Read all about USCGC Unalga (I)'s general description, specifications and time line.

Notes:

1. Latitude/longitude, including for days in port, show representative decimal positions for each day, as calculated by the Old Weather project's analysis program. As such, they differ by varying amounts from the positions recorded, usually at noon, in the log pages. In addition, some latitudes/longitudes have been amended in edited logs for errors in the logs, for errors in identifying locations by the analysis program, or simply for greater accuracy. In all cases, refer to the log-page scans for the positions as originally recorded. Not all log pages contain this information and the ships' positions have therefore often been estimated.

2. Full account of any day is available by clicking on the link above that day. Any groups of links may refer to log book covers and introductory information; some may be blank.

Editor’s notes:

Where possible, hyperlinks have been added to the first mentions of vessels or people, but not thereafter.
The following abbreviations are used in relation to ranks:
(jg): Junior Grade
(a): Acting
(P): Provisional
(R): Reserve
D-V (S): Deck (Special)
USPHS: United States Public Health Service
1c: First Class
2c: Second Class
3c: Third Class
Detailed lists of Unalga I's officers, crew and passengers have been collected from these logs by Matteo Gramigni.

Useful links:
Compilation of Enlisted Ratings and Apprenticeships, US Navy, 1775 to 1969
Abbreviations Used for Navy Enlisted Ratings


THE VOYAGES OF USCGC UNALGA (I) 1944-1945
(More detailed plots follow in the text)

JP map overview

(Maps prepared using Journey Plotter, developed by Maikel. The Plots can only be approximate. They are made by joining-up positions on successive days, and sometimes positions are not given. There will therefore be occasions when the ship appears to have travelled overland)

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


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1944


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[All above blanks and covers]


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address.




James F. Burns

Lieutenant

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon Street, Arlington, MA.




Neil D. Coates

Lieutenant (jg)

Quaker Avenue, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Mable D. Coates, same address



Temporarily detached on 14 Jan 1944
Returned aboard on 15 Jan 1944

D. Ronald Townshend

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs Martha G. Townshend, 311 E. Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ.




John P. Welch

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Cogne, 103 Monument Street, Portland, ME.



Confined to quarters for 5 days after 10 hours’ absence over liberty on 24 Jan 1944

Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.




Ralph A. Peterson

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.




Charles Wayne

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Kathleen M. Wayne, 201 South 10th Street, Monmouth, IL.





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[Instructions for keeping the ship’s log]


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1 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering N force 2-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 33°F]


00.00 to 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. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples: condition dry and normal. Made fortnightly test; condition good.*


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Received from New Jersey Asbestos Company, Boston, Massachusetts miscellaneous packing. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire before 08.00 2 January 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.24 Evening colors. 19.30 Reports held, departments secured; department heads and anchor watch to muster.*


*[Note: These daily entries in the log have been omitted from now on unless there is a variation.]


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2 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2 and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 30°F]


00.00 to 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 15 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 08.00 Morning colors; liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00 3 January, 1944.


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3 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NNE veering SE force 1-4; overcast; air temperature average 33°F]


00.00 to 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. 09.00 Lieutenant (jg) D Roland TOWNSHEND USCGR reported aboard from 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer “Unalga”.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Received from Supply Officer 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 100 feet forward, port side to south pier.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 4 January 1943. 17.26 Evening colors.


*[Note: The military laws of the US Navy. See Wikipedia article.]


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4 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 4-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier at Net and Fuel Depot. 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 engine room reported ready to get underway.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.50 Shipped personal effects of HAGEN, Robert I (247-122) SoM 2c to Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland. 10.45 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (500-003) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 4 days’ leave. 10.55 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.05 Received commissary stores for use in general mess. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to inclement weather. Held resuscitation drill and instruction in “Articles for Government of the Navy” below decks.


16.00 to 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. 17.28 Sunset. Evening colors.


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5 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE veering SE force 2-4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 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) SC 3c (R) reported aboard from 5 days’ leave. 08.00 All hands mustered for colors. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-190) StM 3c (R) departed at 10.25 for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island.11.00 Lieutenant James F BURNS (R) departed on 5 days’ leave, granted by Commanding Officer. 11.45 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S 1c reported on board from 5 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.30 All hands mustered on mess deck for announcement of changes in ratings as follows: COCKERHAM, Francis M (548-480) F 1c (R) to MM 3c (R), D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) F 1c (R) to MM 3c (R), JONES, Albert C (613-567) F 1c (R) to MM 3c (R), SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F 1c (R) to MM 3c (R), LANE, Herschel F (613-900) F 2c (R) to F 1c (R), TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 2c to F 1c (R), BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) F 2c (R) to F 1c (R), GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 3c (R) to F 2c (R), PORTER, Boyd J (613-414) F 3c (R) to F 2c (R). 14.00 Received one box of fire extinguishers from Lewis Wharf Warehouse, Boston, Massachusetts. 14.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 08.00 tomorrow.


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6 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 2-6; cloudy and overcast with rain; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Commenced taking fresh water aboard from dock. 09.00 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) S 1c (R) returned aboard from 7 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 10.10 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 10.30 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c departed on 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) GM 2c departed this unit on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer.


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7 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 9-3; cloudy; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 All hands to muster for colors. Colors. Liberty party returned on time. 08.10 SMITH, Wilbur R (570-668) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 18 January, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.55 Muster, all hands to muster to witness award of good conduct medal. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Omitted quarters due to inclement weather. 14.45 LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK 1c departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital. 12.00 LOGSDON, Claude M (223-884) SC 1c and JOHNSON, Carl R (609-651) S 1c (R) found absent from the ship and declared AOL from this time and date.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 8 January 1944. 19.55 JOHNSON, Carl R (609-651) S 1c (R) returned on board from 6 days’ annual leave with 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer after being 8 hours AOL* [absent over leave]. 21.00 LOGSDON, Claude M (223-884) SC 1c returned on board from 5 days’ leave of absence with 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer after being 9 hours AOL.


*[Absent over leave.]


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8 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 10.40 Commenced taking on fresh water. 11.45 Received 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) SC 1c and JOHNSEN, Carl R (609-651) S 1c (R) granted 1 day extension of leave by Commanding Officer to cover period of unavoidable absence over leave on 7 January 1944.


*[Note: Milk and bread are delivered every day whenever the ship is moored, so I will not include such entries each day, unless there is something unusual.]


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9 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-4; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 18°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.15 OGILBEE, William (249-271) S 1c (RdM) returned on time from authorized leave. 02.45 SINDICICH, Nicholas J Jnr (607-633) S 2c (R) returned on time from 5 days’ leave and 3 days’ extension and 2 days’ travel time, granted by Commanding Officer. 07.00 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.40 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c returned on time from 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) S 2c (R) granted 5 days’ extension of leave by Commanding Officer.


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10 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 28°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.45 Received from Supply Locker, Hammett’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island, supplies for damage control officer.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK 1c returned aboard from inpatient treatment at Melville Dispensary. 11.30 Lieutenant James F BURNS CG (R) reported aboard from 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) RM 2c advanced in rating to RM 1c this date. 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00 11 January, 1944. 21.45 The following named men reported aboard from Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty aboard this unit: SEMPROCH, Henry L 569-255) S 1c (R), ALOI, Joseph, (621-841) S 1c (R), BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R), STAHL, Gerald (622-867) S 1c (R), MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) S 1c (R).


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11 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c departed for US Naval Dispensary for inpatient treatment. 10.00 HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-190) StM 3c returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 10.05 After magazine inspected and bilge compartment aft of frame No.69 found to contain an advanced rust condition beneath the poured concrete. Concrete chipped out, metal red-leaded and painted. 10.15 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard, Boston, Massachusetts boatswain’s stores. 12.00 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) S 1c (R) failed to return from 10 days’ leave and from this time and date is AOL. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to necessary ship’s work being performed; drills omitted for same reason.


16.00 to 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) RM 3c (R) reported on board for assignment to duty.


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12 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-5; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c 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.


16.00 to 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.


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13 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NW force 5-7; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 30°F]


00.00 to 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. 08.10 WALTER, Frank F (506-841) Sp 3c (CW)(R) and SINDICICH, Nicholas J (607-633) S 2c (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for failing to fall in at muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.46 Received stores from Supply Officer, US Motor Torpedo Boat Station, Melville, Rhode Island, for use of general mess. 10.00 Board of Investigation, Lieutenant (jg) Neil D COATES USCGR, President, Ensign Ralph A PETERSON USCG and Ensign Charles WAYNE USCG, additional members, reconvened for inquiry into 3 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. 15.30 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c returned from 15 days’ leave, 1½ hours over leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section of crew until 08.00 tomorrow.


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14 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W backing SW force 4-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 34°F]


00.00 to 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 10.40 Commenced taking on gasoline, “Baker” flag hoisted. 10.50 Completed taking gasoline having received 51 gallons of gasoline from Naval Fuel Depot. 11.00 Commenced taking on diesel oil. 11.35 Completed taking on diesel oil having received 273 gallons from Naval Fuel Depot. Secured “Baker” flag. 11.45 Lieutenant (jg) Neil D COATES USCGR temporarily detached from this unit to District Coast Guard Officer, 1st Naval District, Boston, Massachusetts. 11.45 Ship’s chronometer this date transferred to District Coast Guard Officer, 1st Naval District for repair and return to this unit. 12.55 Officers’ Call.13.00 All hands to quarters followed by instruction on Manual of Arms by Ensign PETERSON 13.30 Secured from instruction. 14.00 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) and he was awarded 10 hours’ extra duty for offense noted in log of 25 December 1943. He was further awarded 3 days’ loss of pay and 20 hours’ extra duty for offense noted in log of 13 January, 1944. 14.00 Advanced rust condition discovered in 20mm clipping room; lower after bulkhead rusted through. 15.00 Lieutenant (jg) JP WELCH USCG departed on 2 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer.


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15 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly calm; cloudy; air temperature average 34°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Ensign Ralph A PETERSON USCG departed on 3 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. 09.00 Lieutenant jg Neil D COATES USCGR reported aboard from temporary duty with District Coast Guard Officer, 1st Naval District; Boston, Massachusetts for resumption of regular duties.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) departed on 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. 11.00 MILLIGAN, Clark S (221-644) CC St (a) reported aboard for assignment to duty. 12.00 BUTTON, Robert O (237-376) SC 2c departed on 5 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 16 January 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 2½ hours’ extra duty, with 27½ hours remaining. 16.45 PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 2c (R) advanced in rating to HA 1c (R). 17.37 Sunset. Evening colors.


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16 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering NE force 3-5 and calm; broken cloud with early snow; air temperature average 30°F]


00.00 to 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 began. 07.00 Reveille. BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R) placed on report by Officer of the Day 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 bow of USS “Wicomico”. Boat secured to small boat dock. No apparent damage.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c returned from inpatient treatment at Dispensary, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 12.00 FLEMMING, Robert L (682-641) S 1c (R) reported on board from 10 days’ leave and 5 days’ extension thereof, granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 14.00 Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in case of BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R) and excused him with a warning.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 23.30 Lieutenant (jg) JP WELCH returned from 2 days’ leave on time.


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17 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 30°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side 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) S 1c (R).


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.50 Commenced dock trials. 10.05 JOHNSON, Carl R (609-651) S 1c (R) reported aboard having been 2 hours 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. 12.00 PLATT, James M (563-202) SM 3c (R) departed on 4 days’ leave of absence by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 22 January, 1944. 12.05 Commenced fueling ship; draft of ship before fueling; 10 feet, 9 inches forward, 14 feet, 6 inches aft. 13.00 Completed fueling ship having received 31,325 gallons of Navy standard fuel oil. Draft of ship after fueling 12 feet, 9 inches forward, 14 feet, 6 inches aft.* 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 Motor whaleboat alongside. 14.25 Motor whaleboat hoisted aboard and griped in. 14.30 Commenced taking on fresh water. 15.00 THOMAS, Percy L (110-252) CC St transferred from this unit this date to report to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment to duty. 15.35 Completed taking fresh water from dock. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Did not hold quarters or drills due to fueling of ship.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.10 SMITH, Wilbur R (570-668) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave, granted by Commanding Officer. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 6 hours’ extra duty with 21½ remaining.


*[Note: As the ship’s draft is given each time before and after fueling, I will not include these repeats unless there is a significant alteration.]



THE VOYAGES OF USCGC UNALGA (I)
Operations off Rhode Island

JP map Unalga 1 Rhode Island

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18 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering SE force 1; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port 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) WT1c (R) who is AOL 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 buoy “12A” abeam to port.


08.00 to 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). 08.30 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 5 MTBs 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 Vineyard Sound Lightship bearing 062° T 11.30 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port 3½ miles; engines stopped. 11.35 Underway, ahead slow. 11.50 Stopped engines, hove to.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before hove to; position 41°19’N Latitude, 70°58’W Longitude. 12.00 PT141 alongside on port quarter. Ensign McMANUS came aboard. 12.25 PT141 departed. 13.05 PT141 alongside to receive Ensign McMANUS US 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 First water. 13.29 Water on all lines. 13.32 Secured from fire drill. 13.35 Held collision drill on starboard. 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 USCG. 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 abeam to starboard.


16.00 to 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, Rhode Island in company with CGC “Wicomico”. 16.58 PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT1c (R) reported aboard, having previously reported to CGC “Wicomico” at 10.00 this date, 10 hours over liberty. 17.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 24.00 this date. 17.41 Sunset. Evening colors. 21.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 6 hours’ extra duty, with 15½ hours remaining. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time.


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19 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE backing NNE force 1-4; cloudy and overcast with fog and mist; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 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) GM 2c reported aboard from 10 days’ leave and 2 days’ extension granted by Commanding Officer. 06.02 Began turning engine over slow astern. 06.15 Ensign Ralph A PETERSON USCG returned from 3 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.


08.00 to 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). 09.05 Rounded “Six Mile” buoy, close aboard, engines stopped, hove to awaiting arrival of motor torpedo squadron. 09.31 6 MTBs alongside, ahead on standard speed (100 RPMs) course 091° T (093° PGC). 10.40 Vineyard Sound Lightship sighted bearing 062° T 11.10 Engines reduced to slow ahead, (50 RPM). 11.20 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port, distance4¾ miles. 11.21 Engines stopped. 11.25 Engines ahead slow, courses various. 11.42 Stopped all engines, drifting 3 miles south of Vineyard Sound Lightship.


12.00 to 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) WT 1c (R) for offense as noted in log 18 January, 1944 and was awarded 10 hours’ extra duty. 14.02 Changed course to 270° T 14.15 Sighted “Six Mile” buoy bearing 266° T distance 5½ 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.


16.00 to 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. 17.25 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 20 January. 17.41 Evening colors.


18.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. Effective 16 January, 1944 the following named men advanced in rating to Stewards’ Mate Second Class: HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-190) StM 3c (R), JOHNSON, Nathaniel (7016-281) StM 3c (R) and JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 3c (R). 17.15 FLEMMING, Robert L (682-641) S 2c (R) injured left arm while engaged in mooring ship and departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 4 hours’ extra duty with 11½ hours remaining. PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT 1c (R) completed 4 hours’ extra duty with 6 hours remaining.


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20 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 34°F]


00.00 to 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard ordnance equipment from Naval Mine Depot, Yorktown, Virginia. Received aboard navigation equipment. 09.30 Commenced taking fresh water from dock. 10.50 FORE, Burrell (205-852) GM 2c and MAPP, George E (234-172) GM 2c departed this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Boston Receiving Station for assignment to duty pending further transfer. 11.32 Lieutenant (jg) D Ronald TOWNSHEND departed this date on 2 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.00 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 13.10 Officers’ Call. 13.15 All hands to quarters. 13.18 Sounded fire alarm. 13.18 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 21.30 PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT 1c (R) completed 4 hours’ extra duty with 2 remaining.


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21 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-3; cloudy and overcast with fog; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to berth 7 south pier, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.55 Crew mustered for morning colors. 08.00 Colors. Liberty party returned on time with the exception of DANIELS, 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 FLEMMING, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R) returned from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island 09.30 Received commissary stores from Supply Officer, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island 09.35 The following men were placed on report for failing to turn out when called: NEEL, Sam (204-829) MM 2c, LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F 2c (R), STOKES, Wallace L (234-233) WT 2c, EARNEST, Glen D (232-241) WT 2c, and ECONOMIDES, Thomas J (546-412) SC 2c (R). Report Mast was held in these cases at 10.45 by Commanding Officer. All men warned and excused. 09.45 BUTTON, Robert O (237-376) SC 2c returned on time from leave. 10.30 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) S 1c (R) changed rate to Fireman 1c (R).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) MM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 1321 Received from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, turbine parts.


16.00 to 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) WT 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with none remaining. Restriction lifted. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 4½ hours’ extra duty, with 7 hours remaining.


*[Note: A Request Mast is an open meeting where crew members can address an issue of concern: “Request Mast includes both the right of the member to personally talk to the commander, normally in person, and the requirement that the commander consider the matter and personally respond to the member requesting Mast. Request Mast provides a member the opportunity to communicate not only with his or her immediate Commanding Officer, but also with any superior commander in the chain of command up to and including the member’s immediate Commanding Officer. Request Mast also provides commanders with firsthand knowledge of the morale and general welfare of the command”.]


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22 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-3; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.30 PLATT, James M (563-202) SM 3c (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) S 1c (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) S 1c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.28 Commenced receiving fresh water from the dock. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 11.15 Chronometers wound. 11.30 Received aboard the following supplies from DCGO 1ND [District Coast Guard Officer, 1st Naval District] via the Coast Guard base at Newport, Rhode Island; engineer’s spare parts, electrical supplies, athletic equipment and one crate of plate glass from the Dorchester Plate and Window Glass Company of Dorchester, 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.


16.00 to 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) StM 3c and was found missing from the ship. He is now absent without leave from this date and time. 20.20 Pursuant to DCGO 1ND order No.20257, ALLEN, John (553-179) S 1c (QM)(R), COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c (QM)(R) and ANDERSON, David (663-329) S 1c (QM) (R) reported for duty aboard this vessel with bag, records, and transfer papers. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) S 1c completed 4 hours’ extra duty with 3 hours remaining.


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23 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 3-4; cloudy; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 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. 08.20 JONES, Morris C (7016-281) StM 2c (R) returned aboard after being 12 hours and 15 minutes absent without leave. 08.45 Lieutenant (jg) D Ronald TOWNSHEND returned aboard from 2 days’ leave granted by the Commanding Officer on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) returned aboard after being 25 hours absent without leave. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Liberty granted to the Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time except O’CONNER, Charles J (244-746) SoM 2c, KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) and HEEG, William C (225-780) SoM 3c who are now AOL this date and time.


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24 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 3-4; broken cloud with some haze; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 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) GM 2c and WALTER, Frank F (508-841) Sp 3c (CW) departed on 5 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer.


07.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 07.00 Unmoored, underway standing down Narragansett Bay. 07.00 Lieutenant (jg) JP WELCH found to be AOL. 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). 08.55 Rounded “Six Mile” buoy close aboard to starboard. 08.55 Stopped engine; hove to awaiting arrival of MTBs. 11.20 MTBs alongside, ahead all engines standard speed, (100 RPMs). Course 091° T (093° PGC).


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 091° T at standard speed of 100 RPM, holding exercises with MTB squadron.* Noon position: Latitude 41°19’50” North, Longitude 71°10’10” West. 12.05 Secured from exercises with MTB 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 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port; stopped engines, hove to. 12.55 Officers’ Call. 13.00 All hands to quarters. 13.05 General alarm sounded. 13.05 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 All water. 13.15 Secured from fire drill. 13.17 Sounded collision alarm (starboard bow). 13.19 Collision mat over side 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 holding exercises with MTB squadron. 15.20 Secured from exercises with MTB squadron. 15.20 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of the following named men: JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 3c (R) for offense noted in log 23 January, 1944, awarded 10 hours’ extra duty. BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) for offense noted in log 23 January, 1944, awarded 20 hours’ extra duty and 20 days’ restriction. 15.25 “Six Mile” buoy abeam to starboard, distance 1 mile. 15.33 Changed course to 003° T


16.00 to 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) QM 3c (R) and HEEG, William C (225-780) SoM 3c reported on board having previously reported to the USS “Wicomico” 7½ hours over leave. 13.20 Lieutenant (jg) John P WELCH reported on board this vessel 10 hours over leave having failed to report to his station and duty prior to sailing time, 07.00 24 January 1944. Lieutenant (jg) John P WELCH confined to his quarters for 5 days by order of the Commanding Officer. 17.25 LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R) reported on board this vessel from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island. 17.47 Sunset, evening colors. 21.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 19 hours remaining. 22.00 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) S 1c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty, completing his extra duty.


*[Note: The MTB Training Centre was an important training facility during World War II.]


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25 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 07.00:

Moored starboard side to south pier 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) S 1c (R) and PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196) S 2c R departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer.


07.00 to 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.


08.00 to 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 MTBs. 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 ½ 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 3 miles south of Vineyard Sound Lightship at this position at 12.00.


12.00 to 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 grenade [?] 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) SoM 3c for offense noted in log 25 January. was warned and excused. KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) for offense noted in log 25 January 1944 excused. 14.55 Reduced speed to ahead slow. 15.00 “Six Mile” buoy abeam to port; changed course to 344° T 15.05 Increased speed to 100 RPM, standard speed. 15.45 Brenton Reef Lightship 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.


16.00 to 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 minefield, courses and speeds various. 17.20 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 17.50 Granted liberty to Port Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 20.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty and has 18 hours remaining. 21.00 PENDLETON, Niles C (240-028) WT 2c transferred to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts, pool 94 for further assignment. 21.45 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 2c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty with 9 hours remaining. 23.30 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jr. (244-746) SoM 2c returned on board 47½ hours AOL.


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26 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable calm; overcast; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 07.00:

Moored port side to south pier Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. Company “A” mustered on dock for infantry drill. 09.20 Company “A” secured from infantry drill. 10.35 Piped all hands to quarters. 10.40 Sounded general alarm. 10.42 All stations reported manned and ready. 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) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.40 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 17 remaining. 22.00 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 2c completed 3 hours’ extra duty with 6 hours remaining.


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27 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-3; cloudy with fog; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. 07.10 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (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. 08.30 Company “B” mustered on dock for infantry drill.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 HAMBORG, Einer E (591-412) RM 2c (R) reported on board from Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty. 10.05 Secured from infantry drill. 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 mm. 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 S 2c to S 1c: BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698); KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-282); MARKUM, William E (588-274); McCRACKEN, Oscar J Jnr (640-857); PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196); SINDICICH, Nicholas J Jnr (607-633); and WILEY, Charles L 14.31 Commenced dock trials. 14.32 Received on board from US Naval Fuel Depot 172 gallons of diesel oil. 15.10 Secured from dock trials. 15.25 Secured ship’s power due to repairs on steam line. 15.40 Resumed ship’s power.


16.00 to 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) S 1c completed 1 hour extra duty with 16 hours remaining. 22.00 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 2c completed 3 hours’ extra duty with 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 Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c 2 days loss of pay; MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) 5 hours’ extra duty.


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28 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly calm; overcast; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. 07.23 LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F 2c (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 to 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. Lieutenant CG THOMPSON USNR reported on board to compensate ship’s compasses from Section Base, Newport, Rhode Island.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds swinging ship to compensate ship’s 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00 29 January 1944. 16.30 Lieutenant CG THOMPSON USNR departed. 16.30 DANIELS, John F (509-007) CBM (R) departed on 5 days’ sick leave, granted by the Commanding Officer. 17.30 WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC 2c (R) and BLAIR, Theodore (534-078) SC 2c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 20.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) completed 1 hour extra duty, with 15 hours remaining. 21.00 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 2c completed 3 hours’ extra duty, with none remaining. 22.30 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, with 3 hours remaining.


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29 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N backing W force 5-6; cloudy; air temperature average 41°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, 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) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave and NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) S 1c (R) departed on 5 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 08.15 Secured from calisthenics. 08.45 APPLEBY, Eugene C (222-441) CMM departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 12.05 Secured from ship’s inspection. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00 30 January 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.20 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty with none remaining. 17.54 Evening colors. 19.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 14 hours remaining.


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30 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 3-7; cloudy; air temperature average 35°F]


0.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM 2c, GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) F 1c (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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM 2c reported on board from 5 days’ leave of absence. 09.10 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 13 hours remaining. 10.35 WALTER, Frank F (506-841) Sp 3c (CW) reported on board from 5 days’ leave of absence. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) granted 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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31 January 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 33°F]


00.00 to 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.


08.00 to 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). 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 MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 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 Officers’ Call. 13.00 “Six Mile” buoy 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 Increased 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” buoy bearing 218° T distance 1 mile; changed course to 342° T 14.35 Brenton Reef Lightship 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.22 Commenced taking on fuel. 17.12 Secured from taking on fuel having received 27,160 gallons of Navy standard fuel oil. Commanding Officer held Report Mast for the following men, GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) So 2c and GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234 006) Cox, and awarded 5 days’ restriction each. 17.22 Unmoored, shifting berth. 17.32 Moored port side to south pier berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 17.45 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 17.45 LEAROYD, Charles H Jnr (618-357) CBM (R) and ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM 1c reported on board from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island, for assignment to duty. 19.00 STRAUSS, Seymour (224-897) RM 1c transferred to COTP Cape Cod Canal, Sandwich, Massachusetts for assignment to duty. 19.55 BEENSTOCK, Robert (550-003) S 1c completed 1 hour extra duty, 12 hours remaining.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

John Allen

553-179

Seaman 1/C (Quartermaster) (R)

22 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph Aloi

621-841

Seaman 1/C (R)


10 Jan 1944


Also mentioned as Alois
Joined at Melville

David Anderson

663-329

Seaman 1/C (Quartermaster) (R)

22 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Theodore Blair

534-076

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)

28 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Curtis Lee Bradford

558-698

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Joseph J. Buras

528-839

Fireman 2/C (R)



Also mentioned as Burras
Advanced to Fireman 1/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Kenneth C. Bush

621-867

Seaman 1/C (R)

10 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Francis N. Cockerham

548-480

Fireman 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Cockerman
Rating changed to Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Myron Cohen

663-021

Seaman 1/C (Quartermaster) (R)

22 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Richard L. D’Amico

550-355

Fireman 1/C (R)



Rating changed to Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Ernest L. Ellis

205-015

Boatswain’s Mate 1/C

31 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Burrell Fore

205-852

Gunner’s Mate 2/C (P)


20 Jan 1944

Left at Melville

Fred T. Goy

529-015

Fireman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Fireman 2/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Einer E. Hamborg

591-412

Radioman 2/C (R)

27 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Thomas Harris Jr.

7016-190

Steward’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Steward’s Mate 2/C (R) on 19 Jan 1944

Rudolf V. Hauck

646-768

Radioman 3/C (R)

11 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Nathanel Johnson

7016-281

Steward’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Steward’s Mate 2/C (R) on 19 Jan 1944

Albert C. Jones

613-567

Fireman 1/C (R)



Rating changed to Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Morris C. Jones

7016-469

Steward’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Steward’s Mate 2/C (R) on 19 Jan 1944

William R. Kemplin

588-582

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Herschel E. Lane

613-900

Fireman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Fireman 1/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Charles H. Learoyd Jr.

618-357
(619-357)

Chief Boatswain’s Mate (R)

31 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

George E. Mapp

234-672
(234-172)

Gunner’s Mate 2/C (P)


20 Jan 1944

Left at Melville

William E. Markum

588-274
(558-724)

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Donald E. Martin

680-024

Seaman 1/C (R)

10 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Oscar J. McCracken Jr.

640-857

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Clark S. Milligan

221-644
(221-844)

Chief Commissary Steward (a)

15 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Hansel Palmer

513-865

Hospital Apprentice 2/C (R)



Advanced to Hospital Apprentice 1/C (R) on 15 Jan 1944

Niles C. Pendleton

231-028
(241-048)
(241-028)

Water Tender 2/C


25 Jan 1944

Also mentioned as Pendelton, Pendleton Miles C.
Left at Melville

Valentine A. Pieters

606-196

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Boyd J. Porter

613-414

Fireman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Fireman 2/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Francis N. Scanlon

562-095

Fireman 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Scanlan
Rating changed to Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Henry L. Semproch

569-255

Seaman 1/C (R)


10 Jan 1944


Also mentioned as Semprock
Joined at Melville
Rating changed to Fireman 1/C (R) on 21 Jan 1944

Nicolas J. Sindicich Jr.

607-633

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944

Cosmo G. Sivolella

224-180

Chief Radioman (a)


15 Jan 1944

Left at Melville

Gerald F. Stahl

622-867

Seaman 1/C (R)

10 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Seymour Strauss

224-897

Radioman 2/C (P)



Advanced to Radioman 1/C on 10 Jan 1944
Left at Melville

Percy L. Thomas

110-252

Chief Commissary Steward (a)


17 Jan 1944

Left at Melville

Laverne C. Tullos

613-620

Fireman 2/C (R)



Also mentioned as Tulos
Advanced to Fireman 1/C (R) on 5 Jan 1944

Robert Wetterer

527-709
(527-702)

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)

28 Jan 1944


Joined at Melville

Charles L. Wiley

573-834

Seaman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Seaman 1/C (R) on 27 Jan 1944


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

MacManus

-

Ensign

Aboard from PT-141 on 18 Jan 1944
Left same day

C. G. Thompson

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Lieutenant USNR

Aboard to compensate ship's compasses on 28 Jan 1944
Left same day



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


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1944


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[All above blanks and covers]


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. M. Adelaide, same address.



Left for 2 days’ liberty on 2 Feb 1944
Command passed to James F. Burns
Returned aboard on 5 Feb 1944
Command passed to Walter A. Devine

James F. Burns

Lieutenant

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon Street, Arlington, MA.




Neil D. Coates

Lieutenant (jg)

Quaker Avenue, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. D. Mable, same address.




D. Ronald Townshend

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. G. Martha, 311 East Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ.




John P. Welch

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Coyne, 103 Monument Street, Portland, ME.


15 Feb 1944


Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife, Mrs. O. Bettie, same address.




Ralph A. Peterson

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.




Charles Wayne

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Kathleen M. Wayne, 201 South 10th Street, Monmouth, IL.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.

11 Feb 1944




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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering NNW force 3-7; broken cloud; air temperature average 30°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier at Net and Fuel Depot Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.50 Commenced taking on fresh water. 12.00 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 12.15 DANIELS, John F (509-007) CBM (R) returned aboard from 5 days’ sick leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Did not hold 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, engineer’s stores. 13.35 McGOWAN, Alton (234-017) BM 1c transferred this date from this unit to report to District Coast Guard Officer, 8th Naval District; New Orleans, Louisiana for assignment to duty. 13.40 LOGSDON, Claude W (223-884)SC 1c; BUTTON, Robert C (237-376) SC 2c and ECONOMIDES, Thomas J (546-412)SC 3c (R) transferred this date from this unit to report to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station; Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment to duty. 14.00 Company “A” mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.50 Secured from infantry drill for Company “A”. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 24.00 this date.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.12 AYSCUE, Henry C (234-012) Cox returned aboard 4 hours 12 minutes AOL after 15 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 16.15 Received aboard from Iver Johnson Company, Boston, Massachusetts: 10 basketball uniforms.


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2 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing W force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 26°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier at Net and Fuel Depot Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 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 buoy returning to 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.00 NUNZIATA, Silvio A (500-040) S 1c (R) returned on board on time from 3 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 7ND for assignment to duty. 14.30 Lieutenant Walter A DEVINE, USCG, departed on 2 days’ annual leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4.


16.00 to 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 1 box of fire-fighting equipment from Property Officer USCG Yard, Curtis Bay, Md. 18.01 Evening colors. 20.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining.


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3 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 33°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier at Net and Fuel Depot Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.05 Commenced physical drill on dock. 08.20 Secured from physical drill.


09.00 to 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 08.00 4 February. 18.02 Sunset. Evening colors. 21.15 BEENSTOCK, Robert (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty, with 9 hours remaining.


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4 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 31°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south dock, Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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 underwater sound gear. 10.15 Received from Supply Locker, Hammett’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 3 cartons of ’Red Cross gear’ for distribution to crew (A-6111) also one package of stationery (BO1714). 12.30 Held quarters; drills dispensed with to allow for Pay Call for crew’s 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 After a careful search of the ship KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) was found to be absent without leave. 19.00 Held 1 hour signal drill with CGC “Wicomico”. 20.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 8 hours remaining.


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5 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 2-6; overcast with rain; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Muster for colors and morning exercises. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) now absent without leave 16 hours.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.15 BUSH, Kenneth C (612-867) S 1c (R) and PIETERS, Valentine, A (606-196) S 2c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 11.45 Lieutenant Walter A DEVINE reported aboard from 2 days’ leave granted by Commander Task Group 23.4. 12.30 LETZKUS, Robert C (516-819) S 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. SMALL, Nathaniel J (7015-188) StM 2c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 6 Feb.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.07 ROBERTS, Howard (7017-528) S 1c (SoM) (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station; Boston, Massachusetts. 18.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty, 7 hours remaining.


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6 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 2-6; cloud and rain; air temperature average 39°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) is now 40 hours absent without leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.04 Sunset. Evening colors. 18.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 6 hours remaining.


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7 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 All hands mustered. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. Received aboard from Property Office, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md. engine parts, hose and [?] compressor. 11.00 Received aboard from Saylor Beall Manufacturing Company; Detroit, Michigan 1 air compressor and paint spray unit complete. 11.15 NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) S 1c (R) returned aboard from 5 days’ leave and 3 days extension thereof granted by Commanding Officer. 11.37 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 12.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) returned aboard after being 68 hours absent without leave. 12.55 Officers’ 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) QM 3c (R) and was awarded 30 days restriction for offence as noted in log of 7 Feb 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 8 Feb, 1944. 20.45 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 5 hours remaining.


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8 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering N force 6-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 27°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer.


16.00 to 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) GM 3c and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c 20.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c R completed 1 hour extra duty with 4 remaining.


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9 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering E force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 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 ship’s use.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 Received from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland 1 pair binoculars, Bausch and Lomb 7x50. 09.45 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) S 1c (R) departed in charge of excess property being shipped by Coast Guard truck to DCGO 1ND, Boston Massachusetts. 10.10 Received aboard ordnance parts from Navy Yard Washington, DC 11.00 Chronometers wound. 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) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave, 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) S 2c (R) transferred to US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 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 2 feet near bottom. Condition found by Lieutenant (jg) Rhode Island. JOHNSON Inventory started to determine if any property missing. Repairs made to door.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 18.08 Sunset. Evening colors. 19.00 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) S 1c returned aboard from Boston, Massachusetts. 21.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty, with 3 hours remaining. 21.30 MORRIS, Thomas (107-557) CMM departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island. 19.00 Began 1 hour signal drill with CGC “Wicomico”.


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10 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind WNW veering NW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 34°F]


00.00 to 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.00 Gould Island Light abeam to starboard 800 yards. 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, 3 miles. 11.25 Reversed course to 271° T, (273° PGC). 11.30 Secured from exercises. 11.45 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard 3 miles. 12.00 End of watch position: Latitude 41°19’45”N, Longitude 71°04’50”W


12.00 to 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” buoy 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 buoy “3A” abeam to port, close aboard. 14.33 Passed Rose Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard. 14.50 Crossed degaussing 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.


16.00 to 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 No.12A, stood in for mooring. 16.48 Moored port side to berth No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville RI17.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 08.00 11 February 1944. 19.00 Quartermasters engaged in signaling exercises. 19.30 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c completed 1 hour extra police duty with 2 hours remaining.


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11 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering NE force 1-3; overcast with snow; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 Lieutenant (jg) D Ronald TOWNSHEND USCGR departed on 2 days’ leave to expire before noon 14 February 1944. Ensign Ralph A PETERSON, USCG departed on 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 and 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) EM 1c (R) and PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HAC (R) both of whom are AOL 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

09.00 All hands ashore; ship secured for fumigation. Ship under fumigation as before. 10.30 Lieutenant James F BURNS USCGR departed on 2 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 11.00 Lieutenant Robert McMANUS USCG reported aboard for assignment to engineering duty from Curtis Bay, Baltimore via District Coast Guard Office First Naval District. 15.00 Engineers’ force permitted aboard to light boilers. 15.15 All boilers lit off.


16.00 to 24.00:

Ship under fumigation as before. 16.00 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c R returned aboard after being 8 hours AOL. 16.55 Ship released from fumigation; TJ TULLY, Administrative Assistant US Public Health Service and 6 assistants departed. Numerous roaches and 1 dead rat found after fumigation. 20.00 Watch mustered; all departments secure.


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12 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 5-2; overcast with snow; air temperature average 21°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.44 PALMER, Hansel (513-861) AA 1c (R) returned aboard after being 22 hours, 40 minutes AOL. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c and NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) who are absent from this time and date. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. 5 inches of water found in bilge of after magazine. Water was removed and believed to be due to snow water.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. Crew engaged in cleaning ship below decks following fumigation. 10.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.12 Sunset. Evening colors. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c 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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13 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 5-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c returned aboard 18 hours AOL. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. Crew turned to clearing snow and ice from weather deck. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 08.00 14 Feb, 1944. 14.00 VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM (A) present reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard cutter “Nanoc” [“Nanok”] via Captain of the Port Detail; Newport, Rhode Island having reported 2 hours AOL. 5 days’ leave granted en route.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley J (545-036) QM 3c R is this date 24 hours absent without leave.


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14 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW backing SE force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 NUNZIATA, Silvio A (505-040) S 1c (R) returned aboard having been 23 hours AOL. 07.10 Ensign Ralph A PETERSON USCG returned aboard from 2 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. Ship’s crew turned to painting below decks and shoveling snow top side. 08.10 Lieutenant (jg) D Ronald TOWNSHEND USCGR returned aboard from 2 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer.


09.00 to 16.00:

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) HA 1c (R) 5 days restriction to this vessel. SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c (R) warned and excused, NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) same, WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c same.10.55 Received on board from Property Office, Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md. fire-fighting equipment. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.05 Held mess cooks’ inspection. 11.45 Lieutenant James F BURNS USCGR returned on board on time from 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 Quarters 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00 15 February 1944. 16.00 APPLEBY, Eugene C (222-441) CMM transferred to St. Louis, Missouri to report to DCGO 9ND for assignment to duty. 24.00 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c R is now 2 days AWOL*.


*[Absent without leave.]


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15 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly W force 7-8; broken cloud; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters. Fire-fighting party of 12 men departed for instruction at Net and Fuel Depot. Depth charge and K gun drill. 13.30 Secured from drill. 13.35 Fire-fighting party returned. 13.50 Lieutenant (jg) John P WELCH, USCG transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment. 14.30 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) QM 3c (R) returned aboard 62½ hours absent without leave. 15.10 Company “A” mustered on dock for infantry drill. 14.00 Secured from infantry drill.


16.00 to 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) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, with none remaining. 20.00 Quartermasters and signalmen completed 1 hour signal drill with CGC “Wicomico”.


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16 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 1-2; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" south pier, 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c departed with detail for 20 mm anti-aircraft school. 09.15 Secured from taking on diesel oil having received 240 gallons from Net and Fuel Depot. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 10.55 Detail from anti-aircraft school returned. 12.00 SMALL, Nathaniel J (7015-188) StM 2c (R) failed to return from 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 50 mm instruction, Ensign Ralph A PETERSON in command. 14.00 SMALL, Nathaniel, J (7015-188) StM 2c (R) reported on board 2 hours overleave. 14.15 Secured from taking on water. 15.30 Company ’B’ first platoon returned on board.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 08.00 tomorrow. 17.15 Lieutenant Commander JE RIVARD, USCG reported on board from DCGO 1ND for inspection of vessel machinery. 19.00 Held 1 hour flashing light drill with CGC “Wicomico”.


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17 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind S backing E force 1-2; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" 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 20 mm firing range. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. Commenced dock trials for machinery inspection held by Lieutenant Commander JE RIVARD USCG Engineering Inspector for 1st Naval District. 10.50 Completed dock trials. 12.30 Ensign Ralph A PETERSON and detail returned aboard from firing range. 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 JE RIVARD USCG 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 Feb.1944.


16.00 to 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.


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18 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-7; cloudy with some rain; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.50 TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 1c (R) and EARNEST, Glen D (232-243) WT 2c 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.45 Officers’ 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. 14.00 Damage control party given instruction in and demonstration of Aer-o-Foam fire-fighting apparatus.


16.00 to 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. 16.00 COWEN, Hardy C (205-035) CPhM departed on 3 days’ leave of absence, to expire prior to noon 22 February 1944, granted by Commanding Officer.


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19 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 3-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c who is AOL from this time and date. 08.30 Commenced taking on fresh water. 09.00 McCARTHY, Charles EJ (206-913) CM 1c departed for US Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island for outpatient treatment.


09.00 to 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. 12.15 Secured from Commanding Officer’s inspection. 12.45 BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM 2c departed on 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 EJ (206-913) CM 1c returned from outpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital.


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20 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth “7" south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille, observed Sunday routine. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c is now 24 hours over leave.


09.00 to 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.22 Evening colors. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) and LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 2c (R).


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21 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 33°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.25 LETZKUS, Robert C (521-819) S 1c (R) returned on board from 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) S 2c (R) returned on board 2 hours and 15 minutes over leave. 06.30 Reveille 07.45 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c reported on board 47 hours and 45 minutes over leave. 07.55 All hands to muster for morning colors. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Chronometers wound. Commanding Officer held Mast on the following men: TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 1c (R): for offense noted in log of 18 February 1944: warned and excused; EARNEST, Glen D (232-241) WT 2c: for offense noted in log of 18 February 1944; awarded loss of one liberty; LIVINGSTON, James C (641-264) S 2c (R): for offense noted in log of 21 February 1944: warned and excused; GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM 2c: for standing insufficient gangway watch: warned and excused. 11.30 Received from Coast Guard Supply Lockers, Hammett’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island 3 cartons containing radio and fire-fighting equipment. 11.45 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) returned 11 hours 45 minutes over liberty. Excuse accepted. 12.55 Officers’ Call. 13.00 Quarters, followed by General Quarters. All hands checked on stations at emergency drills. 13.20 Received from Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island 3 drums (150 gallons) lubricating oil. 13.40. Commenced dock trial. 14.14 Secured from dock trial. 14.40 No.1 boat lowered and away for drill under oars. 15.40 Boat No.1 returned from drill, hoisted and secured.


16.00 to 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”. Secured from signal drill.


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22 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW backing SE force 1-3; cloudy and overcast with haze and rain; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 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) S 1c (R). 02.45 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) returned aboard 1 hour 45 minutes AOL. 06.10 Commenced turning over main engine. 06.30 Reveille. 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 standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


08.00 to 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. 09.11 “Six Mile” buoy abeam to port close aboard. 09.38 Bell buoy “K” abeam to starboard 1½ 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 MTBs; 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


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 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. MTBs commenced afternoon exercises. 13.55 Officers’ 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 MTBs. 14.55 Secured from quarters and firing practice. MTBs 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.


16.00 to 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 No.12A abeam to starboard, standing in to fuel dock, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 All hands to mooring stations. 18.28 Moored port side to fuel dock. 18.25 Sunset. 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 3 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 19.50 Secured from taking on fuel.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.11 Underway, proceeding to south dock. 20.20 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Melville, Rhode Island. 20.45 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 08.00 tomorrow.


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23 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering NNW force 2-4; cloudy and overcast with fog; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, 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 1 oxygen acetylene cylinder, for refilling, to District Warehouse Boston, Massachusetts. GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM 2c placed on report for standing improper watch.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.45 FREDRICKSON, Joseph E (247-485) MM 2c attached to USS “Wicomico” CG having missed his ship reported aboard this unit pending further assignment. 12.55 Officers’ 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. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 01.00, 24 Feb, 1944.


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24 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 2-5; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 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) F 2c (R) who is AOL from this time and date. 06.00 Commenced dock trials. 06.45 Bridge tested out and reported ready to get underway. 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) MM 3c departed this unit to return to USS “Wicomico” CG 07.03 POSSETTI, Ernest C (564-003) SC 2c departed this unit for inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary. 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, distance600 yards. 08.00 Position 41°29’ North Latitude, 71°21’ West Longitude.


08.00 to 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. 09.23 Passed “Six Mile” buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard, set course 147° T (148° PGC). 09.53 Passed buoy ’K’ abeam to starboard, distance 1½ miles. 10.19 Changed course to 081°T (082° PGC). Stopped engines and put target overboard. 10.26 Ahead slow 52 RPM; exercises with MTBs commenced. Noon position Lat 41°14’00”N, Long 70°58’00”W


12.00 to 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 Longitude. 12.15 MTBs completed morning exercises. 12.20 Engine stopped, hove to at position 70°59’30” West Longitude 41°14’ North Latitude. [sic]. 12.55 Officers’ Call. 13.00 All hands to quarters. Crew mustered on mess deck for a talk by Lieutenant James F BURNS USCGR 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 MTBs. 14.15 Changed course to 258° T 15.32 Completed exercises with MTBs. 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. [sic] 15.45 Fire-throwing guns tested.


16.00 to 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.


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25 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering NW force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 45°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Reveille. 06.15 STOKES, Wallace L (234-233) WT 2c 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) MM 3c who is over leave from this time. 08.55 Commander DJ WALSH and inspection party on board for annual inspection.


09.00 to 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 amidships starboard side. 10.29 First water. 10.29 ½ 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 No.1 in water and away. 11.02 ½ man taken aboard life boat. 11.04 Boat No.1 alongside. 11.10 Boat No.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 DJ WALSH, USNR and inspection party departed. 12.40 BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM 2c reported aboard from 5 days’ leave having previously reported on time to Net and Fuel Depot in absence of ship. GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) reported aboard having previously reported in at Net and Fuel Depot 35 hours and 40 minutes absent without leave.


16.00 to 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) SK 1c departed on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. Commanding Officer held Mast in the case of GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R); awarded loss of 2 days’ pay, restriction for 30 days and 35 hours’ extra duty. 18.28 Sunset. Evening colors.


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26 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 45°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.40 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c reported aboard 16 hours 40 minutes AOL. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Muster for colors. Morning colors. Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 McLENDON, Fredrick D (200-539) CCM, FLYE, Jesse (7007-879) S 2c (R), MANGRUM, Arle L Jnr (7010-246) S 2c (R), ANDERSON, Nathaniel D (648-858) S 1c (R) and PLUMMER, Leo D (598-840) S 2c reported on board for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island. 10.00 MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) S 1c (R) reported on board from 10 days’ leave and 5 days extension thereof. 12.30 ANDERSON, Nathaniel D (648-858) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave: authority Commanding Officer. 13.00 McCARTHY, Charles E J (206-913) CM 1c and NEEL, Sam (204-829) MM 2c transferred to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to pool 99. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 09.00 tomorrow. 14.45 Commenced taking on diesel fuel oil. 14.50 Received from CG radio maintenance shop one motor alternator, type converter KATO-LITE Model No.23KA34 and returned one motor generator unit, type Leland Electric Co CLL21806 to same place also returned to same place; one kit, emergency repair, Navy type, CCY10223, specification No.13A698B


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Secured from taking on diesel fuel having received 127 gallons from Net and Fuel Depot. 16.00 Received from Washington Radio Station, Alexandria Virginia via US Mail 2 packages containing one 3045KC crystal, invoice WR 270-44 and one crystal 3500KC, invoice WR 274-44 for use of Radio Department.


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27 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1; cloudy and overcast with mist and rain; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 01.00 tomorrow. 11.00 COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c (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) S 1c (R) having been granted special liberty until noon is now AOL


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28 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 1 and calm; cloudy and overcast with haze; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.20 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) returned 13 hours and 20 minutes absent without leave. 07.05 Unmoored, underway proceeding down Narragansett 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.


08.00 to 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 “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 MTBs, speed 8 knots (71 RPM). 12.00 position Lat 40°18’45”N, Long 70°58’50” W.


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

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, 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.


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29 February 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1 and calm; cloudy and overcast with haze and rain; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, 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 Lat 41°29’N, Long 71°21’W.


08.00 to 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 Lightship abeam to port, distance 500 yards; set course 165° T standard speed 100 RPM. 09.05 “Six Mile” buoy abeam to port, distance 200 yards. 09.07 Changed course to 345° T returning to base. 09.44 Brenton Lightship 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. 10.57 Engines secured.


12.00 to 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.20 BARNES, Claude (7022-338) StM 2c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 20.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 33 hours remaining.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Nathaniel D. Anderson

648-858

Seaman 1/C (R)

26 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Eugene C. Appleby

222-441

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a) (P)


14 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Robert O. Button

237-276
(237-376)

Ship’s Cook 2/C (P)


1 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Clinton B. Casler

550-242

Seaman 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Castler
Advanced to Gunner’s Mate 3/C on 8 Feb 1944

John F. Daniels

509-629
(509-007)

Chief Boatswain’s Mate (R)


2 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Thomas J. Economide

546-412

Ship’s Cook 3/C (R)



1 Feb 1944

Also mentioned as Economidies, Economides, Economedis
Left at Melville

Robert L. Flemming

682-641

Seaman 2/C (R)


9 Feb 1944

Also mentioned as Fleming
Left at Melville

Jesse Flye

7007-879

Seaman 2/C (R)

26 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph E. Fredrickson

247-485

Machinist’s Mate 3/C

23 Feb 1944


24 Feb 1944

Joined at Melville, pending further assignment, from USCGC Wicomico
Left at Melville for USCGC Wicomico

Claude M. Logsdon

223-887
(223-885)
(223-884)

Ship’s Cook 1/C (P)



1 Feb 1944

Also mentioned as Logsden
Left at Melville

Ariel Mangrum Jr.

7010-246

Seaman 2/C (R)

26 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Charles E. J. McCarthy

206-913

Carpenter’s Mate 1/C (P)


26 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Alton McGowan

234-017

Boatswain’s Mate 1/C


1 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Fredrick D. McLendon

200-539

Chief Machinist’s Mate

26 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Samuel Neel

204-829

Machinist’s Mate 2/C


26 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Leo D. Plummer

598-840

Seaman 2/C

26 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Howard A. Roberts

7017-528

Seaman 1/C (Soundman) (R)

5 Feb 1944


Joined at Melville

Horace O. Rogers

105-767

Chief Quartermaster (a) (P)


18 Feb 1944

Left at Melville

Nicholas Vacar

224-504

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a)


13 Feb 1944


Also mentioned as Vecar
Joined at Melville from USCGC Nanok

Charles B. Watson

234-207

Seaman 1/C



Advanced to Gunner’s Mate 3/C on 8 Feb 1944


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

T. J. Tully

-

Administrative Assistant USPHS

Aboard with 6 men for fumigation of ship on 11 Feb 1944
Left same day

J. E. Rivard

-

Lieutenant Commander USCG

Aboard for inspection on 16 Feb 1944
Left on 17 Feb 1944

D. J. Walsh

-

Commander USNR

Aboard for inspection on 25 Feb 1944
Left same day



LOGS FOR MARCH 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

112 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. M. Adelaide, same address.
Phone: Newport 4993M.




James F. Burns

Lieutenant

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon Street, Arlington, MA.
Phone: Arlington 3576R.




Neil D. Coates

Lieutenant (jg)

Quaker Avenue, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. D. Mable, same address.


1 Mar 1944

Left for USS General Robert L. Howze

Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




D. Ronald Townshend

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. G. Martha, 311 East Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. O. Bettie, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JK.




Ralph A. Peterson

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carla Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.




Charles Wayne

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Kathleen M. Wayne, 201 South 10th Street, Monmouth, IL.


3 Mar 1944

Left for USCGC Haida


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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N backing NW force 6-8; broken cloud; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. Liberty party returned on time. 01.00 DAVIS, Harvey (7007-698) StM 2c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 17 March, 1944. 01.00 Lieutenant (jg) Neil D COATES USCGR was detached from this unit to report aboard the USS “General Robert L Howze” (AP134) [Navy transport vessel] via District Coast Guard Officer, 11th Naval District. 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. 09.00 SILVERSTEIN, Morton B (563-231) RM 3c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before 11.15 Chronometers wound. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to necessary ship’s work.


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2 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 5-8; light broken cloud; air temperature average 28°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.15 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 magazine now inoperative. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Made fortnightly test, conditions satisfactory.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 Mustered crew and held resuscitation and semaphore drills. 13.15 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) departed for outpatient treatment and returned at 14.00. 14.10 SILVERSTEIN, Morton B (563-231) RM 3c (R) transferred to COTP Portland, Maine for further assignment to CGC “Travis”.


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3 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-3; overcast with haze; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 HEEG, William C (225-760) SM 3c departed on 10 days’ leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 14 March, 1944, granted by Commanding Officer. 11.05 Ensign Charles WAYNE USCG detached from this unit to report to cutter “Haida” via District Coast Guard Office, 13th Naval District for assignment to engineering duty. 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Did not hold quarters or drills due to pay day aboard ship. 13.30 EVANS, Charles R (548-194) S 1c (R) departed on 7 days’ leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 11 March 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 13.45 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) departed on 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.


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4 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE backing NW force 4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 27°F]


00.00 to 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 10.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 08.00, 5 March, 1944.


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5 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 4-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 32°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 01.00 6 March, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 21.00 RBO radio receiver serial number 2923 located in wardroom ceased functioning, cause: burned out transformer.


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6 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 39°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.40 Completed dock trials; bridge and engine tested out and reported ready to get underway. 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 bell buoy “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.


08.00 to 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 Gyro compass error found to be 2° W by azimuth of the Sun. 09.01 “Six 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before at position 41°14’ North Latitude, 70°57’ West Longitude. 12.55 Officers’ 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 Mat 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 MTBs. 15.08 MTBs 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, distance1000 yards. 16.00 position 41°16’45” North Latitude; 71°18’30” West Longitude.


16.00 to 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 No.7. 17.49 All hands to mooring stations. 17.59 Moored port side to berth No.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.


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7 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering NW force 5-8; overcast with rain; air temperature average 45°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 06.00 KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RdM 3c and SCHUYLER, Edmund L (563-006) S 1c departed on 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) SK 1c returned on board from 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Received stores for general mess from Supply Officer, Net and fuel Depot. 13.00 Quarters omitted due to inclement weather. Held following drills: resuscitation and reading the “Articles for the Government of the Navy” to crew. 15.35 COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c (R) and POSSETTI, Everest Paul, (562-005) SC 3c (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

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) StM 2c (R) reported on board from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital Newport, Rhode Island. 19.45 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) having completed 2 hours on 1st March, 2 hours on 2 March and 2 hours on 7 March of extra duty has remaining 27 hours’ extra duty. 24.00 Liberty Party returned on time.


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8 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and 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 No.4B abeam to port, close aboard. Watch ended in Lat 41°28’45”N, Long 71°20’55”W.


08.00 to 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 70° on either bow. 08.52 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 163° T, (165° PGC). 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 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 Island 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.


12.00 to 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. 12.20 ANDERSON, Nathaniel D (648-858) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 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. 14.30 Company “A” secured from infantry drill 14.50 COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence to expire prior to 12.00, 19 March, 1944, granted by Commanding Officer “Unalga”.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 25 remaining.


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9 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW veering WNW force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.45 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (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 to 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. 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 mess stores, engineers’ stores and boatswains’ stores.


16.00 to 24.00:

18.44 Evening colors. 20.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 23 remaining.


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10 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 39°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 07.05 Sunrise. 07.30 BARNES, Claude M (7022-338) StM 3c 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 and sprinkler systems; conditions satisfactory; starboard magazine sprinkler now operative.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.09 Underway, shifting berth. 10.26 Moored port side to fuel dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 10.50 Commenced taking on fuel. 11.00 Report Mast held by Commanding Officer in Case of BARNES, Claude (7022-338) StM 3c (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. 12.36 Underway shifting berth. 12.47 Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 13.00 Drills omitted to allow field day for inspection tomorrow.


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11 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SSW force 1-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Crew mustered for morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S 1c (R) returned from 7 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 10.10 KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) GM 3c (R) in charge and FLYE, Jesse W (7007-879) S 2c (R), ANDERSON, Nathaniel D (648-858) S 1c (R), MANGRUM, Ariel Jnr (7010-246) S 2c (R), PLUMMER, Leo B (598-840) S 2c (R) and BARNES, Claude (7022-338) StM 3c (R) transferred to Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for further assignment to Pool 99. 10.30 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 12.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) failed to return from 7 days’ leave and is now AOL this time and date.13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 09.00 tomorrow. 15.00 JACKSON, Carmen E (612-202) S 1c (R) departed on 8 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer, plus 4 days’ travel time.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.50 COX, Erwin W (594-944) S 1c (R), SCUDDAY, David E (588-611) S 1c (R), OS, Sidney (606-195) S 1c (R) and KENNEDY, Thomas (594-553) S 1c (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 Received from Bureau of Naval Personnel, Navy Department, Washington DC one registered package (138500) of training records.


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12 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 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) S 1c now AOL 24 hours.


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13 March 1944

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

At Melville, Rhode Island.

[Wind SSE backing NNE force 1-5; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time except O’CONNOR, Charles Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c who is AOL now.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is this date 48 hours AOL. 13.00 Did not hold 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 15 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 29 March, 1944: WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R), EARNEST, Glen D (232-242) WT 2c, MARKUM, William E (588 274) S 1c (R), McRAY, Thomas S (588-277) S 1c (R). 14.00 Secured from small arms instruction and safety precaution lecture. 15.15 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 21 remaining. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 01.00, 14 March, 1944.


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14 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NNW veering ENE force 6-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c is this date 24 hours AOL. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.15 Commenced dock trials. 06.25 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c returned aboard after being 66 hours 25 minutes AOL. 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Received from Brown Hales Co., Boston, Massachusetts10 pounds hot rolled steel strips. 10.05 HEEG, William C (225-760) SoM 3c returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave of absence. 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.


16.00 to 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) F 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 19 hours remaining.


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15 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering NW force 1-3; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c is now 2 days AOL. 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 Latitude 41°28’N, Longitude 71° 21’W.


09.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before standing out of Narragansett Bay on various courses at various speeds. 08.00 Set underwater sound and radar watches. 08.18 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance400 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 channel buoy “K” abeam to starboard, distance 1 mile. 09.48 Channel buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 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 Latitude 41°14’N, Longitude 71°01’W.


12.00 to 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 20 mm and .30 caliber machine gun crews piped to stations. 12.20 Commenced target practice on starboard .30 caliber machine gun. 12.22 Commenced firing starboard 20 mm. 12.31 Ceased firing. 12.32 Commenced firing port 20 mm and .30 caliber machine guns. 12.45 Manned 3.5” caliber guns for target practice. 12.50 Fired 1 round from each 3.5” 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 guns and was believed to be due to faulty ammunition. 13.23 Towing sled put overboard having repaired it. 13.24 Target water-borne. 13.25 Set course 097° T at standard speed 70 RPM. 13.35 Changed course to 259° T in position 41°14’ North Latitude, 71°02’ West Longitude. 13.45 Commenced afternoon operations with MTBs. 14.47 Secured operations with MTBs. 14.50 Piped all hands to haul target aboard. All engines stopped in 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

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 port side to south pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 01.00 tomorrow. 19.00 began taking on fresh water from dock. 22.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c completed 2 hours’ extra duty and has 17 hours remaining. Record of ammunition expended during day’s target practice as follows: 360 rounds 20mm, 35 rounds .45 caliber, 700 rounds .30 caliber, 2 common and 1 short charge of 3.5”.


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16 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW veering NE force 2-5; overcast with rain and fog; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (224-746) SoM 2c is now AOL 3 days. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Bridge and engine room tested and ready for getting underway.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

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” buoy 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’N, Longitude 71°19’W.


20.00 to 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. 21.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 15 hours remaining.


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17 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SSW force 1-4; overcast with rain; air temperature average 48°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (224-746) SoM 2c is this time and date 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 Received from Supply Officer 500 pounds of coffee for use in the general mess. 11.00 DAVIS, Harvey (7006-699) StM 2c (R) returned on time from 15 days’ leave. 14.00 Mast held in the following cases and assigned punishments as follows: MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c given 25 hours’ extra duty to be worked off as assigned by executive order, for offense noted in log on 14 March 1944. 15.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 13 hours remaining.


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18 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 3-6; cloudy; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (224-746) SoM 2c is now AOL 5 days. 00.35 MORGA, Robert L (504-524) RT 2c (R) departed on 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 to 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 ship’s crew. 11.20 Secured from Commanding Officer’s inspection. 11.25 KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RdM 3c (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund L (563-006) S 1c (R) returned on board from 10 days’ leave of absence. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 09.00 Sunday 19 March, 1944. 13.15 Paymaster departed.


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19 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NW force 2-4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 25°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (224-746) SoM 2c is 6 days AOL this time and date. 03.05 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) Cox and JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) who are AOL from this time on. 10.00 COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c (QM)(R) returned on board on time from 10 days’ annual leave of absence. 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) MM 3c (R) was found to be absent without leave having been in a restricted status. 15.50 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) returned on board being 7 hours AOL.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.56 Evening colors. 23.10 O’CONNOR, Charles J Jnr (224-746) SoM 2c returned 6 days and 23 hours AOL.


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20 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE force 4-5; cloudy and overcast with snow; air temperature average 28°F]


00.00 to 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 17 hours AOL. 06.30 Reveille. 06.49 Sunrise. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 Received commissary stores from Supply Officer, Net and Fuel Depot. 10.30 WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c departed on 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) MM 3c and excused them with a warning. 13.00 One hour flashing light drill by quartermasters. 15.20 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) now absent without leave 24 hours.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch until 07.30, 21 March. 19.30 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty and has 11 hours remaining.


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21 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 35°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.35 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) returned on board in custody of Shore Patrol, 39 hours and 15 minutes absent without leave. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 ANDERSON, David (663-329) S 1c (QM)(R) departed on 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 No.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 No.4B abeam to port close aboard. 08.55 Set degaussing coils. 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 3,000 yards. 10.43 Stopped engine, hove to streaming target. 10.49 Target streamed in position Latitude 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 ended in position Latitude 41°13’ N, Longitude 71°03’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 083° T at standard speed 71 RPM at position 41°13’ North Latitude, 71°03’30” West Longitude. 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 MTBs. 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 alongside. 13.41 Boat hoisted and secured. Secured from

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, distance600 yards. 16.00 Position 41°24’ North Latitude, 71°20’25” West Longitude.


16.00 to 18.00:

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 port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 07.30 tomorrow.


18.00 to 20.00:

Moored as before. 19.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 9 hours remaining.


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22 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N backing NW force 4-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

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. 09.12 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 Latitude 41°12’ N, Longitude 71°14’ W. 10.45 Commenced gun drill with .30 caliber 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 MTBs. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.05 Secured from .30 caliber Lewis machine gun drill. 11.45 Watch ended in position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°06’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°02’15” West Longitude. 12.08 MTBs 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 MTBs at position 41° 10’ 30” North Latitude, 71° 01’ West Longitude. Set course 280° T at 71 RPM. 13.30 Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.26 MTBs 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.


16.00 to 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 port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


18.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.30 Thursday 23 March 1944. 21.15 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 7 hours remaining.


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23 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE force 2-5; overcast with rain; air temperature average 39°F]


00.00 to 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 No.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 No.4B abeam to port. 08.57 Set degaussing coils on southerly heading.


09.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing out of Narragansett Bay. 09.04 Harbor gate vessels abeam. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°15’ North Latitude, 71°06’ West Longitude. 12.16 MTBs 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 hold quarters due to rough sea conditions. 13.50 Increased speed to 71 RPM, set course 270° T. 14.09 MTBs commenced afternoon exercises. 14.34 MTBs secured from afternoon exercises. 14.37 Stopped 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.


16.00 to 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 port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot. 18.30 TULOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 1c reported on board from 15 days’ leave after having reported at 16.45 to Duty Officer, Motor Torpedo Base, Melville, Rhode Island 4 hours and 45 minutes AOL. 19.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 24.00 today. 22.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c completed 4 hours’ extra duty with 3 hours remaining.


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24 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 4-5; broken cloud; air temperature average [sic] 55°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side 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 Latitude 41°29’41”N, Longitude 71°20’59”W.


08.00 to 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. 09.03 “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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds standing up Narragansett Bay at position 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. 13.45 Received aboard 166 gallons of diesel oil. 14.15 Completed fueling ship having received aboard 24,102 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. 14.20 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 14.25 Moored port side to south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 15.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 08.00 25 March 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Received aboard the following stores: globe valves and disks. From Military Morale Officer, Boston, Massachusetts: baseball and softball equipment. From Van Dorn Electric Tool Company, Towson, Maryland: one barrel housing for electric hammer. 16.45 Secured water supply from dock.


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25 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSE veering SW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 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 to 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.


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26 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time.


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27 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering SE force 2-5; cloudy and overcast with rain; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, 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 underway. 07.14 All hands to mooring stations. 07.15 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-266) F 1c (R) departed on 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.


08.00 to 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 No.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). 09.28 “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 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°01’ West Longitude. 12.07 MTBs 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 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 1 lowered and away to pick up buoy. 13.07 Boat 2 lowered away to unfurl ship’s propeller. 12.25 Boat 1 alongside with buoy ready for hoisting aboard. 12.30 Boat 1 hoisted aboard and secured. 15.20 Target hoisted aboard. 15.30 Ship’s propeller clear. 15.37 Boat 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 41°16’ North Latitude, 71°11’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 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 port side to south pier, berth 7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot.


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28 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering N force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Reveille. 06.34 Sunrise. 07.00 All hands to muster to check sailing list. 07.30 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Received from Coast Guard Yard radar parts. 10.00 JACKSON, Carmen E (612-202) Y 1c reported on board from 8 days’ leave and 3 days’ extension thereof. 13.00 All hands mustered on deck for Infantry and signal drill. 13.35 DAVIS, Harvey (7006-698) StM 2c (R) departed for outpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary 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.


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29 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering SE force 2-5; cloudy and overcast with rain; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, 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 Latitude 41°29’41”N, Longitude 71°20’57”W.


08.00 to 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) at standard speed 105 RPM. 08.45 Set underwater sound and radar watches. 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 No.1. 11.53 Boat No.1 waterborne and away to repair target bridle. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°03’W.


12.00 to 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 MTBs 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 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 Sounded alarm for collision drill. 13.10 Secured from collision drill. 13.15 Crew mustered on forecastle for semaphore drill. 13.25 MTBs 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 buoy abeam to port close aboard. 15.58 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to starboard, close aboard. 16.00 Position 41°33’ North Latitude, 71°19’50” West Longitude.


16.00 to 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. 16.55 The following named men reported aboard on time from 15 days’ leave: EARNEST, Glen D (232-242) WT 2c, MARKUM, William E (588-274) S 1c (R), McRAY, Thomas S (588-272) S 2c (R), WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R). 17.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 06.00, 30 March 1944.


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30 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind E backing N force 4-5; cloud and rain; air temperature average 39°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US 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) S 1c (R) and BRADFORD, Curtis J (558-698) S 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 15 April,1944. CASLER, Clinton B (550-242) GM 3c (R) departed on 3 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire before 12.00, 3 April, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Shipped to Officer in Charge of Ordnance, Navy Yard Boston, Massachusetts 4 .30 cal. Lewis machine guns and spare parts and accessories. 10.00 Commenced taking fresh water from the dock. 10.15 Received on board from Navy Yard Washington DC replacement parts for 3”/50 caliber guns. 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.


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31 March 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.02 ALLEN, John B (553-174) S 1c (R) departed on 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. 09.07 Secured from swinging ship. 09.24 Rose Island lighted bell buoy No.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 caliber sub-caliber 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.


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 13.00 MTBs secured from exercises. 13.05 Changed speed to 43 RPM in position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°06’ West Longitude. 13.31 Changed course to 270° T, changed speed to 71 RPM in position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°03’ West Longitude. 13.35 MTBs commenced afternoon exercises. 14.31 MTBs secured from afternoon exercises. 14.37 Underway on various courses at various speeds maneuvering, in position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°11’ West Longitude, to pick up target and holding sub-caliber gun practice. 15.22 Target aboard. 16.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°11’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before on course 080° T (084° PGC) at standard speed 110 RPM. 20.00 Set radar watch. 20.24 Changed course to 260° T (264° PGC). 20.25 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 21.37 “Six Mile” buoy abeam to port, distance3 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 No.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 No.7 south pier Net and Fuel Depot.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Nathaniel D. Anderson

648-858

Seaman 1/C (R)


11 Mar 1944

Left at Melville

Claude Barnes

7022-338

Steward’s Mate 3/C (R)



11 Mar 1944

Also mentioned as Barns
Left at Melville

Erwin W. Cox

594-944

Seaman 1/C (R)

11 Mar 1944


Joined at Melville

Jesse Flye

7007-879

Seaman 2/C (R)


11 Mar 1944

Left at Melville

Thomas Kennedy

594-553

Seaman 1/C (R)

11 Mar 1944


Joined at Melville

Stanley Kuczynski

545-036

Gunner’s Mate 3/C (R)



11 Mar 1944

Also mentioned as Kusinski
Left at Melville

Ariel Mangrum Jr.

7010-246

Seaman 2/C (R)


11 Mar 1944

Left at Melville

Sidney Osten

606-195

Seaman 1/C (R)

11 Mar 1944


Joined at Melville

Leo D. Plummer

598-840

Seaman 2/C (R)


11 Mar 1944

Left at Melville

David Elroy Scudday

588-611

Seaman 1/C (R)

11 Mar 1944


Joined at Melville

Morton B. Silverstein

563-231

Radioman 3/C (R)

1 Mar 1944


2 Mar 1944

Joined at Melville
Left at Melville for USCGC Travis



LOGS FOR APRIL 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. M. Adelaide, same address.
Phone: Newport 4993M.




James F. Burns

Lieutenant

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon Street, Arlington, MA.
Phone: Arlington 3576R.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs Laura, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




D. Ronald Townshend

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. G. Martha, 311 East Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. O. Bettie, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JK.


23 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Ralph A. Peterson

Ensign

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.




Joseph W. Kain

Machinist


4 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)


29 Apr 1944


Joined for temporary duty


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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W backing SSW force 2-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. Received commissary stores for use of general mess from Net and Fuel Depot. 10.15 ANDERSON, David (663-329) S 1c (QM) (R) reported on board from 10 days’ leave. 10.30 Ship’s Inspection held by Commanding Officer. 13.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 4 hours’ extra duty and has 21 hours remaining.


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2 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW veering NW force 1-3; cloud and rain; air temperature average 47°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 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.


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3 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing S force 5-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 SCHIFFBAUER, John W (201-818) CY departed on 12 days’ leave and 3 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer. 00.15 MORGA, Robert L (504-526) RT 2c (R) reported on board from 15 days’ leave of absence. 05.45 CASTER, Clinton B (550-242) GM 3c (R) reported on board from 3 days’ leave. 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) S 1c (SoM) (R) departed on 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.


08.00 to 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. 09.14 “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 MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T at 71 RPM at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°03’ West Longitude. 12.12 MTBs 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 MTBs. Set course 270° T, increased speed to 71 RPM at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°02’ West Longitude. 14.45 MTBs 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 capstan. 15.10 Flashing white bell buoy “K” abeam to port, distance500 yards. 15.14 Stopped engine to take target aboard at position 41°16’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude. 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.


16.00 to 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 port side to south pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot. 17.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 17.40 Transferred target to CG cutter “Wicomico”.


18.00 to 20.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 19 remaining.


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4 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 JACKSON, Jack L (539-942) RdM 3c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave and 3 days’ traveling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 23 April, 1944. HOMBURG, Einar A (591-412) RM 3c (R) departed on 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 Quarters; all hands to muster, held 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 ship’s company. 13.55 Secured from paying crew. 14.00 Company “B” mustered on dock, held infantry drill. 14.50 Secured from infantry drill.


16.00 to 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. 20.45 Machinist Joseph W KAIN USCG reported on board for assignment to duty.


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5 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-4; overcast with some snow; air temperature average 37°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.23 Sunrise. 06.30 Reveille. 07.50 All hands to muster for 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c reported on board from 10 days’ leave and 5 days’ extension thereof. 13.00 Company ‘A’ mustered for Infantry on shore drill.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 08.00 tomorrow. 20.15 The following men reported on board to await the arrival of USS “Wicomico”: REDSTONE, Charles (551-337) S 1c (R), LA RIVIERE, Earnest E (553-287) S 1c (R), QUILL, Maurice W (7003-299) S 1c (R), KRUEGER, Bernard (573-460) S 1c (R), WALSH, John J (541-094) S 2c (R), GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) S 2c (R) and departed 21.07.


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6 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-6; cloudy; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c (R) and PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 22 April, 1944. 12.55 Officers’ 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: CROUSE, Porter A (205-078) CBM, WAYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R), SCHENK, Carl R (620-172) S 2c (R), CROSS, Harry E (569-822) S 1c (R), PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R), REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R), O’CONNOR, William D (553-305) S 1c (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.


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7 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 6-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.25 Commenced receiving diesel oil. 09.35 Secured from taking on diesel oil having received 172 gallons from Fuel Depot. 10.00 SINDICICH, Nicholas J Jnr (607-633) S 1c (R) departed on 7 days’ annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire at 12.00 15 April, 1944. BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) departed on 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 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 Jnr (619-357) CBM (a) (R) transferred this date to report to the Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to pool No.99.


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8 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 51°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US 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) S 2c (R) who is AOL from this time on.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Held ship’s inspection by Commanding Officer. 11.00 Chronometers wound. Received on board from Naval Section Base 6 danbuoys complete with accessories for use as marker buoys.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.35 Commenced turning over main engine. 17.00 Secured from turning over main engine. 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. 18.06 Commenced taking on fuel oil. 18.55 Secured taking on fuel oil having received 26,474 gallons. 19.10 Unmoored, underway at various courses and speeds shifting berth. 19.17 Moored port side to berth No.7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 19.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 12.00 April 9, 1944. 20.02 MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) S 1c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary.


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9 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 51°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.15 Sunrise. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) is 24 hours AOL this time and date.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 12.00 Liberty party returned on time. 12.00 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) placed on report by Master-at-Arms for cruel treatment of ship’s mascot.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 22.10 Lieutenant CA MILLS USN reported on board for special duty from MTBs Squadrons Training Center. 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.


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10 April 1944

At sea, Narragansett Bay and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.590, Long -71.302

[Wind S veering WNW force 1-4; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 47°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway in Latitude 41°35’2”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.


04.00 to 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 danbuoy. 08.00 Position 41°25’15” North Latitude, 71°08’20” West Longitude.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) is now 2 days AOL. 08.10 Danbuoy set for marker buoy in position 41°25’N Lat, 71°08’W Long. 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.


12.00 to 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 hold 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. 14.15 MALISKY, Henry, P (220-716) CY reported aboard for assignment to duty from Captain of the Port Detail.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted Starboard Watch until 24.00. 18.30 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 17 hours remaining.


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11 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering S force 1-3; broken cloud with rain; air temperature average 47°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 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 1 motor-sailer from Motor Torpedo Boat Base alongside and secured, to be towed to scene of day’s 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, distance500 yards; set course 165° T (170° PGC). Compass error determined to be 5° West on repeaters and 6° West on gyro by azimuth of the Sun. Speed 100 RPM. Watch ended in Latitude 41°22’45”N, Longitude 71°22’W. 08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) is now 3 days AOL.


08.00 to 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. 9.16 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 Lieutenant CAMILLS USNR and crew of motor launch manned boat; boat away dragging for motor torpedo boat No.200.* 10.26 Lowered No.2 boat; boat away to assist searching party. 10.31 Lowered No.1 boat; boat away to assist searching party. 10.50 Dropped marker buoy over side in position Latitude 41°26’45”N, 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to at position 41°26’05” North Latitude, 71°06’15” West Longitude. 12.01 Port boat beam swung out. 12.05 Boat No.2 alongside. 12.08 Boat No.1 alongside. 12.17 Motor launch of Motor Torpedo Base alongside. 13.00 Omitted quarters due to work ship was engaged in. 13.33 Boat No.1 and boat No.2 away. 13.40 Motor launch of Motor Torpedo Base away. 13.41 Port boat beam 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 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 17.00 PT boat alongside transferring torpedo locating equipment to this vessel. 17.10 Motor torpedo boat away. 17.15 No.1 and No. 2 boats alongside, also Navy motor launch. 17.30 Nos.1 and 2 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.


20.00 to 22.00:

Underway as before on course 248° T, (253° PGC) at standard speed 110 RPM. 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.


22.00 to 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. 22.20 SCHIFFBAUER, John W (201-818) CY transferred this date to Receiving Station, 1st Naval District, Boston, Massachusetts for further transfer. His leave terminated as of 12.00 this date having reported aboard USS “Wicomico” CG in response to telegraphic orders from Commanding Officer.


*[Note: Lost by accident on 22 February 1944. See hyperlink.]


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12 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind E backing NW force 1-3; cloud with fog, haze and rain; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 06.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 WANDROCKE, Francis W (545-897) QM 3c (R) departed this date on 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.


06.00 to 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.


08.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 346° T, (351° PGC) at standard speed 90 RPM. 08.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) is now 4 days AOL. 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 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 No.7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 10.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) returned on board having been 4 days and 2 hours AOL. 10.00 ALLEN, John B (553-174) S 1c (QM)(R) returned on board from 10 days’ leave 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: 2 cylinders containing acetylene and oxygen respectively, and cartons containing wardroom china and glassware and instruction books for pendulum window wipers. 12.00 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) F 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 15 remaining. 19.21 Evening colors.


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13 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NW force 6-3; cloudy; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 06.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PILLING, William Jnr (552-527) S 1c (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 Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) who is absent without leave. 05.55 All hands to mooring stations.


06.00 to 08.00:

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.


08.00 to 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). 09.11 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.


12.00 to 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) S 2c (R) and awarded him 30 days’ restriction and 10 days’ loss of pay for offense as noted in log 12 April, 1944. 16.00 Position 41°25’45” North Latitude, 71°07’15” West Longitude.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.08 Motor torpedo boat alongside. 16.16 No.1 boat launched with a manometer and generator to be transferred to motor torpedo boat 296. 16.31 No.1 lifeboat aboard. 19.45 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 1½ hours’ extra duty with 13½ hours remaining. 20.00 Buoy “T” abeam to port ½ mile distance. Course 248° T (254° PGC).) Watch ended in Latitude 41°21’50”N, Longitude 71°14’50”W.


20.00 to 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 ⅓ speed. 21.00 Swept channel buoy “U” abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards. 21.45 Swept channel buoy “V” abeam to starboard, distance 800 yards; reversed course to 248° T, (254° PGC). 22.21 Swept channel buoy “U” abeam to port, distance 400 yards. 22.34 Swept channel buoy “T” abeam to port, distance600 yards. 23.20 Changed course to 068° T (074° PGC). 23.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°22’N, Longitude 71°15’W.


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14 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.37, Long -71.12

[Wind NW backing SW force 4-6; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 47°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway as before in position 41°22’ North Latitude, 71°15’ West Longitude on course 068° T at slow speed (45 RPM). 00.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) is this time and date 24 hours absent without leave. 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, distance1000 yards. 03.20 Changed course to 068° T at position 41°22’ North Latitude, 71°13’ West Longitude. 06.00 Position 41°24’ North Latitude, 71°09’ West Longitude.


04.00 to 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, Long 71°06’15”W.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds sound-searching for PT 200 in area northwest of swept channel buoy “V”. 11.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°25’N, Longitude 71°07’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds sound-searching in area of sunken motor torpedo boat. 12.00 US Navy blimp passed over buoyed area. 12.55 Officers’ 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 Sounded 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) S 1c (R) placed on report by Ensign Ralph A PETERSON for failure to man 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.


16.00 to 20.00

Underway on various courses 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. 16.20 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 01.00 15 April, 1944. 16.20 BEENSTOCK, Robert J (550-003) S 1c (R) reported aboard on time from 5 days’ leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS “Wicomico” CG at 12.00 13 April, 1944. 17.00 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire at 25 April, 1944.


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15 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NE and E force 2-4; overcast with rain; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c R returned aboard having been 45 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. 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.


08.00 to 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 vessels 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. 09.35 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 5-gallon 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.


12.00 to 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 19.24 Sunset. Watch ended in Latitude 41°24’50”N, Longitude 71°07’50”W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before on various courses at various speeds maintaining position one 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


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16 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.58, Long -71.30

[Wind NE force 6-3; overcast with haze and rain; air temperature average 41°F]


00.00 to 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. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 SINDICICH, Nicholas J (607-663) S 1c (R) reported aboard this unit on time from 7 days’ leave of absence having previously reported aboard USS “Wicomico” CG at 12.00, 15 April, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.15 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 05.00, 17 April, 1944. 10.30 DAVIS, Harvey (7006-698) StM 2c departed this date for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 11.00 BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698) S 1c (R) and McCRACKEN, Oscar J Jnr (640-587) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 15 days’ leave of absence on time having previously reported in at Motor Torpedo Base.


16.00 to 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 from dock.


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17 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; overcast with haze; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 07.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of KENNEDY, Thomas Jnr (594-553) S 1c (R) who is absent without leave from this time on. 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.


07.00 to 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.


08.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 08.22 Dyer Island lighted bell buoy “12A” abeam to starboard; stood for berth. 08.30 Moored port side to berth No.6 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 09.50 WASHINGTON, Onzalo (7006-695) StM 2c (R) departed for US Naval Dispensary for inpatient treatment. [Received various supplies for engines, radio etc.] 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 Jnr (594-553) S 1c (R) reported on board having previously reported to the USS “Wicomico” at 07.00 2 hours over leave.


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18 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 4-1; light broken cloud; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US 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. 07.50 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready to get underway. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.05 GARRITANO, Samuel (231-580) SoM 2c and SCIOLI, Leonard J (234-752) SoM 2c departed, transferred to Fleet Sound School, Key West, Florida. 08.15 Underway but unable to leave dock due to high wind. 18.17 Moored port side to berth No.6 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 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.


09.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on various courses and speeds sound-searching in area of sunken motor torpedo boat. 12.55 Officers’ 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 41°27’ North Latitude, 71°04’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. Mast held in cases of PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R), absent without leave 45 hours and KENNEDY, Thomas Jnr (594-553) S 1c (R), AOL 2 hours. Both men excused with a warning, KENNEDY to have 2 days’ leave deducted from his leave account. 16.11 Commanding Officer returned on board. 16.19 Navy launch placed in tow astern. 20.00 Watch ended in Latitude 41°25’30”N, Longitude 71°07’15”W.


20.00 to 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


*[Note: The Watch, Quarter, and Station Bill was a comprehensive table containing the entire ship’s company. It set out every seaman’s place of work, their mess, and where their duties are in case of shipboard emergencies such as fire and flood. Also referred to as a “Watch and Quarter Bill". See Watch Quarter and Station Bill.]

**[Note: This was a specialist sound research vessel, no doubt there to assist in the search for the wreck of the MTB.]

***[Note: During the war, the Wood’s Hole Oceanographic Institute was being used for specialist research by the Navy. See Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution.]


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19 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.42, Long -71.10

[Wind variable force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 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.


04.00 to 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


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.00 Crew of 11 men from motor launch aboard for noon meal. 13.00 Omitted quarters due to diving operations in progress. 14.07 Dropped kedge anchor astern at position 41°26.1’ North Latitude, 71°06.5’ West Longitude in 10 fathoms of water. 14.08 Anchor line fouled in screw and cut. Anchor lost. Underway. 14.29 Dropped forward port anchor in 11 fathoms of water to 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 operations commenced. 15.47 Diver over the side.


16.00 to 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.


20.00 to 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. 22.36 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) S 1c returned from 15 days’ leave, 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.


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20 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable E force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 2, US 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. 00.36 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 00.45 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.40 All hands to muster for roll call. 08.45 LATTA, Judson M (7007-822) RT 2c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Base. 09.00 Party for diving operations consisting of 2 officers and 2 men reported aboard.


09.00 to 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 11 fathoms of water to 20 fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26’N, Longitude 71°06’.3W. Watch ended in this position.


12.00 to 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 No.1 lowered and away for boat drill. 13.23 Anchor aweigh, underway shifting anchorage. 13.36 Anchored in 11 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain at position 41°26.2’ North Latitude, 71°06.3’ West Longitude. 13.50 Boat No.1 alongside. 13.55 Boat No.1 hoisted, secured from boat drill. 14.00 Secured from signal and resuscitation drills. 14.05 Boat No.2 lowered and away grappling for boat anchor. 14.20 lengthened scope of anchor chain to 45 fathoms. 14.30 Lengthened scope of anchor chain to 60 fathoms.


16.00 to 20.00:

Anchored as before. 17.15 No.2 boat away. 17.20 No.2 boat alongside. 17.30 No.2 boat aboard and secured. 17.30 “Anton Dohrn” departed. 19.10 No.1 boat lowered to pick up drifting buoy and returned at 19.51. Boat hoisted aboard and secured.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06’.3W.


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21 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

[Wind variable E force 1-4; overcast; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Anchored in 11 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain at position 41°26.2’ North Latitude, 71°06.3’ West Longitude.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. 07.25 Veered anchor chain to 60 fathoms. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06.3W at anchor.


08.00 to 12.00:

Anchored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.36 Lowered No.1 boat; boat away to shift positions of buoys. 09.02 Commenced shifting anchorage. 09.35 Navy launch alongside and secured. 09.45 Anchored in 12 fathoms of water to 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.


12.00 to 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 USN 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, distance1 mile; changed course to 345° T 16.00 Position 41°22’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 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 port side to south pier, berth 7, US Net and Fuel Depot. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 05.00 tomorrow. 18.15 NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) and ROTH, Reinhard J (546-417) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave granted by Commanding Officer. 19.00 Received one diving stage aboard. 19.10 JOHNSON, Nathaniel (5016-281) StM 2c departed on 15 days’ leave and 2 days’ travel time; granted by Commanding Officer. HAMBORG, Einar A (591-412) RM 3c (R) reported on board from 15 days’ leave having previously reported at 11.30 20 April to Officer of the Day, Motor Torpedo Boat Station Training Center.


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22 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Navy launch secured alongside for towing, 5 Navy men aboard for day’s operations. 06.30 KENNEDY, Thomas J Jnr (594-553) S 1c departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 06.49 Bridge tested and engines reported ready to get underway. Lieutenant (jg) CHURCHILL and Torpedoman SUMMERS aboard for day’s operations. 07.00 OGIBEE, William (249-271) RM 3c departed on 7 days’ leave (emergency) granted by Commanding Officer. KENNEDY, William E (569-451) RdM 3c (R) transferred to LS 112 [logistic support ship]. 07.00 Following named men transferred 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) GM 3c, JONES Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R), JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) S 1c (R), NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) S 1c (R), KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) S 1c (R), LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R), SINDICICH, Nicholas J Jnr (607-633) S 1c (R), WILEY Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R) and SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 2c (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’.7N, Longitude 71°20.9’W.


08.00 to 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° PGC). 09.12 “Six Mile” buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 068° T, (070° PGC). 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 10 fathoms of water to 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. SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c (R) having failed to return from 15 days’ annual leave is now AOL.


12.00 to 16.00:

Anchored as before. 12.01 Dropped stern kedge anchor from motor launch in 10 fathoms of water to 40 fathoms of hawser. 12.37 Commenced diving operations, diver down. 13.07 Diver up, secured diving operations. 14.25 Hove in 10 fathoms of chain on port anchor, 35 fathoms at water’s edge. 16.00 Position 41°26.3’ North Latitude, 71°06.3’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 16.45 Anchor aweigh shifting anchorage 350 feet to westward. 16.55 Anchored to 30 fathoms chain on port anchor in 10 fathoms water. 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 bow of Navy motor launch. Danbuoy 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 danbuoy. 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 5 Navy enlisted men aboard and diving gear. 20.42 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 21.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow.


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23 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 46°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.20 MILLIGAN, Clark (S (221-644) CCS reported on board from 15 days’ leave. 02.30 KENNEDY, Thomas J Jnr (594-553) S 1c (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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be AOL. 09.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch until 05.00 tomorrow. 09.25 PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT 1c (R) reported on board from 15 days’ leave. 10.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) reported on board 1 hour over leave. 11.25 WANDROCKE, Francis W (545-897) QM 3c (R) reported on board from 10 days’ leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.00 Lieutenant (jg) Russell I JOHNSON USCGR transferred to Coast Guard Training Station, Fort McHenry, Baltimore, Maryland for assignment to course of instruction in damage control, duration 3 weeks. 22.14 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c reported on board 34 hours and 14 minutes over leave from 15 days’ leave.


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24 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 1-5; cloudy with rain; air temperature average 48°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.00 Liberty party returned on time. 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.15 Paymaster on board to pay ship’s company. 10.45 Commanding Officer held Mast in the following cases and awarded punishment as follows: SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c warned and excused; PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) warned and excused. 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) S 1c (R) transferred to report to Coast Guard Training Station, Groton, Connecticut for assignment to signalman school. CROSS, Harry E (569-822) S 1c (R) departed; transferred to Coast Guard Training Station for assignment to gunner’s mate school. 16.00 Four enlisted Navy men aboard to assist in diving operations.


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25 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 1-2; overcast with haze and fog; air temperature average 47°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 2, US 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) EM 1c (R) who is AOL from this time. 06.40 Navy launch alongside with diving gear; 4 enlisted Navy men in crew of boat aboard. 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.


08.00 to 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° PGC) at standard speed 100 RPM. 09.04 Navy launch adrift; maneuvering to recover same. 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° PGC). 10.05 Stopped engine, hove to taking launch in tow. 10.14 Underway on course 068° T, (070° PGC) at standard speed. 10.40 Changed to various courses heading toward search area. 11.44 Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06.6’W. Watch ended in this position.


12.00 to 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Anchored as before. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06’.6W. 20.00 SHUTT, Forest E (500-569) EM 1c (R) granted 5 days’ emergency leave by dispatch, authority Commanding Officer effective 06.00 this date.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before with anchor lights bright. 20.15 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26.2’N, Longitude 71°06’.6W.


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26 April 1944

At sea off Rhode Island.

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06.6’W. Watch ended in position.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. Watch ended in Latitude 41°26.2’N, Longitude 71°06.6’W.


08.00 to 12.00:

Anchored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.48 Motor launch away dragging for wreck. 11.13 Underway shifting anchorage. 11.28 Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Anchored as before. 13.10 Underway, shifting anchorage. 13.15 Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 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 No.314 alongside. Two civilian employees from Navy Yard, Boston, FB McCUE and BW BERNHARDT and 1 enlisted man LIPPS, Harry (682-199) BM 2c 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty with 7 hours remaining. 20.35 Motor torpedo boat No.135 alongside to pick up gyro repairmen and driver. 20.40 Boat No.135 departed. 23.40 Commenced ringing fog signals. 23.50 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06.4W.


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27 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

[Wind S backing NE force 1; overcast with fog and haze; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. Motor launch tied astern with 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.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. 05.20 Visibility increased to 5 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Anchored as before. 08.35 Navy launch away searching for wreck. 09.05 Veered chain to 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 Latitude 41°26’14”N, Longitude 71°06’23”W; marked by buoy attached to strut. 10.40 Motor torpedo boat No.296 alongside with Lieutenant (jg) HW NYLAND USNR and Ensign AC MADDOX and 4 enlisted Navy men and REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) who returned from 10 days’ annual leave having previously reported to the Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center at 11.10 25 April, 1944. 10.45 Motor torpedo boat No.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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Anchored as before. 13.00 All hands mustered and given talk by Commanding Officer and Navy Officer. 13.35 Motor torpedo boat No.527 alongside. Lieutenant CHURCHILL and Warrant Officer departed. 14.17 Stern anchor taken aboard. 14.25 Dropped second identification marker buoy position 41°26’13.5N, 71°06’23”W. 14.39 Anchor hove short. 14.40 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 215° T; (215° PGC) 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.28 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port 250 yards, proceeding on various courses and speeds up Narragansett Bay. 16.50 Passed through submarine net gates. 17.00 Buoy “4B” abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.45 Motor launch away with 4 Navy crew members and 4 Navy quartermasters, strikers and divers. 17.53 Moored port side to south pier, berth C, US Net and Fuel Depot. 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) HW NYLAND USNR and Ensign AC MADDOX USNR departed.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.20 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c completed 3 hours’ extra duty and has 4 hours remaining.


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28 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NE force 1-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 53°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 2, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 STOUDER, George W (675-042) SC 1c (R) reported on board to await arrival of USS “Wicomico”, granted liberty until 20.00. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time except ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R), D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 2c (R) who after a careful search of the ship were found to be AOL.


09.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 JACKSON, Jack L (534-942) RdM 3c (R) reported on board from 15 days’ annual leave and 5 days’ extension and 3 days’ travel time.


12.00 to 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 Coast Guard Receiving Station, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty with Pool 99. WALTER, Frank F Jnr (506-841) Sp 3C (CW) granted 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”N, Longitude 71°10’00”W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.27 Anchored in 10 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 2 hours remaining. 24.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°26’.2N, Longitude 71°06’.4W.


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29 April 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.43, Long -71.10

[Wind NW backing S force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Anchored in 10 fathoms of water to 45 fathoms of port chain in position Latitude 41°26’13”N, Longitude 71°06’23”W. Watch ended in same position.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. 06.02 Tug “Resolute” with derrick on barge “Los Angeles” arrived and 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before maintaining position near wreck. 08.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R), D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) and SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c are now 24 hours AOL. 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. 10.20 Motor torpedo boat No.316 alongside with SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c and D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c who returned 26 hours AOL having previously reported to the USS “Wicomico” in the absence of this unit. KETCHAM, Warren AB of tug “Resolute” transferred to MTB No.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 MTBs. 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 MTBs astern on course 090° T, (090° PGC) at various speeds. 11.55 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°12’N, Longitude 71°00’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T, (090° PGC) at various speeds towing MTBs 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) S 1c (R) completed 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°19N, Longitude 71°12’40”W.


16.00 to 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 in a quarter less 2 fathoms of water, control tower having previously notified us that slip was dredged to 3 fathoms. 12.56 Underway backing clear of pier 3. 17.57 Ahead standard speed, courses various standing up Narragansett Bay. 18.39 Rounded lighted bell buoy “12A” close aboard. 18.48 Moored port side to north pier, berth 2, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 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. 19.35 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00 tomorrow. 19.35 Commenced taking on fuel.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored port side to berth No.2 north pier, Net and Fuel Depot receiving fuel oil from the dock. 20.33 Secured taking on fuel having received 17,081 gallons.


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30 April 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to north pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.50 Navy launch alongside to remove diving equipment. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 OGILBEE, William (249-271) RdM 3c returned on board on time from 7 days’ emergency leave granted by Commanding Officer. ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) is now 2 days AOL.


09.00 to 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. 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. 13.50 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c reported on board from 5 days’ emergency leave.


[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Henry C. Ayscue

234-012

Coxswain


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Robert J. Beenstock

550-003

Seaman 2/C



24 Apr 1944

Also mentioned as Breenstock
Left at Melville

Harry E. Cross

569-822

Seaman 1/C (R)

6 Apr 1944


24 Apr 1944

Joined at Melville
Left at Melville

Porter A. Crouse

205-078

Chief Boatswain’s Mate

6 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Samuel Garritano

231-580

Soundman 2/C


18 Apr 1944

Left at Melville

Carl R. Johnson

609-651

Seaman 1/C (R)



22 Apr 1944

Also mentioned as Johnsen
Left at Melville for temporary duty

Albert C. Jones

613-567

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Bill R. Kemplin

588-582

Seaman 1/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

William E. Kennedy

569-451

Radarman 3/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for LS-112

Judson M. Latta

7007-822

Radio Technician 2/C (R)

20 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Charles H. Learoyd Jr.

618-357
(619-357)

Chief Boatswain’s Mate (a) (R)


7 Apr 1944

Left at Melville

Robert C. Letzkus

561-819

Seaman 1/C (R)



22 Apr 1944

Also mentioned as Letzkis
Left at Melville for temporary duty

Henry P. Malisky

220-716

Chief Yeoman

10 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Edward J. Nolan

542-485

Seaman 1/C (R)



22 Apr 1944

Also mentioned as Noland
Left at Melville for temporary duty

William D. O’Connor

553-305

Seaman 1/C (R)

6 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

William Pilling Jr.

552-521

Seaman 1/C (R)

6 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Albert E. Rea

521-735

Seaman 1/C (R)

6 Apr 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph A. Sceppe

577-743

Electrician’s Mate 2/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Carl R. Schenk

620-172

Seaman 2/C (R)


6 Apr 1944


Also mentioned as Shenk
Joined at Melville

John U. Schiffbauer

201-818

Chief Yeoman (a) (P)



11 Apr 1944

Also mentioned as Schiffbaur
Left at Melville

Leonard J. Scioli

234-752

Soundman 2/C (P)


18 Apr 1944

Left at Melville

Nicolas J. Sindicich Jr.

607-633

Seaman 1/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Charles B. Watson

234-207

Gunner’s Mate 3/C


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty

Thomas Wayte III

671-073

Seaman 2/C (R)


6 Apr 1944


Also mentioned as Whyth, White, Whyte
Joined at Melville

Charles L. Wiley

573-834

Seaman 1/C (R)


22 Apr 1944

Left at Melville for temporary duty


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Charles Redstone

551-337

Seaman 1/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Earnest E. La Riviere

553-287

Seaman 1/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Maurice W. Quill

7003-299

Seaman 1/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Bernard Krueger

573-460

Seaman 1/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

John J. Walsh

541-094

Seaman 2/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Jack E. Ganley

639-086

Seaman 2/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 5 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Charles A. Mills

-

Lieutenant USN

Joined at Melville for special duty on 9 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Aboard as passenger on 11 Apr 1944
Aboard on 21 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations

Churchill

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard on 22 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Left on on 27 Apr 1944

Summers

-

Torpedoman Warrant Officer

Aboard on 22 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Aboard on 25 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Left on on 27 Apr 1944

F. B. MCue

-

-

Aboard for repairs while ship at sea on 26 Apr 1944
Left same day

B. W. Bernhardt

-

-

Aboard for repairs while ship at sea on 26 Apr 1944
Left same day

Harry Lipps

682-199

Boatswain’s Mate 2/C (R)

Aboard for repairs while ship at sea on 26 Apr 1944
Left same day

H. W. Nyland

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard on 27 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Left at Melville same day

A. C. Maddox

-

Ensign

Aboard on 27 Apr 1944 for PT-200 search operations
Left at Melville same day

George W. Sotuder

675-042

Ship’s Cook 1/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 28 Apr 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

Warren Ketcham

-

-

Joined at sea from Tug USS Resolute for transportation ashore on 29 Apr 1944
Left same day for PT-316



LOGS FOR MAY 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address.
Phone: Newport 4993M.



Away to hospital 25 May 1944
Returned aboard 31 May 1944

James F. Burns

Lieutenant

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Mary Ann Burns, 8 Marathon Street, Arlington, MA.
Phone: Arlington 3576R.


14 May 1944


Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




D. Ronald Townshend

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Martha G. Townshend, 311 East Broad Street, Palmyra, NJ.


4 May 1944


Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone Tiverton 275JK.

16 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Ralph A. Peterson

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.
Phone: Manchester 4254.




Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Harry W. Robinson

Lieutenant (jg)

11 Lincoln Street, Hudson, MA (home).
Phone: 548.
Wife: Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson, 131 Church Street, Newport, RI.
Phone: 668R.

3 May 1944



William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.

10 May 1944



Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign


31 May 1944




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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) is now 3 days AOL.


09.00 to 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, Massachusetts: one motor generator unit and one carton radio tubes.


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2 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.30 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c returned after being 90 hours and 30 minutes over leave. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors made.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 ROTH, Reinhard J (546-417) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave of absence. 13.05 13 men departed for 20mm instruction with McCRACKEN, Oscar J Jnr (640-857) S 1c (R) in charge. 14.10 NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave 2 hours and 10 minutes over leave. 15.10 MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) S 1c (R) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 15.15. 20mm instruction party returned.


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3 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.45 Lieutenant (jg) MARSHALL, Ensign RILEY, Ensign CLARK, USNR and 12 enlisted men reported aboard this unit from MTBs’ Training Center for shipboard instruction and procedure.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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) S 1c (R) 30 hours’ extra duty and 4 days loss of pay, D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) 12 hours’ extra duty; SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c (R) 12 hours’ extra duty. 13.00 Omitted quarters due to necessary ship’s work. 14.05 Lieutenant (jg) Harry W ROBINSON USCGR reported on board for assignment to duty. 15.25 Party of Navy officers and men departed.


16.00 to 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) MM 3c (R) and SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c (R) each completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining. 19.43 Evening colors. 19.50 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 28 hours remaining.


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4 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-4; mainly cloudless with haze; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth 2, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c (R) who is AOL from this time. 06.32 Commenced turning over main engine. 06.55 Lieutenant (jg) D Ronald TOWNSHEND transferred to Training Station, Alameda, California to report to officer in charge. 07.00 BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) F 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer, to expire at 12.00 20 May, 1944. 07.02 27 Navy officers and 13 enlisted men with Lieutenant JA 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 1° 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.


08.00 to 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) at standard speed 100 RPM. 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 MTBs. 11.30 Secured from firing exercises. 11.36 Hove to, taking target aboard. 11.46 Commenced towing exercises with MTBs. 12.00 Watch ended in position Latitude 41°12’N, Longitude 71°02’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway steering course 090° T (090° PGC), speeds various holding exercises with MTBs. 13.38 Secured towing exercises with MTBs. 13.40 Made rendezvous with MTBs 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 MTBs. 14.42 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 14.45 Hove to in 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.


16.00 to 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; rendezvous s/c at 155° True (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. Watch relieved in approximate position Lat 41°16’3”N, Long 71°12’2”W.


20.00 to 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.


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5 May 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.25, Long -71.48

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 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.


04.00 to 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°16.70’W. 05.39 Sunrise. 06.00 SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c is now 24 hours AOL. 07.16 Underway at half speed 71 RPM steering course 218° T (218° PGC). 07.29 Hove to in position Lat 41°11’, Long 71°16.7’; watch ended in this position.


08.00 to 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. 10.00 Motor torpedo boat 315 alongside to port with party of 2 Navy student officers and 9 enlisted men for shipboard instruction. 10.07 Motor torpedo boat 452 alongside to starboard with party of 22 Navy student officers for shipboard instruction. 10.12 Underway on various courses at various speeds streaming target. 10.17 Target streamed in position Latitude 41°12’N, Longitude 71°15’W; set course 090° T (090° PGC) at half-standard speed 71 RPM. 10.45 Commenced firing exercises with MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 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 Recovered 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”W. Watch ended in above position.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to as before. 16.01 Underway on various courses at various speeds holding 3”/50 caliber sub-caliber practice. 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 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. 19.52 Changed course to 045° T, (045° PGC). Watch ended in position Latitude 41°24’N, Longitude 71°23’W.


20.00 to 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, Rhode Island. 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.


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6 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-3; mainly cloudless with haze; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 WALTER, Frank F Jnr (508-841) Sp 3c (CW) reported aboard from 5 days’ annual leave after previously reporting aboard the USS “Wicomico” at 11.00, 28 April, 1944. 02.20 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) S 1c (R) reported aboard after being AOL for 44 hours and 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, ⅓ speed ahead. 06.55 Secured from turning over and prepared to get underway. POSSETTI, Everest C (562-003) SC 2c departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to 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 “12A” abeam to port close aboard. 07.45 Passed Rose Island lighted bell buoy “4B" abeam to port close aboard. 07.48 Energized degaussing coils. 07.55 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. Watch ended in position Lat 41°22’10”N, Long 71°27’55”W.


08.00 to 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) at 100 RPM. 09.40 Stopped engines, hove to to stream target in position 71°18’W, 41°45’N. 09.47 Underway on various courses and speeds. 09.55 Set course 090° T (090° PGC) at 71 RPM. 10.20 Commenced firing exercises with MTBs. 11.22 Secured from firing exercises with MTBs. 11.55 Changed to various courses and speeds to bring target aboard. Watch ended in position 41°12N, 70°58’W.


12.00 to 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-caliber practice with 3”/50 caliber. 13.06 Secured sub-caliber 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 No.1 lifeboat. 13.38 Target righted by lifeboat. 13.44 No.1 lifeboat alongside. 13.47 No.1 lifeboat 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway at standard speed 110 RPM on course 270° T, (270° PGC). 16.15 Changed course 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 fairway 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. 19.58 Underway steering various courses and speeds. Watch ended in position 41°07’10”N, 71°30’30”W.


20.00 to 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 courses 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.


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7 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 2-4; cloudy; air temperature average 59°F]


00.00 to 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.


09.00 to 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 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 18,667 gallons. 10.05 Received aboard 186 gallons diesel oil.


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8 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 58°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway steering various courses. 08.32 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (165° PGC), speed 110 RPM. 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 12 enlisted men reporting aboard for indoctrination and ship procedure. 10.25 Commenced firing exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in position 41°12’00”N, 71°04’30”W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway on various courses and speeds in towing exercises. 12.05 McRAY, Thomas (588-277) S 1c (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 MTBs. 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 crews. 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 MTBs. 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) at 110 RPM. Watch ended in position Lat 41°19’N, Long 71°18’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before on course 318° T (318° PGC) at 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) at 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) at 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. 19.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire 06.00 9 May, 1944. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (625-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 22 hours remaining.


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9 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3 and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US 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) SC 2c departed for outpatient treatment at the US Naval Dispensary. 07.09 Underway steering various courses and speeds standing down Narragansett Bay East Passage. 08.00 Watch ended in position 41°28’N, 71°21’W.


08.00 to 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) at half speed 71 RPM. 10.34 Commenced firing exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in position 41°12W, 71°01’W.


12.00 to 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 Officers’ 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 MTBs. SCANLAN, Francis (562-095) MM 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 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 investigate 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway steering various courses and speeds engaged in sub-caliber practice. 18.45 Secured from sub-caliber 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

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 MTBs. 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.


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10 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Mooring ship. Moored port side to north pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 Liberty granted to expire at 08.00 10 May,1944. 06.30 Reveille. 07.15 JOHNSON, Nathaniel (5016-281) StM 2c (R) reported aboard from 15 days of annual leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.15 BLAIR, Theodore, W (534-076) SC 2c returned from outpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 08.20 Lieutenant (jg) William H KITTELL USCGR reported on board for assignment to duty.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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. 09.40 Received from Net and Fuel Supply Officer 50 gallons motor gas and 50 gallons kerosene. 12.30 Officers’ Call to quarters. 12.35 All hands to muster for quarters. 12.40 McRAY, Thomas (588-277) S 1c (R) departed for US Naval Dispensary for inpatient treatment. Received various supplies [followed by list]. 13.30 All hands mustered and paid. 13.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 11 May, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.15 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 20 hours remaining. 19.51 Evening colors.


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11 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 1-3 and calm; light broken cloud with fog later; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.15 McRAY, Thomas (588-277) S 1c (R) returned from US Naval Dispensary. 02.12 Master gyro compass failed. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

09.45 O’CONNOR, Charles J (244-246) S 2c (R) departed for US Naval Dispensary, Newport, Rhode Island for inpatient treatment. 11.20 MITCHELL, JN Ensign USNR and 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 Narragansett Bay East Passage. 12.10 Motor launch lowered away to undergo repairs at MTB Training Centre. 13.05 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.10 All hands mustered at quarters; read “Articles for Government 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°PGC). 14.40 Stopped engines, streamed target in position 41°12N, 71°18’W. 14.55 Underway; set course 090° T (088°PGC) at 71 RPM. Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 15.06 Reversed course, secured from exercise, returned to swept channel buoy “J” due to climatic conditions. 15.30 Set course 090° T (088°PGC) at 71 RPM. Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in position 41°12’N, 71°12’45”W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 105° PGC 16.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 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) set course at 105° PGC 17.13 Changed course to 075° T, (070° PGC). 17.55 Changed speed to ⅓ ahead (60 RPM). 18.00 Steering on various courses and speeds maneuvering in vicinity of flashing white whistle buoy No.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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to in position Lat 41°10’N, Long 70°50’W. 20.15 Underway steering course 298° True (336°PGC) [sic] 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 ⅓ ahead 60 RPM. 23.36 Stopped engine. 23.37 Maneuvering on various courses and speeds to determine position. 23.52 Underway on course 045° PGC Speed slow ahead 60 RPM. Watch ended. Position Lat 41°26’N, Long 70°15’W.


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12 May 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.42, Long -71.23

[Wind S veering N force 1-2; overcast with fog; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway steering various courses and speeds endeavoring to determine position; climatic conditions presenting a visibility of zero. 00.41 Anchored in 11 fathoms of water with 30 fathoms of chain to port in approximate position 3 miles SW of Sakonnet Point. 03.10 Anchor aweigh; set course to 243° PGC at 110 RPM. 03.30 Changed course to 180° PGC, 110 RPM. 03.50 Swept channel flashing white gong buoy “T” abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 315° PGC at 71 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°21.8’N Lat, 71°14.9’W Long.


04.00 to 08.00:

Underway at half speed 71 RPM on course 315° PGC 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 12 fathoms of water with 30 fathoms of chain. Position ¼ mile northeast of Brenton Reef Lightship. 06.30 Reveille. Watch ended in same position, approximately 41°25’.8N, 71°22’.3W


08.00 to 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, Narragansett Bay. 08.29 Passed through anti-submarine nets. 08.37 Rose Island lighted beacon abeam to starboard close aboard. 09.15 Rounded Dyer Island bell buoy “12A”. 09.32 Moored port side to berth No.6, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. JN MITCHELL and 12 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. 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 stern port 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) S 2c (R) transferred to New York, NY to report to DCGO 3ND. NUNZIATA, Silvio A (550-040) S 1c (R) transferred to Atlantic City, NJ to report Commanding Officer CG Training Station. 15.15 PAGADUAN, Agustin (108-084) StM 1c USCG reported aboard for duty from DCGO 1ND.


16.00 to 24.00:

17.30 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 19.30 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, 16 remaining.


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13 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSE veering SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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 Laboratory, Boston Navy Yard 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) GM 3c (R) departed on 7 days’ annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 21 May, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.20 Received aboard sea stores from Newport Tobacco Company. 18.05 Three men departed for Boston Navy Yard after repairing and starting gyro compass.


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14 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 68°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 Lieutenant James F BURNS departed on orders to report to the District Coast Guard Officer, 1st Naval District Boston, Massachusetts. 05.27 Sunrise. 06.30 Reveille. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time except WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) who is absent overleave from this time and date. 09.05 New target brought aboard from dock. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 06.00 15 May, 1944.


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15 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW force 1-6; light broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.24 Sunrise. 06.00 Reveille. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time except PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) who is AOL from this time and date. 06.50 Ensign DR BROWN and boat crew of 14 men reported aboard for observation and instruction in ship procedure. 07.00 COX, Ervin W (594-944) S 1c (R) and KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) departed on 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 Jnr (7016-190) StM 2c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 2 June, 1944. 07.21 Ship unmoored, maneuvering to bring motor whaleboat aboard. 07.25 Motor whaleboat alongside. 07.35 Motor whaleboat secured in davits and Navy launch No.2 in tow astern. 07.37 Buoy “12A” 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.01 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to port, close aboard. 08.16 Rose Island lighted bell buoy No. “4B” abeam to port close aboard. 08.20 Energized degaussing coils. 08.21 Lighted bell buoy “3A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 08.26 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels standing down swept channel. 08.37 Tow line on MTBSTC No.2 launch parted. All engines stopped; securing motor launch. Position Lat 41°26’N, Long 71°20’W. 08.50 MTBSTC No.2 motor launch in tow. 08.51 Underway on course 217° True, (220° PGC) at 100 RPM. 08.52 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard. 09.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) is 24 hours AOL. 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 No.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 No.2 launch in Lat 41°21’N, 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 MTBs. 10.26 Changed course to 341° True, (344° PGC) 100 RPM. 10.32 On various courses and speeds on scheduled exercises. 11.55 MTB No.524 Launched torpedo which proceeded North on erratic course.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before holding torpedo-run exercises with MTBs. 12.14 Secured from torpedo exercises with MTBs. 12.34 Torpedo lost by retrieving launching [sic] MTBSTC Boat No.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) at 100 RPM. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 Reduced speed to 71 RPM. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters; held following drills: 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) at 71 RPM. 13.50 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard at a distance of 200 yards. 13.51 Steering various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 15.20 Moored port side to berth No.7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 15.21 WHYTE, Thomas III (678-073) S 2c (R) reported aboard 30 hours and 21 minutes over liberty. 15.25 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 14 hours remaining.


16.00 to 20.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 BROWN, DR Ensign USNR and 14 enlisted men departed. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 08.00 16 May, 1944. 16.10 Captain’s Mast held for WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) who was awarded 1 day’s loss of pay, 1 day’s extension of his enlistment and 30 hours of extra duty. 19.30 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) completed 2½ hours of extra duty with 27½ hours remaining.


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16 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable and calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


04.00 to 08.00:

Moored as before. 06.00 PILLING, William, Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) is now 24 hours away without leave. 07.50 MICHEELS, William G (550-349) S 1c (R) placed on report by Master-at-Arms for failure to get up at reveille. 07.50 Crew mustered for morning colors.


08.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of PILLING, William Jnr (552-551) S 1c (R) who is now 26 hours AOL. 08.05 Crew mustered on dock for physical exercises. 08.20 Secured from physical exercises.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 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 Jnr (594-553) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave of absence to expire before noon 27 May, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 13.30 Secured from all drills.


16.00 to 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) SK 2c (R) reported aboard for duty. 17.10 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) placed on report for failure to carry out lawful order by LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK 1c. 19.12 Lieutenant (jg) Russell I JOHNSON USCGR reported aboard from 3 weeks’ temporary duty at 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) S 1c (R) who after a careful search of the ship was found to be AWOL 19.56 Colors made. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, 12 remaining. 20.30 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, 25 remaining.


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17 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW force 1 and calm; light broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) returned after being 42 hours AOL. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of BUSH, Kenneth (621-867) S 1c (R), COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-486) MM 3c (R) and WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC 2c (R). 05.24 Made morning colors. 06.50 Lieutenant (jg) STEVENSON USNR and 11 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.05 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 07.11 Rounded Dyer Island buoy “12A”. 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.


08.00 to 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. 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 rendezvous position. 10.20 Made rendezvous with MTBs in position Lat 41°20’N, Long 71°30’W. 10.22 Commenced exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°21’N, Long 71°30’W.


12.00 to 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 mustered for quarters; held instruction on military etiquette and discipline. 13.15 Hove to in vicinity of 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 exercises with MTBs. 15.02 Secured from firing exercises with MTBs, 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.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway on course 259° T (261° PGC) at 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 of gong buoy “H”. 18.00 WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 23 hours remaining. 19.38 Underway on course 164° T, (166° PGC) (100 RPM). 19.46 Stopped engines, hove to in position 41°05’N, 71°15’45”W. 19.58 Sunset. Evening colors.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) AWOL 24 hours this time and date. 20.30 Underway on course 344° True, (346° PGC), full speed ahead 110 RPM. Commencing exercises with MTBs. Radar watch set. 21.06 Bell buoy “I” abeam to starboard close aboard. 21.20 Secured exercises with MTBs. 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 standing up East Passage, Narragansett 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 No.6, Net and Fuel Depot. 23.55 Lieutenant (jg) STEVENSON and 11 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) and WETTERER Robert (527-709) SC 2c (R) returned aboard having been 21 hours and 55 minutes AOL.


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18 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.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) SC 2c (R) returned aboard from 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) S 1c (R) is now 24 hours AOL 05.23 Sunrise. 06.30 Reveille. 07.00 MORRIS, Thomas (107-557) CMM returned aboard from 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) BM 1c departed for outpatient treatment at the base dispensary.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Commenced taking on diesel oil. 09.45 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) departed on 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. 10.00 Captain’s Mast held for following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) warned and excused; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC 2c (R) warned and excused; PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) fined 2 days’ pay, extension of enlistment to cover time away over liberty and 30 hours’ extra duty, to be restricted until extra duty is worked off; WHYTE, Thomas III (671-073) S 2c (R) punishment withheld until he has had physical examination (medical) to determine his physical (medical) condition. 10.40 ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM 1c returned from outpatient treatment at the base dispensary. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters; held following drills: signal drill (semaphore) and resuscitation. 13.30 Secured from all drills. 13.35 ROBINSON HW Lieutenant (jg) with 5 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) S 2c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport; AYSCUE, Henry C (234-012) Cox in charge, and WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c, JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R), JOHNSON, Carl R (609-551) S 1c (R), NOLAN, Edward J (542-485) S 1c (R), KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) S 1c (R), LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R), SINDICICH, Nicholas J Jnr (607-633) S 1c, WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R) and SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 2c (R) reported aboard for resumption of duty from Boston, Massachusetts


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire at 06.00 19 May, 1944. 19.59 Evening colors. 20.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 28 hours remaining. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is now 48 hours away without leave from this time and date.


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19 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N backing SW force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to fuel dock, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R) is now 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. 06.50 Lieutenant (jg) RE DASMANN and 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 5 enlisted men reported aboard from motor launch MTBSTC No.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.


08.00 to 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. 09.15 On various courses at various speeds maneuvering into rendezvous position. 09.40 Cast off MTBs No.4 motor launch. 09.57 Commenced exercises with MTBs. 10.30 Secured exercises with MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before swinging ship. 12.10 Secured from swinging ship. 12.15 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°18’W. 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 overboard drill. 14.00 Stopped all engines, streamed target, set course 090° T (092° PGC) 71 RPM. 14.50 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 15.13 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 15.15 Changed course to 270° T (272° PGC) 71 RPM in position 41°12’N, 71°16’W. 15.45 Stopped all engines, bringing in target in position 41°12’30”N, 71°16’W. 15.55 Target aboard. 15.57 Underway on course 270° T (272° PGC) 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°12’30”N, 71°16’30”W.


16.00 to 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 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) AWOL 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 No.7, south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 21.25 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, 26 remaining. 21.30 ALOIS, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, 8 remaining. Liberty granted to expire 08.00, 20 May 1944. 22.00 Lieutenant (jg) RE DASMANN and 14 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC.


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20 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.6, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 BUSH Kenneth C (621-862) S 1c is 72 hours AOL this time and date. 06.00 Reveille. 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.55 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 10.00 Moored port side to berth 7 south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 10.10 BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) F 1c (R) reported aboard on time from 15 days’ leave. 12.30 Received aboard [various rope stores].


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.40 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 24 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is absent without leave 4 days.


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21 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3 and calm; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-862) S 1c (R) is 4 days absent without leave this time and date.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c who is AOL 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) GM 3c (R) returned aboard from 7 days’ leave of absence due to expire at noon, 21 May, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.45 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 22 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) is 5 days absent without leave this time and date.


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22 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering NW force 1-5; cloudy with fog and rain; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth 7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-862) S 1c (R) is 5 days absent without leave this time and date. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ROTH, Reinhard J (564-417) S 1c (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund L (563-686) S 1c (R) who are absent without leave from this time and date. 06.30 WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c returned aboard after having been 21 hours and 30 minutes absent without leave. 06.30 PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 1c (R) returned aboard having been, by his own admission, 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 with 12 men for observation. 07.00 LITWIN, Joseph E (235-048) SK 1c departed this unit to report to Commanding Officer Coast Guard Training Station, Groton, Connecticut. 07.00 ELLIS, Ernest L (205-013) BM 1c departed on 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.06 Buoy “4B" 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. 09.17 Underway on various courses at various speeds standing towards Jamestown anchorage. 09.33 Dropped port anchor in 16 fathoms of water with 30 fathoms of chain in approximate position Lat 41°29’N, Long 71°21’W. Watch ended in same position.


12.00 to 16.00:

Anchored as before. 12.43 Anchor aweigh; underway steering various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 13.21 Relief Lightship 110 (Brenton Reef) abeam to port, close aboard; set course 165° T (167° PGC) 100 RPM. 14.52 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°18’W. 15.33 Underway; set course 345° T 347° PGC) 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°16’30”N, 71°19’30”W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.05 Changed course to 178° T, (180° PGC) at 100 RPM. 16.15 Passed buoy “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 of buoy “J”. 18.54 Set course 345° T, (347° PGC) at 100 RPM. 19.15 Changed course to 165° T, (167° PGC) at 100 RPM. 19.55 Underway on course 165° T, (167° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°15’00”N, 71°19’30”W.


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23 May 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.26, Long -71.31

[Wind variable NE force 2-5; overcast; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 297° T (299° PGC) at 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) S 1c (R) is now 6 days away over liberty this time and date. 03.01 Moored port side to berth No.2, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 03.15 Ensign BROCKMAN and Ensign OELER USNR and 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.


04.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 06.35 ROTH, Reinhard J (546-417) S 1c (R) and SCHUYLER, Edmund J (562-606) S 1c (R) reported aboard being 24 hours and 35 minutes over leave, 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) SO 2c reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.40 DURANT, Lawrence (226-594) CWT reported aboard this unit. 09.45 Secured from taking fuel oil; received from Fuel Officer US Naval Fuel Depot 32,863 gallons at temp. of 60° F. 10.45 KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) S 1c (R) departed on 12 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer, to expire by noon of 8th of June, 1944. 10.55 All hands mustered for mooring stations. 11.00 Unmoored, shifting berth to south pier, berth No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 12.55 Officers’ 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) SC 2c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital and VECAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM departed for outpatient treatment at Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport. 13.52 Secured from indoctrination of new Watch, Quarters and Station Bill. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 02.00 24 May, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 PILLING, William C (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 18 hours remaining. 20.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 6 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is now 7 days away without leave this time, this date.


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24 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind E veering SE force 1-3; overcast with drizzle, haze and rain; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 BUSH, Kenneth C (621-561) S 1c (R) is now 7 days AOL this time and date. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time. 05.15 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. 07.00 BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) GM 2c departed this unit to report to Coast Guard Inspector, Duluth, Minnesota for assignment to duty aboard USS “Sassafras” [buoy tender]. Lieutenant (jg) CL SEAGURD and 14 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.


08.00 to 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. 09.05 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 MTBs. 11.25 Secured from towing exercises with MTBs. 11.27 Lighted whistle buoy “J” abeam to port, distance500 yards; changed course to 090° T 11.30 Hove to at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°17’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before. 12.44 Underway; set course at 090° T (092° PGC) at 110 RPM. 13.12 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°13.5’W. 14.00 Rendezvoused with scheduled party, due to climatic conditions exercises were canceled. 14.07 Underway on course at 270° T (272° PGC) 100 RPM. 14.22 Swept channel buoy (flashing white whistle) “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.


16.00 to 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 port side to berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot. 17.10 Lieutenant (jg) CL SEAGURD and 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) WT 3c (R) reported this unit from COTD Newport, Rhode Island. SYMINGTON, Sheldon M (521-098) SoM 2c (R) reported this unit from COTD Newport, Rhode Island. 19.50 ALOI, Joseph S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 4 hours remaining. 19.50 PILLING, William C (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 16 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is 8 days AWOL this time and date. 23.45 BUSH, Kenneth (621-867) S 1c (R) reported aboard after being 7 days, 21 hours and 45 minutes absent without leave.


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25 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM 1c departed on 5 days’ annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer. 08.02 All hands to muster on dock for physical exercise. 08.15 Secured from physical exercise.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.15 Received [various stores, followed by list].


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Lieutenant Walter A DEVINE USCG departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) is 9 days absent without leave this time and date. 20.15 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 2 hours remaining. 21.30 PILLING, William Jnr (522-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 14 hours remaining.


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26 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering SW force 1; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.30 Ensign MARSH US Naval Reserve and party of 14 enlisted men reported aboard from Motor 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.


08.00 to 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 Swept channel lighted gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance300 yards. 09.05 Stopped engines, hove to at 41°19’ North, 71°21’ West. 09.45 Underway on course 165° T, (167° PGC) at various speeds, commenced towing exercises with MTBs. 10.40 Bell buoy “K” abeam to port, distance100 yards. 10.50 Secured from towing exercises with MTBs; 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 41°12’ North, 71°17’ West. 11.15 Target streamed. 11.18 Set course 075° T (077° PGC) at 90 RPM. 11.22 Commenced firing runs with MTBs. 12.00 41°14’ North Latitude, 71°07’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.30 Secured from morning firing exercises with MTBs. 12.40 Hove to in position 41°16’N, 71°04’50”W 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 MTBs. 13.53 Secured from all drills. 14.45. Secured from afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.48 Hove to in position 41°06’30”N, 71°11’W. 14.54 Target aboard. 14.55 Underway; set course 310° T (312° PGC) 100 RPM. 15.45 Hove to in vicinity of swept channel buoy (flashing white whistle) “J”. Watch ended in position 41°12’N, 71°18’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to in vicinity of buoy “J”. Watch ended in position 41°12’N, 71°18’W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to in vicinity of buoy “J”. MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is now 10 days absent without leave. 20.22 Underway steering course 090° True, (092° 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 MTBs on course 090° True (092° PGC), 71 RPM. 21.15 PILLING, William Jnr (522-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 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) S 1c completed 2 hours’ extra duty. This completes extra duty assigned. 22.40 Set speed at 71 RPM. 23.20 Commenced taking in target. Hove to in Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°08’W. 23.35 Target aboard. 23.37 Underway on course 270° True, (272° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°09’W.


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27 May 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.20, Long -71.15

[Wind SW force 1-3; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 68°F]


00.00 to 03.00:

Underway on course 270° T (272° PGC) 100 RPM. 00.20 Swept channel buoy (flashing white whistle) “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 No.7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot.


03.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 03.15 Ensign MARSH USNR and 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard commissary stores. 10.30 Held weekly ship’s inspection. 11.10 Secured from ship’s inspection. 11.20 KENNEDY, Thomas, Jnr (594-553) S 1c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ annual leave. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 28 May, 1944. 15.15 DAVIS, Harvey StM 2c (7006-698) returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 15.45 VAN REED, Lew M (560-270) GM 3c (R), ZABBO, Vito A (615-786) S 1c (R), NADEAU, Frank F Jnr (616-930) S 1c (R), GEMELLI, Samuel J (621-008) S 1c (R), SHANK, Eugene D (670-437) S 1c (R) and CROSS, Llewellyn L Jnr (685-115) QM 3c (R) reported on board from CG Receiving Station, Providence, Rhode Island..


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining. MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is 11 days absent without leave this time and date.


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28 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.15 Motor launch from Net and Fuel Depot alongside. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-520) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 8 hours remaining. MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is now 12 days absent without leave. 22.00 SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 2c (R) after a search of the ship was found to be absent without leave from this time and date.


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29 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering ESE force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Reveille. Liberty party returned on time except JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) who is absent without leave from this time and date. 07.00 BRANAN, Walter A (222-408) departed on 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, Boston, Massachusetts. WATSON, Charles B (234-207) GM 3c, WANDROCKE, Francis W (545-397) QM 3c (R), COHEN, Myron (663-021) S 1c QM (R), MARTIN, Donald E (680-024) S 1c (R), STAHL, Gerald F (622-867) S 1c (R) transferred to CG Barracks, Providence, Rhode Island. Lieutenant (jg) MT BIRMINGHAM and 12 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.26 Unmoored; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 07.38 Buoy “12A” abeam to port close aboard. 07.57 Gould Island lighted bell buoy abeam to port close aboard.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 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. 09.20 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


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway on course 090° T (092° PGC) 100 RPM. 12.45 Secured from morning firing exercises with MTBs. 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) at 100 RPM. 13.25 Secured from all drills. 13.30 Commenced afternoon exercises (firing) with MTBs. 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.


16.00 to 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. 19.55 Changed course to 271° T, (273° PGC). Watch ended in position 41°23’N, 70°57’W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is 13 days absent without leave this time and date. 20.18 Vineyard 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. 23.50 Lieutenant (jg) MT BIRMINGHAM US Naval Reserve and party of 12 men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center. 23.55 JONES, Albert reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS “Wicomico” CG at 19.00, 29 May, 1944 being 13 hours absent without leave. 23.55 SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 3c (R) reported aboard after previously reporting aboard USS “Wicomico” CG at 19.00, 29 May 1944 being 26 hours absent without leave. 24.00 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 6 hours remaining.


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30 May 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Commenced turning over engines slow ahead. 07.01 Lieutenant (jg) LA MOTTE USNR reported aboard with 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 Lieutenant (jg) McDOWALL and Lieutenant (jg) McGILL with 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°33.1”N, 71°19.5’W.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.54 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance100 yards; set course 167° T, (169° PGC) at 100 RPM. 09.37 Swept channel lighted gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance700 yards. 09.42 Hove to in position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude. 10.00 Motor torpedo boat number 451 alongside 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 MTBs. 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 MTBs. 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 MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°10.8’ West Longitude. 12.00 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) is 1 day AOL at this time and date.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.47 Secured from firing exercises with MTBs. 12.51 Sounded General Quarters drill. 13.06 Secured from General Quarters drill. 13.11 Sounded man overboard 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 MTBs. 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’W.


16.00 to 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 No.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. Watch ended in approximate position 41°09.6N, 70°47.5W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is now 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 MTBs. 23.45 Changed course to 303° True, (305° PGC). Watch ended in position Lat 41°17’N, Long 71°17’W.


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31 May 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.29, Long -71.29

[Wind SSW veering SW force 1; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 304° T (305° PGC) at 100 RPM. 00.08 Swept channel buoy (flashing white whistle) “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 whaleboat with 4 men aboard: AYSCUE, Henry C (234-012) Cox in charge, to retrieve torpedo fired during dawn torpedo firing exercises.


04.00 to 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 MTB No.314. 04.25 Darkened ship. 04.44 Changed course maneuvering to assist motor whaleboat No.2 search for torpedo. 04.55 Secured from exercises with MTB No.314. 04.57 PILLING, William J (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 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 flashing white 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 to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot. 06.52 Lieutenant (jg) McDOWALL, Lieutenant (jg) McGILL and Lieutenant (jg) A H LAMOTTE USNR and 17 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. 06.57 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital. 07.00 Ensign Paul W WHALEY USCGR reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty. 07.30 Motor whaleboat No.2 alongside. 07.45 LOPENZO, Michael (616-467) S 1c attached to the “Wicomico”, reported aboard this unit in the absence of his unit. 08.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 16 June, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) returned from 15 days’ leave of absence on time. 09.30 DAVIS, Harvey (7006-698) StM 2c (R) departed for inpatient treatment at Naval Hospital, Newport. 09.55 Received from Net and Fuel Depot 222 gallons of diesel fuel oil. 10.05 STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM 1c (R) returned from 5 days’ leave of absence on time. 10.05 COX, Erwin W 594-944) S 1c (R) returned from 15 days’ leave of absence on time. 11.00 Lieutenant Walter A DEVINE USCG returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital. 12.00 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 2c (R) is 2 days AOL this time and date. 12.00 Captain’s Mast held in the cases of the following named men: JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) awarded 13 hours’ extra duty; SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 3c (R) punishment withheld until later date, restricted aboard ship; BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R) punishment withheld until a later date, restricted aboard ship; PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 1c (R) warned and excused; JOHNSON, Nathaniel (7016-281) StM 2c (R) warned and excused; ROTH, Reinhard J (546-417) S 1c (R) excused: SCHUYLER, Edmund L Jnr (563-006) S 1c (R) excused. 13.00 Company “B” mustered on dock for infantry drill; Company “A” mustered on dock for semaphore drill. 14.10 Companies “A” and “B” secured from drills.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) is 15 days absent without leave. 20.05 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 11 hours remaining. 20.05 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 4 remaining.


[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Henry C. Ayscue

234-012

Coxswain

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Leonard K. Booth

220-970

Gunner’s Mate 2/C


24 May 1944

Left at Melville for USCGC Sassafras

Myron Cohen

663-021

Seaman 1/C (Quartermaster) (R)


29 May 1944

Left at Melville

Hardy C. Cowen

205-035

Chief Pharmacist’s Mate


29 May 1944

Left at Melville

Llewellyn L. Cross Jr.

685-115

Quartermaster 3/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Lawrence R. Durant

226-594

Chief Water Tender

23 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Samuel J. Gemelli

621-008

Seaman 1/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Raymond L. Gibbs

595-784

Storekeeper 2/C (R)

16 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Carl R. Johnson

609-651

Seaman 1/C (R)


18 May 1944


Also mentioned as Johnsen
Returned from temporary duty

Albert C. Jones

613-567

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Bill R. Kemplin

588-582

Seaman 1/C (R)

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Robert C. Letzkus

561-819

Seaman 1/C (R)


18 May 1944


Also mentioned as Letzkis
Returned from temporary duty

Joseph E. Litwin

238-048

Storekeeper 1/C


22 May 1944

Left at Melville

Donald E. Martin

680-024

Seaman 1/C (R)


29 May 1944

Left at Melville

Frank F. Nadeau Jr.

616-930

Seaman 1/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Edward J. Nolan

542-485

Seaman 1/C (R)


18 May 1944


Also mentioned as Noland
Returned from temporary duty

Silvio A. Nunziata

550-040

Seaman 1/C


12 May 1944

Left at Melville

Augustin Pagaduan

108-048
(108-084)

Steward’s Mate 1/C

12 May 1944


Joined at Melville

John J. Pann

7002-190

Water Tender 3/C

24 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph A. Sceppe

577-743

Electrician’s Mate 2/C (R)

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Carl R. Schenk

620-172

Seaman 2/C (R)



12 May 1944

Also mentioned as Shenk
Left at Melville

Eugene D. Shank

670-437

Seaman 1/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Nicolas J. Sindicich Jr.

607-633

Seaman 1/C (R)

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Gerald F. Stahl

622-867

Seaman 1/C (R)


29 May 1944

Left at Melville

Sheldon M. Symington

521-098

Soundman 2/C (R)

24 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Lew M. Van Reed

560-270

Gunner’s Mate 3/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville

Francis W. Wandrock

545-897

Quartermaster 3/C (R)



29 May 1944

Also mentioned as Wandrocke
Left at Melville

Charles B. Watson

234-207

Gunner’s Mate 3/C

18 May 1944


29 May 1944

Returned from temporary duty
Left at Melville

Charles L. Wiley

573-834

Seaman 1/C (R)

18 May 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Vito A. Zabbo

615-786

Seaman 1/C (R)

27 May 1944


Joined at Melville


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Marshall

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction on 3 May 1944
Left same day

Riley

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction on 3 May 1944
Left same day

Clark

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction on 3 May 1944
Left same day

J. A. Danver

-

Lieutenant

Aboard for instruction with 27 officers and 13 men on 4 May 1944
Left same day

J. N. Mitchell

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 11 May 1944
Left on 12 May 1944

D. R. Brown

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 15 May 1944
Left same day

Stevenson

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 17 May 1944
Left same day

R. E. Dasmann

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 19 May 1944
Left same day

Brockman

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 22 May 1944
Left on 23 May 1944

Oeler

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 22 May 1944
Left on 23 May 1944

C. L. Seagurd

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 24 May 1944
Left same day

Marsh

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 26 May 1944
Left on 27 May 1944

M. T. Birmingham

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 29 May 1944
Left same day

A. H. La Motte

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 30 May 1944
Left on 31 May 1944

McDowall

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 5 men on 30 May 1944
Left on 31 May 1944

McGill

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 5 men on 30 May 1944
Left on 31 May 1944

Michael Lopenzo

616-467

Seaman 1/C

Aboard at Melville on 31 May 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico



LOGS FOR JUNE 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address.
Phone: Newport 4993M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JK.




Ralph A. Peterson

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.
Phone: Manchester 4254.

20 Jun 1944


Returned aboard

Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Harry W. Robinson

Lieutenant (jg)

131 Church Street, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson, same address.
Phone 668R.
Home: 11 Lincoln Street, Hudson, MA.
Phone: 548.




William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

23 Catherine Street, Newport, RI.
Phone: Ward Cottage.


19 Jun 1944

Left for temporary duty


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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 71°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.05 All hands to muster on dock for physical education. 08.20 Secured from physical education.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.15 Received various stores [followed by items]. 11.30 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c departed on 10 days’ annual leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon on 14 June, 1944. 12.00 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) is 3 days AOL from this time and date. 13.00 No drills or quarters because of urgent ship’s work.


16.00 to 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) SoM 2c (R) with 2 prisoners, BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c (R) and SCEPPE, Joseph A (577-743) EM 2c departed this unit for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c is 16 days absent without leave this time and date. 20.00 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 2c completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 9 hours remaining. 20.15 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with no hours remaining.


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2 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.30 SYMINGTON, Sheldon M (521-098) SoM 2c (R) returned aboard having completed temporary duty as armed guard delivering 2 prisoners to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.20 Ensign MR FORREST and Ensign SAYERS USNR and 14 enlisted men reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base Squadron Training Center for indoctrination. 07.30 Unmoored, underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 07.45 Motor whaleboat No.2 alongside. 07.50 Boat No.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


08.00 to 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. 09.35 Bell buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. Commenced towing exercises with MTBs. 10.24 Bell buoy “K” abeam to port close aboard. 10.45 Secured from towing exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. Underway on course 090° True (091° PGC) 100 RPM. Watch ended in position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°09’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. This date D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) is 4 days AOL. 12.30 Secured morning firing exercises with MTBs, reduced speed to 50 RPM. 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 100 RPM; commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 14.01 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 14.02 Stopped all engines, made preparations for taking in target. 14.10 Target aboard. Hove to in approximate position 41°10.5’N, 71°17.5’W. Watch ended in same approximate position.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to as before. 16.00 Tested magazine sprinkler systems; condition 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 of buoy “I”, 41°10’.5N, 71°17’.5W. 18.06 Held sub-caliber drill on after 3”/50 caliber 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 20.00 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 7 hours remaining. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 17 days absent without leave this time and date. 20.33 Lighted bell buoy “H” abeam to port, distance100 yards; changed course to 345° T (346° PGC); commenced exercises with MTBs. 22.17 Swept channel lighted gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance100 yards. 22.20 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 22.40 Hove to in position 41°22’ North, 71°21’ West. 22.42 MTB 450 alongside to receive Ensign MR FORREST and Ensign SAYERS USN Reserve and 14 enlisted men from Motor Torpedo Base. 22.45 MTB 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 “Z” 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.


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3 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.35, Long -71.50

[Wind SW veering NE force 1-2 then 6-7 later; cloudy with fog and haze; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 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 5 fathoms of water to 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 41°21.4’N, 71°30.5’W.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. 07.00 Commenced sounding fog signals.


08.00 to 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 abeam to starboard close aboard, set course 140° T, (142° PGC) at 100 RPM. 10.33 Lighted whistle buoy “Z” 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 MTBs. 11.20 MTB 296 alongside to set Ensign CM BLUNT and Ensign NK MORGA US Naval Reserve and 13 enlisted men aboard for observation. 11.21 MTB 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. This date D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) is 5 days AOL. 12.06 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 1 mile; course changed to 090° T (092° PGC). 12.10 Stopped all engines and made preparations for taking target in tow. 12.20 Target streamed, set course 090° T (092° PGC) 100 RPM. 12.30 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 13.00 Mustered crew at quarters. 13.05 Secured from quarters. 13.18 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTBs; reversed course to 270° T (272° PGC) and reduced speed to 50 RPM. 13.46 Increased speed to 100 RPM; commenced evening firing exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. 15.00 Commenced towing exercises. 15.47 Secured from towing exercises. 15.50 JONES, A C (613-567) MM 3c R completed 2 hours’ extra duty now having 5 hours remaining. Watch ended in approximate position 41°13’N, 71°08’.5W.


16.00 to 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 No.7, Net and Fuel Depot.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.01 Ensigns BLUNT and MORGA departed with 13 enlisted men having reported aboard at 11.20 this date for training. 20.15 MORGA, Robert (504-526) RT 1c (R) transferred this time and date to US Coast Guard Base, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 21.30 D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R) reported aboard after being 5 days 9½ hours AOL.


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4 June 1944


At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NNE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 61°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.12 Sunrise. 06.00 Reveille. 07.45 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) F 1c (R) departed on 2 days’ annual leave to expire noon, 7 June, 1944, granted him by the Executive Officer. 08.12 HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-140) StM 2c (R) returned aboard from 15 days’ annual leave, having previously reported aboard the “Wicomico” at 11.45 2 June, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. All regular liberty party returned on time. 09.50 The following men, with CLEMENTS, Robert G (251-384) WT1c in charge, reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty: LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM 2c; GANLEY, Jack (639-086) F 2c (R); LEHMAN, Joseph Jnr (229-135) MM 2c, and HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RdM 3c (R) from US Coast Guard Station, Providence, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 19 days absent without leave at this time and date.


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5 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW force 2-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.45 KLANG, GA TM 2c with 3 enlisted men from MTBSTC reported aboard to participate in today’s exercises. 07.25 Ensign EVANS with 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.


08.00 to 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 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°20N, Long 71°31’W. 09.55 MTBSTC launch alongside. 10.00 MTBSTC launch away. 10.13 Commenced lowering motor whaleboat. 10.15 Motor whaleboat away with 4 men aboard. AYSCUE, Henry C (234-012) Cox in charge. 10.16 Underway on various courses at various speeds on scheduled exercises with MTBs. 11.43 Secured from exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in position Lat 41°19’N, Long 71°33’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway; maneuvering to pick up motor whaleboat. 12.05 Motor whaleboat secured at falls. 12.25 Set course at 133° T (135° PGC) at various speeds holding noon towing exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. 14.15 Streamed target for afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. 15.08 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°08’03”W 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.


16.00 to 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) MM 3c (R) has completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 3 hours remaining. Watch ended hove to in position 41°19’.8N, 71°24’01”W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 20 days 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 MTBs. 21.45 Expended 4 rounds of illuminating projectiles in operation with MTBs. 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 MTBs. 24.00 Position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°14’ West Longitude.


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6 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.31, Long -71.22

[Wind variable SW force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway as before, steering course 289° T (291° PGC). 00.25 Changed course to 331° T (332° PGC). 00.45 Buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance of 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 No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


04.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 06.00 Reveille. 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. 08.48 Commenced taking fuel aboard.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.37 Secured taking on fuel having received 30,939 gallons. 10.00 Received from Supply Officer commissary stores for use in the general mess. 10.34 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 10.42 Moored port side to south pier, berth 7, Net and Fuel Depot. 10.55 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock. 11.05 Received stores [followed by list]. 12.55 Officers’ 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 Jnr USN and party of 4 officers 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. 16.00 Commanding Officer held Mast in the case of D’AMICO, Richard L (550-355) MM 3c (R), case dismissed.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence to expire at 12.00, 17 June granted by Commanding Officer. 20.02 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 21 days absent without leave this time and date. 20.30 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) completed 3 hours’ extra duty with none remaining.


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7 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; mainly cloudless with some fog; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.45 Party of 4 men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base to retrieve torpedoes. 07.00 Lieutenant Walter A DEVINE departed on 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) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 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.


08.00 to 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. 09.07 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 No.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.


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 13.10 Changed course to various courses and speeds; lowering one motor whaleboat. 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 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. 16.00 Watch ended 41°12’N, 71°18’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to in vicinity buoy “J”, approximate position 41°12’N, 71°18’W, using engines to maintain position.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c is now 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 MTBs. 22.30 Reversed course to 270° True (272° PGC). 24.00 Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°12’W.


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8 June 1944


At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.20, Long -71.20

[Wind variable W force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 290° T (292° PGC) 100 RPM holding firing exercises with MTBs. 00.02 Secured from firing exercises with MTBs. 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. 01.47 Swept channel 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 No.7, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot.


04.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 06.20 ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM 1c returned aboard from 15 days’ authorized leave, previously reporting aboard the USS “Wicomico” 12.00 7 June, 1944, in the absence of this unit. 06.30 SEMPROCH, Henry L (569-255) F 1c (R) returned aboard from 2 days’ leave of absence, having previously reported aboard USS “Wicomico” at 12.00 7 June, 1944 in the absence of this unit. 08.50 GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) BM 2c departed on 10 days’ authorized leave of absence with 2 days’ travel time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard 3 drums lubricating oil from Naval Supply Depot, 6 fenders, 1 carton of exhaust and trimming valves, and 2 cartons medical supplies. 13.00 Quarters on the dock for muster, followed by fire and abandon ship drills. 13.47 Secured from all drills.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 02.00 9 June, 1944. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 23 days absent without leave this time and date.


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9 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 Liberty party returned on time except COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c and PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 1c (R). 06.30 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c and PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 1c returned aboard having been 4 hours and 30 minutes AOL. 07.10 All hands mustered for sailing list check. 07.20 Ensign GC COOLEY, Ensign RE POWELL and 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”N, 71°19’45”W.


08.00 to 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. 09.30 Buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 153° True (155° PGC). 09.45 Commenced refueling exercises with MTBs. 10.15 Buoy “K” abeam to starboard. 10.45 Secured from refueling 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 MTBs. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12’N, Long 71°05W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.15 Radar fix 41°13’N, 70°58’30”W. 12.30 Secured from noon firing exercises with MTBs. 12.45 Sounded man overboard 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 with MTBs 15.00 Secured from afternoon firing exercise with MTBs. 15.08 PT 486 alongside 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.


16.00 to 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-390) S 1c (R) is 24 days absent without leave this time and date. 21.10 Commenced night exercises with MTBs, underway on various courses at 100 RPM. 23.45 Secured from exercises with MTBs in position 41°21’ North, 71°51’ West. Set course 266° T, (269° PGC). 24.00 Position 41°21’ North Latitude, 71°57’ West Longitude.


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10 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.32, Long -71.48

[Wind SW backing SE force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway as before, Vineyard Sound, Massachusetts, steering course 266° T (269° PGC) 100 RPM. 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 Point Judith whistle buoy No.2 abeam to starboard. Standing various courses and speeds for Harbor of Refuge. 03.10 North lighted beacon south breakwater, E entrance of Harbor of Refuge abeam to port. 03.19 Anchored in 4 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms of port anchor chain in Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island on following bearings: E entrance, flashing red light, 066° T; S corner, flashing white light 193° T; W entrance, flashing red light 312° T. Watch ended in same position.


08.00 to 12.00:

Anchored as before. 08.25 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Harbor of Refuge, Rhode Island. 08.44 Set course 155° PGC, (152° T) at 100 RPM. 09.26 Hove to in position 41°19’ North, 71°28’ West. 09.32 MTB 486 alongside to set Lieutenant (jg) ES CHURCHILL US Naval Reserve and party of 4 enlisted men aboard. 09.34 MTB 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 10 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain in position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°29’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 12.40 Navy launch ML5 alongside with Lieutenant (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 No.7, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 15.25 Ensign GC COOLEY and Ensign RE POWELL with 13 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. 15.30 Lieutenant (jg) CHURCHILL departed for MTBSTC. 15.35 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00 11 June, 1944. 15.40 WETTERER, Robert H (527-709) SC 2c (R) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at the US Naval Hospital. 16.00 Lieutenant Walter DEVINE USCG reported aboard after 3 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Office Task Group 23.4. 20.00 MICHEELS, William G (550-290) S 1c (R) is now 25 days away without leave this time, this date. 20.17 Sunset, evening colors.


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11 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 1-2; overcast; air temperature average 56°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.11 Sunrise, carried out morning routine. 00.10 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave plus 2 days’ travel time; annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to return prior to noon 24 June, 1944.


08.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire 02.00 12 June, 1944. 15.30 Lieutenant CA MILLS USN came aboard from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station. 15.40 Lieutenant MILLS departed this unit.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. MICHEELS, William G (550-290) S 1c (R) is now 26 days away without leave this time, this date. 20.19 Evening colors.


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12 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud, haze and fog; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.20 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.46 Motor Launch No.1 from Motor Torpedo Boat Training Center reported alongside to retrieve torpedoes. 08.00 Morning colors.


08.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Received from Storekeepers’ Warehouse, Melville, Rhode Island 9 emergency fishing kits. 10.15 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of the following named men: COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 3c (R) warned and excused; PALMER, Hansel (513-865) HA 1c (R) warned and excused; POSSETTI, Everest C (562-003) SC 2c (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. MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c apprehended by Naval SP1410, 8 June, 1944 and transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Unit, Manhattan Beach, New York for disposition.


16.00 to 20.00:

Moored as before. 16.13 FERRIS, Harold J (233-152) QM 2c reported aboard from Captain of the Port, Newport, Rhode Island for assignment to duty. 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). Watch ended in position 41°19’N, 71°20’45”W.


20.00 to 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 MTBs. 23.10 Secured exercises with MTBs. 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.


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13 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.37, Long -71.35

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 323° T (326° PGC) 100 RPM in position 41°17’36”N, 71°19’12”W. 00.15 Swept channel short-long flashing white gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 344° 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 No.7, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.20 VOLTZ, Juan B (110-641) CMM (a) reported aboard this unit for duty from Chelsea, Massachusetts.


04.00 to 09.00:

Moored as before. 08.05 All hands to muster on the dock for calisthenics. 08.20 Secured from calisthenics.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 JONES, MC (7016-469) StM 2c departed this date for inpatient treatment at US Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport, Rhode Island. 11.05 KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) S 1c reported aboard on time from 12 days’ authorized leave of absence plus 3 days’ travel time, plus a 5-day extension. 13.00 Quarters; instructions in fire-fighting and gas mask drill. 13.45 Secured from all drills. 15.30 HAMBORG, Einer A (591-412) RM 3c (R) transferred to USS “Wicomico”. 15.45 WEINBERG, Bernard (648-487) F 1c (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts.


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14 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering SE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 All regular liberty party returned on time. 06.12 BRANNAN, WA (222-408) MM 1c reported aboard on time from 15 days’ annual leave. 07.00 O’CONNER, William D (553-305) S 1c departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 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 Dyer Island bell buoy “12A" abeam to port. Watch ended in this position.


08.00 to 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. 09.35 Hove to in position Lat 41°20’N, Long 71°30’W. 09.45 Motor whaleboat lowered away. 10.20 Underway maneuvering on station. 10.45 Commenced exercises with MTBs. 11.30 Secured exercises with MTBs. 11.37 Motor whaleboat hoisted aboard. 11.40 MTBSTC launches No.1 and No.2 alongside. 17 men came aboard for noon meal. Watch ended in position Lat 41°21’N, Long 71°32’W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to in approximate position 41°20’22”N, 71°32’42”W. 12.13 Underway at slow speed with 2 MTBSTC launches in tow. 12.23 Point Judith occulting white buoy No.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 of Narragansett Bay. 14.55 Cast off the 2 MTBSTC launches. 15.00 Moored port side to berth No.2, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 15.30 STOKES, Wallace L (234-233) WT 2c and STARNES, Verdell B (222-081) QM 1c departed this unit on transfer orders for assignment to duty with Pool 155. 15.45 HOPKINS, Wallace M (3005-511) CMM (R) reported aboard this unit for duty.


16.00 to 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) GM 1c returned aboard from 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time having previously reported aboard the USS “Wicomico”.


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15 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering SSW force 1-4; overcast with rain; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 KANE, Millard C (634-573) MoMM 2c departed on 10 days’ annual leave of absence plus 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, Rhode Island for use in general mess. 10.00 RAK, James (7020-423) S 1c reported aboard from COTP Newport, Rhode Island to work on refrigerator. 10.30 Lieutenant RD HALLENCRUTZ reported aboard from COTP Newport, Rhode Island. 11.20 Lieutenant RD HALLENCRUTZ departed. 13.00 Held quarters for muster. Instruction in military courtesy. 13.15 Secured from quarters. 15.40 RAK, James (7020-423) S 1c departed for Newport, Rhode Island.


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16 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW backing S force 1-2; overcast with mist; air temperature average 72°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 Received medical supplies from Naval Medical Supply Storehouse, Newport, Rhode Island. 10.55 Commenced taking diesel oil aboard. 11.00 GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) returned from 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) S 2c transferred to SCGO Newport, Rhode Island. 12.50 All hands to muster on dock for Captain’s 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. 14.10 All hands called to stations for ship’s inspection. 14.50 Secured from ship’s inspection. 15.00 Unmoored. Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage of 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.03 Secured from all drills. 16.21 Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot. 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 Jnr (244-746) SoM 2c departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior noon 27 June, 1944.


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17 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.26 WETTERER, RH (527-709) SC 2c departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior noon 1 July, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.40 Received aboard from Supply Officer, Melville, Rhode Island commissary stores for use in general mess. 10.26 SINDICICH, NJ (607-633) S 1c (R) departed this unit to report to DCGO 3ND for assignment to Water Tenders’ School. 11.01 LIVINGSTON, JC (641-269) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 13.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 09.00 18 June, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.00 Received aboard one box containing radio spare parts from Boston Radio Maintenance Shop, Boston, Massachusetts.


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18 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 06.00 19 June, 1944.


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19 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SE force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.30 PORTER, Boyd J (613-414) F 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave with 3 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 3 July, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Received from Supply Officer Melville, Rhode Island commissary stores for use in the general mess. 12.55 Officers’ 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 Jnr (7016-190) StM 2c (R) placed on report by McLENDON [also appears as McClendon], Frederick D (200-239) CCM for insolence and refusal to obey orders. 13.40 Ensign Paul W WHALEY Jnr Coast Guard Reserve departed this unit to proceed to District Coast Guard Officer 3rd Naval District for assignment to temporary duty under instruction. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 06.00 20 June, 1944.


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20 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 1-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.07 McLENDON, Frederick H (200-539) CCM departed on 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 13 men aboard from Motor Torpedo Base for instruction. 07.45 GOY, Fred T (527-015) F 1c (R) departed for Coast Guard Dispensary, Newport 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.05 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance500 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 MTBs; underway on course 165° T (168° PGC) at various speeds. 11.15 Secured operations with MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before. 12.05 Streamed target for noon firing exercises. 12.15 Set course 090° T (093° PGC) 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 MTBs. 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.


16.00 to 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 1 mile north of buoy “H”. 18.40 Passed buoy “H” to port close aboard. 19.00 Hove to in position 41°06.1’N, 71°16’.1W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.30 MTB 139 alongside to transfer Lieutenant (jg) Ralph A PETERSON aboard. 20.35 MTB 139 departed. 20.45 Underway on course 000° True (003° PGC) 100 RPM. 20.46 Buoy “H” abeam to port close aboard. Commenced exercises with MTBs. 21.50 Changed course to 323° True (326° PGC). 22.30 Secured exercises with MTBs. 22.22 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard. 23.00 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up East Passage, Narragansett 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.


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21 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.51, Long -71.35

[Wind variable N force 5-1; cloud and rain; air temperature average 58°F]


00.00 to 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 Ensign LARSON Naval Reserve and party of 13 enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 06.45 SMITH, Wilbur H (570-668) RdM 3c (R) departed on 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.


09.00 to 12.00:

09.35 Secured from taking on fuel oil. 10.12 Unmoored ship to change berth. 10.13 Underway. 10.19 Moored port side to berth No.7, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 10.27 OS, Sidney (606-095) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave, plus 3 days’ travel time.


12.00 to 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.


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22 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 06.31 Commenced turning over engines. 07.30 Lieutenant (jg) Ralph A PETERSON departed on 2 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 07.34 Ensign G W LEADINGHAM and Ensign GW LINK with 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.


08.00 to 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. 09.38 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 MTBs. 11.35 Secured from towing exercises. 11.45 Captain’s Mast held. SHUTT, Forest E (500-560) EM 1c (R) restricted aboard ship for 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.


12.00 to 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) GM 1c 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 MTBs. 14.58 Secured from afternoon firing exercises. 15.10 Target aboard. 15.15 Set course to 270° T (273° PGC). 15.41 Swept channel group flashing whistle buoy “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.


16.00 to 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 Flashing white buoy “29” off Gay Head abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards. 18.21 Gay Head Lighthouse abeam to starboard. 18.25 Report Mast held in case of HARRIS, Thomas, Jnr (7016-190) StM 2c (R) by Commanding Officer. Case dismissed. 18.39 Changed course to 135° T, (138° PGC). 18.40 Stopped engines in approximate position 41°21’.5N, 70°46’W. Lowered motor whaleboat. 18.44 Motor whaleboat away in charge of Lieutenant (jg) HW ROBINSON with 4 men. 18.57 Underway on course 034° T, (037° PGC) at (95) RPM. 19.28 Changed course to 309° T (312° PGC). 19.40 Changed course to 227° T, (230° PGC). 19.55 Changed course to 180° T (183° PGC). Watch ended in approximate position 41°26’N, 70°47’W.


20.00 to 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 MTBs. 22.35 Changed course to 304° T, (307° PGC). 22.42 Hove to in 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.


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23 June 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.43, Long -70.79

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 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 41°31’50”N, 71°19’45”W.


04.00 to 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. 05.00 Ensign GW LEADINGHAM and Ensign GW LINCK and 13 enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 06.00 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 2c returned from Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport, Rhode Island. 06.45 ANDERSON, David (663-329) S 1c (R)(QM) departed on 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) S 1c (R) departed on 3 days’ annual leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 27 June, 1944. 09.00 KANE, Millard C (634-573) MoMM 2c granted 5 days’ extension of annual leave to expire prior to 7 July, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 06.00, 24 June, 1944. 20.00 Inspected ship and all found to be secure.


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24 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering NE force 2-4; cloud, fog and rain; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.25 Ensign BUCK, Ensign CROSS and 12 enlisted men came aboard from MTBSTC for ship instruction.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 SINDELAR, John A (608-556) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 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) F 1c (R) returned aboard from inpatient treatment at Coast Guard Dispensary, Newport, Rhode Island. 16.00 Ensign BUCK, Ensign CROSS and 12 enlisted men departed.


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25 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly E force 4-5; overcast; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) who was absent without leave this time and date.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45 26 June, 1944. 11.00 Lieutenant (jg) Ralph A PETERSON USCG reported aboard on time from 2 days’ leave of absence.


16.00 to 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) S 1c (R) who failed to muster for anchor watch. A thorough search of the ship was made and KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) is absent without leave this time and date. 22.35 KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) returned aboard 2 hours, 50 minutes, absent without leave.


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26 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 ALOI, Joseph H (621-841) S 1c (R) returned aboard after being 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 12 men for instruction.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.37 GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) BM 2c returned from 10 days’ annual leave plus 5 days extension of leave. 11.15 Received commissary supplies aboard from MTB Base. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters except LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R); held loading drills of .05” and 20mm guns, and semaphore drill. 13.37 Secured from all drills.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 12 enlisted men under charge of Ensign LUNDY and Ensign MAGEE Naval Reserve departed this unit. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 24.00, 26 June. 18.30 SITES, John G Jnr (595-586) QM 3c and LUSSIER, Joseph T (521-940) WT 3c (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Providence, Rhode Island for assignment to duty. 20.22 Sunset; evening colors. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time.


Note: MICHEELS, William G (550-399) S 1c (R) detached this unit 19.45, 16 May, 1944, time and date of status “AOL”. Authority letter from DCGO 1ND 20 June, 1944 par 783.


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27 June 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1 and calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, 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.


04.00 to 08.00:

Moored as before. 04.12 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 04.17 Bell buoy “12A” close aboard to port. 05.00 Buoy “3A” close aboard to port. 05.05 Passed between gate vessels. 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.


08.00 to 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 Cleveland’s Ledge Light abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses entering W approach Cape Cod Canal. 10.26 E approach to Cape Cod Canal abeam; set course 012° T (015° PGC). 10.44 Short-long 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.45 Passed flashing white whistle buoy No.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, Massachusetts.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.12 Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 17.00 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S 1c (R) returned from 3 days’ leave having reported to the MTB Base, Melville, Rhode Island, previously in the absence of this unit. 17.17 All hands mustered to hear station orders. 17.30 Secured from muster. 17.35 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 08.00 28 June, 1944.


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28 June 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 82°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. Receiving following services from dock: steam, fresh water and electricity. 08.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.50 VOLTZ, Ivan B (110-641) CMM departed for inpatient treatment at Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Machinist Thomas MORRIS USCG transferred from this unit to report to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45, 29 June, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.20 Received from District Ordnance Supply and Repair Section Constitution Base, Boston, Massachusetts: 2 x .30 caliber BAM air-cooled machine guns M1919-A4 Number 300434-465229. 20.00 O’CONNOR, Charles J (244-746) SoM 2c returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence having previously reported at MTB Base, Melville prior to 12.00 27 June, 1944.


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29 June 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 82°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.45 HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-100) StM 2c (R) departed on 7 days’ emergency leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 6 July, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 Held Captain’s Mast. GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) BM 2c awarded loss of 3 liberties; ALOI, Joseph (621-841) S 1c (R) awarded loss of 3 days’ liberty and 1 day’s pay; KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) awarded 2 hours [sic] extra duty and loss of 3 liberties.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch. 19.50 KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c (R) completed 3 hours [sic] extra duty with none remaining.


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30 June 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly NW force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

12.25 Ensign MALLOCH reported aboard on official business. 14.05 Ensign MALLOCH departed this unit. 15.50 FUSCO, Frank (595-134) Y 2c (R) reported aboard this unit for assignment to duty.


Note: BUSH, Kenneth C (621-867) S 1c detached this unit 16.30, 1 June, 1944.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Kenneth C. Bush

621-867

Seaman 1/C (R)



Departed for Receiving Station, Boston on 1 Jun 1944 as prisoner

Robert G. Clements

251-384
(251-364)

Water Tender 1/C

4 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Harold John Ferris

233-152

Quartermaster 2/C

12 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Frank Fusco

595-134

Yeoman 2/C (R)

30 Jun 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Jack Ganley

639-086

Fireman 2/C (R)

4 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Charles F. Gray

220-655
(220-665)

Gunner’s Mate 1/C


22 Jun 1944

Left aboard PT-314 while at sea

Einer E. Hamborg

591-412

Radioman 2/C (R)


13 Jun 1944

Left at Melville for USCGC Wicomico

Harold J. Hayes

647-471

Radarman 3/C (R)

4 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Wallace M. Hopkins

3005-511
(3005-311)

Chief Machinist’s Mate (R)


14 Jun 1944


Also mentioned as Hodgkins
Joined at Melville

Joseph Lehman Jr.

229-135

Machinist’s Mate 2/C

4 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Millard E. Loiry

229-345

Machinist’s Mate 2/C

4 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph H. T. Lussier

521-940

Water Tender 3/C (R)

26 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

William G. Michels

550-399

Seaman 1/C (R)


26 Jun 1944

Also mentioned as Michiels, Micheels, Michael
Found by Shore Patrol after 26 days absence and transferred to CG Receiving Unit, Manhattan, NY on 12 Jun 1944
Detached from ship

Robert L. Morgan

504-526

Radio Technician 2/C (R)


3 Jun 1944

Left at Melville

Thomas Morris

107-557

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a) (P)


28 Jun 1944

Left at Chelsea

Joseph A. Sceppe

577-743

Electrician’s Mate 2/C (R)



Departed for Receiving Station, Boston on 1 Jun 1944 as prisoner

Nicolas J. Sindicich Jr.

607-633

Seaman 1/C (R)


17 Jun 1944

Departed for WT School

John G. Sites Jr.

595-586

Quartermaster 3/C (R)

26 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Thomas Sorrells

200-891

Chief Quartermaster

6 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville

Vernell B. Starnes

222-081

Quartermaster 1/C


14 Jun 1944

Also mentioned as Verdell Starnes
Left at Melville

Wallace L. Stokes

234-233

Water Tender 2/C


14 Jun 1944

Left at Melville

Sheldon M. Symington

521-098

Soundman 2/C (R)



Departed for Receiving Station, Boston on 1 Jun 1944 with Bush and Sceppe as prisoners
Returned aboard on 2 Jun 1944

Nicholas Vacar

224-504

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a)



22 Jun 1944

Also mentioned as Vecar
Left aboard PT-314 while at sea

Juan Burnett Voltz

110-641

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a)


13 Jun 1944


Also Mentioned as Voltz Ivan Burnett
Joined at Melville

Thomas Wayte III

671-073

Seaman 2/C (R)


16 Jun 1944

Also mentioned as Whyth, White, Whyte
Left at Melville

Bernard Weinberg

648-487

Fireman 1/C (R)

13 Jun 1944


Joined at Melville


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

M. R. Forrest

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 2 Jun 1944
Left same day

Sayers

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 14 men on 2 Jun 1944
Left same day

C. M. Blunt

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 3 Jun 1944
Left same day

N. K. Morgan

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 3 Jun 1944
Left same day

G. A. Klang

-

Torpedoman’s Mate 2/C

Aboard for instruction with 3 men on 5 Jun 1944

Evans

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 5 Jun 1944

Leroy Clark Junior

-

Lieutenant. Commander

Aboard for surprise inspection with 4 officers on 6 Jun 1944
Left same day

G. C. Cooley

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 9 Jun 1944
Left on 10 Jun 1944

R. E. Powell

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 9 Jun 1944
Left on 10 Jun 1944

E. S. Churchill

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 4 men on 10 Jun 1944 from PT-486
Left same day

C. A. Mills

-

Lieutenant

Aboard on 11 Jun 1944
Left same day

James Rak

7020-423

Seaman 1/C

Aboard on 15 Jun 1944 to work on refrigerator
Left same day

R. D. Hallencrutz

-

Lieutenant

Aboard on 15 Jun 1944
Left same day

D. J. Walsh

-

Commander USNR

Aboard for inspection on 16 Jun 1944
Left same day

Englebardt

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 20 Jun 1944
Left on 21 Jun 1944

Larson

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 20 Jun 1944
Left on 21 Jun 1944

G. W. Leadingham

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 22 Jun 1944
Left on 23 Jun 1944

G. W. Linck

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 22 Jun 1944
Left on 23 Jun 1944

Buck

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 24 Jun 1944
Left same day

Cross

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 24 Jun 1944
Left same day

Lundy

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 26 Jun 1944
Left same day

Magee

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 26 Jun 1944
Left same day

Malloch

-

Ensign

Aboard on official business on 30 Jun 1944
Left same day



LOG BOOK – JULY 1st 1944 TO NOVEMBER 30th 1944


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LOGS FOR JULY 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Walter A. Devine

Lieutenant

12 Shangri-La Lane, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Adelaide M. Devine, same address.
Phone: Newport 4993M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




Ralph A. Peterson

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.
Phone: Manchester 4254.




Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Harry W. Robinson

Lieutenant (jg)

131 Church Street, Newport, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Clementine E. Robinson, same address.
Phone: Newport 668R.
Home: 11 Lincoln Street, Hudson, MA.
Phone: 548.


31 Jul 1944

Left at Melville

William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Frances E Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.

26 Jul 1944


Returned from temporary duty

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Rackliffe Street, Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester 751M.

17 Jul 1944


Command passed to Wesley L. Saunders


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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind W and E force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.30 McLENDON, Frederick H (200-539) CCM returned from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 13.16 Received aboard 4 valves from Boston Navy Yard for use in engine room and soap powder and trisodium.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.26 WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC 2c (R) returned from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 22.00 After a thorough search of the ship HEEG, William C (225-760) SO 2c; TULLOS, Laverne C (612-620) F 1c (R); PANN John J (7002-190) WT 3c (R) were found to be absent without leave from this time and date.


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2 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable N force 1-2; light broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 00.05 PANN, John J (7002-190) WT 2c (R) reported aboard having been 2 hours and 5 minutes absent without leave. 00.10 TULLOS, Laverne C (613-620) F 1c (R) reported aboard having been 2 hours and 10 minutes absent without leave. 05.15 HEEG, William C (225-760) SoM 2c reported aboard having been 7 hours and 15 minutes absent without leave.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time.


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3 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable SE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Fire extinguishers 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, Massachusetts. 10.45 O’CONNOR, William D (553-305) S 1c (R) returned from 10 days’ leave plus 5 days’ extension on time. 11.47 Secured from unloading ammunition. 13.10 Received aboard from District Ordnance Supply Office 1 radar destructor box.


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4 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 06.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.45 Crew mustered for colors. 09.00 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of the following men: HEEG, William C (225-760) SoM 2c (R), TULLOS, Laverne C (612-620) F 1c (R), PANN, John J (7002-190) WT 3c (R) who were excused and warned.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 PORTER, Boyd J (613-414) F 1c reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave and 3 days’ traveling time being 23 hours over leave. 11.10 ANDERSON, David (663-329) S 1c (QM) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave on time.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 5 July, 1944.


Note: DAVIS, Harvey (7006-698) StM 1c (R) detached further duty this unit, this date.


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5 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 06.00 HAUCK, Rudolph V (647-768) RM 3c (R) departed on 8 days’ annual leave to expire prior noon 14 July, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.45 Crew mustered for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard: 14 paint brushes, 1 rectangular griddle and 10 gallons of white enamel and 5 gallons of turpentine. 12.15 Received from Supply Officer Navy Yard: 2 Sunroc [?] water coolers. 14.25 The following named men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Barracks, Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty: DONAIS, Sidney L (616-488) S 1c (R), RENTKO, JR (520-675) S 1c (R), SMITH, MF (616-820) S 1c (R), HINDS, AL (553-652) S 1c (R), VALLE, GA (606-873) S 1c (R), KILSON, WE (563-151) S 1c (R), JORDAN, WG (680-514) S 1c (R), KING, RL (684-407) S 1c (R), GIDDEN, LR (7020-374) S 2c (R), McCALLUM, WE (552-596) S 1c (R). 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45, 6 July, 1944.


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6 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 00.01 PLATT, James W (563-202) SM 3c (R) departed on 7 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 14 July, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 A party of 23 enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Hotel Brunswick, Boston, Massachusetts reported aboard as a working detail, BOWERS (7008-801) SC 3c in charge.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.10 Working party of 23 enlisted men departed this unit to return to point from which they were received, Coast Guard Receiving Station. 20.22 Sunset; evening colors.


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7 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 08.30 SMITH, Wilbur H (570-668) RdM 3c (R) returned from 10 days’ leave, plus 5 days, extension, authorized leave.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 20 enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts reported aboard for duty as working party. 12.00 HODGKINS, Wallace M (3005-311) CMM placed on report by Lieutenant Robert McMANUS. Received stores [followed by list].


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45, 8 July, 1944. 16.00 20 men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station. 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) MoMM 2c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave plus 5 days’ extension having been AOL 8½ hours. 20.45 HODGKINS, Wallace M returned to ship by Lieutenant (jg) WH KITTELL having been absent without leave 30 minutes.


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8 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable W force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for morning colors. All present. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 20 enlisted men from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts reported aboard for duty as a working party. 09.20 SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 19 July, 1944. 10.30 Request Mast. 11.05 Working party of 20 enlisted men departed this unit to report back to station from which sent, Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 12.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00, 9 July, 1944. 12.35 Received 2 typewriters from DCGO Warehouse, Constitution Wharf, Boston.


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9 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable SW force 1-2; cloud and haze; air temperature average 89°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 08.21 HARRIS, Thomas Jnr (7016-190) StM 2c returned from 10 days’ leave plus 3 days’ extension of leave of absence. 09.00. Liberty party returned on time. 09.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45, 10 July 1944.


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10 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind SW force 1-4; broken cloud, rain and haze; air temperature average 85°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.35 BLAIR, Theodore (534-076) SC 2c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 24 July, 1944 granted by Commanding Officer. 09.50 Work detail of 17 enlisted men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 10.15 Received commissary stores aboard. 10.30 LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM 2c departed on 3 days’ annual leave to expire prior noon 14 July, 1944, granted by Commanding Officer. 10.35 Received 1 TVG kit* aboard.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 11 July 1944. 16.20 Work detail of 17 enlisted men departed.


*[Note: Transverse Gradiometer for searching underwater.]


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11 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 00.01 Lieutenant (jg) Russell I JOHNSON departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior noon 22 July, 1944, granted by Commanding Officer.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 Work party of 22 enlisted men reported aboard for assignment to duty. 10:50 Monomoy surf boat returned to this unit from Coast Guard Station, Chelsea, Massachusetts


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.05 Work party of 22 enlisted men departed this unit to return to Coast Guard Receiving Station. Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45, 12 July, 1944.


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12 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-6; cloudy; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.30 SCUDDY, David E (588-611) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 5 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 Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R). 08.00 Morning colors. 08.30 Following men departed this unit for fire-fighting school: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W, BM 2c (234-006) in charge; ROTH, Reinhardt J (546-417) Cox: MARKUM, William E (588-274) S 1c (R); McCRACKEN, Oscar J (640-857) S 1c (R); KEEN, Cecil T (640-857) S 1c (R); BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698 S 1c (R); REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R); PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196) S 1c (R); McRAY, Thomas S (588-277) S 1c (R); NADEAU, Frank F (616-930) S 1c (R).


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 20 men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station for work detail. 09.15 Received aboard ordnance supplies from Supply Officer. 09.30 LIVINGSTON, James S (641-269) S 1c (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) S 1c (R); said man to be restricted for 7 days, plus 7 hours’ extra duty to be performed one hour per day. 10.30 PILLING, William J (552-521) S 1c (R) returned aboard having been 2 hours 45 minutes AOL.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 13 July, 1944. 16.10 Work detail of 20 men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station. 16.50 McCALLUM, William E (552-596 (S 1c) departed for inpatient treatment Brighton Marine Hospital, Boston. 16.50 10 men returned from fire-fighting school. 19.00 LIVINGSTON, James S (641-269) S 1c (R) completed one hour extra duty with 6 hours remaining. 20.19 Sunset, evening colors.


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13 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly W force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Working party of 20 men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station. 10.28 One type "E” Navy compass received aboard. 15.50 Working party of 20 men departed for CG Receiving Station.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45 14 July, 1944. 20.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) completed one hour extra duty with 5 remaining.


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14 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 HAUCK, Rudolf V (646-768) RM 3c (R) returned on time from 8 days’ annual leave. 09.25 Work party of 21 men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station. 10.50 PLATT, James M (563-202) SM 3c (R) returned on time from 7 days’ annual leave. 11.40. LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM 2c (R) returned from 3 days’ annual leave. 13.55 Following men reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station: KOZISEK, John A (606-694) F 1c (WT)(R), SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-128) F 1c (WT)(R), MICHEL, Francis (620-168) F 1c (WT)(R), HENNESSEY, William F (621-836) F 1c (WT)(R), GRANT, Douglas S (639-163) F 1c (WT)(R), MORGI, [sic: most likely MORGA] Carmine (647-350) F 1c (WT)(R). 14.20 Lieutenant (jg) DR CURTIS departed for Boston Navy Yard Electric Shop with communication equipment which was to undergo modifications. 15.20 Lieutenant DR CURTIS returned aboard.


16.00 to 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) MM 3c (R) and GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R) returned aboard from 2-day course in electric welding at the Chelsea Coast Guard Base. LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 4 hours remaining.


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15 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly E veering S force 1-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 07.00 Liberty party returned 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 to 16.00:

09.08 Unmoored; underway standing up to dry dock assisted by tugs “Wm. H Clark” and “YNT No.13”. 10.35 Vessel secured in dry dock. Commenced taking on following services from dock: steam, fresh water and electricity. 11.30 REILLY, James E (233-034) MM 1c, MICHALAK, Edward (595-579) MM 1c (R), HACKETT, Raymond W (521-076) MM 3c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station. 15.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 16 July, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Drydocked as before. 18.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c completed 1 hour extra duty with 3 hours remaining.


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16 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind S force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

In dry dock, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts.


09.00 to 16.00:

In dry dock as before. 09.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45, 17 July, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

In dry dock as before. LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (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.


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17 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind variable force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

In dry dock, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 01.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) reported aboard having been 5 hours and 15 minutes absent without leave. 06.00 Reveille. 06.00 LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave of absence plus 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 Work party of 18 men reported aboard from CG Receiving Station. 10.47 Commenced undocking ship from dry dock. 10.55 All hands to muster. 11.00 Lieutenant WA DEVINE relieved of the command of this unit by Lieutenant WL SAUNDERS. 11.25 Vessel waterborne. 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 boot-topping. 11.35 Moored starboard side to pier No.4 west, Chelsea Annex, Boston Navy Yard. 15.30 Working party of 18 men departed for CG Receiving Station.


16.00 to 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) SC 2c and PERRINS, Clarence (635-043) MoMM 2c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. 21.00 LIVINGSTON, James (641-269) S 1c (R) completed 1 hour extra duty with 2 remaining.


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18 July 1944

At Chelsea, Massachusetts.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind mainly E veering NE force 1-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. SINDICICH, NJ (607-633) S 1c (R) detached as of 17 June, 1944, instead of being assigned to temporary duty while attending school.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 DONAIS, Sidney L (616-488) S 1c (R) departed for Brighton Marine Hospital for outpatient treatment. 09.10 Working party of 15 men reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station. 15.13 Work party departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station. 15.27 Received aboard from Chelsea Base Annex 84 bunk bottoms. 13.31 Commenced loading ammunition aboard. 15.40 The following men departed for Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for further assignment to duty: DURANT, Lawrence R (226-594) CWT, HODGKINS, Wallace M (3005-311) CMM, HEEG, William C (225-760) SoM 2c, LANE, Herschel E (613-900) F 1c (R), SEMPROCK, Henry L (569-255) F 1c, TULLOS, Laverne C (613-414) F 1c (R), GOY, Fred T (529-015) F 1c (R), WEINBERG, Bernard (648-487) F 1c (MoMM), PORTER, Boyd J (613-414) F 1c (R). 15.45 Secured from loading ammunition. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 19 July, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.05 Commenced loading ammunition aboard. 17.30 Secured from loading ammunition. 20.16 Evening colors. 23.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty, no hours remaining.


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19 July 1944

At Chelsea and en route to Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 42.376, Long -71.048

[Wind NE veering SW force 1-7; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored starboard side to pier 3 west, Navy Yard Annex, Chelsea, Massachusetts. 06.20 CROSS, Llewellyn L Jnr (685-115) QM 3c (R) departed on 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) WT 2c was detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO 9ND, St Louis, Missouri. BRENNAN, Walter A (222-408) MM 1c and D’AMICO, Richard L (660-003) MM 3c (R) were detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO 6ND, Charleston, South Carolina. POSSETTI, Everett C (562-003) SC 2c (R) detached this unit and ordered to report to DCGO 4ND at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.29 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. Set sound watch. 08.24 Rounded bell buoy No.10, set course 031° True (031° PGC) 100 RPM. 09.51 Mid-channel buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 074° T (074° PGC). 09.05 Whistle buoy abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 105° T, (105° PGC). 09.34 Boston Lightship abeam to port, distant [no distance given]. Changed course to 147° T, (147° PGC). 11.00 Whistle buoy No.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.


12.00 to 16.00:

SCANLON, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c (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 drills: 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) at 100 RPM. 15.42 Black bell buoy No.5 Buzzards Bay abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 244° T (244° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position Latitude 41°20’36”N, Longitude 70°53’18”W.


16.00 to 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

(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, Narragansett Bay. 18.50 Passed through gate vessels. 19.45 Hove to off dock at Melville, Rhode Island, awaiting mooring instructions.


20.00 to 24.00:

Awaiting mooring instructions. 20.05 Standing in to dock. 20.15 Moored port side to berth No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 20.14 Evening colors. 20.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.45, 20 July. 20.55 SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave, having previously reported at 10.00 this date to DCGO 1ND Boston, Massachusetts.


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20 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW backing SE force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, 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 [USS “Yazoo”] [net layer] might unmoor. 08.27 AN 92 backs out of mooring station as our lines on AN 92 (3, 2 and 4) were cast off; our 1 line remained on dock in previous position. 08.49 Moored to berth No.8, port side to US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Commenced taking on fresh water. Draft forward 11’6", aft 14’6". 10.40 Commenced taking on fuel oil. 10.50 Secured taking on fuel oil (diesel) 201 gallons aboard. 11.20 Commenced taking on diesel fuel oil. 11.50 Secured from taking on diesel fuel oil. 49 gallons aboard. 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 No.7 shifting berth. 14.40 Moored port side to berth No.8. 14.45 Commanding Officer held Mast in case of LIVINGSTONE, James C (641-269) S 1c who was awarded 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, Massachusetts having previously reported to DCGO Boston.


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21 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 ALLEN, John B (553-174) S 1c (QM) (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior noon 1 August, 1944. 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard various stores [followed by list]. 10.45 One generator sent by Coast Guard truck to Coast Guard Base, Chelsea, Massachusetts by authority: verbal orders per telephone from Commander WL JONES to Lieutenant 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 ship’s inspection. 15.30 ELLIS, Ernest L (205-015) BM 1c (P), GRIMSLEY, Leonard W (234-006) BM 2c, AYSCUE, Henry C (234-012) Cox transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston for further assignment to duty.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 09.00, 22 July, 1944.


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22 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 4 August, 1944. 08.00 Reveille. 08.30 Lieutenant (jg) RI JOHNSON returned from 10 days’ leave on time.


09.00 to 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.


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23 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW backing S force 1-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 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.


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24 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S veering SW force 2-6; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 Lieutenant (jg) Donald R CURTIS Coast Guard Reserve departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 4 August, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of HAYES, Harold J (647-471) S 1c (R) and LATTA, Judson M (7007-822) RT 3c (R) who are AOL from this time. 07.40 Ensign DC REICHERT Naval Reserve and Ensign RE SHECK reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base with party of 13 men for instruction.


08.00 to 12.00:

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. 09.12 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 MTBs. 10.38 Bell buoy “K” abeam to starboard close aboard. 11.12 Secured towing exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. Watch ended in approximate position Lat 41°12’20”N, Long 71°13’50”W.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.25 Completed exercises with MTBs. 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 MTBs. 15.10 Completed exercises with MTBs. 15.55 Buoy “J” abeam to port, distance1000 yards; hove to. 16.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 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, Narragansett Bay. 18.40 Moored port side to berth No.7 south dock, Net and Fuel Depot. 18.45 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 25 July, 1944. LATTA, Judson M (7007-822) RT 3c (R) and HAYES, Harold J (647-471) S 1c (R) reported aboard after previously reporting aboard the USS “Wicomico” at 08.45 24 July, 1944. BLAIR, Theodore (534-076) SC 2c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave and 3 days’ travel time after previously reporting aboard the USS “Wicomico” at 11.30 24 July, 1944. 18.50 Ensign DC REICHERT and Ensign RE SCHECK and 13 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC.


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25 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 3-5; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 All hands to muster. 07.15 Lieutenant CL ROBERTSON and 13 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for instruction. 07.30 Unmoored. Standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses at various speeds.


08.00 to 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. 09.20 Buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. 09.40 Commenced exercises with MTBs. 11.14 Secured exercises with MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 12.55 Officers’ Call. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.05 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 13.10 Secured from quarters. 13.28 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC), reduced speed to 75 RPM at position 41°12’N, 70°58’W. 13.40 Commenced exercises with MTBs. 14.59 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 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.


16.00 to 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 as per orders from base. 19.55 Target abeam to port close aboard. Nos.1 and 2 3”/50 gun crews standing by. Maneuvering into position for firing. 20.00 Range 1500 yards. Approximate position 41°14’N, 71°16’W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 20.04 Gun No.1 misfired. Spring operating piston rod broken, having fired 9 rounds. Gun No.2 fired 14 rounds. The 15th round misfired. Case removed and thrown overboard. The projectile was expelled with 1 short charge [?]. 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.


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26 July 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.45, Long -71.37

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Underway. Steering various courses standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 00.08 Passed between gate vessels. 00.10 Rounded buoy “3A”. 00.15 Secured degaussing. 00.50 Rounded buoy “12A”, standing in toward dock. 01.00 Moored port side to north dock, berth No.2, US Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.05 Lieutenant CL ROBERTSON and 13 enlisted men departed for MTBSTC. 06.00 Reveille. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning Colors. 08.40 Commenced taking on fuel from dock.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 Completed fueling ship having received 28,996 gallons of Navy standard fuel oil. 09.35 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 09.40 Moored port side to berth 7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 09.50 Received aboard from Supply Officer commissary stores for use in the general mess. 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.


16.00 to 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. 20.06 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 20.20 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier.


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27 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable S force 2-5; overcast with some fog; air temperature average 76°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) S 1c (R) departed on 4 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 August, 1944. 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.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 All hands to muster 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.


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28 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1; mainly cloudless with some light cloud and haze; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. KEMPLIN, William (588-582) S 1c (R) departed for outpatient treatment, US Naval Hospital, Newport, Rhode Island. 07.05 Ensign WD HATFIELD and Ensign EK HART and 12 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC. 07.10 Ensign GREGORY and 15 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC. 07.44 Unmoored, standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses at various speeds. Watch ended in position Lat 41°35’N, Long 71°18’W.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.43 Passed between anti-submarine net vessels. 09.07 Brenton Reef Lightship 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 MTBs. 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 MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.30 Completed firing exercises with MTBs. 12.35 Hove to in position 41°12’ North, 71°03’ West, 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 MTB 452 alongside to receive Lieutenant ROBERTS, Ensign GREGORY, Ensign WD HATFIELD and Ensign EK HART, all of the Naval Reserve. 15.07 MTB 452 away. 15.50 Dropped 1 depth charge at 50-foot setting for instruction purpose. 16.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 70°57’ West Longitude.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.03 Changed course to 310° T (310° PGC). 16.10 Dropped pattern of 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 Nos.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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to in approximate position Lat 41°22’N, Long 70°51’W. 20.20 Underway on course 265° T (265° PGC) 71 RPM. 21.05 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. 21.10 Commenced scheduled exercises with MTBs. Changed course to 260° PGC 23.15 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses at various speeds. 23.50 Passed through anti-submarine net.


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29 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-4; mainly cloudy with some rain and haze; air temperature average 80°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Underway, standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses and speeds. 00.30 Passed “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 00.45 Moored port side to berth 7, south pier, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Reveille. 07.12 Lieutenant (jg) RG ELLIS, Ensign BROOKHART and Ensign COLLINS and 21 men reported aboard for instruction from MTBSTC. 07.20 Lieutenant MANTER reported aboard from MTBSTC. 07.45 Unmoored, underway on various courses standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. Watch ended in position 41°33’30”N, 71°19’15”W.


08.00 to 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. 09.54 Buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. 10.30 Commenced towing and refueling exercises with MTBs. 11.30 Secured from towing and refueling exercises with MTBs. 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.


12.00 to 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 MTBs. 14.00 Completed exercises with MTBs; hove to in 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 MTB 487 alongside to receive Lieutenant MANDERS [Manter] and party of 4 enlisted men. 14.57 MTB 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.


16.00 to 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 No.8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 17.45 Lieutenant (jg) ELLIS, Ensign BROOKHART and Ensign COLLINS, together with 17 enlisted men from MTBSTC departed from ship. 18.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 09.00 30 July, 1944.


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30 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 73°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 CROSS, Llewellyn L Jnr (685-115) QM 3c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ authorized leave of absence. 10.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 12.00 31 July, 1944.


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31 July 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 Lieutenant (jg) WH KITTELL departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August, 1944. 00.10 SYMINGTON, Sheldon, M (521-098) SoM 2c (R) departed on 10 days’ authorized leave to expire prior to noon, 11 August, 1944. 07.00 Lieutenant (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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 Commenced taking on fresh water from dock.10.45 Secured fresh water supply from dock. 12.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) who is AOL 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) WT 3c (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.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.00 SCANLAN, Francis M (562-095) MM 3c R transferred this date to Coast Guard Receiving Barracks Boston for further assignment to duty. 23.00 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) returned aboard having been 11 hours AOL.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Henry C. Ayscue

234-012

Coxswain


21 Jul 1944

Left at Melville

Walter A. Branan

222-408

Machinist’s Mate 1/C



19 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Brenan
Left at Chelsea

Richard L. D’Amico

550-355

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)


19 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Harvey Davis

7006-698

Steward’s Mate 1/C (R)


4 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Joseph J. De Sousa

244-087

Ship’s Cook 2/C

17 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Sidney L. Donais

616-488

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Lawrence R. Durant

226-594

Chief Water Tender


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Ernest L. Ellis

205-015

Boatswain’s Mate 1/C


21 Jul 1944

Left at Melville

Glen D. Earnest

232-241

Water Tender 2/C


19 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Leo R. Gidden

7020-374

Seaman 2/C (R)


5 Jul 1944


Also mentioned as Glidden
Joined at Chelsea

Fred T. Goy

529-015

Fireman 1/C (R)


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Douglas S. Grant

639-163

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)

14 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Leonard W. Grimsley

234-006

Boatswain’s Mate 2/C


21 Jul 1944

Left at Melville

Raymond W. Hackett

521-076

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)

15 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

William C. Heeg

225-760

Soundman 2/C


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

William F. Hennessey

621-836

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)

14 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Alfred L. Hinds

553-652

Seaman 1/C (R)


5 Jul 1944


Also mentioned as Hind
Joined at Chelsea

Wallace M. Hopkins

3005-511
(3005-311)

Chief Machinist’s Mate (R)



18 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Hodgkins
Left at Chelsea

W. G. Jordan

680-514

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

W. E. Kilson

563-151

Seaman 1/C (R)


5 Jul 1944


Also mentioned as Kilsen
Joined at Chelsea

Robert L. King

684-407

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

John A. Kozisek

606-694

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)

14 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Herschel E. Lane

613-900

Fireman 1/C (R)


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

W. E. McCallum

552-596

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Edward F. Michalak

595-579

Machinist’s Mate 1/C (R)

15 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Francis E. Michel

620-168

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)

14 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Carmine Morga

647-350

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)


14 Jul 1944


Also mentioned as Morgi
Joined at Chelsea

Clarence Perkins

635-043

Motor Machinist’s Mate 2/C (R)

17 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Boyd J. Porter

613-414

Fireman 1/C (R)


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea

Everest C. Positti

562-005
(562-003)

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)



19 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Everett Possetti
Left at Chelsea

James E. Reilley

233-034

Machinist’s Mate 1/C


15 Jul 1944


Also mentioned as Reilly, Riley
Joined at Chelsea

Joseph R. Rentko

520-675

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Francis N. Scanlon

562-095

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)



31 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Scanlan
Left at Melville

Henry L. Semproch

569-255

Fireman 1/C



18 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Semprock
Left at Chelsea

Kenneth G. Sexton

617-128

Fireman 1/C (Water Tender) (R)

14 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Nicolas J. Sindicich Jr.

607-633

Seaman 1/C (R)


18 Jul 1944

Detached while on temporary duty

M. F. Smith

616-820

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Laverne C. Tullos

613-620

Fireman 1/C (R)



18 Jul 1944

Also mentioned as Tulos
Left at Chelsea

G. A. Valle

606-873

Seaman 1/C (R)

5 Jul 1944


Joined at Chelsea

Bernard Weinberg

648-487

Fireman 1/C (R)


18 Jul 1944

Left at Chelsea


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Bowers

7008-801

Ship’s Cook 3/C

Aboard on 6 Jul 1944 in charge of working party of 23 men
Left same day

D. C. Reichert

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 24 Jul 1944
Left same day

R. E. Sheck

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 24 Jul 1944
Left same day

C. L. Robertson

-

Lieutenant

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 25 Jul 1944
Left on 26 Jul 1944

W. D. Hatfield

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 28 Jul 1944
Left same day on PT-452 while at sea

E. K. Hart

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 28 Jul 1944
Left same day on PT-452 while at sea

Gregory

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 15 men on 28 Jul 1944
Left same day on PT-452 while at sea

Roberts

-

Ensign

Left on 28 Jul 1944 on PT-452 while at sea

R. G. Ellis

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 21 men on 29 Jul 1944
Left same day with 17 men

Brookhart

-

Ensign

Also mentioned as Brookheart
Aboard for instruction with 21 men on 29 Jul 1944
Left same day with 17 men

Collins

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 21 men on 29 Jul 1944
Left same day with 17 men

Manter

-

Lieutenant

Also mentioned as Mander, Manders
Aboard on 29 Jul 1944
Left same day with 4 men on PT-487 while at sea



LOGS FOR AUGUST 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Rackliffe Street, Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester 751M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




Ralph A. Peterson

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mother: Mrs. Carl A. Peterson, 120 South Main Street, Manchester, CT.
Phone: Manchester 4254.


12 Aug 1944


Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Frances E. Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.





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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1 and calm; broken cloud with some fog; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.15 LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 13 August, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. Ensign FISHER, Ensign FREEMAN Naval Reserve and party of 12 men reported aboard for indoctrination. 07.16 Lieutenant (jg) DONAHUE and Ensign GANGERVERE reported aboard with party of 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 of Narragansett Bay. 08.00 Position 41°35’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


08.00 to 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. 09.30 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) S 1c (R) awarded 10 days restriction. LUSSIER, Joseph H (521-940) WT 3c R awarded no 48- hour liberty and restricted for the week-end. 12.00 Position 41°20’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.59 Underway on various courses and speeds maneuvering around buoy “AB”. 13.00 All hands mustered at quarters. LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c 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 No.486 alongside for Lieutenant DONAHUE 15.25 PT 486 departed. Watch ended in position 41°20’00”N, 71°20’15”W


16.00 to 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.


20.00 to 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 MTBs. 22.16 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at 41°12’ North, 71°07’ West. 23.20 Completed exercises with MTBs. 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.


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2 August 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.22, Long -71.31

[Wind mainly S force 1; cloud with fog and rain; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Underway at standard speed (100 RPM) 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 No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.45 ALLEN, John B (553-174) S/1C returned from 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 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 25 enlisted men departed this unit for MTBSTC 07.20 Lieutenant MANTER, Lieutenants (jg) JOHNSON, O’CONNOR and AINTZ together with 26 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination. 07.30 JACKSON, Carmen (612-202) Y1c (R) departed this unit to DCGO 1ND 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


08.00 to 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. 09.25 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 MTBs. 11.45 Completed exercises with MTBs; hove to in position 41°13’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.15 Course 180° T (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 MTBs. 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 MTBs. 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. 14.55 Hove to off buoy “J”. 15.45 PT boat 314 alongside for Lieutenant MANTER Watch ended in position 41°12’N, 71°18’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to as before. 19.35 Underway on course 341° T, (341° PGC) at standard speed 100 RPM. 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.


20.00 to 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 of 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 (jg) O’CONNOR and Lieutenant (jg) JOHNSON with party of 26 men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 22.15 SCUDDAY, David E (588-611) S 1c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ leave of absence having previously reported aboard on time the USS “Wicomico” CG


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3 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly E force 2-3; overcast with rain; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.40 Boat No.“1” lowered and away at request of Net and Fuel Depot to investigate floating skiff. 07.19 Boat “1” alongside 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 to 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) S 1c (R) placed on report for being late to muster. 13.10 Received 10 gallons ice cream from NOB, Newport, Rhode Island. 13.45 Secured from all drills. Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 4 August 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.05 Received aboard 1 truckload general stores. 23.30 JACKSON, Carmen E (612-202) Y1c (R) transferred from this unit to DCGO 8ND.


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4 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 1-2; broken cloud with some fog; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 Lieutenant Robert McMANUS departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon, 15 August 1944. 06.50 WALTER, Frank F (506-841) SP 2c (R)(CW) departed on 6 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon 11 August 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.25 Lieutenant (jg) RH LEWIS and 11 enlisted men reported aboard from MTBSTC for indoctrination.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.44 JOYNER, Leon J (220-964) MM 1c reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston. 08.48 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.56 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (165° PGC) at 100 RPM. 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 operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°14’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before, steering course 090° T (090° PGC) 100 RPM. 13.05 Secured from operations with MTBs. Changed course to 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. 15.45 Buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in position 2 miles south of Brenton Reef Lightship.


16.00 to 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. 17.30 Lieutenant LEWIS, Naval Reserve departed with party of enlisted men. 17.35 Lieutenant (jg) Donald R CURTIS reported aboard from 10 days’ leave having previously reported aboard the USS “Wicomico” CG on time. 17.40 PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave of absence having previously reported aboard the USS “Wicomico” CG on time. 19.10 POSPISAL, Daniel E (616-921) 3c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Barracks; Providence, Rhode Island.


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5 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; cloud and haze; air temperature average 79°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.7, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.20 Ensign WD WOLKE and Ensign EA DOHERTY Naval Reserve reported abord from Motor Torpedo Base with party of 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) CM 3c (R) transferred this date to report to District Coast Guard Officer, 4th Naval District for assignment to duty.


09.00 to 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 196 gallons from Net and Fuel Depot. 09.25 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 09.28. Shifted berth from berth 7 to berth 8 by use of bow lines 1 and 2 remaining on the dock. 09.45. Secured all lines at berth No.8. 13.10 Ensign WD WOLKE, USNR and Ensign EA DOHERTY, USNR and 12 enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Training Station. 13.00. Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire 09.00, 6 August, 1944.


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6 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 79°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 CROUSE, Porter (A) (205-078) CBM departed on 12 days’ annual leave and 3 days’ travel time (DRC) granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior at noon 22 August, 1944. 08.00 Colors. 09.00 Liberty party returned on time.


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7 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 2-3; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30. GEMELLI, Samuel J (621-008) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944. 00.30 OGILBEE, William (249-271) RdM 3c departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 20 August, 1944 granted by the Commanding Officer. 07.45 All hands mustered on the dock. Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.50 Held Captain’s Mast on the following men: LIVINGSTON, JC (641-269) S 1c (R) for being late to quarters, 1 August 1944; warned and excused; VALLE, C (606-872) S 1c (R) for being absent from quarters, asleep in bunk; restricted for 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, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 21.15 No. 1 pulling boat back alongside. 21.30 No 1 pulling boat secured aboard ship.


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8 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned aboard on time. 06.00 Reveille. 07.15 Ensigns DRISCOLL, CRAMER, ROUNDS and BALLANCE together with 22 enlisted men reported abord from MTBSTC for indoctrination cruise.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 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. 09.53 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, distance1000 yards. 11.11 Whistle Buoy “J” abeam to port close aboard; hove to. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°19’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 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 Latitude 41°12’ N, Longitude 71°19’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to as before. Various courses and speeds 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.


20.00 to 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 MTBs. 22.10 Completed exercises with MTBs; 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.


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9 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 2-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 77°F]


00.00 to 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. 01.35 Ensign DR DRISCOLL, Ensign BC CRAMER, Ensign CC BALLANCE, Ensign WF ROUNDS Naval Reserve and party of 22 enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.10 Received aboard from Motor Torpedo Training Boat Station commissary stores for use in general mess. 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.


16.00 to 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) S 1c (R) reported aboard from Marine Hospital Brighton, Massachusetts.


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10 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, 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 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 14.40 Received aboard supplies for ship’s service store from Newport Tobacco Co. Newport, Rhode Island. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 11 August 1944.


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11 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 LOIRY, M E (229-345) MM 2c departed on 5 days’ annual leave and 1 day travelling time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944. 00.15 Lieutenant (jg) WH KITTELL USCGR reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 00.15 PLATT, JM (563-202) SM 3c (R) departed on 4 days’ annual leave and 2 days’ travel time; authority Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 18 August 1944. 07.27 Lieutenant MURPHY and party of enlisted men reported aboard from MTBTS for indoctrination cruise.


08.00 to 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-sailer "2" taken in tow. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition dry and normal; tested sprinkler systems, condition 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-sailer "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.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.05 Changed to various courses and speeds holding tactical maneuvers with MTBs. 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 drills. 13.45 Secured from all drills. 14.00 Hove to off black bell buoy No.1 (Point Judith). 14.15 Held ship’s inspection. 14.45 Secured from inspection. 14.55 Underway on course 037° T (038° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.50 Hove to off Brenton Reef Lightship. Watch ended in position 41°25’30”N, 71°22’ 36”W


16.00 to 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.


20.00 to 24.00:

Hove to as before. 20.55 Streamed target, underway on course 090° T (091° PGC) at 100 RPM. 21.00 Commenced operations with MTBs. 22.16 Changed course to 270° T (271° PGC) at 41°12’ North, 71°01’ West. 23.21 Completed exercises with MTBs; hove to to take in target. 24.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°17’ West Longitude.


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12 August 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.20, Long -71.29

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Hove to in position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°17’ West Longitude. 00.01 Target aboard, underway on course 327° T (328° PGC) at 100 RPM. 00.57 Mid-channel buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 344° T (345° PGC). 01.30 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and various speeds standing up East Passage Narraganset Bay. 02.49 Moored port side to berth 8, Net and Fuel Depot. 02.55 Lieutenant J MURPHY and party of enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 03.10 SYMINGTON, Sheldon M (521-098) SoM 2c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ leave having previously reported aboard the CGC “Wicomico” on time. 03.10 WALTER, Frank F (506-084) SO (R) returned aboard from 6 days’ leave of absence having previously reported aboard the CGC “Wicomico” on time. 07.25 Ensign McCONACHIE, Ensign HUMPHREYS, Ensign MEYER and party of 24 enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination from Motor Torpedo Base. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.25 Lieutenant (jg) Ralph A PETERSON USCG this date transferred to report to District Coast Guard Officer 5th Naval District for assignment to duty. 08.30 O’CONNOR, Charles J (244-746) SoM transferred from this unit to report to District Coast Guard Officer 4th Naval District for assignment to duty. 08.45 CORRELL, Robert J (7001-917) RM 3c R reported aboard for assignment to duty. 08.45 FUNARI, Anthony A (7008-093) RM 3c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. 08.47 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 09.05 Moored port side to berth 2, north pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 09.25 Commenced fueling ship.10.15 Completed fueling ship having received 32,988 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. 10.30 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 11.45 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (166° PGC) at 100 RPM. 12.00 Position 41°23’ North Latitude, 71°21’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.05 Changed speed to 50 RPM; course 164° T (165° PGC). 13.00 All hands to muster; held fire drill and demonstration of use of foamite. 13.25 Hove to in vicinity of swept channel group flashing white whistle buoy “J”. 13.45 Secure from fire drill and foamite demonstration. 15.30 Underway on course 045° T (046° PGC) at various speeds holding exercises with MTBs. Watch ended in position 41° 14’ N, 71° 15’ W


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway on course 045° T various speeds. Engaged in towing operations with MTBs. 16.43 Changed course to 225° T (225° PGC). 17.37 Secured from operations with MTBs. 18.14 Hove to at buoy “J”. 18.43 Underway on course 345° T (345° PGC) 50 RPM. 19.09 Hove to in vicinity of buoy “K”. Approximate position 41°14’36”N, 71°18’12”W 19.55 Underway steering course 165° T (165° PGC) 100 RPM. Watch ended in approximate position 41°13’N, 71°18’W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 20.12 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards; hove to to stream target. 20.30 Target streamed; underway on course 090° T (091° PGC) at 100 RPM; commenced operations with MTBs. 21.47 Changed course to 270° T (271° PGC) at 41°12’ North, 71°02’ West. 22.50 Changed course to 090° T (091° PGC) at 41°12’ North, 71°11’ West. 23.45 Completed exercises with MTBs; hove to at position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°03’ West Longitude.


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13 August 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.20, Long -71.05

[Wind SW force 3-5; broken cloud with haze; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 300° T (301° PGC) 100 RPM. 01.18 Changed course to 328° T (329° PGC) at 100 RPM. in position Lat 41°17’N, Long 71°16’W. 01.35 Swept channel gong buoy (short-long flashing white) abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 335° T (336° PGC) at 100 RPM. 02.10 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 03.24 Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 03.35 Ensign AH McCONACHIE USNR and 12 enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station. 03.40 Ensign EM HUMPHREYS and Ensign AF MEYER (USNR) and 12 enlisted men departed this unit for Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.00, 14 August, 1944. 12.20 No.1 boat lowered with JONES, Albert C in charge of sailing drill.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.41 No.1 boat alongside. 17.50 No.1 boat secured aboard. 19.48 Sunset, evening colors.


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14 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.30 LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c (R) reported aboard on time from 10 days’ leave of absence. 06.00 Reveille. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R) who is AOL this time and date. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.20 Unmoored and underway at various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.55 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (166° PGC) at 100 RPM. 11.00 Bell buoy “K” abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 292° T (293° PGC). 11.25 Bell buoy “A” abeam to port, distance300 yards; changed course to 313° T (314° PGC). 11.35 Changed course to 025° T (026° PGC) at 41°19’ North, 71°26’ West. 12.00 Position 41°22’ North Latitude, 71°24’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 12.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 13.50 Moored port side to berth No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 13.55 WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R) reported aboard having previously reported aboard the USCGC “Wicomico” at 09.30, being 2 hours 30 minutes Away Over Liberty. 14.00 All hands to quarters; held semaphore and resuscitation drills. 14.45 Secured from all drills. 15.10 Commenced taking water aboard. 15.30 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire 09.00 15 August. 18.25 Secured from taking on water. 18.30 Shifted berth from No.7 to No.8. 19.00 Moored port side to berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 19.47 Evening colors.


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15 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-4; cloudless with haze; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 Held physical education drill. 08.25 Secured from physical education drill. 08.25 SCUDDAY, David Elroy (588-611) S 1c departed for Newport Infirmary. 09.00. Received from US Naval Net and Fuel Depot 50 gallons of lubrication oil.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 SHANK, Eugene D (670-437) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave, authority Commanding Officer, to expire prior to noon 26 August 1944. 11.30 Lieutenant Robert McMANUS returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave. 12.55 All hands mustered on dock for quarters. 13.35 Secured from quarters. 13.30 Captain’s Mast held for WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R). He was warned and excused.


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16 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-5; broken cloud with some haze and fog; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.30 VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 29 August 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors.


08.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 08.35 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.05 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (166° PGC) at 100 RPM. 10.50 Mid-channel lighted gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 345° T (346° PGC). 11.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards; underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 12.00 Position 41°32’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude. 12.36 Moored port side to south pier, berth 8, Net and Fuel Depot. 13.15 All hands to muster on the dock for quarters. 13.25 Held signal drill (blinker) and instruction on 3.5” caliber and 20mm anti-aircraft guns. 14.00 Secured from all drills. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45 17 August 1944.


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17 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 76°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of MILLIGAN, Charles S (221-644) CC St who is AOL from this time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.01 GIBBS, Raymond L (595-784) SK (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 28 August 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.25 MILLIGAN, CS (221-644) CCStd reported aboard after being 1 hour and 45 minutes away over liberty. 09.30. SMITH M F Jnr (616-820) S 1c (R), JORDAN, WG (680-514) S 1c (R), VALLE, GK (606-373) S 1c (R), KILSEN, WA (563-151) S 1c (R) and McCALLUM, WE (552-596) S (R) transferred to US Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty. 10.36 BROWN RS (7000-920) RT 1c and SCHERBANIC, M (589-146) S 1c (RT) reported aboard to install radio gear. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters; held following drills, blinker and gunnery instruction (3.5” and 20mm). 14.45 Secured from quarters and drills. 14.00 BROWN, RS (7000-920) RT 1c and SCHERBANIC, M (589-146) S 1c (RT) departed this unit.


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18 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S and NE force 1-5; cloud, fog and rain; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM reported aboard on time from 5 days’ annual leave and one day travel time. 06.30 SMALL, Nathaniel J (7015-188) StM 1c departed on 12 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon of 3 September, 1944. 08.00 Morning colors. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples and sprinkler systems; conditions dry and normal but forward port magazine sprinkler system flexible cable found to be broken.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.45 Received aboard 171 gallons of diesel oil from Supply Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 10.00 PLATT, James M (563-202) SM 3c (R) reported aboard on time from 4 days’ annual leave and 2 days’ travel time. 11.30 Received aboard 65 gallons motor gas from Supply Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted Port Watch to expire 07.45 21 August 1944. 19.43 Evening colors.


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19 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE backing NW force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 69°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.40 SCHUYLER, EL (563-006) S/1C departed on 5 days’ annual leave and one day travel time to expire prior to noon 26 August 1944. 07.45 Regular liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.55 NYE, Doyle G (636-794) S 1c (R) and TYSON, Albert C (663-518) S (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Captain of the Port Detail.


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20 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SSW force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.30 OGILBEE, William G (249-271) RdM 3c returned aboard from 12 days’ leave on time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 GEMELLI, Samuel J (621-008) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave and 2 days’ travel time.


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21 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW veering SW force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 3 September, 1944. 07.15 KENNEDY, Thomas J (594-553) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 1 September. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. 13.05 Held signal and resuscitation drill. 13.35 Secured from all drills. 13.45 HIND, Alfred E (553-652) S 1c (R), DONAIS, Sidney L (616-488) S 1c (R), GLIDDEN, Leo R, (7020-374) S (R) KING, Bobby L (684-402) S2/2 (R), RENTKO, Joseph R (528-675) S 1c (R) transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45 23 August 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.35 FURARI, Anthony A (7008-093) RM 3c (R) departed on 5 days emergency leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 27 August 1944.


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22 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind S force 4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.05 US Public Health Service fumigation party aboard. 08.50 All hands to muster for roll call.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 All hands off of ship. 10.15 Commenced fumigation of ship. 11.00 Secured from fumigation process. 13.00 Compartments opened; began airing out ship.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.35 Fumigation party departed; gave instructions that no one was to lay aboard until 08.00, 23 August, 1944. 19.35 Evening colors.


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23 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 All hands returned from liberty except LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM who is now Away Over Liberty. 08.00 Colors. 08.05 Lieutenant (jg) Donald R CURTIS and party of 6 men laid aboard ship to make inspection tour and secure necessary compartments after fumigation time limit had elapsed. Conditions found to be such that all hands were instructed to lay aboard and air bedding and hold field day.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 SORRELLS, Thomas C (200-891) CQM departed on 5 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon on 29 August 1944. 09.20 Started taking on water. 10.00 LOIRY; Millard E (229-345) MM (R) reported aboard having been 2 hours and 15 minutes AOL 13.00 Quarters. Held field day. 13.15 Secured from quarters.


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24 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 3-5; cloudy; air temperature average 66°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.20 Ensigns DEEGAN and SCANLON and party of 12 enlisted men reported aboard for indoctrination cruise. 07.36 Unmoored ship standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses and speeds. 07.46 Buoy “12A” abeam to port.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.50 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (165° PGC) at 100 RPM. 09.24 Mid-channel gong buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard; hove to. 09.37 Underway on course 165° T (165° PGC) at various speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 10.53 Whistle buoy “J” abeam to starboard close aboard; completed exercises with MTBs; hove to to stream target. 11.01 Target streamed, underway on course 090° T (090° PGC) at half speed. Commenced operations with MTBs. 11.55 Completed operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°05’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.00 All hands to muster; no drills as all hands turned to to take care of necessary ship’s work. 13.35 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at 73 RPM. 13.45 Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.50 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 14.55 Hove to in position 71’08’ W, 41’12”N to bring target aboard. 15.08 Target aboard. 15.10 Underway on course 048° T (048° PGC) at 100 RPM. 16.00 Watch ended in position 71’02”W, 41’18’N


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.30 Various courses and speeds standing up entrance to Vineyard Sound. 17.18 Abeam of Nashawena Island short-long flashing white buoy, close aboard. 17.45 Bell buoy “20” passed close aboard to port. 18.00 Anchored with starboard anchor in 12 fathoms of water to 40 fathoms of chain. Approximate position 41°27’N, 70°16.5’W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.29 Anchor short stay. 20.30 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 251° T (251° PGC) at 100 RPM; commenced operations with MTBs. 21.37 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard, changed course to 265° T (265° PGC). 22.40 Completed exercises with MTBs. 22.41 Bell buoy “T” abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards; changed course to 248° T (248° PGC). 23.00 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance 200 yards; changed course to 345° T (345° PGC). 23.37 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 24.00 Position 41°29’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


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25 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.49, Long -71.33

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay at position 41°29’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude. 01.00 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and fuel Depot. 01.10 Ensign DEEGAN and Ensign SCANLON and party of 12 enlisted men departed for Motor Torpedo Base. 01.15 GEMELLI, Samuel J (621-008) S 1c R and PILLING, William J (552-521) S 1c (R) placed on report for unlawful entry into the storeroom of this unit. 07.15 Ensign NIELSON, FC and Ensign CW BUCCARD reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base with party of 11 men for indoctrination. 07.25 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.36 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 08.00 position 41°33’ North Latitude, 71°19’ West Longitude.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.55 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (165° PGC) at 100 RPM. 09.25 Commenced operations with MTBs. 10.30 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; completed exercises with MTBs; hove to to stream target. 10.45 Target streamed; set course 090° T (090° PGC) at 100 RPM and commenced operations with MTBs. 11.45 Completed exercises with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°02’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.52 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at 53 RPM. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands mustered at quarters; held following drills: General Quarters, fire, abandon ship, collision, man overboard, mooring stations. 14.00 Secured from all drills. 14.05 Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.50 Secured from afternoon exercises with MTBs. Hove to in position 41’13’N, 71°13’W to bring target aboard. 15.06 Target aboard. 15.07 Set course at 058° T (058° PGC) at various speeds; conducting power runs to calibrate power curve. Watch ended in position 41°17.5’N, 71°04’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. Conducting power runs. 16.14 Secured from speed runs. Various courses and speeds for sub-caliber practice. 17.15 Secured from sub-caliber practice. 17.20 Set course 055° T (055° PGC) standing up entrance to Vineyard Sound. 17.55 Nashawena lighted whistle buoy abeam to port close aboard. 18.15 Buoy No.20 off Robinson’s Hole abeam to port close aboard. Set course for anchorage in Robinson’s Hole. 18.25 Anchored in 13 fathoms of water to 40 fathoms of port anchor chain on following bearings: Bell buoy off Robinson’s Hole 126° T; tower on Pasque Island 298° T Watch ended in approximate position 41°26’30”N, 70°47’10”W


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.38 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 251° T (251° PGC) at 100 RPM. 21.27 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 265° T (265° PGC). 22.44 Bell buoy “T” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 248° T (248° PGC). 23.10 Mid-channel buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance 200 yards; changed course to 345° T (345° PGC). 23.45 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 24.00 Position 41°28’ North Latitude, 71°22’ West Longitude.


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26 August 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.20, Long -71.22

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 66°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 01.29 Anchored to 30 fathoms of port anchor chain in position 41°35.3’N, 71°17.9’W. 02.05 MTBSTC No.2 alongside to pick up party of Navy personnel aboard. 02.10 Ensign FC NIELSON USNR, and Ensign CW BUCCARD, USNR with 11 enlisted men departed this unit in MTBSTC No.2 en route to US Naval Motor Torpedo Boat Training Station.


04.00 to 08.00:

Anchored as before. 06.05 Lowered motor whaleboat. 06.08 Motor whaleboat away for supplies at Net and Fuel Depot. 07.05 Motor whaleboat alongside. 07.15 Motor whaleboat secured on deck. 07.50 Anchor aweigh; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 07.57 Buoy “12A” abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in this position.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.40 Motor Torpedo Boat “1” alongside to set Ensign LEWIS, Ensign VOITH and party of 12 enlisted men aboard. 08.45 Motor Torpedo Boat “1” away. 09.03 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (165° PGC) at 100 RPM. 09.40 Mid-channel gong buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard; underway at various speeds and commenced operations with MTBs. 10.50 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard close aboard; completed exercises with MTBs; hove to to stream target. 11.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 11.30 Target streamed, underway on course 090° T (090° PGC) at 100 RPM. Commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°13’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.05 Changed course to 290° T (290° PGC) at 100 RPM. 13.10 Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.05 Secured from afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.06 Hove to to bring target aboard - found tube destroyed - brought line aboard. 14.07 Motor Torpedo Boat 450 came alongside to remove Naval personnel, Ensign LEWIS and Ensign VOITH USNR and 12 enlisted men. 14.09 Set course to 323° T (323° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.27 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up Narragansett Bay East Passage. Watch ended in position 41°30’N, 71’21’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.20 Gould Island abeam to port. 16.30 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 16.41 Moored port side to dock berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 16.45 SCHUYLER, Edmund L (563-006) S 1c returned aboard on time from 5 days’ annual leave plus one day travel time having previously reported to the “Wicomico” in the absence of this vessel. 16.46 SHANK, Eugene D (670-437) S 1c returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave having reported aboard the “Wicomico” in the absence of this vessel. 17.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire 11.30, 27 August 1944. 19.28 Sunset. Evening colors.


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27 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Colors. Crew observed the Sabbath.


09.00 to 16.00:

10.15 FURNARI, Anthony A (7008-093) RM 3c (R) reported aboard on time from 5 days’ annual leave. 10.30 CROUSE, Porter A (205-078) CBM reported aboard on time from 12 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time and a 5-day extension of leave. 11.30 Liberty party returned on time. 12.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45, 27 August 1944.


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28 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 08.35 Received aboard 100 gallons of 40-65 lubricating oil from Naval Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.46 GIBBS, RL (595-784) SK (R) reported aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave. 13.00 No quarters, crew engaged in necessary ship’s work. 15.30 Received aboard 2 drums of lubricating oil from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island.


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29 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of the following named men for offences noted in log 25 August 1944. GEMELLI, Samuel J (621-008) S 1c (R) awarded 20 days restriction; PILLING, William J (552-521) S 1c (R) awarded 20 days restriction. 11.15 VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CQM reported aboard on time from 10 days’ leave of absence. 11.25 SORRELLS, Thomas C (200-891) CQM reported aboard on time from 5 days’ leave of absence. 12.50 All hands to muster for quarters. 13.10 Secured from quarters.


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30 August 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW veering NW force 2-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.30 Lieutenant Commander DENNEY USN and party of 8 officers aboard for Annual Material Inspection.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 VOLTZ, Ivan Burnett (110-641) CMM temporarily transferred to US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts BEHRENS, George C (542-545) MM (R) reported aboard this unit from 10 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer of the USS “Wicomico” - until such time as USS “Wicomico” returns to base. 12.00 Lieutenant Commander DENNEY and party of 8 naval officers departed this unit having completed their material inspection. 13.30 SITES, John G (595-586) BM 3c (R) and NADEAU, Frank F Jnr (616-930) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 10 September, 1944. Lieutenant Commander DENNEY reported aboard.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.40 Lieutenant Commander DENNEY USN departed this unit to return to Motor Torpedo Boat Training Section Base. 17.30 BEHRENS, George C (542-545) MM (R) departed this unit to return to ship - USS “Wicomico”. 19.22 Colors.


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31 August 1944


At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind S veering SW force 1-3; cloud with some haze; air temperature average 75°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.05 Bridge and steering gear tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.05 Commenced turning over main engines slow ahead. 07.15 Secured taking fresh water from the dock. 07.30 Ensign HW SNIPP USNR, Ensign JG FLEMING USNR and Ensign JW BOWERS USNR and 11 enlisted naval men reported aboard this unit for preliminary indoctrination of ship procedure. 07.48 Unmoored ship; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.45 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.20 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard, hove to. 09.45 Commenced operations with MTBs, underway at various speeds on course 165° T 10.55 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 500 yards; set course 090° T (090° PGC). 11.10 Completed exercises with MTBs, hove to to stream target. 11.25 Target streamed; underway on course 090° T at 100 RPM. Commenced operations with MTBs. 11.59 Completed exercises with MTBs, reduced speed to ahead slow. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°05’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters - held following drills: General Quarters, fire alarm, collision, abandon ship. 13.27 Secured from all drills. 13.30 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at slow speed. Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. Hove to in position 71°05’W, 41°12’N to bring target aboard. 14.55 Target aboard; set course to 048° T (048° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°19’30”N, 70°57’30”W


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.34 Short-long flashing white buoy off Nashawena Island abeam to port (1000 yards). Various courses and speeds standing up entrance to Vineyard Sound. 17.05 Buoy “20” abeam to port. 17.12 Anchored in 12 fathoms of water to 45 fathoms of port anchor chain on following bearings: Naushon Island lighted beacon 035° T, Robinson’s Hole lighted bell buoy “20” 197° T Approximate position 41°26’30”N, 70°46’45”W


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.23 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 248° T at 100 RPM. 20.55 Nashawena lighted whistle buoy abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 256° T 21.42 Vineyard Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 265° T 22.55 Bell buoy “T” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; changed course to 248° T 23.18 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance500 yards; changed course to 345° T 23.50 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.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Robert J. Correll

7001-917

Radioman 3/C (R)

12 Aug 1944


Joined at Melville

Sidney L. Donais

616-488

Seaman 1/C (R)


21 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Anthony A. Furnari

7008-093

Radioman 3/C (R)


12 Aug 1944


Also mentioned as Funari
Joined at Melville

Leo R. Gidden

7020-374

Seaman 2/C (R)



21 Aug 1944

Also mentioned as Glidden
Left at Melville

Alfred L. Hinds

553-652

Seaman 1/C (R)



21 Aug 1944

Also mentioned as Hind
Left at Melville

Carmon E. Jackson

612-202

Yeoman 1/C (R)



3 Aug 1944

Departed for official business on 2 Aug 1944
Left while on official business

W. G. Jordan

680-514

Seaman 1/C (R)


17 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Leon J. Joyner

220-964

Machinist’s Mate 1/C

4 Aug 1944


Joined at Melville

W. E. Kilson

563-151

Seaman 1/C (R)



17 Aug 1944

Also mentioned as Kilsen
Left at Melville

Robert L. King

684-407

Seaman 1/C (R)


21 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

W. E. McCallum

552-596

Seaman 1/C (R)


17 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Edward J. Nolan

542-485

Carpenter’s Mate 3/C (R)



5 Aug 1944

Also mentioned as Noland
Left at Melville

Doyle G. Nye

636-794

Seaman 1/C (R)

19 Aug 1944


Joined at Melville

Charles J. O’Conner Jr.

244-746

Soundman 2/C (P)



12 Aug 1944

Also mentioned as O’Connor
Left at Melville

Daniel E. Pospisal

616-921

Yeoman 3/C (R)

4 Aug 1944


Joined at Melville

Joseph R. Rentko

520-675

Seaman 1/C (R)


21 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Reinhard J. Roth

546-417

Coxswain


5 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

M. F. Smith

616-820

Seaman 1/C (R)


17 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Albert C. Tyson

663-518

Seaman 2/C (R)

19 Aug 1944


Joined at Melville

G. A. Valle

606-873

Seaman 1/C (R)


17 Aug 1944

Left at Melville

Juan Burnett Voltz

110-641

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a)



30 Aug 1944

Also Mentioned as Ivan Burnett Voltz
Left at Melville for temporary duty


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Fisher

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 1 Aug 1944
Left on 2 Aug 1944

Freeman

-

Ensign

Also mentioned as Freemon
Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 1 Aug 1944
Left on 2 Aug 1944

Donahue

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 1 Aug 1944
Left same day on PT-486 while at sea

Gangervere

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 13 men on 1 Aug 1944
Left on 2 Aug 1944

Gould

-

Ensign

Left on 2 Aug 1944

Manter

-

Lieutenant

Also mentioned as Mander, Manders
Aboard for instruction with 26 men on 2 Aug 1944
Left same day on PT-314 while at sea

Johnson

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 26 men on 2 Aug 1944
Left same day

O’Connor

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 26 men on 2 Aug 1944
Left same day

Aintz

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 26 men on 2 Aug 1944

R. H. Lewis

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 4 Aug 1944
Left same day

W. D. Wolke

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 5 Aug 1944
Left same day

E. A. Doherty

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 5 Aug 1944
Left same day

D. R. Driscoll

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 22 men on 8 Aug 1944
Left on 9 Aug 1944

B. C. Cramer

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 22 men on 8 Aug 1944
Left on 9 Aug 1944

W. F. Rounds

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 22 men on 8 Aug 1944
Left on 9 Aug 1944

C. C. Ballance

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 22 men on 8 Aug 1944
Left on 9 Aug 1944

J. Murphy

-

Lieutenant

Aboard for instruction with men on 11 Aug 1944
Left on 12 Aug 1944

A. H. McConachie

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 24 men on 12 Aug 1944
Left with 12 men on 13 Aug 1944

E. M. Humphreys

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 24 men on 12 Aug 1944
Left with 12 men on 13 Aug 1944

A. F. Meyer

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 24 men on 12 Aug 1944
Left with 12 men on 13 Aug 1944

R. S. Brown

7000-920

Radio Technician 1/C

Aboard to install radio gear on 17 Aug 1944
Left same day

M. Scherbanic

589-146

Seaman 1/C (Radio Technician)

Aboard to install radio gear on 17 Aug 1944
Left same day

Deegan

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 24 Aug 1944
Left on 25 Aug 1944

Scanlon

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 24 Aug 1944
Left on 25 Aug 1944

F. C. Nielson

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 25 Aug 1944
Left on 26 Aug 1944 while at sea

C. W. Buccard

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 25 Aug 1944
Left on 26 Aug 1944 while at sea

Lewis

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 26 Aug 1944
Left same day on PT-450 while at sea

Voith

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 12 men on 26 Aug 1944
Left same day on PT-450 while at sea

Denney

-

Lieutenant Commander

Also mentioned as Denny
Aboard with 8 officers for annual inspection on 30 Aug 1944
Left same day
Returned aboard and left again later, same day

Parker

-

Commander

Left on 30 Aug 1944

George C. Behrens

542-545

Machinist’s Mate 2/C (R)

Joined at Melville on 30 Aug 1944 to wait arrival of USCGC Wicomico
Left same day

H. W. Snipp

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 31 Aug 1944

J. G. Fleming

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 31 Aug 1944

J. W. Bowers

-

Ensign

Aboard for instruction with 11 men on 31 Aug 1944



LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Rackliffe Street Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester, MA, 751M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Wife: Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Wife: Mrs. Frances E. Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.
Phone: 3-4189.





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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 September 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.45, Long -71.37

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; overcast with fog; air temperature average 78°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Underway, various courses and speeds, standing up the East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 00.12 Buoy “3A” abeam to starboard, close aboard. 00.55 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 01.05 Moored port side to dock, berth No.7 US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 Reveille. 07.05 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) F 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 1 day’s travel time to expire prior to noon 13 September, 1944. 07.34 Unmoored ship, various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 07.45 Buoy “12A” abeam to port close aboard. Watch ended in this position.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.01 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard, hove to. 10.10 Anchored in 15 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain at 41°26’ North Latitude, 71°22’ West Longitude. Brenton Reef Lightship bearing 342° T 11.01 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 12.00 Position 41°26’ North Latitude, 71°22’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Anchored as before. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters; no drills held due to necessary ship’s work. 13.14 Hoisted anchor; underway at various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 13.19 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. 14.52 Moored port side to north dock, berth No.2, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 15.09 Commenced taking on fuel oil from dock.15.10 KENNEDY, Thomas J (594-553) S 1c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave having reported aboard USS “Wicomico” at 11.00 this date.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.07 Completed fueling ship having received 34,767 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. 17.20 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 17.40 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 18.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45, 2 September, 1944.


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2 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-4; cloud, haze and fog; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.10 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) departed on 5 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 8 September, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.20 MUMA, Harold E (507-939) QM 3c (R) reported aboard from COTP, Newport, Rhode Island. 13.15 Motor launch MTBSTC No.3 alongside. 13.20 Motor launch MTBSTC No.3 departed with Lieutenant (jg) DR CURTIS and working party to take soundings in vicinity of berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 14.15 Motor launch MTBSTC No.3 returned with Lieutenant (jg) DR CURTIS and working party. 14.20 Motor launch MTBSTC No.3 departed this unit. 14.50 Lieutenant Commander DENNEY USNR reported aboard. 15.05 Lieutenant Commander DENNEY USNR departed.


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3 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable and calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 09.07 SMALL, Nathaniel J (70518-188) StM 1c (R) returned from 12 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.45 Lieutenant ROMER USNR, Recorder of Material Inspection Board, reported aboard. 13.15 Lieutenant ROMER departed. 14.45 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM 3c (R) returned from 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 day travel time, 2 hours and 45 minutes AOL.


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4 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 Ensign Paul W WHALEY Jnr USCGR departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 15 September, 1944. 00.20 LATTA, Judson M (7007-822) RT 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 17 September, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 Commenced turning over main engines. 07.15 All tanks topped off, water secured. 07.15 All hands mustered on dock for roll call. 07.20 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.48 Unmoored ship, underway at various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.05 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.40 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards. Underway at various speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 11.25 Buoy “J” abeam to starboard, distance 1000 yards; hove to to stream target. 11.35 Target streamed, underway on course 090° T at 100 RPM. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°10’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.47 Secured from morning exercises with MTBs, in position 41°13’N, 71°00’07”W; changed course to slow speed. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00. All hands to muster at quarters; held man overboard drill. 13.42 Secured from all drills. 13.45 Commenced afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 14.50 Secured from afternoon firing exercises with MTBs. 14.51 Hove to in position 41°13’N, 71°10’W to bring target aboard. 15.00 Target aboard; underway; set course 310° PGC (310° T) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°19’03”N, 71°17’09”W.


16.00 to 18.00:

Underway as before. 16.12 Buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance 1000 yards. Changed course to 345° T (345° PGC). 16.43 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard; proceeding on various courses up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.04 Buoy “3A” abeam to port, close aboard. 17.07 Buoy “4B” abeam to starboard, close aboard. 17.44 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.57 Moored port side, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


18.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 18.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.45 5 September, 1944. 19.14 Evening colors.


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5 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered on the dock for colors and physical exercises. 08.00 Colors. 08.15 All hands laid back on board.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 Received from Supply Locker, Hammett’s Wharf, Newport, Rhode Island, 1 package crocus cloth and 1 box mixed paint. 12.55 All hands to muster on dock for quarters. 13.15 Secured from quarters. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.45, 6 September, 1944.


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6 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N and SW force 1-2; cloudy; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors. 08.30 GRAY, Charles F (220-665) GM 1c (P) transferred this date to District Coast Guard Officer, 4th Naval District for further assignment to duty and granted 2 days’ leave en route to expire prior to 12.00 9 September, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters on the dock. 13.05 Secured from quarters; no drills due to necessary ship’s work. All hands turned to.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire prior to 07.45, 7 September, 1944.


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7 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 72°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 COCKERHAM, FN (548-480) MM (R) departed on 10 days’ leave, plus 2 days’ travel time, granted by the Commanding Officer, to expire prior to noon 20 September, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster on dock for colors and roll call. 08.00 Colors. 08.06 Commenced taking on diesel oil. 08.24 Secured from taking on diesel oil.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.00 8 September,1944.


Note: WASHINGTON, Onzalo R (7006-695) StM (R) transferred to DCGO1ND for further discharge from the service.


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8 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.30 PERKINS, Clarence F (635-043) MM (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 21 September, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.15 Ensign PETERSON, Ensign ALBERTSON Naval Reserve and party of 10 enlisted men reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base for assignment to duty. 07.20 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.40 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 08.00 Position 41°34’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.01 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.40 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards, underway at various speeds operating with MTBs. 10.55 Buoy “K” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 090° T at 71 RPM. 12.00 Position 41°15’ North Latitude, 71°09’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) is AOL this time, this date. Underway as before. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters; held following drills: General Quarters, fire, abandon ship, collision. 13.33 Secured from quarters and drills. 13.15 Changed course to 294° T (294° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.32 Swept channel lighted bell buoy “Tare” (short-long flashing white), abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°22’N, 71°18’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. Changed course to 335° T, (335° PGC). 16.25 Passed Brenton Reef (Relief) Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses. 16.40 Buoy “4B” abeam to starboard. 17.20 Dropped port anchor in 16 fathoms water to 30 fathoms chain. Bearings taken on Cup on Bull Rock 180° T, Cup at Jamestown 313°, Rose Island tower 058° T. 18.30 Weighed anchor, underway standing up harbor to base. 19.30 Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 19.35 Ensign PETERSON and Ensign ALBERTSON and 10 enlisted men departed.


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9 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W backing SW force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 ZABBO, Vito A (615-786) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 20 September, 1944. 07.00 Commenced turning over main engines. 07.00 HAYES, HJ (647-471) RdM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to expire prior to noon 20 September. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) reported aboard, having previously reported aboard the USS “Wicomico” at 11.00, 8 September, 1944; granted liberty by Executive Officer of said “Wicomico” to expire prior to 07.30, 9 September. 07.15 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.17 Water secured and all tanks topped off. 07.35 Unmoored ship; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 08.53 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.30 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses at various speeds investigating possible submarine contact in vicinity of buoy “AB”. 09.35 Sounded General Quarters alarm. 09.35 All stations manned and ready. 09.45 Secured from General Quarters. 10.32 Sounded General Quarters alarm. 10.33 All stations manned and ready. 11.20 Secured from General Quarters. 11.48 Established contact with DD222, [destroyer USS “Bulmer”] Senior Officer Present Afloat who assumed command of search. 12.00 Position 41°22’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.30 Underway on various courses and speeds 2400 yards on beam of USS “Bulmer” (DD222) conducting search. 14.35 USS “Bulmer” secured from search; turned over command of search to this unit. 15.00 Secured from search. Hove to in position 41°17’N, 71°15’W. 15.03 Underway; set course to 065° T (065° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°20’30”N, 71°05’50”W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.13 Passed Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port, distance 500 yards. 16.30 Captain held ship’s inspection. 17.12 Bell buoy “20” abeam to port close aboard. Maneuvering to anchor. 17.25 Anchored in 10 fathoms water to 30 fathoms port chain. Bearings: buoy “20”, 182° T, Nashawena Island lighted whistle buoy, 290° T, Tarpaulin Cove lighted beacon, 033° T. Position 41°26’30”N, 70°47’00”W. 17.40 No. 2 boat lowered and away. 19.09 Sunset. Turned on anchor lights. 19.25 No.2 boat alongside. 19.30 No.2 boat secured aboard. Watch ended in position 41°26’30”N, 70°47’00”W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.36 Commenced heaving around on anchor. 20.40 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 238° T at 100 RPM. 21.04 Whistle buoy off Nashawena Island abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 255° T. 21.44 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 100 yards; changed course to 266° T. 22.52 Bell buoy “T” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 248° T. 23.11 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port, distance1000 yards; changed course to 335° T. 23.40 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard, underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 24.00 Position 41°28’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


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10 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 2-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay at position 41°28’ North, 71°20’ West. 01.00 Moored port side to berth “2”, north dock, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.59 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 08.30 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 09.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.00 11 September,1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 HARNEY, Patrick J (615-111) Cox (R) and CHACE, Eugene H (676-287) SoM 3c (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 10.00 NADEAU, Frank E Jnr (616-930) S 1c (R) returned from leave on time. 11.00 Chronometers wound. 11.45 SITES, John G Jnr (595-586) QM 3c returned from leave on time.


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11 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable calm; broken cloud; air temperature average 74°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 24 September, 1944. 06.17 Sunrise. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands at quarters for muster. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.05 McLENDON, Frederick D (200-539) CCM departed for inpatient treatment at Brighton Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts.


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12 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SE force 3-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 McCRACKEN, Oscar J (640-857) S 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 30 September, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.25 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM (R) departed on 15 days’ leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 30 September, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

09.10 BROWN, Ralph RT 1c and MILLER, Jerome RT 3c reported aboard from Radio Maintenance Shop to check radar equipment. 09.30 Party of 10 men departed for small stores. 09.50 JOYNER, Leon J (220-964) MM 1c placed on report by Master-at-Arms for failure to turn to. 10.25 Secured from taking on water; all tanks topped off. 11.07 BROWN, Ralph RT 1c and MILLER, Jerome RT 3c departed this unit. 11.10 Unmoored ship; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.12.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; set course to 166° PGC (165° T) at 100 RPM. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters; held fire drill. 13.13 Secured from fire drill; secured from all drills. 13.00 Commanding Officer made following advancements in ratings: All of 11 following men are Reserves: 1) BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698) S 1c to Cox (R); 2) EVANS, Charles R (548-184) S 1c to GM 3c (R); 3) HAUCK, Rudolf V (646-768) RM 3c to RM (R); 4) JACKSON, Jack L (534-942) RdM 3c to RdM (R); 5) LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) S 1c to GM 3c (R); 6) MARKUM, William E (588-274) S 1c to Cox (R); 7) McCRACKEN, Oscar J Jnr (640-857) S 1c to Cox (R); 8) PLATT, James M (563-202) SM 3c to SM (R); 9) ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) S 1c to SoM 3c (R); 10) SMITH, Wilbur H (570-668) RdM 3c to RdM (R); 11) VAN REED, Lew M Jnr (560-271) GM 3c to GM (R). 13.15 Commenced exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat 315; running on courses 090° T and 270° T at 100 RPM. 15.40 Secured from exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. Set course to 315° T (316° PGC). at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°20.3’N, 71°16.6’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.35 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.46 Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Fuel and Net Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 17.50. McLENDON, Frederick D (200-539) CCM returned from inpatient treatment, Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire prior to 07.45 13 September, 1944. 19.01 Evening colors. 19.05 SCHMIDT, WV (598-198) WT 3c reported aboard for further assignment to duty from Receiving Station, Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts.


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13 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1; haze, fog and rain; air temperature average 69°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) F 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ leave of absence and 1 day’s travel time. 09.40 Received from Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts 6 depth charges. 13.00 CROSS, Llewellyn L (685-115) QM 3c (R) transferred from this unit to report to Coast Guard Preparatory School, Groton, Connecticut. 14.30 Captain’s Mast held and awarded punishment to the following named men: JOYNER, Leon J (220-964) MM 1c restricted 20 days, KANE, Millard C (634-573) MM restricted 15 days.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.45 14 September. 19.15 The following named men reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts: BAUMANN, William H (520-645) S 1c (R); STEELE, David W (670-567) S (R); NAVOY, Benjamin (613-674) S 1c (R); CAMARA, Anthony W (584-515) S 1c (R); ARRAL, Herbert L (609-302) S 1c (R); CRANFORD, Benjamin W (598-247) S 1c (R); GAGLIANO, James V (7015-881) S 1c (R); ROBINSON, Robert L (539-521) S 1c (R); TRAIFOROS Theodore L (7020-004) S 1c (R); and WYSOCKI, Edward (7020-093) S 1c.


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14 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SE veering EW force 2-10; cloudy and overcast with rain; air temperature average 73°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

11.20 Secured from taking fresh water from the dock -all tanks topped off. 11.45. Commenced turning over main engines. 12.15 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 12.27 Unmoored ship; underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.13.20 Lowered motor whaleboat. 13.22 Motor whaleboat away with 4 men to assist in mooring ship to anchorage buoy No.9. 14.20 Moored ship to anchorage buoy No.9 with 30 fathoms of chain in approximate position 41°29.8’N, 71°20’W with following bearings: Rose Island Light 258° T, Tonomi Hill Tower 053° T, Goat Island Light 226° T, Fort Adams Light 190° T. 14.53. Motor Torpedo Boat 487 alongside with SCUDDY, David E (588-611) S 1c, SCHUYLER, Edmund L Jnr (563-006) S 1c and KEEN, Cecil T (640-819) S 1c who had departed earlier in day for Coast Guard Dental Clinic, Newport, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.58 MTBs 295 and 296 secured astern to ride out approaching storm. 18.58 Colors. 19.45 Reports held: department heads and anchor watch to muster. During these hours storm rose to greatest height and by 24.00 had commenced to abate considerably.


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15 September 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.49, Long -71.33

[Wind variable SW S force 9-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 70°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored to anchorage buoy No.9 in position 41°29.8’N, 71°20’W. 08.00 Colors. 08.45 Commenced turning over main engines, slow astern. 08.55 Engine room and bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 09.00 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition dry and normal. Conducted fortnightly tests; condition good. Tested magazine sprinkler system. Condition fair; use of wrench necessary to open valves.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.15 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.20 Moored starboard side to berth 2, north dock, Net and Fuel Depot. 10.37 Commenced fueling ship. 11.30 Completed fueling ship having received 23,625 gallons Navy fuel oil. 12.21 Unmoored and underway shifting berths. 12.42 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 15.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 16.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45, 16 September, 1944.

Paul W WHALEY, Ensign Coast Guard Reserve returned aboard from 10 days’ leave of absence having been delayed en route 6 hours due to hurricane conditions.*


*[Note: This severe storm created much damage across the US and was the worst of 1944.]


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16 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.45 18 September, 1944.


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17 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable calm; light broken cloud; air temperature average 67°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Reveille. 08.00 Morning Colors. Crew observed Sabbath.


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18 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NNE veering SSE force 1-4; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 KAIN, Joseph W, Machinist departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer, to expire prior to noon 29 September, 1944. 08.01 LATTA, Judson M (7007-822) RT 3C (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave and 2 days’ travel time plus 1 day’s extension.


09.00 to 16.00:

09.05 CLEMENTS, Robert G (251-364) WT 1c transferred to Receiving Station, Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania for further assignment to duty.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire prior to 07.45, 19 September, 1944. 18.51 Evening colors.


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19 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3 and calm; cloud with some fog; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.01 REILLY, James E MM 1c (233-034) departed on 3 days’ emergency leave, granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 23 September, 1944. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.05 SCHMIDT, William J (598-198) WT 3c (R) departed for US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts for inpatient treatment. 13.05 DE SOUSA, Joseph J (244-087) SC departed on 5 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire at 07.00, 25 September, 1944.


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20 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSE force 1-5; overcast with rain; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RdM 3c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave. 11.15 ZABBO, Vito A (615-786) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.20 SCHMIDT, William V (598-198) WT 3c (R) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45 21 September, 1944. 16.40 JOHNSON, Carl R (609-651) S 1c (R) transferred this date to US Naval Fire Control School, Bainbridge, Maryland to report not later than 12.00, 28 September, 1944 granting him 7 days’ leave en route. 18.20 Received aboard commissary stores for use in general mess from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island.


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21 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW and S force 1-5; overcast with rain and fog; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 PANN, John J (7002-190) W 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence to expire prior to noon 2 October, 1944. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.30 PERKINS Clarence F returned on board from 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon this date. 15.00 Received aboard 3 drums of lubricating oil.


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22 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.30 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) GM 3c (R) departed on 6 days’ leave, plus 1 day’s travel time, annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 30 September, 1944. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 08.00 All hands turn to for field day.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.08 Received from Net and Fuel Depot 154 gallons gasoline and 50 gallons of diesel oil. 10.15 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 11.35 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 12.00 Position 41°21’ North Latitude, 71°19’ West Longitude. 12.10 Bell buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard, underway on various courses operating with MTBs. 13.35 Completed exercises with MTBs, set course 330° T. 14.10 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 14.24 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard, underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 15.50 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot.


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23 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 12.05 CORRELL, Robert T (7001-961) RM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 4 October, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.15 COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence, 2 days’ travel time and 3 days’ extension. 11.20 REILLY, James E (233-034) MM 1c returned on time from 3 days’ emergency leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.25 SCHEELER, George I (229-308) CCSTD (R) reported aboard from Coast Guard Receiving Station Boston, Massachusetts for assignment to duty.


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24 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.45 ARCHBOLD, SE SF 1c and party of 4 men aboard for welding fittings in machine shop.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.00 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ leave of absence. 14.00 ARCHBOLD, SE SF 1c and party of 4 men departed.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c, after a thorough search of the ship, was found to be absent without leave.


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25 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE veering SE force 1; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 DE SOUSA, Joseph J (244-087) SC returned aboard on time from 5 days’ leave of absence. 06.45 SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) returned aboard having been 15 hours, 15 minutes absent without leave. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of TYSON, Albert C (663-518) S (R) who is AOL from this time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors with the exception of ALOI, Joseph (621-847) F 1c (R), BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) F 1c (R) and COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM 2c.


09.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 09.35 OS, Sidney L (606-095) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 6 October, 1944. 09.37 LEHMAN, Joseph Jnr departed on 15 days’ leave of absence plus 4 days’ travel time to expire prior to 12.00 15 October, 1944. 09.40 FERRIS, Harold J (233-152) QM departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 6 October, 1944. 09.40 MILLIGAN, Clark S (221-844) CC St transferred to Coast Guard Station, Government Island, Alameda, California for assignment to a PF class vessel.* 09.55 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.11 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant CLAYTON Naval Reserve aboard. 10.13 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 11.07 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 188° T at 100 RPM. 11.45 Bell buoy “C” abeam to port close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°24’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before holding exercises with MTB No.315. 13.00 No drills this date due to necessary ship’s work. Watch ended in position 41°18’N, 71°25’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 16.30 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 17.01 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.30 Buoy “4B” abeam to starboard close aboard. 18.05 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 18.18 Moored port side to dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.00 26 September, 1944. 20.45 FLISCHEL, Leo A (249-030) CMM reported aboard for assignment to duty from Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts.


*[Note: These were Patrol Class Frigates.]


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26 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 2-4; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with exception of McLENDON, Frederick D (200-539) CCM who is AOL from this time and date. 07.00 TYSON, Albert C (663-518) S (R) is now 24 hours AOL. 07.45 GAGLIANO, James V (7015-881) S/1C departed this unit having been transferred to Coast Guard Receiving Station, 520 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, for electrician’s mate training at Franklin Technical Institute. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.13 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.35 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.10 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; hove to. 11.10 Underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 11.20 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant CLAYTON Naval Reserve aboard. 11.22 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 12.10 Position 41°18’ North Latitude, 71°21’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.00 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters; held following drills: General Quarters, fire drill, collision, abandon ship. 13.37 Secured from all drills. 13.40 Secured from exercises with MTB No.315, maneuvering to take in tow motor retrieving launch No.12. 14.05 Motor retrieving launch in tow; set course at 340° T (339° PGC) at slow speed. 15.50 Passed Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. Watch ended in position 41°25’40”N, 71°22’50”W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.45 Hove to in position 41°31’N, 71°19’W awaiting arrival of motor launch to take motor retrieving launch to berth at Newport, Rhode Island. 17.10 Motor retrieving (No.25) launch alongside to take in tow motor retrieving launch No.12. 17.15 Underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.58 Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Fuel and Net Depot. 18.00 McLENDON, Frederick D (200-336) CCM reported aboard having previously reported aboard the USS “Wicomico” at 08.15 this date. 18.10 Commenced taking on fresh water. 18.15 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.00 27 September, 1944. 18.36. Evening colors. 19.00 Secured from taking on fresh water. 19.05 TYSON, Albert G (663-518) S reported aboard, being 36 hours away over liberty; placed on restricted status by Officer of the Day pending Captain’s Mast.


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27 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 VACAR, Nicholas (224-504) CMM transferred this date to DCGO 9ND, Cleveland, Ohio; granted 10 days’ leave en route by the Commanding Officer. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time except REILLY, James E (233-034) MM 1c. 07.30 Commenced turning over main engines. 07.35 Bridge tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.55 Engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.45 REILLY, James E (233-034) MM 1c reported aboard 45 minutes over liberty; placed on restriction by Officer of the Deck pending Captain’s Mast. 07.50 All hands to muster; all hands present or accounted for. 08.00 Morning colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.10 Unmoored and underway standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses at various speeds. 09.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 166° T 10.10 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; hove to. 11.30 Commanding Officer held Mast and assigned punishments as follows: ALOI, Joseph (621-841) F 1c (R) restricted 7 days, skip first weekend liberty; BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) F 1c (R) warned and excused; COCKERHAM, Francis N (548-480) MM (R) excused; McLENDON, Frederick D (200-534) CCM, excused; REILLEY, James (233-034) MM 1c to go on no “stand by” liberties; SHUTT, Forest E (500-564) EM 1c (R) 20 days’ restriction; TYSON, Albert C (663-518) S (R) restricted (indefinite pending further action). 12.00 Position 41°20’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before. 12.17 Underway on various courses and speeds holding afternoon exercises with MTB No.315. 12.20 MTB No.315 alongside to deliver Lieutenant CLAYTON USNR. 12.25 MTB No.315 away. 13.00 Held following drills: General Quarters, fire drill, collision, man overboard, abandon ship, signal drill. 14.22 Secured from all drills. Watch ended in position 41°20’N, 71°20’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.05 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to receive Lieutenant CLAYTON Naval Reserve. 16.07 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away; completed exercises with MTB. 16.58 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.22 Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and fuel Depot. 18.30 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire at 07.00 28 September, 1944.


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28 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable SW force 5-8; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 65°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.05 Unmoored and underway standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay at various courses and speeds. 09.18 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.45 Underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 09.47 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant G CLAYTON Naval Reserve aboard. 09.50 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 12.00 Position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°23’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before, on various courses and speeds. 13.00 Sounded fire drill. 13.06 Secured from fire drill. 13.06 Hove to. 13.12 Underway on various courses and speeds maneuvering to pick up and take in tow motor retrieving launch No.12. 13.30 Motor retrieving launch in tow; secured from operations with MTB No.315. Set course at 340° T (340° PGC) at 55 RPM. 14.02 Sounded General Quarters. 14.06 Secured from General Quarters except gun crews which stood by for loading drills. 14.35 Secured from loading drills. 14.33 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay at 55 RPM. 15.23 Hove to in position 41°31’N, 71°19’W awaiting arrival of motor retrieving launch No.25. 15.27 Motor retrieving launch alongside to take in tow motor retrieving launch No.12. 15.30 Underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 15.55 Moored port side to berth No.8, US Fuel and Net Depot.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.20 WILLIS, Lester W (500-367) CBM (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. 17.00 Received aboard stores for use in general mess.


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29 September 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NE force 3-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 63°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to south pier, berth No.8, Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Crew mustered for colors. All regular liberty party returned on time with exception of SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) who is AOL from this time and date. 08.00 Colors. 09.00 KAIN, Joseph W Machinist reported aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 Small stores party. 10.00 Depth Charge Booster Can MK6-2 and Depth Charge Pistol MK6-1 transferred to Commanding Officer, NAD, Hingham, Massachusetts via Coast Guard truck. 15.15 Unmoored ship – underway. 15.30 Motor torpedo launch No.1 brought 2 target boats for evening operations. 14.00 Held Captain’s inspection of ship. 15.31 Underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. Watch ended in position 41°32’N, 71°20’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before, standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay on various courses and speeds. 16.20 Buoy “4B” abeam to port, close aboard. 16.54 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard. Set course 166° T (100 RPM). 17.30 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard; changed course to 097° T (100 RPM). 19.00 Hove to in positio, 41°18’18”N, 71°00’54”W. 19.15 MTB 314 alongside to put Lieutenants (jg) Richard LORD, John CLEMENTS and Robert PAGE and one photographer (P 1c) aboard. 19.45 Reports held; departments secured. 19.55 Targets streamed, set course 270° T (270° PGC). (30 RPM). Watch ended in position 41°18’18”N, 71°00’54”W.


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 20.00 Commenced operations with Motor Torpedo boat 314. 22.23 Completed exercises with Motor Torpedo Boat 314; Motor Torpedo Boat 314 alongside to receive Lieutenants (jg) Richard LORD, John CLEMENTS and Robert PAGE and one photographer. 22.28 Motor Torpedo Boat 314 away. 22.30 Hove to in position 41°15’ North, 71°06’ West to shore tow. 22.55 Underway on course 290° T at 100 RPM. 24.00 Position 41°18’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


Note: Effective 29 September, 1944, SCHMIDT, William (598-148) WT 3c (R) transferred to DCGO 1ND.


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30 September 1944

At sea and at Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.30, Long -71.30

[Wind NNE force 3-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 04.00:

Underway on course 280° T (280° PGC) at 100 RPM in Block Island Sound with 2 target boats in tow. 00.20 Passed abeam to port, distance 200 yards, swept channel lighted bell buoy, (short-long flashing white) “AB”. 00.25 2 target boats in tow broke loose; steering various courses and speeds to retrieve said target boats. 00.45 Hove to in position 41°20’, 71°20’W with 2 target boats alongside. Manned handy-billies to pump water out of target boats. 02.05 Underway steering course 345° T (345° PGC) at various speeds. 03.10 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard, distance 300 yards; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


04.00 to 08.00:

Underway as before, standing up the East Passage, Narragansett Bay with various courses and speeds. 04.45 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. Hove to in this position to turn over the towed target to motor launch from the MTB Base. 05.00 Underway standing for berth No.8. 05.20 Moored port side to dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 06.54 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM (R) returned aboard on time from 15 days’ annual leave. 06.54 FROST, Glen C (636-479) SoM (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty.


08.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 08.00 Morning colors. 09.01 PIASS, JP PHM reported aboard from Motor Torpedo Base and departed with photographer’s gear. 09.05 Commenced taking on fresh water from the dock. 09.15 EVANS, Charles R (548-184) GM 3c (R) returned aboard on time from 6 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon this date. 09.30 O’CONNOR, William D (553-305) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 11 October, 1944. 10.00. Liberty granted to Port Section to expire prior to 07.45, 2 October, 1944. 10.15 McCRACKEN, Oscar J Jnr (640-557) Cox (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon this date.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Herbert L. Arral

609-302

Seaman 1/C (R)


13 Sep 1944


Also mentioned as Arrel
Joined at Melville

William H. Bauman

520-645

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Curtis Lee Bradford

558-698

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Coxswain (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Anthony W. Camara

594-515
(584-515)

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Eugene H. Chase

676-287

Soundman 3/C (R)


10 Sep 1944


Also mentioned as Chace
Joined at Melville

Robert G. Clements

251-384
(251-364)

Water Tender 1/C


18 Sep 1944

Left at Melville

Benjamin W. Cranford

598-247

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Llewellyn L. Cross Jr.

685-115

Quartermaster 3/C (R)


13 Sep 1944

Left at Melville

Charles R. Evans

548-184

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Gunner’s Mate 3/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Leo A. Flischel

249-030

Chief Machinist’s Mate

25 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Glen C. Frost Jr.

636-479

Soundman 2/C (R)

30 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

James V. Gagliano

7015-881

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


26 Sep 1944

Joined at Melville
Left at Melville

Charles F. Gray

220-655
(220-665)

Gunner’s Mate 1/C


6 Sep 1944

Left at Melville

Patrick J. Harney

615-111

Coxswain (R)

10 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Rudolf V. Hauck

646-768

Radioman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Radioman 2/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Jack L. Jackson

534-942

Radarman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Radarman 2/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Carl R. Johnson

609-651

Seaman 1/C (R)



20 Sep 1944

Also mentioned as Johnsen
Left at Melville

Robert C. Letzkus

561-819

Seaman 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Letzkis
Advanced to Gunner’s Mate 3/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

William E. Markum

588-274
(558-724)

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Coxswain (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Oscar J. McCracken Jr.

640-857

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Coxswain (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Clark S. Milligan

221-644
(221-844)

Chief Commissary Steward (a)


25 Sep 1944

Left at Melville

Harold E. Muma

507-939

Quartermaster 3/C (R)

2 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Benjamin E. Navoy

615-674
(613-674)

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

James M. Platt

563-202

Signalman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Signalman 2/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Howard A. Roberts

7017-528

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Soundman 3/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Robert L. Robinson

539-521

Seaman 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

George I. Scheeler

229-308
(299-308)

Chief Commissary Steward

23 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

William V. Schmidt

598-198
(598-148)

Water Tender 3/C (R)

12 Sep 1944


29 Sep 1944

Joined at Melville
Transferred while absent over leave

Wilbur H. Smith

570-668

Radarman 3/C (R)



Advanced to Radarman 2/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

David W. Steele

670-567

Seaman 2/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Theodore L. Traiforos

7020-044
(7020-004)

Ship’s Cook 1/C (R)

13 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Nicholas Vacar

224-504

Chief Machinist’s Mate (a)



27 Sep 1944

Also mentioned as Vecar
Left at Melville

Lew M. Van Reed

560-270

Gunner’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Gunner’s Mate 2/C (R) on 12 Sep 1944

Onzalo R. Washington

7006-095

Steward’s Mate 2/C (R)


7 Sep 1944

Left at Melville while in Hospital

Lester W. Willis

500-367

Chief Boatswain’s Mate (R)

28 Sep 1944


Joined at Melville

Edward Wysocki

7020-093

Seaman 2/C (R)


13 Sep 1944


Also mentioned as Wysockie
Joined at Melville


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Denney

-

Lieutenant Commander

Also mentioned as Denny
Aboard on 2 Sep 1944
Left same day

Romer

-

Lieutenant

Aboard on 3 Sep 1944
Left same day

Peterson

-

Ensign

Aboard with 10 men on 8 Sep 1944
Left same day

Albertson

-

Ensign

Aboard with 10 men on 8 Sep 1944
Left same day

Ralph Brown

-

Radio Technician 1/C

Aboard to check radar on 12 Sep 1944
Left same day

Jerome Miller

-

Radio Technician 3/C

Aboard to check radar on 12 Sep 1944
Left same day

S. E. Archbold

-

Shipfitter 1/C

Aboard with 4 men for welding work on 24 Sep 1944
Left same day

E. G. Clayton

-

Lieutenant

Aboard from PT-315 on 25 Sep 1944
Aboard again from PT-315 on 26 Sep 1944
Aboard again from PT-315 on 27 Sep 1944
Left same day
Aboard again from PT-315 on 28 Sep 1944

Richard Lord

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard from PT-314 on 29 Sep 1944
Left same day

John Clements

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard from PT-314 on 29 Sep 1944
Left same day

Robert Page

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard from PT-314 on 29 Sep 1944
Left same day

J. P. Piass

-

Photographer’s Mate (Aerial) 2/C

Aboard to retrieve photo gear on 30 Sep 1944
Left same day



LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1944


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[All above blanks and covers]


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Racklifef Street, Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester 751M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Mrs. Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mrs Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland St Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.



Advanced to Lieutenant on 4 Oct 1944

Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Mrs. Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Mrs. Frances E. Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.
Phone: Augusta, 3-4189.





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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NE force 3-4; light broken cloud; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 48 hours AOL this time, this date. The following advancements in ratings were made by Commanding Officer to date from October 1, 1944. 1) BLAIR, Theodore (534-076) (R) SC to SC 1c; 2) BURAS, Joseph (528-839) (R) F 1c to EM 3c; 3) FUSCO, Frank (595-134) (R) Y to Y 1c; 4) GIBBS, Raymond (595-784)(R) StK to StK 1c; 5) JONES, Albert C (613-567) (R) MM 3c to MM 2c; 6) JONES, Morris (7016-469) StM to StM 1c; 7) JOHNSON, Nathaniel (7016-281) to StM 1c; 8) SMALL, Nathaniel (7015-188) StM 1c to St 3c. Also, PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) WT 1c was advanced to rate of CWT.


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2 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 3-9; light broken cloud; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.10 PANN, John J (7002-190) WT 3c (R) returned from 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon this date. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Morning colors. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 3 days over leave this time, this date.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.35 CROUSE, Porter A (205-078) CBM transferred to DCGO 1ND for assignment to duty.


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3 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N and SW force 3-1; broken cloud; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 Crew mustered for morning colors. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 4 days AOL. 08.00 Colors. 07.30 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM (R) departed for inpatient treatment at dispensary, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 14.30 Received aboard from Naval Supply Depot NOB, Newport, Rhode Island, commissary stores for use in general mess. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire prior to 07.45, 4 October, 1944.


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4 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 5 days AOL. 07.40 CORRELL, Robert T (7001-917) RM 3c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon this date. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 Lieutenant [previously] jg William H KITTELL Coast Guard Reserve this date did accept promotion to the rank of Lieutenant in the US Coast Guard Reserve.


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5 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 58°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is 6 days AOL this time and date. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.05 BURAS, Joseph, J (528-839) F 1c (R) departed for outpatient treatment at US Coast Guard Infirmary, Newport, Rhode Island. 13.00 No quarters, crew engaged in necessary ship’s work.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 Friday 6 October, 1944. 16.55 Pay call held for ship’s personnel. 16.30 BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) returned aboard having been logged out at 12.05 this date. 16.30 Installed new flooding valve on magazine sprinkler system in port magazine. Performance satisfactory.


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6 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-4; overcast; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 PAGADUAN, Agustin (108-048) Off St 1c departed on 15 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon 22 October, 1944. 00.31 JOHNSON, Nathaniel (7016-281) StM 1c departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 24 October, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is 7 days AOL this time and date. 08.00 BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698) Cox (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 24 October, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.35 Secured from taking on fresh-water; all tanks topped off. 10.00 Request Mast held by Executive Officer. 10.35 OS, Sidney (606-095) S 1c (R) returned from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 10.45 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 11.00 Unmoored ship; underway, maneuvering to north dock, berth No.2, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 11.25 Moored port side to berth No.2, as before mentioned. 11.39 Commenced taking fuel aboard from dock. 11.40 FERRIS, Harold John (233-152) QM returned from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 12.40 Secured from taking on fuel. Received 32,832 gallons at 60°. 13.00 No quarters this date due to necessary ship’s work. 13.15 Unmoored; underway maneuvering to moor at berth No.8. 13.40 Moored port side to berth No.8, US Naval Fuel and Net Depot. 14.00 Captain held ship’s inspection.


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7 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; cloud with haze and fog; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 8 days AOL this time, this date. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire prior to 07.45 9 October, 1944. 08.00 Colors. 07.30 ANDERSON, David (663-329) QM 3c (R) departed on 7 days’ annual leave, granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 15 October, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM (R) returned from inpatient treatment at Naval Dispensary, Melville, Rhode Island. 12.30 Received aboard commissary supplies from Naval Supply Depot (NOB), Newport, Rhode Island for use in general mess.


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8 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 1-3; cloudy with fog; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 08.00 Morning colors. Crew observed Sabbath.


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9 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy with haze; air temperature average 66°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 10 days AOL this time and date. 07.30 PILLING, William Jnr (552-521) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon, 20 October, 1944. 07.45 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 22 October, 1944. 07.47 PALMER, Hansel (513-365) PhM 3c (R) temporarily detached from this unit to attend Pharmacist’s Mates School at MTBSTC, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.05 STEINBRECHER, William P (305-65-48) PhM UG Naval Reserve reported aboard for temporary duty from Motor Torpedo Base. 08.55 Lieutenant EG CLAYTON Naval Reserve reported aboard for observation. 09.01 Unmoored and underway on various courses and speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.15 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.53 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds operating with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°18’ North Latitude, 71°16’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.50. Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. 13.00 Held following drills: General Quarters, fire drill, collision, man overboard, abandon ship, loading drills (guns), signal, resuscitation drill. 14.15 Secured from all drills. 15.00. Hove to in position 41°19’20”N, 71°18’50”W to permit Motor Torpedo boat 315 to come alongside to take off Lieutenant CLAYTON USNR. 15.02 Underway; set course at 073° T (073° PGC) at 100 RPM. 16.00 Watch ended in position 41°22’00”N, 71°05’40”W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.05 Changed course to 087° T (087° PGC). 16.30 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 074° T (074° PGC). 17.11 Changed course to 057° T (057° PGC). 17.30 Buoy “20” off Robinson’s Hole abeam to starboard close aboard. 17.40 Anchored in 15 fathoms of water to 50 fathoms of port anchor chain on following bearings: Tarpaulin Cove Lt. 34° T, Bell buoy No.“20”, 200° T. Position 41°27’N, 71°47’W. 18.14 Evening colors.


20.00 to 24.00:

Anchored as before. 20.40 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 238° T at 100 RPM. 21.00 Nashawena Island whistle buoy abeam to starboard; underway on various courses, commenced operations with MTBs. 23.25 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard; completed operations with MTBs; set course 345° T at 100 RPM. 24.00 Position 41°25’ North Latitude, 71°22’ West Longitude.


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10 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-5; cloudy; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Underway on course 345° T at 100 RPM in position 41°25’ North Latitude, 71°22’ West Longitude. 00.01 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard, underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 01.20 Moored port side to berth 7, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 11 days AOL this time and date. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 07.58 Lieutenant EG CLAYTON Naval Reserve reported aboard for observation.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 09.20 Received from Supply Officer 178 gallons of diesel oil. 09.30 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.48 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 11.21 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Completed operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°18’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to in position 41°19’N, 71°19’W. 12.05 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to take Lieutenant CLAYTON USNR aboard. 12.12 Underway; set course at 080° T (080° PGC) at 80 RPM. 13.00 Held following emergency drills: man overboard, fire, collision. 14.10 Secured from all drills. 15.16 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 077° T (077° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.59 Vineyard Sound short-long flashing white whistle buoy abeam to port close aboard; changed course to 057° T (057° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°24’N, 71°51’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.15 Changed course to 238° PGC, (238° T). 16.35 Nashawena Island lighted buoy abeam to starboard close aboard; course changed to 257° T (257° PGC). 17.20 Vineyard Sound Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Course changed to 266° T (266° PGC). 19.15 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 20.40 Moored port side to south dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 20.45 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 11 October, 1944.


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11 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable W force 1-2; cloudless with haze; air temperature average 62°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 12 days AOL this time and date. 07.30 LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MoM 2C departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 08.00 Morning colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.45 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.50 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.23 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses at various speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.30. Completed morning exercises with MTBs in position 41°12’N, 71°06’W. Reduced speed to 60 RPM. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. The Commanding Officer made the following advancements in ratings: See entry under 1 October, 1944 for list of 8 men which were advanced. Held following emergency drills: General Quarters, fire drill, man overboard drill, abandon ship, signal and resuscitation drills. 14.05 Secured from all drills. 13.32 Changed course to 270° T (270° PGC) at 100 RPM in position 41°12’N, 70°58’W. Commencing afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.40 Hove to in position 41°11’30”N, 71°10’W. 14.55 Underway; set course at 305° T (305° PGC) at 100 RPM. Brought target aboard having completed exercises with MTBs. 15.25 Changed course in position 41°15’30”N, 71°17’30”W to 254° PGC (254° T) at 100 RPM. 15.32 Changed course in position 41°15’10”N, 71°19’20”W to 345° T (345° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°26’N, 71°21’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 16.30 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.35 Moored port side to south dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville Rhode Island. 17.50 LOIRY, Millard E MoM 2C returned aboard having been logged out at 07.30 this date. 18.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.00 12 October, 1944.


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12 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable NE and SW force 1-2; cloudy with haze; air temperature average 59°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 04.20 PLETCHER, Lloyd H (513-166) CWT (R)(A) departed on 10 days’ annual leave with 4 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 27 October, 1944. 06.40 WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC (R) departed on 5 days’ leave with 1 day’s travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 19 October, 1944. 06.55 Commenced turning over main engines. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 13 days AOL this time, this date. 07.00 O’CONNOR, William D (553-305) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave. 07.35 TYSON, Albert C (663-518) S (R) departed on transfer to Commanding Officer, Coast Guard Receiving Station, 520 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts, for further assignment to duty. 07.40 VAN REED, Lew M Jnr (560-271) GM (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 25 October, 1944. 07.45 All hands to muster. 07.55 Mooring stations manned and ready; bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 08.00 Morning colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.01 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.10 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.03 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; hove to. 10.25 Underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°14’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before, 12.01 Commenced operations with MTBs. 12.36 Hove to in position 41°12’36”N, 71°07’00”W to retrieve target. 12.40 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 12.55 Underway on course 090° T (093° PGC) at 100 RPM. 13.32 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 70°58’W. 15.00 Underway on course 303° T (300° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°17’N, 71°12’00”W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.24 Changed course to 338° T. 17.53 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard, underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.02 Moored port side to berth 8, Net and Fuel Depot. 18.15 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.00 13 October, 1944.


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13 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudy with fog; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of FERRIS, Harold (233-152) QM who was reported ill at his home. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 09.20 Received from Supply Officer, Supply Base, Newport, Rhode Island one carton of piston rings and one carton of ordnance equipment. 09.58 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 11.04 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T (168° PGC) at 100 RPM. 11.34 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. 12.00 Position 41°16’ North Latitude, 71°19’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.05 Swept channel lighted bell buoy “K” (short-long flashing white) abeam to port close aboard. 12.15 Changed course to 105° T (108° PGC) at 100 RPM. 12.25 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°15’W to stream target. 12.45 Underway on course 090° T (093° PGC) at 100 RPM holding exercises with MTBs. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. Held following emergency drills: General Quarters, fire drill. 13.18 Secured from all drills. 13.19 Secured from morning exercises with MTBs. 13.45 Commenced afternoon exercises with MTBs. 14.05 Reversed course to 270° T (273° PGC) at 100 RPM. 14.40 Secured from exercises with MTBs. 14.45 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°07’30”W to bring target aboard. 14.55 Target aboard. 15.00 Underway; set course at 315° T (318° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°18’30”N, 71°15’30”W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before on course 315° T (318° PGC) (105 RPM). 16.30 Hove to at buoy “AB”. 16.42 Set course 346° T (349° PGC) (105 RPM). 17.15 Brenton Reef Lightship close aboard to starboard, various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.24 Moored port side to dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.00 October 14, 1944.


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14 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly SW force 4-7; cloud with rain and fog; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. FERRIS, Harold J (233-152) QM returned aboard from sickness at home, having been logged out 07.00 13 October, 1944. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 15 days AOL this time and date. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 PIETERS, Valentine A (606-196) S 1c (R) was advanced to the rating of CM 3c (R).


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 12.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.00 16 October.


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15 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NW force 2-5; light broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.00 ANDERSON, David (663-329) QM 3c (R) returned on time from 7 days’ leave of absence. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c R is now 16 days AOL this time and date.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.10 LEHMAN, Joseph (229-135) MM returned on time from 15 days’ leave of absence and 4 days’ travel time.


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16 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3; light broken cloud; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is 17 days AOL this time and date. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00 and 16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before 13.00. Liberty granted to watch-standers to expire prior to 11.00 17 October, 1944. No quarters this time, this date, due to necessary ship’s work. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire prior to 07.45, 17 October, 1944. 18.04 Evening colors.


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17 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SW force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is now 18 days AOL this time, this date. 07.45. Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.05 Received aboard 50 gallons of gasoline from Supply Department. 08.45 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) departed on 3 days’ emergency leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 21 October, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.20 P DAYTON and E ANDERS reported aboard from Boston Navy Yard to install new gyro repeater in port pelorus.* 12.55 All hands to muster on dock; company “B” had signal drill, company “A” had infantry drill. 13.00 Received from Supply Depot commissary stores for use in the general mess. 13.30 Company “B” secured from signal drill. 14.00 Company “A” secured from infantry drill. 15.00 Party aboard to install gyro repeater departed.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45 18 October, 1944. 17.45 Received from Naval Operating Base one metal tool chest.


*[Note: A pelorus is a type of compass or compass repeater.]


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18 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) is 19 days AOL this time and date. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 Received aboard 5 cases of emergency rations from GSK No.3 MTBSTC, Melville, Rhode Island. 13.00 No quarters or drills as crew was turned to for necessary ship’s work.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.45 19 October, 1944. 18.01 Evening colors.


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19 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind S veering N force 3-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 56°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 09.13 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.36 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 11.12 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; hove to. 12.00 Position 41°20’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before. 12.55 Motor Torpedo Boat No.315 alongside; commenced exercises. Underway on various courses at 100 RPM. 13.00 Exercised at collision drill. 13.05 Secured from collision drill; secured from all drills. 13.06 Hove to in position 41°19’N, 71°20’W awaiting orders from MTB No.315. 13.15 Underway on course 090° T (090° PGC) at 100 RPM. Commencing operations with MTB No.315. 14.25 Secured from operations with MTB 315 in position 41°18’30”N, 71°02’30”W. Changed course to 285° T (285° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°21’30”N, 71°20’00”W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.03 Changed course to 340° T (340° PGC) at 100 RPM. 16.27 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 17.52 Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Fuel and Net Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.00 Evening colors. 18.05 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.30 20 October, 1944. 18.06 WETTERER, Robert (527-704) SC (R) returned on time from 5 days’ annual leave plus 1 day’s travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon this day.


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20 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering E force 1-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 BLAIR, Theodore (534-076)SC 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to 31 October, 1944. 07.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c is now 21 days AOL this time, this date. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time except GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) and LUSSIER, Joseph T (521-940) WT 3c (R) who are now AOL. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.20 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.40 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.17 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 400 yards; hove to. 11.12 Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant DL GLOVER, Naval Reserve, aboard. 11.13 Torpedo Boat 315 away. 11.14 Underway on various courses at various speeds operating with Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°19’ North Latitude, 71°15’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.03 Hove to in position 41°19’N, 71°15’W. 12.15 Underway on various courses and speeds holding exercises with MTB No.315. 14.00 Held Captain’s inspection of ship. 14.15 Secured from operations with MTB No.315. 14.25 MTB No.315 to remove Lieutenant Dale GLOVER USN [elsewhere Naval Reserve]. 14.26 Set course at 328° T (328° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.10 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; changed to various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.25 Moored port side to berth 8, south dock, Net and Fuel Depot. 16.30 PILLING, William Jnr (552-520) S 1c (R) returned from 10 days’ leave having previously reported in on time at Torpedo Base. 17.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 07.30 21 October, 1944.


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21 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE backing NW force 3-7; cloud and rain; air temperature average 52°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.15 GANLEY, Jack F (639-086) F 1c (R) and LUSSIER, Joseph (521-940) WT 3c (R) returned aboard having been 16 hours 45 minutes AOL. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.25 Received aboard 50 gallons of lubricating oil from US Naval Fuel and Net Depot. 10.30 Received aboard 23 gallons of paint. 11.15 REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) returned on time from 3 days’ emergency leave.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.30 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 22 October, 1944. 17.56 Colors. 23.45 MUMA, Harold E (507-939) QM 3c placed on report by Officer of the Day for failure to stand a proper watch.


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22 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 3-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 48°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.15 PAGADUAN, Agustin (108-048) Off St 1c returned on time from 15 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon this date. Effective (29 September, 1944), SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c transferred to DCGO 1ND having been AOL since 29 September, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.53 Colors. 23.30 Held bed check. LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) was found to be away without leave.


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23 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing SSW force 1-6; light broken cloud; air temperature average 53°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 02.30 JOYNER, Leon J (220-964) MM 1c reported aboard 3 hours AWOL; appeared to be under the influence of some sort of liquor; threw fire hose on deck and went below to berth deck. 07.00 Dock guard reported aboard and requested permission to see Executive Officer; informed said officer that his automobile has undergone vandalism and that the dock fence and precaution sign had been removed from the dock. 07.03 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) reported aboard 7½ hours AWOL. 07.30 Commencing turning over main engines. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 WETTERER, Robert (527-702) SC (R) transferred to DCGO 3ND.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.02 FROST, Glen Jnr (636-479) SoM 3c (R) departed on 7 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 31 October, 1944. 08.50 Unmoored and underway on various courses and various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.05 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.37 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; hove to. 10.55 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set McCARTHY, Paul J QM aboard for observation. 11.00 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 12.00 Position 41°20’ North Latitude, 71°20’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Hove to as before. 12.10. Ship’s steering apparatus examined and found to be in good order. 12.20 Underway on various courses and speeds holding operations. 15.00 PT315 alongside to remove McCARTHY, Paul QM USNR 15.40 Hove to with Brenton Reef Lightship close aboard to starboard. 19.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard; various courses and speeds standing up East Passage of Narragansett Bay. 19.45 Held evening reports. 20.25 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 20.35 Moored port side to south dock, berth No.7, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 20.45 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.30 Tuesday 24 October, 1944.


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24 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW backing S force 1-4; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.00 McLENDON, Frederick D (200-539) CCM departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 4 November, 1944. 06.50 COX, Ervin W (594-944) F 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave to expire prior to noon 4 November, 1944.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.42 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.01 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant DL GLOVER Naval Reserve aboard. 09.02 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 10.02 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 10.30 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; hove to. 10.38 Underway on various courses and various speeds operating with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°18’ North Latitude, 71°19’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.00 Exercised at General Quarters, semaphore drill, resuscitation drill. 13.40 Secured from all drills. 13.55 MTB No.316 alongside with Commanding Officer of this vessel reporting aboard. 14.00 MTB No.316 away. 14.45 Secured from exercises with MTB No.315. Set course at 315° T (315° PGC) at 100 RPM. from approximate position 41°20’N, 71°14’W. 14.55 Hove to. 15.00 Sighted object in water; underway on various courses and speeds to investigate same. 15.20 Sounded man overboard drill; pulling boat away to examine object in water – found to be submerged wooden float of approximate size eight, by eight, by 2 feet. Took same in tow to remove as it was a menace to navigation. Watch ended in position 41°20’N, 71°19’W. 15.55 Pulling boat hoisted and 2-blocked at davits. 16.20 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for striking a superior Petty Officer, HARNEY, Patrick J (615-111) Cox (R), Cox of the Watch, while in the act of performing his duties.


16.00 to 20.00:

Hove to as before. 16.05 Underway on course 305°T (305° PGC) (50 RPM). 17.15 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 19.07 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. Hove to for motor launch from MTBSTC to take in tow. 19.22 Relieved of tow, standing for fuel dock. 19.20 Moored port side to north dock, berth No.2, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.30, 25 October, 1944. 20.15. LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) was tried at Captain’s Mast for third AWOL charge; was awarded the following punishment: confinement for 10 days from 25 October, 1944 to 4 November, 1944, confinement to be in brig at Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center as there is no brig aboard this vessel. 20.30 BYRNE, BM 1c USN reported aboard to take LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) to brig at Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center. 20.50 Commenced taking on fuel. 21.00 BYRNE, BM 1c USN departed this unit with LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) to brig at Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center. 21.10. Commenced taking on fresh water. 21.30 Secured from taking on fresh water. 21.40. Completed taking on fuel; received 31,734 gallons of fuel oil at 60° temperature.


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25 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SSW backing S force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 64°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.05 STEELE, David W (670-667) S (R) departed on 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 7 November, 1944. 03.25 HACKETT, Raymond W (521-076) MM 3c (R) returned from outpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 06.25 JOHNSON, Nathaniel (7016-281) StM 1c (R) reported aboard from 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 24 October, 1944. 06.50 BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698) Cox (R) reported aboard from 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 24 October, 1944. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 Bridge and engine room tested and reported ready for getting underway. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.10 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.22 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.55 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards, hove to. 11.00 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 alongside to set Lieutenant DL GLOVER Naval Reserve aboard. 11.01 Motor Torpedo Boat 315 away. 11.02 Underway on various courses and speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°16’ North Latitude, 71°15’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.00. All hands to muster at quarters. Held following drills: resuscitation, semaphore, damage control, and collision drill. 13.10 Hove to; MTB No.315 alongside to pick up Lieutenant GLOVER, USN [sic]. Secured from operations with MTB No.315. 13.22 From position 41°12’N, 71°12’30”W set course at 305° T (305° PGC) at 100 RPM. 13.40 Secured from all drills. 14.21 Hove to in vicinity of Brenton Reef Lightship.1400 Held Captain’s Mast for following men: LUSSIER, Joseph HT (521-940) WT 3c (R) and GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) AOL 16 hours and 45 minutes: were awarded 10 hours’ extra duty to be performed in 2-hour sessions on nights when these men would have rated liberty; placed on restricted status until extra duty is completed; MUMA, Harold E (507-939) QM 3c (R) for failure to stand a proper watch was awarded a 10-days restriction and instructed to study “Bluejackets’ Manual” in regards to said subject. 14.30 Anchored in 16 fathoms of water with 45 fathoms of chain (port) on deck with the following bearings: Beavertail Point Lighthouse 322° T (322° PGC), Sakonnet Point Lighthouse 074° T (074° PGC) and Point Judith Lighthouse 241° T (241° PGC). Watch ended in position 41°25’N, 71°22’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Anchored as before. 18.01 Anchor aweigh, underway on course 171° T (171° PGC) (72 RPM). 18.45 Buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; changed course to 166° T (166° PGC). 19.20 Buoy “K” abeam to starboard close aboard. 19.25 Changed course to 345° T (345° PGC) (105 RPM).


20.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 08.02 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard. 20.32 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 21.55 Moored port side to berth 8, south dock, Net and Fuel Depot.


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26 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 60°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.25 VAN REED, Lew Jnr (560-221) GM (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ leave and 2 days’ travel time. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

08.12 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 09.20 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.50 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 200 yards; hove to. 10.27 Underway on various courses at various speeds; commenced operations with Motor Torpedo Boat 315. 12.00 Position 41°17’ North Latitude, 71°15’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 13.55 PT315 secured from operations.14.20 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 345° T (345° PGC) (105 RPM). 14.50 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 15.58 Moored port side to dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45 27 October, 1944.


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27 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N force 1-5; cloudy; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.10 PLETCHER, Lloyd A (513-166) CWT (R) returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave plus 4 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon this date.13.00 All hands to muster on dock. Held infantry drill and instruction period on small arms. 14.00 Secured from all drills.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 PALMER, Hansel (513-865) PhM 3c (R) reported aboard from temporary duty at Pharmacist’s Mates School at Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center. 17.00 Liberty granted to Port Section to expire prior to 07.45, 28 October, 1944. 17.00 STEINBRECHER, William P (3056-548) PhM UG USNR departed this unit to return to Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Training Center. 17.47 Evening colors. 21.00 LUSSIER, Joseph HT (521-940) WT 3c and GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) each completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 8 hours remaining.


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28 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NNE backing N force 6; cloudy and overcast; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 CAMARA, Anthony W (594-515) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ authorized leave to expire prior to noon 8 November, 1944. 10.01 BAUMANN, William H (520-645) S 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ authorized leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 10 November, 1944. 14.15 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire at 11.00 29 October, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.30 WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC (R) reported aboard this unit. 21.00 LUSSIER, Joseph (521-945) WT 3c (R) and GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) completed 2 hours of extra duty. They now have a total of 6 hours remaining.


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29 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N force 2-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. Crew observed the Sabbath.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 LUSSIER, Joseph (521-945) WT 3c (R) and GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 4 hours remaining.


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30 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NNW backing W force 3-4; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 45°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Liberty party returned on time. 11.00 FUSCO, Frank (599-134) Y1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 10 November, 1944.


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31 October 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-3; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.15 FROST, Glen Jnr (636-749) SoM (R) returned on time from 7 days’ leave of absence. 04.50 LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM and NYE, Doyle G (636-794) S 1c (R) each departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00, 13 November, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.00 Checked ship’s steering gear; found in good condition. 11.30 Received aboard stores for use in general mess from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island. 11.40 BLAIR, Theodore (534-076) SC 1c (R) returned aboard from 10 days’ annual leave on time. 13.00 Crew mustered on dock for quarters. 02.00 Held monthly powder test; condition good.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 1 November, 1944. 18.50 Received aboard ammunition for Ordnance Department from Naval Ammunition Depot, Hingham, Massachusetts. 23.30 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) reported aboard in uniform having been AOL since 29 September, 1944.


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[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Theodore Blair

534-076

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)



Advanced to Ship’s Cook 1/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Joseph J. Buras

528-839

Fireman 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Burras
Advanced to Electrician’s Mate 3/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Porter A. Crouse

205-078

Chief Boatswain’s Mate


2 Oct 1944

Left at Melville

Frank Fusco

595-134

Yeoman 2/C (R)



Advanced to Yeoman 1/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Raymond L. Gibbs

595-784

Storekeeper 2/C (R)



Advanced to Storekeeper 1/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Albert C. Jones

613-567

Machinist’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Machinist’s Mate 2/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Morris C. Jones

7016-469

Steward’s Mate 2/C (R)



Advanced to Steward’s Mate 1/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

Nathanel Johnson

7016-281

Steward’s Mate 2/C (R)



Advanced to Steward’s Mate 1/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

James C. Livingston

648-269
(641-269)

Seaman 1/C (R)



Confined to brig for 10 days on 24 Oct 1944

Hansel Palmer

513-865

Pharmacist’s Mate 3/C (R)


27 Oct 1944

9 Oct 1944

Left for temporary duty at Melville
Returned from temporary duty at Melville

Valentine A. Pieters

606-196

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Carpenter’s Mate 3/C (R) on 14 Oct 1944

Lloyd A. Pletcher

513-166

Water Tender 1/C (R)



Advanced to Chief Water Tender (R) on 1 Oct 1944

William V. Schmidt

598-198
(598-148)
(595-198)

Water Tender 3/C (R)



Transfer notice in log of 22 Oct 1944
Reported aboard in uniform on 31 Oct 1944

Nathaniel J. Smalls

7015-188

Steward’s Mate 1/C (R)



Also mentioned as Small
Advanced to Steward 3/C (R) on 1 Oct 1944

William P. Steinbrecher

305-65-48

Pharmacist’s Mate 2/C (jg)

9 Oct 1944


27 Oct 1944

Joined for temporary duty at Melville
Left at Melville

Albert C. Tyson

663-518

Seaman 2/C (R)


12 Oct 1944

Left at Melville

Robert Wetterer

527-709
(527-702)

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)


28 Oct 1944

23 Oct 1944

Left at Melville
Joined at Melville


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

E. G. Clayton

-

Lieutenant

Aboard for observation on 9 Oct 1944
Left aboard PT-315 same day
Aboard for observation on 10 Oct 1944
Left aboard PT-315 same day

P. Dayton

-

-

Aboard to install new gyro repeater on 17 Oct 1944
Left same day

E. Anders

-

-

Aboard to install new gyro repeater on 17 Oct 1944
Left same day

Dale L. Glover

-

Lieutenant

Aboard from PT-315 on 20 Oct 1944
Left aboard PT-315 same day
Aboard from PT-315 on 24 Oct 1944
Aboard from PT-315 on 25 Oct 1944
Left aboard PT-315 same day

Paul J. McCarthy

-

Quartermaster 2/C

Aboard for observation from PT-315 on 23 Oct 1944
Left aboard PT-315 same day

Byrne

-

Boatswain’s Mate 1/C

Aboard to escort Livingston to brig on 24 Oct 1944
Left same day with Livingston in custody



LOGS FOR NOVEMBER 1944


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Rackliffe Street, Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester 751M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.




William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant

On board.
Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Mrs. Bettie O. Johnson.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem-4789.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Frances E. Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.
Phone: Augusta 3-4189.





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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind S force 2-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 57°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 01.05 SCHMIDT, William (595-198) WT 3c (R) removed to brig at MTBSTC, Melville, Rhode Island for safe keeping, pending transfer to DCGO 1ND Boston, Massachusetts. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. 13.15 Secured from quarters. 13.00 The following advancements in rating were made by Commanding Officer to date from this day: 1) HENNESSEY, William F (621-836) F 1c to WT 3c (R); 2), MICHEL, Francis F (620-168) F 1c to WT 3c (R); 3) PALMER, Hansel (513-865) PhM 3c to PhM (R); 4) SILCIO, Charles (559-103) S 1c to SC 3c (R).


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Section to expire prior to 07.45, 2 November, 1944. 17.41 Evening colors. 18.00 SCHMIDT, William (598-198) WT 3c (R) was transferred this date under military guard of BRITTON, Martin M (205-174) WT 1c to Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts. 23.20 LUSSIER, Joseph HT (527-945) WT 3c (R) and GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty (each) with 2 hours remaining.


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2 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1 and calm; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.05 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) SK 3c (R) departed on 13 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon 16 November, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 15.10 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) was returned aboard from Motor Torpedo Base brig pending Captain’s Mast. 15.20 Commanding Officer held Mast in the cases of the following named men and awarded punishment as follows: LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) for offense noted in log 24 October, 1944, awarded Summary Court Martial; JOYNER, Leon J (220-964) MM 1c for offense noted in log 24 October, 1944, awarded Summary Court Martial; WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC (R) for offense noted in log 24 October, 1944, awarded Summary Court Martial. 15.30 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) returned to Motor Torpedo Base brig to complete previous sentence.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to men attending ship’s party to expire prior to 07.30, 3 November, 1944. 18.05 FLISCHEL, Leo A (249-030) CMM departed on 4 days’ leave of absence plus 3 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 10 November, 1944.


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3 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.00 SCHUYLER, Edmond L (563-006) S 1c (R) departed this unit to report to Custom House, Boston, Massachusetts to take examination for RM 3c. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.20 Received aboard from Supply Department, Fuel Officer, Melville, Rhode Island: 141 gallons diesel oil. 13.50 Captain held ship’s inspection. 15.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 6 November, 1944.


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4 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 55°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.15 COX, Ervin W (594-944) F 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence. 10.50 McLENDON, Frederick D (200-539) CCM returned aboard on time from 10 days’ leave of absence.


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5 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; broken cloud with fog; air temperature average 54°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 19.45 Held reports, departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men to muster.


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6 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N force 4-5; cloud with rain; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) and ALOI, Joseph (621-841) F 1c (R) who are AOL from this time. 07.45 CHASE, Eugene H (676-287) SoM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 09.00 ALOI, Joseph (621-841) F 1c (R) and REA, Albert E (521-735) S 1c (R) returned having been 2 hours AOL.


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7 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N force 3-5; cloudy; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster at colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.35 STEELE, David W (670-567) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time. 13.00 Received aboard from Naval Supply Depot: engineer’s stores.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.30 8 November, 1944. 20.00 Received from Coast Guard Freight Depot, 99 Empire Building, Brooklyn, New York: 4 cartons of electrical supplies.


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8 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind W veering N force 1-3; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.05 CAMARA, Anthony W (594-515) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave. 13.00 Crew mustered at quarters. 13.10 Secured from quarters. Crew turned to. 15.30 Tested pneumatic control on bridge on depth charge release tracks; condition good.


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9 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N and SE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.05 Received aboard from general store keeper US Naval Fuel and Net Depot: 10 gallons of distilled water for use in radio shack. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters; no drills this date due to necessary ship’s work.


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10 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind ESE veering SSW force 3-5; cloud and rain; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 KEEN, Cecil T (646-819) S 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 29 November, 1944. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 All hands to muster. 08.00 Colors. 08.02 FLISCHEL, Leo A (249-030) CMM returned on time from 4 days’ leave and 3 days’ travel time. 08.05 SCHUYLER, Edmund L (563-006) S 1c (R) transferred this date to Coast Guard Receiving Station, Boston, Massachusetts pending further transfer to radio school.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.30 BAUMANN, William H (520-645) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence and 2 days’ travel time. 11.30 FUSCO, Frank (595-134) Y1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence. 14.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 15.00 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.00, 13 November.


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11 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW force 1-2 and calm; cloudy; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.15 GANELY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 14.20 Received aboard 6 gallons of ice cream for use in general mess.


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12 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 2-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.30 Commenced taking on fresh water. 14.30 Secured taking on fresh water.


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13 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.45 NYE, Doyle G (636-794) S 1c (R) returned on time from 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon this date. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time except HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RADM 3c who is now AOL. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.15 HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RADM 3c reported aboard 1 hour and 15 minutes AOL.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.05 Lieutenant (jg) Russell L JOHNSON departed this unit on 4 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon 18 November, 1944. 09.15 Steering gear checked, found to be in good working condition. 09.45 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103)SC 3c (R) departed this unit on 10 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon 24 November, 1944. 09.45 LOIRY, Millard E (229-345) MM 3c (R) returned aboard on time from 10 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time. 10.00 SORRELLS, Thomas C (200-891) CQM departed this unit for inpatient treatment at US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 13.00 Quarters. Held Infantry drill, signal drill and resuscitation drill. 14.00 Secured from all drills.


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14 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 1-2; cloudless; air temperature average 49°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.10 Received aboard radio gear from DCG Warehouse Constitution Wharf, Boston, Massachusetts. MR 148 pre-selector No.156 transferred to Radio Maintenance, Bristol, Rhode Island for repair. 11.15 Received aboard 138 gallons of diesel oil from Naval Supply Depot. 12.55 Officers’ Call to quarters. 13.00 All hands to quarters for drills; held following drills: infantry, signal, and resuscitation. 14.00 Secured from all drills.


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15 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 1-2; broken cloud; air temperature average 45°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.05 HACKETT, Raymond W (521-076) MM 3c departed on 10 days’ annual leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 26 November, 1944, and WILEY, Charles L (573-834) S 1c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time granted by the Commanding Officer to expire prior to noon 4 December, 1944.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.49 Unmoored ship, standing for berth No.2, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 10.00 Moored starboard side to dock, berth No.2. 10.35 Started taking on fuel. 11.36 Secured from taking on fuel. 12.40 Unmoored ship to shift berth. 12.56 Moored port side to south dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 14.00 Captain’s Mast held for ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R), awarded 20 days’ restriction and 20 hours’ extra duty, for offense noted in log 05.00 15 November, 1944.* HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RdM 3c (R) warned and excused for offense noted in log 07.00 13 November, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.45 15 November, 1944. 22.00 ROBERTS, Howard, A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 18 hours remaining.


*[Note: There is no reference in the written log to this offense on this day.]


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16 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering NE force 1-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 10.40 Two representatives of CM Gray Co, Fall River, Massachusetts reported aboard to work on ship’s typewriter which needed repairs. 11.00 Charges and specifications to Summary Court Martial delivered to JOYNER, LJ (220-964) MM 1c, WETTERER Robert C (527-709) SC (R) and LIVINGSTON, James C (461-296) S 1c (R). 12.00 SINDELAR, John H (608-556) SK 3c (R) returned from 13 days’ annual leave on time. 13.25 Lieutenant George E HOWELL, Lieutenant Richard KERESEY Jnr and Lieutenant (jg) Henry W CUTTER reported aboard to hold Summary Court Martial in the above 3 cases. 13.45 Typewriters numbered Royal 2327302 and Underwood No. M4848627 removed from ship to 145 Second Street, Fall River, Massachusetts for complete overhaul and reconditioning. 13.45 Summary Court Martial convened in wardroom with Lieutenant George E HOWELL USNR as senior member, Lieutenant Richard KERESEY Jnr USNR and Ensign Paul W WHALEY Jnr USCGR as members and Lieutenant (jg) Henry W CUTTER USNR as recorder. Trial of WETTERER, Robert C527-701) SC (R) started. 14.15 LIVINGSTON, James C reported aboard under guard to stand trial. 14.15 Trial of WETTERER concluded. Court adjourned to await orders of Convening Authority. 14.20 Court called to order, trial of JOYNER, LJ (220-964) MM 1c (R) started. 14.35 Trial concluded for JOYNER LJ. Court adjourned to await orders from Convening Authority. 14.40 Trial of LIVINGSTON, James C (461-296) S 1c R began. Court called to order.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before 16.00 Trial of LIVINGSTON, James C concluded. Court adjourned to await orders from Convening Authority. 16.05 LIVINGSTON, James C departed this unit under guard to MTBSTC brig, Melville, Rhode Island for safe keeping. 16.10 Board of 3 officers holding Court Martial logged in at 13.25 this date, departed this unit. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.45 17 November, 1944. 20.00 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 16 hours remaining.


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17 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NE force 4-7; cloudy; air temperature average 44°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.05 KEMPLIN, Bill R (588-582) S 1c (R) departed on 13 days’ authorized leave to expire prior to noon on 1 December, 1944. 00.06 HARNEY, Patrick J (615-111) Cox (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave to expire prior to noon on 3 December,1944. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.30 BRADFORD, Curtis L (558-698) Cox (R) departed for dental treatment, returning at 11.21. 11.25 Mr Charles COOLE of Gray Typewriter Co, Fall River, Massachusetts reported aboard to repair ship’s typewriters; departed at 13.45. 14.00 Held Captain’s inspection of ship. 15.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.00 20 November, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 17.24 Colors. 19.20 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 14 hours remaining.


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18 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N force 4-5; cloudy; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.05 Lieutenant (jg) Russell I JOHNSON returned aboard from 4 days’ annual leave on time. 12.05 Received aboard 5 gallons of ice cream from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island for use in general mess. 12.45 Received aboard 204 feet of brass pipe from Naval Supply Depot.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c completed 2 hours’ extra duty having 12 hours remaining.


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19 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 1-4; broken cloud; air temperature average 42°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. Crew observed Sabbath.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.30 CHASE, Eugene H (676-287) SoM 3c returned from 10 days’ leave plus 2 days’ travel time on time.


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20 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 1-4; cloudy; air temperature average 46°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.25 All hands to muster. 07.52 Unmoored, underway, steering various courses and various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.13 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, close aboard; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.50 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses at various speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°07’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.05 Completed operations with MTBs. 13.00 Held following emergency drill: General Quarters. 13.15 Secured from all drills. 13.10. Changed course in position 41°12’N, 70°54’W to 270° T (270° PGC) at slow speed. 13.45 Commenced operations with MTBs on course 270° T (270° PGC) at 100 RPM. 15.15 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°19’W to bring target aboard. 15.40 Target aboard. 15.42 Underway on course 346° T (346° PGC) at 100 RPM. 16.00 Watch ended in position 41°21’N, 71°17’W.


16.00 to 20.00:

Underway as before. 17.09 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.10 Passed buoy “12A” close aboard to starboard. 18.30 Moored port side to south dock, berth No.8, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 18.40 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.00 21 November, 1944.


20.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 20.00 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 10 hours remaining. 22.30 PANN, John J (7002-190) WT 3c (R) placed on report by Engineer Officer for disobeying orders and reading on watch.


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21 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly NE force 6-8; cloud and rain; air temperature average 46°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 SEXTON, Kenneth G (617-129) F 1c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 2 December, 1944. 07.00 SMITH, Wilbur H (570-688) RdM departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 3 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 5 December, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.55 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 All hands mustered to quarters. Held small arms instruction and gas mask drills. 13.30 Secured from all drills.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 07.00 22 November, 1944. 17.55 PLATT, James M (563-202) SM (R) placed on report for failure to obey standing orders by Engineering Officer. 18.05 LIVINGSTON, James C (641-269) S 1c (R) reported aboard this unit under guard to receive sentence of Summary Court Martial held on him 16 November, 1944. 18.20 LIVINGSTON, James C returned to brig at MTBSTC.


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22 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 38°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.00 Held Captain’s Mast in the cases of PANN, John (7002-190) WT 3c (R) who was awarded 15 hours’ extra duty and restriction until such time as extra duty is completed, and PLATT, James M (563-202) SM (R) who was warned and excused. 13.00 All hands to muster for quarters for reading of “Rules and Regulations for the Governing of the Navy of the United States”. 13.40 Secured from quarters. 13.45 Liberty granted to watch-standers to expire at 07.00 23 November, 1944.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00. Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.00 23 November, 1944. 19.45. ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c completed 2 hours’ extra duty having 8 hours remaining.


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23 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind NW backing W force 3-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time except LUSSIER, Joseph HT (521-940) WT 3c (R) who is now AOL. 07.50 All hands to muster for colors. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.20 WETTERER, Robert (527-709) SC (R) transferred from this unit to report to District Coast Guard Officer, 3rd Naval District. 08.45 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds to operate with MTBs. 11.00 Completed exercises with MTBs. Moored port side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot. 11.15 LUSSIER, Joseph H (521-940) WT 3c (R) returned aboard this unit 4 hours AOL having previously reported aboard CGC “Wicomico” at 09.00 this date.


12.00 to 16.00:

13.30 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds to operate with MTBs. 16.00 Completed exercises with MTBs. Moored starboard side to berth 8, south pier, Net and Fuel Depot.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.00 SORRELLS, Thomas C (200-891) CQM returned from inpatient treatment at US Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch. 20.00 ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-528) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 6 hours remaining. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-192) WT 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 13 hours remaining.


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24 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 4-6; cloudy with some snow; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.30 HAUCK, Rudolf F (646-768) RM (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 6 December, 1944. 00.30 LETZKUS, Robert C (561-819) GM 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 7 December, 1944. 00.30 SHANK, Eugene D (670-437) S 1c (R) departed on 3 days’ emergency leave of absence granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 28 November, 1944. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.30 All hands to muster for roll call. 07.50 Unmoored and underway various courses at various speeds, standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 08.00 Position 41°35’ North Latitude, 71°18’ West Longitude.


08.00 to 12.00:

Underway as before. 09.00 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; set course 165° T at 100 RPM. 09.35 Gong buoy “AB” abeam to starboard, distance 400 yards; underway on various courses at various speeds; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°02’ West Longitude. 12.00 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) SC 3c (R) is AOL from this time on.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before. 12.03 Secured from operations with MTBs. 12.07 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 70°58’W; brought target aboard. 13.03 Held General Quarters drill. 13.45 Captain held ship’s inspection. 13.55 Underway on course 270° T (270° PGC) at 100 RPM. 14.00 Streamed target. 14.03 Commenced operations with MTBs. 15.20 Hove to in position 41°12’N, 71°13’W to bring target aboard. 15.48 Underway on course 293° T (293° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°12’N, 71°16’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.02 Buoy “J” abeam to port close aboard. Changed course to 346° T (346° PGC). 16.24 Buoy “K” abeam to port. 16.57 Buoy “AB” abeam to port. 17.32 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port. Various courses and speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.46 Buoy “12A” abeam to starboard close aboard. 19.02 Moored starboard side to dock, berth No.6, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot. 19.30 Liberty granted to expire 07.00 25 November, 1944. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-192) WT 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty having a total of 11 remaining. 20.00 ROBERTS, Howard, A (7017-578) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with a total of 4 remaining.


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25 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island and at sea.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable N force 3-5; broken cloud; air temperature average 43°F]


00.00 to 08.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 06.35 SILCIO, Charles L (559-103) SC 3c (R) reported aboard from 10 days’ annual leave, having reported aboard the USS “Wicomico” on time in the absence of this unit. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


08.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 08.54 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds standing down East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 10.08 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to port, distance 200 yards; commenced operations with MTBs. 12.00 Position 41°12’ North Latitude, 71°15’ West Longitude.


12.00 to 16.00:

Underway as before on course 090° T (090° PGC) at 100 RPM. 13.00 Exercises at following emergency drills: General Quarters, fire drill, collision, man overboard, abandon ship. 13.26 Secured from all drills. 13.46 Changed course in position 41°15’N, 71°01’W to 285° T (285° PGC) at 100 RPM. 14.00 Secured from operations with MTBs. Hove to; brought target aboard. 14.25 Underway. Set course 305° T (305° PGC) at 100 RPM. Watch ended in position 41°22’N, 71°17’W.


16.00 to 24.00:

Underway as before. 16.22 Brenton Reef Lightship abeam to starboard close aboard; underway on various courses at various speeds standing up East Passage, Narragansett Bay. 18.10 Moored starboard side to berth 2, north dock, Melville, Rhode Island. 18.45 Received 189 gallons of diesel oil from Net and Fuel Depot. 19.45 PANN, John J (7002-192) WT 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 9 hours remaining. 19.45, ROBERTS, Howard A (7017-598) SoM 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 2 hours remaining.


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26 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly N force 2-5; mainly cloudless; air temperature average 40°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored starboard side to berth No.2, north dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 05.00 Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds shifting berths. 05.10 Moored port side to berth 8, south dock Net and Fuel Depot. 05.45 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.00 27 November, 1944.


09.00 to 12.00:

Moored as before. 10.10 HACKETT, Raymond W (521-076) MM 3c returned on time from 10 days’ leave of absence.


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27 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 4-5 and calm; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.00 Liberty party returned on time. 08.00 All hands to muster for colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 12.00 GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) is now AOL from this time, this date. 13.00 All hands to muster at quarters. 13.15 Secured from quarters; all hands turned to. 13.30 HAYES, Harold J (647-471) RdM 3c (R) placed on report by Officer of the Day for disobeying standing orders relative to enlisted personnel in radio shack. 13.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.45 28 November, 1944. 13.45 Small stores party departed. 15.00 Small stores party returned.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. Captain’s Mast held in case of LUSSIER, Joseph H (521-940) WT 3c (R), who was awarded 10 days’ restriction until 6 December, 1944, then liberties to expire at 24.00 until 6 January, 1944. 16.25 GANLEY, Jack E (639-086) F 1c (R) returned aboard 4 hours and 25 minutes AOL. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-192 WT 3c completed 2 hours’ extra duty, having 7 hours remaining. 22.00 Lieutenant (jg) DR CURTIS relieved by Ensign Paul WHALEY; Lieutenant (jg) CURTIS departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Infirmary, Melville, Rhode Island.


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28 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind mainly S force 2-4; cloud and rain; air temperature average 50°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors. 08.00 Lieutenant (jg) DR CURTIS reported aboard from inpatient treatment at Dispensary, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.20 SHANK, Eugene D (670-437) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 3 days’ annual leave. 09.45 Received aboard commissary stores from Naval Supply Depot, Newport, Rhode Island. 10.45 2 typewriters (logged off ship 16 November, 1944) returned aboard from being repaired. 12.55 Crew mustered on dock for quarters. Held resuscitation, gun drill, and semaphore drill. 13.30 Secured from all drills. 13.45 Checked ship’s steering gear. Condition good. 14.19 JONES, Albert C (613-567) MM (R) departed for inpatient treatment (physical examination) Marine Hospital, Brighton, Massachusetts. 15.20 Received aboard radio parts from USCG Radio Shop, Bristol, Massachusetts.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire 07.30 29 November, 1944. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-192) WT 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 3 remaining. 23.15 KEEN, Carl T (640-819) S 1c (R) returned aboard on time from 15 days’ annual leave.


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29 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind N veering NE force 1-2; cloud and rain; air temperature average 41°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.05 GRANT, Douglas S (639-165) F 1c departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 17 December, 1944. 07.30 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 Crew mustered for colors. 08.00 Colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 13.00 All hands at quarters. 13.05 Held General Quarters. 13.08 Secured from General Quarters. 13.10 Held collision drill. 13.15 Secured from collision drill. 13.17 Held fire drill. 13.20 Secured from fire drill. 13.22 Secured from all drills and exercises. 13.30 JONES, Morris C (7016-469) StM 1c (R) placed on report by Officer of the Deck for creating disturbance in port passage-way. 14.35 Rear Admiral BRYANT* USN and party aboard for inspection. 14.40 Rear Admiral BRYANT USN and party departed.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire at 07.45 30 November, 1944. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-190) WT 3c (R) completed 2 hours’ extra duty with 1 hour remaining.


*[Note: Rear-Admiral Bryant, after a distinguished career, was by then in charge of the USN Atlantic Training Command. See hyperlink.]


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30 November 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind variable force 2-9; cloud and rain; air temperature average 46°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 07.30 POSPISAL, Daniel E (616-821) Y 3c (R) departed on 10 days’ leave of absence plus 2 days’ travel time granted by Commanding Officer to expire prior to 12.00 13 December, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 11.30 Received aboard from Boston Radio Maintenance Shop: 1 box containing radar equipment. 11.30 JONES, Albert C (613-564) MM (R) returned from inpatient treatment at Marine Hospital Brighton, Massachusetts. 12.55 All hands to muster for quarters except BAUMANN, William H (520-645) S 1c (R) who was placed on report for failure to be at muster. 13.00 Watch-standers’ liberty granted to expire prior to 11.00 1 December, 1944. 13.05 All hands turned to.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before 17.30 Liberty granted to Starboard Watch to expire prior to 07.45, 1 December, 1944. 20.00 PANN, John J (7002-190) WT completed 1 hour’s extra duty, thereby completed his 15 hours’ extra duty.


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[Blanks]


[Crew mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

William F. Hennessey

621-836

Fireman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Water Tender 3/C (R) on 1 Nov 1944

Leon J. Joyner

220-964

Machinist’s Mate 1/C



Awarded Summary Court Martial on 2 Nov 1944
Charges and specifications delivered on 16 Nov 1944
Trial started and adjourned same day

James C. Livingston

648-269
(641-269)

Seaman 1/C (R)



Awarded Summary Court Martial on 2 Nov 1944
Returned to brig same day
Charges and specifications delivered on 16 Nov 1944
Returned aboard same day to stand trial
Trial started and adjourned same day
Returned to brig same day
Aboard to receive Summary Court Martial sentence on 21 Nov 1944
Returned to brig same day

Francis E. Michel

620-168

Fireman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Water Tender 3/C (R) on 1 Nov 1944

Hansel Palmer

513-865

Pharmacist’s Mate 3/C (R)



Advanced to Pharmacist’s Mate 2/C (R) on 1 Nov 1944

William V. Schmidt

598-198
(598-148)
(595-198)

Water Tender 3/C (R)



Sent to brig at Melville on 1 Nov 1944
Departed in custody of M. Britton for Boston on same day

Edmond L. Schuyler

563-006

Seaman 1/C (R)


3 Nov 1944
10 Nov 1944

Left at Melville to take examination as Radioman 3/C
Transferred to CG Receiving Station

Charles G. Silcio

559-103

Seaman 1/C (R)



Advanced to Ship’s Cook 3/C (R) on 1 Nov 1944

Robert Wetterer

527-709
(527-702)

Ship’s Cook 2/C (R)





23 Nov 1944

Awarded Summary Court Martial on 2 Nov 1944
Charges and specifications delivered on 16 Nov 1944
Trial started and adjourned same day
Left at Melville


[Passengers mentioned]


Name

Badge

Rank / Occupation

Notes

Martin M. Britton

205-174

Water Tender 1/C

Escorted Schmidt to Boston

2 person

-

C. M. Gray Typewriter Co. Representatives

Aboard on 16 Nov 1944 to work on ship's typewriter
Left same day

George E. Howell

-

Lieutenant

Aboard on 16 Nov 1944 to hold Summary Court Martial against Joyner, Wetterer and Livingston
Left same day

Richard Keresey Jr.

-

Lieutenant

Aboard on 16 Nov 1944 to hold Summary Court Martial against Joyner, Wetterer and Livingston
Left same day

Henry W. Cutter

-

Lieutenant (jg)

Aboard on 16 Nov 1944 to hold Summary Court Martial against Joyner, Wetterer and Livingston
Left same day

Mr. Charles Coole


C. M. Gray Typewriter Co. Representative

Aboard on 17 Nov 1944 to repair ship's typewriters
Left same day

Carleton F. Bryant

-

Rear Admiral

Aboard for inspection on 29 Nov 1944
Left same day



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


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LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1944


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[All above blanks and covers]


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[List of officers]


Name

Rank

Address

Date Joined

Date Left

Notes

Wesley L. Saunders

Lieutenant

On board.
Eleanor P. Saunders, 3 Rackliffe Street, Gloucester, MA.
Phone: Gloucester 751M.




Robert McManus

Lieutenant

On board.
Laura McManus, 227 Utter Avenue, Staten Island, NY.



Left for annual physical examination on 21 Dec 1944

William Horace Kittell

Lieutenant

On board.
Greta F. Kittell, 8 Highland Street, Haverhill, MA.
Phone: Haverhill 821.




Russell I. Johnson

Lieutenant (jg)

115 Highland Road, Tiverton, RI.
Mrs Bettie O. Johnson, same address.
Phone: Tiverton 275JH.




Donald Richard Curtis

Lieutenant (jg)

On board.
Muriel H. Curtis, 7 Mount Vernon Street, Salem, MA.
Phone: Salem 4789.




Paul W. Whaley Jr.

Ensign

On board.
Frances E. Whaley, 2317 Kings Way, Augusta, GA.
Phone: 3-4189.





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[Instructions for Keeping the Ship’s Log]


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1 December 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind SW veering WSW force 8-6; broken cloud; air temperature average 36°F]


00.00 to 09.00:

Moored port side to berth No.8, south dock, US Naval Net and Fuel Depot, Melville, Rhode Island. 00.10 TRAIFOROS, Theodore L (7020-044) S 1c (R) and WYSOKI, Edward (7020-093) S (R) departed on 14 days’ annual leave plus 3 days’ travel time to expire prior to 19 December, 1944 granted by the Commanding Officer. 07.25 BURAS, Joseph J (528-839) EM 3c (R) departed on 15 days’ annual leave plus 2 days’ travel time to expire prior to noon 19 December, 1944. 07.45 Liberty party returned on time. 07.50 All hands to muster. 08.00 Morning colors.


09.00 to 16.00:

Moored as before. 09.00 Made fortnightly powder test; condition good. Tested magazine sprinkler systems; condition good. Conducted monthly powder test on common projectile lot No.2917 from forward ready-box; condition good. 11.00 Commanding Officer held ship’s inspection. 11.05 Received from Supply Officer, Naval Supply Depot, commissary stores. 12.00 KEMPLIN, William R (588-582) S 1c (R) is AOL from this time and date. 12.40 Upon investigation it was found that the starboard side of this vessel was damaged by CGC “Wicomico”, moored alongside, who pounded against the ship due to heavy winds.


16.00 to 24.00:

Moored as before. 16.30 Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire prior to 07.45 2 December, 1944. 19.30 KEMPLIN, William R (588-582) S 1c (R) returned aboard having been 7 hours 30 minutes AOL and lost his leave papers en route.


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2 December 1944

At Melville, Rhode Island.

Lat 41.557, Long -71.305

[Wind WNW veering NW force 5