) and Jones, Morris C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) Authority Personnel bulletin 37-42 17.15 Flemming, Robert L (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) injured left arm while engaged in mooring ship and departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.00 Silcio, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed four (4) hours extra duty with eleven and one half hours remaining Pletcher, Lloyd A (513-166) WT1/C (R) completed four (4) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

HARRIS, Thomas Jr (7016-190) STM3/C (R) - Effective 16 January, 1944 the following named men advanced in rating to Stewards Mate second class, HARRIS, Thomas Jr (7016-190) STM3/C (R) Johnson, Nathanel (7016-281) STM3/C (R) and Jones, Morris C (7016-469) STM3/C (R)

Johnson, Nathanel (7016-281) STM3/C (R) - Effective 16 January, 1944 the following named men advanced in rating to Stewards Mate second class, HARRIS, Thomas Jr (7016-190) STM3/C (R) Johnson, Nathanel (7016-281) STM3/C (R) and Jones, Morris C (7016-469) STM3/C (R)

Jones, Morris C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) - Effective 16 January, 1944 the following named men advanced in rating to Stewards Mate second class, HARRIS, Thomas Jr (7016-190) STM3/C (R) Johnson, Nathanel (7016-281) STM3/C (R) and Jones, Morris C (7016-469) STM3/C (R)

Flemming, Robert L (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) - injured left arm while engaged in mooring ship and departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island

Silcio, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed four (4) hours extra duty with eleven and one half hours remaining

Pletcher, Lloyd A (513-166) WT1/C (R) - completed four (4) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 3 Aloi Button Platt ah 2 Hagen Flemming dep.al Townshend trans. Fore Mapp.

Water Received 12000 Expended 3000 On hand 13000


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20 January 1944

moored starboard side to berth 7 south pier melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to berth 7 South pier, Melville Rhode Island. 07.55 Crew mustered for morning colors 08.00 Colors. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and routine duties. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.10 Received aboard on Bill of Lading number NCG-106317 Ordnance equipment from Naval Mine Depot; YORKTOWN, VIRGINIA Received aboard from Navy Yard; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS deck stores as noted in Bill of Lading number N-3205977 and N3205771. Received aboard Navigation's equipment as noted in requisition number 4266. Received aboard from Fire Fighting Equipment Warehouse; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS fire extinguisher and bracket as noted in invoice number FE-1065. 09.30 Commenced taking fresh water from dock. 09.30 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary Stores as noted in requisition number 15-16-and 17. 09.50 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, (10) ten gallons of milk. 10.50 FORE, BURRELL (205-852) GM2/C and MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C departed this Unit to report to Commanding Officer Boston Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty pending further transfer. Authority District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS letter 13 JANUARY, 1944, file 701-531. 11.32 LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE), D. RONALD TOWNSHEND departed this date on two (2) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.00 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 13.10 Officer's Call. 13.15 All hands to quarters. 13.18 Sounded Fire alarm. 13.18:30 First Water. 13.19 All water. 13.21 Secured from fire drill. 13.22 Held abandon ship drill. Secured from abandon ship drill. 13.28 Secured all drills and quarters. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00 21 JANUARY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

FORE, BURRELL (205-852) GM2/C - FORE, BURRELL (205-852) GM2/C and MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C departed this Unit to report to Commanding Officer Boston Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty pending further transfer

MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C - FORE, BURRELL (205-852) GM2/C and MAPP, GEORGE E (234-172) GM2/C departed this Unit to report to Commanding Officer Boston Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty pending further transfer

LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE), D. RONALD TOWNSHEND - departed this date on two (2) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.30 PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) completed (4) four hours extra duty with two (2) remaining. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) - completed (4) four hours extra duty with two (2) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 2 Aloi Platt Townshend ah 2 Hagen Daniels pnr Flemming Button dep al. Ayscue Cockerham.


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21 January 1944

moored starboard side to berth seven 7 south pier melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to berth Seven (7) South Pier - MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 07.55 Crew Mustered for Colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time with the exception of DANIALS, JOHN F. (509-005) CRM (R) who, via Motor Torpedo Base Squadron messenger, is reported in need of immediate medical attention and is critically ill. Proper steps have been taken to see that medical care shall be administered. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

DANIALS, JOHN F. (509-005) CRM (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of DANIALS, JOHN F. (509-005) CRM (R) who, via Motor Torpedo Base Squadron messenger, is reported in need of immediate medical attention and is critically ill. Proper steps have been taken to see that medical care shall be administered

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 FLEMMING, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) returned from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, RI 09.30 Received commissary stores from Supply Officer, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI on requisition #18. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.35 The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R). 09.45 BUTTON, ROBERT O. (237-376) SC2/C returned on time from leave. 10.15 Received ten (10) gallons milk for general mess from CITY DAIRY. 10.30 SEMPROCH, HENRY L. (569-255) Sea 1/C (R) changed rate to Fireman 1/C (R) in accordance with DCGO 1st ND letter 8 January 1944. File 783. 11.10 Commanding Officer held request mast. 11.30 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Held quarters, followed by gun drill on 3"/50 cal. guns, signal drill and damage control instruction. 13.55 AYESCUE, HENRY C (234-012) Cox and COCKERHAM FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 14.30 Received from Coast Guard Store, Brooklyn, deck stores on invoice #18933, bill of lading #NCG261321. Received from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, turbine parts on invoice #374, bill of lading #NCG 134127. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

FLEMMING, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, RI

NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C - The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R)

LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R) - The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R)

STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C - The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R)

EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C - The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R)

ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R) - The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, SAM (204-829) MM2/C, LANE, HERSCHEL E (613-900) F2/C (R), STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) WT2/C, EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C. * Report mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. *and ECONOMIDES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC2/C (R)

BUTTON, ROBERT O. (237-376) SC2/C - returned on time from leave

SEMPROCH, HENRY L. (569-255) Sea 1/C (R) - changed rate to Fireman 1/C (R) in accordance with DCGO 1st ND letter 8 January 1944. File 783

AYESCUE, HENRY C (234-012) Cox - AYESCUE, HENRY C (234-012) Cox and COCKERHAM FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

COCKERHAM FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) - AYESCUE, HENRY C (234-012) Cox and COCKERHAM FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 22 January 1944. 17.45 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.30 PLETCHER LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) completed two hours extra duty with none remaining. Restriction lifted. 19.50 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 22.00 SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed four and one half (4 1/2) hours extra duty, with seven (7) hours remaining. N.D.Coates Lt (jg)(R)

PLETCHER LLOYD A. (513-166) WT1/C (R) - completed two hours extra duty with none remaining. Restriction lifted

SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed four and one half (4 1/2) hours extra duty, with seven (7) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Aloi Ayescue Cockerham ah Hagen Daniels pnr tr.in. Allon Cohen Anderson awol Beenstock Jones. to hosp. Letzkus.

Water Received 4670 Expended 670 On hand 14000


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22 January 1944

moored starbord side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored starbord side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.30 PLATT, JAMES M (563-202) SM3/C (R) returned on time from leave. 07.00 Reveille 07.55 Muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) failed to report at muster and was found missing from the ship. He is now absent without leave from this date and time. 08.40 LETZKUS, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, RI 08.42 Received ten (10) gal. milk from City Dairy for use in general mess. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

PLATT, JAMES M (563-202) SM3/C (R) - returned on time from leave

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - failed to report at muster and was found missing from the ship. He is now absent without leave from this date and time

LETZKUS, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, RI

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 10.28 Commenced receiving fresh water from the dock. 10.30 Commanding officer held ship's inspection. 11.15 Chronometers wound. 11.24 Received aboard six (6) gallons of ice cream for the general mess from the Howard D Johnson Co. of Wollaston, Massachusetts. 11.30 Received aboard the following supplies from DCGO 1st Naval District via the Coast Guard base at Newport, Rhode Island; engineer's spare parts on purchase order #44-11052 and purchase order #44-16385, electrical supplies on purchase order #44-5663; athletic equipment on invoice #A-5553; and one (1) crate of plate glass from the Donchester Plate and Window Glass Co. of Donchester, Massachusetts. 13.00 Completed taking on fresh water having received on board 4670 gal. of fresh water. 13.00 Liberty granted to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00 23 January 1944. Special liberty granted to expire at 24.00, 23 January, 1944. Charles Wayne, Ens.

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 20.00 Mustered department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men. All departments reported secured and set anchor watch. 20.00 Searched ship for Jones, Morris C. (7016-281) StM3/C and was found missing from the ship. He is now absent without leave from this date and time. 20.20 Pursuant to DCGO 1st Naval District order #20257, reference file 783-531 Allen, John (553-179) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) and Anderson, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) reported for duty aboard this vessel with bag, records, and transfer papers. 22.00 Silcio, Charles L (559-103) Sea 1/C completed four (4) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining. Charles Wayne, Ens.

Jones, Morris C. (7016-281) StM3/C - Searched ship for Jones, Morris C. (7016-281) StM3/C and was found missing from the ship. He is now absent without leave from this date and time

Allen, John (553-179) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - Pursuant to DCGO 1st Naval District order #20257, reference file 783-531 Allen, John (553-179) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) and Anderson, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) reported for duty aboard this vessel with bag, records, and transfer papers

Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - Pursuant to DCGO 1st Naval District order #20257, reference file 783-531 Allen, John (553-179) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) and Anderson, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) reported for duty aboard this vessel with bag, records, and transfer papers

Anderson, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - Pursuant to DCGO 1st Naval District order #20257, reference file 783-531 Allen, John (553-179) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) and Anderson, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) reported for duty aboard this vessel with bag, records, and transfer papers

Silcio, Charles L (559-103) Sea 1/C - completed four (4) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Aloi Ayescue Cockerham ah Hagen Daniels Letzkus awol pnr. Jones Beenstock


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23 January 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to south pier Net and Fuel Depot Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.17 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 08.20 Jones, Morris C. (7016-281) StM2/C (R) returned aboard after being twelve (12) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave. 08.45 Lt. (jg) D. Ronald Townshend returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by the Commanding officer on time. Charles Wayne, Ens.

Jones, Morris C. (7016-281) StM2/C (R) - returned aboard after being twelve (12) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave

Lt. (jg) D. Ronald Townshend - returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by the Commanding officer on time

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Beenstock, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard after being twenty five (25) hours absent without leave. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Liberty granted to the port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Charles Wayne, Ens.

Beenstock, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard after being twenty five (25) hours absent without leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.50 Mustered department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men. All departments reported secured, and set anchor watch. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time except O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM2/C KUCZYNSKI, Stanly (545-036) QM3/C (R) and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C who are now absent over leave this date and time. Charles Wayne, Ens.

O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM2/C - Liberty party returned on time except O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM2/C KUCZYNSKI, Stanly (545-036) QM3/C (R) and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C who are now absent over leave this date and time

KUCZYNSKI, Stanly (545-036) QM3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM2/C KUCZYNSKI, Stanly (545-036) QM3/C (R) and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C who are now absent over leave this date and time

HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C - Liberty party returned on time except O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM2/C KUCZYNSKI, Stanly (545-036) QM3/C (R) and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C who are now absent over leave this date and time


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.17

al 3 Aloi Ayescue Cockerham ah 2 Hagen Daniels aol O'Connor pnr Letzkus dep.al. Booth Walter


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24 January 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.17

00.00-07.00 Moored starboard side to South pier Net and Fuel Depot Melville Rhode Island. 06.00 Began turning engine over slow ahead 06.30 Reveille 06.50 Engine stopped. Bridge and engine room reported ready for getting underway. 06.50 BOOTH, Leonard K, (220-970) GM2/C and WALTER, Frank F, (508-841) Sp3/C (CW) departed on five (5) days annual leave granted by Commanding officer. Charles Wayne, Ens.

WALTER, Frank F, (508-841) Sp3/C (CW) - BOOTH, Leonard K, (220-970) GM2/C and WALTER, Frank F, (508-841) Sp3/C (CW) departed on five (5) days annual leave granted by Commanding officer

BOOTH, Leonard K, (220-970) GM2/C - BOOTH, Leonard K, (220-970) GM2/C and WALTER, Frank F, (508-841) Sp3/C (CW) departed on five (5) days annual leave granted by Commanding officer

07.00-12.00 Moored as before. 07.00 Unmoored, underway standing down Naragansett Bay. 07.00 Lieutenant (jg) J.P.Welch found to be absent over liberty. 07.37 Passed Gould Island bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. 08.23 Passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards, set course 165° T 167 pgc 08.40 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 08.55 Rounded six mile buoy close aboard to starboard. 08.55 Stopped engine hove to awaiting arrival of Motor torpedo boats. 11.20 Motor torpedo boats alongside, ahead all engines standard speed, (100 RPMs) Course 091° T 093° (pgc) D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Lieutenant (jg) J.P.Welch - found to be absent over liberty

Brenton Reef lightship - Passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 091° T at standard speed of 100 RPM, helding exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron. Noon position latitude 41°19'50" north, longitude 71°10'10" West. 12.05 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron. 12.20 Decreased speed to 75 RPM for engine room to blow tubes. 12.30 Engine room completed blowing tubes, increased speed to 100 RPM. 12.50 VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to port stopped engines, hove to. 12.55 Officer's Call. 13.00 all hands to quarters. 13.05 General alarm sounded. 13.05:30 All stations reported manned and ready. Held fire control exercises. 13.11 Secured from general quarters. 13.13 Sounded fire alarm (Fire forward). 13.14 First water 13.14:30 all water. 13.15 Secured from fire drill. 13.17 Sounded collision alarm (Starboard bow) 13.19 collision mat overside and in place. 13.20 Secured from collision drill. 13.23 Held abandon ship drill (Stations only). 13.25 Underway at half-speed, set course 273° T. 13.26 Secured from abandon ship drill. 13.27 Secured from all drills. 13.34 Stopped all engines. 13.40 Underway at standard speed 100 RPM on course 273° T. 13.43 Commenced helding exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron. 15.20 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron. 15.20 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. JONES, MORRIS C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded ten (10) hours extra duty. BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded twenty (20) hours extra duty and twenty (20) days restriction. 15.25 Six (6) mile Bouy abeam to starboard, distance (1) one mile. 15.33 Changed course to 003° T. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP - VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to port

JONES, MORRIS C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. JONES, MORRIS C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded ten (10) hours extra duty. BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded twenty (20) hours extra duty and twenty (20) days restriction

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. JONES, MORRIS C (7016-469) STM3/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded ten (10) hours extra duty. BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) for offence noted in log 23 JANUARY, 1944 awarded twenty (20) hours extra duty and twenty (20) days restriction


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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24 January 1944

proceeding up narragansett bay

Lat 15.5, Long 73.9

16.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 003° T, 005° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 16.00 Hoisted Sound gear 16.05 BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. changed to various courses and speeds conforming to channel, proceeding up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 16.20 Passed through harbor nets. 17.15 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 17.20 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C reported on board having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO (7 1/2) seven and one-half hours over leave. 13.20 Lt. (j.g.) John P. WELCH reported on board this vessel ten (10) hours over leave having failed to report to his station and duty prior to sailing time 07.00 24 January 1944. Lt. (j.g.) John P. WELCH confined to his quarters for five (5) days by order of the commanding officer. 17.25 LETZKUS, Robert C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) reported on board this vessel from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 17.47 Sunset, evening colors. 18.00 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND seventy-five (75) loaves of bread for use in the general mess. Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess. 18.05 Received from CURRY BROTHERS OIL COMPANY, BOSTON, MASS. hose washers and gage-glass washers on invoice 44-14103 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 21.00 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with nineteen (19) hours remaining. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles L. (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty completing his extra duty. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF Lightship - BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C - KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C reported on board having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO (7 1/2) seven and one-half hours over leave

KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R - KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R and HEEG, William C. (225-780) SoM3/C reported on board having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO (7 1/2) seven and one-half hours over leave

Lt. (j.g.) John P. WELCH - Lt. (j.g.) John P. WELCH reported on board this vessel ten (10) hours over leave having failed to report to his station and duty prior to sailing time 07.00 24 January 1944. Lt. (j.g.) John P. WELCH confined to his quarters for five (5) days by order of the commanding officer

LETZKUS, Robert C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - reported on board this vessel from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with nineteen (19) hours remaining

SILCIO, Charles L. (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty completing his extra duty


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -70.97

al 5 Aloi Ayescue Cockerham Booth Walter ah 2 Hagen Daniels aol pnr O'Connor dep.al Bush Pieters trans Pendleton


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25 January 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.32, Long -70.97

00.00-07.00 Moored as before port side to South Pier of Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.20 Commenced dock trials 06.30 Reveille 06.55 Secured from dock trials; bridge and engine room reported ready to get underway. 07.00 BUSH, Kenneth C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) Sea 2/C R departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BUSH, Kenneth C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) - BUSH, Kenneth C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) Sea 2/C R departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) Sea 2/C R - BUSH, Kenneth C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) Sea 2/C R departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

07.00-08.00 Moored as before. 07.04 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds standing down Narragansett Bay. 07.45 Rose Island Light abeam to port distant 600 yards. And so to end, approaching submarine net gate vessels. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.02 Passed through submarine net gate 08.23 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 1000 yards changed course to 165° T 167° pgc speed 100 RPMs, 10 knots. 09.00 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard. 09.02 engines stopped, Hove to awaiting arrival of Motor Torpedo boats. 09.02 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.44 Ahead standard speed (100 RPMs) on course 091° T, 093° pgc commencing exercises. 10.15 reduced speed to 75 RPMs. 10.45 Increased speed to standard (100 RPMs) 10.47 Sounded general Quarters. 10.49 All stations reported ready and manned. Gun drills held for 3"50 guns, Fire control drill, damage control drill. 11.07 Sounded Fire forward. 11.09 1/2 Fire forward. 11.10 Water on all lines. 11.11 Secured from fire drill. 11.18 Secured from general Quarters. 11.25 Held quarters. 11.29 Changed course to 000° T 002 pgc. 11.30 Secured from quarters 11.31 Stopped engines, hove to three miles south of Vineyard Sound lightship at this position at 12.00: D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 1000 yards

Vineyard Sound lightship - hove to three miles south of Vineyard Sound lightship

12.00-16.00: Underway hove to as before at position Latitude 41°19' North, Longitude 70°58' West. 12.50 All hands to muster on forecastle. Commanding Officer gave talk on seriousness of general quarters. 13.00 Sounded general alarm. 13.02 All stations manned and ready. Held damage control practice, Fire Control practice, Underwater sound apparatus practice, Ship Control and depth charge releasing practice. 13.09 Secured from general quarters. 13.12 Held abandon ship and ~ drill. 13.12 Underway at Standard speed 100 RPM on course 273° T 13.15 Secured from abandon ship drill. 14.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-780) SoM3/C for offence noted in log 25 JANUARY was warned and excused. KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY

HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-780) SoM3/C - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-780) SoM3/C for offence noted in log 25 JANUARY was warned and excused. KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-780) SoM3/C for offence noted in log 25 JANUARY was warned and excused. KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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25 January 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

12.00-16.00 Continued (545-036) QM3/C (R) for offence noted in log 25 JANUARY, 1944 excused. 14.55 Reduced speed to ahead-slow. 15.00 SIX MILE BOUY abeam to port, changed course to 344° T. 15.05 Increased speed to 100 RPM, standard speed. 15.45 BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP abeam to starboard close aboard. changed course to 164° T to investigate possible contact. 15.50 changed course to 138° T. 15.55 Determined possible contact to be shoal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.00 Put about, course set at 318° T 320 pgc 16.12 Brenton Reef Lightship passed close aboard to starboard course set 008° T, 010 pgc. 16.22 Entered mine field, courses and speeds various 17.20 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Received from City Dairy, Newport, Rhode Island, 10 quarts milk for general mess. Received from Hammetts Warf, Newport, Rhode Island one (1) carton Hardware, PO44-16910 and one (1) package navigation instruments. 17.50 granted liberty to Port watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 19.45 Department heads and anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Beenstock, Robert J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty and has eighteen (18) hours remaining. 21.00 Pendleton, Niles C (240-028) WT2/C transfered to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts, pool 94 for further assignment. Authority DCGO: dispatch 250803. 21.45 Jones, Morris C (7016-469) StM2/C (R) Completed three (3) hours extra duty with nine hours remaining. 23.30 O'Connor, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C returned on board fourty seven and one half. 47 1/2 hours absent over leave. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

- Brenton Reef Lightship passed close aboard to starboard

Beenstock, Robert J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty and has eighteen (18) hours remaining

Pendleton, Niles C (240-028) WT2/C - transfered to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts, pool 94 for further assignment

Jones, Morris C (7016-469) StM2/C (R) - Completed three (3) hours extra duty with nine hours remaining

O'Connor, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C - returned on board fourty seven and one half. 47 1/2 hours absent over leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 6 Ayescue Cockerham Booth Walter Bush Pieters ah 2 Hagen Daniels pnr Aloi

Water Received 9310 Expended 1665 On hand 12260


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26 January 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 Crew mustered for morning Colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.30 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Company "A" mustered on dock for infantry drill. 09.20 Company "A" secured from infantry drill. 09.35 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Squadron, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary stores for use in the general mess as noted in requisition number 20-21-22-23-24 dated 26 JANUARY, 1944. 10.35 Piped all hands to quarters 10.40 Sounded general alarm. 10.42 All stations reported manned and ready. 10.50 Received aboard from HOWARD JOHNSON COMPANY, six (6) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess as noted in requisition number 2423B. 10.53 Secured from general quarters and all drills. 11.00 All hands piped to mooring Stations. 11.10 Ship moved approximately 100 feet forward. 11.10 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 13.00 Commenced dock trials. 14.00 Company "A" mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.10 Completed dock trials. 15.30 Company "A" secured from infantry drill. 16.00 Secured water supply from dock. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00 27 JANUARY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.40 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with (17) seventeen remaining. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.00 JONES, MORRIS C. (7016-469) StM2/C completed three hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with (17) seventeen remaining

JONES, MORRIS C. (7016-469) StM2/C - completed three hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 6 Ayescue Cockerham Booth Walter Bush Pieters ah 1 Hagen pnr Hamborg Daniels


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27 January 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South pier, berth 7, Net & Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 07.10 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by Master at Arms for failure to rise at Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for Colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.05 Crew mustered on dock for calisthenics. 08.20 Secured from calisthenics * 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - placed on report by Master at Arms for failure to rise at Reveille

*08.30 Company "B" mustered on dock for infantry drill. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 HAMBORG, Einer E. (591-412) RM2/C (R) reported on board from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. - for assignment to duty by authority Receiving Station letter 26 January 1944. 10.05 Secured from infantry drill. 10.10 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 10.30 Received from Naval Supply Depot, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores on invoice No. 1341 for use in the general mess. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 12.55 Officers call, first call to quarters 13.00 Held quarters, published general orders 13.06 Sounded general alarm 13.09 All stations reported manned and ready, held gun drill 3"50 caliber and 20 millimeter. 13.14 Secured from general quarters 13.17 Damage control instruction to damage control party; other divisions secured from drills. 13.20 The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834) by authority DCGO 1st Naval District letter 22 January 1944. 14.31 Commenced dock trials. 14.32 Received on board from US Naval Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND one hundred and seventy-two (172) gallons of diesel oil. 15.10 Secured fro mdock trials 15.25 Secured ship's power due to repairs on steam line 15.40 Resumed ship's power. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

HAMBORG, Einer E. (591-412) RM2/C (R) - reported on board from Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. - for assignment to duty

BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

MARKUM, William E. (588-274) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

WILEY, Charles L. (573-834) - The following named men were advanced in rating as from this date: from Sea 2/C to Sea 1/C BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-282); MARKUM, William E. (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L. (573-834)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 28 January 1944. 16.15 DANIELS, John F. (509-007) CBM (R) reported on board from USCG Infirmary PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND and inpatient treatment. * 17.50 Evening colors. 19.10 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C completed one (1) hour extra duty with sixteen (16) hours remaining. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 22.00 JONES, Morris C. (7016-469) StM2/C completed three (3) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining. *16.20 Commanding officer held report mast and awarded punishments in the following cases for offenses noted in log on 25 and 27 January respectively. O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C Two (2) days loss of pay; MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) five (5) hours extra duty. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

DANIELS, John F. (509-007) CBM (R) - reported on board from USCG Infirmary PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND and inpatient treatment

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C - completed one (1) hour extra duty with sixteen (16) hours remaining

JONES, Morris C. (7016-469) StM2/C - completed three (3) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining

O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C - Commanding officer held report mast and awarded punishments in the following cases for offenses noted in log on 25 and 27 January respectively. O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C Two (2) days loss of pay; MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) five (5) hours extra duty

MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding officer held report mast and awarded punishments in the following cases for offenses noted in log on 25 and 27 January respectively. O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C Two (2) days loss of pay; MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) five (5) hours extra duty


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 6 Ayescue Cockerham Booth Walter Bush Pieters ah 1 Hagen dep.al. Daniels. pnr. Blair Wetterer


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28 January 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.50, Long -71.33

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille 07.23 LANE, Herschel E. (613-900) F2/C R placed on report by quartermaster watch for refusing to get up for ship's routine 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 Liberty party returned on time 08.03 Commenced physical drill 08.15 Secured from physical drill 08.20 Commenced turning over for dock trials. 09.00 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice No. 12287D 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

LANE, Herschel E. (613-900) F2/C R - placed on report by quartermaster watch for refusing to get up for ship's routine

09.00-12.00 Moored as before. 10.05 Unmoored, underway, courses and speeds various, swinging ship to compensate compasses. * position at noon Lat 41°30' N Long 71°20'W. *LT C.G. Thompson, USN reported on board to compensate Ships Compasses from Section Base, Newport, Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

LT C.G. Thompson, USN - reported on board to compensate Ships Compasses from Section Base, Newport, Rhode Island

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds swinging ship to compensate ships magnetic compasses. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to operation of swinging ship. 13.00 Degaussing set 14.00 Degaussing secured. 15.45 Buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard 15.56 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expier at 08.00 29 January 1944. 16.30 LT C.G. THOMPSON, USNR departed. 16.30 DANIELS, JOHN F. (509-007) CBM (R) departed on five (5) days sick leave, granted by the Commanding Officer. 17.30 WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) and BLAIR, THEODORE (534-078) SC2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston Mass. Authority Receiving Station letter 28 January, 1944. Order #20437. 20.00 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 20.30 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) completed one (1) hour extra duty, with fifteen (15) hours remaining. 21.00 JONES, MORRIS C. (7016-469) StM2/C completed three (3) hours extra duty, with none remaining. 22.30 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty, with three (3) hours remaining. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg).

LT C.G. THOMPSON, USNR - LT C.G. THOMPSON, USNR departed

DANIELS, JOHN F. (509-007) CBM (R) - departed on five (5) days sick leave, granted by the Commanding Officer

WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) - WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) and BLAIR, THEODORE (534-078) SC2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston Mass.

BLAIR, THEODORE (534-078) SC2/C (R) - WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) and BLAIR, THEODORE (534-078) SC2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston Mass.

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) - completed one (1) hour extra duty, with fifteen (15) hours remaining

JONES, MORRIS C. (7016-469) StM2/C - completed three (3) hours extra duty, with none remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty, with three (3) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 7 Ayescue Cockerham Booth Walter Bush Pieters Daniels ah 1 Hagen dep.al. Stahl Nolan to hosp Appleby

Water Received 9550 Expended 2460 On hand 13340


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29 January 1944

moored port side to south dock net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. Carried out morning routine. 07.55 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. All hands on dock for calisthenics. 08.05 STAHL, GERALD (622-867) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave and NOLAN, EDWARD J (542-485) S1/C (R) departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 08.05. Received ten (10) gal. milk from City Dairy for use in general mess. 08.15 Secured from calisthenics. 08.45 APPLEBY, EUGENE C. (222-441) CMM departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary Melville Rhode Island. 08.55 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

STAHL, GERALD (622-867) S1/C (R) - STAHL, GERALD (622-867) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave and NOLAN, EDWARD J (542-485) S1/C (R) departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

NOLAN, EDWARD J (542-485) S1/C (R) - STAHL, GERALD (622-867) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave and NOLAN, EDWARD J (542-485) S1/C (R) departed on five (5) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

APPLEBY, EUGENE C. (222-441) CMM - departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary Melville Rhode Island

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Received from commissary officer, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND on invoice No. 25 and 26 stores for use in the general mess. 10.30 Commanding officer held ship's inspection 10.45 Received from HOWARD JOHNSON COMPANY on invoice No. 5030-B six (6) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess. 11.15 Chronometers wound. 12.05 Secured from ship's inspection. 13.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 30 January 1944. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.20 MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining. 17.54 Evening colors. 19.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 8 Ayescue Cockerham Bush Pieters Daniels Stahl Nolan Nunziata ah 2 Hagen Appleby pnr Booth Walter


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30 January 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 07.00 Reveille - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C; GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox.; and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) placed on report for failure to turn out at reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time 08.30 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox. - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C; GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox.; and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) placed on report for failure to turn out at reveille

GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C; GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox.; and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) placed on report for failure to turn out at reveille

SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C; GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox.; and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F1/C (R) placed on report for failure to turn out at reveille

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) GM2/C reported on board from five (5) days leave of absence. 09.10 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with thirteen (13) hours remaining. * 10.35 WALTER, Frank F (506-841) Sp.3/C (CW) reported on board from five (5) days leave of absence. 11.00 Chronometers wound 13.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) GM2/C - reported on board from five (5) days leave of absence

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with thirteen (13) hours remaining

WALTER, Frank F (506-841) Sp.3/C (CW) - reported on board from five (5) days leave of absence

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.56 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads anchor watch, and restricted men to muster Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

* NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) granted three (3) days leave by telegraph to begin as of noon 29 January 1944 and to expire at noon 2 February 1944.

NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) - granted three (3) days leave by telegraph to begin as of noon 29 January 1944 and to expire at noon 2 February 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -71.13

al 8 Ayescue Cockerham Bush Pieters Daniels Stahl Nolan Nunziata ah 2 Hagen Appleby tr.in Learoyd Ellis trans. Strauss

oil: 27160 - Fuel oil Received 27160 Expended 2860 On hand 48500

oil: - 27160


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31 January 1944

rose island light abeam to port 500 yards

Lat 41.23, Long -71.13

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.30 Reveille 06.32 Commenced dock trials 07.00 Secured from dock trials; bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway 07.10 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY 07.59 Sunrise Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.00 Rose Island light abeam to port 500 yards, 08.14 passed through submarine net gate. 08.34 passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 200 yards, set course 165° T 167° pgc. 08.43 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal, tested sprinkler system in forward magazine, operating satisfactorily, made fortnightly test, conditions satisfactory 09.05 Rounded six mile buoy, hove to awaiting arrival of PT Boat. 09.37 Ahead on standard speed (100 RPM) course 091° T 093° pgc conducting exercises with Motor Torpedo boat. 10.38 Sighted Vineyard Sound lightship bearing 068° T. 11.12 Abeam Vineyard Sound lightship distance 3 miles to port, engines stopped, hove to. 11.20 Ahead standard speed, course 271° T 273° pgc Watch ended in Latitude 41°14'50" North Longitude 71°08'45" West D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Brenton Reef lightship - passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 200 yards

Vineyard Sound lightship - Sighted Vineyard Sound lightship bearing 068° T

Vineyard Sound lightship - Abeam Vineyard Sound lightship distance 3 miles to port

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on course 271° T at Standard Speed, position 41°14'50" North Latitude, 71°08'45" West Longitude. 12.55 Officer's Call 13.00 Six Mile Bouy abeam to Port, reduced speed to slow, changed course to 091° T. 13.00 Held Quarters followed by Signal Drill and instruction in Artificial Resuscitation. 13.04 Increaased speed to Standard Speed 93 (RPM). 13.35 Changed Course to 271° T. 13.40 Secured from Quarters and all drills. 14.07 Six Mile Bouy bearing 218° T distance one (1) mile, changed course to 342° T 14.35 BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard. 14.36 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.45 All hands to mooring Stations. 15.50 Moored Port side to Fuel Dock, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. "Baker" flag hoisted. Draft of ship 10'1" forward 14'10" aft. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHT SHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.22 Commenced taking on fuel. 17.12 Secured from taking on fuel having received twenty seven thousand one hundred sixty (27,160) gallons of Navy Standard fuel oil, draft forward 12 1/2 feet, aft 15 1/2 feet Commanding Officer held report mast for the following men, GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) So2/C and Grimsley,

oil: (27,160) gallons - Secured from taking on fuel having received twenty seven thousand one hundred sixty (27,160) gallons of Navy Standard fuel oil

Grimsley - Commanding Officer held report mast for the following men, GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) So2/C and Grimsley,

GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) So2/C - Commanding Officer held report mast for the following men, GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) So2/C and Grimsley,


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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31 January 1944

moored portside to south pier berth seven net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

16.00-Mid (Continued) Leonard W (234 006) Cox and awarded five (5) days restriction each. 17.22 Unmoored shifting berth. 17.32 Moored portside to South pier berth seven, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 17.35 Received 10 gallons fresh milk from City Diary, invoice number 2820E 17.45 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 17.45 Learoyd, Charles H Jr (618-357) CBM (R) and Ellis, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C reported on board from Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island, for assignment to duty authority DCGO 1st Naval district letter 31 JANUARY, 1944. 19.00 STRAUSS, Seymour (224-897) RM1/C transfered to COTP Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts for assignment to duty, Authority DCGO letter 31 January 1944 (701-531). 19.50 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster 19.55 Beenstock, Robert (550-003) S1/C completed one hour extra duty, twelve hours remaining. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Learoyd, Charles H Jr (618-357) CBM (R) - Learoyd, Charles H Jr (618-357) CBM (R) and Ellis, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C reported on board from Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island, for assignment to duty

Ellis, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C - Learoyd, Charles H Jr (618-357) CBM (R) and Ellis, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C reported on board from Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island, for assignment to duty

STRAUSS, Seymour (224-897) RM1/C - transfered to COTP Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts for assignment to duty

Beenstock, Robert (550-003) S1/C - completed one hour extra duty, twelve hours remaining


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LOG BOOK – FEBRUARY 1st 1944 TO JUNE 30th 1944


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W. A. Devine - Lieut 12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, Rhode Island - Wife, Mrs Adelaide M. Same address

J. F. Burns - Lieut (R) On board - Mother - Mrs Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon St, Arlington Mass

N. D. Coates - Lieut (jg)(R) Quaker Ave, Tiverton Rhode Island Wife Mrs Mable D. Same Address

D. R. Townshend - Lieut (jg)(R) On board - Wife, Mrs Martha G. 311 East Broad St Palmyra NJ

J. P. Welch - Lieut (jg) On board - Mother - Mrs Mary Coyne, 103 Monumnet St, Portland Me

R. I. Johnson - Lieut (jg)(R) 115 Highland Rd Tiverton, RI Wife, Mrs Bettie O. Same Address

R. A. Peterson - Ensign On board - Mother, Mrs Carl A Peterson, 120 So Main St Manchester Conn

Charles Wayne - Ensign On board - Mother, Mrs Kathleen M Wayne 201 S 10th St, Monmouth, Ill.

Robert McManus - Lieut On board - Wife, Mrs Laura. 227 Utter Ave, Staten Island NY


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 5 Bush Pieters Stahl Nolan Nunziata ah 2 Hagen Appleby pnr Cockerham Daniels Ayescue trans McGowan Logsdon Button Economides

Water Received 10500 Expended 1020 On hand 14780


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1 February 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 melville rhode island net and fuel depot

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Melville Rhode Island, (Net and Fuel depot) 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal and dry. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.12 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY; WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess noted in slip number 2882-E. 10.50 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.20 Received aboard from Property Office, Coast Guard Yard CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND one (1) spotting board as noted in invoice number 527 on Bill of Lading number NCG-132860. 12.00 COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) returned aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.15 DANIALS, JOHN F. (509-007) CBM (R) returned aboard from five (5) days sick leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Did not held quarters or emergency drills due to inclement weather. Crew mustered on mess deck for a talk on War Bonds by Commanding Officer. 13.10 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 13.30 Received aboard from Navy Yard; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, engineers stores as noted on requisition number 4414 - 13.35 McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017) BM1/C transferred this date from this unit to report to District Coast Guard Officer, Eigth Naval District; NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA for assignment to duty. Authority Commanding Officer UNALGA letter dated 1 FEBRUARY, 1944 Reference File 73-701-531. 13.40 LOGSDON, CLAUDE W. (223-884) SC1/C; BUTTON, ROBERT C. (237-376) SC2/C and ECONOMEDIES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC3/C (R) transferred this date from this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty. Authority Commanding Officer UNALGA letter dated 1 FEBRUARY, 1944, reference File 73-701-531. 14.00 Company "A" mustered on dock for infantry drill. 15.45 Received aboard from Supply Officer Motor Torpedo Base Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary stores for use in the general mess as noted in stub requisition numbers 1-2-3-4 - dated 1 FEBRUARY, 1944. 14.50 Secured from infantry drill for Company "A". 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - returned aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

DANIALS, JOHN F. (509-007) CBM (R) - returned aboard from five (5) days sick leave granted by Commanding Officer

McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017) BM1/C - transferred this date from this unit to report to District Coast Guard Officer, Eigth Naval District; NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA for assignment to duty

BUTTON, ROBERT C. (237-376) SC2/C - LOGSDON, CLAUDE W. (223-884) SC1/C; BUTTON, ROBERT C. (237-376) SC2/C and ECONOMEDIES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC3/C (R) transferred this date from this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty

LOGSDON, CLAUDE W. (223-884) SC1/C - LOGSDON, CLAUDE W. (223-884) SC1/C; BUTTON, ROBERT C. (237-376) SC2/C and ECONOMEDIES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC3/C (R) transferred this date from this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty

ECONOMEDIES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC3/C (R) - LOGSDON, CLAUDE W. (223-884) SC1/C; BUTTON, ROBERT C. (237-376) SC2/C and ECONOMEDIES, THOMAS J. (546-412) SC3/C (R) transferred this date from this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.12 AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox returned aboard four (4) hours, twelve (12) minutes absent over leave after fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 16.15 Received aboard from Iver Johnson Company; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ten (10) basketball uniforms as noted in purchase order number 44-17271. 19.45 Held reports departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox - returned aboard four (4) hours, twelve (12) minutes absent over leave after fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 168.3

al Bush Pieters Stahl Nolan ah Hagen Appleby pnr Nunziata trans Daniels dep.al. Devine.


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2 February 1944

moored port side to south pier of net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 117.1

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier, Net & Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Liberty party returned on time. 06.06 Commenced dock trials. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 Bridge and engine room tested out and reported ready to get underway. 07.17 All hands piped to mooring stations. 07.22 General Alarm Sounded. 07.26 All general Quarters stations reported manned and ready. 07.27 Secured from General Quarters. 07.36 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.12 Rounded GOULD ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BOUY returning ro base standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.40 All hands to mooring stations. 08.42 Moored port side to berth 7, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 08.56 Received aboard from City Dairy; WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, ten (10) gallons of milk as noted in invoice number 2895. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored port side to South Pier of Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 10.48 Received on board from HOWARD D. JOHNSON COMPANY, WALLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS six (6) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess on invoice No. 5042 11.30 Chronometers wound. 12.00 NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (500-040) Sea 1/C (R) returned on board on time from three days leave granted by telegraph by Commanding Officer. 12.55 Officers call - first call to quarters 13.00 Held quarters followed by drills 13.05 Sounded general alarm - all hands to general quarters stations 13.08 All stations manned and ready 13.09 Secured from general quarters drill 13.30 DANIELS, John F. (509-007) CBM (R) transferred to MIAMI, FLORIDA to report to DCGO 7th Naval District for assignment to duty in accordance with and by authority of DCGO 1st Naval District letter 27 January 1944 and UNALGA letter 2 February 1944. 14.30 Lieutenant WALTER A. DEVINE, USCG, departed on two (2) days annual leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4 Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (500-040) Sea 1/C (R) - returned on board on time from three days leave granted by telegraph by Commanding Officer

DANIELS, John F. (509-007) CBM (R) - transferred to MIAMI, FLORIDA to report to DCGO 7th Naval District for assignment to duty

Lieutenant WALTER A. DEVINE, USCG - departed on two (2) days annual leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 3 February 1944 17.00 Received on board one (1) box of fire-fighting equipment from property officer USCG Yard CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND on invoice No. 432. 18.01 Evening colors 19.50 Reports held, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BEENSTOCK, Robert (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Bush Pieters Stahl Nolan ah Hagen Appleby


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3 February 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.45 Called all hands 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 Liberty party returned on time 08.05 Commenced physical drill on dock 08.20 Secured from physical drill. 08.30 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess, on invoice No. 12299 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.00 chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters followed by posting of orders. 14.00 Commenced infantry drill. 15.45 Secured from infantry drill. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 08.00 4 February 18.02 Sunset. Evening colors. 20.00 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 21.15 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty, with nine (9) hours remaining. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty, with nine (9) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Bush Pieters Stahl Nolan Devine ah Hagen pnr Appleby awol Kuczynski

Water Received 4285 Expended 3330 On hand 10950


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4 February 1944

moored port side to south dock naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south dock, Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) placed on report for failing to turn out at reveille. 08.00 All hands mustered. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.05 Physical drill on dock 08.15 Secured from physical drill. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)(R)

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) - placed on report for failing to turn out at reveille

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Received from City Dairy Co of Woonsocket Rhode Island ten (10) gallons of milk for use of crews mess, receipt (663) 09.20 Appleby, Eugene C. (222-441) CMM returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Received from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts one emergency repair kit for under water sound gear on requisition 4593. 10.15 Received from Supply locker, Hammetts Warf, Newport, Rhode Island three cartons of 'Red Cross gear' for distribution to crew (A-6111) also one package of Stationary (BO1714) 12.30 Held quarters, drills dispensed with to allow for Pay Call for crews regular semi monthly pay which was paid in Cash. 13.25 Commenced taking on water. 14.00 Held Infantry on shore drill for Company 'A' and secured from drills at 15.30 15.50 Secured from taking on water. 16.00 granted Liberty to Port watch until 08.00 tomorrow. D.R.Townshend, Lieut. (jg)(R)

Appleby, Eugene C. (222-441) CMM - returned from inpatient treatment at dispensary, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island

16.00-Mid. Moored as before 16.00 After a careful search of the ship KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C (R) was found to be absent without leave. 19.00 Held one hour signal drill with CGC Wicomico. 19.45 Department heads, Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Beenstock, Robert J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with eight (8) hours remaining. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C (R) - After a careful search of the ship KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C (R) was found to be absent without leave

CGC Wicomico - Held one hour signal drill with CGC Wicomico

Beenstock, Robert J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with eight (8) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Stahl Nolan ah Hagen awol Kuczynski pnr Bush Pieters trans.in Roberts. dep al. Letzkus Small.

Water Received 5730 Expended 2270 On hand 14410


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5 February 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, ten (10) gallons milk for use of Crews mess, receipt number 671E. 08.00 Muster for Colors and morning exercises. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C (R) now absent without leave sixteen (16) hours 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C (R) - now absent without leave sixteen (16) hours

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.50 Received aboard from Howard Johnson Company eight (8) gallons of ice cream as noted on bill number 50508 for use in the general mess. 11.15 BUSH, KENNETH C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, VALENTINE, A. (606-196) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 11.45 LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE reported aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4. 12.30 LETZKUS, ROBERT, C (516-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. SMALL, NATHANIEL J (7015-188) StM2/C (R) departed on (10) ten days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 6 FEBRUARY, 1944. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

PIETERS, VALENTINE, A. (606-196) Sea 2/C (R) - BUSH, KENNETH C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, VALENTINE, A. (606-196) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

BUSH, KENNETH C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) - BUSH, KENNETH C. (612-867) Sea 1/C (R) and PIETERS, VALENTINE, A. (606-196) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE - reported aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4

LETZKUS, ROBERT, C (516-819) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

SMALL, NATHANIEL J (7015-188) StM2/C (R) - departed on (10) ten days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.07 ROBERTS, HOWARD (7017-528) Sea 1/C (SoM)(R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS. Authority Coast Guard Receiving Station letter dated 5 FEBRUARY, 1944 File number 783-531. 18.00 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty, seven (7) hours remaining. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ROBERTS, HOWARD (7017-528) Sea 1/C (SoM)(R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty, seven (7) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Stahl Nolan Letzkus Small ah Hagen awol Kuczynski


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6 February 1944

moored port side to berth seven south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to berth Seven, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) is now forty (40) hours absent without leave. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) - is now forty (40) hours absent without leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 13.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 08.00 7 February 1944. Watch uneventful. N.D.Coates Lt (jg).

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.04 Sunset. Evening colors. 18.30 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with six hours remaining. 19.40 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with six hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Stahl Letzkus Small ah Hagen awol pnr Nolan Kuczynski

Water Received 5205 Expended 2380 On hand 14300


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7 February 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 All hands mustered. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.50 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND, commissary stores for use in the general mess as noted in requisition number 5 and 6 dated 7 FEBRUARY, 1944. 09.55 Commenced taking fresh water aboard. 10.30 Received aboard from Prperty Office, Coast Guard Yard; CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND, fire fighting equipment as noted in invoice number 432, bill of lading number 132772. Received aboard from Hyde Windlass Company; BATH, MAINE spare parts for windlass as noted on purchase order number 44-15427. Received aboard from Property Office, Coast Guard Yard, CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND engine parts, hose and ~ compressor as noted in invoice number 500. 11.00 Received aboard from Saylor Beall Manufacturing Company; DETROIT, MICHIGAN one (1) air compressor and paint spray unit complete on Supply order number SJ-18. 11.15 NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard from five (5) days leave and three (3) days extension thereof granted by Commanding Officer. 11.37 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 12.00 KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) returned aboard after being Sixty Eight (68) hours absent without leave. 12.55 Officer's call. 13.00 All hands to quarters. 13.05 Secured from quarters. 14.00 Company "B" mustered for infantry drill. 15.00 Company "B" Secured from infantry drill. 15.00 Commanding Officer held report mast in the case of KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) and was awarded thirty (30) days restriction for offence as noted in log of 7 FEBRUARY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard from five (5) days leave and three (3) days extension thereof granted by Commanding Officer

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) - returned aboard after being Sixty Eight (68) hours absent without leave

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) - Commanding Officer held report mast in the case of KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) and was awarded thirty (30) days restriction for offence as noted in log of 7 FEBRUARY, 1944

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 8 FEBRUARY, 1944. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.45 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with five (5) hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with five (5) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 3 Stahl Letzkus Small ah 1 Hagen dep.al. Martin


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8 February 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth 7, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Received from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk on stub No. 5555E 11.00 Chronometers wound 12.55 Officers call to quarters 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters 13.05 Secured from quarters 14.40 MARTIN, Donald E. (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence and two (2) days travel time granted by the Commanding Officer. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

MARTIN, Donald E. (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence and two (2) days travel time granted by the Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 9 February 1944. 18.07 Evening colors 18.15 The following named men are advanced in rating to that indicated: CASLER, Clinton B. (350-242) GM3/C and WATSON, Charles B. (234-207) GM3/C by authority DCGO 1st ND letter 3 February 1944. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C R completed one (1) hour extra duty with four (4) remaining. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

WATSON, Charles B. (234-207) GM3/C - The following named men are advanced in rating to that indicated: CASLER, Clinton B. (350-242) GM3/C and WATSON, Charles B. (234-207) GM3/C

CASLER, Clinton B. (350-242) GM3/C - The following named men are advanced in rating to that indicated: CASLER, Clinton B. (350-242) GM3/C and WATSON, Charles B. (234-207) GM3/C

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C R - completed one (1) hour extra duty with four (4) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Small Martin ah 1 Hagen pnr Stahl to hosp Morris trans Flemming

Water Received 3540 Expended 2130 On hand 14550


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9 February 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier at Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.02 All hands mustered on dock for physical drill. 08.05 Received on board from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS lumber for ships use on invoice No. 195077 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Received from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland one (1) pair binoculars, Bausch & Lomb 7x50. 09.45 SINDELAR, JOHN H (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) departed in charge of excess property being shipped by Coast Guard truck to DCGO First Naval District, Boston Mass. 10.10 Received aboard ordnance parts from Navy Yard Washington, DC on invoice #963. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 12.07 Received from Howard Johnson Co. Wallaston, Mass. eight (8) gallons ice cream for general mess on slip #5005B. 12.55 Officers call. 13.00 Held quarters followed by general quarters, gun drill, damage control practice, fire drill and abandon ship drill. 13.00 STAHL, GERALD F. (622-267) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave, one (1) hour over leave. Absence over leave excused due to transportation delay. 14.00 Company A mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.05 Commenced taking on fresh water. 14.45 FLEMMING, ROBERT C. (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) transferred to US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Mass. Authority Commanding Officer letter 9 February, 1944. Reference DCGO 1 ND letter 4 February 1944. 15.05 Secured fresh water from dock. 15.15 Secured from infantry drill. 15.15 Ship's storeroom door found to have the wire cut away for about ten feet near bottom. Condition found by Lt (jg) R.I.Johnson. Inventory started to determine if any property missing. Repairs made to door. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

SINDELAR, JOHN H (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) - departed in charge of excess property being shipped by Coast Guard truck to DCGO First Naval District, Boston Mass.

STAHL, GERALD F. (622-267) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave, one (1) hour over leave. Absence over leave excused due to transportation delay

FLEMMING, ROBERT C. (682-641) Sea 2/C (R) - transferred to US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Mass. Authority Commanding Officer letter 9 February, 1944. Reference DCGO 1 ND letter 4 February 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 18.08 Sunset. Evening colors. 18.15 Received from City Dairy ten (10) gallons fresh milk for general mess. 19.00 SINDELAR, JOHN H (608-556) Sea 1/C returned aboard from Boston, Mass. * 20.00 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 21.00 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty, with three (3) hours remaining. 21.30 MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island. *19.00 Began one hour signal drill with CGC WICOMICO. N.D.Coates Lt (jg).

SINDELAR, JOHN H (608-556) Sea 1/C - returned aboard from Boston, Mass.

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty, with three (3) hours remaining

MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM - departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island

CGC WICOMICO - Began one hour signal drill with CGC WICOMICO


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.07

al Letzkus Small Martin ah Hagen Morris


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10 February 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.32, Long -71.07

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Liberty party returned on time. 06.26 Commenced dock trial 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 Fire and engine room reported ready to get underway. Engine stopped. Bridge tested. 07.45 Unmoored. Underway on various courses and speeds standing down Narragansett Bay. And so at end. N.D.Coates Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.00 Gould Island light abeam to Starboard 800 yards. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.05 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 300 yards. set course 165° T 167 pgc 09.35 rounded Six mile buoy set course 091° T, 093° pgc, commenced exercises with motor torpedo squadron. 11.10 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port, three miles 11.25 reversed course to 271° T, 273 pgc 11.30 secured from exercises 11.45 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard three miles. 12.00 End of watch position Latitude 41°19'45"N Longitude 71°04'50"W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 300 yards

Vineyard Sound Lightship - Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port, three miles

Vineyard Sound Lightship - Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard three miles

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on base course 273° T at Standard Speed, position 41°19'45" North Latitude, 71°04'50" West Longitude. 12.50 Officers Call. 12.55 All hands to quarters. 13.00 Sounded general alarm. 13.02 All Stations reported manned and ready - held damage control practice. 13.10 Secured from general quarters. Watch quarter and Station bill checked. 13.10 Six mile Bouy abeam to port changed course to 345° T. 13.45 Secured from all quarters and drills. 13.55 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard, close aboard; changed course to 006° T. 14.20 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 14.23 Passed Bouy "3A" abeam to port, close aboard. 14.33 Passed ROSE ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BOUY abeam to Starboard, close aboard. 14.50 Crossed de Gaussing range at Gould Island making North run. Coil Settings M+16, F+27, Q-15. 15.18 Crossed range on South run. Coil settings M+16, F+8, Q+2. 15.30 Crossed range on North run. Coil settings M+20, F+27, Q-15. 15.45 Crossed range on South run, coil settings M+18, F+8, Q+2. 15.50 Compass Gyro error determined to be 2° W by Azimuth of the Sun. R.I.Johnson, Lt(jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard, close aboard

16.00-24.00 Underway as before running degaussing range. 16.01 Crossed range on northerly heading, coil setting M+18,F28,Q-15. 16.10 Secured from running degaussing range. 16.34 Rounded buoy #12A., stood in for mooring. 16.48 Moored port side to berth #7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville RI -


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17.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 08.00 11 February 1944. 18.25 Received aboard 10 gallons fresh milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, RI slip number 5573E - 19.00 Quartermasters engaged in signalling exercises. 19.30 Beenstock, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C completed one (1) hour extra police duty with two (2) hours remaining. 19.30 Received aboard from SD 298 Naval Supply Depot, NOB, Newport, RI stores for general mess on Expenditory invoice numbers 35927, 35928, & 35929. - 19.45 Held eight oclock reports, departments secured, department heads and restricted men to muster. J.F.Burns, Lieut USCGR

Beenstock, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C - completed one (1) hour extra police duty with two (2) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Small Martin ah Hagen Morris dep al Townshend Peterson Burns aol Palmer tr in McManus


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11 February 1944

00.00-09.00 01.00 - Lieut. (jg) D. Ronald Townshend USCGR departed on two (2) days leave to expire before noon 14 February 1944 - 01.00 Ensign Ralph A. Peterson, USCG departed on two (2) days leave to expire before noon 14 February 1944, Leave granted by Commanding officer. 06.30 Reveille. 06.45 preparations made for ship's fumigation. * 08.10 T. J. Tully, Administrative assistant, US Public Health Service an six (6) assistants arrived aboard to conduct fumigation of ship. 08.30 All hands mustered on dock. *08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and Palmer Hansel (513-865) HAC (R) both of whom are Absent over liberty from this time and date. 08.30 General alarm sounded. Liberty party consisting of entire crew with exception of watch standers departed on liberty. 08.45 - Thorough search and inspection of ship made. J.F.Burns

Lieut. (jg) D. Ronald Townshend USCGR - departed on two (2) days leave to expire before noon 14 February 1944

Ensign Ralph A. Peterson, USCG - departed on two (2) days leave to expire before noon 14 February 1944, Leave granted by Commanding officer

T. J. Tully, Administrative assistant, US Public Health Service - T. J. Tully, Administrative assistant, US Public Health Service an six (6) assistants arrived aboard to conduct fumigation of ship

Palmer Hansel (513-865) HAC (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and Palmer Hansel (513-865) HAC (R) both of whom are Absent over liberty from this time and date

SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and Palmer Hansel (513-865) HAC (R) both of whom are Absent over liberty from this time and date

09.00-16.00 - 09.00 All hands ashore. ship secured for fumigation. Ship under fumigation as before. * 11.00 LIEUTENANT ROBERT McMANUS United States Coast Guard reported aboard for assignment to engineering duty from CURTIS BAY YARD, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND via District Coast Guard Office First Naval District. Authority Yard letter dated 8 FEBRUARY, 1944. 15.00 Engineers force permitted aboard to lite boilers. 15.15 All boilers lit off. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT ROBERT McMANUS United States Coast Guard - reported aboard for assignment to engineering duty from CURTIS BAY YARD, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND via District Coast Guard Office First Naval District

16.00-24.00: Ship under fumigation as before. 16.00 SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C R returned aboard after being eight (8) hours absent over leave. 16.55 Ship released from fumigation, T.J. TULLY, Administrative assistant United States Public Health Service and six (6) assistants departed. Numerous reacher and one (1) ~ not found after fumigation. 20.00 Watch mustered all departments secure. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C R - returned aboard after being eight (8) hours absent over leave

T.J. TULLY, Administrative assistant United States Public Health Service - T.J. TULLY, Administrative assistant United States Public Health Service and six (6) assistants departed

LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS United States Coast Guard Reserve - departed on two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

*10.30 LIEUTENANT JAMES F. BURNS United States Coast Guard Reserve departed on two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Small Martin ah Hagen Morris aol aol Nunziata Watson awol Kuczynski

Water Received 7390 Expended 1070 On hand 15610


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12 February 1944

moored portside to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored portside to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.44 PALMER, HANSEL (513-861) AA 1/C (R) returned aboard after being twenty two (22) hours, forty (40) minutes absent over leave. 07.00 Recieved aboard from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C and NUNZIATA, SILVO A (550-040) S1/C (R) who are absent from this time and date. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Five (5) inches of water found in bilge of after magazine. Water was removed and believed to be due to snow water. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

PALMER, HANSEL (513-861) AA 1/C (R) - returned aboard after being twenty two (22) hours, forty (40) minutes absent over leave

NUNZIATA, SILVO A (550-040) S1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C and NUNZIATA, SILVO A (550-040) S1/C (R) who are absent from this time and date

WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C and NUNZIATA, SILVO A (550-040) S1/C (R) who are absent from this time and date

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Crew engaged in cleaning ship below decks following fumigation. 10.00 Commanding Officer held ships inspection. 13.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 08.00 13 February 1944. 13.30 Commenced taking water from dock. 14.20 Secured water from dock. 15.00 Received Commissary stores from Supply Officer, Melville, RI on delivery slip #8. Received eight (8) gallons ice cream for general mess from Howard Johnson Co. on invoice #5013B. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.12 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.45 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C failed to report to take his watch, and after a search of the ship, was found to be absent without leave from this date and time, having been in a restricted status at the time. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C - failed to report to take his watch, and after a search of the ship, was found to be absent without leave from this date and time, having been in a restricted status at the time


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 3 Letzkus Small Martin ah 2 Hagen Morris aol 2 Nunziata Watson awol 1 Kuczynski pnr tr.in Vacar


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13 February 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C returned aboard eighteen (18) hours absent over liberty. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. Crew turned to clearing snow and ice from weather deck. Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C - returned aboard eighteen (18) hours absent over liberty

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 08.00 14 FEBRUARY, 1944. 14.00 VACAR, NICHOLAS (224-504) CMM (A) present reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Cutter NANOC via Captain of the Port Detail; NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND having reported two (2) hours absent over leave. Five days leave granted enroute. Authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 4, FEBRUARY, 1944 Order number 20703. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

VACAR, NICHOLAS (224-504) CMM (A) - present reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Cutter NANOC via Captain of the Port Detail; NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND having reported two (2) hours absent over leave. Five days leave granted enroute

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY J. (545-036) QM3/C R is this date twenty four (24) hours absent without leave. R.I.Johnson, Lt jg (R)

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY J. (545-036) QM3/C R - is this date twenty four (24) hours absent without leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Small Martin ah Hagen aol awol Kuczynski pnr Morris tr. Appleby


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14 February 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 NUNZIATA, SILVO A. (505-040) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard having been twenty three (23) hours absent over leave. 07.10 ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. Ships crew turned to painting below decks and shoveling snow top side. 08.10 Lieutenant junior grade D. RONALD TOWNSHEND, United States Coast Guard Reserve returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

NUNZIATA, SILVO A. (505-040) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard having been twenty three (23) hours absent over leave

ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard - returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Lieutenant junior grade D. RONALD TOWNSHEND, United States Coast Guard Reserve - returned aboard from two (2) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess, receipt 6858E 10.26 Received on board from Supply Officer, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores for use in the general mess on invoice No's 9,10,11 10.20 MORRIS, Thomas (107-557) CMM returned on board from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 10.30 Held report mast in the following cases for offenses as noted in log for February 11,12,13 and 14 and awarded punishments as follows: PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) Five (5) days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) Warned and excused NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) same WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C same

MORRIS, Thomas (107-557) CMM - returned on board from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) - Held report mast in the following cases for offenses as noted in log for February 11,12,13 and 14 and awarded punishments as follows: PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) Five (5) days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) Warned and excused NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) same WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C same

SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) - Held report mast in the following cases for offenses as noted in log for February 11,12,13 and 14 and awarded punishments as follows: PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) Five (5) days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) Warned and excused NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) same WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C same

NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) - Held report mast in the following cases for offenses as noted in log for February 11,12,13 and 14 and awarded punishments as follows: PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) Five (5) days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) Warned and excused NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) same WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C same

WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - Held report mast in the following cases for offenses as noted in log for February 11,12,13 and 14 and awarded punishments as follows: PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA1/C (R) Five (5) days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C (R) Warned and excused NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) same WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C same

10.55 Received on board from Property Office, Coast Guard Yard, CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND, fire-fighting equipment on invoice #462517 and bill of lading NCG 132854. 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.05 Held mess cooks inspection 11.45 Lieutenant JAMES F. BURNS, USCGR returned on board on time from two (2) days annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding officer. 12.55 Officers call, first call to quarters 13.00 Held quarters and following drills. 13.05 Sounded general alarm, all hands to general quarter's stations 13.08 All stations manned and ready; held fire control drill and gun drill. 13.11 Secured from general quarters 13.16 Fire drill 13.18 Secured from fire drill 13.24 Collision drill 13.26 Secured from collision drill. 13.28 All hands mustered for talk by Commanding officer 14.00 Company "B" mustered for infantry drill 14.35 Secured from infantry drill. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

Lieutenant JAMES F. BURNS, USCGR - returned on board on time from two (2) days annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 08.00 15 February 1944. 16.00 APPLEBY, Eguene C. (222-441) CMM transferred to SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI to report to DCGO 9th Naval District for assignment to duty by authority DCGO 1st Naval District letter 4 February 1944. 18.16 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R is now two (2) days AWOL. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

APPLEBY, Eguene C. (222-441) CMM - transferred to SAINT LOUIS, MISSOURI to report to DCGO 9th Naval District for assignment to duty

KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM3/C R - is now two (2) days AWOL


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al 3 Letzkus Small Martin ah 1 Hagen awol pnr Kuczynski tr. Welch


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15 February 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.25 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND Ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice No. 6820E 06.30 Reveille 07.55 All hands mustered for morning colors 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.00 chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters. Fire-fighting party of twelve (12) men departed for instruction at Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI. Depth charge and K gun drill. 13.30 Secured from drill. 13.35 Fire-fighting party returned. 13.50 LT. (jg) John P. Welch, USCG transfered to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass. for further assignment. Authority Commanding Officer letter 15 February 1944 File 71-701-531. 14.30 KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) returned aboard sixty-two and a half (62 1/2) hours absent without leave. 15.10 Company "A" mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.00 Secured from infantry drill. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

LT. (jg) John P. Welch, USCG - transfered to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass. for further assignment

KUCZYNSKI, STANLEY (545-036) QM3/C (R) - returned aboard sixty-two and a half (62 1/2) hours absent without leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 14.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 08.00 16 February 1944. 18.19 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.30 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty, with none remaining. 19.45 Department heads watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. 20.00 Quartermasters and signalmen completed one hour signal drill with CGC WICOMICO. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty, with none remaining

CGC WICOMICO - Quartermasters and signalmen completed one hour signal drill with CGC WICOMICO


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Martin ah Hagen pnr Small

Water Received 9935 Expended 2650 On hand 14030


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16 February 1944

moored port side to south dock net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south dock Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Crew mustered for colors. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time. Crew on to dock for 15 minutes calisthenics. 08.45 Commenced taking on diesel oil. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 Gray, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C departed with detail for 20MM Antiaircraft school. 09.15 secured from taking on diesel oil having received two hundred fourty (240) gallons from Net and Fuel depot, Melville Rhdoe Island. Invoice #1016. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 09.35 Received from City Dairy Woonsocket, Rhode Island, ten (10) gallons milk for use of general mess. invoice #6883. 10.55 Detail from Antiaircraft school returned. 12.00 Small, Nathaniel J. (7015-188) STM2/C (R) failed to return from ten (10) days authorized leave. 13.00 Crew mustered at quarters. 13.05 secured from quarters 13.10 Company 'A' first platoon departed for small arms and 50MM instruction, Ensign Ralph A. Peterson in command 14.00 Small, Nathaniel, J (7015-188) STM2/C (R) reported on board two (2) hours overleave. 14.15 Secured from taking on water. 15.30 Company 'B' first platoon returned on board. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Gray, Charles F (220-665) GM1/C - departed with detail for 20MM Antiaircraft school

Small, Nathaniel J. (7015-188) STM2/C (R) - failed to return from ten (10) days authorized leave

Small, Nathaniel, J (7015-188) STM2/C (R) - reported on board two (2) hours overleave

Ensign Ralph A. Peterson - Company 'A' first platoon departed for small arms and 50MM instruction, Ensign Ralph A. Peterson in command

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 08.00 tomorrow. 17.15 Lt. Commander J.E.Rivard, USCG reported on board from DCGO 1st Naval District for inspection of vessel machinery. 19.00 Held one hour flashing light drill with CGC WICOMICO. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Lt. Commander J.E.Rivard, USCG - reported on board from DCGO 1st Naval District for inspection of vessel machinery

CGC WICOMICO - Held one hour flashing light drill with CGC WICOMICO


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Martin ah Hagen


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17 February 1944

moored portside to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored portside to South pier Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island 08.00 Crew mustered for morning colors 08.00 Ensign Ralph A Peterson and detail departed for Prices Neck for 20MM fireing Range. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples and found conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut(jg)(R)

Ensign Ralph A Peterson - Ensign Ralph A Peterson and detail departed for Prices Neck for 20MM fireing Range

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Commenced dock trials for machinery inspection held by Lieutenant Commander J.E.RIVARD United States Coast Guard Engineering Inspector for First Naval District. 09.10 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 09.30 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND Commissary stores as noted in invoice number (12) twelve dated 17 FEBRUARY, 1944. 10.50 Completed dock trials. 12.30 Ensign RALPH A PETERSON and detail returned aboard from PRICES NECK, RHODE ISLAND 12.55 Officers Call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.02 Secured from quarters. 14.00 Company "B" mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.00 Excessive rust conditions found in wardroom Hold. 14.30 Lieutenant Commander J.E.RIVARD United States Coast Guard departed this unit having completed inspection of ship. 15.00 Company "B" secured from infantry drill. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port section to expire at 08.00 18 FEBRUARY, 1944 R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

Lieutenant Commander J.E.RIVARD United States Coast Guard Engineering Inspector - Commenced dock trials for machinery inspection held by Lieutenant Commander J.E.RIVARD United States Coast Guard Engineering Inspector for First Naval District

Ensign RALPH A PETERSON - Ensign RALPH A PETERSON and detail returned aboard from PRICES NECK, RHODE ISLAND

Lieutenant Commander J.E.RIVARD United States Coast Guard - departed this unit having completed inspection of ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.00 Commenced signal drill for bridge gang. 19.45 Held quarters, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Secured from signal drill. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Martin ah Hagen dep.al. Cowen trans. Rogers


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18 February 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 06.50 TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) and EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-243) WT2/C put on report by Master At Arms for failure in not getting up at Reveille. 07.55 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.02 All hands mustered on dock for calisthenics. 08.15 Secured from Calisthenics. 08.15 Being Field Day Ship's crew turned to clearing up ship for Saturday inspection. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) - TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) and EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-243) WT2/C put on report by Master At Arms for failure in not getting up at Reveille

EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-243) WT2/C - TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) and EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-243) WT2/C put on report by Master At Arms for failure in not getting up at Reveille

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice No. 5607E 10.45 Officer's call, first call to quarters 10.50 Quarters, all hands to muster. 10.51 Sounded general alarm, all hands to stations for general quarters; held following drills - fire control, gun, depth charge, damage control 11.00 Secured from General quarters; chronometers wound. 11.04 Held abandon ship drill 11.06 Secured from abandon ship drill 11.08 Held fire drill 11.09 First water 11.10 Water on all lines 11.11 Secured from fire drill 11.12 Held collision drill 11.16 Collision mat in place. 11.17 Secured from collision drill. 11.30 Received on board from Naval Ammunition Depot HINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS ammunition as listed on order #4-372-44. 13.40 Commenced dock trials 14.00 Secured from dock trials. 14.00 Damage control party given instruction in and demonstration of AERO-FOAM fire-fighting apparatus. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 08.00 19 February 1944 16.00 ROGERS, Horace O. (105-767) CQM transferred to Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS there to report to the commanding officer for transfer to pool 102 by authority DCGO 1st Naval District dispatch 172246 February 1944. 16.00 COWEN, Hardy C. (205-035) CPhM departed on three (3) days leave of absence, to expire prior to noon 22 February 1944, granted by commanding officer. 18.19 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

ROGERS, Horace O. (105-767) CQM - transferred to Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS there to report to the commanding officer for transfer to pool 102

COWEN, Hardy C. (205-035) CPhM - departed on three (3) days leave of absence, to expire prior to noon 22 February 1944, granted by commanding officer


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Martin Cowen ah Hagen dep.al. Booth

Water Received 8365 Expended 2435 On hand 14145


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19 February 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Moring colors 08.00 Received on board from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND Ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess, on invoice No 5619E. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C who is AOL from this time and date 08.30 Commenced taking on fresh water 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 09.00 McCARTHY, Charles E.J. (206-913) CM1/C departed for US Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND for outpatient treatment. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C who is AOL from this time and date

McCARTHY, Charles E.J. (206-913) CM1/C - departed for US Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND for outpatient treatment

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.30 All hands to stations for ship's inspection 10.00 Secured taking fresh water from the dock 10.40 Commanding officer held ship's inspection 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.20 Received on board from HOWARD JOHNSON ICE CREAM COMPANY, WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess on invoice No. 6895. 12.15 Secured from commanding officers inspection 12.45 BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) GM2/C departed on five (5) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 09.00 20 February 1944. 13.15 McCARTHY, Charles E.J. (206-913) CM1/C returned from outpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) GM2/C - departed on five (5) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

McCARTHY, Charles E.J. (206-913) CM1/C - returned from outpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.20 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Letzkus Martin Cowen Booth ah Hagen


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20 February 1944

moored port side south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side south pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 07.00 Reveille, observed Sunday routine 08.00 Morning colors * 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

*08.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C is now twenty-four (24) hours over leave

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C - is now twenty-four (24) hours over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 20 February 1944 11.00 Chronometers wound 13.00 Omitted quarters, Sunday routine. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.22 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) and LIVINGSTON, James C. (641-269) Sea 2/C R. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GOY, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) and LIVINGSTON, James C. (641-269) Sea 2/C R

LIVINGSTON, James C. (641-269) Sea 2/C R - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) and LIVINGSTON, James C. (641-269) Sea 2/C R


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Martin Cowen Booth ah Hagen


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21 February 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.25 LETZKUS, Robert C. (521-819) Sea 1/C R returned on board from fifteen (15) days annual leave granted by commanding officer. 04.20 Commenced dock trials 04.35 Secured from dock trials 04.45 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) Sea 2/C R returned on board two (2) hours and fifteen (15) minutes over leave 06.30 Reveille 07.45 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C reported on board forty-seven (47) hours and forty-five (45) minutes over leave 07.55 All hands to muster for morning colors 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

LETZKUS, Robert C. (521-819) Sea 1/C R - returned on board from fifteen (15) days annual leave granted by commanding officer

LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) Sea 2/C R - returned on board two (2) hours and fifteen (15) minutes over leave

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C - reported on board forty-seven (47) hours and forty-five (45) minutes over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy on invoice 5633E for use in general mess. 11.00 Chronometers wound. Commanding Officer held mast on the following men: TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R): for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C: for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused; 11.30 Received from Coast Guard Supply Lockers, Hammetts Wharf, Newport, RI three cartons containing radio and fire-fighting equipment. 11.45 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) returned eleven hours forty-five minutes over liberty. Excuse accepted. 12.55 Officers call. 13.00 Quartesr, followed by general quarters. All hands checked on stations at emergency drills. 13.20 Received from Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island three drums (150 gallons) lubricating oil on order #S/R1527-44. 13.40. Commenced dock trial. 14.14 Secured from dock trial. 14.40 #1 boat lowered and away for dirll under oars. 15.15 Received commissary supplies from Supply Officer, MTBSTC, Melville, Rhode Island on requisition #13 and 14. 15.40 Boat #1 returned from drill, hoisted and secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast on the following men: TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R): for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C: for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused;

EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C - Commanding Officer held mast on the following men: TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R): for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C: for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused;

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast on the following men: TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R): for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C: for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused;

GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C - Commanding Officer held mast on the following men: TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-620) F1/C (R): for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, GLEN D (232-241) WT2/C: for offence noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, JAMES C (641-264) Sea 2/C (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, SAMUEL (231-580) SoM2/C: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused;

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) - returned eleven hours forty-five minutes over liberty. Excuse accepted

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 01.00 22 February 1944. 17.45 USS WICOMICO moored along south side of pier. 18.00 Received target sled from USS WICOMICO. 18.25 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.00 Began blinker drill with USS WICOMICO. 20.00 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. Secured from signal drill. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

USS WICOMICO - USS WICOMICO moored along south side of pier


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.00

al Martin Booth ah Hagen pnr Cowen

oil: 25816 - Fuel oil Received 25816 Expended 2791 On hand 44450


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22 February 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.00

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island in company with USS WICOMICO. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time except MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R). 02.45 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard one hour forty-five minutes absent over liberty. 06.10 Commenced turning over main engine. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy on invoice 5645E. 07.10 Target sled placed on deck. 07.15 Unmoored. Underway on various courses and speeds standing down Narragansett Bay. 07.25 Engine stopped for engineer force to make adjustments to main engine. 07.26 Underway on various speeds. 07.34 Stopped. 07.35 Underway various speeds. And so at end, standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg).

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R)

USS WICOMICO - in company with USS WICOMICO

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard one hour forty-five minutes absent over liberty

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.00 Jones, Morris C (7016-281) placed on report for failing to turn to. 08.10 Steering engine jammed. 08.11 Steering gear back in operation. 08.40 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port 500 yards. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 09.11 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard. 09.38 Bell buoy "K" abeam to starboard one and one half miles. 10.08 Changed course to 081° T 083° pgc 10.10 Stopped all engines and lowered target raft into water. 10.14 Ahead towing target raft for Motor Torpedo Boats; Engines half speed, 52 RPM 10.15 Commenced blowing tubes 10.35 secured from blowing tubes. Position at end of watch Lat 41°13'45"N Long 71°00'20"W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)

Jones, Morris C (7016-281) - placed on report for failing to turn to

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port 500 yards

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 081° T at half speed, 52 RPM in position 41°13'45" North Latitude, 71°00'20" West Longitude 12.00 Secured from morning exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 12.14 Stopped engine hove-to at position 41°14'-00" North Latitude, 70°57'-35" West Longitude. 13.15 Target upset. Underway on various courses at various speeds trying to right target. 13.40 Pulled target alongside. 13.45 Target upright. 13.47 Underway on course 261° T at half speed, 52 RPM. Motor Torped Boats commenced afternoon exercises. 13.55 Officer's Call. 14.00 All hands to quarters. Held small arms firing practice for all hands. 14.10 Increased speed to 60 RPM. 14.50 Target cut down by gun fire from Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.55 Secured from quarters and firingpractice. Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises. 15.00 Secured sound gear because of excessive fadeout. 15.10 Picked up target. changed course to 306° T increased speed to 105 RPM. 16.00 Position 41°19'40" North Latitude, 71°20'05" West Longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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22 February 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

16.00-20.00 Underway as before on course 304°T, 306° pgc at standard speed 105 RPM 16.18 Stopped engine to cool heated main bearing. 16.23 Underway at standard speed 100 RPM 16.28 Six-mile buoy abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 345° T, 347° pgc 16.59 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 008° T, 010° pgc 17.10 Entered minefield, changed course to 033° T 035° pgc 17.14 Passed through gate vessels; changed to various courses and speeds conforming to the channel standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY 17.25 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy 14B abeam to starboard 17.26 Secured degaussing 17.39 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard 17.58 Lighted bell buoy #12A abeam to staboard, standing in to Fuel Dock MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 18.00 All hands to mooring stations 18.28 Moored port side to fuel dock MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 18.25 Sunset 18.52 Draft aft fourteen (14) feet ten (10) inches; forward ten (10) feet ten (10) inches 19.10 Commenced taking on fuel oil 19.20 COWEN, HARDY C. (205-035) CPhM, having previously reported on board the USS WICOMICO at 12.00 22 February 1944 in absence of this unit, reported on board from three (3) days leave granted by commanding officer 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster 19.50 Secured from taking on fuel. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

COWEN, HARDY C. (205-035) CPhM - having previously reported on board the USS WICOMICO at 12.00 22 February 1944 in absence of this unit, reported on board from three (3) days leave granted by commanding officer

20.00-Mid. Moored as before. 20.11 Underway, proceeding to South dock. 20.20 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island. 20.45 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 08.00 tomorrow. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Martin Booth ah Hagen pnr Frederickson

Water Received 7920 Expended 1210 On hand 13070


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23 February 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored port side to South pier, berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Morning exercises and muster for colors dispensed with because of inclement weather. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.20 Returned one (1) oxygen acetelyne cylinder, for refilling, to District Warehouse Boston, Massachusetts. Bill of lading NCG 132627 08.45 Commenced taking on fresh water. 09.00 Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island 09.00 Inspected Magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Garritano, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C placed on report for standing improper watch. D.R.Townshend Lieut (jg)(R)

Garritano, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C - placed on report for standing improper watch

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.45 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND, Commissary stores as noted in invoice numbers 15,16 and 6386B for use in the general mess. 10.45 FREDRICKSON, JOSEPH E (247-485) MM2/C attached to USS WICOMICO CG having missed his ship reported aboard this unit pending further assignment. 11.30 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 12.55 Officer's Call 13.00 All hands to quarters. Articles for the Government of the United States Navy was read to the ship's crew. 13.30 Secured from quarters and instruction. 14.20 Received aboard from Supply Officer, HAMMET'S WHARF, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, Engineers stores as noted in purchase order number 44-19318, and deck stores as noted in requisition number 5883; also one electric tester as noted in purchase order number 44-16740. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 01.00, 24 FEBRUARY, 1944. Ralph Peterson, Lt (jg)(R)

FREDRICKSON, JOSEPH E (247-485) MM2/C - attached to USS WICOMICO CG having missed his ship reported aboard this unit pending further assignment

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -70.97

al Martin Booth ah Hagen aol Goy. to hosp Pssetti dep Frederickson


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24 February 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -70.97

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time and date. 06.00 Commenced dock trials. 06.45 Bridge tested out and reported ready to get under way. 06.56 Completed dock trials Engine room reported ready to get underway. 07.01 Towing Target brought aboard. 07.02 FREDRICKSON, J E (247-485) MM3/C departed this unit to return to USS WICOMICO CG. Authority Commanding Officer UNALGA verbal orders. 07.03 POSSETTI, ERNEST C (564-003) SC2/C departed this unit for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.05 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.15 Rounded buoy "12A". 07.30 Starboard speed made 100 RPM 07.37 Passed GOULD ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BUOY abeam to port. 07.57 Passed ROSE ISLAND light abeam to port distance 600 yards. 08.00 Position 41°29' North latitude, 71°21' West Longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time and date

FREDRICKSON, J E (247-485) MM3/C - departed this unit to return to USS WICOMICO CG

POSSETTI, ERNEST C (564-003) SC2/C - departed this unit for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.24 passed through Submarine net gate. 08.46 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port, distance 300 yards changed course to 165° T 166° pgc speed 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.23 passed six mile buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard, set course 147 T 148 pgc 09.53 passed buoy 'K' abeam to starboard distance one and one half miles 10.19 changed course to 081 T 082 pgc stopped engines and put target overboard. 10.26 Ahead slow 52 RPM exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats commenced. Noon position Lat 41°14'00"N L 70°58'00"W. D.R.Townshend, Lieut(jg)(R)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port, distance 300 yards

12.00-16.00: Underway as before, on course 082° per Gyro Compass, 081° T at Standard Speed (52 RPM) towing target at position 41°14' North Latitude, 70°58' West Lognitude. 12.15 Motor Torpedo Boats completed morning exercises. 12.20 Engine stopped, hove to at position 70°59'30" West longitude 41°14' North Latitude. 12.55 Officer's Call. 13.00 All hands to quarters Crew mustered on mess deck for a talk by LIEUTENANT JAMES F BURNS United States Coast Guard Reserve on the Naval Inspection to be held. 13.10 Secured from quarters. 13.26 Underway on course 261° T at slow speed (52 RPM). 13.45 Stopped engines at position 41°14' North latitude, 70°58' West longitude. 14.08 Underway at slow speed (52 RPM) on course 261° T. Commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.15 Changed course to 258° T. 15.32 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats Stopped engines at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°13' West longitude. 15.45 Target hauled aboard, Underway at standard speed 100 RPM on course 322° T. 16.00 Position 71°15' West 15.45 Fire throwing guns tested.

LIEUTENANT JAMES F BURNS United States Coast Guard Reserve - Crew mustered on mess deck for a talk by LIEUTENANT JAMES F BURNS United States Coast Guard Reserve on the Naval Inspection to be held


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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24 February 1944

standing into narragansett bay

Lat 41.23, Long 120.4

12.00-16.00: longitude, 41°14' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 322° T, 323° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 16.10 Set RADAR watch 16.50 Changed course to 269° T 270° pgc 17.00 "Six-mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 345° T, 346° pgc 17.20 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 008° T, 009° pgc 17.22 Secured underwater sound gear 17.30 Changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 17.57 Passed between gate vessels 18.47 Moored port side to South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 19.15 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 08.00 25 February 1944 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Martin ah Hagen Possetti aol pnr Booth Goy dep.al. Litwin aol D'Amico.


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25 February 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 Reveille 06.15 STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C placed on report for failing to turn out at reveille. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who is over leave from this time 08.50 Received on board from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice No. 5181E. 08.55 Commander D.J.WALSH and inspection party on board for annual inspection. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C - placed on report for failing to turn out at reveille

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who is over leave from this time

Commander D.J.WALSH - Commander D.J.WALSH and inspection party on board for annual inspection

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 10.20 Unmoored. Underway on various courses and speeds in East Passage, Narragansett Bay exercising at emergency drills. 10.25 Fire drill, fire amidship starboard side. 10.29 First water. 10.29 1/2 All water. 10.30 Secured from fire drill. 10.37 Collision drill. Collision starboard side opposite CPO quarters. 10.41 Repair party mustered. 10.43 Collision mat overside. 10.48 Collision mat in place. 10.49 Secured from Collision drill. 10.56 Man overboard drill. 11.01 Boat #1 in water and away. 11.02 1/2 man taken aboard life boat. 11.04 Boat #1 alongside. 11.10 Boat #1 hoisted and secured. Secured from man overboard drill. 11.12 Abandon ship (provide) drill. 11.17 All boats and rafts manned and ready. 11.18 Secured from abandon ship drill. 11.30 Alarm for general quarters. 11.32 All stations manned and ready. Carried out submarine attack, anti-aircraft attack and damage control practice. 11.55 Secured from general quarters. Chronometers wound. 12.30 Moored starboard side to South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 12.35 COMMANDER D.J.WALSH, USNR and inspection party departed. 12.40 BOOTH, LEONARD K (220-970) GM2/C reported aboard from five days leave having previously reported on time to Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island, in absence of ship. GOY, FRED T (529-015) F1/C (R) reported aboard having previously reported in at Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island thirty-five hours forty minutes absent without leave. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg)

COMMANDER D.J.WALSH, USNR - COMMANDER D.J.WALSH, USNR and inspection party departed

BOOTH, LEONARD K (220-970) GM2/C - BOOTH, LEONARD K (220-970) GM2/C reported aboard from five days leave having previously reported on time to Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island, in absence of ship

GOY, FRED T (529-015) F1/C (R) - reported aboard having previously reported in at Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island thirty-five hours forty minutes absent without leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 tomorrow. 17.00 LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. Commanding Officer held mast in the case of GOY, FRED T (529-015) F1/C (R); awarded loss of two (2) days pay, restriction for thirty (30) days and thirty-five (35) hours extra duty. 18.28 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.45 Department heads, watch and restricted men to muster. All departments reported secured. N.D.Coates, Lt (jg).

LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C - departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

GOY, FRED T (529-015) F1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the case of GOY, FRED T (529-015) F1/C (R); awarded loss of two (2) days pay, restriction for thirty (30) days and thirty-five (35) hours extra duty


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Litwin ah Hagen Possetti aol dep.al. Anderson pnr.tr.in McLendon Flye Mangrum Anderson Plummer Martin trans. McCarthy Neel.

Water Received 8265 Expended 2200 On hand 14490


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26 February 1944

moored starboard side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.40 D'Amico, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C reported aboard sixteen hours (16 hrs) forty minutes (40 min) absent over leave. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Muster for colors. Morning Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. N.D.Coates, Lt(jg)

D'Amico, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C - reported aboard sixteen hours (16 hrs) forty minutes (40 min) absent over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island: Authority DCGO 1st ND letter 22 February, 1944 order number 21227, (PRA-701-531) and CG Station letter 25 February, 1944 (73-701-783-531). 09.45 Received commissary supplies from Net & Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island Requisition #17. 10.00 Martin, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) Reported on board from (10) ten days leave and five (5) days extension thereof. 10.45 Received from Howard & Johnson Co Eight (8) gallons of Ice cream for use of general Mess invoice #6395-B. 10.45 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.46 Secured from taking on fresh water. 12.30 Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave: authority Commanding Officer. 13.00 McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C and Neel, Sam (204-829) MM2/C transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to pool 99. Authority Commanding Officers letter (75-701-531) and DCGO 1st ND letter 23 February 1944. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 09.00 tomorrow. 14.45 Commenced taking on Diesel fuel oil. 14.50 Recieved from CG Radio maintainence shop one motor alternator, type converter KATO-LITE Model #23KA34 and returned one motor generator unit, type Leland Electric Co CLL21806. Serial #20 to same place also returned to same place; one kit, emergency repair, Navy type, CCY10223, specification #13A698B; invoice #47-44, via Lieutenant M.B.Ewalt. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM - McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island

Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R) - McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island

MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R) - McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island

Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) - McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island

Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C - McLendon, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, Flye, Jesse (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) and Plummer, Leo D (598-840) Sea 2/C Reported on Board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island

Martin, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) - Reported on board from (10) ten days leave and five (5) days extension thereof

Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave: authority Commanding Officer

McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C - McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C and Neel, Sam (204-829) MM2/C transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to pool 99

Neel, Sam (204-829) MM2/C - McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C and Neel, Sam (204-829) MM2/C transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to pool 99

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Secured from taking on deisel fuel having received 127 gallons from Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 16.00 Received from Washington Radio Station, Alexandria Virginia Via US Mail two packages


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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26 February 1944

16.00-Mid (continued) containing one 3045KC crystal, invoice WR 270-44 and one crystal 3500KC, invoice WR 274-44 for use of Radio department. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

al Litwin Anderson ah Hagen Possetti aol Aloi to hosp Cohen


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27 February 1944

moored starboard side to south pier berth 7 net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored starboard side to south pier, berth #7, Net & Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples: conditions dry & normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 01.00 tomorrow 11.00 Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) hospitalized at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island after having been reported ill by military police in Fall River, Massachusetts. Transportation via Naval ambulance. 12.00 Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) having been granted special liberty until noon is now AOL D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - hospitalized at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island after having been reported ill by military police in Fall River, Massachusetts. Transportation via Naval ambulance

Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - having been granted special liberty until noon is now AOL

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.30, Long -70.97

AL Litwin Anderson Ah Hagen Possetti Cohen


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28 February 1944

proceeding down naragansett bay

Lat 41.30, Long -70.97

Mid-08.00 Moored starboard side to South pier, Melville, Rhode Island, Net & Fuel depot. * 01.20 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) returned thirteen hours (13) and twenty (20) minutes absent without leave. *01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.05 Unmoored, underway proceeding down Naragansett Bay. courses and speeds various. 07.45 Rose Island abeam to port 800 yards. 07.57 Passed through submarine net gates. 08.00 Position Lat 41°28'N Long 71°21'W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - returned thirteen hours (13) and twenty (20) minutes absent without leave

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.17 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port 500 yards set course 165 T, 166 pgc standard speed 100 RPM 08.45 Stopped to inspect object in water, picked up large wooden stage as menace to navigation. 08.56 Ahead standard speed. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard 09.37 Buoy 'K' abeam to port close aboard. 09.58 Buoy 'J' abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 093° T, 093 pgc 10.17 Stopped engines, lowered target raft. 10.35 Ahead on course 081° T 082 pgc towing target for squadron of Motor Torpedo Boats, speed 8 knots (71 RPM) 12.00 position Lat 40°18'45" N Long 70°58'50" W. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port 500 yards

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 081° T at half speed (71 RPM) at position 41°18'45" North latitude, 70°58'50" West Longitude. 12.05 Stopped engine, hove to at position 41°18' North latitude, 70°57'39" West longitude. 13.32 Target overturned, ship underway maneuvering to right same. 13.46 Target upright, set course 261° T at half speed (71 RPM). 13.57 Commenced afternoon exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.38 Established Radar watch. 15.13 Secured from afternoon exercises, stopped engine to pick up target, position 41°12'12" North Latitude, 71°12'42" West Longitude. 15.25 Underway, having taken target aboard, on course 322° T at Standard Speed 100 RPM. 16.00 Position 41°17'06" North Latitude, 71°17'48" West Longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-Mid Underway as before. 16.21 passed six mile buoy close aboard to port. Changed course to 345 T, 346 pgc 16.55 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard,

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard,


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gould island lighted buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 32.2, Long -70.2

16.00-Mid (continued) changed course to 008 T 009 pgc. 17.15 passed through submarine net gates. 17.41 Gould Island lighted buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard. 18.02 Dyer Island bell buoy abeam to starboard. 18.15 Moored starboard side to South pier berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island, US Net and Fuel depot. 18.30 Colors. 18.30 Liberty granted until 01.00 tomorrow to starboard section. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

AL Litwin Anderson Ah Hagen Possetti Cohen dep Hosp Barns

Water Received 8170 Expended 3200 On hand 13,490


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29 February 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

Mid-08.00 Moored starbord side to South pier, berth 7, Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.09 Unmoored, underway standing down Narragansett Bay, courses and speeds various. 07.20 Dyer Island flashing red bell buoy "12A" abeam to port, close aboard. 07.50 Rose Island light abeam to port, 800 yards. Position at end of watch Latitude 41°29'N L 71°21'W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY position 41°29' North Latitude, 71°21' West Longitude. 08.31 BRENTON LIGHT SHIP abeam to port, distance 500 yards, set course 165° T standard speed 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.05 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 09.07 changed course to 345° T returning to base. * 09.44 BRENTON LIGHT SHIP abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards. 09.45 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 10.10 ROSE ISLAND abeam to starboard distance 800 yards. 10.46 All hands to mooring Stations. 10.56 Moored port side to Berth "7", South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 10.57 Engines secured. 11.15 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the General Mess. 11.30 Commenced taking on Fresh Water from dock. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON LIGHT SHIP - BRENTON LIGHT SHIP abeam to port, distance 500 yards

BRENTON LIGHT SHIP - BRENTON LIGHT SHIP abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.20 Boat "1" lowered for boat drill. 13.25 Secured from taking on water from dock. 14.10 Secured from Boat drill, Boat "1" hoisted aboard. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.20 BARNES, CLAUDE (7022-338) STM2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Dispensary; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 19.45 Held Reports, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with 33 hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BARNES, CLAUDE (7022-338) STM2/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Dispensary; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with 33 hours remaining

*09.15 Commanding Officer held locker inspection, all hands to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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W. A. Devine - Lieut 12 Shangri-la Lane, Newport RI Wife Mrs Adelaide M - same address Phone Newport 4993M

J. F. Burns - Lieut (R) On board, Mothre Mrs Mary Ann Burns 8 Marathon St, Arlington Mass Phone Arlington 3576R

N. D. Coates - Lieut (jg)(R) Quaker Ave, Tiverton RI Wife Mrs Mable D. Same Address

Robert McManus - Lieut On board - Wife, Mrs Laura, 227 Utter Ave Staten Island New York

D. R. Townshend - Lieut (jg)(R) On board - Wife - Mrs Martha G. 311 East Broad St, Palmyra NJ

R. I. Johnson - Lieut (jg)(R) 115 Highland Rd, Tiverton RI Wife Mrs Bettie O. Same Address Phone Tiverton 2755K

R. A. Peterson - Ensign On board - Mother Mrs Carla Peterson 120 So Main St, Manchester Conn

Charles Wayne - Ensign On board - Mother Mrs Kathleen M Wayne, 201 S 10th St Monmouth Ill.


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Litwin Anderson AH Possetti Cohen Barns TRANS Lt (jg) N.D.Coates dep AL Davis TANS IN Silverstein


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1 March 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Liberty party returned on time. 01.00 DAVIS, HARVEY (7007-698) STM2/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 17 MARCH, 1944. 01.00 LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE, NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve in accordance with Headquarters dispatch 290806 FEBRUARY 1944 was detached from this unit to report aboard the USS GENERAL ROBERT L HOWZE (AP134) via District Coast Guard Officer, Eleventh Naval District. Reference Commanding Officer Unalga letter dated 1 MARCH, 1944 File number (781-701-531). 06.00 Commenced dock trials. 06.30 Reveille. 06.45 All hands to muster to roll-call prior to sailing. All hands present and accounted for. 07.00 Completed dock trials. Bridge and engine room tested out and reported ready for getting underway 08.00 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess as noted on invoice number 8230E. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 SILVERSTEIN, MORTON B (563-231) RM3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS. Authority Commanding Officer BOSTON Receiving Station letter dated 26 FEBRUARY 1944 Reference file 783-531 R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

DAVIS, HARVEY (7007-698) STM2/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 17 MARCH, 1944

LIEUTENANT, JUNIOR GRADE, NEIL D. COATES United States Coast Guard Reserve - in accordance with Headquarters dispatch 290806 FEBRUARY 1944 was detached from this unit to report aboard the USS GENERAL ROBERT L HOWZE (AP134) via District Coast Guard Officer, Eleventh Naval District

SILVERSTEIN, MORTON B (563-231) RM3/C (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

09.00-16.00 Moored as before 11.15 Chronometers wound 11.30 Received from HOWARD D. JOHNSON COMPANY, WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons of ice cream on invoice No. 6456B for use in the general mess. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to necessary ship's work 14.30 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores on receipt No. 1,2,3 and 4 Ralph A. Peterson Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 01.00 2 March 1944 18.32 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Litwin Anderson Davis AH Possetti Cohen Barns TRANS Silverstein

Water Received 7995 Expended 2930 On hand 13760


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2 March 1944

moored port side to south pier at net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier at Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.15 Commenced turning over main engine 06.30 Reveille 07.00 Secured from turning over main engine. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Tested sprinkler systems in all magazines; coupling on sprinkler extension broken, in forward starboard magazines now inoperative. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly test, conditions satisfactory. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.20 Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, ten (10) gallons of milk for use of General mess, on invoice #8240E. 09.43 Receiving fresh water from dock. 11.13 Secured from taking on fresh water. 13.00 Mustered crew and held resuscitation and semaphore drills. 13.15 Silcio Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) departed for outpatient treatment and returned at 14.00. 14.10 Silverstein, Morton B (563-231) RM3/C (R) transfered to COTP Portland, Maine for further assignment to CGC TRAVIS. Authority Commanding Officer letter 2 March, 1944 and DCGO 1st ND dispatch 012323 D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Silcio Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - departed for outpatient treatment and returned at 14.00

Silverstein, Morton B (563-231) RM3/C (R) - transfered to COTP Portland, Maine for further assignment to CGC TRAVIS

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 08.00 tomorrow 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Litwin Anderson Davis AH Possetti Cohen Barns Dep AL Heeg Evans Micheels TRANS Ens Wayne


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3 March 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 Muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.30 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Squadron; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary Stores for use in the general mess as noted on Stub Requisition 5 - dated 3 MARCH, 1944. 09.40 Received aboard from City Dairy; WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess 10.30 HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-760) SM3/C departed on ten (10) days leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 14 MARCH, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 11.05 ENSIGN CHARLES WAYNE United States Coast Guard in accordance with Headquarters dispatch 010300 (MARCH 1944) detached from this unit to report to Cutter HAIDA via District Coast Guard Office, thirteenth Naval District for assignment to Engineering duty. Ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. Authority Commanding Officer UNALGA letter dated 3 MARCH, 1944 file number 71-701-531. 13.00 Did not held quarters or drills due to Pay Day aboard ship. 13.30 EVANS, CHARLES R (548-194) Sea 1/C (R) departed on seven 7 days leave of absence to expire at 12.00 11 MARCH 1944 granted by Commanding Officer 13.45 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) departed on seven (7) days leave of absence to return prior to 12.00, 11 MARCH, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 13.45 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 08.00, 4 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

HEEG, WILLIAM C (225-760) SM3/C - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 14 MARCH, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

ENSIGN CHARLES WAYNE United States Coast Guard - in accordance with Headquarters dispatch 010300 (MARCH 1944) detached from this unit to report to Cutter HAIDA via District Coast Guard Office, thirteenth Naval District for assignment to Engineering duty. Ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer

EVANS, CHARLES R (548-194) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on seven 7 days leave of absence to expire at 12.00 11 MARCH 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on seven (7) days leave of absence to return prior to 12.00, 11 MARCH, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Litwin Anderson Davis Heeg Evans Micheels AH Possetti Cohen Barns

Water Received 6940 Expended 3460 On hand 13230


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4 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before 10.30 Commanding Office Held Ship's inspection. 10.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock 11.00 Received aboard from HOWARD D. JOHNSON COMPANY - WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess 11.30 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY; WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00, 5 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Litwin Anderson Davis Heeg Evans Micheels AH Possetti Cohen Barns


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5 March 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7", Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Reveille. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 01.00 6 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.00 RBO Radio Receiver Serial number 2923 located in wardroom ceased functioning, cause: Burned out transformer. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -70.95

AL Litwin Anderson Davis Heeg Evans Micheels AH Possetti Cohen Barns


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6 March 1944

rose island abeam to port 500 yards

Lat 41.23, Long -70.95

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 05.55 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess as noted on invoice #8876E. 06.00 Commenced dock trials 06.30 Reveille 06.40 Completed dock trials, Bridge and engine tested out and reported ready to get under way. 06.45 All hands to muster for roll call, all hands present or accounted for. 06.55 All hands to mooring stations. 07.00 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY 07.12 DYER ISLAND FL R Bell Bouy "12A" abeam to port close aboard. 07.47 ROSE ISLAND abeam to port 500 yards. 07.59 Set degaussing. 08.00 Position 41°28' North Latitude, 71°22' West Longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before at various courses and speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.29 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 163° T 164° pgc 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Gyro compass error found to be 2° W by azimuth of the sun 09.01 "6 Mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 145° T 147° pgc 09.56 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target sled. 10.05 Target streamed, underway on course 081° T 083° pgc at half-standard speed 071 RPM 10.25 On target range, range clear, commenced exercises 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.23 Sounded general quarters running down sound contact bearing 083° T 11.26 All stations manned and ready 11.29 Contact mushy, believed to be fish abandoned search; secured from general quarters 11.40 Secured from morning firing exercises 11.47 Hove to as watch ended in position 41°14'N, 70°57'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Hove to as before at position 41°14' North Latitude, 70°57' West Longitude. 12.55 Officer's Call. 13.00 All hands at Quarters. 13.03 Sounded fire alarm. 13.04 First water 13.04.30 All water 13.05 Secured from fire drill. 13.08 Sounded alarm for Collision drill on Starboard bow. 13.12.30 Met over the side and in place. 13.13 Secured from Collision drill. 13.14 Secured from Quarters and all drills. 13.16 Underway slow ahead. 13.18 Target upset underway on various courses at various speeds attempting to right same. 13.25 Target upright. 13.30 Underway on course 263° T at 71 RPM 13.40 Commenced afternoon exercises with Motor Torpedo boats. 15.08 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises. 15.09 Stopped engine, commenced taking target aboard position 41°10'15" North latitude, 71°14'10" West Longitude 15.19 target aboard. 15.20 Underway on course 332° T at Standard Speed 100 RPM. 15.52 Buoy "K" abeam to port distance 1000 yards. 16.00 position 41°16'45" North latitude; 71°18'30" West Longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 19.6, Long -70.2

16.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 332° T, 334° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 16.16 "Six Mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 334° T, 336° pgc 16.19 Secured underwater sound gear 16.52 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 17.10 Gate vessels abeam 17.30 Secured degaussing coils 17.32 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 17.48 Lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to starboard; standing into berth #7 17.49 All hands to mooring stations 17.59 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 18.10 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 6 March 1944 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Anderson Davis Heeg Evans Micheels AH Barns dep AL Kennedy Schuyler Tullos ReT Possetti Cohen Barns Litwin

Water Received 8725 Expended 2175 On hand 14515


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7 March 1944

moored port side to south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 00.00 Liberty party returned on time 01.00 TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer 06.00 KENNEDY, William E. (569-451) RDM3/C and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer 06.12 Commenced turning over main engine 06.30 Reveille 07.00 Secured from turning over main engine 07.11 Sunrise 07.12 LITWIN, Joseph E. (235-048) SK1/C returned on board from ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer 08.00 Morning colors 08.01 Received from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND on receipt No. 8887E ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F1/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C - KENNEDY, William E. (569-451) RDM3/C and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

KENNEDY, William E. (569-451) RDM3/C - KENNEDY, William E. (569-451) RDM3/C and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

LITWIN, Joseph E. (235-048) SK1/C - returned on board from ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.00 Received stores for general mess from Supply Officer, Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island Invoice #6,7 and 8. * 14.15 Commenced taking on water from dock. 15.35 Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (R) and Possetti, Everest Paul, (562-005) SC3/C (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (R) - Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (R) and Possetti, Everest Paul, (562-005) SC3/C (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island

Possetti, Everest Paul, (562-005) SC3/C (R) - Cohen, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (R) and Possetti, Everest Paul, (562-005) SC3/C (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island

16.00-Mid. Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.05 Secured from taking on fresh water. 16.45 BARNS, Claude (7022-338) STM2/C (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.45 Goy, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) having completed two (2) hours on 1st March, two (2) hours on 2 March and two (2) hours on 7 March of extra duty has remaining twenty seven (27) hours extra duty. 24.00 Liberty Party returned on time. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

BARNS, Claude (7022-338) STM2/C (R) - reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island

Goy, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) - having completed two (2) hours on 1st March, two (2) hours on 2 March and two (2) hours on 7 March of extra duty has remaining twenty seven (27) hours extra duty

*13.00 Quarters omitted due to inclement weather. Held following drills: Resuscitation and reading the Articles for the Government of the Navy to Crew. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

AL Davis Heeg Evans Micheels Kennedy Schuyler Tullos dep AL Cohen Ret Anderson


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8 March 1944

rose isle lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South pier, berth 7, US Net & Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.10 Unmoored, underway proceeding down NARRAGANSETT BAY, Courses and speeds various. 07.56 Passed Rose Island lighted bell buoy #4B abeam to port, close aboard. Watch ended in Lat 41°28'45"N Long 71°20'55"W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.01 Hove to awaiting clearance from gate vessels. 08.15 Underway at various speeds on various courses standing out of harbor. 08.27 Set degaussing coils 08.34 Gate vessels abeam 08.40 Set standard speed at 105 RPM 08.45 Commenced round watch sweeping seventy (70)° degrees on either bow. 08.52 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 163° T, 165° pgc 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.27 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 145° T, 147° pgc. 09.55 Buoy "K" abeam to starboard distance one (1) mile; changed course to 328° T, 330° pgc 10.25 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 344° T 346° pgc 10.30 Secured sound-stack watch, hoisted projector. 10.57 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 008° T 010° pgc 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.08 Changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 11.15 Gate vessels abeam 11.26 ROSE ISLE lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 11.31 Secured power on degaussing coils 11.43 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 11.45 Watch ended in position of latitude 41°35'30"N, longitude 71°18'30"W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY at position 41°35'30" North Latitude, 71°18'30" West Longitude. 12.05 Rounded lighted Bell Buoy "12A". 12.10 All hands to mooring Stations 12.14 Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 12.20 ANDERSON, NATHANIEL D. (648-858) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 13.15 All hands to muster on dock by platoon. Company "A" given infantry drill. Company "B" given signal drill. 14.00 Company "B" secured from signal drill 14.20 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Navy Yard; BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, two (2) sets of gauges and one (1) set of hard ~ as noted in invoice 237784. 14.30 Company "A" secured from infantry drill 14.50 COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C (R) departed on ten days leave of absence to expire prior to 12.00, 19 MARCH, 1944 granted by

ANDERSON, NATHANIEL D. (648-858) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C (R) - departed on ten days leave of absence to expire prior to 12.00, 19 MARCH, 1944 granted by


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4


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8 March 1944

12.00-16.00 CONTINUED Commandig Officer UNALGA. 15.15 Received aboard from Howard Johnson Company, WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS, eight (8) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess as noted on invoice number 6471B 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expier at 08.00, 9 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, restricted men and anchor watch to muster. 20.00 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-five (25) remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-five (25) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Heeg Evans Micheels Kennedy Schuyler Tullos Cohen

Water Received 5150 Expended 2995 On hand 13695


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9 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.45 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by Master at Arms for not getting up at Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - placed on report by Master at Arms for not getting up at Reveille

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.28 Secured from taking on fresh water 11.40 Received from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on receipt #8372E 13.00 Quarters, all hands mustered at quarters; held infantry drill under arms ashore and signal drill. 13.40 Secured from signal drill 14.15 Secured from infantry drill 14.20 Received on board from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND stores for use in the general mess on receipt #9 and 10 14.30 Received on board from Coast Guard Wharehouse, Hammetts Wharf NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND two (2) boxes of engineers supplies on invoice #44-18177 14.50 Received on board from US Coast Guard Base CHELSEA, MASSACHUSSETTS boatswains stores on invoices #237783, 237785, 20564, 227117 and 17 Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 08.00 10 March 1944 18.44 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-three (23) remaining. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-three (23) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Heeg Evans Micheels Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen

auth; comp; 103 increase auth; DCGO letter 25 Feb; 1944

oil: 26696 - Fuel oil Received 26696 Expended 1396 On hand 47985

oil: 26696 -


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10 March 1944

moored portside to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 06.30 Reveille 07.05 Sunrise 07.30 BARNES, Claude M. (7022-338) StM3/C placed on report by master-at-arms for refusing to turn out at reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors; liberty party returned on time 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Tested magazines sprinkler systems; conditions satisfactory; starboard magazine sprinkler now operative. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BARNES, Claude M. (7022-338) StM3/C - placed on report by master-at-arms for refusing to turn out at reveille

09.00-16.00 Moored as before, 10.09 Underway, shifting berth. 10.26 Moored portside to fuel dock, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island 10.50 Commenced taking on fuel: Draft forward 11' Aft 14'5" 11.00 Report mast held by Commanding Officer in Case of BARNS, Claude (7022-338) StM3/C (R) and excused him with a warning. 11.02 Commenced taking on Diesel oil for galley and secured at 11.18 having received 184 gallons. 11.36 Secured from taking on Bunker fuel having received 26,696 gallons. draft forward 11'3" Aft 14'6". 12.36 Underway shifting berth. 12.47 Moored portside to berth 7 South pier, Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 13.00 Drills omitted to allow field day for inspection tomorrow D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

BARNS, Claude (7022-338) StM3/C (R) - Report mast held by Commanding Officer in Case of BARNS, Claude (7022-338) StM3/C (R) and excused him with a warning

oil: 26,696 gallons - Secured from taking on Bunker fuel having received 26,696 gallons

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section until 08.00 tomorrow. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Heeg Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen AOL Micheels dep leave Jackson, C dep trans Kuczynski Flye Anderson Mangrum Plummer Barns rep.trans Cox Scudday Osten Kennedy ret AL Evans


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11 March 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Crew mustered for morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples: conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Evans, Charles R (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) returned from seven (7) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 10.00 Received from Supply locker, Hammetts Warf, Newport, Rhode Island 2 cartons miscelaneous parts A-6496. 44-20470. 1 lot of lumber A7170 44-20469. one package stationary BD2222. 10.10 Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99; Commanding Officer letter 11 March, 1944 (73-701-531) and DCGO 1ND order #21746 (PRA 701-531) 10.30 Commanding Officer held ships inspection Received from Howard Johnson Co eight (8) gallons Ice Cream for use of general mess. Invoice 6429. * 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 09.00 tomorrow. 15.00 Jackson, Carmen E (612-202) S1/C (R) departed on eight (8) days leave granted by Commanding Officer, plus four (4) days travel time. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Evans, Charles R (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from seven (7) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer

Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R) - Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) GM3/C (R) in charge and Flye, Jesse W (7007-879) Sea 2/C (R), Anderson, Nathaniel D (648-858) Sea 1/C (R) Mangrum Ariel Jr (7010-246) Sea 2/C (R); Plummer, Leo B (598-840) Sea 2/C (R) and Barns, Claude (7022-338) STM3/C (R); transfered to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99

Jackson, Carmen E (612-202) S1/C (R) - departed on eight (8) days leave granted by Commanding Officer, plus four (4) days travel time

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 18.50 Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) and Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty having previously reported at 15.00 9 March at COTP Newport, Rhode Island and departed 17.30 - 11th March. DCGO, 1ND (73-783-701-531) Received from Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department Washington DC one regestered package (138500) of training records. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) - Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) and Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty having previously reported at 15.00 9 March at COTP Newport, Rhode Island and departed 17.30 - 11th March

Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) - Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) and Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty having previously reported at 15.00 9 March at COTP Newport, Rhode Island and departed 17.30 - 11th March

Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) - Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) and Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty having previously reported at 15.00 9 March at COTP Newport, Rhode Island and departed 17.30 - 11th March

Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) - Cox, Erwin W (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) Scudday, David E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) Osten, Sidney (606-195) Sea 1/C (R) and Kennedy, Thomas (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty having previously reported at 15.00 9 March at COTP Newport, Rhode Island and departed 17.30 - 11th March

*12.00 Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) failed to return from seven (7) days leave and is now AOL this time and date. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - failed to return from seven (7) days leave and is now AOL this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Heeg Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson AOL Micheels

Water Received 9210 Expended 2335 On hand 14355


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12 March 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. * 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty Party returned on time. * D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 10.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 24.00 this date. 11.42 Secured from taking on water. 12.00 Micheels, William G (550-399) S1/C Now absent overleave 24 hours. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) S1/C - Now absent overleave 24 hours

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Heeg Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson AOL Micheels AOL OConnor dep AL Wiley Earnest Markum McRay


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13 March 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

Mid-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time except O'Connor, Charles Jr (244-746) SoM2/C who is absent over liberty now. * 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal * D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

O'Connor, Charles Jr (244-746) SoM2/C - Liberty party returned on time except O'Connor, Charles Jr (244-746) SoM2/C who is absent over liberty now

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) is this date forty-eight (48) hours absent over leave. 12.20 Received aboard from City Dairy; WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice 8106E. 13.00 Did not held quarters or drill due to Rainy weather. 13.25 All hands to muster on mess deck for small arms instruction and safety precaution lecture. 13.30 The following named men departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 MARCH, 1944 WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) 14.00 Secured from small arms instruction and safety precaution lecture 15.15 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-one (21) remaining. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard section to expire at 01.00, 14 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - is this date forty-eight (48) hours absent over leave

WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R - The following named men departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 MARCH, 1944 WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R)

EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C - The following named men departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 MARCH, 1944 WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R)

MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 MARCH, 1944 WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R)

McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 MARCH, 1944 WILEY, CHARLES LEON (573-834) Sea 1/C R EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588 274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-277) Sea 1/C (R)

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-one (21) remaining

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured department heads, restricted men and anchor watch to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Davis Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson Wiley Earnest Markum McRay AOL O'Connor ret AOL Micheels Ret AL Heeg


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14 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (244-746) SoM2/C is this date twenty four (24) hours absent over leave. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.15 Commenced dock trials. 06.25 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C returned aboard after being sixty six (66) hours twenty five (25) minutes absent over leave. 06.30 Reveille 06.45 All hands to muster for roll call. All hands present or accounted for. 07.00 Bridge and engine room tested out and reported ready to get underway. 07.30 Secured from dock trials 08.05 Received aboard from city dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice number #8109E. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (244-746) SoM2/C - is this date twenty four (24) hours absent over leave

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C - returned aboard after being sixty six (66) hours twenty five (25) minutes absent over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Received from BROWN HALES STEEL COMPANY, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ten (10) pounds hot rolled steel strips on invoice #44-20384. 10.05 HEEG, William C. (225-760) SoM3/C returned on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters, all hands mustered on dock, held following drills, signal and infantry on shore under arms 14.00 Secured from signal drill 14.25 Secured from infantry drill. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

HEEG, William C. (225-760) SoM3/C - returned on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 01.00 15 March 1944 16.30 Goy, Fred T. (529-015) F2/C R completed two (2) hours extra duty with nineteen hours remaining 17.49 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

Goy, Fred T. (529-015) F2/C R - completed two (2) hours extra duty with nineteen hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -71.02

AL Davis Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson Wiley Earnest Markum McRay AOL O'Connor

Water Received 7500 Expended 2500 On hand 15600


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15 March 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.23, Long -71.02

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier Berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 00.00 O'CONNER, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C is now two (2) day away over leave. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.05 Commenced turning over main engine. 06.57 Sunrise 06.58 Bridge and engine room tested and ready to get underway 07.00 Secured from turning over; all hands to mooring stations 07.04 Unmoored ship; steering various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.33 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. 07.35 Set standard speed at 100 RPM 07.46 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. 07.58 Harbor gate vessels abeam; watch ended in position L 41°-28'N longitude 71° 21' W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

O'CONNER, Charles J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C - is now two (2) day away over leave

08.00-12.00 Underway as before standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. 08.00 Set under-water sound and radar watches 08.18 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port distance four hundred (400) yards; changed course to 165° T, 167° pgc at half speed 80 RPM. 08.58 "Six Mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 149° pgc 09.30 Swept channeld buoy "K" abeam to starboard distance one (1) mile 09.48 Channel buoy "J" abeam to starboard distance two (2) miles. 10.00 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target 10.14 Underway on course 083° T, 085° pgc at half speed 71 RPM towing target. 11.20 Stopped engine, hove to bringing target on board for repairs; watch ended in position L 41° 14' N, longitude 71° 01' W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port distance four hundred (400) yards

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before at position 41°14' North latitude, 71°01' West longitude. 12.12 Underway on various courses at various speeds 12.15 Twenty millimeter and thirty caliber machine gun crews piped to stations. 12.20:15 Commenced target practice on Starboard thirty caliber machine gun. 12.22:05 Commenced firing Starboard twenty millimeter. 12.31:10 ceased firing. 12.32:05 commenced firing port twenty millimeter and thirty caliber machine guns 12.45 Manned ~ three inch fifty caliber guns for target practice. 12.50 Fired one round from each three inch, fifty caliber 12.55 Ceased firing and secured all guns and gun crews. In firing it was noted that there were many jams on the machine gun and was believed to be due to faulty ammunition. 13.23 Towing sled put overboard having repaired it. 13.24 Target water-bourne. 13.25 Set course 097° T at standard speed 70 RPM. 13.35 changed course to 259° T position 41°14' North latitude, 71°02' West longitude. 13.45 Commenced afternoon operations with Motor Torpedo Boats 14.47 Secured operations with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.50 Piped all hands to haul target aboard. All engines stopped. 41°12' North latitude, 71°14' West longitude. Target aboard, underway at standard speed 100 RPM on course 327° T. 16.00 Position 41°20' North latitude, 71°21' West longitude, Six Mile Buoy abeam to Starboard. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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passed rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

16.00-Mid Underway as before. 16.31 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to Starboard 500 yards. 16.50 passed through Submarine net gate 17.01 Passed Rose Island lighted bell buoy 4B abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.38 Rounded lighted bell buoy 12A standing into Melville berth. 17.45 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island 17.55 Received 10 gallons milk for general mess from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 01.00 tomorrow. 19.00 began taking on fresh water from dock. 19.45 Department heads, Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.40 Secured from taking on water 22.00 Goy, Fred T (529-015) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty and has seventeen (17) hours remaining. Record of ammunition expended during days target practice as follows: 360 rounds 20mm, 35 rounds 45 caliber, 700 rounds .30 caliber, 2 common and one short charge of 3"50 D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to Starboard 500 yards

Goy, Fred T (529-015) F1/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty and has seventeen (17) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.57, Long -71.32

AL Davis Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay AOL O'Connor


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16 March 1944

standing up narragansett bay

Lat 41.57, Long -71.32

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island 00.00 O'CONNOR, Charles J Jr (224-746) SoM2/C is now Absent Over liberty three (3) days 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Bridge and Engine room tested and ready for getting underway. 08.10 Received 10 gallons fresh milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, for use of General Mess 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples and found conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

O'CONNOR, Charles J Jr (224-746) SoM2/C - is now Absent Over liberty three (3) days

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.20 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS, stores for paint locker as noted on invoice 237741. 09.35 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor torpedo Base training Squadron, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary Stores as noted on stub requisition 11, 12, 13 and 14 dated 16 MARCH, 1944. 09.36 Received aboard from Howard Johnson Company, WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess. 09.50 Received aboard from Naval Supply Depot; NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND commissary for use in the general mess as noted on invoice 36,839; 36433; 36840; 36128 and 36080 13.00 Company "B" mustered on dock with rifles for infantry drill. 13.00 Quartermasters mustered on bridge for blinker drill. 13.50 Company "B" secured from infantry drill. 14.15 Quartermasters secured from blinker drill. 15.25 Commenced dock trials. 15.30 Bridge tested out. 15.40 Completed dock trials; Bridge and engine room reported ready for getting underway 15.55 All hands piped to mooring stations R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Moored as before. 16.01 Unmoored, underway standing down Narragansett Bay. 16.27 passed Gould Island lighted Bell buoy. 16.49 Passed through submarine net gate. 17.07 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 300 yards. set course 165 T 166 pgc Standard speed 100 RPM 17.40 passed six mile bouy abeam to port close aboard, hove to using engines to maintain position. 18.26 Ahead on course 347° T, 348 pgc returning to Base. 18.55 Passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 300 yards 18.57 Changed course to 008° T 009 pgc 19.20 passed through submarine net gate 19.51 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. Position at end of watch Latitude 41°34'M longitude 71°19'W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 300 yards

Brenton Reef lightship - Passed Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 300 yards

20.00-24.00: Underway as before standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. 20.07 Lighted Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to Starboard. 20.20 All hands to mooring stations. 20.25 Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 20.30 Liberty granted to Port section to expire at 08.00 17 MARCH, 1944. 20.45 Held reports


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20.00-24.00 Continued: departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.00 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) compted two (2) hours extra duty with (15) fifteen hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - compted two (2) hours extra duty with (15) fifteen hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Kennedy Schuyler Tulos Cohen Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay AOL O'Connor Ret AL. Davis

Water Received 4000 Expended 3500 On hand 12620


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17 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (224-746) SoM2/C is this time and date ninty six (96) hours absent without leave. 06.30 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time 08.00 Work Parties turned to on Field Day. 08.25 Received from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 08.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Tested magazine sprinkler systems conditions good. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. JUNIOR (224-746) SoM2/C - is this time and date ninty six (96) hours absent without leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. five (5) hundred pounds of coffee for use in the general mess. 10.00 Secured from taking on fresh water from the dock 11.00 DAVIS, Harvey (7006-699) StM2/C (R) returned on time from fifteen (15) days leave. 14.00 Mast held in the following cases and assigned punishments as follows: MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C given twenty-five (25) hours extra duty to be worked off as assigned by executive order, for offense noted in log on 14 March 1944. 15.00 Received from Naval Supply Depot NOB NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND fifty-five (55) gallons Navy Symbol lubricating oil 3080 and one (1) hundred gallons Navy Symbol lubricating oil 4065 on invoice #36878 15.00 GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty with thirteen (13) hours remaining Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

DAVIS, Harvey (7006-699) StM2/C (R) - returned on time from fifteen (15) days leave

MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C - Mast held in the following cases and assigned punishments as follows: MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C given twenty-five (25) hours extra duty to be worked off as assigned by executive order, for offense noted in log on 14 March 1944

GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty with thirteen (13) hours remaining

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 08.00 Saturday 18 March 1944. 18.51 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads anchor watch and restricted men to msuter. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Tulos Cohen Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay AOL O'Connor dep AL Morgan Ret AL Kennedy Schuyler


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18 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 O'CONNOR, Charles J Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C is now absent over leave five (5) days 00.35 MORGAN, Robert L (504-524) RT2/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer. 06.30 Reveille 06.53 Sunrise 07.55 Quarters, all hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning colors, liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

O'CONNOR, Charles J Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C - is now absent over leave five (5) days

MORGAN, Robert L (504-524) RT2/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.30 Commenced commanding officer's inspection of ship 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.15 Paymaster on board to pay ships crew 11.20 Secured from commanding officer's inspection. 11.25 KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RDM3/C (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) returned on board from ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer 13.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 09.00 Sunday 19 March 1944. 13.15 Paymaster departed 15.00 Received on board from HOWARD D. JOHNSON ICE CREAM COMPANY, WOLLASTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons ice cream for use in the general mess on receipt No 6447E. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RDM3/C (R) - KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RDM3/C (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) returned on board from ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) - KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RDM3/C (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund L. (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) returned on board from ten (10) days leave of absence granted by commanding officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.55 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Tulos Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Morgan AOL O'Connor Ret AL Cohen Aol Grimsley Jones Cockerham Ret Aol OConnor Jones

Water Received 8030 Expended 2500 On hand 15650


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19 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.00 O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C is six (6) days absent over leave this time and date. 03.05 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C R returned to ship by marine guard and officer-of-the-day Net and Fuel Depot for creating disturbance at gate house on returning from liberty. 06.51 Sunrise 07.00 Reveille, observed Sunday routine 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C - is six (6) days absent over leave this time and date

COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C R - returned to ship by marine guard and officer-of-the-day Net and Fuel Depot for creating disturbance at gate house on returning from liberty

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. * 10.00 COHEN, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) returned on board on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer. *09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. and JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time on. 10.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 07.30 Monday 20 March 1944. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.50 Commenced taking on fresh water. 15.15 Secured from taking on fresh water 15.20 After a complete and careful search of the ship COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) was found to be absent without leave having been in a restricted status 15.50 JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) returned on board being seven (7) hours absent over leave. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

COHEN, Myron (663-021) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - returned on board on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer

GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. and JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time on

JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. and JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time on

COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) - After a complete and careful search of the ship COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) was found to be absent without leave having been in a restricted status

JONES, Albert C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) - returned on board being seven (7) hours absent over leave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.56 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.10 O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C returned six (6) days and twenty-three hours absent over leave. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

O'CONNOR, Charles J. Jr. (224-746) SoM2/C - returned six (6) days and twenty-three hours absent over leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Tulos Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Morgan AWl Cockerham Dep AL Watson Ret Aol Grimsley


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20 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. returned on board having been seventeen (17) hours absent over leave. 06.30 Reveille 06.49 Sunrise 07.30 Liberty party returned on time 08.00 Morning colors. 08.30 Received ten (10) gallons of milk from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND on receipt No. for use in the general mess. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) Cox. - returned on board having been seventeen (17) hours absent over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.25 Received Commissary stores from supply Officer, Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island, Invoice number 16. 10.30 WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C departed on ten (10) days leave, granted by Commanding Officer. 11.00 Commanding Officer held mast in cases of Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Cox and Jones, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C and excused them with a warning. 13.00 one hour flashing light drill by Quartermasters. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - departed on ten (10) days leave, granted by Commanding Officer

Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Cox - Commanding Officer held mast in cases of Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Cox and Jones, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C and excused them with a warning

Jones, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C - Commanding Officer held mast in cases of Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Cox and Jones, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C and excused them with a warning

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 07.30, 21 March. 19.30 Goy, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty and has eleven hours remaining. 19.45 Department heads, Anchor watch, restricted men to muster. *15.20 Cockerham Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) Now absent without leave 24 hours. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

Goy, Fred T (529-015) F2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty and has eleven hours remaining

Cockerham Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - Now absent without leave 24 hours


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.05

AL Tulos Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Morgan AWl Dep AL Anderson Ret Awl Cockerham


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21 March 1944

gould isle lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.22, Long -71.05

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.35 Cockerham, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) returned on board in custody of Shore Patrol, thirty nine hours and fifteen minutes absent without leave. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Cockerham, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - returned on board in custody of Shore Patrol, thirty nine hours and fifteen minutes absent without leave

09.00-12.00 Moored as before. 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 ANDERSON, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 April 1944. 08.05 Engine room and fire room reported ready to get underway 08.07 All hands to mooring stations 08.13 Unmoored ship, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.21 Lighted bell buoy #12A abeam to port close aboard 08.39 GOULD ISLE lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard 08.53 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy #4B abeam to port close aboard 08.55 Set degaussing coils 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.01 Harbor gate vessels abeam, steering various courses conforming to swept channel at standard speed 100 RPM 09.18 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 165° T, 167° pgc 09.22 Set underwater sound and RADAR watches 09.30 Gyro compass error checked and found to be correct by azimuth of the sun, 2° W 09.45 Set standard speed at 105 RPM 09.50 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 149° pgc 10.15 Channel buoy "K" abeam to starboard distance three (3) thousand yards. 10.43 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target 10.49 Target streamed in position Lat 41° 12'N, longitude 71° 14'W set course at 083° T 085° pgc at half speed 71 RPM 10.58 Commenced firing exercises. Watch ends in position Lat 41° 13' N, longitude 71° 03' W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

ANDERSON, David (663-329) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 April 1944

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on course 083° T at standard speed 71 RPM at position 71° 03' 30" West longitude, 41° 13' North latitude. 12.42 changed course to 090° T at position 41° 13' 30" North latitude, 70° 57' West longitude. 12.55 Officers Call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. Target shot away. 13.05 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 13.05 Underway on various courses at various speeds to pick up target. Secured from quarters to haul target aboard. 13.10 Target aboard. 13.18 Sounded alarm for general quarters 13.20 All stations manned and ready. 13.23 Secured from general quarters. 13.27 Sounded alarm for man overboard drill. 13.31 Boat in water and away. 13.33 Picked up man. 13.35 Boat along side. 13.41 Boat hoisted and secured. Secured from


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21 March 1944

rose island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

12.00-16.00 continued: man overboard drill. 13.42 Set course 270° T at Standard Speed 100 RPM, position 41° 12' North Latitude, 70° 58' West longitude. 13.51 Took stations for fire drill. 13.53 Secured from fire drill. 13.55 Took stations for abandon ship 13.58 All hands at stations for abandon ship 14.00 Secured from abandon ship drill 14.01 Secured from all drills. 14.10 Changed course to 298° T position 41°12'20" North latitude 71°01'30" West longitude. 15.40 changed course to 342° T. 13.50 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to port distance 600 yards. 16.00 Position. 41°24' North latitude, 71°20'25" West longitude R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-18.0 Underway as before on course 342° T 344° pgc Standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY. 16.17 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 600 yards. course 008 T, 010 pgc 16.36 passed through submarine net gate courses and speeds various. 16.55 Rose Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.26 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 07.30 tomorrow. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 600 yards

18.00-20.00: Moored as before. 19.00 GOY, FRED T (529-015) F2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with nine (9) hours remaining. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

GOY, FRED T (529-015) F2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with nine (9) hours remaining

20.00-24.00 Moored as before. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.03

AL Tulos Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan

Water Received 8600 Expended 2500 On hand 15890


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22 March 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot; MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 Commenced dock trials. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Bridge, and Engine room tested out and reported ready to get underway. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

08.00-12.00 Moored as before. 08.08 Unmoored ship, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.45 Set degaussing coils on southerly heading 08.55 Harbor gate vessels abeam, steering courses conforming to the swept channel at standard speed 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.12 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. set course at 164° T, 166° pgc 09.43 "Six mile" buoy abeam to starboard close aboard, changed course to 147° T, 149° pgc. 10.40 Stopped engines, hove to streaming target in position Lat. 41° 12' N Long. 71° 14' W 10.45 Commenced gun drill with 30 cal Lewis machine guns 10.48 Target streamed, underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 092° pgc 090° T 10.55 Commenced firing exercise with motor torpedo boats 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.05 Secured from .30 cal Lewis machine gun drill. 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N Long. 71°06'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 71°02'15" West longitude, 41°12' North latitude. 12.08 Motor Torpedo Boats completed morning exercises. 12.16 changed speed to ahead slow. All gun crews at stations for practice firing. 12.25 Underway on various courses. Commenced practice firing. 13.14 Secured from firing ordnance equipment. 13.26 Rendezvous with Motor Torpedo Boats at position 41° 10' 30" North latitude, 71° 01' West longitude. Set course 280° T at 71 RPM. 13.30 Commenced afternoon exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.26 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises, stopped engine to haul target aboard at position 41° 11' 30" North Latitude, 71° 13' West longitude. 14.50 Target aboard, set course 327° T at Standard Speed 105 RPM. 15.40 SIX MILE BUOY bearing 344° T distance 3000 yards changed course to 347° T. 15.53 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to port close aboard. 16.00 position 41°02' North latitude, 71°21'30" West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-18.00 Underway as before. 16.16 Passed Brenton Reef lightship to starboard 500 yards. 16.36 Passed through Submarine net gate, standing up Narragansett Bay. 17.24 Moored portside

Brenton Reef lightship - Passed Brenton Reef lightship to starboard 500 yards


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south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

16.00-18.00 (continued) to South pier, berth 7, Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

18.00-24.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND 18.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 07.30 Thursday 23 March 1944 18.10 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock 18.59 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Secured from taking on fresh water from the dock. 21.15 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GOY, Fred T (529-015) F1/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.07

AL Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan Ret AL Tulos


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23 March 1944

standing out of narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.10

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille 06.44 Sunrise 07.15 Commenced turning over main engine ahead slow 07.30 Liberty party returned on time 07.45 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway; secured turning over main engine 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center workboat #2 alongside with new target sled; sled hoisted on board 08.01 All hands to mooring stations 08.08 Unmoored ship, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.55 Rose Isle Fl. R buoy #4B abeam to port. 08.57 Set degaussing coils on southerly heading. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY 09.04 Harbor gate vessels abeam 09.05 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.23 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course at 165° T 167° pgc at standard speed 105 RPM 09.25 Set underwater sound and RADAR watches. 09.55 "Six Mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 149° pgc 10.50 Hove to streaming target, at half speed 71 RPM on course 090° T, 092° pgc 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.08 Commenced firing exercises 11.10 Set degaussing coils on easterly heading. 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat. 41°12'N Long. 71°06'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°15' North latitude, 71°06' West Longitude. 12.16 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from morning exercises, changed speed to ahead slow commenced to circle position 41°12' North latitude, 71°03' West longitude 13.00 Did not held quarters due to rough sea conditions. 13.50 Increased speed to 71 RPM, set course 270° T. 14.09 Motor Torpedo Boats commenced afternoon exercises. 14.34 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises. 14.37 Sotpped engine to haul target aboard at position 41°11' North latitude, 71°14' West longitude. 15.06 Underway on course 270° T at Standard Speed 105 RPM 15.45 Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 345° T. 15.43 Buoy "K" abeam to port, close aboard. 16.00 Position 41° 18' North latitude, 71° 20' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.08 Six mile buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 16.42 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 800 yards 17.00 passed through Submarine net gate. 17.22 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 18.30 moored portside

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 800 yards


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south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode ialand

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

16.00-24.00 (Continued) to South pier, berth 7, Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Ialand. 18.30 Tulos, Laverne C (613-620) F1/C reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave after having reported at 16.45 to Duty Officer, Motor Torpedo Base, Melville, Rhode Island four (4) hours and fourty five (45) minutes Absent over leave. 19.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch until 24.00 today. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.00 Goy, Fred T (529-015) F1/C completed four (4) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Tulos, Laverne C (613-620) F1/C - reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave after having reported at 16.45 to Duty Officer, Motor Torpedo Base, Melville, Rhode Island four (4) hours and fourty five (45) minutes Absent over leave

Goy, Fred T (529-015) F1/C - completed four (4) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

AL Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan

oil: 23854 - Fuel oil Received 23854 Expended 2014 On hand 47970

Water Received 5000 Expended 3060 On hand 14760

oil: - 23854


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24 March 1944

moored portside to south pier us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to South pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.25 Bridge tested and found ready. 07.06 Unmoored, underway standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY, courses and speeds various 07.34 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to port. Watch ended in Lat 41° 29' 41"N longitude 71° 20' 59" W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.04 Harbor gate vessels abeam; set degaussing coils on southerly heading 08.25 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard, set course at 165° T, 168° pgc 08.26 Set RADAR watch 08.30 Set underwater sound watch 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.03 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 150 pgc 09.57 Changed course to 327° T, 330° pgc 10.53 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 344° T, 347° pgc 11.25 Secured underwater sound and RADAR watch 11.28 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard; changed to various courses at various speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 11.30 Chronometers wound 11.52 Harbor gate vessels abeam. Watch ended in position Lat 41°28'N Long 71°21'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY at positon 41°29' North latitude, 71°21' West longitude 12.03 ROSE ISLAND BELL BUOY "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 12.43 FLASHING RED BELL BUOY "12A" abeam to Starboard close aboard. 12.45 All hands to mooring stations. 12.52 Moored port side to North Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 13.10 Commenced fueling ship. Draft before fueling eleven (11) feet forward fourteen (14) feet eight (8) inches aft. 13.45 Received aboard from Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 166 gallons of Diesel Oil as noted on requisition 3939. 14.15 Completed fueling ship having received aboard 24,102 gallons Navy Standard fuel oil as noted on requisition 2452. Draft of ship after fueling eleven (11) feet, nine (9) inches forward, fifteen (15) feet aft. 14.18 All hands to mooring stations. 14.20 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 14.25 Moored port side to South pier, Net and fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 15.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 15.45 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center, Commissary stores for use in the general mess as noted on invoice number 17, 18, 19 and twenty dated 24 MARCH, 1944. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 08.00 25 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 24,102 gallons - Completed fueling ship having received aboard 24,102 gallons Navy Standard fuel oil


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16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Received aboard the following stores: From Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, plywood, six (6) sheets on invoice number 253687. From Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, nails, one (1) carton on invoice number 255123. From Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, loose legs four (4) and meat block on invoice number 237793. From Navy Yard WASHINGTON DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA, ordnance equipment on invoice number 2540. From Littlefield - Greene Incorporated, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS, one (1) adjustable cresent wrench on invoice number 44-21371. From Lunkenheimer Company, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS globe valves and disks on invoice number 44-21137. From Military Morale Officer, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS baseball and softball equipment. From Van Dorn Electric Tool Company, TOWSON, MARYLAND one (1) barrel hausing for electric hammer on Invoice 44-19912. From District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS one (1) repaired azimuth circle on invoice A-7517. 16.45 Secured water supply from dock. 17.30 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess as noted on invoice number 11457. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, restricted men and anchor watch to muster. 21.15 Received aboard from Jerome P Emge Printing Company, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND via Parcel Post 248 C~ Bills for Ship's Service Store. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan


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25 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.50 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for sue in the general mess. 07.00 Reveille. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. Crew turned to making ready for ship's inspection. 09.00 Received aboard from Howard Johnson Company, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS eight (8) gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess as noted on invoice number 6424A. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.30 Commanding officer held ship's inspection. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port section to expire at 09.00, 26 MARCH, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.40 Held reports, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan

Water Received 7500 Expended 3000 On hand 15240


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26 March 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to the Port Watch to expire at 06.30, MONDAY 27 MARCH; 1944. 13.05 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 15.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

AL Jackson Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan dep Al Semproch

Water Received 2000 Expended 2990 On hand 14250


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27 March 1944

standing down narragansett bay via east passage

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.15 Commenced dock trials. 06.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 Completed dock trials Bridge and Engine room tested out and reported ready for getting under way. 07.14 All hands to mooring stations. 07.15 SEMPROCH, HENRY L. (569-266) F1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00 7 APRIL, 1944. 07.25 Unmoored and underway steering various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY via EAST PASSAGE. 07.30 All hands to muster for roll call, all hands present and accounted for. 07.38 Rounded lighted Bell Buoy "12A". 07.59 Passed GOULD ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BUOY abeam to port close aboard. 08.00 Position 41°32' North Latitude, 71°19' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SEMPROCH, HENRY L. (569-266) F1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00 7 APRIL, 1944

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.02 Set standard speed 100 RPM 08.15 Set degaussing on southerly heading 08.18 ROSE ISLE lighted bell buoy #4B abeam to port close aboard. 08.28 Harbor gate vessels abeam 08.40 Set underwater sound and RADAR watches 08.51 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. set course at 165° T 168° pgc 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made monthly powder test, condition good 09.28 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T 150° pgc 10.33 Swept channel buoy "J" abeam to starboard distance two (2) miles, streamed target. 10.45 On position, target streamed set course 090° T 093° pgc at half-speed 71 RPM 10.56 Commenced firing exercises 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°01'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°01' West Longitude. 12.07 Motor Torpedo Baots secured from morning exercises. 12.08 changed course to 270° T at position 41°12' North latitude 70°59' West longitude. 12.23 Sighted floating black spherical buoy with three (3) fathoms of wire cable attached to it at position 41°12' North latitude, 69°59' West longitude. 12.25 Underway on various courses at various speeds maneuvering to pick up buoy. 12.47 In so maneuvering to pick up buoy the tow line for the target got fouled up in the propeller of the ship. 12.47:30 Ship stopped engines and immediate effort made to free screw of line. 12.53 Lifeboat one (1) lowered and away to pick up buoy. 13.07 Boat two (2) lowered away to unfaul ship's propeller. 12.25 Boat One (1) alongside with buoy ready for hoisting aboard. 12.30 Boat One (1) hoisted aboard and secured. 15.20 Target hoisted aboard. 15.30 Ship's propeller clear. 15.37 Boat two (2) hoisted aboard and secured. 15.40 Underway on course 300° T at Standard Speed 105 RPM. at Position 41°14' North latitude, 71°06' West longitude. 16.00 Position


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rose island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.27, Long -71.18

12.00-16.00: continued 71°11' West longitude, 41°16' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.57 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard. 17.29 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 800 yards set course 008 T 010 pgc. 17.48 passed through submarine net gate. 17.55 Rose Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard courses and speeds various. 18.10 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 18.43 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Naval Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Received aboard ten (10) gallons fresh milk from City Dairy Woonsocket, Rhode Island for use of General Mess. * 19.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch until 01.00 tomorrow *delivery slip no 11477D. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 800 yards

20.00-24.00 Moored as before, port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 20.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock 21.05 Secured from taking on fresh water. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Wiley Earnest Marcum McRay Watson Anderson Morgan Semproch Ret AL Jackson

Water Received 3750 Expended 2710 On hand 15290


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28 March 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.00 Received on board from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk on receipt No. 11488D 06.30 Reveille 06.34 Sunrise 06.45 Commenced turning over main engine 07.00 All hands to muster to check sailing list 07.30 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. Secured turning over main engine. 08.00 Morning colors 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Received from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland, Radar parts, on invoice number 941: from M.J.Davidision Company, New York, NY spare parts for fuel pump on Post office SJ17: From Flexittallic Gasket Company, Camden, New Jersey Flexitallic gaskets on Post Office 44-14433: From Navy Yard, Boston Massachusetts, Miscellaneous parts on invoice 237792 10.00 Jackson, Carmen E (612-202) Y1/C reported on board from eight (8) days leave and three (3) days extension thereof * by Commanding Officer. 11.00 Received from Howard Johnson Company Boston, Massachusetts, Ten (10) gallons ice cream for use of General Mess invoice number 6486A. 13.00 All hands mustered on deck for Infantry and signal drill. 13.35 DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) StM2/C (R) departed for outpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, US Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island and returned at 14.16. 14.00 Commenced taking on fresh water. 14.10 Secured from signal drills. 14.15 Secured from Infantry drill 15.45 Secured from taking on fresh water. *and four (4) days travle time granted. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Jackson, Carmen E (612-202) Y1/C - reported on board from eight (8) days leave and three (3) days extension thereof * by Commanding Officer

DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) StM2/C (R) - departed for outpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, US Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island and returned at 14.16

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section until 06.00 tomorrow. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.05

AL Watson Anderson Morgan Semproch Ret AL Earnest Markum McRay Wiley


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29 March 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.23

Mid-08.00 Moored portside to South pier, Melville Rhode Island 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.12 Bridge and engine room ready for getting underway, all hands mustered 07.32 Unmoored underway standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.00 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in Lat 41°29'41"N longitude 71°20'57"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.15 ROSE ISLAND buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard 08.20 Set degaussing coils on southerly heading 08.24 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam 08.43 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course at 165° T 168° pgc and standard speed 105 RPM 08.45 Set underwater sound and RADAR watches 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 09.15 "Six mile" buoy abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 150° pgc 10.08 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target in position Lat 41°12'N Long. 71°14'W 10.24 Underway with target streamed on course 090° T, 093° pgc at half speed 71 RPM 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.52 Stopped engine, lowered boat #1 11.53 Boat #1 waterborne and away to repair target bridle. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12' Long 71°03'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Hove to as before at position 41°12' North latitude 71°03' West longitude. 12.15 Engine ahead slow speed set course 270° T. 12.21 Boat "1" alongside having repaired target 12.25 Boat "1" hoisted aboard and secured. 12.30 Motor Torpedo Boats commenced afternoon exercises 12.40 Established contact with underwater sound gear. Sounded general alarm for general quarters. 12.43 All stations reported manned and ready. 12.45 Determined contact to be a shoal. 12.45:30 Increased speed to 71 RPM. 12.49 Secured from general quarters. 12.53 Sounded fire alarm, held fire drill forward. 12.55 Water on all lines. 12.56 Secured from fire drill. 13.00 Sounded alarm for abandon ship and provide. 13.03 All stations manned. 13.05 Secured from abandon ship drill. 13.08:30 Sounded alarm for collision drill. 13.10 Secured from collision drill. 13.15 Crew mustered on forecastle for semaphore drill. 13.25 Motor Torpedo boats secured from afternoon exercises 13.27 Secured from all drills. 13.29 Changed course to 324° T at position 41°12' North latitude 71°14' West longitude. 14.09 Increased speed to 100 RPM. 14.37 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to Starboard close aboard, changed course to 347° T. 15.10 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard. Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.43 ROSE ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BUOY abeam to port close aboard. 15.58 GOULD ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BUOY abeam to Starboard, close aboard. 16.00 Position 71°19'50" West longitude, 41°33' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard


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standing up narragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

16.00-24.00: Underway as before standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. 16.22 Rounded LIGHTED BELL BUOY "12A". 16.25 Stopped engines to take in target. 16.34 Engines ahead slow. 16.47 All hands to mooring stations. 16.52 Moored port side to Berth "7", South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 16.55 The following named men reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) 17.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire prior to 06.00, 30 MARCH 1944. 18.30 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C - The following named men reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R)

MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R)

McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R)

WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. EARNEST, GLEN D (232-242) WT2/C MARKUM, WILLIAM E. (588-274) Sea 1/C (R) McRAY, THOMAS S (588-272) Sea 2/C (R) WILEY, CHARLES L. (573-834) Sea 1/C (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Watson Anderson Morgan Semproch dep AL McCracken Bradford Casler

Water Received 6100 Expended 3020 On hand 14840


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30 March 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and fuel depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Reveille 06.45 Commenced dock trials. 06.55 All hands to muster for roll-call. All hands present or accounted for. 07.20 Bridge, Engine room and Fire room tested out and reported ready for getting underway. 07.45 McCRACKEN, OSCAR J (640-357) Sea 1/C (R) and BRADFORD, CURTIS J (558-698) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 15 APRIL 1944. CASLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) departed on three (3) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 3 APRIL, 1944. 08.05 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess as noted on invoice 11361D 08.35 Completed dock trials. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

McCRACKEN, OSCAR J (640-357) Sea 1/C (R) - McCRACKEN, OSCAR J (640-357) Sea 1/C (R) and BRADFORD, CURTIS J (558-698) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 15 APRIL 1944

BRADFORD, CURTIS J (558-698) Sea 1/C (R) - McCRACKEN, OSCAR J (640-357) Sea 1/C (R) and BRADFORD, CURTIS J (558-698) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 15 APRIL 1944

CASLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) - departed on three (3) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 3 APRIL, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Shipped to Officer in Charge of Ordnance, Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Four (4) .30 cal. LEWIS machine guns and spare parts and accessories on invoice 50-44 and bill of lading No. 132629 10.00 Commenced taking fresh water from the dock 10.15 Received on board from Navy Yard WASHINGTON, DC replacement parts for 3"50 calibre guns on invoice No. 431; and from Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS miscellaneous electrical equipment on requisition 108-44 and wardroom linen on requisition 112-44; and from PREFERRED UTILITIES COMPANY BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS one (1) preferred burner and spare parts for galley range on invoice No. 44-19851 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.25 Secured taking on fresh water from the dock. 13.00 Quarters, all hands to muster; held resuscitation drill and instruction in small arms 14.00 Secured from drills. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 06.00 31 March 1944 19.07 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.22

AL Watson Anderson McCracken Bradford Casler Morgan Semproch dep AL Allen


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31 March 1944

rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.22

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.30 Reveille 06.41 Sunrise 07.13 Commenced turning over main engine 07.55 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway; secured main engine. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

08.00-12.00 Moored as before. 08.02 ALLEN, John B. (553-174) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at noon 11 April 1944 08.07 Unmoored ship, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.14 Lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to port close aboard. 08.35 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. 08.50 Set degaussing coils on various headings swinging ship 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal, held fortnightly powder test, conditions good; tested magazine sprinkler systems, conditions satisfactory. 09.07 Secured from swinging ship 09.24 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy #4B abeam to port close aboard. 09.47 Harbor gate vessels abeam 09.50 Set standard speed at 110 RPM 09.55 Gyro compass error determined to be 4° W by azimuth of the sun. 10.00 Set underwater sound and RADAR watches. 10.07 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course at 165° T 169° pgc 10.37 "Six mile" buoy abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 147° T 151° pgc 11.05 Test fired 3"50 calibre sub calibre guns. 11.32 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target in position Latitude 41° 12' N Longitude 71° 14' W 11.45 Chronometers wound 11.50 Underway on course 090° T 094° pgc at one-half speed 71 RPM with target streamed. Watch ended in position Latitude 41° 12'N, 71° 13'W Longitude Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

ALLEN, John B. (553-174) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at noon 11 April 1944

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71° 13' West longitude. 12.15 Commenced holding exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, 13.00 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from exercises. 13.05 changed speed to 43 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°06' West longitude. 13.31 changed course to 270° T, changed speed to 71 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude 71°03' West longitude. 13.35 Motor Torpedo Boats commenced afternoon exercises. 14.31 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises. 14.37 Underway on various courses at various speeds maneuvering, at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°11' West longitude, to pick up target and holding sub caliber gun


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gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.35, Long -71.10

12.00-16.00: Continued: practice. 15.22 Target aboard. 16.00 Position, 41°12' North latitude, 71°11' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.00 secured from sub caliber firing 16.05 Commenced 20mm practice and resumed sub caliber practice. 16.20 Secured from all gun firing. 16.21 Ahead on course 311° T 315° pgc speed 10 knots (100 RPM) 16.45 Ammunition expended in firing exercises 280 rounds of 30 caliber and 170 rounds of 20mm 18.13 Hove to at six mile buoy using engines to maintain position. 19.02 Ahead on course 080° T, 084° pgc speed 11.4 knots (110 RPM) holding exercises with Motor torpedo boat 314. 19.43 Lighted bell buoy "U" abeam to port 2 miles. Watch ended in Latitude 41°21'45"N longitude 71°06'45"W. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 080° T 084° pgc at standard speed 110 RPM. 20.00 Set RADAR watch 20.15 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster 20.24 changed course to 260° T 264° pgc 20.25 Secured from exercises with motor torpedo boats 21.37 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port distance three (3) miles; set course 316° T 320° pgc 22.07 Secured RADAR watch 22.12 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard, steering various courses at standard speed 110 RPM standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 22.18 Secured underwater sound watch 22.37 Harbor gate vessels abeam 22.37 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy #4B abeam to starboard close aboard. 22.44 Secured degaussing 22.52 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 23.11 Lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to starboard. 23.22 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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W. A. Devine - Lieut 12 Shangri-la Lane Newport RI Wife Mrs Adelaide M. address same Phone Newport 4993M

J. F. Burns - Lieut (R) On board, Mother Mrs Mary Ann Burns 8 Marathon St, Arlington Mass Phone Arlington 3576R

Robert McManus - Lieut On board - Wife, Mrs Laura, 227 Utter Ave, Staten Island, New York

D. R. Townshend - Lieut (jg)(R) On board - Wife Mrs Martha G 311 East Broad St, Palmyra, NJ

R. I. Johnson - Lieut (jg)(R) 115 Highland Rd, Tiverton RI Wife Mrs Bettie O. same address Phone Tiverton 275JK

R. A. Peterson - Ensign On board - Mother Mrs Carl A Peterson 120 So Main St, Manchester, Conn


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Watson McCracken Bradford Casler Allen Morgan Semproch Ret AL Anderson


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1 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket Rhode Island, 10 gallons milk, invoice #11373. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Received commissary stores for use of general mess from Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island on stub requisition #4. 10.15 Anderson, David (663-329) S1/C (QM)(R) reported on board from ten (10) days leave. 10.30 Ships Inspection held by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted Starboard watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow. Received Stores for Ships Service Store from Newport Tobacco Co Newport, Rhode Island. Bill #6282 D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Anderson, David (663-329) S1/C (QM)(R) - reported on board from ten (10) days leave

16.00 Mid Moored as before. Received six (6) gallons of ice cream from Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island on stub requisition #4 for use of General Mess. 17.00 Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed four (4) hours extra duty and has twenty one (21) hours remaining 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed four (4) hours extra duty and has twenty one (21) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Watson McCracken Bradford Casler Allen Morgan Semproch

Water Received 8500 Expended 3500 On hand 13000


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2 April 1944

moored portside to us net and fuel depot south pier berth 7 melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to US Net and Fuel Depot South pier, berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.20 Commenced taking on fresh water. 10.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 06.00 tomorrow. 11.45 Secured from taking on water. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

16.00-Mid. Moored as before. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.05

AL Watson McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Dep AL Schiffbaur Roberts Ret AL Morgan Casler Dep AH Cowen


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3 April 1944

rose island bell buoy 4b abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.03

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 Shiffbauer, John W (201-818) CY departed on twelve (12) days leave and three (3) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer. 00.15 Morgan, Robert L (504-526) RT2/C (R) Reported on board from fifteen days (15) leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 05.45 Casler, Clinton B (550-242) GM3/C (R) Reported on board from three (3) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of Cowen, Hardy C (205-035) CPhM reported to be confined at US Marine Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island for inpatient treatment. 07.30 Roberts, Howard A (7017-528) S1/C (SoM)(R) Departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 07.31 Unmoored, underway Standing down Narragansett Bay. Courses and speeds various. 07.59 Gould Island flashing white buoy abeam to port close aboard. Position at end of watch Latitude 41°32'N longitude 71°19'55"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Shiffbauer, John W (201-818) CY - departed on twelve (12) days leave and three (3) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer

Morgan, Robert L (504-526) RT2/C (R) - Reported on board from fifteen days (15) leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer

Casler, Clinton B (550-242) GM3/C (R) - Reported on board from three (3) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Cowen, Hardy C (205-035) CPhM - Liberty party returned on time with exception of Cowen, Hardy C (205-035) CPhM reported to be confined at US Marine Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island for inpatient treatment

Roberts, Howard A (7017-528) S1/C (SoM)(R) - Departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.13 ROSE ISLAND bell buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.15 Set degaussing coils for southerly heading 08.22 Harbor gate vessels abeam 08.37 Error of the gyro compass found to be 3° W by azimuth of the sun 08.41 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T, 168° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 08.55 Set underwater sound and RADAR watch 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal 09.14 "Six mile" buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 147° T, 150° pgc 10.08 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target in position Lat 41°12'N Long 71°14'W 10.20 Target streamed hove to waiting for motor torpedo boats. 10.47 Underway on course 090° T, 093° pgc at half-speed 71 RPM 11.12 Commenced firing exercises. 11.15 Chronometers wound. 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N Long. 71°06'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°03' West longitude. 12.12 Motor Torpedo boats secured from morning exercises. 12.15 Reduced speed to slow, underway on various courses circling position 41°12 North latitude, 71°02' West longitude. 13.00 Omitted quarters and drills due to necessary work to be done on ship. 13.30 Commenced afternoon exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. Set course 270° T increased speed to 71 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°02' West longitude. 14.45 Motor Torpedo Boats secured from afternoon exercises, changed course to 331° T, increased speed to 100 RPM at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°16' West longitude 14.47 Commenced hauling in target with after capstain. 15.10 Flashing White Bell Buoy "K" abeam to port distance 500 yards. 15.14 Stopped engine to take target aboard at position 71°18'


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standing up narragansett bay

Lat 41.37, Long -71.35

12.00-16.00 Continued West longitude, 41°16' North latitude. 15.23 Target aboard, changed speed to 110 RPM. 16.46 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to Starboard close aboard. 16.00 Position 41°22' North latitude, 71°21' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-18.00. Underway as before. 16.16 Passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to Starboard 400 yards. 16.34 Submarine net gate vessels abeam, courses and speeds various, standing up Narragansett Bay 16.53 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 17.24 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 17.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 17.40 Trasnfered target to CG Cutter Wicomico. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to Starboard 400 yards

CG Cutter Wicomico - Trasnfered target to CG Cutter Wicomico

18.00-20.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with nineteen (19) remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with nineteen (19) remaining

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Watson McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Schiffbaur Roberts AH Cowen TRANS IN Mcnst: J.W.Kain Dep AL Hamborg Jackson J.L.

Water Received 6170 Expended 4405 On hand 12095


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4 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and fuel depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 JACKSON, JACK L. (539-942) RDM3/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave and three (3) days traveling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 23 APRIL 1944. HOMBURG, EINER A. (591-412) RM3/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 20 APRIL, 1944 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time. Work parties turned to chipping well deck and bridge. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

JACKSON, JACK L. (539-942) RDM3/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave and three (3) days traveling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 23 APRIL 1944

HOMBURG, EINER A. (591-412) RM3/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 20 APRIL, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Received on board from BARNEY AND CAREY COMPANY, DORCHESTER, MASSACHUSETTS miscellaneous lumber on purchase order #44-22356 and from Supply Officer DCGO BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS glass on requisition No 116-44. 11.40 Secured taking on fresh water. 11.45 Chronometers wound. 12.04 Received on board from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess on receipt No. 6264-D 12.55 Officers call to quarters 13.00 Quarters, all hands to muster; held following drill: 13.04 Sounded general alarm, all hands to stations for general quarters 13.07 All stations manned and ready; exercised at general quarters stations. 13.17 Secured from general quarters. 13.30 Secured from quarters 13.35 Paymaster paid ships company 13.55 Secured from paying crew 14.00 Company "B" mustered on dock, held infantry drill. 14.50 Secured from infantry drill. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 08.00 Wednesday 5 April 1944. 19.13 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, anchor watch, department heads and restricted men to muster. 20.45 Machinist JOSEPH W. KAIN, USCG reported on board for assignment to duty by authority dispatch of the Commandant Washington DC 230208 Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

Machinist JOSEPH W. KAIN, USCG - reported on board for assignment to duty


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Schiffbaur Roberts Hamborg Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Ret AL Watson

Water Received 6405 Expended 4820 On hand 13680


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5 April 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.23 Sunrise 06.30 Reveille 07.50 All hands to muster fro colors. 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.05 All hands mustered on dock for physical exercise 08.20 Secured from physical exercise. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C reported on board from ten (10) days leave and (5) five days exrension thereof. 09.53 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 10.00 Received ten (10) gallons ice cream, fifty pounds bread from Supply Officer, US Net and fuel depot, Melville Rhode Island for use of crews mess. 10.05 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 13.00 Company 'A' mustered for Infantry on shore drill. 13.10 Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhdoe Island 10 gallons fresh milk for use of general mess. invoice #6267D 14.00 "A" secured from drills. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - reported on board from ten (10) days leave and (5) five days exrension thereof

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.10 secured from taking on fresh water. 20.15 The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07

La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07

Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07

Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07

Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07

Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) - The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS Wicomico C. G. Redstone, Charles (551-337) S1/C (R) La Riviere, Earnest E (553-287) S1/C (R) Quill, Maurice W (7003-299) S1/C (R) Krueger, Bernard (573-460) S1/C (R) Walsh, John J (541-094) S2/C (R) Ganley, Jack E (639-086) S2/C (R) and departed 21.07


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Shiffbaur Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Dep AL Shutt Pletcher Trans Rep.Duty Crouse Schenk Pilling OConnor Whyte Cross Rea


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6 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel depot Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Colors, Liberty party returned on time. Received ten (10) gallons milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for use of crews mess (6277D) D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 10.00 SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 22 APRIL, 1944. 11.00 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary Stores for use in the general mess as noted on stub requisition 6-7-and 8 dated 6 APRIL, 1944 11.10 Received aboard from Supply Officer, NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS ordnance equipment as noted on invoice number 269091. 12.55 Officer's Call 13.00 All hands to muster on dock for quarters. Damage control party ~ aboard for instruction on damage control practice, remaining complement given infantry drill. 13.30 The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R) 13.45 Secured from Infantry drill and damage control instruction. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port watch to expire at 08.00, 7 APRIL, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) - SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 22 APRIL, 1944

PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) - SHUTT, FOREST E (500-564) EM1/C (R) and PLETCHER, LLOYD A (513-166) WT1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 22 APRIL, 1944

CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND in accordance with District Coast Guard Yard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 041800 April 1944 order number 22368. File 73-783-701-531. CROUSE, PORTER A. (205-078) CBM WAYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) SCHENK, CARL R. (620-172) Sea 2/C (R) CROSS, HARRY E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) REA, ALBERT E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D (553-305) Sea 1/C (R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Shiffbaur Shutt Plecher Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Dep AL Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Trans Out Learoyd

Water Received 6540 Expended 3270 On hand 14400


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7 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.30 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess as noted on delivery slip number 6292-D. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.25 Commenced receiving diesel oil 09.35 Secured from taking on diesel oil having received one (1) hundred and seventy-two (72) gallons from Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND on invoice No.4466 10.00 SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) departed on seven (7) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 15 April 1944; BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) departed on five (5) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 13 April 1944. 10.30 MILLIGAN, Clark S. (221-644) CCStd (a) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 23 April 1944. 10.45 Held mess cooks and mess attendants inspection. 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.05 Commenced receiving fresh water from the dock. 12.40 Secured taking on fresh water 14.22 LEAROYD, Charles H. Jr. (619-357) CBM (a)(R) transferred this date to report to the commanding officer Coast Guard Barracks PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND for assignment to pool #99 by authority DCGO 1st Naval District letter 4 April 1944. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

SINDICICH, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on seven (7) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 15 April 1944

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on five (5) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 13 April 1944

MILLIGAN, Clark S. (221-644) CCStd (a) - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer to expire at 12.00 23 April 1944

LEAROYD, Charles H. Jr. (619-357) CBM (a)(R) - transferred this date to report to the commanding officer Coast Guard Barracks PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND for assignment to pool #99

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00 Saturday 8 April 1944. 19.16 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Schiffbaur Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Dep AH Martin AOL Whyte

oil: 26474 - Fuel oil Received 26474 Expended 1699 On hand 48975

oil: 26474 -


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8 April 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.17 Sunrise 06.30 Reveille 07.50 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors; liberty party returned on time with the exception of WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time on. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - liberty party returned on time with the exception of WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time on

09.00-16.00 Moored a sbefore. 10.30 Held ship's inspection by commanding officer 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.15 Received on board from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND eight (8) gallons of ice cream on receipt No. 9 11.35 Secured from ship's inspection 12.30 All hands to muster 12.45 Secured from quarters. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.35 Commenced turning over main engine 17.00 Secured from turning over main engine 17.05 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on receipt No. 10310D. 17.05 All hands to stations to unmoor ship 17.10 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds shifting berth 17.26 Moored port side to North pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 18.06 Commenced taking on fuel oil, draft forward, eleven (11') feet, one (1") inch; aft fourteen (14') feet five (5") inches 18.10 Received on board from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND, one hundred (100) pounds of bread for use in the general mess on receipt No. 10 * 18.55 Secured taking on fuel oil having received twenty-six thousand four hundred seventy four 26474 gallons; draft forward, twelve feet, ten inches (12'10"); aft, fourteen feet six inches (14'6") 19.10 Unmoored, underway at various courses and speeds shifting berth 19.17 Moored port side to Berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 19.30 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 12.00 April 9, 1944 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.02 MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

oil: 26474 gallons - Secured taking on fuel oil having received twenty-six thousand four hundred seventy four 26474 gallons

MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

*Received on board from Naval Section Base, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND six (6) dan buoys complete with accessories for use as marker buoys.


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Schiffbaur Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AOL Whyte

Water Received 8360 Expended 3500 On hand 16000


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9 April 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #7 Net and Fuel Depot South Pier, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.15 Sunrise. 06.30 Reveille 08.00 Morning colors 08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) is twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave this time and date. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - is twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave this time and date

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.00 Chronometers wound 12.00 Liberty party returned on time 12.00 COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) placed on report by master-at-arms for cruel treatment of ship's mascot. 12.37 Inspected magazines amd smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) - placed on report by master-at-arms for cruel treatment of ship's mascot

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Commenced receiving fresh water from the dock 18.00 Secured from taking on fresh water 19.18 Evening colors. 19.45 Reports held departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.10 Lieut. C.A.MILLS, USN reported on board for special duty from Motor Torpedo Boats Squardons Training Center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 23.15 Commenced turning over main engine slow ahead 23.30 All hands to muster to check sailing list. 23.43 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 23.51 All hands to mooring stations 23.55 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

Lieut. C.A.MILLS, USN - reported on board for special duty from Motor Torpedo Boats Squardons Training Center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.35, Long -71.30

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Schiffbaur Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AOL Whyte TRANS IN Malisky

Water Received 3000 Expended 3000 On hand 16000


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10 April 1944

standing up narragansett bay

Lat 41.42, Long -71.13

00.00-04.00 Underway in Latitude 41°35'25"N Longitude 71°18'10"W Standing down Narragansett Bay. 00.40 Rose Island flashing red buoy abeam to port close aboard. 00.47 passed through submarine net gate. 01.10 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port 500 yards Set course 165° T 169° pgc. speed 10 knots (100 RPM). 01.40 Six mile buoy abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 068° T 072 pgc 02.15 Flashing white bell buoy "T" abeam to port close aboard 02.47 Flashing white gong buoy "U" abeam to port close aboard reduced speed to 20 revolutions. using engines to maintain position Watch ended in Latitude 41°22'42"N longitude 71°08'18"W. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port 500 yards

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on various courses at 20 RPM maintaining position at FLASHING WHITE GONG BUOY "U". 06.30 Reveille. 07.17 Ahead Standard speed 100 RPM, set course 011° T. 07.24 Underway on various courses at various speeds maneuvering into position to drop DAN BUOY. 08.00 position 41°25'15" North Latitude, 71°08'20" West longitude. * R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds maneuvering to drop dan buoy * 08.10 Dan buoy set for marker buoy in position L 41°25'N, 71°08'W Long. 09.00 Inspected magazines amd smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.33 Set RADAR watch 09.50 Commenced sounding fog signals 10.06 Stopped engine, hove to searching for wreck with underwater sound gear 10.13 Underway on course 213° T 217° pgc at 100 RPM resumed sound search 10.15 Changed to various courses and speeds. 10.48 Lighted bell buoy "U" abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 248° T, 252° pgc at 68 RPM 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.37 Lighted bell buoy "T" abeam to starboard close aboard 11.39 Changed course to 306° T 310° pgc 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat. 41°21'N Long. 71°18'W *08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) is now two (2) days absent over leave Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - is now two (2) days absent over leave

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 306° T at half speed (68) RPM. 12.33 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard. Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 13.00 Did not held quarters or emergency drills due to heavy fog. 13.14 BUOY 3A abeam to port close aboard. 13.42 GOULD ISLAND LIGHTED BELL BUOY abeam to starboard close aboard. 13.45 Secured Sound Watch. 13.48 Secured Fog signals. 14.05 Rounded FLASHING BELL BUOY "12A" abeam to Starboard close aboard. 14.07 All hands to mooring stations 14.14 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 14.15 MALISKY

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

MALISKY - MALISKY


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12.00-16.00 CONTINUED HENRY, P. (220-716) CY reported aboard for assignment to duty from Captain of the Port Detail NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. Authority Captain of the Port, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND letter dated 8 APRIL, 1944 file 73-701-531. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

[MALISKY] HENRY, P. (220-716) CY - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Captain of the Port Detail NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

16.00-Mid Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted Starboard watch until 24.00. 16.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. Received from Supply Officer, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island, supplies for use of general mess on requisition number 18.30 Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with 17 hours remaining. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. Received from City Dairy Co, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, 10 gallons milk for use of general mess. D.R.Townshend Lt (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with 17 hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL McCracken Bradford Allen Semproch Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AOL Whyte Ret Leave Schiffbaur Dep Trans Schiffbaur

Water Received 3000 Expended 2630 On hand 16370


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11 April 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time. 00.50 Secured from taking on fresh water. 05.50 All hands to muster. 05.55 Bridge tested. 06.00 Lieutenant C A Mills on board as passenger. 06.12 Unmoored, underway standing down Narragansett Bay, Courses and speeds various. 06.18 one motor sailer from Motor Torpedo boat base, Melville, Rhode Island, alongside and secured, to be towed to scene of days operations 07.09 Rose Island lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 07.20 passed through submarine net gate. 07.43 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port distance 500 yards set course 165° T 170° pgc. Compass error determined to be 5° W on repeaters and 6° W on gyro by azimuth of the sun. Speed 100 RPM Watch ended in Latitude 41°22'45"N longitude 71°22'W * D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Lieutenant C A Mills - on board as passenger

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port distance 500 yards

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on course 165° T 170° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM with motor launch towing astern * 08.19 "Six mile AB" buoy abeam to starboard close aboard, changed course to 069° T, 074° pgc at increased speed 105 RPM. 08.46 Lighted bell buoy "T" abeam to port close aboard 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.16 Lighted bell buoy "U" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses standing up to unnamed marker buoy 09.25 Stopped engine, hove to at marker buoy in position Latitude 41°25'15"N, Longitude 71°08'20"W 09.26 Hauled motor launch alongside 10.05 Lieut. C.A.MILLS, USNR and crew of motor launch manned boat; boat away dragging for motor torpedo boat No.250 10.26 Lowered number two (2) boat; boat away to assist searching party 10.31 Lowered number one (1) boat; boat away to assist searching party 10.50 Dropped marker buoy over side in position Latitude 41°26'45" Longitude 71°06'15" W 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.15 Dropped marker buoy over side in position Latitude 41°26'50"N Longitude 71°07°10"W 11.20 Underway on various courses at various speeds searching for torpedo boat 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'03"N Longitude 71°06'15"W *08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) is now three (3) days absent over leave. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - is now three (3) days absent over leave

12.00-16.00: Hove to at position 41°26'05" North latitude, 71°06'15" West longitude 12.01 Port boat ~ swung out. 12.05 Boat two (#2) alongside. 12.08 Boat number one (#1) along side 12.17 Motor launch of Motor Torpedo Base alongside 13.00 Omitted quarters due to work ship was engaged in. 13.33 Boat #1 and Boat #2 away 13.40 Motor launch of Motor Torpedo Base away. 13.41 Port Boat ~ swung in. 13.45 Underway on various courses at various speeds, ship engaged in planting marker buoys in vicinity of sunken Motor Torpedo boat. 14.07 Dropped marker buoy at position


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moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.42, Long -71.08

12.00-16.00 continued: 41°25'25" North latitude, 70°07'05" West longitude. 14.38 Dropped marker buoy at position 41°25'25" North latitude, 71°05'15" West longitude. 14.55 Dropped marker buoy at position 41°26'45" North latitude, 71°05'25" West longitude. 15.25 Picked up marker buoy at position 41°25'15" North latitude, 71°08'10" West longitude. 16.00 Position 41°26'05" North latitude, 71°06'15" West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 17.00 PT Boat alongside transfering torpedo locating equipment to this vessel. 17.10 Motor Torpedo boat Away. 17.15 Number one and Number 2 boats alongside also Navy motor launch. 17.30 Number one and two boats hoisted and secured Navy launch in tow astern. 17.10 Ahead steering various courses at various speeds continuing sound search. 19.20 Ahead standard speed (110 RPM) 19.31 Buoy "U" abeam to port close aboard set course 248° T 253° pgc Watch ended in position Latitude 41°21'54"N longitude 71°14'48"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

20.00-22.00 Underway as before on course 248° T, 253° pgc at standard speed 110 RPM 20.00 Reports held, departments secured; department heads to muster 20.03 Lighted bell buoy "T" abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 303° T, 308° pgc 20.40 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 008° T, 013° pgc 20.43 Secured underwater sound watch * 20.56 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam *20.50 Changed to various courses at various speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 21.05 Secured degaussing coils 21.06 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to starboard 21.15 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port 21.50 US Navy motor launch and crew departed for motor torpedo boat station. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

22.00-24.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 22.00 Moored Port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 22.15 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten gallons of milk for use in the general mess on slip number 10329D. 22.20 SCHIFFBAUR, JOHN W. (201-818) CY transfered this date to Receiving Station First Naval District, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further transfer. Authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District Dispatch 081830 April. His leave terminated as of 12.00 this date having reported aboard USS WICOMICO CG in response to telegraphic orders from Commanding Officer. Departed USS WICOMICO CG at 12.30. 22.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 05.00, 12 APRIL, 1944 R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SCHIFFBAUR, JOHN W. (201-818) CY - transfered this date to Receiving Station First Naval District, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further transfer


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.48

AL McCracken Bradford Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Ret AL Allen Semproch Ret AOL Whyte Dep AL Wandrocke


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12 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.48

00.00-06.00: Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.30 WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W (545-897) QM3/C (R) departed this date on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer, to expire prior to 12.00, 23 APRIL, 1944. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time. 05.20 Commenced dock trials. 05.35 Secured fresh water supply on dock. 05.40 All hands to muster for roll-call. 05.45 Completed dock trials, Bridge and engine room tested out and reported ready for getting underway. 06.00 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W (545-897) QM3/C (R) - departed this date on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer, to expire prior to 12.00, 23 APRIL, 1944

06.00-08.00 Underway as before. 06.50 Rose Island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard 07.00 passed through submarine net gates. 07.23 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards set course 165° T 170° pgc speed 90 (RPM) 07.48 Reversed course to 346° T 351° pgc Watch ended in Latitude 41°20'15"N longitude 71°29'W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards

08.00-16.00 Underway as before on course 346° T, 351° pgc at standard speed 90 RPM 08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) is now four (4) days absent over leave. 08.31 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 008° T, 013° pgc 08.45 Changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.58 Secured the degaussing coils 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 09.00 ROSE ISLAND buoy "4B" abeam to starboard close aboard 09.10 Commenced sounding fog signals 09.16 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard 09.38 Rounded DYER ISLAND buoy "12A" 09.40 Secured from sounding fog signals. 09.42 All hands to mooring stations 09.47 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 10.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) returned on board having been four (4) days and two (2) hours absent over leave. 10.00 ALLEN, John B (553-174) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) returned on board from ten (10) days leave granted by the commanding officer having previously reported on board the USS WICOMICO (CG) on time in the absence of this unit. 10.20 Received on board from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on receipt No. 10340D.

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - is now four (4) days absent over leave

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - returned on board having been four (4) days and two (2) hours absent over leave

ALLEN, John B (553-174) Sea 1/C (QM)(R) - returned on board from ten (10) days leave granted by the commanding officer having previously reported on board the USS WICOMICO (CG) on time in the absence of this unit

10.25 Received on board from NAVY YARD BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS on invoice #6111 two (2) cylinders containing acetylene and oxygen respectively; on invoice #7028 two (2) cartons containing wardroom china and glassware; on invoice #299123 two (2) instruction books for pendulum window wipers; and on invoice #6068 machine bolts for use in the engineering department 11.00 Chronometers wound 12.00 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) F1/C (R) returned on time from ten (10) days leave granted by commanding officer 13.00 Held instruction in helmsman and lookout watches and also resuscitation

SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) F1/C (R) - returned on time from ten (10) days leave granted by commanding officer


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drill 13.30 Secured from drills 13.30 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 12 April 1944 14.45 Received on board from US Naval Net and Fuel Depot Supply Officer, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND one hundred and seven (107) gallons of lubricating oil on invoice S/R 1833/44. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Received from Supply Officer 1st Naval District BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS on invoice No 6988 glassware for wardroom and on invoice No 6821 miscellaneous electrical supplies; from JENNINGS LINEN COMPANY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS on purchase order No. 44-22161 linen for wardroom; and from VAN DORN ELECTRIC TOOL COMPANY BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS on purchase order No. 44-18177 one (1) armature for electric hammer 19.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with fifteen (15) remaining 19.21 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with fifteen (15) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.45, Long -71.08

AL McCracken Bradford Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Beenstock Milligan Wandrocke Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AWL Pilling


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13 April 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.42, Long -71.08

00.00-06.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 24.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PILLING, William Jr (552-527) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent without leave from this time and date. 05.15 Commenced turning over main engine 05.30 Reveille 05.45 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 05.50 All hands to muster to check sailing list; all hands accounted for with the exception of PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent without leave. 05.55 All hands to mooring stations. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

PILLING, William Jr (552-527) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PILLING, William Jr (552-527) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent without leave from this time and date

PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - all hands accounted for with the exception of PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent without leave

06.00-08.00 Moored as before. 06.00 Unmoored, underway standing down Narragansett Bay, Courses and speeds various 06.50 passed buoy 4B close aboard to port. 07.00 passed through submarine net gate. 07.20 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards set sound watch, set course 165° T 171° pgc speed 10 knots (100 RPM). 07.59 Six mile buoy abeam to port close aboard changed course to 068° T 074° pgc. Gyro error determined to be 6° West by azimuth of the Sun. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°20'N Longitude 71°21'W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 500 yards

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on course 068° T, 074° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM. 08.25 Lighted bell buoy "T" abeam to port close aboard 08.58 Lighted bell buoy "J" abeam to port; changed course to 034° T, 040° pgc 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples 09.11 Stopped engine, hove to checking position of marker buoy "SW" 09.15 Underway on various courses at various speeds checking positions of all marker buoys. 09.20 Commenced blowing tubes 09.35 Secured from blowing tubes 11.00 Chronometers wound. Held mess cooks and mess attendants inspection. 11.30 Commenced underwater sound search for sunken PT 200 from southeast corner of probable area. 11.50 Watch ended in position Lat 41°57'N Long. 71°05'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds searching in area of sunken Motor Torpedo Boat. 13.15 Dropped marker buoy to replace one previously set at position 41°25'25" North latitude, 71°05'15" West longitude. 13.15 All hands to muster for small arms instruction 13.45 Secured from small arms instruction. 14.00 Commanding Officer held Report mast in the case of WHYTE, THOMAS (671-073) S2/C (R) and awarded him thirty (30) days restriction and ten (10) days loss of pay for offense as noted in lorg 12 APRIL 1944. 16.00 Position 41°25'45" North latitude, 71°07'15" West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

WHYTE, THOMAS (671-073) S2/C (R) - Commanding Officer held Report mast in the case of WHYTE, THOMAS (671-073) S2/C (R) and awarded him thirty (30) days restriction and ten (10) days loss of pay for offense as noted in lorg 12 APRIL 1944


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13 April 1944

Lat 41.35, Long -71.23

16.00-20.00 Underway as before 16.08 Motor Torpedo boat alongside 16.16 Number one boat launched with amanatometer and generator to be transfered to Motor Torpedo boat 296. 16.31 Number one life boat aboard 19.45 Department heads, restricted men to muster, all department secured 19.45 Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed one and one half (1 1/2) hours extra duty with thirteen and one half (13 1/2) hours remaining. 20.00 Buoy "T" abeam to port one half mile distance. Course 248° T 254 pgc. Watch ended in Latitude 41°21'50"N Longitude 71°14'50"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed one and one half (1 1/2) hours extra duty with thirteen and one half (13 1/2) hours remaining

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 248° T, 254° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 20.01 Changed course to 068° T, 074° pgc 20.05 Slowed to 45 RPM at one-third speed 21.00 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to starboard, distance five (5) hundred yards 21.45 Swept channel buoy "V" abeam to starboard distance eight (8) hundred yards; reversed course to 248° T, 254° pgc 22.21 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to port, distance four (4) hundred yards 22.34 Swept channel buoy "T" abeam to port distance six (6) hundred yards 23.20 Changed course to 068° T 074° pgc 23.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°22'N Longitude 71°15'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.42, Long -71.12

AL McCracken Bradford Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Milligan Wandrocke Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AWL Pilling Ret AL Beenstock Dep AL Rea

Water Received 8850 Expended 1200 On hand 15300


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14 April 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to port

Lat 41.37, Long -71.12

00.00-04.00: Underway as before in position 41°22' North latitude, 71°15' West longitude on course 068° T at slow speed (45 RPM). * 00.55 Lighted Bell Buoy "U" abeam to starboard distance 1000 yards. 01.25 Lighted Bell Buoy "V" abeam to starboard distance 500 yards changed course to 248° T. 02.15 Lighted Bell Buoy "U" abeam to port distance 1000 yards. 03.20 changed course to 068° T at position 41°22' North latitude 71°13' West longitude. 16.00 Position 41°24' North latitude, 71°09' West longitude R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00 Underway as before. 04.26 Lighted bell buoy "V" abeam to starboard 1000 yards, reversed course to 248 T 254 pgc 05.28 Reversed course to 068 T 074 pgc 06.00 Steering various courses at various speeds checking positions of marker buoys and sounding for sunken PT Boat 06.09 Sunrise. 08.00 Compass error determined to be 8° W by azimuth of the Sun. 08.00 Position Lat 41°26'00"N, longitude 71°06'15W. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds sound-searching for PT 200 in area northwest of swept channel buoy "V". 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal; tested magazine sprinkler systems, conditions good. 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°25'N Longitude 71°07'W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds sound searching in area of sunken Motor Torpedo Boat. 12.00 United States Navy blimp passed over buoyed area. 12.55 Officer's call. 13.00 All hands to quarters. 13.05 Sounded alarm for general quarters. 13.07 All stations manned and ready. 13.10 Secured from general quarters. 13.17 Sounded fire alarm for fire drill. 13.18 First water. 13.19 Secured from fire drill. 13.20 Soounded alarm for abandon ship. 13.25 All hands at stations for abandon ship. 13.30 Secured from all drills, set course 242° T at standard speed 110 RPM at position 41°25' North latitude, 71°07' West longitude. 13.35 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard for failure to mann station at general quarters and failure to obey gun captain's command to do so. 14.15 Buoy "T" abeam to port distance 2000 yards. 14.41 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 345° T. 15.11 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard, underway on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.38 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard. 15.50 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port. 16.00 Position 41°33' North latitude, 71°19' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard for failure to mann station at general quarters and failure to obey gun captain's command to do so

ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard - ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) placed on report by ENSIGN RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard for failure to mann station at general quarters and failure to obey gun captain's command to do so

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) - is this time and date twenty-four (24) hours absent without leave

00.00 * PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) is this time and date twenty-four (24) hours absent without leave. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)


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standing up narragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

16.00-20.00 Underway on various couress at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. 16.13 Lighted Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to starboard. 16.15 All hands to mooring stations. 16.20 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 16.20 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 01.00 15 APRIL, 1944. 16.20 BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard on time from (5) five days leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 12.00 13 APRIL 1944. 16.25 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 17.00 REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire at 25 APRIL, 1944. 17.18 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 19.10 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BEENSTOCK, ROBERT J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard on time from (5) five days leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 12.00 13 APRIL 1944

REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire at 25 APRIL, 1944

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.08

AL McCracken Bradford Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Sindicich Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin AWL Ret AWL Pilling


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15 April 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.43, Long -71.08

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C R returned aboard having been (45) forty five hours absent without leave. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 05.05 Commenced taping off water tanks. 05.20 Commenced dock trials. 05.25 Water tanks taped off. 05.30 Reveille. 05.40 All hands to muster for roll-call. All hands present or accounted for. 06.00 Completed dock trials, Bridge and engine room tested out and reported ready for getting underway. 06.05 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice number 10377. 07.45 All hands to mooring stations. 07.47 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.55 Lighted Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to port. 08.00 position 41°34' North latitude, 71°18' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C R - returned aboard having been (45) forty five hours absent without leave

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.15 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 08.40 Harbor entrance gate vessles abeam. 08.41 Set sound watch 09.00 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T, 173° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly powder test, condition good. 09.35 Swept channel buoy "AB" abeam to starboard; changed course to 068° T 074° pgc 09.50 Stopped engine, hove to; motor torpedo boat No. 96 alongside for five-gallon (5) can of gasoline for generator 10.00 Underway at standard speed 100 RPM. 10.08 Swept channel buoy "T" abeam to starboard. 10.40 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to starboard, changed to various courses standing into search area 10.50 Changed to various courses and speeds checking positions of marker buoys. 11.45 Chronometers wound 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'N Longitude 71°05'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

motor torpedo boat No. 96 - motor torpedo boat No. 96 alongside for five-gallon (5) can of gasoline for generator

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds making sound search of sunken Motor Torpedo Boat area. 12.50 Took aboard South East Corner Marker Buoy which had drifted from original position at 41°25'18" North latitude 71°05'18" West longitude. 13.00 Omitted drills and quarters due to necessary ship's work. 14.10 Determined Gyro Error to be 008° West by crossing ranges. 16.00 Position 41°26' North latitude, 71°05' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 19.24 Sunset. Watch ended in Latitude 41°24'50"N 71°07'50"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)


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gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds maintaining position one (1) mile northeast of swept channel buoy "U" 21.12 Changed course to 248° T, 257° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 21.30 Set RADAR watch 21.46 Swept channel buoy "T" abeam to port, close aboard. 22.11 Swept channel buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 343° T, 352° pgc 22.36 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 23.15 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam 23.17 Secured power on degaussing coils 23.19 Secured underwater sound watch 23.25 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to starboard close aboard 23.27 Secured RADAR watch 23.42 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard 24.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°35' N Longitude 71°18' W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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narragansett bay

Lat 15.5, Long 73.9

AL Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Ret AL Sindicich Bradford McCracken dep AH Davis

Water Received 6000 Expended 2640 On hand 16500


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16 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 6 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

00.00-09.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY in position 41°35' North latitude, 71°18° West longitude. 00.02 Lighted Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to Starboard close aboard. 00.20 All hands to mooring stations. 00.30 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "6" Net and Fuel depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J. (607-663) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard this unit on time from (7) seven days leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 12.00, 15 APRIL, 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SINDICICH, NICHOLAS J. (607-663) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard this unit on time from (7) seven days leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 12.00, 15 APRIL, 1944

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.15 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Base, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary store for use in the general mess as noted in delivery slips dated 16 APRIL, 1944. 10.15 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 05.00, 17 APRIL, 1944. 10.30 DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) STM2/C departed this date for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 11.00 BRADFORD, CURTIS L. (558-698) S1/C (R) and McCRACKEN, OSCAR J. JUNIOR (640-587) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time having previously reported in at Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 12.00, 15 APRIL, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) STM2/C - departed this date for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

BRADFORD, CURTIS L. (558-698) S1/C (R) - BRADFORD, CURTIS L. (558-698) S1/C (R) and McCRACKEN, OSCAR J. JUNIOR (640-587) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time having previously reported in at Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 12.00, 15 APRIL, 1944

McCRACKEN, OSCAR J. JUNIOR (640-587) Sea 1/C (R) - BRADFORD, CURTIS L. (558-698) S1/C (R) and McCRACKEN, OSCAR J. JUNIOR (640-587) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time having previously reported in at Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 12.00, 15 APRIL, 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Master Gyro and repeater reset on bearing 181° T. 16.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 17.05 Secured fresh water supply on dock. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.53, Long -71.32

AL Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Davis dep AH Washington

Water Received 3000 Expended 3000 On hand 16500


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17 April 1944

rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

00.00-07.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "6" Net and fuel depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of KENNEDY, THOMAS JUNIOR (594-553) S1/C (R) who is absend without leave from this time on. 05.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 05.20 Secured fresh water supply on dock. 06.00 All hands to muster. 06.45 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.00 Position 41°35' North latitude 71°18' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

KENNEDY, THOMAS JUNIOR (594-553) S1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of KENNEDY, THOMAS JUNIOR (594-553) S1/C (R) who is absend without leave from this time on

07.00-08.00 Underway as before. 07.25 Bell buoy "4B" off Rose Island abeam to port close aboard, courses and speeds various using engines to maintain position 07.36 Rose Island lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to starboard close aboard Engines ahead full, course set at 019 T 020 pgc standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-16.00 Undeerway as before. 08.22 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to starboard; stood for berth. 08.30 Moored port side to berth #6 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 08.35 Received from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on receipt No. 10389 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made monthly powder test, condition good. 09.50 WASHINGTON, Onzalo (7006-695) StM2/C (R) departed for US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for inpatient treatment 10.00 Received on board stores as follows:

WASHINGTON, Onzalo (7006-695) StM2/C (R) - departed for US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for inpatient treatment

From RUSSELL & STOLL CO, NEW YORK, NY steam-tight globes on purchase order 44-22407 From I/L/G ELECTRIC VENT CO., CHICAGO, ILLINOIS one (1) armature for ventilating blower on purchase order SJ-16 From DECATUR & HOPKINS CO., BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS carpenters supplies on purchase order 44-23775 From VAN DORN ELECTRIC TOOL CO., BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS one (1) handle for electric chipping hammer on purchase order 44-18177 From Property Officer COAST GUARD YARD, CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND boresighting equipment for 3"50 cal. on invoice No. 1077 From COAST GUARD SUPPLY DEPOT, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK damage control equipment on requisition No. 5153 and 5154 From NAVY YARD, WASHINGTON, DC radio crystals on headquarters purchase order No. CG-9563 11.00 Held mess cooks and mess attendants inspection 11.15 Chronometers wound 13.00 Quarters, all hands to muster on the dock; held following drills: infantry on shore under arms, resuscitation, semaphore. 14.00 Secured from all drills 16.00 KENNEDY, Thomas Jr (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) reported on board having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO 07.00 two (2) hours over leave. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

KENNEDY, Thomas Jr (594-553) Sea 1/C (R) - reported on board having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO 07.00 two (2) hours over leave


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moored port side to berth 6 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

16.00-24.00 Moored port side to berth #6 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 18.25 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock 19.00 Secured taking on water. 19.27 Evening colors 19.40 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Roberts Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington TRANS OUT Garritano Scioli


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18 April 1944

moored port side to berth 6 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #6 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 06.02 Sunrise 06.30 Reveille 07.00 Commenced taking on fresh water 07.15 Commenced turning over main engine 07.30 Liberty party returned on time 07.35 Secured taking on water. 07.35 Navy motor launch alongside and secured 07.45 Received on board for use in the general mess from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk 07.50 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway 08.00 Morning colors. 08.05 GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C and SCIOLI, Leonard J. (234-752) SoM2/C departed, transferred to Fleet Sound School KEY WEST, FLORIDA by Authority headquarters letters dated 22 March 1944 and 12 April 1944 08.15 Under way but unable to leave dock due to high wind 18.17 Moored port side to berth #6 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 08.45 Yard tug alongside 08.50 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°35'N Longitude 71°17'5W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C and SCIOLI, Leonard J. (234-752) SoM2/C departed, transferred to Fleet Sound School KEY WEST, FLORIDA by Authority headquarters letters dated 22 March 1944 and 12 April 1944

SCIOLI, Leonard J. (234-752) SoM2/C - GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM2/C and SCIOLI, Leonard J. (234-752) SoM2/C departed, transferred to Fleet Sound School KEY WEST, FLORIDA by Authority headquarters letters dated 22 March 1944 and 12 April 1944

09.00-12.00 Underway as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.04 Secured Navy motor launch astern for towing 09.09 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to port close aboard 09.46 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 09.55 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam 10.15 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T 168° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 10.46 Swept channel buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 068° T, 071° pgc at increased speed 110 RPM. 11.27 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to starboard; changed course to various standing into search area to northward. 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26.3'N Longitude 71°06.2'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds sound-searching in area of sunken Motor Torpedo Boat. 12.55 Officer's call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.02 General quarters sounded. 13.04 All stations manned and ready. 13.06 Secured from General quarters followed by checking all positions on watch, quarter and station bill. 13.15 Secured from quarters and all drills. 13.49 Rendezvous with ship ANTON DOHRN 233635 from WOOD'S HOLE at position 41°26' North latitude, 71°06' West longitude. 16.00 position 71°04' West longitude, 41°27' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ANTON DOHRN - Rendezvous with ship ANTON DOHRN 233635 from WOOD'S HOLE

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. Mast held in cases of Pilling, William Jr (552-521) S1/C (R), Absent without leave fourty five (45) hours and Kennedy, Thomas (Jr) (594-553) S1/C (R), Absent overleave two (2) hours. Both men excused with a warning, Kennedy to have two (2) days leave deducted from his leave account. over

Pilling, William Jr (552-521) S1/C (R) - Mast held in cases of Pilling, William Jr (552-521) S1/C (R), Absent without leave fourty five (45) hours and Kennedy, Thomas (Jr) (594-553) S1/C (R), Absent overleave two (2) hours. Both men excused with a warning, Kennedy to have two (2) days leave deducted from his leave account

Kennedy, Thomas (Jr) (594-553) S1/C (R) - Mast held in cases of Pilling, William Jr (552-521) S1/C (R), Absent without leave fourty five (45) hours and Kennedy, Thomas (Jr) (594-553) S1/C (R), Absent overleave two (2) hours. Both men excused with a warning, Kennedy to have two (2) days leave deducted from his leave account


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Lat 41.42, Long -71.10

16.00-20.00 (continued) 16.11 Commanding Officer returned on board. 16.19 Navy launch placed in tow astern. 19.50 Department heads to muster all departments secured. 20.00 Watch ended in Latitude 41°25'30"N longitude 71°07'15"W D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds maintaining position in area near sunken motor torpedo boat. 23.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°25'.5N Longitude 71°06'.4W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 41.42, Long -71.12

AL Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington Ret AL Roberts XTRA NO's NAVY Rep. on board 11 XTRA NO's NAVY Departed 11

oil: 23854 - Fuel oil Received 23854 Expended 2500 On hand 47704

Water Received 4000 Expended 1780 On hand 16500

oil: 23854 -


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19 April 1944

dyer island lighted bell buoy 12a abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.42, Long -71.10

00.00-04.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds maintaining position in area of sunken motor torpedo boat at position 41°25.5' North latitude, 71°06.4' West longitude with Motor Torpedo Base motor launch in tow. 04.00 Position 41°25' North latitude, 71°07' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00 Underway as before. 06.00 Motor launch brought alongside 06.57 Gyro compass out of order. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'09"N longitude 71°06'25"W D.R.Townshend Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 11.00 Held mess cooks and mess attendants inspection 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°25'.5N Longitude 71°07'.2W Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before. 12.00 crew of eleven (11) men from motor launch aboard for noon meal. 13.00 omitted quarters due to diving operations in progress. 14.07 Dropped edge anchor astern at position 41°26.1' North latitude, 71°06.5' West longitude in ten (10) fathoms of water 14.08 Anchor line fauled in screw and cut. Anchor lost. Underway. 14.29 Dropped forward port anchor in eleven (11) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of chain in position 41°26' North latitude, 71°06.3' West longitude, to provide suitable mooring for diving launch. 15.45 Diving opperations commenced. 15.47 Diver over the side. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 anchored as before 16.17 Diver up 16.34 Diver down 16.49 Diver up. 17.00 All diving operations secured for the day. 17.09 Anchor hove short. 17.11 Both launches secured astern for towing 17.27 Anchor Aweigh, underway proceeding to swept channel. Large rock found to be lodged between flukes of anchor. 17.31 Changed course to 248° T 264° pgc 18.03 One launch adrift having parted tow line. maneuvering ship to recover it. 19.10 launch recovered and in tow 19.15 Ahead, standard speed (100 RPM) on course. 20.00 Anchor cleared and housed in hawse pipe. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°21'.9 longitude 71°14'.9. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.45 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; steering various courses at various speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 21.11 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam 21.15 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to starboard close aboard 21.59 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard; cast off navy launches in tow 22.22 Moored port side to north pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 22.36 ROBERTS, Howard A. (7017-528) Sea 1/C returned from fifteen (15) days leave granted by

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

ROBERTS, Howard A. (7017-528) Sea 1/C - returned from fifteen (15) days leave granted by


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the Commanding officer, having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO at 20.40 17 April 1944 22.40 Liberty granted to married men to expire 07.30 20 April 1944 23.16 Commenced taking on fuel; draft forward 10'6", aft 14'2". Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Hamborg Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington Rep. IN Latta XTRA No's Navy 2


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20 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to North Pier Berth 2 Net and fuel depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND fueling ship. 00.20 completed fueling ship having received aboard 23,854 gallons of Navy Standard Fuel oil. Draft of ship after fueling twelve (12) feet, four (4) inches forward, fifteen (15) feet aft. 00.36 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 00.45 Moored port side to South pier, Berth 7 Net and Fuel depot, MELVILLE, RHODE, ISLAND. 00.50 Received aboard from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 01.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 03.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 07.20 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Base, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 115 pounds of white bread for use in the general mess on delivery slip number 1 dated 20 APRIL, 1944. 06.50 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.40 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.50 Received aboard from City Dairy ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice number 3868. 08.00 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 08.45 LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Base, CONSTITUTION WHARF, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. Authority District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District letter dated 15 APRIL 1944 File 783. 09.00 Party for diving operations consisting of two (2) officers and two (2) men reported abaord. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Jhonson, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 23,854 gallons - completed fueling ship having received aboard 23,854 gallons of Navy Standard Fuel oil

LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT2/C (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Base, CONSTITUTION WHARF, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

09.00-12.00 Moored as before. 09.03 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 09.11 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to port 09.43 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard 09.49 Harbor gate vessels abeam 10.04 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port, set course at 165° T at standard speed 110 RPM 10.38 Swept channel buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 068° T, 070° pgc 11.27 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 035° T, 033° pgc. 11.51 Anchored in eleven (11) fathoms of water to twenty (20) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'N Longitude 71°06'.3W. Watch ended in this position. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port

12.00-16.00 Anchored as before. 12.10 Rendezvous kept with ANTON DOHRN 233635 from WOOD'S HOLE. 13.00 Held signal and resuscitation drills. 13.20 Boat #1 lowered and away for boat drill. 13.23 Anchor Aweigh, underway shifting anchorage. 13.36 Anchored in (11) fathoms of water to (30) thirty fathoms port chain at position 41°26.2' North latitude, 71°06.3' West longitude. 13.50 Boat #1 alongside. 13.55 Boat #1 hoisted, secured from boat drill. 14.00 Secured from signal and resuscitation drills. 14.05 Boat #2 lowered and away grappling for boat anchor. 14.20 lenghtened scope of anchor chain to forty five (45) fathoms. 14.30 Lengthened scope of anchor chain to sixty (60) fathoms R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ANTON DOHRN 233635 - Rendezvous kept with ANTON DOHRN 233635 from WOOD'S HOLE


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Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

16.00-20.00 Anchored as before. 17.15 Number 2 boat away 17.20 Number 2 boat alongside 17.30 Number two boat aboard and secured. 17.30 ANTON DORHN departed. 19.10 Number one boat lowered to pick up drifting buoy and returned at 19.51 Boat hoisted aboard and secured. 19.58 Department heads to muster. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26.2N Longitude 71°06'.3W at anchor. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

ANTON DORHN - ANTON DORHN departed

20.00-24.00 Anchored as before. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06'.3W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Jackson AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington Ret.AL Hamborg dep AL Nunziata Roth Johnson

Water Received 8760 Expended 4385 On hand 16490


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21 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 us net and fuel depot mellville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-04.00: Anchored in eleven (11) fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain at position 41°26.2' North latitude, 71°06.3' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. 07.25 Veered anchor chain to 60 fathoms. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N 71°06.3W Longitude at anchor. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Anchored as before. 08.00 Morning colors 08.36 Lowered No. 1 boat; boat away to shift positions of buoys. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal 09.02 Commenced shifting anchorage. 09.35 Navy launch alongside and secured 09.45 Anchored in twelve (12) fathoms of water to sixty (60) fathoms of port chain. 09.56 Hoisted No. 1 boat 11.00 Chronometers wound 11.15 Commenced diving operations from port quarter 12.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06'.3W. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before. 12.01 Ceased diving operations 13.00 Omitted quarters due to diving operations 13.28 Motor Torpedo Boat 139 alongside to discharge LIEUTENANT CHARLES MILLS United States Navy aboard this unit. 14.30 Diving gear in launch 14.31 Motor Torpedo Boat 139 departed. 14.45 Anchor Aweigh underway, diving launch put in tow. 14.50 Set course 260° T at 110 RPM. 15.53 SIX MILE BUOY abeam to port distance one (1) mile changed course to 345° T. 16.00 position 41°22' North latitude, 71°20' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT CHARLES MILLS United States Navy - Motor Torpedo Boat 139 alongside to discharge LIEUTENANT CHARLES MILLS United States Navy aboard this unit

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.22 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 300 yards. courses and speeds various. 16.37 passed through Submarine net gate 16.44 Rose Island light abeam to starboard 500 yards. 17.16 Rounded Buoy "12A" to starboard close aboard, stopped engines 17.27 Navy Motor launch away. 17.32 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and fuel depot, Mellville Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch until 05.00 tomorrow. 18.15 Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) and Roth, Reinhard J (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer 18.40 Received 10 gallons milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket Rhode Island 19.00 Received one diving stage aboard. 19.10 Johnson, Nathaniel (5016-281) STM2/C departed on fifteen (15) days leave and two (2) days travel time; granted by Commanding Officer. 19.45 Department heads Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Received from Coast Guard Supply Depot, Brooklyn, New York, Dock and Engineers quarterly supplies, invoices Number 8238, 8245. OVER

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 300 yards

Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) - Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) and Roth, Reinhard J (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Roth, Reinhard J (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) - Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) and Roth, Reinhard J (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Johnson, Nathaniel (5016-281) STM2/C - departed on fifteen (15) days leave and two (2) days travel time; granted by Commanding Officer


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16.00-24.00 (Continued) Received from Boston Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts, supplies for deck, invoices number 8240 and 7495 Hamborg, Einar A (591-412) RM3/C (R) reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave having previously reported at 11.30 20 April to Officer of the Day, Motor Torpedo Boat Station Training Center, Melville, Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Hamborg, Einar A (591-412) RM3/C (R) - reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave having previously reported at 11.30 20 April to Officer of the Day, Motor Torpedo Boat Station Training Center, Melville, Rhode Island


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Shutt Pletcher Milligan Wandrocke Rea Nunziata Roth Johnson Jackson J.L. AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington Dep AL Ogilbee Dep Trans Kennedy Wm Dep AH Kennedy TJ. Dep TD Ayscue Watson Jones, A. Johnson, C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe xtra numbers 5


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22 April 1944

rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South pier, berth 7, US Net & Fuel depot Melville, Rhode Island. taking on fresh water from dock 05.00 Liberty party returned on time 05.20 Secured from taking on water 06.30 Navy launch secured alongside for towing, five (5) Navy men aboard for days operations. 06.30 Kennedy, Thomas J Jr (594-553) Sea 1/C departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 06.49 Bridge tested and engines reported ready to get underway. Lieut (jg) Churchill and Torpedoman Summers aboard for days operations 07.00 Ogilbee, William (249-271) RM3/C departed on seven (7) days leave (emergency) granted by Commanding Officer. Kennedy, William E (569-451) RdM3/C (R) transfered to LS 112 Authority DCGO 1ND letter April 1944 (10201648) and Commanding Officer letter 22 April (783-701-531) 07.00 Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R). 07.10 Unmoored, underway Courses and Speeds various standing down NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.49 Gould Island light abeam to starboard 900 yards. 08.00 Rose Island lighted bell buoy 4B abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in Position Latitude 41°29'.7 longitude 71°20.9' D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Kennedy, Thomas J Jr (594-553) Sea 1/C - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island

Lieut (jg) Churchill - Lieut (jg) Churchill and Torpedoman Summers aboard for days operations

Torpedoman Summers - Lieut (jg) Churchill and Torpedoman Summers aboard for days operations

Ogilbee, William (249-271) RM3/C - departed on seven (7) days leave (emergency) granted by Commanding Officer

Kennedy, William E (569-451) RdM3/C (R) - transfered to LS 112

Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R) - Following named men transfered to Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland to Coast Guard training station for assignment to Damage Control school class of 26 April 1944 for temporary duty. Ayscue, Henry C (234-012) Cox, in charge and Watson, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C, Jones Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R), Johnson, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R), Nolan, Edward J. (542-485) Sea 1/C (R), Kemplin, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R), Letzkus, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R), Sindicich, Nicholas J Jr (607-633) Sea 1/C (R) Wiley Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A (577-743) EM2/C (R)

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.14 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam 08.35 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T, 166° pstc * 09.12 Six (6) mile buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 068° T, 070° pstc 10.15 Swept channel buoy "U" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing toward scene of wreck 11.00 Navy motor launch away 11.05 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to forty-five (45) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'.3N Longitude 71°06'.3W 11.30 Chronometers wound 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'3N Longitude 71°06'.3W * *Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal *SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C (R) having failed to return from fifteen days annual leave granted by the commanding officer, is now absent over leave. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign OVER

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C (R) - having failed to return from fifteen days annual leave granted by the commanding officer, is now absent over leave


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22 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before. 12.01 Dropped stern kedge anchor from motor launch in ten (10) fathoms of water to forty (40) fathoms of hawser. 12.37 Commenced diving operations, diver down. 13.07 Diver up, secured diving oerations. 14.25 Hove in ten (10) fathoms of chain on port anchor, thirty-five fathoms of water's edge. 16.00 position 41°26.3' North latitude, 71°06.3' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Anchored as before. 16.45 Anchor aweigh shifting anchorage 350 feet to westward. * 17.15 Anchor aweigh, underway taking bearings on new position bearing 334° T from center buoy 100 yards distant. position determined by magnetic torpedo locator in tow of Navy motor launch. Dan buoy dropped at new location. Previous contact determined to be rock by Navy diver 17.20 Commenced sound search. 17.44 Secured sound search having made contact at location of new dan buoy. Ahead standard speed, courses various Navy launch in tow astern 18.46 Lighted bell buoy "AB" abeam to port 1000 yards. 19.25 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 150 yards 19.35 Passed through submarine net gate 19.40 Rose Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. 20.16 Lighted bell buoy '12A' abeam to starboard close aboard stopped engines to bring launch alongside. 20.25 Navy launch away with five Navy enlisted men aboard and diving gear. 20.42 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7 US Naval Net and Fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 21.00 received 10 gallons milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island for use of general mess. 21.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow. *16.55 Anchored to 30 fathoms chain on port anchor in 10 fathoms water. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to starboard 150 yards


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Jackson J.L. Rea Nunziata Roth Johnson Ogilbee AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones A Johnson C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt (jg) Johnson Ret AL Milligan Pletcher Wandrocke Shutt Ret AH Kennedy

Water Received 5000 Expended 2730 On hand 16500


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23 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.20 Milligan, Clark (S (221-644) CCS Reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 02.30 Kennedy, Thomas J Jr (594-553) S1/C (R) Reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island, having reported at 15.30, 22 April to Duty Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Station, Melville, Rhode Island. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Milligan, Clark (S (221-644) CCS - Reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Kennedy, Thomas J Jr (594-553) S1/C (R) - Reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island, having reported at 15.30, 22 April to Duty Officer, Motor Torpedo Base Training Station, Melville, Rhode Island

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of Pilling, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be absent over leave. 09.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch until 05.00 tomorrow 09.25 Pletcher Lloyd A (513-166) WT1/C (R) reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer 10.00 Pilling, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) reported on board one (1) hour over leave 11.25 Wandrocke, Francis W (545-897) QM3/C (R) reported on board from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.00 Received stores from Supply Officer Motor Torpedo Base training station Melville, Rhode Island on stub requisition #1 - 23 April for use of General Mess. 13.00 Commenced taking on fresh water. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Pilling, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with exception of Pilling, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be absent over leave

Pletcher Lloyd A (513-166) WT1/C (R) - reported on board from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

Pilling, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - reported on board one (1) hour over leave

Wandrocke, Francis W (545-897) QM3/C (R) - reported on board from ten (10) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00 Mid Moored as before. 16.10 Secured from taking on fresh water. * 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.14 Shutt, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C Reported on board thirty four (34) hours and fourteen minutes over leave from (15) fifteen days leave granted by Commanding Officer. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Shutt, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C - Reported on board thirty four (34) hours and fourteen minutes over leave from (15) fifteen days leave granted by Commanding Officer

18.00* Lieutenant (jg) Russel I Johnson, USCGR transfered to Coast Guard Training Station, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland for assignment to course of instruction in Damage Control, duration three weeks. Authority Commanding Officers letter 22 April 1944 (781-531) and Headquarters dispatch 120340 (April 1940) D.R.Townshend

Lieutenant (jg) Russel I Johnson, USCGR - transfered to Coast Guard Training Station, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland for assignment to course of instruction in Damage Control, duration three weeks


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Jackson J.L. Rea Nunziata Roth Johnson Ogilbee AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones, A Johnson, C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt (jg) Johnson Trans Out Beenstock Cross XTRA NO's NAVY MEN 4 at 16.00

Water Received 2600 Expended 2600 On hand 16500


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24 April 1944

moored portside to south pier berth 7 us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time. Received ten (10) gallons fresh milk from City Dairy Woonsocket, Rhode Island for use of General Mess. 08.20 Commenced taking on Diesel oil. 08.40 Secured from taking on Diesel Oil having received 236 gallons from Supply Officer, US Net and fuel depot, Melville Rhode Island. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. tested magazine sprinkler system, condition good. 10.15 Paymaster on board to pay ships company 10.45 Commanding officer held mast in the following cases and awarded punishment as follows: SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C Warned and excused PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) Warned and excused 11.05 Received on board from Supply Officer DCGO Boston, Massachusetts miscellaneous deck and engineers supplies on requisition No. 117-44 11.30 Chronometers wound 13.00 Quarters omitted; granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 06.00 Tuesday 25 April 1944 13.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) transferred to report to Coast Guard Training Station, GROTON, CONNECTICUT for assignment to signalman school by authority DCGO 1st ND letter 19 April 1944; CROSS, Harry E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) departed transferred to Coast Guard Training Station GROTON, CONNECTICUT by Authority DCGO 1st ND letter 18 April 1944 for assignment to gunners mates school. 14.00 Received from Supply Officer NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND one (1) carton of radio equipment on invoice No. R-1602-4 14.25 Commenced takin on fresh water from the dock. 16.00 Four (4) enlisted navy men aboard to assist in diving operations. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign

SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C - Commanding officer held mast in the following cases and awarded punishment as follows: SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C Warned and excused PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) Warned and excused

PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding officer held mast in the following cases and awarded punishment as follows: SHUTT, Forest E. (500-564) EM1/C Warned and excused PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) Warned and excused

BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) Sea 1/C (R) - transferred to report to Coast Guard Training Station, GROTON, CONNECTICUT for assignment to signalman school by authority DCGO 1st ND letter 19 April 1944

CROSS, Harry E. (569-822) Sea 1/C (R) - departed transferred to Coast Guard Training Station GROTON, CONNECTICUT by Authority DCGO 1st ND letter 18 April 1944 for assignment to gunners mates school

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.27 Secured taking on water. 19.33 Sunset, evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Ensign


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Jackson J.L. Rea Nunziata Roth Johnson Ogilbee AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones, A Johnson, C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt (jg) Johnson dep AL Shutt xtra Members Navy Men 8


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25 April 1944

rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier Berth #7 Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 05.52 Sunrise 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time. 06.01 Commenced taking fresh water from the dock 06.24 Secured taking water 06.25 Commenced turning over main engine. 06.40 Navy launch alongside with diving gear; * 07.04 Bridge and engine room tested and ready to get underway 07.15 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.34 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°32'N Longitude 71°21'W *four enlisted navy men in crew of boat aboard Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.11 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.24 Harbor gate vessels abeam 08.45 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. changed course to 165° T, 163° pstgc at standard speed 100 RPM 09.04 Navy launch adrift; maneuvering to recover same 09.05 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.11 Launch recovered, following astern not in tow 09.45 Swept channel buoy "C" abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 068° T, 070° pstgc 10.05 Stopped engine, hove to taking launch in tow 10.14 Underway on course 068° T, 070° pstgc at standard speed 10.40 Changed to various courses heading toward search area 11.44 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06.6'W Watch ended in this position. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt. (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Anchored as before. 13.00 Held quarters, exercised at Signal and resuscitation drills. 14.00 Secured from all drills. 15.05 Motor Torpedo boat alongside, Warrant Officer Summers came aboard to assist in Salvage operations. Watch ended in position, Latitude 41°26'2N - Longitude 71°06'W J.F.Burns Lieut.

Warrant Officer Summers - Motor Torpedo boat alongside, Warrant Officer Summers came aboard to assist in Salvage operations

16.00-20.00 Anchored as before. 19.45 Department heads to muster. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06'.6W. 20.00 Shutt Forest E (500-569) EM1/C (R) granted five (5) days emergency leave by dispatch, authority Commanding Officer effective 06.00 this date. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Shutt Forest E (500-569) EM1/C (R) - granted five (5) days emergency leave by dispatch, authority Commanding Officer effective 06.00 this date

20.00-24.00 Anchored as before with anchor lights bright 20.15 MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26.2'N Longitude 71°06'.6W Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Jackson J.L. Rea Roth Nunziata Johnson Ogilbee Shutt AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones,A Johnson,C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt(jg) Johnson xtra members Navy 8 1/3


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26 April 1944

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-04.00 Anchored on (10) ten fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06.6'W Watch ended in position. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26.2'N longitude 71°06.6'W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Anchored as before. 08.00 Morning colors 08.48 Motor launch away dragging for wreck 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokelessp powder samples, conditions fair. 11.13 Underway shifting anchorage 11.28 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06'.5W. 11.46 Motor launch alongside and secured 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06'.5W Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

12.00-16.00 Anchored as before. 13.10 Underway, shifting anchorage. 13.15 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26'-10" N; Longitude 71°-06'-22"W. 13.50 Commenced diving operations 14.20 Secured from diving operations. 14.40 Motor torpedo boat #314 alongside. Two civilian employees from Navy Yard Boston F.B.McCue and B.W.Bernhardt and one enlisted man LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM2/C USCGR transferred aboard to make necessary repairs to ship's gyro compass. 15.41 Crew mustered and given talk by Commanding Officer. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°-26'-10"W Longitude 71°-26'-22"W. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

F.B.McCue - Two civilian employees from Navy Yard Boston F.B.McCue and B.W.Bernhardt and one enlisted man LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM2/C USCGR transferred aboard to make necessary repairs to ship's gyro compass

B.W.Bernhardt - Two civilian employees from Navy Yard Boston F.B.McCue and B.W.Bernhardt and one enlisted man LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM2/C USCGR transferred aboard to make necessary repairs to ship's gyro compass

LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM2/C USCGR - Two civilian employees from Navy Yard Boston F.B.McCue and B.W.Bernhardt and one enlisted man LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM2/C USCGR transferred aboard to make necessary repairs to ship's gyro compass

16.00-20.00 Anchored as before. 19.45 Department heads and anchor watch to muster. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26'10"N Longitude 71°06'22"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

20.00-24.00 Anchored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining 20.35 Motor torpedo boat #135 alongside to pick up gyro repairmen and driver 20.40 Boat #135 departed 23.40 Commenced ringing fog signals 23.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N Longitude 71°06.4W Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining

Motor torpedo boat #135 - alongside to pick up gyro repairmen and driver


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Jackson J.L. Roth Nunziata Johnson Ogilbee Shutt AH Cowen Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones Johnson,C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt(jg) Johnson Ret AH Cowen Ret AL Rea XTRA NO's 10 2/3


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27 April 1944

proceeding on various courses and speed up narragansett bay

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

00.00-04.00 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain. Motor launch tied astern north running lights burning. Position 41°-26'-10" N Longitude 71°-06'-22" W. Ringing fog signals. 00.45 - Set 2C sound watch - Watch ended in position Latitude 41°-26'-10"N - Longitude 71°-06'-22 W J.F.Burns, Lieut.

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. 05.20 Visibility increased to five miles, fog signals secured 06.15 Secured sound watch 08.35 Compass Error determined to be 0 by azimuth of the sun. (Gyro) Watch ended in Latitude 41°26'10"N longitude 71°06'22"W D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

08.00-12.00 Anchored as before. 08.35 Navy launch away searching for wreck 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.05 Veered chain to sixty (60) fathoms on port anchor. 09.35 Wreck position located with signal tail in launch; dropped kedge anchor astern to hold ship directly over wreck 09.40 Commenced diving operations, first diver down 09.50 Wreck located in position Longitude 71°06'23"W Latitude 41°26'14"N; marked by buoy attached to strut 10.40 Motor Torpedo boat #296 alongside with Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR and Ens. A.C.MADDOX and four enlisted navy men and REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who returned from ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer having previously reported to the motor torpedo boat training center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 11.10 25 April 1944 10.45 Motor Torpedo boat #296 departed 11.45 Diving operations discontinued due to failure of air compressors. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'14"N Longitude 71°06'23"W. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

Motor Torpedo boat #296 - Motor Torpedo boat #296 alongside with Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR and Ens. A.C.MADDOX and four enlisted navy men and REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who returned from ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer having previously reported to the motor torpedo boat training center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 11.10 25 April 1944

Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR - Motor Torpedo boat #296 alongside with Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR and Ens. A.C.MADDOX and four enlisted navy men and REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who returned from ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer having previously reported to the motor torpedo boat training center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 11.10 25 April 1944

Ens. A.C.MADDOX - Motor Torpedo boat #296 alongside with Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR and Ens. A.C.MADDOX and four enlisted navy men and REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who returned from ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer having previously reported to the motor torpedo boat training center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 11.10 25 April 1944

REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - Motor Torpedo boat #296 alongside with Lt (jg) H.W.NYLAND USNR and Ens. A.C.MADDOX and four enlisted navy men and REA, Albert E. (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who returned from ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer having previously reported to the motor torpedo boat training center MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND at 11.10 25 April 1944

12.00-16.00 Anchored as before. 13.00 All hands mustered and given talk by Commanding officer and Navy Officer 13.35 Motor Torpedo boat #527 alongside. Lieutenant Churchill and Warrant Officer departed. 14.17 Stern anchor taken aboard. 14.25 Dropped second identification marker buoy position 71°06'23"W - 41°26' 13.5N - 14.39 Anchor hove short. 14.40 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 215° T; 215 psc at standard speed of 110 RPM 14.57 buoy "U" abeam to port. changed course to 248 T 248 pgc 15.28 buoy "T" abeam to port 15.55 six mile buoy abeam to port changed course to 345° T 345° pgc. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°-20'-59"N Longitude 71°-17'-30"W J.F.Burns, Lieut.

Motor Torpedo boat #527 - Motor Torpedo boat #527 alongside. Lieutenant Churchill and Warrant Officer departed

Lieutenant Churchill - Motor Torpedo boat #527 alongside. Lieutenant Churchill and Warrant Officer departed

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.28 Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 250 yards, proceeding on various courses and speed up Narragansett Bay. 16.50 passed through submarine OVER

Brenton Reef lightship - Brenton Reef lightship abeam to port 250 yards


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27 April 1944

moored port side to south pier berth c us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

16.00-20.00 (Continued) net gates. 17.00 Buoy 4B abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.45 Motor launch away with four navy crew members and four Navy Quartermasters strikers and divers (four) 17.53 Moored port side to South pier, berth C, US Net and fuel depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 Cowen, Hardy C (205-635) CPhM reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to port watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 18.05 Lieutenant (jg) H.W.Nyland USNR and Ensign A.C.Maddox USNR departed. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Cowen, Hardy C (205-635) CPhM - reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island

Lieutenant (jg) H.W.Nyland - Lieutenant (jg) H.W.Nyland USNR and Ensign A.C.Maddox USNR departed

Ensign A.C.Maddox USNR - Lieutenant (jg) H.W.Nyland USNR and Ensign A.C.Maddox USNR departed

20.00-24.00 Moored as before. 20.20 Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C completed three hours extra duty and has four (4) hours remaining. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Micheels, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C - completed three hours extra duty and has four (4) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

AL Roth Nunziata Johnson Ogilbee Shutt AH Martin Davis Washington ATD Ayscue Watson Jones Johnson,C Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt(jg) Johnson Ret AL Jackson Dep AL Walter AOL Aloi D'Amico Scanlon Dep Trans Malisky

Water Received 9930 Expended 2530 On hand 15970


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28 April 1944

standing out of narragansett bay

Lat 41.43, Long -71.17

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to South pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel depot, Melville Rhode Island. 06.30 Stouder, George W (675-042) SC1/C (R) reported on board to await arrival of USS WICOMICO, granted liberty until 20.00. 07.45 Received from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Ten (10) gallosn milk for use of crews mess. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time except Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R); D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM2/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship were found to be absent over leave. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples and found conditions dry and normal. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Stouder, George W (675-042) SC1/C (R) - reported on board to await arrival of USS WICOMICO, granted liberty until 20.00

Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R); D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM2/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship were found to be absent over leave

D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R); D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM2/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship were found to be absent over leave

SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM2/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except Aloi, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R); D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM2/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship were found to be absent over leave

09.00-12.00 Moored as before. 10.30 JACKSON, Jack L. (534-942) RdM3/C (R) reported on board from fifteen (15) days annual leave and five (5) days extension and three (3) days travel time 10.10 Received from Supply Officer Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores on invoice dated 29 April 1944. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

JACKSON, Jack L. (534-942) RdM3/C (R) - reported on board from fifteen (15) days annual leave and five (5) days extension and three (3) days travel time

12.00-16.00 Moored as before. 12.00 Secured from taking on water. 12.05 preparations made for getting underway. 12.45 MALISKY, HENRY P. (220-718) CY (a) transferred to CG Receiving Station, Providence RI for assignment to duty with Pool ninety-nine. Authority DCGO 1st ND letter 19 April 1944. WALTER, FRANK F. Jr. (506-841) Sp.3C (CW) granted five (5) days leave of absence by Commanding officer, to expire prior to noon 4 May, 1944. 13.25 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Narragansett Bay. 14.31 Set course 165° T; 165° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM. 15.10 Changed course to 068° T, 068 pgc. 15.37 changed course to 055° T 055° pgc Watch ended in position Latitude 41°-25'-25", Longitude 71°-10'-00 W. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

MALISKY, HENRY P. (220-718) CY (a) - transferred to CG Receiving Station, Providence RI for assignment to duty with Pool ninety-nine

WALTER, FRANK F. Jr. (506-841) Sp.3C (CW) - granted five (5) days leave of absence by Commanding officer, to expire prior to noon 4 May, 1944

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.27 Anchored in ten fathoms of water with 45 fathoms chain to port anchor in Latitude 41°26'13"N Longitude 71°06'23"W 18.22 Ensign lowered to half mast for the death of Secretary of the Navy Frank L Knox. 19.45 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Watch ended without change of position. D.R.Townshend, Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Anchored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with two (2) hours remaining. 24.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'.2N longitude 71°06'.4W. R.A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with two (2) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.25, Long -71.00

AL Roth Nunziata Johnson Ogilbee Shutt Walter AH Martin Davis Washington Aol Aloi ATD Ayscue Watson Jones Johnson Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt(jg) Johnson Rep Aboard Transfer D.R.Curtis Ret Aol Scanlon D'Amico

oil: 17081 - Fuel oil Received 17081 Expended 1351 On hand 45830

oil: 17081 -


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29 April 1944

Lat 41.20, Long -71.10

00.00-04.00 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to forty five (45) fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°-26'-13" - Longitude 71°-06'-23"W - Watch ended in same position J.F.Burns, Lieut.

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. 06.02 Tug Resolute with derrick on barge Los Angeles arrived an were instructed as to location of sunken PT200 06.15 Anchor Aweigh, underway using engines to maintain position. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26'13"N Longitude 71°06'23"W. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Tug Resolute - Tug Resolute with derrick on barge Los Angeles arrived an were instructed as to location of sunken PT200

barge Los Angeles - Tug Resolute with derrick on barge Los Angeles arrived an were instructed as to location of sunken PT200

08.00-12.00 Underway as before maintaining position near wreck 08.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R), D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C are now twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave. 08.28 Small boat from salvage tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK alongside with KETCHAM, Warren, AB who came on board for transportation ashore due to injured hand. 08.35 Small boat departed 08.40 Set course 192° T, 192° pgc at full standard speed 100 RPM 10.04 Stopped engines, hove to streaming target in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°12'W 10.10 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions fair. 10.20 Motor torpedo boat #316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who return twenty-six (26) hours absent over leave having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK transferred to motor torpedo boat #316 for transportation ashore and medical treatment. 10.30 Target streamed, underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 090° T, 090° pgc holding firing exercises with motor torpedo boats 10.40 Commanding officer held ship's inspection 11.15 Secured from ship's inspection 11.35 Stopped engine, hove to taking target on board 11.00 Commenced towing motor torpedo boats astern on course 090° T, 090° pgc at various speeds 11.55 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°00'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R), D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C are now twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R), D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C are now twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave

SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C - ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R), D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C are now twenty-four (24) hours absent over leave

KETCHAM, Warren, AB - Small boat from salvage tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK alongside with KETCHAM, Warren, AB who came on board for transportation ashore due to injured hand

Motor torpedo boat #316 - Motor torpedo boat #316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who return twenty-six (26) hours absent over leave having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK transferred to motor torpedo boat #316 for transportation ashore and medical treatment

SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C - Motor torpedo boat #316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who return twenty-six (26) hours absent over leave having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK transferred to motor torpedo boat #316 for transportation ashore and medical treatment

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C - Motor torpedo boat #316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who return twenty-six (26) hours absent over leave having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK transferred to motor torpedo boat #316 for transportation ashore and medical treatment

KETCHAM, Warren AB - Motor torpedo boat #316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C who return twenty-six (26) hours absent over leave having previously reported to the USS WICOMICO in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug RESOLUTE of NEW YORK transferred to motor torpedo boat #316 for transportation ashore and medical treatment

12.00-16.00 Underway as before on course 090° T, 090° pgc at various speeds towing motor torpedo boats astern. 12.40 stopped engines, hove to awaiting afternoon operations. 13.15 streamed target 13.30 Vessel underway towing target astern on course 270° T, 270 pgc at standard speed of 70 RPM. 14.45 Secured from target exercises. 15.00 Micheels, William G (550-399) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with no hours remaining. 15.10 Target brought aboard. 15.15 Set course 324° T 324 pgc, increased speed to 100 RPM standard 15.28 Set radar watch. Watch ended Latitude 41°-19-N Longitude 71°-12'-40"W J.F.Burns, Lieut.

Micheels, William G (550-399) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with no hours remaining


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entering newport harbor

Lat 30.5, Long -165.6

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.00 Changed course to 285° T 16.48 Secured radar and sound watches 17.07 Passed Brenton Reef lightship to port 200 yards. 17.28 passed through submarine net gates 17.31 Buoy 3A abeam to port close aboard entering Newport Harbor 17.45 Maneuvering into berth South side of pier 3, Section Base, Newport, Rhode Island. 17.55 Vessel aground on a quarter less two fathoms of water, control tower having previously notified us that ship was dredged to 3 fathoms. 12.56 Underway backing clear of pier 3. 17.57 Ahead standard speed courses various standing up Naragansett Bay. 18.39 Rounded lighted bell buoy 12A close aboard. 18.48 Moored portside to North pier, berth 2, US Net and fuel depot, Melville Rhode Island. Draft forward 12.8' Aft 14.8' 19.30 Lieutenant (jg) Donald R Curtis USCGR Reported on board for assignment to temporary duty from Captain of the Port Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts. Authority DCGO 1st Naval district letter April 1944 file P-781-531. 19.35 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow 19.35 Commenced taking on fuel 19.55 Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. D.R.Townshend, Lt (jg)

Brenton Reef lightship - Passed Brenton Reef lightship to port 200 yards

Lieutenant (jg) Donald R Curtis USCGR - Reported on board for assignment to temporary duty from Captain of the Port Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts

20.00-24.00 Moored port side to berth #2 North Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND receiving fuel oil from the dock 20.33 Secured taking on fuel having received seventeen thousand and eighty-one gallons (17081); draft after fueling forward 12'8", aft 14'10" Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

oil: 17081 - Secured taking on fuel having received seventeen thousand and eighty-one gallons (17081)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Roth Nunziata Johnson Walter AH Martin Davis Washington Aol Aloi ATD Ayscue Watson Jones Johnson Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Lt(jg) Johnson Ret AL Ogilbee Shutt

Water Received 5410 Expended 2220 On hand 15390


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30 April 1944

moored port side to south side of south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #2 North Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND * 08.00 Morning colors 08.50 Navy launch alongside to remove diving equipment 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time 09.00 OGILBEE, William (249-271) RDM3/C returned on board on time from seven (7) days emergency leave granted by commanding officer. *ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) is now two (2) days absent over leave Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

OGILBEE, William (249-271) RDM3/C - returned on board on time from seven (7) days emergency leave granted by commanding officer

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - is now two (2) days absent over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.45 Navy launch departed 10.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 07.00 Monday 1 May 1944 10.07 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock 11.19 Secured taking water 12.20 Commenced turning over main engine 12.30 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway; all hands to mooring stations 12.35 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds shifting berths 12.55 Moored port side to south side of South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 13.50 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C reported on board from five (5) days emergency leave granted by commanding officer. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM1/C - reported on board from five (5) days emergency leave granted by commanding officer

16.00-24.00 Moored port side to South Side of South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 19.42 Evening colors 19.50 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)


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W. A. Devine - Lieut. 12 Shangri-la Lane Newport, Rhode Island Wife - Mrs Adelaide M. Devine - same address Phone - Newport 4993-M

J. F. Burns - Lieut. On board Mother - Mrs. Mary Ann Burns - 8 Marathon St. Arlington, Mass. Phone - Arlington 3576 R

Robert McManus - Lieut. On board Wife - Mrs. Laura McManus - 227 Utter Av. Staten Island, NY Phone -

D. R. Townshend - Lieut. (j.g.) On board Wife - Mrs. Martha G. Townshend - 311 E. Broad St. Palmyra, NJ Phone -

Detached 4th

R. I. Johnson - Lieut. (j.g.) 115 Highland Rd., Tiverton, Rhode Island Wife - Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson - same address Phone Tiverton 275 JK

Returned

R. A. Peterson - Lieut. (j.g.) On board Mother - Mrs. Carl A. Peterson 120 S. Main St. Manchester, Conn. Phone Manchester 4254

D. R. Curtis - Lieut. (j.g.) On board Wife - Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis - 7 Mt. Vernon St. Salem, Mass. Phone Salem-4789

H. W. Robinson - Lieut. (j.g.) 11 Lincoln Street Hudson, Mass (home) 548 131 Church Street Newport, Rhode Island Phone 668 R Wife - Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson

Reported 3rd

W. H. Kittell - Lieut (jg) On board. 8 Highland St. Haverhill, Mass. Phone - Haverhill 821 Wife - Mrs Greta F. Kittell


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LOGS FOR MAY 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Roth Nunziata Johnson Walter AH Martin Davis Washington AOL Aloi AS Ayscue Watson Jones,AC Johnsen Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe

Water Received 2300 Expended 2840 On hand 14850


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1 May 1944

moored port side to south side south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south side South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 07.00 Liberty party returned on time 07.10 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) is now three (3) days absent over leave 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly test, condition good. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - is now three (3) days absent over leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Navy diving equipment removed to base. 13.00 Crew mustered for half hour instruction in use of fire-fighting equipment. 14.48 received aboard from Coast Guard Radio Supply Warehouse, Boston, Mass. one (1) Motor generator unit and one (1) carton radio tubes on invoice R-167-7-44 - bill of lading NCG 209493 J.F.Burns, Lieut.

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section, to expire 08.00 2 May 1944 - 19.39 Made evening colors. 19.43 Reports held, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster J.F.Burns, Lieut.


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Johnson Walter AH Davis Washington AOL AS Ayscue Watson Jones Johnsen Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe

Water Received 2620 Expended 1650 On hand 15820


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2 May 1944

moored port side to south side of south pier at us naval fuel and net depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south side of south pier at US Naval Fuel and Net Depot, Melville, RI 02.30 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S1/C returned after being ninety (90) hours and thirty (30) minutes overleave. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors made 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S1/C - returned after being ninety (90) hours and thirty (30) minutes overleave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before 09.15. ROTH, Reinhard J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) returned on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer. 10.40 Received ten (10) gallons fresh milk from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI on invoice #6329 for use in the general mess. 13.05 Thirteen men (13) departed for 20mm instruction with McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857) Sea 1/C (R) in charge. 14.10 NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes over leave. 14.20 commenced taking on fresh water. 15.10 MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from in patient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI 15.15. 20mm instruction party returned. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

ROTH, Reinhard J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) - returned on time from ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer

NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes over leave

McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857) Sea 1/C (R) - Thirteen men (13) departed for 20mm instruction with McCRACKEN, Oscar J. Jr. (640-857) Sea 1/C (R) in charge

MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from in patient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard section to expire 08.00 3 May, 1944. 19.41 made evening colors 19.45 Report held departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Johnson Walter AH Davis Washington AS Ayscue Watson Jones Johnsen Nolan Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe

Water Received 3270 Expended 2590 On hand 16500


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3 May 1944

moored port side to south side of south pier at united states naval fuel and net depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south side of south pier at United States Naval Fuel and Net Depot, MELVILLE, RI. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Made morning colors. 08.05 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI on invoice #6335. 08.45 Lt jg Marhall, Ens Riley, Ens Clark, USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard this unit from Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center for shipboard instruction and procedure. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal Donald Richard Curtis, Lt jg

Ens Riley - Lt jg Marhall, Ens Riley, Ens Clark, USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard this unit from Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center for shipboard instruction and procedure

Ens Clark - Lt jg Marhall, Ens Riley, Ens Clark, USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard this unit from Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center for shipboard instruction and procedure

Lt jg Marhall - Lt jg Marhall, Ens Riley, Ens Clark, USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard this unit from Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center for shipboard instruction and procedure

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Received from Supply Officer Motor Torpedo Boat Squadrons Training Center commissary stores on requisition dated 3 May 1944 11.30 Commanding officer held report mast in the following cases and awarded punishment for offenses noted in log 29 April 1944 and 2 May 1944, as follows: ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) thirty (30) hours extra duty and four (4) days loss of pay. D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) Twelve hours (12) extra duty SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) Twelve (12) hours extra duty 13.00 Omitted quarters due to necessary ship's work 13.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock 14.00 Secured taking water 14.05 Lieut. (j.g.) HARRY W. ROBINSON USCGR reported on board for assignment to duty by authority district order No. 23126 15.25 Party of navy officers and men departed. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding officer held report mast in the following cases and awarded punishment for offenses noted in log 29 April 1944 and 2 May 1944, as follows: ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) thirty (30) hours extra duty and four (4) days loss of pay. D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) Twelve hours (12) extra duty SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) Twelve (12) hours extra duty

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - Commanding officer held report mast in the following cases and awarded punishment for offenses noted in log 29 April 1944 and 2 May 1944, as follows: ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) thirty (30) hours extra duty and four (4) days loss of pay. D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) Twelve hours (12) extra duty SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) Twelve (12) hours extra duty

SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) - Commanding officer held report mast in the following cases and awarded punishment for offenses noted in log 29 April 1944 and 2 May 1944, as follows: ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) thirty (30) hours extra duty and four (4) days loss of pay. D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) Twelve hours (12) extra duty SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) Twelve (12) hours extra duty

Lieut. (j.g.) HARRY W. ROBINSON USCGR - reported on board for assignment to duty

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port section to expire at 06.00 Thursday 4 May 1944 18.00 D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) each completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining. 19.43 Evening colors 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.50 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-eight (28) hours remaining. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) each completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining

SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) - D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) and SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) each completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-eight (28) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.03

AL Johnson Walter Buras AH Davis Washington AOL Silcio AS Ayscue Watson Jones Johnsen Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Nolan


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4 May 1944

moored port side to south side south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.03

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to south side South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SILCIO, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time. 06.32 Commenced turning over main engine 06.55 Lieut (jg) D. Ronald TOWNSHEND transferred to MANNING SECTION TRAINING STATION, ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA to report to officer in charge by authority headquarters dispatches 291042 and 291245 07.00 BURAS, Joseph J. (528-839) F1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer, to expire at 12.00 20 May 1944 07.02 Twenty-seven (27) navy officers and thirteen (13) enlisted men with Lieut. J.A.DANVER USNR in charge, reported on board for instruction in navigation and seamanship 07.24 Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 07.30 Error of the master gyro compass determined to be one (1) degree west by azimuth of the sun; gyro repeaters having no error. 07.33 DYER ISLAND buoy "12A" abeam to port 08.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°35'N Longitude 71°20'W Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

SILCIO, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SILCIO, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time

Lieut (jg) D. Ronald TOWNSHEND - transferred to MANNING SECTION TRAINING STATION, ALAMEDA, CALIFORNIA to report to officer in charge

BURAS, Joseph J. (528-839) F1/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the commanding officer, to expire at 12.00 20 May 1944

Lieut. J.A.DANVER USNR - Twenty-seven (27) navy officers and thirteen (13) enlisted men with Lieut. J.A.DANVER USNR in charge, reported on board for instruction in navigation and seamanship

08.00-12.00 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of NARRAGANSETT BAY 08.10 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard 08.20 Harbor gate vessels abeam 08.35 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T 165° pgc and standard speed 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions dry and normal. 10.00 Swept channel buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard; hove to streaming target in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°22'W 10.05 Set course 090° T, 090° pgc at half-standard speed 81 RPM 10.37 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats 11.30 Secured from firing exercises. 11.36 Hove to, taking target aboard 11.46 Commenced towing exercises with motor torpedo boats 12.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°02'W Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00. Underway steering course 090° T - 090° PGC, speed various holding exercises with motor torpedo boats, 13.38 secured towing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 13.40 made rendezvous with motor torpedo boats for afternoon exercises. 14.32 reversed course steering 270° T - 270° PGC speed 71 RPM half-standard. 13.40 Commenced streaming target, 13.50 target streamed - commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.42 secured from exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.45 Hove to Lat 41° 12' N Long. 71° 02' W 14.47 Commenced taking in target. 15.00 target aboard. 15.05 Underway steering course 270° T - 270° PGC at standard speed 100 RPM. Watch ended in position Lat. 41° 12' N Long. 71° 14' W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.20 Abeam of Buoy "J". Hove to for sextant practice in vicinity of buoy "J" 18.04 Underway for night operations rendez-vous s/c at 155° True;


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Lat 41.27, Long -71.20

155° PGC at full speed (100) RPM. 18.15 passed buoy "J" to port. changed course to 165° true; 165° PGC 18.32 passed Buoy "I" to port. 19.05 passed buoy "H" to port. Changed course to 090° true 090° PGC 19.18 stopped engines and hove to in approximate position Lat. 41°16'3"N; Long. 71°12'2"W. 19.44 Sunset 19.45 reports of departments heads received at muster. Watch relieved in approximate position Lat 41°16'3"N; Long. 71°12"2'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before; 20.30 Underway on course 000° T, 000° pgc at standard speed of 100 RPM exercising with PT boats. 20.20 secured from exercises. 21.27 stopped engines; hove to in position Latitude 41°-13.2'N - Longitude 71°-12.3'W; 21.34 PT boat 452 alongside, detail of navy student officers and enlisted men transferred. 21.41 Underway on various courses at standard speed of 100 RPM 22.30 stopped engines, hove to in position Latitude 41°-11'-30"N - Longitude 71°-02.1W. Watch ended in above position J.F.Burns, Lieut.

PT boat 452 - PT boat 452 alongside, detail of navy student officers and enlisted men transferred


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at sea atlantic ocean

Lat 41.20, Long -71.07

AL Johnson Walter Buras AH Davis Washington AOL Silcio AS Ayscue Watson Jones Johnsen Kemplin Letzkus Sindicich Wiley Sceppe Nolan


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5 May 1944

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

00.00-04.00 Hove to in position Lat. 40°11'30"N; Long. 71°17'00"W in vicinity of Buoy "J". 01.20 Underway on course 238° True; 238° PGC at full speed 100 RPM. 01.32 Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°11'45"N; Long 71°16'15"W. Watch ended in position Lat 51°12'25"N; Long 71°15'25"W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut. (jg)

04.00-08.00 Hove to as before. 04.04 underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 245° T - 245° PGC 04.11 Hove to in position Lat 41° 12.4'N Long 71°16.3'W 04.28 underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 205° T 205° PGC 04.34 Hove to position Lat 41°11.8'N Long. 71°16.70W 05.39 sunrise. 06.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C is now twenty four (24) absent over leave. 07.16 Underway at half speed 71 RPM steering course 218° T 218° PGC. 07.29 Hove to in position 41°11 Long. 71°16.7'; watch ended in this position. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

SILCIO, Charles (559-103) Sea 1/C - is now twenty four (24) absent over leave

41 11N - 71 16 42W

08.00-12.00 Hove to as before. 08.05 Error of the master gyro compass and gyro repeaters found to be 0° by azimuth of the sun 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Tested sprinkler system condition good. 10.00 Motor Torpedo boat 315 alongside to port with party of two (2) navy student officers and nine (9) enlisted men for shipboard instruction 10.07 motor torpedo boat 452 alongside to starboard with party of twenty-two (22) navy student officers for shipboard instruction 10.12 Underway on various couress at various speeds streaming target 10.17 target streamed in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°15'W; set coures 090° T and 090° pgc at half-standard speed 71 RPM 10.45 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats 11.45 Secured from firing exercises, stopped engine, hove to taking target on board 12.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°03.8'W. Ralph A. Peterson Lt (jg)

Motor Torpedo boat 315 - Motor Torpedo boat 315 alongside to port with party of two (2) navy student officers and nine (9) enlisted men for shipboard instruction

motor torpedo boat 452 - motor torpedo boat 452 alongside to starboard with party of twenty-two (22) navy student officers for shipboard instruction

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before. 12.05 Underway on course 090° T, 090° pgc at various speeds towing PT boats astern. 13.05 towing hawser parted 13.09 retroved hawser. 13.23 resumed towing exercises 13.30 secured from morning exercises. 13.31 commenced streaming target. target overturned. Hove to in position Latitude 41°-12'-00"N Longitude 71°03"-00'W awaiting uprighting of target 14.45 Underway towing target astern on course 270° T, 270° pgc at speed of 71 RPM. 15.15 secured from firing exercises, engines stopped target taken aboard. Hove to in position Latitude 41°-12'-00"N Longitude 71°-01'-30" - Watch ended in above position J.F.Burns, Lieut.

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. 16.01 Underway on variosu courses at various speeds holding 3"50 cal. sub-caliber. 16.35 Secured from sub-caliber practice; set course 300° T, 300° pgc at standard speed 110 RPM. 17.43 Swept channel gong buoy "T" abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards; changed


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standing up narragansett bay

Lat 41.40, Long -71.38

course to 292° T, 292° pgc 18.25 changed course to 345° T, 345° pgc 18.32 Stopped engine, hove to in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship 19.30 Underway on course 223° T, 223° pgc at standard speed 110 RPM commencing night exercises. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured; department heads to muster 19.52 Changed course to 045° T, 045° pgc Watch ended in position Latitude 41°24'N Longitude 71°23'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - hove to in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.02 changed course to 223° T, 223° pgc 20.13 changed course to 045° T, 045° pgc. 20.30 raised sound projector, secured sound watch. 20.30 changed course to 045° T, 045° pgc; 20.58 changed course to 223° T, 223° pgc. 21.15 secured from exercises with PT boat 314; changed course to 045° T, 045° pgc; 21.34 changed course to 008° T 008° pgc 21.36 passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard, changed course to various courses and at various speeds standing up Narragansett Bay. 22.55 Moored port side to fuel dock at Fuel and Net Depot, Melville, RI 23.05 Detail of navy student officers and enlisted men departed for base. 23.20 Liberty granted to expire at 06.00, 6 May 1944 J.F.Burns, Lieut.

Brenton Reef Lightship - passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -70.97

AL Johnson Possetti Buras AH Davis Washington AOL AS Ayscue Watson Jones Johnson Kemplin Nolan Letzkus Wiley Sceppe Sindicich


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6 May 1944

passed rose island lighted bell buoy 4b abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.17

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to, Fuel Dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot; Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 WALTER, FRANK F., Jr (508-841) SP3/C (CW) reported aboard from five (5) days annual leave after previously reporting aboard the USS Wicomico at 11.00, 28 April, 1944. 02.20 SILCIO, CHARLES L. (559-103) S1/C (R) reported aboard after being AOL for forty-four (44) hours and twenty (20) minutes; after reporting aboard the USS Wicomico at 07.30 Thursday 27 April 1944. 05.37 Sunrise 06.00 liberty party returned on time. 06.15 reveille. 06.30 tested telegraph to engine room. Commenced turning over, one third speed ahead. 06.55 Secured from turning over and prepared to get underway. POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 17 May 1944. 06.58 Underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.02 DEER ISLAND lighted bell buoy 12"A" abeam to port close aboard. 07.45 passed ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy 4"B" abeam to port close aboard. 07.48 energized degaussing coils. 07.55 passed between anti-submarine net vessels. Watch ended, Position Lat. 41°22'10"N; Long. 71°27'55"W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut. (jg)

WALTER, FRANK F., Jr (508-841) SP3/C (CW) - reported aboard from five (5) days annual leave after previously reporting aboard the USS Wicomico at 11.00, 28 April, 1944

SILCIO, CHARLES L. (559-103) S1/C (R) - reported aboard after being AOL for forty-four (44) hours and twenty (20) minutes; after reporting aboard the USS Wicomico at 07.30 Thursday 27 April 1944

POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C - departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 17 May 1944

08.00-12.00 Underway steering various courses and speeds - standing down swept channel. 08.14 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, close aboard, set course 165° T - 165 PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions dry and normal. 09.40 Stopped engines, hove to - to stream target - position 71°18'W 41°45'N 09.47 Underway on various courses and speeds. 09.55 Set course 090° T - 090° PGC 71 RPM. 10.20 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 11.22 Secured from firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 11.55 Changed to various courses and speeds to bring target aboard. Watch ended in position 41°12N - 70°58'W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway on various courses and speeds to bring target aboard. 12.15 target aboard. Hove to in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N; Long 70°58'W. 12.35 Underway on various courses and speeds for sub-calibre practice with three inch fifty calibre. 18.06 secured sub-calibre practice. Commenced streaming target. 13.14 target streamed steering course 270° true 270° PGC at half speed ahead (71) RPM. 13.20 target overturned. All engines stopped. 13.21 sounded man overboard drill. 13.23 lowering #1 life boat. 13.38 target righted by life boat 13.44 #1 life boat alongside. 13.47 #1 life boat hoisted and secured. 13.48 target upset. 14.06 target righted. 14.07 Underway steering course 270° true, 270° PGC at half speed ahead (71) RPM 14.09 Commenced firing exercises. 15.20 secured firing exercises. Stopped engines to bring target aboard in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N Long 71°10.5'W. 15.45 Target aboard. Hove to in above position. 15.57 Underway on course 270° true, 270° PGC at standard speed ahead (110) RPM. Watch ended in position Lat. 41°12'N Long 71°10.5W. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)


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hove to at shortlong white flashing fair way buoy 4 miles southeast of old harbor point

Lat 41.12, Long -70.48

16.00-20.00 Underway at standard speed 110 RPM - course 270° T, 270° PGC 16.15 - changed courses to 240° T - 240° PGC, 16.40 Swept Channel buoy (whistle) "J" abeam to port, close aboard changed course to 232° T - 232 PGC 17.50 Hove to at Short-Long White Flashing fair way buoy - 4 miles southeast of OLD HARBOR POINT 18.00 Steering various courses and speeds for small arms practice 18.15 Commenced small arms practice - 19.45 Secured from small arms practice. 19.50 Reports held Departments secured. 19.58 Underway steering various courses and speeds - Watch ended in position 71°30'30"W - 41°07'10"N. Donald Richard Curtis - Lt jg

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.11 Stopped engines, hove to in position Latitude 41°-05'-15"N - Longitude 70°-29'-20.5"W - 20.38 underway on course 000° T, 000° pgc at standard speed of 110 RPM exercising with PT boats 21.13 secured from exercises 21.44 changed course to 045° T, 045° pgc. 22.38 standing up swept channel at various and at various speeds. 22.50 Passed between net vessels standing up Narragansett Bay. 23.55 standing in for berth at Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELLVILLE, RI J.F.Burns, Lieut.


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Johnson Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Washington AS (same)

oil: 18667 - Fuel oil Received 18667 Expended 1047 On hand 49860

Water Received 11440 Expended 2000 On hand 16500

oil: - 18667


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7 May 1944

moored port side to fuel dock at naval net and fuel depot mellville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Underway on various courses and at various speeds standing in for berth. 00.10 Moored port side to fuel dock at Naval Net and Fuel Depot MELLVILLE, RI. 07.10 Received aboard for use in general mess ten (10) gallons fresh milk from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET, RI 08.15 Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions dry and normal. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 Commenced taking on fresh water supply from dock. 09.07 Commenced taking on fuel. 09.30 MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM departed on ten (10) days leave, granted by commanding officer, to expire prior to noon 18 MAY 1944 09.35 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 06.00 8 May 1944. 09.40 Secured from taking on supply of fresh water; secured from taking on fuel 18667 gallons, draft forward 14' draft aft 14'6" 10.05 Received aboard 186 gallons diesel oil on invoice number 3272. - 10.30 Received aboard stores for use in general mess from Commissary Storehouse, MTBT base on slip dated 5 MAY 1944 J.F.Burns, Lieut.

MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM - departed on ten (10) days leave, granted by commanding officer, to expire prior to noon 18 MAY 1944

oil: 18667 gallons - secured from taking on fuel 18667 gallons

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.00 Commenced taking on supply of fresh water from dock. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.45 evening colors. J.F.Burns Lieut.


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.07

AL Johnson Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Washington AS (same)

Water Received 2700 Expended 2800 On hand 16400


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8 May 1944

standing down narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to fuel dock at Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELLVILLE, RI 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Reveille. 06.35 Commenced turning over main engine, preparations made for getting underway 07.00 Secured from turning over main engine. 07.15 Underway on various courses and at various speeds standing down Narragansett Bay. 08.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°-29'-41" N. Longitude 71°-21°-00"W. J.F.Burns, Lieut.

08.00-12.00 Underway steering various courses - standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.32 BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard - set course 165° T 165° PGC - speed 110 RPM. 09.35 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions dry and normal - 09.54 Hove to at position 41°12'15"N 71°18'10"W streaming target. 09.57 Swept channel whistle buoy "J" abeam to starboard close aboard set course to 090° T 090° PGC at half speed 71 RPM. 10.12 Motor torpedo boat 315 alongside with twelve (12) enlisted men reporting aboard for indoctrination and ship procedure 10.25 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. Watch ended in position 41°12'00"N 71°04'30"W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF Lightship - BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard

Motor torpedo boat 315 - Motor torpedo boat 315 alongside with twelve (12) enlisted men reporting aboard for indoctrination and ship procedure

12.00-16.00 Underway on various courses and speeds in towing exercises. 12.05 McRAY; THOMAS (588-277) S1/C (R) placed on report by Commanding Officer for not wearing life jacket. 12.50 Secured towing exercises. 13.15 Hove to in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N; Long 70°58'W awaiting arrival of Motor Torpedo Boats. 13.25 Streaming target. 13.49 Steering course 270° True, 270° PGC at 71 RPM. 14.05 Commenced firing exercises. 14.06 Officers Call to quarters. All hands to muster for quarters. 14.16 Sounded Alarm for General Quarters. 14.19 All stations manned and ready. Continued with exercising gun crew. 14.26 Secured from General Quarters. 14.31 Sounded Alarm for Fire Drill. 14.34 First water and all water. 14.37 Secured from Fire Drill. 14.41 Secured from All drills. 14.59 Secured firing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. All engines stopped. Hove to in position Lat. 41°12'N, Long 71°11'W bringing in target 15.08 Target aboard. 15.12 Underway on course 318° True 318° PGC (110 RPM) Watch ended in position Lat. 41°19' ; Long 71°18'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut. (jg)

McRAY; THOMAS (588-277) S1/C (R) - placed on report by Commanding Officer for not wearing life jacket

16.00-24.00 Underway as before - on course 318° T 318° PGC - 110 RPM - 16.07 changed course to 284° T - 284° PGC. 16.20 Changed to various courses and speeds to investigate floating object in water. - Object upon picking up determined to be glass floats from fishing gear - 16.34 resumed course 287° T - 287° PGC 16.56 SWEPT CHANNEL GONG BUOY AB abeam to port close aboard - changed course to 345° T 345° PGC 100 RPM. 17.20 Changed to various courses and speeds to investigate floating object in water; object picked up and found to be target sleeve 17.38 Resumed course 345° T 345° PGC 110 RPM BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard - changed to various courses and speeds - standing up NARRAGANSETT BAY EAST PASSAGE. 18.55 Moored to North Pier Berth 2 - Port side to - Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 19.00 Liberty granted to Port section to expire 06.00 9 May, 1944. 19.10 Received ten (10) gallons fresh milk from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET, RI on invoice #3533 19.20 Commenced taking on fresh water 19.48 evening colors - 19.50 Reports held departments secured - department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.55 Secured from taking on water. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (625-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty - with twenty two (22) hours remaining Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

BRENTON REEF Lightship - BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

ALOI, Joseph (625-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty - with twenty two (22) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

AL Johnson Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Wash Blair AS (same)


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9 May 1944

dyer island lighted bell buoy 12a abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.02

00.00-08.00 Moored Port side to NORTH PIER, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.15 Reveille 06.35 Commenced turning over main engines. 06.45 BLAIR, Theodore W. (534-076) SC2/C departed for out patient treatment at the US Naval DESPENSRY, MELVILLE, RI 07.00 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 07.09 Underway steering various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY - 08.00 Watch ended in position 41°28'N - 71°21'W. Donald Richard Curtis - Lt jg

BLAIR, Theodore W. (534-076) SC2/C - departed for out patient treatment at the US Naval DESPENSRY, MELVILLE, RI

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.20 BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard - set course 165° T 165° PGC. 09.48 Hove to position 41°12'15"N 71°18'10"W streaming target. 09.55 Underway - set course 092° T 092° PGC - half speed 71 RPM. 10.34 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. Watch ended in position 41°12W - 71°01'W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

BRENTON REEF Lightship - BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway steering course 090° true, 090° PGC streaming target. 12.40 Stopped engine. Hove to in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N; Long 71°01'W bringing target aboard 12.55 Target aboard; commenced towing exercises 12.43 Secured from towing exercises. Hove to in position Lat 41°12'N; Long 70°58'W. 12.52 Officer Call to Quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster for Quarters followed by instructions on military etiquette and discipline. 13.25 Commenced firing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. SCANLAN, FRANCIS (562-095) MM2/C (R) completed two hours (2) extra duty with eight (8) remaining. 15.10 Stopped engine. Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°16'W Taking in target. 15.25 Target aboard. Steering various courses and speeds maneuvering to inverstigate object in water 15.35 Object in water found to be tide rip. 15.36 Changed course to 240° True, 240° PGC Speed 100 RPM. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°18'W 15.38 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

SCANLAN, FRANCIS (562-095) MM2/C (R) - completed two hours (2) extra duty with eight (8) remaining

16.00-20.00 Underway steering various courses and speeds - engaged in sub-caliber practice 18.45 Secured from subcaliber practice 18.54 SWEPT CHANNEL Lighted Buoy "J" abeam to port, close aboard, set course 115° T - 115° PGC 90 RPM 19.30 changed course to 180° T - 180° PGC 19.43 Hove to in position 41°12'N 71°07'W - 19.50 Reports held - departments secured - department heads to muster - Watch ended in position 41°12'N 71°07'W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. 20.00 Underway on course 180° T 180° pgc at standard speed 110 RPM 20.10 changed course to 270° T 270° pgc 20.34 Swept channel lighted gong buoy "H" abeam to port close aboard. 20.58 Changed course to 000° T, 000° pgc 21.00 Commenced night patrol exercise with motor torpedo boats 22.20 Secured from patrol exercises 22.53 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing into NARRAGANSETT BAY 23.11 Harbor entrance gate vessels abeam. 23.19 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy "4B" abeam to starboard close aboard 23.57 DYER ISLAND lighted bell buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 24.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°35'N Longitude 71°17'W. Ralph A. Peterson, Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Wash AS (same)

Water Received 5220 Expended 2210 On hand 15690


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10 May 1944

moored port side to south side south pier net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-08.00 Mooring ship. 00.06 Moored port side to, North pier, berth #2, NET AND FUEL DEPOT, MELVILLE, RI 00.30 Liberty granted to expire at 08.00 10 May 1944. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #3543E. 07.15 JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (5016-281) StM2/C (R) reported aboard from fifteen (15) days of annual leave of absence and two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.15 BLAIR, THEODOR, W. (534-076) SC2/C returned from out patient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RI 08.20 LIEUT (JG) WILLIAM H. KITTELL, USCGR reported on board for assignment to duty by Authority Headquarters Dispatch 292350 APRIL 1944 (FILE NO. CG-781-531 from SCTC MIAMI, FLORIDA. 08.30 Commenced turning over main engine. 08.55 Bridge and engine room ready for getting underway. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (5016-281) StM2/C (R) - reported aboard from fifteen (15) days of annual leave of absence and two (2) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer

BLAIR, THEODOR, W. (534-076) SC2/C - returned from out patient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, MELVILLE, RI

LIEUT (JG) WILLIAM H. KITTELL, USCGR - reported on board for assignment to duty

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.27 Unmoored underway on various courses and speeds shifting berth. 09.40 Moored port side to South Side, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 09.40 Received from Net and Fuel Supply Officer fifty (50) gallons Motor Gas and fifty (50) gallons Kerosene on invoice no # 8481. 10.10 Received Commissary supplies from Supply Officer, MELVILLE, RI on receipt dated 10 May. 10.15 Started taking fresh water. 12.30 Officers called to quarters. 12.35 All hands to muster for quarters. 12.40 McRAY, THOMAS SAMUEL (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) departed for US NAVAL DISPENSARY at NEWPORT, RI for i/p treatment. 12.45 Received aboard from NAVAL SUPPLY DEPOT, NOB, NEWPORT, RI five (5) drums of fifty-five (55) gallons capacity, lubricating oil on invoice No. # 38203. 12.45 Received from Lux Fire Equipment Co. 136 Broadway, CAMBRIDGE, MASS. on PO #44-16454 two recharged 15# CO2 Fire Extinguishers From Progressive Ideas Equipment Co. 180 State Street, BOSTON, MASS. on PO #44-22196, six (6) Plastic upper howls for Silex Coffee Maker, From Coast Guard Fire Fighting Equipment Warehouse, 345 Warren Street, JERSEY CITY, NEW JERSEY on invoice No # 21065-1, twenty (20) brackets for #15 CO2 fire extinguishers, From Coast Guard District Supply Depot, 321 North Steet, BOSTON, MASS. on Req. #9278 boatswain stores for the deck department, From DCGO1ND, att: Radio Material Officer equipment for the radio department on invoice #122-44, From DCGO1ND on Req. 117-44, lamps for the electrical department. 13.30 All hands mustered and paid. 13.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00 - 11 May, 1944. William H. Kittell Lieut (jg)

McRAY, THOMAS SAMUEL (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) - departed for US NAVAL DISPENSARY at NEWPORT, RI for i/p treatment

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.15 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty (20) hours remaining. 19.51 Evening colors. 19.55 Reports held; departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty (20) hours remaining


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melville ri

Lat 41.17, Long -70.83

AL Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)


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11 May 1944

moored port side to south side south pier net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.20, Long -70.83

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to south side, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 00.15 MCRAY, THOMAS SAMUEL (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) returned from US Naval Dispensary at NEWPORT, RI 02.12 Master gyro compass failed. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.45 Started taking on fresh water from the dock. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittel, Lieut (jg).

MCRAY, THOMAS SAMUEL (588-277) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from US Naval Dispensary at NEWPORT, RI

09.00-16.00. 09.45 O'CONNOR, Charles J. (244-246) Sea 2/C (R) departed for US Naval Dispensary, Newport Rhode Island for in patient treatment. 10.27 Commenced turning over main engines 10.30 Secured from taking on water 11.20 Michell, J.N. Ens USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination and instruction in ship procedure. 11.27 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 12.00 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 12.10 Motor launch lowered away to undergo repairs at MOTOR TORPEDO TRAINING CENTER, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 13.05 Officers call to quarters 13.10 All hands mustered at quarters read "Articles for Port of the US Navy". 13.20 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard 14.00 Secured from quarters. 14.23 SWEPT CHANNEL BUOY "K" abeam to port, close aboard. set course to 165° T 164° psc. 14.40 Stopped engines, streamed target in position 41°12N, 71°18'W. 14.55 Underway set course 090° T 088° psc 71 RPM. commenced afternoon exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat 15.06 Reversed course, secured from exercise, returned to SWEPT CHANNEL BOUY "J" due to climatic conditions 15.30 Set course 090° T 088° psc 71 RPM - commenced afternoon firing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats Watch ended in position 41°12'N, 71°12'45"W. Donald R. Curtis - Lt (jg)

O'CONNOR, Charles J. (244-246) Sea 2/C (R) - departed for US Naval Dispensary, Newport Rhode Island for in patient treatment

Michell, J.N. Ens USNR - Michell, J.N. Ens USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination and instruction in ship procedure

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard

16.00-20.00 Underway at half speed 71 RPM's on course 105° psc. 16.00 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with eighteen (18) hours remaining. 16.20 Ceased exercises. On various courses and speeds to bring in target, in approximate position 41°12'N, 71°04.7'W. 16.33 Target aboard. 16.35 Underway at full speed (110 RPM's) set course at 105° psc. 17.13 Changed course to 075° TRUE, 070° psc. 17.55 Changed speed to 1/3 ahead (60 RPM's) 18.00 Steering on various courses and speeds maneuvering in vicinity of FL-W Whistle Buoy #2, position 41°12'15"N. - 70°50'00"W in order to swing ship. 18.27 Hove to in approximate position 41°10'N. - 70°50'W. 19.45 Reports held, department heads to muster. 19.50 Sunset. Ended watch in same position. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with eighteen (18) hours remaining

20.00-24.00 Hove to in position Lat 41°10'N; Long 70°50'W. 20.15 Underway steering course 298° true 336° psc at 100 RPM full speed ahead. 21.05 Commenced sounding fog signals. 21.18 Secured fog signals. 22.00 Commenced sounding fog signals. 22.33 Slowed speed to one third ahead 60 RPM. 23.36 Stopped engine. 23.37 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to determine position. 23.52 Underway on course 045° psc Speed slow ahead 60 RPM. Watch ended. Position Lat 41°26'N Long 70°15'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville ri

Lat 41.42, Long -71.37

AL Possetti Buras Morris AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)

Water Received 2750 Expended 2260 On hand 14240


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12 May 1944

moored port side to berth 6 south pier net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.42, Long -71.23

00.00-04.00 Underway steering various courses and speeds endeavouring to determine position - climatic conditions presenting a visibility of zero (0). 00.41 Anchored in eleven (11) fathoms of water with thirty (30) fathoms of chain to port in approximate position three miles South West of SAKONET POINT - 03.10 Anchor aweigh - 03.15 Underway set course to 243° psc 110 RPM 03.30 Changed course to 180° psc 110 RPM. 03.50 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE GONG BUOY "T" abeam to Port close aboard. - Changed course to 315° psc 71 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°21.8'N Lat. 71°14.9'W Long. Donald R. Curtis Lt. jg

04.00-08.00 Underway at half speed 71 RPM's on course 315° psc. Sounding fog signals. 04.43 Hove to in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship. 04.51 Underway on various courses at slow speed 60 RPM to maintain position. 04.58 Hove to again in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship. 05.25 Underway on various courses and speeds to maneuver for anchoring. 05.31 Sunrise 05.42 Dropped port anchor in twelve (12) fathoms of water with thirty (30) fathoms of chain. Position one quarter mile northeast BRENTON REEF lightship. 06.30 Reveille. Watch ended in same position. approximate 41°25'.8N - 71°22'.3W. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - Hove to in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship

BRENTON REEF lightship - Hove to again in vicinity of BRENTON REEF lightship

BRENTON REEF lightship - Position one quarter mile northeast BRENTON REEF lightship

08.00-16.00 Anchored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.07 Anchor at short stay. 08.08 Anchor aweigh. Underway on various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY. 08.29 passed through anti-submarine nets. 08.37 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to starboard close aboard. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Tested sprinklers. Condition good. 09.15 Rounded DYER ISLAND bell buoy 12"A". 09.32 Moored port side to Berth #6 South Pier, NET and FUEL DEPOT, MELVILLE, RI 09.55 Received from Supply Locker HAMMETTS WHARF, NEWPORT, RI one (1) Carton A-9411 powered letharge, purchase order #44-25851 And one (1) crate A-9413 washing machine CG 9740 10.00 ENS. J.N.MITCHELL and twelve (1) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC; MELVILLE, RI. 10.01 Officers Call to Quarters. 10.06 All hands to muster on dock followed by signal drill and resuscitation drill 10.35 Secured from drills 10.45 Commenced taking fresh water aboard from dock. 12.45 Motor launch returned from MTBSTC. Inspected and sternport found to be repaired. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire 08.00 13 May 1944. 15.15 SHENK, CARL R. (620-172) S2/C (R) transferred to NEW YORK, NY to report to DCGO Third Naval District in accordance letter DCGO First Naval District, 29 APRIL 1944, REFER FILE 783-701-531. NUNZIATA, SILVIA, A (550-040) S1/C (R) transfered to ATLANTIC CITY, NJ to report Commanding Officer CG Training Station in accordance letter DCGO First Naval District 2 MAY, 1944 REFER FILE 783-701-531. 15.15 PAGADUAN, AGUSTIN (108-084) StM1/C USCG reported aboard for Duty from DCGO First Naval District Order Number 23730 FILE 73-53. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

ENS. J.N.MITCHELL - ENS. J.N.MITCHELL and twelve (1) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC; MELVILLE, RI

SHENK, CARL R. (620-172) S2/C (R) - transferred to NEW YORK, NY to report to DCGO Third Naval District in accordance letter DCGO First Naval District, 29 APRIL 1944, REFER FILE 783-701-531

NUNZIATA, SILVIA, A (550-040) S1/C (R) - transfered to ATLANTIC CITY, NJ to report Commanding Officer CG Training Station in accordance letter DCGO First Naval District 2 MAY, 1944 REFER FILE 783-701-531

PAGADUAN, AGUSTIN (108-084) StM1/C USCG - reported aboard for Duty from DCGO First Naval District Order Number 23730 FILE 73-53

16.00-24.00 17.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 19.30 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty. Sixteen (16) remaining. 19.40 Reports held. departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.52 Sunset, made evening colors. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty. Sixteen (16) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL Possetti Buras Morris Castler AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)


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13 May 1944

moored as before port side to south pier berth 6 west side net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored as before, port side to, South Pier, berth #6, West side NET and FUEL DEPOT MELVILLE, RI Taking water aboard. 06.30 Reveille 07.10 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk to be used in general mess from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI on receipt 11375E. 07.55 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Harry W. Robinson, Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.27 Secured from taking on fresh water. 09.30 Received stores aboard from Commissary Officer, MELVILLE, RI for use in general mess on stub requisition dated 13 May, 1944 10.25 All hands at stations for ship's inspection. 10.30 Ship's inspection held by Commanding Officer. 11.00 Three men from Gyro Compass Labatory, BOSTON NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASS. came aboard to repair Gyro Compass. 11.05 All hands mustered on dock in dress uniform. 11.10 Secured from ship's inspection and crew laid out on dock for general inspection. 11.20 Secured from general inspection. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00 14 MAY, 1944. 13.30 CASTLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) departed on seven (7) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 21 MAY, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lieut. (jg)

CASTLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) - departed on seven (7) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 21 MAY, 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.20 Received aboard sea stores from NEWPORT TABACCO COMPANY, NEWPORT, RI 18.05 Three men departed for BOSTON NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASS. after repairing and starting Gyro Compass. 19.40 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 19.53 Sunset. Evening Colors. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Possetti Buras Morris Castler AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)

Water Received 6110 Expended 1940 On hand 16030


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14 May 1944

moored as before portside to south pier berth 3 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored as before, portside to South Pier, berth #3 Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 LIEUT. JAMES F. BURNS departed on orders HQ/D 102326 MAY 1944 (CONF.) to report to the District Coast Guard Officer 1st Naval District BOSTON, MASS. 05.27 Sunrise 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lt jg

LIEUT. JAMES F. BURNS - departed on orders HQ/D 102326 MAY 1944 (CONF.) to report to the District Coast Guard Officer 1st Naval District BOSTON, MASS.

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. * 09.05 New target brought aboard from dock. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 06.00 15 MAY, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg

*Except WHYTH, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who is absent overleave from this time and date. WHK

WHYTH, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - Except WHYTH, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who is absent overleave from this time and date

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.40 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.55 Sunset. Evening colors. 20.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 22.15 Secured taking on fresh water. William H. Kittell Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.50

AL Possetti Buras Morris Castler Cox Keen Harris AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)


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15 May 1944

gould island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.33, Long -71.50

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier, berth #3, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 05.24 Sunrise. 06.00 Reveille. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time except PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent overleave from this time and date. 06.15 Secured fresh water hose from dock. 06.30 Started turning engine over slow ahead. 06.50 ENS. D.R.BROWN and BOAT CREW of fourteen (14) men reported aboard for observation and instruction in ship procedure. 07.00 COX, ERVIN W. (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) and KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 31 MAY, 1944. 07.00 Engine room and bridge tested and ready for getting underway. 07.10 HARRIS, THOMAS JR. (7016-190) Stm2/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 2 JUNE, 1944 07.10 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKETT, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons fresh milk. 07.21 Ship unmoored, maneuvering to bring motor whale boat aboard. 07.25 Motor whale boat alongside. 07.35 Motor whale boat secured in davits and Navy launch #2 in tow astern. 07.37 Buoy 12"A" abeam to port close aboard. 07.40 Underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. Watch ended in position 41°32'10"N - 71°19'50"W. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent overleave from this time and date

ENS. D.R.BROWN - ENS. D.R.BROWN and BOAT CREW of fourteen (14) men reported aboard for observation and instruction in ship procedure

COX, ERVIN W. (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) - COX, ERVIN W. (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) and KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 31 MAY, 1944

KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) - COX, ERVIN W. (594-944) Sea 1/C (R) and KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 31 MAY, 1944

HARRIS, THOMAS JR. (7016-190) Stm2/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 2 JUNE, 1944

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.01 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port, close aboard. 08.16 ROSE ISLAND lighted bell buoy #4"B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.20 Energized degaussing coils. 08.21 Lighted bell buoy 3"A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.26. Passed between anti-submarine net vessels standing down swept channel. 08.37 Tow line on MTBSTC # launch partial. All engines stopped securing Motor launch. Position Lat. 41°26'N; Long 71°20'W 08.50 MTBSTC #2 Motor launch in tow. 08.51 Underway on course 217° true, 220° PGC 100 RPM. 08.52 BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard. 09.00 WHITE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) twenty-four (24) hours AOL Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Held fortnightly test. Conditions good. 09.30. All engines stopped to investigate object floating in water. 09.32 Object found to be mattress. 09.33 Underway on course 217° True, 220° PGC, 100 RPM 09.37 Whistle buoy #2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. Changed course to 243° true, 246° PGC, 100 RPM. 09.44 All engines stopped. Hove to Cast off MTBSTC #2 launch. Lat 41°21'W, Long 71°30'W. 09.49 Underway on various courses and speeds swinging ship. 10.04 Secured from swinging ship. 10.16 On Station Lat. 41°20'N, Long 71°30'W Hove to, waiting arrival of Motor Torpedo Boats. 10.26 Changed course to 341° True, 344° PGC 100 RPM. 10.32 On various courses and speeds on scheduled exercises. 11.55 MTB #524 Launched Torpedo which proceeded North on erratic course. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF Lightship - BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to port close aboard

WHITE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) - twenty-four (24) hours AOL

MTB #524 - MTB #524 Launched Torpedo which proceeded North on erratic course

12.00-16.00 Underway as before holding torpedo-run exercises with motor torpedo boats 12.14 Secured from torpedo exercises with motor torpedo boats. 12.34. Torpedo lost by retreiving launching MTBSTC Boat #2 at position 41°19'3.5"N - 71°29'-00"W - being marked by a red buoy - 12.48 Set course 030° T - 033° PGC - 100 RPM - 12.55 Officer's Call to quarters - 13.00 Reduced speed to 71 RPM - 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters; held following drills


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15 May 1944

standingup east passage narragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

1) 13.04 Sounded fire alarm 13.05 first water and all water 13.06 sounded collision drill 13.08 Mat in place. 13.10 Secured from all drills 13.25 Changed course to 041° T - 044° PGC 71 RPM - 13.50 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard at a distance of 200 (two hundred) yards 13.51 steering various courses and speeds standing-up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 15.20 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot - MELVILLE Rhode Island - 15.21 WHYTE, Thomas III (678-073) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard thirty (30) hours and twenty-one (21) minutes over-liberty. 15.25 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard at a distance of 200 (two hundred) yards

WHYTE, Thomas III (678-073) Sea 2/C (R) - reported aboard thirty (30) hours and twenty-one (21) minutes over-liberty

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining

16.00-20.00 Moored as before - 16.00 - Brown - D.R. Ensign USNR - and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed. 16.00. Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 08.00 16 (sixteen) May, 1944. 16.10 - Received on board two (2) torpedo checks from the Motor Torpedo Base Training Station 16.10 - Captain's Mast held for WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who was awarded one day's less at pay, one day extension of his enlistment and thirty (30) hours of extra duty. 19.30 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) completed 2 (two) and one-half (1/2) hours of extra duty with twenty-seven (27) and one-half (1/2) hours remaining - 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster 19.56 evening colors. Donald R. Curtis Lt (jg)

Brown - D.R. Ensign USNR - Brown - D.R. Ensign USNR - and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - Captain's Mast held for WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) who was awarded one day's less at pay, one day extension of his enlistment and thirty (30) hours of extra duty

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - completed 2 (two) and one-half (1/2) hours of extra duty with twenty-seven (27) and one-half (1/2) hours remaining

20.00-24.00 - Moored as before. Watch uneventful. Donald R. Curtis Lt (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Possetti Buras Morris Castler Cox Keen Harris Kennedy AH Davis Wash O'Connor Livingston AS (same)

Water Received 4690 Expended 1410 On hand 15090


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16 May 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-04.00 Moored port side to Berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

04.00-08.00 Moored as before. 07.10 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #11389E. 06.00 PILLING, William, Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) is now twenty four (24) hours away without leave. 07.50 MICHEELS, William G (550-349) S1/C (R) placed on report by Master at Arms for failure to get up at reveille 07.50 Crew mustered for morning colors. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

PILLING, William, Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - is now twenty four (24) hours away without leave

MICHEELS, William G (550-349) S1/C (R) - placed on report by Master at Arms for failure to get up at reveille

08.00-09.00 Moored as before - 08.00 Moored as before 08.00 - Liberty party returned on time. with the exception of PILLING, William Jr (552-551) Sea 1/C (R) who is now twenty-six (26) hours absent overleave. 08.05 Crew mustered on dock for physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from physical exercises 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions dry and normal - 09.00 - Commenced taking on fresh water. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

PILLING, William Jr (552-551) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time. with the exception of PILLING, William Jr (552-551) Sea 1/C (R) who is now twenty-six (26) hours absent overleave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI 10.00 Secured from taking on fresh water. 12.55 Officers Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters on dock followed by Infantry and Signal Drill. 13.00 KENNEDY, THOMAS Jr. (594-553) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence to expire before noon 27 MAY 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 13.30 Secured from all drills. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI

KENNEDY, THOMAS Jr. (594-553) S1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence to expire before noon 27 MAY 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 02.00, 17 MAY 1944. 17.05 GIBBS, RAYMOND L (595-784) SK2/C (R) reported aboard for duty in accordance with DCGO 1ND 15 MAY 1944 Order #28807. 17.10 WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) placed on report for failure to carry out lawful order by LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C 19.12 LIEUT (JG) RUSSELL I. JOHNSON, USCGR reported aboard from three (3) weeks Temporary duty Coast Guard Training Station Damage Control School, FORT McHENRY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND. 19.45 Reports held, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster with the exception of MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be AWOL. 19.56 Colors made. 20.00 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twelve (12) remaining. 20.30 WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twenty five (25) remaining. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

GIBBS, RAYMOND L (595-784) SK2/C (R) - reported aboard for duty in accordance with DCGO 1ND 15 MAY 1944 Order #28807

WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) - WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) placed on report for failure to carry out lawful order by LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C

LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C - WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) placed on report for failure to carry out lawful order by LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C

LIEUT (JG) RUSSELL I. JOHNSON, USCGR - reported aboard from three (3) weeks Temporary duty Coast Guard Training Station Damage Control School, FORT McHENRY, BALTIMORE, MARYLAND

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - Reports held, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster with the exception of MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be AWOL

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twelve (12) remaining

WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) S2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twenty five (25) remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.35, Long -71.50

AL Possetti Buras Morris Castler Cox Keen Harris Kennedy AH Davis Wash O'Connor AS (same)


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17 May 1944

rounded dyer island buoy 12a

Lat 41.35, Long -71.50

00.00-08.00 Moored as before. PILLING, WILLIAM Jr. (552-521) S1/C (R) returned after being forty two (42) hours AOL. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R); COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-486) MM3/C (R); WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R). 05.24 Made Morning Colors. 06.50 LIEUT. (JG) STEVENSON USNR and eleven (11) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.05 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY. 07.11 Rounded DYER ISLAND buoy 12"A". 07.20 Gyro error found to be 2°W by Azimuth of the Sun. 07.45 Set degaussing equipment. 07.47 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port. 07.52 Rounded bell buoy "3A". 07.55 Passed between anti submarine net vessels Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

PILLING, WILLIAM Jr. (552-521) S1/C (R) - returned after being forty two (42) hours AOL

BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with exception of BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R); COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-486) MM3/C (R); WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R)

WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with exception of BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R); COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-486) MM3/C (R); WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R)

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-486) MM3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with exception of BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R); COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-486) MM3/C (R); WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R)

LIEUT. (JG) STEVENSON USNR - LIEUT. (JG) STEVENSON USNR and eleven (11) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.10 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port. Set course 220° true 222° PGC. Full speed ahead 100 RPM. 08.12 Sound Watch set. 08.45 Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°21'N, Long 71°27'W. 08.54 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Underway on course 248° true, 250° PGC. Full speed ahead 100 RPM. 09.19 Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°20'N, Long 71°28'W. 10.10 Underway on various courses at various speeds approaching rendez-vous position. 10.20 Made rendez-vous with MTB's. Position LAt 41°20'N; Long 71°30'W. 10.22 Commenced exercises with MTB's. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°21'N, Long 71°30'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before. 12.04 set course 137° T - 139 PGC 100 RPM 12.55 Officers' call to quarters. 13.00 All hands muster for quarters; held instruction on military etiquette and discipline 13.15 Hove to in vicinity at SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY "J" 13.20 Secured from quarters 13.47 Streamed target 14.02 Set course 090° T 092° PGC 71 RPM - commenced afternoon firing exeercises with motor torpedo boats. 15.02 Secured from firing exeercises with mtotor torpedo boats, stopped engines - bringing target aboard. 15.08 target aboard. 15.10 Hove to in position 41°12'N 71°06'W 15.25 Underway set course 259° T - 261° PGC 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41° 11'N - - 71° 13'W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Underway on course 259° T 261° PGC (100 RPM) 16.22 Passed buoy "T" abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 164° T, 166 PGC (100 RPM). 17.00 Hove to in approximate position 41°06'15"N - 71°-16'W. 17.15 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to maintain position in vicinity Gong buoy "H". * 18.00 WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-three (23) hours remaining. 19.38 Underway on course 164° T, 166° PGC (100 RPM) 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. 19.46 Stopped engines, hove to in position 41°05'N - 71°-15'45"W. 19.58 Sunset. Evening colors. William H. Kittell Lt (jg)

WHYTE, THOMAS III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-three (23) hours remaining


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17 May 1944

rose island lighted beacon abeam to starboard

Lat 32.0, Long 15.2

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) AWOL twenty four (24) hours this time and date. 20.30. Underway on course 344° true, 346° PGC, full speed ahead 110 RPM. Commencing exercises with MTB's. Radar watch set. 21.06 Bell buoy "I" abeam to starboard close aboard. 21.20 Secured exercises with MTB's. 21.28 Bell buoy "K" abeam to starboard close aboard. 22.00 Gong buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. Secured radar watch. 22.35 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. On various courses at various speeds stand up EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY. 22.40 Secured sound watch. 22.50 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 22.57 Bell buoy 3A abeam to port. 22.58 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to starboard. 23.00 Secured degaussing equipment. 23.45 Moored port side to South Dock berth #6, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 23.55 Lt (jg) STEVENSON and eleven (11) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) and WETTERER ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) returned aboard having been twenty-one (21) hours and fifty-five (55) minutes AOL Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) - AWOL twenty four (24) hours this time and date

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

Lt (jg) STEVENSON - Lt (jg) STEVENSON and eleven (11) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) - COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) and WETTERER ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) returned aboard having been twenty-one (21) hours and fifty-five (55) minutes AOL

WETTERER ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) - COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C (R) and WETTERER ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) returned aboard having been twenty-one (21) hours and fifty-five (55) minutes AOL


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Buras Castler Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor White AS

Water Received 9,070 Expended 4,160 On hand 16,340


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18 May 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 6 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, berth #6, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.01 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 08.00, 18 MAY, 1944. 00.06 POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave which was to have expired prior to noon 17 MAY, 1944, having reported aboard the WICOMICO at 09.15 - 17 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this ship. 02.00 BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) is now twenty-four (24) hours AOL 05.23 Sunrise 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave due to expire at noon 18 MAY, 1944. 07.50 Crew mustered for morning colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.02 Crew mustered on dock for physical exercise. 08.20 Secured from drill. 08.30 ELLIS, ERNEST L. (203-015) BM1/C departed for outpatient treatment at the base dispensary. 08.35 Received from City DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND, ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #1868. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) - returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leve which was to have expired prior to noon 17 MAY, 1944, having reported aboard the WICOMICO at 09.15 - 17 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this ship

BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - is now twenty-four (24) hours AOL

MORRIS, THOMAS (107-557) CMM - returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave due to expire at noon 18 MAY, 1944

ELLIS, ERNEST L. (203-015) BM1/C - departed for outpatient treatment at the base dispensary

09.00-16.00. 09.00-16.00 Moored portside to South Pier, berth #6 Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 09.30 Commenced taking on diesel oil. 09.45 D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer to expire prior to noon of 29 May, 1944. 09.50 Secured from taking on fuel oil - received from Supply Dept. Fuel Officer US Naval Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND - one hundred and thirty three (133) gallons of Diesel oil on invoice #7662 10.00 Captain's Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) fined two (2) days pay - extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and thirty (30) hours extra duty - to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition. 10.30 Commenced taking fresh water from dock. 10.40 ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C returned from out patient treatment at the base dispensary. 11.25 Received from Supply Officer, US Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND food supplies for general mess on stub requisition dated 18 May 1944. 12.55 Officer's call to quarters 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters; held following drills: signal drill (semaphore) - resuscitation. 13.30 secured from all drills. 13.35 Robinson H. W. Lt jg - with five enlisted men departed for instruction on 20mm gun at 20mm school at US Naval Armory, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 14.20 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND; AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS in accordance with DCGO 1ND File #73-783-701-531 Order #23856. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by commanding officer to expire prior to noon of 29 May, 1944

COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - Captain's Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) fined two (2) days pay - extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and thirty (30) hours extra duty - to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition

WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) - Captain's Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) fined two (2) days pay - extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and thirty (30) hours extra duty - to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition

PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - Captain's Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) fined two (2) days pay - extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and thirty (30) hours extra duty - to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - Captain's Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC2/C (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) fined two (2) days pay - extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and thirty (30) hours extra duty - to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition

ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM1/C - returned from out patient treatment at the base dispensary

Robinson H. W. Lt jg - Robinson H. W. Lt jg - with five enlisted men departed for instruction on 20mm gun at 20mm school at US Naval Armory, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) Sea 2/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT RHODE ISLAND

AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox in charge - and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM3/C - JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM3/C (R) JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) Sea 1/C (R) NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) Sea 1/C (R) KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) Sea 1/C (R) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) Sindicich, Nicholas J. Jr. (607-633) Sea 1/C Wiley, Charles L (573-834) Sea 1/C (R) and Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS


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18 May 1944

16.00-24.00. Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 06.00 19 May, 1944. 19.45 Reports held; departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.59 evening colors. 20.00 PILLING, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-eight (28) hours remaining. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) is now forty eight (48) hours away without leave from this time and date. Donald Richard Curtis Lt (jg)

PILLING, William Jr (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-eight (28) hours remaining

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining

MICHEELS, William G (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - is now forty eight (48) hours away without leave from this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

AL Buras Castler Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor Whyte


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19 May 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 6 us naval net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Pier berth #6 US Naval Net & Fuel Depot MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 - BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S1/C (R) is now two (2) days away over liberty from this time and date 06.00 Reveille 06.35 Commenced turning over main engines - 06.40 VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM (a) returned from outpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 06.50 Lt jg R.E. DASMANN and fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard for preliminary indoctrination and ship procedure 07.00 Liberty party returned on time 07.00 Engine room and bridge tested - ready to get underway 07.20 All hands piped to mooring stations 07.21 Five (5) enlisted men reported aboard from motor launch MTBSTC #3 - which was in tow - 07.27 Unmoored on various courses and at various speeds, standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. Watch ended in position 41°32'10"N 71°19'50"W Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S1/C (R) - is now two (2) days away over liberty from this time and date

VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM (a) - returned from outpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

Lt jg R.E. DASMANN - Lt jg R.E. DASMANN and fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard for preliminary indoctrination and ship procedure

08.00-12.00 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 08.00 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. 08.16 Buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.21 Bell buoy "3A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.25 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.45 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 220° true 222° PGC. Full speed ahead 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.15 On various courses at various speeds maneuvering into rendez-vous position. 09.40 Cast off MTB's #4 motor launch. 09.57 Commenced exercises with MTB's. 10.30 Secured exercises with MTB's. 10.35 Set course 134° true 136° PGC full speed ahead 100 RPM. 11.35 Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard. 11.40 On various courses and speeds swinging ship. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°18'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before swinging ship 12.10 Secured from swinging ship 12.15 Hove to in position 71°18'W-41°12'N. Tested magazine sprinkler system and made monthly powder test. 13.10 Underway on various courses and speeds: Held man overboard drill 13.55 Secured from man over board drill 14.00 Stopped all engines, streamed target, set course 090° T 092° PGC 71 RPM. 14.50 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 15.13 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 15.15 Changed course to 270° T - 272° PGC 71 RPM in position 71°16'W-41°12'N. 15.45 Stopped all engines, bringing in target in position 71°16'W-41°12'30"N. 15.55 Target aboard. 15.57 - Underway on course 270° T - 272° PGC 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 71°16'-30"W - 41°12'30"W. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Underway on course 270° T, 272° PGC, 100 RPM. 16.26 Changed course to 250° T, 252° PGC. 16.45 Changed course to 247° T 249° PGC 17.00 On various courses at various speeds holding position in vicinity of Buoy "J". 17.45 Changed course to 345° T, 347° PGC, 100 RPM 18.37 Passed buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. 19.16 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to starboard close

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to starboard close


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19 May 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

aboard. Changed to various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 19.33 Passed between vessels. 19.38 Sounded man overboard drill. 19.51 Secured from drill. 20.00 Sunset. Watch ended in position 41°29'-40"N-71°21'W. William H. Kittell Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) AWOL seventy-two (72) hours this time and date. 22.05 All hands to muster for quarters for instruction by Commanding Officer. 20.40 Secured degaussing equipment. 21.20 Moored port side to, berth #7, South dock, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 21.25 PILLING WILLIAM JR. (552-521) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twenty-six (26) remaining. 21.30 ALOIS JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty. Eight (8) remaining. Liberty granted to expire 08.00, 20 MAY 1944. 22.00 LT (JG) R.E. DASMANN and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - AWOL seventy-two (72) hours this time and date

PILLING WILLIAM JR. (552-521) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty. Twenty-six (26) remaining

ALOIS JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty. Eight (8) remaining

LT (JG) R.E. DASMANN - LT (JG) R.E. DASMANN and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Castler Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor Whyte

Water Received 6220 Expended 3190 On hand 15510


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20 May 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 6 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 * 02.00 BUSH KENNETH C. (621-862) S1/C seventy-two (72) hours AOL. this time and date 06.00 Reveille 06.07 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHDE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for general mess on receipt #1889-D. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned. Colors made. 08.05 Crew mustered on dock for physical exercise. 08.20 Secured from physical exercise. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BUSH KENNETH C. (621-862) S1/C - seventy-two (72) hours AOL. this time and date

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal 09.30 Received aboard from Supply Officer Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores for use in the general mess, stub requisition dated 20 MAY, 1944. 09.55 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 10.00 Moored port side to Berth "7" South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 10.10 BURAS, JOSEPH J. (528-839) F1/C (R) reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.30 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS, on government Freight Clay Bill N6-647351: one (1) coil of two (2) inch manila, line, one (1) coil of six (6) inch manila line, one (1) coil of one (1) inch manila line, and one (1) carton containing six (6) balls of rope twine. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 09.00, 21 MAY, 1944. 14.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

BURAS, JOSEPH J. (528-839) F1/C (R) - reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days leave granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.50 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 19.40 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.40 PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-four (24) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) is absent without leave four (4) days this time and date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty-four (24) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - is absent without leave four (4) days this time and date

*Moored port side to, South pier, berth #6, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND HWR.


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor Whyte

Water Received 6675 Expended 2200 On hand 12255


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21 May 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 BUSH, KENNETH C (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) is four (4) days absent without leave this time and date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BUSH, KENNETH C (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) - is four (4) days absent without leave this time and date

09.00-16.00: Moored as before 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C who is absent over leave from this time and date. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 06.00, 22 MAY 1944. 11.35 CASLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) returned aboard from seven (7) days leave of absence due to expire at noon, 21 MAY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C who is absent over leave from this time and date

CASLER, CLINTON B. (550-242) GM3/C (R) - returned aboard from seven (7) days leave of absence due to expire at noon, 21 MAY, 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.40 Reports held; departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.45 PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty two (22) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) is five (5) days absent without leave this time and date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twenty two (22) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) - is five (5) days absent without leave this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor Whyte


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22 May 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to Berth 7 South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) is five (5) days absent without leave this time and date. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ROTH, REINARD J. (564-417) Sea 1/C (R) and SCHUYLER, EDMUND L. (563-686) Sea 1/C (R) who are absent without leave from this time and date. 06.10 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess invoice 11605E. 06.30 WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C returned aboard after having been twenty one (21) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent without leave. 06.30 PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) returned aboard having been, by his own admission eighteen (18) hours absent without leave. 06.30 Crew mustered for roll-call, all hands present or accounted for. 07.00 Ensign BROCKMAN Naval Reserve and Ensign OELER Naval Reserve reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND with twelve (12) men for observation. 07.00 LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C departed this unit to report to Commanding Officer Coast Guard Training Station GROTON, CONNECTICUT. Authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter 16 MAY, 1944. File 73-701-531. 07.00 ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-013) BM1/C departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 7 JUNE 1944. 07.15 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.00 position 41°30.5' North latitude, 71°20.5' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) - is five (5) days absent without leave this time and date

ROTH, REINARD J. (564-417) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ROTH, REINARD J. (564-417) Sea 1/C (R) and SCHUYLER, EDMUND L. (563-686) Sea 1/C (R) who are absent without leave from this time and date

SCHUYLER, EDMUND L. (563-686) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ROTH, REINARD J. (564-417) Sea 1/C (R) and SCHUYLER, EDMUND L. (563-686) Sea 1/C (R) who are absent without leave from this time and date

WATSON, CHARLES B (234-207) GM3/C - returned aboard after having been twenty one (21) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent without leave

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) - returned aboard having been, by his own admission eighteen (18) hours absent without leave

Ensign OELER Naval Reserve - Ensign BROCKMAN Naval Reserve and Ensign OELER Naval Reserve reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND with twelve (12) men for observation

Ensign BROCKMAN Naval Reserve - Ensign BROCKMAN Naval Reserve and Ensign OELER Naval Reserve reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND with twelve (12) men for observation

LITWIN, JOSEPH E (235-048) SK1/C - departed this unit to report to Commanding Officer Coast Guard Training Station GROTON, CONNECTICUT

ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-013) BM1/C - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 7 JUNE 1944

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.06 Buoy 4"B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.15 Reversed course on approaching anti submarine nets due to extreme fog conditions. 08.20 Hove to in vicinity of GOAT ISLAND. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.17 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing towards JAMESTOWN anchorage. 09.33 Dropped port anchor in sixteen (16) fathoms of water with thirty (30) fathoms of chain in approximate position Lat 41°29'N, Lng 71°21'W. Watch ended in same position Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

12.00-16.00. Anchored as before. 12.43 Anchor aweigh - underway steering various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY 13.21 - RELIEF LIGHSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to port, close aboard - set course 165° T 167° PGC 100 RPM. 14.52 Hove to in position 71°18'W 41°12'N 15.33 Underway - set course 345° T 347° PGC 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 71°19'30"W 41°16'30"N. Donald R. Curtis, Lt (jg)

RELIEF LIGHSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) - RELIEF LIGHSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to port, close aboard

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.05 Changed course to 178° T, 180 PGC at 100 RPM. 16.15 Passed Bouy "K" abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 165° T, 167 PGC. 100 RPM. 16.34 Hove to in position 41°12'10"N-71°18'10"W in vicinity Bouy "J". 18.54 Set course 345° T, 347 PGC at 100 RPM. 19.15 Changed course to 165° T, 167 PGC at 100 RPM. 19.46 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. 19.55 Underway on course 165° T, 167 PGC at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°15'00"N - 71°19'30"W. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.48, Long -71.35

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico AH Davis Wash O'Connor Whyte


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22 May 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico Ellis Kemplin AH Davis Wash Whyte Wetterer

oil: 32,863 - Fuel oil Received 32,863 Expended 2,220 On hand 49,663

Water Received 10,710 Expended 3,610 On hand 16,340

oil: 32863 -


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23 May 1944

moored port side to berth 2 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-04.00 Underway on course 297° T - 299° PGC - 100 RPM 00.12 Swept CHANNEL BUOY (FLASHING WHITE-BELL) "K" abeam to port close aboard changed course to 344° T 346° PGC 100 RPM. 01.27 RELIEF LIGHTSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to starboard - close aboard - changed course to various courses and speeds 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) is now six (6) days away over liberty this time and day. 03.01 Moored port side to berth #2 Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 03.15 Ens Brockman and Ens Oeler USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center from this unit 03.20 Special liberty granted to any one so desiring to expire at 08.00 23 May, 1944. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

RELIEF LIGHTSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) - RELIEF LIGHTSHIP 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to starboard - close aboard

BUSH, Kenneth C (621-862) Sea 1/C (R) - is now six (6) days away over liberty this time and day

Ens Brockman - Ens Brockman and Ens Oeler USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center from this unit

Ens Oeler - Ens Brockman and Ens Oeler USNR and twelve (12) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center from this unit

04.00-09.00 Moored as before. 06.35 ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) AND SCHUYLER, EDMUND J. (562-606) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard being twenty four (24) hours and thirty five (35) minutes overleave, both men having reported aboard the USS WICOMICO at 07.50 - 22 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this unit O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. (244-746) SO2/C reported aboard from i/p treatment at US NAVAL DISPENSARY, NEWPORT, RI having reported aboard the USS WICOMICO at 18.00 - 22 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this unit. 08.20 Commenced taking on fuel oil from the dock. Draft forward 10'6", aft. 14'10". 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell Lieut (jg)

ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) - ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) AND SCHUYLER, EDMUND J. (562-606) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard being twenty four (24) hours and thirty five (35) minutes overleave, both men having reported aboard the USS WICOMICO at 07.50 - 22 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this unit

SCHUYLER, EDMUND J. (562-606) Sea 1/C (R) - ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Sea 1/C (R) AND SCHUYLER, EDMUND J. (562-606) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard being twenty four (24) hours and thirty five (35) minutes overleave, both men having reported aboard the USS WICOMICO at 07.50 - 22 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this unit

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J. (244-746) SO2/C - reported aboard from i/p treatment at US NAVAL DISPENSARY, NEWPORT, RI having reported aboard the USS WICOMICO at 18.00 - 22 MAY, 1944 in the absence of this unit

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.40 DURANT, Lawrence (226-594) CWT reported aboard this unit in accordance with verbal instructions from DISTRICT COAST GUARD OFFICE 1st ND receiving Station BOSTON, MASS. File: 73-551 22 May 1944, Order No. 23939. 09.45 Secured from taking fuel oil - received from Fuel Officer US Naval Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND - 32,863 gallons at temp. of 60° F. on invoice #3329 Draft forward 11'8" aft 15'1", 10.15 Commenced turning over main engines 10.45 KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-582) S1/C (R) departed on twelve (12) day annual leave plus three days travel time granted by the commanding officer - to expire by noon of eighth (8) of June, 1944. 10.50 Secured from turning over main engines: bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting under way. 10.55 All hands mustered for mooring stations 11.00 Unmoored shifting berth to South Pier berth #7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND - 11.30 Received from Supply Officer US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND food for general mess on invoice dated 23 May, 1944. 12.00 Commenced taking on fresh water 12.55 Officer's call to quarters 13.00 Quarters - all hands to muster for indoctrination of stations on the new watch, quarters, and station bill. 13.40 WETTERER, Robert Henry (527-709) SC2/C (R) departed for in patient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND - & VECAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM departed for outpatient treatment at Coast Guard Infirmary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 13.52 Secured from indoctrination of new watch quarters and station bill. 14.25 Secured from taking on water

DURANT, Lawrence (226-594) CWT - reported aboard this unit in accordance with verbal instructions from DISTRICT COAST GUARD OFFICE 1st ND receiving Station BOSTON, MASS.

oil: 32,863 gallons - Secured from taking fuel oil - received from Fuel Officer US Naval Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND - 32,863 gallons at temp. of 60° F. on invoice #3329

KEMPLIN, Bill R. (588-582) S1/C (R) - departed on twelve (12) day annual leave plus three days travel time granted by the commanding officer - to expire by noon of eighth (8) of June, 1944

WETTERER, Robert Henry (527-709) SC2/C (R) - departed for in patient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

VECAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM - departed for outpatient treatment at Coast Guard Infirmary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND


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23 May 1944

16.00 Liberty granted to Port watch to expire at 02.00 24 May, 1944. Donald Richard Curtis, Lt jg

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, department heads, departments secured anchor watch and restricted men to msuter 20.00 Pilling, William C. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with eighteen (18) hours remaining 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) S1/C (R) is now seven (7) days Away without leave this time this date. 20.03 Evening colors Donald R. Curtis, Lt (jg)

Pilling, William C. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with eighteen (18) hours remaining

ALOI, Joseph (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining

MICHEELS, William G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - is now seven (7) days Away without leave this time this date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.28

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico Ellis Kemplin AH Davis Wash Wetterer Whyte 1 departed 2 reported


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24 May 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.33

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to South Pier berth #7 US Naval, Fuel and Net Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-561) S1/C (R) is now seven (7) days Away Over Liberty this time and date. 02.00 Liberty party returned no time 05.5 Started taking on fresh water. 06.00 Reveille 06.40 Started turning over main engines slow ahead. 06.45 secured from taking on fresh water. 06.50 all hands to mooring stations 06.55 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess. 07.00 BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM2/C departed this unit to report to COAST GUARD Inspector, DULUTH, MINN. for assignment to duty aboard USS SASSAFRAS. reference DCGO1ND 222101 (May-1944) file 73-701-731. 07.05 Lt jg C.L.Seagurd and fourteen enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination and ship procedure. 07.07 Unmoored - underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT Bay. Watch ended in position 41°28'50"N 71°20'55"W Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

BUSH, Kenneth C (621-561) S1/C (R) - is now seven (7) days Away Over Liberty this time and date

BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM2/C - departed this unit to report to COAST GUARD Inspector, DULUTH, MINN. for assignment to duty aboard USS SASSAFRAS

Lt jg C.L.Seagurd - Lt jg C.L.Seagurd and fourteen enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination and ship procedure

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.26 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T, 167° PGC at standard speed 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.05 Swept Channel lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 09.10 Hove to in position 41°19' North, 71°21' West 10.00 Underway on course 165° T, 167° PGC at various speeds, commenced towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 11.25 Secured from towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 11.27 Lighted Whistle Buoy "J" abeam to port distance 500 YARDS, changed course to 090° T. 11.30 Hove to at position 41°12' North latitude, 71°17' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before 12.44 Underway set course at 090° T - 092° PGC - 110 RPM 13.12 Hove to in position 41°12'N 71°13.5'W 14.00 Rendezvoused with schedule party - due to climatic conditions exercises were cancelled. 14.07 Underway set course at 270° T 272 PGC 100 RPM 14.22 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY "J" abeam to port close aboard - changed course to 345° T - 347° PGC 15.45 Relief Lightship 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to starboard, close aboard - changed course to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. Watch ended in position 41°28'50"N 71°20'50"W. Donald Richard Curtis, Lt jg

Relief Lightship 110 (Brenton Reef) - Relief Lightship 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to starboard, close aboard

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.05 passed between anti-submarine net vessels. 16.13 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to starboard. 16.20 Secured degaussing equipment. 16.48 Rounded DYER ISLAND bell buoy "12A". 16.58 Moored portside to berth #7 Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 17.10 Lt (JG) C.L.SEAGURD and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. 17.15 Liberty granted to starboard watch, to expire 08.00 25 MAY 1944. 18.20 PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) reported this unit from COTD NEWPORT, RI in accordance

Lt (JG) C.L.SEAGURD - Lt (JG) C.L.SEAGURD and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) - reported this unit from COTD NEWPORT, RI


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24 May 1944

DCGO 1ND Order No. 24018. File (783-531). SYMINGTON, SHELDON M (521-098) SoM2/C (R) reported this unit from COTP NEWPORT RI in accordance DCGO 1ND Order No. 24022 File (783-531) 19.45 Reports held, departments secured. Anchor watch, department heads and restricted men to muster. 19.50 ALOI, JOSEPH S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with four (4) hours remaining. 19.50 PILLING, WILLIAM C. (552-521) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with sixteen (16) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) is eight days AWOL this time and date. 23.45 BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R) reported aboard after being seven (7) days , twenty-one (21) hours and forty (45) minutes absent without leave. Harry W. Robinson (Lt (jg)

SYMINGTON, SHELDON M (521-098) SoM2/C (R) - reported this unit from COTP NEWPORT RI

ALOI, JOSEPH S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with four (4) hours remaining

PILLING, WILLIAM C. (552-521) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with sixteen (16) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - is eight days AWOL this time and date

BUSH, KENNETH (621-867) S1/C (R) - reported aboard after being seven (7) days , twenty-one (21) hours and forty (45) minutes absent without leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes AH Davis Wash Whyte Wetterer

Water Received 7500 Expended 3715 On hand 16500


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25 May 1944

moored portside to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to, Berth #7 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 STARNES, VERDELL B (222-081) QM1/C departed on five (5) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 07.15 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #11634-E. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned. 08.02 All hands to muster on dock for physical exercise. 08.15 Secured from physical exercise. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Harry W. Robinson Lieut. (jg)

STARNES, VERDELL B (222-081) QM1/C - departed on five (5) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.15 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Motor Torpedo Base training Center, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary stores for use in the general mess on stub requisition dated 25 MAY, 1944. 10.45 Shipped to Coast Guard Base, CHELSA, MASSACHUSETTS, via Coast Guard truck, one (1) armature for 13.5 kilowatt generator for repair. Authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 22 MAY, 1944 file (~ 311). 14.45 Received from Boston Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS 160 yards of twenty two (22) inch light ounce duck; 100 yards of forty two (42) inches four (4) ounce duck; and twenty four (24) metal scrapers on requisition 9414. 14.45 Received from District Coast Guard Officer, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS two (2) pieces of structured channel steel and four (4) pieces of plain steel angles * R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30 Shipped to Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND ~ and ammunition cases as noted on invoice number 53-44, Authority Circular 6 Pay and Supply Instruction. 17.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 02.00 26 MAY, 1944. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILIAM G (550-399) is nine days absent without leave this time and date. 20.15 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with two (2) hours remaining. 21.30 PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (522-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILIAM G (550-399) - is nine days absent without leave this time and date

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with two (2) hours remaining

PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (522-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with fourteen (14) hours remaining

*16.00 LIEUTENANT WALTER A DEVINE United States Coast Guard departed for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT WALTER A DEVINE United States Coast Guard - departed for inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.23, Long -71.12

AL Cox Keen Harris Kennedy 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes AH Davis Wash Whyte Wetterer


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26 May 1944

rounded dyer island bell buoy 12a

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Ensign MARSH United States Naval Reserve and party of fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard from Mtotor Torpedo Base, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for observation. 07.05 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.13 Rounded DYER ISLAND BELL BUOY "12A". 08.00 Position 41°28.3' North latitude, 71°21.6' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign MARSH United States Naval Reserve - Ensign MARSH United States Naval Reserve and party of fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard from Mtotor Torpedo Base, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND for observation

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 08.23 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard, set course 165° T 167° PGC at standard speed 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Swept Channel Lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to port distance 300 yards. 09.05 Stopped engines, hove to at 41°19' North, 71°21' West. 09.35 Tested sprinkler system, condition good. 09.45 Underway on course 165° T, 167° PGC at various speeds, commenced towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 10.40 Bell Buoy "K" abeam to port distance 100 yards 10.50 Secured from towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, set speed at 100 RPM. 11.10 Whistle Buoy "J" abeam to Starboard close aboard changed course to 090° T 092° PGC. 11.14 Hove to in position 71°17' West 41°12' North. 11.15 Target streamed. 11.18 Set course 075° T 077° PGC at 90 RPM. 11.22 Commenced firing runs with Motor Torpedo Boats. 12.00 41°14' North latitude, 71°07' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00. Underway as before - 12.30 Secured from morning firing exercises with motor torpedo boats 12.40 Hove to in position 71°04'50"W 41°16'N - bringing target aboard. 12.49 Target aboard 12.50 Underway on course 128° T - 130° PGC 100 RPM. 12.50 Officers call to quarters 13.00 All hands to quarters for drills - drills held - fire: collision - abandon ship and general quarters. 13.23 Hove to in position 41°12'30"N 70°59'W. to stream target. 13.46 Underway set course to 240° T 242 PGC 90 RPM commencing firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 13.53 Secured from all drills 14.45. Secured from afternoon exercises with motor torpedo boats 14.48 Hove to in position 71°11'W 41°06'30"N 14.54 Target aboard 14.55 Underway set course 310° T 312° PGC 100 RPM. 15.45 Hove to in vicinity of SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE BUOY "J". Watch ended in position 71°18'W 41°12'N Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Hove to in vicinity of BUOY "J". 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. Watch ended in position 41°12'N - 71°-18'W. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Hove to in vicinity of buoy "J". MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) is now ten (10) days absent without leave 20.22 Underway steering course 090° true, 292° PGC at 100 RPM. 20.32 Passed abeam to starboard FW whistle buoy "J". 20.56 Commenced streaming target. 21.00 Target streamed. Commenced firing exercises with MTB's on course 090° true

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - is now ten (10) days absent without leave


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26 May 1944

Lat 41.20, Long -71.15

092° PGC. 71 RPM. 21.15 PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (522-521) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with twelve (12) hours remaining. 21.50 Reduced speed to 40 RPM. 22.30 Reversed course steering 270° true, 272° PGC. 23.35 ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty. This completes extra duty assigned. 22.40 Set speed at 71 RPM. 23.20 commenced taking in target. Hove to Long. 71°08'W, Lat 41°12'N. 23.35 Target aboard. 23.37 Underway on course 270° true, 272° PGC at 100 RPM. Watch ended in approximate position Long 71°09'W, Lat 41°12'N. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

PILLING, WILLIAM JR. (522-521) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with twelve (12) hours remaining

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty. This completes extra duty assigned


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Cox Keen Harris 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes AH Wash Whyte Wetterer 6 reported

Water Received 3330 Expended 3650 On hand 15,050


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27 May 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

00.00-03.00 Underway on course 270° T - 272° PGC 100 RPM. 00.20 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY "J" abeam to port close aboard - changed course to 345° T - 347° PGC 100 RPM. 01.42 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard changed to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 02.58 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

03.00-09.00 Moored as before. 03.15 ENS. MARSH, USNR, and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 03.20 Liberty granted to expire 08.00 - 27 MAY, 1944. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. Morning colors. 08.05 Commenced physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from exercises. 08.25 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #11705E. 08.34 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

ENS. MARSH, USNR - ENS. MARSH, USNR, and fourteen (14) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard commissary stores on slip dated 27 MAY 1944. 10.15 Secured from taking water aboard. 10.30 Held weekly ships' inspection. 11.10 Secured from ships inspection. 11.20 KENNEDY, THOMAS, JR. (594-553) S1/C (R) returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 28 MAY 1944. 15.15 DAVIS, HARVEY StM2/C (7006-698) returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI 15.45 VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI by Authority DCGO 1ND Order No. 24067 Refer file (701-531). Harry W. Robinson Lt. (jg)

KENNEDY, THOMAS, JR. (594-553) S1/C (R) - returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer

DAVIS, HARVEY StM2/C (7006-698) - returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RI

VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) - VAN REED, LEW M. (560-270) GM3/C (R); ZABBO, VITO; A. (615-786) S1/C (R); NADEAU, FRANK F. JR. (616-930) S1/C (R); GEMELLI, SAMUEL J. (621-008) S1/C (R); SHANK, EUGINE, D (670-437) S1/C (R) and CROSS, LLEWELLYN, L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, PROVIDENCE, RI

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held: departments secured. department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 PILLING, WILLIAM JR (552-521) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining. MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) is eleven (11) days absent without leave this time and date. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

PILLING, WILLIAM JR (552-521) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with ten (10) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - is eleven (11) days absent without leave this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Cox Keen Harris 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes AH Wash Whyte Wetterer

Water Received 3650 Expended 2200 On hand 16500


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28 May 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to, Berth #7, South pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 06.15 Motor launch from Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RI alongside. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to expire 06.00 29 MAY 1944 Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held Departments secured. Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 PILLING, WILLIAM JR (552-520) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with eight (8) hours remaining. MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) is now twelve (12) days absent without leave. 22.00 SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) after a search of the ship was found to be absent without leave from this time and date. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

PILLING, WILLIAM JR (552-520) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with eight (8) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) S1/C (R) - is now twelve (12) days absent without leave

SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C (R) - after a search of the ship was found to be absent without leave from this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.18

AL Cox Keen Harris 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes Branan AH Wash Whyte Wetterer 6 departed


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29 May 1944

moored portside to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.20, Long -71.00

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to, Berth #7, South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 06.00 Reveille. Liberty party returned on time except JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) who is absent without leave from this time and date. 07.00 BRANAN, WALTER A. (222-408) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JUNE 1944 granted by the Commanding Officer 07.15 COWEN, HARDY C. (205-035) CPhM transferred to CG Base, Consititution Wharf, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS by Authority DCGO 1ND Order No 24059. WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI by Authority DCGO 1ND ORder No. 24058. LT. (JG) M.T.BIRMINGHAM and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.30 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #11-724-E. 07.26 Unmoored underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY. 07.38 Buoy "12A" abeam to port close aboard. 07.57 GOULD ISLAND lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard. Harry W. Robinson, Lieut (jg)

JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) who is absent without leave from this time and date

BRANAN, WALTER A. (222-408) - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JUNE 1944 granted by the Commanding Officer

COWEN, HARDY C. (205-035) CPhM - transferred to CG Base, Consititution Wharf, BOSTON MASSACHUSETTS

WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C - WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI

COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R) - WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI

WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R) - WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI

MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R) - WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI

STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) - WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) GM3/C, WANDROCKE, FRANCIS W. (545-397) QM3/C (R), COHEN, MYRON (663-021) S1/C QM (R), MARTIN, DONALD E (680-024) S1/C (R), STAHL, GERALD F (622-867) S1/C (R) transferred to CG Barracks, PROVIDENCE, RI

LT. (JG) M.T.BIRMINGHAM - LT. (JG) M.T.BIRMINGHAM and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction

08.00-12.00 Underway as befoer. 08.12 Buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.21 Set degaussing equipment. 08.22 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. 08.30 Set sound watch 08.45 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port. Set course 167° true 169° PGC at 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.20 Buoy "AB" abeam to port. 09.21 Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°19'N, Long 71°20'W. 09.46 Underway on various courses and speeds on towing exercises. 11.00 Secured from towing exercises. 11.07 Buoy "J" abeam to starboard. 11.10 All engines stopped. Streaming target. 11.14 Target streamed. Underway at slow speed ahead. 50 RPM. 11.20 Changed course to 090° True, 092° PGC. 11.39 Commenced firing exercises. Watch ended in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N, Long. 71°11'.6W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port

12.00-16.00 Underway on course 090° T - 092° PGC 100 RPM. 12.45 Secured from morning firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 12.50 Officers' call to quarters 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters; held following drills: general quarters, collision, abandon ship 13.19 changed course to 270° T 272° PGC. 100 RPM 13.25 Secured from all drills 13.30 Commenced afternoon exercises (firing) with motor torpedo boats. 14.51 Hove to in position 41°12'4.5"N 71°16'30"W to bring in target 15.00 Target aboard 15.10 Underway on course 053° T- 055° PGC at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°17'15"N - 71°09'W. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.13 Changed course to 061° T, 063° PGC. 16.47 Hove to in vicinity VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP, 41°22.8'N-71°00W. 19.21 Underway on various courses at various speeds to 21.00 rendezvous. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. 19.55 Changed course to 271° T, 273° PGC. Watch ended in position 41°23'N-70°57'W. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP - Hove to in vicinity VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP


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29 May 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) is thirteen (13) days absent without leave this time and date. 20.18 VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard distance 100 yards, changed course to 261° T, 263° PGC. 21.57 Swept Channel lighted bell buoy "AB" abeam to Starboard close aboard, changed course to 347° T, 349° PGC. 22.39 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard, distance 100 yards, underway on various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 23.30 Rounded lighted bell buoy "12A". 23.45 Moored port side to berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 23.50 LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE M.T.BIRMINGHAM United States Naval Reserve and party of twelve (12) men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 23.55 JONES, ALBERT reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 19.00, 29 MAY 1944 being thirteen (13) hours absent without leave. 23.55 SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 19.00, 29 MAY 1944 being twenty-six (26) hours absent without leave. 24.00 PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - is thirteen (13) days absent without leave this time and date

VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP - VINYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard distance 100 yards

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard, distance 100 yards

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE M.T.BIRMINGHAM United States Naval Reserve - LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE M.T.BIRMINGHAM United States Naval Reserve and party of twelve (12) men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

JONES, ALBERT - reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 19.00, 29 MAY 1944 being thirteen (13) hours absent without leave

SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) - reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS WICOMICO CG at 19.00, 29 MAY 1944 being twenty-six (26) hours absent without leave

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.17

AL Cox Keen Harris 'Amico Ellis Kemplin Starnes Branan AH Wash Whyte Wetterer


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30 May 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.17

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.10 commenced taking on fresh water 06.30 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice number 11736E. 07.00 Commence turning over engines slow ahead 07.01 Lt. jg La Motte USNR reported aboard with twelve (12) enlisted men for indoctrination and ship procedure. 07.10 Secured from taking on fresh water 07.30 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.35 Lt jg McDowall and Lt jg McGill with five (5) enlisted men reported aboard for navigation instructions. 07.37 Unmoored on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. Watch ended in position 41°33.1N - 71°19.5'W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

Lt. jg La Motte USNR - reported aboard with twelve (12) enlisted men for indoctrination and ship procedure

Lt jg McDowall - Lt jg McDowall and Lt jg McGill with five (5) enlisted men reported aboard for navigation instructions

Lt jg McGill - Lt jg McDowall and Lt jg McGill with five (5) enlisted men reported aboard for navigation instructions

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 08.54 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port distance 100 yards set course 167° T, 169° PGC at 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples Conditions dry and normal 09.37 Swept channel lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to port distance 700 yards. 09.42 Hove to in position 41°19' North latitude, 71°20' West. 10.00 Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 along side to set one man aboard this unit for indoctrination. 10.01 Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 away. 10.03 Underway on course 167° T, 169° PGC at various speeds; commenced towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats 11.17 Lighted whistle buoy "J" abeam to port distance 1000 yards changed course to 090° T, 092° PGC. 11.29 Secured from towing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 11.30 Hove to in position 41°12' North, 71°17.5' West. 11.33 Streamed Target. 11.35 Underway on course 090° T, 092° PGC at 100 RPM. 11.50 Commenced firing runs with Motor Torpedo Boats. 12.00 Position 41°12' North latitude, 71°10.8' West longitude. * R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port distance 100 yards

Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 - Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 along side to set one man aboard this unit for indoctrination

Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 - Motor Torpedo Boat number 451 away

12.00-16.00 Underway as before 12.47 Secured from firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 12.51 Sounded general quarters drill 13.06 Secured from general quarters drill 13.11 Sounded man over board drill 13.32 Secured from man-overboard drill 13.40 Changed course to 270° T - 272° PGC at 100 RPM 13.50 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 15.05 Hove to in position 41°13'15"N 71°10'24"W taking target aboard. 15.13 Target aboard 15.15 Underway on course 250° T 252° PGC 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°12'N 71°15'N Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg


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30 May 1944

southwest ledge buoy 2 abeam to port close aboard

Lat 41.15, Long -70.78

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.01 Hove to in position 41°12'N-71°18'W in vicinity of Buoy "J". 16.17 Underway on course 090° T, 092° PGC, 100 RPM. 17.56 Changed course to 100° T, 102° PGC. 18.20 Southwest Ledge Buoy #2 abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 143° T, 145° PGC. 18.43 Hove to in approximate position 41°09.6N - 70°47.5W 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. Watch ended in approximate position 41°09.6N - 70°47.5W. William H. Kittell, Lieut (jg)

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) is now fourteen (14) days absent without leave this time and date. 21.00 Underway on course 270° True, 272° PGC at 100 RPM. 21.10 Changed course to 291° True 293° PGC. 21.50 Commenced exercises with MTB's. 23.45 Changed course to 303° True, 305° PGC. Watch ended in position Lat 41°17'N Long 71°17'W Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) S1/C (R) - is now fourteen (14) days absent without leave this time and date

*12.00 D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) is one (1) day absent over leave at this time and date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R) WHK

D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - is one (1) day absent over leave at this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Harris 2 'Amico 28 Ellis 7 Kemplin 8 Branan 14 Goy 16 AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis

Water Received 6310 Expended 2210 On hand 14290


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31 May 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.42, Long -71.37

00.00-04.00 Underway on course 304° T 305° PGC at 100 RPM 00.08 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE BUOY "J" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 346° T - 347° PGC 00.35 Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to discharge freight and mail aboard this vessel 00.55 Hove to in position 41°25.5N - 71°27.5W in vicinity of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP using engines to maintain position 03.43 lowered away motor whale boat with four (4) men aboard - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox. in charge to retrieve torpedo firing during dawn torpedo firing exercises. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

Motor Torpedo Boat 452 - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to discharge freight and mail aboard this vessel

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - in vicinity of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP

AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox. - lowered away motor whale boat with four (4) men aboard - AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Cox. in charge to retrieve torpedo firing during dawn torpedo firing exercises

04.00-09.00 Hove to as before. 04.12 Underway on various courses at various speeds to maintain position in vicinity of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP. 14.18 Hove to in position 41°25.5N - 71°22.5W. 04.21 Underway on course 215° T, 217° PGC at 100 RPM commencing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat #314. 04.25 Darkened ship. 04.44 Changed course maneuvering to assist Motor Whale Boat #2 search for torpedo. 04.55 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat #314. 04.57 PILLING, WILLIAM J. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. 05.00 Underway on course 048° T, 050° PGC at 100 RPM. Secured radar watch. 05.20 Passed abeam to starboard distant 500 yards BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP, changed to various courses and various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 05.25 Secured sound watch. 05.40 Passed between gate vessels. 05.47 Passed abeam to port FL W Buoy "2A". 05.42 Passed abeam to starboard, Rose Island lighted beacon. 06.30 Passed abeam to starboard close aboard, Bell Buoy "12A". 06.50 Moored South Pier, berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 06.52 Lt (jg) McDowall, Lt (jg) McGill and Lt (jg) A H LaMotte, USNR and seventeen (17) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC 06.55 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. 06.57 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) returned from i/p treatment at US NAVAL HOSPITAL NEWPORT, RI 07.00 ENSIGN PAUL W. WHALEY, USCGR reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty, having previously reported to COTP NEWPORT, RI Authority DCGO1ND ref. file No. P-781-531 Order No. 23876. 07.30 Motor Whale Boat #2 alongside. 07.45 LOPENZO, MICHAEL (616-467) Sea 1/C attached to the WICOMICO reported aboard this unit in the absence of his unit. 08.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock. 08.00 GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 16 JUNE, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - in vicinity of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP

Motor Torpedo Boat #314 - commencing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat #314

Motor Torpedo Boat #314 - Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat #314

PILLING, WILLIAM J. (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with six (6) hours remaining

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - Passed abeam to starboard distant 500 yards BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP

Lt (jg) McDowall - Lt (jg) McDowall, Lt (jg) McGill and Lt (jg) A H LaMotte, USNR and seventeen (17) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

Lt (jg) McGill - Lt (jg) McDowall, Lt (jg) McGill and Lt (jg) A H LaMotte, USNR and seventeen (17) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

Lt (jg) A H LaMotte - Lt (jg) McDowall, Lt (jg) McGill and Lt (jg) A H LaMotte, USNR and seventeen (17) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from i/p treatment at US NAVAL HOSPITAL NEWPORT, RI

ENSIGN PAUL W. WHALEY, USCGR - reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty, having previously reported to COTP NEWPORT, RI

LOPENZO, MICHAEL (616-467) Sea 1/C - attached to the WICOMICO reported aboard this unit in the absence of his unit

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - departed on fifteen (15) days annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 16 JUNE, 1944

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.30 KEEN, CECIL T (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) returned from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time. 09.30 DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) Stm2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 09.55 Received from Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 222 gallons of Diesel Fuel Oil on invoice 7681 10.05 STARNES, VERDELL B (222-081) QM1/C (R) returned from five (5) days leave of absence on time. 10.05 COX, ERWIN W. 594-944) Sea 1/C (R) returned from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time. 11.00 LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE United States Coast Guard returned from inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 12.00 D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM2/C (R)

KEEN, CECIL T (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time

DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) Stm2/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

STARNES, VERDELL B (222-081) QM1/C (R) - returned from five (5) days leave of absence on time

COX, ERWIN W. 594-944) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from fifteen (15) days leave of absence on time

LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE United States Coast Guard - returned from inpatient treatment at United States Naval Hospital, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM2/C (R) - D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM2/C (R)


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31 May 1944

09.00-16.00 CONTINUED: is two (2) days absent over leave this time and date. 12.00 Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused. 13.00 Company "B" mustered on dock for infantry drill; Company "A" mustered on dock for semaphore drill. 14.10 Company "A" and "B" secured from drills. 15.30 Received from Captain of The Port NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND radio equipment as noted on requisition number R-1799-44, Bill of lading number 18927. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 07.30, JUNE 1, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) - Captain's mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) awarded thirteen (13) hours extra duty. SCEPPE, JOSEPH A (577-743) EM3/C (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship. BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) S1/C (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship. PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused. JOHNSON, NATHANIEL (7016-281) Stm2/C (R) warned and excused. ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) S1/C (R) excused. SCHUYLER, EDMUND L JR (563-006) Sea 1/C (R) excused

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.40 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) is fifteen (15) days absent without leave. 20.05 JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with eleven (11) hours remaining. 20.05 PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with four (4) remaining. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - is fifteen (15) days absent without leave

JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with eleven (11) hours remaining

PILLING, WILLIAM JUNIOR (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with four (4) remaining


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Walter A. Devine - Lieut. 12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, Rhode Island. Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address. Phone: Newport 4993-M.

Robert McManus - Lieut. On board. Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Ave. Staten Island, New York.

R. I. Johnson - Lieut. jg 115 Highland Rd. Tiverton, Rhode Island. Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address. Phone: Tiverton 275JK.

R. A. Peterson - Lieut. jg On board. Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 So. Main St. Manchester, Conn. Phone: Manchester 4254.

D. R. Curtis - Lieut jg On board Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mt. Vernon St. Salem, Mass. Phone. Salem 4789.

H. W. Robinson - Lieut. jg 131 Church St, Newport, Rhode Island. Wife: Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson, Same. Phone 668-R. Home: 11 Lincoln St. Hudson, Mass. Phone 548.

W. H. Kittell - Lieut jg On board. 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, Mass. Wife Mrs. Greta F. Kittell. Phone: Hav. 821

Paul W. Whaley - Ensign 23 Catherine St Newport Phone: Ward Cottage


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 2 Harris 29 'Amico 7 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Banran 16 Goy 14 Gray AH Wash Whyte Whetterer Davis ATD Bush AWOL Micheels

Water Received 4610 Expended 2400 On hand 16500


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1 June 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to Berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice 7540E. 08.05 All hands to muster on dock for physical education. 08.20 Secured from physical education. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Held fort-nightly tests - conditions good. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.15 Received aboard from Supply Locker, HAMMET'S WHARF, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, one (1) package generator brushes on invoice 44-19914, One package electric lights for life jackets, one box soda ash powder, and one carton of stationary. 10.20 Received aboard from Supply Office, MELVILLE, RI Commissary Stores for use in general mess on requisition dated 1 JUNE, 1944. 11.30 GRAY, CHARLES F. (220-665) GM1/C departed on ten (10) days Annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon on 14 JUNE, 1944. * William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

GRAY, CHARLES F. (220-665) GM1/C - departed on ten (10) days Annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon on 14 JUNE, 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 06.00 2 - JUNE, 1944. 16.30 SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) with two (2) prisoners, BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C departed this unit for COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS. on Authority letter dated 1 JUNE, 1944, USS UNALGA. 17.30 Received aboard from Newport Tobacco Company, NEWPORT, RI supplies for SHIP'S Service Store on invoice #2164. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 MICHAEL, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C is sixteen (16) days absent without leave this time and date. 20.00 JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM2/C completed two (2) hours extra duty with nine (9) hours remaining. 20.15 PILLING, WILLIAM (JR) (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with no hours remaining. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) - SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) with two (2) prisoners, BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C departed this unit for COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS.

SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C - SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) with two (2) prisoners, BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C departed this unit for COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS.

BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) - SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) with two (2) prisoners, BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C (R) and SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) EM2/C departed this unit for COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS.

MICHAEL, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C - is sixteen (16) days absent without leave this time and date

JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM2/C - completed two (2) hours extra duty with nine (9) hours remaining

PILLING, WILLIAM (JR) (552-521) Sea 1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with no hours remaining

*12.00 D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) is three (3) days absent overleave from this time and date. W.H.Kittell

D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - is three (3) days absent overleave from this time and date

*13.00 No drills or quarters because of urgent ship's work. W.H.Kittell


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.07

AL 2 Harris 29 'Amico 7 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Banran 16 Goy 14 Gray AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis ATD Bush AWOL Micheels


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2 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to SOUTH PIER, berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 01.30 SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) returned aboard having completed temporary duty as armed guard delivering two (2) prisoners to COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.20 ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS, USNR, and fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base Squardron Training Center, MELVILLE, RI for indoctrination. 07.30 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.45 Motor Whale Boat #2 alongside. 07.50 Boat #2 secure aboard. 07.51 Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to port, close aboard. Watch ended in position 41°34'10"N - 71°18'50"W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

SYMINGTON, SHELDON M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) - returned aboard having completed temporary duty as armed guard delivering two (2) prisoners to COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS.

ENSIGN SAYERS - ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS, USNR, and fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base Squardron Training Center, MELVILLE, RI for indoctrination

ENSIGN M.R.FORREST - ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS, USNR, and fourteen (14) enlisted men reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base Squardron Training Center, MELVILLE, RI for indoctrination

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.17 GOULD ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to starboard. 08.26 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port. 08.34 Buoy "3A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.35 Degaussing equipment set. Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.56 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 166° True, 169 PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.35 Bell buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. Commenced towing exercises with MTB's. 10.24 Bell buoy "K" abeam to port close aboard. 10.45 Secured from towing exercises with MTB's. 10.57 Buoy "J" abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 090° true 091° PGC. 11.02 Hove to in position Lat. 41°12'N Long. 71°16'W. streaming target. 11.10 Target streamed. Commenced firing exercises with MTB's. Underway on course 090° True 091° PGC 100 RPM. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°09'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before. This date D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) is four (4) days absent over leave. 12.30 Secured morning firing exercises with MTB's, reduced speed to fifty (50) RPM's. 13.00 Held general quarters drill course changed to 270° T - 271° pgc 13.07 Secured from general quarters drill. 13.12 Held fire drill 13.15 Secured from fire drill. 13.30 Increased speed to one hundred (100) RPM's commenced afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.01 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTB's. 14.02 Stopped all engines, made preparations for taking in target. 14.10 Target aboard. Hove to in approximate position 71°17.5'W 41°10.5'N Watch ended in same approximate position. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) - This date D'AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM3/C (R) is four (4) days absent over leave

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. 16.00 Tested magazine sprinkler systems Conditions good. 16.27 Underway on course 224° T 226° PGC half speed. 16.45 Maneuvering to investigate floating object - proved to be small sump 16.55 Hove to in vicinity Buoy "I",


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2 June 1944

Lat 41.17, Long -71.28

16.00-20.00 (con'd) 41°10'.5N - 71°17'.5W. 18.06 Held sub-caliber drill on after 3'/50 cal gun. 18.30 Secured from sub-caliber drill. 19.55 Underway on course 159° T, 160° PGC at 100 RPM. Watch ended in 41°10'.5N - 71°18'W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

20.00-24.00: Underway as before. 20.00 JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is seventeen (17) days absent without leave this time and date. 20.33 Lighted Bell Buoy "H" abeam to port distance 100 yards, changed course to 345° T 346° PGC; commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 22.17 Swept channel lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to port distance 100 yards. 22.20 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 22.40 Hove to in position 41°22' North, 71°21' West. 22.42 Motor Torpedo Boat 450 alongside to receive ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS United States Navy Reserve and fourteen (14) enlisted men from Motor Torpedo Base. 22.45 Motor Torpedo Boat 450 away. 22.48 Underway on course 165° T, 166° PGC at 100 RPM. 23.10 Swept channel lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to port distance 200 yards, changed course to 270° T, 271° PGC. 23.52 Lighted Whistle buoy "2" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 313° T, 314° PGC. 23.55 changed course to 318° T 319° PGC. 24.00 Position 41°21' North latitude, 71°30' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty with seven (7) hours remaining

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is seventeen (17) days absent without leave this time and date

ENSIGN M.R.FORREST - Motor Torpedo Boat 450 alongside to receive ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS United States Navy Reserve and fourteen (14) enlisted men from Motor Torpedo Base

Motor Torpedo Boat 450 - Motor Torpedo Boat 450 alongside to receive ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS United States Navy Reserve and fourteen (14) enlisted men from Motor Torpedo Base

ENSIGN SAYERS - Motor Torpedo Boat 450 alongside to receive ENSIGN M.R.FORREST and ENSIGN SAYERS United States Navy Reserve and fourteen (14) enlisted men from Motor Torpedo Base


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.32

AL 2 Harris 7 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush 1 departed

Water Received 5380 Expended 3520 On hand 14740


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3 June 1944

standing in point judith harbor of refuge rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.50

00.00-04.00 Underway steering course 318° T 320° pgc. 00.05 Various courses and speeds standing in Point Judith Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island. 00.10 Anchored in five (5) fathoms of water to fifteen (15) fathoms of port anchor chain on the following true bearings; Flashing White Light on East Entrance 071° T, Flashing Red Light on West Entrance 310° T, Flashing White Light on South Corner 185° T. Running lights extinguished anchor lights on. Set anchor watch. Watch ended in approximate position 71°30.5'W 41°21.4'N P.W.Whaley Jr., Ensign (R)

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. 07.00 Commenced sounding fog signals. William H. Kittell, Lieut jg (R)

08.00-12.00 Anchored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; forward magazines dry and normal, after magazine wet, ammunition dry. 10.10 Commenced heaving around on anchor. 10.12 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of HARBOR OF REFUGE, RHODE ISLAND. 10.22 Flashing white beacon on south side of east entrance HARBOR OF REFUGE, RHODE ISLAND abeam to Starbord close aboard, set course 140° T, 142° PGC at 100 RPM. 10.33 Lighted whistle buoy "2" abeam to port distance 100 yards changed course to 098° T, 100 PGC. * 11.17 Hove to in position 14°19' North, 71°20' West rendezvous with Motor Torpedo Boats. 11.20 Motor Tropedo Boat 296 along side to set ENSIGN CM BLUNT and ENSIGN NK MORGAN United States Naval Reserve and thirteen (13) enlisted men aboard for observation. 11.21 Motor Torpedo Boat 296 away. 11.22 Underway on course 167° T, 168° PGC at 100 RPM. 10.23 Secured fog signals. 12.00 Position 41°13' North latitude, 71°19' West longitude. *11.00 Commanding Officer held ships inspection. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

ENSIGN NK MORGAN - Motor Tropedo Boat 296 along side to set ENSIGN CM BLUNT and ENSIGN NK MORGAN United States Naval Reserve and thirteen (13) enlisted men aboard for observation

ENSIGN CM BLUNT - Motor Tropedo Boat 296 along side to set ENSIGN CM BLUNT and ENSIGN NK MORGAN United States Naval Reserve and thirteen (13) enlisted men aboard for observation

Motor Tropedo Boat 296 - Motor Tropedo Boat 296 along side to set ENSIGN CM BLUNT and ENSIGN NK MORGAN United States Naval Reserve and thirteen (13) enlisted men aboard for observation

Motor Torpedo Boat 296 - Motor Torpedo Boat 296 away

12.00-16.00 Underway as before. This date D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) is five (5) days absent over leave. 12.06 Buoy "J" abeam to starbord distance off one (1) mile, course changed to 090° T - 092 pgc 12.10 Stopped all engines made preparations for taking target in tow. 12.20 Target streamed, set course 090° T - 092° pgc 100 RPM's 12.30 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTB's. 13.00 Mustered crew at quarters. 13.05 Secured from quarters. 13.18 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTB's, reversed course to 270° T and 272° pgc reduced speed to fifty (50) RPM's 13.46 Increased speed to 100 RPM's commenced evening firing exercises with MTB's. 14.33 Secured from evening firing exercises. Started maneuvering to bring target aboard 14.40 Target aboard 14.53 Started preparations for towing exercises with MTB's. 15.00 Commenced towing exercises. 15.47 Secured from towing exercises. 15.50 Jones, A.C.

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - This date D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) is five (5) days absent over leave

Jones, A.C. - Jones, A.C.


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3 June 1944

moored port side south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.22, Long -71.13

(613-567) MM3/C R completed two (2) hours extra duty now having five (5) hours remaining. Watch ended in approximate position 41°13'N 71°08'.5W. P.W.Whaley Jr., Ensign (R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.15 Changed course to 308° T. 310° PGC. 17.25 Changed course to 350° T, 352° PGC. 17.26 Passed "AB" Buoy abeam to port close aboard. 18.26 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard, close aboard. Steering various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 18.25 Passed between gate vessels. 18.27 Passed Buoy "3A" abeam to port close aboard. 19.21 Moored port side SOUTH Pier, berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RI 19.45 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice No. 7768E. William H. Kittell Lt. (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard, close aboard

20.00-24.00 Moored as before. 20.01 Ensigns Blunt and Morgan departed with thirteen (13) enlisted men having reported aboard at 11.20 this date for training. 20.05 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.15 Morgan, Robert (504-526) RT1/C (R) transfered this time and date to US Coast Guard Base, Chelsea, Mass. Authority: DCGO1ND-POA 783-531. 21.30 D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) reported aboard after being five (5) days nine and one-half (9 1/2) hours absent over leave. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Morgan - Ensigns Blunt and Morgan departed with thirteen (13) enlisted men having reported aboard at 11.20 this date for training

Blunt - Ensigns Blunt and Morgan departed with thirteen (13) enlisted men having reported aboard at 11.20 this date for training

Morgan, Robert (504-526) RT1/C (R) - transfered this time and date to US Coast Guard Base, Chelsea, Mass.

D'AMICO, Richard L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - reported aboard after being five (5) days nine and one-half (9 1/2) hours absent over leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 9 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 7 Semproch AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush 5 reported

Water Received 3960 Expended 2260 On hand 16440


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4 June 1944

moored port side to south dock berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South dock, Berth #7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.12 Sunrise. 06.00 Reveille. 07.45 Semproch, Henry L. (569-255) F1/C (R) departed on two (2) days annual leave to expire noon, 7 June 1944, granted him by the executive officer. P.W.Whaley Jr Ensign (R)

Semproch, Henry L. (569-255) F1/C (R) - departed on two (2) days annual leave to expire noon, 7 June 1944, granted him by the executive officer

*08.12 Harris, Thomas Jr. (7016-140) STM2/C (R) returned aboard from fifteen (15) days annual leave granted him by commanding officer, having previously reported aboard the Wicomico at 11.45 2 June 1944.

Harris, Thomas Jr. (7016-140) STM2/C (R) - returned aboard from fifteen (15) days annual leave granted him by commanding officer, having previously reported aboard the Wicomico at 11.45 2 June 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. All regular liberty party returned on time. 09.50 The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island. Authority: DCGO 1ND dispatch 031311 order No. 24290 via Newport Rhode Island. 10.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 4 JUNE 1944. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C - The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island

Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C - The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island

Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R) - The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island

Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C - The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island

Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) - The following men, with Clements, Robert G. (251-384) WT1/C in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: Loiry, Millard E. (229-345) MM2/C; Ganley, Jack (639-086) F2/C (R); Lehman, Joseph Jr. (229-135) MM2/C, and Hayes, Harold J. (647-471) RdM3/C (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence Rhode Island

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Micheels, William G (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is nineteen (19) days absent without leave at this time and date. P.W.Whaley Jr.

Micheels, William G (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is nineteen (19) days absent without leave at this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.55

AL 8 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 8 Semproch AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush


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5 June 1944

moored port side to dock berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.23

00.00-08.00 Moored Port Side to dock, Berth #7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.45 Klang, G.A. TM2/C with three (3) enlisted men from MTBSTC reported aboard to participate in today's exercises. 07.15 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island invoice #7779. 07.25 Ensign EVANS with eleven (11) enlisted men from MTBSTC reported aboard for indoctrination. 07.34 Underway, various courses and speeds standing out East Passage of Narragansett Bay. 07.41 Buoy "12" abeam to port. Watch ended in approximate position 41°32'.9N 71°19'.8W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Klang, G.A. TM2/C - Klang, G.A. TM2/C with three (3) enlisted men from MTBSTC reported aboard to participate in today's exercises

Ensign EVANS - Ensign EVANS with eleven (11) enlisted men from MTBSTC reported aboard for indoctrination

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.03 GOULD ISLAND bell buoy abeam to port, close aboard 08.20 Buoy "4B" abeam to port close aboard. 08.29 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.39 Set course 215° True 216° PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Sound watch set. 09.26 Whistle buoy "2" abeam to port close aboard. changed course to 246° True 247° PGC 09.35 Hove to in position Lat 41°20'W, Long 71°31'W. 09.55 MTBSTC launch alongside. 10.00 MTBSTC launch away. 10.13 Commenced lowering motor whale boat. 10.15 Motor whale boat away with four (4) men aboard. AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. in charge. 10.16 Underway on various courses at various speeds on scheduled exercises with MTB's 11.43 Secured from exercises with MTB's. Watch ended in position Lat 41°19'N, Long 71°33'W. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. - Motor whale boat away with four (4) men aboard. AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. in charge

12.00-16.00. Underway - maneuvering to pick up motor whale boat 12.05 Motor whale boat secured at falls 12.25 Set course at 133° T 135° PGC at various speeds holding noon towing exercises with motor torpedo boats 13.22 FLASHING WHITE BELL BUOY "A" abeam to port, close aboard changed course to 138° T - 140° PGC 13.55 completed noon towing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.15 Streamed target for afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.26 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY "J" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 090° T - 092° PGC - 100 RPM 15.06 Completed afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 15.08 Hove to in position 71°08'03"W 41°12'N to bring target aboard. 15.23 target aboard. 15.24 Set course to 312° T, 314° PGC - 100 RPM 15.43 Sounded fire drill - 15.50 Secured from fire drill. All hands at quarters - 15.55 Held resuscitation drill - Watch ended in position 41°16'N 71°14.7'W Donald R Curtis Lt jg


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5 June 1944

Lat 41.32, Long -71.40

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.16 Secured from all drills. 16.30 Changed course to 295° T, 297° PGC. 16.39 Passed abeam to starboard, close aboard, Buoy "AB". Changed course to 270° T, 272° PGC. 16.50 Hove to in vicinity Buoy "C", position 41°19'.6N - 71°24'W. 17.55 Underway steering various courses at various speeds maneuvering to maintain position in vicinity Buoy "C". 19.10 Hove to in position. 19.10 JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) has completed two (2) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining. Watch ended hove to in position 41°19'.8N - 71°24'01"W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

JONES, ALBERT C. (613-567) MM3/C (R) - has completed two (2) hours extra duty with three (3) hours remaining

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. 20.00 Held reports, departments secured department heads to muster. 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is twenty (20) absent without leave this time and date. 21.00 Underway on course 113° T 115° PGC at 100 RPM. 21.23 Swept channel gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard changed course to 109° T 111° PGC. 21.30 Commenced night exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 21.45 Expended four (4) rounds of illuminating projectiles in operation with Motor Torpedo Boats. 23.00 changed course to 289° T, 291° PGC at position 41°15' North latitude, 71°02' West longitude. 23.17 Secured from night exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 24.00 Position 71°14' West longitude, 49°19' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is twenty (20) absent without leave this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long -3.0

AL 7 Ellis 8 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 7 Semproch 17 Livingston AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush 1 reported

oil: 30,939 - Fuel oil Received 30,939 Expended 2,000 On hand 49,934

Water Received 4,720 Expended 2,350 On hand 16,500

oil: 30939 -


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6 June 1944

moored port side to north dock berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 30.5, Long 120.4

00.00-04.00 Underway as before, steering course 289° T 291° pgc. 00.25 Changed course 331° T 332° pgc. 00.45 Buoy "AB" abeam to port, distance off 2000 yards. 01.30 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage Narragansett Bay. 01.57 Standing through gate vessels. 02.03 Buoy "3A" abeam to port. 03.00 Moored Port Side to North Dock Berth #7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard

04.00-09.00 Moored as before. 06.00 Reville 06.40 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice #7790-E. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.05 Crew mustered on dock for physical exercise. 08.20 Secured from physical exercise. 08.40 SORRELLS, THOMAS (200-891) CQM reported on board for duty from CG RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON MASS on Authority DCGO 1ND Order No 24327. 08.48 Commenced taking fuel aboard. Draft forward 10'8" Aft 14'1". 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

SORRELLS, THOMAS (200-891) CQM - reported on board for duty from CG RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON MASS

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.37 Secured taking on fuel having received 30,939 gallons, draft after fueling, forward eleven (11) feet nine (9) inches; aft fourteen (14) feet ten (10) inches. 10.00 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores for use in the general mess on stub requisition dated 6 JUNE, 1944. 10.34 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 10.42 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 10.55 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 11.05 Received from HAMMETT'S WHARF, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND the following stores: one (1) carton of harnesses and one (1) carton of paint on invoice 20517; Four (4) pieces of pipe on invoice 237786; Twenty (20) sets of hammocks with jackstays and slews, one (1) sail of three (3) inch line on invoice 376464; one (1) package of hammocks on invoice 376465; one (1) carton of tablespoons on requisition 10773; three (3) gallons thinner on invoice 370552. 12.55 officer's call. 13.00 All hands to muster on dock for quarters. 13.02 Held semaphore drill. 13.30 Secured from semaphore drill. 13.40 LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LEROY CLARK, JUNIOR United States Navy and party of four (4) officer's aboard for surprise Naval Material inspection. 15.00 Naval inspection party away. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 7 JUNE 1944. * R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 30,939 gallons - Secured taking on fuel having received 30,939 gallons

LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LEROY CLARK, JUNIOR United States Navy - LIEUTENANT COMMANDER LEROY CLARK, JUNIOR United States Navy and party of four (4) officer's aboard for surprise Naval Material inspection

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 17 JUNE granted by Commanding Officer. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster 20.02 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is twenty-one (21) days absent without leave this time and date. 20.30 JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 17 JUNE granted by Commanding Officer

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is twenty-one (21) days absent without leave this time and date

JONES, ALBERT C (613-567) MM3/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining

*16.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the case of D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R), case dismissed. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the case of D'AMICO, RICHARD L. (550-355) MM3/C (R), case dismissed


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.50

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush


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7 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.57, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.45 Party of four (4) men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND to retrieve torpedoes. 07.00 LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD departed on four (4) days leave of absence granted by Commander Task Group 23.4. 07.00 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.15 Secured fresh water supply from dock 07.20 OSTEN, SIDNEY (606-005) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time to expire at 12.00 21 JUNE 1944 granted by Commanding Officer 07.47 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.41 Took Motor Torpedo Base launch in tow. 08.00 Position 41°34' North latitude, 71°18' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT WALTER A. DEVINE UNITED STATES COAST GUARD - departed on four (4) days leave of absence granted by Commander Task Group 23.4

OSTEN, SIDNEY (606-005) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time to expire at 12.00 21 JUNE 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.22 Rounded mid-channel gong buoy off GOULD ISLAND, standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.56 Cast off Motor Torpedo Base launch. 09.05 Inspected magazines amd smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.07 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.43 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 09.47 Took Motor Torpedo Base launch in tow. 10.42 Passed through minefield, set course 213° T, 215 PGC at 100 RPM 11.13 Cast off Motor Torpedo Base launch. 11.25 Lighted Whistle Buoy #2 abeam to port close aboard changed course to 246° T, 248° PGC 11.44 Hove-to in position 41°20' North latitude 71°30' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before. 12.05 MTBSTC launch alongside. 12.45 MTBSTC launch away. 12.47 Underway steering course 125° T 127° pgc at 100 RPM. 12.55 Officers call first call to quarters 13.00 Quarters. held following drills resuscitation and signal drill. 13.07 Changed course to 305° T - 307° pgc. Commenced torpedo firing exercises with MTB's. 13.10 Changed course to various courses and speeds - lowering one motor whale boat. 13.30 Secured from quarters and drills. 14.15 Secured from torpedo firing exercises. 14.20 Motor whaleboat alongside. 14.24 Motor whaleboat secured. 14.35 Underway on course


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7 June 1944

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

107° T - 109° pgc at 100 RPM. 15.10 Passed Flashing White Bell Buoy "A" close aboard to starboard. 15.35 Swept Channel Flashing White Bell Buoy "K" close aboard to starboard. changed course to 160° T - 162° pgc at 100 RPM's. 16.00 Watch ended 41°12'N 71°18'W P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

16.00-20.00 Hove to in vicinity Buoy "J", approximate position 41°12'N-71°18'W, using engines to maintain position. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. Watch ended in same position. William H. Kittell Lt jg (R)

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS WILLIAM G. (550-390) S1/C is now twenty-two (22) days absent without leave. 20.22 Underway on course 239° True 241° PGC. 20.32 Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard changed course to 090° True, 092° PGC 100 RPM 20.55 Hove to Streaming target. 21.00 Underway on course 090° True 092° PGC Target streamed. 21.31 Commenced firing exercises with MTB's 22.30 Reversed course to 270° True 272° PSC 24.00 Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12', Long 71°12' Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

MICHEELS WILLIAM G. (550-390) S1/C - is now twenty-two (22) days absent without leave


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis AWOL Micheels ATD Bush

Water Received 5135 Expended 2510 On hand 16,290


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8 June 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.17, Long -71.20

00.00-04.00 Underway on course 290° T - 292° pgc 100 RPM's. Holding firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 00.02 Secured from firing exercises with MTB's. 00.04 Hove to in position 41°10'45"N-71°12'45"W to bring target aboard. 00.20 Target aboard, underway on course 325° T - 327° pgc 100 RPM's. 01.47 Swept Channeld Short-Long Flashing White Gong Buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 347° T-349° pgc. 02.25 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage Narragansett Bay. 02.51 Passed between net vessels. 03.57 Moored port side to Berth #7 South Pier US Naval Net & Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

04.00-09.00 Moored as before. 06.20 Ellis, Ernest L. (205-015) BM1/C returned aboard from fifteen (15) days authorized leave granted by Commanding Officer previously reporting aboard the USS Wicomico 12.00 7 JUNE 1944, in the absence of this unit. 06.45 Received aboard from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island ten (10) gallons fresh milk on invoice #2411F. 08.50 Grimsley, Leonard W. (234-006) BM2/C departed on ten (10) days authorized leave of absence with two (2) days travel time, by authority executive officer, to expire noon 21 June 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Ellis, Ernest L. (205-015) BM1/C - returned aboard from fifteen (15) days authorized leave granted by Commanding Officer previously reporting aboard the USS Wicomico 12.00 7 JUNE 1944, in the absence of this unit

Grimsley, Leonard W. (234-006) BM2/C - departed on ten (10) days authorized leave of absence with two (2) days travel time, by authority executive officer, to expire noon 21 June 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard three (3) drums lubricating oil from Naval Supply Depot, NEWPORT, RI on invoice #38877, six (6) lenders, one (1) carton of exhaust and frimming valves, and two (2) cartons medical supplies from Supply Locker, HAMMETT'S, WHARF, NEWPORT, RI 10.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock. 13.00 Quarters on the dock for muster, followed by fire and abandon ship drills. 13.47 Secured from all drills. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

*06.30 Semproch, Henry L. (569-255) F1/C (R) returned aboard from two (2) days leave of absence, having previously reported aboard USS Wicomico at 12.00 7 June 1944 in the absence of this unit. PWW

Semproch, Henry L. (569-255) F1/C (R) - returned aboard from two (2) days leave of absence, having previously reported aboard USS Wicomico at 12.00 7 June 1944 in the absence of this unit

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 02.00 9 June, 1944. 19.55 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. 20.00 MICHAEL, William G (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is twenty-three (23) days absent without leave this time and date. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

MICHAEL, William G (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is twenty-three (23) days absent without leave this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.00

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley AH Wash Whyte Wetterer Davis ATD Bush Micheels


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9 June 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.28

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to SOUTH PIER, berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 02.00 Liberty party returned on time except COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R). 06.00 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #2424. 06.30 COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C returned abord having been four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent overleave. 07.10 All hands mustered for Sailing List check. 07.20 ENS. G.C.COOLEY, ENS. R.E.POWELL and thirteen (13) enlisted men from the Motor Torpedo Base reported aboard for indoctrination. 07.33 Unmoored and underway steering various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 07.40 Passed Bell Buoy "12A" abeam to port, close aboard. Watch ended in position 41°32'30" - 71°19'45"W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C - Liberty party returned on time except COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (573-865) HA1/C (R)

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time except COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (573-865) HA1/C (R)

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C - COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C returned abord having been four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent overleave

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C - COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N. (548-480) MM3/C and PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C returned abord having been four (4) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent overleave

ENS. G.C.COOLEY - ENS. G.C.COOLEY, ENS. R.E.POWELL and thirteen (13) enlisted men from the Motor Torpedo Base reported aboard for indoctrination

ENS. R.E.POWELL - ENS. G.C.COOLEY, ENS. R.E.POWELL and thirteen (13) enlisted men from the Motor Torpedo Base reported aboard for indoctrination

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.20 Set degaussing equipment. 08.21 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port. 08.28 Buoy "3A" abeam to starboard close aboard 08.31 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. 08.55 Set sound watch. 08.55 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 167° True 169 PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Tested magazine sprinkler systems. Conditions fair. 09.30 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 153° True 155° PGC 09.45 Commenced refuelling exercises with MTB's. 10.15 Buoy "K" abeam to starboard. 10.45 Secured from refuelling exercises. 10.50 changed course to 090° True 092° PGC 10.55 Commenced streaming target. 11.00 Target streamed 11.05 Commenced firing exercises with MTB's. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12'N, Long. 71°05W. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before. 12.15 Radar fix 41°13'N-70°58'30"W 12.30 Secured from noon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 12.45 Sounded man over board drill 13.30 All hands to quarters. 13.34 Sounded fire drill 13.40 Secured from all drills 13.53 Underway on course 273° PGC - 270° T 100 RPM. 14.30 Commenced afternoon firing exercise (firing) with motor torpedo boats 15.00 Secured from afternoon firing exercise with motor torpedo boats. 15.08 PT 486 along side to take officer of navy enlisted men 15.10 Hove to - bringing target aboard. 15.20 Target aboard 15.27 Underway on course 270° T - 273° PGC 100 RPM. 16.00 Request mast held by Executive Officer. Watch ended in position 41°12'N 71°17'W. Donald R. Curtis Lt (jg)

PT 486 - PT 486 along side to take officer of navy enlisted men

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.05 Buoy "J" abeam to port, close aboard. Changed course to 050° T, 053° PGC. 17.50 Changed course to 098° T, 101° PGC 17.55 VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to port 500 yards. 19.20 Hove to in position 41°22'.7N-71°57.5W. Watch ended in same approximate position. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) - VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to port 500 yards


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9 June 1944

Lat 41.35, Long -71.95

20.00-24.00: Hove to as before 20.00 MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) is twenty-four (24) days absent without leave this time and date. 20.01 Held reports, departments secured, department heads to muster. 21.10 Commenced night exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, underway on various courses at 100 RPM 23.45 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats in position 41°21' North 71°51' West, set course 266° T, 269° PGC. 24.00 Position 71°57' West longitude, 41°21' North latitude. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-390) Sea 1/C (R) - is twenty-four (24) days absent without leave this time and date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.48

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley AH Wash Whyte Davis ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 4110 Expended 2200 On hand 15500


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10 June 1944

standing out harbor of refuge rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.48

00.00-04.00 Underway as before, Vineyard Sound Massachusetts, steering course 266° T - 269° pgc 100 RPM's. 00.25 Vineyard Sound Lightship close aboard to starboard. 02.15 Bell Buoy "AB" passed close aboard to port course changed to 270° T - 273° pgc. 02.55 Pt. Judith Whistle Buoy #2 abeam to starboard. Standing various courses and speeds for Harbor of Refuge. 03.10 North Lighted Beacon South Breakwater, East Entrance of Harbor of Refuge abeam to Port. 03.19 Anchored in four (4) fathoms of water to fifteen (15) fathoms of port anchor chain in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island on following bearings: East Entrance, Flashing Red Light, 066° T; South Corner, Flashing White Light 193° T; West Entrance, Flashing Red Light 312° T. Watch ended in same position. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Vineyard Sound Lightship - Vineyard Sound Lightship close aboard to starboard

04.00-08.00 Anchored as before. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

08.00-12.00 Anchored as before. 08.23 Commenced heaving around on anchor 08.25 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out HARBOR OF REFUGE, RHODE ISLAND. 08.44 Set course 155° PGC, 152° T at 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal 09.26 Hove to in position 41°19' North, 71°28' West. 09.32 Motor Torpedo Boat 486 alongside to set LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE E.S.CHURCHHILL United States Naval Reserve and party of four (4) enlisted men aboard. 09.34 Motor Torpedo Boat 486 away. 09.50 Underway on various courses at various speeds maneuvering in area of submerged torpedo. 13.30 Commanding Officer held ship's inspection. 11.40 Anchored in ten (10) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of port chain in position 41°19' North latitude, 71°29' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE E.S.CHURCHHILL United States Naval Reserve - Motor Torpedo Boat 486 alongside to set LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE E.S.CHURCHHILL United States Naval Reserve and party of four (4) enlisted men aboard

Motor Torpedo Boat 486 - Motor Torpedo Boat 486 alongside to set LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE E.S.CHURCHHILL United States Naval Reserve and party of four (4) enlisted men aboard

Motor Torpedo Boat 486 - Motor Torpedo Boat 486 away

12.00-24.00 Anchored as before; 12.40 Navy launch ML5 alongside with Lt jg Churchill 13.05 Navy launch ML5 away 13.07 Weighed anchor and underway on course 033° T - 036° PGC at 100 RPM 14.01 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard - changed to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.20 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier US Naval Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 15.25 Ens. G.C.COOLEY and Ens. R.E.POWELL with thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC 15.30 Lt jg CHURCHILL departed for MTBSTC 15.35 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 09.00 11 June 1944. 15.40 WETTERER, Robert, Henry (527-709) SC2/C (R) reported aboard from in-patient treatment at the US Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 15.45 Commenced taking on fresh water. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G. (550-290) Sea 1/C (R) is now twenty-five days Away without leave this time this date. 20.17 Sunset, evening colors. And so to end. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

Lt jg Churchill - Navy launch ML5 alongside with Lt jg Churchill

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

Ens. R.E.POWELL - Ens. G.C.COOLEY and Ens. R.E.POWELL with thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

Ens. G.C.COOLEY - Ens. G.C.COOLEY and Ens. R.E.POWELL with thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

Lt jg CHURCHILL - departed for MTBSTC

WETTERER, Robert, Henry (527-709) SC2/C (R) - reported aboard from in-patient treatment at the US Naval Hospital NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

MICHEELS, William G. (550-290) Sea 1/C (R) - is now twenty-five days Away without leave this time this date

16.00 Lt. Walter Devine USCG reported aboard after three days leave of absence granted by commanding office task Group 23.4.

Lt. Walter Devine USCG - reported aboard after three days leave of absence granted by commanding office task Group 23.4


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar AH Wash Whyte Davis ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 3000 Expended 2260 On hand 16240


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11 June 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier us naval net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-08.00. Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier US Naval Net & Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 05.11 Sunrise, carried out morning routine 00.10 Sindelar, John H. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) day - plus two (2) days travel time - annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer - to return prior to noon 24 June, 1944. 07.00 Reveille 07.20 Secured from taking on fresh water. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

Sindelar, John H. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) day - plus two (2) days travel time - annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer - to return prior to noon 24 June, 1944

08.00-16.00 Moored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions dry and normal 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 10.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire 02.00 12 June, 1944. 15.30 Lt. C.A. Mills USN came aboard from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station 15.40 Lt. Mills departed this unit. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

Lt. C.A. Mills USN - came aboard from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station

Lt. Mills - departed this unit

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 19.45 Reports held. Departments secured - department heads, anchor watch to muster. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G. (550-290) Sea 1/C (R) is now twenty-six (26) days away without leave this time this date. 20.19 Evening colors. And so to end. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

MICHEELS, William G. (550-290) Sea 1/C (R) - is now twenty-six (26) days away without leave this time this date


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.33

AL 13 Kemplin 14 Branan 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar AH Wash Whyte Davis ATD Bush Micheels 1 reported


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12 June 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.32, Long -71.33

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 07.00 Commenced turning over main engines slow ahead. 07.20 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.30 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk on invoice #2354F. 07.46 Motor Launch #1 from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center reported alongside to retrieve torpedoes. 08.00 Morning colors. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.30 Received from Store Keepers Warehouse MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND nine (9) emergency fishing kits on invoice 184713. 10.15 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men: COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused; POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) warned and excused. 12.55 Officers call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.05 Held small arms instruction. 13.35 Secured from small arms instruction. 14.45 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Commissary Stores as noted on stub requisition dated 12 JUNE, 1944. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men: COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused; POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) warned and excused

PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men: COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused; POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) warned and excused

POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men: COCKERHAM, FRANCIS N (548-480) MM3/C (R) warned and excused; PALMER, HANSEL (513-865) HA1/C (R) warned and excused; POSSETTI, EVEREST C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) warned and excused

16.00-20.00 Moored as before. * 16.13 FERRIS, HAROLD J. (233-152) QM2/C reported aboard from Captain of the Port, Newport, RI for assignment to duty by authority DCGO1ND - 22 MAY, 1944. 17.02 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 18.10 Passed abeam to port, buoy "12A", close aboard. 18.47 Passed ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port close aboard. 18.56 Passed between gate vessels. 19.15 Passed BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 164° T - 167° PGC at 100 RPM. 19.50 Passed buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 115° T, 118° PGC. 19.55 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. Watch ended in position 41°-19'N - 71°20'45"W. William H. Kittell Lt jg (R)

FERRIS, HAROLD J. (233-152) QM2/C - reported aboard from Captain of the Port, Newport, RI for assignment to duty

BRENTON REEF lightship - Passed BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

*MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C apprehended by NAVAL SP1410 - 8 JUNE, 1944 and transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Unit, MANHATTAN BEACH, NY for disposition per Headquarters dispatch 091715. WHK

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G (550-399) Sea 1/C - apprehended by NAVAL SP1410 - 8 JUNE, 1944 and transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Unit, MANHATTAN BEACH, NY for disposition per Headquarters dispatch 091715

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 21.28 Commenced streaming target 21.35 changed course to 270° True, 273° PGC. Target streamed. 21.43 Commenced firing exercises with MTB's. 23.10 Secured exercises with MTB's Commenced taking target aboard. 23.15 Target aboard. Changed course to 323° True, 326° PGC. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°18'9N Long 71°20'.8W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 16 Goy 14 Gray 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar AH Wash Whyte Davis Jones ATD Bush Micheels 1 reported 1 departed

Water Received 4500 Expended 2260 On hand 16240


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13 June 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier us naval net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.28, Long -71.32

00.00-04.00 Underway on course 323° T - 326° PGC 100 RPM in position 71°19'12"W 41°17'36"N. 00.15 SWEPT CHANNEL SHORT-LONG FLASHING WHITE "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 434° T - 346° PGC. 00.49 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard changed to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 02.04 Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, US Naval Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 02.20 VOLTZ, Juan B. (110-641) CMM (a) reported aboard this unit for duty from CHELSEA, MASS. via COTP NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND by authority of DCGO1ND letter of 8 June, 1944 for further reference to file #CG 73-531. Donald Richard Curtis Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

VOLTZ, Juan B. (110-641) CMM (a) - reported aboard this unit for duty from CHELSEA, MASS. via COTP NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

04.00-09.00: Moored as before 06.00 Received aboard from City Dairy WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 08.05 All hands to muster on the dock for calisthenics. 08.20 Secured from calisthenics 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Jones, M.C. (7016-469) STM2/C departed this date for in-patient treatment at US Coast Guard Infirmary Newport, Rhode Island. 11.05 Kemplin, Bill R. (588-582) S1/C reported aboard on time from twelve (12) days authorized leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time, plus a five (5) day extension. 12.45 Transfered the following gear to District Warehouse, Boston, Mass.: Foul weather gear; one (1) radio spare parts with condenser tubes on invoice #54-44. 13.00 Quarters Instructions in fire fighting and gas mask drill. 13.45 Secured from all drills. 14.20 Received aboard from Boston Armature Works Boston, Mass. one (1) armature on delivery receipt #1365-44. 15.30 Hamborg, Einer, A. (591-412) RM3/C (R) transferred to USS Wicomico by authority of DCGO 1ND. 15.35 Received Commissary stores from Commissary Officer MTBSTC for use in general mess on requisition dated 6/14/44. 15.45 Weinberg, Bernard (648-487) F1/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston, Mass. by authority of DCGO 1ND. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 02.00 14 June 1944. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Jones, M.C. (7016-469) STM2/C - departed this date for in-patient treatment at US Coast Guard Infirmary Newport, Rhode Island

Kemplin, Bill R. (588-582) S1/C - reported aboard on time from twelve (12) days authorized leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time, plus a five (5) day extension

Hamborg, Einer, A. (591-412) RM3/C (R) - transferred to USS Wicomico by authority of DCGO 1ND

Weinberg, Bernard (648-487) F1/C (R) - reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston, Mass.

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, department heads and restricted men to muster, all departments secure for the night. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.53

AL 16 Goy 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor AH Wash Whyte Davis Jones ATD Bush Micheels 1 reported 2 departed

Water Received 2400 Expended 3090 On hand 15550


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14 June 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.33, Long -71.53

00.00-08.00 Moored as before. 02.00 All regular liberty party returned on time. 06.12 Branan, W.A. (222-408) MM1/C reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days annual leave. 06.15 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket, Rhode Island on invoice #2378. 07.00 O'Conner, William D. (553-305) S1/C departed on ten (10) days leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time to expire noon, 28 June 1944, by authority of Commanding Officer. 07.39 Underway - various courses and speeds standing down the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. 07.50 Dyre Island Bell "Buoy 12A" abeam to Port. Watch ended in this position. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Branan, W.A. (222-408) MM1/C - reported aboard on time from fifteen (15) days annual leave

O'Conner, William D. (553-305) S1/C - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time to expire noon, 28 June 1944

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.23 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port. 08.31 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.45 Set course 214° True, 216° PGC 100 RPM. 08.50 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.35 Hove to in position Lat 41°20'N; Long 71°30'W. 09.45 Motor Whale boat lowered away. 10.20 Underway maneuvering on station. 10.45 Commenced exercises with MTB's. 11.30 Secured exercises with MTB's. 11.37 Motor whaleboat hoisted aboard. 11.40 MTBSTC launches #1 and #2 along side. Seventeen (17) men came aboard for noon meal. Watch ended in position Lat. 41°21'N; Lat 71°32'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port

12.00-16.00 Hove to in approximate position 41°20'22"N 71°32'42"W 12.13 Underway at slow speed with two MTBSTC launches in tow - 12.23 POINT JUDITH Occulting White Buoy #2 abeam to starboard close aboard - set course to 035° T - 038° PGC - 80 RPM. 13.00 All hands to muster - held general quarters and abandon ship drill 13.26 Changed course to 043° T - 046 PGC - 80 RPM. 13.32 Secured from all drills 13.53 - changed to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 14.55 Cast-off the two (2) MTBSTC launches - 15.00 Moored port stide to berth #2 South Pier US Naval Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 15.30 STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C and STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM1/C depart this unit on transfer orders by authority of DCGO1ND dispatch #31856 to COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS. for assignment to duty with pool one fifty five (155) refer to file #73-731 - 15.45 HOPKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-511) CMM (R) report aboard this unit for duty by authority of DCGO1ND travel order #24894, 13 June, 1944 See file pra. 783-531 Donald R. Curtis Lt (jg)

STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM1/C - STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C and STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM1/C depart this unit on transfer orders by authority of DCGO1ND dispatch #31856 to COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS. for assignment to duty with pool one fifty five (155)

STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C - STOKES, Wallace L. (234-233) WT2/C and STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM1/C depart this unit on transfer orders by authority of DCGO1ND dispatch #31856 to COAST GUARD RECEIVING STATION, BOSTON, MASS. for assignment to duty with pool one fifty five (155)

HOPKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-511) CMM (R) - report aboard this unit for duty

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 07.45 15 June, 1944. 17.00 GRAY, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time granted by the commanding office having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO. 19.45 Reports held - department heads and anchor watch to muster 20.21 Evening, colors. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

GRAY, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C - returned aboard from ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time granted by the commanding office having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 16 Goy 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor 2 Kane AH Wash Whyte Davis Jones ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 2400 Expended 2400 On hand 15550


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15 June 1944

moored port side to south pier us naval net fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier US Naval Net & Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.05 received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice number 2389. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. Donald R. Curtis, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Held fortnightly test. Conditions good. 09.00 KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence plus six (6) days traveling time, to expire prior to noon 2 July, 1944. granted by Commanding Officer. 09.15 Received Commissary Supplies from Supply Officer, Melville, RI for use in general mess. 10.00 RAK, JAMES (7020-423) S1/C reported aboard from COTP NEWPORT, RI to work on refrigerator. 10.30 LIEUT. R.D.HALLENCRUTZ reported aboard from COTP NEWPORT, RI 11.20 LIEUT. R.D.HALLENCRUTZ departed. 13.00 Held quarters for muster. Instruction in Military Courtesy. 13.15 Secured from quarters. 15.40 RAK, JAMES (7020-423) Sea 1/C departed for Newport, RI 15.45 Received aboard from Supply Locker, HAMMETT'S WHARF, NEWPORT, RI the following stores: two (2) cartons distilled water on invoice #A10535, One (1) can outside white paint on invoice #A-10613, One (1) carton pinches and screwdrivers on invoice #395554. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence plus six (6) days traveling time, to expire prior to noon 2 July, 1944. granted by Commanding Officer

RAK, JAMES (7020-423) S1/C - reported aboard from COTP NEWPORT, RI to work on refrigerator

LIEUT. R.D.HALLENCRUTZ - reported aboard from COTP NEWPORT, RI

LIEUT. R.D.HALLENCRUTZ - departed

RAK, JAMES (7020-423) Sea 1/C - departed for Newport, RI

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 06.00 - 16 June, 1944. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.22 Evening colors. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 17 Livingston 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. AH Wash Davis Jones ATD Bush Micheels 1 departed

Water Received 3350 Expended 2400 On hand 16500


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16 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored PORT side to South Pier, berth #7, US NAVAL Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 05.20 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gal fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #7653E. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Tested magazine sprinkler system. Conditions fair. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.25 Received medical supplies from Naval Medical Supply Storehouse NEWPORT, RI Invoice No. 51-45007-44. 10.55 Commenced taking diesel oil aboard. 11.00 GOY FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) returned from fifteen (15) days annual leave on time. 11.15 Secured from taking on diesel oil 101 gallons taken aboard 11.29. WHYTE THOMAS III (672-507) S2/C transferred to SCGO NEWPORT RI by authority DCGO 1ND as of 18 MAY 1944. 12.50 All hands to muster on dock for Captains inspection. 13.20 Secured from muster on dock. 13.35. Commenced turning over main engine. 13.45 COMMANDER WALSH and inspection party came aboard for military inspection. 13.50 all hands to muster on dock for personnel inspection. 14.07 Secured from personnel inspection. 14.0 all hands called to stations for ships inspection. 14.50 Secured from ships inspection. 15.00 Unmoored. Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 15.07 Sounded man overboard alarm. 15.09 No. 1 Boat in water. 15.18 No. 1 Boat alongside. 15.25 No 1 Boat hoisted aboard. Secured from man overboard drill. 15.30 Sounded alarm for fire. 15.31 First water. 15.32 Secured from fire drill 15.35 Sounded abandon ship alarm. 15.38 Secured from abandon ship 15.46 Sounded alarm for General Quarters Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

GOY FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - returned from fifteen (15) days annual leave on time

WHYTE THOMAS III (672-507) S2/C - transferred to SCGO NEWPORT RI by authority DCGO 1ND as of 18 MAY 1944

COMMANDER WALSH - COMMANDER WALSH and inspection party came aboard for military inspection

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.03 Secured from all drills. 16.21 Moored port side to South Pier berth #7, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RI 16.30 COMMANDER WALSH and inspection party departed. 17.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 07.45 16 JUNE 1944. O'CONNOR CHARLES J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 27 JUNE 1944. 18.30 Received Ship's Service Store supplies aboard from NEWPORT TOBACCO CO., NEWPORT, RI 19.45 Reports held. Department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Watch ended Harry W Robinson Lieut (jg)

COMMANDER WALSH - COMMANDER WALSH and inspection party departed

O'CONNOR CHARLES J. Jr. (244-746) SoM2/C - departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 27 JUNE 1944


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer AH Wash Davis Jones AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels


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17 June 1944

moored port side to south dock berth 7 net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South dock, Berth #7 Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 05.55 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI for use in general mess on invoice no. 7665-E. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.26 WETTERER R.H. (527-709) SC2/C departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer to expire prior noon 1 JULY 1944 Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

WETTERER R.H. (527-709) SC2/C - departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by commanding officer to expire prior noon 1 JULY 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.40 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Melville, RI commissary stores for use in general mess. 10.26 SINDICICH, N.J. (607-633) S1/C (R) departed this unit to report to DCGO 3rd ND for assignment to Water tender's School per order File #783-331. 11.01 LIVINGSTON, J.C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 09.00 - 18 June, 1944 William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

SINDICICH, N.J. (607-633) S1/C (R) - departed this unit to report to DCGO 3rd ND for assignment to Water tender's School

LIVINGSTON, J.C. (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.00 Received aboard one box containing Radio Spare parts on invoice #2670 from Boston Radio Maintenance Shop, Boston, Mass. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.21 Evening colors. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 21 Osten 21 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer AH Wash Davis Jones AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 2300 Expended 2300 On hand 14200


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18 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, berth #7, US NAVAL Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 06.00 - 19 JUNE, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. 20.21 Evening colors. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 21 Osten 7 26 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter AH Wash Davis Jones AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 4600 Expended 2510 On hand 16290


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19 June 1944

moored port side south pier berth 7 us naval net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side South Pier, berth 7, US NAVAL Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RI 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.25 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. on invoice #7678. 08.30 PORTER, BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C (R) departed on ten days (10) annual leave with three (3) days travel time granted by the commanding officer to expire prior to noon 3 JULY, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

PORTER, BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C (R) - departed on ten days (10) annual leave with three (3) days travel time granted by the commanding officer to expire prior to noon 3 JULY, 1944

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 10.30 Received from Supply Officer MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND commissary stores for use in the general mess on invoice dated 19 JUNE 1944. 12.55 Officer's call. 13.00 All hands at quarters; held small arms instruction, signal drill and resuscitation drill. 13.30 Secured from all drills and instruction. 13.30 HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-190) STM2/C (R) placed on report by MCCLENDON, FREDERICK D (200-239) CCM for insolence and refusal to obey orders. 13.40 ENSIGN PAUL W. WHALEY JUNIOR Coast Guard Reserve departed this unit to proceed to District Coast Guard Officer Third Naval District for assignment to temporary duty under instruction; Authority Headquarters dispatch 180506, reference file 781-531. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 06.00 20 JUNE, 1944. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-190) STM2/C (R) - HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-190) STM2/C (R) placed on report by MCCLENDON, FREDERICK D (200-239) CCM for insolence and refusal to obey orders

MCCLENDON, FREDERICK D (200-239) CCM - HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-190) STM2/C (R) placed on report by MCCLENDON, FREDERICK D (200-239) CCM for insolence and refusal to obey orders

ENSIGN PAUL W. WHALEY JUNIOR Coast Guard Reserve - departed this unit to proceed to District Coast Guard Officer Third Naval District for assignment to temporary duty under instruction

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.28

AL 21 Osten 26 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon AH Wash Davis Jones Goy AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels


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20 June 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.10, Long -71.27

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.07 McLENDON, FREDRICK H (200-539) CCM departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 JULY 1944. 07.37 ENSIGN ENGLEBARDT and ENSIGN LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base for instruction 07.45 GOY, FRED T. (527-015) F1/C (R) departed for Coast Guard Dispensary NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND for observation. 07.46 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.00 position 41°33' North latitude, 71°19' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

McLENDON, FREDRICK H (200-539) CCM - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 JULY 1944

ENSIGN LARSON - ENSIGN ENGLEBARDT and ENSIGN LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base for instruction

ENSIGN ENGLEBARDT - ENSIGN ENGLEBARDT and ENSIGN LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base for instruction

GOY, FRED T. (527-015) F1/C (R) - departed for Coast Guard Dispensary NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND for observation

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.05 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port distance 500 yards set course 165° T 168° PGC at 100 RPM. 09.47 Swept Channel gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 09.52 Hove to in position 41°20' North, 71°02' West. 10.00 Commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boats; underway on course 165° T 168° PGC at various speeds. 11.15 Secured operations with Motor Torpedo Boats 11.39 Whistle buoy "J" abeam to starboard distance 200 yards changed course to 090° T 093° PGC at 100 RPM. 11.45 Hove to in position 41°12' North latitude, 71°17' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port distance 500 yards

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before 12.05 Streamed target for noon firing exercises. 12.15 Set course 090° T - 093° PCG at 100 RPM. 12.25 Commenced noon firing exercises 12.58 Secured from noon firing exercises 13.30 Changed course to 270° T - 273° PGC at 100 RPM in position 41°12'N - 70°59'W. 13.38 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.47 Secured from afternoon firing exercises 14.50 Stopped engines - hove to - in position 41°14'N 71°17'W bringing target aboard. 15.03 target aboard 15.07 Set course at 212° T - 213° PGC at 100 RPM 15.28 SWEPT CHANNEL GROUP FLASHING WHISTLE BUOY "J" abeam to starboard close aboard - changed course to 187° T - 190° PGC at 100 RPM. 15.40 SWEPT CHANNEL FLASHING WHITE BELL BUOY "I" abeam to starboard close aboard - changed course to 164° T - 167° PGC at 71 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°-07.5'N - 71°-16.5'W. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. Approaching Buoy "H". 16.20 Hove to in position 41°07'.5N - 71°16.5W Buoy H close aboard. 17.00 Maneuvering to pick up object in water. 18.15 Picked up jungle cloth helmet marked USN one mile north Buoy "H". 18.40 Passed Buoy "H" to port close aboard. 19.00 Hove to in position 41°06.1'N - 71°16'.1W. 19.45 Reports held, department heads to muster. Watch ended in approximate position 41°06'N - 71°16'W. William H. Kittell Lt jg (R)

20.00-24.00 Hove to as before. 20.30 MTB 139 alongside to transfer Lt (JG) RALPH A PETERSON aboard

Lt (JG) RALPH A PETERSON - MTB 139 alongside to transfer Lt (JG) RALPH A PETERSON aboard

MTB 139 - MTB 139 alongside to transfer Lt (JG) RALPH A PETERSON aboard


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20 June 1944

rose island lighted beacon abeam to starboard

Lat 41.52, Long -71.33

20.35 MTB 319 departed 20.45 Underway on course 000° True 003° PGC. 100 RPM. 20.46 Buoy "H" abeam to port close aboard. Commenced exercises with MTB's 21.50 changed course to 323° True 326° PGC. 22.30 Securd exercises with MTB's 22.22 Buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. 23.00 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY on various courses and various speeds. 23.32 passed between anti-submarine net vessels. 23.38 Buoy "3A" abeam to port close aboard. 23.45 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to starboard. Watch ended in position Lat 41°31'45N Long. 71°20'05W. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 26 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 2 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon Smith, W.H. AH Wash Davis Jones Goy AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels

oil: 30959 - Fuel oil Received 30959 Expended 1600 On hand 49783

Water Received 4410 Expended 2210 On hand 16290

oil: 30959 -


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21 June 1944

moored port side to north pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.52, Long -71.33

00.00-09.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY in position 41°31' North latitude, 71°20' West longitude. 00.30 Buoy "12A" abeam to Starboard close aboard. 00.50 Moored port side to North Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.55 Ensign ENGLEBARDT and Ensgn LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 06.45 SMITH, WILBUR H (570-668) RDM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 2 JULY 1944. 08.40 Commenced taking on fuel oil from dock; draft before fueling, forward ten (10) feet four (4) inches, aft fourteen (14) feet, five (5) inches. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign ENGLEBARDT - Ensign ENGLEBARDT and Ensgn LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

Ensgn LARSON - Ensign ENGLEBARDT and Ensgn LARSON Naval Reserve and party of thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

SMITH, WILBUR H (570-668) RDM3/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 2 JULY 1944

09.00-12.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions dry and normal. 09.35 Secured from taking on fuel oil - draft forward 11'9", aft 14'10". 10.12 Unmoored ship to change berth. 10.13 Underway - 10.19. Moored port side to berth #7 South Pier, US Naval Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 10.25 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess - on invoice 7352E - from CITY DAIRY - WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND. 10.27 OSTEN, Sidney (606-095) Sea 1/C (R) report aboard from ten (10) annual leave, plus three (3) days travel time, granted by the Commanding Office.. 10.52 Received Commissary supplies from MOTOR TORPEDO STATION, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

OSTEN, Sidney (606-095) Sea 1/C (R) - report aboard from ten (10) annual leave, plus three (3) days travel time, granted by the Commanding Office

12.00-16.00 Moored as before, 12.55 Officers call to quarters - 13.00 All hands to quarters. muster on the dock - 13.15. All hands secured from muster - work details resumed. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to port side to expire at 06.00 22 June, 1944. 19.45 - Reports held - departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster 20.22 Sunset - evening colors - And so to end. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

AL 26 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor W.D. 7 Kane 27 O'Connor C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. AH Wash Davis Jones Goy AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels


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22 June 1944

gayhead lighthouse abeam to starboard

Lat 41.20, Long -71.28

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to berth 7 South Dock US Naval Net & Fuel Depot Melville RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time 06.15 Received ten (10) gallons of milk from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND for use in general mess on invoice 7364 06.31 Commenced turning over engines. 07.30 Lt jg Ralph A Peterson departed on two (2) days annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer 07.34 Ens. G. W. LEADINGHAM & Ens. G.W. LINK with thirteen (13) enlisted men reported aboard for preliminary indoctrination 07.35 Unmoored - underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY - Watch ended in position 41°33'N 71°19'05"W. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

Lt jg Ralph A Peterson - departed on two (2) days annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer

Ens. G. W. LEADINGHAM - Ens. G. W. LEADINGHAM & Ens. G.W. LINK with thirteen (13) enlisted men reported aboard for preliminary indoctrination

Ens. G.W. LINK - Ens. G. W. LEADINGHAM & Ens. G.W. LINK with thirteen (13) enlisted men reported aboard for preliminary indoctrination

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.25 ROSE ISLAND lighted beacon abeam to port. 08.33 Buoy "3A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.37 passed between anti submarine net vessels, 08.50 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 167° True 170° PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.38 Buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. 09.45 Hove to in position Lat 41°19'N Long 71°21'W. 10.10 Underway on course 159° true 162° PGC at various speeds. Commenced exercises with MTB's 11.35 Secured from towing exercises 11.45 Captain Mast held. SHUTT, FOREST E. (500-560) EM1/C (R) restricted aboard ship for two (2) weeks. After serving this restriction liberty for subject named man to expire 24.00. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N, Long 71°16'.5W Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

SHUTT, FOREST E. (500-560) EM1/C (R) - Captain Mast held. SHUTT, FOREST E. (500-560) EM1/C (R) restricted aboard ship for two (2) weeks. After serving this restriction liberty for subject named man to expire 24.00

12.00-16.00 Underway as before. 12.01 Commenced noon firing exercises 12.27 Motor torpedo boat 314 alongside to take Gray, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C and VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM(a). 12.28 Motor torpedo boat 314 away. 12.55 Officers call to quarters 13.00 All hands to quarters. 13.15 Secured from quarters 13.50 Changed course to 270° T - 273° PGC in position 41°12'N 70°-58W - commenced afternoon firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 14.58 Secured from afternoon firing exercise. 15.10 Target aboard. 15.15 Set course to 270° T - 273° PGC 15.41 SWEPT CHANNEL BUOY (FLASHING WHITE - WHISTLE) "J" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 052° T - 055° PGC at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°12.6'N - 71°17'W. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

Motor torpedo boat 314 - Motor torpedo boat 314 alongside to take Gray, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C and VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM(a)

Gray, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C - Motor torpedo boat 314 alongside to take Gray, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C and VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM(a)

VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM(a) - Motor torpedo boat 314 alongside to take Gray, Charles F. (220-665) GM1/C and VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM(a)

Motor torpedo boat 314 - Motor torpedo boat 314 away

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 17.20 Changed course to 072 T 075 PGC 17.35 Passed VINEYARD LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 094 T. 097 PGC 18.17 FL (W) Buoy "29" off GAYHEAD abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yds. 18.21 GAYHEAD Lighthouse abeam to starboard. 18.25 Report mast held in case of HARRIS, THOMAS, JR (7016-190) StM2/C (R) by Commanding Officer. Case dismissed. 18.39 Changed course to 135 T, 138 PGC. 18.40 Stopped engines in

VINEYARD LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) - Passed VINEYARD LIGHTSHIP (RELIEF) abeam to port close aboard

HARRIS, THOMAS, JR (7016-190) StM2/C (R) - Report mast held in case of HARRIS, THOMAS, JR (7016-190) StM2/C (R) by Commanding Officer. Case dismissed


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22 June 1944

hove to in menemsha bight

Lat 41.43, Long -70.78

16.00-20.00 (con'd) in approximate position 41°21'.5N - 70°46'W. Lowered motor whale boat. 18.44 Motor whale boat away in charge of Lt (jg) H.W.ROBINSON with four (4) men. 18.57 Underway on course 034 T, 037 GC at (95) RPM. 19.28 Changed course to 309 T 312 PGC. 19.40 Changed course to 227 T, 230 PGC 19.45 Reports held, department heads to muster. 19.55 Changed course to 180 T 183 PGC. Watch ended in approximate position 41°26'N - 70°47'W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

Lt (jg) H.W.ROBINSON - Motor whale boat away in charge of Lt (jg) H.W.ROBINSON with four (4) men

20.00-24.00: Underway as before. 20.20 Hove to in MENEMSHA BIGHT. 22.10 Underway on course 034° T, 037° PGC at 100 RPM. 22.20 Secured from operations with Motor Torpedo Boats. 22.35 Changed course to 304° T, 307° PGC. 22.42 Hove to TARPAULIN COVE. 23.20 Motor whaleboat hoisted and secured. 23.30 Underway on course 231° T 234° PGC at 100 RPM. 24.00 Position 41°26' North latitude, 70°47' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 26 Grimsley 24 Sindelar 28 O'Connor, W.D. 7 Kane 27 O'Connor, C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 4 Anderson 27 Evans AH Wash Davis Goy AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 7060 Expended 2300 On hand 16400


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23 June 1944

robins hole occulting white bell buoy 20 abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.52, Long -71.32

00.00-04.00 - Underway in VINEYARD SOUND at ROBINS HOLE steering course 237° T - 240° PGC at 100 RPM - 00.02 ROBINS HOLE OCCULTING WHITE BELL BUOY "20" abeam to starboard close aboard. 00.38 NASHAWENA SHORT-LONG FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY abeam to starboard close aboard - changed course to 257° T - 260° PGC at 100 RPM. 01.15 VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 279° T - 282° PGC at 100 RPM. 03.07 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard changed to various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY - Watch ended in position 71°19'45"W - 41°31'50" Donald R Curtis Lt jg

VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP - VINEYARD SOUND LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

04.00-09.00 Underway as before. 04.15 Rounded Buoy "12A" to starboard. 04.45 Moored South Pier, berth 7, US NAVAL Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 05.00 ENS. G.W.LEADINGHAM and ENS. G.W.LINCK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 06.00 JONES, Morris C. (7016-469) StM2/C Returned from Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport RI 06.45 ANDERSON, DAVID (663-329) Sea 1/C (R)(QM) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 4 JULY, 1944. 06.50 EVANS, CHARLES R. (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) departed on three (3) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 27 June, 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Inspected magazine sprinkler systems. Conditions good. 09.00 KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C granted five (5) days extension of annual leave to expire prior to 7 JULY, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

ENS. G.W.LEADINGHAM - ENS. G.W.LEADINGHAM and ENS. G.W.LINCK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

ENS. G.W.LINCK - ENS. G.W.LEADINGHAM and ENS. G.W.LINCK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

JONES, Morris C. (7016-469) StM2/C - Returned from Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport RI

ANDERSON, DAVID (663-329) Sea 1/C (R)(QM) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 4 JULY, 1944

EVANS, CHARLES R. (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on three (3) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 27 June, 1944

KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C - granted five (5) days extension of annual leave to expire prior to 7 JULY, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess on invoice #7377. 14.00 Received Commissary Stores aboard from MTBSTC. 14.10 All hands to muster on mess deck for talk by the Commanding Officer. 14.15 Secured from muster. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 06.00, 24 JUNE 1944. 19.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 Inspected ship and all found to be secure. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL Grimsley O'Connor, W.D. Kane O'Connor, C.J. Wetterer Porter McLendon Smith, W.D. Anderson Evans AH Wash Davis AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels

Water Received 2200 Expended 2360 On hand 16240


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24 June 1944

moored portside to south dock berth 7 us net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored portside to, South Dock, Berth #7, US Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND. 07.25 ENSIGN BUCK, ENSIGN CROSS and twelve (12) enlisted men came aboard from MTBSTC for ship instruction. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

ENSIGN CROSS - ENSIGN BUCK, ENSIGN CROSS and twelve (12) enlisted men came aboard from MTBSTC for ship instruction

ENSIGN BUCK - ENSIGN BUCK, ENSIGN CROSS and twelve (12) enlisted men came aboard from MTBSTC for ship instruction

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 10.25 SINDELAR, JOHN A. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard on time from ten (10) days leave of absence. 11.00 Commanding Officer held ship's inspection. 11.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 12.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 09.00 25 JUNE, 1944. 15.15 GOY, FRED T. (527-015) F1/C (R) returned aboard from inpatient treatment at Coast Guard Dispensary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 16.00 ENSIGN BUCK and ENSIGN CROSS Naval Reserve and twelve (12) men departed. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

SINDELAR, JOHN A. (608-556) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard on time from ten (10) days leave of absence

GOY, FRED T. (527-015) F1/C (R) - returned aboard from inpatient treatment at Coast Guard Dispensary, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND

ENSIGN BUCK - ENSIGN BUCK and ENSIGN CROSS Naval Reserve and twelve (12) men departed

ENSIGN CROSS - ENSIGN BUCK and ENSIGN CROSS Naval Reserve and twelve (12) men departed

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 26 Grimsley 28 O'Connor, W.D. 7 Kane 27 O'Connor, C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 4 Anderson 27 Evans AH Wash Davis AS Sindicich ATD Bush Micheels


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25 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) who was absent without leave this time and date. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) who was absent without leave this time and date

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45 26 JUNE 1944. 11.00 LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard reported aboard on time from two (2) days leave of absence. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE RALPH A. PETERSON United States Coast Guard - reported aboard on time from two (2) days leave of absence

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster with the exception of KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) who failed to muster for anchor watch. a thorough search of the ship was made and KEEN, CECIL T (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) is absent without leave this time and date. 22.35 KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard two (2) hours, fifty (50) minutes absent without leave. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) - Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster with the exception of KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) who failed to muster for anchor watch. a thorough search of the ship was made and KEEN, CECIL T (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) is absent without leave this time and date

KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard two (2) hours, fifty (50) minutes absent without leave


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 28 O'Connor, W.D. 7 Kane 27 O'Connor, C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 4 Anderson 27 Evans AH Wash Davis AS Sindicich ATD Bush 2 departed

Water Received 2320 Expended 1820 On hand 15090


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26 June 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 ALOI, JOSEPH H (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard after being sixteen (16) hours absent without leave. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.30 ENSIGN LUNDY and ENSIGN MAGEE Naval Reserve reported aboard with party of twelve (12) men for instruction. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

ALOI, JOSEPH H (621-841) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard after being sixteen (16) hours absent without leave

ENSIGN LUNDY - ENSIGN LUNDY and ENSIGN MAGEE Naval Reserve reported aboard with party of twelve (12) men for instruction

ENSIGN MAGEE - ENSIGN LUNDY and ENSIGN MAGEE Naval Reserve reported aboard with party of twelve (12) men for instruction

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.37 GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) BM2/C returned from ten (10) days annual leave plus five (5) days extension of leave granted by the Commanding officer. 11.15 Received commissary supplies aboard from MOTOR TORPEDO BASE, MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND 12.55 Officers call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters except LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) - held holding drills of Five-inch fifty and twenty millimeter guns - and semaphore drill. 13.37 Secured from all drills. 15.25 Received aboard from US Naval Net & Fuel Depot MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND fifty (50) gals of kerosine on invoice #0511 and one hundred (100) gals diesel oil on invoice #1364. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-006) BM2/C - returned from ten (10) days annual leave plus five (5) days extension of leave granted by the Commanding officer

LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) Sea 1/C (R) - All hands to quarters except LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) Sea 1/C (R)

16.00-24.00. Moored as before - 16.00 - twelve enlisted men under charge of ENS. LUNDY USNR and ENS. MAGEE USNR departed this unit. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port watch to expire at 24.00, 26 JUNE. 18.30 SITES, John G. Jr, (595-586) QM3/C and LUSSIER, Joseph T. (521-940) WT3/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. for assignment to duty by authority of DCGO1ND letter of 23 June, 1944 (parr 701-351). Order #25132. 19.45 Reports held - departments secured - department heads - anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.22 Sunset evening colors. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

ENS. LUNDY USNR - twelve enlisted men under charge of ENS. LUNDY USNR and ENS. MAGEE USNR departed this unit

ENS. MAGEE USNR - twelve enlisted men under charge of ENS. LUNDY USNR and ENS. MAGEE USNR departed this unit

SITES, John G. Jr, (595-586) QM3/C - SITES, John G. Jr, (595-586) QM3/C and LUSSIER, Joseph T. (521-940) WT3/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. for assignment to duty

LUSSIER, Joseph T. (521-940) WT3/C (R) - SITES, John G. Jr, (595-586) QM3/C and LUSSIER, Joseph T. (521-940) WT3/C (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND. for assignment to duty

NOTE: MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) detached this unit 19.45 - 16 MAY 1944, time and date of status "AOL". Authority letter from DCGO1ND 20 June, 1944 par 783.

MICHEELS, WILLIAM G. (550-399) Sea 1/C (R) - detached this unit 19.45 - 16 MAY 1944, time and date of status "AOL"


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.02, Long -70.52

AL 28 O'Connor, W.D. 7 Kane 27 O'Connor, C.J. 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 4 Anderson AH Wash Davis AS Sindicich ATD Bush


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27 June 1944

clevlands ledge light abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.52, Long -70.52

00.00-04.00 Moored to south pier berth #7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 03.30 Commenced turning over main engines 03.55 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. Donald R. Curtis - Lt jg

04.00-08.00 Moored as before. 04.12 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSET BAY. 04.17 Bell buoy "12A" close aboard to port. 05.00 Buoy "3-A" close aboard to port. 05.05 Passed between gate vessells. 05.10 Set sound and radar watch. 05.22 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard. Set course 090 T, 093 PGC. at 100 RPM. 07.00 Buoy "X" abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 054 T, 057 PGC. 07.30 Passed buoy "H" abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 068 T. 071 PGC. Watch ended in approximate position 41°31'N - 70°49'-12"W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 08.04 Flashing white Bell Buoy "5" abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 039° T 042° PGC 09.00 CLEVLAND'S LEDGE LIGHT abeam to Starboard close aboard, underway on various courses entering Western approach CAPE COD CANAL. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 10.26 Eastern Approach CAPE COD CANAL abeam, set course 012° T 015° PGC. 10.44 S-L Flashing Bell Buoy abeam to starboard distance 2000 yards changed course to 353° T 356° PGC. 11.21 Lighted gong buoy "6A" abeam to port distance 200 yards changed course to 348° T 361° PGC. 12.00 Position 41°01' North latitude, 70°31' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00 Underway as before 12.45 Passed FLASHING WHITE WHISTLE BUOY #4 abeam to starboard close aboard. - changed course to 327° T - 330° PGC at 100 RPM. 13.50 Changed course to various courses and speeds approaching BOSTON HARBOR. 15.23 Passed through Gate vessels standing up CHARLES RIVER, BOSTON, MASS. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.12 Moored starboard side to PIER 3 WEST, NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. 17.00 EVANS, CHARLES R. (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) returned from three (3) days leave having reported to the MOTOR TORPEDO BASE, MELVILLE, RI previously in the absence of this unit. 17.17 All hands msutered to hear station orders. 17.30 Secured from muster. 17.35 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 08.00 28 June, 1944. * 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

EVANS, CHARLES R. (548-184) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from three (3) days leave having reported to the MOTOR TORPEDO BASE, MELVILLE, RI previously in the absence of this unit

*18.00 Commenced receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, electricity. WHK


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 28 O'Connor, W.D. 7 Kane 1 Wetterer 3 Porter 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 4 Anderson AH Wash Davis Voltz AS Sindicich ATD Bush


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28 June 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to PIER 3 WEST, NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from dock: Steam fresh water and electricity. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. * William H. Kittell Lt jg (R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.30 MACHINIST THOMAS MORRIS United States Coast Guard transferred from this unit to report to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS; Authority Alcoast "33" dated 1 APRIL 1944. 10.00 Received from Supply Officer Section Base EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS commissary stores on requisition F-4576 14.00 Received from Boston Navy Yard, Engineer's stores as noted on invoices 432199, 432200, 390979 and 1457-44. 15.15 Received from Coast Guard Yard CURTIS BAY, MARYLAND condenser tubes on requisition 1460-44. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port watch to expire at 07.45, 29 JUNE 1944. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

MACHINIST THOMAS MORRIS United States Coast Guard - transferred from this unit to report to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

*08.50 VOLTZ, IVAN B. (110-641) CMM departed for inpatient treatment Marine HOSPITAL, BRIGHTON, MASS. WHK

VOLTZ, IVAN B. (110-641) CMM - departed for inpatient treatment Marine HOSPITAL, BRIGHTON, MASS.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before 16.20 Received from District Ordnance Supply and Repair Section Constitution Base, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS two (2) .30 CALIBER BAM air cooled machine guns M1919-A4 Number 300434-465229 on invoice 01069. 19.45 Held reports departments secured department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.00 O'CONNOR, CHARLES J (244-746) SoM2/C returned on time from (10) ten days leave of absence having previously reported at Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND prior to 12.00 27 JUNE 1944 R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

O'CONNOR, CHARLES J (244-746) SoM2/C - returned on time from (10) ten days leave of absence having previously reported at Motor Torpedo Base MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND prior to 12.00 27 JUNE 1944


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 1 Wetterer 1 McLendon 2 Smith, W.D. 3 Porter 4 Anderson 7 Kane 6 Harris AH Davis Wash Voltz AS Sindicich ATD Bush


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29 June 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yad annex chelsea massachusetts

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to Pier "3" West, Navy Yad Annex, CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS receiving following services from dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.45 HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-100) StM2/C (R) departed on seven (7) days emergency leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire perior to 12.00 6 JULY 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

HARRIS, THOMAS JUNIOR (7016-100) StM2/C (R) - departed on seven (7) days emergency leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire perior to 12.00 6 JULY 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 13.00 Held Captains Mast, GRIMSLEY LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C awarded loss of three (3) liberties. ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) awarded loss of three (3) days liberty and one (1) days pay. KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) awarded two (2) hours extra duty and loss of three (3) liberties Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

GRIMSLEY LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C - Held Captains Mast, GRIMSLEY LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C awarded loss of three (3) liberties. ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) awarded loss of three (3) days liberty and one (1) days pay. KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) awarded two (2) hours extra duty and loss of three (3) liberties

ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) - Held Captains Mast, GRIMSLEY LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C awarded loss of three (3) liberties. ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) awarded loss of three (3) days liberty and one (1) days pay. KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) awarded two (2) hours extra duty and loss of three (3) liberties

KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) - Held Captains Mast, GRIMSLEY LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C awarded loss of three (3) liberties. ALOI, JOSEPH (621-841) S1/C (R) awarded loss of three (3) days liberty and one (1) days pay. KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) awarded two (2) hours extra duty and loss of three (3) liberties

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch. 16.25 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS supplies for use in Engineers Department on invoice No. #409 345-46-47-48-49. 19.45 Held reports Departments secure. Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.50 KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

KEEN, CECIL T. (640-819) S1/C (R) - completed three (3) hours extra duty with none remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL Wetterer McLendon Smith, W.D. Porter O'Connor, W.D. Anderson Kane Harris AH Davis Wash Voltz AS Sindicich ATD See Note


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30 June 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yard annex chelsea massachusetts

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to Pier 3, West; Navy Yard Annex, CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS receiving following services from dock. Steam, fresh water and electricity. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. All hands to muster for colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Harry W. Robinson Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00. Received from A.W.CHESTERTON CO. BOSTON, MASS. asperorder number dated this day. three (3) cartons of three sixteenth (3/16) medical packing, one (1) box three sixteenth (3/16) hydraulic packing and one (1) box of half inch (1/2) hydraulic packing. * 12.25 Ensign MALLOCH reported aboard on official business 12.30 Received from Commissary US Naval Section Base, BOSTON, MASS - supplies on requisition No. F4715. 14.05 Ensign Malloch departed this unit 15.50 FUSCO, Frank (595-134) Y2/C (R) reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty as per order #9681. 15.55 Three (3) Fire Ext. recharged #617500, #F81960, F80818 - brought aboard as per order #44-29665. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

Ensign MALLOCH - reported aboard on official business

Ensign Malloch - departed this unit

FUSCO, Frank (595-134) Y2/C (R) - reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty as per order #9681

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.45 1 July, 1944. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. 20.21 Evening colors. And so to end. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

NOTE: BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C detached this unit 16.30 - 1 JUNE, 1944 on verbal authority DCGO1ND 30 JUNE, 1944. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

BUSH, KENNETH C. (621-867) Sea 1/C - detached this unit 16.30 - 1 JUNE, 1944 on verbal authority DCGO1ND 30 JUNE, 1944


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LOG BOOK – JULY 1st 1944 TO NOVEMBER 30th 1944


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Walter A. Devine - Lieut. 12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address. Phone: Newport 4993-M.

Robert McManus - Lieut. On board Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus 227 Utter Ave. Staten Island, NY Phone:

R. I. Johnson - Lieut (jg) 115 Highland Rd. Tiverton, RI Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address. Phone: Tiverton 275 JH

R. A. Peterson - Lieut (jg) On board. Mother: Mrs. Carl A Peterson 120 So. Main St. Manchester, Conn. Phone: Manchester 4254.

D. R. Curtis - Lieut (jg) On board: Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis 7 Mt. Vernon St. Salem, Mass. Phone: Salem 4789

H. W. Robinson - Lieut (jg) 131 Church St. Newport, RI Wife: Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson same address. Phone: Newport 668-R Home: 11 Lincoln St. Hudson, Mass. Phone 548

W. H. Kittell - Lieut (jg) On board: Wife Mrs. Greta F. Kittell 8 Highland St. Haverhill, Mass. Phone: Haverhill 821

P. W. Whaley - Ensign On board: Wife Mrs. Frances E Whaley 2317 Kings Way, Agusta, Ga.

Wesley L. Saunders - Lieut. On board: Wife Eleanor P. Saunders 3 Rackliff St. Gloucester, Mass. Phone: Gloucester 751-M


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LOGS FOR JULY 1944


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 2 Smith, W.D. 3 Porter 3 O'Connor, W.D. 4 Anderson 7 Kane 6 Harris AH Davis Wash Voltz AS Sindicich


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1 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00. Moored starboard side to pier #3 West, Navy Yard Annex CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from dock. steam, fresh water and electricity 07.45 Liberty party returned on time 07.50 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 Morning colors 08.05 Request mast held by the Executive Officer. 09.00 Inspected magazines sprinkler system - conditions dry and normal Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 11.30 McLENDON, FREDERKH H (200-539) CCM returned from ten (10) days annual leave on time. 13.16 Received aboard four (4) valves from BOSTON NAVY YARD for use in engine room on Invoice No #409449 and soap powder and trisodium on Invoice No #428832. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

McLENDON, FREDERKH H (200-539) CCM - returned from ten (10) days annual leave on time

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 18.26 WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) returned from ten (10) days annual leave on time. 17.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads. Anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 22.00 After a through search of the ship HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SO2/C; TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R); PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) were found to be absent without leave from this time and date. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

WETTERER, ROBERT (527-709) SC2/C (R) - returned from ten (10) days annual leave on time

TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R) - After a through search of the ship HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SO2/C; TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R); PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) were found to be absent without leave from this time and date

HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SO2/C - After a through search of the ship HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SO2/C; TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R); PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) were found to be absent without leave from this time and date

PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) - After a through search of the ship HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SO2/C; TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R); PANN JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) were found to be absent without leave from this time and date


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chelsea massachusetts

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL Smith, W.D. Porter O'Connor, W.D. Anderson Harris Kane AH Davis Wash Voltz AS Sindicich


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2 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to pier #3 West, Navy Yard Annex CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving the following services from dock. Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 00.05 PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT2/C (R) reported aboard having been two (2) hours and five (5) minutes absent without leave. 00.10 TULLOS LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) reported aboard having been two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes absent without leave. 05.15 HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C reported aboard having been seven (7) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT2/C (R) - reported aboard having been two (2) hours and five (5) minutes absent without leave

TULLOS LAVERNE C. (613-620) F1/C (R) - reported aboard having been two (2) hours and ten (10) minutes absent without leave

HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C - reported aboard having been seven (7) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 05.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg) R

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 7 Smith, W.H. 3 Porter 4 Anderson 6 Harris 7 Kane AH Davis Wash Voltz AS Sindicich


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3 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to Pier #3 West, Navy Yard Annex, CHELSEA, MASS receiving the following services from the dock:- Steam, fresh water, electricity. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Harry W. Robinson

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Fire extinguishers #617,500 - F81960 - F80810 delivered to this unit in error 30 June, 1944 set ashore for delivery to the CGC KAW. 10.00 Commenced unloading ammunition to be transported to HINGHAM, MASS. 10.45 O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D. (553-305) Sea 1/C (R) returned from ten (10) days leave plus five (5) days extension on time. 11.47 Secured from unloading ammunition. 13.10 Received aboard from District Ordnance Supply Office on (1) radar destructor box on invoice #T337. 13.35 Received aboard from Ordnance Department, CONSTITUTION WHARF, BOSTON, MASS two (2) .30 cal. machine gun mounts. 15.40 Received aboard from NAVY YARD BOSTON, MASS. on job #905V-9801/820 P1801 July three (3) covers for Ordnance Department. William H. Kittell Lt jg

O'CONNOR, WILLIAM D. (553-305) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from ten (10) days leave plus five (5) days extension on time

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.30 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 06.00 - 4 July, 1944 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. Double anchor watch set. 22.00 Ship secure for night. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 6 Harris 7 Kane 7 Smith, W.H AH Wash Voltz AS Sindicich


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4 July 1944

moored starboard side pier 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side Pier 3, West, BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA MASS. Receiving following services from dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 05.30 Received aboard ten (10) gallons fresh milk from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. BOSTON, MASS. for use in general mess. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.45 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Inspected magazines Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following men: HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C (R), TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R), PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) who were excused and warned. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following men: HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C (R), TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R), PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) who were excused and warned

PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following men: HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C (R), TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R), PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) who were excused and warned

TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following men: HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SOM2/C (R), TULLOS, LAVERNE C. (612-620) F1/C (R), PANN, JOHN J. (7002-190) WT3/C (R) who were excused and warned

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.05 Received aboard from US Naval Section Base stores for use in general mess on invoice Nos. #F4720, #A4780, #D2784, #F4771. 11.00 PORTER BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave and three (3) days travelling time being 23 hours over leave. 11.10 ANDERSON, DAVID (663-329) S1/C (QM) reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time. Harry W. Robinson ( Lieut (jg)

PORTER BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C - reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave and three (3) days travelling time being 23 hours over leave

ANDERSON, DAVID (663-329) S1/C (QM) - reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.45 5 JULY 1944 19.45 Reports held Departments secure. Department heads, Anchor watch, restricted men to muster. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

NOTE: DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) STM1/C (R) detached furhter duty this unit this date, authority verbal orders DCGO1ND.

DAVIS, HARVEY (7006-698) STM1/C (R) - detached furhter duty this unit this date, authority verbal orders DCGO1ND


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 6 Harris 7 Kane 7 Smith, W.H 14 Hauck AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich 10 reported


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5 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to, Pier 3, West, BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving the following services aboard. Steam, fresh wataer, and electricity. 05.10 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from SHAMUT DAIRY INC. 06.00 HAUCK, RUDOLPH V. (647-768) RM3/C (R) departed on eight (8) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JULY 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.45 Crew mustered for colors. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

HAUCK, RUDOLPH V. (647-768) RM3/C (R) - departed on eight (8) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JULY 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before 09.00 Inspected magazines, conditions dry and normal. 10.30 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS fourteen (14) paint brushes on invoice 428830; one (1) rectangular griddle on invoice 428835; and ten (10) gallons of white enamel and five (5) gallons of turpentine on invoice 428833. 12.15 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS two (2) Lunnack Water coolers on invoice number 42-44. 14.25 The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R) 15.00 Received from Supply Officer Naval Section Base EAST BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS Commissary Stores on requisition F4904, D3055. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 07.45, 6 JULY 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R) - The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for assignment to duty in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 5 JULY, 1944 file 701. DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) RENTKO, J.R. (520-675) Sea 1/C (R) SMITH, M. F. (616-820) Sea 1/C (R) HINDS, A.L. (553-652) Sea 1/C (R) VALLE, G.A. (606-873) Sea 1/C (R) KILSON, W.E (563-151) Sea 1/C (R) JORDAN, W.G. (680-514) Sea 1/C (R) KING, R.L. (684-407) Sea 1/C (R) GIDDEN, L.R (7020-374) Sea 2/C (R) McCALLUM, W.E (552-596) Sea 1/C (R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 9 Harris 7 Kane 7 Smith, W.H 14 Hauck 14 Platt AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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6 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea massachusetts

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to Pier "3" West Boston Navy Yard Annex CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. * 05.40 Received aboard from Shaymut Dairy Incorporated, ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 10.00 A party of twenty-three enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Hotel Brunswick, BOSTON, MASS. reported aboard as a working detail - BOWERS (7008-801) SC3/C in charge. 10.40 Received from DAMPNEY Co. of AMERICA, BOSTON, MASS. - two (2) boxes of Apexior number one (1) sixty-four (64) lbs; two (2) boxes of Apexior - number three (3) fifty-three (53) lbs. on invoice number - 45-6154. 10.45. Received aboard from CONSTITUTION BASE (DISTRICT ORDANCE & SUPPLY & REPAIR), BOSTON, MASS. the follow: Head bands for M - one (1) liners (twelve) 12 each. Neck bands for M - one (1) liners (twelve) 12 each Liners for M - one (1) Helmets (complete) three (3) each on invoice M#044-40-CW Donald R. Curtis - Lt jg

BOWERS (7008-801) SC3/C - A party of twenty-three enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Hotel Brunswick, BOSTON, MASS. reported aboard as a working detail - BOWERS (7008-801) SC3/C in charge

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.10 - Working party of twenty-three (23) enlisted men - departed this to return to point from which they were received - Coast Guard Receiving Station, Hotel Brunswick, BOSTON, MASS. 19.45 Reports held - departments secured - department heads - anchor watch and restricted men to muster 20.22. Sunset - evening colors - And so to end. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

*00.01 PLATT, JAMES W. (563-202) SM3/C (R) departed on seven (7) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 14 JULY 1944.

PLATT, JAMES W. (563-202) SM3/C (R) - departed on seven (7) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 14 JULY 1944


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 7 Harris 14 Hauck 14 Platt AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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7 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier three 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00. Moored Starboard side to Pier three (3) West BOSTON NAVY; YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity 05.55 Received from SHAWMUT DAIRY INC, BOSTON, MASS. ten (10) gallons of milk for use in general mess. 07.45. Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 - Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines - conditions dry and normal. Donalr R. Curtis Lt jg

*08.30 SMITH, WILBUR H (570-668) RDM3/C (R) returned from ten (10) days, plus five (5) days extension, authorized leave granted by the commanding officer. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

SMITH, WILBUR H (570-668) RDM3/C (R) - returned from ten (10) days, plus five (5) days extension, authorized leave granted by the commanding officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Twenty (20) enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass. reported aboard for duty as working party. 12.00 HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM placed on report by Lt. ROBERT McMANUS. 15.00 Received aboard from COAST GUARD BASE, CHELSEA, MASS. as follows: ONE (1) coil rope, One (1) sprayer and wool on requisition #11908 and One (1) box containing Eighteen (18) six volt batteries on invoice #ES-1-45. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

Lt. ROBERT McMANUS - HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM placed on report by Lt. ROBERT McMANUS

HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM - HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM placed on report by Lt. ROBERT McMANUS

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45 - 8 July, 1944. 16.00 Twenty (20) men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.15 HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM (R) departed ship while in restricted status. Absent without leave from this time and date. 20.25 KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave plus five (5) days extension having been absent overleave eight and one-half (8 1/2) hours. 20.45 HODGKINS, WALLACE M. returned to ship by Lt. (jg) W.H.KITTELL having been absent without leave thirty (30) minutes.

HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM (R) - departed ship while in restricted status. Absent without leave from this time and date

KANE, MILLARD C. (634-573) MoMM2/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave plus five (5) days extension having been absent overleave eight and one-half (8 1/2) hours

HODGKINS, WALLACE M. - HODGKINS, WALLACE M. returned to ship by Lt. (jg) W.H.KITTELL having been absent without leave thirty (30) minutes

Lt. (jg) W.H.KITTELL - HODGKINS, WALLACE M. returned to ship by Lt. (jg) W.H.KITTELL having been absent without leave thirty (30) minutes


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chelsea mass

Lat 35.8, Long 14.5

AL 7 Harris 14 Hauck 14 Platt 19 Scanlan AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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8 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to Pier 3 West, BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 05.30 Received aboard from HOWARD JOHNSON ten (10) gallons ice cream for use in general mess. 06.05 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. BOSTON, MASS. ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for morning colors. All present. 08.00 Colors. 09.00 Inspected magazine and small arms. Conditions dry and normal. W.H.Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.15 Twenty (20) enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. reported abaord for duty as a working party. 09.20 Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days leave of absences granted by the commanding officer. to expire prior to noon 19 July, 1944. 10.30 Request Mast. 11.05 Working party of twenty (20) enlisted men departed this unit to report back to station from which sent - Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass. 12.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire 09.00 - 9 July, 1944. 12.35 Received two (2) typewriters from DCGO Warehouse, Constitution Wharf, BOSTON, MASS. 14.40 - Received ordances supplies on invoices: 438757; 435466; 435453 from Supply Officer, Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASS. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

Scanlan, Francis M (562-095) MM3/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days leave of absences granted by the commanding officer. to expire prior to noon 19 July, 1944

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.21 Sunset evening colors. And so to end Donald R Curtis Lt jg


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 7 Harris 14 Hauck 14 Platt 19 Scanlan AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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9 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier three 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.30 Moored starboard side to Pier three (3) West, Boston Navy Yard Annex, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water & electricity. 05.00 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY INC, BOSTON, MASS - ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess. 08.21 Harris, Thomas Jr. (7016-190) StM2/C returned from ten (10) days plus three (3) days extension of leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer. 09.00. Liberty fore party returned on time. 09.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 07.45, 10 July 1944. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

Harris, Thomas Jr. (7016-190) StM2/C - returned from ten (10) days plus three (3) days extension of leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer

09.30-16.00 Watch uneventful - Moored as before - Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held - departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster - 20.20 Sunset - evening colors - And so to end Donald R. Curtis Lt jg


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 14 Hauck 14 Platt 19 Loiry 19 Scanlan 24 Blair AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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10 July 1944

moored starboard side to berth three 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to berth three (3) West. Boston Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Mass. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 06.00 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess from SHAWMUT DAIRY, BOSTON, MASS. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and small arms - condition dry and normal - Donald R Curtis Lt jg

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.35 BLAIR, THEODORE (534-076) SC2/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus three (3) days travel time to expire prior noon 24 JULY 1944 granted by Commanding Officer 09.50 Work detail of seventeen (17) enlisted men reported aboard from CG RECEIVING STATION, BRUNSWICK HOTEL; BOSTON, MASS. 10.15 Received commissary stores aboard. 10.30 LOIRY, MILLARD E. (229-345) MM2/C departed on three (3) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JULY 1944. granted by Commanding Officer 10.35 Received one (1) TVG Kit aboard on Invoice #4050 Harry W. Robinson, Lieut (jg)

BLAIR, THEODORE (534-076) SC2/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus three (3) days travel time to expire prior noon 24 JULY 1944 granted by Commanding Officer

LOIRY, MILLARD E. (229-345) MM2/C - departed on three (3) days annual leave to expire prior noon 14 JULY 1944. granted by Commanding Officer

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.45 11 JULY 1944. 16.20 Work detail of seventeen (17) enlisted men departed. 19.45 Reports held. Departments secured. Department heads and anchor watch to muster Harry W Robinson Lieut (jg)


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 14 Hauck 14 Platt 19 Loiry 19 Scanlan 24 Blair 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz AS Sindicich


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11 July 1944

moored starboard side to berth 3 west boston navy yard chelsea annex boston mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to, Berth 3 West, Boston Navy Yard, Chelsea Annex BOSTON MASS. Receiving the following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 00.01 Lieut (jg) RUSSEL I. JOHNSON departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 22 JULY 1944. granted by Commanding Officer. 05.13 Received aboard from HOWARD JOHNSON INC. ten (10) gallons of ice cream for use in general mess. 06.10. Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY INC. EAST BOSTON, MASS ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. Harry W. Robinson

Lieut (jg) RUSSEL I. JOHNSON - departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior noon 22 JULY 1944. granted by Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 - Inspected magazine and small arms - Conditions dry and normal: 09.05 Work party of twenty-two (22) enslisted men reported aboard for assignment to duty - from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 09.30. Received aboard Flax Packing from SUPPLY OFFICER, NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASS. 10:50 Monomoy Surf Boat returned to this unit from Coast Guard Station, CHELSEA, MASS. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.05 - work party of twenty-two - enslisted men departed this unit to return to Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 07.45, 12 July, 1944. 19.45 - Reports held - departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. 20.19 Evening colors. And so to end. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 14 Hauck 14 Platt 14 Loiry 19 Scanlan 24 Blair 28 Scuddy 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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12 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier three 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to Pier three (3) West Boston Navy Yard Annex, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from dock: steam, fresh water, and electricity 05.50 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY INC. ten (10) gallons of milk (fresh) for use in general mess. 07.30 SCUDDY, David E (588-611) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus five days travel time - granted by the commanding officer - to expire prior to noon of 28 July, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time with exception of PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) S1/C (R). 08.00 Morning colors. 08.30 Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R) 09.00 Inspected magazines amd small arms - condition dry and normal. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

SCUDDY, David E (588-611) S1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus five days travel time - granted by the commanding officer - to expire prior to noon of 28 July, 1944

PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) S1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with exception of PILLING, William Jr. (552-521) S1/C (R)

GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R) - Following men departed this unit for fire fighting school -: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM2/C (234-006) - in charge, ROTH, Reinhardt J. (546-417) Cox. MARKUM, William E. (588-274) S1/C (R); McCracken, Oscar J. (640-857) S1/C (R) KEEN, Cecil T. (640-857) S1/C (R) BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698 S1/C (R), REA Albert E. (521-735) S1/C (R) PIETERS, Valentine A. (606-196) S1/C (R), McRAY, Thomas S. (588-277) S1/C (R) NADEAU, Frank F. (616-930) S1/C (R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 Twenty (20) men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. for work detail. 09.15 Received aboard Ordnance Supplies from Supply Officer, BOSTON NAVY YARD on invoice 424048-424046. 09.30 LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) placed on report by Executive Officer for refusing to obey orders. 10.00 Captain's mast held in case of LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) said man to be restricted for seven (7) days, plus seven (7) hours extra duty to be preformed one (1) hour per day. 10.30 PILLING, William J. (552-521) S1/C (R) returned aboard having been two (2) hours forty-five (45) minutes absent overleave. W.H.Kittell, Lt jg (R)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) - placed on report by Executive Officer for refusing to obey orders

LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) - Captain's mast held in case of LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) said man to be restricted for seven (7) days, plus seven (7) hours extra duty to be preformed one (1) hour per day

PILLING, William J. (552-521) S1/C (R) - returned aboard having been two (2) hours forty-five (45) minutes absent overleave

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 13 July, 1944. 16.10 Work detail of twenty (20) men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 16.50 McCallum, William E. (552-596 (S1/C) departed for inpatient treatment BRIGHTON MARINE Hospital, BOSTON, MASS. 16.50 Ten (10) men returned from Fire Fighting School. 19.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with six (6) hours remaining. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.19 Sunset, evening colors. W.H.Kittell, Lt jg (R)

McCallum, William E. (552-596 (S1/C) - departed for inpatient treatment BRIGHTON MARINE Hospital, BOSTON, MASS.

LIVINGSTON, JAMES S. (641-269) S1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with six (6) hours remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 14 Hauck 14 Platt 14 Loiry 19 Scanlan 24 Blair 28 Scuddy 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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13 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to Pier 3, WEST, BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 06.25 Received aboard ten (10) gallons fresh milk from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. BOSTON, MASS. for use in general mess. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. 09.00 Inspected magazine and small arms. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 Working party of twenty (20) men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station BRUNSWICK HOTEL; BOSTON, MASS. 10.28 One (1) type "E" Navy Compass received aboard on order #45-0394. 15.45 Received aboard from Boston Radio Maintenance Shop, BOSTON, MASS. one (1) Sound projector and one (1) modification kit for projector. 15.50 Working party of twenty (20) men departed for CG Receiving Station, BRUNSWICK HOTEL, BOSTON MASS. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 07.45 14 July 1944. 19.40 Reports held, departments secure, department heads, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with five (5) remaining. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with five (5) remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 19 Scanlon 28 Scuddy 24 Blair 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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14 July 1944

moored starboard to pier 3 west chelsea annex boston navy yard chelsea massachusetts

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard to, pier 3 West, CHELSEA ANNEX BOSTON NAVY YARD CHELSEA, MASSACHUSETTS. Receiving the following services aboard:- Steam, fresh water, electricity. 04.50 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY ten (10) gallons of fresh milk to be used in the general mess 05.00 Received from HOWARD JOHNSON INC. ten (10) gallons of assorted brick ice cream on invoice #20339 to be used in the general mess 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.45 All hands to muster for Colors. 08.00 Colors made. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before: 09.00 Inspected magazines and small arms - condition dry and normal. 09.10 HAUCK, Rudolf V. (646-768) RM3/C (R) returned on time from eigth days (8) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer 09.25 Work party of twenty-one (21) men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 10.35 Received aboard from BOSTON RADIO MAINTENANCE SHOP sixty-seven (67) tubes on invoice #3061. 10.50 PLATT, James M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) returned on time from seven days (7) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer 11.40. LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM2/C (R) returned from three days (3) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 13.55 Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R) by authority of DCGO1ND - File 783-701. 14.20 Lt jg D.R CURTIS - departed for BOSTON NAVY YARD - Electric Shop Building #197 with communication equipment which was to undergo modifications. 15.20 Lt jg D.R.Curtis returned aboard. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

HAUCK, Rudolf V. (646-768) RM3/C (R) - returned on time from eigth days (8) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer

PLATT, James M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) - returned on time from seven days (7) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer

LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM2/C (R) - returned from three days (3) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer

KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R) - Following men reported abaord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F1/C (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F1/C (WT)(R) MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F1/C (WT)(R) HENNESSEY, William F. (621-836) F1/C (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S. (639-163) F1/C (WT)(R), MORGI, Carmine (647-350) F1/C (WT)(R)

Lt jg D.R CURTIS - departed for BOSTON NAVY YARD - Electric Shop Building #197 with communication equipment which was to undergo modifications

Lt jg D.R.Curtis - returned aboard

16.00-24.00 Moored as before: 16.00 Liberty granted to Port section to expire at 07.00, 15 July, 1944. 16.15. COCKERHAM, Francis, N (548-480) MM3/C (R) and GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C (R) returned aboard from two day (2) course in electric welding at the CHELSEA Coast Guard Base, CHELSEA, MASS. 18.00 Received aboard from US Naval Section Base, EAST BOSTON, MASS. Commissary Stores for use in general mess on invoice #F5253 and #D3778. 19.45 Reports held - departments secured - department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. And so to end. 20.18 Evening colors. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

COCKERHAM, Francis, N (548-480) MM3/C (R) - COCKERHAM, Francis, N (548-480) MM3/C (R) and GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C (R) returned aboard from two day (2) course in electric welding at the CHELSEA Coast Guard Base, CHELSEA, MASS.

GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - COCKERHAM, Francis, N (548-480) MM3/C (R) and GOY, Fred T. (529-015) F1/C (R) returned aboard from two day (2) course in electric welding at the CHELSEA Coast Guard Base, CHELSEA, MASS.

*Livingston, James C. (641-269) S1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with four (4) hours remaining Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

Livingston, James C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with four (4) hours remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 19 Scanlon 28 Scuddy 24 Blair 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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15 July 1944

moored starboard side to berth three 3 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored Starboard side to berth three (3) West Boston Navy Yard Annex, CHELSEA, MASS - Receiving following services from the dock, steam, fresh water and electricity. 06.10 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from SHAWMUT DAIRY INC. BOSTON, MASS. for use in general mess. 07.00 Liberty party return on time 07.50 All hands to muster - 08.00 Colors. 08.10. Disconnected water and steam services from the dock. 08.50 Tug Wm. H. Clark and Tug YNT alongside to move ship into dry dock. 09.00 Inspected magazine and small arms - condition dry and normal. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

Tug Wm. H. Clark - Tug Wm. H. Clark and Tug YNT alongside to move ship into dry dock

Tug YNT - Tug Wm. H. Clark and Tug YNT alongside to move ship into dry dock

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 Secured all services from the dock. 09.08 Unmoored underway standing up to drydock assisted by tugs WM. H. CLARK and YNT#13. 10.35 Vessel secured in drydock. Commenced taking on following services from dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. 11.30 Reilly, JAMES E. (233-034) MM1/C, MICHALAK, EDWARD (595-579) MM1/C (R), HACKETT, RAYMOND W. (521-076) MM3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. per order #9841. 12.25 Received aboard from Boston Radio Maintenance Shop, BOSTON, MASS. supplies for radio department. 15.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 - 16 July, 1944. W.H.Kittell, Lt jg (R)

YNT#13 - standing up to drydock assisted by tugs WM. H. CLARK and YNT#13

WM. H. CLARK - standing up to drydock assisted by tugs WM. H. CLARK and YNT#13

Reilly, JAMES E. (233-034) MM1/C - Reilly, JAMES E. (233-034) MM1/C, MICHALAK, EDWARD (595-579) MM1/C (R), HACKETT, RAYMOND W. (521-076) MM3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. per order #9841

HACKETT, RAYMOND W. (521-076) MM3/C (R) - Reilly, JAMES E. (233-034) MM1/C, MICHALAK, EDWARD (595-579) MM1/C (R), HACKETT, RAYMOND W. (521-076) MM3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. per order #9841

MICHALAK, EDWARD (595-579) MM1/C (R) - Reilly, JAMES E. (233-034) MM1/C, MICHALAK, EDWARD (595-579) MM1/C (R), HACKETT, RAYMOND W. (521-076) MM3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. per order #9841

16.00-24.00 Drydocked as before. 18.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C completed one (1) hour extra duty with three (3) hours remaining. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.17 Evening colors. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C - completed one (1) hour extra duty with three (3) hours remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 19 Scanlon 28 Scuddy 24 Blair 22 Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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16 July 1944

in drydock boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 In drydock BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water, and electricity. 05.30 Received aboard from HOWARD D. JOHNSON CO. five (5) gallons ice cream for use in general mess on invoice #9107. 07.00 Reveille. 07.50 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. 08.00 Made morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazine and small arms. Conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)

09.00-16.00 In drydock as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 - 17 July, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg

16.00-24.00 In drydock as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) after a thorough search of the ship was found to be absent without leave while in a restricted status, from this time and date. 20.17 Evening colors.

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) after a thorough search of the ship was found to be absent without leave while in a restricted status, from this time and date


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL Scanlon Blair Scuddy Lane Lt. Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun AS Sindicich


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17 July 1944

in drydock boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 In drydock BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, Chelsea, Mass. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. 01.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) reported aboard having been five (5) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave. 04.35 Received aboard five (5) gallons ice cream from HOWARD D. JOHNSON for use in general mess. 05.55 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. ten gallons (10) fresh milk for use in general mess. 06.00 Reveille. 06.00 LANE, HERSCHEL E. (613-900) F1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 31 July 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster. 09.00 Inspected small arms and magazines. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - reported aboard having been five (5) hours and fifteen (15) minutes absent without leave

LANE, HERSCHEL E. (613-900) F1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence plus three (3) days travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 31 July 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.05 Work party of eighteen (18) men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station, BRUNSWICK HOTEL, BOSTON MASS. 10.47 Commenced undocking ship from drydock. 10.55 All hands to muster. 11.00 LT. W.A.DEVINE relieved of the Command of this unit by LT. W.L.SAUNDERS. 11.25 Vessel Waterborn. Draft forward 11' Aft 14'9" having had bottom painted with 25 gallons Anti-corrosive Navy 14RC, 20 gallons anti fouling Navy 15RC, and 5 gallons x 3 boottopping. 11.35 Moored starboard side to pier #4 West Chelsea Annex Boston Navy Yard, CHELSEA MASS. 14.00 Received aboard two (2) loose rings from Machine Shop Base, CHELSEA MASS, two (2) bundles of life preservers from JAMES BLISS CO on invoice #45-0468, and one (1) carton from Navy Yard NY on invoice #B-423974. 15.30 Working party of eighteen (18) men departed for CG Receiving Station, BRUNSWICK HOTEL, BOSTON MASS. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

LT. W.A.DEVINE - LT. W.A.DEVINE relieved of the Command of this unit by LT. W.L.SAUNDERS

LT. W.L.SAUNDERS - LT. W.A.DEVINE relieved of the Command of this unit by LT. W.L.SAUNDERS

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 07.45 18 JULY 1944. 17.05 DE SOUSA JOSEPH J. (244-087) SC2/C and PERRINS CLARENCE (635-043) MoMM2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty authority DCGO 1ND letter of 17 July 1944 File 73-783-701. 19.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.00 LIVINGSTON JAMES (641-269) S1/C (R) completed one (1) hour extra duty with two (2) remaining. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

DE SOUSA JOSEPH J. (244-087) SC2/C - DE SOUSA JOSEPH J. (244-087) SC2/C and PERRINS CLARENCE (635-043) MoMM2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty

PERRINS CLARENCE (635-043) MoMM2/C (R) - DE SOUSA JOSEPH J. (244-087) SC2/C and PERRINS CLARENCE (635-043) MoMM2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty

LIVINGSTON JAMES (641-269) S1/C (R) - completed one (1) hour extra duty with two (2) remaining


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chelsea mass

Lat , Long

AL 19 Scanlon 24 Blair 25 Scuddy Lt Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun

Water Received 4410 On hand 16500


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18 July 1944

moored starboard side to pier 4 west boston navy yard annex chelsea mass

Lat 42.4, Long -71.1

00.00-09.00 Moored starboard side to pier #4 West BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, CHELSEA MASS. Receiving the following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. 05.40 Received ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from Shawmut Dairy for use in general mess. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Colors Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) departed for BRIGHTON MARINE HOSPITAL, BOSTON, MASS. for outpatient treatment. 09.00 Inspected magazines and small arms. Conditions dry and normal. 09.10 Working party of fifteen men (15) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 09.30 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard, BOSTON, MASS. articles on invoice #447109 and 438319. 10.15 Received from Supply Office Naval Section Base (457) East BOSTON, MASS. stores for use in general mess on invoice D3828 and F5517. 13.25 Received via Coast Guard truck Sub.Signal parts #745-12 on invoice 476595. Req. 15089. 15.13 Work party departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, BOSTON, MASS. 15.27 Received aboard from Chelsea Base Annex, CHELSEA, MASS. eighty-four (84) bunk bottoms on invoice 449049. 13.31 Commenced loading ammunition aboard. 15.40 In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM) 15.45 Secured from loading ammunition. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 19 July, 1944. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

DONAIS, SIDNEY L. (616-488) Sea 1/C (R) - departed for BRIGHTON MARINE HOSPITAL, BOSTON, MASS. for outpatient treatment

DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM) - In accordance with DCGO1ND letter 11 July, 1944 the following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Mass for further assignment to duty. * DURANT, LAWRENCE R. (226-594) CWT HODGKINS, WALLACE M. (3005-311) CMM HEEG, WILLIAM C. (225-760) SoM2/C LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F1/C (R) Semprock, Henry L (569-255) F1/C TULLOS, LAVERNE C (613-414) F1/C (R) GOY, FRED T. (529-015) F1/C (R) WEINBERG, BERNARD (648-487) F1/C (MoMM)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 17.05 Commenced loading ammunition aboard. 17.30 Secured from loading ammunition. 19.45 Reports held, departments, secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.16 Evening colors. 23.00 LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty, no hours remaining. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

LIVINGSTON, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - completed two (2) hours extra duty, no hours remaining

NOTE: SINDICICH, N.J. (607-633) S1/C (R) detached as of 17 JUNE 1944, instead of being assigned to temporary duty while attending school.

SINDICICH, N.J. (607-633) S1/C (R) - SINDICICH, N.J. (607-633) S1/C (R) detached as of 17 JUNE 1944, instead of being assigned to temporary duty while attending school

* PORTER, BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C (R)

PORTER, BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C (R) - PORTER, BOYD J. (613-414) F1/C (R)


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chelsea mass

Lat 41.90, Long -70.52

AL 24 Blair 25 Scuddy 30 Cross Lt Johnson AH Washington Voltz McCallun


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19 July 1944

cleveland ledge light station buzzards bay abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 41.90, Long -70.88

00.00-08.00 Moored starboard side to Pier 4 west, BOSTON NAVY YARD ANNEX, Chelsea, MASS. Receiving following services from the dock: Steam, fresh water and electricity. 05.00 Received aboard from SHAWMUT DAIRY, INC. EAST BOSTON, MASS. twenty (20) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. 06.00 Reveille. 06.20 CROSS, LLEWELLYN L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 30 July, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. Secured all services with the dock. 07.15 Held muster to check sailing list. No absentees. 07.15 EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-241) WT2/C was detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO9ND, ST. LOUIS, MO. per HQ/L 15 JULY 1944. BRENAN, WALTER A. (222-408) MM1/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (660-003) MM3/C (R) were detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO6ND, CHARLESTOWN, South CAROLINA per HQ/L 15 July, 1944. POSSETTI, EVERETT C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO4ND at PHILADELPHIA PENNA. 07.37 Unmoored, underway standing down BOSTON HARBOR on various courses at various speeds. 07.55 Set degaussing. Watch ended in position 42°21'10"N - 71°02'10"W. William H. Kittell, Lt jg

CROSS, LLEWELLYN L. JR (685-115) QM3/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 30 July, 1944

EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-241) WT2/C - was detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO9ND, ST. LOUIS, MO. per HQ/L 15 JULY 1944

BRENAN, WALTER A. (222-408) MM1/C - BRENAN, WALTER A. (222-408) MM1/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (660-003) MM3/C (R) were detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO6ND, CHARLESTOWN, South CAROLINA per HQ/L 15 July, 1944

D'AMICO, Richard L. (660-003) MM3/C (R) - BRENAN, WALTER A. (222-408) MM1/C and D'AMICO, Richard L. (660-003) MM3/C (R) were detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO6ND, CHARLESTOWN, South CAROLINA per HQ/L 15 July, 1944

POSSETTI, EVERETT C. (562-003) SC2/C (R) - detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO4ND at PHILADELPHIA PENNA.

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.29 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. Set sound watch. 08.24 Rounded Bell Buoy #10, Set course 031° True 031° PGC. 100 RPM. 09.51 Mids Channel Buoy abeam to port close aboard changed course 074° T 074° PGC. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.05 Whistle buoy abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 105° T, 105° PGC. 09.34 BOSTON LIGHTSHIP abeam to port, distant. Changed course to 147° T, 147° PGC. 11.00 Whistle Buoy #4 abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 168° T, 168 PGC. Watch ended in position Lat. 41°54'N, Long 70°31'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BOSTON LIGHTSHIP - BOSTON LIGHTSHIP abeam to port

12.00-16.00 SCANLON, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) is AOL this time and date. Underway as before 12.50 MASSACHUSETTS BAY LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters and drills: held following drill:- general quarters and fire drill. 13.30 Steering various courses and speeds standing through CAPE COD CANAL 13.55 Secured from all drills. 14.40 CLEVELAND LEDGE LIGHT STATION, BUZZARDS BAY abeam to starboard close aboard - set course 219° T - 219° PGC - 100 RPM. 15.42 BLACK BELL BUOY #5 BUZZARDS BAY abeam to starboard close aboard - changed course to 244° T - 244° PGC @ 100 RPM. Watch ended in position L 41°20'36"N longitude 70°53'18"W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt (jg)

SCANLON, Francis M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) - is AOL this time and date

MASSACHUSETTS BAY LIGHTSHIP - MASSACHUSETTS BAY LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.00 Inspected magazines Sprinkler system in all magazines found to be leaking. Sprinkler system secured. 16.16 Passed buoy "HOW" to starboard, close aboard. Changed course to 234° T.


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19 July 1944

hove to off dock at melville ri awaiting mooring instructions

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

234° PGC. 16.36 Passed HEN and CHICKENS LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard 1000 yards. 16.45 Passed buoy "XRAY" to starboard, close aboard. Changed course to 248° T, 248° PGC. 18.10 Passed buoy "AB" abeam to starboard, changed course to 345° T. 345° PGC. 18.42 Passed BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard, steering various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSET BAY. 18.50 Passed through Gate Vessels. 19.45 Hove to off dock at MELVILLE, RI awaiting mooring instructions. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

HEN and CHICKENS LIGHTSHIP - Passed HEN and CHICKENS LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard 1000 yards

BRENTON REEF Lightship - Passed BRENTON REEF Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard

20.00-24.00. Awaiting mooring instructions 20.05 Standing in to dock 20.15 Moored port side to AN 92, @ Berth #7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 20.14 Evening colors. 20.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expier prior to 07.45, 20 July. 20.55 SCANLAN, FRANCIS M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) reported aboard from ten days (10) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer; having previously reported at 10.00 this date to DCGO1ND BOSTON, MASS. 21.00. Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men for muster. And so to end. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

AN 92 - Moored port side to AN 92, @ Berth #7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

SCANLAN, FRANCIS M. (562-095) MM3/C (R) - reported aboard from ten days (10) annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer; having previously reported at 10.00 this date to DCGO1ND BOSTON, MASS.


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL 24 Blair 28 Scuddy 30 Cross Lt. Johnson AH Washington McCullan

Water Received 2000 Expended 3100 On hand 12885


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20 July 1944

moored port side to berth 8 net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to AN 92, at Berth #7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 Reveille. 07.50 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 Colors. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time 08.05 Commenced turning over main engines. 08.15 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 08.25 All hands to mooring stations - to stand by - in order that AN 92 might unmoor 08.27 AN 92 backs out of mooring station - as our lines on AN 92 (three (3) two (2) & four (4)) were cast off - our one (1) line remained on dock in previous position 08.49 Moored to berth #7, port side to, - US Naval Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. Donald R. Curtis - Lt jg

AN 92 - Moored port side to AN 92, at Berth #7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

AN 92 - AN 92 backs out of mooring station - as our lines on AN 92 (three (3) two (2) & four (4)) were cast off - our one (1) line remained on dock in previous position

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Commenced taking on fresh water. Draft forward 11'6", Aft 14'6". 09.20 Received supplies from GSK MTBSTC, MELVILLE RI 10.40 Commenced taking on fuel oil. 10.50 Secured taking on fuel oil (diesel) two hundred and one (201) gallons aboard. 11.20 Commenced taking on diesel fuel oil. 11.50 Secured from taking on diesel fuel oil. Forty-nine (49) gallons aboard on invoice #1384. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters. 13.15 Secured from quarters. 13.15 Secured from taking on fresh water. 14.25 Unmoored from Berth #7 Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI Shifting berth 14.40 Moored port side to Berth #8 Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RI 14.45 Commanding Officer held mast in case of LIVINGSTONE, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C who was awarded ten (10) days restriction to expire 28 JULY 1944. 15.30 VOLTZ, IVAN B. (110-641) CMM reported aboard from inpatient treatment at Brighton Marine Hospital, BRIGHTON, MASS. having previously reported to DCGO BOSTON, MASS. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

LIVINGSTONE, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C - Commanding Officer held mast in case of LIVINGSTONE, JAMES C. (641-269) S1/C who was awarded ten (10) days restriction to expire 28 JULY 1944

VOLTZ, IVAN B. (110-641) CMM - reported aboard from inpatient treatment at Brighton Marine Hospital, BRIGHTON, MASS. having previously reported to DCGO BOSTON, MASS.

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to the port section to expire 07.45, 21 JULY 1944. 20.00 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads, Anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. Watch ended. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

AL 24 Blair 2 Scuddy 30 Cross 1 Allen AH Washington McCallun

Water Received 2615 Expended 2000 On hand 13500


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21 July 1944

moored port side to berth 8 south dock net fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to, berth #8, South Dock, Net & Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 01.00 ALLEN, JOHN B. (553-174) S1/C (QM) (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior noon 1 AUGUST 1944. 07.30 Received from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #12081. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster. 08.00 Colors. 08.05 All hands mustered on dock for physical exercise. 08.20 Secured from physical exercise. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Tested magazine sprinkler system. Conditions good. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

ALLEN, JOHN B. (553-174) S1/C (QM) (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior noon 1 AUGUST 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard from NAVY YARD, BOSTON, MASS. one (1) coil containing 1200' 3 1/4" line on tag #A-14421. 09.20 Received aboard from Supply Officer, MELVILLE, RI commissary stores for use in general mess on receipt dated 7 July 1944. 09.40 Received aboard from Coast Guard Supply Officer, Newport, RI one (1) sprayer, one (1) coil bronze wire, one (1) coil steel wire, two (2) water breakers, six (6) oars, 12', one (1) bundle leather, two (2) packages books, lense tissue. 10.45 One generator sent by Coast Guard truck to Coast Guard Base, CHELSEA, MASS. by authority: Verbal orders per telephone from Comdr. W.L. JONES to Lt. R. McMANUS. 12.55 First call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters for muster. Held boat drill and semaphore drill. 13.55 Secured from drills. 14.20 Executive Officer held ships inspection. 15.30 On authority DCGO1ND L/11 July, 1944, file 701, ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-015) BM1/C (P), GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C, AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASS. for further assignment to duty. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-015) BM1/C (P) - On authority DCGO1ND L/11 July, 1944, file 701, ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-015) BM1/C (P), GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C, AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASS. for further assignment to duty

GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C - On authority DCGO1ND L/11 July, 1944, file 701, ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-015) BM1/C (P), GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C, AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASS. for further assignment to duty

AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. - On authority DCGO1ND L/11 July, 1944, file 701, ELLIS, ERNEST L. (205-015) BM1/C (P), GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) BM2/C, AYSCUE, HENRY C. (234-012) Cox. transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASS. for further assignment to duty

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 09.00 - 22 July, 1944. 17.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock. 19.00 Secured from taking on fresh water from the dock. 19.50 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch, restricted men to muster. 20.14 Evening colors. William H. Kittell Lt jg (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL 24 Blair 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters AH Washington McCallun


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22 July 1944

moored port side berth 8 south dock us naval net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side berth #8, South Dock, US NAVAL NET and FUEL DEPOT, MELVILLE, RI 00.30 PIETERS, VALENTINE A. (606-196) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer plus two (2) days travel time to expire prior to noon 4 August, 1944. 08.00 Reveille. * 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

PIETERS, VALENTINE A. (606-196) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave granted by Commanding Officer plus two (2) days travel time to expire prior to noon 4 August, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.30 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 09.00 23 JULY 1944. 13.00 Boat "1" lowered and away for boat drill. 13.00 Held shallow water diving instruction. 14.00 Boat "1" alongside and hoisted, secured from boat drill. 14.00 Secured from shallow water diving instruction. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt(jg)(R)

*08.30 Lt (jg) R.I. JOHNSON returned from ten (10) days leave on time. W H Kittell Lt. jg.

Lt (jg) R.I. JOHNSON - returned from ten (10) days leave on time


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL 24 Blair 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters AH Washington McCallun

Water Received 4230 Expended 2200 On hand 15200


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23 July 1944

moored port side to berth 8 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to berth "8" South Pier, Net and fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire prior to 07.00 24 JULY 1944. 12.45 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 12.45 Boat "1" lowered and away for boat drill. 13.55 Secured fresh water supply from dock. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.15 Secured from boat drill, boat "1" hoisted and secured. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.22

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters AH Washington McCallun


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24 July 1944

standing up east passage naragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.22

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to Berth "8" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.01 Lieutenant junior grade DONALD R. CURTIS Coast Guard Reserve departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 4 August 1944. 05.50 Received aboard from City Dairy WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of HAYES, HAROLD J (647-471) Sea 1/C (R) and LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time. 07.40 Ensign D.C. REICHERT Naval Reserve and Ensign R. E. SHECK reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

Lieutenant junior grade DONALD R. CURTIS Coast Guard Reserve - departed on ten (10) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 4 August 1944

LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT3/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of HAYES, HAROLD J (647-471) Sea 1/C (R) and LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time

HAYES, HAROLD J (647-471) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of HAYES, HAROLD J (647-471) Sea 1/C (R) and LATTA, JUDSON M (7007-822) RT3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time

Ensign D.C. REICHERT Naval Reserve - Ensign D.C. REICHERT Naval Reserve and Ensign R. E. SHECK reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction

Ensign R. E. SHECK - Ensign D.C. REICHERT Naval Reserve and Ensign R. E. SHECK reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction

08.00-12.00 Moored as before 08.00 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.47 Rose Island lighted beacon abeam to port. 08.54 Lighted buoy "3A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.59 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.12 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 166° T, 166° PGC 100 RPM. 09.47 Gong Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 09.55 Commenced towing exercises with MTB's. 10.38 Bell buoy "K" abeam to starboard close aboard 11.12 Secured towing exercises with MTB's. 11.17 Lighted whistle buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 090° T, 090° PGC 100 RPM. 11.45 Commenced streaming target. 11.50 Target streamed. Commenced firing exercises with MTB's. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12'20"N, Long 71°13'50"W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before 12.25 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 13.00 Underway on various courses and speeds for emergency drills. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.05 Held general quarters. 13.05 All stations manned and ready. 13.12 Secured from general quarters. 13.17 Held abandon ship drill. 13.20 Secured from abandon ship drill. 13.21 Held man overboard drill. 13.23 Boat "1" lowered and away. 13.35 Boat "1" hoisted and secured 13.40 Secured from quarters and all drills. 14.13 Set course 270° T at 100 RPM. 14.23 Commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats 15.10 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 15.55 Buoy "J" abeam to port distance 1000 yards, hove to. 16.00 position 41°12' North latitude, 71°18' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.10 Target aboard. Set course 335° T 335° PGC 16.30 Buoy "K" abeam. changed course to 343° T 343° PGC 17.00 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 17.30 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. changed course to 008° T, 008° PGC 17.45 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. Standing up EAST PASSAGE NARAGANSETT BAY. 18.40 Moored port side to Berth #7 South Dock, Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RI 18.45 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.00 25 JULY 1944. LATTA, JUDSON M. (7007-822) RT3/C (R) and HAYES HAROLD J. (647-471) S1/C (R) reported aboard afted previously reporting aboard the USS WICOMICO at

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

LATTA, JUDSON M. (7007-822) RT3/C (R) - LATTA, JUDSON M. (7007-822) RT3/C (R) and HAYES HAROLD J. (647-471) S1/C (R) reported aboard afted previously reporting aboard the USS WICOMICO at

HAYES HAROLD J. (647-471) S1/C (R) - LATTA, JUDSON M. (7007-822) RT3/C (R) and HAYES HAROLD J. (647-471) S1/C (R) reported aboard afted previously reporting aboard the USS WICOMICO at


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24 July 1944

08.45 24 JULY 1944. BLAIR, THEODORE (534-076) SC2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave and three (3) days travel time after previously reporting aboard the USS WICOMICO at 11.30 24 JULY 1944. 18.50 ENSIGN D.C. REICHERT and ENSIGN R.E. SCHECK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC 19.00 Ships quarterly stores received aboard this unit from DCGO WAREHOUSE BOSTON, MASS via SCGO NEWPORT RI 19.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. H W Robinson Lieut (jg)

BLAIR, THEODORE (534-076) SC2/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave and three (3) days travel time after previously reporting aboard the USS WICOMICO at 11.30 24 JULY 1944

ENSIGN D.C. REICHERT - ENSIGN D.C. REICHERT and ENSIGN R.E. SCHECK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

ENSIGN R.E. SCHECK - ENSIGN D.C. REICHERT and ENSIGN R.E. SCHECK and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

20.00-24.00 Moored as before. 20.12 Colors Made H W Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.23

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters AH Washington McCallun


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25 July 1944

standing down east passage naragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.25

00.00-08.00 Moored portside to, Berth #7, South Dock, Net and Fuel Depo MELVILLE RI 06.00 Received abaord from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #2922F. 07.00 All hands to muster. 07.15 Lt. C L ROBERTSON and thirteen (13) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.30 Unmoored. Standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

Lt. C L ROBERTSON - Lt. C L ROBERTSON and thirteen (13) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.22 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.42 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 166° T 166° PGC 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.20 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 09.40 Commenced exercises with MTB's. 11.14 Secured exercises with MTB's. 11.20 Changed course to 140° T, 140° PGC 11.50 Hove to streaming target. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12'N, Long. 71°14'W. Harry W. Robinson, Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before. 12.01 Target streamed, underway on course 090° T 090° PGC at 100 RPM. 12.10 Commenced firing exercises with motor torpedo boats. 12.55 Officer's call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.05 Secured from exercises with motor torpedo boats. 13.10 Secured from quarters. 13.28 changed course to 270° T 270° PGC, reduced speed to 75 RPM at position 70°58'W, 41°12'N. 13.40 Commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.59 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 15.00 Hove to, to take target aboard. 15.10 Target aboard. 15.20 Underway on course 270° T, 270° PGC at 75 RPM. 15.24 Held small arms practice. 16.00 Position 41°12' North latitude, 71°15.8' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.39 Increased speed to half. 71 RPM. Secured from small arms practice. 17.00 Hove to at buoy "J" 19.10 Underway on various courses to pick up or destroy target per orders from base. 19.55 Target abeam to port close aboard. No. one and two 3"/50 gun crews standing by. Maneuvering into position for firing. 20.00 Range 1500 yds. Approximate position 41°14'N - 71°16'W. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.04 Gun #1 misfired. Spring operating piston rod broken, having fired nine (9) rounds. Gun #2 fired fourteen (14) rounds. The fifteenth (15th) round misfired. Case removed and thrown overboard. The projectile was expelled with one (1) short ~. 20.15 Secured from firing on target. Underway on various courses and speeds to inspect target 20.25 Hove to in position Lat. 41°14'20"N, Long 71°13'50"W. 20.37 Underway on course 230° T, 230° PGC 100 RPM. 21.00 Changed course to 343° T 343° PGC 21.21 Lighted gong buoy "K" abeam to starboard close aboard. changed course to 344° T, 344° PGC. 21.50 Lighted buoy "AB" abeam to starboard close aboard. 22.00 Hove to in position Lat 41°22.6'N Long 70°22'W. 23.36 Underway on course 350° T 350° PGC 100 RPM. 23.50 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. Watch ended in position Lat 41°27.5'N Long 71°22.3'W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

oil: - 28996

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters AH Washington McCallum

oil: 28,996 - Fuel oil Received 28,996 Expended 1,500 On hand 49,481

Water Received 7,000 Expended 2,030 On hand 14,320


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26 July 1944

moored port side to berth 7 south pier net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Underway. Steering various courses standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 00.08 Passed between gate vessels. 00.10 Rounded buoy "3-A". 00.15 Secured degaussing. 00.50 Rounded buoy "12-A", standing in toward dock. 01.00 Moored port side to North Dock, berth #2 US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI. 01.05 Lieut. C.L.Robertson and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC 06.00 Reveille. 06.10 Received from CITY DAIRY, INC. WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess on receipt #2933. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Moring Colors. 08.40 Commenced taking on fuel from dock. Draft before refueling for'd 10'8", aft. 14'10". 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. William H. Kittell, Lt jg (R)

Lieut. C.L.Robertson - Lieut. C.L.Robertson and thirteen (13) enlisted men departed for MTBSTC

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.15 Completed fueling ship having received 28,996 gallons of Navy Standard fuel oil, draft of ship after fueling twelve (12) feet four (4) inches forward, fifteen (15) feet aft. 09.35 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 09.40 Moored port side to berth "7" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.50 Received aboard from Supply Officer MELVILLE RHODE ISLAND commissary stores for use in the general mess on invoice number "1" dated 26 JULY 1944. 10.05 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 11.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 13.00 All hands to muster on dock, Company "B" for infantry drill, Company "A" for boat drill. 14.00 Secured from infantry and boat drill. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire prior to 07.45, 27 JULY, 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 28,996 gallons - Completed fueling ship having received 28,996 gallons of Navy Standard fuel oil

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.00 ENSIGN PAUL W WHALEY Coast Guard Reserve reported aboard having completed temporary duty at MMT school NEW YORK, NEW YORK in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District letter dated 22 JUNE, 1944. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.06 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 20.20 Moored port side to berth "8" South Pier NET and FUEL DEPOT, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

ENSIGN PAUL W WHALEY Coast Guard Reserve - reported aboard having completed temporary duty at MMT school NEW YORK, NEW YORK


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melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 168.3

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters 1 Silcio AH Washington McCallun

Water Received 4160 Expended 2500 On hand 15980


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27 July 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 8 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00: Moored port side to South Pier Berth "8" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.00 SILCIO, CHARLES L (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) departed on four (4) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 AUGUST 1944. 06.15 Received from City Dairy WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.05 All hands to muster for physical exercise. 08.20 Secured from physical exercise. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

SILCIO, CHARLES L (559-103) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on four (4) days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 AUGUST 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 13.00 All hands to msuter on dock. Gun drills and instruction in international flag hoists held. 14.02 Commenced taking on fresh water. 15.15 Secured from taking on fresh water. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.00 28 JULY 1944. 19.45 Reports held. Departments secure. Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.15

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters 1 Silcio AH Washington McCallum


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28 July 1944

moored port side to berth 8 south dock net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 41.20, Long -70.95

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to, berth #8, South dock Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE RI 05.45 Received from City Dairy, WOONSOCKET RI ten (10) gallons of fresh milk 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. KEMPLIN, WILLIAM (588-582) S1/C (R) departed for out patient treatment US Naval Hospital NEWPORT RI 07.05 ENSIGN W D HATFIELD and ENSIGN E K HART and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC 07.10 ENSIGN GREGORY and fifteen (15) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC. 07.44 Unmoored Standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. Watch ended in position Lat 41°35'N, Long 71°18'W. Harry W. Robinson,

KEMPLIN, WILLIAM (588-582) S1/C (R) - departed for out patient treatment US Naval Hospital NEWPORT RI

ENSIGN E K HART - ENSIGN W D HATFIELD and ENSIGN E K HART and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC

ENSIGN W D HATFIELD - ENSIGN W D HATFIELD and ENSIGN E K HART and twelve (12) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC

ENSIGN GREGORY - ENSIGN GREGORY and fifteen (15) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.43 Passed between anti submarine net vessels 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.07 BRENTON REEF ligthship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 165° T, 165° PGC 100 RPM 09.40 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 10.00 Commenced towing and refueling exercises with MTB's. 10.25 Tested sprinkler systems in all magazines. Difficulty found in closing valves. 10.33 Buoy "K" abeam to port. 11.05 Secured towing operations with MTB's. 11.14 Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard. Changed Course to 090° T 090° PGC. 11.25 Hove to in position Lat 41°12'N Long 71°16'W streaming target 11.34 Target streamed. Underway on course 090° T 090° PGC 100 RPM Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12'N Long 71°10'W. Harry W. Robinson

BRENTON REEF ligthship - BRENTON REEF ligthship abeam to port close aboard

12.00:16.00 Underway as before. 12.30 Completed firing exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 12.35 Hove to in position 71°03' West, 41°12' North to take target aboard 12.50 Target aboard. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters. 13.04 Underway on various courses and speeds for emergency drills 13.08 Held resuscitation, signal and boat drills. 14.00 Secured from resuscitation and signal drills. 14.30 Secured from boat drill. 14.35 Boat hoisted and secured 15.00 Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve. 15.07 Motor Torpedo Boat 452 away. 15.50 Dropped one (1) depth charge at fifty (50) foot setting for instruction purpose. 16.00 Position 41°12' North latitude, 70°57' West longitude. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

Motor Torpedo Boat 452 - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve

LIEUTENANT ROBERTS - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve

ENSIGN GREGORY - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve

ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve

ENSIGN E.K. HART - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT ROBERTS, ENSIGN GREGORY, ENSIGN W.D. HATFIELD and ENSIGN E.K. HART all of the Naval Reserve

Motor Torpedo Boat 452 - Motor Torpedo Boat 452 away

16.00-20.00 Underway as before. 16.03 Changed course to 310° T 310° PGC. 16.10 Dropped pattern of five (5) depth charges. 16.13 changed course to 130° T 130° PGC. 16.20 Hove to in position 41°13'N - 70°57'W. 16.22 No. 1. and 2. boats lowered and away for boat drill. 17.15 No. 1 boat secured aboard. 18.25 No. 2 boat secured aboard. 18.32 Underway on course 020° T 020° PGC at 75 RPM 19.00 changed course to 005° T 005° PGC. 19.30 Hove to in position 41°22'45"N - 70°51'30"W. 19.45 Held reports departments secured, department heads, anchor watch to muster. William H. Kittel, Lt jg

20.00-24.00 Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°22'N Long 70°51'W. 20.20 Underway on course


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28 July 1944

standing up east passage naragansett bay

Lat 30.5, Long 117.1

265° T 265° PGC 71 RPM. 21.05 VINEYARD SOUND lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. 21.10 Commenced scheduled exercises with MTB's. changed course to 260° PGC 23.15 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up EAST PASSAGE NARAGANSETT BAY on various courses at various speeds. 23.50 Passed through anti submarine net. Watch ended. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

VINEYARD SOUND lightship - VINEYARD SOUND lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

AL 30 Cross 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters 1 Silcio AH Washington McCallum

Water Received 2000 Expended 2340 On hand 12,110


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29 July 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

00.00-08.00 Underway, standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY on various courses and speeds. 00.30 Passed "12-A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 00.45 Moored portside to berth "7" South pier, US NAVAL Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 06.00 Reveille. 06.05 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY, INC. WOONSOCKET, RI ten (10) gal fresh milk for use in general mess. * 07.45 Unmoored, underway on various courses standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. *07.12 Lt (jg) R.G. ELLIS, ENS. BROOKHART and ENS. COLLINS and twenty-one (21) men reported aboard for instruction MTBSTC 07.20 Lt. MANTER reported aboard from MTBSTC. Watch ended in position 41°33'30"N - 71°19'15"W. William H. Kittell, Lt (jg)(R)

Lt (jg) R.G. ELLIS - Lt (jg) R.G. ELLIS, ENS. BROOKHART and ENS. COLLINS and twenty-one (21) men reported aboard for instruction MTBSTC

ENS. BROOKHART - Lt (jg) R.G. ELLIS, ENS. BROOKHART and ENS. COLLINS and twenty-one (21) men reported aboard for instruction MTBSTC

ENS. COLLINS - Lt (jg) R.G. ELLIS, ENS. BROOKHART and ENS. COLLINS and twenty-one (21) men reported aboard for instruction MTBSTC

Lt. MANTER - reported aboard from MTBSTC

08.00-12.00 Underway as before. 08.37 Passed between anti submarine net vessels. 08.55 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 165° T, 165° PGC, 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. 09.54 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 10.30 Commenced towing and refueling exercises with MTB's. 11.30 Secured from towing and refueling exercises with MTB's. 11.35 Buoy "J" abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed course to 090° T 090° PGC. Watch ended in approximate position Lat. 41°12'N, Long 71°16'30"W. Harry W. Robinson Lieut (jg)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00: Underway as before. 12.05 Hove to at 41°12' North 71°15' West to stream target. 12.07 Underway on course 090° T 090° PGC at slow speed. 12.40 Increased speed to 100 RPM. 12.50 Commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats. 14.00 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, hove to 41°14' North, 71°00' West to take target aboard. 14.10 target aboard, set course 295° T, 295° PGC at 100 RPM. 14.55 Motor Torpedo Boat 487 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT MANDERS and party of four (4) enlisted men. 14.57 Motor Torpedo Boat 487 away. 15.50 Mid channel gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 345° T 345° PGC. 16.00 position 41°22' North latitude, 71°21' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

Motor Torpedo Boat 487 - Motor Torpedo Boat 487 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT MANDERS and party of four (4) enlisted men

LIEUTENANT MANDERS - Motor Torpedo Boat 487 alongside to receive LIEUTENANT MANDERS and party of four (4) enlisted men

Motor Torpedo Boat 487 - Motor Torpedo Boat 487 away

16.00-24.00 Underway as before. 16.23 Brenton Reef Lightship passed close aboard to starboard. Various courses and speeds standing up the East Passage of Narragansett Bay. 16.45 passed through gate vessels. 17.30 Buoy "12A" close aboard to starboard. 17.39 Moored port side to dock, Berth #8 South Pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 17.45 Lt (jg) Ellis, Ens. Brookheart and Ens. Collins, together with seventeen (17) enlisted men from MTBSTC departed from ship. 18.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 09.00 30 July 1944. 18.00 Received abaord from Decater and Hopkins Co. Boston, Mass. one (1) bench electric heavy duty grinder per order #44-23701. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.07 Evening colors. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship passed close aboard to starboard

Lt (jg) Ellis - Lt (jg) Ellis, Ens. Brookheart and Ens. Collins, together with seventeen (17) enlisted men from MTBSTC departed from ship

Ens. Brookheart - Lt (jg) Ellis, Ens. Brookheart and Ens. Collins, together with seventeen (17) enlisted men from MTBSTC departed from ship

Ens. Collins - Lt (jg) Ellis, Ens. Brookheart and Ens. Collins, together with seventeen (17) enlisted men from MTBSTC departed from ship


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters Silcio AH Washington McCallum

Water Received 3600 Expended 2100 On hand 13,610


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30 July 1944

moored port side to dock berth 8 south pier us naval net and fuel depot melville ri

Lat 31.3, Long 32.3

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to dock, Berth #8, South Pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.30 CROSS, LLEWELLYN L. JR. (685-115) QM3/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days authorized leave of absence. 10.00 Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire 12.00 31 July 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

CROSS, LLEWELLYN L. JR. (685-115) QM3/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days authorized leave of absence

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster, departments secured. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)


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melville rhode island

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AL 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters 11 Symington Silcio AH Washington McCallum AOL Rea

Water Received 2100 Expended 2255 On hand 13,455


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31 July 1944

moored port side to dock berth 8 south pier us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to dock, Berth #8 South Pier US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 Lt. (jg) W. H. Kittell departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August 1944. 00.10 Symington, Sheldon, M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) departed on ten (10) days authorized leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August 1944. 06.37 Received aboard from City Dairy Moonsocket, RI ten gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #1028F. 07.00 Lt. (jg) Harry W. Robinson USCG(R) departed from this unit to report to US Coast Guard Training Station, Alameda, California for further assignment to duty, authority HQ dispatch 272150. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. Held fort-nightly tests - conditions good. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Lt. (jg) W. H. Kittell - departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August 1944

Symington, Sheldon, M. (521-098) SoM2/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days authorized leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August 1944

Lt. (jg) Harry W. Robinson USCG(R) - departed from this unit to report to US Coast Guard Training Station, Alameda, California for further assignment to duty

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 10.30 Received aboard from HAMMETS WHARF NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. Engineers and Deck Stores on Requisition dated 31 JULY 1944. 10.45 Secured fresh water supply on dock 12.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent over leave this time and date. 13.00 All hands at quarters followed by gas mask, resuscitation and signal drill. 13.00 LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C (R) placed on report for failure to muster for quarters. 13.33 Secured from all drills. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire at 07.00 1 AUGUST 1944. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - Liberty party returned on time with the exception of REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) who is absent over leave this time and date

LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C (R) - placed on report for failure to muster for quarters

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00 SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM3/C R transfered this date to Coast Guard Receiving Barracks BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty; authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 13 July 1944 file pra 701. 19.45 Held reports departments secured, department heads and anchor watch to muster. 23.00 REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard having been eleven (11) hours absent over leave. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

SCANLAN, FRANCIS M (562-095) MM3/C R - transfered this date to Coast Guard Receiving Barracks BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS for further assignment to duty

REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard having been eleven (11) hours absent over leave


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Wesley L. Saunders - Lieut. On board: Wife: Eleanor P. Saunders 3 Rackliff St. Gloucester, Mass. Phone: Gloucester 751-M

Robert McManus - Lieut. On board: Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus 227 Utter Ave. Staten Island, NY Phone:

R. I. Johnson - Lieut (jg) 115 Highland Rd. Tiverton, RI Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address Phone: Tiverton 275JH

R. A. Peterson - Lieut (jg) On board: Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson 120 So. Main St. Manchester, Conn. Phone: Manchester 4254

D. R. Curtis - Lieut (jg) On board: Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis 7 Mt. Vernon St. Salem, Mass. Phone: Salem 4789

W. H. Kittell - Lieut (jg) On board: Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell 8 Highland St. Haverhill, Mass. Phone: Haverhill 821

P. W. Whaley - Ensign On board: Wife: Mrs. Frances E. Whaley 2317 Kings Way Augusta, Georgia


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1944


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 41.33, Long -71.33

AH Washington McCallum AL 1 Allen 2 Scuddy 4 Pieters 11 Symington 13 Letzkus Silcio


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1 August 1944

moored port side to berth 8 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 41.33, Long -71.33

00.00-08.00: Moored port side to berth "8" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.15 LETZKUS, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) departed on ten days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 13 AUGUST, 1944. 05.00 Received aboard from City Dairy WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND (10) ten gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. ENSIGN FISHER, ENSIGN FREEMON Naval Reserve and party of twelve (12) men reported aboard for indoctrination. 07.16 LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE DONAHUE and ENSIGN GANGERVERE reported aboard with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction. 07.30 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.45 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSET BAY. 08.00 position, 41°35' North latitude, 71°18' West longitude. R. I. Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

LETZKUS, ROBERT C. (561-819) Sea 1/C (R) - departed on ten days leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 13 AUGUST, 1944

ENSIGN FISHER - ENSIGN FISHER, ENSIGN FREEMON Naval Reserve and party of twelve (12) men reported aboard for indoctrination

ENSIGN FREEMON - ENSIGN FISHER, ENSIGN FREEMON Naval Reserve and party of twelve (12) men reported aboard for indoctrination

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE DONAHUE - LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE DONAHUE and ENSIGN GANGERVERE reported aboard with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction

ENSIGN GANGERVERE - LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE DONAHUE and ENSIGN GANGERVERE reported aboard with party of thirteen (13) men for instruction

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 08.40 Passed through gate vessels. 08.58 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard, set course 165° T 165 PGC at 100 RPM. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.30 Mid channel gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard hove to. 11.00 Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) awarded ten (10) days restriction. LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C R awarded no 48 hour liberty and restricted for the week-end. 12.00 Position 41°20' North latitude, 71°20' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard

REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) awarded ten (10) days restriction. LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C R awarded no 48 hour liberty and restricted for the week-end

LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C R - Commanding Officer held mast in the cases of the following named men. REA, ALBERT E (521-735) Sea 1/C (R) awarded ten (10) days restriction. LUSSIER, JOSEPH H (521-940) WT3/C R awarded no 48 hour liberty and restricted for the week-end

12.00-16.00 Underway as before 12.59 Underway various courses and speeds maneuvering around Buoy "AB". 13.00 All hands mustered at quarters. Livingston, James C. (641-269) S1/C R placed on report for being late to muster. 13.01 Held fire drill 13.09 Secured from fire drill. 13.13 Held collision drill. 13.19 Secured from all drills. 13.20 Hove to in position 41°20'N 71°20'15"W. 15.20 PT boat #486 alongside for Lt. Donahue 15.25 PT 486 departed. Watch ended in position 41°20'00"N - 71°20'15"W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Livingston, James C. (641-269) S1/C R - placed on report for being late to muster

PT boat #486 - PT boat #486 alongside for Lt. Donahue

Lt. Donahue - PT boat #486 alongside for Lt. Donahue

PT 486 - PT 486 departed

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. 17.55 Underway on course 165° T, 165° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM 17.56 Swept channel lighted gong buoy "AB" abeam to starboard, close aboard. 18.50 Stopped engine, hove to in position Latitude 41°12'N Longitude 71°18'W 19.45 Watch ended in above position. R.A.Peterson, Lt (jg)



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1944


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1 August 1944

Lat 41.23, Long -71.32

20.00-24.00: Hove to as before. 21.15 Streamed target 21.25 Underway on course 090° T 090° PGC at 100 RPM 21.30 Commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boats. 22.16 changed course to 270° T 270° PGC at 41°12' North, 71°07' West. 23.20 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats 23.25 Hove to to take in target 23.45 Target aboard underway on course 270° T 270° PGC at 100 RPM 23.50 Whistle Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard, changed course to 345° T 345° PGC. 24.00 Position 41°14' North latitude, 71°19' West longitude. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.22, Long -71.30

AH Washington McCallum AL 4 Pieters 11 Symington 13 Letzkus out on official business Jackson


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2 August 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.30

00.00-08.00 Underway at standard speed (100 rpm's) on course 345° T - 345° pgc. 00.13 Buoy "K" abeam to starboard close aboard. 00.47 Six mile buoy close aboard to starboard. 01.12 Brenton Reef Lightship close aboard to starboard. Steering various courses and speeds, standing up East Passage Narragansett Bay. 01.30 Passed between gate vessels. 01.40 Buoy "4A" close aboard to starboard 02.15 Buoy "12A" close aboard to starboard. 02.30 Moored port side to Berth #8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 02.45 Allen, John B. (553-174) S/1C returned from ten (10) days leave of absence (on time) having first reported to the USS Wicomico prior to noon 1 August 1944. 02.48 Silcio, Charles L. (559-103) S/1C returned aboard from four (4) days authorized leave having first reported aboard the USS Wicomico (on time) prior to noon 1 August 1944. 02.50 Ensigns Gangervere, Fisher, Freeman, Gould and twenty-five (25) enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC. 07.20 Lt. Manter, Lts (jg) Johnson, O'Connor and Aintz together with twenty-six (26) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination. 07.30 Jackson, Carmen (612-202) Y1/C (R) departed this unit to DCGO Ist ND on official business. 07.45 Underway, various courses and speeds standing down East Passage of Narragansett Bay. 07.54 Buoy "12A" abeam to port. Watch ended in position 41°34'45"N 71°18'30"W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Brenton Reef Lightship - Brenton Reef Lightship close aboard to starboard

Allen, John B. (553-174) S/1C - returned from ten (10) days leave of absence (on time) having first reported to the USS Wicomico prior to noon 1 August 1944

Silcio, Charles L. (559-103) S/1C - returned aboard from four (4) days authorized leave having first reported aboard the USS Wicomico (on time) prior to noon 1 August 1944

Gangervere - Ensigns Gangervere, Fisher, Freeman, Gould and twenty-five (25) enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC

Fisher - Ensigns Gangervere, Fisher, Freeman, Gould and twenty-five (25) enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC

Gould - Ensigns Gangervere, Fisher, Freeman, Gould and twenty-five (25) enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC

Freeman - Ensigns Gangervere, Fisher, Freeman, Gould and twenty-five (25) enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC

Aintz - Lt. Manter, Lts (jg) Johnson, O'Connor and Aintz together with twenty-six (26) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination

O'Connor - Lt. Manter, Lts (jg) Johnson, O'Connor and Aintz together with twenty-six (26) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination

Johnson - Lt. Manter, Lts (jg) Johnson, O'Connor and Aintz together with twenty-six (26) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination

Lt. Manter - Lt. Manter, Lts (jg) Johnson, O'Connor and Aintz together with twenty-six (26) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination

Jackson, Carmen (612-202) Y1/C (R) - departed this unit to DCGO Ist ND on official business

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. 08.53 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port, distance 100 yards, set course 165° T 165° PGC at 100 RPM 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.25 Gong Buoy "AB" abeam to Starboard close aboard hove to. 10.46 Underway on course 166° T 166° PGC at various speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boats. 11.45 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, hove to in position 71°18' West longitude, 41°13' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port, distance 100 yards

12.00-16.00 Underway as before. 12.15 Course 180° T and 180° pgc speed (100 RPMs). 12.33 Buoy "J" abeam to starboard "500" yards. 12.34 Preparations made to stream target. 12.40 Target streamed. 12.40 Changed course to 090° T - 090 pgc. 12.43 Commenced firing exercises with MTB's. 12.55 Sounded alarm for general quarters. 13.05 Secured from general quarters all hands mustered for quarters. 13.05 Secured from firing exercises with MTB's. 13.20 Secured from all drills. 13.25 Hove to in position 41°12'N 71°08'W taking in target. 13.35 Target aboard set course 270° T - 270 pgc (75 RPM's). 14.55 Hove to off Buoy "J". 15.45 PT boat 314 alongside for Lt. Mander. Watch ended in position 41°12'N 71°18'W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Lt. Mander - PT boat 314 alongside for Lt. Mander

PT boat 314 - PT boat 314 alongside for Lt. Mander


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2 August 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.28, Long -71.32

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. 19.35 Underway on course 341° T, 341° pgc at standard speed 100 RPM. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads to muster. 19.55 Swept channel lighted bell buoy "K" abeam to port close aboard 20.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°17'N Longitude 71°19'W. R.A.Peterson, Lt (jg)

20.00-24.00 Underway as before. 20.22 Mid Channel Gong Buoy "AB" abeam to Starboard distance 1000 yards. 20.55 BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY 21.57 Buoy "12A" abeam to starboard close aboard. 22.10 Moored port side to Berth "8" Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 22.12 LIEUTENANT MANTER, LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE O'CONNOR and LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JOHNSON with party of twenty-six (26) men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 22.15 SCUDDAY, DAVID E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) returned aboard from ten (10) days leave of absence having previously reported aboard on time the USS WICOMICO CG. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF lightship - BRENTON REEF lightship abeam to starboard close aboard

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE O'CONNOR - LIEUTENANT MANTER, LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE O'CONNOR and LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JOHNSON with party of twenty-six (26) men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

LIEUTENANT MANTER - LIEUTENANT MANTER, LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE O'CONNOR and LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JOHNSON with party of twenty-six (26) men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JOHNSON - LIEUTENANT MANTER, LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE O'CONNOR and LIEUTENANT JUNIOR GRADE JOHNSON with party of twenty-six (26) men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

SCUDDAY, DAVID E (588-611) Sea 1/C (R) - returned aboard from ten (10) days leave of absence having previously reported aboard on time the USS WICOMICO CG


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington McCallum AL 4 Pieters 11 Symington 13 Letzkus

Water Received 12265 Expended 2260 On hand 16,240


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3 August 1944

moored port side to berth 8 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to Berth "8" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 05.45 Received aboard from City Dairy Woonsocket RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 06.40 Boat Number "1" lowered and away at request of Net and Fuel Depot to investigate floating skiff. 07.19 Boat "1" along side with unidentified skiff in tow. 07.27 Boat "1" hoisted and secured. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.05 All hands to muster for physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from physical exercises. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. 09.20 Received supplies aboard from MTBSTC for use in the general mess. 13.00 Quarters. Held infantry drill and boat drill. Valle, Gabriel A. (606-873) S1/C (R) placed on report for being late to muster. 13.10 Received (10) ten gallons ice cream from NOB, Newport, RI 13.45 Secured from all drills. * 15.15 Received aboard, from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, RI one hundred-twenty (120) pounds of lettuce for use in general mess on invoice #CS6140 *Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.00 4 August 1944. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Valle, Gabriel A. (606-873) S1/C (R) - placed on report for being late to muster

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 16.05 Received aboard one (1) truckload general stores from DCGO 1ND via SCGO Newport, RI 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.30 Jackson, Carmen E. (612-202) Y1/C (R) transferred from this unit to DCGO 8th Naval District by authority Headquarters letter 24 July 1944 file (CG783-531). P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Jackson, Carmen E. (612-202) Y1/C (R) - transferred from this unit to DCGO 8th Naval District


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.27

AH Washington McCallum AL 11 Symington 13 Letzkus 11 Walter


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4 August 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.23

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to dock, Berth #8 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI 00.10 Lt. Robert McManus departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior to noon, 15 August 1944. 05.35 Received aboard from City Dairy, Woonsocket, RI ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess. Invoice No. 1424F. 06.50 Walter, Frank F. (506-841) SP2/C (R)(CW) departed on six (6) days annual leave to expire prior to noon 11 August 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.25 Lt (jg) R.H. Lewis and eleven (11) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Lt. Robert McManus - departed on ten (10) days annual leave to expire prior to noon, 15 August 1944

Walter, Frank F. (506-841) SP2/C (R)(CW) - departed on six (6) days annual leave to expire prior to noon 11 August 1944

Lt (jg) R.H. Lewis - Lt (jg) R.H. Lewis and eleven (11) enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination

08.00-12.00 Moored as before. 08.44 JOYNER, LEON J. (220-964) MM1/C reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS in accordance with District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 3 August 1944 File PRA 73-53. 08.48 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.56 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard set course 165° T 165° PGC at 100 RPM. 10.00 Tested magazine sprinkler systems, conditions good. 10.30 SIX MILE gong buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 11.05 Held mess cooks and mess attendants inspection. 11.15 Whistle buoy "J" abeam to Starboard distance 1000 yards, hove to to stream target. 11.40 Target streamed. 11.50 Underway on course 090° T 090° PGC at 100 RPM. 11.55 Commenced operationswith Motor Torpedo Boats. 12.00 Position 71°14' West longitude, 41°12' North latitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

JOYNER, LEON J. (220-964) MM1/C - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station BOSTON, MASSACHUSETTS

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Underway as before, steering course 090° T-090° pgc (100 RPM). 13.05 Secured from operations with MTB's. Changed course 270° T - 270° pgc. 13.50 Hove to preparing to take target aboard. 14.10 Target aboard, underway on course 300° T - 300° pgc (100 RPM's). 15.45 Buoy AB abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in position (2) two miles south of Brenton Reef Lightship. P.W.Whaley Jr.

Brenton Reef Lightship - Watch ended in position (2) two miles south of Brenton Reef Lightship

16.00-24.00: Underway as before. 16.17 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard, underway on various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 17.35 Moored port side to Berth 7, South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 17.30 Lieutenant LEWIS, Naval Reserve departed with party of enlisted men. 17.35 LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) DONALD R. CURTIS reported aboard from ten (10) days leave having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO CG on time. 17.40 PIETERS, VALENTINE A. (606-196) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave of absence having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO CG on time. 19.10 POSPISAL, DANIAL E (616-921) Y3/C (R) reported abord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks; PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND; authority District Coast Guard Officer First Naval District letter dated 3 August 1944. Reference file 783-701-531

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to Starboard close aboard

Lieutenant LEWIS, Naval Reserve - departed with party of enlisted men

LIEUTENANT (JUNIOR GRADE) DONALD R. CURTIS - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO CG on time

PIETERS, VALENTINE A. (606-196) Sea 1/C (R) - reported aboard from ten (10) days leave of absence having previously reported aboard the USS WICOMICO CG on time

POSPISAL, DANIAL E (616-921) Y3/C (R) - reported abord for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks; PROVIDENCE, RHODE ISLAND


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4 August 1944

16.00-24.00 continued: 19.10 Liberty granted to Starboard watch to expire prior to 07.45, 5 AUGUST 1944. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads anchor watch and restricted men to muster. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington McCallum AL 11 Symington 13 Letzkus 11 Walter

Water Received 4,850 Expended 2000 On hand 15,400


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5 August 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 7 net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat 32.0, Long 120.4

00.00-09.00 Moored Port side to South Pier Berth "7" Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND 05.15 Received aboard from CITY DAIRY WOONSOCKET RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.20 ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY Naval Reserve reported abord from Motor Torpedo Base with party of twelve (12) enlisted men for indoctrination. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 08.55 ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Cox and NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) CM3/C (R) transfred this date to report to District Coast Guard Officer Fourth Naval District for assignment to duty authority Commanding Officer Unalga letter dated 5 August, 1944. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE - ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY Naval Reserve reported abord from Motor Torpedo Base with party of twelve (12) enlisted men for indoctrination

ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY - ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY Naval Reserve reported abord from Motor Torpedo Base with party of twelve (12) enlisted men for indoctrination

ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Cox - ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Cox and NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) CM3/C (R) transfred this date to report to District Coast Guard Officer Fourth Naval District for assignment to duty

NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) CM3/C (R) - ROTH, REINHARD J. (546-417) Cox and NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-485) CM3/C (R) transfred this date to report to District Coast Guard Officer Fourth Naval District for assignment to duty

09.00-16.00. 09.15 Commenced taking on fuel oil - 09.17 Commenced turning over main engines. 09.20 secured from taking on fuel oil - received one hundred ninty-six gallons (196) from Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 09.25 Engine room & bridge tested and reported ready for getting under way. 09.28. Shifted berth from Berth Seven (7) to Berth Eight (8) - by use of bow lines one (1) and (2) two - remaining on the dock. 09.45. Secured all lines at berth #8 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot - MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 13.05 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of ice cream for use in general mess on invoice #40121 - from Naval Supply Depot NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND. 13.10 ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE, USNR and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY, USNR and twelve enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Training Station, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 13.00. Liberty granted to Starboard section to expire 09.00, 6 August, 1944. Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE, USNR - ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE, USNR and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY, USNR and twelve enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Training Station, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY, USNR - ENSIGN W.D. WOLKE, USNR and ENSIGN E.A. DOHERTY, USNR and twelve enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Training Station, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.40 - Reports held - departments secured - department heads, anchor watch & restricted men to muster - 19.58 Evening colors. And so to end Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington McCallum AL 22 Crouse 11 Symington 13 Letzkus 11 Walter


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6 August 1944

moored port side to south pier berth 8 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to South Pier, Berth #8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.00 CROUSE, Porter (A.) (205-078) CBM departed on twelve (12) days annual leave & (3) three days travel time (DRC) granted by the Commanding officer to expire prior to noon 22 August, 1944. 08.00 Colors. 09.00 Inspected magazine and smokeless powder samples - condition found to be dry and normal. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time - Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

CROUSE, Porter (A.) (205-078) CBM - departed on twelve (12) days annual leave & (3) three days travel time (DRC) granted by the Commanding officer to expire prior to noon 22 August, 1944

09.00-16.00 Moored as before - 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard section to expire at 07.45 7 August, 1944 - Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg

16.00-24.00 - Moored as before - 19.45 Reports held - departments secured - department heads and anchor watch - restricted men to muster - 19.46 Evening colors. And so to end - Donald R. Curtis, Lt jg


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington McCallum AL Crouse Symington Walter Letzkus Gemelli Ogilbee

Water Received 4000 Expended 2200 On hand 15,670


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7 August 1944

moored port side to south dock berth 8 us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00. Moored port side to South Dock, Berth #8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 00.30. GEMELLI, Samuel J. (621-008) S1/C (R) departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time granted by the Commanding Officer - to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944. 00.30 OGILBEE, William (249-271) RdM3/C. departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time - to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944. granted by the Commanding Officer. 06.00 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess on invoice #1450F from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND 07.45 All hands mustered on the dock - Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - conditions found to be dry and normal - Donald Richard Curtis - Lt jg

GEMELLI, Samuel J. (621-008) S1/C (R) - departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time granted by the Commanding Officer - to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944

OGILBEE, William (249-271) RdM3/C - departed on ten (10) days annual leave plus two (2) days travel time - to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944. granted by the Commanding Officer

09.00-16.00 Moored as before 10.10 Received aboard stores, from supply officer, MTBSTC for use in general mess 12.50 Held Captain's Mast on the following men: Livingston, J.C. (641-269) S1/C (R) for being late to quarters, 1 August 1944 warned & excused; Valle, C (606-872) S1/C (R) for being absent from quarters, asleep in ~; restricted for two (2) weeks. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 8 August 1944. 13.55 No. 1 pulling boat lowered away for sailing party. 14.00 Received aboard, one truckload of general stores, via US Coast Guard truck from Newport, RI P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Livingston, J.C. (641-269) S1/C (R) - Held Captain's Mast on the following men: Livingston, J.C. (641-269) S1/C (R) for being late to quarters, 1 August 1944 warned & excused; Valle, C (606-872) S1/C (R) for being absent from quarters, asleep in ~; restricted for two (2) weeks

Valle, C (606-872) S1/C (R) - Held Captain's Mast on the following men: Livingston, J.C. (641-269) S1/C (R) for being late to quarters, 1 August 1944 warned & excused; Valle, C (606-872) S1/C (R) for being absent from quarters, asleep in ~; restricted for two (2) weeks

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.15 No. 1 pulling boat back alongside. 21.30 No 1 pulling boat secured aboard ship. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R).


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melville rhode island

Lat 41.20, Long -71.32

AH Washington McCallum AL Crouse Symington Walter Letzkus Gemelli Ogilbee


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8 August 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.32

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Dock, Berth #8 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, RI * 07.45 Liberty party returned aboard on time. 06.00 Reveille 06.10 Received aboard ten (10) gallons fresh milk for use in general mess, from City Dairy, Woonsocket, RI 07.15 Ensigns Driscoll, Cramer, Rounds and Ballance together with (22) twenty-two enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

Driscoll - Ensigns Driscoll, Cramer, Rounds and Ballance together with (22) twenty-two enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise

Cramer - Ensigns Driscoll, Cramer, Rounds and Ballance together with (22) twenty-two enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise

Rounds - Ensigns Driscoll, Cramer, Rounds and Ballance together with (22) twenty-two enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise

Ballance - Ensigns Driscoll, Cramer, Rounds and Ballance together with (22) twenty-two enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise

08.00-12.00. Moored a sbefore. 08.05 Crew to muster on dock for physical exercises. 08.10 Secured from physical education. 08.30 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. 09.53 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard set course 165° T 165° PGC at 100 RPM. 10.20 Mid channel gong buoy "AB" abeam to port distance 1000 yards. 11.11 Whistle Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard; hove to. 12.00 Position 41°12' North latitude, 71°19' West longitude. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00 Hove to as before - 12.50 Officers call to quarters 12.55 All to quarters; following drills held:- fire, semaphore, resuscitation - 13.45 - Secured from all drills. Throughout watch - at various times, it was necessary to use main engines to maintain position. Watch ended in position L. 41° 12' N longitude 71° 19' W. Donald Richard Curtis Lt jg

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. Various courses and speed throughout watch to maintain position in vicinity of Buoy "J". 19.37 Underway steering course 090° T 090° pgc (100 RPM). 19.45 Reports held, department heads to muster, all departments secure for sea. Watch ended in position 41°12'N 71°12'W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign (R)

20.00-24.00: Underway as before. 20.55 Hove to at 41°11'N 71°01'W to stream target. 21.05 Target streamed, underway on course 270° T 270° PGC at 100 RPM; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boats. 22.10 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boats, hove to to take in target. 22.30 Target aboard, underway on course 270° T 270° PGC at 100 RPM. 22.35 Buoy "J" abeam to port close aboard changed course to 345° T 345° PGC. 23.55 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY. 24.00 Position 41°27' North latitude, 71°22' West longitude. R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to starboard close aboard


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington AL Crouse Symington Walter Letzkus Gemelli Ogilbee

Water Received 2550 Expended 2100 On hand 12,390


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9 August 1944

standing up east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.43, Long -71.37

00.00-09.00 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up EAST PASSAGE NARRAGANSETT BAY at position 41°26' North, 71°22' West. 01.20 Moored port side to Berth "8" South Pier Net and Fuel Depot MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 01.35 Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL, Ensign B.C. CRAMER, Ensign C.C. BALLANCE, Ensign W.F. ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of twenty two (22) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 05.47 Received from City Dairy WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND ten (10) gallons of milk for use in the general mess. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 All hands to muster on dock for physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from physical exercises. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal. R.I.Johnson, Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL - Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL, Ensign B.C. CRAMER, Ensign C.C. BALLANCE, Ensign W.F. ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of twenty two (22) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

Ensign C.C. BALLANCE - Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL, Ensign B.C. CRAMER, Ensign C.C. BALLANCE, Ensign W.F. ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of twenty two (22) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

Ensign B.C. CRAMER - Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL, Ensign B.C. CRAMER, Ensign C.C. BALLANCE, Ensign W.F. ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of twenty two (22) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

Ensign W.F. ROUNDS - Ensign D.R. DRISCOLL, Ensign B.C. CRAMER, Ensign C.C. BALLANCE, Ensign W.F. ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of twenty two (22) enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base

09.00-16.00. Moored as before. 10.10 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Training Boat Station - commissary stores for use in general mess on stub requisition #1 (one) dated 8/9/44. 12.55 Officers call to quarters - 13.00 All hands to quarters - held following drills: infantry and boat drills. 13.45 Secured from all drills. Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

16.00-24.00. Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to starboard section to expire at 07.45 10 August, 1944. 19.10 McCallum William E. (552-596) S1/C (R) reported aboard from MARINE Hospital BRIGHTON, MASS. (see note at bottom of the sheet). 19.40 Reports held - departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.53 Evening colors. And so to end. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

McCallum William E. (552-596) S1/C (R) - reported aboard from MARINE Hospital BRIGHTON, MASS. (see note at bottom of the sheet)

*Note McCALLUM, William E. had been on in-patient at the Marine Hospital, BRIGHTON, MASS - upon completion of confinement he was granted a ten (10) day sick leave - upon completion of sick-leave said man reported to Captain of the Port, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, who directed said man to report to this unit for resumption of regular duty. Donald R Curtis

McCALLUM, William E. - had been on in-patient at the Marine Hospital, BRIGHTON, MASS - upon completion of confinement he was granted a ten (10) day sick leave - upon completion of sick-leave said man reported to Captain of the Port, NEWPORT, RHODE ISLAND, who directed said man to report to this unit for resumption of regular duty


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melville ri

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

AH Washington AL Crouse Symington Walter Letzkus Gemelli Ogilbee

Water Received 5000 Expended 2100 On hand 15,290


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10 August 1944

moored port side to berth 8 south dock us naval net and fuel depot melville rhode island

Lat , Long

00.00-09.00 Moored port side to berth #8 South Dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, MELVILLE, RHODE ISLAND. 06.15 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk for use in general mess, on invoice #12884F - from CITY DAIRY, WOONSOCKET, RHODE ISLAND. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered on dock - 08.00 Morning colors. 08.05 Held physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from physical exercise - 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples - Condition dry and normal. Donald R Curtis Lt jg

09.00-16.00 Moored as before 13.45 Received aboard ten (10) gallons ice cream, ninety-five ~ (95) pounds of bread from Motor Torpedo Base for use in general mess on invoice dated 10 August 1944. 14.40 Received aboard supplies for ships service store (invoice no. 24358) from Newport Tobacco Co. Newport, RI 16.00 Liberty granted to port watch to expire 07.45 11 August 1944. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign

16.00-24.00 Moored as before. 19.45 Reports held, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign


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melville ri

Lat 41.32, Long -71.50

AH Washington AL Crouse Symington Walter Letzkus Gemelli Ogilbee Loiry Platt


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11 August 1944

standing down east passage narragansett bay

Lat 41.20, Long -71.50

00.00-08.00 Moored port side to South Dock Berth #8 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot Melville, RI 00.10 Loiry M. E. (229-345) MM2/C departed on five (5) days annual leave and one (1) day travelling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944. 00.15 Lt jg W.H. Kittell USCGR reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time. 00.15 Platt, J.M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) departed on four (4) days annual leave and two (2) days travel time; authority CO to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944. 06.00 Received aboard ten (10) gallons of fresh milk from City Dairy, Woonsocket RI for use in general mess. 07.27 Lt. Murphy and party of enlisted men reported aboard from MTBTS for indoctrination cruise. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign

Loiry M. E. (229-345) MM2/C - departed on five (5) days annual leave and one (1) day travelling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944

Lt jg W.H. Kittell USCGR - reported aboard from ten (10) days annual leave on time

Platt, J.M. (563-202) SM3/C (R) - departed on four (4) days annual leave and two (2) days travel time; authority CO to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944

Lt. Murphy - Lt. Murphy and party of enlisted men reported aboard from MTBTS for indoctrination cruise

08.00-12.00 Moored as before. 08.36 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down EAST PASSAGE, NARRAGANSETT BAY. 08.45 Motor Torpedo Boat Motor Sailor "2" taken in tow. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions dry and normal; tested sprinkler systems, conditions fair valves in starboard and after magazines hard to open. 09.57 BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard set course 165° T 166° PGC at 100 RPM. 10.34 Channel Buoy "AB" abeam to Starboard close aboard, cast off motor Sailor "2". 11.03 Buoy "K" abeam to Starboard close aboard changed course to 291° T 292° PGC. 11.28 Bell Buoy "A" abeam to port close aboard changed course to 312° T 313° PGC. 11.54 Gong Buoy "I" abeam to starboard close aboard changed course to 270° T 271° PGC. 12.00 Position 41°19' North latitude, 71°30' West longitude R.I.Johnson Lt (jg)(R)

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP abeam to port close aboard

12.00-16.00. Underway as before. 12.05 Changed to various courses and speeds holding tactical maneuvers with motor torpedo boats. 12.53. Sounded general quarters. 12.55 - All stations manned and ready - 12.56. Secured from general quarters - all hands fell in at quarters - held - resuscitation and semaphore - 13.45 - Secured from all drills. 14.00 Hove to off of Black Bell Buoy #1 (Point Judith). 14.15 Held ships inspection 14.45 Secured from inspection 14.55 Underway on course 037° T - 038° PGC at 100 RPM 15.50 Hove to off of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - Watch ended in position 41°-25'-30"N 71°-22' 36"W Donald R. Curtis Lt jg

BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP - Hove to off of BRENTON REEF LIGHTSHIP

16.00-20.00 Hove to as before. 16.23 Underway on course 166° T 166 pgc (100 RPM) 16.55 Buoy "AB" abeam to port close aboard. 17.25 Buoy "K" abeam to port close aboard. 17.44 Hove to at Buoy J. Approximate position 41°12N 71°18'W. P.W.Whaley Jr. Ensign


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