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LOG BOOK – JANUARY 1st 1942 TO JUNE 30th 1942


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SHIP'S LOG BOOK U.S. Coast Guard Cutter Unalga Month of January, 1942

UNALGA Jan.-Dec. 1942 [COMPETE]


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B Smith, Lt Comdr - Officer on Board

L.M. Thayer, Lieut - Officers on Board

L.S. Rolufs, Asst Surgeon - Officers on Board

J.L. Horne, Ensign - Officers on Board

J.A. Palmer, Ensign - Officers on Board

W.E. Prinole, Jr Ensign (R) - Officers on Board

W.E. Chapline, Ensign - Officers on Board

N.L. Horton, Ensign - Officers on Board

E.B. Smith - Lt. Comdr. (wife) Mrs. E.B. Smith 520 Wayne Ave. Greenville, Ohio. Darke County.

L. M. THAYER - LIEUT. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

L. S. Rolufs - Asst. Surgeon. On board. Mrs. L. S. Rolufs (wife) % R. J. Rolufs (father), Arlington, Missouri.

J. L. HORNE - Ensign. On board. Mrs. H. B. Horne, Sr. (mother). III Woodridge Ave. Silver spring, Md. (Phone 544866-5).

J. A. PALMER - Ensign. On board. Mrs. L. K. Palmer (mother). 1703 W. Vernon St., Los Angeles, Cal.

W. E. PRINDLE, JR. - Ensign (R). On board. Myra K. Prindle (wife). 217 Heywood Ave. Orange, N.J.

W. E. CHAPLINE - Ensign. On board. Mrs. Rose C. Chapline (mother). Box 734, Lake Arrowhead, Cal.

N. L. HORTON - Ensign. On board. Pearle Horton (mother). 76 W Willetta St., Phoenix, Arizona.

EB Smith - Lt Comdr: Address on leave and next of kin details: (wife) Mrs EB Smith 520 Wayne Ave., Greenville, Ohio. Darke County

LM Thayer - Lieut: Address on leave and next of kin details: Mignon R Thayer (wife). Fort George Meade, Md

LS Rolufs - Asst Surgeon: Address on leave and next of kin details: On board. Mrs LS Rolufs (wife). c/o RJ Rolufs (father), Arlington, Missouri

JL Horne - Ensign: Address on leave and next of kin details: On board: Mrs HB Horne Sn. (mother), 111 Woodridge Ave, Silver Spring, Md.

JA Palmer - Ensign: Address on leave and next of kin details: On board: Mrs LK Palmer (mother), 1703 Vernon St., Los Angeles, Cal.

WE Prindle, Jr. - Ensign (R): Address on leave and next of kin details: On board: Myra K Prindle (wife), 217 Heywood Ave., Orange, NJ

WE Chapline - Ensign: Address on leave and next of kin details: On board: Mrs Rose C Chapline (mother), Box 734, Lake Arrowhead, Cal.

NL Horton - Ensign; Address on leave and next of kin details: On board: Pearle Horton (mother). 76 W Willette St., Phoenix Arizona

E B Smith - Lt Comdr

L M Thayer - Lieut

L S Rolufs - Asst Surgeon

J L Horne - Ensign

J A Palmer - Ensign

W E Prinole, Jr - Ensign (R)

W E Chapline - Ensign

N L Horton - Ensign


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LOGS FOR JANUARY 1942


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.55, Long -65.92

oil: -

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 20800

Alpert, CQM(a)(Pro) Reyes Off.Std 1/C - AL

Slavich Y1/C - ATD

Alpert - AL: CQM (A) (Pro)

Reyes - AL: Ozz Std 1/c

Slavich - ATO: Y 1/u


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1 January 1942

Lat 18.55, Long -65.92

+4 Zone Time

00.00-09.00 Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico 06.30 Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 08.40 Made preparations to get underway. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00 Moored as before. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition; inspected magazines. Monthly test of smokeless powder, condition normal. Received following supplies for general mess: from PUIG ABRAHAM & Co. 2.5 gallons ice cream; from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 20 gallons milk, from CASELLAS ICE PLANT 339 pounds ice. 10.50: Destroyers 358, 359, and 362 stood out. 12.00: Secured preparations for getting underway. 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

16.00-20.00 Moored as before. 16.55 Received orders from San Juan District to stand by to get underway ; cancelled liberty. Made preparations for getting underway. 18.07 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan harbor. The following named men left ashore on authorized liberty: ROLLAND EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C; BRAZELTON, BERT C. (200-115) QM1/C; GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) RM1/C; FLORES, DOMINGO (103-861) SC1/C; LEES, ALBERT (106-285) BM2/C; KORTLANG, WILLIAM F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro); MUDZINSKI, THOMAS B. (224-254) Sea. 1/C; FRANKEN, NORBERT J. (228-061) Sea. 1/C. 18.22 PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. 18.25 Darkened ship. 18.35 Set course 30° pgc (28° true) at 105 rpm. 18.45 Changed course to 80° pgc. 19.50 Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 33N., 65 55W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Rolland, Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - leaves on liberty

Brazelton, Bert C. (200-115) QM1/C - leaves on liberty

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM1/C - leaves on liberty

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC1/C - leaves on liberty

Lees, Albert (106-258) BM2/C - leaves on liberty

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Sea 1/C - leaves on liberty

Kortlang, William F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) - leaves on liberty

Franken, Norbert F. (228-061) Sea 1/C - leaves on liberty

20.00-24.00 Underway as before on course 80 pgc (78° T) at 105 RPM. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 18 38N, 65 20W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

EB Smith - Lieut Comdr

+4 Zone Time

0000-0900 Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 0630 Called all hands, carried out mooring routine. 0840 Made preparations to get underway. JA Palmer, Ensign

0900-1600. Moored as before. Accounted for all small arms and amunition; Inspected maggazines. Monthly test of smokelss powder, condition normal.

0900-1600 Received following supplies for general mess; from PU16 Abraham & Co, 2.5 gallons ice cream from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 20 gallons milk; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT. 339 pounds ice.

1600-2000. Moored as before, 1655 Received orders from San Juan District, to stand by to get underway; cancelled liberty. Made preparations for getting underway. 1807 Underway on various courses and speeds staying out of San Juan Harbor.

Rolland, Edward B (108-961) BM 1/c - Left ashore on authroized liberty.

BRAZELTON, BERT C. (200-115) QM 1/c - Left ashore on authroized liberty.

E B Smith - Command of Vessle


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 18.53, Long -64.82

Alpert, CQM(a)(Pro); Reyes Off.Std 1/C - AL

Slavich Y1/C - ATD

oil: 19300 - 1500 expended

Inspected magazines. Tested magazine flood values. Omitted guarters.


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2 January 1942

anagada island

Lat 18.78, Long -64.75

00.00-04.00: Underway * on course 80o pgc 78o true at 105 rpm. Position when relieved 18 43.5N 64 45W. *enroute assistance Navy plane off ANAGADA Island. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 80o pgc (78o true) at 105 rpm. 04.29 Reduced speed to 2/3 ahead. 04.38 Increased speed to standard, 105 rpm. 07.00 Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.04 Changed course to 182o pgc. 07.45 Changed course to 250o pgc. Position when relieved 18 47.6N, 64 21.7W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 250o pgc (248o T) at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Tested magazine flood and sprinkler systems found in good operating condition. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.10 Sighted destroyer D358 towing navy plane; proceeding on various courses to intercept destroyer; established visual communication. 09.10: Stopped engine, drifting. 09.25 Received message to proceed to do assistance of "Robert H. Colley" in position 13 57N, 67 45W. 09.30 Ahead on course 260o pgc at 105 RPM to assistance of "Robert H. Colley". 10.30 Changed course to 239o pgc. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 64 49.5W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Destroyer D358 - sighted towing plane

Robert H. Colley - proceeding to her assistance

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 237o true, 239 pgc at standard speed, 105 rpm. 13.27: Changed course to 230o pgc. 13.37: Changed course to 245 pgc. 13.55: Changed course to 212o pgc. 14.28: SAIL ROCK abeam to port, distant 2.2 miles. 14.43: CULEBRITA Light abeam to starboard, distant 4.9 miles. 15.45: Changed course to 200o pgc. 15.56: EAST POINT Light abeam to starboard, close aboard. Position when relieved: 18 5.2N, 65 15.5W. W. E. Prindle, Jr Ensign USCGR

16.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 200o pgc (198o true) at 105 rpm. 16.05: Changed course to 223o pgc. 18.40: Darkened ship. 19.55: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 17 42N, 65 41W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 223o pgc (221o T) at 105 RPM. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 17 35N, 66W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Robert H Coller - Received message to proceed to assistance of ... in position 13 57N 67 45W

CULEBRITA - To starboard, distant 4.9 miles


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at sea caribbean

Lat 15.83, Long -67.47

Alpert, CQM(a)(Pro); Reyes Off.Std 1/C - AL

Slavich Y1/C - ATD


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3 January 1942

Lat 15.83, Long -67.83

Robert H Colley - Ship needing aid

1804 S.S. Robert H Colley - Ship no longer needing aid

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 223° pgc, 221° true, at standard speed, 105 rpm. proceeding to aid of ROBERT H. COLLEY. Position when relieved: 16 52N, 66 25W. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 223o pgc (221o true) at 105 rpm. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Position when relieved: 16 17N, 67 04W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 223o pgc (221o T) at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 15 50N, 67 28W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 223o pgc, 221o true, at 105 rpm. Position when relieved 15 20N, 67 50W. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

16.00-20.00: Unerway as before on course 223o pgc (221o true) at 105 rpm. 18.09: S.S. ROBERT H. COLLEY no longer in need of assistance. Changed course to 015o pgc. 18.11: Darkened ship. 19.50: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 15 19N, 68 02W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on 015o pgc (013o T) at 105 RPM. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 15 53N, 67 53W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Underway on course 223' p.g.c 221' true, at standard speed 105 s.p.m proceeding to aid of ROBERT H COLLEY. Position when relieved 16[degrees] 52'N, 66[degrees] 25'W

1600-2000 Underway as before on course 223[degrees] pgc (221[degrees] true) at 105 spm. 1809 S.S. ROBERT H. COLLEY no longer in need of assistance. Changed course to 015[degrees] pgc. 1811 darkeneed ship. 1950 Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 15[degrees]-19'N, 68[degrees]-02W.

J.L. Horne - Wrote the entries

Robert H Colley - 0000-0400 proceeding to aid of ROBERT H COLLEY

Robert H Colley - 1807 SS ROBERT H COLLEY no longer in need of assistance

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at sea caribbean

Lat 17.73, Long -67.67

Alpert, CQM(a)(Pro); Reyes Off.Std 1/C - AL

Slavich Y1/C - ATD

coal: - no refueling done


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4 January 1942

anchored in sardinero anchorage mona island

Lat 16.45, Long -67.67

Lt. L.M. Thayer - #2 boat returns with repair party

00.00-04.00: Underway enroute San Juan on course 15° pgc, 13° true, at standard speed, 105 rpm. Position when relieved 16 27N, 67 44W. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 015° pgc (013° true) at 105 rpm. 07.00 Called all hands; carried out holiday routine. Position when relieved: 17 09N, 67 48W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 015° pgc (013° T) at 105 rpm. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 17 44.5N, 67 40W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 15° pgc, 13° true at standard speed, 105 rpm. 13.05: Changed course to 314° pgc. 13.58: Changed course to 330° pgc. 14.54: Changed course to 43° pgc. 15.05: Made preparation to bring ship to anchor. Maneuvering on various courses at various speeds. 15.10: Anchored in SARDINERO anchorage, MONA Island in eight (8) fathoms of water to forty-five fathoms port chain on the following true bearings: CAPE BARRIONUEVO 28°; WEST POINT 160°; WEST End MONITO Island 355°. 15.47: Number one (1) boat lowered and away to MONA Island, Lt. L. M. THAYER in charge; to inspect light and station. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

L. M. Thayer - away in charge of boat

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. 16.50: Number one boat returned. 18.09: Darkened ship. 18.50: Number one boat departed for dock. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 22.50: Number one boat returned with Lt. L. M. THAYER and repair party. 23.10: Number one boat hoisted and secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign

LM Thayer - 1546 Number one (1) boat lowered and away to Mona Island Lt, LM Thayer in charge; to inspect light and station


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sardinero anchorage mona island

Lat 18.57, Long -66.87

Water Received 1500 Expended 1800 On hand 16000

AL Alpert CQM (A)(Pro) Reyes Off. Std 1/C

ATD Slavich Y2/C


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5 January 1942

desecheo island abeam to port distance 08 miles

Lat 18.40, Long -67.40

+4 Zone Time

00.00-04.00: Anchored in Sardinero Anchorage, Mona Island, in eight (8) fathoms water to forty five (45) fathom port chain on the following true bearings: CAPE BARRIONUEVO, 28°; WEST POINT, 160°; WEST END MONITO ISLAND 355°. 03.20 Made preparation for getting underway.

04.00-08.00: Anchored as before. 04.05 Underway on various courses and speeds departing Sardinero Anchorage. 04.21 Set course 65° pgc (63° true) at 105 rpm.* 06.38 Changed course to 70° pgc. 07.12 changed course to 80° pgc. 07.37 DESECHEO ISLAND abeam to port, distance 0.8 miles. 07.40 Changed course to 65° pgc. *06.30 Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Position when relieved: 18° 24'N, 67° 24'.7W.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 65° pgc (63° T) at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.45 Point Borinquen Light abeam to starboard, distance 2.3 miles. 10.13 Changed course to 92° pgc. Position when relieved: 66° 52'W, 19° 34'N.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 92° pgc, 90° true at standard speed, 105 rpm. 12.37 Changed course to 96° pgc. 15.15 Changed course to 115° pgc. 15.25 Changed course to 96° pgc. Position when relieved: 18° 31'.8N, 66° 16'.2W.

16.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 96° pgc (04° true) at 105 rpm. 16.13 Changed course to 113° pgc. 16.53 Various courses and speeds standing into San Juan harbor. 17.00 PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port, close aboard. 17.12 Moored to Coast Guard dock. 17.25 ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C, BRAZELTON, BERT C. (200-115) QM1/C, GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) RM1/C, FLORES, DOMINGO (103-568) SC1/C, LEES, ALBERT (106-285) BM2/C, KORTLANG, WILLIAM F. (225-044) RM2/C, MUDZINSKI, THOMAS B. (224-255) Sea. 1/C, and FRANKEN, NORBERT J. (225-044) Sea. 1/C, returned aboard having missed the ship on 1 January 1942. 18.00 Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 18.40 Carried out evening routine. 24.00 Liberty party returned on time.

0405 Underway on various courses and speeds departing Sandinero Anchorage

1653 Various courses and speeds standing into San Juan Harbor

0000-0400

0405 Underway departing Sardinero anchorage.

0737 Desecheo Island abeam port 0.8'

0945 Point Beringuer Light abeam starboard 2.3'


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 37163 - Expended: 2213, On hand: 49596

other: 8000 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 22000

Alpert CQM(a)(Pro) - AL

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

oil: 37163 -

oil: 37163 -


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6 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.10: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk; from LA MONSERRAT, 30 pounds bread. 07.40: REYES, POTENCIANO (108-756) Off. Std. 1/C reported aboard having reported in at San Juan District from ten (10) days leave on time. 09.00: FREDERICK K. ALBRECHT, Asst. Surgeon, USPHS, transferred to Quarantine Station Miami Beach, Florida. ** J. L. Horne, Ensign

Reyes, Potenciano (108-756) Off Std 1/C - returned from 10 days leave

Frederick K. Albrecht, Asst. Surgeon USPHS - trasnferred to Quarantine Station, Miami

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * U.S.P.H.S. reported on board for duty from Miami Beach, Florida. Reference: telegram from Washington D.C. dated 27 December, 1941, signed Thomas Parron. 10.00: Received via San Juan District one (1) case of envelopes on Bill of Lading T-501959 and one (1) case of envelopes on Bill of Lading T-501982. **. 10.30: Radio electrician T. ROSSO aboard to inspect radio equipment. 10.45: Crew received semi monthly stipend for the period from 15 to 31 December, 1941. 11.05: U.S.S. Turquioise stood in. 11.10: Held anti-aircraft drill. 11.35: Secured from drill. 11.55: Received via San Juan District and Coast Guard Yard seventy six (76) gas masks Mark III from Naval supply Depot on Bill of Lading 762091. 12.00: Received aboard for the General Mess from Casellas Ice Plant, 390 pounds ice. 12.20: Radio electrician T. ROSSO departed the ship. 12.22: Eagle boat 55 stood in; D-150 stood out. 12.35: Made preparations for getting underway. 13.20: Underway on various courses at various speeds for full docks, pier number eight. 13.30: Moored portside to pier number eight. 15.02: Commenced fueling ship; draft 10' 6" forward, 14' 3" aft. **10.05: Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F1/C departed for impatient treatment at Miramar Clinic. *Doctor Lloyd S. Rolufs, assistant surgeon. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Turquoise - entered harbor

Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F1/C - departed for treatment in clinic

Doctor Lloyd S. Rolufs, Assistant Surgeon USPHS - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.35: Completed fueling ship; draft 13' 5" forward, 14' 7" aft. Received from the West India Oil Co. 37,163 gallons fuel oil. 17.43: Made preparations to get underway. 17.50: Underway on various courses at various speeds for the Coast Guard Wharf. 18.05: Dropped starboard anchor and moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto

oil: 37163 gallons -

0710 Received the following stores for the genreal mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY; 20 gallons milk; from LAT MUNSERRAT, 30 pounds bread

Reyes, Potenciano (180-756) Off Std 1/c - reported aboard having reported in at San Juan District from ten (10) days leave on time

Frederick K Albrecht, Asst Surgeon, USPHS - transferred to Quarantine Station, Miami Beach, Florida

Doctor Lloyd S Rolufs, USPHS - reported aboard for duty from Miami Beach, Florida

Radio technician, T Rosso - on board to inspect radio equipment

USS Turquois - stood in

1320 Underway on various courses at various speeds for full dock

1635 Complete fueling ship

Received from the West India Oil Co 37,163 gallons fuel oil

1750 Underway on various course at various speeds for the Coast Guard Wharf

1805 Dropped starboard anchor



LOGS FOR DECEMBER 1942


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Alpert CQM(a)(Pro) - AL

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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1 December 1942

16.00-24.00 (continued): Rico. 18.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Carried out evening routine. 20.50: Held Air Raid drill; prepared ship for getting underway. 21.15: Secured from drill. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

** Authority: Surgeon General letter (TA 3998) dated 4 December, 1942.


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 21800

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Drills held: Inspected magazines Boat drill Omitted quarters General Quarters


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7 January 1942

moored to coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 08.55: Received via San Juan District and Coast Guard Yard twelve (12) thirty calibre magazines and four (4) magazine container on bill of lading number 19759; four (4) cartridge case deflectors and four (4) cartridge case bags on bill of Lading 19804. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal; accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.00: U.S.S. MEMPHIS stood in. Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 30 pounds bread; from COLMADO PLAZA, 60 punds cucumbers, 50 pounds bread; from NAVAL AIR STATION, 46 pounds veal leg, 92 pounds pork loin, 50 pounds frankfurts, 60 pounds butter, 150 pounds apples, 48 pounds corn starch, 500 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions. 12.50: U.S.S. DAVIS stood in. 13.30: Shipped to NAVY AMMUNITION DEPOT, ST. JULIAN CREEK, PORTSMOUTH, VA. one (1) case, 5 pounds, smokeless powder on invoice T-265995. 14.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 15.30: FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) reported aboard from CG459 for assignment to duty, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 7 Jan. 1942. 15.30: DERNBACH, John A. (224-573) Sea 1/C reported aboard from CG458 for assignment to duty authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 7 Jan. 1942. W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

USS Memphis - entered harbor

USS Davis - entered harbor

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Dernback, John A. (224-573) Sea 1/C - joined ship

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. 16.15: CAMPOS, Adolf (500-201) Sea 1/C (U.S.C.G.R.) transferred to CG458 for duty on that vessel, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer ~ 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 7 Jan. 1942. 16.30: EAGLE BOATS 35 + 38 stood out. 17.15: ALPERT, Hyman (100-115) C.Q.M.(A) reported aboard on time from ten (10) days leave and 10 days travel time. 17.25: MORGAN, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (Pro) and McCOMAS, James M. (228-049) Y3/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 18.40: FRANKEN, Norbert J. (228-061) Sea 1/C transferred to CG459 for duty on that vessel, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer ? 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 7 Jan. 1942.

Campos, Adolf A. (500-201) Sea 1/C (USCGR) - leaves ship

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (a) - returned from 20 days leave

Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Franken, Norbert F. (228-061) Sea 1/C - leaves ship

USS Memphis - stood in

Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 30 pounds bread, from COLMADO PLAZA, 60 pounds cucumber, 50 pound bread; from NAVAL AIR STATION, 46 pounds veal leg, 92 pounds pork loin, 50 pounds frankfurter, 60 pounds butter, 150 pounds apples, 48 pounds corn starch, 500 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions

USS Davis - stood in

Fouraker, Clarance (222-187) SC 3/c - reported aboard from C6459 for assignment to duty

Dernbach, John A (224-573) Sea 1/c - reported aboard from CG468 for assignment to duty

Campos, Adolf (500-201) Sea 1/c (USCGR) - transferred to CG458 for duty on that vessel

Eagle boats 35 and 38 - stood out

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM(A) - reported aboard on time

Morgan, Andre M (107-519) WT 1/c (Pro) and MComas, James (228-049) Y3/c (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty -

Franken, Norbert J (228-061) Sea 1/c - transferred to CG459 for duty

USS Memphis - 1000 hrs USS MEMPHIS stood in

U.S.S DAVIS - 1250 U.S.S DAVIS stood in

DERNBACH, John ~ (224-573) - 1530 reported aboard from CG 458 for assignment to duty

FOURAKER, Clarance (222-187) - 1530 reported aboard from CG 459 for assignment to duty

+4 Zone Time

0000-0900 Moored to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 0630 Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 0645 Held boat drill. 0855 Received via San Juan District and Coast Guard Yard twelve (12) thirty calibre magazines and four (4) cartridge case deflectors and four (4) cartridge case bags on bill of lading 19804. J. Palmer, Ensign

0900-1600 Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal; accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 1000 USS MEMPHIS stood in. Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 30 poinds bread; from COLMADO PLAZA, 60 pounds cucumbers, 50 pounds bread; from NAVAL AIR STATION, 46 pounds veal leg, 92 pounds pork loin, 50 poinds frankfurts, 60 pounds butter, 150 pounds apples, 48 pounds corn starch, 500 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions. 1250 USS DAVIS stood in.

USS Memphis - 1000 ... stood in.

USS Davis - 1250 ... stood in.

1330 Shipped to NAVY AMMUNITION DEPOT, ST. JULIAN CREEK, PORTSMOUTH, VA. one (1) case, 5 poinds, smokeless powder on invoice T-265995. 1400 Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 2400 this date. 1530 FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c (Pro) reported aboard from C-6459 for assignment to duty, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 8 Jan. 1942. 1530 DERNBACH, John A. (224-573) Sea 1/c reported aboard from CG-458 for assignment to duty, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District, (73-701) dated 7 Jan 1942. W.E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c (Pro) - reported aboard from C-6459 for assignment to duty, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 8 Jan. 1942.

DERNBACH, John A. (224-573) Sea 1/c - reported aboard from CG-458 for assignment to duty, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District, (73-701) dated 7 Jan 1942.

1600-2000 Moored as before. 1615 CAMPOS, Adolf (500-201) Sea 1/c (USCGR) transferred to C.G.458 for duty on that vessel, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval District (73-701) dated 7 Jan 1942. 1630 EAGLE BOATS 35 & 38 stood out. 1715 ALPERT, Hyman (100-115) CQM (A) reported aboard on time from w.~ten (20) days leave and 10 days travel time. 1725 MORGAN, Andrew M. (107-519) W.T. 1/c (Pro) and McCOMAS, James M. (228-049) Y 3/c (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 1830 Carried out evening routine. 1840 FRANKEN, Norbert J. (228-061) Sea 1/c transferred to C.G.459 for duty on that vessel, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval district (73-701) dated 7 Jan 1942.

FRANKEN, Norbert J. (228-061) Sea 1/c - transferred to C.G.459 for duty on that vessel, authority letter Senior Coast Guard Officer present 10th Naval district (73-701) dated 7 Jan 1942.

EBSmith USCG, Commanding

JLHorne, Ensign, Navigator


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Upchurch F1/C - AH


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(16.00-20.00 Continued). W. E. Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Air raid warning; darkens of ship; held general quarters. 20.15: Secured from general quarters and black-out. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign

(1600-2000 Continued) W.E.Prindle, Jr. Ensign USCGR

2000-2400 Moored as before. 2000 Air raid warning; darkened ship; held general quarters. 2015 Secured from general quarters and black-out. 2400 Liberty party returned on time. J.L.Jorne, Ensign

EBSmith USCG, Commanding

JLHorne, Ensign, Navigator


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Drills held: Inspected magazines Boat drill Omitted quarters


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8 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.05: Shore patrol returned. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.50: Held boat drill. 07.30: USS POLLUX stood in. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Pollux - entered harbor

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.45: CG458 and CG459 stood out. 09.45: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 30 pounds bread; from HARRY PIETERSZ, 52 pounds carrots, 28 pounds lettuce. 11.00: OTILIO, CLAUDIO, A.S. ; FELICIANO, MIGUEL, A.S. ; RODRIGUEZ, FRANCISCO, A.S. ; PADILLA, PEDRO J., A.S. ; MEDIAVILLA, JORGE, A.S. reported aboard for duty from San Juan base; no orders or service numbers*. ENSIGNS W. E. CHAPLINE and N.L. HORTON reported aboard for duty from ACADEMY, NEW LONDON, CONN.; authority Headquarters letter P-71-531 dated 15 December 1941. 12.15: D359 stood out. 12.30: D395 stood out. 13.05: USS DONACONA stood in. 13.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 13.35: U.S.S. MEMPHIS stood out. 15.20: CRAWFORD stood out. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Feliciano, Miguel, AS - joined ship with no service number

Rodriguez, Francisco, AS - joined ship with no service number

Otilio, Claudio, AS - joined ship with no service number

Mediavilla, Jorge, AS - joined ship with no service number

Padilla, Pedro J., AS - joined ship with no service number

Ensign N. L. Horton - joined ship

Ensign W. E. Chapline - joined ship

USS Donacona - entered harbor

USS Memphis - exited harbor

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.05: MARION stood in. 16.20: D362 stood out. 16.30: U.S.S. MANKATO stood in. 18.35: Carried out evening routine. 20.50: Darkened ship. 20.55: Secured from blackout. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Marion - entered harbor

USS Mankato - entered harbor

* Numbers assigned as follows: FELICIANO, MIGUEL (500-215). PADILLA, PEDRO J. (500-216). MEDIAVILLA, JORGE (500-217). CLAUDIO, OTILIO (500-218). RODRIGUEZ, FRANCISCO (500-219). Authority for transfer: Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter (D85) dated 8 January 1942. JLH

Feliciano, Miguel - assigned number 500-215

Padilla, Pedro J. - assigned number 500-216

Mediavilla, Jorge - assigned number 500-217

Claudio, Otilio - assigned number 500-218

Rodriguez, Francisco - assigned number 500-219

USS Pollux - stood in

Otilio, Claudio AS; Feliciano, Miguel AS; Rodriguez, Francisco AS; Padilla, Pedro J AS; Mediavilla, Jorge AS - reported on board for duty from San Juan base

Ensigns WE Chapline and NL Horton - reported aboard for duty from Academy, New London, Conn

D395 - stood out

D357 - stood out

USS Donacona - stood out

USS Memphis - stood out

Crawford - stood out

D362 - stood in

Marion - stood in

USS Mankato - stood in


USS POLLUX - 0730 USS POLLUX stood in

0000-0900 moored at coast guard dock

0000-0900 moored to coast guard dock; taking on food and new crew members

0000-0900 moored to coast guard dock; taking on food and crew


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8 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 21400

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

at anchor 24 hours; 7 officers present, 69 enlisted force present

ATO Slavich and AH Upchurch - named at bottom of page


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9 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 05.30: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallon milk. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Tested magazine flood and sprinkler systems; operating condition good. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.00: Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 30 pounds bread; from Julio's Market, 65 pounds carrots; from Naval Air Station on requisition number C-33-42, ham 97 pounds, sugar 200 pounds, coffee 150 pounds, turkey 67 pounds, beef loin 176 pounds, bacon 105 pounds, salami 51 pounds, yeast 5 pounds, canned milk 261 pounds. 13.04: All hands to quarters; held signal and resuscitation drill. Julio Valle aboard for examination as lifeboatman; candidate failed to qualify. 13.40: Commanding Officer held report mast in the cases of Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro.) who was excused and Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.Att. 2/C who was awarded one (1) week restriction. 15.30: Brazelton, Bert C. (200-115) QM1/C transferred and assigned to duty, Captain of the Port Detail, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Authority: Senior Coast Guard Officer's tenth Naval District letter of 9 January, 1941. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) - excused for offense

Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.Att 3/C - awarded 1 week restriction

Brazelton, Bert C. (200-115) QM1/C - leaves ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.09: Held fire and rescue party drill. 16.14: Secured from drill. 16.33: USCGC Acacia stood in. 17.44: U.S.S. Somers stood out. 17.45: The following named men departed on explosive detail duty: Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-252) Sea 1/C; Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Sea 2/C; Mapp, George E (234-172) Sea 2/C. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 21.50: Held blackout drill with San Juan base. 21.54: Secured from blackout. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USCGC Acacia - entered harbor

USS Somers - exited harbor

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Sea 1/C - departed on explosive duty

Grimsley, Leonard W. (234-006) Sea 2/C - departed on explosive duty

Mapp, George E. (234-172) Sea 2/C - departed on explosive duty

Brazelton, Bert C (200-115) QM1/c - transferred and assigned to duty, Captain of the Port Detail, San Juan, Puerto Rico

USS Somers - stood out

Hudzinski, Thomas B (224-252) Sea 1/c; Grimsley, Leonard W (234-006) Sea 2/c; Mapp, George E (234-172) Sea2/c - departed on explosive detail duty

RECEIVED DAILY FOOD STORES


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 21200

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Upchurch F 1/c - AH

Slavich Y 2/c - ATO


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10 January 1942

moored to coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.20: Explosive detail aboard from duty. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.43: U.S.S. OMAHA stood in. 07.20: U.S.S. Jouett stood in. 08.30: U.S.S. Pollux stood out. 08.55: U.S.S. Cincinnati stood in. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Omaha - entered harbor

USS Jouett - entered harbor

USS Pollux - exited harbor

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.10: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 30 pounds bread. 11.30: Held ship's inspection. 12.10: CG459 stood in. 12.30: MILLER, WILLIAM (201-641) QM1/C (Pro) reported aboard from San Juan Base for duty; authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter (73-701) dated 10 January 1942. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 11 January 1942. 14.35: ACACIA moored to Coast Guard dock. 15.10: NARRAL, JUAN (107-731) Off. Std. 1/C (Pro) reported aboard from ACACIA for duty; authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter (73-701) dated 10 January 1942. J. L. Horne, Ensign

CG 459 - entered harbor

Miller, William (201-641) QM1/C (Pro) - joined ship

Acacia - moored to CG dock

Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/c (Pro) - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 20.46: Darkened ship. 20.51: Secured from blackout. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Jouctt - stood in

USS Omaha - stood in

USS Pollux - stood out

Miller, William (210-641) QM 1/c (Pro) - reported aboard from San Juan base for duty

Acacia - moored to Coast Guard dock

Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/c (Pro) - reported aboard from Acacia for duty

FOOD STORE REPLENISHED


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On Hand: 21000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Slavich Y 2/c - ATO

Upchurch F 1/c - AH

Inspected magazines, omitted quarters

oil: - 1005 expended; 43586 on hand

ATO Slavich and AH Upchurch - names written in at bottom of page


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11 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 06.05: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 10 gallons milk. 07.00: Called all hands; carried out holiday routine. 08.15: D396 stood out. J. L. Horne, Ensign

D396 - exited harbor

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 10.10: Received the following stores for general mess from Panaderia La Montserrat. 20 pounds of bread, 16 pounds of rolls; from Puig Abraham and Company, 3 gallons of ice cream. 11.30: Reyes, Potenciano (108-756) Off. Std. 1/C transferred to Captain of Port Detail, San Juan District. Letter 10 January 1942. 13.55: Crawford stood in. 14.31: U.S.S. Barney stood in. 15.30: U.S.S. Redwood (net tender) stood in. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Reyes, Potenciano (108-756) Off Std 1/C - leaves ship

USS Barney - entered harbor

Crawford - entered harbor

USS Redwood (net tender) - entered harbor

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.05: Alpert, Hyman (100-115) C.Q.M. (pro) and Flowers, Kermit (226-557) M.M.2/C (pro) departed on duty assigned as shore patrol. 17.25: U.S.S. Mizar stood out. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (pro)(a) - sent on shore patrol

Flowers, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

USS Mizar - exited harbor

Reyes, Potenciano (180-756) Off Std 1/c - transferred to Captain of Port detail, San Juan District

USS Redwood (net tender) - stood in

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM(A)and Flowers, Kermit (226-557) MM 2/c (Pro) - departed on duty assigned as shore patrol

USS Mizar - stood out

Liberty to port, expire 2400

1130 Reyes, Potenciano - transferred to Captain of port detail, San Juan

1355 Crawford and 1431 U.S.S. Barney and 1530 U.S.S. Redwood - all stood in to dock at coast guard base San Juan

1130 Reyes, Potenciano (108-756) - off. std. 1/c transferred to Captain of port detail, San Juan District Letter 10 January 1941

NL Horton, Ensign and JA Palmer, Ensign - signed record for miscellaneous events of Jan. 11 for 0900-1600

Alpert, Hyman and Flowers, Kermit - departed on duty as shore patrol

U.S.S. Mizar - stood out at 1725


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12 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20800

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch - AH

DRILLS HELD, INSPECTED MAGAZINES, BOAT DRILL, HELD QUARTERS, FIRE, COLLISION, GENERAL QUARTERS

ATD Slavich and AH Upchurch - named at bottom of page


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12 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.10: Shore patrol returned aboard. 06.30: Called all hands. 06.55: Held boat drill. Carried out morning routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.15: U.S.S. Cynthia and tow stood in. 11.50: U.S.S. Pollux stood in. 13.00: Held quarters, followed by fire, collision and boat drill. 14.35: Received from the Shell Oil Co. one (1) drum kerosene, order no. 73-42. Received the following stores for the general mess: from Harry Pietersz, 102 pounds oranges; from Julio's Market, 50 pounds sweet potatoes; from Colmado Plaza, 50 pounds tomatoes, 25 pounds eggplants; from Palacita la Aduana, 100 pounds cabbage; from Casellas Ice Plant, 400 pounds of ice. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Cynthia - entered harbor

USS Pollux - entered harbor

16.00-24.00: * 16.00: granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 16.15: Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C, U.S.C.G.R. reported aboard from San Juan Base for assignment to duty, authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District, letter (73-78-701) dated 12 January 1942. 17.40: U.S.S. Redwood stood in. 18.40: Carried out evening routine. 21.04: participated in general blackout - held general quarters - made preparations for getting underway. 21.40: Secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: liberty party returned on time. *Moored as before. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (USCGR) - joined ship

USS Redwood - entered harbor

LUIS SINTES - REPORTED ABOARD FOR DUTY FROM SAN JUAN BASE

E B Smith - Lieut. Comdr. U. S. C. G.

J. A. Palmer - Ensign

N. L. Horton - Ensign

U. S. S. Pollux - stood in 1150 hrs.

U. S. S. Cynthia - stood in 1115 hrs.

received from the Shell Oil Co. one drum kerosene

W. C. Chapline - Ensign

J. L. Horne - Ensign

Sintes, Luis - WT 2/c U. S. C. G. R. reported aboard from San Juan base

U. S. S. Redwood - stood in 1740 hrs.

W. E. Chapline - Ensign

J. L. Horne - Ensign

E. B. Smith - U. S. C. G. Commanding

USS Redwood - Stood in


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13 January 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20600

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Inspected magazines, omitted quarters, held boat drill

Slavich Y 2/c - ATO

Upchurch F 1/c - AH

ATD Slavich - noted at bottom of page

AH Upchurch F - mentioned at bottom of page


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13 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.55: Held boat drill. 08.15: U.S.S. Pollux stood out. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before*. 09.40: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess from La Monserrat, 30 pounds of bread. 16.00: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.55: Morales, Celestino (500-226) A.S. (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard District Office San Juan, P.R. Authority Senior Coast Guard Officers letter dated 3 January 1942 (73-701). 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 21.03: Held blackout with base. 21.08: Secured from blackout. 22.50: Notified by the U.S.N. shore patrol that Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) A.S.(R.) had attempted suicide and was interned U.S.N. Dispensary. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Morales, Celestino (500-226) AS(R) - joined ship

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS(R) - attempted suicide

* 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition.

MORALES, CLESTINO - REPORTED ABOARD FOR DUTY FROM COAST GUARD DISTRICT OFFICE

USS Pollux - stood out

Morales, Celestino (500-226) AS (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard District Office, San Juan, PR

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS (R) - 22.50 Notified by the USN shore patrol that Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS (R) had attempted suicide and was interned in the USN Dispensary

U. S. S. Pollux - stood out 0815 hrs.

Morales, Celestino - A. S. (R.) reported aboard for assignment to duty from the Coast Guard District Office, San Juan, P. R.

Mediavilla, Jorge - A. S. (R.) was reported as having attempted suicide and is interned in the U. S. N. Dispensary

USS Pollux - Stood out.


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14 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20400

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Mediavilla AS - AH

inspected magazines, boat drill, omitted quarters

Slavich Y 2/c - ATO

Upchurch F 1/c - AH

Mediavilla AS - AH

Upchurch, F. - noted at bottom of page

Slavich, Y. - mentioned at bottom of page

Mediavilla, A. J. - noted at bottom of page


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14 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, P.R. 05.30: Received the following stores for the general mess from the Puerto Rico Dairy Inc. 20 gallons of milk. 6.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 6.50: U.S.S. McDougal stood out. N. L. Horton, Ensign

USS McDougal - leaves port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazine and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Brown, Peter (101-385) MM1/C (Pro) transferred to Coast Guard Base, San Juan, P.R.; authority, verbal orders Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District. 10.50: Received the following stores for the general mess: From Puig, Abraham Co., 2.5 gallons ice cream. From Naval Air Station, on requisition number C-35-42, 105 pounds ham, 33 pounds cereal, 98 pounds flour, 200 pounds sugar, 53 pounds chicken, 193 pounds beef, 200 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions, 40 pounds fish, 239 pounds tomatoes, 100 pounds salt, 40 pounds gelatin, 50 pounds macaroni, 8 gallons vinegar. From La Monserrat Bakery, 13 pounds rolls and 6 pounds bread. 12.40: Marion stood out. 13.00: Y.P.64 stood in. 13.10: USS Donacona stood out. 14.10: CGC459 stood out. 14.50: U.S.S. Redwood stood out. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Brown, Peter (101-385) MM1/C (Pro) - leaves ship

Marion - leaves port

YP64 - entered port

USS Donacona - leaves port

CGC 459 - leaves port

USS Redwood - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at midnight. 17.25: Madsen, Aron (106-639) C.B.M. and Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM2/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Madsen, Aron (106-369) CBM - sent on shore patrol

Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

USS McDougal -

USS Donacona -

USS McDougal - stood out

Brown, Peter (101-385) MM 1/c (Pro) - transferred to Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR

1050 Received the following stores for the general mess: from Puig, Abraham Co, 2 1/2 gallons ice cream. From Naval Air Station, on requisition number C-35-42, 105 pounds ham, 33 pounds cereal, 98 pounds flour, 200 pounds sugar, 153 pounds chicken, 193 pounds beef, 200 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions, 40 pounds fish, 239 pounds tomatoes, 100 pounds salt, 40 pounds gelatin, 50 pounds macaroni, 8 gallons vinegar. From La Monserrat Bakery, 13 pounds rolls and 6 pounds bread.

Marion - stood out

YP64 - stood in

CGC 459 - stood out

USS Redwood - stood out

USS Donacona - stood out

Madson, Aron (106-639) CBM and Crisp, Milton R (220-423) RM 2/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

U. S. S. McDougal - stood out 0650 hrs.

Brown, Peter - MM 1/c transferred to Coast Guard base, San Juan on verbal orders of Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District

U.S.S. Donacona - stood out at 1310 hrs.

U.S.S. Redwood - stood out at 1450 hrs.

Y. P. 64 - stood in at 1300 hrs.

Marion - stood out 1240 hrs

C.G.C. 459 - stood out at 1410 hrs.

Madsen, Aron - C.B.M. departed for shore patrol 1725 hrs.

Crisp, Milton R. - RM 2/c departed for shore duty 1725 hrs.

Marion - stood out

YP 64 - stood in

CGC 459 - stood out


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15 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20200

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH

inspected magazines, boat drill, omitted quarters

Y. Slavich, F. Upchurch and A. S. Mediavilla - noted at foot of page


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15 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.15: Shore Patrol returned. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: held boat drill. 07.03: U.S.A. General N. Greene stood out. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USA General N. Greene - leaves port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. made fortnightly powder test. conditions good. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.15: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess from PUIG ABRAHAM and CO. 2.5 gallons of ice cream; from LA MONSERRAT 20 pounds of bread and 10 pounds of rolls. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.15: Received title "B" articles from the Coast Guard Store Brooklyn, N.Y. as per invoice number 4338. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 22.05: Participated in base blackout. 22.08: Secured from blackout. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USA General N Greene - stood out

U .S. A. General N. Greene - stood out at 0703 hrs.

Abraham, Puig - supplies ice cream to the ship (not Monserrat as stated previously)

Monserrat, Puig - supplies ice cream to the ship while in San Juan

received title "B" articles from Coast Guard stores Brooklyn

USA General N. Greene - 0703 stood out


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16 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla - AH

inspected magazines, tested magazine flood values, boat drill, omitted quarters, general quarters


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16 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands. 06.35: USS Omaha stood out. 06.47: Held boat drill. Morning routine carried out. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Omaha - leaves port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazine and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Tested magazine flooding and sprinkling systems, condition normal. Received the following stores for the general mess: from Colmado Plaza, 60 pounds tomatoes; from Naval Air Station on requisition (C-36-42), 45 pounds cheese, 150 pounds apples, 60 dozen eggs, 48 pounds veal leg, 103 pounds pork loin, 80 pounds Manges, 90 pounds pears, 80 pounds lemons, 195 pounds beef loins; from Harry Pietersz 28.5 pounds lettuce and 30 pounds celery; from Casellas Ice Plant, 400 pounds ice. 11.25: USS Barney stood out. 14.00: Received aboard from cutter Acacia one (1) new hauser, size ten (10) inches, length 1200 feet*. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

USS Barney - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at midnight. USS Mankato stood in. 16.25: Y.T.144 stood out. 17.15: USS Omaha stood in. 18.30: Carried out evening routine. 22.00: participated in general blackout; held general quarters; made preparations for getting underway. 23.20: Secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Mankato - entered port

YT 144 - leaves port

USS Omaha - entered port

* Loaned on custody receipt 29 December, 1941. WEC

USS Barney - stood out

1400 Received aboard from cutter Acacia one (1) new hawser, size ten (10) inches, length 1200 feet

USS Mankato - stood out

YT144 - stood out

USS Omaha - stood in

U. S. S. Omaha - stood out at 0635 hrs.

Pietersz, Harry - supplies fresh produce to U.S. Coast Guard in San Juan

U. S. S. Barney - stood out at 1125 hrs.

U. S. C. G. Cutter Acacia - Cutter Unalga received 1200 ft. 10 inch hauser from Cutter Acacia

U. S. S. Mankato - stood in (no time given)

U. S. S. Omaha - stood in at 1715 hrs.

Y. T. 144 - stood out at 1625 hrs.

USS Omaha - 0635 stood out

VT 144 - 1625 stood out

USS Omaha - 1715 stood in


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17 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 21000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH

inspected magazines, tested magazine flood values, boat drill, omitted quarters, general quarters


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17 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: held boat drill. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before ** 09.35: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess: from Puig Abraham and Co., 2.5 gallons of ice cream. Received from Los Muchachos for use of the commissary department one 20 pound scale. 09.45: Base sounded fire alarm; fire and reserve sounded on ship. 10.20: Acacia stood out. 10.30: USS McDougal stood in. 11.15: Commanding officer held ships inspection. 12.20: Crawford stood out. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00 Sunday 18 January, 1942. 13.30: Marion stood in. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS McDougal - entered port

Acacia - leaves port

Crawford - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Connell, Thomas P. Jr. (206-101) GM2/C (Pro) and Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) departed on duty assigned shore patrol*. 18.56: Blackout sounded general quarters, prepared to get underway. 19.31: All clear sounded, secured from general quarters. 18.30: Evening routine carried out. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Connell, Thomas P. Jr. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

** Magazines and smokeless powder samples inspected, all small arms and ammunition accounted for, conditions normal.

Acacia - stood out

USS McDougal - stood in

Crawford - stood out

Marion - stood in

Connell, Thomas P Jr (206-101) GM 2/c (Pro) and Schmidt, W Jr (206-612) CM 1/c (Pro) - departed on duty assigned shore patrol

Marion - stood in at 2330 hrs.

U. S. S. McDougal - stood in at 1030 hrs.

U. S. C. G. Cutter Acacia - stood out at 1020 hrs.

Crawford - stood out at 1220 hrs.

Connell, Thomas P. Jr. - assigned shore patrol

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. - assigned shore patrol


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18 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20800

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH


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18 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 02.05: Shore patrol detail returned. 05.30: Received the following stores on board for the general mess from the Puerto Rico Dairy Inc. 20 gallons of fresh milk. 07.00: Called all hands, carried out holiday routine. 08.10: Received the following stores on board for the general mess from Marcial Figueroa. 60 pounds of green corn. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from Puig Abraham & Co., 2.5 gallons of ice cream. 10.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 11.02: No. 1 boat lowered away with recreation party. 11.15: British merchant cruiser * stood in. 13.45: No.1 boat returned. 14.35: USS Milwaukee stood in. *Prince Henry. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

British merchant cruiser Prince Henry - entered port

USS Milwaukee - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.20: D-358 stood out. 18.45: USS Omaha stood out. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

D358 - leaves port

USS Omaha - leaves port

British merchant cruiser Prince Henry - stood in

USS Milwaukee - stood in

D-358 - stood out

USS Omaha - stood out

Figueroa, Marcial - supplied green corn to the ship's mess

Prince Henry - (British merchant cruiser) stood in at 1115 hrs.

U. S. S. Milwaukee - stood in at 1435 hrs.

U. S. S. Omaha - stood out at 1845 hrs.

D-358 - stood out at 1820 hrs.


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19 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

oil: 12796.17 - Expended: 1782.17. On hand: 47819

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20600

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH

oil: 12796.17 -

oil: 12796. - 47819. on hand

Y. Slavich, F. Upchurch and A.S. Mediavilla - noted as not on board from crew of 81 as departing from San Juan

coal: 47819 -


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19 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. W. E. Chapline, Ensing. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores aboard for the general mess from Puig Abraham and Co. 2.5 gallons of ice cream. 12.55: Called all hands to stations to unmoor ship. 13.00: Underway on various courses and speed standing to the fuel dock. 13.13: Moored to pier nine, San Juan, Puerto Rico, to take on fuel. Draft forward 13 feet 2 inches, aft 14 feet 2 inches. 13.23: USS Alcyone stood in. 13.45: USS Redwood stood out. 14.33: Smoking lamp out. 14.37: Commence fueling ship. 15.07: Finished fueling ship. Received from West India Oil Company 12796.17 gallons of Esso bunker fuel oil. Draft forward 13 feet 10 inches, draft aft 14 feet 2 inches. 15.57: All hands to unmoor ship. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Alcyone - entered port

USS Redwood - leaves port

oil: 12796.17 gallons -

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.02: Underway on various courses and speeds standing to out Yard dock, San Juan. 16.19: Moored to Coast Guard dock. 17.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.00: Evening routine carried out. 21.15: Participated in base blackout.* 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. *21.20: Secured from blackout. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Alcyone - stood in

USS Redwood - stood out

1502 Finished refueling ship. Received from West India Oil Company 12796.17 gallons of Esso bunker fuel oit.

1602 Underway on various courses and speeds standing to Coast Guard dock, San Juan

1519 Moored to Coast Guard dock

U. S. S. Redwood - stood out at 1345 hrs.

after fueling (12796 gal. bunker oil) draft forward 13ft. 10in., draft aft 14ft. 2in.

U. S. S. Alcyone - stood in at 1323 hrs.

E. B Smith, Lt. Commander USCG - Commanding Officer


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20 January 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 2400 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 21000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH

oil: 46802 -


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20 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long 16.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: held boat drill. 06.55: USAT McClure stood out to sea. 07.28: USS Milwaukee stood out. 08.00: HMS Prince Henry stood out. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Milwaukee - leaves port

USAT McClure - leaves port

HMS Prince Henry - leaves port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.05: Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from JULIO'S MARKET, 15 pounds peppers, 68 pounds bananas, 67 pounds turnips; from HARRY PIETERSZ, 28 pounds carrots, 80 pounds grapefruit; from PUIG ABRAHAM, 2.5 gallons ice cream; from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 8 pounds bread; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 507 pounds ice. 10.40: ACACIA stood in. Crew issued semi-monthly stipend. 12.50: P.Y.64 stood out. 13.00: Held quarters followed by gas mask instruction. 13.30: CRAWFORD stood in. 13.42: Secured from quarters. 14.00: Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Acacia - entered port

PY64 - leaves port

Crawford - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.55: STUTZMAN, LYLE A. (201-903) SC1/C (pro) and LOWE, WILLIAM H. (203-428) RM2/C (pro) departed for shore patrol duty. Received from L.R. WOOD, Inc. one (1) D.C. motor (number A-3824 1/2) and one (1) switch (number 1128610). 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Stutzman, Lyle A. (201-903) SC1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Lowe, William H. (203-428) RM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

USAT McClure - stood out

HMS Prince Henry - stood out

USS Milwaukee - stood out

Acacia - stood in

Crawford - stood in

Stutzman, Lyle A (201-903) SC 1/c (Pro) and Lowe, William H (203-428) RM 2/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

U. S. A. T. McClure - stood out at 0655 hrs.

H. M. S. Prince Henry - stood out at 0800 hrs.

U. S. S. Milwaukee - stood out at 0728 hrs.

Crawford - stood in at 1300 hrs.

Acacia - stood in at 1040 hrs.

Lowe, William H. - departed for shore patrol at 1655 to accompany Stutzman

Stutzman, Lyle A. - departed for shore patrol at 1655 hrs.

U.S.S. Milwaukee - stood out

U.S.A.T. McClure - stood out to sea

HMS Prince Henry - stood out

Acadia - stood in

P.Y. 64 - stood out

Crawford - stood in

Stutzman, Lyle A - departed for shore duty

Lowe, William H. - departed for shore duty


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20800

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Mediavilla AS, Upchurch F1/C - AH

oil: - -


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21 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.15: Shore patrol detail returned. 06.00: Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY INC., 20 gallons fresh milk. 06.30: called all hands; carried out morning routine. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.00: Magazines and smokeless powder samples inspected. conditions normal. * 09.04: Acacia moored to Coast Guard dock. 10.20: Received the following stores for the general mess from the Naval Air Station. 500 pounds of potatoes, 100 pounds of onions, 12 pounds of pepper, 80 pounds of tomato juice, 60 pounds of butter, 150 pounds of apples, 98 pounds of bacon, 80 pounds pears, 94 pounds of beef round, 196 pounds of wheat flour, 85 pounds of oranges, as per requisition number C-37-47 dated 19 January 1942; from PUIG Abrahams and Co. for the general mess, 2.5 gallons of ice cream. 11.26: Made preparations for getting underway. 12.35: Secured from preparing to get underway. 13.00: Held quarters followed by resuscitation and signal drill. 13.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 14.55: USS. Cincinnatti stood out. *Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Acacia - moored to coast guard dock

USS Cincinnati - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS(R) returned aboard after discharge from Naval Dispensary - reason, recovery. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS(R) - returned from dispensary

Acacia - moored to Coast Guard dock

USS Cincinatti - stood out

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) AS (R) - returned after discharge from Naval Dispensary - reason, recovery

Palmer, J. A. - ensign

Horton, N. L. - ensign

Smith, E. B. - commanding officer (Lieut. Cmdr.)

Acacia - moored to Coast Guard Dock

U.S.S. Cincinnatti - stood out

Mediavilla, Jorge - returned aboard after discharge from Naval dispensary - reason recovery


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 2200 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mediavilla AS - AH


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22 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from PUIG ABRAHAM Co., 2.5 gallons ice cream. 12.40: USS ALCYONE stood out. 13.00: Held quarters followed by pistol, machine gun, manual of arms, and gun drill. 14.45: Received from SOBRINOS DE PORTILLA, INC. two (2) repaired gas masks and ten (10) mask oxygen bottles. J. L. Horne, Ensign. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

USS Alcyone - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00. 18.05: MEDIAVILLA, JORGE (500-217) (A.S.R.) departed for NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY in custody of Bradley, JOHN R. Jr. (202-397) Cox (pro). 18.33: BRADLEY, JOHN R. Jr. (202-397) Cox (pro) returned aboard. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) (ASR) - departed for dispensary under custody

Bradley, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - escorted Mediavilla to dispensary

Bradley, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - returned aboard

USS Alcyone - stood out

Mediavilla, Jorge (500-217) (ASR) - departed fro Naval Air Station Dispensary in custody of Bradley, John R Jr (202-397) Cox (pro)

U. S. S. Alcyone - stood out 1240

Bradley, John R. Jr. - Cox (pro) escorted J. Mediavilla to Naval Air Station Dispensary then returned to Unalga

Mediavilla, Jorge - departed for Naval Air Station Dispensary in custody

USS ALCYONE -

U.S.S. Alcyone - stood out

Mediavilla, Jorge - departed for Naval Air Station Dispensary

Bradley, John R. Jr. - took Mediavilla, Jorge to Naval Air Station Dispensary

Bradley, John R. Jr - returnde aboard


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.53, Long -66.52

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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23 January 1942

san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.55, Long -67.30

00.00-04.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Moored as before. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Tested flood and sprinkler system; found in good operating condition. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.30: Made preparations for getting underway. 08.50: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor. 09.05: San Juan Light abeam to starboard; close aboard. 09.07: Set course on 355° pgc (352° T) at standard speed of 105 RPM. 09.15: Changed course to 283° pgc. 10.30: Changed course to 273° pgc. 11.17: Gyro compass error determined to be 2°W; set course as 272° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 31.5W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 272°(pgc) (270 T) at standard speed of 105 RPM. 13.15: POINT MORRILLOS LIGHT abeam to port, distant 2.2 miles. 14.55: Changed course to 284°(pgc) (282°T). Position when relieved: 18 33N, 67 05.6W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 284° pgc (282° true) at 105 rpm. 16.16: BORINQUEN LIGHT abeam to port, distant 3.3 miles. 16.37: Changed course to 215° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 23N, 67 18W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 215° pgc (213° true) at 105 RPM. 18.18: Changed course to 150° pgc (148° true) at 105 RPM. 19.05: Commenced various courses and speeds standing into MAYAGUEZ harbor. 19.10: Contacted Governor John Lind aground Outer Mencha reef. Made preparations to anchor. 19.42: Anchored

Governor John Lind - contacted aground on Outer Mancha Reef

0850 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan harbor

1910 Contacted Governor John Lind aground on Outer Manchar se~. Made preparations to anchor. 1942 Anchored

1905 Commenced various courses and speeds standing into Mayaguez harbor

3.3 miles abeam to port


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can buoy number one bearing 173

Lat 18.25, Long -67.20

in five (5) fathoms of water on thirty (30) fathoms of starboard chain on the following true bearings, radio tower 93°, can buoy number one (1) 173°. Position when relieved: 18 15N, 67 12 30W. N. L. Horton, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Issued thirty (30) night rations. 20.05: Number one (1) boat lowered and departed with Lt. Thayer and Ensign Chapline to investigate condition of the SS Governor John Lind which is aground with Manchas Buoy Number 1 close aboard. 20.25: Number one (1) boat returned and secured. 20.50: Ship blacked out.* 21.33: General Quarters, all hands to battle stations; black out ashore. 21.45: Secured from general Quarters. Condition of readiness number two (2) mantained during night. *21.15: Carried out evening routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Lt. Thayer - aboard boat number 1 to investigate SS Governor John Lindy

Ensign Chapline - aboard boat number 1 to investigate SS Governor John Lindy

SS Governor John Lindy - aground near Manchas Buoy

Lt Thayer and Ensign Chapline - 2005 Number one (1) boat departed with Lt Thayer and Ensign Chapline to investigate condition of the SS Governor John Lind which is aground with Manchas Buor number 1 close aboard

at anchor

Lt. Thayer - inspection condition of the S.S. Governor John Lind

Ensign Chapline - inspection condition of the S.S. Governor John Lind

Manchas Buor - ground with S.S. Governor John Lind

S.S. Governor John Lind - ground with Manchas Buor


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24 January 1942

mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.25, Long -67.22

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

attending to SS Governor John Lind which is grounded on reef (Manchas) off Mayaguez Harbour


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24 January 1942

anchored in mayaguez bay

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

00.00-04.00: Anchored in Mayaguez Bay in five fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms starboard chain on the following true bearing: 93° on lighted tower, 177° on Outer Manchas Can Buoy Number 1. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Anchored as before. 05.45: Called all hands; prepared towing hawser and messengers. 07.14: Boat number one lowered and away to sound in vicinity of Governor John Lind. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Anchored as before. * 08.48: Underway maneuvering for position from which to attempt to pull the Governor John Lind off reef. 10.23: Dropped starboard anchor to hold position preparatory to running hauser. 11.15: Passed hauser. 11.43: Weighed anchor and began pulling on the Lind's starboard quarter. *Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway, pulling as before on S.S. Governor John Lind. 12.47: Stopped pulling; drifting. 13.21: SS Lind cast off hauser. 13.37: Underway maneuvering for position, astern of Lind. 13.55: Dropped starboard anchor. 14.30: Passed hauser. 14.55: Began pulling on SS Lind's starboard quarters. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

0714 Boat number one lowered and away to sound in vicinity of Governor John Lind

0848 Underway maneuvering for position from which to attempt to pull the Governor John Lind off reef

1023 Dropped starboard anchor to hold position preparatory to running hauser. 1115 Passed hauser. 1143 Weighed anchor and began pulling on the Lind's starboard quarter

Underway, pulling as before on SS Governor John Lind 1247. Stopped pulling; drifting. 1321 SS Lind cast off hauser. 1337 Underway maneuvering for position astern of Lind. 1355 Dropped starboard anchor. 1430 Passed hauser. 1455 Began pulling on SS Lind's starboard quarter.

SS Governor John Lind - Unalga attempting to pull Lind clear of Manchas Reef, Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico

Governor John Lind - Boat Number One lowered to round in vicinity of Governor John Lind

Governor John Lind - attempt to pull the Governor John Lind off reefs

Governor John Lind - pulling out the Lind's starboard quarter

S.S. Governor John Lind - pulling as before

S.S. Governor John Lind - S.S. Lind cast of hanser

S.S. Governor John Lind - began pulling on S.S. Lind's starboard quarter

True bearings 93 deg on lighted tower, 173 deg on outer Manchas Can Buoy Number 1


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mayaguez bay pr

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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24 January 1942

16.00-20.00: Underway pulling as before on S.S. Governor John Lind. 17.15: Stopped engine; ceased pulling on SS Lind. 17.30: Hoisted and secured number one boat. Ship anchored in five fathoms water to twenty fathoms starboard chain. Five hundred feet ten inch hauser still out and secured to stern of SS Lind. 19.45: Carried out evening routine; ship darkened. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Issued thirty (30) night rations. Condition of readiness number two (2) maintained throughout the night. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

1600 - 2000 Underway pulling as before on SS Governor John Lind. 1715 Stopped engine; ceased pulling on SS Lind. 1730 Hoisted and secured number on boat. Ship anchored in five fathoms water to twently fathoms starboard chain.

at anchor Mayaguez Bay attached by hauser to SS Lind

S.S. Governor John Lind - pulling as before on S.S. Governor John Lind

S.S. Governor John Lind - ceased pulling on S.S. Lind

S.S. Governor John Lind - hanser still out and secured to stern of S.S. Lind


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25 January 1942

mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.25, Long -67.22

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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25 January 1942

mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 29.9, Long 32.5

00.00-04.00: Anchored in Mayaguez Bay in five fathoms of water to twenty (20) fathoms of starboard chain with five hundred feet ten inch hauser still out and secured to the stern of the SS Governor John Lind aground on Outer Manchas Shoal. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Anchored as before. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out holiday routine. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. N. L. Horton, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before. 13.08: Number three monomoy left ship with sailing party for recreational purposes. 15.55: Number three boat returned and secured. N. L. Horton, Ensign

16.00-20.00: Anchored as before. 19.30: Darkened ship. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Issued thirty (30) night rations. N. L. Horton, Ensign

SS Governor John Lind - secured to the stern of SS Governor John Lind aground on Outer Manchas Shoal

SS Governor John Lind - aground on Outer Manchas Shoal

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anchored Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico

S.S. Governor John Lind - hanser still out and secured to stern of S.S. Lind

S.S. Governor John Lind - still aground on Outer Manchas Shoal


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26 January 1942

mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.25, Long -67.22

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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26 January 1942

anchored off outer manches shoal in mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.25, Long -67.22

00.00-04.00: Anchored off Outer Manches Shoal in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico in five (5) fathoms of water to twenty (20) fathoms of starboard chain with (500) five hundred feet of ten (10) inch houser made fast to the Governor Lind aground near number one can buoy, Outer Manchas Shoal and darkened. N. L. Horton, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Anchored as before. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.15: Number one boat lowered and away to SS LIND. 08.34: Hauser cast off from SS LIND. 08.50: Hauser aboard. 09.55: Number one boat returned, hoisted, and secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before. 13.00: Held quarters followed by abandon ship and boat drills. 13.55: All boats returned, hoisted, and secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. J. L. Horne, Ensign

0000-0400 Anchored off Outer Manchas Shoal in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico ... made fast to the Governor Lind aground near number one can buoy, Outer Manchas Shoal

0815 Number one boat lowered and away to SS Lind. 0834 Hawser cast off from SS Lind. 0850 Hawser abound.

anchored of Outer Manchas Shoal assisting with grounded vessel SS Gov. John Lind

S.S. Lind - Number one boat lowered and away to S.S. Lind


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mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.22, Long -67.40

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

Drills held: Inspected Magazine


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27 January 1941

sardinero anchorage mona island

Lat 18.18, Long -67.92

00.00-08.00: Anchored in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico off Outer Manchas Shoal in five (5) fathoms water to twenty (20) fathoms starboard chain. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.30: Tug Berwind and lighter stood into Mayaguez Bay. 10.30: Made preparations to get underway. 10.40: Underway on various courses and speeds while standing out of Mayaguez Bay. 10.45: Set course as 262° pgc (260° T) at standard speed of 100 RPM. Position when relieved: 18 13N, 67 24.5W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Tug Berwind - entered Mayaguez Bay

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 262° pgc (260 T), at standard speed of 100 RPM. 12.43: Sighted MONA ISLAND bearing 258° true distant twenty three (23) miles. 15.09: Changed course to 252° pgc. 15.40: changed course to 195° pgc. 15.56: on various courses and speeds coming into SARDINERO ANCHORAGE, MONA ISLAND. Position when relieved: SARDINERO ANCHORAGE, MONA ISLAND. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Underway in Sardinero Anchorage maneuvering toward anchorage. Let go starboard anchor in eight (8) fathoms water to forty five (45) fathoms chain on the following true bearings: West Point 147°, Cape Barrionuevo 30°. 16.20: Lowered boats one and three. 16.25: swimming party of twenty enlisted men and Three officers departed ship. 17.30: Swimming party returned; boats hoisted and secured. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Issued thirty (30) night rations. 22.50: Made preparations to get underway. 23.05: Underway on various courses and speeds stooding out of Sardinero Anchorage. 23.20: Set course at 60 pgc (58° T), standard speed 100 RPM. Position at 24.00: 18 11N, 67 55W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Tug Berwind and lighter - stood into Mayaguez Bay

1040 Underway on various courses and speeds while standing out of Mayaguez Bay

1556 On various courses and speeds coming into Sarndinero Anchorage, Mona Island

2305 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Sardinero Anchorage

1243 Sighted Mona Island bearing 258° true distant twenty three (23) miles.

1040 Underway on various courses and speeds while standing out of Mayaguez Bay

Sighted Mona Island 258 deg true bearing distant 23'

1556 coming into Sardinero anchorage, Mona Island

2395 underway standing out of Sardinero anchorage.

E.B. Smith - command

4:20 PM: Swimming party of 20 enlisted men and 3 officers departed ship, returned at 5:30 PM


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at sea mona pass

Lat 18.57, Long -66.38

oil: 19677.14 - Expended: 2984.14. On hand: 48921

other: 5000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 16500

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH

oil: 19677.14 -

oil: 19677.14 -

Drills held: Inspected magazines, Omitted quarters, General Quarters


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28 January 1942

san juan harbor

Lat 18.58, Long -67.57

00.00-04.00: Underway as before on course 60 pgc (58° T) at 99 RPM. 00.15: Changed course to 02° pgc. 01.45: Changed course to 70 pgc. 03.35: Sighted Borinquin Light two points on starboard bow distance twenty three miles. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 67 34W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 70° pgc (68° true) at standard speed (100 rpm). 04.43: Changed course to 92° pgc. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.41: BORINQUEN LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 6.1 miles. 06.57: Changed course to 94° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 35.7N, 66 56.8W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 94° pgc (92 true) at standard speed (100 RPM). Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.50: POINT MORRILOS LIGHT abeam to starboard; distant six (6) miles. 11.55: Changed course to 112° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 34.6N, 66 23.0W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 112° pgc at standard speed (99 rpm). 13.53: Commenced various courses and speeds standing into San Juan Harbor. 14.35: Made preparations for mooring ship. 14.40: Moored to pier number nine (9) to take on oil. Draft fwd. 12', aft. 14'2". 15.13: Commenced fueling ship. 15.43: Secured from fueling. Draft fwd. 12'4", aft. 14'2". Received from West India Oil Co. 19,667.14 gallons Esso standard bunker fuel oil. 15.51: Number one (1) boat lowered and away. 15.59: Made preparation for getting under way. N. L. Horton, Ensign

oil: 19667.14 gallons -

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.12: Underway on various courses and speeds standing to Coast Guard Dock. 16.30: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan Harbor. 17.00: Number one boat returned and secured. 17.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.30: Responded to general air raid and blackout alarm. prepared to get under way. all hands to battle station. 20.53: All clear sounded, secured from blackout general quarters.

0000-0400 Underway

1358 Commenced various courses and speeds standing into San Juan Harbor

1440 Moored to pier number nine (9) to take in oil.

Received from West India Oil Co 19, 667.14 gallons Esso standard bunker fuel

1612 Underway on various courses and speeds standing to Coast Guard dock. 1630 Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan Harbor

0335 sighted Boringuin Light two points on starboard bow distance twenty three miles

0641 BORINQUEN LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 6.1 miles

0950 POINT MORRILOS LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant six (6) miles

0335 sighted Boringuin Light two points on starboard diet 23'

0641 Borinquen light abeam to starboard, dist 6.1'

0950 Point Morrilos Light abeam to starboard, dist 6'.

1358 various courses and speeds standing into San Juan harbor.

1630 Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan harbor

oil: 19667.14 gallons - from West India Oil Co.

Responded to general air raid and blackout alarm, all hands to battle stations. All clear sounded at 2053.


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Upchurch - AH


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24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 1500. On hand: 19000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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29 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.40: Received the following stores for the general mess from the Puerto Rico Dairy Co. 20 gallons of milk; from Cassellas Ice Plant 500 pounds of ice. 06.50: Held boat drill. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received aboard for use in the general mess the following stores: from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 122 pounds cabbage; 69 pounds green corn; from PUIG ABRAHAM AND CO., 2.5 gallons ice cream; from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY Co., 15 pounds bread; from COLMADO PLAZA, 60 pounds tomatoes, 60 pounds cucumbers; from HARRY PIETERSZ, 46 pounds carrots, 38 pounds celery, 32 pounds lettuce. 13.00: Examined MAIZEROFF, THEODORE for lifeboatman; found not qualified. 13.15: Examined RITCH, WETHERSTON for lifeboatman, found qualified. 13.25: Shipped following explosives to NAVAL AIR STATION: 81 DETONATORS, 16 NAVAL WRECKING MINES, 82 T.N.T. DEMOLITION BLOCKS on invoice number U-7-42 authority: Letter com ten dist 1-23-42 N010/576 (875). 13.34: CRAWFORD stood in. 14.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00. Received from JOAQUIN CAMPOS five (5) pieces cypress lumber on purchase order number 83-42. J. L. Horne, Ensign. William E. Chapline, Ensign

Maizeroff Theodore - examined for lifeboatman and found not qualified

Ritch, Wetherstone - examined for lifeboatman and found qualified

Crawford - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.35: SPRATLING, DAVID (109-178) Y1/C and TRETLER, HARRY U. (201-622) WT2/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/C - sent on shore patrol

Tretler, Harry U. (201-622) WT2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Maizeroff, Theodore - Examined for lifeboatman; found not qualified

Ritch, Wetherston - Examined for lifeboatman; found qualified

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/c and Tretler, Harry U (201-622) WT 2/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

Maizeroff, Rheodore - 1300 Examined for lifeboatman; found not qualified.

Ritch, Wetherston - 1315 Examined for lifeboatman; found qualified.

Crawford - 1334 stood in

Spratling, David - 1735 departed for shore patrol duty

Tertler, Harry U. - 1735 departed for shore patrol duty

Received stores: from Puerto Rico Dairy Co. 20 gallons of milk; from Cassellas Ice Plant 500lbs ice

Received stores: from Marcial Figueroa, 122lbs cabbage, 69lbs green corn; from Puig Abraham and Co., 2 and 1/2 gallons ice cream; from La Monserrat Bakery Co., 15 lbs bread; from Colmado Plaza, 60lbs tomatoes, 60lbs cucumbers; from Harry Pietersz, 46lbs carrots, 38lbs celery, 32lbs lettuce.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 5000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C - AH


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30 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.30: Shore Patrol detail returned. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00-16.00: * Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.07: Held fire and rescue drill in response to fire drill on base. 10.20: Received the following stores for the general mess from Puig Abraham and Company 2.5 gallons of ice cream; from La Monserrat 20 pounds bread; from the Naval Air Station 60 pounds butter, 68 pounds turkey, 32 pounds veal leg, 154 pounds beef rounds, 125 pounds beef loins, 50 pounds frankfurters, 10 gallons syrup, 36 pounds rolled oats, 96 pounds smoked hams, 261 pounds milk evaporated, 73 pounds cheese, 36 pounds crackers, 500 pounds potatoes, 90 dozen eggs, as per requisition Number C-38-42 dated 23 January 1942. 10.35: Received from the Coast Guard Store, Brooklyn, N.Y., stores as per requisition number 20042 on invoice number 4496. Tested flood and sprinkler systems found in good conditions. Made fortnightly powder tests: conditions good. *Moored as before. N. L. Horton, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Received from Martinez Vela 6 - 45 volt "B" batteries, 4 - 2292 volt "B" batteries, 6- 142 volt batteries. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Peace SC3/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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31 January 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.00: PEACE, WILLARD W. (223-742) SC3/C (Pro), MUDZINSKI, THOMAS B. (224-254) Sea 1/C, and UPCHURCH, EARL (221-684) F1/C departed for NAVAL HOSPITAL, NAVAL AIR STATION for inpatient treatment; Reference, verbal orders, Senior Medical Officer, Tenth Naval District. 11.15: Held weekly ships inspection. Received aboard the following stores for use in the general mess: from PUIG ABRAHAM Co., 2.5 gallons ice cream; from PUERTO RICO DAIRY Co., 20 gallons fresh milk; from CASELLAS ICE Co., 500 pounds ice; from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 71 pounds bread; from DISTRICT COMMUTED RATION MESS, 88 pounds corned beef. *13.57: Number three (3) boat lowered away for recreational purposes. *13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00 1 February, 1942. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Sea 1/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F1/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. * 17.10: HERBERT, PATRICK D. (204-408) GM1/C (Pro) and JELINK, DAVID V. (206-602) MM2/C departed for shore patrol duty. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. *16.08: Number three (3) boat hoisted and secured. W. E. Chapline, Ensign. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Hebert, Patrick D. (204-408) GM1/C - sent on shore patrol

Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C - sent on shore patrol

Peace, Willard W (223-742) SC 3/c (Pro), Mudzinski, Thomas B (224-254) Sea 1/c, and Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F 1/c - departed for Naval Hospital, Naval Air Station for inpatient treatment

Herbert, Patrick (204-408) GM 1/c (Pro) and Jelink, David V (206-602) MM 2/c - departed for shore patrol duty


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E.B. Smith - Lt. Comdr. Mrs. E.B. Smith (wife) 520 Wayne Ave. Greenville, Ohio, Darke County.

L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

L. S. Rolufs - Asst. Surgeon. Mrs. L. S. Rolufs (wife) ~ R. L. Rolufs, Arlington, Missouri.

J. L. Horne - Ensign. Mrs. H. B. Horne, Sr. (mother). III Woodridge Ave. Silver spring, Md. (Phone 544866-5).

J. A. Palmer - Ensign. Mrs. L. K. Palmer (mother). 1703 W. Vernon St., Los Angeles, Cal.

W. E. Chapline - Ensign. Mrs. Rose C. Chapline (mother). Box 734, Lake Arrowhead, Cal.

N. L. Horton - Ensign. Pearle Horton (mother). 76 W Willetta St., Phoenix, Arizona.

Residence of all officers is on board

LIST OF OFFICERS attached to the US Coast Guard Cutter Unalga during the period covered by this log book EB Smith Lt Comd, LM Thayer Lieut, LS Rolufs Asst Surgeon, JL Horne Ensign, JA Palmer Ensign, WE Chapline Ensign, NL Horton Ensign


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LOGS FOR FEBRUARY 1942


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 18.45, Long -66.12

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Peace SC3/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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1 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. * 02.25: Shore Patrol Detail returned. 07.00: Called all hands, carried out holiday routine. *02.00: Liberty party returned on time. W.E.Chapline, Ensign. J.L.Horne, Ensign.

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.00: Made preparation for getting underway. Received the following stores for the general mess from Puig Abraham and Company, 2.5 gallons of ice cream. The following named men assigned to mess detail for the month of February: McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 2nd, Baldwin Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C, and Gonzalez Hernand V. (500-202) AS(R). The following men were releived: Swindell, William O. (200-624) F 1/C, and Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 2/C. N.L. Horton, Ensign. J.A.Palmer, Ensign

McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 2nd - Assigned to mess detail for the month of February

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C - Assigned to mess detail for the month of February

Gonzalez, Hernand V. (500-202) AS(R) - Assigned to mess detail for the month of February

Swindell, William O. (200-624) F 1/C - Relieved from mess detail for the month of February

Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 2/C - Relieved from mess detail for the month of February

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.27: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of harbor. 12.40: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard close aboard. Set course 16° pgc (14° T). 12.57: Changed course to 08° pgc. 12.58: Relieved YP64 of outer harbor entrance patrol. 13.03: Stopped engines drifting. 15.08: Underway on course 103° pgc. 16.20: Maneuvering on various courses while intercepting unidentified vessel. 15.50: Identified ship as U.S.S. OPAL. 15.57: Set course 90° pgc. 16.00: Stopped engines drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

YP64 - relieved from Harbor Entrance Patrol

USS OPAL - Intercepted and identified

16.00-18.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 16.07: Maneuvered at various courses and speeds investigating vessel. 16.40: Resumed station off El Marro; stopped and drifting. 16.50: Underway at standard speed on course 313° pgc (311° true) proceeding to assistance of SS COAMO reported attached by submarine. Position when relieved: 18 37N, 66 14W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

SS COAMO - proceding to her assistance, reported being attached by submarine

16.00-20.00: Underway as before on 313° pgc (311 true) at standard speed. 19.40: Changed course to 133° pgc; proceeding to San Juan. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 44N, 66 25W. W.E. Chapline, Ensign

The following named men assigned to mess detail for the month of February: McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 2/c, Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F 2/c, and Gonzalez, Hernand V (500-202) AS ~. The following men were relieved: Swindell, William O (200-624) F 1/c and Stokes, Wallace L (234-233) Sea 2/c

1227 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of harbor

1258 Relieved YP64 of outer harbor entrance patrol

USS Opal - identified ship

SS Coamo - reported attacked by submarine

1940 Changed course to 133 pgc: proceeding to San Juan

1240 Port Savannah Light abeam to starboard close aboard

USS Opal - 1550 Identified


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Lat 18.52, Long -66.10

20.00-24.00: Underway on course 183° pgc at standard speed. 22.00: Changed course to 120° pgc. Issued thirty (30) night rations. 23.00: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.1N, 66 06.7W. N. L. Horton, Ensign


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off san juan pr

Lat 18.52, Long -66.15

other: 3700 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Peace SC3/C, Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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2 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to port

Lat 18.52, Long -66.18

00.00-04.00: Engines stopped; drifting in patrol area off San Juan, PR. 01.05: Underway at standard speed on various courses to identify small boat. 01.15: Boat identified as CGC459. 01.18: Engine stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 10W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

CGC 459 - Intercepted and identified

04.00-08.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 04.12: Underway on course 80° pgc (78° true) at 1/3 speed. 05.05: Stopped and drifting. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.33: Maneuvered to various courses at standard speed investigating vessel. 07.04: Vessel identified as S.S. CORNELIA; stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 08W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

SS CORNELIA - Intercepted and identified

08.00-12.00: As before; stopped and drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.48: Underway on various courses and speeds regaining position. 08.56: Stopped, drifting. 09.27: Underway regaining position. 09.48: Stopped, drifting. 10.50: Underway on various courses at standard speed investigating vessel. 11.15: Vessel identified as S.S. CARRIB QUEEN. 11.49: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.2N, 66 09W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

SS CARRIB QUEEN - Intercepted and identified

12.00-16.00: Drifting as before. Position when relieved 66 11.7W, 18 32.0N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 16.23: Maneuvered at various courses and speeds approaching San Juan harbor. 17.04: Stopped and drifting. 17.44: Various courses and speeds entering San Juan harbor; relieved off entrance patrol by YP64. 18.05: Port San Juan Light abeam to port, close aboard. 18.20: Moored to Coast Guard dock. 19.15: Carried out evening routine. * 19.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. *Engineers force engaged in renewing le~ tube in condenses and le~ rings on high pressure piston. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

YP64 - relieved Unalga off entrance patrol

CGC459 - Boat identified

0105 Underway at standard speed on various courses to identify small boat

SS Cornelia - Vessel identified

SS Carrib Queen - Vessel identified

1623 Maneuvered at various courses and speeds approaching San Juan harbor

1820 Moored to Coast Guard dock

stopped and drifting listening for submarines


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Peace SC3/C, Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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3 February 1942

moored to coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.00: Held boat drill. 07.45: ASST. SURGEON L.F. ROLUFS departed for S.S. CARIB QUEEN to give emergency treatment.* 08.27: ASST. SURGEON L.F. ROLUFS returned. *cargo boom having ~ and injuring men aboard. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

L. F. Rolufs - departed to S.S. CARIB QUEEN to assist injured men

SS CARIBQUEEN - Accident onboard. Asst Surgeon Rolufs sent to assist injured men.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.45: Reveived the following stores aboard for the general mess from Mendoa Martinez and Company 500 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions; from The Puerto Rico Dairy Company 20 gallons of milk; from Puig Abraham and Company 2.5 gallons of ice cream; from La Monserrat Bakery 26.5 pounds of bread. 16.00: Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.05: Number one boat lowered and away for recreational purposes. Ensign Chapline in charge. 17.45: Number one boat returned, hoisted, and secured. 17.55: Erker, Frank L. (204-130) C.Ph.M. and Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) departed on shore patrol duty. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Shore patrol returned. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Chapline, Ensign - remains in charge

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) C.Ph.M. - sent on shore patrol

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - sent on shore patrol

Asst Surgeon LF Rolufs - departed for SS Carrib Queen to give emergency treatment, cargo boom having broken and injuring men aboard

Ensign Chapline - Number one boat lowered and away fro recreational purposes, Ensign Chapline in charge

Erker, Frank L (204-130) C PH M and Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT 2/c (R) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 18.45, Long -66.12

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Peace SC3/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, Upchurch F1/C - AH


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4 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.52, Long -66.30

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands. carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 07.40: C.G. Cutter Crawford stood in. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

CGC Crawford - stood in port

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from Puig, ABRAHAM Co., 2 1/2 gallons ice cream. 10.30: Crew issued semi-monthly stipend. 11.00: BRADSHAW, JAMES O. (101-236) MM 1/C detached from UNALGA. Reference Headquarter's Letter, 19 January, 1942 (P-73-701-531). 11.30: Made preparations for getting underway. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Bradshaw James O. (101-236) MM 1/C - detached from Unalga.

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.15: Made preparations for getting underway. 12.20: Underway at various courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan Harbor. 12.46: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard close aboard. Set course 327 pgc (324° T) at standard speed. 12.50: Visual communication established with YP64; Unalga relieved YP64 of Harbor Entrance Patrol. 12.55: Changed course to 360 pgc. 13.00: Reduced speed to one third speed. 13.10: Began various courses and speeds while approaching unidentified ship. 14.50: Ship identified as S.S. Sahale. 14.55: Stood toward unidentified vessel. 15.05: Vessel identified as Army Transport Franklin S. Leisenring. 15.15: Set course as 310 pgc. 15.40: Changed course to 350 pgc. 15.46: Stopped engine, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

YP64 - relieved from Harbor Entrance Patrol

SS Sahale - Intercepted and identified

Army Transport Franklin S. Leisenring - Intercepted and identified

16.00-18.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 17.33: Set course 305° pgc (302° true) at standard speed to investigate passing vessel. 17.57: Changed course to 340° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 30.5N, 66 10W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 340° pgc (337° true) to investigate passing vessel. Identified vessel as

Bradshaw, James O (101-236) MM 1/c - detached from Unalga

1220 Underway at various courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan harbor

YP64 - Unalga relieved YP64 of Harbor Entrance patrol

SS Sahale - Ship identified

Army Transport Franklin S Leisenning - Vessel identified


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Lat 18.48, Long -66.12

passing schooner. 18.38: Stopped and drifting. 19.10: Underway regaining position. 19.22: Stopped and drifting. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 29N, 66 07W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: *Issued thirty (30) night rations. *Drifting as before. 20.04: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed maneuvering in patrol area. 21.00: Stopped, drifting. N. L. Horton, Ensign.


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harbor entrance patrol san juan pr

Lat 18.50, Long -66.17

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Peace SC3/C, Mudzinski - AH


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5 February 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Engine stopped, drifting in Harbor Entrance Patrol Area off San Juan, PR. 00.09: Underway at one third speed, course 350 pgc (347° T). 00.36: Changed course to 000 pgc. 00.47: Stopped engine, drifting. 02.12: Underway at one third speed on course 010° pgc. 02.49: Changed course to 90° pgc. 03.08: Stopped engine, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 05.29: Ahead one third on course 15° pgc (12° true). 05.50: Identified vessel as S.S. ARIZONA. 06.04: Changed course to 90° pgc. 06.18: Stopped; began drifting. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.50: Ahead standard on various courses to investigate vessel. 07.00: Identified vessel as S.S. CORNELIA. 07.15: Exchanged calls with S121. 07.30: Set course 278° pgc. 07.45: Changed course to 320° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

SS ARIZONA - Intercepted and identified

SS CORNELIA - Intercepted and identified

S121 - Exchanged calls with

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 320° pgc (317° true). Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.50: Identified vessel as schooner CARMEN bound into San Juan. 09.58: Stopped and drifting. 10.15: Identified vessel SEMINOLE bound into San Juan. 10.25: Stopped and drifting. 11.35: Underway on course 114° pgc to identify vessel. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 10W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

CARMEN - Intercepted and identified

SEMINOLE - Intercepted and identified

12.00-16.00: Underway on various courses at standard spped attempting to establish contact with unidentified vessel. 12.21: Engines stopped, drifting. 13.22: Underway on various courses to investigate vessel sighted. 13.40: Vessel identified as the Alcyone. 15.06: Underway to investigate vessel sighted. 15.23: Vessel identified as U.S.S. Mankato. Engines stopped. 15.32: Underway to resume station in patrol area. Position when relieved: 18 29N, 66 07W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Alcyone - Intercepted and identified

USS Mankato - Intercepted and identified

16.00-18.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 17.32: Maneuvered on various courses and speeds to maintain station. 17.57: Stopped; began drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

0009 Underway at one third speed

SS Arizona - Identified vessel

SS Cornelia - Identified vessel

S121 - Exchanged calls

schooner Carmen - Identified vessel

Seminole - Identified vessel

Alcyone - Vessel identified


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Lat 18.52, Long -66.13

18.00-20.00: Underway as before; engine stopped, drifting. 19.23: Underway at one third speed on course 010° pgc (007° T). 19.41: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 21.02: Shore blackout; called all hands to general quarters. 21.06: Underway on course 000° pgc (357° true) at 1/3 speed. 21.18: Stopped; drifting. 21.26: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 10W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.


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san juan

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Peace SC3/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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6 February 1942

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Underway on various courses at 2/3 speed in patrol area off San Juan, Puerto Rico. 01.05: Engine stopped, drifting on station. 03.43: Underway at 2/3 speed maneuvering in patrol area. Position when relieved: 18 30.8N, 65 06.7W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway on course 80° pgc (77° true) at 2/3 speed. 04.10: Sopped; began drifting. 05.26: Maneuvered to various courses at 1/3 speed regaining station. 05.57: Stopped; began drifting. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 08.5W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before; stopped on station. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Tested flood and sprinkler systems; found in good operating condition. 08.01: Underway on various courses at standard speed to identify vessel. 08.40: Vessel identified as S.S. San Jacinto bound San Juan. Maneuvering to various courses at 2/3 speed regaining station. 09.14: Stopped on station. 09.46: Underway on various courses at standard speed to identify several vessels. 10.00: Identified vessels as U.S.S. W. P. Biddle and U.S.S. Rainier escorted by three destroyers. 10.19: Stopped. 11.29: Maneuvered on various courses at 2/3 speed regaining station. 11.48: Stopped on station. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

SS San Jacinto - Intercepted and identified

USS W. P. Biddle - Intercepted and identified

USS Rainier - Intercepted and identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before; drifting. 12.04: Underway on patrol duty. 13.36: Drifting on station. 13.45: Underway to receive visual signal message. 14.13: Drifting. 14.56: Underway on patrol duty. 15.20: Identified vessel as ACACIA. 15.50: Drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30.5N, 66 10.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

ACACIA - Intercepted and identified

16.00-18.00: Underway as before; drifting. 16.38: Maneuvered to various courses and speeds regaining station. 17.00: Began drifting. 17.45: Maneuvered to various courses and speeds keeping clear of friendly submarine in vicinity. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 09.5W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

0343 Underway at 2/3 speed maneuvering in patrol area

SS San Jacinto - Vessel identified

USS WP Biddle and USS Rainier - Identified vessels

Acacia - Identified vessel


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Lat 18.52, Long -66.17

18.00-20.00: Underway on station as before. 18.25: Drifting on station. Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 66 20.1W, 18 31.6N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, drifting. Issued thirty night rations. 20.04: Underway at 2/3 speed on various courses maintaining distance off shore. 20.08: Drifting to westward of station keeping clear of submarine maneuvers. 22.05: Underway at 1/3 speed on various courses maintaining distance off shore. 22.49: Drifting. 23.22: Underway at 1/3 speed on various courses regaining station. Position when relieved: 66 10W, 18 31.5N. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.


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harbor entrance patrol san juan pr

Lat 18.50, Long -66.15

oil: 17968.84 - Expended: 2514.84. On hand: 48514

other: 4870 Water - Expended: 3000. On hand: 14870

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, Peace SC3/C - AH

oil: 17968.84 -


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7 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to port

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed regaining patrol station. 01.50: Drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N; 66 08.8W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before; drifting. 04.54: Various courses and speeds regaining station. 05.28: Began drifting. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.39: Patrolling at various courses and speeds. 06.56: Identified vessel as S.S. KOFRESI bound in to San Juan. 07.15: Began drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 08W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

SS KOFRESI - Intercepted and identified

08.00-12.00: Drifting on station as before. 08.25: Underway on various courses and speeds maneuvering on station. 09.00: Stopped. Drifting on station. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.00: Commanding officer held weekly inspection. Position when relieved: 18 30.5N, 66 09W. N. L. Horton , Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before; drifting. 12.35: Underway on various courses and speeds entering San Juan Harbor. 12.52: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port. 13.06: Number 1 boat lowered away. 13.18: Moored port side to at PIER NUMBER NINE. Ship's draft; 11'6" forward, 14'2" aft. 14.05: Commenced refuelling ship. 14.30: Finished fueling ship. Received from WEST INDIA OIL CO. 17,968.84 gallons Grade O, Navy Fuel Oil. Ship's draft; 12'6" forward, 14'2" aft. 15.25: Number 1 boat hoisted and secured. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

oil: 17968.84 gallons -

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.10: Made preparations for getting underway. 16.19: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to Coast Guard Dock. 16.36: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 17.15: Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from MENDEZ, MARTINEZ Co., 200 pounds potatoes, 100 pound onions; from JULIO'S

Underway on various courses at 1/2 speed regaining patrol station

SS Kofrese - Identified vessel

1318 Moored port side at Pier Number Nine

oil: 17,968.84 gallons - Received from West India Oil Co, Grade O, Navy Fuel Oil

1619 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to Coast Guard Dock

1636 Moored to Coast Guard Dock

coal: 17,968.84 gallons -


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MARKET, 100 pounds cabbage, 50 pounds carrots, 50 pounds turnips; from COLMADO PLAZA, 40 pounds string beans, 204 pounds oranges; from MARCIAL FIGUERO, 100 pounds grapefruit, 60 pounds tomatoes, 61 pounds cucumbers. 17.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00 tomorrow. 17.35: PEACE, WILLARD W. (223-742) S.C. 3/C (Pro.) returned from in patient treatment at U.S. NAVY DISPENSARY. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.45: Made preparations for getting under way. 21.05: Secured from making preparations for getting underway. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - returned from treatment at dispensary

Peace, Willard W (223-742) SC 3/c (Pro), Mudzinski, Thomas B (224-254) Sea 1/c, and Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F 1/c - returned from in-patient treatment at US Navy Dispensary


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.75, Long -65.97

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C - AH


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8 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 20.18, Long -65.97

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 07.00: Received for use in the general mess the following stores: from the PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons fresh milk. * 07.50: U.S. DESTROYER 359 and U.S.S MEMPHIS stood in. *Called all hands; carried out holiday routine. 08.30: Made preparation for getting underway. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

USS MEMPHIS - entered port

US DESTROYER 359 - entered port

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received aboard from CASELLAS ICE PLANT 500 pounds ice for use in general mess. 09.32: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor. 09.48: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard. 09.50: Set course 32° pgc (29° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 18 45N, 65 58W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway on course 32° pgc (29° true) at standard speed. 12.15: Changed course to 35° pgc. Position when relieved: 65 38.5W, 19 14N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 35° pgc (32° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 19 29N, 65 29W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 35° pgc (32° T) at standard speed. 19.29: Changed course to 125° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 19 42N, 65 17W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 125° pgc (122° true) at standard speed. * 20.00: Changed course to 35° pgc. Position when relieved: 20 11N, 64 57W. *Issued thirty night rations. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

US Destroyer 359 and USS Memphis - stood in

0932 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 20.68, Long -64.88

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Mudzinski Sea 1/C, Upchurch F1/C - AH


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9 February 1942

Lat 20.08, Long -64.47

00.00-04.00: Underway as before on course 35° pgc (32° T) at standard speed. 02.00: Commenced various courses in zig zag pattern. Position when relieved: 64 38W, 20 39N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 35° pgc (32° true) at standard speed. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.20: Changed course to 263° pgc; secured from zig-zagging. Position when relieved: 21 02N, 64 28W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 263° pgc (260° T) at standard speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.14: Sighted plane on horizon; changed course to 219° pgc. Position when relieved: 20 41.5N, 64 53.8W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 219 pgc (216 true) at standard speed. 12.00: Changed course to 210 pgc. Position when relieved: 20 05N, 65 15W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 210° pgc (207° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 19 50N, 65 22W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 210 pgc (207° T) at standard speed. 19.20: Changed course to 306° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 65 32W, 19 41N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 306° pgc (303° T) at standard speed. 20.20: Reduced speed to 1/3 speed (63 RPM). Issued thirty night rations to the crew. Position when relieved: 18 52N, 65 51W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

0400-0800 Underway as before zig-zagging


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.47, Long -66.03

other: 8000 Water - Expended: 2100. On hand: 16000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Mudzinski Sea 1/C, Upchurch F1/C - AH


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10 February 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 19.47, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 306° pgc (303° true) at 1/3 speed (63 RPM). 02.00: Changed course to 007° pgc. Position when relieved: 20 10N, 65 59W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 007° pgc (004° true) at 1/3 speed. 05.00: Changed course to 186° pgc. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.10: Changed course to 138° pgc; increased to standard speed. Position when relieved: 20 02.5N, 66 03W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway on course 138° pgc (135° T) at standard speed. 08.20: Changed course to 187 pgc. Position when relieved: 19 28N, 66 02.5W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 187° pgc (184° T) at standard speed. 13.00: Quarters followed by general quarters and machine gun drill. 14.15: Secured from machine gun drill. Position when relieved: 18 56N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 187° pgc (184° true) at standard speed. 16.43: Changed course to 190° pgc. 17.33: Various courses and speeds approaching San Juan harbor. 17.54: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port, close aboard. Position when relieved: 18 27N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway on various courses and speeds to mooring in San Juan Harbor. 18.08: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 18.56: McComas James M. (228-049) Y 3/C (Pro) departed for inpatient treatment at U.S. Naval Dispensary. 19.00: Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.05: Carried out evening routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

McComas James M. (228-049) Y 3/C (Pro) - departed for inpatient treatment at U.S. Naval Dispensary.

1733 Various courses and speeds approaching San Juan harbor

McComas, James M (228-049) Y 3/c (Pro) - departef for inpatient treatment as US Naval Dispensary


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20.00-24.00: Moored as before. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. N. L. Horton, Ensign. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 18000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Mudzinski Sea 1/C, Upchurch F1/C, King Sea 1/C, McComas Y3/C - AH


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11 February 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands. carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 08.40: Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM 1/C (Pro) reported aboard for duty from Ellis Island, New York. Authority reference (a) Senior C.G.Officer, 3rd Naval District, letter dated 22 January 1942 (73-701-531). N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM 1/C (Pro) - joined ship

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted fo all small arms and ammunition. 09.30: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk; from PUIG, ABRAHAM and CO. 2 1/2 gallons ice cream; from LA MONSERRAT, 35 pounds bread; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C-39-42, 90 pounds corn, 187 pounds peas, 14 gallons calsup, 88 pounds chicken, 35 pounds ha~ocks, 300 pounds sugar, 30 pounds crackers, 294 pounds flour, 97 pounds bacon, 50 pounds bologna, 50 pounds frankfurters, 278 pounds beef loin, 241 pounds beef round, 58 pounds turkey, 100 pounds ~ beans, 100 pounds lima beans, 86 pounds spinach, 120 pounds tomatoes, 87 pounds prunes, 150 pounds fresh apples, 50 pounds coffee, 174 pounds evaporated milk, 60 pounds butter, 60 pounds assorted cereal, 50 pounds macaroni, 100 pounds rice, 44 pounds cheese, 90 dozen eggs; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 500 pounds ice; from PLACITA LA ADUANA, 65 pounds fresh corn, 60 pounds tomatoes. 13.30: KING, JOHN H. (220-755) Sea 1/C departed for inpatient treatment at U.S. NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY. 13.35: CONNOR, WILBURN P. (222-866) M.M. 1/C reported aboard from OAK for assignment to duty having reported in at San Juan Base 5 February 1942; authority Headquarters letter 19 January 1942 (701-531). 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

KING JOHN H. (220-755) Sea 1c - departed for inpatient treatment at U.S. Naval Air Station Dispensary.

CONNOR, WILBURN P. (222-866) M.M. 1/C - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.25: ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C and JONES, ASA M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 21.20: Participated in general blackout; held general quarters; made preparations for getting underway. 21.51: All clear signal; secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C - departed for shore patrol duty

JONES, ASA M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

Bray, Charles E Jr (220-042) EM 1/c (Pro) - reported for duty from Ellis Island, New York

King, John H (220-755) Se 1/c - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Dispensary

Connor, Wilburn P (222-866) MM 1/c - reported aboard from Oak for assignment to duty having reported in at San Juan Base 5 February 1942

Rolland, Edward B (108-960) BM 1/c and Jones, Asa M (220-427) QM 3/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

oil: 16208.05 - Expended: 1608.05. On hand: 48813

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 20000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH

oil: 16208.05 -


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12 February 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.04: Shore patrol returned. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.48: Held boat drill. 08.25: Made preparations for getting underway. 08.49: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to oil dock. 09.00: Moored to south side Pier Nine; draft forward 12'10", aft. 14'2". J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: Began fueling ship. 10.03: Finished fueling ship; received 12,208.05 gallons grade O Navy Bunker fuel oil. draft forward 13'9", aft. 14'2". Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.25: Motor Dinghy lowered and away; made preparations for getting underway. 10.57: Underway at various courses and speeds standing toward the Coast Guard Dock. 11.17: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, P.R. * 11.35: Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.att 2/C(R) reported aboard for duty. Authority Senior Coast Guard Officer tenth Naval District letter of 12 February, 1942. * 11.00: Rodriguez, Francisco (500-219) R issued on undesirable discharge this date. Authority Headquarters dispatch (082159). 13.50: Sent the LUX two pound hand CO2 extinguisher number ICC 3A1800-P182 to Portilla Foundry for refill. 15.35: Received the following stores for the general mess from Panaderia La Monserrat twenty eight (28) pounds bread. 16.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.att 2/C(R) - joined ship

Rodriguez, Francisco (500-219) R - issued on undesirable discharge

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.20: McComas James M. (228-049) Y 3/C (P.) returned aboard from U.S. Naval Dispensary, in-patient treatment. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y3/C (Pro) - returned from treatment at dispensary

0849 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to oil dock.

0900 Moored to southside Pier Nine

1003 Finished fueling ship

0930 Began fueling ship

oil: 12,208.05 gallons - grade O Navy Bunker fuel oil

1057 Underway at various courses and speeds standing toward the Coast Guard Dock.

1117 Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, PR

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.att 3/c (R) - reported aboard for duty

Rodriguez, Francisco (500-219) R - issued an undesirable discharge this date

McComas, James M (228-049) Y 3/c (Pro) - returned aboard from US Naval Dispensary, in-patient treatment


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000

Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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13 February 1942

00.00-08.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, P.R. 04.30: Naval inspection party aboard; departed. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.45: Number three boat lowered and away for boat drill. 07.50: Marion stood in. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Marion - entered port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Tested magazine flooding and sprikling systems; conditions normal. 09.42; ACACIA stood out. 10.15: STACKHOUSE, CLYDE E. (222-809) G.M. 3/C (Pro) reported aboard from Coast Guard base Authority for duty; letter 13 February, 1942 from SENIOR COAST GUARD OFFICER, TENTH NAVAL DISTRICT. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from PLACITA SAN JOSE, 100 pounds cabbage, 50 pounds carrots, 15 pounds green peppers; from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 30 pounds bread; from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons of milk; from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 80 1/2 pounds grapefruit, 57 pounds tomatoes; from COLMADO PLAZA, 84 1/3 pounds oranges. 10.48: U.S.S. SYLPH stood out. 12.35: CRAWFORD stood in. Controls for depth change sacks tested; conditions normal. 13.50: STERLING HARLAN E. (219-512) C.B.M. reported aboard from MARION for temporary duty; authority letter SENIOR COAST GUARD OFFICER, TENTH NAVAL DISTRICT dated 22 January, 1942 (73-701) and verbal orders on 23 January, 1942. 15.40: Participated in BASE FIRE DRILL; held fire and rescue drill. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

ACACIA - leaves port

STACKHOUSE CLYDE E. (222-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) - joined ship

USS SYLPH - leaves port

STERLING HARLAN E. (219-512) C.B.M. - joined ship for temporary duty

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. MADSEN ARON (106-639) CBM transferred from ship to MARION, for temporary duty; authority letter from SENIOR COAST GUARD OFFICER, TENTH NAVAL DISTRICT dated 22 January, 1942. CONNELL, THOMAS P. Jr. (206-701) G.M.1/C transferred to BASE from UNALGA; authority verbal orders SENIOR COAST GUARD OFFICER, TENTH NAVAL DISTRICT. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at midnight. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

MADSEN ARON (106-639) C.B.M. - leaves ship for temporary duty

Connell Thomas P. Jr. (206-701) G.M.1/C - leaves ship

Marion - stood in

Acacia - stood out

Stackhouse, Clyde E (222-809) GM 3/c (Pro) - reported aboard from Coast Guard for duty

USS Sylph - stood out

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - reported aboard from Marion for temporary duty

Madsen, Aron (106-639) CBM - transferred from ship to Marion for temporary duty

Connell, Thomas P Jr (206-101) GM 1/c (Pro) ) - transferred to base from Unalga


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 20800

Slavich Y2/C, Madsen CBM - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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14 February 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands and carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.15: Held ship inspection. 11.30: Received the following stores for the general mess from La Monserrat Bakery 15 pounds bread and 10 pounds rolls. 12.35: Number one boat lowered and away testing stern tube bearing. 13.00: Number one boat returned and hoisted. 13.10: Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 02.00 Sunday 15 February. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.30: McCarthy, John (217-605) B.M.1/C and Bradley, John R. (202-397) Cox departed on shore patrol duty. 18.55: Carried out evening routine. 23.30: Fauraker, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C, Cohen, John E. (220-485) Sea 1/C, and Stokes, Wallace L. (234-223) Sea 2/C departed on explosive detail duty. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

McCarthy, John (217-605) B.M.1/C - departed for shore patrol duty

Bradley, John R. (202-397) Cox - departed for shore patrol duty

Fauraker, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C - departed on explosive detail duty

Stokes, Wallace L. (234-223) Sea 2/C - departed on explosive detail duty

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Sea 1/C - departed on explosive detail duty

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/c and Bradley, John R (202-397) Cox - departed on shore patrol duty


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 20600

Slavich Y2/C, Madsen CBM - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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15 February 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 02.20: Shore patrol detail returned aboard. 06.40: Explosive detail returned aboard. 07.00: Called all hands, carried out holiday routine. 08.25: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess: from La Monserrat Bakery 15 pounds bread, 10 pounds rolls; from Puig Abraham and Co. 2 1/2 gallons ice cream; from Casellas Ice Plant 400 pounds ice. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Held fortnightly test of smokeless powder; condition normal. 10.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 11.15: MARION stood out. 12.03: Unidentified Navy Supply ship stood in. 12.27: CRAWFORD stood in and moored to Coast Guard dock. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

MARION - leaves port

CRAWFORD - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 23.45: STERLING, HARLAN E. (219-512) CBM, ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) C Ph M (Pro) (A), and SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) departed for duty as explosive detail. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) C Ph M (Pro) (A) - departed for duty

STERLING, HARLAN E. (219-512) CBM - departed for duty

SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - departed for duty

Marion - stood out

Crawford - stood in and moored to Coast Guard docks

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM, Erker, Frank L (204-130) CPhM (Pro) (A) and Shelton, Hugh D (109-419) WT 1/c (Pro) - departed for duty as explosive detail


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.45, Long -66.12

other: 3400 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 22000

Slavich Y2/C, Madsen CBM - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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16 February 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.57, Long -67.17

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 01.10: Explosive duty detail returned, having been unable to ascertain any information regarding matches. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.48: Held boat drill. 08.58: Received the following stores for the general mess: from HARRY PIETERSZ, 38 1/2 pounds lettuce, 31 pounds celery. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.50: Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat: 16 pounds bread, 9 pounds rolls; from Mendez Martinez and Co.: 400 pounds potatoes. 11.45: USS Partridge stood out. 12.47: USS Crawford stood out. 13.10: Delivered 22 pounds beef rounds to San Juan Base Mess. 19.20: Received from the Shell Oil Co. 53 gallons kerosene. 15.30: Crawford stood in; moored. 15.30: Made preparations to get underway. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

USS Partridge - leaves port

USS Crawford - leaves port

Crawford - entered port

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 16.43: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan harbor. 17.00: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. Gyro compass determined to be erratic; set course 11° psc (259° true) at standard speed. 17.45: Changed course to 272° psc (270° true). Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 09W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 272° psc (270° true) at standard speed of 100 RPM's. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 26.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underwat as before on course 272° magnete (270 true) at standard speed. 23.45: Point Boringuen Light abeam to port, distance six miles. 23.55: Changed course to 216° magnetic, 219° true. Position when relieved 67 10W, 18 36N. Issued thirty night rations. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

other: 53 gallons - kerosene

1643 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan harbor

Is date wrong?


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at sea mona passage

Lat 17.87, Long -66.82

Slavich Y2/C, Madsen CBM - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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17 February 1942

cardona island light abeam to starboard

Lat 17.87, Long -67.50

00.00-04.00: Underway as before on course 216° magnetic (219° T) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 18 12N, 67 30W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 216° psc (219° true) at standard speed. 05.08: Changed course to 133° psc (125° true). 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Position when relieved: 17 53.5N, 67 20.5W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 133° psc (125° true) at 100 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.30: Changed course to 100° psc (90° true). 09.15: CAPE ROJO LIGHT abeam to port distant five miles. Position when relieved: 17 52N, 66 49W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway on course 100° magnetic (90° true) at standard speed. 12.18: Changed course to 27° mag (15 true). 13.44: Tasmanan Shoal Bell Buoy number two abeam to starboard, close aboard, commenced various courses and speeds standing into Ponce harbor. 14.05: Moored to Municipal pier, Ponce. 15.30: Commenced loading gasoline from the Esso Company (West India Oil Co.). Draft forward 13'0" aft. 14'2". N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Completed loading gasolene. Received from WEST INDIA OIL CO. 75 barrels aviation gasolene for transportation to ST. THOMAS, V.I. Draft forward 12'10", aft. 15'0". 17.15: Made preparations for getting underway. 17.49: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of PONCE HARBOR. 18.30: CARDONA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor. 18.06: Tasmanian shoal bell buoy number 2 abeam to port close aboard; set

Standing into Ponce harbor. 1405 Moored to Municipal pier, Ponce. 1530

other: 75 barrels - Received from West India Oil Co, aviation gasoline for transportation to St Thomas, VI

1749 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of Ponce Harbor


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point tuna light abeam to port distant 8 miles

Lat 17.87, Long -65.83

18.00-20.00 (continued): course to 134° pgc (132° T) at standard speed. 18.55: Muertos Island Light abeam to port distance three miles. 19.15: Changed course to 92° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 17 50N, 66 25W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 92° pgc (90° true) at 100 RPM. 23.53: POINT TUNA LIGHT abeam to port distant eight miles; changed course to 78° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 52N, 65 50W. Issued thirty night rations. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.


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st thomas harbor virgin islands

Lat 18.08, Long -65.12

Slavich Y2/C, Madsen CBM - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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18 February 1942

porpoise rocks shoal lighted whistle buoy number 2 abeam to port

Lat 17.97, Long -65.32

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 78° gyro (76° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 17 58.7N, 65 19.3W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 78° pgc (76° true) at standard speed. 04.40: Changed course to 39° pgc. 04.43: HAM BLUFF LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 25 miles. 04.50: Steering repeater found to have 3° W error with respect to master gyro; reset and checked to ~ with master. 06.17: CULEBRITA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant 10.5 miles. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.37: Changed course to 60° pgc. 06.52: Various courses and speeds entering CROWN BAY, ST. THOMAS, V.I. 07.34: Gate vessel abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.49: Dropped starboard anchor. 07.55: Navy tug pulling on starboard ~ assisting vessle to dock at pier; Submarine Base, St. Thomas Virgin Islands. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Anchored as before in process of mooring to dock. 08.07: Tug cast off. 08.09: Moored port side to Navy pier, Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I. 09.15: Began unloading gasolene. Draft forward 12'8" aft. 15'0". 09.36: Finished unloading gasolene. Draft forward 12'9", aft. 14'2". Delivered to Marine Corps trucks for transportation to BOURNE FIELD, 75 barrels aviation gasolene. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.35: Received from BOURNE FIELD for transportation to PONCE, P.R., 75 empty gasolene barrels. 13.40: Number one boat lowered and away to CHARLOTTE AMALIE. 14.20: Number one boat returned; hoisted and secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 16.45: Made preparations for getting underway. 17.00: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of ST. THOMAS HARBOR. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before standing out of St. Thomas Harbor on various courses and speeds. 18.13: Porpoise Rocks Shoal Lighted whistle buoy number 2 abeam to port, close

0652 Various courses and speeds entering Crown Bay, St Thomas, VI

0755 Navy tug pulling on starboard quarter assisting vessel to dock at pier; Submarine Base, St Thomas Virgin Islands

0915 Begain unloading gasolene

1335 Received from Bourne Field for transportation to Ponce, PR, 75 empty gasolene barrels

Charlotte Amalie - Number one boat lowered and away to Charlotte Amalie.

1750 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of St Thomas Harbor


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hams bluff light abeam to port distant 22 miles

Lat 18.08, Long -65.65

18.00-20.00 (continued): aboard. Set course to 213° pgc (211° T) at standard speed. * Position when relieved: 18 05N, 65 07W. *19.45: Carried out evening routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 213° pgc (211° true) at 100 RPM. 21.02: HAMS BLUFF LIGHT abeam to port distant 22 miles. 21.35: Changed course to 265° pgc. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 17 52N, 65 39W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.83, Long -66.37

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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19 February 1942

point tuna light

Lat 17.83, Long -66.32

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 265° gyro (263° T) at standard speed. 01.14: Point Tunas light abeam to starboard distance nine (9) miles. 01.24: Changed course to 272 gyro (270° T). Position when relieved: 17 50N, 66 19.3W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 272° pgc (270° true) at standard speed. 05.23: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 4 miles. Changed course to 318° pgc. Reduced speed to 2/3. 05.58: Reduced speed to 1/3. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.42: Increased speed to standard. 06.50: Various courses and speeds standing into PONCE HARBOR. 07.00: TASMANIAN SHOAL BELL BUOY abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.07: CARDONA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, close aboard. 07.25: Moored to MUNICIPAL DOCK, PORT PONCE, P.R. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 14.50: Received aboard for delivery to BOURNE Field, St. Thomas, V.I. from the West India Oil Co. seventy five (75) drums of aviation gasoline. Delivered to the West India Oil Co. seventy five (75) empty gasoline drums. * Draft forward 17'8", aft. 15'. *the property of the West India Oil Company of Ponce, P.R. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. 17.20: Made preparations for getting underway. 17.40: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of Ponce Harbor. 17.49: Cardona Island Light abeam to starboard, close aboard. 17.56: Tasmanian Shoal Bell Buoy Number 2 abeam to port close aboard. Set course 134° pgc (132° T) at standard speed. 19.42: Muertos Island Light abeam to port, distance 2.7 miles; changed course to 92° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 17 50N, 66 22W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 092° pgc (090° true) at standard speed. 22.58: POINT TUNA LIGHT

0650 Various courses and speeds standing into Ponce Harbor

1740 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of Ponce Harbor


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Lat 17.88, Long -65.72

20.00-24.00 (continued): abeam to port distant eight miles; changed course to 078° pgc. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 17 53.5N, 65 43.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.


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st thomas harbor virgin islands

Lat 18.23, Long -64.97

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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20 February 1942

culebrita island light abeam to port distant 109 miles

Lat 18.12, Long -65.15

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 78° gyro (76° true) at standard speed. 03.14: * 03.15: Ham Bluff light abeam to starboard distance 26 miles. *Changed course to 39° gyro (37° T). Position when relieved: 18 07N, 65 09W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 39° pgc (37° true) at standard speed. 04.39: CULEBRITA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant 10.9 miles. Slowed to 1/3 speed. 05.56: Changed course to 52° pgc. 06.15: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.19: Changed course to 39° pgc. 06.44: Increased speed to 2/3. 06.59: Various courses and speeds entering ST. THOMAS HARBOR, V.I. 07.26: Gate vessel Y276 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.40: Moored port side to tender pier, east side, Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I. with starboard anchor down to 15 fathoms chain. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines, and smokeless powder samples, and tested magazine sprinkling and flooding systems; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Anchor fouled with cable. 08.14: Anchor cleared and hoisted. 09.10: Began unloading gasoline; ship's shaft, 12 feet forward, 14 feet 10 inches aft. 09.40: Finished unloading gasoline; ship's drift, 12 feet forward, 14 feet 3 inches aft. Delivered to Marine Corps Trucks75 barrels aviation gasoline for delivering at BOURNE FIELD. 13.30: Received from BOURNE FIELD for transportation to PONCE, PUERTO RICO, 75 empty gasoline drums belonging to the WEST INDIA OIL COMPANY OF PONCE, PUERTO RICO. 15.50: O'BAYLEY, WILLIAM F. (208-815) MM2/C (Pro) reported aboard from ST. THOMAS RECEIVING STATION for transportation to SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO. Authority: letter from Captain of Port of St. Thomas dated 20 February, 1942 (73-701-531). W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

O'BAYLEY, WILLIAM F. (208-815) MM2/C (Pro) - joined ship for transportation to San Juan

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 17.30: Made preparations for getting underway. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

0659 Various courses and speeds entering St Thomas Harbor, VI

Gate vessel Y276 - abeam to starboard

0740 Moored port side to tender pier, east side, Submarine Base, St Thomas, VI

O'Bayley William F (208-815) MM 2/c (Pro) - reported aboard from St Thomas Receiving Station for transportation to San Juan, Puerto Rico


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porpoise rocks shoal lighted whistle buoy abeam to port

Lat 17.98, Long -65.30

18.00-20.00: Moored as before. Underway on various courses and speeds while standing out of St. Thomas Harbor. 18.40: Porpoise Rocks Sheal Lighted whistle buoy abeam to port, close aboard; set coures to 217° pgc (215° T) at standard speed. 19.05: Stopped engine, drifting five miles south-west of St. Thomas. 19.28: Ahead on course 117° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 19.52: Changed course to 115° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 14N, 64 58W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 117 pgc (115° true) at standard speed. 20.10: Changed course to 115 pgc. 20.44: Changed course to 242° pgc. 22.14: Ham Bluff Light abeam to port; distant 22.3 miles. 22.21: Culebrita Island Light abeam to starboard; distant 16.4 miles. 23.26: Culebrita Island Light bearing north; distant 19 miles. Changed course to 258° pgc. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 17 59N, 65 18W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Underway on various courses and speeds while standing out of St Thomas Harbor


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.88, Long -66.58

oil: 23977.95 - Expended: 2384.95. On hand: 48478

other: 9000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH

oil: 23977.95 -


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21 February 1942

muertos island light abeam to starboard distant 32 miles

Lat 17.85, Long -65.97

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 258 gyro (256 true) at standard speed. 03.12: Point Tuna Light abeam to starboard, distance 8.2 miles. 03.27: Changed course to 272° gyro (270 true). 03.45: Engines stopped to replace revolution center arm. 03.53: Resumed regular course and speed. repairs completed. Position when relieved: 17 51N, 65 58.5W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 272° pgc (270° true) at standard speed. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.30: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 3.2 miles. Changed course to 314° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 53.5N, 66 35W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 314° pgc (312° true) at standard speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.30: Tasmanian Shoal Bell Buoy abeam to starboard close aboard. Various courses and speeds into Ponce Harbor. 08.50: Moored to Municipal Dock, Ponce, Puerto Rico. 10.00: Delivered seventy five (75) empty gasoline drums to the West India Oil Co., Ponce, Puerto Rico. 11.00: Commenced taking in fresh water. draft forward 11 feet, aft. 14 feet 5 inches. 11.15: Commanding officer held weekly ships inspection. 11.40: Received the following stores for the general mess: from Tropical Cities Industries Inc., Ponce, Puerto Rico, 500 pounds ice; from Colmado Cialeng 30 pounds butter, 10 dozen eggs. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 15.40: Commenced fueling ship. Number one boat lowered and away with fishing party. 15.50: O'Bayley William F. (208-815) MM2/C (pro) departed ship for San Juan after receiving transportation from St. Thomas, V.I. to Ponce, Puerto Rico. Reference authority Commanding Officer St. Thomas receiving stations letter dated 20 February 1942. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

O'Bayley William F. (208-815) MM2/C (Pro) - departed ship having been transported to Ponce

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.10: Began taking gasoline drums aboard for delivering to St. Thomas, V.I. 17.28: Number one boat returned, hoisted and secured. 18.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00 Sunday 22 February 1942. 18.34: Finished traking gasoline aboard. Received from West India Oil Co. 125 barrels of aviation gasoline.

O'Bayley William F (208-815) MM 2/c (Pro) - departed ship for San Juan PR


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for delivery to Marine Base, Bourne Field, St. Thomas, V.I. 18.55: Finished fueling ship. Received 23977.95 gallons of Bunker "C" fuel from West India Oil Co., Ponce, Puerto Rico. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

1855 Finished fueling ship

oil: 23.977.95 gallons - Bunker C fuel from West India Oil Co, Ponce, Puerto Rico

oil: 23977.95 gallons of Bunker C -


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.67, Long -66.45

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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22 February 1942

tasmanian shoal bell buoy abeam to port

Lat 17.67, Long -65.78

00.00-09.00: Moored to Municipal Dock, Ponce, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 06.14: Number one boat lowered and away for recreational purposes. 07.00: Called all hands, carried out holiday routine. 08.00: Granted liberty to Port watch to expire at 16.00 this date. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.10: Number one boat returned, hoisted and secured. 19.20: LASSITER, ROBERT C. (201-651) M.M.1/C (Pro.) and McCOMAS, JAMES M. (228-049) Y3/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. 12.03: Number three boat lowered and away with sailing party. 14.30: Number three boat returned; hoisted and secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

LASSITER, ROBERT C. (201-651) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - departed on shore patrol duty

McCOMAS, JAMES M. (228-049) Y3/C (Pro) - departed on shore patrol duty

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 17.15: Finished taking on fresh water. draft forward 13'4"; aft. 15'0". 17.37: Shore patrol returned. 17.40: Made preparations for getting under way. 17.50: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of PONCE HARBOR. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds standing out of PONCE HARBOR. 18.09: TASMANIAN SHOAL BELL BUOY abeam to port close aboard; set course 134° pgc (132° true) at standard speed. 18.25: Stopped engine; making repair to intermediate pressure cylinder crosshead. 18.42: Underway on course 134° pgc at standard speed. 19.15: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant 2.4 miles. 19.29: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT bearing north, distant 3.6 miles; Changed course to 092° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 17 40.5N, 66 27W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 92° gyro (90° true) at standard speed. Issued thirty night rations. 23.21: Point Tuna Light abeam to port distance 8.1 miles. Changed course to 78° pgc (76° true). Position when relieved: 17 52.5N, 65 47.0W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Lassiter, Robert C (201-651) MM 1/c (Pro) and McComas, James M (228-049) Y 3/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

1750 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor


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st thomas harbor virgin islands

Lat 18.05, Long -65.15

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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23 February 1942

hams bluff light abeam to starboard distant 228 miles

Lat 18.02, Long -65.23

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 78° pgc (76° T) at standard speed. 03.55: Changed course to 29° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 01N, 65 14W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 39° pgc( 37° true) at standard speed. 04.25: HAM BLUFF LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 22.8 miles. 05.30: Reduced speed to 2/3. 05.38: Changed course to 49° pgc. 05.55: Changed course to 39° pgc. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.44: Various courses and speeds entering ST. THOMAS HARBOR, V.I. 07.15: Net gate vessel abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.30: Moored to Tender Pier, Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I., with starboard anchor down to ten fathoms chain. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.30: Delivered 125 drums of aviation gasoline from West India Oil Co. to marine distachment, Bourne Field, St. Thomas, V.I. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.30: Received for the general mess from Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I. on Requisition Number C-40-42 the following stores: 240 pounds canned tomatoes, 150 pounds coffee, 300 pounds flour, 95 pounds ham, 102 pounds bacon, 50 pounds frankfurters, 545 pounds beef quarters, 60 dozen eggs, 50 pounds bologna. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Heaved in the starboard anchor. 17.00: Made preparations for getting underway. 17.30: Underway on various coruses and speeds standing out of St. Thomas Harbor. Position when relieved: off Porpoise Rocks. J. A. Palmer.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds standing out of St. Thomas Harbor. 18.07: Set course at 212° pgc (210° true), speed 100 RPM. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 03N, 65 09W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

1730 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of St Thomas Harbor


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hams bluff light abeam to port distant 21 miles

Lat 17.87, Long -65.67

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 212° gyro (210° true) at standard speed. 20.50: Ham Bluff Light abeam to port distance 21 miles. 21.15: Changed course to 266° gyro (264° true). Position when relieved: 17 52N, 65 40W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.85, Long -66.52

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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24 February 1942

muertos island light abeam to starboard distant 36 miles

Lat 18.85, Long -66.27

00.00-04.00: Underway enroute Ponce, P.R. on course 266° pgc (264° T) at standard speed. 01.08: Pt. TUNA Light abeam to starboard, ditance 8 miles. 01.15: Changed course to 270° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 51N, 66 16W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 270° pgc (268° true) at standard speed. 05.30: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 3.6 miles. Changed course to 318° pgc. Reduced speed to 1/3 ahead. 06.05: Increased speed to standard. 06.30: Reveille. Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.35: Various courses and speeds entering PONE HARBOR. 06.41: TASMANIAN SHOAL BELL BUOY No. 2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.15: Moored to MUNICIPAL DOCK, PONCE, P.R. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.45: Unloaded 125 empty gasoline drums for delivery to WEST INDIA OIL CO., PONCE, PUERTO RICO. 10.20: Number one boat lowered away for mail trip. 10.45: Number one boat hoisted and secured. 11.25: Received from SUCN A.LLEDO for use in the general mess 150 pounds ice. 14.45: Issued semi-monthly stipend. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. 16.05: Received aboard for delivery to Marine Detachment, St. Thomas, V.I. 125 drums gasoline belonging to WEST INDIA OIL CO. 17.30: Made preparations for getting underway. 18.40: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of PONCE HARBOR. 19.00: TASMANIAN SHOAL BELL BUOY close aboard to port; set course at 134° pgc (133° true) at 100 RPM. 19.45: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port distant 2.9 miles. Position when relieved: 17 51N, 66 31.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 134° gyro (132° T) at standard speed. 20.01: Changed course to 92° gyro (90° T). 20.45: Assumed various courses and speeds to identify vessel which failed to answer visual communication from hand signal gun and signal searchlight. Sounded general quarters, all hands to battle stations. 20.48: Unknown vessel running dark failed to answer when requested to do so.

Underway enroute Ponce, PR

1840 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of Ponce Harbor

2048 Unknown vessel running dark failed to answer when requested to do so


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Lat 17.85, Long -65.87

on are search light. 20.50: Fired warning shot across bow of unknown ship. 20.52: Established visual communication with SS Alcoa Guard, out of New York bound for St. Martin. 21.00: Allowed SS Alcoa Guard to proceed. 21.03: Secured from general quarters. 21.05: Underway on course 92°gyro (90° T) at standard speed from scene of action 17 51N, 66 24.5W. Position when relieved: 17 51N, 65 52.5W. Issued thirty night rations. N. L. Horton

SS Alcoa Guard - Identified after pursue and warning shot

on arc search light. 2050 Fired warning shot across bow of unknown ship. 2052 Established visual communication with SS Alcoa Guard, out of New York bound for St Martin

SS Alcoa Guard - allowed to proceed


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st thomas harbor virgin islands

Lat 18.15, Long -64.78

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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25 February 1942

porpoise rocks buoy abeam to port

Lat 17.97, Long -64.78

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 92° pgc (90° T) at standard speed enroute St. Thomas, V.I. 00.35: Pt. Tuna Light abeam to port, distance 7 miles; changed course to 78° pgc. 01.01: Changed course to 80 pgc. Position when relieved: 17 58N, 65 25W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 80° pgc (78° true) at standard speed. 04.50: CULEBRITA ISLAND LIGHT bearing 000° true, distant 19 miles; changed course to 39° pgc. 07.00: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.11: Various courses and speeds entering ST. THOMAS HARBOR. 07.25: PORPOISE ROCKS BUOY No. 2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.55: Moored to Tender Pier, Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.30: Delivered 125 drums of aviation gasoline to Marine detachment St. Thomas, V.I. 11.35: Received 125 empty drums from Marine detachment for delivery to Ponce, Puerto Rico. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 16.55: Made preparations for getting underway. * 17.15: Received orders from COMTEN to proceed immediately to the assistance of Partridge towing LIHUE ** at one three dash four seven north, one three dash five one west. 17.29: drums unloaded, called all hands to unmoor ship. 17.38: Underway on various courses and speeds out of West Gregerie Channel, St. Thomas, V.I. **which had been torpedoed on the Morning of Feb 23rd. EBS. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds standing out of WEST GREGERIE CHANNEL, ST. THOMAS, V.I. 18.07: PORPOISE ROCKS BUOY abeam to port close aboard; set course 212° pgc (210° true) at standard speed. 18.30: Changed course to 122° pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 09N, 64 47.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 122° pgc (120° T) at standard speed. 20.08: Ham Bluff Light bears 19~. Position when relieved, 17 51.5N, 64 14.5W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

*Edward L. Valier, Ensign, USNRF aboard as passenger to Ponce, Puerto Rico for further transportation. Orders to Commandant Tenth Naval district. Authority letter number Nav-31-GLS dated 31 January 1942.

Edward L. Valier, Ensign, USNRF - aboard as passenger to Ponce, Puerto Rico.

Underway ... enroute St Thomas VI

0755 Moored to Tender Pier, Submarine Base, St Thomas, VI

1715 Received orders from COMTEN to proceed immediately to the assistance of Partritdge towing Lihue which had been torpedoed on the morning of Feb 23rd

1738 Underway on various courses and speeds out of Gregerie Channel, St Thomas VI

Edward L Valier, Ensign USNRF - aboard as passenger to Ponce, Puerto Rico, for further transportation


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Lat 16.13, Long -64.00


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26 February 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 122° pgc (120° T) at standard speed enroute to assistance of torpedoed S.S. Lihue. Changed course to 176° pgc. 04.00: Position when relieved: 17 19N, 64 14W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

SS Lihue - running to assistance, her having been torpedoed

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 176° pgc (174° true) at standard speed. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Position when relieved: 16 33N, 64 08W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 176° pgc (174° true) at standard speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 16 08N, 64 00W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway on course 176° pgc (174° true) at standard speed. 13.10: Changed course to 153° pgc (151° true). 14.16: Sighted object in water. changed course to investigate. 14.24: Object identified as fabricated life raft made from oil drums and lumber, all gear intact on raft. Position: 15 46N, 63 53W. 14.26: Resumed original course and speed. 14.34: Sighted object in water, changed course to 84° pgc to investigate. 14.45: Object identified as raft (as above) empty. Changed course to 222° pgc to regain position on original course. 14.57: Changed course to 153 pgc (151 true) as originally. Position when relieved: 15 35N, 63 46W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 158° pgc (151° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 15 19.5N, 63 37W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 153° pgc (151° T) at standard speed. 19.05: Commenced zig zag course. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 15 12N, 63 36W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on base course 153° pgc (151° true) at standard speed; zig zagging. (93 per cent) 21.00: Base course changed (128° true) to 130° pgc. 21.55: Received message from U.S.S. PARTRIDGE that her tow, S.S. LIHUE, had sunk. 22.44:

USS PARTRIDGE - sent message that SS LIHUE had sunk

enroute to assistance of torpedoed SS Lihue

1416 Sighted object in water

1424 Object identified as fabricated life raft made from oil drums and lumber, all gear intact on raft. Position 15 46 N, 63 53 W.

2155 Received message from USS Partridge that her tow, SS Lihue, had sunk

SS Lihue torpedoed

SS Lihue sunk whilw under tow by USS Partidge


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Lat 15.02, Long -63.50

20.00-24.00: Changed course to 272 pgc; secured from zig-zagging. 23.17: Passed a capsized shipìs lifeboat close aboard to port. 23.18: Changed course to 310 pgc; commenced zig-zagging (93 per cent zig-zag). Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 15 01N, 63 30W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

2317 Passed a capsized ship's lifeboat close aboard to port


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caribbean sea

Lat 16.22, Long -64.47

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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27 February 1942

st croix vi dead ahead

Lat 15.68, Long -64.30

00.00-04.00: Underway zigzagging from base course of 310° pgc (308° T) at standard speed. Position when relieved 63 55W, 15 21N. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before. Secured from zigzagging; changed course to 337° pgc (335° true) at standard speed. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.20: Sighted standard type merchant ship life raft. 15 36N, 64 16W. Position when relieved: 15 41N, 64 18W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 337° pgc (335° T) at standard speed. Changed course to 346 pgc. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Inspected magazine flood and sprinkler systems; operating condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.15: Sighted merchant ship type life raft 15 43N, 64 18W. 10.17: Stopped to make minor engine repair, underway as before. Position when relieved: 16 13N, 64 28W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 346° pgc (344° true) at standard speed. 13.00: Held Deck Court in the case of EZELL, OSCAR (229-033), M.ATT.3/C. Position when relieved: 17 04N, 64 35W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

EZELL, OSCAR (229-033), M.ATT.3/C. - Held Deck Court for his case

**

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 322° gyro (320° T) at standard speed. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Changed course to 002° gyro (000° T). 19.50: Slowed to 1/3 speed (60 rpm). Position when relieved: 17 09N, 64 58W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

** 16.00-18.00: Underway as before on course 346° pgc (344° true) at standard speed. 16.30: Sighted ST. CROIX, V.I., dead ahead. 17.00: Changed course to 322° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 25N, 64 45W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 002° pgc (000° T) at one third speed. Issued thirty night rations to the crew. 21.12: Ham Bluff Light

0720 Sighted standard merchant ship life raft 15 36N, 64 16W

0815 Sighted merchant ship type life raft 15 43N, 64 18W

1300 Held Dub Court in the case of Ezell, Oscar (229-033) M ATT 2/c


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Lat 17.80, Long -65.35

20.00-24.00 (continued): abeam to starboard distance 4.7 miles. 21.25: Ordered by Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District to proceed to point two miles off Muertos Island island to pick up survivors. Increased to standard speed and changed course to 273° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 48N, 65 21W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

2125 Ordered by Senior Coastguard officer Tenth Naval District to proceed to point two miles off Muertos Island to pick up survivors


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.85, Long -67.12

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Mudzinski Sea 1/C, King Sea 1/C - AH


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28 February 1942

tasmanian shoal bell buoy number 2 abeam to starboard

Lat 17.78, Long -66.45

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 273° pgc (271 true) at standard speed. 03.03: POINT TUNA LIGHT abeam to starboard distant 10.4 miles. Position when relieved: 17 49N, 66 03W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 273° pgc (271° true) at standard speed. 04.52: Slowed to 2/3 due to rain and poor visibility. 05.21: Increased speed to standard. 06.22: Various courses in vicinity of MUERTOS ISLAND. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.40: Sighted floating wreckage and raft with man aboard. 06.50: Stopped; lowered number two boat. 06.54: Number two boat returned ; hoisted and secured. ROBERT L. CAIRNS, master of British S.S. LACARRIERE which was tropedoed and sunk at 0545 GCT 25 February in 17 42N, 67 00W aboard. 06.58: USCGC 460 and Army crash boat maneuvering in vicinity. 07.28: Ahead standard speed on course 164° pgc searching for possible survivors. Position when relieved: 17 47N, 66 27W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

ROBERT L. CAIRNS, master of British S.S. LACARRIERE - picked up from raft

08.00-12.00: Underway on course 164° pgc (162° T) at standard speed in search for survivors. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.01: Changed course to 262 pgc. 08.06: Changed course to 272° pgc. 10.55: Various courses and speeds. 10.55: Lowered number two boat to pick up plane message. 11.05: Number two boat returned, hoisted, and secured. Set course 262° pgc, standard speed, for overturned life boat, 20 miles distance. Position when relieved: 17 47N, 66 27W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 262° pgc (260° T) at standard speed. 12.20: Received orders from Commander San Juan District to return to Ponce; changed course to 70° pgc. 14.40: Changed course to 43° pgc. 15.00: Changed course to 46° pgc. 15.10: Stopped engine to investigate wreckage; underway as before. 15.27: Standing in Ponce Harbor at various courses and speeds. 15.30: Tasmanian Shoal Bell Buoy Number 2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 15.56: Moored port side to at Ponce Municipal Pier. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: CAPT. R.L. CAIRNS of torpedoed S.S. LACARRIERE departed ship; placed in care of AMERICAN RED CROSS. 16.50: Number one boat lowered and away for mail. 17.30: Number one boat returned; hoisted and secured. 18.00: RUSSELL, R.R. L~ (jg) reported aboard from SPENCER, having reported in at San Juan District 25 February, 1942. Authority Headquarters letter, 3 February 1942 (P-71-531). KING, JOHN H. (220-755) Sea. 1/C and MUDZINSKI, THOMAS B. (224-254) Sea. 1/C reported aboard from inpatient treatment ~ USN AIR STATION DISPENSARY, SAN JUAN, P.R. 19.00: ENS. EDWARD D. VALIER, USNR aboard for transportation to Puerto Rico departed ship for San Juan. SCHMIDT, CARL W. JR. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro.) departed for inpatient treatment at USN DISPENSARY, SAN JUAN, P.R. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 21.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 1 March, 1942. 21.20: STERLING, HARLAN E. (219-512) CBM and FAURAKER, CLARENCE (222-187) SC 3/C departed for shore patrol duty. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

CAPT. R.L. CAIRNS of SS LACARRIERE - departed ship; placed in care of AMERICAN RED CROSS

RUSSELL R.R.~ (jg) - joined ship from SPENCER

KING, JOHN H. (220-755) Sea 1/C - returned aboard

MUDZINSKI, THOMAS B. (224-254) Sea 1/C - returned aboard

ENS. EDWARD D. VALIER, USNR - departed for San Juan

SCHMIDT, CARL W. JR. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

STERLING, HARLAN E. (219-512) CBM - departed for shore patrol duty

FOURAKER, CLARENCE (222-187) SC 3/C - departed for shore patrol duty

0640 Sighted floating wreckage and raft with man aboard

0654 Number two boat returned; hoisted and secured. Robert L Cairns, master of British SS Lacarriere which was torpedoed and sunk at 0545 GCT 25 February in 17 42N, 67 00W, aboard

USCGC 460 - maneuvering in vicinity

1055 Lowered number two boat to pick up plane message

1220 Received order from Commander San Juan District to return to Ponce

1510 Stopped engine to investigate wreckage

1556 Moored portside at Ponce Municipal Pier

Capt RL Cairns - of torpedoed SS Lacarrier departed ship; placed in care of American Red Cross

Russell, RR Lt (jg) - reported aboard from Spencer having reported in at San Juan District 25 February 1942

King, John H (220-755) Se 1/c and Mudzinski, Thomas B (224-254) Sea 1/c - reported aboard from inpatient treatment USN Air Station Dispensary, San Juan, PR

Edward D Valier, Ensign USNR aboard for transportation to Puerto Rico, departed ship for San Juan -

Schmidt, Carl W Jr (206-612) CM 1/c (Pro) - departed for inpatient treatment at USN Dispensary, San Juan, PR

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM and Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c - departed for shore patrol duty

sighted raft with man on board master of SS LaCarriere torpedoed 0545 25/02/1942


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E.B. Smith - Lt. Comdr. Mrs. E.B. Smith (wife) 520 Wayne Ave. Greenville, Ohio, Darke County.

L. M. Thayer, Jr. - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

L. S. Rolufs - Asst. Surgeon. Mrs. L. S. Rolufs (wife) c/o R. L. Rolufs, Arlington, Missouri.

R. R. Russell - Lieut (j.g.) Mrs. R. R. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

J. L. Horne - Ensign. Mrs. H. B. Horne, Sr. (mother). III Woodridge Ave., Silver Spring, Md. (Phone 544866-5).

J. A. Palmer - Ensign. Mrs. L. K. Palmer (mother). 1703 W. Vernon St., Los Angeles, Cal.

W. E. Chapline - Ensign. Mrs. Rose C. Chapline (mother). Box 734, Lake Arrowhead, Cal.

N. L. Horton - Ensign. Pearle Horton (mother). 76 W Willetta St., Phoenix, Arizona.

Residence of all officers is ON BOARD

G. F. Hutchinson - Ensign (R). Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Wickford, Rhode Island

R. O. Elwood - Machinist. Mrs. Martha Elwood (wife). Key West Fla. 711 Southard St.

S. G. Van Dyke - Surgeon USPHS. Mrs. Catherine Van Dyke (wife). 1225 Nashville Avenue. New Orleans, La.

List of Officers RR Russell Lieut (jg), JL Horne Ensign, JA Palmer Ensign, WE Chapline Ensign, NL Horton Ensign, GF Hutchinson Ensign (R), RO Elwood Machinist, GG Van Dyke Surgeon USPHS


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LOGS FOR MARCH 1942


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ponce harbour puerto rico

Lat 17.77, Long -67.02

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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1 March 1942

tasmanian shoal bell buoy number 2 abeam to port

Lat 17.77, Long -66.77

00.00-04.00: Moored to Municipal Dock, Ponce, P.R. 02.28: Shore patrol returned. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Moored as before. 05.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. Made preparations for getting underway. 06.26: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor. 06.42: TASMANIAN SHOAL BELL BUOY No. 2 abeam to port, close aboard. Set course 182° pgc (180° true) at standard speed. 07.01: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant 6.5 miles. 07.06: Changed course to 268° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 52.5N, 66 46W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on course 268° pgc (266° true) at standard speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.42: GUANICA LIGHT abeam to starboard distant 6 miles. 09.30: Changed course to 182° pgc. 09.35: Underway at various courses and speeds to investigate wreckage sighted. 09.50: Identified wreckage as capsized lifeboat, south-south-west, distant 8 miles from GUANICA LIGHT. 09.56: Lowered Number 1 boat to investigate, Lt(jg) R.R.Russell in charge. 10.08: Brought lifeboat alongside and righted same; no knowledge of identity obtained. 10.50: Coast lifeboat adrift and hoisted and secured number 1 boat. 11.05: Rammed lifeboat in attempt to destroy same; set course to 166° pgc at standard speed. Position when relieved: 17 46N, 67 01.5W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Lt(jg) R. R. Russell - in charge of boat sent to investigate capsized lifeboat

12.00-16.00: Underway on course 166° pgc (164° T) at standard speed. 12.15: Changed course to 92° pgc. 14.42: Changed course to 002° pgc. 15.51: Changed course to 350° pgc. 15.53: Commenced using various courses into Ponce Harbor. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-20.00: Underway on various courses at standard speed standing toward the entrance of Ponce Harbor. 16.21: Tasmanian Shoal Bell Buoy number 2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 16.26: Cardona Island Light abeam to port close aboard.

0626 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor

0935 Underway at various courses and speeds to investigate wreckage sighted. 0950 Identified wreckage as capsized lifeboat, south-south-west, distant 8 miles from Guanica Light

Lt (jg) RR Russell - Lowered number 1 boat to investigate, Lt (jg) RR Russell in charge


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ponce puerto rico

Lat 43.7, Long 7.2

16.00-20.00 (continued): 16.32: Maneuvering to dock at various speeds. 16.46: Moored port side to northeast side of Municipal Pier, Ponce, P.R. 17.05: Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/C aboard after having been left ashore on authority liberty which expired at 15.00 this date. 17.20: Number one (1) boat lowered and away with fishing party of Ensign J.A.Palmer and Ensign W.E.Chapline Jr.; Ensign N.L.Horton relieved Ensign J.A.Palmer of the duties of officer of the day. 18.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 18.20: Curch, Albert B (211-764) RM3/C (Pro) reported aboard for temporary duty from Coast Guard Base, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Authority letter of Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District dated 1 March 1942. 18.30: Shore patrol consisting of Miller, William (201-641) QM 1/C, and Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) (~) departed ship. 18.35: Received from San Juan Base three (3) drums of lubricating oil and one (1) drum of kerosene. 18.50: Number one (1) boat returned and secured; Ensign J.A.Palmer relieved Ensign N.L.Horton. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/C - aboard after having left ashore on liberty

Ensign W.E.Chapline - on fishing party

Ensign J.A.Palmer - in charge of fishing party

Ensign N.L.Horton - replaced J.A.Palmer as officer of the day

Curch, Albert B. (211-764 ) RM3/C Pro - join ship

Miller, William (201-641) QM1/C (Pro) - on shore patrol

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) (~) - on shore patrol

Ensign J.A.Palmer - return and replaced Ensign N.L.Horton

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. Watch uneventful. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/c (Pro) - aboard after having been left ashore on authorized liberty

Ensign JA Palmer and Ensign WE Chapline Jr - fishing party

Ensign NL Horton - relieved Ensign JA Palmer of the duties of Officer of the Day

Church, Albert B (211-764) RM 3/c (Pro) - reported aboard for temporary duty from Coast Guard Base San Juan, Puerto Rico

Miller, William (210-641) QM 1/c (Pro) and Alpert, Hyman (100-115) COM (Pro) - Shore patrol departed ship


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ponce harbor puerto rico

Lat 17.82, Long -66.52

other: 2000 Water - Expended: 2500. On hand: 8500

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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2 March 1942

tasmanian shoal bell buoy number 2 abeam to port

Lat 17.83, Long -65.90

00.00-04.00: Moored as before to municipal bulkhead Ponce, P.R. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.05: Made preparations for getting underway. 12.59: Underway on various courses and speeds shifting docks. 13.19: Moored to Port Ponce Dock, Ponce, P.R. 14.00: Commenced taking on fresh water. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 16.45: Received from Coast Guard Cutter No. 460 eight (8) drums morot oil. 17.50: Finished taking on water; took aboard 2500 gallons. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Moored as before. 18.20: Received fifty (50) drums of aviation gasoline from West India Oil Co. for Marine Detachment St. Thomas, V.I. 18.30: Made preparations for getting underway. 18.35: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor. 18.48: Tasmanian Shoal Bell Buoy Number 2 abeam to port, close aboard; set course at 140° pgc (138° T) at standard speed. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 17 49.5N, 66 31.5W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 140° pgc (138° T) at standard speed. 20.05: MUERTOS ISLAND LIGHT bearing true north, ditant 4.5 miles; changed course to 092° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 50N, 65 54W. Issued thirty night rations. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

1259 Underway on various courses and speeds shifting docks

1319 Moored to Port Ponce Dock, Ponce, PR

1645 Received from Coast Guard Cutter no 460 eight (8) drums motor oil

1820 Received fifty (50) drums of aviation gasoline from West India Oil Co for Marine Detachment, St Thomas, VI

1831 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of Ponce Harbor

oil: 8 drums - motor oil

other: 50 drums - aviation gasoline


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st thomas harbor virgin islands

Lat 18.40, Long -66.35

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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3 March 1942

saba island bearing 000 true

Lat 19.40, Long -66.02

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 92° pgc (90° T) at standard speed to St. Thomas, V.I. from Ponce, Puerto Rico. 12.20: Point Tuna light abeam to port, distance 9.5 miles. Changed course to 78° pgc. Position when relieved: 17 58N, 65 20W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 78° pgc (76° true) at standard speed. 04.43: Changed course to 39° pgc. 06.17: CULEBRITA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant 9.7 miles. 06.22: Changed course to 55° pgc. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.55: Various courses and speeds standing into St. Thomas Harbor, V.I. 07.13: PORPOISE ROCKS BUOY No. 2 abeam to starboard, close aboard. 07.35: Moored to tender pier, Submarine Base, St. Thomas, V.I. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Delivered fifty (50) drums of aviation gasoline to the Marine detachment St. Thomas, V.I. 09.20: Number one boat lowered and away for recreational purposes. 09.30: Received 125 empty oil drums which were previously left on Tender Pier, sub base, St. Thomas, V.I. 10.45: Number one boat returned, hoisted and secured. 11.00: Received fifty (50) empty gasoline drums from Marine detachment, Bourne Fields, St. Thomas, V.I. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.29: Number one boat lowered and away on recreation trip. 15.09: Number one boat returned, hoisted and secured. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 17.10: Made preparations for getting underway. 17.18: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding out of St. Thomas Harbor. 17.32: PORPOISE ROCKS BUOY No. 2 abeam to port, close aboard. 17.50: SABA ISLAND bearing 000° true distant 0.5 miles; set course 292° pgc (290° true) at standard speed. Position when relieved: 18 17.5N, 66 01.5W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

18.00-20.00: Underway as before on course 292° pgc (290° T) at standard speed. 19.09: Culebrita Light abeam to port distance 2.3 miles. 19.18: Changed course to 285 pgc. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 19 24N, 66 21W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Underway on course 92 pgc (90 T) at standard speed to St Thomas, VI, from Ponce, Puerto Rico

1718 Underway on various course and speeds proceeding out of St Thomas Harbor

aviation fuel transferred to marine detachment St. Thomas V.I.


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cape san juan light abeam to port

Lat 18.52, Long -65.93

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 285° pgc (283° true) at standard speed. 21.35: Cape San Juan Light abeam to port distant five miles. 21.43: Cape San Juan Light bearing south distant 5.5 miles; changed course to 280° pgc. 22.45: Stopped engine at request of engine room. 22.50: Underway at slow speed on course 280° pgc. 23.10: Increased to standard speed. Issued thirty night rations. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 65 56W. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.


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san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

oil: 2235 - Expended: 3325. On hand: 11611

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 10500

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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4 March 1942

port san juan light abeam to port

Lat 18.57, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 280° pgc (278° T) at standard speed enroute from St. Thomas, V.I. to San Juan, Puerto Rico. 01.15: El Morro abeam to port distance 4 3/4 miles. Stopped engines, began drifting. Contacted harbor entrance patrol by visual signalling. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 08.5W. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

04.00-08.00: Underway as before; drifting as before. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.35: Underway on various courses and speeds standing into San Juan harbor. 07.42: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port, close aboard. 07.59: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, P.R. Exchanged challenges with numerous planes throughout the watch. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.45: Boat number 5 lowered away. 11.45: Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C(R) reported aboard for assignment to duty; authority letter of 4 March, 1942 from Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 pounds bread and 07 (seven) pounds rolls; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 500 pounds ice; from MENDEZ MARTINEZ CO. 500 pounds Irish potatoes and 100 pounds onions; from PALICITA SAN JOSE, 30 pounds bananas, 450 pounds pork and beans, 50 pounds string beans, 100 pounds oranges, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds turnips; from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 50 pounds carrots; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition number C-41-42, 196 pounds flour, 36 pounds crackers, 100 pounds coffee, 261 pounds evaporated milk, 105 pounds pork shoulder, 129 pounds veal leg, 78 pounds turkey, 106 pounds ham, 100 pounds beans, 120 pounds corn, 123 pounds string beans, 93 pounds canned peas, 57 pounds spinach, 80 pounds tomatoes (canned), 60 pounds baking powder, 12 gallons salad oil, 200 pounds sugar, 4 pints vinegar, 120 pounds butter, 30 dozen eggs, 30 pounds milk, 10 pounds yeast,

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - joined ship

enroute from St Thomas, VI to San Juan, Puerto Rico

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M ATT 3/c (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty

Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 pounds bread and 07 (seven) pound rolls; from CASELLAS ICE PLANT, 500 pounds Irish potatoes and 100 pounds onions; from PALICITA SAN JOSE, 30 pounds bananas, 450 pounds pork and beans, 50 pounds string beans, 100 pounds oranges, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds turnips; from MARCIAL FIGUEROA, 50 pounds carrots; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition number C-41-42, 196 pounds flour, 36 pounds crackers, 100 pounds coffee, 261 pounds evaporated milk, 105 pounds pork shoulder, 129 pounds veal leg, 78 pounds turkey, 106 pounds ham, 50 pounds frankenfurters, 123 pounds canned pears, 180 pounds canned pineapple, 192 pounds jam, 100 pounds beans, 120 pounds corn, 123 pounds string beans, 93 pounds canned peas, 57 pounds spinach, 80 pounds tomatoes (canned), 60 pounds baking powder, 12 gallons salad oil, 200 pounds sugar, 4 pints vinegar, 120 pounds butter, 30 dozen eggs, 30 pounds milk, 10 pounds yeast


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08.00-16.00 (con'td): 167 pounds beef round, 100 pounds rice. 13.00: Unloaded eight drums oil received from COAST Guard Cutter NUMBER 460 on 2 March 1942 for stowage on dock. Received from NAVAL SUPPLY DEPOT on invoice number 36231 two .50 caliber machine guns complete with mounts and accessories. 13.05: Destroyer 381 stood in. 13.10: Lowered number 3 boat for boat drill. 13.40: Hoisted and secured number 3 boat. Received engineering stores on Bill of Lading number T-557782. Received searchlight parts on Bill of Lading number T-600762. Received from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, for use in the general mess, 20 gallons milk. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at midnight. 18.45: Hoisted number 5 boat to the rail. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

167 pounds beef sound, 100 pounds rice

1300 Unloaded eight drums oil received from Coast Guard Cutter number 460 on 2 March 1942 for stowage on dock.

Destroyer 381 - stood in


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6500 Water - Expended: 2000, On hand: 15000

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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5 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock at San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 07.40: Boat number 5 lowered away and moored astern. 08.45: Destroyer 246 stood in. Received from COLMADO PLAZA, 100 pounds of cabbage for use in the general mess. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Destroyer 246 - entered port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess, from Placita Aduana 50 pounds cucumbers; from La Monserrat Bakery 15 pounds bread, 10 pounds rolls; from Harry Pietersz 70 pounds celery, 85 pounds lettuce. 10.23: Delivered to San Juan district office one seabag and bedding possessions of Upchurch, Earl A. (221-684) F. 1/C for shipment to Senior Coast Guard Officer, 3rd Naval district, New York. 10.45: Issued crews semi-monthly stipend. 11.40: All officers and hands departed to San Juan Base as per verbal orders of Senior Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval district. 12.00: All hands returned to ship. 13.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 14.30: Rolland, Edward B. (108-961) B.M. 1/C departed on seven (7) days leave granted by Commanding officer. 15.30: Received from USCG St. George Depot, Staten Island, N.Y. five (5) packages containing two (2) 12" signal searchlights and parts on bill of lading number (T-600-762). Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 15.45: Received from CG Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland two (2) stowage b~s for depth charge pistols on bill of lading number (597342). Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C returned aboard in custody of Ensign W.C. Chapline after having departed from the ship without permission some time after midnight 4 March 1942. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Upchurch, Earl A. (221-684) F 1/C - seabag and bedding possessions delivered to San Juan district office

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) B.M.1/C - departed on 7 days leave

Baldwin Harry J. (203-397) F2/C - returned on ship in custody having leaved without permission

16.00-24.00: Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) A.S. (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. Reference Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval district (73-701) article (710) regulations. 17.55: United States Coast Guard Cutter Marion stood out. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.15: Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM(a) and Flowers Kermit W. (202-397) Cox (Pro) returned from shore patrol duty after having released by senior shore patrol officer. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) A.S. (R) - joined ship

USCGC Marion - leaves port

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM (a) - returned from shore patrol

Flowers, Kermit W. - returned from shore patrol - [[NB]]: WRONG NAME OR WRONG BADGE. 202-397 is Bradley John R. Jr., Cox Pro, while Flowers Kermit W. has badge 226-557 and is an MM 2c.

1023 Delivered to San Juan District Office one seabag and bedding possessions of Upchurch, Earl A (221-684) F 1/c for shipments to Senior Coast Guard Officer, 3rd Naval District, New York

Rolland, Edward B (108-960) BM 1/c - departed on seven (7) days leave

Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F 2/c - returned aboard in custody of Ensign WE Chapline after having departed from the ship without permission some time after midnight 4 March 1942

Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) AS (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty

United States Coast Guard Cutter Marion - stood out

Erker, Frank L (204-130) Ch PM (a) and Flowers, Kermit W (202-397) Cox (Pro) - returned from shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6500 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 15000

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH


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5 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock at San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 07.40: Boat number 5 lowered away and moored astern. 08.45: Destroyer 246 stood in. Received from COLMADO PLAZA, 100 pounds of cabbage for use in the general mess. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Destroyer 246 - entered port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess, from Placita Aduana 50 pounds cucumbers; from La Monserrat Bakery 15 pounds bread, 10 pounds rolls; from Harry Pietersz 70 pounds celery, 85 pounds lettuce. 10.23: Delivered to San Juan district office one seabag and bedding possessions of Upchurch, Earl A. (221-684) F. 1/C for shipment to Senior Coast Guard Officer, 3rd Naval district, New York. 10.45: Issued crews semi-monthly stipend. 11.40: All officers and hands departed to San Juan Base as per verbal orders of Senior Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval district. 12.00: All hands returned to ship. 13.30: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 14.30: Rolland, Edward B. (108-961) B.M. 1/C departed on seven (7) days leave granted by Commanding officer. 15.30: Received from USCG St. George Depot, Staten Island, N.Y. five (5) packages containing two (2) 12" signal searchlights and parts on bill of lading number (T-600-762). Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 15.45: Received from CG Yard, Curtis Bay, Maryland two (2) stowage b~s for depth charge pistols on bill of lading number (597342). Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C returned aboard in custody of Ensign W.C. Chapline after having departed from the ship without permission some time after midnight 4 March 1942. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Upchurch, Earl A. (221-684) F 1/C - seabag and bedding possessions delivered to San Juan district office

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) B.M.1/C - departed on 7 days leave

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C - returned on ship in custody after leaving without permission

16.00-24.00: Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) A.S. (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. Reference Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval district (73-701) article (710) regulations. 17.55: United States Coast Guard Cutter Marion stood out. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.15: Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM(a) and Flowers Kermit W. (202-397) Cox (Pro) returned from shore patrol duty after having released by senior shore patrol officer. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) A.S. (R) - joined ship

USCGC Marion - leaves port

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM (a) - returned from shore patrol

Flowers, Kermit W. - returned from shore patrol - [[NB]]: WRONG NAME OR WRONG BADGE. 202-397 is Bradley John R. Jr., Cox Pro, while Flowers Kermit W. has badge 226-557 and is an MM 2c.

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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 5000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 18600

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH

Rolland - AL


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6 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 06.50: Held boat drilll. 08.55: Held fire and rescue drill. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Tested magazine flooding and sprinkling systems; conditions normal. 09.45: Main engine high pressure piston sent to PORTILLA FOUNDRY for repair. 10.25: FELICIANO, MIGUEL (500-215) transferred to Coast Guard Base, San Juan, P.R. Authority verbal orders Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District. 10.57: D239 stood out. 11.20: D246 stood out. 11.50: USAT ACAIDA stood out. 12.04: MARION stood out. 12.05: USAT EVANGELINE stood out. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 13.50: CRAWFORD stood in and moored to Coast Guard dock. 14.30: LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) A.S. (R) reported aboard from San Juan Base. Authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter 6 March 1942 (73-701). 14.45: LEES, ALBERT (106-258) B.M.2/C furnished copy of charger and specifications, being the accused as per letter Commandant Tenth Naval District 17 February 1942 (ND10/A17-20/). Received the following stores for the general mess: from SAN JUAN BASE, 90 dozen eggs. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Feliciano, Miguel (500-215) - leaves hip

D239 - leaves port

D246 - leaves port

USAT Acadia - leaves port

USAT Evangeline - leaves port

MARION - leaves port

Crawford - entered port

Lehman, Charles (500-235) A.S. (R) - joined ship

Lees, Albert (106-258) B.M.2/C - furnished copy of charger and specifications

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.45: Carried out evening routine. 21.00: Participated in general blackout; held general quarters. 21.18: Secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Feliciano, Miguel (500-215) - transferred to Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR

D239 - stood out

Marion - stood out

USAT Evangeline - stood out

Crawford - stood in

Lehman, Charles (500-235) AS (R) - reported aboard from San Juan Base

Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c - furnished copy of charges and specifications being the accused as per letter Commandant Tenth Naval District 17 February 1942


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH

Rolland - AL


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7 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 06.45: Held boat drill. 08.05: Commenced unloading empty oil drums. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.13: USS GWIN stood in. 11.15: Held ship's inspection. 13.00: Morales, Celestino (500-226) AS (R) transferred to office Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District for assignment to duty; authority Senior Coast Guard Officer tenth naval district letter of 6 March 1942 (73-701). 13.08: Number three (3) boat lowered and away, Ensign W.E. Prindle USCG (R) in charge. 13.17: Number three (3) boat returned and hoisted. 13.20: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00, 8 March, 1942. 15.30: USS Alcyone stood in. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

USS Gwin - entered port

Morales, Celestino (500-226) AS (R) - leaves ship

Ensign W.E. Prindle, USCG (R) - in charge of boat number 3

USS Alcyone - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. USS Sturtevant stood in. 19.00: Carried out evening routine. 19.20: Received the following for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia thirty (30) pounds of bread. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

USS Sturtevant - entered port

USS Gwin - stood in

Morales, Celestino (500-226) AS (R) - transferred to office Senior Coast Guard Officer Naval District fro assignment to duty

Ensign WE Prindle USCG(R) - Number three (3) boat lowered and away... in charge

USS Alcyone - stood in

USS Stuyvesant - stood in


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH

Rolland - AL


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8 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 03.30: Inspection party of Lieutenants USN aboard; departed ship. 06.20: USS Mankato stood out. 06.30: USS Gwin stood out. 07.00: Called all hands; carried out holiday morning routine. 07.30: Two workmen from Portilla aboard. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

USS Gwin - leaves port

USS Mankato - leaves port

08.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.15: Number 3 boat lowered for recreational purposes. 10.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at midnight today. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 25 pounds bread; from PUIG ABRAHAM & Co., 2 1/2 gallons ice cream. 11.50: USS Somers stood out. 12.00: Number 3 boat hoisted and secured. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

USS Somers - leaves port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) R.M.1/C and Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) departed for shore patrol duty. * 18.50: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. *17.20: Two (2) workmen from Portilla departed. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Garleb Oliver C. (205-033) R.M.1/C - sent on shore patrol

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

USS Gwin - stood out

USS Mankato - stood out

Garleb, Oliver C (205-033) RM 1/c and Harbourt, Merle L (224-113) QM 2/c (pro) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Madsen CBM, Slavich Y2/C - ATD

Upchurch F1/C, Schmidt CM1/C - AH

Rolland - AL


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10 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked in the US Navy Drydock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 04.25: Tretler, Harry U. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) returned aboard ship from (4) hours and twenty five (25) minutes absent without leave. 06.30: Called all hands. 07.25: All hands turned to on ship bottom. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Tretler, Harry U. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) - returned aboard

09.00 to 16.00:- Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.15: RODRIGUEZ, Juan (500-234) AS.(R) transferred to USCG Base San Juan, P.R. Authority Verbal orders Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District. 11.45: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM PLANT 2 1/2 gals. ice cream for use in general mess. 13.30: Received one (1) box (20 lbs.) ordnance equipment from Coast Guard Yard, Curtis Bay, Md. on Gov. B.L. T-409900. 15.45: Received from Monserrat Bakery 25# bread for use in general mess. 16.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. Crew engaged in scraping, and wire brushing hull, and working on rudder and sea suction strainers and valves, scraping, chipping and wirebrushing port and starboard anchor chain. R. R. Russell, LT. (j.g)

Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) AS.(R) - leaves ship

16.00 to 24.00:- Drydocked as before. 19.45: Reports anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time except FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C (pro.) who is absent over leave from this time. R. R. Russell, LT (jg)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C (pro.) - didnt return on ship with rest of watch

Tretler, Harry U (210-622) WT 2/c (Pro) - returned aboard four (4) hours and twenty five (25) minutes absent without leave

Rodriguez, Juan (500-234) AS (R) - transferred to USCG Base San Juan PR

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c (pro) - is absent over leave from this time


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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11 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 TIME. On drydock at US Navy Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico, receiving electricity. Salt water connection from dock hooked up to fire main. 03.20: FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C (pro) returned aboard three (3) hours and twenty (20) minutes absent over leave. 06.30: Called all hands. 07.30: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY on board. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C (pro.) - returned aboard

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * 09.50: Main air pump rod, rudder port, forward and after quadrant pads taken to PORTILLA FOUNDRY for refitting. 11.05: Received the following stores for the general mess: from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C-43-42, 161 pounds beef, 135 pounds chicken, 70 pounds turkey, 239 pounds carrots, 150 pounds apples, 85 pounds grapefruit, 41 pounds cheese, 60 dozen eggs, 95 pounds pork loin; from MENDEZ MARTINEZ & Co., 500 pounds potatoes; from LA MONSERRAT, 18 pounds bread; from JULIOS MARKET, 55 pounds tomatoes. 14.45: I.P. piston sent ashore. 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY departed ship. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 18.20: BRAY, CHARLES E. JR. (220-042) EM.1/C (Pro) and STENGEL, HERBERT L. (221-562) Cox (Pro.) departed for shore patrol duty. 19.18: Participated in local blackout; darkened ship. 19.23: Secured from blackout. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM.1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro.) - sent on shore patrol

*Crew engaged in scraping and wire brushing hull, painting hull, washing on sea valves and sucker; chipping, scraping, and painting port and starboard anchor chains. JLH

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c (pro) - returned aboard three (3) hours and twenty (20) minutes absent over leave

Bray, Charles E Jr (220-042) EM 1/c (Pro) and Stengel, Herbert L (221-562) Cox (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty


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Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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12 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked at US NAVAL DRYDOCK, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico, with salt water and electrical connections to dock; both boilers secured. 00.20: Shore patrol returned. 04.45: Number two boiler lit off fot auxiliary purposes. 06.10: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Crew engaged int painting hull, working on rudder stork and quadrant, clipping and painting the anchor chain. 04.45: Intermediate pressure piston taken to Portilla Foundry. Received the following stores for the general mess: from Casellas Ice Plant 500 pounds ice, from La Monserrat Panaderia 31 pounds bread; from Mendez Martinez 18 pounds onions. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.35: Held blackout exercise with Naval air station. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 22.00: Secured from work on main engine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Dry docked at US Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico


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Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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13 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked in the US Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, P.R. 06.30: Called all hands. 08.00: Received one feed pump from Portilla Foundry **. Electrical supply from the dock, salt water connection to dock. 04.40: Number two boiler lighted off for auxiliary purposes. **which had been sent ashore to be repaired. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from PLACITA SAN JOSE, 100 pounds oranges; from PAYCO ICE CREAM PLANT, 2 1/2 gallons ice cream. 10.30: ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) B.M.1/C returned from seven (7) days leave of absence. 15.30: Received from Sucs. de A. MAYOL AND Co., Inc., SAN JUAN, P.R. two (2) water closet seats as per sales slip this date number (98-42). 15.35: PORTILLA FOUNDRY returned rudder post and quadrant after having made repairs. Crew engaged during the day in painting the ship's bottom, painting and chipping the port anchor chain, loading belts for .50 caliber machine guns, and overhauling the main engine. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) B.M.1/C - returned from 7 days leave

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. Granted liberty to PORT WATCH to expire at midnight. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 20.15: Participated in local blackout drill. 20.20: Secured from drill. 21.55: Two (2) workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY secured and departed. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Rolland, Edward B (108-960) BM 1/c - returned from seven (7) days leave of absence

1530 Received from Sucs de A Mayol and Co Inc, San Juan, PR two (2) water closet seats as per sales slip this date


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Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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14 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked at the US NAVAL DRYDOCK, ISLA GRANDE, P.R. Receiving electrical supply from the dock; salt water fire line connection made. 06.30: Called all hands. 08.40: Sent rudder post back to PORTILLA FOUNDRY for refitting. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 12.45: Received the following stores aboard for the general mess from Casella Ice Plant, 500 pounds ice; from Colmado Plaza, 100 pounds cabbage; from La Monserrat Bakery 20 pounds bread, 8 pounds rolls. 14.30: Received rudder post from Portilla Foundry. 16.00: Crew engaged in chipping and painting port anchor chain, overhauling main engine, and repairing rudder. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00 tomorrow, 15 March 1942. Sterling, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM and Church, Albert B. (211-764) RM 3/C (pro) departed assigned to shore patrol duty. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 20.06: Participated in local blackout. 20.11: Secured from blackout. 24.00: Number two boiler secured. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

Sterling, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - sent on shore patrol

Church, Albert B. (211-764) RM3/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM and Church, Albert B (211-764) RM 3/c (pro) - departed assigned to shore patrol duty


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Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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15 March 1942

00.00-09.00: On drydock at US Navy Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico with water and electrical service from the dock. 02.00: All liberty party returned on time. Shore patrol returned. 04.15: Number two boiler lighted for auxiliary purposes. 07.00: Workmen from Portilla Foundry aboard to work on main engine. 07.20: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. N. L. Horton, Ensign.

09.00 to 16.00:- On drydock as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounte for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM PLANT 2 1/2 gals ice cream for use in general mess. Fortnightly surveillance test made of smokeless powder, found to be stable and in good condition. 11.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 11.35: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 17# bread for use in general mess. Crew engaged in work on rudder post and stowing anchor chain in chain locker. Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F1/C transferred this date to 5th Naval District , Senior Coast Guard Officers Office Auth Hdqts Dis. (131820) 15 March. R. R. Russell, LT (jg)

Upchurch, Earl A. (221-684) F1/C - leaves ship

16.00 to 24.00:- On drydock as before. 19.45: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.51: Participated in local blackout. 22.00: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY ashore. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

Upchurch, Earl (221-684) F 1/c - transferred thisdate to 5th Naval District, Senior Coast Guard Officers Office


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 1000. On hand: 15000


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16 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- ZONE +4 TIME. On drydock as before at Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico, with electrical and salt water service from the dock. 06.30: Called all hands. 06.45: Received from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 20 gal. milk for use in general mess. 07.15: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 30 pounds of bread. 13.30: Commenced taking fresh water from dock. 14.25: Held report mast on case of: TRETLER, HARRY D. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) awarded deck court; BALDWIN HARRY J. (203-397) F2/C pending investigation; BRADLEY, JOHN R. (202-397) Cox (Pro) ten (10) days restriction; FOURAKER CLARENCE (222-187) SC3/C ten (10) days restriction. 16.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. Crew engaged in chipping and painting ship, overhauling feed pump, assembling auxiliary steering engine. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Tretler, Harry D. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) - awarded deck court

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C - pending investigation

Bradley, John R. (202-397) Cox (Pro) - 10 days restriction

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) S.C.3/C (pro.) - 10 days restriction

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 17.00: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen departed ship. 17.45: CONNOR, WILBURN P. (222-866) M.M.1/C and LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM3/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 19.40: Participated in local blackout. 19.46: Secured from blackout. 19.50: Carried out evening routine. 20.44: Participated in general blackout; held general quarters. 21.02: Secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Connor, Wilburn P. (222-866) M.M.1/C - sent on shore patrol

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM 3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

1425 Held report mast on case of: Tretler, Harry D (201-622) WT 2/c (pro) awared deck court; Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F 2/c pending investigation; Bradley, John R (202-397) Cox (Pro) ten (10) days restriction; Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c ten (10) days restriction

Connor, Wilburn P (222-866) MM 1/c and Lewis, Donald E (220-182) QM 3/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty

2044 Participated in local blackout


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 1000. On hand: 18000


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17 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked in US Navy Drydock, Isla Grande, P.R. with salt and fresh water and electrical service from dock. 00.15: Shore patrol returned. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.00: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 12.10: Ensign George F. Hutchinson Jr. (USCGR) reported aboard for assignment to duty from San Juan Base having reported there from the third Naval District, New York, N.Y. authority headquarters letter 25 February, 1942 (P-781-531). 13.30: Party of fifteen (15) men departed for US Naval Dispensary for blood typing. 15.00: Feed pump ashore to Portilla Foundry for repairs. Received the following for the general mess from: Julios Market, 50 pounds tomatoes; from La Monserrat Panadera 31 pounds bread. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Ensign George F. Hutchinson Jr. (USCGR) - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.30: Machinist R. O. Elwood reported aboard for assignment to temporary duty: authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 3 March 1942 (72-701). 19.20: Carried out Navy Practice blackout. 19.25: Secured from blackout. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Machinist R. O. Elwood - joined ship for temporary duty

Ensign George F Hutchinson Jr (USCGR) - reported aboard for assignment to duty from San Juan Base

1330 Party of fifteen (15) men departed for US Naval Dispensary for blood typing

Machinist RO Elwood - reported aboard for assignment to temporary duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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18 March 1942

00.00-04.00: Drydocked as before at Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico with electrical, salt water and fresh water service from the dock. 06.30: Called all hands. 07.15: Workmen aboard from the Portilla Foundry. Status of Sterling, Harlan E. (218-512) CBM changed from temporary to permanent duty aboard this vessel. authority, verbal orders of Senior Coast Guard Officer tenth naval district. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Sterling Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - status changed from temporary to permanent duty

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.00: Received the following stores for use in general mess: from LA MONSERRAT Bakery, 30 pounds of bread. 11.15: Main engine intermediate pressure piston brought aboard from Portilla Foundry. Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from US Naval Air Station, San Juan, P.R., 10 pounds of yeast; 120 pounds butter, 196 pounds wheat flour, 100 pounds of coffee, 100 pounds of sugar, 261 pounds milk evaporated, 60 dozen eggs, 240 pounds of canned tomatoes, 96 pounds lard, 36 pounds flaked oats, 12 pounds cinnamon, 100 pounds fresh apples, 12 pounds sage on requisition No. C-44-42; from Payco Ice Cream Co., 2 1/2 gallons ice cream; from Casellas Ice Plant, 500 pounds ice; from Docampos Market, 100 pounds of grapefruit. 13.20: High pressure cylinder liner received from Portilla Foundry. 13.35: Party of seventeen men departed for US Naval Air Station Dispensary for blood typing. 15.30: Party returned from dispensary. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at midnight. * 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 22.00: Portilla Foundry workmen departed. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

*19.16: Participated in Air Base alert drill. 19.20: Secured from drill. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - Status changed from temporary to permanent duty aboard this vessel


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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19 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked at US Naval drydock, Isla Grande, P.R. with electrical, salt water and fresh water service from dock. 05.30: Received from Puerto Rico Dairy Inc., 20 gallons milk for use in general mess. 07.00: Called all hands. 07.05: Workmen from Portilla Foundry aboard. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

09.00 to 16.00:- Drydocked as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.35: Received from Mendez Martinez & Co. following stores for use in general mess; 500# potatoes, 100# onions. Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY for use in general mess: 30# bread. 11.20: Received from PORTILLA FOUNDRY: I.P. cylinder head from main engine. 13.00: Received from JULIO'S MARKET for use in general mess: 100# oranges. 13.55: Received from SUPPLY OFFICER 10th NAVAL DISTRICT 30 galls. paint, white paste and 10 gls. blue-black tint on requisition #18-42. 15.20: Received from Communications Base, C.G. Yard, via San Juan Dist. radio stores on invoice #C-1728-42. Crew engaged in work on main engine and applying coat of anti-fouling to ship's bottom. The following amount of paint was used on ship's bottom: 50# white zinc; 10 gals. turpentine; 20 gals. anticorrosive, Navy formula 14-RC; 22 gals. anti-fouling, Navy formula 15-RC; and 10 gals. black boot-Topping. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

16.00 to 24.00:- Drydocked as before. 16.35: GRILLASCA, Fernando (500-229) M.Att 3/C (R) reported aboard from San Juan District for assignment to duty, Auth. letter Senior Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District 3/19/1942 (73-701). 17.00: Granted liberty to port watch, to expire 24.00 this date. 18.40: Surgeon G.G. Van Dyke reported aboard from US PHS District #4, New Orleans, LA. for assignment to duty Auth. Telegraphic orders from Surgeon General 12 March 1942. 19.35: Participated in local blackout. 19.45: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 22.00: Workmen from Portilla Foundry ashore. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M.Att 3/C (R) - joined ship

Surgeon G. G. Van Dyke - joined ship

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M Att 3/c (R) - reported aboard from San Juan District for assignment to duty

Surgeon GG Van Dyke - reported aboard from USPHS District#4, New Orleans, La


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000


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20 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. On drydock as before at Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico with electrical salt and fresh water service from dock. 06.25: Secured fresh water service from dock. 07.05: Workmen from Portilla Foundry aboard. 07.10: Secured salt water service from dock. 07.11: Began flooding drydock. 07.49: Electrical service from dock disconnected, using ship's power. 08.55: USN Tug Mankato made fast astern. 09.00: All lines from dock cast off. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

USN Tug Mankato - made fast astern

09.00-16.00: Leaving drydock under tow of Mankato which was fast astern. 09.04: Bow clear of drydock. 09.08: Mankato cast off astern. 09.13: Tug made fast along starboard side. 09.15: LT (JG) E. W. Woodhouse USN aboard to direct and pilot towing operation. 09.20: Tug towing Unalga to Coast Guard Wharf. 10.00: Dropped starboard anchor; moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, P.R. 10.13: LT (JG) E. W. Woodhouse departed ship, tug cast off. 11.25: Received from Portilla Foundry the main feed pump and the high pressure piston. 13.00: Crew stripping ship. 15.00: Representatives of L. R. Wood Co. aboard to examine ship refrigerator. Received for the general mess the following stores: from Naval Air Station: 105 pounds ham, 78 pounds beef loin, 147 pounds veal leg, 22 pounds cheese, 100 pounds bacon, 45 pounds haddock, 60 dozen eggs; from La Monserrat Panaderia, 32 pounds bread. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Lt (jg) E. W. Woodhouse, USN - aboard to direct towing operations

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.55: Jones, Asa M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) transferred to USCG Crawford for assignment to duty: authority Senior Coast Guard Officer tenth Naval District letter of 20 March 1942 (73-701). 18.50: Carried out evening routine. 21.15: Workmen from Portilla Foundry departed ship. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Jones, Asa M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCG Crawford

USN tug Mankato - made fast astern

Leaving drydock under tow of Mankato which was fast astern

Lt (jg) EW Woodhouse USN - aboard to direct and pilot towing operations

0920 Tug towing Unalga to Coast Guard Wharf

1000 Dropped starboard anchor; moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Francisco, PR

Jones, Asa M (220-427) QM 3/c (Pro) - transferred to USGC Crawford for assignment to duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 3000. On hand: 21000


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20 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. On drydock as before at Naval Drydock, Isla Grande, Puerto Rico with electrical salt and fresh water service from dock. 06.25: Secured fresh water service from dock. 07.05: Workmen from Portilla Foundry aboard. 07.10: Secured salt water service from dock. 07.11: Began flooding drydock. 07.49: Electrical service from dock disconnected, using ship's power. 08.55: USN Tug Mankato made fast astern. 09.00: All lines from dock cast off. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

USN Tug Mankato - made fast astern

09.00-16.00: Leaving drydock under tow of Mankato which was fast astern. 09.04: Bow clear of drydock. 09.08: Mankato cast off astern. 09.13: Tug made fast along starboard side. 09.15: LT (JG) E. W. Woodhouse USN aboard to direct and pilot towing operation. 09.20: Tug towing Unalga to Coast Guard Wharf. 10.00: Dropped starboard anchor; moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, P.R. 10.13: LT (JG) E. W. Woodhouse departed ship, tug cast off. 11.25: Received from Portilla Foundry the main feed pump and the high pressure piston. 13.00: Crew stripping ship. 15.00: Representatives of L. R. Wood Co. aboard to examine ship refrigerator. Received for the general mess the following stores: from Naval Air Station: 105 pounds ham, 78 pounds beef loin, 147 pounds veal leg, 22 pounds cheese, 100 pounds bacon, 45 pounds haddock, 60 dozen eggs; from La Monserrat Panaderia, 32 pounds bread. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Lt (jg) E. W. Woodhouse, USN - aboard to direct towing operations

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.55: Jones, Asa M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) transferred to USCG Crawford for assignment to duty: authority Senior Coast Guard Officer tenth Naval District letter of 20 March 1942 (73-701). 18.50: Carried out evening routine. 21.15: Workmen from Portilla Foundry departed ship. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Jones, Asa M. (220-427) QM3/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCG Crawford

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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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21 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 07.20: Two workmen aboard from Porilla Foundry. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.10: Held ~ inspection of vessel. 11.52: SNIPES, HARMON A., JR. (222-266) Sea 2/C reported aboard from San Juan Base; authority Senior Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter 21 March 1942 (73-701). 12.30: CRAWFORD stood out. 13.00: Issued semi-monthly stipend to crew. 13.15: YP64 stood in. 14.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00, Sunday 22 March, 1942. 14.40: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 25 pounds bread; from HARRY PIETERSZ, 19 pounds green peppers, 42 pounds lettuce, 58 pounds celery; from MARCIEL FIGUEROA, 50 pounds carrots, 50 pounds cucumbers. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Snipes, Harmon A., Jr. (222-266) Sea 2/C - joined ship

Crawford - leaves port

YP64 - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.20: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY departed with all their tools. 18.51: DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) and STACKHOUSE, CLYDE E. (220-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 19.05: Carried out evening routine. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - sent on shore patrol

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Snipes, Harmon A, Jr (222-266) Sea 2/c - reported aboard from San Juan Base

Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) and Stackhouse, Clyde E (220-809) GM 3/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800


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22 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with telephone and fresh water service from dock. 01.45: DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro) returned aboard from shore patrol duty in custody of Navy Shore Patrol charged with being under the influence of liquor. 01.50: STACKHOUSE, CLYDE E. (220-809) GM 3/C (Pro) returned from shore patrol duty. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 07.00: Called all hands; carried out holiday routine. 07.58: US Navy provision ship stood in. 08.05: USS HOGAN stood in. 08.15: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk; from LA MONSERRAT, 30 pounds bread. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard from shore patrol on custody

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

USS Hogan - entered port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at midnight. 10.15: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM PLANT 2 1/2 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.04: USS CAPELLA stood out. 18.45: Carried out evening routine. 19.00: Held dock trail. 19.10: Convoy consisting of following ships stood in: USS Cole (D-155); SS AEG WILSON; HMS ARCHER; SS MORMACTIDE; USS UPSHUR (D-144); SS BRAZIL. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

USS Capella - leaves port

USS Cole (D-155) - entered port in convoy

SS AEG Wilson - entered port in convoy

HMS Archer - entered port in convoy

SS Mormactide - entered port in convoy

USS Upshur (D-144) - entered port in convoy

SS Brazil - entered port in convoy

Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) ) - returned aboard from shore patrol duty in custody of Navy Shore Patrol charged with being under the influence of liquor

Stackhouse, Clyde E (222-809) GM 3/c (Pro) - returned from shore patrol duty

USS Hogan - stood in

USS Capella - stood out

1910 Convoy consisting of following ships stood in: USS Cole (D-155); AEG Wilson; HMS Archer; SS Mormactide; USS Upshur (D-144); SS Brazil


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 39232.44 - Expended: 1940.44 On hand: 38319

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600


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23 March 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 06.30: Called all hands; carried out morning routine. 08.05: Made preparations for getting under way. 08.49: Under way on various courses and speeds for the fuel dock. 08.57: Boat no.1 lowered away. 09.00: moored port side to pier 8 for purpose of fueling ship; ship's draft 10 feet 7 inches forward, 14 feet 3 inches aft. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.25: Hoisted and secured Boat 1. 10.30: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION for use in general mess the following stores: 30 doz. eggs, 50# salami, 60# butter. 10.31: Commenced fueling ship. 11.44: Finished fueling ship having received from West India Oil Co. 39,250 gals of NAVY STANDARD FUEL OIL. 12.43: Unmoored ship. 12.52: Various courses and speeds. Underway for regular berth at Coast Guard Dock. 13.10: Moored portside to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Draft after fueling, forward 12'9" aft. 14'3". 13.30: Ensign N.L. Horton departed this vessel for assignment to duty at USCG Accademy, New London, Conn. Authority Headquarters letter 2 February 1942. 13.35: PHILLIPS, Jones (500-213) Off. Std. 2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from Coast Guard Base, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Authority Letter Senior Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District 23 March 1942. 13.35: General quarters. 14.00: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION for use in general mess the following stores: 100# rice, 239# tomato juice, 150# apples. 14.00: SNIPES, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Dispensary. 15.50: FLOWERS, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) departed on thirty (30) days leave granted by the * . 16.00: Crew engaged in stripping ship, working on main engines. *Senior Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

Ensign N. L. Horton - leaves ship

Phillips, Jones (500-213) Off. Std. 2/C (R) - joined ship

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

Flowers, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) - departed on 30 days leave

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 18.10: SS Cherokee stood out. 19.00: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

SS Cherokee - leaves port

0849 Underway on various courses and speeds for the fuel dock

0900 Moored portside to Pier 8 for purpose of fueling ship

oil: 39,250 gals - from West India Oil Co, Navy Standard fuel oil

1310 Moored portside to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Ensign NL Horton - departed this vessel for assignment to duty at USCG Academy, New London, Conn

Phillips, James (500-213) Off Std 2/c (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty

Snipes, Harmon A, Jr (222-266) Sea 2/c - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Dispensary

Flowers, Kermit W (226-557) MM 2/c (Pro) - departed on thirty (30) days leave

SS Cherokee - stood out


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.48, Long -66.12

other: 2400 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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24 March 1942

point morrillos light abeam to port

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before port side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 05.23: USS UPSHUR stood out. 05.50: SS BRAZIL stood out. 06.25: HMS ARCHER stood out. 06.30: USS Cole stood out. 06.32: SS CORNELIA stood out. 06.45: USS MORMACTIDE stood out. 07.25: SS FRANKLIN, SS LIESENRING stood in. 07.46: SS BACOI stood out. Regular morning routine. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

USS Upshur - leaves port

HMS Archer - leaves port

SS Brazil - leaves port

SS Cornelia - leaves port

USS Cole - leaves port

SS Franklin - entered port

USS Marmactide - leaves port

SS Liesenring - entered port

SS BACOI - leaves port

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 35 pounds bread; from Mendez Martinez & Company, 400 pounds potatoes, 50 pounds onions; from Puig Abraham & Company 2 1/2 gallons ice cream; from Casellas Ice Plant 500 pounds ice. * 09.55: Received orders from District Office to prepare to get underway to go to aid of SS Edward L. Doheny aground off Mayaguez; made preparations. *08.30: Assistant Surgeon L. S. Rolufs transferred to Washington D.C.; authority telegraphic orders of 18 March 1942 Surgeon General Parren. 11.10: Held fire and rescue drill. 11.14: Secured from fire and rescue drill. 11.38: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor. 11.52: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard, close aboard; set course 008° pgc. (007° T) at 105 RPM. 11.56: Stopped engine to fix leaky port. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

SS Edward L. Doheny - underway to assist her aground near Mayaguez

Assistant Surgeon L. S. Rolufs - leaves ship

12.00-16.00: Underway as before. Ahead standard speed on course 008° pgc (007° true). 12.13: Changed course to 276° pgc. 15.02: POINT MORILLOS LIGHT abeam to port distant 4.8 miles. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 52W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 276°(PGC) 275° T at 115 rpm. 16.35: Changed course to 255° pgc 254° T. 17.10: Held general quarters. 17.30: Pt. BORINQUEN light abeam to port distant 1.8 miles, changed course to 225°(pgc) 224°(T). 18.20: Test fird .50 calibre machine guns. 18.40: Pt. Jiguero light abeam to port distant 2.7 miles, changed course to 147°(pgc) 146°(T). 19.10: Secured from general quarters. 19.20: Stopped, drifting. 19.37: Ahead on various courses and speeds proceeding to anchorage. 19.50: Anchored in 5 fathoms water to 30 fathoms starboard chain with outer MANCHAS

USS Upshur - stood out

SS Brazil - stood out

HMS Archer - stood out

USS Cole - stood out

USS Cornelia - stood out

USS Mormactide - stood out

SS Franklin, SS Liesenring - stood in

SS Bacoi - stood out

0955 Received orders from District Officer to prepare to get underway to go to aid of SS Edward L Doheny aground off Mayaquez; made preparation

Assistant Surgeon LS Rolufs - transferred to Washington DC

1138 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor

1950 Anchored


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outer manchas shoal buoy

Lat 19.6, Long -70.2

16.00 to 20.00:- cont. shoal buoy bearing 177°(pgc), distant 300 yds. R. R. Russell, LT (j.g.)

20.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Issued thirty night rations. Watch uneventful. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.


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mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.13, Long -67.32


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25 March 1942

anchored on tourmaline reef

Lat -8.7, Long -70.2

00.00-04.00: Anchored in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico, in five fathoms of water to thirty fathoms of starboard chain with OUTER MANCHAS SHOAL BUOY No. 1 bearing 176° true, distant approximately 300 yards. Watch undeventful. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

04.00 to 08.00:- Anchored as before. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.45: General quarters. 06.25: Began heawing in anchor. 06.30: Anchor aweigh, underway various courses at various speeds proceeding to position of SS EDWARD L. DOHENY. 06.40: Secured from general quarters. 07.45: Lowered motor dinghy; motor dinghy away to SS. EDWARD L. DOHENY for information on grounding. R. R. Russell, LT(j.g.)

SS Edward L. Doheny - underway to assist her aground in Mayaguez Bay

08.00-12.00: Underway at various courses and speeds maneuvering about grounded vessel Edward L. Doheny with Motor Dinghy away under command of Lt (j.g.) R.R.Russell. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.15: Motor Dinghy returned - lying off; Lt (j.g.) R.R.Russell aboard. 08.57: Anchored on Tourmaline Reef in five (5) fathoms of water to twenty-five (25) fathoms of starboard chain. Motor dinghy away passing messages to SS Edward L. Doheny, Lt. L.M.Thayer in charge. 09.10: Passed ten (10) inch hawser to Doheny. 09.38: Mankato passed an eleven (11) inch hawser to the Unalga's bow. 09.41: Commenced heaving in on starboard anchor. 09.44: anchor aweigh. Hawser made fast by chain strap to stern of Doheny. 09.45: Anchored as before to forty (40) fathoms of starboard chain. 10.02: Mankato and Unalga commenced pulling on the stern of the grounded vessel; engine worked up to 70 rpm. 10.40: Worked up to 90 rpm. 11.32: Stopped pulling began heaving around on the anchor. 11.45: Anchor aweigh, drifted to position off port quarter of Doheny. 11.49: Let go thirty fathoms of port chain in four (4) fathoms of water; engine going ahead at 70 rpm. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - in charge of motor dinghy

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - returned aboard

Lt L.M.Thayer - in charge of motor dinghy

Mankato - assisting Doheny with Unalga

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before, pulling on grounded SS EDWARD L. DOHENY in tandem with USS MANKATO at 1/3 speed ahead. 12.01: Stopped engine. 12.04: Port anchor dragging; let go starboard anchor to 15 fathoms of chain. 12.19: Cast off hawser to USS MANKATO. 12.32: Ahead 2/3 speed. 12.35: Hawser cast off by SS EDWARD L. DOHENY.

0630 Anchor aweigh, under various courses and various speeds proceeding to position of SS Edward L Doheny

Underway at various courses and speeds maneuvering about grounded vessel Edward L Doheny with motor dinghy away under command of Lt (jg) RR Russell

0910 Passed ten (10) inch hawser to Doheny. 0938 Mankate passed an eleven (110 inch hawser to the Unalga's bow

0941 Commenced heaving in on starboard anchor. 0944 Anchor aweigh. Hawser made fast by chain strap to stern of Doheny. 0945 Anchored as before

1002 Mankato and Unalga commenced pulling on the stern of the grounded vessel; engine worked up to 70 RPM. 1040 Worked up to 90 RPM

1145 Anchor aweigh; drifted to position off port quarter of Doheny. 1149 Let go thirty fathoms of port chain

1219 Cast off hawser to USS Mankato.

1235 Hawser cast off by SS Edward L Doheny


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cape rojo light 151o stern of ss edward l doheny 21o tourmaline shoal buoy no 1a 322o

Lat -8.7, Long -70.2

12.00-16.00 (continued): stopped engine; commenced taking hawser aboard. 12.48: Hoisted starboard anchor. 12.50: LT. L.M.THAYER and LT.(j.g.) R.R.RUSSELL aboard. 12.50: Hawser, messenger line, and chain bridle aboard. 13.08: Number one boat hoisted and secured. 13.45: Made preparations for getting underway. 13.52: Underway maneuvering on various courses and speeds to windward of SS EDWARD L. DOHENY. 14.13: Anchored in 7 fathoms water to 30 fathoms port chain on the following true bearings: CAPE ROJO LIGHT 151°, stern of SS EDWARD L. DOHENY 21°, TOURMALINE SHOALS BUOY No. 1A 322°. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Lt L.M.Thayer - returned aboard

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - returned aboard

SS Edward L. Doheny - Unalga and Manakato assisting her

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 17.00: Held general quarters. 17.16: Test fired port .50 cal. machine gun. 19.18: Secured from general quarters. 19.45: Reports, all departments secure for the night. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Issued thirty night rations. Watch uneventful. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

1250 Lt LM Thayer and Lt (jg) RR Russell aboard

1352 Underway maneuvering on various courses and speeds to windward of SS Edward L Doheny


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mayaguez bay puerto rico

Lat 18.12, Long -67.30


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26 March 1942

tourmaline reef buoy no 1a abeam to starboard

Lat 19.6, Long 115.2

00.00-04.00: Anchored in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico, near stranded SS EDWARD L. DOHENY in 7 fathoms water to 30 fathoms port chain in the following true bearings: CAPE ROJO LIGHT 151°, stern of SS EDWARD L. DOHENY 21°, TOURMALINE SHOALS BUOY No. 1A 322°. Watch uneventful. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

SS Edward L. Doheny - anchored with Unalga

04.00 to 08.00:- Anchored as before. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.35: General quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Gyro error determined to be 3° W by azimuth of the sun. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.24: Made preparations for getting under way; relayed instructions to SS Edward L. Doheny for them to pump cargo overboard as Unalga and Mankato pulled. 08.37: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to position off Doheny for towing. 09.15: Anchored Tourmaline Reef in six (6) fathoms of water to sixty (60) fathoms of port chain. Motor dinghy away to Doheny passing messenger, Lt (j.g.) R.R.Russell in charge. 09.40: Received the Mankato's eleven (11) inch towing hawser through port bow clock; secured hawser on bitt. 09.55: Hawser secured for towing aboard the Doheny. 10.07: Began pull, working up to seventy (70) rpm. 10.30: Increased to eighty (80) rpm. 10.58: Towing hawser parted short of the thimble aboard the Doheny; stopped engine. 11.23: Passed hawser to SS Doheny. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Mankato - towing SS Edward L. Doheny with Unalga

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - in charge of motor dinghy

12.00-16.00: Anchored as before with hawser from USS MANKATO secured forward and hawser to SS EDWARD L. DOHENY secured aft. 12.07: Motor dinghy departed to SS EDWARD L. DOHENY. 12.23: Motor dinghy returned with LT.(j.g.) R.R.Russell. 12.25: Motor dinghy departed with ENS. W.E.CHAPLINE. 12.29: Started pulling at 70 rpm. 12.41: Motor dinghy returned with ENS. W.E.CHAPLINE. 13.03: SS EDWARD L. DOHENY afloat; stopped engine. 13.08: Cast off hawser to USS MANKATO. 13.09: SS EDWARD L. DOHENY cast off hawser; began taking hawser aboard. 13.16: Picked up port anchor. 13.18: Various courses and speeds. 13.19: Stopped; hawser aboard. 13.50: Various courses and speeds. 13.58: Stopped; motor dinghy hoisted and secured. 14.10: Underway on course 345° pgc (342° true) at 2/3 speed. 14.22: Increased speed to standard. 14.28: TOURMALINE REEF BUOY No. 1A abeam to starboard, close aboard; changed course to 002° pgc. 15.30: POINT JIGUERO LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 2.8 miles. 15.36: Changed

Ens. W.E.Chapline - on motor dinghy

Ens. W.E.Chapline - returned aboard

USS Mankato - hawser cast off

SS Edward L. Doheny - hawser cast off

Anchored in Mayaguez Bay, Puerto Rico, near stranded SS Edward L Doheny

0824 Made preparations for getting underway; relayed instructions to SS Edward L Doheny for them to parry cargo overboard as Unalga and Mankato pulled

0837 Underway on various courses and speed proceeding to position off Doheny for towing

1007 Began pull, working up to seventy (70) RPM. 10.30 Increased to eighty (80) RPM. 1058 Towing hawser parted short of the thimble aboard the Doheny; stopped engine

1229 Started pulling at 70 rpm 1303 SS Edward L Doheny afloat; stopped engine. 1308 Cast off hawser to USS Mankato

1410 Underway on course 345 degrees pgc


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pt borinquen light abeam to starboard

Lat 35.7, Long 32.6

course to 35° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 26N, 67 16W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 35° pgc, 32° T at 105 rpm. 16.42: PT. BORINQUEN light abeam to starboad, distant 4 miles. 17.02: Changed course to 98°(pgc), 95°(T). 17.05: General quarters. 18.30: Changed course to 93° pgc, 90° T. 19.15: Secured from general quarters. 19.45: Reports, all departments secured for the night. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 93° pgc (90° T) at standard speed. Issued thirty night rations. 22.07: Port San Juan light abeam to starboard, distant 5.5 miles; stopped engine, drifting. Exchanged calls with the harbor entrance patrol vessel the Y364. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Y364 - exhanged calls with


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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27 March 1942

san juan harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 32.6

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting of entrance of San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 01.40: Ahead 1/3 on course 70° pgc (67° true). 02.00: Stopped and drifting. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

04.00 to 08.00:- Drifting as before. 05.37: Held general quarters. 05.46: Ahead various courses and speeds while maneuvering off San Juan Harbor. 06.52: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 16.00: Underway at various courses and speeds standing toward entrance of San Juan Harbor. 08.03: Port San Juan Light abeam to port, close aboard. 08.15: Moored to Coast Guard wharf with starboard anchor dropped to ten fathoms chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * 08.55: Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) CM 1/C (Pro) and Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C reported aboard from Coast Guard base after being discharged from the Naval Dispensary. 09.10: The commanding officer departed for the Tenth Naval District. 09.45: USS Defiance stood to sea. 10.45: Motor dinghy lowered and away to SS Edward L. Doheny for shackles. 11.05: Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C departed to Navy Dispensary for inpatient treatment. 11.25: Motor dinghy returned with shackles; hoisted and secured. 11.30: Lees, Albert (106-258) BM2/C departed for Tenth Naval District under guard of McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro). 11.45: Received from Portilla Foundry the following ~ed CO2 fire extinguishers number 193688, 44154, 47372. 12.25: McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro) returned from the tenth Naval District; Lees, Albert (106-258) BM2/C was placed in confinement. 13.35: Tenth Naval District Communicator officer aboard to examine communication files. 13.45: Examining officer departed. McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro) departed for tenth Naval District. 15.00: Workman from Portilla Foundry aboard. 15.39: Lees, Albert (106-258) BM2/C returned aboard under custody of McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro).* Received the following stores aboard for the general mess: from Casellas Ice Plant, 500 pounds ice; from Julio's Market, 465 pounds pork and beans, 30 pounds string beans, 60 pounds tomatoes, 25 pounds turnips;

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro) - returned aboard

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C - returned aboard

USS Defiance - leaves port

SS Edward L. Doheny - reached by motor dinghy

Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

Lees, Albert (106-258) B.M.2/C - departed for tenth naval district under custody

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - escort Lee, Albert to Tenth Naval district

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - returned from naval district

Lees, Albert (106-258) B.M.2/C - placed in confinement

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - departed to naval district

Lees, Albert (106-258) B.M.2/C - returned aboard

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - returned aboard

0815 Moored to Coast Guard wharf

Scmidt, Carl W Jr (206-612) CM 1/c (Pro) and Snipes, Harmon A Jr (222-266) Sea 1/c - reported aboard from Coast Guard base after being discharged from the Naval Dispensary

USS Defiance - stood to sea

0910 The commanding officer departed for the tenth Naval District

Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c - departed for tenth Naval District under guard of McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/c (Pro)

Watson, Charles B (234-207) Sea 2/c - departed to Navy Dispensary for inpatient treatment

1225 McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/c (Pro) returned from the tenth Naval District; Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c was placed in confinement

1539 Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c returned aboard ship under custody of McCarthy, Johm (217-605) BM 1/c (Pro)


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from Colmado Plaza, 86 pounds cabbage, 50 pounds pineapples; from Naval Air Station, 22 gallons catsup, 90 dozen eggs, 166 pounds boneless beef, 100 pounds apples, 200 pounds sugar, 22 pounds assorted cereal, 85 pounds oranges, 105 pounds pork loin, 60 pounds butter. *magazine flood and sprinkler systems tested; operating condition normal. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Held general quarters, standing by at alert. 17.45: Held gas mask drill. 19.00: Secured from alert period. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Carried out evening routine. 18.15: Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC 1/C and Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT 2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC 1/C - sent on shore patrol

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

* LEES, ALBERT (106-258) BM 2/C guilty of Desertion as of October 10, 1939; sentenced by General Court Martial as follows. "The court, therefore, sentences him, Albert Lees, boatsman's mate second class, US Coast Guard, to be reduced to the rating of apprentice seaman, to be confined for a period of six (6) months, then to be discharged from the United States Naval Service with a Bad Conduct Discharge and to suffer all the other accessories of said sentence as prescribed by section 622, Naval Court and Boards. The Naval Operating Base, Norfolk Va., is designated as the place for the execution of so much of the sentence as relate to the confinement.

Flores, Domingo (103-569) SC 1/c and Lorenz, Harold O (205-027) WT 2/c (Pro) - departedon shore patrol

1539 Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c guilty of desertion as of October 10, 1939; sentenced by General Court Martial as follows: "The court, therefore, sentences him, Albert Lees, boatswain's mate second class, US Coast Guard, to be reduced to the rating of apprentice seaman, to be confined for a period of six (6) months, then to be discharged from the United States Naval Service with a Bad Conduct Discharge and to suffer all the other accessories of said sentence as prescribed by section 622, Naval Courts and Boards. The Naval Operating Base, Norfolk Va, is designated as the place for the execution of so much of the sentence as relates to the confinement.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800


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28 March 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.30: Shore patrol returned after having been released by senior shore Patrol Officer. 05.30: Held general quarters; observing alert period. 07.00: Secured from alert period. 08.00: Marion stood in. Received the following stores for the general mess: from DeCampo's Market, 118 pounds grapefruit; from La Monserrat Panaderia, 25 pounds bread; from Puerto Rico Dairy, 20 gallons milk. J. A. Palmer, Ensign.

Marion - entered port

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.15: Delivered to MARION one 12" signaling searchlight with one 1000 watt bulb; number CNF 90011, cataloge number 17-S. 11.20: Held weekly inspection of vessel. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00 today. 13.50: MARION stood out. 14.10: Began turning around ship alongside dock. 14.35: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock with both anchors down. 15.30: LEES, ALBERT (106-258) BM2/C transferred to USS Alcyone in accordance with Commandant Tenth Naval District letter ND/10/A17-20 serial 3109 for transportation to NAVAL OPERATING BASE, Norfolk, Virginia. 16.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

Marion - sent her signaling searchlight

Marion - leaves port

Lees, Albert (106-258) B.M.2/C - transferred to USS Alcyone

USS Alcyone - boatman Albert Lees transferred to her

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Held general quarters; made preparations for getting underway. 17.35: Number one boat lowered and tied up astern. 17.43: USS Alcyone stood out. 18.04: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard to work on main engine. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00 Sunday 29 March 1942. 19.15: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. J. L. Horne, Ensign.

USS Alcyone - leaves port

Marion - stood in

Lees, Albert (106-258) BM 2/c - transferred to USS Alcyone in accordance with Commandant Tenth Naval District letter ND/10/A17-20 serial 3109 for transportation to Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Virginia

USS Alcyone - stood out


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600


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29 March 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with both anchors down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 05.30: Held general quarters. 06.50: Secured from general quarters. 07.00: Worksmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY ashore. 08.00: Workment from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. 08.20: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 23 pounds bread. 08.30: USS REDWOOD moored to Coast Guard dock. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Redwood - moored to coast guard dock

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expie at 16.00 this date. 11.05: Received from PUIG, ABRAHAM and Co. 3 1/2 gal. ice cream for use in general mess. 12.01: US ARMY SHIP NATHANAEL GREENE stood in. 12.20: SS MARINA stood in. 12.40: SS AFOUNDRIA stood in. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. Crew observed holiday routine. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Nathanael Greene - entered port

SS Afoundria - entered port

SS Marina - entered port

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 17.07: General quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Liberty granted to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.15: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.40: SHELTON, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro) and HARBOURT, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol. 22.30: PORTILLA workmen departed from ship. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) M.Att 3/C (R) who is absent over leave from this time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - sent on shore patrol

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

US Army Ship Nathaniel Greene - stood in

SS Marina - stood in

Shelton, Hugh D (109-419) WT 1/c (Pro) and Harbourt, Merle L (224-113) QM 2/c (Pro) - departed on shore patrol

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M ATT 3/c (R) - absent over leave from this time


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21400


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30 March 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with both anchors down and fresh water and telephone service from the docl. 12.20: SHELTON, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro) and HARBOURT, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (Pro) returned aboard from shore patrol duty. 12.25: QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) M.Att 3/C (R) was returned aboard by US Naval Shore Patrol with the following charges: (1) Direct disobedience to orders, (2) being in a restricted area, (3) using profane and threatening language to a Shore Patrol, (4) fleeing the scene of apprehension. 05.30: General quarters * 07.00: Secured from quarters. 07.15: USS REDWOOD stood out. *06.30: Permanent duty of STERLING, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM ~ transferred to the USS REDWOOD for temporary duty. Auth District CG Officer Tenth District letter 29 March 1942. R. R. Russell, Lt. (j.g.)

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - returned from shore patrol

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) - returned from shore patrol

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - returned aboard by USN shore patrol with several charges

USS Redwood - leaves port

Sterling Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - transferred to USS Redwood

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 7 PORTILLA workmen aboard to work on engine. 10.00: Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from US Naval Air Station on requisition number (C-47-42): 261 pounds canned milk, 100 pounds coffee, 196 pounds wheat flour, 99 pounds ham, 30 pounds halibut, 170 pounds oranges, 50 pounds pork sausages; from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 25 pounds bread. 10.25: Delivered to PORTILLA two carbon dioxide fire extinguishers for recharging: numbers 193688; (4 pounds) and 47372; (20 pounds). 11.20: Electrician aboard from BAILEY BATTERY SERVICE to check on motor dinghy generator. * 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00. Examined and passed VICTOR SHAVROFF for lifeboat ticket. 13.27: USS CRAWFORD stood in. 16.00: Liberty party returned on time. *11.20: 7 PORTILLA workmen departed. W. E. Chapline, Ensign.

USS Crawford - entered port

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.07: General quarters. 17.50: USS Upshur stood in. 19.00: Secured from quarters. 19.10: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00. 23.00: USS Upshur stood out. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Kept intermittent searchlight watch on harbor entrance net. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

USS Upshur - entered port

USS Upshur - leaves port

Shelton, Hugh D (109-419) WT 1/c (Pro) and Harbourt, Merle L (224-113) QM 2/c (Pro) - returned aboard from shore patrol dutyr

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M ATT 3/c (R) - was returned aboard by US Naval Shore Patrol with the following charges: (1) Direct disobedience to orders, (2) being in a restricted area, (3) using profane and threatening language to a shore patrol, (4) fleeing the scene of apprehension

USS Redwood - stood out

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - Permanent duty terminated, transferred to the USS Redwoos for temporary duty

Victor Shavroff - Examine and passed for lifeboat ticker

USS Crawford - stood in

USS Upshur - stood in


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21200


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31 March 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with both anchors down and with fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 05.32: General quarters. 06.50: Secured from quarters. 08.25: 4 workmen from PORTILLA aboard. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * 10.50: Received from Ferreteria Merino Inc. four (4) tool boxes. Welder aboard from the district ~lding plates over air ports. 11.00: Published the Articles for the Government of the United States Navy to the crew. Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 25 pounds bread; from Casellas Ice Plant, 435 pounds ice; from Mendez Martinex and Co., 500 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions. 12.17: USS PC475 stood out. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 16.00 this date. 16.00: Liberty party returned on tme. *Replacement samples examined; badly deteriorated grain found. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS PC475 - leaves port

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.08: Sounded anti aircraft alarm, standing by at alert condition. 18.00: Secured from alert. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at * 24.00 this date. Carried out evening routine. 19.25: Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (Pro) and Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. *Gun crew standing by number one gun. Lookout kept on harbor entrance net; examined every fifteen minutes by arc light. 20.30: Portilla workmen departed. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT 1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

1100 Published the Articles for the Government of the United States Navy to the crew

Morgan, Andre M (107-519) WT 1/c (Pro) and Crisp, Milton R (225-423) RM 2/c (Pro) - departed on shore patrol duty


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E.B. Smith - Lt. Comdr. Mrs. E.B. Smith (wife) 520 Wayne Ave. Greenville, Ohio, Darke County.

L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

G. G. Van Dyke - Surgeon USPHS. Mrs. Catherine Van Dyke (wife). 1225 Nashville Avenue. New Orleans, La.

R. R. Russell - Lt (j.g.) Mrs. R. R. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

J. L. Horne - Ensign. Mrs. H. B. Horne, Sr. (mother). III Woodridge Ave., Silver Spring, Md. (Phone 544866-5)

J. A. Palmer - Ensign. Mrs. L. K. Palmer (mother). 1703 W. Vernon St., Los Angeles, Cal.

W. E. Chapline - Ensign. Mrs. Rose C. Chapline (mother). Box 734, Lake Arrowhead, Cal.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ensign (R). Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Wickford, Rhode Island

R. O. Elwood - Machinist. Mrs. Martha Elwood (wife). 711 Southard St. Key West Fla.

List of Officers EB Smith Lt Comdr, LM Thayer Lieut, GG Van Dyke Surgeon USPHS, RR Russell Lt (jg), Joe L Horne Ensign, JA Palmer Ensign, WE Chapline Ensign, GF Hutchinson Ensign (R)


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LOGS FOR APRIL 1942


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000


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1 April 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico with both anchors down. 00.05: Shore patrol returned after having been released by Senior shore Patrol Officer. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.40: Sounded anti-aircraft alarm; standing by at alert. 06.50: Secured from alert. 07.30: Portilla workmen aboard. Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 25 pounds bread; from Puerto Rico Dairy, 20 gallons milk. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.30: Delivered to NEW YORK - PUERTO RICO SS Co. three (3) crated electric fans for EMERSON ELECTRIC CO., ST. LOUIS, Mo. on government bill of lading number T-614891, 31 March 1942. 10.00: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUIG ABRAHAM & Co., 3 1/2 gallons ice cream; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C-48-42, 150 pounds fresh apples, 30 dozen eggs, 83 pounds chicken, 155 pounds beef chuck, 50 pounds bologna, 41 pounds cheese. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00 today. * 16.00: Liberty party returned. *14.00: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.55: USS STURTEVANT stood in. 17.05: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY ashore. 17.10: Held general quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. * 19.05: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 21.00: USS MANKATO stood out. *19.00: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. 22.45: USS MANKATO and tow stood in. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Sturtevant - entered port

USS Mankato - leaves port

USS Mankato - entered port with tow

USS Mankato - stood out


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 3000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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2 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock; San Juan, Puerto Rico, with both anchors down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.40: Held general quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY ashore. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeles powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.05: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 25# bread for use in general mess. 10.30: Received from HARRY PIETERSZ 52# lettuce for use in general mess. 11.20: Received from COLMADA PLAZA 54# tomatoes fro use in general mess. 11.50: Received from SAN JUAN TRADING CO. 20 pieces 4"x4"x20' yellow pine and 2 pieces 4"x4"x10' yellow pine. 12.40: USS CRAWFORD CG stood out. 13.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire 16.00 this date. 13.14: YP364 stood in. 13.30: ENSIGN G.F. HUTCHINSON USCGR departed for inpatient treatment at US NAVAL AIR STATION HOSPITAL. 15.56: US TANKER GLENPOOL stood in. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. MADSEN, Aron (106-369) CBM temporary duty on US Marion CG made permanent as of 1 April 1942. CHURCH, Albert B. (211-764) RM 3/C (Pro) temporary duty made permanent on USS Unalga CG as of 1 April 1942. STERLING, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM assigned permanent duty to USS Unalga CG as of 1 April 1942, while on temporary duy USS Redwood. Authority letter District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District 1 April 1942 (73-701). R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Crawford - leaves port

Ensign G. F. Hutchinson - departed for treatment at hospital

US Tanker Glenpool - entered port

Madsen, Aron (106-369) CBM - temporary duty on USCG Marion becomes permanent

Church, Albert B. (211-764) RM3/C (pro) - temprary duty on Unalga becomes permanent

Sterling Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - assigned permanent duty on Unalga while on temporary duty on USS Redwood

16.00-24.00:- Moored as before. 16.10: SS MARGORY stood in. 16.15: STERLING, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM returned from temporary duty USS REDWOOD. 17.10: SS HASTINGS stood in. 17.18: General quarters. 17.50: SS SAN JACINTO stood out. 18.25: USS Sturtevant stood out. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Margory - entered port

Sterling Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - returned aboard from temporary duty on USS Redwood

SS Hastings - entered port

SS San Jacinto - leaves port

USS Sturtevant - leaves port

USS Crawford - stood out

Ensign GF Hutchinson USCGR - departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Hospital

YP 364 - stood in

US Tanker Glenpool - stood in

Madsen, Aron (106-639) CBM - temporary duty on US Marion CG made permanent as of 1 Aprol 1942

Church, Albert B (211-764) RM 3/c (Pro) - temporary duty made permanent on USS Unalga CG as of 1 April, 1942

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - assigned permanent duty to USS Unalga CG as of 1 April 1942, while on temporary duty USS Redwoood

SS Margory - stood in

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - returned from temporary duty USS Redwood

SS Hastings - stood out

SS San Jacinto - stood out

USS Stuyvesant - stood out


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800


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3 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before, starboard side Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with both anchors down; with telephone and fresh water service from the dock. 05.37: General quarters. 06.48: Secured from general quarters. 07.20: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen aboard. 07.48: SS ALFOUNDRIA stood out. 08.05: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 28# bread for use in general mess. 08.45: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition #C-49-42, 8 gls vanill Havoring, 257# canned tomatoes, 52# frankfurters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * 11.15: Issued semi-monthly stipend to crew. Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM CO., 3 1/2 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 12.10: CYPRESS moored to dock astern of UNALGA. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00. 16.00: Liberty party returned on time. *Tested magazine flooding and sprinkling systems; conditions normal. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

Cypress - moored to coast guard dock

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: STERLING, HARLAN E. (219-512) CBM departed UNALGA for temporary duty on CYPRESS; authority verbal orders Senior Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District. 17.05: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen departed. 17.08: General quarters. 18.10: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen returned. 19.01: Secured from quarters. 19.10: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.12: STUTZMAN, LYLE A. (201-903) SC1/C (Pro) and KORTLANG, WILLIAM F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) departerd on shore patrol duty. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00. 19.45: US Naval Transports Evangeline, Cuba, and ALGONQUIN and US destroyers BIDDLE and BAINBRIDGE stood in. 10.00: Participated in general alert drill. 10.25: Secured from quarters. 22.40: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen ashore. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

Sterling Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - departed for temporary duty on Cypress

Stutzman, Lyle A. (201-903) SC1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Kortlang, William F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Cuba - entered port

Algonquin - entered port

Evangeline - entered port

Bainbridge - entered port

Biddle - entered port

Cypress - moored to dock astern of Unalga

Sterling, Harlan E (219-512) CBM - departed Unalga for temporary duty on Cypress

Stutzman, Lyle A (201-903) SC 1/c (Pro) and Kortlang, William F (225-044) RM 2/c (Pro) - departed on shore patrol duty

US Naval Transports Evangeline, Cuba and Algonquin and US destroyers Biddle and Bainbridge - stood in


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600


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4 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before; starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with both anchors down, and telephone and fresh water connections from the dock. * 00.15: STUTZMAN, LYLE A. (201-093) SC1/C (Pro) and KORTLANG, WILLIAM F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) returned from shore patrol duty. 05.28: General quarters. 06.35: CYPRESS stood out. 06.50: Secured from quarters. 07.35: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen aboard. *Ensign J.A. PALMER departed on twenty days leave granted by Senior Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District. W. E. Chapline, Ensign

Stutzman, Lyle A. (201-903) SC1/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Kortlang, William F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Cypress - leaves port

Ensign J.A.Palmer - departed on 20 days leave

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Received from La Monserrat Bakery 25# bread for use in general mess. Welders from CG Base aboard for welding ship's ports. 09.05: ALPERT, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) extended enlistment this date for a period of (3) three years. Auth. Alcoast #83, 1941. 09.10: STENGEL, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro) departed for inpatient treatment at USN Hospital. 11.30: Made weekly ship's inspection. 12.03: SS ROSARIO stood in. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 16.00 this date. 13.40: US Navy Tug New York stood in. 14.15: Welders from Base departed. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) - extended enlistment for 3 years

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro.) - departed for treatment at hospital

SS Rosario - entered port

USN Tug New York - entered port

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.40: USS BAINBRIDGE stood out. 17.16: General quarters. 17.20: US Navy Transport Cuba stood out. 19.05: Secured from quarters. 19.15: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch until 02.00 tomorrow. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Bainbridge - leaves port

USN Transport Cuba - leaves port

Stutzman, Lyle A (201-903) SC 1/c (Pro) and Kortlang, William F (225-044) RM 2/c (Pro) - returned from shore patrol duty

Ensign JA Palmer - departed on twenty days leave granted by Senior Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) - extended enlistment this date for a period of (3) three years

Stenger, Herbert L (221-562) Cox (Pro) - departed for inpatient treatment at USN hospital

USS Bainbridge - stood out

US Navy Transport Cuba - stood out


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21400


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5 April 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with both anchors down with telephone and fresh water service from dock. 00.20: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workers departed ship. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 05.37: General quarters. 06.56: SS ~EMINSK stood in. 06.56: Secured from general quarters. 07.27: USS BIDDLE stood out. 08.15: SS ELIZABETH stood in. 08.25: USNT ALGONQUIN stood out. 08.30: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 25# bread for use in general mess. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS ~eminsk - entered port

SS Elizabeth - entered port

USS Biddle - leaves port

USN Transport Algonquin - leaves port

09.00-16.00: Morred as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00 today. 10.05: PAPANER, BERTHOLD, Lieut USCGR reported on board for assignment to duty from Third Naval District; authority Headquarters letter P-781-531 dated 13 March 1942. 10.25: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUIG ABRAHAM & Co., 3 1/2 gallons ice cream. 12.15: Motor dinghy descented with recreation party. 12.55: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. 14.45: Motor dinghy returned. 16.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Papaner, Berthold, Lieut USCGR - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.15: Held general quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 19.20: SCHMIDT, CARL W., JR (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) and JELINK, DAVID V. (206-602) MM2/C departed for shore patrol duty. 22.55: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY ashore. 24.00: Shore patrol returned. Illuminated net with searchlight at intervals throughout watch. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C - sent on shore patrol

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

SS Jeminsk - stood in

SS Elizabeth - stood in

Papanek, Berthold, Lieut (jg) USCGR - reported aboard for assignment to duty from Third Naval District

Schmidt, Carl W Jr (206-612) CM 1/c (Pro) and Jelink, David V (206-602) MM 2/c - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 2400 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800


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6 April 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with both anchors down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.30: Held general quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 07.20: Workmen from PORTILLA FOUNDRY aboard. 08.15: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C-50-42, 60 dozen eggs, 100 pounds apples, 261 pounds evaporated milk, 43 pounds cheese, 134 pounds boneless beef, 121 pounds veal leg, 300 pounds sugar, 95 pounds pork loin, 50 pounds macaroni, 10 pounds yeast. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00 - 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.40: Received from JULIO'S MARKET 100# cabbage for use in general mess. 09.50: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 25# bread for use in general mess. 09.52: General quarters. 10.22: Secured from general quarters. 11.15: Ensign (R) G. F. HUTCHINSON returned from inpatient treatment at US naval air station Dispensary. 12.20: Received from PORTILLA FOUNDRY three (3) CO2 fire extinguishers having been re-charged as follows: one Lux #193688 four lbs., one Alfite #44138 fifteen lbs, one F~freeze #47372, 20 lbs. 13.00: OBDULIO, MARTINEZ was examined for lifeboatman and found not qualified. 13.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 16.00 this date. 13.35: DONOVAN, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) departed for 10th naval District Headquarters under armed guard, pending general court-martial. 13.55: Delivered one deck clock #1189 to WALTER TISHER CO. for repairs. 15.30: Received from PLACITA LA ADUANA 50# oranges for use in the general mess. 15.50: DONOVAN, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (pro) returned from 10th naval District Headquarters under armed guard to await trial by general court-martial. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Ensign (R) G. F. Hutchinson - returned from treatment at dispensary

OBDULIO MARTINEZ - examined for lifeboatman and found not qualified

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - departed for headquarters under armed guard

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned from headquarters under armed guard

16.00-24.00:- Moored as before. 17.08: General quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.17: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Swept harbor entrance with searchlight throughout evening watch at fifteen (15) minute intervals. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Ensign (R) GF Hutchinson - returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Dispensary

Obdulio Martinez - was examined for lifeboatman and found not qualified

Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) ) - departed for 10th Naval District Headquarters under armed guard, pending general court martial

Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) ) - returned from 10th Naval District Headquarters under armed guard to await trail by general court-martial


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 33476.95 - Expended: 1842.95. On hand: 47289

other: 2200 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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7 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before at Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with both anchors down and with fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.34: General quarters. 06.45: Secured from general quarters. 08.05: Received from MENDEZ MARTINEZ CO. 500# potatoes for use in general mess. 08.25: Welders from Coast Guard base aboard to weld ship's ports. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.10: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 26 pounds bread; from FELICIANO SANCHEZ, 500 pounds ice. 10.25: Received from COAST GUARD STORE, BROOKLYN, NEW YORK, twenty six (26) packages assorted stores on invoices number 5453, 5454, 5237, 5253, and 5257. 14.50: Received from FORT BUCHANAN, P.R., 300 bu~p b~e, 100 pounds capacity. 15.15: Made preparations for getting underway. 15.25: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to fuel dock. 15.42: Moored to Pier 9, San Juan, Puerto Rico. Draft forward 12'6", aft 14'3". J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.25: LT. F. P. MORAN, USN, and MR. P. H. GORDON aboard from 10th NAVAL DISTRICT HEADQUARTERS. 16.32: Commenced fueling ship. 16.40: LT. F. P. MORAN, USN, and MR. P. H. GORDON ashore. 17.12: Held general quarters. 17.20: Finished fueling ship. Draft forward 13'8", aft 14'3". Received from WEST INDIA OIL CO. 33476.95 gallons Navy Standard fuel oil. 17.30: Following named men advanced in rating from Sea 2/c to Sea 1/c: AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012); BOOTH, Leonard R. (220-970); GRIMSLEY, LEONARD (234-006); LLOYD, GLENN B. (220-985); MAPP, GEORGE E. (234-172); McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017); NYEGARD, LAWRENCE K. (234-084); SCULLY, WILLIAM F. (234-166). Following named men advanced in rating from AS(R) to Sea 2/c (R): CLAUDIO, OTILIO (500-218)(R); GONZALES, HERNAND V. (500-202)(R); PADILLA, PEDRO J. (500-216)(R); LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235)(R). 18.00: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to Coast Guard dock. 18.20: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock withport anchor down. 18.40: CONNELL, THOMAS P. SR. (206-701) GM2/C (Pro) reported aboard from San Juan Base for assignment to duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officer letter (73-701) dated 7 April 1942. 19.02: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 today. 20.00: HEBERT, PATRICK D. (204-408) GM1/C (Pro) transferred to San Juan Base. Authority District Coast Guard Officer letter (73-701) dated 7 April 1942. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. L. Horne, Ensign

LT F. P. Moran, USN - aboard

Mr. P. H. Gordon - aboard

LT F. P. Moran, USN - ashore

Mr. P. H. Gordon - ashore

Ayscue, Henry C. - promoted to Sea 1/c

Booth, Leonard K. - promoted to Sea 1/c

Grimsley, Leonard - promoted to Sea 1/c

Lloyd, Glenn B. - promoted to Sea 1/c

Mapp, George E. - promoted to Sea 1/c

McGowan, Alton - promoted to Sea 1/c

Nyegard, Lawrence K. - promoted to Sea 1/c

Scully, William F. - promoted to Sea 1/c

Claudio, Otilio - promoted to Sea 2/c

Gonzales, Hernand V. - promoted to Sea 2/c

Padilla, Pedro J. - promoted to Sea 2/c

Lehman, Charles - promoted to Sea 2/c

Connell, Thomas P. Sr. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) - joined ship

Hebert, Patrick D. (204-408) - leaves ship

1525 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to fuel dock. 1542 Moored to Pier 9, San Juan, Puerto Rico

Lt FP Moran, USN, and Mr PH Gordon - aboard from 10th Naval District Headquarters

oil: 33476.75 gallons - Received from West India Oil Co, Navy Standard fuel oil

1730 Following named men advanced in rating from Sea 2/c to Sea 1/c: Ayscue, Henry C (234-012); Booth, Leonard A (220-970); Grimsley, Leonard (234-006); Lloyd, Glenn B (220-785); Mapp, George E (234-172); McGowan, Alton (234-017); Nyegard, Lawrence K (234-084); Scully, William F (234-166)

Following named men advanced in rating from AS (R) to Sea 2/c (R): Claudio, Otilio (505-218) (M); Gonzales, Hernando V (530-202) (R); Padilla, Pedro J (500-216) (R); Lehman, Charles (500-235) (R)

Connell, Thomas P Jr (206-701) GM 1/c (Pro) ) - reported aboard from San Juan Base

Hebert, Patrick D (204-408) GM 1/c (Pro) - transferred to San Juan Base


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.52, Long -66.13

other: 1800 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800


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8 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.35: Held general quarters. 06.00: Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons milk. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 07.00: KORTLANG, WILLIAM F. SR. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) departed for RADIO ENGINEERING AND MAINTENANCE SCHOOL, NEW LONDON, CONN., for temporary duty. Authority COMMANDING OFFICER UNALGA's letter 6 April 1942 on Headquarters dispatch 031642 April to District Coast Guard Officer. 07.20: MACHINIST R. O. ELWOOD departed to San Juan Base for temporary duty ~ to departing on fifteen (15) days leave granted by Senior Coast Guard Officer. ENSIGN W. E. CHAPLINE JR. departed to San Juan Base p~ing ~ to office of District Coast Guard Officer 3rd Naval District. Authority Headquarters in letter (P-73-531) dated 3/23/42. 07.22: Made preparations for getting underway. 07.33: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to San Antonio Channel. 08.30: Anchored in San Antonio Channel, San Juan, Puerto Rico in 7 ~ fathoms water to 15 fathoms port chain. 08.41: Passed stern line to lock. 08.43: US Navy Degaussing personnel and equipment aboard to ~ degaussing system. 08.45: Adjusted ship's hauling by means of stern line. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Kortlang, William F. (225-044) RM2/C (Pro) - departed for temporary duty

Machinist R. O. Elwood - departed for temporary duty, then 15 days leave

Ensign W. E. Chapline Jr. - leaves ship

09.00 to 16.00:- Anchored as before on heading magnetic south in San Antonio Channel. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.10: Received following stores from Naval Air Station for use in general mess: 252 pounds of pears, 60 pounds butter, 30 doz eggs, 90 pounds chicken on Requisition (C-57-42). 12.20: Received from LA INDUSTRIAL ALGODONERA INC. 170 pounds Kapoc. 13.00: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 70 pounds bread for use in general mess. 13.20: Began heaving in port anchor, changed ship's heading to magnetic north with aid of Navy Tug. 13.45: Anchored in 7 1/2 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms starboard chain, holding ship's head on magnetic north by means of stern line to shore. 15.42: Completed degaussing Calibration. 15.45: Degaussing workmen and equipment departed. 15.48: Anchor aweigh. 15.50: Underway on various courses at various speeds proceeding down San Antonio Channel and out of San Juan Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Kortlang, William F (225-044) RM 2/c (Pro) - departed for Radio Engineering and Maintenance School, New London, Conn

Ensign WE Chapline Jr - departed to San Juan Base pending transport to office of District Coast Guard Officer 3rd Naval District

0733 Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to San Antonio Channel

1550 Underway on various courses at various speeds proceeding down San Antonio Channel and out of San Juan Harbor


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el morro light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.52, Long -66.17

16.00 to 20.00: Underway on various courses and speeds, standing out of San Juan Harbor. 16.20: El Morro light abeam to starboard. 16.30: Relieved YP64 of harbor entrance patrol. 16.39: Stopped & drift. 17.14: Held general quarters. 18.00: Identified the American tanker C.A. CANFIELD, of Washington, Del., bound for San Juan, P.R. 18.39: darkened ship. 19.10: Secured from general quarters. Carried out evening routine. 19.55: Ahead on various courses and speeds. Relieved in position 18 31N, 66 08W. Louis M. Thayer Jr, Lieut.

YP64 - relieved from Harbor Entrance Patrol

CA Canfield - identified

20.00 to 24.00:- Under way as before on various courses and speeds. 20.05: Stopped, drifting. 22.00: Underway various courses and speeds. 22.11: Stopped, drifting. 23.25: Underway on course 90° T at 1/3 speed. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 10.5W. Issued 56 night rations to crew. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

YP64 - relieved of harbor entrance patrol

American tanker CA Canfield - Identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.10


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9 April 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 90° pgc and true at 93 speed ~ on harbor entrance patrol. 01.25: Changed course to 20° pgc. 02.15: Changed course to 110° pgc. 03.55: Changed course to 170° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: On course 170° pgc & true at 1/3 speed. 04.02: stopped to drift. 05.25: The light of San Juan were blacked out; sounded general alarm and held general quarters. 05.50: Ahead on course 170° pgc & true at 2/3 speed. 06.00: reduced to 1/3 speed. 06.05: course 90° pgc and true. 06.44: Secured from general quarters. 07.15: Stopped to drift. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. Louis M. Thayer Jr. Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00:- Drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.10: Ahead, various courses and speeds to identify vessel. Identified SS. CHEROKEE. 11.06: Standard speed. various courses to identify SS DELISLE. 11.59: Stopped to drift. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Delisle - intercepted and identified

SS Cherokee - intercepted and identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 14.02: Set course 60° pgc (58° true) at 1/3 speed. 14.40: Various courses and speeds to identify ship approaching San Juan. 13.00: Identified ship as SS ISABELLA. Various courses and speeds regaining station. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 09W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

SS Isabella - intercepted and identified

16.00 to 20.00: On course 115° pgc (113° T) at 1/3 speed regaining position. 16.13: Changed to various courses until 16.30 when stopped to drift. 17.15: Held general quarters. 18.30: Ahead on course 85° pgc 83° T, at 1/3 speed, regaining station. 19.10: Secured from general quartesrs. 19.20: Stopped to drift. Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. Louis M. Thayer Jr, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00:- Drifting as before. 21.07: Ahead on course 85° pgc (83° T) at 1/3 speed. 21.50: Stopped, drifting. 23.30: Ahead on course 90° pgc (88° T) at 1/3 speed. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 09W. Rain squalls throughout watch. Issued 56 night rations. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

on harbour entrance patrol

SS Cherokee - Identified

SS Isabella - Identified ship


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.53, Long -66.10


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10 April 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 90° pgc (88° true) at 1/3 speed on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.55: Stpped; began drifting. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 08.5W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting in vicinity of San Juan Light. 05.10: Underway on various courses and speeds. 05.30: Held general quarters. 06.46: Secured from general quarters. 06.52: Stopped to drift. 07.00: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. Louis M. Thayer Jr, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on course 90° pgc (88° T) at 1/3 speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Tested flooding and sprinkling valves, condition normal. 08.03: Stopped, drifting. 09.00: Ahead 90° pgc at 1/3 speed. 09.32: Stopped, drifting. 10.10: Ahead 94° pgc 1/3 speed. 11.00: Stopped, drifting. Gyro error determined to be 1° W by azimuth of sun. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before, stopped and drifting. 12.49: Underway on various courses and speeds to identifty vessel. 12.58: Identified vessel as tug BERWINY with tow; changed course to 115° pgc (114° true). 13.30: Various courses and speeds returning to station. 14.30: Commenced practice firing with machine guns. 15.35: Secured from practice firing; expended 124 rounds .50 caliber ammunition and 260 rounds .30 caliber ammunition. 15.35: Stopped and drifting; position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 09W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Tug Berwiny - intercepted and identified

16.00 to 20.00: Drifting as before. 16.20: Ahead, courses and speeds various, to intercept vessel. 17.00: Identified the Panamanian Tanker ORMONDALE bound to San Juan, P.R. 17.10: Stopped to drift. 17.30: Held general quarters, ~ various courses at 1/3 speed. 19.30: Secured from general quarters. 19.40: stopped to drift. Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. Louis M. Thayer Jr, Lieut

Panamanian Tanker ORMONDALE - intercepted and identified

20.00 to 24.00:- Underway as before, drifting. 20.18: Ahead on course 89° pgc at 1/3 speed. 21.00: Stopped, drifting. 22.50: Ahead on course 91° pgc at 1/3 speed. 23.20: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. Issued 56 night rations to crew. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Tug Berwind - Identified vessel

Panamanian tanker Ormondale - Identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.07


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11 April 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.45: Underway on various courses at 93 speed investigatin area. 01.17: Stopped and drifting. 01.29: Various courses at 93 speed regaining station. 02.17: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 35N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 04.20: Ahead on various courses & speed. 04.30: Identified USS BRECKINRIDGE. 04.40: Sopped to drift. 05.28: Ahead on various courses to identify two vessels. Held general quarters. 05.55: Identified USS Partridge and USS Sandpiper; proceeded to regain station. 06.47: Secured from general quarters, and assured routine conditions. 06.50: Stopped to drift. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 05W. Louis M. Thayer Jr, Lieut.

USS Breckinridge - identified

USS Partridge - intercepted and identified

USS Sandpiper - intercepted and identified

08.00 to 12.00:- Drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.30: Ahead on various courses at various speeds to identify two vessels. 11.20: Identified schooner Alice and SS MAIDEN CREEK. 11.50: Reduced to 1/3 speed and proceeded to regain station. Position when relieved: 18 30.4N, 66 03.8W. 12.00: Lt. L. M. Thayer placed upon binnacle list: diagnosis influenza. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Schooner Alice - intercepted and identified

SS Maiden Creek - intercepted and identified

Lt. L. M. Thayer - on binnacle list: influenza

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 254° pgc (253° true) at 73 speed proceeding back to station. 12.13: Changed course to 324° pgc. 12.45: Various courses and speeds identify merchantman. 13.55: Various courses and speeds regaining station. 14.20: Various courses at 73 speed to identify merchant ship. 14.45: Identified ship as SS RUANUKE; reduced speed to 73. 14.50: Stopped; begin drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

SS Ruanuke - intercepted and identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before; drifting, and on various courses. 17.55: Sounded alert. 18.45: Identified SS Manuela 5 miles north of San Juan, P.R. 19.30: Secured from alert. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

SS Manuela - identified

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, drifting. 20.01: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 20.36: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. Issued 56 Night rations. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Breckinridge - Identified

USS Sandpiper - Identified

USS Partridge - Identified

Schooner Alice - Identified

SS Maiden Creek - Identified

Lt LM Thayer - placed upon binacle list; diagnosis influenza

Merchant ship SS Ruanoke - Identified

SS Manuela - Identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12


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12 April 1942

Lat 18.53, Long -66.15

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 32.5N, 66 09W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 05.30: General quarters; 1/3 ahead course 90° (pgc) 89° true. 06.45: Secured from general quarters. 06.48: 2/3 speed; 07.05: Standard speed; 07.10: 2/3 speed. 07.15: Identified SS Chippewa 6 1/2 miles North East of San Juan P.R. bound from St. Lucia to San Juan P.R. 07.17: Course 180 pgc; 179 true. 07.25: Course 270 pgc, 269 true. Position when relieved 18 31N, 66 05W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

SS Chippewa - identified

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on course 270° pgc 269 true at 2/3 speed. 08.03: Stopped, drifting. 10.23: Ahead various courses and speeds identified schooner Agnes from Curacao to San Juan PR. 11.03: Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Position when relieved 18 31N, 66 07W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Schooner Agnes - identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 09W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00: Drifting as before. 17.51: General quarters; 2/3 speed on course 90 pgc 89 true. 17.55: 1/3 speed. 18.00: identified SS Delisle bound and from San Juan PR. 18.02: Maneuvering on various courses. 19.30: Secured from general quarters. Performed evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 08W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

SS Delisle - identified

20.00 to 24.00: Drifting as before. 21.04: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 21.45: Stopped, drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 06W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

on harbour entrance patrol

SS Chippewa - Identified, of San Juan PR bound from St Lucia to San Juan PR

Schooner Agnes - Identified, from Curacao to San Juan PR

SS Lelisle - Identified, bound out from San Juan PR


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.15


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13 April 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.15

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 05.30: General quarters; 2/3 speed on course 180 pgc, 179 true. 05.40: Maneuvering to identify tug Berwind and tow enroute to San Juan PR. 06.30: Identified SS Norlandia (USA) bound from Antigua BWI to Cuba. * 06.55: Identified SS Prins Bernhard (dutch) bound to San Juan. 07.20: identified Panimanian tanker PROMETHEUS bound to San Juan. 07.30: Two fast speed boats painted gray entered San Juan harbor. They were too distant to identify. *06.45: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 09W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

Tug Berwind - identified

SS Norlandia (USA) - identified

SS Prins Bernhard (dutch) - identified

Panimanian Tanker PROMETHEUS - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before. Stopped drifting. Inspected smokeless powder samples and magazines: conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.06: Set course at 90° pgc (88° true) at 1/3 speed. 08.29: Stopped, drifting. 08.45: Various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 09.15: Identified vessel as USS Mankato. 09.30: Sighted three oil drums lashed together, 5 miles northwest of San Juan harbor and sank drums by rifle fire. 09.50: Various courses and speeds resuming station. 10.34: Various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 11.10: Identified vessel as ketch AHTO; returned to station. 11.42: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 07W. Gyro error 2° W by azimuth of sun. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Mankato - intercepted and identified

ketch Ahto - intercepted and identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before; stopped and drifting. 14.46: Set course 110° pgc (108° true) to investigate ship. 14.55: Identified USS REDWOOD. 15.05: Stopped and drifting. 15.30: Ahead 2/3 on course 108° pgc to investigate vessel. 15.45: Changed course to 252° pgc. 15.55: Changed course to 120° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USS Redwood - intercepted and identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 16.20: Identified Tug New York with 2 barques in tow bound for San Juan PR. 16.25: Stopped; drifting. 17.56: General quarters; 2/3 ahead on various courses. 18.15: 1/3 ahead. 19.30: Secured from general quarters; stopped engine; drifting. Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 09W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

Tug New York - identified

Tug Berwind - maneuvering to identify

SS Norlandia (USA) - Identified, bound from Antigua BWI to Cuba

SS Prins Bernhard (Dutch) - Identified

Panamanian tanker Prometheus - Identified

USS Mankato - Identified

Ketch Ahto - Identified vessel

USS Redwood - Identified

Tug New York - Identified


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Lat 18.53, Long -66.10

20.00 to 24.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 21.06: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 21.28: Stopped drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 06W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.08

oil: 17956.14 - Expended: 2283.14 On hand: 48333

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 16000


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14 April 1942

port san juan light abeam to port

Lat 18.50, Long -66.08

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off san Juan, Puerto Rico. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 32.5N, 66 05W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 05.30: General quarters; 2/3 ahead on course 90° pgc 88° true. 05.40: 1/3 ahead. 06.27: Maneuvering on various courses and at various speeds to intercept the Louise J for identification. Louise J bound for San Juan PR. 06.45: Change course to 270 at 2/3 speed. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 07.45: Stopped and began drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 07W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

Louise J - intercepted and identified

08.00 to 12.00:- Drifting as before. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.08: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 09.45: Identified schooner OMAHA bound San Juan. 10.27: Stopped; drifting. 11.38: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 05W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Schooner Omaha - identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 12.12: identified schooner POCAHONTAS; various courses and speeds resuming station. 12.55: Relieved of harbor entrance patrol by CRAWFORD; various courses and speeds standing into San Juan harbor. 13.08: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port close aboard. 13.20: Number one boat lowered and away to pier 9. 13.30: Moored port side to pier 9 to fuel ship; draft forward 11'1" aft 14'5". 14.25: Commenced fueling. 14.47: Finished fueling ship; draft forward 12'4" aft 14'5". Received from WEST INDIA OIL CO. 17,956.14 gallons grade one (1) navy fuel oil. 15.15: Made preparations for getting underway. 15.25: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding to Coast Guard dock. 15.35: Let go port anchor; moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Schooner Pocahontas - identified

Crawford - relieves Unalga of harbor entrance patrol

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.17: Held general quarters. 19.11: Secured from general quarters. 19.20: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Illuminated harbor net at intervals throughout watch. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Louise J - bound for San Juan, PR

Schooner Omaha - Identified

1255 Relieved of harbor entrance patrol by Crawford; various courses and speeds standing into San Juan Harbor

1339 Moored portside to pier 7 to fuel ship

1425 Commenced fueling. 1447 Finished fueling

oil: 17,756.14 gallons - Received from West India Oil Co, grade one (1) navy fuel oil

1538 Let go port anchor; moored to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 20000


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15 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with port anchor down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. Played searchlight on harbor net at intervals. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.30: Held general quarters. 06.10: Secured from general quarters. 06.45: Prepared ship for fumigation. 07.05: US Public Health Service fumigation crew aboard, DR. A.L. SPRINGER in charge. 08.30: All officers and crew departed ship; engineering department completely secured. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Dr. A. L. Springer - in charge of US Health Service, fumigating ship

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00 today. 09.30: Began fumigating vessel. 09.40: Received one repaired clock #2-1189 from WALTER TISHER. 11.50: Received 60 pounds of tomatoes from COLMADO PLAZA for use in the general mess. 13.30: Ship's hatches opened, ports opened; fleeing ship of fumigating gas. Engineering ~at started, lit off boilers, started generators, using fans and blowers for clearing compartments of gas. 15.00: Received from MARCIAL FIGUEROA for use in the general mess 65 pounds of oranges. 15.10: Received from SAN MIGUEL Y COMPANIA INC. assorted sizes and lengths of lumber for use aboard ship. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.30: Ship open to crew, all hands airing bedding. 17.20: Ship officially released from quarantine by Assistant Surgeon A. L. SPRINGER. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 18.15: General quarters. 19.05: Secured from general quarters. 19.15: Report, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. * 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. Illuminated harbor entrance net at frequent intervals. *Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Dr AL Springer - 0705 US Public Health Service fumigation in crew aboard, Dr AL Springer in charge

1330 Ship's hatches opened, ports opened; freeing ship of fumigating gas

1720 Ship officially released from quarantine by Assistant Surgeon AL Springer


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 81.72, Long -66.75


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16 April 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.75, Long -66.20

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service from dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.45: General quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.25: Received the following stores for the general mess: from MENDEZ MARTINEZ & CO., 300 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds onions; from COLMADO PLAZA, 99 pounds grapefruit; from LA MONSERRAT, 31 pounds bread; from JUAN FELICIANO SANCHEZ, 500 pounds ice; from PUIG ABRAHAM, 3 1/2 gallons ice cream; from JULIO'S MARKET, 100 pounds cabbage, 50 pounds carrots, 15 pounds pepper, 30 8 ounce bottles mustard. 10.30: LT. L. M. THAYER and DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-434) MM1/C (Pro) departed for Tenth Naval District Headquarters as defence counsel and defendant, respectively, in general court for offense of 22 March 1942. 11.25: Made preparations for getting underway. 13.02: POSADA, FERNANDO (219-511) CMM reported aboard for temporary duty; authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter (73-701) dated 16 April 1942. 13.04: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan harbor. * 13.10: Number one boat hoisted and secured. 13.25: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. Various courses and speeds to contact CRAWFORD. 13.50: Set course 320° pgc (320° true) at 2/3 speed in company with CRAWFORD. 14.00: CRAWFORD detached and returned to harbor entrance patrol. Position when relieved: 18 44N, 66 17W. *LT L. M. THAYER and DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) left ashore on authorized duty. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Lt L.M.Thayer - accompanying H. Donovan to Headquarters as defence counsel

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - departed to headquarters as defendant

Posada, Fernando (219-511) CMM - joined ship for temporary duty

Crawford - contacted

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before 2/3 speed; course 320° true. * 17.00: Changed course to 90. *16.03: Changed course to 270. 17.52: General quarters. 19.30: Secured from general quarters, performed evening routine. Watch ends in 18 43N, 66 05W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 90° pgc at 2/3 speed. 21.15: Various courses at various speeds to identify merchant vessel. 21.17: General quarters. Unable to overtake merchant ship. 21.47: Secured from general quarters. 21.47: Set course to 180° pgc, speed 2/3. 22.40: Changed course to 220° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 45N, 66 12W. Issued 56 night rations to crew. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Lt LM Thayer and Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) - departed fro Tenth Naval District Headquarters as defense counsel and defendant, respectively, in general court for offense of 22 March 1942

Posada, Fernando (217-54) CMM - reported aboard for temporary duty

1304 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan harbor

Crawford - in company

Lt LM Thayer and Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) - left ashore on authorized duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.82, Long -66.12

other: 1000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 16000


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17 April 1942

el morro top abeam to starboard

Lat 18.82, Long -66.10

00.00-04.00: Underway on course 270° pgc (270° true) at 2/3 speed off north court of Puerto Rico. 01.00: Changed course to 000° pgc. 02.00: Changed course to 90° pgc. Approximate position when relieved: 18 45N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before on course 90° true; 2/3 speed. 05.30: General quarters. 05.45: Changed course to 180 ° true. 06.10: Changed course to 270° true. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 08.00: El Morro abeam to port distance 21 miles; changed course to 180° true, position when relieved: 18 49N, 66 07W. E. B. Smith, Lt. Comdr.

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on course 270 pgc at 2/3 speed. 08.00: Changed course to 180° pgc. 08.54: Changed course to 276° pgc. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. * 09.40: Relieved by YP64. 09.50: Various courses and speeds to SAN JUAN HARBOR ENTRANCE. *Tested flooding and sprinkling valves, condition satisfactory. 10.51: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port; standing up channel. 11.05: Anchored in 6 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms port chain in SAN JUAN HARBOR. 11.43: Underway, maneuvering for regular berth at Coast Guard Dock. 11.55: Dropped port anchor; moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

YP64 - relieved Unalga

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.10: DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) returned aboard having been left ashore on authorised duty on 16 April 1942. 14.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 16.00 today. 15.30: LT L. M. THAYER returned aboard having been left ashore on authorised duty on 16 April, 1942. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard

Lt L.M.Thayer - returned aboard

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.35: Held general quarters. 19.10: Secured from general quarters. 19.15: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 19.20: SPRATLING, DAVID (109-178) Y1/C and CONNELL, THOMAS P. JR. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 21.00: Commenced clock trial. 21.41: Finished clock trial. 21.55: Participated in general blackout; held general quarters. 22.18: Secured from blackout and general quarters. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Illuminated harbor net with searchlight at intervals throughout watch. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/C - sent on shore patrol

Connell, Thomas P. Sr. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

YP64 - Relieved by

1155 moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock San Juan, Puerto Rico

Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM 1/c (Pro) ) - returned aboard having been left ashore on authorized duty on 16 April 1942

Lt LM Thayer - returned aboard having been left ashore on authorized duty on 16 April 1942

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/c and Connell, Thomas P Jr (206-701) GM 1/c) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 6000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 20000

ENS Palmer - AL

Watson - AH

Stengel - AH

MACH Elwood - AL

Sterling - ATO

Flowers - AL

Kortlang - ATO


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18 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down. telephone and fresh water service from dock. 00.05: Shore patrol returned. Illuminated harbor net at intervals with searchlight. 05.35: Held general quarters. 06.45: Secured from general quarters. 07.37: Commenced clock trial. 07.48: Finished clock trial. Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons fresh milk; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C23-01-717, 240 pounds tomato juice, 59 pounds gelatin powder, 100 pounds salt, 5 gallons vinegar, 150 pounds coffee, 196 pounds flour, 200 pounds rice, 100 pounds dry lime beans, 24 pounds confectioners sugar, 150 pounds pineapples, 124 pounds peaches, 122 pounds pears, 198 pounds pickles, 155 pounds boneless beef, 99 pounds pork loin, 50 pounds haddock, 50 pounds pork sausages, 46 pounds turkey, 23 pounds assorted cereal, 90 dozen eggs, 96 pounds lard. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.50: Received from COLMADO PLAZA, 70 pounds of tomatoes and 100 pounds grapefruit for use in the general mess. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 16.00 this date. POSADO, Fernando (219-511) CMM departed to office at District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District for duty, temporary duty this unit having been completed. Authority District Coast Guard Officer Letter 16 April 1942 (73-701). 14.45: POSADO, Fernando (219-511) CMM reported aboard for assignment to duty (temporary). Authority Letter District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District 18 April 1942 (73-701). 15.55: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 33 pounds bread for use in general mess. 15.40: LIEUTENANT L. M. THAYER departed on seven (7) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 16.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Posado, Fernando (219-511) CMM - departed havnig completed temporary duty on Unalga

Posado, Fernando (219-511) CMM - rejoin Unalga for temporary duty

Lieutenant L. M. Thayer - departed on 7 days leave

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.15: Received from MARCIAL FIGUEROA 126 pounds oranges for use in general mess. 17.28: General quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch until 02.00 tomorrow. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 20 gallons fresh milk; from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition C23-01-717, 240 pounds tomato juice, 59 pounds gelatin pouches, 100 pounds salt, 8 gallons vinegar, 150 pounds coffee, 196 pounds flour, 200 pounds rice, 100 pounds dry lima beans, 24 pounds confectioners sugar, 150 pounds pineapples, 124 pounds peaches, 122 pounds pears, 198 pounds pickles, 155 pounds pork sausages, 46 pounds turkey, 23 pounds assorted cereal, 70 dozen eggs, 96 pounds lard

Posada, Fernando (219-571) CMM - departed to office of District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District for duty

Lt LM Thayer - departed on seven (7) days leave


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

other: 4000 Water - Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Stengel - AH

Lt. Thayer - AL

Watson - AH

Ens. Palmer - AL

Sterling - ATO

Mach. Elwood - AL

Kortlang - ATO

Flowers - AL


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19 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 02.00: All liberty party returned on time. 05.15: All hands. 05.28: General quarters. 06.50: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.40: Received the following stores for the general mess: from LA MONSERRAT, 25 pounds bread; from PUIG ABRAHAM, 3 gallons ice cream. 10.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 17.00 today. 12.05: Number one boat departed with recreation party. 15.35: SINTES, LUIS (500-228) WT 2/C (R) departed in naval ambulance for inpatient treatment at US NAVAL DISPENSARY. 16.00: Number one boat returned. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Sintes, Luis (500-228) WT 2/C (R) - departed for inpatient treatment at dispensary

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty party returned on time. 17.30: Held general quarters. 18.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 19.23: LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM 3/C (Pro) and McCARTHY, JOHN (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. 23.45: Liberty party returned on time. Illuminated harbor net with searchlight at intervals throughout watch. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM 3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Sintes, Luis (500-228) WT 2/c (R) - departed in naval ambulance for inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary

Lewis, Donald E (220-182) QM 3/c (Pro) and McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/c (Pro) - departed for shore patrol duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.53, Long -66.10

Received 2000 Water. Expended 2000. On hand 22000

Sintes - AH

Ens. Palmer - AL

Stengel - AH

Lt. Thayer - AL

Watson - AH

Sterling - ATO

Mach. Elwood - AL

Flowers - AL

Kortlang - ATO


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20 April 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.53, Long -66.10

00.00-09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with port anchor down; telephone and fresh water service from dock. 00.15: Shore patrol returned. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.34: Held general quarters. 06.50: Secured from general quarters. Received the following stores for the general mess: from PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 10 gallons milk. J. L. Horne, Ensign

09.00 to 12.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.25: Received from FELICIANO ICE Co. 500 pounds ice for use in general mess. 10.15: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 70 pounds of bread for use in general mess. 10.52: Crew received semi-monthly stipend. 11.45: Bridge and engineroom ready for getting underway. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.21: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan harbor. LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) left ashore on authorized liberty. 12.27: Number one boat hoisted and secured. 12.50: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. Set course 60° pgc (58° true) at standard speed. 12.55: Relieved YP64 as harbor entrance patrol vessel. 13.11: Stopped to adjust main shaft bearing. 13.25: Identified tug CYNTHIA; ahead standard speed on course 45° pgc. 13.35: Changed course to 000° pgc; slowed to 1/3. 14.07: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 03W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C - left ashore on authorized leave

YP64 - relieved from harbor entrance patrol

Tug Cynthia - identified

16.00 to 20.00:- Drifting as before. 17.30: General quarters, ahead on various courses at various speeds. 19.35: Secured from general quarters. 19.45: All departments secure for the night, Position when relieved: 18 32.5N, 66 06W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway on course 172° (pgc) 170° T at 1/3 speed. 20.13: Increased to 2/3 speed, changed course to 210° pgc 208° T. 20.30: Stopped, drifting. 20.44: Ahead on various courses and speeds to locate and investigate sailing vessel. 21.05: Identified schooner RESOLUCION of St. Thomas. 21.10: Ahead on course 002° pgc 000° T at 1/3 speed. 21.30: Stopped, drifting. Remainder of watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 32.2N, 66 05.7W. Issued 55 night rations. B. Papanek Lt. (jg)(R)

Schooner Resolucion - identified

1221 Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/c (R) - left ashore on authorized duty

Cynthia - Identified

Schooner Resolucion of St Thomas - Identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

Sintes - AH

Flowers - AL

Watson - AH

Stengel - AH

Ens. Palmer - AL

Lt. Thayer - AL

Lehman - ATD

Mach. Elwood - AL

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD

noon position

8 am

8 pm


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21 April 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 04W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Underway and drifting as before. 05.30: Held general quarters, ahead on various courses and speeds to identify vessel. 06.05: Identified SS PRINS BERNHARD (Dutch) enroute to San Juan. 06.57: Identified schooner RESOLUTION (US) bound for San Juan. 07.02: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 30 15N, 66 05 45W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Prins Bernhard (Dutch) - identified

Schooner Resolution (US) - identified

08.00-12.00: Underway on course 270° pgc 268° T at 1/3 speed. 08.13: Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. 09.41: Ahead on course 327° pgc 325° T at 1/3 speed. 09.57: Stopped; drifting. 11.34: Ahead at 1/3 speed. 11.35: Stopped; drifting. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 31.4N 66 07.7W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before stopped and drifting. 12.56: Set course 270° pgc (268° true) at standard speed to identify vessel. 13.30: Identified vessel as SS ROSARIO; various courses and speeds returning to station. 14.10: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

SS Rosario - identified

16.00-20.00: Underway and drifting as before. 17.40: Held general quarters; ahead on course 95° pgc 93° T at 1/3 speed. 17.50: Stopped engines, commenced drifting. 18.35: Ahead on various courses and speeds to identify vessel. 18.50: Identified vesel as SS SEMINOLE (US) bound for San Juan. Ahead on various courses and speeds. 19.20: Secured from general quarters. 19.40: Stopped and drifting. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 05W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.). Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

SS Seminole (US) - identified

20.00-24.00: Underway and drifting as before. 21.44: Ahead at 1/3 speed on course 272° pgc 270° T. 21.50: Sighted vessel running dark on starboard warn. 21.52: Commenced various courses and speeds to investigate said vessel. Challenged same and received satisfactory reply. 22.10: Stopped, drifting. 23.11: Ahead on course 272° pgc 270° T at 1/3 speed. 23.33: Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 31.7N, 66 07.2W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

SS Prins Bernhard (Dutch) - Identified

Schooner Resolution (US) - Identified

SS Rosario - Identified vessel

SS Seminole (US) - Identified vessel

1600 position

Prins Bernhard (Dutch) - Identified, en route to San Juan

Schooner Resolution (US) - Identified, en route to San Juan

SS Rosario - Identified, en route to San Juan

SS Seminole - Identified, en route to San Juan


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.53, Long -66.12

8 am


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22 April 1942

Lat 18.53, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Watch uneventful. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00-08.00: Underway and drifting as before. 05.30: Held general quarters, ahead on various courses and speeds to identify vessel with tow. 05.40: Identified navy submarine chaser P490. 05.45: Identified tug BERWIND with barge. 06.35: Secured from general quarters. 07.45: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Submarine chaser P.490 - identified

Tug Berwind - identified

08.00-12.00: Underway and drifting as before. 09.45: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.10: Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate sailing vessel. 11.25: Identified schooner ISABEL MARIA, of Ciudad Bolivar, Dominican Republic, bound for San Juan. 11.40: Ahead on course 89° pgc 87° T at 2/3 speed to resume station. 11.58: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32.8N, 66 07.6W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Schooner Isabel Maria, of Ciudad Bolivar, Dominican Republic - identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before, stopped and drifting. 12.03: Set course 133° pgc 131° true at 2/3 speed to investigate vessel. 12.20: Various courses and speeds. 12.35: Identified schooner POCAHONTAS. 13.10: Identified schooner PATRIA; various courses and speeds resuming station. 14.20: Stopped and drifting. 14.55: Set course 280° pgc at 2/3 speed to identify vessel. 15.17: Changed course to 290° pgc. Position when relieved: 18 35N, 66 15W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

Schooner Pocahontas - identified

Schooner Patria - identified

16.00-20.00: Underway as before to identify vessel. 16.25: Identified schooner BENJAMIN W. LATHAM bound for San Juan; ahead on various courses and speeds. 17.20: Identified tug New York with barge bound for San Juan. 17.30: Held general quarters. 18.30: Stopped engines and lowered motor dinghie. 18.45: Picked up wooden raft with four metal drums. 18.55: Hoisted motor dinghie. 19.10: Ahead on course 02° pgc 00° T at 1/3 speed. 19.25: Secured from general quarters. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. 19.50: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.). Hutchinson, Ensign R

Schooner Benjamin W. Latham - identified

Tug New York - identified

20.00-24.00: Underway drifting as before. 20.05: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 20.30: Identified schooner BENJAMIN B. LATHAM (over)

Schooner Benjamin B. Latham - identified

on harbour entrance patrol off San Juan

Tug Berwind with barge - Identified

Schooner Isable Maria, of Ciudad Bolivar, Dominican Republic - Identified

Schooner Pocahontas - Identified

Schooner Benjamin W Latham - Identified

Tug New York with barge - Identified

+4 zone time

New York - identified at 1720, bound for San Juan

Benjamin B. Latham - identified at 2030

New York - identified at 1720, bound for San Juan

Benjamin B. Latham - identified at 2030

Berwind - identified

Isabel Maria - identified schooner

Benjamin B. Latham - identified schooner


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22 April 1942

Lat 18.57, Long -66.12

20.00 to 24.00 Continued: bound for San Juan. Instructed her to lie 10 miles off shore, darken ship and enter harbor in the morning. 20.40: Ahead on course 135° pgc 133° T at 1/3 speed to resume station. 20.48: Stopped, drifting. 22.38: Ahead on course 182° pgc 180° T at 1/3 speed. 22.54: Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 34.1N, 66 07.1W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

E.B Smith -


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.10

Drills held (enumerate): Inspected ?? General quarters


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23 April 1942

Lat 18.58, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 08W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.25: Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 05.30: Held general quarters. 05.55: Identified SS ARLYN bound for SAN JUAN. 06.50: Identified schooner BENJAMIN W. LATHAM bound for San Juan. 07.10: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 36N, 66 06W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Arlyn - identified

Schooner Benjamin W. Latham - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Underway on various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 08.48: Identified HMS CLARKIA ~ 10 mile NE of San Juan harbor entrance. 08.50: Identified SS MANUELA bound for San Juan. Ahead on various courses and speeds to resume station. 09.30: Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made bi-weekly powder test. Condition good. 11.27: Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate sailing vessel. Failed to identify same as she was too far inshore. 11.55: Ahead on course 335° pgc 333° T to resume station. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 06.4W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

HMS Clarkia - identified

SS Manuela - identified

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 335° pgc (333° true) at 2/3 speed. 12.22: Stopped and drifting on station. Position when relieved: 18 35N, 66 10W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway drifting as before. 16.15: Ahead various courses and speeds. 16.42: Stopped, drifting. 17.48: General quarters. Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 19.30: Secured from general quarters. Stopped drifted. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway, drifting as before. 23.07: Ahead on course 170° pgc 168° T at 1/3 speed. 23.21: Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07.7W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*10.00: EZELL, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.Att 2/C placed on report by Lt (j.g.) R. R. Russell for theft in an amount of #10.00 RRR

Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M. Att 2/C - placed on report for theft

Lt. (j.g.) R. R. Russell - reported Ezell for theft

SS Arlyn - Identified

HMS Clarkia - Identified

SS Manuela - Identified

Ezell Oscar Jr (229-033) M Att 2/c - placed on report by Lt (jg) RR Russell for theft in amount of $10.00

s.s. Arlyn - identified bound for San Juan

Benjamin W. Latham - identified schooner, bound for San Juan

HMS Clarkia - identified

SS Manuela - identified bound for San Juan

E.B. Smith - under the command of E.B. Smith Liet Cmdr USCG

+4 Zone Time

0000-0400

Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Position when relieved: 18-34 N, 66-08 W

J. Horne - Ensign

0400-0800:-

Underway, drifting as before. 0525 Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 0530 Held general quarters. 0555 Identified SS ARLYN bound for SAN JUAN. 0650 Identified schooner BENJAMIN W. LATHAM bound for SAN JUAN. 0710 Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved 18-36 N, 66-06 W.

SS ARLYN - 0555 Identified SS ARLYN bound for SAN JUAN.

schooner BENJAMIN W. LATHAM - 0650 Identified schooner BENJAMIN W. LATHAM bound for SAN JUAN.

R.R. Russell - Lt(jg)

0800 to 1200

Underway on various courses and speeds to investigate vessel. 0848 Identified HMS CLARKIA about 10 miles NE of San Juan harbor entrance. 0850 Identified SS MANUELA bound for San Juan. Ahead on various courses and speeds to resume station. 0930 Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made bi-weekly powder test. Condition good. 1127 Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate sailing vessel. Failed to identify same as she was too far inshore. 1155 Ahead on course 335 pgc 333 T to resume station. Position when relieved 18 30 N, 66 06.4 W.

HMS CLARKIA - 0848 Identified HMS CLARKIA about 10 miles NE of San Juan harbor entrance.

SS MANUELA - 0850 Identified SS MANUELA bound for San Juan.

B. Papanek - Lt(jg)(R)

1200-1600

Underway as before on course 335 pgc (333 true) at 2/3 speed. 1222 Stopped and drifting on station. Position when relieved: 18-35 N, 66-10 W.

J. Horne - Ensign

1600-2000:-

Underway, drifting as before. 1615 Ahead various courses and speeds. 1642 Stopped, driting. 1748 General quarters. Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1930 Secured from general quarters, stopped drifted. Position when relieved 18-33 N, 66-08 W

R.R. Russell - Lt(jg)

2000 to 2400

Underway, drifting as before. 2307 Ahead on course 170 pgc 168 T at 1/3 speed. 2321 Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. ~. Position when relieved: 18 31 N, 66 07.7 W.

B. Papanek - Lt(jg)(R)

Ezell Oscar Jr. - *1000 Ezell Oscar Jr. (229-083) M.Att 3/c placed on report by Lt(jg) R.R. Russell for theft in an amount of $10.00.

R.R. Russell - Lt(jg)

E.B. Smith -


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.53, Long -66.17

Sintes - AH

Lt. Thayer - AL

Watson - AH

Ens. Palmer - AL

Stengel - AH

Mach. Elwood - AL

Lehman - ATD

Flowers - AL

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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24 April 1942

Lat 18.53, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Position when relieved: 18 30.5N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.28: General quarters; ahead on various courses at various speeds. 05.50: Identified US NAVY Net tender Y39. 06.15: Identified schooner Grecia P. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. 07.40: Set course to 272° pgc, 270° T; speed 1/3. Position when relieved: 18 33.5N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USN Net tender Y-39 - identified

Schooner Grecia P. - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Underway on course 272° pgc 270° T at 1/3 speed. 08.18: Stopped, drifting. 09.30: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Tested flood and sprinkler systems. Both found to be in good operating order. 09.35: Ahead on course 272° pgc 270° T at 1/3 speed. 09.44: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved 18 32.7N, 66 10.3W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 11W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 16.35: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 17.25: Identified SS PRINS BERNHARD (DUTCH), and TUG BERWIND. 17.40: General quarters. 19.25: Secured from general quarters. 19.45: Reports, all departments secure for the night. Stopped engines, drafting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Prins Bernhard (Dutch) - identified

Tug Berwind - identified

20.00 to 24.00: Underway drifting as before. 21.25: Ahead on various courses and at various speeds to investigate steamer. 22.12: Stopped, drifting. 22.20: Identified SS SOLON TURMAN (US) bound for San Juan and instructed her to darken ship. 23.15: Ahead on course 250° pgc 248° T. 23.46: Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 32.8N, 66 03.8W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

SS Solon Turman - identified

Schooner Grecia P - Identified

US Navy net tender Y-39 - Identified

SS Prins Bernhard (Dutch) and tug Berwind - Identified

SS Solon Turman (US) - Identified

U.S. Navy Net tender Y 39 - identified

Grecia P. - identified schooner

S.S. Prins Bernhard(dutch) - identified

Tug Berwind - identified

SS. Solon Turman (U.S) - identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.53, Long -66.12

Sintes - AH

Lt. Thayer - AL

Watson - AH

Ens. Palmer - AL

Stengel - AH

Mach. Elwood - AL

Flowers - AL

Lehman - ATD

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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25 April 1942

san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 01W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.10: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 05.30: General quarters. 06.00: Identified SS SOLON TRUMAN, set course to 92° pgc 90° T at 2/3 speed. 06.45: Secured from general quarters. changed course to 272° pgc 270° T, reduced to 1/3 speed. 07.52: Increased to 2/3 speed. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06.5W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Solon Truman - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Underway on various courses and at various speeds. 08.48: Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.12: Ahead at 1/3 speed to change ship's heading. 10.15: Stopped, drifting. 10.30: Commanding Officer made weekly inspection of ship. 10.55: Ahead on course 84° pgc 82° T at 1/3 speed. 11.10: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32.5N, 66 07.5W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before stopped and drifting. 14.36: Set course 113° pgc (111° true) at 2/3 speed to investigate ship. 14.45: Various courses and speeds. 15.00: Identified USAT LEISENRING; set course 294° pgc at 2/3 speed. 15.28: Various courses and speeds to investigate ship. 15.45: Identified SS SEMINOLE; set course 307° pgc at 1/3 speed resuming station. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

USAT Leisenring - identified

SS Seminole - identified

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before. 16.00: Stopped drifting. 16.15: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 16.40: Stopped drifting. 17.00: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 17.43: General quarters. 19.30: Secured from general quarters. 19.40: Stopped engines, drifting. 19.45: Reports, all departments secure for the night. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 07W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway, drifting as before. 22.38: Ahead on course 268° pgc 270° T at 1/3 speed. 22.44: Stopped. 22.46: Ahead at 1/3 speed on various courses. 23.19: Stopped, drifting. Issued 54 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 19 31.3N, 66 07.6W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

SS Solon Truman (US) - Identified

USAT Leisenring - Identified

SS Seminole - Identified

SS. Solon Turman (U.S) - identified

S.S. JOLON TRUMAN - Identified

U.S.A.T. LEISENRINE - Identified


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.08

oil: 25,393.99 - Expended: 2456.99. On hand: 48,551

Received 8000 Water. Expended 2000. On hand 18000

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Flowers - AL

Watson - AH

Stengel - AH

Lehman - ATD

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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26 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.55, Long -66.12

00.00-04.00: Underway stopped and drifting on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. 01.05: Set course 355° pgc (357° true) at 1/3 speed resuming station. 01.41: Stopped and drifting. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 07W. J. L. Horne, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Underway, drifting as before. 05.30: General quarters. 05.40: Ahead on course 92° pgc 90° T at 2/3 speed. 06.20: Changed course to 272° pgc 270° T; reduced speed to 1/3. 06.55: Secured from general quarters. 07.15: Stopped; drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07.5W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.58: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 10.10: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30.1N, 66 05.1W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before. 12.55: Relieved by YP64 of duty. Various courses and speeds standing in San Juan Harbor. 13.31: Moored port side to Pier "9", West India Fuel dock. Ship's draft 10 ft., 10 inches forward, 14 ft. 6 inches aft. 14.15: Lt. L. M. THAYER reported aborad from (7) seven days leave, having previously reported at Coast Guard Base on time. 14.15: ENSIGN J. A. PALMER reported aboard from (20) twenty days leave, having previously reported at Coast Guard Base on time. 14.20: Began fueling ship. 15.00: Finished fueling ship having received 25,393.99 gallons of Dunker "C" fuel from West India Oil Co. Ship's draft 12 ft. 3 inches forward, 14 ft. 6 inches aft. 15.15: Underway various courses and speeds for Coast Guard Dock. 15.36: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down. 16.00: Fresh water and telephone service to dock. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Lt. L. M. Thayer - returned aboard

Ensign J. A. Palmer - returned aboard

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.10: LEHMAN, Charles (500-535) Sea 2/C (R) returned from authorized liberty, having reported at Coast Guard Base and assigned temporary duty there until return of UNALGA. 17.33: General quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.05: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. Played searchlight on harbor net throughout night at 15 minute intervals. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C - returned aboard

YP64 - Relieved by

1331 Moored port side to Pier 9, West India fuel dock

Lt LM Thayer - reported aboard from (7) seven days leave

Ensign JA Palmer - reported aboard from (20) twenty days leave

oil: 25,393.99 gallons - Bunker C fuel from West India Oil Co

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/c (R) - returned from authorized liberty

E.B Smith - under the command of

Lt. L.M. Thafer - reported aboard from (7) seven days leave, having previously reported at Coast Guard Base on time.

Ensign J.A. Palmer - reported aboard from (20) twenty days leave, having previously reported at Coast Guard Base on time

oil: 25, 393.99 gallons - Bunker "C" fuel oil from West India Oil Co.

LEHMAN, Charles - returned from authorized liberty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 5000 Water. Expended 2000. On hand 21000

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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27 April 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 05.35: General quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.50: Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC3/C (Pro) and Padilla, Pedro Juan (500-216) Sea 2/C departed to the US Naval Air Station Dispensary for inpatient treatment. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 17.00 this date. Received the following stores for the general mess: from Mendez Martinez and Company, 100 pounds potatoes and 25 pounds onions; from US Naval Air Station on requisition number C-53-42, 100 pounds coffee, 200 pounds sugar, 98 pounds flour, 218 pounds evaporated milk, 120 pounds butter, 60 dozen eggs, 257 pounds tomatoes, 160 pounds boneless beef, 215 pounds ham, 92 pounds turkey, 144 pounds bacon, 99 pounds pork loin, 50 pounds pork sausage, 49 pounds veal leg, 50 pounds frankfurters, 44 pounds cheese; from La Monserrat Panaderia, 35 pounds bread; from Colmado Plaza, 50 pounds tomatoes; from Payco Ice Cream Plant, 3 gallons ice cream. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Padilla, Pedro Juan (500-216) Sea 2/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Pasado, Fernando (219-511) CMM departed to Captain of port detail by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District letter 27 April 1942. 17.00: Liberty party returned on time. 17.30: General quarters. 19.00: Secured from general quarters. 19.10: Carried out evening routine; granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.25: Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) and Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) departed for shore patrol duty. Played searchlight on harbor net throughout night at fifteen minute intervals. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Pasado, Fernando (219-511) CMM - leaves ship

Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Peace, Willard W (223-742) SC 3/c and Padilla, Pedro Juan (500-216) Sea 2/c - departed to the US Naval Air Station Dispensary for inpatient treatment

Pasado, Fernando (219-511) CMM - departed to Captain of port detail by authority of District Coast Guard officer, 10th Naval District letter

Lassiter, Robert C (201-651) MM 1/c (Pro) and Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 3/c (Pro)) - departed for shore patrol duty

E.B Smith - under the command of

R.R. Russel - Lt.

Peace, Willard - departed to US Naval Dispensery for inpatient treatment

Padilla, Pedro Juan - departed to US Naval Dispensery for inpatient treatment

Pasado, Fernando - departed to Captain of post detail by authority of District Coastguard Officer

Fouraker, Clarence - departed for shore duty

Lassiter, Robert - departed for shore duty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 3000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Peace - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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28 April 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf with port anchor down and receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 00.15: Shore patrol returned after having been released by Senior Shore Patrol Officer. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.30: General quarters. 06.35: Secured from general quarters. 07.00: Carried out morning routine. 08.00: Received the following for the general mess: from Colmado Plaza, 100 pounds grapefruit. A. J. Palmer, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.00: COLL, JOSE L. (500-224) AS(R) and DE LA PAZ, William (500-211) AS(R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District letter 28 April 1942 (73-701). 09.20: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 30 pounds of bread for use in general mess. 10.00: BOOTH, Leonard K (220-970) Sea 1/C departed on two (2) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 10.30: Received from FELICIANO ICE SERVICE 300 pounds of ice for use in the general mess. 10.20: PORTILLA FOUNDRY workmen began working on blanking off ship's air ports. 10.45: Received from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 30 gals milk for use in general mess. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 17.00 today. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Coll, Jose L. (500-224) AS (R) - joined ship

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - joined ship

Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C - departed on 2 days leave

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty party returned on time. 17.31: General quarters. 19.04: Secured from general quarters. 19.05: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.15: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 23.30: Participated in local blackout all hands at general quarters stations. 23.53: Secured from general quarters. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Coll, Jose L (500-224) AS (R) and De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - reported aboard for assignment to duty

Booth, Leonard K (220-970) Sea 1/c - departed on two (2) days leave

E.B Smith - under the command of

COLL, Jose L - reported aboard for assignment to duty

DE LA PAZ. William - reported aboard for assignment to duty

BOOTH, Leonard - departed for 2 days leave


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Booth - AL

Peace - AH

Padillo - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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29 April 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +4 Time. Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Docks, San Juan, Puerto Rico; with port anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 05.35: General quarters. 07.38: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.37: Held fire and rescue drill. 11.39: Secured from drill. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 17.00 today. 14.20: Received from the Shell Co. Lmtd. one drum (53 gallons) kerosene. Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 25 pounds bread; from Mendez Martinez and Co, 100 pounds of irish potatoes and 30 pounds onions. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00-18.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty party returned on time. 17.35: Held general quarters. 18.00: Lt. Comdr. E. B. Smith detached in accordance with headquarter letter 7 April 1942 (P-71). Approved E.B. Smith Lt. Comdr ~. J.A. Palmer, Ensign

Lt Comdr E. B. Smith - detached

18.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.05: Secured from general quarters. 19.15: Carried out evening routine; granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.40: Booth, Leonard (220-970) Sea 1/C returned from two (2) days leave on time. Played the searchlight across the harbor entrance at fifteen (15) minute intervals throughout the night. 24.00: Liberty party back on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Booth, Leonard (220-970) Sea 1/C - returned from 2 days leave

other: one drum (53 gallons) kerosene - Received from the Shell Co Lmtd

Lt Comdr EB Smith - detached in accordance with headquarters letter 7 April 1942 (P-71)

Booth, Leonard K (220-970) Sea 1/c - returned from two (2) days leave on time

E.B Smith - under the command of

Lt. Comdr. E. B. Smith - detached in accordance with headquarters letter

BOOTH, Leonard - returned from two (2) days leave


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Peace - AH

Padilla - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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30 April 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf with both anchors down receiving fresh water and phone service from the dock. 05.15: Called all hands. 05.35: Held general quarters. 06.30: Secured from general quarters. * 07.00: Carried out morning routine. *06.45: Ensign J. L. Horne transferred to Third Naval District. Authority headquarter letter of 3 April 1942 P-71-531. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Ensign J. L. Horne - transferred to 3rd naval district

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.05: Received from LA MONSERRAT PANADERIA, 25 pounds of bread for use in the general mess. 11.15: Quarters. 11.35: Secured from quarters. 13.00: Quarters. The following emergency drills were held in the order named: fire, collision, abandon ship, fire, collision, man overboard, abandon ship. 14.31: Secured from all emergency drills. 14.55: Heaved in starboard anchor and secured same in han~e. *04.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.34: General quarters. 19.10: Secured from general quarters. 19.15: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 19.20: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Played searchlight across harbor entrance at fifteen minute intervals throughout the night. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign JL Horne - transferred to Third Naval Distict

L.M. Thayer - under the command of

Ensign J.L. Horne - transfered to shud naval distrivt.

Ensign J. L. Horne - transferred to Third Naval District


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Stealing, Harlan E -

Alpert, Hyran -

Aken, Frank S. -

McCarthy, John -

Rolland, Edmund B -

Herbert, Patrick D -

Miller, William -

Schmidt, Carl W, Jr. -

Bray, Charles E, Jr. -

Connor, William G. -

Donovan, Harold T -

Lassiter, Robert C. -

Morgan, Andrew M -

Skelton, Hugh D. -

Garleb, Oliver C -

Spratling, David -

Stutzman Lyle A. -

Florio Domingo -

Starbount Merle L -

Selind David I -

Flawind Kermit W. -

~ Harold O. -

~ller Harry U -

~isp, Milton R -

Rolling, William F Jr. -

~ve, William H -

~ inter ~is -

Bradley John A Jr. -

~ngel, Herbert S. -

Stackhouse Claude e -

Servis Donald E -

Mc Co~ James M -

Church Albert B. -

Franklin Clarence -

Grace William W. -

Roper John E -

Deinbach John A -

King John H. -

Madzinsky Thomas B -

Yung Carl A -

~niper Herman A Jr. -

~indell, William O -

Wilson Benjamin F Jr. -


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L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

G. G. Van Dyke - Surgeon USPHS. Mrs. Catherine Van Dyke (wife). 1225 Nashville Avenue. New Orleans, La.

R. R. Russell - Lt (j.g.) Martha M. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

B. Papanek - Lt (j.g.) R. Mrs Amalie Papanek (mother), 17 foote Ave., Lawrence, N.Y.

J. A. Palmer - Ensign. Mrs. Amelia B. Palmer (wife) #4 Iaft st., Santurce, P.R.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ensign R. Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Wickford, Rhode Island

R. O. Elwood - Machinist. Mrs. Martha Elwood (wife). 711 Southard St., Key West, Fla.

List of Officers LM Thayer Lieut, GG van Dyke Surgeon USPHS, RR Russell Lt (jg), B Papanek Lt (jg), JA Palmer Ensign, GF Hutchison Ensign R, RO Elwood Machinist

L.M Thayer - list of officers

G.G. Van Dyke - list of officers

R.R. Russel - list of officers

B. Papanek - list of officers

J.A. Palmer - list of officers

G.F. Hutchinson - list of officers

R.O. Elwood - list of officers

L. M. THAYER - List of Officers

G G VAN DYKE - List of Officers

R. R. RUSSELL - List of Officers

B. PAPANEK - List of Officers

J. A. PALMER - List of Officers

G. F. HUTCHINSON - List of Officers

R. O. ELWOOD - List of Officers


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LOGS FOR MAY 1942


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2400 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Peace - AH

Padilla - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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1 May 1942

coast guard base

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to wharf at Coast Guard Base, port anchor down. * 02.00: US Navy Inspection party aboard. 02.05: US Navy inspection party departed. 05.15: Reveille for all hands. 05.30: General quarters. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. *receiving water and telephone service from dock. B Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

08.00 to 12.00:- Moored as before. 08.05: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION the following stores: 60 doz. eggs, 100 ponds of onions, 50 pounds pork sausage, 243 pounds string beans. 08.45: Received from La Monserrat Bakery for use in the general mess, 25 pounds of bread. 08.45: Received orders from District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District to proceed to assistance of SS MERRIMACK aground on reef, south side of buoy #10, San Juan Harbor. 08.50: Ensign Palmer departed with crew of motor dinghy to take sounding around the grounded vessel and to obtain te grounding information. 08.59: Underway on various courses and speeds, maneuvering to pass hawser to bow of Mankato, whose hawser is secured to stern of SS Merrimack. 09.06: Dropped port anchor. 09.41: Hawser secured to tug. 09.53: Hawser made fast to Unalga towing bitts. began towing with Mankato in tandem. 10.21: SS Merrimack pulled off the reef. 10.25: Tug Mankato cast off Unalga towing hawser, hawser being brought aboard. 10.55: Anchor aweigh. Underway various courses and speeds to Coast Guard Dock. 11.15: Moored starboard side to CG Dock. 11.20: Dropped port anchor. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Merrimack - underway to assist her aground near San Juan

Ensign Palmer - departed on motor dinghy towards SS Merrimack

Tug Mankato - assisting SS Merrimack with Unalga

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 13.30: Navy inspection party headed by Captain Ashley aboard, held quarters, locker inspection, general quarters, fire drill, abandon ship drill, fire and rescue. 14.42: Inspection party departed. 15.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 17.00 this date. 15.10: Received from Mendez Martinez 500 lbs potatoes for use in general mess. * *16.00: J. G. Polick, Lt (jg) USNR

Captain Ashley - leads Navy inspection party aboard Unalga

J. G. Polick, Lt (jg) USNR - aboard to repair compass

0845 Received orders from District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District to proceed to assistance of SS Merrimack aground on reef, south side of buoy #10, San Juan Harbor

Ensign Palmer - departed with crew of motor dinghy to take soundings around the grounded vessel and obtain the grounding information

0859 Underway on various courses and speeds, maneuvering to pass hawser to bow of Mankato, whose howser is secured to stern of SS Merrimack

0953 Hawser made fast to Unalga

2021 Merrimack pulled off the reef

1115 Moored starboard side to CG Dock

Captain Ashby - Navy inspection party headed by Captain Ashby aboard

Louis M. Thayer - under the command of

SS MERRIMACK - ordered to proceed to assist this ship which was aground on a reef

MANKARO (tug) - manouvered to pass hawser to bow of this tug


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12.00 to 16.00 cont.: aboard to repair gyro compass. George F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty party returned, all on time. 17.35: Held general quarters. 17.45: Received from PLACITA LA ADUANA 68 lbs tomatoes. 18.30: J. G. Polick, Lt (jg) USNR departed. 19.15: Secured from general quarters. 19.30: Held reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. * 19.45: Commenced to illuminate harbor entrance at fifteen minute intervals. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. *19.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. George F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

J. G. Polick, Lt (jg) USNR - departed ship

JG Poliak Lt (jg) USNR - departed

J. G. Poliak - departed


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.52, Long -66.13

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000

Elwood, Flowers - AL

Sintes, Watson, Stengel, Peace, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD


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2 May 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard

Lat 18.52, Long -66.13

00.00-04.00: Moored as before (*) receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. * 06.00: Received from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 20 gallons milk for use in general mess. *05.20: Held general quarters. 06.32: Secured from quarters. 07.35: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 70 lbs bread for use in general mess. 08.35: Received from FELICIANO ICE SERVICE 500 lbs ice for use in general mess. 08.35: Received from JULIO'S MARKET 145 lbs oranges for use in general mess. (*)to Coast Guard dock with port anchor down. George F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 12.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made monthly test of smokeless powder samples. 09.30: Shipped to Coast Guard Yard, Curts Bay, Md. one (1) box containing radio battery on Gov. BL T-614898. 11.00: Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C transferred to office of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District for assignment to temporary duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officer letter 2 May 1942 (73-701). 11.05: GANDY, Holton J. (226-821) Sea 1/C reported for duty (temporary). Authority District Coast Guard Officer letter 2 May 1942 (73-701). 11.30: Held weekly ship's inspection. 11.45: Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1C departed on six (6) days leave granted by Commanding Officer. 11.55: Bridge and engine man reported ready for getting underway. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C - leaves ship for temporary duty

Gandy, Holton J. (226-821) Sea 1c - joined ship for temporary duty

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/C - departed on 6 days leave

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 12.30: Unmoored, anchor aweigh. 12.33: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out San Juan Harbor. 12.35: Motor dinghy alongside, hoisted and secured. 12.50: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, close aboard. 12.58: Set course to 92° pgc at 2/3 speed. 13.06: Relieved USS Marion CG of Harbor Entrance Patrol. 13.10: Various courses and speeds. 13.20: Stopped, drifting. 15.20: Underway various courses and speeds. * mantaining station. 15.44: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Marion - relieved from Harbor Entrance Patrol

16.00 to 20.00: Drifting as before. 16.52: Ahead on course 15° pgc (14° T) at one third speed. 16.57: Changed course to 40° pgc. 17.45: Held general quarters; changed course to 270° pgc increased to two third speed. 18.00: Changed course to 80 pgc. 18.35: Changed

Booth, Leonard K (220-970) Sea 1/c - transferred to office of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District

Gandy, Horton J (226-821) Sea 1/c - reported for duty (temporary)

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/c - departed on six (6) days leave

1230 Unmoored, anchor aweigh

USS Marion CG - relieved of harbor entrance patrol

L.M Thayer - under the command of

BOOTH, Leonard - trasferred to office of District Coast Guard Officer

GANDY Horton J - reported for duty (temporary)

Spratling, David - departed for 6 days leave

U.S.S. MARION C.G. - relieved duty


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2 May 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.10

16.00 to 20.00 (continued): course to 0° pgc. 18.57: Changed course to 90° pgc. 19.00: Changed course to 180° pgc; reduced speed to one third. 19.20: Changed course to 0° pgc; increased to two third speed. 19.25: Secured from quarters. 19.35: Stopped engine, drifting. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, drifting on station off San Juan harbor entrance. 20.55: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 23.11: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.6N, 66 06W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

Elwood, Flowers, Spratling - AL

Sintes, Watson, Stengel, Peace, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD


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3 May 1942

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +4 Time. Underway drifting as before. 02.05: Underway various courses at various speeds. 02.45: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway drifting as before. 05.45: Ahead on course 91° pgc (90° T) at one third speed. 06.00: Held general quarters; maneuvering at various courses and speeds while at general quarters. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.40: Steady on 271 pgc. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.22: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 10.50: Identified sloop IBIS off San Juan, bound for San Juan. 11.05: Underway on various courses at various speeds to resume station. Position when relieved: 18 31.5N, 66 07.6W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sloop Ibis - identified

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 15.15: Identified SS MARGARET LYKES bound for San Juan. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

SS Margaret Lykes - identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before at various courses and speed maneuvering off San Juan Harbor Entrance. 18.35: Held general quarters; relieved by the Commanding Officer; ship maneuvering as before. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 04W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 20.25: Secured from general quarters; ship maneuvering as before. Position when relieved: 18 31.9N, 66 08.7W. Issued 56 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sloop Ibis of San Juan - Identified

SS Margaret Lykes - Identified

L.M Thayer - under the command of

Ibis - identified sloop

S.S Margaret Lykes - identified bound for San Juan

IBIS - identified sloop of San Juan

S.S. MARGARET LYKES - identified - bound for San Juan


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.10

Flowers, Elwood, Spratling - AL

Sintes, Watson, Stengel, Peace, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD


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4 May 1942

entrance san juan harbor puerto rico

Lat 18.50, Long -66.03

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +3 Time. Underway as before on San Juan Harbor Entrance Patrol. Advanced ship's clocks one hour to Zone +3 Time. 00.51: Stopped engines, drifting. 01.40: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 02.20: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 09W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 04.30: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 06.00: Held general quarters. At 06.40: identified the Dutch steamer PRINS BERNHARD, bound for San Juan, PR. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped to drift. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 05W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

Dutch Steamer Prins Bernhard - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 10.13: Ahead at various courses and speeds identifying vessel which was identified as the PC-490. 10.56: Stopped engine, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 06W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

PC490 - identified

12.00 to 16.00: Underway, drifting as before. 12.13: Ahead at 1/3 speed and various courses. 12.25: Stopped, drifting. 13.20: Ahead on various courses at 2/3 speed. 13.50: Identified USS GREER and USS TARBELL, of Destroyer Squadron 51, bound for San Juan. 14.21: Stopped, drifting. 14.30: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 15.05: Identified British Schooner DELIVERANCE, bound for San Juan. Resumed various courses and speeds. 15.55: Identified Tug NEW YORK, bound for San Juan with two scows in tow. 15.55: Stopped drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 02W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

USS Greer - identified

USS Tarbell - identified

British schooner Deliverance - identified

Tug New York - identified

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 16.05: Underway various courses and speeds. 16.35: Identified USS DONACONA YP39. 18.45: Held general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Donacona YP39 - identified

20.00 to 24.00: Underway at various courses and speeds to identify vessel. 20.15: Vessel identified as the american ship SS ULUA bound for San Juan. 20.25: Secured from general quarters.

American SS Ulua - identified

Dutch steamer Prins Bernhard - Identified

USS Greer, of Destroyer Squadron 51 - Identified

USS Tarbell, of Detroyer Squadron 51 - Identified

British schooner Deliverance - Identified

Tug New York - Identified

USS Donacona YP39 - Identified

American ship SS Ulva - Identified

L.M Thayer - under the command of

Prins Bernhard - identified the Dutch steamer, bound for San Juan

USS Greer - identified

USS Tarbell - identified, along with USS Greer, squadron 51 bound for San Juan

Deliverance - identified british schooner, bound for San Juan

New York - identified bound for San Juan

R.R. Russel -

PRINS BERNHARD - identified Dutch steamer

PC - 490 - Identified

U.S.S. GREER - Identified

U.S.S. TARBELL - Identified

DELIVERANCE - identified British steamer

NEW YORK - identified tug

U.S.S. DONACONA - Identified

S.S. ULUA - identified American ship


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Lat 18.52, Long -66.13

20.00 to 24.00 (continued): 20.30: Carried out evening routine; issued fifty six (56) night rations. 20.55: Stopped engine drifting on station. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

JAPalmer -

L M shayer -

lw shayer - commanding

L L Russel - navigator


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.12

Elwood, Flowers, Spratling - AL

Sintes, Watson, Stengel, Peace, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD

Elwood - AL

Sintes - AH

Flowers - AL

Stengel - AH

Spratling - AL

Peace - AH

Watson - AH

Padilla - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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5 May 1942

Lat 18.53, Long -66.12

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before off harbor entrance to San Juan. 01.07: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 01.26: Stopped, drifting. 02.24: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 02.36: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 32.1N, 66 07.8W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: On harbor entrance patrol, drifting as before. 05.30: Ahead courses and speeds various. 05.57: Held general quarters. 07.40: Identified american steamer TILLIE LYKES, bound for San Juan, PR. 07.45: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 66 09W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

American Steamer Tillie Lykes - identified

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 09.00: Identified following vessels. USS Cincinnati, USS Osprey and support ship A66. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.14: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 07W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Osprey - identified

USS Cincinnati - identified

Support ship A66 - identified

12.00 to 16.00: Underway, drifting as before on harbor entrance patrol. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 15.20: Ahead at two thrid speed to investigate ships; identified as American convoy. Position when relieved: 18 33N, 66 10W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00: Underway on various courses and speeds. 16.45: Identified sailing yacht SORA of New York, bound for San Juan. Still underway at various courses and speeds. 18.30: Identified SS HILTON (US), bound for San Juan. * 17.10: Identified sloop DELIA of San Juan, bound for San Juan. 18.45: Held general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 32N, 66 05W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sailing Yacht Sora - identified

SS Hilton (US) - identified

Sloop Delia - identified

20.00 to 24.00:- Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 20.18: Secured from general quarters. 20.20: Stopped, drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 10W. 20.30: Held reports, all departments secured for the night. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

American steamer Tillie Lykes - Identified

USS Cincinatti, USS Osprey and supply ship A66 - Identified

1520 Ahead at two thirds speed to investigate ships; identified as American convoy

Sailing yacht Sora of New York - Identified

SS Hilton (US) - Identified

Sloop Delia of San Juan - Identified

L.M Thayer - under the command of

Tillie Lykes - identified American steamer bound for San Juan

Sora - identified sailing yacht of New York, bound for San Juan

SS. Hilton (us) - identified bound for San Juan

Delia - identified of San Juan bound for San Juan

L. M. Thayer - under the command of L. M. Thayer, Lieut., USCG

0000 to 0400 Underway, drifting as before off harbor entrance to San Juan. 0107 Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 0126 Stopped, drifting. 0224 Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 0236 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18o 32'.1 N, 66o 07.8 W. ~~Papanek Lt.(jg) (R)

0400 to 0800 On harbor entrance patrol, drifting as before. 0530 ahead, courses and speeds various. 0537 held general quarters. 0740 identified American steamer TILLIE LYKES, bound for San Juan, P.R. 0745 secured from general quarters. Position when relieved, 18o 34', 66 09 W. L.M. Thayer, Lieut.

TILLIE LYKES - 0740 identified American steamer TILLIE LYKES, bound for San Juan, P.R.

0800 to 1200 Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 0900 Identified following vessels. USS Cincinnati, USS Osprey and supply ship A 66. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 1014 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved 18-30 N, 66-07 W. R. R. Russell, Lt(j.g.)

USS Osprey - 0900 Identified

USS Cincinnati - 0900 Identified

A 66 - 0900 Identified supply ship A 66.

1200 to 1600 Underway, drifting as before on harbor entrance patrol. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 1520 Ahead at two thirds speed to investigate ships; identified as American convoy. Position when relieved: 18-33N, 66-10W. JA Palmer, Ensign

1600 to 2000 Underway on various courses and speeds. 1645 Identified sailing yacht SORA of New York, bound for San Juan. Still underway at various courses and speeds. 1830 Identified SS HILTON (U.S.), bound for San Juan. *1710 Identified sloop DELIA of San Juan, bound for San Juan. 1845 Held General Quarters. Position when relieved: 18o 32'N, 66o 05'W. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)

SORA - 1645 Identified sailing yacht SORA of New York, bound for San Juan.

SS HILTON (U.S.) - 1830 Identified SS HILTON (U.S.), bound for San Juan.

DELIA - *1710 Identified sloop DELIA of San Juan, bound for San Juan.

2000 to 2400: Underway as before on various courses ot various speeds. 2018 Secured from general quarters. 2020 Stopped, drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved 18 30N 66 10 W. 2030 Held reports, all departments secured for the night. R R Russell, Lt(jg)


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

Elwood, Flowers, Spratling - AL

Sintes, Stengel, Peace, Watson, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Stengel - AH

Flowers - AL

Peace - AH

Spratling - AL

Watson - AH

Padilla - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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6 May 1942

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

00.00 to 04.00: Underway drifting as before on San Juan harbor entrance patrol. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds maintaining station. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 04.30: Maneuvering on various courses and speeds. 06.00: Held general quarters. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped to drift. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 04W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, drifting as before. 08.45: Ahead on various courses at various speeds to investigate sailing vessel. 09.05: Identified schooner OMAHA, of San Juan, bound for San Juan. 09.38: Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.08: Underway at various courses and speeds. 10.25: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30.9N, 66 08.7W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Schooner Omaha - identified

12.00 to 16.00: Underway drifting as before. 12.08: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 13.00: Stopped, drifting. 13.14: Collision drill, not in place 30 seconds. 13.27: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 15.00: Identified USAT LEISENRING. 15.29: Stopped, drifting in vicinity of station. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USAT Leisenring - identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway drifting as before. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds mantaining station. 18.48: Held general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 05W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 20.20: Stopped, drifting. Secured from general quarters. 21.40: Underway at 1/3 speed on various courses. 21.58: Stopped, drifting. 23.13: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 23.37: Stopped, drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 32.4N, 66 06.9W. *20.30: Reports. All departments secured for the night. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Schooner Omaha, of San Juan - Identified

USAT Leisenring - Identified

L.M Thayer - under the command of

Omaha of San Juan - identified bound for San Juan

U.S.A.T Leisenring - identified

Zone Plus 3 Time 0000 to 0400 Underway drifting as before on San Juan harbor enttrance patrol. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds maintaining station. Position when relieved 18-30 N, 66-08 W JAPalmer, Ensign

0400 to 0800 Drifting as before. 0430 maneuvering on various courses and speeds 0600 held general quarters 0725 securedfrom general quarters. 0730 stopped to drift. Position when relieved 18o 31'N- 66o 04'W L.M. Thayer Lieut.

0800 to 1200 Underway, drifting as before. 0845 Ahead on various courses at various speeds to investigate sailing vessel. 0905 Identified schooner, OMAHA, of San Juan, bound for San Juan. 0938 Stopped, drifting. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition noemal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 1008 Underway at various courses and speeds. 1025 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18o 30.'9 N, 66o 08.'7 W. B~~Papanek, LT(jg)(R)

OMAHA - 0905 Identified schooner, OMAHA, of San Juan, bound for San Juan.

1200 to 1600 Underway, drifting as before 1208 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1300 Stopped, drifting. 1314 Collision drill, mat in place 30 seconds. 1327 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1500 Identified U.S.A.T. Leisenring. 1529 Stopped, drifting in vicinity of station. R R Russell, Lt(jg)

USAT Leisenring - 1500 Identified U.S.A.T. Leisenring.

1600 to 2000 Underway drifting as before. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds maintaining station. 1848 Held general quarters. Position when relieved: 18-30N, 66-05W. JAPalmer, Ensign

2000 to 2400 Underway on various courses at various speeds. 2020 Stopped, drifting. Secured from General Quarters. 2140 Underway at 1/3 speed on various courses. 2158 Stopped, drifting. 2313 Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 2337 Stopped, drifting. Issued 56 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18o 32.'4 N, 66o 06.'9 W. *2030 Reports. All departments secured for the night. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.12

Sintes, Stengel, Peace, Watson, Watson - AH

Elwood, Flowers, Spratling - AL

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD

Elwood - AL

Sintes - AH

Stengel - AH

Flowers - AL

Peace - AH

Spratling - AL

Watson - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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7 May 1942

Lat 18.50, Long -66.13

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +3 Time. Underway, drifting as before on Harbor Entrance Patrol. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 10W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 04.30: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 06.00: Held general quarters. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.45: Stopped to drift. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 06W. L. M. Thayer, Lt.

08.00 to 12.00: Drifting as before. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 10.59: Identified the tug CYNTHIA with tow. 11.12: Identified schooner "ESCUDA". Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 07W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Schooner Escuda - identified

Tug Cynthia - identified

12.00 to 16.00: Underway drifting on Harbor Entrance Patrol. 12.50: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 13.10: Stopped, drifting. 13.16: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 14.00: Identified US Army Auxiliary MS McCLURE, bound for San Juan. 14.15: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 31.0N, 66 08.9W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

US Army Auxiliary MS McClure - identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway, drifting as before. 16.35: Underway on various courses at various speeds to identify ships in vicinity. 17.00: Identified USS JUNEAU, USS NITRO and USS HOGAN. 18.45: Held general quarters. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Nitro - identified

USS Juneau - identified

USS Hogan - identified

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, drifting. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 20.00: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. Issued fifty six night rations. Position when relieved: 18 31N, 66 08W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Tug Cynthia with tow - Identified

US Army Auxiliary MS McClure - Identified

USS Juneau, USS Nitro and USS Hogan - Identified

0000 To 0400:- Zone + 3 Time. Underway, drifting as before on Harbor Entrance Patrol. Position when relieved 18-31 N. 66-10 W. R R Russell Lt (j.g.)

0400 to 0800 Drifting as before. 0430 ahrad on various courses and speeds. 0600 held general quarters 0725 secured from general quarters 0745 stopped to drift. Position when relieved 18o 30' N - 66o 06' W. L.M. Thayer Lt.

0800 to 1200 Drifting as before Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 1059 Identified the tug CYNTHIA with tow. 1112 Identified schooner "ESCUDA". Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 18-30 N, 66-07 W. JAPalmer, Ensign

CYNTHIA - 1059 Identified the tug CYNTHIA with tow.

ESCUDA - 1112 Identified schooner "ESCUDA".

1200 to 1600 Underway drifting on Harbour Entrance Patrol. 1250 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1310 Stopped, drifting. 1316 ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1400 Identified U.S. Army auxiliary MS. McCLURE, bound for San Juan. 1415 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18o 31.'0 N, 66o 08.'9 W. B~~Papanek, Lt.(jg)(R)

MS. McCLURE - 1400 Identified U.S. Army auxiliary MS. McCLURE, bound for San Juan.

1600 to 2000 Underway, drifting as before 1635 Underway on various courses at various speeds to identify ships in vicinity. 1700 Identified U.S.S. JUNEAU, U.S.S. NITRO and U.S.S. HOGAN. 1845 Held general quarters. Position when relieved 18-30 N - 66-08W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

USS NITRO - 1700 Identified U.S.S. JUNEAU, U.S.S. NITRO and U.S.S. HOGAN.

USS JUNEAU - 1700 Identified U.S.S. JUNEAU, U.S.S. NITRO and U.S.S. HOGAN.

USS HOGAN - 1700 Identified U.S.S. JUNEAU, U.S.S. NITRO and U.S.S. HOGAN.

2000 to 2400 Underway as before, drifting. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. 2020 Secured from General Quarters. 2040 Carried out eveningroutine. Issued fifty six night rations. Position when relieved: 18-31N, 66-08W. JAPalmer, Ensign


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.50, Long -66.10

oil: 22885.6 - On hand: 49566

Received 5000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 14000

Elwood, Flowers, Spratling - AL

Sintes, Stengel, Peace, Watson, Padilla - AH

Sterling, Kortlang - ATD

oil: 22885.6 -

oil: 22885.6 -

Water: Received 5000

Sintes - AH

Elwood - AL

Stengel - AH

Flowers - AL

Peace - AH

Spratling - AL

Watson - AH

Padilla - AH

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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8 May 1942

port san juan light

Lat 18.50, Long -66.10

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan, PR. 01.04: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 01.19: Stopped, drifting. 01.50: Ahead at various courses and speeds. 02.21: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30.9N, 66 08.4W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: Drifting as before. 05.30: Ahead courses and speeds various. 05.54: Held general quarters. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. Maneuvering at watch ends. Position 18 29N, 66 05W. Identified and recorded all vessels entering area. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00-12.00:- Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 08.20: Stopped, drifting. 08.27: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 08.50: Stopped, drifting. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.00: Tested flooding and sprinkling valves, condition normal. 09.25: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 11.30: Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18 30N, 66 06W. Identifed and recorded all vessels entering area. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

12.00 to 16.00:- Underway drifting as before. 12.42: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 13.05: Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol by YP64; standing in to San Juan Harbor on various courses at various speeds. 13.11: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port close aboard. 13.30: Moored port side to Pier #8 San Juan, PR. Ship's draft 11'4" forward, 14'4" aft. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

YP64 - relieves Unalga from harbor entrance patrol

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.04: Began fueling ship. 16.30: Finished fueling ship, received from the West India Oil Co. 22,885.6 gals. fuel oil. Draft after fueling 12'6" forward, 14'4" aft. 17.07: Underway various courses and speeds. 17.26: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock. 18.05: Fresh water and telephone service from dock. 18.55: General quarters. 19.55: MACHINIST R. O. ELWOOD reported aboard from office of District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District for assignment to temporary duty. Auth. District Coast Guard Officer letter 8 May 1942 (72). 20.25: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.30: Granted liberty to the port

Machinist R. O. Elwood - reported aboard for temporary duty

1305 Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol by YP64

1330 Moored port side to Pier # 8 San Juan, PR

oil: 22,885.6 gals - received from the West India Oil Co

1726 Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock

Machinist RO Elwood - reported aboard from office of District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District for assignment to temporary duty

Zone +3 Time 0000 to 0400 Underway, drifting on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan, P.R. 0104 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 0119 Stopped, drifting. 0150 Ahead at various courses and speeds. 0221 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved: 18o 30.'9 N, 66o 08.'4 W. B~~Papanek Lt(jg)(R)

0400 to 0800 Drifting as before. 0530 ahead, courses and speeds various. 0554 held general quarters. 0725 secured from general quarters. Maneuvering as watch ends, position 18o-29'N - 66-05W. Identified and recorded all vessels entering area. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

0800 - 1200:; Underway as before on various courses at various speeds 0820 Stopped, drifting. 0900 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 0900 Tested flooding and sprinkling valves condition normal. 0925 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1130 Stopped, drifting. Position when relieved. 18-30N 66-06 W. Identified and recorded all vessels entering area. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

1200 To 1600:- Underway, drifting as before. 1247 Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 1305 Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol by YP 64; standing in to San Juan Harbor on various courses at various speeds. 1311 PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to port close aboard. 1330 Moored port side to PIER #8 San Juan P.R. Ship's draft 11'-4" forward. 14'-4" aft. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

YP 64 - 1305 Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol by YP 64;

1600 To 2400 Moored as before. 1604 Began fueling ship. 1639 Finished fueling ship, received from the West INDIA OIL Co. 22,885.6 gals. fuel oil. Draft after fueling 12'-6" forard, 14'-4" aft. 1707 Underway various courses and speeds. 1726 Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Dock 1805 Fresh water and telephone service from dock. ~ 1855 General quarters. 1955 MACHINIST R. O. ELWOOD reported aboard from office of District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District for assignment to temporary duty. Auth. District Coast Guard Officer letter 8 May 1942. (72). 2025 Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 2030 Granted liberty to th Port

R. O. ELWOOD - 1955 MACHINIST R. O. ELWOOD reported aboard from office of District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District for assignment to temporary duty.


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Top line is partially covered by overlapping paper. The Three names are Elwood, Flowers, and Spratling.

Top line is covered by overlapping paper. Stengel, Peace, Watson, and Padilla appear below.

Sterling - ATD

Kortlang - ATD


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watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. Swept Harbor Entrance with searchlight at fifteen minute intervals throughout the night. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

watch to expire at 2400 this date. 2400 All liberty party returned on time. Swept Harbor Entrance with searchlight at fifteen minute intervals throughout the night. R R Russell Lt (j.g.)


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 9000 Water. Expended: 3000. On hand: 20000

Flowers - AL

Sintes, Stengel, Peace, Watson, Padilla - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Water: Received 9,000

All names in AH, ATD, and AL have checkmarks beside them on the right.

Flowers - AL

Sintes - AH

Stengel - AH

Peace - AH

Padilla - AH

Kortlang - ATD


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9 May 1942

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with Port anchor down and telephone and fresh water connections to dock. 05.40: Reveille for all hands. 06.00: General quarters. 07.23: Secured from general quarters. 08.20: Received from La Monserrat Bakery 32 pounds of bread for use in general mess. 08.30: CLAUDIO, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C departed to US Naval Air Station Hospital for inpatient treatment. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C - departed for treatment at hospital

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before . Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * Permanent duty of Sterling, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM on Unalga terminated as of 8 May 1942; assigned permanent duty at the Coast Guard Base. Authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 7 May, 1942. Phillips, James (500-213) Off Std 2/C departed to US Naval Air Station Hospital for inpatient treatment. * 09.40: Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/C returned aboard from six (6) days leave on time. 09.50: Booth, Leonard K. (220-920) Sea 1/C reported aboard upon termination of temporary duty with Captain of Port detail, San Juan, PR. authority District Coast Guard Officer, tenth naval district letter of 9 May 1942. 09.55: Crew received semi-monthly pay. *09.00: P.H. Gordon, Physicist aboard to examine ship for permanent degaussing installation. 09.55: Lt (jg) Pollak aboard to work on gyro compass. *11.10: P.H. Gordon departed. 11.40: Lt (jg) Pollak departed with the gyro steering repeater. 13.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. Delivered to Waiter Tisher, watchmaker, one clock #479 Chelsea for repairs. Received from Maritima de E. Moreno three (3) pieces of american oka. 14.00: Gandy, H. J. (226-821) Sea 1/C completed temporary duty aboard the Unalga; departed to resume regular duty with Captain of Port Detail: authority verbal orders District Coast Guard Officer tenth Naval District. Received the following supplies for the general mess from: Puerto Rico Dairy, 20 gallons milk; Placita La Aduana, 100 pounds grapefruit, 15 pounds tomatoes, 25 pounds string beans, and 20 pounds cucumbers; Colmado Plaza, 100 pounds cabbage, 35 pounds turnips. *Weekly powder test made, powder in good condition. *11.00: Commanding officer held weekly inspection. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Sterling, Harlan E. (219-512) CBM - permanent duty on Unalga terminated, leaves ship

Phillips, James (500-213) Off Std 2/C - departed for treatment at hospital

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/C - returned aboard from 6 days leave

Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C - returned aboard after terminating temporary duty

P. H. Gordon, Physicist - aboard to examine permanent degaussing installation

Lt (jg) Pollak - aboard to work on gyro compass

P. H. Gordon, Physicist - departed ship

Lt (jg) Pollak - departed ship

Gandy, H. J. (226-821) Sea 1/C - leaves ship having terminated temporary duty

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/c - departed to US Naval Air Station Hospital for inpatient treatment

Sterling, HE (219-512) CBM - Permanent duty on Unalga terminated as of 8 May 1942; assigned permanent duty at the Coast Guard Base

Phillips, James (500-213) Off Std 2/c - departed to US Naval Air Station Hospital for inpatient treatment

Spratling, David (109-178) Y 1/c - returned aboard from six (6) days leave

Booth, Leonard K (220-970) Sea 1/c - reported aboard upon termination of temporary duty with Captain of Port detail, San Juan PR

PH Gordon, physicist - aboard to examine ship for permanent degaussing installation

Lt (jg) Poliak - aboard to work on gyro compass

1110 PH Gordon departed. 1140 Lt (jg) Poliak departed with the gyro steering repeater

Gandy, HJ (226-821) Sea 1/c - completed temporary duty aboard the Unalga; departed to resume regular duty with Captain of Port Detail

L. M. Thayer -

00:00 to 09:00 Zone+3 time Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with Port anchor down and telephone and fresh water connections to dock.

06:00 General quarters.

07:23 Secured from general quarters. 08:20 Received from La Monserrat Bakery 32 pounds of bread for use in general mess.

08:30 Clavoid Ofilio (500-218) sea ?? departed to U.S. Naval Air Station treatment for inpatient treatment.

R. R. Russel - signature

09:00 to 16:00 Moored as before. Inspected magazines and ???? oowder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunitions. Permanent duty of Sterling H. E. (219-517) CBH of Unalga. Terminated as of 8 May 1942; assigned permanent duty at the ??? ??? ??? authority ??? ??? ??? officer ??? Naval District letter of 7 May 1942. Phillips James (500-219) off std ??? departed to U.S. Naval Air Station Hospital for inpatient treatment.

H. E. Sterling - (219-512)

James Phillips - (500-213)

09:40 Spratling, David (109-178) ??? returned aboard from six (6) days leave on time. 09:50 Booth, Leonard K (220-420) ??? reported aboard from terminatum of temporary duty with Captain of Port detail, San Juan P. M. Authority district Coast Guard Officer, tenth naval district letter of 9 May 1942.

Leonard K. Booth - (220-420)

P. H. Gordon -

09:55 Crew received semi-monthly pay. *09:00 P. H. Gordon, Physist aboard to examine ship for permanent degaussing installation. 09:55 Lt Pollak aboard to work in gyrocompass. 11:10 P.H. Gordon departed. 11:40 Lt Pollak departed with gyrosteering repeater. 13:00 Granted liberty to the starboard water to ???? 18:00 this date.

Pollak - Lt

Walter Tisher---- -

H. J. Gandy - (226-821)

R. R. Russel -

L. M. Thayer -


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Unalga -


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9 May 1942

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time. 18.58: P~ed all hands to station for alert. 20.25: Secured from the alert. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. 20.45: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 10 May 1942. 20.55: Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM 1/C (Pro) and Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM 1/C (Pro) departed ship on shore patrol duty. Played searchlight across harbor entrance at fifteen minute intervals during watch. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM 1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM 1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Garleb, Oliver C (205-033) RM 1/c and Bray, Charles C Jr (240-022) EM 1/c (Pro) - departed ship on shore patrol duty

L. M. Thayer -

Olivere Garlah - (205-033)

Charles Gray - (240-022)


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 4000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Sintes, Stengel, Peace, Watson, Padilla, Claudio, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers - AL

Unalga -

other: 4000 - water


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10 May 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 04.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down; fresh water and phone service on dock. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 02.02: Shore patrol returned aboard having been dismissed by senior shore Patrol Officer. 05.40: Called all hands. 05.55: Piped crew to stations for alert. 06.45: Received the following stores for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia, 35 pounds bread. 07.27: Secured from alert. Carried out holiday routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.00: Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire at 18.00 this date. 10.07: Held general quarters for mock air raid. 10.35: Secured from general quarters. 12.10: Number 1 boat departed with recreation party. 14.00: STENGEL, HERBERT L. (221-562) Cox (Pro) reported aboard for duty, having been discharged from inpatient treatment at the US Naval Air Station Dispensary, San Juan. 15.30: Number 1 boat returned with recreation party. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro) - returned aboard after treatment at dispensary

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time. 18.48: Piped all hands to stations for alert period. 20.21: Secured from alert. 20.30: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted man to muster. Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of TRETLER, HARRY V. (201-622) WT2/C (PRO).* Played searchlight across mouth of San Juan Harbor Entrance at fifteen minute intervals all through the night. B. Papanek, Lt. (jg)(R)

Tretler Harry V. (201-622) WT 2/C (Pro) - absent without leave, not having returned on ship with watch party

* who is absent without leave from proper authority from this time and date.

Stengel, Herbert L (221-562) Cox (Pro) - reported aboard for duty having been discharged from inpatient treatment at the US Naval Air Station Dispensary, San Juan

Tretler, Harry U (210-622) WT 2/c (Pro) - 2400 Liberty party returned on time with the exception of Tretler, Harry U who is absent without leave from proper authority from this time and date

L. M. Thayer -

Herbert Stengel - (221-562)

Harry V. Tretler - (201-622)


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Padilla, Claudio, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers - AL

Unalga -

other: 1800 - water


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11 May 1942

coast guard base san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to wharf at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, Puerto Rico, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 05.40: Reveille for all hands. 06.00: Piped all hands to station for alert period. 07.25: Secured from alert. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magaziners and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.00: JOSE F. RODRIGUEZ was examined for certificate as life boatman; did not qualify. 09.20: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION: 196# wheat flour, 200# sugar (grain), 150# coffee, 261# evaporated milk, 92# corn, 126# cheese, 90 dozen eggs, 50# sausage, 88# chicken, 101# Pork Loin, 43# turkey, and 149# boneless beef for use in general on requisition number C-55-42. 09.30: Received from SAN MIGUEL & CO. INC. lumber as per sales ship of May 11, 1942 for carpenter shop. 10.00: Received from JUAN FELICIANO 525# ice for use in general mess. 10.10: CLAUDIO, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C (R) returned from inpatient treatment at US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY. 10.30: Received from LA MONSERRAT 30# bread for use in general mess. 10.45: Ship undergoing a dock trial. 10.55: Received from ABARCA for 3rd division; belts and washers as per sales ship this date (May 11, 1942). 11.00: Navy worker party aboard. 11.25: TRETLER,Harry V. (201-622) WT 2/C (Pro) reported aboard ship having been absent without leave since 00.00 of this date. * 11.55: PORTILLA workmen ashore. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. 13.25: Received from MARCIAL FIGUEROA 58 1/2# tomatoes for use in general mess. 13.30: PORTILLA workmen aboard. 15.06: Navy working party departed ship. *11.30: Secured from clock trail. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign R

Jose F. Rodriguez - examined for certificate as life boatman; did not qualify

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C (R) - returned aboard after treatment at dispensary

Tretler Harry V. (201-622) WT 2/C (Pro) - returned aboard after being absent without leave from 00.00

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: All the liberty party returned on time. 18.49: Held general quarters. 20.18: Secured from general quarters. 20.20: Held reports and anchor watch and restriced men to muster. 20.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. All liberty party returned on time. Illuminated harbor entrance at 15 minute intervals until 22.20 when searchlight broke down. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign R

Jose F Rodriguez - was examined for certificate as life boatman; did not qualify

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/c (R) - returned from inpatient treatment as US Naval Air Station Dispensary

Tretler, Harry U (210-622) WT 2/c (Pro) - reported aboard ship having been absent without leave since 0000 of this date

L. M. Thayer -

Jose F. Rodriquez -

R. R. Russel -


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.47, Long -66.12

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Padilla, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL


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12 May 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 00.10: JUAN, Telesforo C. (217-358) OS 2/C (pro) departed ship on 10 days. 05.40: Reveille. 06.00: Piped all hands to station for alert. 06.35: R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.) and help shoved off in dinghy to place a marker buoy in harbor for the convenience of an incoming ship. 07.12: Buoy placed, dinghy returned. 07.35: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign R

Juan, Telesforo C. (217-358) OS2/C (pro) - departed on 10 days leave

R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.) - departed on dinghy to place buoy in harbor

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.45: Summary Court Martial of which Lt. L. M. Thayer is president met in the cases of HAYMAN, OTIS W. (223-674) Sea 1/C and STANSBURY, Richard J. (220-242) Cox (Pro) of the CAPTAIN OF THE PORT DETAIL on charges preferred by the District Coast Guard Officer 10th Naval District. 10.15: PADILLA, Pedro J (500-216) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Dispensary, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 10.25: Received from MONSERRAT BAKERY 25# bread for use in general mess. 10.30: US NAVY Gyro Officer aboard to check gyro. 10.52: Gyro Officer departed. 11.00: The following named men were advanced in rating as of 1 May 1942 Authority Article 561 Regulation and Alcoast #69, 1941: SWINDALL, William O. (200-624) F1/C to MM2/C (Pro); WILSON, Benjamin F. (200-624) F1/C to MM2/C (Pro); BRADLEY, John R. (202-397) Cox (Pro) to BM 2/C (Pro); FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) to SC2/C (Pro). 11.25: Summary court martial adjourned to await the action of the convening authority. 12.50: Held dock trial. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 18.00 today. 13.30: US NAVY degaussing party aboard. 14.00: Received from AMARLA Co. 24 machine bolts on purchase order. 14.30: Commanding Officer held resort mast in the case of TRETLER, Harry V. (201-622) WT2/C (Pro) for offense noted in log, 11 May 1942. Awarded (15) fifteen liberties restriction and (12) twelve hour extra duty. 16.00: Navy degaussing party left ship. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

L. M. Thayer - president of summary court martial

Stansbury, Richard J. (220-242) Cox (Pro) - subject to summary court martial

Hayman, Otis W. (223-674) Sea 1/C - subject to summary court martial

Padilla, Pedro J. (500-216) Sea 2/C (R) - returned from treatment at dispensary

Swindell, William O. (200-624) F 1/C - promoted to MM 2/C (Pro)

Wilson, Benjamin F. (200-850) F1/C - promoted to MM 2/C (Pro)

Bradley, John R. (202-397) Cox (Pro) - promoted to BM2/C (Pro)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) - promoted to SC2/C (Pro)

Tretler, Harry V. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) - awarded 15 days liberty restrictions and 12 hours extra duty

16.00 to 20.00:- Moored as before. 18.00: All liberty party returned on time. 18.55: General quarters. 19.30: Received orders from

Juan, Telesfero C (217-358) OS 2/c (pro) - departed ship on 10 days

Russell, RR Lt (jg) - and help shoved off in dinghy to place a marker buoy in harbor for the convenience of af incoming ship

Haymon, Otis W (223-674) Sea 1/c and Stanbury, Richard J (220-392) Cox (Pro) - 0945 Summary court Martial of which Lt LM Thayer is president met in the cases of Haymon, Otis W (223-674) Sea 1/c and Stanbury, Richard J (220-392) Cox (Pro) of the Captain of the Port Detail on charges preferred by the District Coast Guard officer 10th Naval District

Padilla, Pedro J (500-216) Sea 2/c (R) - reported aboard from inpatient treatment USN Air Station Dispensary, San Juan, Puerto Rico

1100 The following named men were advanced in rating as of 1 May 1942 Authority Article 561, Regulations and Alcoast 69, 1941: Swindall, William O (200-624) F 1/c to MM 2/c (Pro); Wilson, Benjamin F (200-850) F 1/c to MM 2/c (Pro); Bradley, John R (202-397) Cox (pro) to BM 2/c (Pro); Fouraker, Clarenc (222-187) SC 3c (Pro) to SC 2/c (Pro)

11.25 Summary court martial adjourned to await the action of the convening authority

1430 Commanding officer held resort mast in the case of Tretler, Harry U (201-622) WT 2/c (Pro) for offense noted in log 11 May 1942. Awarded (15) fifteen liberties restriction and (12) twelve hours extra duty

L. M. Thayer -

Juan Telenfero - (217-358)

R. R. Russel -


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12 May 1942

port san juan light abeam to starboard close aboard

Lat 18.57, Long -65.45

16.00 to 20.00:- cont. District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District to proceed to assistance of the survivors of a torpedoed vessel in LATITUDE 22 45N, LONGITUDE 58 25W. 19.40: Anchor aweigh, underway various courses at various speeds standing out of SAN JUAN Harbor. 19.55: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard close aboard. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. Set course 58° T, at standard speed. 20.40: Secured from general quarters and assumed condition II. 20.45: Reports, all departments secured for the night. 21.42: Steering repeater cut out, using magnetic compass. 21.50: CAPE SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard distant 21 miles. Issued 57 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 18 34N, 65 27W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District to proceed to assistance of the survivors of a torpedoed vessel in latitude 22 45 N longitude 58 25 W

1940 Anchor aweigh

19:30 Received order to proceed to ??? of the survivors of a torpedoed vessel in 22d 45' N 58d. 35' W.


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 20.18, Long -63.42

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL

Unalga -


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13 May 1942

Lat 21.25, Long -63.42

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 70° pgc., 59° T at standard speed. 00.05: All gyro-compass repeater not operating. Steering only by magnetic compass. Incessant vivid lightening, without thunder all through watch. Position when relieved: 19 17N, 64 45.5W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: On course 70° magnetic, 59° T at 115 rpm. 05.55: Held general quarters for morning alert. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 19 46N, 64 08W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 70° pgc (59° T) at 115 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 20 11N, 63 25W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00 to 16.00:- Underway as before on course 59° T at standard speed. 13.25: Began steering by gyro compass. Position when relieved: 20 32N, 62 48W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on course 59°30' pgc, 59° T at 115 RPM. 16.30: Changed course to 69° pgc, 68° T. 18.30: Changed course to 66° pgc, 65° T. 18.35: Held general quarters for evening alert period. Position when relieved: 20 53N, 61 50W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 66° pgc (65° T) at 115 RPM. 20.30: Carried out evening routine. Issued fifty seven night rations. 21.25: Reduced speed to 105 RPM. Position when relieved: 21 15N, 61 09W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

0000 to 0400 Incessant vivid lightning, without thunder all through watch

0000 to 0400 Underway as before on course 70o psc., 59o T. at standard speed. 0005 All gyro-compass repeaters not operating. Steering only by magnetic compass. Incessant, vivid lightening, without thunder all through watch. Position when relieved: 19o 17' N, 64o 45.'5 W. B~~Papanek Lt.(jg)(R)

0400 to 0800 On course 70o magnetic, 59oT at 115 r.p.m. 0555 held general quarters for morning alert. 0720 secured from general quarters. Position when relieved, 19o46'N - 64o08' W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

0800 to 1200 Underway as before on course 70o psc (59oT)at 115 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Position when relieved: 20o-11'N, 63o-25'W. JAPalmer, Ensign

1200 To 1600:; Underway as before on course 59oT at standard speed. 1325 Began steering by gyro compass. Position when relieved 20-32 N, 62 40 W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

1600 to 2000 Underway as before on course 59o30' pgc, 59oT at 115 R.P.M. 1630 Changed course to 69o pgc, 68oT. 1830 Changed course to 66o pgc. 65o T. 1835 Held General Quarters for evening alert period. Position when relieved: 20-53 N, 61-50W. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)

2000 to 2400 Underway as before on course 66o pgc (65oT) at 115 RPM. 2030 Carried out evening routine. Issued fifty seven night rations. 2125 Reduced speed to 105 RPM. Position when relieved: 21-15N, 61-09 W. JAPalmer, Ensign


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 22.07, Long -59.97

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Flowers, Juan - AL

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers - AL

Pezie - AH

Juan - AL

Watson - AH

Phillips - AH


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14 May 1942

Lat 22.63, Long -59.90

00.00 to 04.00: Zone +3 Time. Underway as before on course 66° pgc 65° T at standard speed, searching for survivors of torpedoed ship CAPE OF GOOD HOPE (BRITISH). 01.37: Stopped engines due to loss of suction by fuel pump. 01.44: Ahead standard speed, fuel pump suction regained. Position when relieved: 21 38N, 60 25W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Cape of Good Hope (British) - torpedoed, Unalga in charge of finding survivors

04.00 to 08.00: On course 66° pgc, 65° T at 115 RPM. 04.15: Reduced to 2/3 speed. 05.20: Held general quarters for a.m. alert. 06.05: Increased to 105 rpm. 06.10: Course 57° pgc, 56° T. 06.45: increased to 115 rpm. Position when relieved: 21 52N, 59 54W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 57° pgc 56° T at 115 RPM. * 09.40: Changed course to 327° pgc 326° T. 10.40: Changed course to 238° pgc 237° T. * 11.55: Reduced to 105 RPM. Position when relieved: 22 04N, 59 58W. *Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 238° pgc (237° T) at 105 RPM. 12.40: Changed course to 148° pgc. 15.10: Changed course to 58° pgc. Position when relieved: 21 44N, 59 39W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 58 pgc 57° T at standard speed. 17.36: Changed course to 327° pgc 326° T. 18.40: General quarters. 18.45: Reduced speed to 90 rpm. Position when relieved: 22 10N, 59 34W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 327° pgc 326° T at 90 RPM. 20.05: Secured from general quarters. 20.15: Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 22 38.5N, 59 55.0W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*11.06: Sighted two Navy Planes - in position 22-09N 59-39W - communicated with same by visual signals. R. R. Russell


0000 To 0400: ZONE + 3T IME. Underway as before on course 66o p.g.c 65oT at standard speed, searching for survivors of torpedoed ship CAPE of GOOD HOPE. (BRITISH) 0137 Stopped engines due to loss of suction by fuel pump 0144 Ahead, standard speed, fuel pump suction regained. Position when relieved. 21-38 N 60-25 W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

CAPE of GOOD HOPE. (BRITISH) - searching for survivors of torpedoed ship CAPE of GOOD HOPE. (BRITISH)

0400 to 0800 On course 66o p.g.c., 65oT at 115 r.p.m. 0415 reduced to 2/3 speed. 0520 held general quarters for a.m. alert 0605 increased to 105 r.p.m. 0610 course 57o p.g.c, 56oT. 0645 increased to 115 r.p.m. Position when relieved 21o-52N; 59o-54'W. L.M Thayer Lieut.

0800 to 1200 Underway as before on course 57o pgc 56oT at 115 R.P.M. * 0940 Changed course to 327o pgc. 326oT. 1040 Changed course to 238o pgc. 237o T. *1155 Reduced to 105 R.P.M. Position when relieved: 22o 04' N, 59o58' W. *Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B~~Papanek. Lt(jg)(R)

1200 to 1600 Underway as before on course 238o pgc (237oT) at 105 RPM. 1240 Changed course to 148o pgc 1510 Changed course to 58o pgc. Position when relieved: 21-44N, 59-39 W. JAPalmer, Ensign

1600 To 2000:- Underway as before on course 58 p.g.c. 57oT at standard speed. 1736 Changed course to 327op.g.c 326oT 1840 General quarters. 1845 Reduced speed to 90r.pm. Position when relieved. 22-10 N, 59-34 W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

2000 to 400 Underway as before on course 327o pgc. 326o T. at 90 R.P.M. 2005 Secured from General Quarters 2015 Carried out evening routine. Position when relieved: 22o 38.5 N, 59o 55.'0 W. B~~Papanek, Lt. (jg) (R)

* 1106 Sighted two navy planes- in position 22-09 N, 59-39 W - communicated with same by visual signals. RRRussell

Searching for survivors of torpedoes ship

Sighted two Navy planes -- in position 22-09 N, 59-39 W -- communicated with same by usual signals.


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 21.17, Long -60.53

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Peace - AH

Flowers - AL

Watson - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AL


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15 May 1942

Lat 19.30, Long -60.77

00.00 to 04.00: Underway on course 57° pgc (56° T) at 90 RPM. 02.00: Changed course to 147° pgc. 02.15: Changed course to 207° pgc. 02.22: Increased speed to 105 RPM. 02.27: Reduced speed to 90 RPM. Position when relieved: 22 32N, 59 46W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: On course 207° pgc 206° T at 90 RPM. 04.55: Increased to 100 rpm. 05.20: Held general quarters for a.m. alert. 05.30: Increased to 105 RPM. 06.48: Secured from general quarters. 07.55: Increased to 110 RPM. Position when relieved: 21 53N, 60 10W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on course 207° pgc, 206° T at 110 rpm. 09.13: Increased to 116 rpm. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Tested flooding and sprinkling valves, condition good. Position when relieved: 21 10N, 60 32W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 207° pgc, 206° T at standard speed. 15.50: Changed course to 117° pgc, 116° T. Position when relieved: 20 20N, 60 56W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on course 117° pgc, 116° T at 118 RPM. 10.20: Changed course 207° pgc. 17.20: Changed course 117° pgc. 18.20: Changed course to 207° pgc. 18.40: General quarters. 19.20: Changed course to 117° pgc. 19.50: Changed course to 207° pgc. 19.55: Reduced standard speed to 90 RPM. Position when relieved: 19 49N, 60 46W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 207° pgc, 206° T at 90 rpm. 20.10: Secured from general quarters. 20.15: Reports, all departments secure for the night. 22.00: Changed course to 257° pgc, 256° T. Issued 59 night rations to crew. Position when relieved: 19 18N, 61 08W. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Zone + 3 Time 0000 to 0400 Underway on course 57o pgc (56oT) at 90 RPM. 0200 Changed course to 147o pgc. 0215 Changed course to 207o pgc 0222 Increased speed to 105 RPM 0227 Reduced speed to 90 RPM. Position when relieved: 22-32N, 59-46 W. JAPalmer, Ensign

0400 to 0800 On course 207o p.g.c., 206oT at 90 R.P.M. 0455 increased to 100 r..p.m. 0520 held general quarters for a.m. alert. 0530 increased to 105 r.p.m. 0648 secured from general quarters. 0755 increased to 110 R.P.M. Position when relieved 21o53'N; 60o-10'W. L.M. Thayer Lieut.

0800 To 1200:- Underway as before on course 207o P.GC, 206oT at 110 r.p.m. 0913 Increased to 116 r.p.m. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Teted flooding and sprinkling valves, condition good. Position when relieved. 21o-10N, 60o-32' W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g)

1200 to 1600 Underway as before on course 207o pgc, 206oT at Standard speed. 1550 Changed course to 117o pgc, 116o T. Position when relieved: 20o 20' N, 60o 56' W.B~~Papanek, Lt(jg) (R)

1600 to 2000 Underway as before on course 117o pgc 116oT at 118 RPM. 1620 Changed course to 207o pgc. 1840 General Quarters 1920 Changed course to 117o pgc. 1950 Changed course to 207o pgc. 1955 Reduced standard speed to 90 RPM. Position when relieved: 19-49 N, 60-46 W. JAPalmer, Ensign

2000 To 2400:- Underway as before on course 207o p.gc, 206oT at 90 r.p.m. 2010 Secured from general quarters. 2015 Reports, all departments secure for the night. 2200 Changed course to 257o P.GC, 256oT. Issued 59 night rations to crew. Position when relieved 19-18 N 61-08 W. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

Inspected magazines and sm~ powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition.


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 20.17, Long -61.87

Received 250 Water. Expended: 3000. On hand: 7250

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Flowers, Juan - AL

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes - AH

Peace - AH

Flowers - AL

Watson - AH

Juan - AL

Phillips - AH


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16 May 1942

Lat 19.98, Long -61.83

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 257° pgc, 256° T at 90 RPM. Position when relieved: 19 11N, 61 50W. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: On course 257° pgc, 256° T at 90 rpm. 05.30: Held general quarters for a.m. alert. 05.50: Course 14° pgc, 13° T, increased to 110 rpm. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 19 30N, 62 02W. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 14° pgc (13° T) at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.47: Changed course to 60° pgc to identify vessel. 11.55: Identified vessel as CAMPUZANO, SS on to Valencia, Spain. 12.00: Changed course to 14° pgc. Position when relieved: 20 10N, 61 52W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Campuzano, SS - identified, vessel bound to Valencia, Spain

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 14° pgc 13° T at standard speed (110) rpm. Determined gyro error to be 2°W by azimuth of sun. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on course 14° pgc, 13° T at 110 rpm. 16.00: Changed course to 92° pgc 90° T. 17.00: Changed course to 182° pgc 180° T. 18.40: Piped all hands to stations for evening alert period. 20.00: Reduced speed to 90 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 182° pgc (180° T) at 90 RPM. Issued 59 night rations. 20.05: Secured from general quarters. 20.15: Carried out evening routine. 21.00: Changed course to 272° pgc. 23.00: Changed course to 182° pgc. 24.00: Changed course to 92° pgc. Position when relieved: 19 59N, 61 41W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

0000 to 0400 Underway as before on course 257o pgc, 256oT at 90 R.P.M. Position when relieved: 19o 11' N, 61o 50' W. B~~Papanek, Lt (jg) (R)

0400 to 0800 On course 257o p.g.c., 256oT at 90 r.p.m. 0530 held general quarters for a.m. alert. 0550 course 14o p.g.c., 13oT, increased to 110 r.p.m. 0700 secured from general quarters. Position when relieved: 19o-30' N; 62o-02 W. L. M. Thayer Lieut.

0800 to 1200 Underway as before on course 14o pgc (13oT) at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 1147 Changed course to 60o pgc to identify vessel. 1155 Identified vessel as CAMPUZANO, S.S. out of Valencia Spain. 1200 Changed course to 14o pgc. Position when relieved: 20-10N,, 61-52W. JAPalmer, Ensign

CAMPUZANO, S.S. - 1155 Identified vessel as CAMPUZANO, S.S. out of Valencia Spain.

1200 To 1600:- Underway as before on course 14o P.GC 13oT at standard speed (110) r.p.m. Determined gyro error to be 2oW by azimuth of sun. R R Russell Lt(j.g)

1600 to 2000 Underway as before on course 14o pgc, 12o T. at 110 R.P.M. 1600 Changed course to 92o pgc. 90o T. 1700 Changed course to 182o pgc. 180o T. 1840 Piped all hands to stations for evening alert period. 2000 Reduced speed to 90 R.P.M. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)

2000 to 2400 Underway as before on course 182o pgc (180oT) at 90 RPM. Issued 59 night rations. 2005 Secured from general quarters. 2015 Carried out evening routine 2100 Changed course to 272o pgc. 2300 Changed course to 182o pgc. 2400 Changed course to 92o pgc. Position when relieved: 19-59N, 61-41W JAPalmer, Ensign

Campuzano SS out of Valencia, Spain - Identified vessel


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 22.13, Long -62.43

Distilled 750 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 5500

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Flowers, Juan - AL

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Peace - AH

Flowers - AH

Watson - AH

Juan - AH

Phillips - AH


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17 May 1942

Lat 20.03, Long -62.25

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +3 Time. Undereway as before on course 92 pgc, 90 T at 90 rpm standard speed, searching for survivors of BRITISH SHIP CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. 02.00: Changed course to 182 pgc 180 T. 03.00: Changed course to 92° pgc 90° T. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

04.00 to 08.00: At 04.00 changed course to 02° pgc, 0° T, speed 90 RPM. 04.10: course 279° pgc, 277° T. 05.00: Increased to 105 rpm. 05.30: Held general quarters for A.M. alert. Steered various courses, making good 277° T. 07.00: Secured from general quarters. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 279° pgc, 277° T at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.00: Changed course to 002° pgc, 000° T. 10.40: Sighted Vessel US Navy PB-Y patrol planes in position, 20 04N, 62 15W, heading approximately WestSouthWest. 11.00: Changed course to 272° pgc, 270° T. 11.59: Changed course to 182° pgc, 180° T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Vessel US Navy PB-Y patrol planes - sighted

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 182° pgc (180° T) at 105 rpm. 14.00: Changed course to 272° pgc. 15.00: Changed course to 002° pgc. Position when relieved: 20 02N, 62 37W. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 02° pgc, 0° T at 105 rpm standard speed. 17.00: Changed course to 272° pgc 270° T. 18.00: Changed course to 182° pgc, 180° T. 18.40: Held general quarters. 19.00: Commenced zig-zagging with base course 180° T. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before zig-zagging, base course 182° pgc, 180° T at 105 RPM. * 20.15: Carried out evening routine. 21.00: Changed base course to 92° pgc, 90° T, continuing to zig-zag. Reduced speed to 90 RPM. 21.30: Changed base course to 253° pgc, 251° T, continuing to zig-zag. Increased speed to 110 RPM. *20.10: Secured from general quarters. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

0000 To 0400:- ZONE + 3 TIME Underway as before on course 92 P.GC, 90 T at 90 r.p.m standard speed, searching for survivors of BRITISH SHIP CAPE OF GOOD HOPE. 0200 Changed course to 182 P.G.C. 180 T. 0300 Changed course to 92oPGC 90oT. R R Russell, Lt(j.g.)

CAPE OF GOOD HOPE - 0000 searching for survivors of BRITISH SHIP CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

0400 to 0800. At 0400 changed course to 02op.g.c., 0oT., speed 90R.P.M. 0410 course 279o p.g.c., 277o T. 0500 Increased to 105 r.p.m. 0530 held general quarters for A.M. alert. Steered various courses, making good 277oT. 0700 secured from general quarters. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

0800 to 1200 Underway as before on course 279o pgc, 277o T. at 105 R.P.M. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 1000 Changed course to 002o pgc, 000o T. 1040 Sighted three U.S. Navy PB-Y patrol planes in position, 20o 04 'N, 62o 15' W, heading approximately West Southwest. 1100 Changed course to 272o p.gc. 270oT. 1159 Changed course to 182o pgc. 180oT. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)

1200 to 1600 Underway as before on course 182o pgc(180oT) at 105 RPM. 1400 Changed course to 272o pgc. 1500 Changed course to 002o pgc. Position when relieved: 20-02 N, 62-37 W. JAPalmer, Ensign

1600 To 2000:- Underway as before on course 02 o P.GC, 0 oT. at 105 r.p.m standard speed. 1700 Changed course to 272o p.gc 270o T. 1800 Changed course to 182o pgc, 180 oT. 1840 Held general quarters. 1900 Commenced zig-zagging with base course 180oT. R R Russell, Lt(jg.)

2000 to 2400 Underway as before zig-zagging, base course 182o pgc. 180o T. at 105 R.P.M.* 2015 Carried out evening routine. 2100 Changed base course to 92o pgc. 90oT., continuing to zig-zag. Reduced speed to 90 R.P.M. 2130 Changed base course to 253o pgc, 251o T, continuing to zig-zag. Increased speed to 110 R.P.M. *2010 Secured from General Quarters. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg) (R)


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.72, Long -65.73

Received 9000 Water. Expended: 2500. On hand: 12000

Sintes, Peace, Watson, Phillips - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes - AH

Peace - AH

Flowers - AH

Watson - AH

Juan - AH

Phillips - AH

Error 2o W, appro.

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATO

Poace - AH

Watson - AH

Flowers - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AH


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18 May 1942

1443 port san juan light abeam to port close aboard

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 253° pgc (251° T) at 110 RPM. Position when relieved: [MISSING]. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging, base course 253° pgc 271° T at 110 rpm. 06.40: Held general quarters for A.M. alert. Tested all machine guns, conditions satisfactory. 07.05: Secured from general quarters; ~ zig-zag course. L. M. Thayer, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on course 253° pgc, 251° T at standard speed 110 rpm. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.27: Changed course to 244° pgc, 242° T. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 244° pgc, 242° T at 110 RPM. 12.20: Started degaussing system. 13.49: Changed course to 230° pgc 228° T. 14.40: Commenced various courses and speeds standing in San Juan Harbor. 14.43: Port San Juan Light abeam to port, close aboard. 15.18: Moored starboard side to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with port anchor down. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.00: SPRATLING, David (109-178) advanced in rating to CHIEF YEOMAN (acting) (Provisional) Authority Headquarters Dispatch 152142, 15 May 1942, effective as of 15 May 1942. 18.50: General quarters. 20.00: MUDZINSKI, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (Pro), departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Hospital, San Juan. 20.20: Secured from general quarters. 20.30: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: PEACE, William W. (223-742) SC 3/C Pro returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Hospital, having previously reported to Coast Guard Base, awaiting return of Unalga. All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Spratling, David (109-178) - promoted to Chief Yeoman (acting) (Provisional)

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (Pro) - departed for treatment at hospital

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C Pro - returned from treatment at hospital

+ 3 Zone Time 0000 to 0400 Underway as before, zig zagging on base course 253o pgc (251oT) at 110 RPM. Position when relieved: JAPalmer, Ensign

0400 to 0800 Underway as before, zig-zagging, base course 253o p.g.c - 251o T., at 110 r.p.m. 0640 held general quarters for A.M. alert. Tested all machine guns, conditions satisfactory. 0705 secured from general quarters; discontinued zig-zag courses L. M. Thayer Lieut.

0800 To 1200:- Underway as before on course 253o P.GC, 251oT at standard speed 110 r.p.m. 0900 Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 1027 Changed course to 244o p.gc. 242oT. R R Russell, Lt(j.g)

1200 to 1600 Underway as before on course 244o pgc, 242o T. at 110 R.P.M. 1220 Started Degaussing system. 1349 Changed course to 230o pgc. 228o T. 1440 Commenced various courses and speeds standing in to San Juan Harbor. 1443 Port San Juan Light abeam to port, close aboard. 1518 Moored starboard side to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, P.R., with port anchor down. B~~Papanek, Lt(jg)(R)

1600 To 2400:- Moored as before 1600 SPRATLING, David (109-178) advanced in rating to CHIEF YEOMAN (acting)(Provisional) Authority Headquarters Dispatch 15 2142, 15 May 1942, effective as of 15 MAY 1942 1850 General quarters. 2000 MUDZINSKI, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (Pro). departed for inpatient treatment at U.S.Naval AiRSTATION Hospital, San Juan. 2020 Secured from general quarters. 2030 Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 2400 this date. 2400 PEACE, William W (223-742) S.C. 3/c pro. returned from inpatient treatment at U.S.Naval Airstation Hospital, having previously reported to Coast Guard Base, aeaiting return of UNALGA. All liberty party returned on time. RRRussell, Lt(j.g)

SPRATLING, David - 1600 SPRATLING, David (109-178) advanced in rating to CHIEF YEOMAN (acting)(Provisional)

MUDZINSKI, Thomas B. - 2000 MUDZINSKI, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (Pro). departed for inpatient treatment at U.S. Naval AIRSTATION Hospital, San Juan.

PEACE, William W - 2400 PEACE, William W (223-742) S.C. 3/c pro. returned from inpatient treatment at U.S.Naval Airstation Hospital


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 54179.79 - Expended: 9270.79 On hand: 48405

Received 8000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 18000

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Juan - AH

oil: 34,179.79 -

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Watson - AH

Flowers - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AH

Mudzinski - AH

oil: 34,179.79 -

Kortlang - ATO

Sintes - AH

Watson - AH

Flowers - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AH

Mudzinski - AH


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19 May 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before at Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 06.00: All hands, reveille. Received 20 gals. milk from PUERTO RICO DAIRY for use in general mess. 06.15: General quarters. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 08.10: Bridge and engine room ready for getting underway. 08.36: Howed in port anchor. 08.45: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 08.56: Moored port side to Pier #1 for fueling. Draft forward 10 ft, aft 14'4". R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored portside to east side of pier number one for purposes of fueling ship. Ship's draft before fueling: 10 feet forward, 14 feet 4 inches aft. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.25: Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) departed for tenth naval district. 10.30: Started fueling ship. The Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) returned aboard. * 11.30: Finished fueling ship. Received from the West India Oil Co. 34,179.77 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. Ship's draft after fueling: 12 ft 3 inches forward, 14 feet 6 inches aft. 12.30: Prepared to get underway. 12.42: Underway on various courses and speeds standing toward Coast Guard dock. 12.52: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock with port anchor down. 15.00: Crew receiving pay for period from 1 to 15 May 1942. 15.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. Received the following stores for the general mess from: La Monserrat, 40 pounds bread; from Payco Ice Cream Plant 3 gallons ice cream; Marcial Figueroa, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds pineapples, 25 pounds string beans, 100 pounds grapefruit. *Donovan having received sentence from general court martialas follows: Loss of twenty-five (25.00) dollars of his pay for a period of six (6) months. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - departed with Commanding Officer

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard with Commanding Officer

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - received sentence from court martial

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.20: Delivered one gyro compass repeater Mark XV, model 0 for repairs. * Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2c Pro transferred to San Juan District for assignment to permanent duty: authority district Coast Guard Officer letter 19 May 1942. 19.00: Held general quarters. 20.20: Secured from general quarters. 20.30: Carried out evening routine. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 21.20: Swindell, Oliver (220-624) MM2/C (Pro) and Lewis, Donald E. (220-082) QM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. *to the Section Base, San Juan, PR. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

Swindell, Oliver (220-624) MM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Lewis, Donald E. (220-082) QM 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

+ 3 Zone Time 0000 to 0900 Moored as before at Coast Guard Dock, San Juan Puerto Rico withport anchor down and receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 0600 All hands, reveille. Received 20 gals. milk from PUERTO RICO DAIRY for use in general mess. 0615 General quarters. 0720 Secured from general quarters. 0810 Bridge and engine room ready for getting underway. 0836 Heaved in port anchor 0845 Underway on various courses at various speeds. 0856 Moored port side to PIER#1 for fueling Draft forward 10ft, aft 14'-4". RRRussell, Lt(j.g.)

0900 to 1600 Moored portside to east side of pier number one for purposes of fueling ship. Ship's draft before fueling: 10 feet forward, 1~ feet 4 inches aft. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 0925 Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M M 1/c (Pro) departed for tenth naval district. 1030 Started fueling ship. The Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M M 1/c (Pro) returned aboard.* 1130 Finished fueling ship: received from the West India Oil Co. 34,179.79 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. Ships draft after fueling: 12ft 3inches forward, 14 feet 6 inches aft. 1230 Prepared to get underway. 1242 Underway on various courses and speeds standing toward Coast Guard dock with port anchor down 1500 Crew receiving pay for period from 1 to 15 May 1942. 1515 Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 1800 this date. Received the following stores for the general mess from: La Monserrat 40 pounds bread; from Payco Ice Cream Plant 3 gallons ice cream; Marcial Figueroa, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds pineapples, 25 pounds string beans, 100 pounds grapefruit. *DONOVAN having received sentence from general court martial as follows: Loss of Twenty-five ($25.00) dollars of his pay for a period of six (6) months.RRRussell. JAPalmer, Ensign

Donovan, Harold T. - 0925 .. CO and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M M 1/c (Pro) departed for tenth naval district. .. 1030 .. CO and Donovan returned aboard. Sentence was loss of $25 pay for six months.

1600 to 2400 Moored as before 1620 Delivered one gyro compass repeater Mark XV, model 0 for repairs.* Crisp, Milton R (220-423) R M 2/c (Pro) transferred to San Juan District for assignment to permanent duty: authority district Coast Guard Officer letter 19 May 1942. 1900 Held general quarters. 2020 Secured from general quarters. 2030 Carried out evening routine. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 2400 this date. 2120 Swindoll, Oliver (220-624) MM 2/c (Pro) and Lewis Donald E. (220-082) QM 2/c (Pro) departed on shore patrol. * to the Section Base. San Juan, P.R. RRR JAPalmer, Ensign

Crisp, Milton - Crisp, Milton R (220-423) R M 2/c (Pro) transferred to San Juan District for assignment to permanent duty: authority district Cost Guard Officer letter 19 May 1942.

Swindoll, Oliver - 2120 Swindoll, Oliver (220-624) MM 2/c (Pro) and Lewis Donald E. (220-082) QM 2/c (Pro) departed on shore patrol.

Lewis Donald E. - 2120 Swindoll, Oliver (220-624) MM 2/c (Pro) and Lewis Donald E. (220-082) QM 2/c (Pro) departed on shore patrol.

Received the following stores for the general mess form La Monserrat at 40 pounds bread; from Parco Ice Cream Plant 3 gallons ice cream; Marcial Fiqueroa, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds pineapples, 25 pounds string beans, 100 pounds grapefruit


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 34179.79 - Expended: 1270.79 On hand: 48405

Received 8000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 18000

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Juan - AH

oil: 54,179.79 -

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Watson - AH

Flowers - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AH

Mudzinski - AH

Kortlang - ATO

Sintes - AH

Watson - AH

Flowers - AH

Phillips - AH

Juan - AH

Mudzinski - AH


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19 May 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before at Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 06.00: All hands, reveille. Received 20 gals. milk from PUERTO RICO DAIRY for use in general mess. 06.15: General quarters. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 08.10: Bridge and engine room ready for getting underway. 08.36: Howed in port anchor. 08.45: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 08.56: Moored port side to Pier #1 for fueling. Draft forward 10 ft, aft 14'4". R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored portside to east side of pier number one for purposes of fueling ship. Ship's draft before fueling: 10 feet forward, 14 feet 4 inches aft. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.25: Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) departed for tenth naval district. 10.30: Started fueling ship. The Commanding Officer and Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) returned aboard. * 11.30: Finished fueling ship. Received from the West India Oil Co. 34,179.77 gallons Navy standard fuel oil. Ship's draft after fueling: 12 ft 3 inches forward, 14 feet 6 inches aft. 12.30: Prepared to get underway. 12.42: Underway on various courses and speeds standing toward Coast Guard dock. 12.52: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock with port anchor down. 15.00: Crew receiving pay for period from 1 to 15 May 1942. 15.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. Received the following stores for the general mess from: La Monserrat, 40 pounds bread; from Payco Ice Cream Plant 3 gallons ice cream; Marcial Figueroa, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds pineapples, 25 pounds string beans, 100 pounds grapefruit. *Donovan having received sentence from general court martialas follows: Loss of twenty-five (25.00) dollars of his pay for a period of six (6) months. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - departed with Commanding Officer

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard with Commanding Officer

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - received sentence from court martial

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.20: Delivered one gyro compass repeater Mark XV, model 0 for repairs. * Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2c Pro transferred to San Juan District for assignment to permanent duty: authority district Coast Guard Officer letter 19 May 1942. 19.00: Held general quarters. 20.20: Secured from general quarters. 20.30: Carried out evening routine. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 21.20: Swindell, Oliver (220-624) MM2/C (Pro) and Lewis, Donald E. (220-082) QM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. *to the Section Base, San Juan, PR. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Crisp, Milton R. (220-423) RM 2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

Swindell, Oliver (220-624) MM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Lewis, Donald E. (220-082) QM 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Received 20 gal. milk from Puerto Rico Dairy for use in general mess

Received the following stores for the general mess from: La Monserrat 40 pounds bread; from Parcol Ice Cream Plant 3 gallons ice cream; Marcial Fiqueroa, 60 pounds tomatoes, 30 pounds pineapples, 25 pounds string beans, 100 pounds grapefruit


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 6000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes, Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Juan - AL

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATO

Flowers - AH

Watson - AH

Phillips - AH

Mudinski - AH

Juan - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Sintes - AH

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Phillips - AH

Juan - AL

Mudzinski - AH


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20 May 1942

00.00 tp 09.00: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard dock with port anchor down with telephone and fresh water service on dock. 00.05: Shore partrol returned after having been released by Senior Shore Patrol Officer. 06.00: Called all hands. 06.20: Held general quarters. 07.20: Secured from the alert. Carried out morning routine. 08.02: Budd, Reginald L. (206-923) RM 2/C (Pro) reported aboard from the Coast Guard Base San Juan, PR. authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 20 May, 1942. 08.17: Received for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia 35 pounds bread. 08.20: Received from the Coast Guard store Brooklyn, N.Y. three pairs binoculars, numbers AT8044-226, AT 337-227, AT1679-228 on invoice number 7041. 08.45: Received for the general mess from Naval Air Station: 122 pounds peaches, 135 pounds pineapples, 100 pounds granulated sugar, 150 pounds coffee, 119 pounds tomato juice, 5 gallons syrup, 174 pounds evaporated milk, 124 pounds peas, 4.5 gallons tomato catsup, 123 pounds corn, 261 pounds prunes, 100 pounds rice, 36 pounds crackers, 48 pounds lard, 60 pounds butter, 60 dozen eggs, 50 pounds spaghetti, 36 pounds oats, 81 pounds string beans, 117 pounds carrots, 294 wheat flour, 48 pounds salmons, 78 be~, 4 gallons vinegar, 105 pounds bacon, 100 pounds hams, 50 pounds bologna, 50 pounds franks, 303 pounds boneless beef, 74 pounds turkey, 55 pounds chickens, 64 pounds cheese, 61 pounds veal leg. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Budd, Reginald L (206-923) RM2/C (Pro) - joined ship

09.00 to 16.00: 10.00: Received fro use in the general mess from COLMADO PLAZA, 97 pounds cabbage and 100 cans sardines. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Shipped via Government Transportation, to ST. JULIANS CREEK ARSENAL, PORTSMOUTH, VA., 12 pounds broken-down 3 inch 23 calibre ammunition. * 11.25: Received from the Naval Air Station, for use in the general mess: 500 pounds Irish potatoes, 100 pounds dry onions. *11.00: Delivered to Coast Guard Base, San Juan, for shipment to Coast Guard Store, Brooklyn, N.Y., three binoculars Nos. 1333401, 203889 and 204198, authority approved Headquarters Board of Survey dated 4 November 1941 (13-42)

received from La Monserrat Panaderia 35 pounds bread

Received from the Coast Guard store Brooklyn, NY three pairs binoculars

Received for the general mess from Naval Air Station: 122 pounds peaches, 135 pounds pineapples, 100 pounds granulated sugar, 150 pounds coffee, 119 pounds tomato juice, 5 gallons syrup, 174 pounds evaporated milk, 124 pounds peas, 4.5 gallons tomato catsup, 123 pounds corn, 261 pounds prunes, 100 pounds rice, 36 pounds crackers, 48 pounds lard, 60 pounds butter, 60 dozen eggs, 50 pounds spaghetti, 36 pounds oats, 81 pounds string beans, 117 pounds carrots, 294 wheat flour, 48 pounds salmon, 28 beets, 4 gallons vinegar, 105 pounds bacon, 100 pounds hams, 50 pounds bologna, 50 pounds franks, 303 pounds boneless beef, 24 pounds turkey, 55 pounds chicken, 64 pounds cheese, 61 pounds veal leg.

Received for use in the General Mess from COLMADO PLAZA, 67 pounds cabbage and 100 cans sardines.

Received from the Naval Air Station, for use in the General Mess: 500 pounds Irish potatoes, 100 pounds dry onions.

Reginald ~ (206-923) RN - reported aboard from the Coast Guard Base San Juan, PR

Budd, Charles Jr - reported aboard from the Coast Guard Base San Juan, PR


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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20 May 1942

11.45: Received from COLMADO PLAZA for use in the general mess: 12 pounds turnips. 12.45: HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) reported aboard for assignment to duty from St. Thomas, V.I. by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 16 May 1942 (73-701). 13.00: Granted liberty to Port watch to expire at 18.00 this date. 13.35: JONES, MILFORD A. (212-519) M. ATT 1/C transferred to Captain of Port Detail, San Juan, PR, by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 19 May, 1941 (73-701). 15.15: SEDA, ROGER (500-238) AS(R) reported on board for assignment to duty by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District, letter 20 May 1942 (73-701). B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) - joined ship

Jones, Milford A. (212-519) M.ATT.1/C - leaves ship

Seda, Roger (500-238) AS(R) - joined ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R), who is absent over leave from this time and date. 18.50: All hands piped to stations for evening alert period. 20.22: Secured from alert. 20.30: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 20.40: Granted liberty to Port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 23.50: LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) returned aboard five (5) hours and fifty (50) minutes overleave. 24.00: Entire liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - didnt return on ship with rest of watch

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - returned after 5h 50m absence over leave

Received from COLMADO PLAZA for use in the General Mess: 12 pounds turnips.

Holmes, Stewart D (220-364) Cox (PRO) - reported aboard for assignment to duty form St. Thomas, V.I.

Jones, Milford A (212-519) M. Att - transferred to Captain of Port Detail, San Juan, P.R.

Seda Roger (500-238) AS (R) - reported on board for assignment to duty

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - is absent over ~ leave from this time and date

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - returned board five (5) hours and fifty (50) minutes overleave

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) - reported aboard for assignmant to duty from St. Thomas, VI

Jones, Milford A. (212-519) M. ATT - transferred to Captain of Port Detail San Juan, PR

Seda, Roger (500-238) AS (R) - reported on board for assignment to duty

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea Yc (R) - absent over leave


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.52, Long -66.05

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Sintes, Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATO

Watson - AH

Flowers - Ab

Phillips - AH

Juan - Ab

Mudzinski - AH

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Phillips - AH

Juan - AL

Mudzinski - AH


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21 May 1942

port san juan light

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to the dock at the Coast Guard base, San Juan, with port anchor down, receiving telephone and fresh water service from wharf. 05.18: Lt. Comdr LOVE, USN aboard to make routine check-up. 05.25: Lt. Comdr. LOVE, USN departed. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.10: Received from the PUERTO RICAN DAIRY 20 gallons milk for use in the general mess. 06.15: All hands piped to stations for morning alert period. 07.20: Secured from morning alert. Carried out morning routine. 08.06: Commenced dock trial of main engine. 08.32: Secured from dock trial. 08.40: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 70 pounds bread for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lt Comdr LOVE, USN - aboard for routine check-up

Lt Comdr LOVE, USN - departed ship

09.00 to 12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 12.00: SCHMIDT, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) departed to USCG Base for temporary duty. Authority Commanding Officer of UNALGA, letter 5/21/1942. * G. F. Hutchinson, Ens (R)

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro) - leaves ship for temporary duty

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 12.25: Unmoored. Anchor aweigh. 12.27: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor. 12.31: No. 1 Boat alongside, hoisted and secured. 12.42: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard, close aboard. 12.46: Relieved YP-64, USN of San Juan Harbor Entrance Patrol. 12.50: Stopped, drifting. Degaussing system set. 13.40: Ahead on course 329° pgc 327° T at 2/3 speed. 13.45: The Commanding Officer held report mast in the case of FOURAKER, CLARENCE (222-187) SC 2/C (pro) and LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) for their offences of 19 May 1942 and 20 May 1942, respectively. Punishment, in each case: Loss of five (5) days liberty. 13.58: Stopped, drifting. 14.05: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 14.26: Stopped, drifting. 14.36: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 15.00: Stopped, drifting. 15.37: Ahead, course 120° pgc, 118° T at 2/3 speed. 15.50: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

YP64 - relieved from Harbor Entrance Patrol

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) - held report mast for offence. Lose 5 days liberty

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - held report mast for offence. Lose 5 days liberty

16.00 to 20.00: Underway, drifting as before. 16.10: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 17.00: Stopped drifting. 18.33: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 18.55: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Received from the PUERTO RICAN DAIRY 20 gallons milk for use in the General Mess

Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 70 pounds bread for use in the General Mess

Schmidt, Carl W. jr. (206-216) CM 1/C (pro) - departed to U.S.C.G. Base for temporary duty

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 2/C (PRO) - The Commanding Officer held report mart in the cases of Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 2/C (PRO) and Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) for their offenses of 19 May 1942 and 20 May 1942, respectively. Punishment, in each case: loss of five (5) days liberty.

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - The Commanding Officer held report mart in the cases of Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC 2/C (PRO) and Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) for their offenses of 19 May 1942 and 20 May 1942, respectively. Punishment, in each case: loss of five (5) days liberty.

Lt. Comdr LOVE, USN - aboard to make routine check-up.

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. - departed to USCG Base for temporary duty.

Fouraker, Clarence - punished for their offenses: loss of five days liberty

Lehman, Charles - punished for their offenses: loss of five days liberty


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21 May 1942

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 0° pgc (358° T) at two third speed, maneuvering off San Juan Entrance. 20.25: Secured from alert. 20.30: Carried out evening routine. 20.51: Stopped drifting. 21.03: Ahead at two third speed; identified schooner as one which had stood out of San Juan Harbor. Maneuvered throughout watch to maintain position. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

*Reference: verbal orders of District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District on 5/20/1942. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.53, Long -66.10

Kortlang, Schmidt - ATD

Sintes, Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Juan - AL

Schmidt - ATO

Sintes - AH

Kortlang - ATO

Watson - AH

Flowers - AL

Phillips - AH

Juan - AL

Mudzinski - AH


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22 May 1942

san juan harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, stopped and drifting off entrance to San Juan harbor. 03.30: Ahead on course 105° pgc 103° T at 1/3 speed to resume station. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 105° pgc 103° T at 1/3 speed. 04.00: Stopped, drifting. 05.45: General quarters. 06.00: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped, drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made weekly powder test. Condition good. 09.12: Ahead on course 260° pgc 258° T at 1/3 speed. 09.32: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway, drifting as before. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain position. 14.43: Ahead on various courses and speeds to investigate vessel to westward of HECP. 15.35: Identified vessel as SS Ellenor bound for Ensenada Handa. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

SS Ellenor - identified

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 16.45: Stopped, drifting. 18.55: General quarters. 19.30: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 19.40: Began zig-zagging. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway on various courses and speeds as before. 20.28: Secured from general quarters. 20.30: Stopped and drifting. 20.35: Carried out evening routine. Issued 60 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens (R)

S.S. Ellenor - Identified vessel as S.S. Ellenor bound for Ensenada Handa.

S.S. Ellenor - Intercepted, identified bound for Ensenada Handa


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at sea north atlantis ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.12

Sintes, Watson, Mudzinski, Phillips - AH

Kortlang, Schmidt - ATD

Flowers, Juan - AL


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23 May 1942

off san juan pr

Lat , Long

00.00 to 04.00: Zone +3 Time. Underway, drifting as before, on Harbor Entrance Patrol Station off San Juan, PR. 02.37: Ahead on course 90° pgc 88° T at 1/3 speed. 02.55: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.55: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. Held general quarters. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 07.35: Stopped drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.22: Ahead at various courses and speeds to maintain position. 11.00: Commanding Officer held ship's inspection. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00-16.00: Underway, drifting as before. 12.55: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 13.45: Set course 108° pgc, 106° T at 1/3 speed. 14.55: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 15.00: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 16.07: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 17.50: Stopped, drifting. 17.55: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 18.30: Stopped drifting. * 19.00: Placed EZELL, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M Att 2/C in confinement for safe keeping until vessel returns to port. 19.15: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. *18.55: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M Att 2/C - placed in confinement for safe keeping

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 20.25: Secured from general quarters. 20.27: Stopped, drifting. 22.10: Ahead on course 328° pgc, 326° T at 1/3 speed. 22.16: Stopped, drifting. Issued 60 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Ezell, Oscar Jr. - placed in confinement for safe keeping until vessel returns to port.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.50, Long -66.10

oil: 9520.49 - Expended: 1957.49 On hand: 48603

Received 6000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Kortlang, Schmidt - ATD

Flowers, Juan, Sintes - AL

oil: 9,520.49 -

Watson - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Phillips - AH

Schmidt - ATD

Flowers - AL

Mudzinski - AH

Juan - AL

Sintes - AL


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24 May 1942

west india fuel company pier 9

Lat 43.1, Long 32.6

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan Harbor, PR. 00.40: Underway at various courses and speeds to maintain position. 00.58: Sopped, drifting. 02.23: Ahead at various courses and speeds. 02.53: Stopped, drifting. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 00.45: General quarters. Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00:- Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 08.38: Stopped and drifting. 11.00: Ahead on various courses and speeds. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. RRR. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 12.20: Stopped, drifting. 12.28: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 12.58: Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol duties. 13.05: Port San Juan Light abeam to port close aboard. 13.17: No. 1 Boat lowered with men to handle lines. 13.30: Moored port side to West Indian Fuel Company Pier 9, to fuel ship. Ship's draft before fueling: forward, 12'9", aft 14'2". 13.55: Lowered No.3 ad No.5 boats which were sent to Coast Guard dock. 14.30: Commenced fueling. 14.49: Finished fueling. Draft after fueling: forward, 13'3", aft 14'2". Received 9,520.49 gallons of Navy Standard fuel. 15.28: Unmoored from Pier 9 and underway various courses and speeds, maneuvering to regular berth. 15.48: Moored starboard side to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, port anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from wharf. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.05: SINTES, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave of absence, granted by District Coast Guard Officer *

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - returned from 10 days leave

Sintes, Luis - reported aboard from ten days leave of absence, granted by District Coast Guard Officer.


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16.00 to 24.00 con't: 10th Naval District, having been discharged from inpatient treatment at the USN dispensary on May 13, 1942. * 18.00: All liberty party returned on time. 19.08: Piped all hands to general quarters for the alert. 20.24: Secured from alert. 20.30: Held reports, anchor watch, and restricted men to muster. 20.35: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 today. 23.30: SNIPES, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 1/C returned aboard in custody of Shore Patrol; having been charged with: (1) fighting with another enlisted man in uniform, (2) being insolent to Shore patrol. All liberty party returned on time with the exception of DELAPAZ, William (500-211) AS(R); POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) MATT3/C (R); and QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) MATT3/C (R) who are absent over leave from this time and date. Used the searchlight at fifteen minute intervals to illuminate harbor entrance. *14.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 20.00 this date. *JUAN, Telesforo C. (217-358) O.S.2/C (pro) returned aboard from ten days leave. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 1/C - returned aboard in custody of Shore Patrol

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M Att 3c (R) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

Juan, Telesforo C. (217-358) OS2/C (pro) - returned from 10 days leave

Snipes, Harmon A. - Returned aboard in custody of Shore Patrol; having been charged with (1) fighting with another nlisted man in uniform, (2) being insolent to shore patrol.

DeLaPaz, William - absent over leave

Polanco, Jaime - absent over leave

Quinones, Marcial - absent over leave

Juan, Telefloro C. - returned aboard from ten days leave.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Kortlang, Schmidt - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Narrel, Sintes - AL

coal: - at anchor for 24 hours


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25 May 1942

00.00-04.00: Moored as before, starboard side to the dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, Puerto Rico, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. Port anchor down. 00.10: DELAPAZ, William (500-211) AS(R), POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) MATT3/C (R) and QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) MATT3/C (R) returned after having been absent over leave ten (10) minutes. 06.30: Piped all hands to general quarters for the alert. 07.20: Secured from alert. 08.05: Received from MONSERRAT BAKERY 20 pounds bread for use in general mess, also received from US NAVAL AIR STATION; 102 pounds pork loin, 60 doz. eggs, 171 pounds tinned spinach, 150 pounds apples, 255 pounds oranges, 23 pounds cereal, 24 gallons salad oil, 79 pounds tinned cherries, 500 pounds potatoes for use in general mess as per requisition #C-58-42. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 12.05: SINTES, LUIS (500-223) WT2/C (R) departed on fourteen (14) days extension of sick leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 12.10: NARRAL, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/C departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 13.00: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 18.00 today. 13.00: Commanding Officer held report mast for the offenses noted in the log of 24 and 25 May 1942. The following punishments were awarded: SNIPERS, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C loss of ten (10) liberties, POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att3/C, DELAPAZ, William (500-211) AS(R) and QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) M.Att3/C loss of one (1) liberty. 14.00: Delivered one ship's clock (CHELSEA #489) to WALTER TISHER for repairs. * R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - departed on 14 days leave

Narral, Juan (107-731) Off Std 1/C - departed on 15 days leave

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C - awarded 10 days liberty restrictions

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M Att 3/C (R) - awarded 1 day liberty restrictions

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - awarded 1 day liberty restrictions

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - awarded 1 day liberty restrictions

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.15: Received one ship's clock (CHELSEA #489) from WALTER TISHER after having been repaired. 18.00: All liberty party returned on time. 19.15: General quarters. 20.24: Secured from general quarters. 20.30: Held reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. SNIPES, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 1/C placed on report for direct disobedience of orders by Lt (j.g.) R. R. Russell. 20.35: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 20.45: ALPERT, Hyman (100-115) CQM (A) Pro and PEACE, Willard W. (223-742)

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 1/C - placed on report for direct disobedience

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Polanco, Jaime - returned after having been absent over leave ten minutes.

DeLaPaz, William - returned after having been absent over leave ten minutes.

Quinones, Marcial - returned after having been absent over leave ten minutes.

Sintes, Luis - departed on fourteen days extension of sick leave granted by the commanding officer.

Narral, Juan - departed on fifteen days leave granted by the commanding officer.

Walter Tisher - Delivered one ship's clock (Chelsea #489) to for repairs.

Lieut. R.R. Russell - placed Harmon Snipes on report for disobedience

Snipes, Harmon A. - placed on report for direct disobedience of orders

Alpert, Hyman - granted liberty to port watch

Peace, Willard W. - granted liberty to port watch


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16.00 to 24.00 cont.: SC 3/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (A) Pro and PEACE, Willard W. (223-742) S.C.3/C (Pro) returned from shore patrol duty. ENE, Edward P. (220-343) Sea 1/C from Coast Guard Base received medical treatment for injured hand sustained in falling. Illuminated harbor entrance net at 15 minute intervals throughout the night. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Ene, Edward P. (220-343) Sea 1/C from Coast Guard Base - received medical treatment

*14.50: Administered first aid treatment to RAPHAEL ROBERTO, Puerto Rican Coal Co. employee who was suffering from a compound wound of right foot sustained in accident aboard merchant vessel in harbor. Received following stores for use in general mess: JUAN FELICIANO: 500 pounds ice. PUERTO RICO DAIRY: 20 gallons milk. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Raphael Roberto from Puerto Rican Coal Co. - received medical treatment

Ene, Edward P. - received medical treament for injured hand sustained in falling.

Raphael Ruberto - Puerto Rican coal Co. employee administered first aid treatment suffering from a compound wound of right foot sustained in accident aboard merchant vessel in harbor.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.48, Long -65.90

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski - AH

Flowers, Narral, Sintes - AL


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26 May 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with port anchor down and with telephone and fresh waater service from dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.15: General quarters. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.20: EZELL, Oscar (229-033) M.att2/C released from confinement. 10.15: Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at USN Dispensary, Isla Grande, PR. 11.00: Received from Drogueria Colonial Inc. medical supplies. 11.05: Schmidt, Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) reported aboard from temporary duty at Captain of Port Detail, San Juan, PR. Authority verbal orders District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District of 26 May, 1942. * 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. 13.10: Rosario, Francisco (500-231) M.att3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty; authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 26 May 1942 (73-701). 15.00: Chambers, James D. Jr. (220-491) M.att2/C transferred to San Juan Base for assignment to duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 26 May 1942 (73-701). Received the following stores for the general mess: from La Monserrat Panaderia 35 pounds bread; from Marcial Figueroa, 20 pounds cucumbers, 36 pounds tomatoes, 75 pounds pineapples. *13.00: The Commanding Officer held report mast for the offense noted in the log of 25 May. The following punishment were awarded: Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C, deck court. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Ezell Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.att 3/C - released from confinement

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

Schmidt, Carl W. (206-612) C.M.1/C (Pro) - returned aboard from temporary duty

Rosario, Francisco (500-231) M Att 3/C (R) - joined ship

Chambers, James D. Jr. (220-491) M.Att 2/C - leaves ship

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C - awarded deck court

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC 3c (Pro) - joined ship

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro.) - departed for temporary duty, then 30 days leave

Stutzman, Lyle A. (201-903) SC1/C (Pro) - leaves ship


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port san juan light

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

16.00 to 20.00 cont.: 18.30: Anchor aweight, underway various courses and speeds standing out San Juan harbor. 18.42: Boats number 1 and 3 alongside hoisted and secured; boat number 5 left at Coast Guard Dock, twenty man life raft secured in former position of number 5 boat. 18.53: PORT SAN JUAN LIGHT close aboard to starboard. 19.00: Set course 94° T, 95° pgc at standard speed 110 rpm. 19.10: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 95° pgc 94° T at 110 RPM. 20.20: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. 21.00: Changed course to 101° pgc, 100° T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea caribbean

Lat 16.82, Long -64.07

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Flowers, Narrel, Sintes, Stengel - AL


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27 May 1942

culebrita light

Lat , Long

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 101° pgc (100° T) at standard speed. 00.04: CULEBRITA LIGHT abeam to starboard distance 4.4 miles. 00.18: Changed course to 181° pgc. 00.57: Sail Rock abeam to port distance 3.7 miles; changed course to 165° pgc. 03.56: Ham Bluff Light abeam to port distant 8 miles. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 165° pgc 164°T at standard speed 110 rpm. 04.50: Changed course to 130° pgc 129° T. 05.00: Commenced zig-zagging, base course 129° T. 05.45: General quarters. 06.00: Secured the degaussing coils. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00-12.00: Underway as before zigzagging on basic course 130° pgc (129° T) at 110 rpm. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on a basic course of 130° pgc 129° T at 110 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before. zigzagging on base course 129° T, 130° pgc at 110 rpm standard speed. 18.38: General quarters. 20.00: Changed base course to 137° T, 138° pgc. continued zigzagging. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway, zig-zagging; changed basic course to 138° pgc (137° T) at 110 RPM. 20.05: Secured from general quarters. Issued 58 night rations. 20.20: Carried out evening routine. 22.00: Changed course to 140° pgc. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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port castries bw

Lat 14.40, Long -61.33

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Flowers, Stengel, Sintes, Narral - AL


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28 May 1942

port castries saint lucia w i

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 - 04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on basic course 140° pgc (139° T) at 110 rpm. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 140° pgc 139° T at 110 rpm standard speed. 05.37: General quarters. 07.07: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 140° pgc, 139° T at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 140° pgc (139° T) at standard speed (110 RPM). 13.49: Changed course to 181° pgc. 14.36: Ahead on various courses and speeds while standing into Port Castries, Saint Lucia, W. I. 15.00: Anchored at Port Castries in 9 3/4 fathoms water to 15 fathoms port chain. 15.08: Heaving in on assigned anchorage. 15.15: Anchored in 8 fathoms water to 12 fathoms starboard chain on following true bearings: signal tower 330°, front range 120; stern line on anchoring buoy. 15.17: Number one boat lowered and away with Commanding Officer to USS Tarbell. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

USS Tarbell - boat sent to her with Commanding Officer

16.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 17.35: Number boat returned with Commanding Officer; boat hoisted. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. Gun watch stationed at number two gun. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

U.S.S. TARBELL -


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port castries saint lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Stengel, Sintes, Narral - AL

oil: 35,468 -

Watson - AH


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29 May 1942

port castries st lucia w i

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before at Port Castries, St. Lucia, W.I. in 8 fathoms water to 12 fathoms of starboard chain with stern line made fast to mooring buoy on the following true bearings: front range 120°, signal tower 330°. 05.55: Motor dinghy lowered and away with Lt (j.g.) R. R. Russell to pick up message from the D-142. 07.00: Called all hands. 07.15: Motor dinghy returned with Lt (jg) Russell; tied alongsied. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - away on motor dinghy to pick up message from D-142

D-142 - Unalga received message from her

Lt. (j.g.) R.R.Russell - returned aboard

09.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made weekly powder test. Condition good. Flood and sprinkling valves tested and found to be in good working order. 14.00: Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire at 18.00 this date. ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) CPhm.(a)(Pro) and WILSON, BENJAMIN F. JR. (200-850) MM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM (a) - sent on shore patrol

Wilson, Benjamin F. (200-850) MM2/C - sent on shore patrol

16.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time. 18.30: ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) CPhm(a)(Pro) and WILSON, BENJAMIN F. JR. (200-850) MM2/C (Pro) returned from shore patrol. 19.15: Boat No. 1 hoisted aboard. 20.00: Held reports. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhm (a)(pro) - returned from shore patrol

Wilson, Benjamin F. (200-850) MM2/C - returned from shore patrol

Lt. (JG) R. R. Russell - left on motor dinghy

Lt. (JG) R. R. Russell - returned on motor dinghy

ERKER, FRANK L. - departed on shore patrol

Wilson Benjamin F Jr. - departed on shore patrol

ERKER, FRANK L. - returned from shore patrol

Wilson Benjamin F Jr. - returned from shore patrol


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port castries saint lucia b w i

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0


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30 May 1942

port castries saint lucia b w i

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 09.00: Anchored as before in Port Castries, St. Lucia, BWI in light fathoms of water to fifteen fathoms of starboard chain, with stern line made fast to mooring buoy, on the following true bearings: Front range 120°, Signal Tower 330°. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00:- Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Held ship's inspection. * 13.30: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 18.00 today, Chief Petty Officers granted liberty until 22.00 today. 13.30: McCOMAS, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (Pro) and STACKHOUSE, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

*10.40: Shifted anchorage on following bearings: signal station 332°, Front range 103°, corner of north wharf 82°, with 15 fathoms of starboard chain and 7 fathoms port chain in 7 fathoms of water. Stern made fast to mooring buoy. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of TRUMAN, William (228-306) SC3/C (pro) and BALDWIN, Harry (203-397) F2/C. 18.30: TRUMAN, William (228-306) SC3/C (pro) and BALDWIN, Harry (203-397) F2/C returned after being absent over leave thirty (30) minutes. 19.50: Held routine reports. 22.00: Chief Petty Officer liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - returned aboard

Baldwin, Harry (203-397) F 2/C - absent over leave after liberty party returned

Baldwin, Harry (203-397) F 2/C - returned aboard

Mc Comas James M - departed on shore patrol

Stackhouse Clyde E - departed on shore patrol

TRUMAN, William - did not return on time with liberty party

TRUMAN, William - returned after being absent over leave

BALDWIN, Harry - did not return on time with liberty party

BALDWIN, Harry - returned after being absent over leave


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port castries saint lucia

Lat 14.38, Long -61.73


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31 May 1942

tarpeon rock light close abeam to port

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00-08.00: Anchored in Port Castries, St. Lucia, BWI in 7 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms of starboard chain and 7 fathoms port chain on following bearings: Signal station, 332°, First range 103°, corner north wharf, 80°. Stern lines made fast to mooring buoy. 06.30: Reveille for all hands. * 06.55: Ahead on various courses and speeds, standing out of Port Castries. 07.10: Hoisted #1 boat. 07.15: Tapion Rock Light close abeam to port - set course to 272° pgc (273° T) at 110 rpm. 07.16: Held general quarters. 07.30: Commenced zig-zagging on base course 297° pgc (298° T). 07.52: Secured from general quarters. 07.55: Secured degaussing. *Prepared to get underway to search for survivors in position 63 15W-14 40N. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

08.00-12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on course 297° pgc (298° T) at 110 rpm. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 297° pgc 298° true, at 110 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before, zigzagging on base course 297 pgc 298 true at 110 rpm standard speed. 18.05: Changed course to 359° pgc 360° T base course. 18.38: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (jg)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 359° pgc (000° T) at stabdard speed. 20.10: Secured from general quarters. 20.25: Carried out evening routine; issued 58 night rations. 21.00: Changed course to 87° pgc. 23.00: Changed course to 179° pgc. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

G. G. Van Dyke - Surgeon USPHS. Mrs. Catherine Van Dyke (wife) 1225 Nashville Avenue, New Orleans, La.

R. R. Russell - Lieut (j.g.) Martha M. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

B. Papanek - Lieut (j.g.) (R) Mrs. Amalie Papanek (mother) 17 Foote Ave., Lawrence, NY

J. A. Palmer - Ensign. Amelia B. Palmer (wife) #4 Taft st., Santurce, P.R.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ensign (R). Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father) Wickford, Rhode Island

R. O. Elwood - Machinist. Martha Elwood (wife) 711 Southard St., Key West, Fla.


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LOGS FOR JUNE 1942


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 14.68, Long -63.25


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1 June 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway on base course 179° pgc (180° T), zig-zagging at standard speed, 110 rpm. 03.00: Changed base course to 269° pgc (270° T), zig zagging at standard speed, 110 rpm. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on base course 269° pgc 270° T at 110 rpm standard speed. 05.40: General quarters. 06.00: Changed base course to 179° pgc 180° T. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway at 110 RPM. Changed base course to 271° pgc 270° T. Gyro compass error was found to be 1° westerly. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made fortnightly powder test. Condition good. 10.00: Changed course to 001° pgc 000° T. 11.07: Sighted object on starboard beam. Sounded General quarters. 11.30: Identified object as life raft with one person aboard. 11.35: Lowered No. 1 boat in charge of Lt. (jg) RUSSELL to pick up occupant of raft. 11.54: No.1 boat alongside and hoisted. * 12.00: Secured from general quarters. * Took on board Hubert J. TANNER, survivor of torpedoed British vessel, NORMAN PRINCE. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lt. (j.g.) Russell - in charge of boat to rescue survivor of torpedoed ship

Hubert J. TANNER - survivor of torpedoed vessel, took aboard

British vessel Norman Prince - torpedoed, Unalga in charge of finding survivors

12.00 to 16.00: Underway zig-zagging on base course 91° pgc (90° T) at standard speed. 13.30: Changed course to 116° pgc. 15.07: Stopped engine to make minor repair in engine room. 15.09: Ahead at standard speed. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before on base course 116° pgc 115° T at 110 rpm standard speed. 18.34: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00:- Underway zig-zagging on base course 116° pgc (115° T) at 110 rpm standard speed. 20.05: Secured from general quarters. 22.15: Changed base course to 126° pgc (125° T). Issued 58 night rations. 20.15: Held reports and life boat crew to muster. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

*Assignment of mess cooks for the month of June as follows: Baranovic, William (205-534) F 2/C, Padilla, Pedro J. (500-216) Sea 2/C (R), King John H. (220-755) Sea 1/C. R. R. Russell

Baranovic, William (205-534) F 2/C - assigned to mess cook

Padilla, Pedro J. (500-216) Sea 2/C (R) - assigned to mess cook

King, John H. (220-755) Sea 1/C - assigned to mess cook

1107 Sighted object on starboard beam. Sounded General Quarters. 1130 Identified object as life raft with one person aboard. 1135 Lowered no 1 boat in charge of Lt (jg) RUSSELL to pick up occupant of raft. 1154 No 1 boat alongside and hoisted.

Hubert J Tanner - took on board Hubert J TANNER, survivor of torpedoed British vessel NORMAN PRINCE


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 13.92, Long -61.00


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2 June 1942

port castries harbor

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on base course of 126° pgc, 125° T, zig-zagging, at 110 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 126° pgc 125° T at 110 rpm standard speed. 05.34: General quarters. 06.20: Degaussing set. 06.40: Various courses and speeds off entrance to Port CASTRIES. 06.45: Secured from general quarters. 07.20: Tanpion Rock Light close abeam to starboard. 07.27: Anchored in Port Castries Harbor in 8 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms port chain - stern made fast to mooring buoy. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 16.00:- Anchored as before. 09.00: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.30: TANNER, Hubert John, survivor of torpedoed vessel SS NORMAN PRINCE taken ashore and placed in charge of the British authority in PORT CASTRIES, BWI. 13.07: Underway, various courses and speeds shifting anchorage. 13.15: Anchored in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain 100 yards west of mooring buoy #2. 14.00: Granted liberty to the port watch until 18.00 today. CONNELL, Thomas P. (206-701) GM1/C (pro) and FLORES, Domingo (103-568) SC1/C departed on shore patrol. McCOMAS, ( ) Y2/C (Pro) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by the commanding Officer. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Tanner, Hubert John survivor of torpedoed SS Norman Prince - taken ashore and placed in charge of British authority

SS Norman Prince - torpedoed, survivor H.J. Tanner reaches St. Lucia

Connell, Thomas P. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC 1/C - sent on shore patrol

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (Pro) - departed on 10 days leave

16.00 to 24.00:- Anchored as before. 18.00: All liberty party returned on time. CONNEL, Thomas P. (206-701) CM1/C (pro) and FLORES, Domingo (103-567) SC1/C returned from shore patrol duty. 19.45: Reports anchor watch to muster. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Connell, Thomas P. (206-701) GM1/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Flores, Domingo (103-567) SC 1/C - returned from shore patrol


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Flowers, Stengel, Sintes, Narral, McComas - AL


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3 June 1942

port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 09.00:- Anchored as before in PORT CASTRIES, ST. LUCIA, BWI in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.40: Made preparations for getting underway. 11.07: Underway on various courses and speeds to new anchorage. 11.20: Anchored in 6 fathoms water to 15 fathoms port chain with stern line fast to mooring buoy. 12.30: Motor dinghy away to US Naval Base. Lt (jg) B. Papanek (R) in charge. 13.55: Number 3 surfboat away with sailing party. 14.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 this date. Miller, WM (201-641) QM1/C (Pro) and Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C departed on shore patrol. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Lt (jg) B. Papanek (R) - in charge of motor dinghy away to USN Base

Miller, William (201-641) QM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C - sent on shore patrol

16.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 16.10: Number 3 boat secured. 16.15: Motor dinghy back from US Naval Base with drum of gasoline and mail. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time. 18.17: Shore patrol returned. 19.55: Carried out evening routine. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

Received 15000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 22000


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4 June 1942

port castries st lucia

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 09.00: Anchored in Port Castries, St. Lucia in six fathoms water to 15 fathoms port chain with stern line on mooring buoy. 07.00: Called all hands, carried out morning routine. 08.30: Made preparations for getting underway. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. * 09.38: Unmoored and underway on various courses at various speeds. 09.50: Let go port anchor in 5 1/2 fathoms of water. 09.56: Moored starboard side to Salvage Tug KILLIRIE. 10.15: Received on board various and sundry pieces of gear salvaged from the USS BLAKELEY. 14.00: Granted liberty to the Port watch to expire as follows: CPOs 22.00 this date, remainder of liberty party 18.00 this date. ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C and LORENZ, HAROLD O. (205-027) WT2/C (pro) departed on Shore Patrol Duty. *Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Salvage Tug KILLIRIE - Unalga moored starboard side to her

USS Blakeley - received various pieces of gears salvaged from her

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - sent on shore patrol

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT 2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

16.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 16.30: Connected water hose to dock and commenced receiving water aboard shortly thereafter. 18.00: Entire liberty party returned on time. ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C and LORENZ HAROLD O. WT2/C (pro) returned from Shore Patrol duty. 19.50: Held reports. 22.00: Finished taking on fresh water. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lorenz, Harold O. WT 2/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - returned from shore patrol

*GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) RM1/C was this day advanced in rating to CRM (a) (PRO) in accordance with Headquarters Dispatch 032104, June 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM1/C - promoted to CRM (a) (Pro)

Salvage Tug Killerie -

USS Blakeley -

U.S.S. BLAKELEY - salvage received from KILLIRIE came from this ship.

LORENL, HAROLD O. - CPO(?) 205-027

KILLIRIE - moored starboard side to Salavage Trig

ROLLAND, EDWARD B. - (108-961)

other: - WATER

ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) - Returned from shore patrol duty.

LOREN L HAROLD O. - returned from Shore Patrol duty.

GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) - advanced rank in the Navy


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0


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5 June 1942

port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before in Port Castries, St. Lucia, BWI starboard side to Salvage Tug KILLIRIE, with port anchor down in 5 1/2 fathoms of water. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. Carried out morning routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Salvage Tug Killirie - Unalga moored starboard side to her

09.00 - 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for small arms and small arms ammunition. Tested flood and sprinkling system, valves in good working condition. Weekly powder test made, conditions good. 13.00: Shifted ship astern about twenty feet. 14.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 18.00 today. 14.30: SCHMIDT, jr. Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C (pro) and BRADLEY, John R (202-397) BM2/C (pro) departed on shore patrol. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Bradley, John R. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Schmidt, Jr Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

16.00 - 24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: Liberty party returned on time. 18.10: Shore patrol returned. 19.55: Held routine reports. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Tug Killirig - starboard side to salvage

Schmidt, Carl W (206 612) C M/c - departed on shore patrol

Bradley, John r (202-397) BM 2/c (pro) - departed on shore patrol


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

oil: 5005 - Expended: 1105. On hand: 23654


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6 June 1942

port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00-09.00: Zone +3 Time. Moored as before in Port Castries, St Lucia, BWI starboard side to salvage tug KILLIRIE, with port anchor down in 5 1/2 fathoms of water. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. Carried out morning routine. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Salvage Tug Killirie - Unalga moored starboard side to her

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.30: Commanding Officer held regular weekly ship's inspection. 12.00: LEHMAN, Charles (500-235) S2/C (R) placed on report for disobeying a lawful order of a petty officer. 13.56: Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds. 14.29: Anchored in PORT CASTRIES Harbor in 7 fathoms of water to 15 fathoms of port chain with mooring line secured to number 1 mooring buoy. 15.15: Liberty granted to port watch to expire at 18.00 today. HARBOURT, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (Pro) and TRETLER, Harry V. (201-622) WT2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol duty. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) S2/C (R) - placed on report for disobedience to petty officer

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Tretler, Harry V. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

16.00 to 24.00:- Anchored as before. 16.50: Received 560 pounds ice from PETER and Co., St Lucia BWI for use in the general mess. 18.10: Liberty party returned on time. Shore patrol returned. 19.05: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds. 19.30: Moored starboard side to USS TARBELL with port anchor down. 20.05: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 21.25: Commenced taking fuel from USS TARBELL, ship's draft before fueling 12ft 6 inches forward, 14ft 6 inches aft. 23.00: Finished taking on fuel having received 5005 gals. BUNKER "A" fuel oil; ship's draft after fueling 13ft 0 inches forward, 14ft 6 inches aft. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Tarbell - Unalga moored starboard side to her, fueling

0000-0900 zone + 3 time. Moored as before in Port Castries, St. Lucia, BVI.

0900 to 1600. mooored arr as before. 1356 unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds. 1420 anchored in Port Castries harbor.

1600 to 2400 Anchored as before. 1905 anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds. 1930 moored starboard side to USS Tarbell.


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port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.07, Long -61.28


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7 June 1942

port castries st lucia bwi

Lat 14.0, Long -61.0

00.00 to 08.00:- Moored as before starboard side to USS TARBELL at PORT CASTRIES, ST LUCIA, BWI with port anchor down. 02.10: SNIPES, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 1/C not aboard ship upon thorough search. 02.20: TRUMAN, William L. (228-826) SC3/C (pro) fell overboard while returning to ship, having been absent without leave together with SNIPES, Harmon A Jr (222-266) Sea 1/C since 22.30 saturday. 06.30: Reveille for all hands. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Tarbell - Unalga moored starboard side to her

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr (222-266) Sea 1/C - not aboard ship upon thorough search

Truman, William L (228-826) SC3/C (pro) - fell overboard while returning to ship, after being absent without leave

08.00 to 12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 08.00: Made preparations for getting underway. 08.02: Underway at various courses and speeds maneuvering to anchor. 08.10: Dropped port anchor. 09.20: Made preparations for getting underway. 09.24: Underway on various courses and speeds standing out of harbor. 09.50: Set course as 271° pgc (270° T) at 110 RPM. 09.58: Reduced to 105 RPM. 10.00: Various courses while maneuvering to position. 10.06: Reduced to 100 RPM. 10.07: Reduced one third speed. 10.20: Changed course to 277° pgc. 10.57: Changed course to 271° pgc. 11.04: Changed course to 280° pgc. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 281° pgc at one third speed, 65 rpm. 14.25: Changed course to 211° pgc. 14.33: Resumed course 281° pgc. 15.00: Changed course to 325° pgc. 15.35: Changed course to 323° pgc. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 323° pgc 321° T at one third speed. Determined gyro error to be 2° W by azimuth of the sun. Regulating speed to maintain position with other ship's in company. 18.34: Held general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 323° pgc, 321° T at 63 RPM. 20.10: Secured from general quarters. Adjusted course slightly, from time to time, in order to maintain position with other ships in company. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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8 June 1942

at sea caribbean sea

Lat 16.52, Long -63.70

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Kortlang - ATD

Flowers, Stengel, Sintes, Narral, McComas - AL


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8 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on basic course 323° pgc (321° T) at 65 RPM. Maneuvered throughout watch to maintain position in convoy. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 323° pgc 321° T at 65 rpm. 05.40: General quarters. 07.10: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00-12.00: Underway as before on basic 323° pgc at 65 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted fro all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.15: Changed speed to 66 RPM and course to 312° pgc. 10.08: Reduced to 65 RPM. 10.25: Determined gyro error to be 2° W by azimuth of the sun. 10.30: Changed course to 308° pgc (310° T). 11.34: Increased to 67 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on base course of 308° pgc, 310° T at 67 RPM. 13.00: The Commanding Officer held report mast in the cases of the following men: LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R), for his offence as noted in the log of 6, June 1942. Punishment: ten (10) hours extra police duty. TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro), for offence as noted in the log of 7 June 1942. Punishment: 25 hours extra police duty. SNIPES, HARMON A. JR. (222-266) Sea 1/C, for offence as noted in the log of 7, June 1942. Punishment: 25 hours extra police duty. Adjusted course and regulated speed, from time to time, during watch, in order to maintain station in convoy. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - sentenced with 10 hours extra police duty

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) - sentenced with 25 hours extra police duty

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr (222-266) Sea 1/C - sentenced with 25 hours extra police duty

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 310 pgc 312 T at 75 rpm. 18.51: Held general quarters. 19.00: Gyro error 2°W by amplitude of sun and azimuth of Polaris. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 314° pgc (317° T) at 75 RPM. Issued 57 night rations. 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.45: Carried out evening routine. 21.37: Changed course to 377° pgc. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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9 June 1942

at sea caribbean sea

Lat 18.50, Long -65.92

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Flowers, Stengel, Sintes, Narral, McComas - AL


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9 June 1942

hams bluff light

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-04.00: Underway as before on base course 327° pgc (325° T) at 75 RPM. 00.58: Reduced 70 RPM. 01.02: Hams Bluff Lt abeam to starbord distance four miles. 01.07: Changed course to 002° pgc. 01.10: Reduced to 65 RPM. 01.27: Increased to 70 RPM. Various speeds throughout watch to maintain position. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 00° T, 02° pgc at various speeds maintaining position. 05.42: General quarters. 05.52: Sail Rock abeam to port distance 1.4 miles. 05.58: Changed course to 315° pgc 313° T. 06.20: Changed course to 304 pgc 302 T. 06.52: CULEBRITA LIGHT abeam to port distance 2.9 miles. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Changed course to 287° pgc 285° T. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 287° pgc 285° T at 75 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.49: Cape San Juan Light abeam to port, distance 5 1/2 miles. 10.50: Pt. Picua buoy #2 abeam to port, distance 2 1/2 miles. Adjusted course and speed, from time to time, to maintain station in convoy. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 280° pgc 278° T at 80 RPM. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain position. 13.45: Port San Juan Light abeam to port close aboard. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds standing into San Juan Harbor. 14.08: Moored port side to at pier 9. 14.30: Motor dinghy away to Coast Guard Base. 14.45: Motor dinghy returned. 14.55: Unable to obtain fuel oil; made preparations to get underway. 15.47: Underway at various courses and speeds standing toward Coast Guard Base. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 24.00: Underway as before standing toward Coast Guard Wharf. 16.07: Moored starboard side to Coast Guard Wharf; port anchor out to 10 fathoms chain. 17.00: Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM1/C (pro) advanced in rating to Chief Radioman (A) (Pro); authority: headquarters dispatch 032104 June 1942. Flowers, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) reported aboard for resumption of regular duty from 30 days leave of absence, having reported in to the Third Naval District for transportation to San Juan; reference District Coast Guard Officer Third Naval District letter 19 May, 1942 (73-531). 19.30: Held evening alert.

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) RM 1/C (Pro) - promoted to Chief Radioman (a) (Pro)

Flowers, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 30 days leave


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16.00 to 24.00 (Continued): 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.35: Carried out evening routine. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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10 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 9000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 22000

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Stengel, Narral, McComas - AL


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10 June 1942

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before to Coast Guard Whard, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down to 10 fathoms chain; receiving fresh water and telephone service from the Wharf. 06.00: Called all hands. 06.17: Held alert. 06.50: Received the following from the Puerto Rico Dairy: 20 gallons of milk for the general mess. 07.20: Secured from the alert. Carried out morning routine. 08.20: Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) returned from 10 days leave 14 days extension thereof and 2 days temporary duty with the Captain of Port Detail, San Juan; authority: leave of absence dated 13 May 1942 and endorsements thereon. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) - returned aboard from 10 days leave, 14 days extension, and 2 days temporary duty

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.30: Received on board from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 35 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 10.00: Received from Julio's Market for use in the general mess: 100 pounds grapefruit, 20 pounds peppers, 50 pounds fresh pineapples, 100 cans sardines and 58 pounds tomatoes. 10.15: Received from MARCIAL FIGUEROA for use in the general mess: 85 pounds cabbage, 25 pounds turnips. 10.55: Received from COLMADO PLAZA 36 pounds string beans for use in the general mess. 11.00: Received from the NAVAL AIR STATION, for use in the general mess: 80 pounds tinned carrots, 62 pounds tinned corn, 156 pounds tinned sauerkraut, 73 pounds tinned spinach, 100 pounds onion, 600 pounds potatoes, 40 pounds raisins, 252 pounds tinned apples, 122 pounds tinned peaches, 123 pounds tinned pears, 96 pounds tinned yarn, 101 pounds tinned mincemeat, 36 pounds crackers, 392 pounds flour, 48 pounds tinned salmon, 200 pounds ham, 100 pounds bologna, 201 pounds boneless beef, 94 pounds chicken, 10 pounds fish, 204 pounds pork loin, 78 pounds turkey, 100 pounds kidney beans, 76 pounds tinned string beans, 150 pounds fresh apples, 40 pounds cocoa, 200 pounds ground coffee, 348 pounds, 348 pounds tinned milk, 120 pounds ~, 23 pounds cereal, 50 pounds macaroni, 200 pounds rice, 90 dozen eggs, 96 pounds lard, 14 gallons catsup, 4 gallons vinegar, 300 pounds ~. 11.15: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM Co., 2 1/2 gallons ~ vanilla ice cream for use in the general mess. 11.30: NARRAL, JUAN (107-731) OS1/C (Pro) returned on time from fifteen (15) days leave.

Narral, Juan (107-731) OS1/C (pro) - returned aboard from 15 days leave


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10 June 1942

CONTINUED. 09.00 to 16.00: 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 18.00 this date. DE LA PAZ, WILLIAM (500-211) AS(R) departed on three (3) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS(R) - departed on 3 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 18.00: Entire liberty party returned on time. * 19.30: All hands piped to stations for evening alert period. 20.30: Secured from evening alert. 20.35: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 20.35: Held reports; anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. Played searchlight across harbor entrance at fifteen minutes interval throughout the night. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Cox (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

*20.00: McCARTHY, JOHN (217-605) BM1/C (Pro) and COHEN, JOHN E. (220-485) Cox (Pro) departed on Shore Patrol duty. SULLIVAN, RUDOLPH (223-665) F2/C, CHRISTOPHER, JOHN M. JR. (220-484) F2/C, REILLY, JOHN J. (200-959) F2/C, BALDWIN, HARRY J. F2/C (203-397) and BARANOVIC WILLIAM (205-534) F2/C were this day advanced to the rate of FIREMAN 1/C (Pro) authority: Article 561 Regulations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Christopher, John M. Jr. (220-484) F2/C - promoted to F1/C (Pro)

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - promoted to F1/C (Pro)

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F2/C - promoted to F1/C (Pro)

Reily, John J. (200-959) F2/C - promoted to F1/C (Pro)

Baranovic, William (205-534) F2/C - promoted to F1/C (Pro)


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11 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21800

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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11 June 1942

coast guard base

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before starboard side to wharf at Coast Guard Base with port anchor down; receiving telephone service and fresh water from the dock. 00.55: McCARTHY, JOHN (217-605) BM1/C (pro) and COHEN, JOHN E. (220-485) Cox (pro) returned from shore patrol duty. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.15: All hands piped to general quarters. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 08.45: MACH. R. O. ELWOOD departed for the US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY for inpatient treatment. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Cox (pro) - returned from shore patrol

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM 1/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Mach. R. O. Elwood - departed for treatment at dispensary

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.30: SULLIVAN, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C departed for temporary duty at Boringuen Field, Puerto Rico. Reference: letter from Aviation Cachet Examining Board, Boringuen Field, May 31, 1942. Authority: verbal order, District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District, 10 June, 1942. 10.10: Received from La Monserrat for use in general mess; 20 pounds milk bread, 8 pounds pan di agua, and 7 pounds b~ bread. 12.00: MILLER, William (201-642) QM1/C and TRETLER, Harry V. (201-622) WT2/C (pro) transferred to office of District Coast Guard Officer, 10th Naval District for further transfer to third Naval District, New York City, with ten (10) days leave granted each in route. Authority Headquarters letter of 7 May 1942 (P-73-531) and Headquarters letter 26 May 1942 (P-75-531) respectively. 12.05: Received from Shell Co. Ltd. one drum kerosene (53 gallons). 12.30: Under going dock trial. 12.55: Secured from dock trial. 14.00: Granted liberty to the watch starboard. 14.45: Received one repaired clock from Walter Tisher. 15.00: Received following articles from PORTILLA CO.: Two galvanized pipes one inch dia - 21'-0" long, one flat steel bar 8'x1/2"x1", 2 dozen bolts 1/2"x3". G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Sullivan,Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - departed for temporary duty

Miller, William (201-641) QM1/C - leaves ship

Tretler, Harry V. (201-622) W.T.2/C (Pro) - leaves ship


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12 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21600

Kortlang, Sullivan - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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12 June 1942

coast guard base

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before; starboard side to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR with port anchor down. Receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. Using searchlight on harbor entrance at regular intervals until daylight. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.15: Piped all hands to stations for the alert. 07.17: Secured from alert. 07.00: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION on requisition (C-60-42) the following for use in general mess; 87 pounds evaporated milk, 96 pounds boneless beef, 41 pounds peas, 30 pounds asparagus, 125 pounds beets, 196 pounds wheat flour, 100 pounds fresh apples, 30 dozen fresh eggs, 72 pounds tinned bacon. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.15: Held summary court martial of which L. M. THAYER is the president, in the case of MORDICK, LEON (205-499) F2/C attached to CG Base San Juan, Puerto Rico. 14.25: SULLIVAN, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C reported aboard from temporary duty at BORINQUEN FIELD, PR. Authority verbal orders District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District, 10 June 1942. 14.30: Received from SAN JUAN Coast Guard Base one (1) refrigerator on invoice No. 588. Received following stores for use in the general mess. LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 pounds bread. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Lt L.M.Thayer - presides summary court martial

Mordick, Leon (205-499) F2/C - subject to summary court martial

Sullivan,Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - returned aboard from temporary duty

16.00 to 24.00:- Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 14.00 this date. 16.20: Summary Court Martial of which Lt L. M. Thayer adjourned to await the orders of the convening authority. 19.30: General quarters. 20.30: Secured from general quarters. 20.45: Reports, restricted men and anchor watch to muster. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)


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13 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21400

Kortlang - ATD

Watson, Phillips, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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13 June 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 00.30: Placed DONOVAN, Harold T (102-934) MM1/C (Pro) to single irons for creating disturbance and disorderly conduct on berth deck. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. DONOVAN, Harold T (102-934) MM1/C (pro) taken out of single irons. 06.15: General quarters for morning alert. 06.45: Received from Puerto Rico Dairy for use in general mess 20 gals. milk. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - placed in single irons for creating disorders

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - taken out from single irons

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. * 10.10: Received the following for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia: 20 pounds bread, 10 pounds rolls. 11.15: Commanding Officer held weekly ship's inspection. 11.40: Commanding Officer held report mast in case of Donovan, Harold T (102-934) MM1/C (pro) for offense of 13 June 1942: awarded restriction to the limits of the vessel. 13.00: Crew to muster on base. 13.15: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 14 June 1942. *Tested flood and sprinkling valves; in good working order. Prepared violet paper test from powder sample from number 1 ready box. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - awarded restriction to the limits of the vessel

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) completed 3 hours extra duty. 17.30: Shore patrol consisting of Morgan, Andrew M (107-519) WT1/C (pro) and Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) departed for duty. 19.30: Piped all hands to alert. 08.30: Secured from alert. Carried out evening routine. 22.45: Bradley, John R. (Jr) (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) and McGowan, Alton (254-017) Sea 1/C returned by shore patrol: charge - being in a restricted area. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - completed 3 hours extra duty

Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT 1/C (Pro) - departed for duty

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC3/C (Pro) - departed for duty

Bradley, John R. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - returned by shore patrol charged with being in a restricted area

McGowan, Alton (254-017) Sea 1/C - returned by shore patrol charged with being in a restricted area


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14 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21200

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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14 June 1942

coast guard wharf

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf with port anchor down and with telephone and fresh water service on wharf. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 02.15: Shore patrol returned. 06.00: Called all hands. 06.15: All hands to alert. 07.15: Secured from alert. Carried out holiday morning routine. J. A. Palmer

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 20 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 09.05: Received from T. LLAMAS & CO. 510 pounds ice for use in the general mess. 10.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 11.45: LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) completed three (3) hours of extra duty. DE LA PAZ, WILLIAM (500-211) AS(R) returned on time from three (3) days leave. 13.00: Boat No.1 left with recreation party. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - completed 3 hours extra duty

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - returned from 3 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: No 1. Boat returned. 19.31: All hands piped to stations for evening alert. 20.31: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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15 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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15 June 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, straboard side to wharf at the Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with port anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dockside. 01.00: Surgeon VAN DYKE departed for th SS BUENOS AIRES, at that time lying at anchor in San Juan harbor, to administer medical treatment. 02.05: Surgeon VAN DYKE returned from SS BUENOS AIRES. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.15: All hands piped to stations for mooring alert period. 07.20: Secured from alert. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Surgeon Van Dyke - sent to SS Buenos Aires to administer medical treatment

SS Buenos Aires - surgeon Van Dyke sent to her for medical treatment

Surgeon Van Dyke - returned aboard

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Made fortnightly powder test, conditions normal. Prepared surveillance test of powder taken from charge in the after magazine. 13.30: Held report mast on the cases of BRADLEY, JOHN R. JR. (200-397) BM2/C (pro) and McGOWAN, Alton (234-017) Sea 1/C. * 15.20: Issued the following .50 caliber ammunition to the CG458: 400 ball, 400 tracer, 400 armor piercing and 1200 links - invoice number 20-42. *Awarded three days restriction. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Bradley, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - awarded 3 days restriction

McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 1/C - awarded 3 days restriction

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 18.30: CONNOR, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C and BUDD, Reginald R (206-923) RM2/C (pro) departed on shore patrol. 19.30: Piped all hands to stations for the evening alert. 20.31: Secured from alert. 20.35: Held routine reports, restricted men to muster. SNIPES, Harmon (222-266) Sea 1/C and LEHMAN, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) completed (2) two hours extra duty. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Connor, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C - sent on shore patrol

Budd, Reginald L (206-923) RM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Snipes, Harmon (222-266) Sea 1/C - completed 2 hours extra duty

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - completed 2 hours extra duty


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16 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 20800

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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16 June 1942

coast guard base san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Zone +3 Time. Moored as before, starboard side to wharf at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, Puerto Rico, with the port anchor down. Receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 00.20: Shore patrol returned. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.15: Piped all hands to stations for the morning alert. 06.45: Received from the Puerto Rico Dairy Co. 20 gallons and 4 quarts milk for use in the general mess. 08.50: Navy detail on board to compensate the magnetic compass. with compensating coils ahoused. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.15: GONZALES, Hernand V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 09.30: Summary court martial of which LIEUTENANT L. M. THAYER is president convened in the case of EZELL, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M. att 3/C. 09.45: Delivered to SACANA SECA NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT 16 mark #3 depth charges, 16 mark #3 pistols, and 16 mark #3 booster extenders as per invoice Number 24. 10.00: Summary court martial of which LIEUTENANT L. M. THAYER is president adjourned to await the action of the convening authority. 10.45: HOLMES, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Air Station Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 14.00: Received from Ordnance Office, Naval Air Station, Isla Grande, PR, 16 mark #6 depth charges, 16 mark #6 pistols, and 16 mark #6 booster extenders on requisition number 47-42. 16.00: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Received following stores for use in the general mess: LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 24# bread. COLMADO PLAZA, 50# string beans. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Gonzales, Hernand V. (500-202) Sea 2c (R) - departed for treatment at hospital

Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.att 3c - subject to summary court martial

L. M. Thayer - presides summary court martial

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) - departed for treatment at hospital

16.00 to 24.00:- Moored as before. 16.20: Navy detail ashore. 17.00: LEHMAN, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) completed two (2) hours extra duty, total ten (10) hours completed. 19.31: General quarters. 20.31: Secured from general quarters. 20.35: Reports, anchor watch

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - completed 2 hours extra duty


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16.00 to 24.00: cont. - and restricted men to muster. 21.27: Local air raid drill. all hands to general quarters. ship's blackout. 21.50: Secured from drill. Secured from general quarters. 22.40: Doubled on stern line due to wind increasing in velocity. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time with the exception of Sullivan, Rudolf (223-665) F2/C who is absent over leave from this time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - absent over leave after liberty party returned


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17 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 20600

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio, Gonzales, Holmes - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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17 June 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before, starboard side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with port anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 01.10: SULLIVAN, Rudolf (223-665) F2/C returned aboard having been one (1) hour and ten (10) minutes absent over leave. 06.00: Reveille. 06.18: General quarters. 07.18: Secured from general quarters. Received the following stores for use in general mess: US Naval Air Station on requisition #C-6142: 98# wheat flour; 100# sugar; 50# coffee; 30 doz eggs; 300# irish potatoes; 100# onions; 19# cereals; 108# boneless beef; 60# butter. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 09.05: Navy detail aboard to compensate magnetic compass. 09.30: Ship's clcok sent to Walter Tischer for repairs. 10.05: Machinist R. O. Elwood reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Naval Dispensary. 11.00: Brown, Herbert W. Jr. (500-250) AS(R) reported aboard from San Juan Coast Guard Base for assignment to duty; authority District Coast Guard Officer Tenth Naval District letter of 17 June 1942. 14.10: Hollandar, John (226-866) SC3/C reported aboard from District Coast Guard Officer for assignment to duty; authority District Coast Guard Officer's Tenth Naval District letter of 17 June 1942. Received for the general mess the following stores: from La Monserrat Panaderia, 13 1/2 pounds rolls. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Machinist R. O. Elwood - returned aboard after treatment at dispensary

Brown, Herbert W. Jr. (500-250) AS (R) - joined ship

Holladar, John (226-866) SC 3/C - joined ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.30: One Royal typewriter delivered to Rafael Ramos for repairs. 18.40: Shore patrol: Spratling, David (109-178) CY (a pro) and Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (pro) departed. 19.30: Held alert. 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.35: Carried out evening routine. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time except De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) over leave from this time. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Spratling, David (109-178) CY (a Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - absent over leave after liberty party returned


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18 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1800 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 20400

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio, Gonzales, Holmes - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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18 June 1942

coast guard wharf san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored to Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, PR with port anchor down and with telephone and fresh water service from the wharf. 00.20: De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) returned twenty minutes over leave. Shore patrol returned. 06.00: Called all hands. 06.20: Held morning alert. 07.20: Secured from the alert. Carried out morning routine; aired bedding. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - returned 20 minutes over leave

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. * 09.20: US Navy detail aboard to compensate compass. 10.30: US Navy detail departed having completed compensating of compass. 11.00: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, for use in the general mess, 36 pounds bread and rolls. 13.30: CAMPOS, ADOLPH A. (500-201) SEA 1/C (R) reported aboard from San Juan Coast Guard Base, for assignment to duty, by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 18 June 1942. 16.00: Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. Received from COLMADA PLAZA, 12 pounds carrots, for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Campos, Adolph A. (500-201) Sea 1/C (R) - joined ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.32: All hands piped to stations for evening alert period. 20.32: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. GRILLASCA, FERNANDO (500-229) M. ATT. 3/C (R), ROSARIO, FRANCISCO (500-231) M. ATT. 3/C (R), POLANCO, JAIME (500-240) M. ATT. 3/C (R) and QUINONES, MARCIAL (500-241) M. ATT. 3/C (R) advanced on rating to M. ATT. 2/C (R) this date. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M Att 3/C (R) - promoted to M Att 2/C (R)

Rosario, Francisco (500-231) M Att 3/C (R) - promoted to M Att 2/C (R)

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M Att 3/C (R) - promoted to M Att 2/C (R)

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M Att 3/C (R) - promoted to M Att 2/C (R)

*Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Made weekly powder test and found powder to be in good condition. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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19 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.50, Long -66.05

oil: 42639.31 - Expended: 2900.31 On hand: 46594

Received 1400 Water. Expended: 1800. On hand: 20000

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio, Gonzales, Holmes - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL


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19 June 1942

coast guard base san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to wharf at the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR with port anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.20: Held general quarters. 06.45: Received from PUERTO RICO DAIRY 30 gallons fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 08.10: Received from the Naval Air Station, for use in the general mess: 20 pounds gelatin, 50 pounds coffee, 10 pounds cereal, 70 pounds cabbage, 48 pounds lard, 42 pounds peaches, 39 pounds carrots, 32 pounds peas, 48 pounds boneless beef, 53 pounds ham, 30 dozen eggs, 72 pounds bacon. 08.34: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY for use in the general mess, 53 pounds bread and 17 1/2 pounds rolls. 08.46: Underway on various courses and speeds, maneuvering to Pier No. 4. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Flood and sprinkling valves tested, in good working order. * 09.30: Hoisted number 3 monomoy and secured for sea. 10.10: Began fueling ship, draft before fueling: 11 feet 8 inches, forward; 14 feet 02 inches aft. 11.15: SINTES, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) departed on six (6) days leave granted by Commanding Officer, to return aboard ship before noon, 26 June 1942. 11.10: Finished fueling ship; draft: 14 feet forward, 14 feet 2 inches aft. Received from the West India Oil Co 42639.31 gallons bunker "C" navy fuel oil. *09.11: Moored port side to south side of Pier 9. to fuel ship. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - departed on 6 days leave

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before at Pier 9. 12.28: Bridge and engine room tested and ready to get underway. 12.30: Piped all hands to unmoor ship. Hoisted number one boat. 12.35: Underway on various courses and speed while standing out of harbor to take station on Harbor Entrance Patrol. 13.00: El Morro light abeam to starboard, close aboard. 13.24: Stopped and drifting off San Juan harbor entrance. 14.26: Ahead on various courses and speeds to identify ship. 15.16: Resumed regular station, stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0


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19 June 1942

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 18.14: Ahead on course 92° pgc 91° T at various speeds. 19.00: General quarters. 19.30: Various courses and speeds. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds on Harbor Entrance Patrol of San Juan, PR. 20.35: Secured from alert. * 20.45: Stopped, drifting. 23.02: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 23.16: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*20.45: Held reports. Lifeboat crew to muster. Issued 57 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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20 June 1942

harbor entrance patrol san juan pr

Lat 18.50, Long -66.15

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio, Gonzales, Holmes - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas, Sintes - AL


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20 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 02.48: Ahead on course 90° pgc (89° T) at one third speed. 03.09: Stopped, drifting. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before. 05.30: Reveille for all hands. 05.48: General quarters. 07.18: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, stopped and drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.22: Ahead on various courses and speeds to resume regular station. 08.48: Stopped and drifting. 09.10: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 10.06: Stopped and drifting. 10.30: Ahead on various courses and speeds to meet AB boat. 10.47: Stopped engines. AB boat alongside. 10.52: AB boat departed. 10.53: Ahead on various courses and speeds. * 11.12: Stopped and drifting. 11.41: Ahead at 2/3 speed on course 115° pgc. *11.00: Commanding Officer held ship's inspection. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 13.55: Stopped, drifting. 14.43: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 15.56: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway drifting as before in vicinity San Juan Harbor Entrance. 16.09: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 16.45: Stopped drifting. 17.30: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 18.05: Stopped drifting. 18.20: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 19.05: General quarters. 19.45: Stopped, drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway drifting as before. 20.32: Secured from alert. 20.35: Carried out evening routine. 20.58: Making minor repairs on engine. 21.20: Repairs completed. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain position. Issued 57 night rations. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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21 June 1942

at sea north atlantic

Lat 18.50, Long -66.12


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21 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +3 Time. Underway, drifting as before on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan Harbor, Puerto Rico. 03.12: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed to resume regular station. 03.30: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 05.30: Reveille. 05.48: General quarters. 06.10: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.18: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped, drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, engines stopped and drifting, on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan, PR. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.52: Ahead on various courses and at various speeds. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before maneuvering at various courses and speeds to identify ship to eastward of Harbor Entrance Control Post. 12.15: Vessel identified. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds throughout watch to maintain post. 15.45: Ahead on various courses and speeds to identify vessel to eastward. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 24.00:- Underway as before. 16.00: Stopped, drifting. 17.52: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 18.00: Stopped drifting. 19.00: General quarters. 19.45: Ahead on course 90° pgc 89° T at 1/3 speed. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 90° pgc at 1/3 speed. 20.20: Stopped and drifting. 20.33: Secured from alert. 20.45: Carried out evening routine. Issued 57 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)


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22 June 1942

at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.52, Long -66.12


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22 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before, on Harbor Entrance Patrol of San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.03: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 00.11: Stopped, drifting. 01.20: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 01.33: Stopped, drifting. 03.26: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 03.42: Sopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 04.45: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 05.15: Stopped drifting. 05.30: Reveille. 05.48: General quarters. 06.00: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 07.20: Stopped drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds to maintain station. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00 to 16.00: Underway, stopped and drifting as before. 12.40: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 14.05: Stopped and drifting. 14.11: Ahead on various courses at 1/2 speed to resume regular station. 14.25: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hitchinson jr, Ensign (R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 19.10: General quarters. 19.15: Ahead various courses at various speeds. 19.40: Stopped, drifting. 19.45: Lowered moto dinghy - boat #1 away to Coast Guard Base for mail trip. 19.55: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 20.40: Secured from alert. 20.45: No. 2 boat returned and hoisted aboard. 20.50: Carried out evening routine. 21.13: Stopped, drifting. Issued 57 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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23 June 1942

at sea north atlantic

Lat 18.50, Long -66.18


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23 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway drfting on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds throughout watch to maintain station. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

04.00 to 08.00:- Stopped, drifting as before. 04.55: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 05.15: Stopped, drifting. 05.30: Reveille. 05.49: General quarters. 06.30: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.00: Stopped, drifting. 07.17: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Stopped, drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.02: Ahead at 1/3 speed on various courses to resume station. 08.12: Stopped and drifting. 11.20: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 12.37: Stopped, drifting. 15.07: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 15.40: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway, drifting as before. 17.00: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 17.15: Stopped, drifting. 19.03: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 90° pgc (89° T) at 2/3 speed. Maneuvered at various courses and speeds maintaining station off San Juan Harbor. 20.35: Stopped, drifting. 20.40: Secured from alert. Carried out evening routine. Issued 57 night rations. J. A. Palmer, Ensign


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24 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.48, Long -66.10


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24 June 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before on harbor entrance patrol off San Juan harbor, Puerto Rico. 02.40: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed to resume regular station. 03.00: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.30: Reveille. 05.50: Reveille. 05.50: General quarters. 06.20: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 07.10: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped, drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.47: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 10.55: Stopped drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway drifting as before. Maneuvered on various courses at various speeds identifying vessels and mantaining station. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 19.03: General quarters. 19.20: Stopped; drifting. 19.45: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 20.00: Stopped; drifting. Tested ~'s pistol and ammunition. condition satisfactory. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

20.00 to 24.00: Underway, stopped and drifting as before. 20.33: Secured from alert. 20.45: Carried out regular evening routine. 22.00: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed to resume regular station. 22.20: Stopped and drifting. Issued 57 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)


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25 June 1942

at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.50, Long -66.12

oil: 14213.10 - Expended: 2409.10 On hand: 48780

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 12500

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Watson, Mudzinski, Claudio, Gonzales, Holmes - AH

Stengel, McComas, Sintes - AL


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25 June 1942

coast guard base wharf san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, drifting, on Harbor Entrance Patrol off San Juan, Puerto Rico. 00.03: Ahead various courses and speeds. 00.18: Stopped, drifting. 00.27: Ahead, various courses and speeds. 00.44: Stopped, drifting. 00.52: Ahead, various courses at various speeds. 01.16: Stopped, drifting. 03.30: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 03.55: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.00: Ahead on various courses at various speeds. 05.30: Reveille. 05.49: General quarters. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 07.30: Stopped; drifting. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway drifting as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. Maneuvered at various speeds and courses throughout the watch, maintaining station. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

12.00 to 16.00: Underway drifting as before. 12.00: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 12.45: Relieved of Harbor Entrance Patrol by YP64. 13.15: Abeam to El Morro Light, close aboard on portside. 13.20: Lowered number one boat away. 14.17: Moored port side to Pier nine, to fuel ship. 15.04: Commenced fueling ship. Draft before fueling: 12'2" forward and 14'4" aft. 15.35: Finished fueling ship, draft 12'11" forward and 14'4" aft. 15.45: HOLMES, Stewart (220-364) Cox (pro) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at the NAS dispensary. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Holmes, Stewart (220-364) Cox (Pro) - returned from treatment at dispensary

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before to Pier 9. 16.10: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 16.53: Moored port side to Coast Guard Base wharf, San Juan, PR with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock.


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16.00 to 24.00: (con't) 17.15: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.33: Piped all hands to stations for the alert. 20.33: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)


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26 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 10000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21000

Mudzinski, Watson, Gonzales - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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26 June 1942

coast guard base dock san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before port side to Coast Guard Base dock at San Juan, PR with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.18: Piped all hands to stations for the alert. 07.05: Received from Puerto Rico Dairy 20 gallons milk for use in general mess. 07.24: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. 09.05: SINTES, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) returned aboard from six (6) days leave on time. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, condition dry and normal. Tested flooding and sprinkling valves, condition satisfactory. 09.45: Crew received semi-monthly pay. 10.35: Ship searched for BALDWN Harry J. (203-397) F1/C who was found to be missing and is absent without leave from proper authority from this time. 12.30: MUDZINSKI, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (pro) returned from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico. 13.10: Commenced dock trial after having completed overhaul of cranc pin, heaving on main engine. 13.30: BRADLEY, John R. Jr (202-397) BM2/C (pro) departed for inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital San Juan, PR. 13.40: Fire and Rescue party mustered for fire drill. 13.55: ORTIZ, Antonio (500-251) AS (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty. Authority District Coast Guard Officers letter 26 June, 1942. 14.05: Secured from dock trial. 15.05: BALDWIN, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C returned aboard having been absent without leavefor four hours and thirty minutes. Received following stores for use in general mess: LA MONSERRAT BAKERY, 20 lbs bread, 7 1/2 lbs rolls. TEODULO LLAMAS, 510 lbs ice. JULIO'S MARKET, 100 lbs grapefruit, 30 lbs tomatoes, 50 lbs pineapple. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - returned from 6 days leave

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - ship searched for him; absent without leave

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (pro) - returned from treatment at hospital

Bradley, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at hospital

Ortiz, Antonio (500-251) AS (R) - joined ship

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - returned after 4h 30m absence over leave

16.00 to 24.00:- Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.30: General quarters. 20.35: Secured from general quarters. 20.45: Reports, anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)


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27 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 22000

Watson, Gonzales, Bradley - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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27 June 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before port side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with starboard anchor down with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.18: General quarters. 08.05: William F. Moseky examined for lifeboat certificate. found qualified. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

F. Moseky - examined for lifeboat certificate and found qualified

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.30: Commanding Officer held weekly ships inspection. 12.55: Commanding Officer held report mast on Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F2/C for offense of 26 June 1942 - awarded 9 hours extra duty. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 28 June 1942. Received the following stores for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia: 25 pounds bread; Mendez Martinez 200 pounds irish potatoes, 15 pounds onions. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C - awarded 9 hours extra duty

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.40: Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM1/C (pro) and Mudzinski, Thomas E (224-254) Cox (pro) departed on shore patrol duty. 19.30: Piped alert. * 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. *20.00: Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F2/C completed two hours extra duty. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM.1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Mudzinski, Thomas E (224-254) Cox (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Baldwin Harry J. (203-397) F2/C - completed 2 hours extra duty

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before port side to Coast Guard Dock, San Juan, Puerto Rico with starboard anchor down with fresh water and telephone service to dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.18: General quarters. 08.05: William F. Moseky examined for lifeboat certificate. found qualified. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

F. Moseky - examined for lifeboat certificate and found qualified

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and ammunition. 11.30: Commanding Officer held weekly ships inspection. 12.55: Commanding Officer held report mast on Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F2/C for offense of 26 June 1942 - awarded 9 hours extra duty. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 02.00, 28 June 1942. Received the following stores for the general mess from La Monserrat Panaderia: 25 pounds bread; Mendez Martinez 200 pounds irish potatoes, 15 pounds onions. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 2/C - awarded 9 hours extra duty

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.40: Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM1/C (pro) and Mudzinski, Thomas E (224-254) Cox (pro) departed on shore patrol duty. 19.30: Piped alert. * 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. *20.00: Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F2/C completed two hours extra duty. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

Bray, Charles E. Jr. (220-042) EM.1/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Mudzinski, Thomas E (224-254) Cox (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Baldwin Harry J. (203-397) F2/C - completed 2 hours extra duty


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28 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21500

Watson, Gonzales, Bradley - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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28 June 1942

coast guard wharf san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored port side to with starboard anchor down at Coast Guard Wharf, San Juan, Puerto Rico and receiving fresh water and telephone service from the wharf. 02.00: Liberty party returned on time. 02.10: Shore patrol returned. 06.00: Called all hands. 06.18: Held morning alert. 07.18: Secured from alert. Carried out holiday morning routine. 08.05: Number 3 boat away for drill. J. A. Palmer, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.20: Boat no. 3 returned. 09.45: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 35 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 10.00: McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017) Sea 1/C departed for the NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, SAN JUAN, for in-patient treatment. Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 10.50: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM CO., 2 1/2 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 1/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.34: All hands piped to stations for evening alert period. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. * 22.35: SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (pro) was returned aboard ship by US Navy Shore Patrol. XX 23.25: SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (pro) departed for US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, this place, for in-patient treatment. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of SULLIVAN, RUDOLPH (223-665) F2/C, who is absent without leave from proper authority, from this time. BALDWIN, HARRY J. (203-397) F1/C completed four (4) hours of extra duty. *22.20: DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-964) MM1/C (pro) returned to ship intoxicated and was disrespectful to the OOD. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard by USN shore patrol

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - absent over leave after liberty party returned

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - completed 4 hours extra duty

Donovan, Harold T. (102-964) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - returned aboard intoxicated and was disrespectful to Officer

XX: Charged with: 1) causing a disturbance in El Nilo Restaurant. 2) Fighting with the Shore Patrol. 3) Resisting arrest. 4) Cursing the Shore Patrol. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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29 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 22000

Watson, Gonzales, Bradley, McGowan, Shelton - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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29 June 1942

coast guard base san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to the dock at the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dockside. 01.15: SULLIVAN, RUDOLPH (223-665) F2/C returned aboard having been overleave one (1) hour and fifteen (15) minutes. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.20: Held general quarters. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 08.10: No. 3 boat away for drill. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - returned after 1h 15m absence over leave

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.10: Received from Naval Air Station the following stores for use in the general mess: 100 pounds onions, 600 pounds potatoes, 128 pounds apricots, 48 pounds jam, 150 pounds fresh apples, 160 pounds oranges, 200 pounds coffee, 131 pounds evaporated milk, 128 pounds butter, 45 pounds cheese, 90 dozen eggs, 200 pounds sugar, 100 pounds ham, 50 pounds frankfurters, 211 pounds boneless beef, 143 pounds chicken, 52 pounds bologna, 108 pork loin, 40 pounds pork sausage, 81 pounds turkey, 120 pounds carrots, 30 pounds corn, 95 pounds peas, 80 pounds tomatoes, 12 pounds black pepper, 90 pounds cabbage, 70 pounds celery, 70 pounds fresh tomatoes, 75 pounds lettuce, and 41 pounds of assorted cereal; as requisition C-63-42. Received from La Monserrat 25 pounds bread for use in general mess. 11.00: Held dock trial on main engine. 13.02: Held report mast on the cases of DONOVAN, Harold T. (102-934) MM1/C (pro) and SULLIVAN, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C (pro) for offenses on 28 June 1942. Awarded; the lost of ten (10) liberties; and five (5) hours extra duty, respectively. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Donovan, Harold T. (102-934) M.M.1/C (Pro.) - awarded loss of 10 liberties

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F2/C - awarded 5 hours extra duty

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.39: Piped alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. BALDWIN, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra duty. G. F. Hutchinson jr., Ensign (R)

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - completed 2 hours extra duty


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30 June 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21500

Watson, Gonzales, Bradley, McGowan, Shelton - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Stengel, McComas - AL


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30 June 1942

coast guard dock san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before port side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, PR with starboard anchor, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.19: Piped aler. 07.19: Secured from alert. 08.00: Held boat drill under oars. 08.45: Secured from boat drill. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples condition dry and normal. Accounted for small arms and small arms ammunition. 14.15: Crew received semi monthly pay. 14.45: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.00: Transferred six hundred (600) rounds of .50 calibre ammunition to USS BLAKELEY. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

USS Blakeley - Unalga transferred 600 .50 cal ammunitions to her

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 18.30: ALPERT, Hyman (100-115) CQM (a) and HOLLADAY, John (226-866) SC 3/C (pro) departed on shore patrol. 19.31: General quarters. 20.34: Secured from general quarters. 20.35: BALDWIN, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C completed one (1) hour extra duty. Total completed nine (9) hours. 20.40: Reports anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. Shore patrol returned to vessel. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Holladay, John (226-866) SC 3/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - completed 1 hours extra duty. Total 9 hours


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LOG BOOK – JULY 1st 1942 TO DECEMBER 31st 1942


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L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) Fort George, Meade, Md.

G. G. Van Dyke - PA Surg. USPHS. Catherine Van Dyke (wife). 1225 Nashville Avenue. New Orleans, La.

R. R. Russell - Lt (j.g.) Martha M. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

B. Papanek - Lt (j.g.)(R) Mrs Amalie Papanek (mother), 17 foote Ave., Lawrence, N.Y.

J. A. Palmer - Ens. Amelia B. Palmer (wife) #4 Taft st., Santurce, P.R.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ens (R). Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Wickford, Rhode Island

R. O. Elwood - Mach. Martha Elwood (wife) 711 Southard St., Key West, Fla.



LOGS FOR JULY 1942


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1 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1500 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000

Shelton, Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Watson - AH

Stengel, McComas - AL

Phillips, Kortlang - ATD


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1 July 1942

coast guard dock san juan puerto rico

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00:- Zone +3 Time. Moored as before port side to Coast Guard Dock San Juan Puerto Rico with starboard anchor down and with fresh water and telephone service from dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.20: General quarters. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.10: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 8 pounds rolls for use in the general mess. 11.05: GONZALES, HERNAND V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) reported aboard, having been discharged grom in-patient treatment at the NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, this place. 11.30: Received from JULIO'S MARKET for use in the general mess, 25 pounds string beans, 144 pounds pork and beans. BARANOVIC, WILLIAM (205-534) F1/C and KING, JOHN H. (220-755) Sea 1/C were relieved of duty in the mess detail, this day. NYEGARD, LAWRENCE K. (234-084) Sea 1/C, BALDWIN, HARRY J. (203-397) F1/C and PADILLA, PEDRO J. (500-216) Sea 2/C (R) were this day assigned to duty in the mess detail for the month of July. STOKES, WALLACE L. (234-233) Sea 2/C was this day advanced in rating to Sea 1/C. COLL, JOSE L. (500-224) AS(R), DE LA PAZ, WILLIAM (500-211) AS(R), and SEDA, ROGER (500-238) AS(R) were this day advanced in rating to Sea 2/C. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 13.50: Received from CASELLAS ICE PLANT 500 pounds of ice for use in the general mess. 14.45: GONZALES, HERNAND V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) departed on four (4) days convalescent leave granted by the Commanding Officer. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Gonzales, Hernand V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) - returned from treatment at dispensary

Baranovic, William (205-534) F 1/C - relieved from mess detail

King, John H. (220-755) Sea 1/C - relieved from mess detail

Nyegard, Lawrence K. (234-084) Sea 1/C - Assigned to mess detail for the month of July

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - Assigned to mess detail for the month of July

Padilla, Pedro J. (500-216) Sea 2/C (R) - Assigned to mess detail for the month of July

Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 2/C - promoted to Sea 1/c

Coll, Jose L. (500-224) AS (R) - promoted to Sea 2/c

De La Paz, William (500-211) AS (R) - promoted to Sea 2/c

Seda, Roger (500-238) AS(R) - promoted to Sea 2/c

Gonzales, Hernand V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) - departed on 4 days convalescent leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.34: Held general quarters. 20.33: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. SULLIVAN, RUDOLPH (223-665) F1/C completed three (3) hours extra duty. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C - completed 3 hours extra duty


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2 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Shelton, Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Watson - AH

Stengel, McComas, Gonzales - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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2 July 1942

coast guard base san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from wharf. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.20: Piped all hands to stations for morning alert. 07.20: Secured from alert. Received from the PUERTO RICO DAIRY, 30 gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 08.10: Boats crew away in No. 3 boat for drill. 08.30: No. 3 boat returned. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions normal. * Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.08: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM PLANT: two and one half gallons ice cream for use in general mess. 10.40: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY; 18 pounds bread for use in general mess. *Weekly and fortnightly powder test made conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 16.19: Fire and rescue drill. 16.24: Secured from fire and rescue drill. 19.34: Piped alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports, restricted men to muster. 21.17: Air raid alarm - sounded general quarters. 21.36: Secured from general quarters. All liberty party returned on time. G. Hutchinson jr. Ensign (R)


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3 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21500

Shelton, Bradley, McGowan, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas, Gonzales - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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3 July 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before portside to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, PR with the starboard anchor down receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.21: Piped alert. 07.21: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 09.15: ENSIGN J. A. PALMER, USCG departed for the USCGC MARION for assignment to duty in accordance with Headquarters letter of 13 June 1942. 09.20: Received from the Naval Air Station, the following stores for use in the general mess: 60 dozen eggs, 208 pounds boneless beef, 10 pounds assorted breakfast cereal, 98 pounds flour, 42 pounds corn, 20 pounds gelatin, 100 pounds salt, 100 pounds fresh apples and 80 pounds oranges. Commenced dock trial on main engine. 10.00: Secured from dock trial. 10.15: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 24 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 10.30: WATSON, CHARLES B. (254-207) Sea 2/C returned aboard having been discharged from the in-patient treatment at the NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, San Juan, PR. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch ~ to expire at 24.00 this date. 13.25: WILSON, BENJAMIN F. (200-850) MM2/C (pro) departed on three (3) days' leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 14.00: The Coast Guard Base held Fire and Rescue drill in which the Unalga participated. 14.05: Secured from Fire and Rescue drill. 16.00: Granted regular liberty to starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. B. Papanel, Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign J. A. Palmer - leaves ship

Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C - returns from treatment at dispensary

Wilson, Benjamin F. (200-850) MM2/C (pro) - departed on 3 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.00: GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) CRM (a)(pro) and LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro) departed for Shore Patrol duty. 19.35: All hands piped to stations for evening alert period. 20.37: Secured from alert. 20.45: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.45: SULLIVAN, RUDOLPH (223-665) F1/C completed two (2) hours extra police duties. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) CRM (a)(pro) - sent on shore patrol

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro) - sent on shore patrol

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C - completed 2 hours extra duty


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4 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21000

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio - AH

Stengel, McComas, Gonzales, Wilson - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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4 July 1942

coast guard base san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to dock at the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dockside. 00.10: GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) CRM (a)(pro) and LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro) returned aboard having completed Shore Patrol duty. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.22: All hands piped to stations for morning alert. 07.22: Secured from alert. 08.05: No. 3 boat away with boats crew for drill under oars. 08.30: No. 3 boat returned. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) CRM (a)(pro) - returns from shore patrol

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro) - returns from shore patrol

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. * 10.30: Received three gallons ice cream from PAYCO ICE CREAM CO for use in general mess. 11.50: SHELTON, H.D. (109-419) WT1/C reported aboard from inpatient at the NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY. Held regular weekly inspection. 12.45: Commanding Officer held report mast in the case of TRUMAN, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (P), placed on report for being unable to perform regular duty; awarded seven (7) days restriction. Held report mast in the case of SHELTON, H.D. (109-419) WT1/C for the offences of 28 June 1942; awarded the restriction of five (5) days liberty. 13.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 02.00, 5 July 1942. 13.15: Received from COLMADO PLAZA; 50 pounds pineapple, 8 pounds radishes, 48 pounds bananas for use in general mess. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Shelton, H. D. (109-419) WT1/C - returns from treatment at dispensary

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (P) - awarded 7 days restriction

Shelton, H. D. (109-419) WT1/C - awarded 5 days liberty restriction

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 19.34: Held alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports, restricted men to muster. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

*Accounted fro all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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5 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 22000


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5 July 1942

coast guard wharf san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before portside to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, PR with the starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 02.00: All liberty party returned on time. 06.00: Reveille. 06.20: Piped all hands to stations for the alert. 07.20: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. 09.15: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 20 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 10.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.33: All hands piped to stations for evening alert. 20.33: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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6 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 1500 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21500


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6 July 1942

coast guard base san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dockside. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.22: All hands piped to stations for morning alert. 06.45: Received from the PUERTO RICO DAIRY INC., 30 gallons of fresh milk for use in the general mess. 07.22: Secured from alert. 07.40: Received from the NAVAL AIR STATION the following stores, for use in the general mess: 30 pounds asparagus, 70 pounds celery, 44 pounds chicken, 400 pounds potatoes, 108 pounds ham and 80 pounds grapefruit. 08.05: No. 3 boat away with boat crew for drill under oars. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.45: GONZALEZ, Hernand V. (600-202) Sea 2/C (R) returned aboard from four (4) days leave of absence. 11.20: LORENZ, Harold O. (205-024) WT2/C (pro) departed on sixteen (16) days leave granted by Commanding Officer, leave to terminate 25 July 1942 upon boarding return plane. 13.00: Fire in galley. 13.12: Fire extinguished, no material damage. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Gonzales, Hernand V. (500-202) Sea 2/C (R) - returns from 4 days leave

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT2/C (Pro) - departed on 16 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to port watch to expire 24.00 this date. 19.34: Piped alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports and restricted men to muster. All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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7 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2500 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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7 July 1942

coast guard wharf san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, port side to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, PR with starboard anchor down and receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.20: All hands to stations for the alert. 07.23: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 16.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 40 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 18.00: ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) CPhM (a)(pro) and HARBOURT, MERLE L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) departed fro Shore Patrol duty. 19.34: All hands piped to stations for evening alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM (a)(Pro) - sent on shore patrol


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8 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.50, Long -65.95

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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8 July 1942

san juan light

Lat , Long

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before portside to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from dock. 00.10: ERKER, FRANK L. (204-130) CPhM (a)(pro) and HARBOURT, MERLE L. (224-113) QM2/C (a) returned aboard from Shore Patrol duty. 02.55: Doubled up mooring lines because of threatening weather. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.23: Held general quarters. 07.10: NYEGARD, LAWRENCE K. (234-084) Sea 1/C was transferred to the USCG AIR STATION, SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA, by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 8 July, 1942, and was granted five (5) days leave enroute. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.40: Received from the US NAVAL AIR STATION, San Juan, the following stores for use in the general mess: 100 pounds fresh apples, 95 pounds cabbage, 90 pounds fish, 100 pounds onions, 105 pounds turkey, 50 pounds coffee, 100 pounds sugar, 30 dozen eggs, 70 pounds lettuce, 85 pounds oranges, 101 pounds bacon and 99 pounds fresh tomatoes. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM (a)(Pro) - returns from shore patrol

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (Pro) - returns from shore patrol

Nyegard, Lawrence K. (234-084) Sea 1/C - leaves ship

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.15: Received one gyro repeater which was repaired at the US NAVY SECTION BASE. 10.00: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM CO, 2 1/2 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

16.00 to 20.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 17.05: made preparations for getting underway. 18.14: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of the harbor. 18.30: San Juan Light abeam to starboard, close aboard. The following men missing from the ship: JELINK, David V. (206-602) MM2/C; SINTES, Luis (500-228) WT2/C (R); PEACE, Willard W. (223-792) SC3/C; HOLLADAY, John (226-866) SC3/C; CAMPOS, Adolph A. (510-201) Sea 1/C (R); ORTIZ, Antonio (500-251) AS(R); GRILLASCA, Fernando (500-224) M.att2/C (R); and EZELL, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.att2/C *. 18.45: Set course 45° pgc at 108 RPM. 19.00: All hands to station for alert. 19.05: Gyro out-steering 86° pgc. 19.12: Changed course to 111° pgc. *POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R). All on authorized liberty. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Jelink, David V. (216-602) MM2/C - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Peace, Willard W. (223-742) SC3/C - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Holladay, John (226-866) SC3/C - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Campos, Adolph A. (500-201) Sea 1/C (R) - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Ortiz, Antonio (500-251) AS (R) - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M.Att2/C (R) - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Ezell, Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.att 2/C - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - leaved ashore on liberty at ship's departure


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cape san juan light

Lat , Long

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before. 20.30: Changed course to 140° pgc. 20.30: Secured from alert. 21.00: Changed course to 116° pgc. 22.10: Cape San Juan Light abeam, distance 6.2 miles. 23.00: Changed course to 123° pgc (107° T). Issued 44 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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9 July 1942

at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 18.47, Long -65.77

oil: 17773.58 - Expended: 1772.58, On Hand: 48205

Received 1500 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 22000


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9 July 1942

culebrita light

Lat 18.3, Long -64.9

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 123° pgc 107° T at 108 RPM. 00.53: CULEBRITA LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 4.5 miles. 01.00: Commenced using gyro compass. Changed course to 134° pgc 132° T. 01.55: Reduced speed to 1/3. 01.45: Changed course to 172° pgc 170° T. Increased speed to standard. 02.09: SAIL ROCK abeam to starboard, close aboard. Changed course to 92° pgc 90° T. 03.10: Exchanged challenges with Patrol Vessel. Stopped, drifting. 03.20: Ahead on various courses at various speeds following Patrol Vessel into CHARLOTTE AMALIE HARBOR, ST. THOMAS, V.I. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on various courses and speeds standing into Charlotte Amalie, St. Thomas. 05.05: Anchored in 6 fathoms of water to 20 fathoms starboard chain. 05.10: Navy motor launch alongside with seventy-five American survivors of torpedoed vessels. 05.30: Picket boat alongside with eighteen British survivors of a torpedoed vessel. All survivors on board. 06.35: Anchor aweigh. Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of CHARLOTTE AMALIE HARBOR. 06.48: Set course to 233° T, 235° pgc at 110 rpm standard speed. 07.05: Changed course to 268° T 270° pgc. 07.25: Changed course to 290° T 292° pgc. R. R. Russell, Lt (j.g.)

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, on course 292° pgc (290° T) at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.31: Culebrita Light abeam to port, 3 miles distant. 08.45: Changed course to 282° pgc. 10.48: Cape San Juan Light abeam to port, 3.6 miles distant. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 282° pgc, 280° T at 110 RPM. 13.40: EL MORRO LIGHT abeam to port close aboard. Commenced various courses and speeds maneuvering into harbor of San Juan. 13.55: No. 1 boat away with men to handle lines. 14.05: Moored portside to the south side of Pier 9. 14.50: Commenced disembarking survivors. 14.55: CAMOS, ADOLPH

Camos, Adolph A. (500-201) Sea 1/C (R) - returned from liberty


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5


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9 July 1942

coast guard wharf san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

A. (500-201) Sea 1/C (R) reported aboard having been left ashore on authorized liberty. 16.00: Finished transferring of survivors ashore. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before portside to the south side of Pier 9. 16.23: Began fueling ship. Draft before fueling; 13 feet 3 inches forward, 14 feet 1 inch aft. 17.02: Finished fueling ship, received from WEST INDIA FUEL CO. 17,773.58 gallons Navy special bunker fuel oil. Draft after fueling, 14 feet 1 inch forward, 14 feet 1 inch aft. 18.10: All hands to stations to unmoor ship. 18.20: Underway on various courses at various speeds proceeding Coast Guard dock. 18.45: Moored port side to Coast Guard wharf, San Juan, PR receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 19.00: Following men returned from authorized liberty. JELINK, David V. (206-602) MM2/C; SINTES, Luis (500-228) WT2/C (R); PEACE, Willard W. (223-742) SC3/C; HOLLADAY, John (226-866) SC3/C; ORTIZ, Antonio (500-251) AS (R); EZELL, Oscar jr. (229-033) M.att2/C; and GRILLASCA, Fernando (500-229) M.Att2/C. 19.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 24.00 this date. 19.34: Piped alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports and restricted men to muster. 23.15: POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C and LEHMAN, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C reported aboard from authorized liberty. 23.30: WILSON, Benjamin F. (200-850) MM2/C (pro) returned aboard from three (3) days leave, having reported in at the base on time, granted two (2) days extension of leave by the Commanding Officer. 23.55: COLL, Jose L. (500-224) Sea 2/C (R) returned aboard from authorized liberty. 24.00: All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C - returned from liberty

Sintes, Luis (500-223) W.T. 2/C (R) - returned from liberty

Holladay, John (226-866) SC 3/C - returned from liberty

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - returned from liberty

Ortiz, Antonio (500-251) AS (R) - returned from liberty

Ezell Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.att 3/C - returned from liberty

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M.Att 3/C (R) - returned from liberty

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att 2/C - returned from liberty

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C - returned from liberty

Wilson, Benjamin F. (200-850) MM2/C - returned from 3 days leave. Granted 2 days extension leave

Coll, Jose L. (500-224) Sea2/C (R) - returned from liberty


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10 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Lorenz - AH

Stengel, McComas, Holmes - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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10 July 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to the Coast Guard wharf, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.00: Reveille. 06.24: Piped alert. 07.24: Secured from alert. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition: powder dry; temperature of after magazine high. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.15: Received from PAYCO ICE CREAM CO. 2 1/2 gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess. 10.30: Received from JULIO'S MARKET 60 pounds corn on cob and 5 pounds fresh peppers for use in the general mess. 11.30: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 30 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 11.45: HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) Cox (pro) departed on three (3) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 12.00: Received from the CASELLAS ICE PLANT 500 pounds ice for use in the general mess. 14.10: Received 200 type C field rations from the Quartermaster Supply Officer of the Puerto Rican Department, US Army. 14.50: Received from COLMADO PLAZA 50 pounds fresh pineapple, 37 pounds bananas and 50 pounds cucumbers for use in the general mess. Received from the COAST GUARD STORE, Brooklyn, NY, 64 items covered by invoice nos. 4242, 8283, 3370 and 8369. 4 pounds of rust preservative compound listed on invoice no. 8364 was not received. 16.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 24.00 this date. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.34: Piped all hands to stations for evening alert. 20.34: Secured from alert. 20.42: Held reports. Anchor watch and restricted men to muster. 23.55: BALDWIN, HARRY J. (203-397) F1/C was returned aboard by the Shore Patrol charged with being in a restricted area. 24.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - returned by shore patrol charged with being in a restricted area


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11 July 1942

san juan puerto rico

Lat 18.48, Long -66.02

Stengel, McComas, Holmes - AL

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Lorenz - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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11 July 1942

cape san juan light

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR, with starboard anchor down, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.05: Reveille for all hands. 06.25: Held general quarters. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. 08.10: ALPERT, HYMAN (100-115) CQM (a)(pro) departed to the Office of the District Coast Guard Officer, Seventh Naval District, Miami, Fla. for assignment to duty, by authority of Headquarters letter 25 June 1942. 08.45: Commenced making preparations for getting underway. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Alpert, Hyman (100-115) CQM (a)(Pro) - leaves ship

09.00 to 12.00: Moored as before, preparing to get underway. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.50: QUINONES, Marcial (500-241) M.Att2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at NAVAL AIR STATION dispensary*. 09.55: Engine room and bridge ready to get underway. 10.15: LLOYD, Glen R. (220-985) Sea 1/C transferred this date to the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR for temporary duty pending transportation to Gunnersmate School, Curtis Bay, Md. Received from Pan American Brands Inc. 5 pounds yeast for use in general mess. 10.20: Commanding Officer held regular weekly ships inspection. 10.55: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of San Juan Harbor. 11.10: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard and close aboard. 11.20: Set course to 95° pgc (93° T) at 105 RPM. *due to his own misconduct. G. Hutchinson jr. Ensign (R)

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 3/C (R) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Lloyd Glenn B. (220-985) Sea 1/C - transferred to Coast Guard Base for temporary duty pending transportation tu Gunnersmate School

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before on course 95° pgc, 93° T at 105 RPM. 13.40: Changed course to 122° pgc, 120° T. 14.25: Changed course to 126° pgc, 124° T. 14.43: CAPE SAN JUAN LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 0.7 miles. 14.45: Changed course to 172° pgc, 170° T. 14.55: Changed course to 156° pgc, 154° T. 15.01: Changed course to 172° pgc, 170° T. 15.15: Changed course to 159° pgc, 157° T. 15.40: Changed course to 199° pgc, 197° T. 15.58: Changed course to 275° pgc, 273° T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Underway as before on course 275 pgc 273 T at standard speed 105 rpm. 16.10: Various courses and various speeds standing into ENSENADA HONDA HARBOR. 16.25: Anchored in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms starboard chain. R. R. Russell, Lieut.


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20.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 20.07: Underway on various courses at 105 RPM. 20.25: Changed course to 190° pgc. 20.30: Held routine reports. 20.45: Various courses and speeds. 22.46: Set course 185° pgc at 1/3 speed. 23.48: Changed course to 124 pgc. Issued 46 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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12 July 1942

at sea caribbean sea

Lat 18.12, Long -65.63

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Holmes, Stengel, McComas, Lorenz - AL

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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12 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Zone +3 Time. Underway as before on course 124° pgc, 122° T at 40 RPM. 00.35: Changed course to 304° pgc, 302° T. 02.02: Changed course to 124° pgc, 122° T. 03.33: Changed course to 304° pgc. 302° T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 304° pgc 302° T at 1/3 speed 40 rpm. 04.50: Changed course to 32 pgc, 30 T. 05.00: Changed course to 122° pgc 120° T. 05.30: Reveille. 05.45: General quarters. 06.55: Changed course to 05 pgc 03 T. 07.12: Secured from general quarters. 07.40: Changed course to 02 pgc 00° T. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on course 002° pgc 00° T at 1/3 speed. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.20: Changed course to 22° pgc 20° T. 09.00: Various courses at various speeds. 09.13: Let go starboard in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms chain*. 09.40: Lowered motor dinghy for testing engine. 10.30: Motor dinghy secured astern. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. Motor dinghy hoisted and secured. 18.05: Began heaving in anchor. 18.10: Anchor aweigh. Underway on various courses standing out of ENSENADA HONDA HARBOR. 18.25: Various courses at various speeds. 19.10: General quarters. 19.40: Stopped, drifting. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Drifting as before. 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.45: Held routine reports. 22.17: Ahead on course 105° pgc 103° T at 1/3 speed. 22.55: Stopped and drifting. Issued 44 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jt Ensign R

*Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor. GFH


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13 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

Holmes, Stengel, McComas, Lorenz - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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13 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long -1.5

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, stopped and drifting on patrol off the East Coast of Puerto Rico. 02.31: Ahead on course 89° pgc 87° T at 1/3 speed. 02.52: Stopped, drifting. 03.06: Ahead various courses at 1/3 speed to change ship's heading. 03.10: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Drifting as before. 04.50: Underway on course 65 pgc 63° T at 1/3 speed. 05.30: Reveille. 05.35: Stopped, drifting. 05.50: General quarters. 06.47: Underway on course 35 pgc 33 T at 1/3 speed. 07.05: Increased speed to 2/3. 07.20: Various courses and various speeds entering Ensenada Honda Harbor. Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds entering Ensenada Honda Harbor. 08.06: Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in 5 five fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 12.45: No. 3 boat away with sailing party. 03.30: No. 3 boat returned and hoisted aboard. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 18.10: Anchor aweigh; on various courses and various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 18.40: Entering Harbor on various courses and speeds. 19.08: Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in five fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of starboard chain. 19.55: Anchor aweigh, various courses and various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before. 20.05: Held general quarters. 20.45: Anchored off Cabras Island in 9 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. 21.05: as the request of US Army base, Pt. Puerca PR, sent motor dinghy with Ens. G. F. Hutchinson in charge to investigate reported signals of ~ engine motors in vicinity of Pt. Figueroa. Watch ends with ~ ~. Issued 44 night rations. 20.45: Secured from general quarters. L. M. Thayer, Lt.

Ens. G. F. Hutchinson - in charge of motor dinghy


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14 July 1942

ensenada honda

Lat 18.10, Long -65.63

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Holmes, Stengel, McComas, Lorenz - AL


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14 July 1942

vieques passage

Lat 32.0, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Anchored as before in VIEQUES PASSAGE in 9 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of starboard chain, on the following true bearings: CABEZA DE PERRO, 18°, CABRAS ISLAND, 240°. 01.15: No. 1 boat returned and hoisted aboard. * 01.38: Anchor aweigh and underway on various courses at 2/3 speed. 01.42: Set course at 142° pgc 140° T. 01.52: Reduced speed to 1/3. 01.58: Changed course to 237° pgc 235° T. 02.24: Changed course to 182° pgc 180° T. 03.14: Various courses patrolling Southern Entrance to VIEQUES PASSAGE. 03.40: Stopped, drifting. *Result of search negative. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 05.30: Reveille. 05.45: General quarters. 06.55: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing up to Ensenada Honda Harbor. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 07.58:Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in 5 fathoms water to 30 fathoms of port chain. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Anchored as before, in Ensenada Honda Harbor. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 13.30: No. 1 boat away to test portanle radio. 14.40: No. 1 boat returned and secured astern. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 17.55: No. 1 Boat hoisted and secured. 18.55: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.15: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 20.15: Stopped and drifting. 20.32: Secured from alert. 21.04: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. * 21.10: Stopped and drifting. 22.26: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 22.53: Stopped and drifting. Issued 44 night rations. *20.45: Held routine reports. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)


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15 July 1942

at sea caribbean sea

Lat 18.10, Long -65.60

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH

Holmes, Stengel, McComas, Lorenz - AL


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15 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, drifting on station in the Southed Entrance to VIEQUES PASSAGE. 03.26: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed resuming position. 03.50: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway; drifting as before. 05.30: Reveille. 05.50: General quarters. 06.45: Underway on course 40 pgc 38T at 1/3 speed. 06.50: Increased speed to standard. 07.17: Secured from general quarters. 07.25: Various courses and various speeds standing up to anchorage in Ensenada Honda Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 08.06: Anchored in Ensenada Honda in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 13.20: No. 1 boat lowered and away. 13.37: No. 1 boat returned with District Pay Officer. HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) Cox (pro) reported aboard from the COAST GUARD BASE, SAN JUAN, having reported there from three (3) days leave on time. 14.00: Crew drew semi-monthly pay. 15.02: No. 1 boat departed with District Pay Officer. 15.28: No. 1 boat returned, hoisted and secured. Received from the NAVAL STATION ENSENADA HONDA, PR 162 lbs. beef (boneless), 60 doz eggs, 50 lbs bread, for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Holmes, Stewart (220-364) Cox (Pro) - returned from 3 days leave

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 18.12: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.15: General quarters. 19.35: Stopped; drifting. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway, drifting as before. 20.13: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 20.30: Stopped, drifting. 20.35: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports. Issued 45 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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16 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.10, Long -65.62

Stengel, McComas, Lorenz - AL

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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16 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before, on patrol in the Southern Entrance to VIEQUES PASSAGE. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 04.00: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed to maintain position. 04.45: Stopped; drifting. 05.30: Reveille. 05.50: General quarters. 06.45: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.15: Seceured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 08.15: Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 12.45: No. 4 boat away with sailing party. 14.40: No. 1 boat away with mail. 15.00: No. 4 boat alongside, hoisted and secured. 15.35: No. 1 boat returned and secured astern. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. * 18.20: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.15: General quarters. 19.20: Set course to 120 pgc 118°T at standard speed. *Hoisted and secured No. 1 boat. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before. 20.00: Changed course to 270° pgc - 268° T at standard speed. 08.15: Decreased speed to 2/3 speed. 08.20: Stopped and drifting. 20.32: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports. 23.23: Ahead on various courses at 1/3 speed. 23.53: Stopped and drifing. Issued 45 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)


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17 July 1942

ensenada honda

Lat 18.12, Long -65.70

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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17 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, drifting on patrol in the Southern Entrance to VIEQUES PASSAGE. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.55: Underway on course 65 pgc 63°T at 1/3 speed. 05.30: Reveille. 05.35: Stopped; drifting. 05.50: General quarters. 07.05: Underway on various courses at various speeds standing in to anchorage in Ensenada Honda Harbor. 07.15: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before. 08.00: Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 15.00: No. 1 boat lowered and away to Naval Station dock. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 16.10: Motor dinghy boat No. 1 returned, hoisted and secured. Received from NAVAL STATION, Ensenada Honda, for use in general mess: 300 pounds potatoes, 100 pounds dry onions, 20 pounds bread. 18.22: Anchor aweigh. Underway on various courses at various speeds out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.10: General quarters. 19.12: Stopped, drifting. 19.40: Underway on various courses at 2/3 speed. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before. 20.15: Changed speed to standard. 20.32: Secured from alert. 20.35: Held reports. 21.07: Decreased speed to 2/3. 21.13: Stopped and drifting. Issued 45 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)


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18 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.10, Long -65.70

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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18 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway drifting as before, on patrol in the Southern Entrance to Vieques Passage. 03.10: Ahead on course 88° pgc 86° T at 1/3 speed. 03.45: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.05: Underway on course 42° pgc 40°T at 1/3 speed. 04.40: Stopped, drifting. 05.30: Reveille. 05.50: General quarters. 07.05: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.16: Secured from general quarters. 07.55: Various courses and speeds entering Ensenada Honda Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before. 08.12: Anchored in Ensenada Honda Harbor in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain. 11.20: Commanding Officer held weekly ship's inspection. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. * G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 13.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 16.00 this date. No. 1 boat lowered, making trips to beach with liberty party. 16.00: Liberty party returned on time. No. 1 boat tied alongside. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 18.12: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda anchorage. 19.10: General quarters. 19.15: Stopped; drifting. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Drifting as before. 20.32: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. 21.01: Ahead on course 144° pgc, 142° T at 1/3 speed. 21.30: Stopped, drifting. 23.14: Ahead, various courses at 1/3 speed maneuvering on station. 23.30: Stopped, drifting. Issued 45 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Tested flood and sprinkling valves, conditions good. GH.


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19 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.12, Long -65.70

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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19 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting on patrol in the southern entrance to Vieques Passage. 02.15: Ahead on course 110° pgc (108° T) at 1/3 speed. 02.38: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 05.00: Underway on course 70° pgc 68° T at 1/3 speed. 05.35: Stopped; drifting. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 06.45: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 08.22: Anchored in Ensenada Honda in 6 fathoms of water, to 30 fathoms of port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 13.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 16.00 this date. 13.03: Number one boat away with liberty party. 13.10: Number three and four boats away with sailing parties. 13.20: Number one boat returned, secured astern. 15.40: Number one boat away. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 16.15: All liberty party returned on time. 17.10: No. 1 boat hoisted and secured. 18.45: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses and various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.07: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 20.07: Stopped, drifting. 20.28: Secured from alert. 20.35: Carried out evening routine. 23.00: Ahead, course 65° pgc, 63° T at 1/3 speed. 23.30: Stopped, drifting. Issued 45 night rations to crew. B. Papanek

0000 to 0400: Underway, drifting on patrol in the southern entrance to Vieques Passage

0822 Anchored in Ensenada Honda

1600 to 2.00: Anchor aweigh, underway on courses and speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor


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ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.10, Long -65.70

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH


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20 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting on patrol at the southern entrance of Vieques Passage. 02.42: Ahead on various courses and speeds. 03.44: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 07.10: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.24: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 08.28: Anchored in Ensenada Honda in 6 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.20: No. 1 boaat departed for Navy Dock. 09.50: No. 1 boat returned and secured astern. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 15.45: Received from NAVAL STATION, Ensenada Honda, PR, 25 pounds bread for use in general mess, on requisition number C-6-43. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 16.30: No. 1 Boat hoisted and secured. 18.25: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.05: General quarters. 19.08: Stopped; drifting. 19.30: Underway on course 140° pgc, 138° T at standard speed. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 140° pgc, 238° T at standard speed. 20.07: Commenced various courses; decreased speed to 1/3. * 21.05: Stopped, drifting. 21.10: Underway, various courses at 1/3 speed. 21.39: Stopped, drifting. 22.26: Ahead, various courses at 1/3 speed. 22.35: Stopped, drifting. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*20.35: Secured from general quarters. 20.45: Carried out evening routine. Issued 45 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

0000 to 0400: Underway. Drifting on patrol at the southern entrance of Vieques Passage. 0242 Ahead on various courses and speeds. 0349 Stopped and drifting.

0400 to 0800: Underway, drifting as before. 0540 Reveille. 0555 General quarters. 0710 Underway on various courses at various speeds. 0724 Secured from general quarters.

0800 to 1200: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 0828 anchored in Ensenada Honda in 6 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition nominal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 0920 No 1 boat departed for Navy Dock. 0950 No 1 boat returned and secured astern.

1200 to 1600: Anchored as before. 1545 Received from NAVAL STATION Ensenada Honda, P.R., 25 pounds bread for use in general mess, on requisition number C-6-43

1600 to 2000: Anchored as before. 1630 No 1 boat hoisted and secured. 1825 Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 1905 General quarters. 1908 Stopped; drifting. 1930 Underway on course 140 ~ at standard speed.

2000 to 2400: Underway as before on course 140 peg 130 T at standard speed. 2007 Commenced various courses; decreased speed to 1/3. 2105 Stopped, drifting. 2110 Underway, various courses at 1/3 speed. 2139 Stopped, drifting. 2226 Ahead, various courses at 1/3 speed. 2235 Stopped, drifting.

2035 Secured from general quarters. 2045 Carried out evening routine. Issued 45 night rations to crew.


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ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH

BRADLEY - AH

LORENZ - AL

KORTLANG - ATD

STENGEL - AL

McGOWAN - AH

PHILLIPS - ATD

CLAUDIO - AH

McCOMAS - AL

QUINONES - AH


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21 July 1942

west coast of vieques island

Lat 55.0, Long 45.0

00.00 to 04.00: Stopped and drifting as before, on patrol at the southern entrance to Vieques Passage. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.40: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 05.07: Stopped; drifting. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 06.58: Underway on various courses and speeds. 07.28: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, various courses and speeds, as before. 08.01: Anchored in Ensenada Honda in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Powder dry. Forward magazine temperature normal. after magazine temperature high. 10.00: Underway, various courses and speeds, changing anchorage because of shift in wind. 10.17: Anchored in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 17.30: Boat No. 1 departed with Commanding Officer. 17.55: Boat No. 1 returned with Commanding Officer and the following men: MR. STANFORD of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, MR. JACKSON and MR. RAINES of NAVAL INTELLIGENCE. Boat No. 1 hoisted and secured. 18.25: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 18.37: Set course 182° pgc 180° T at standard speed. 19.10: General quarters. 19.12: Various courses and speeds approaching anchorage West Coast of Vieques Island. 19.30: Anchored in five fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain on following bearings: POINT ARENAS 56° T and MOUNT PIRATA 124° T. 19.40: Boat No. 1 departed for pier with Federal Bureau of Investigation and Naval Intelligence Officers. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

Mr. Stanford, FBI - aboard

Mr. Jackson, Naval Intelligence - aboard

Mr. Raines, Naval Intelligence - aboard

20.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 20.35: Securd from general quarters. 20.45: Carried out evening routine. Issued 45 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Mr. Stanford of the Federal Bureau of Investigation - 1755 Boat No 1 returned with Commanding Officer and the following men: Mr. Stanford of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr Jackson and Mr Raines of Naval Intelligence.

Mr Jackson - 1755 Boat No 1 returned with Commanding Officer and the following men: Mr. Stanford of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr Jackson and Mr Raines of Naval Intelligence.

Mr Raines of Naval Intelligence - 1755 Boat No 1 returned with Commanding Officer and the following men: Mr. Stanford of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr Jackson and Mr Raines of Naval Intelligence.


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ensenada honda

Lat 18.08, Long -65.60

Lorenz, Stengel, McComas - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Bradley, McGowan, Claudio, Quinones - AH

Error 2° W Gyro

Fuel oil Expended 1747

Fuel oil On hand 26160

Water Received 16000

Water Expended 1500

Water On Hand 20000

BRADLEY - AH

LORENZ - AL

KORTLANG - ATO

STENGER - AL

McGOWAN - AH

PHILLIPS - ATO

CLAUDIO - AH

McCOMAS - AL

QUINONES - AH


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22 July 1942

point arenas

Lat 12.8, Long 45.0

00.00 to 04.00:- Zone +3 Time. Anchored as before in 5 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain on the following true bearings: Point Arenas, 56° and Mount Pirata 124°. 00.15: Number one boat returned with the following passengers: R. L. RAINES LT. USNR (intelligence), CARL STANDFORD from Federal Bureau of Investigation, ROY JACKSON, naval intelligence, and ERICH WOLFGANG ALBRECHT, prisoner. 01.07: Heaving in on anchor. 01.11: Underway on various courses and speeds. 01.52: Stopped and drifting off Ensenada Honda Harbor. 03.30: Number one boat away with passengers to Naval Base at Ensenada Honda. 03.39: Underway on various courses and speeds. 03.49: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

Carl Stanford, FBI - returned aboard

R. L. Raines, Lt USNR (intelligence) - returned aboard

Erich Wolfgang Albrecht, Prisoner - taken aboard by fbi and naval intelligence

Roy Jackson, Naval intelligence - returned aboard

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.20: Boat No. 1 returned, hoisted and secured. 04.35: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 08.30: Moored portside to US NAVY DOCK at Ensenada Honda. 09.00: Commenced taking on fresh water. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Af~ magazine temperature high. Other conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.10: SINTES, LUIS (500-223) WT2/C (R) departed for inpatient treatment at the Naval Air Station Dispensary, San Juan, PR. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Sintes, Luis (500-223) WT2/C (R) - departed for treatment at dispensary

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Moored as before. Received following stores from NAVAL STATION, Ensenada Honda, Puerto Rico, for use in general mess: 50 pounds luncheon meat, 2 hoops cheese, 36 pounds cornmeal, 2 cases oranges, 100 pounds grapefruit, 300 pounds irish potatoes, 100 pounds dry onions, 30 pounds bread, 3 cases tomato puree, 200 pounds sugar, 4 cases pineapple, 1 case apricots, 2 gals. salad oil, 2 cases sauer kraut, 1 case apples, 10 cases evaporated milk, 6 cases tomatoes, 1 case pears, 60 pounds lard, 1 case peas, 3 cases peaches, 2 cases sardines, 300 pounds wheat flour, 24 pounds crackers, 100 pounds dry lime beans, 100 pounds rice, 10 pounds baking powder, 4 cases boneless beef, 103 pounds pork loin, 90 doz. eggs, 120 pounds butter, 2 cases chicken. CLAUDIO Otilio, (500-218) AS(R), QUINONES, MARCIAL (500-241) M.Att2/C (R), BRADLEY, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (pro) reported aboard from inpatient treatment at US Naval Hospital, San Juan, Puerto Rico. McComas, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (pro) reported aboard from ten (10) days leave having previously reported on time to CG Base St.Petersburg, Fla. on 16 June 1942. STENGEL, Herbet L. (228-562) Cox (pro) reported aboard from thirty (30) days leave of absence having previously reported to Coast Guard Base, Mobile, Ala. on 27 June

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) AS (R) - returned from treatment at dispensary

Bradley, John R. Jr. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - returned from treatment at dispensary

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 2/C (R) - returned from treatment at dispensary

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (Pro) - returned from 10 days leave

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro.) - returned from 30 days leave


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3

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22 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

16.00 to 20.00 cont.: 1942. 18.27: Unmoored, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.12: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 20.11: Stopped, drifting. 20.31: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. 22.45: Ahead on course 59° pgc, 57° T at 1/3 speed. 23.28: Stopped, drifting. Issued 45 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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ensenada honda

Lat 18.12, Long -65.58

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Lorenz - AL

McGowan, Sintes - AH

At anchor 10 hrs. 32 min.

Underway 13 hrs- 28 min.

Officers present 5

W.O. present 1

Enlisted force present 67

Rations issued to general mess 60

Issued 46 night rations

Fuel oil Expended 2336

Fuel oil On hand 23824

Water Expended 2000

Water On hand 18000

McGOWAN - AH

NORTLANG - ATD

LORENZ - AL

PHILLIPS - ATD

SINTES - AH

At anchor 10 hrs. 32 min.

Underway 13 hrs- 28 min.

Officers present 5

W.O. present 1

Enlisted force present 67

Rations issued to general mess 60

Issued 46 night rations

Fuel oil Expended 2336

Fuel oil On hand 23824

Water Expended 2000

Water On hand 18000

McGOWAN - AH

NORTLANG - ATD

LORENZ - AL

PHILLIPS - ATD

SINTES - AH


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23 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Zone +3 Time. Underway, drifting as before on patrol of the southern entrance to Vieques Passage. 01.36: Ahead on course 127° pgc at 1/3 speed. 02.11: Stopped and drifting. 03.35: Ahead on course 18° pgc, 16° T at standard speed. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway as before on course 18° pgc, 16° T at standard speed. 04.10: Various courses at various speeds. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 06.00: Stopped; drifting. 06.53: Underway on various courses at standard speed. 07.25: Secured from general quarters. 07.35: Various speeds standing in to anchorage in Ensenada Honda Harbor. 07.40: Stopped. 07.53: Anchored in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms port chain in Ensenada Honda Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. After magazine temperature high. Other conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.30: No. 1 boat lowered into water. BUDD, REGINALD (206-923) RM2/C (pro) was transferred to the COAST GUARD BASE, SAN JUAN, PR, for assignment to temporary duty pending further transfer to the RADIO ENGINEERING AND MATERIEL SCHOOL, FOR TRUMBULL, NEW LONDON, CONN. authority: Headquarters dispatch 222318 of 22 July 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Budd, Reginald L (206-923) RM2/C (Pro) - transferred to Coast Guard Base for temporary duty pending further transfer to Radio Engineering School

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 12.55: Number 4 boat away with sailing party. 15.25: Number 4 boat returned, hoisted and secured. 15.40: Number one boat away with mail. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 16.40: Boat No. 1 returned, hoisted and secured. Received from NAVAL STATION, Ensenada Honda, Puerto Rico, 20 pounds bread for use in general mess. 18.25: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.10: General quarters. 19.47: Stopped; drifting. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway drifting as before. 20.30: Secured from general quarters. 20.40: Carried out evening routine. 21.15: Ahead course 215° pgc 213° T. 21.31: Stopped, drifting. Issued 46 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.12, Long -65.58

Noon


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24 July 1942

vieques passage

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway, drifting as before on patrol at the southern entrance to Vieques Passage. 02.30: Underway on various courses at 1/3 speed. 03.10: Stopped and drifting. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway drifting as before. 05.17: Underway on course 80 pgc 78° T at 1/3 speed. 05.40: Reveille. 05.48: Stopped; drifting. 05.55: General quarters. 07.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.25: Secured from alert. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds standing into Ensenada Honda. 08.16: Anchored in 7 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature in after magazine high. Other conditions normal. Tested flood and sprinkler valves and found same to be in good working order. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.10: No. 1 boat away to Navy Dock. 11.20: No. 1 boat returned. ENSIGN F. C. SCHMITZ, USCG reported aboard for assignment to duty; authority: District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 24 July 1942, reference Headquarters letter 5 June, 1942. MILLER, FRANKLIN J. (225-740) QM1/C (pro) reported aboard for assignment to duty; authority: District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 24 July 1942. B. Papanke, Lt (jg)(R)

Ensign F. C. Schmitz, USCG - joined ship

Miller, Franklin J. (225-740) QM1/C (pro) - joined ship

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 13.00: Number one boat departed for beach. 14.15: Number one boat returned, secured astern. R. R. RUSSELL, Lieut (temporary) took oath of office as Lieutenant (j.g.) to rank from 29 May 1942. Authority: Headquarters letter of 2 July 1942 (P-71). SPRATLING, David (109-178) CY (A)(pro) took oath of office as Pay Clerk to rank as such from 1 July 1942. Authority: Secretary of navy's letter of 6 July 1942 (C-G-P-72). G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

R. R. Russell, Lieut (temporary) - took oath of office as Lieutenant (j.g)

Spratling, David (109-178) CY (a)(pro) - took oath of office as Pay Clerk

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 18.20: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 19.08: General quarters. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 20.15: Stopped, drifting. 20.31: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports. Issued 46 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

0000 to 0400: Underway, drifting as before on patrol at the southern entrance to Vieques Passage. 0230 underway on various courses. 0310 stopped and drifting.

0400 to 0800. Underway as before. 0548 stopped; drifting. 0700 underway on various courses.

0800 to 1200. Underway as before, steaming into Ensenada Honda. 0816 anchored.

1200 to 1600. Anchored as before.

1600 to 2000. Anchored as before. 1820 underway on various courses standing out go Ensenada Hondo Harbor.

2000 to 2400: Underway as before on various courses. 2015 stopped.


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ensenada honda harbor

Lat 18.32, Long -65.60


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25 July 1942

ensenada honda harbor

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 04.00: Zone +3 Time. Underway as before, drifting, on patrol in the Southern Entrance to Vieques Passage. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Underway, drifting as before. 04.18: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 05.00: Stopped; drifting. 05.40: Reveille. 05.55: General quarters. 07.00: Underway on various courses at various speeds. 07.20: Secured from general quarters. 07.59: Anchored in 7 fathoms water at 30 fathoms port chain in Ensenada Honda Harbor. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Commanding Officer held weekly ship's inspection. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. 12.40: No. 4 boat away with sailing party. 13.40: Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire at 16.00 this date. No. 1 boat away to Navy Dock with liberty party. 15.30: No. 3 boat returned, hoisted aboard and secured. 16.00: No. 1 boat returned. Liberty party returned on time. Received from the Naval Station, Ensenada Honda, PR 30 pounds bread for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00:- Anchored as before. 18.15: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds standing out of Ensenada Honda Harbor. 18.50: Stopped; drifting. 19.08: General quarters. 19.15: This vessel relieved of partol duty in present area by the YP224. 19.15: Underway on course 23 pgc, 21 T at 105 rpm. 19.25: Changed course to 342 pgc, 340 T. 19.55: Changed course to 350 pgc, 348 T. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

YP224 - relieved Unalga from patrol

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 350° pgc (348° T) at standard speed, 105 RPM. 20.20: Cape San Juan Light abeam to port, close aboard, changed course to 305° pgc. 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.40: Held routine reports. 21.36: Changed course to 272 pgc. 32.18: Port San Juan light to port distance 3.5 miles. 23.25: Various courses and speeds entering San Juan Harbor. 23.45: Port San Juan abeam, close aboard to port. 23.55: Number one boat away to dock. Issued 46 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

0000 to 0400 zone + 3 time. Underway as before, on patrol in the southern entrance to Vieques Passage

0400 to 0800 - Underway, drifting as before. 0500 stopped. 0700 underway on various courses. 0759 anchored in Ensenada Hondo Harbor.

0800 to 1200. Anchored as before.

1200 to 1600. Anchored as before.

1600 to 2000: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses. 1850 stopped. 1915 underway.

2000 to 2400: Underway as before. 2020 Cape San Juan Lt abeam to port close aboard. 2325 Various courses and speeds entering San Juan Harbor. 2345 Port San Juan abeam, close aboard to port.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

oil: 31438.11 - Expended: 1250.7 On hand: 50702.7

Received 8000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 22000


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26 July 1942

san juan pr

Lat , Long

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, various courses and speeds. 00.25: Anchored in 6 fathoms of water to 30 fathoms of port chain in the harbor of San Juan, PR. 00.30: No. 1 boat alongside, hoisted and secured. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00:- Anchored as before. 06.15: Reveille. 06.30: General quarters. 06.40: Boat No. 1 away. 07.23: Secured from general quarters. 07.44: Anchor aweigh, underway on various courses at various speeds, proceeding to fuel at Pier No. 9, San Juan, Puerto Rico. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before. 08.03: Moored port side to Pier No. 9 for purpose of fueling ship. Ship's draft before fueling: forward, 11 feet; aft: 14 feet 4 inches. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder sampples. The after magazine temperature high, other conditions normal *. 09.15: Number one boat away. 10.00: Number one boat returned, secured to north side of pier. 11.40: Commenced fueling. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 12.31: Finished fueling ship. Received from the WEST INDIA OIL CO, 31,438.11 gallons Navy Special Bunker Fuel Oil. Draft after fueling ship, forward: 12 feet 11 inches, aft: 14 feet 5 inches. 13.44: Underway, various courses and speeds proceeding to regular berth. 14.09: Moored portside to wharf at Coast Guard Base, San Juan, PR. 14.20: No. 1 boat alongside, hoisted and secured. 14.40: J. C. SMITH, LIEUT. (jg), USCG reported aboard for assignment to temporary duty, by authority of District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District letter 26 July, 1942. 16.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 24.00 this date. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 31438.11 -

J. C. Smith, Lieut. (jg) - joined ship for temporary duty

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 19.30: Evening alert. 20.30: Secured from alert. 20.40: Routine reports, restricted men to muster. All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

*Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. GH

0000 to 0400. 0025 anchored in harbor of San Juan, PR.

0400 to 0800. 0744 Anchor aweigh, underway, proceeding to fuel at Pier 9, San Juan PR.

0800 to 1200. 0803 moored port side to Pier 9.

1200 to 1600. Moored as before. 1344 underway. 1409 moored to wharf at Coast Guard base, San Juan.

1600 to 2400. Moored as before.


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san juan puerto rico

Lat 55.0, Long -1.5

McGowan, Sintes - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Lorenz - AL


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27 July 1942

coast guard dock san juan pr

Lat 13.4, Long 144.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before port side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan, PR, receiving fresh water and telephone service from the dock. 06.15: Reveille. 06.30: Alert. 07.30: Secured from alert. 08.20: EZELL, Oscar jr (229-033) MATT2/C departed NAVAL AIR STATION Dispensary for inpatient treatment. 08.30: Received from NAVAL AIR STATION the following stores on requisition number (C-8-43) for use in the general mess: 150 pounds apple, 80 pounds grapefruit, 90 dozen eggs, 200 pounds bacon, 50 pounds pork sausage, 50 pounds frankfurters, 171 pounds chicken, 98 pounds turkey, 100 pounds ham, 98 pounds wheat flour, 4 gallons vinegar, 35 pounds cereal, 50 pounds lard, 20 pounds gelatin, 116 pounds tomatoe juice, 174 pounds evaporated milk, 50 pounds macaroni, 83 pounds applesauce, 5 gallons syrup, 100 pounds rice, 90 pounds pineapple, 200 pounds sugar, 100 pounds coffee, 83 pounds beets, 78 pounds carrots, 85 pounds prunes, 96 pounds salmon, 60 pounds peas, 400 pounds peas, 100 pounds onions, 90 pounds cabbage, 60 pounds flounder. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

Ezell Oscar Jr. (229-033) M.Att 2/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

04.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature in after magazine high. All other conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.00: Received from JULIO'S MARKET, 20 pounds string beans and 134 pounds pork and beans for use in the general mess. 11.10: McGOWAN, ALTON (234-710) Sea 1/C reported aboard, having been discharged from in-patient treatment at the US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, SAN JUAN. 11.30: Received from LA MONSERRAT BAKERY 80 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 11.35: Received from PAN AMERICA STANDARD BRANDS, 10 pounds yeast for use in the general mess. 12.20: GRILLASCA, FERNANDO (500-229) M.ATT2/C (R) departed on fifteen (15) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 13.05: JELINK, DAVID V. (206-602) MM2/C (pro) was transferred to the US COAST GUARD BASE, SAN JUAN, by authority of verbal orders of the District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District. 14.30: BELL, GEORGE WELBORNE (274-40-77) Sea 2/C USN and HARRIS, JOHN (272-69-41) M.ATT3/C USN reported aboard under guard for transportation to Continental United States. 15.00: Received from the SHELL OIL CO. (PORTO RICO) 55 gallons kerosene under invoice no. 18895. 15.13: COLL, JOSE L. (500-224) Sea 2/C (R) was transferred to the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, for assignment to duty. 15.30: QUINONES, MARCIAL (500-241) M.ATT2/C (R) departed for in-patient treatment at the Naval Air Station Dispensary, San Juan, PR

McGowan, Alton (234-710) Sea 1/C - returned from treatment at dispensary

Grillasca, Fernando (500-229) M.Att 2/C (R) - departed on 15 days leave

Jelink, David V. (206-602) MM2/C (pro) - leaves ship

Bell, George Welborne (274-40-77) Sea 2/C USN - aboard under guard for transportation to continental US

Harris, John (272-69-41) M.Att 3c USN - aboard under guard for transportation to continental US

Coll, Jose L. (500-224) Sea2/C (R) - leaves ship

Quinones, Marcial (500-241) M.Att. 2/C (R) - departed for treatment at dispensary

0000 to 0900. Moored as before port side to Coast Guard dock, San Juan P.R.

0900 to 1600. Moored as before.


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port san juan light

Lat 43.1, Long 32.6

09.00 to 16.00 (CONTINUED): 16.00: Received from COLMADO PLAZA, 50 pounds cucumbers, 50 pounds of pineapples and 12 bottles of mustard for use in the general mess. Received from MARCIAL FIGUERO 70 pounds tomatoes for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 20.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Received from the PUERTO RICO DAIRY 30 gallons milk for use in the general mess. 16.35: USCGC CYPRESS moored alongside and loaded Degaussing gear aboard for transportation to the United States. 16.55: USCGC CYPRESS unmoored. 17.00: JUAN, TELESFORO C. (217-358) OFF. STD 2/C (pro) was transferred to the Coast Guard Base, San Juan, by authority of verbal orders of the District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District, this date. ELEY, JOSEPH R. (201-714) OFF. STD 3/C (pro) reported aboard for assignment to duty by authority of verbal orders of the District Coast Guard Officer, Tenth Naval District. Loaded aboard 1300 new condenser tubes. 19.30: J. C. SMITH, LIEUT (jg) USCG departed on ten (10) days emergency leave granted by the commanding Officer. 19.51: Unmoored and underway, verious courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan Harbor. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

USCGC Cypress - moored alongside and sent Unalga degaussing gears

Juan, Telesforo C. (217-358) Off.Std.2/C (pro) - leaves ship

Eley, Joseph R. (201-714) Off.Std.3/C (Pro) - joined ship

J. C. Smith, Lieut. (jg) - departed on 10 days emergency leave

20.00 to 24.00: Underway various courses and speeds, as before. 20.07: Port San Juan Light abeam to starboard close aboard. 20.10: Set course 314° pgc, 312° T at Standard speed. All hands to general quarters. 20.40: Secured from general quarters. Commenced zig-zagging on basic course of 314° pgc, 312° T. Determined gyro error to be 2° West by bearing on range. 20.50: Carried out evening routine. 23.00: Steering gyro repeater error found to be 5° West. Issued 49 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

0900 to 1600 (Continued)

1600 to 2000. Moored as before. 1951 unmoored and underway, various courses and speeds proceeding out of San Juan Harbor.

2000 to 2400. Underway, various courses and speeds.


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 20.13, Long -68.22

Grillasca, Lorenz - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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28 July 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 312° T at standard speed, 110 RPM. 01.00: Gyro error found to be 18° W. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 330° pgc 312° T at 110 RPM. 05.40: Gyro error found to be 19° W. 06.00: All hands at stations for alert. 07.05: Gyro compass reset, error °W. 07.25: Secured from alert. Set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 314° pgc 312° T at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature high in after magazine. Other conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 312° T (314° pgc) at standard speed, 110 RPM. 14.45: Changed course to 314° T. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00 to 20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 314° T 316 pgc, at 110 RPM. 19.16: All hands mustered at stations for alert. 20.45: Secured from alert. 21.00: Ceased zig-zagging, base course 314 T 316 pgc. F. C. Schmitz, Ens.

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before on course 316° pgc 314° T at 110 RPM (zig-zagging). 20.45: Secured from alert. Carried out evening routine. 21.00: Ceased zig-zagging. 22.30: Changed course to 315° T 316° pgc. Steering gyro was found to be carrying an error of 1° West. Issued 49 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Zone +3 time

0000 to 0400. Underway as before.

0400 to 0800. Underway as before.

0800 to 1200. Underway as before.

1200 to 1600. Underway as before.

1600 to 2000. Underway as before.

2000 to 2400. Underway as before.


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 22.97, Long -71.50

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Lorenz, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH


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29 July 1942

00.00 - 04-00: Underway as before course 315° T (316° pgc) at standard speed 118 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 315T, 316 pgc at 110 RPM. 05.00: Commenced zig-zagging, base course 315T, 316 pgc. 06.15: All hands mustered at stations for alert. 07.30: Secured from alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ens.

08.00-12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 316° pgc, 315° T at 110 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on course 315° T (316° pgc) at standard speed 110 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 315° T at 114 RPM 316 pgc. 19.35: All hands mustered at stations for the alert. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on basic course of 315° T 316° pgc at 114 RPM. 21.00: Secured from alert. * 21.30: Ceased zig-zagging. *21.05: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Zone +3 Time

000 - 0400. Underway as before.

0400 - 0800. Underway as before.

0800 - 1200. Underway as before.

1200 - 1600. Underway as before.

1600 - 2000. Underway as before.

2000 - 2400. Underway as before.


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 25.83, Long -74.65


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30 July 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway on course 316° pgc 315° T at standard speed 114 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before on course 315° T, 316° pgc at 115 RPM. 05.30: Commenced zig-zagging base course 315° T 316 pgc. 06.30: All hands mustered at stations for the alert. 07.33: Secured from alert, set condition of readiness No. 2. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 316° pgc 315° T at 113 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 315° T (316 pgc) at standard speed, 115 RPM. G. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 315° T 316° pgc at 115 RPM. 20.00: All hands mustered at stations for the alert. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on the base course of 316° pgc, 315° T at 115 RPM. 21.30: Secured from alert. 21.40: Carried out evening routine. 22.30: Ceased zig-zagging. 23.00: Changed course to 308° pgc 307° T. Issued 49 night rations. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Commenced zig-zagging, all hands mustered at stations for the alert 0733

2000 all hands mustered at stations for the alert

2230 ceased zig-zagging


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 28.47, Long -78.20


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31 July 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 307° T (308° pgc) at standard speed, 115 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before on base course 307° T, 308° pgc. 06.07: Commenced zig-zagging on base course at 115 RPM. 06.40: All hands mustered at stations for the alert. 07.50: Secured from alert, set condition of readiness No. 2. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 308° pgc, 307° T at 115 RPM. 09.00: Changed base course to 299° pgc, 298° T. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature high in after magazine. Other conditions normal. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 298° T (299° pgc) at standard speed 114 RPM. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 298°T 299° pgc at 114 RPM. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on basic course of 298° T 299° pgc at 115 RPM. 20.10: Held general quarters. 20.15: Test-fired machine guns. 21.50: Secured from general quarters. 22.00: Carried out evening routine. 23.07: Changed base course to 317° pgc, 316° T. Issued 51 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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Curious writing


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L. M. Thayer - Lieut. Mignon R. Thayer (wife) c/o C~l Fort George, Meade, Md.

G. G. Van Dyke - PA Surg. Catherine Van Dyke (wife). 1225 Nashville Ave. New Orleans, La.

R. R. Russell - Lieut. Martha M. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

J. C. Smith - Lt (jg)

B. Papanek - Lt (j.g.)(R) Mrs Amalie Papanek (mother), 17 foote Ave., Lawrence, N.Y.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ensign (R). Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Wickford, R.I.

F. O. Schmitz - Ensign. Mrs. Frankie Schmitz, Royal Court Apts., Salem, Ore.

R. O. Elwood - Mach. Martha L. Elwood (wife) 711 Southard St., Key West, Fla.

David Spratlinh - Pay Clerk. Mrs E~ Bleier (sister), 260 West End Ave., New York, N.Y.


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LOGS FOR AUGUST 1942


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jacksonville fla

Lat 30.38, Long -81.30

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Lorenz, Grillasca - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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1 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat 47.5, Long -52.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 316° T 317° pgc at standard speed. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 316° T 317 pgc at 114 RPM. 06.10: Changed course to 269° T 270° pgc. 07.10: All hands mustered at stations for the alert. 07.25: Sighted St. Johns Lightship dead ahead. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway, various courses and speeds. 08.22: ST. JOHNS LIGHTSHIP abeam to port, close aboard. * 08.47: Entered ST. JOHNS RIVER. 08.30: Commenced various speeds. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature high in after magazine. Other conditions normal. Tested flood and sprinkler valves and found same to be in good working order. 11.00: Set all ship's clock to zone +4 Time. 11.47: Moored portside to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. Draft forward: 12 feet, aft: 14 feet 6 inches. *08.30: Secured from the alert. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 12.45: Held Request mast. The following men departed on 12 days leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to report back aboard ship before noon of 14 August 1942: McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017) Sea 1/C, BRAY, CHARLES (220-042) EM1/C (pro), COHEN, JOHN E. (220-485) Cox (pro), MUDZINSKI, THOMAS (224-254) Cox (pro), MAPP, GEORGE E. (234-173) Sea 1/C, HOLLADAY, JOHN (226-866) SC1/C (pro), DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-964) MM1/C (pro), STACKHOUSE, CLYDE E. (220-809) GM3/C (pro), SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (pro), HARBOURT, MERLE L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro), LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro), ROLLAND, EDWARD B. (108-961) BM1/C, LASSITER, ROBERT C. (201-651) MM1/C (pro), SWINDOLL, WILLIAM O. (200-624) MM2/C (pro) and BALDWIN, HARRY J. (203-397) F1/C. 14.45: Prisoners, BELL, GEORGE, WELBORNE (270-40-77) Sea 2/Cm USN and HARRIS, JOHN (272-69-41) M.Att3/C, USN departed in custody of USN Police Officer. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Cox (pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Bray, Charles (220-042) EM1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Mudzinski, Thomas (224-254) Cox (pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Mapp, George E. (234-672) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Holladay, John (226-866) SC 1/C (pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Donovan, Harold T. (102-964) MM1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) G.M.3/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro.) - departed on 12 days leave

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) QM2/C (pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM 3/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Swindoll, William O. (200-624) MM 2/C - departed on 12 days leave

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Bell, George Welborne (274-40-77) Sea 2/C - departed in custody of Police Officer

Harris, John (272-69-41) M.Att 3c USN - departed in custody of Police Officer

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 10.00, 2 August, 1942.

St John's Lightship - Sighted dead ahead

McGowan, Alton (234-017) - 12 days' leave

Cohen, John E (220-485) cox (pro) -

Bray, Charles (220-042) - 12 days' leave

Mudzinski, Thomas (224-254) cox (pro) - 12 days' leave

Mapp, George E (234-173) Sea 1/c - 12 days' leave

Holladay, John (226-866) SC 1/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Donovan, Harold T (102-964) MM 1/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Stackhouse, Clyde E (220-809) GM 3/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Shelton, Hugh D (109-419) WT 1/c - 12 days' leave

Harbourt, Merle L (221-113) QM 2/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Lewis, Donald E (220-182) QM 2/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Rolland, Edward B (108-961) BM 1/c - 12

Lassiter, Robert C (201-651) MM 1/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Swindoll, William O (200-624) MM 2/c (pro) - 12 days' leave

Baldwin, Harry J (203-397) F 1/c - 12 days' leave

Prisoners, Bell, George, Welbourne (270-40-77) Sea 2/c USN and Harris, John (272-69-41) M Att 3/c USN - departed in custody of USN Police Officer


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16.00 to 24.00 (continued): The following men departed on leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to report back aboard ship before noon on 14 August 1942: HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) Cox (pro), CHRISTOPHER, JOHN M. (220-484) F1/C, YUNG CARL D. (205-156) Sea 1/C, SNIPES, HARMON A. (222-286) Sea 2/C, FOURAKER, CLARENCE (222-187) SC2/C (pro) and BARANOVIC, WILLIAM (205-534) F1/C. * 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) - departed on leave

Yung, Carl O. (205-156) Sea 1/C - departed on leave

Christopher, John M. (220-484) F1/C - departed on leave

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-286) Sea 2/C - departed on leave

Baranovic, William (205-534) F 1/C - departed on leave

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - departed on leave

*GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) CRM (a) (pro) departed on leave granted by the Commanding Officer to returne before noon 14 August, 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) CRM (a)(pro) - departed on leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Garleb, Rolland, Donovan, Lassiter, Shelton, Bray, Schmidt, Harbourt, Lewis, Swindoll, Lorenz, Fouraker, Cohen, Holmes, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Mapp, McGowan, Yung, Baldwin, Baranovic, Christopher, Snipes, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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2 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to dock at the MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, Jacksonville, Fla. 06.30: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES, INC. 2 1/2 gallons ice cream and 10 gallons milk for use in the general mess. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. SCHMIDT, CARL W. JR. (206-612) CM1/C (pro) departed on leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to return before noon on 14 August 1942. 07.30: Received 25 pounds bread from SEYBOLD BAKING CO., for use in the general mess. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Schmidt, Carl W. Jr. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) - departed on leave

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. 10.00: Granted liberty to Port Watch, to expire 08.00, 3 August 1942. Liberty expired for Starboard watch; all reported aboard on time. 09.00: Lt. Comdr. W. S. Anderson on board on business connected with ship repairs. * F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Lt. Comdr. W. S. Anderson - on board for ship's repairs

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. Carried out holiday routine. G. G. Van Dyke P.A.Surg. Departed on ten (10) days leave granted by commanding officer to expire 12.00, 13 August, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

G. G. Van Dyke, P.A.Surg. - departed on 10 days leave

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. Holiday routine. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. 20.20: Colors made on time. 20.25: Departments secured. Department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

*10.30: R. R. Russell (Lt.) and G. F. Hutchinson Ens.(R) departed this date on ten (10) days Leave granted by commanding officer to expire on or before 12.00, 13 August, 1942. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

R. R. Russell (Lt.) - departed on 10 days leave

G. F. Hutchinson, Ens.(R) - departed on 10 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Garleb, Rolland, Donovan, Lassiter, Shelton, Bray, Schmidt, Flores, Harbourt, Lewis, Swindoll, Lorenz, Fouraker, Cohen, Holmes, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Mapp, McGowan, Yung, Baldwin, Baranovic, Christopher, Snipes, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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3 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before portside to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. Jacksonville, Fla. 06.30: Reveille. 07.50: All liberty party returned on time. 08.00: Morning colors made. 08.03: Received 500 pounds of ice on board from the Atlantic Ice Co. for use in the general mess. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Temperature high in after magazine. Other conditions normal. 10.30: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES INC., 2 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 15.00: FLORES, DOMINGO (103-568) SC1/C departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to returne before noon on 16 August 1942. BRADLEY, JOHN R. (202-397) BM2/C (pro) was transferred to BOSTON, MASS., to report to the District Coast Guard Officer, First Naval District for assignment to duty. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Bradley, John R. (202-397) BM2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 4 August 1942. 20.00: Held reports. Department heads to muster. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 15000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21500


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4 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, Jacksonville, Fla. 06.30: Reveille for all hands. 07.40: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.00: Received 2 1/2 gallons of ice cream and 10 gallons of milk for use in the general mess from Southern Dairies Inc. 11.10: Received 65 lb. of fresh corn and 15 lb. of lemons from Fitch Wilkinson Inc. 11.35: Received 15 lb. of lettuce from Conway Bros. Inc. and 10 lbs of celery from August Stoerk and Co. also 1 bushel of peaches from East Coast Fruit Co. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to Port Watch to expire 08.00, 5 August, 1942. 20.00: Departments secured, Departments heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Received provisions for mess.


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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5 August 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. 08.50: Received 100 lbs of potatoes from Conway Bros Inc. for use in general mess. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 11.00: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES INC., 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. Received from the SEYBOLD BAKING CO., 20 pounds of bread for use in the general mess. 04.15: Discharged all ammunition for eventual delivery to the NAVAL AIR STATION, Jacksonville, Fla. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 6 August 1942. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. Maintained watch over ammunition on dock. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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6 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, JACKSONVILLE, FLA, maintaining ammunition watch on dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.45: Working party departed for Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla. to store ammunition. * 10.00: Received from Southern Dairies Inc. seven (7) quarts of ice cream. 12.00: Received from East Coast Fruit Co. 30 lbs. tomatoes. 12.30: Working party returned from Naval Air Station. *09.45: Removed ammunition from magazines, invoice number (6-43)(7-43) to Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Fla. for temporary storage. 14.00: Received from Arnold Fruit Co. Inc. 90 lbs. Cantaloupes. Received from Fitch Wilkinson Inc. 120 lbs watermelons and 10 lbs of radishes. 14.25: Received from August Stoerk and Co. Inc. 10 lbs. bill peppers and 50 lbs cabbage. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. 17.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire 08.00, 7 August, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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7 August 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before. 07.10: Received from Sebold Baking Co. 40 loaves of bread for use in general mess. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: Received from FITCH-WILKINSON, INC. 85 pounds oranges and 100 pounds potatoes for use in the general mess. 10.15: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES, INC., 10 gallons milk and 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 13.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 8 August 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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8 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before portside to dock at the MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 04.30: R. O. ELWOOD, MACH. USCG transferred and departed for Miami, Fla, to report to the District Coast Guard Officer, Seventh Naval District, for assignment to duty. Authority Headquarters letter of 15 July 1942. Ten (10) days leave enroute granted by the Commanding Officer. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. 08.20: J. C. SMITH, LIEUT. (jg) USCG reported aboard from ten (10) days leave. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

R. O. Elwood, Mach. USCG - leaves ship

J. C. Smith, Lieut. (jg) - returned from 10 days leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 13.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 10.00 9 August 1942. Eley, Joseph R. (201-714) OS3/C transferred to report to District Coast Guard Officer, 3rd Naval District for assignment to duty. Authority HL 23 July 1942 (P-73). Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C transferred to United States Marine Hospital, Savannah, Georgia for in-patient treatment. Authority HD 107448, 8 August 1942. 13.45: Received from Atlantic Ice and Coal Co. 500 lbs ice for use in general mess. Three day extension of leave granted the following men: Christopher, John M. F1/C (220-484), Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651), MM1/C pro. and Swindall, Oliver (200-624) MM2/C. The above leaves to expire 17 August, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Eley, Joseph R. (201-714) Off Std 3/C - leaves ship

Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C - departed for treatment at hospital

17.00-00.00: Moored as before. Spratling, David, Pay Clerk departed on ten (10) days leave granted by commanding officer to expire 12.00, 19 August, 1942. 20.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Spratling, David, Pay Clerk - departed on 10 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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9 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, portside to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock, Jacksonville, Fla. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES, INC., 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 10.00: Liberty party returned on time with the exception of TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) who is absent over-leave from this time. Granted liberty to the Starboard watch to expire 08.00, 10 August 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - absent over leave after liberty party returned

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. 22.05: TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) reported aboard having been absent overleave twelve (12) hours and five (5) minutes. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - returned aboard after 12h 5m absence


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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10 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, Jacksonville, Fla. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 11.10: Received 1 3/4 gal. ice cream from Southern Dairies Inc. 11.15: Received from Fitch-Wilkinson Inc. 10 lbs green onions, 130 lbs watermelons and 60 lbs green corn for use in the general mess. 11.35: Received 1 bushel beans and 15 lbs celery from August Stoerk Inc for use in the general mess. 12.00: Received from Conway Bros 100 lbs of potatoes and 15 lbs lettuce. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty granted to Port Watch to expire 08.00, 11 August, 1942. 20.00: Department secured department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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11 August 1942

jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to the Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. Wharf, Jacksonville, Fla. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 11.00: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRY, INC., 10 gallons milk and 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 11.15: Received from SEYBOLD BAKING CO., 30 pounds bread for use in the general mess. 13.10: McGOWAN, ALTON (234-017) Sea 1/C reported aboard from twelve (12) days leave. 14.00: GRIMSLEY, LEONARD W. (234-006) Sea 1/C departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to return aboard before noon of 24 August 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

McGowan, Alton (234-017) Sea 1/C - returned from 12 days leave

Grimsley, Leonard W. (234-006) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 12 August 1942. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Southern dairy inc -


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500

Garleb, Rolland, Donovan, Lassiter, Shelton, Bray, Schmidt, Flores, Harbourt, Lewis, Swindoll, Lorenz, Fouraker, Cohen, Holmes, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Mapp, Grimsley, Yung, Baldwin, Baranovic, Christopher, Snipes, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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12 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, Jacksonville, Fla. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.40: Received from C. W. Zaring Co. one dozen cans of Sani-Flush for Engineers supply. 09.45: Received from East Coast Fruit Co. 30 lbs tomatoes for use in general mess. 11.00: Received of Southern Dairies Inc. 1 3/4 gallons of ice cream for use in general mess. 12.00: Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 1/C departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by Commanding Officer to expire 12.00 25 August, 1942. 13.10: Received from Surf and Company 50 lbs beef for use in general mess. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire 08.00, 13 August, 1942. 20.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. Three day leave granted the following men: Snipes, Harmon A. (222-286) Sea 2/C, Fouraker, Clarence; (222-157) SC2/C the above extensions to expire on or before 12.00 17 August, 1942. Rolland, Edwin B. (108-961), BM1/C leave extended three (3) days to expire on or before 12.00, 17 August, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 2/C - leave extended 3 days

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C - leave extended 3 days

Rolland, Edwin B. (108-961) BM1/C - leave extended 3 days


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500

Garleb, Rolland, Donovan, Lassiter, Shelton, Bray, Schmidt, Flores, Harbourt, Lewis, Swindoll, Lorenz, Fouraker, Cohen, Holmes, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Grimsley, Mapp, Stokes, Yung, Baldwin, Baranovic, Christopher, Snipes, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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13 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock, Jacksonville, Fla. 08.00: Three (3) days extension of leave granted to Holladay, John (226-866), SC3/C to expire on or before 12.00, 17 August, 1942. Liberty party reported aboard on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Holladay, John (226-866) SC3/C - leave extended 3 days

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 10.30: Receivd from SOUTHERN DAIRIES INC., 1 3/4 gallons of ice cream for use in the general mess. 11.00: DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-964) MM1/C (pro) and HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) Cox (pro) reported aboard from twelve (12) days leave. 11.15: GARLEB, OLIVER C. (205-033) CRM (pro) reported aboard from twelve days leave. 12.00: CHURCH, ALBERT B. (211-764) RM2/C (pro) departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to return before noon of 26 August 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Donovan, Harold T. (102-964) MM1/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) Cox (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave

Garleb, Oliver C. (205-033) CRM (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave

Church, Albert B. (211-764) RM2/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 08.00, 14 August, 1942. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Rolland, Lassiter, Shelton, Bray, Schmidt, Flores, Harbourt, Lewis, Swindoll, Lorenz, Church, Fouraker, Cohen, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Grimsley, Mapp, Stokes, Yung, Baldwin, Baranovic, Christopher, Snipes, Grillasca - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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14 August 1942

jacksonville fla

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. 08.15: LOWE, WILLIAM H. (203-428) RM2/C (pro) departed on twelve days leave granted by the Commanding Officer, to report back before noon on 27 August 1942. 08.30: Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from AUGUST SOERCK & CO., 50 pounds cabbage, and from FITCH-WILKINSON INC., 46 pounds honey-dew melons. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lowe, William H. (203-428) RM2/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 11.15: Received (10) ten gallons milk from Southern Dairies Inc. for use in general mess. Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro) reported aboard from (12) twelve days leave. Harbourt, Merle (224-113) QM2/C (pro), Bray, Charles (220-092) and Baranovic, William (205-534) F1/C reported aboard from (12) twelve days leave on time. 12.00: Miller, Franklin J. (225-740) QM1/C (pro) and Scully, William F. (234-166) QM3/C (pro) departed on (12) twelve days leave granted by the commanding officer. 13.00: Dernback, John A. (224-573) F2/C departed on (12) twelve days leave granted by the commanding officer to report back on or before 12.00, 27 August, 1942. 13.35: Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C departed on (12) twelve days leave to report back on or before 12.00, 27 August 1942. 14.05: Received of Conway Bros. Inc. 100 lbs potatoes and 15 lbs of lettuce for use in general mess. 14.05: Received of East Coast Fruit Co. 30 lbs tomatoes for use in general mess. 15.00: Yung, Carl O. (205-156) Sea 1/C granted (3) three days extension of leave to expire 12.00, 17 August, 1942. 15.30: Ayscue, Henry C. (234-012) Sea 1/C departed on (12) twelve days leave granted by commanding officer, to report back on or before 12.00, 27 August, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM2/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave

Bray, Charles (220-042) - returned from 12 days leave

Harbourt, Merle (224-133) QM2/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave

Baranovic, William (205-534) F1/C - returned from 12 days leave

Miller, Franklin J. (225-740) QM1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Scully, William F. (234-166) QM3/C (pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Dernback, John R. (224-573) F2/C - departed on 12 days leave

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Yung, Carl O. (205-156) Sea 1/C - leave extended 3 days

Ayscue, Henry C. (234-012) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.10: Received 100 lbs watermelons from Fitch-Wilkinson Inc. for use in general mess. 17.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire 08.00, 15 August, 1942. 17.40: Received of N. Chepenik and Sons 46 lbs eating apples for use in general mess. 20.00: Departments secured. Department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 2100

Rolland, Miller, Lassiter, Shelton, Schmidt, Flores, Swindoll, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Cohen, Mudzinski, Stackhouse, Holladay, Ayscue, Grimsley, Mapp, Scully, Stokes, Yung, Baldwin, Christopher, Sullivan, Snipes, Dernbach, Grillasca - AL

Ezell, Quinones, Sintes - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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15 August 1942

jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock, Jacksonville, Florida. 09.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.50: Received from SOUTHERN DAIRIES, INC., 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in the general mess. 11.10: Granted three (3) days extension of leave to FLORES, DOMINGO (103-568) SC1/C; said leave to expire before noon of 19 August 1942. 13.00: Granted liberty to the Starboard Watch to expire at 10.00 16 August 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC 1/C - leave extended 3 days

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

Rolland, Miller, Lassiter, Shelton, Schmidt, Flores, Swindall, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Holladay, Ayscue, Mapp, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Yung, Baldwin, Christopher, Sullivan, Snipes, Dernbach, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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16 August 1942

merrillstevens shipyard

Lat , Long

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to dock at MERRILL-STEVENS SHIPYARD, receiving fresh water and electrical service from the dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 08.45: B. Papanek (Lt. jg) R departed on (10) ten days leave granted by commanding officer to report back on or before 12.00, 26 August, 1942. 09.00: Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (pro), Cohen, John E. (220-485), Cox (pro) and Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254), Cox (pro) returned aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) days extension of leave. 10.00: Liberty party returned on time. Granted liberty to expire 08.00, 17 August 1942. 11.50: G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R) returned aboard from (10) ten days leave and (3) three days extension of leave. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

B. Papanek (Lt JG) R - departed on 10 days leave

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Cox (pro) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (pro) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. Carried out holiday routine. 20.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1500 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21500


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17 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co wharf jacksonville fla

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. wharf, Jacksonville, Fla. receiving fresh water and electric service from dock. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. * 09.30: SNIPES, Harmon A. (222-286) Sea 2/C, FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C, BALDWIN, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C, HOLLADAY, John (226-86&) SC3/C reported aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) days extension of leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 10.05: Received from Southern Dairies Inc, 1 3/4 gallons ice cream for use in general mess. 10.15: Received from the Arnold Fruit Co. Inc., 85 pounds cantaloupe. 10.30: BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C and REILY, John M (200-959) F1/C departed on (12) twelve days leave to expire at noon or before of 30 August 1942. 10.35: CHRISTOPHER, John M. returned aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension granted by the Commanding Officer. 10.45: Received from Fitch Wilkinson Inc.; 50 pounds onions and 80 pounds oranges for use in the general mess. 10.45: SWINDOLL, William O. (200-624) MM2/C returned aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 11.05: ROLLAND, Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C returned aborad from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 11.15: Received from East Coast Fruit Co., 30 pounds tomatoes for use in the general mess. 11.30: SCHMIDT, Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C, LASSITER, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (pro), SHELTON, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C and YUNG, Carl O. (205-156) Sea 1/C returned aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 11.40: PEACE, Willard W. (223-742) SC3/C (pro) departed on (12) twelve days leave to returne on or before noon 30 August 1942 granted by the Commanding Officer. 12.30: Received from Conway Brothers Inc, 100 pounds Irish potatoes, 20 pounds lettuce for use in the general mess. 12.40: WILSON, Benjamiin F. Jr. (200-850) MM2/C (pro) departed on ten (10) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 13.00: Commanding Officer held report mast in the case of TRUMAN, William (228-306) SC3/C (pro) for offence noted in log of 8/9/42 - awarded (24) hours extra duty. 13.30: MORGAN, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (pro) departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-286) Sea 2/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Holladay, John (226-866) SC 3/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Reily, John J. (200-959) F1/C - departed on 12 days leave

Christopher, John M. - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Swindoll, William O. (200-624) MM 2/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Schmidt, Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Lassiter, Robert C. (201-651) MM1/C (Pro) - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Yung, Carl O. (205-156) Sea 1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Peace, Williard W. (223-742) SC 3/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

Wilson, Benjamin F. Jr (200-850) MM2/C (pro) - departed on 10 days leave

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - awarded 24 hours extra duty

Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00 18 August 1942. 16.20: McCARTHY, John (217-605) BM1/C (pro) departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer.

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C (Pro) - departed on 12 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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17 August 1942

16.00 to 24.00: (con't.) Carried out evening routine. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1500. On hand: 21000

Rolland, Miller, Shelton, Schmidt, Flores, Flowers, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Stackhouse, Ayscue, Grimsley, Mapp, Stokes, Scully, Yung, Baldwin, Christopher, Sullivan, Snipes, Dernbach, Grillasca, Connor - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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18 August 1942

jacksonville florida

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. wharf, Jacksonville, Fla. receiving fresh water and electrical service from the dock. 00.01: Connor, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C departed on twelve (12) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 07.45: Two (2) depth charge protecters (Mark VI)(Mod I) aboard for installation. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Connor, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C - departed on 12 days leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.00: Received from Southern Dairies Inc. 1.75 gallons of ice cream for use in general mess and 1 pint light cream for use in wardroom mess. 11.00: Flores, Domingo (103-568), SC1/C returned aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave. Received from Sebold Baking Co. 25 lbs bread for use in general mess. 13.10: Oil barge moored alongside. * 14.30: Mapp, George E. (234-172), Sea 1/C reported on board absent overleave since 12.00, 17 August 1942 from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave. 16.00: Received from Southern Dairies Inc. 10 gallons of milk for use in general mess. 16.00: Commenced discharging oil to barge moored on starboard side. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Mapp, George E. (234-172) Sea 1/C - returned, absent over leave, from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 08.00, 19 August, 1942. Galley secured due to lack of fuel and steam. Issued (22) twenty two subsistance allowances to crew to cover their eating ashore 19 August, 1942. One dollar fifteen cents ($1.15) issued per man total expenditure ($25.30) twenty five dollars and thirty cents. This money was issued from the welfare funel with the Captain's permission. 20.00: Departments secured department heads and restricted men mustered. 22.00: Completed discharging oil to barge. 16,154 gallons discharged all tanks empty. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16154 gallons of fuel discharged

*Mapp, George E, Sea 1/C excused from being overleave by the commanding officer due to his having had transportation difficulty. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Mapp, George E. (234-172) Sea 1/C - excused for being overleave due to transportation difficulties


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

McCarthy, Miller, Morgan, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Peace, Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Reilly, Sullivan, Dernbach, Grillasca, Connor - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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19 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co dock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving fresh water and electrical service from dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: All regular liberty party returned on time. 08.00: Pursuant P.E. 73-531 Swindoll, W.O. (200-624) MM2/C (pro) was transferred with baggage and transfer papers to Senior Coast Guard Office, 8th district for assignment to duty. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Swindoll, W. O. (200-624) MM2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (Pro) - departed on 9 days leave

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - departed on 5 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

McCarthy, Miller, Morgan, Swindoll, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Stackhouse, Peace, Ayscue, Both, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Reily, Sullivan, Dernbach, Grillasca, Connor - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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20 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co wharf

Lat 43.1, Long 16.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill Stevens Drydock and Repair Co wharf receiving fresh water and electrical supply from the dock. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 10.50: Recoil mechanism of gun #2 tested, found satisfactory. 13.30: Pursuant (73-701-536) Magee, John L. (106-646) CPhM (pro) reported for duty on board this vessel. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Magee, John L. (106-646) CPhM (pro) - joined ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 08.00, 21 August, 1942. 20.00: Departments secured, department heads mustered. 20.30: Pursuant 6th Naval District letter 17 August, 1942 (73-701-531) the following men reported for duty on board this vessel. McCarthy, Charles E.J. (206-913), CM1/C (pro). Logsdon, Claude M. (223-887), SC1/C (pro). Gilley, William D. (223-831), Cox (pro). Kramer, Walter (520-742) Cox (R). Manning, Glen J. (223-899) Cox (pro). Button, Robert O. (237-376) SC3/C (pro). 22.15: Truman, Wm., SC3/C was delivered on board by Mudzinski, Thomas B. Cox (pro) after having broken restriction and been absent without leave since 21.45 this date. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C (Pro) - joined ship

Logsdon, Claude M. (223-887) SC1/C (Pro) - joined ship

Gilley, William D. (223-831) Cox (Pro) - joined ship

Kramer, Walter (520-742) Cox (R) - joined ship

Manning, Glen J. (223-849) Cox (Pro) - joined ship

Button, Robert O. (237-276) SC3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Truman, Wm. SC3/C - delivered on board by Mudzinski for having leaved ship without authorization


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

McCarthy, Miller, Connor, Morgan, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Stackhouse, Peace, Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Reily, Sullivan, Dernbach, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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21 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co dock jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock, Jacksonville, Fla. Receiving fresh water and electrical service from dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 11.30: Crew received their semi-monthly stipend. 11.45: MAGEE, John L. (106-646) CPhM (pro) departed on two (2) days leave to expire on or before noon 24 August 1942, granted by the Commanding Officer. 12.28: Tug A B POTER alongside. 12.48: CHADNICK, Richard C. (233-175) Y2/C reported aboard for assignment to duty from Charleston Base, authority Commanding Officer of the Charleston Base letter of 19 August 1942. Reference, District Coast Guard Officer's letter of 17 August 1942 (73-701-531). 12.48: Unmoored ship. 13.05: Entered floating drydock in this same yard. 13.18: Tug A B POTTER cast off. 13.25: Secured in the dock, commenced floating dock. 13.34: Ship no longer water borne. 14.30: Receiving electrical supply from dock. 15.45: CHADWICK Richard C. (223-175) Y2/C (pro) departed on six (6) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 16.00: McCARTHY, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C departed on six (6) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Magee, John L. (106-646) CPhM (pro) - departed on 2 days leave

Tug A B Potter - alongside Unalga

Chadnick, Richard C. (233-175) Y2/C - joined ship

Tug A B Potter - cast off from Unalga

Chadwick, Richard C. (233-175) Y2/C - departed on 6 days leave

McCarthy, Charles E. J. (206-913) CM1/C (Pro) - departed on 6 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: In drydock as before. 16.30: Ship's hull completely out of water. 17.00: KRAMAR, Walter (520-742) Cox (pro) departed on seven (7) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 17.08: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 22 August 1942. 18.00: LOGSDON, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C (pro) departed on seven days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 20.00: Held evening routine. 20.00: Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) departed on leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire aboard ship on or before noon, 30 August 1942. 23.00: MANOLOVICH, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C reported aboard for temporary duty from US Coast Guard Receiving Station, Ellis Island, N.Y. reference Commanding Officer of Coast Guard Receiving Station letter of 20 August 1942 (73-701-531). G. F. Hutchinson, Ensign (R)

Kramar, Walter (520-742) Cox (pro) - departed on 7 days leave

Logsdon, Claude M. (223-887) SC1/C (Pro) - departed on 7 days leave

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - departed on leave

Manolovich, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Ship being fumigated

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Magee, McCarthy EJ, McCarthy John, Miller, Connor, Morgan, Logsdon, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Stackhouse, Peace, Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Kramer, Reily, Sullivan, Dernbach, Grillasca, Lehman - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Ship being fumigated


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22 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co drydock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Drydocked as before in Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co's drydock * receiving electrical supply from the dock. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. *Jacksonville, Florida. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens.(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.30: Pursuant letter from District Coast Guard Officer 6th Naval District 20 August, 1942 reference Headquarters letter 12 August 1942 (PE-701-531) the following men reported aboard this vessel for duty: Manint, Horace I. (510-000) MM2/C (R). Pickelsimer, John T. (223-893) MM2/C. Taylor, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C. 13.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 08.00, 24 August, 1942. 13.30: The following men departed on (5) five days leave granted by the Commanding Officer to expire on or before 12.00 28 August, 1942. Manint, Horace I. (510-000) MM2/C R. Pickelsimer, John T. (223-893) MM2/C. Taylor, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C. 16.00: Manalovich, Joseph, Sea 2/C and Truman, William L. departed for temporary quarters at naval barrack. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Manint, Horace I. (510-000) MM2/C (R) - joined ship

Pickelsimer, John T. (223-893) MM2/C - joined ship

Taylor, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C - joined ship

Manint, Horace I. (510-000) MM2/C (R) - departed on 5 days leave

Pickelsimer, John T. (223-893) MM2/C - departed on 5 days leave

Taylor, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C - departed on 5 days leave

Manalovich, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C - departed for temporary quarters

Truman, William L. - departed for temporary quarters

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to the duty section, preceding two men excepted, to expire 08.00, 24 August 1942. Fumigation party from came aboard. 18.15: Turned ship over to fumigation party. 19.15: Fumigation party departed. 21.00: Received sealed truck of 3" 50 caliber ammunitionm, to be kept under armed guard. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Exterminating ship

Fumigating ship

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

Magee, McCarthy Chas, McCarthy John, Miller, Connor, Morgan, Logsdon, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Chadnick, Stackhouse, Peace, Manint, Pickelsimer, Taylor, Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Kramer, Reilly, Sullivan, Dernbach, Grillasca, Lehman - AL

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Exterminating ship Fumigating ship


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23 August 1942

00.00-09.00: Drydocked as before. 00.30: Two guards report for watch on ammunition truck. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Drydocked as before. * 09.00: Ammunition truck departed with ammunition, ammunition to be stored in the armory at US Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. Armed guard departed. 11.59: Lt. R. R. Russell, USCG reported aboard from ten (10) days leave and ten (10) days extension granted by the Commanding Officer. 14.45: Extermination aboard to ventilate ship. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens. (R)

Lt. R. R. Russell, USCG - returned from 10 days leave and 10 days extension

*09.00: Received one truck load of ammunition from NAVAL AMMUNITION DEPOT, St. Juliens Creek, Portsmouth, Va. In government bill of lading number N-187-699 and invoice number 1511. Received all the items listed on the invoice except one (1)-five pound package marked "NOBIN". G. F. Hutchinson Ensign (R)

16.00 to 24.00: Drydocked as before. G. F. Hutchinson Ens. (R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Phillips, Kortlang - ATD

Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Kramer, Reily, Sullivan, Dernbach, Ezell, Grillasca, Magee, McCarthy Chas, McCarthy John, Miller, Connor, Morgan, Logsdon, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Chadnick, Stackhouse, Peace, Pickelsimer, Manint, Taylor, Lehman - AL

Quinones, Sintes, Ezell - AH


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24 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair cos drydock jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Drydocked as before in Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co's drydock, Jacksonville, Fla. * 08.00: All hands returned on time with the exception of Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C having been absence without authorized liberty from Supervisor of Ship Building Barracks, US Navy since about 18.30, 22 August 1942. *07.30: Exterminators aboard. 07.40: Ship inspected and found to be free of gas, exterminators released vessel. G. F. Hutchinson Ensign (R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C - absent without leave

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. 11.40: Magee, John L. (106-646), CPhM (pro) returned aboard from (2) two days leave. F. C. Schmitz Ensign

Magee, John L. (106-646) CPhM (Pro) - returned from 2 days leave

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 18.00: Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM a pro transferred from this vessel, pursuant DCGO 6th Nav Dist's letter 17 August, 1942, and directed to report to the Commanding Officer, Captain of the Ports Office, Jacksonville, Florida for assignment to duty. 20.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. F. C. Schmitz

Erker, Frank L. (204-130) CPhM a pro - leaves ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

McCarthy Chas, McCarthy John, Miller, Connor, Morgan, Logsdon, Wilson, Lorenz, Church, Lowe, Fouraker, Chadnick, Stackhouse, Peace, Manint, Pickelsimer, Taylor, Ayscue, Booth, Grimsley, Scully, Stokes, Kramer, Reily, Sullivan, Lehman, Dernbach, Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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25 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co drydock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Drydocked as before in Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. Drydock, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving electricity service from dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned aboard on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

00.90-16.00: Drydocked as before. 10.30: FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (pro) returned from five (5) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 14.40: TRUMAN, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) returned aboard in custody of FLOYD, A. B. (150-9883) CC Std (USN) having reported in at Supervisor of Shipbuilding Barracks, US Navy, Jacksonville, Florida this date after being absent without leave since about 18.30, 23 August 1942. 13.30: F. C. SCHMITZ departed on six (6) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - departed on 5 days leave

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - returned aboard in custody of A.B.Floyd after being absent without leave

Floyd A. B. (150-9883) CC std (USN) - took aboard in custody William L. Truman

F. C. Schmitz - departed on 6 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Drydocked as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 26 August 1942. 17.40: FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C departed on five (5) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. 20.00: Held evening routine. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens. (R)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - departed on 5 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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26 August 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair cos drydock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Drydocked as before in Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co's drydock, Jacksonville, Florida, receiving electrical supply from the dock. 08.30: HUTCHINS, Henry T. (205-020) Ph M 1/C reported aboard for assignment to duty from the Third Naval District, reference, Headquarters letter, 5 August 1942 (PE-73-531)

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-020) PhM1/C - joined ship

09.00 to 16.00:- On drydock as before. 11.45: Held report mast in the case of TRUMAN William L (228-306) SC3/C for offense noted in log of 23 August 1942. Crew engaged in chipping and red leadding sides and painting anchor chains. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C - held report mast for offence.

16.00 to 24.00: On dry dock as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 08.00 tomorrow. R. R. Russell, Lieut.


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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27 August 1942

merrilstevens drydock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Zone +4 Time. On drydock as before at Merril-Stevens Dry Dock, Jacksonville, Florida with electrical connection to dock. 08.00: Carried out morning routine. All liberty party returned on time. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

09.00-16.00: Drydocked as before. 09.30: GRIMSLEY, Leonard W. (234-206) Sea 1/C reported aboard from ten (10) days leave and three (3) days extension of leave granted by the Commanding Officer. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens (R)

Grimsley, Leonard W. (234-206), Sea 1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 16.00: MANALOVICH, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C departed on ten (10) days leave, granted by the Commanding Officer. 16.30: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00, 28 August 1942. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens (R)

Manalovich, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C - departed on 10 days leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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28 August 1942

merrilstevens drydock and repair co jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: On drydock at Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, Florida, receiving electrical supply from the dock. 07.00: Reveille. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00:- On drydock as before. 09.45: STOKES, Wallace L (234-233) Sea 1/C returned from twelve (12) dats leave on time and (3) three days extension. 10.20: TAYLOR, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C returned from five (5) days leave on time. 10.30: DERNBACH, John A. (224-573) F2/C returned from twelve (12) days leave*. 10.45: CHADWICK, Richard C (233-175) Y2/C (pro) returned aboard from six (6) days leave on time. 11.00: PICKELSIMER, John T. Jr. (223-893) MM2/C returned from five (5) days leave on time. 11.55: McCARTHY, Charles E. (206-913) CM1/C (pro) returned from six (6) days leave on time. 12.00: HTUCHINS, Henry T (205-020) PhM1/C (pro) departed on five (5) days leave granted by the Commanding Officer. MANINT, Horace T (510-000) MM2/C (R) reported aboard from five (5) days leave on time. 16.00: Granted liberty to port watch to expire at 08.00 tomorrow. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

Stokes, Wallace L. (234-233) Sea 1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Taylor, Charlie (501-567) MM2/C - returned aboard from 5 days leave

Dernbach, John R. (224-573) F2/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 1 day extension

Chadwick, Richard C. (233-175) Y2/C (pro) - returned aboard from 6 days leave

Pickelsimer, John T. Jr. (223-893) MM2/C - returned aboard from 5 days leave

McCarthy, Charles E. (206-913) CM1/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 6 days leave

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-020) PhM1/C (pro) - departed on 5 days leave

Manint, Horace I. (510-000) MM2/C (R) - returned aboard from 5 days leave

16.00 to 24.00:- On dry dock as before. 20.00: Evening routine. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

*and one (1) day extension of leave on time. R. R. Russell, Lieut.


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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29 August 1942

merrilstevens drydock co jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Zone +4 Time. On dry dock as before at MERRILL-STEVENS Dry Dock Co. at Jacksonville, Florida and receiving electrical service from dock. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. KRAMER, Walter (520-742) Cox (pro) returned from seven (7) days leave on time. R. R. Russell, Lieut.

Kramer, Walter (520-742) Cox (Pro) - returned aboard from 7 days leave

00.90-16.00: Drydock as before. 09.00: LOGSDEN, Claude M. (223-884) SC1/C (pro) returned aboard from seven (7) days leave on time. 11.30: The following named men departed on official transfer to Charleston, SC, Coast Guard Base: FLORES, Domingo (103-568) SC1/C (pro); COHEN, John R. (220-485) Cox (pro); MUDZINSKI, Thomas B (224-256) Cox (pro); STENGEL, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (pro); and SCHMIDT, Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C (pro), who was granted ten days leave enroute. 11.00: STACKHOUSE, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (pro) returned aboard from nine (9) days leave on time. 11.15: Pay Clerk David SPRATING returned aboard from ten (10) days leave on time. 11.45: CHURCH, Albert B. (211-764) RM2/C (pro) returned aboard from twelve (12) days leave and three (3) days extension on time. 13.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch, to expire at 10.00, 30 August 1942. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

Logsden, Claude M. (223-887) SC1/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 7 days leave

Flores, Domingo (103-568) SC1/C (pro) - leaves ship

Mudzinski, Thomas B. (224-254) Cox (Pro) - leaves ship

Cohen, John E. (220-485) Cox (Pro) - leaves ship

Stengel, Herbert L. (221-562) Cox (Pro) - leaves ship

Schmidt, Carl W. (206-612) CM1/C (Pro) - leaves ship, granted 10 days leave enroute

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 9 days leave

Pay Clerk David Sprating - returned from 10 days leave [Spratling]

Church, Albert B. (211-764) RM3/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

16.00-24.00: Drydocked as before. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.30: Pay Clerk David SPRATLING departed on transfer to St. Augustine, Fla. Authority; Headquarters dispatch of 25 August 1942. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ens.(R)

Pay Clerk David Spratling - leaves ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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30 August 1942

merrilstevens drydock and repair co jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: On drydock as before at Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co, Jacksonville, Fla receiving electrical supply from the dock. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

09.00 to 16.00: Drydocked as before. 10.00: All liberty party returned on time. Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 08.00, 31 August 1942. 10.30: WILSON, Benjamin F. Jr. (200-850) MM2/C (pro), PEACE, Willard W. (223-742) SC2/C (pro) and RILEY, John J. (200-959) F1/C returned from leave on time. 10.35: MILLER, Franklin J. (225-740) QM1/C (pro), SCULLY, William F. (234-166) Sea 1/C and AYSCUE, Henry C. (234-012) Sea 1/C returned aboard from twelve (12) days leave and three (3) days extension on time. 11.20: LT (j.g.)(R) Berthold PAPANEK returned from ten (10) days leave and three days extension. 11.45: McCARTHY, John (217-605) BM1/C and LOWE, William H. (203-428) RM2/C (pro) returned from twelve (12) days leave on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens(R)

Wilson, Benjamin F. Jr. (200-650) MM2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from leave

Peace, Willard W. (223-742) SC2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from leave

Riley, John J. (200-959) F1/C - returned aboard from leave

Miller, Franklin J. (225-740) QM1/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Ayscue, Henry C. (234-012) Sea 1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Scully, William F. (234-166) Sea 1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Lt (jg)(R) Berthold Papanek - returned aboard from 10 days leave and 3 days extension

McCarthy, John (217-605) BM1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave

Lowe, William H. (203-428) RM2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 12 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Drydocked as before. 23.30: LEHMAN, CHARLES (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) returned from twelve (12) days leave, eleven and a half (11.5) hours overleave. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Lehman, Charles (500-235) Sea 2/C (R) - returned aboard from 12 days leave, 11h 30m over leave


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 5000 Water. Expended: 500. On hand: 21000


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31 August 1942

merrilstevens drydock repair co jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: In dry-dock as before at the MERRILL-STEVENS DRYDOCK & REPAIR CO., Jacksonville, Fla receiving electric service from the dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Drydocked as before. * 15.30: MAGEE, John L. (106-646) CPhM (pro) transferred to Captain of the Port Detail, Jacksonville, Fla. Authority- Headquarters dispatch of 29 August 1942. *Ensign F. C. Schmitz returned from six (6) days leave on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign(R)

Magee, John L. (106-646) CPhM (Pro) - leaves ship

Ensign F. C. Schmitz - returned aboard from 6 days leave

16.00 to 24.00: Drydocked as before. 20.00: Held evening routine. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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LOGS FOR SEPTEMBER 1942


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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1 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: On drydock as before at Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co, Jacksonville, Fla receiving electrical supply from the dock. 00.00: FOURAKER, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (pro) returned aboard from five (5) days leave *. 08.15: SULLIVAN, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C reported aboard from fifteen days leave on time. 09.00: Past Assistant Surgeon G. G. Van Dyke, PHS returned aboard from ten (10) leave and twenty days extension. *and one (1) day extension - on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens(R)

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) SC2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 5 days leave and 1 day extesion

Sullivan, Rudolph (223-665) F1/C - returned aboard from 15 days leave

PA Surgeon G. G. Van Dyke - returned aboard from 10 days leave and 20 days extension

09.00-16.00: On drydock as before. 11.30: Peace, Willard W. (223-742) SC3/C transferred this date to Charleston Base Charleston, South Carolina authority District Coast Guard Officer 6th Naval District letter 17 August, 1942 (73-701-531). F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Peace, Willard W. (223-742) SC3/C - leaves ship

16.00-24.00: On drydock as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to Port watch to expire 08.00, 2 September, 1942. 19.55: Departments secured department heads and restricted men mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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2 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Drydocked as before in Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. Drydock, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving electricity from dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. 08.00: Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (pro) reported aboard from (12) twelve days leave and (3) three days extension of leave. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Morgan, Andrew M. (107-519) WT1/C (Pro) - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

09.00 to 16.00: Drydocked as before. 11.35: WILKOMM, ROBERT G. (221-688) WT2/C (pro) reported aboard for assignment to duty from the Office of the District Coast Guard Officer, Fifth Naval District. Reference: Headquarters Dispatch 2 August 1942. 16.40: Commenced sinking drydock. 16.40: Afloat and underway, proceeding to pier by tug. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Wilkomm, Robert G. (221-688) WT2/C (Pro) - joined ship

16.00 to 24.00: Underway as before. 17.15: Moored portside to Pier #2 at the Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, Fla., receiving electrical service from the dock. 17.30: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00 on 3 August 1942. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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3 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock repair company jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at the Merrill-Stevens Drydock & Repair Company, Jacksonville, Fla., receiving electrical service from shore. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: AYERS, Lester C. (228-122) SOM3/C and GARRITANO, Samule (231-580) SOM3/C reported aboard for assignment to duty - authority, Headquarters letter (PE-701-531) of 26 August 1942 (73-531). 10.45: CONNER, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C returned on time from twelve (12) days leave and three (3) days extension. 10.00: SNIPES, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 2/C, after a search of the ship, was discovered to be absent without leave from this hour. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Ayers, Lester C. (228-122) SOM3/C - joined ship

Garritano, Samuel (231-580) SOM3/C - joined ship

Conner, Wilburn P. (222-866) MM1/C - returned aboard from 12 days leave and 3 days extension

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 2/C - found absent without leave after ship search

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 08.00, 4 September 1942. 19.45: Held evening reports and restricted men to muster. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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4 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock repair co

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before portside to dock at Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co., receiving fresh water and electrical supply from the dock. 07.00: Reveille. 07.40: SNIPES, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 2/C returned aboard, twenty one (21) hours and forty (40) minutes absent without leave. 08.00: All liberty party returned on time. G. F. Hutchinson jr, Ensign (R)

Snipes, Harmon A. (222-266) Sea 2/C - returned aboard after 21h 40m absence without leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. * 11.00: Lt. Comdr. H. A. MORRISON reported aboard and assumed command of this vessel, authority commandants letter 8 August, 1942 (PO-71-531). *10.30: Report mast held in the case of SNIPES, HARMON A. JR. (222-266) SEA 2/C for offence as logged 3 September, 1942. Commanding Officer awarded three (3) days restriction of liberty. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign. Louis M. Thayer, jr

Lt. Comdr. H. A. Morrison - joined ship and assumes command of Unalga

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr (222-266) Sea 2/C - report mast held. Awarded 3 days liberty restriction

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire 08.00, 5 September, 1942. 19.00: Departments secured department heads mustered. 21.30: LORENZ, HAROLD O. (205-027) WT2/C (pro) reported aboard from temporary duty at 10th Naval District, San Juan, Puerto Rico. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT2/C (Pro) - returned aboard from temporary duty

*after three days leave enroute. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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5 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair company jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Company dock, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving electrical and fresh water service from dock. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 11.40: AYRES, LESTER C. (228-122) SM3/C (pro), CLAUDIO, OTILIO (500-218) Sea 2/C (R) and SEDA, ROGER (500-238) Sea 2/C (R) departed for in-patient treatment at the US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, JACKSONVILLE, FLA. 14.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 10.00 on Sunday 6 September 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Ayres, Lester C. (228-122) SM3/C - departed for treatment at dispensary

Claudio, Otilio (500-218) Sea 2/C (R) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Seda, Roger (500-238) Sea 2/C (R) - departed for treatment at dispensary

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 20000


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6 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock repair co jacksonville fla

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to dock at the MERRILL-STEVENS DRYDOCK & REPAIR CO., JACKSONVILLE, FLA., receiving fresh water and electrical service from shore. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 10.00: All liberty party returned on time. 14.00: POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C found to be absent over leave from this time on after a search of the ship was made. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C - found absent over leave after ship search

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Held evening routine. 22.00: HAGEN, Robert E. (247-122) So.M.3/C and TRAKS, John C. (502-529) So.M.3/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty; reference, Headquarters letter of 12 August 1942 (PE-701-531) and District Coast Guard Officer letter of 24 August 1942 (73-531). G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

Hagen, Robert E. (247-122) SoM3/C - joined ship

Traks, John C. (502-529) SoM3/C (R) - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000


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7 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair co

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before portside to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock. receiving fresh water and electrical supply from the dock. 00.30: POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) returned aboard being (10) ten hours and (30) thirty minutes over leave. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C - returned aboard after 10h 30m absence over leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 11.30: MANALOVICH, JOSEPH (220-978), SEA 2/C reported aboard from (10) ten days leave. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Manalovich, Joseph (220-978) Sea 2/C - returned aboard from 10 days leave

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.00: FLOWERS, KERMIT W. (226-527) MM2/C (pro) and WILSON, BENJAMIN F. JR. (220-850) transferred this date to the Mangrove, Charleston, South Carolina authority headquarters letter 12 August, 1942 (73-701-531). 16.30: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire 08.00, 8 September, 1942. 19.45: Departments secured, department heads and restricted men mustered. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Flowers, Kermit W. (226-557) MM2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

Wilson, Benjamin F. Jr. (200-850) - leaves ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 2100


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8 September 1942

merrillstevens drydock and repair company dock jacksonville florida

Lat 50.7, Long -1.2

00.00-09.00: Moored as before, port side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Company dock, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving fresh water and electrical service from dock. 07.00: Reveille held for all hands. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 14.10: Commenced taking on fuel. 15.40: Secured from fueling, having loaded 14050 gallons of fuel oil. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

oil: 14050 gallons - reloaded on ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 08.00 Wednesday 9 September 1942. 19.45: Carried out evening routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000


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9 September 1942

merrilstevens shipyard

Lat , Long

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to the dock at Merrill-Stevens Shipyard, receiving fresh water and electrical service from the shore. 06.30: TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) and POLANCO, JAIME (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) after a search of the ship had been made, were found to be absent without leave from this hour. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - found absent without leave after ship search

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - found absent without leave after ship search

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before. 10.00: PETERSON, Walter O. (231-242) SoM3/C (pro), Kane, James L. (502-949) SoM3/C (pro), LONG, Earl R. (233-799) SoM3/C (pro) and O'CONNER, Charles J. (244-746) SoM3/C pro reported aboard for assignment to duty - authority dispatch of 07 September 1942 from Headquarters. 10.10: BOOTH, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C reported aboard from twelve (12) days leave and ten (10) days extension on time. 11.25: The following reported aboard for duty, reference, letter (PE-101-531): PAPINEAU, John J. (544-210) Sea 2/C (R). COCKERHAM, Francis N. (548-480) AS (R). PETROSKI, Joseph W. (562-043) AS (R). POSITTI, Everest C. (562-043) AS (R). ECONOMIDE, Thomas J. (546-412) AS (R). SCANLAN, Francis M. (562-095) AS (R). THOMPSON, Charles D. (548-331) AS (R). PIMENTEL, Joseph J. (548-234) AS (R). 13.35: The following men reported aboard for assignment to duty - authority, letter of PM-73-783-531. McQUADE, David A. (237-758) QM2/C (pro). FORE, Burrell (205-852) GM3/C (pro). CAVANAUGH, Thomas J. (251-473) Sea 1/C. FIFESKI, Donald J. (544-609) Sea 2/C (R). GORDON, Arthur R. (561-780) Sea 2/C (R). KAZUCK, Anthony E. (545-041) Sea 2/C (R). KUCZYNSKI, Stanley (545-036) Sea 2/C (R). G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Peterson, Walter O. (231-242) SOM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Long, Earl R. (233-749) SOM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Kane, James L. (502-949) SOM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

O'Conner, Charles J. (244-746) SOM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Booth, Leonard K. (220-970) Sea 1/C - returned from 12 days leave and 10 days extension

Papineau, John J. (544-210) Sea 2/C (R) - joined ship

Cockerham, Francis N. (548-480) AS (R) - joined ship

Petroski, Joseph W. (562-043) AS (R) - joined ship

Positti, Everest C. (562-005) AS (R) - joined ship

Economide, Thomas J. (546-412) AS (R) - joined ship

Scanlan, Francis M. (562-095) AS (R) - joined ship

Thompson, Charles D. (548-331) AS (R) - joined ship

Pimentel, Joseph J. (548-234) AS (R) - joined ship

McQuade, David A. (237-758) QM2/C (Pro) - joined ship

Fore, Burrell (205-852) GM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

Cavanaugh, Thomas J. (251-473) Sea 1/C - joined ship

Fifeski, Donald J. (544-609) Sea 2/C (R) - joined ship

Gordon, Arthur R. (561-780) Sea 2/C (R) - joined ship

Kazuck, Anthony E. (545-041) Sea 2/C (R) - joined ship

Kuczynski, Stanley (545-036) Sea 2/C (R) - joined ship

*Received the following stores for use in the general mess: August Stoerk & Co.: 50 pounds bananas, 50 pounds carrots, 50 pounds garlic. East Coast Fruit Co.: 60 pounds tomatoes. Conway Brothers Inc.: 1 box apples, 30 pounds lettuce.


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09.00 to 16.00 (con't): Convoy Brothers Inc.: 2 boxes oranges. Jones-Chambliss Co.: 30 pounds bologna, 50 pounds pork sausage, 30 pounds salami. Arnold Fruit Co.: 100 pounds cabbage, 65 pounds cantaloupe. Fitch-Wilkinson Inc.: 100 pounds sweet potatoes, 10 pounds radishes, 30 pounds beans, 40 pounds squash. Daylight Grocery Co.: 1 case chicken soup, 2 cases butter (peanut), 500 pounds potatoes. Cudahy Packing Co.: 281 pounds beef, 193 pounds ham. Willie Fraden Produce Co.: 24 pounds cucumbers, 20 pounds peppers. N. Chepenik & Sons: 1 box lemons, 1 box celery. Fairmont Creamery: 3 cases eggs, 3 cases butter, 2 cases chicken. Southern Dairies: 10 gallons fresh milk. Seybold Baking Co.: 75 pounds bread. Armour & Co.: 15 pounds American cheese, 75 veal. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to the port watch to expire at 08.00, 10 September 1942. 20.00: Held evening routine. 20.15: LOVE, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) delivered to this vessel on invoice no. 236-43, the following: 4 charges, depth, mk.III; 4 pistols, DC mk 2-2; 4 Booster Extenders, mk 2-2; 4 Detonators, mk 1-1, the above named man assigned tepmorary on this vessel pending return to Charleston. Authority District Coast Guard Officer 6th Naval District letter - (783-701-531). 21.07: LITWIN, Joseph E. (235-048) SK2/C reported aboard for assignment to duty from Naval District. Authority District Coast Guard Office letter 73-701-531, reference Headquarters letter of 31 August 1942 (PE-705-531). G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

Love, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) - joined ship for temporary duty

Litwin, Joseph E. (238-048) SK2/C - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000


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10 September 1942

moored at merrill stevens drydock and repair co

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before portside to Merrill Stevens Drydock and Repair Co. dock receiving fresh water and electrical supply from the dock. 07.00: Reveille. 08.00: Liberty party returned on time. TRUMAN, William L. (228-306) SC3/C pro and POLANCO, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C now are twenty five (25) hours and thirty (30) minutes absent without leave. * G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - 25h 30m absent without leave

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - 25h 30m absent without leave

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.30: TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306), SC3/C (pro) and POLANCO, JAIME (500-240) M.Att2/C reported aboard after being abesnt without leave while in a restricted status for (27) twenty seven hours. 09.50: Received from the Submarine Signal Company one box of sound equiptment. 12.07: CLARK, RAY J. (102-053), CY reported aboard for duty, authority Headquarters letter 31 August, 1942 (PE-701-531). 13.30: Commanding Officer held mast, the following punishment were awarded: HUTCHINS, HENRY T. (205-020) PhM1/C for effense as logged 10 September 1942, warned and excused. TRUMAN, WILLIAM L. (228-306) SC3/C (pro) for offense as logged 10 September, 1942 awarded additional specification to pending deck court. POLANCO, JAIME (500-240) M.At2/C for offense as logged 09.30 this date awarded restriction for (30) thirty days. 15.30: LOWE, BAYLUS C. (508-185) F2/C (R) departed for Sixth Naval District Charleston, South Carolina with (1) one two and one half meter mark 51 rangefinder from this vessel. 15.30: The following named men from the United States Coast Guard Cutter Tallapoosa reported aboard this vessel for assignment to duty, reference District Coast Guard Officer 6th Naval District letter 20 August, 1942 (73-701-531) *** WYMAN, LESLIE A. (111-280), WT1/C (pro). CARRINGTON, CHARLES G. (508-194) WT2/C (R). LEWIS, STEPHEN A. (222-413) QM2/C (pro). NEEL, SAM (204-829) F1/C. EARNEST, GLEN D. (232-241) F1/C. 15.00: The following named men were transferred to the the United States Coast Guard Cutter Tallapoosa for assignment to duty reference District Coast Guard Officers letter 20 August, 1942 (73-701-539): DONOVAN, HAROLD T. (102-964) MM1/C (pro). SHELTON, HUGH D. (109-419) WT1/C (pro)

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - returned aboard after 27h absence without leave

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - returned aboard after 27h absence without leave

Clark, Ray J. (102-053) CY - joined ship

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-020) PhM1/C - warned and excused for offense

Truman, William L. (228-306) SC3/C (Pro) - awarded additional specification to pending deck court

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - awarded 30 days restriction

Lowe, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) - departed ship

USCGC Tallapoosa - Wyman, Carrington, Lewis, Neel, Earnest and Pendleton joined Unalga from her

Wyman, Leslie A. (111-280) WT1/C (Pro) - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Carrington, Charles G. (508-194) WT2/C (R) - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Lewis, Stephen A. (222-413) QM2/C (Pro) - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Neel, Sam (204-829) F1/C - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Earnest, Glen D. (232-241) F1/C - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Pendleton, Miles C. (231-028) F2/C - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Donovan, Harold T. (102-964) MM1/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Shelton, Hugh D. (109-419) WT1/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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10 September 1942

LEWIS, DONALD E. (220-182) QM2/C (pro). LORENZ, HAROLD O. (205-027) WT2/C (pro). REILY, JOHN J. (200-959) F1/C. BARANOVIC, WILLIAM (205-534) F1/C. CHRISTOPHER, JOHN M. JR. (220-434) F1/C. BALDWIN, HARRY J. (203-397) F1/C. Crew engaged in cleaning ship. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Lewis, Donald E. (220-182) QM2/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT2/C (Pro) - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Reily, John J. (200-959) F1/C - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Baranovic, William (205-534) F1/C - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Christopher, John M. Jr. (220-434) F1/C - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

Baldwin, Harry J. (203-397) F1/C - leaves ship for USCGC Tallapoosa

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire 08.00, 11 September, 1942. 17.40: Evening colors made on time. 19.45: Departments secured department heads mustered. Restricted men except for POLANCO JAIME (500-240) M.At2/C mustered. POLANCO, JAIME M.At2/C placed on report for sleeping in the Captain Emergency Cabin at 20.05 and failing to muster with restricted men at 19.45. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - Failed to muster

Polanco, Jaime (500-240) M.Att2/C (R) - placed on report for sleeping in Captain's Emergency Cabin

*08.55: LORENZ, Harold O. (205-027) WT2/C (pro) departed for treatment at the US Naval dispensary, Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida. **HUTCHINS, HENRY T. (205-020) PhM1/C reported by Naval Intelligence for wearing civilian clothes ashore. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Lorenz, Harold O. (205-027) WT2/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-020) PhM1/C - reported for wearing civilian clothes

*** APPLEBY EUGENE (222-441), MM1/C (pro). ZETTL, JOSEPH P. (239-804), F1/C

Appleby, Eugene (222-441) MM1/C (Pro) - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa

Zettl, Joseph P. (239-804) F1/C - joined from USCGC Tallapoosa


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000


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11 September 1942

moored to merrill stevens drydock and repair company dock jacksonville florida

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00-09.00: Moored as before port side to Merrill Stevens Drydock and Repair Company Dock, Jacksonville, Florida receiving water service from dock. 08.00: Morning colors made on time. Liberty party returned on time. 08.15: Ammunition working party left ship for Armory, United States Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida to remove ammunition from above location to this vessel. 08.45: SCIOLI, LEONARD J. (234-752) SoM3/C pro reported aboard this vessel for assignment to duty reference District Coast Guard Officer 7th Naval District dispatch 091522 September, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Scioli, Leonard J. (234-752) SoM3/C (Pro) - joined ship

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 10.45: Commenced dock trials. 11.55: Secured from dock trials. 12.00: Ammunition which had been temporarily stored at the US NAVAL AIR STATION, JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA, arrived. Commenced loading and storing same aboard. Received the following commissary stores aboard, for use in the general mess: from Southern Dairies, Inc. 4.5 gallons ice cream. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and storing ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.30: Completed storing ammunition. Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 06.00 Saturday 12 September 1942. 17.45: Evening colors made on time. 20.00: Held reports. Department heads and restricted men to muster. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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jacksonville florida

Lat 38.38, Long -81.23

Received 2000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 21000


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12 September 1942

moored at merrillstevens drydock repair company jacksonville fla

Lat 47.5, Long -52.7

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to pier at the Merrill-Stevens Drydock & Repair Company, Jacksonville, Fla., receiving water from shore. 01.00: WATSON, CHARLES B. (234-207) Sea 2/C reported aboard having been discharged from in-patient treatment at the MARINE HOSPITAL, SAVANNAH, GA. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. Liberty party returned on time. 08.00: Morning colors made on time. Tug A. B. POTTER alongside and made fast. Commenced dock trials. 08.15: Secured from dock trials. 08.45: Unmoored and underway proceeding from dock with the aid of tug. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Watson, Charles B. (234-207) Sea 2/C - returned from treatment at hospital

Tug A. B. Potter - alongside and made fast

09.00-16.00: Underway as before. 09.05: Tug A. B. POTTER cast off, ship proceeding at various courses and speeds down St. Johns River. 11.28: Seaward end of St. Johns River jetties abeam entering Atlantic Ocean various courses and speeds. 11.50: St. Johns River Lightship abeam to starboard, close aboard. Changed course to 092 pgc. 12.03: Changed course to 180° pgc. Gun number one test fired. Three rounds expended. Mount and gun satisfactory. 13.00: Stopped, lowered away number two lifeboat to pick up dislodged Franklin life buoy. 13.05: Number two lifeboat alongside and hoisted aboard, part of Franklin buoy missing. Ship underway various courses and speeds. 13.42: Set course to 294° pgc. 14.00: Completed test firing gun number two. Three rounds expended, gun and mount satisfactory. Port and starboard twenty millimeter and fifty calibre machine guns test fired. Forty rounds twenty millimeter and forty rounds of fifty calibre ammunition expended. All guns and mounts satisfactory. Port and starboard Kay guns test fired with practice depth charges. Port charges failed to detonate, "K" guns and mounts satisfactory. Port and Starboard depth charge racks tested, starboard rack failed to operate from bridge. One charge failed to detonate. Charge that operated satisfactorily started small leaks in internal ship's piping. 14.00: Completed testing equiptment, set condition two. Changed course to 329° pgc. 15.20: Using various courses and speeds approaching Entrance to St. Johns River. 15.30: St. Johns sea buoy abeam to starboard. close aboard. 15.55: Entered St. Johns River jetty. Standing up the river at various courses and speeds. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Tug A. B. Potter - cast off


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12 September 1942

proceeding up st johns river

Lat 47.5, Long -52.7

16.00-24.00: Underway as before proceeding at various courses and speeds up the St. Johns River. 18.45: Moored starboard side to pier number two, Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Company, Jacksonville, Florida. MACHINIST OTTO GAICH, USCG reported aboard for assignment to duty, Reference Commanding Officer Fort Lauderdale Base letter 11 September 1942. 19.30: PERRIT, McKAYE (501-558) F1/C R reported aboard for assignment to duty, Reference District Coast Guard Officer 6th Naval District 17 August, 1942 (73-701-531). 19.40: Evening colors made on time. 20.00: Restricted men mustered. 21.50: ENSIGN J. F. SCHMELTZER, JR. USCGR reported aboard for assignment to duty. Reference Headquarters Dispatch 101641 September, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Machinist Otto Gaich - joined ship

Perrit, McKaye (501-558) F1/C (Pro) - joined ship

Ensign J. F. Schmeltzer Jr. USCGR - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Fumigating ship

Fumigating ship

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

Fumagating ship

Fumagating ship


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13 September 1942

moored at merrillstevens drydock and repair co

Lat -17.5, Long -149.8

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co's dock receiving fresh water from the dock. 00.45: Received one 2.5 meter range finder, mark 51, from LOVE, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) from Charleston Base, SC. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Love, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) - received 2.5 meter range finder from him

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.15: All hands at general muster. 09.35: General quarters sounded. 10.26: Secured from general quarters. 11.37: Fire drill sounded. 11.43: Secured from fire drill. 11.46: Collision sounded. 11.52: Secured from collision drill. 12.00: Liberty granted to Port watch to expire 08.00, 14 September, 1942. 13.30: Commenced moving perishable foods to United States Naval Air Station for storage during ship fumigation. 15.00: LOVE, BAYLUS C. (508-185) F2/C having completed temporary duty aboard this vessel departed for Charleston, South Carolina. Authority District Coast Guard Officer Sixth Naval District letter 4 September, 1942 (783-701-523). F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Love, Baylus C. (508-185) F2/C (R) - leaves ship

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.00: Granted liberty to duty section with the exception of (13) thirteen men detailed to be available during ships fumigation. 18.35: Fumigation party aboard. 19.39: Evening colors made. 18.10: Made thorough inspection of ship to determine readiness of ship for fumigation. 18.15: All hands ashore. Turned ship over to fumigation party. 22.00: ENSIGN, USCGR SILCOX, J. H. reported aboard this vessel for duty. Reference Headquarters Dispatch 102242 September, 1942. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Ensign USCGR Silcox, J. H. - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Fumigating ship

Fumigating ship

Fumigating ship

Received 1000 Water. Expended: 1000. On hand: 21000

Fumagating ship


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14 September 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before starboard side to pier number 2 Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Company, Jacksonville, Florida. Receiving fresh water and electrical service from dock. * 03.10: CAMPOS, ADOLPH (500-201), Sea 1/C departed for United States Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida for inpatient treatment for acute appendicidis. 05.00: Colors made on time. Liberty party returned on on time. Liberty granted to expire 11.00 this date. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Campos, Adolph (500-201) Sea 1/C - departed for treatment for acute appendicidis

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 12.25: Secured from fumigation. 13.50: SCEPPE, JOSEPH A. (577-743) F2/C (R) and SCHUTZ, THEODORE (577-746) F2/C (R) reported aboard for assignment to duty from the Coast Guard Receiving Station, Ellis Island, NY. Reference: District Coast Guard Officer, Third Naval District letter 9 September 1942. 14.45: Ensign JACOB E. SNYDER, UCSGR, reported aboard from the District Coast Guard Officer, Sixth Naval District, for assignment to duty. Reference: Headquarters Dispatch 102242 (September 1942). Received the following stores for use in the general mess: from: Atlantic Ice Co., 500# ice. Cudaky Packing Co., 267# beef ~. Fitch-Wilkinson Co., Inc., 30# string beans, 40# lima beans, 35# egg plant, 40# squash. Gantt Bros. Fish Co., 50# shrimps. East Coast Fruit Co., 60# tomatoes. Conway Bros., 1 lug grapes, 2 boxes oranges, 2 boxes apples. Arnold Fruit Co., 64# cauliflower. N. Cheapnick & Son, 81# lemons. Daylight Grocery Co., 1000# potatoes, 200# onions. Fairmont Creamery Co., 60 doz eggs, 114# fryers (chickens), 184# toasters (chickens), 68# turkeys. Southern Dairy Inc., 40 gallons milk, 3.5 gallons ice cream. Seybold Baking Co., 300# white bread, 14# ~ cake.

Sceppe, Joseph A. (577-743) F2/C (R) - joined ship

Schutz, Theodore (577-746) F2/C (R) - joined ship

Ensign Jacob E. Snyder, USCGR - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3


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14 September 1942

Ward Bakery Co., 100# whole wheat bread. Received from Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co., 5 gallons flat black paint, 4 V-belts and 1 (one) electric storage battery. Crew engaged in cleaning ship and loading and storing stores. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 17.00: Granted liberty to the Port Watch to expire at 08.00, Tuesday, 15 September 1942. FORE, BURREL (205-352) GM3/C (pro) departed for in-patient treatment at the US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, Jacksonville, Fla. McQUAIDE, DAVID A. (233-758) QM2/C (pro) departed for in-patient treatment at the US NAVAL AIR STATION DISPENSARY, Jacksonville, Fla. 19.40: Colors made on time. 20.00: Held reports. Department heads and restricted men mustered. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Fore, Burrel (205-852) GM3/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

McQuaide, David A. (237-758) QM2/C (Pro) - departed for treatment at dispensary

*00.45: The following named men reported aboard the vessel for duty authority Headquarters dispatch 102339 September, 1942. SILCIO, CHARLES (559-103) M.Att3/C. LANG, JOHN H. (586-710) M.Att3/C. JACKSON, CHARLES E. (586-258) M.Att3/C. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

Silcio, Charles (559-103) MAtt3/C - joined ship

Lang, John H. (586-710) MAtt3/C - joined ship

Jackson, Charles E. (586-258) MAtt3/C - joined ship


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jacksonville florida

Lat -17.7, Long 168.3

Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Holladay, Campos, Claudio, De La Paz, Lehman, Seda, Ezell, Quinones, Ayres, Fore, McQuaide - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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15 September 1942

moored to mayport section base

Lat 29.9, Long 32.6

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, starboard side to dock at the Merrill-Stevens Drydock and Repair Co., Jacksonville, Fla., receiving fresh water from shore. 07.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Colors made on time. Liberty party returned on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. 09.50: Received from Texas Co.: 55 gallons crystalite, 5 pounds cup crease, 20 pounds motor cup grease, 56.5 gallons 3080 oil. 11.07: ROLLAND, Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C and SNIPES, Harmon A. jr. (222-266) Sea 2/C transferred to Miami, Florida to report to the District Coast Guard Officer, 7th Naval District. Authority, dispatch of 14 September 1942. 11.40: McCOMAS, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (pro) transferred this date to Coast Guard Base, Charleston, SC. Authority - Headquarters letter of 12 August 1942 (73-702-53). 12.32: Underway on various courses at various speeds proceeding to fuel dock. 14.35: Moored portside to Mexican Petroleum & Co's wharf. 15.20: Commenced fueling ship. Draft before fueling ship forward; 11 feet 4 inches; aft. 14 feet 6 inches. * G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign R.

Rolland Edward B. (108-961) BM1/C - leaves ship

Snipes, Harmon A. Jr. (222-266) Sea 2/C - leaves ship

McComas, James M. (228-049) Y2/C (Pro) - leaves ship

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.20: Finished fueling ship; received from Eastern Seaboard Petroleum Co, 1061.67 barrels of fuel oil. Draft after fueling ship; forward, 14 feet, aft 14 feet 7 inches. 16.50: All hands, unmoor ship. 16.56: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding down St. Johns River. 18.57: Moored starboard side to north pier at Mayport Section Base, Florida. 19.20: The following named men reported for assignment to duty from Captain of the Port's Office, Jacksonville, Florida: authority Captain of the Port's letter of 15 September 1942. (73-701-531): SMIESZNY, Robert D. (545-650) AS(R). DONOVAN, William J. (550-410) AS(R). KRUEGER, George F. jr. (524-666) AS(R). KROGER, Elmo G. (513-867) AS(R). NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) AS(R). PINCHBACK, Robert A. (558-039) AS(R). PALMER, Hansel (513-865) AS(R). BRADFORD, Curtis L. (558-698) AS(R). PRESUTO, Joseph A. F. (542-488) AS(R). BREENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) AS(R). McCRYSTAL, George E. (542-501) AS(R). NOLAND, Edward J. (542-501) AS(R).

oil: 1061.67 barrels -

Smieszny, Robert D. (545-650) AS(R) - joined ship

Donovan, William J. (550-410) AS(R) - joined ship

Krueger, George F. Jr. (524-666) AS(R) - joined ship

Kroger, Elmo G. (513-867) AS(R) - joined ship

Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) AS(R) - joined ship

Pinchback, Robert A. (558-039) AS(R) - joined ship

Palmer, Hansel (513-865) AS(R) - joined ship

Bradford, Curtis L. (558-698) AS(R) - joined ship

Presuto, Joseph A. F. (542-488) AS(R) - joined ship

Breenstock, Robert J. (550-003) AS(R) - joined ship

McCrystal, George E. (542-501) AS(R) - joined ship

Noland, Edward J. (542-501) AS(R) - joined ship


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Grillasca - AL

Sintes, Holladay, Campos, Claudio, De La Paz, Lehman, Seda, Ezell, Quinones, Ayres, Fore, McQuaide - AH

Kortlang, Phillips - ATD


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15 September 1942

st johns lightship

Lat 37.2, Long -52.7

16.00 to 24.00: (con't.): HARRISON, Calvin H. (513-818) AS(R). 19.30: Received from Naval Section Base, Jacksonville, Florida 8 Depth charges, mark VI, 8 pistols for depth charges, mark VI, 8 extenders for depth charges, mark VI, 8 detonators for depth charges, mark VI.; authority of Commander fo Inshore Patrol's letter of 14 September 1942. 19.55: All hands, unmooring ship. 20.00: Underway on various courses and speeds. 20.40: St. Johns Lightship abeam to port, close aboard. 09.10: Commenced zig-zagging on base course 150°T (153°pgc) at standard speed. 23.50: St. Augustine light abeam to starboard, distance 15 miles. Issued 89 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

Harrison, Calvin H. (513-818) AS(R) - joined ship

*L. M. Thayer, Lt. USCG departed this unit for the Coast Guard Training Station, St. Augustine, Florida. for assignment to duty: Authority, Headquarters letter of 21 August 1942 (PO-71-531). G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

L. M. Thayer, Lt. USCG - leaves ship


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 28.12, Long -80.18

Additional locations: 28 48.7 N & 80 15.5 W at 8 am, 86 37.2 N & 79 58.1 W at 8 pm


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16 September 1942

jupiter light distant 6 miles

Lat 19.6, Long -70.2

00.00 to 04.00: Underwat as before, zig-zagging on basic course of 153°pgc 150°T, at 109 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 153 pgc 150°T at 109 revolution per minute. 06.45: Reveille for all hands. 07.00: All hands at stations for the alert. 07.04: Sunrise. 07.15: Changed course to 175°T, 177 pgc. 07.30: Secured from alert. Set condition II. 08.00: Changed course to 185°T, 187°pgc. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 187°pgc (185°T) at standard speed. Inspected magazines, conditions dry and normal. 10.00: Changed course to 169°pgc. 11.00: Changed course 182°pgc. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on basic course of 182°pgc 180°T at 109 RPM. 12.40: Changed base course to 171°pgc 169°T. 13.50: BETHEL SHOALS LIGHTED WHISTE BUOY "10" abeam to starboard distant 4 miles. 15.00: Changed base course to 152°pgc, 150°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 150°T 152°pgc at standard speed of 109 RPM. 16.50: Changed course to 185°T, 185pgc. 18.40: Commenced swinging ship. 19.10: Secured from swinging ship. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on course 183pgc (185°T) at standard speed. 20.05: Secured from alert, carried out evening routine. 20.10: Jupiter light abeam to starboard, distance 6 miles. Issued 89 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 24.73, Long -79.70

Additional Locations: 25 17 N & 79 56 W at 8 am, 73 31 N & 79 19 W at 8 pm.


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17 September 1942

hillsboro light distant 46 miles

Lat 30.0, Long 48.5

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on a base course of 182°pgc 184°T at 110 RPM. 01.00: HILLSBORO LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 4.6 miles. 03.15: Changed base course to 179°T, 177°pgc. 03.30: Changed base course to 174°T, 172°pgc. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course of 174°T 172°pgc at standard speed of 107 RPM. 04.20: General quarters making run on sound contact. 04.40: Secured from general quarters assumed condition II; resumed zig-zagging on base course as before. 05.45: Fowey Rock Light abeam to starboard distant 2.6 miles, changed course to 159°T 157°pgc. 05.50: Reveille for all hands. 06.05: All hands at stations for alert. 07.06: Sunrise. 07.25: Secured from alert. set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course of 157°pgc (159°T). 08.06: Found gyro error to be 4° East, changed course to 155°pgc (159°T). Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on the base course of 155°pgc, 159°T at 109 RPM. 14.25: Changed base course to 266°pgc, 270°T. 15.00: Changed base course to 206°pgc 210°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 210°T 206°pgc at standard speed of 110 RPM. 16.36: Changed course to 165°T, 161°pgc. 18.50: All hands at stations for alert. 19.20: Sunset. 20.00: Secured from alert. Set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0


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17 September 1942

20.00-24.00: Underway as before zig zagging on base course of 161°pgc (165 T) at standard speed. Carried out evening routine. 20.04: Changed course 130 pgc (136 T), zig-zagging. 20.32: Changed course to 165°pgc (171 T), zig zagging. 22.15: Changed course to 90 pgc (96°T). 23.15: Changed course to 165 pgc (171°T). Issued 89 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 22.53, Long -78.10

Position at 8 am: 27 48.9 N & 78 57.2 W

Position at 8 pm: 21 39 N, 76 56 W


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18 September 1942

puerto padre light

Lat 51.2, Long -0.6

00.00-04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on a base course of 165°pgc, 171°T at 108 RPM. 02.25: Changed base course to 351°pgc, 357°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 357°T 351 pgc at standard speed of 109 RPM. 04.05: Changed course to 171°T, 165°pgc. 05.24: Changed course to 255°pgc, 270°T. 05.50: Reveille. 06.00: Changed course to 90°T, 75°pgc. All hands at stations for the alert. 07.00: Changed course to 108°T, 93°pgc. Commenced steering by magnetic compass, gyro out of order. Course 108°T, 118 psc. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, on course 118°psc (108°T). 08.06: Changed course to 128°psc (118°T), standard speed. 11.00: Changed course to 116°psc (105°T), standard speed. 11.42: Cayo Paredon Grande lighthouse abeam to starboard distance 3.3 miles. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on a base course of 116°psc, 105°T at 109 RPM. 13.00: Changed course to 142°psc, 136°T. 14.30: CAYO LOBOS LIGHT abeam to port, distant 6.7 miles. 15.20: CAYO VERDE LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 4.2 miles. Steering 141°psc to make good 136°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, 123°psc (112°T) at standard speed, 108 RPMs. 21.00: Commenced zig-zagging. 22.45: Puerto Padre Light abeam to starboard. Issued 89 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 136°T, 141°psc. 18.35: All hands at stations for evening alert. 19.00: Punta Maternilles light abeam to starboard distant 3.5 miles. 19.09: Sunset. 19.10: Changed course to 112°T, 123°psc. 20.00: Secure from evening alert. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 20.50, Long -75.40

Additional locations: 20 47 N & 75 55 W at 8 am


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19 September 1942

punta lucrecia light distant 65 miles

Lat 24.5, Long 118.1

00.00-04.00: Underway as before; zig-zagging on base course of 123 psc, 112°T at 11 RPM. 02.25: Changed course to 095°psc, 086T. 03.00: Resumed base course of 123°psc, 112°T. 03.45: PUNTA LUCRECIA LIGHT abeam to starboard, distant 6.5 miles. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 112°t, 123 psc at standard speed of 110 RPM. 05.30: Reveille. 06.45: All hands at stations for morning alert. 06.48: Sunrise. 07.15: Secured from alert, set condition II. 07.45: Changed course to 133°T, 142°psc. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before. on course 142°psc (133°T). 09.00: Changed course to 133°psc (126°T). 09.14: Sounded general quarters. 09.40: Secured from general quarters, resumed course and speed. 11.00: Held weekly ship's inspection. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. G. F. Hutchinson, jr Ensign (R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on a basic course of 133°psc, 126°T at 118 RPM. 12.05: Boiler No.1 cut out. Speed reduced to 45 RPM. 12.20: Speed reduced to 15 RPM. Base course changed to 299°psc, 306°T. 13.15: Speed now 20 RPM and being gradually increased. 13.42: Stopped and drifting. 13.50: Ahead on course of 299°psc, 306°T at 30 RPM. Boiler No.1 cut in. 14.20: Increased speed to standard. 14.35: Changed course and commenced zig-zagging on base of 135°psc, 126°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course 126°T, 135°psc at standard speed of 115 RPM. 17.13: Cape Maysi light abeam to starboard distant (6) six miles. 17.20: Changed course to 188°T 188°pgc. 18.20: Changed course to 220°pgc 220°T. 18.32: All hands at stations for evening alert. 18.56: Sunset. 19.20: Changed course to 256°T, 256°pgc. 19.56: Secured from alert, set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course of 256 pgc (256°T). Held regular evening routine. 22.30: Changed base course to 242°pgc (242°T). 23.00: Changed course to 256°pgc (256°T) continuing with zig-zagging. Issued 89 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)


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20 September 1942

guantanamo cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

Received 16000 Water. Expended: 4600. On hand: 15400


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20 September 1942

guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

00.00-04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging on base course of 256°pgc, 256°T at 110 RPM. 00.30: Commenced various courses and speeds maneuvering off the entrance to GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA. 02.00: Proceeding into GUANTANAMO BAY. 03.15: Anchored in GUANTANAMO BAY in seven (7) fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of chain on port anchor. Secured from Condition II and commenced in-port routine. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00: At anchor as before Guantanamo, Cuba in (7) seven fathoms, riding to (30) thirty fathoms of chain on port anchor. 06.57: Sunrise. 07.00: Reveille. 08.00: Colors made with Senior Officer Present. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 16.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.10: No.1 Boat lowered to provide service to the beach. 14.43: No.1 Boat hoisted and secured. 14.50: Commenced preparations for getting under way. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00 to 24.00: Anchored as before. 17.05: No.1 Boat lowered and away to the Naval Operating Base with disabled small boat from Port Directors Office, in tow. 17.38: Weighed anchor and underway, standing in to the Fuel Dock at the NAVAL Operating Base. 17.48: Moored portside to the west side of Fuel Oil Dock at the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo. Draft, forward:: 11'2", aft: 14'6". 18.20: Commenced taking on fuel oil and fresh water. 18.30: Liberty granted to the starboard watch to expire at 22.00 this date. 19.03: Colors made on time. 19.53: Held reports. Department heads and restricted men to muster. 20.45: HUTCHINS, HENRY T. (205-220) PhM1/C and LEWIS, STEPHEN A. (222-413) QM2/C (Pro) departed on shore patrol. Finished fueling. Received on board 23,154 gallons Navy Fuel Oil. 22.15: Liberty party returned on time. HUTCHINS, HENRY T. (205-220) PhM1/C and LEWIS, STEPHEN A. (223-413) QM2/C (pro) returned aboard from Shore Patrol Duty. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-220) PhM1/C - sent on shore patrol

Lewis, Stephen A. (222-413) QM2/C (Pro) - sent on shore patrol

oil: 23154 gallons -

Lewis, Stephen A. (222-413) QM2/C (Pro) - returned from shore patrol

Hutchins, Henry T. (205-220) PhM1/C - returned from shore patrol


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guantanamo cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2


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21 September 1942

moored at naval operating base guantanamo cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, portside to the west side of the Fuel Dock at the Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo, Cuba, receiving fresh water from the dock. 00.45: Finished taking on fresh water. 01.05: Unmoored and underway, maneuvering to anchorage. 01.35: Anchored in Guantanamo Bay in 8 fathoms of water to thirty (30) fathoms of starboard chain. Motor dinghy (No.1 Boat) returned and secured astern. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. Carried out morning routine. 08.00: Colors made on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Anchored as before. 09.00: Number one motor launch shoved off for naval base. 09.18: Number one motor launch returned to ship. 11.00: Number one motor launch shoved off with ship's laundry. 12.05: Number one boat returned to ship. 12.10: Number one boat away to pick up ships officers at dock office. 12.40: Number returned to ship. 13.20: Commanding Officer left ship. Crew engaged in cleaning and painting ship. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. Liberty granted to port watch to expire 22.00 this date. 16.25: Motor launch away with liberty party. 18.00: Motor launch returned to ship. 18.15: Motor launch departed with liberty party. 18.45: Motor launch returned to ship. 19.00: Motor launch departed with liberty party. 19.03: Evening colors. 19.25: Motor launch returned to ship. 19.50: Motor launch departed with liberty party. 19.50: Departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men mustered. 21.00: Motor launch departed for shore. 10.15: Motor launch returned with liberty party, all returned on time. 10.20: Motor launch departed for shore. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2


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22 September 1942

anchored in guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

00.00-09.00: Anchored as before Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in 8 fathoms of water riding to (30) thirty fathoms of chain on the starboard anchor. 00.00: Motor launch away to Pier B. 00.40: Motor launch returned to ship and secured astern. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 07.40: Motor launch away with Anti Aircraft training party consisting of (4) four officers and (18) eighteen men. 08.00: Morning colors. 08.07: Motor launch returned alongside. 08.20: Motor launch away with remainder of Anti Aircraft training party. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00-16.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines, found to be normal. 09.30: Pulling boat lowered away. 09.33: Commanding Officer departed in pulling boat. 09.52: Motor launch returned under tow. 10.00: Mail orderly departed for mail. 10.20: Pulling boat returned to the ship. 12.07: Pulling boat lowered away to Dock Office for Commanding Officer. 12.20: Commanding Officer returned by navy launch. 12.30: Pulling boat returned to ship, was hoisted. 12.30: Mail orderly returned. 12.50: Motor launch departed with pulling boat in tow. Lt (jg) Papanek officer in charge. 15.40: Motor launch with pulling boat returned to ship. 15.45: Garbage barge alongside. Received following stores for Comm~ to be used in general mess from Supply Department, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: 207# boneless beef. 100# whole wheat bread. 100# cabbage (fresh). 60# celery. 60 dozen eggs. 65# grapefruit. 60# lettuce. 500# potatoes. 93# salmon. 40# pork sausage. 217.5# evaporated milk. 92.25# peaches. 83.25# pears. 202.5# peas (canned). 197.5# tomatoes. 53# salami. J. E. Schmeltzer Jr., Ensign (R)

Lt (jg) Papanek - in charge of motor launch


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guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2


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22 September 1942

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. * 17.10: Anti-aircraft training party returned to ship after instruction and practice. *16.00: Garbage barge departed. 18.00: Granted liberty to starboard watch to expire at 22.00 this date. Motor launch departed with liberty party. 19.05: Sunset, colors made, anchor lights set. Motor launch returned. 19.37: Commanding Officer and liberty party departed in motor launch. 20.00: Department heads, anchor watch and restricted men mustered and reported to the Officer of the Day. 20.30: Motor launch returned to ship. 21.00: Motor launch departed with six (6) oil drums to be returned to base. 22.00: Liberty party returned on motor launch. 22.05: Motor launch departed for liberty party. 22.30: Motor launch returned with liberty party. All liberty party present. 23.30: Motor launch departed to pick up Commanding Officer. Received from the Supply Department, Naval Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, the following deck stores: 6 corn brooms. 6 deck swabs. 6 deck scrubbers. 6 scrubber handles. 4 3" paint brushes. 4 3.5" paint brushes. 1 gross #3 grommet. 1 gross #4 grommets. 6 file srappers. 1 garbage can. J. E. Schmeltzer jr.


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guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

Received 10000 Water. Expended: 2000. On hand: 15500


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23 September 1942

anchored in guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

00.00-09.00: Anchored as before Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in (8) eight fathoms of water, riding to (30) thirty fathoms of chain on the starboard anchor. 00.15: Motor launch returned to ship with Commanding Officer. Motor launch secured from stern of ship. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. Inspected magazines, found to be in normal condition. 07.15: Tested engines. 07.30: Degaussing officer from Base reported aboard. 08.17: Underway on various courses and speeds proceeding around Bay. 08.35: Began to run over coils in harbor to calibrate degaussing. J. E. Schmeltzer, Ens (R)

09.00-16.00: Underway as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition dry and normal. 10.30: N.1 boat away to dock for range-finder operator. Returned with same. 11.15: Commanding Officer away in N.1 boat to conferenceat Port Director's Office. 11.50: N.1 boat returned to ship and hoisted. 12.42: Secured from calibration of degaussing equipment; proceeding to anchorage. 17.46: Anchored in Guantanamo Bay in seven (7) fathoms, riding to thirty (30) fathoms of chain on starboard anchor. 13.05: N.1 boat away with first group of men for yellow fever injections at NOB dispensary. During afternoon, all officers and men not previously inoculated received injection with exception of SCULLY, W. F. (234-166) Sea 1/C. 15.05: Water barge came alongside. J. E. snyder, Ensign (R)

Scully, W. F. (234-166) Sea 1/C - did not get inoculated against yellow fever

16.00-24.00: Anchored as before. 16.48: Water barge departed after supplying 10,000 gallons od water. 17.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 22.00 this date. 18.35: Motor launch away with liberty party. 19.07: Evening colors made on time. 19.15: Motor launch returned to ship. 19.40: Motor launch away with liberty party. 20.00: Departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men mustered. 20.05: Motor launch returned to ship. 21.00: Motor launch shoved off. 22.20: Motor launch returned with liberty party with exception of PINCHBACK, ROBERT A. (558-039) AS(R) who was detained at Naval Operating Base Dispensary * for observation. 22.30: Commanding Officer away in motor launch. 23.50: Motor launch returned to ship with Commanding Officer. J. E. Snyder, Ensign (R)

Pinchback, Robert A. (558-039) AS(R) - did not return on ship with liberty party, being detained at dispensary for observation

*Condition diagnosed as Cardiac Petitnal Hysteria. Detained for in-patient treatment at Naval Operating Base Dispensary, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.


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guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 20.1, Long -75.2

Pinchback - AH


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24 September 1942

pby plane crashed on hicacal beach

Lat 54.9, Long -75.2

00.00-09.00: Anchored as before Guantanamo Bay, Cuba in seven (7) fathoms of water, riding to thirty (30) fathoms of chain on the starboard anchor. Motor launch secured astern. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.50: PBY plane crashed on Hicacal Beach. 06.51: Motor launch away to scene of crash. 07.28: Motor launch returned to ship after delivering three men injured in crash to main landing. 07.35: N.3 boat lowered and away to scene of crash to pick up men left at scene. 08.00: Morning colors. 08.10: N.3 boat returned. Hoisted and secured. 08.45: Carried out routine preparations for getting underway. J. E. Snyder, Ensign (R)

09.00-16.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.10: Number 1 boat away to beach. 10.45: Number 1 boat returned with dry stores. 11.50: Commanding Officer away in number one boat. 12.25: Number one boat returned with Commanding Officer. 13.00: Quarters, held emergency drill. 13.55: Secured from drills. 02.00: Number one boat departed for beach. 14.30: Number one boat returned. 14.50: Commanding Officer away in number one boat. Crew engaged in cleaning and painting ship. Received the following stores from the Supply Department, Navy Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: 200 pounds bread. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)

16.00-20.00: Anchored as before. 16.15: Motor launch returned with Commanding Officer. 18.00: Underway various courses and speeds proceeding out of harbor. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before on various courses and speeds. 20.20: Started screening astern of convoy at standard speed. 20.00: Held evening routine. 23.15: Secured the degaussing. Issued 88 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 20.18, Long -73.45


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25 September 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging astern of convoy, at 105 RPM., maintaining a distance of approximately 2500 yards. b. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway at standard speed (105 RPM) screening as before. 05.30: Reveille for all hands. 05.45: All hands at stations for the morning alert. 06.45: Sunrise. 07.05: Secured from the alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before at standard speed (105 RPM) screening as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.00: Started screening left flank of convoy. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, screening left flank of convoy at standard speed of 105 RPM. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before at standard speed (105 RPM) on various courses screening convoy on base course 60°T. 17.15: Convoy changed course to 100°T. 18.15: All hands at stations for the alert. 18.43: Sunset. 19.40: Secured from alert. set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, screening stern of convoy. 22.00: Departed from the convoy, set course of 258°T. 22.20: Increased speed to 110 RPM. Issued 88 night rations. G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)


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at sea north atlantic ocean

Lat 19.90, Long -74.82

oil: 14999 - Expended: 2474. On hand: 48000

Received 9400 Water. Expended: 5000. On hand: 15900

Additional locations: 20 04 N & 74 03 W at 8 am, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba at 8 pm


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26 September 1942

entering guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 11.4, Long -75.2

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before on course 242°pgc 258°T at 110 RPM. 02.00: Commenced zig-zagging on base course of 242°pgc, 258°T. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before at standard speed (110 RPM), zig-zagging on base course 258°T, 242 pgc. 05.30: Reveille. 05.45: All hands at stations for the alert. 06.45: Sunrise. 07.05: Secured from morning alert, set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before zig-zagging on base course 250°T (234°pgc) at standard speed (110 RPM). 08.45: Punta Caleta light abeam to starboard, distance 3.5 miles, changed course to 258°T (242°pgc). 11.00: Held regular weekly ship's inspecetion. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. * G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway, as before, zig-zagging on a base course of 242°pgc, 258°T at 110 RPM. 12.45: Ceased zig-zagging. Changed course to 268°pgc, 284°T. 13.00: Set degaussing. 13.10: Held general quarters. 13.20: Secured from general quarters. 13.45: Commenced various courses and speeds entering the harbor of GUANTANAMO BAY, CUBA. 14.10: Stopped, drifting. 14.35: No.1 boat lowered and away. 14.40: Ahead various courses and speeds, standing in to Fuel Dock. 15.17: Moored starboard side to east side of Fuel Dock. Draft before fueling: forward, 12'4", aft, 14'3". B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 16.30: Finished fueling ship, received 14,999 gallons fuel oil. Draft after fueling ship; forward 14 feet, aft 14 feet 7 inches. 19.43: Underway on various courses and speeds. * 20.15: Moored portside to PY16 for purpose of taking on water. 20.35: Departments secured, department heads, anchor watch and restricted men mustered. ** 23.00: Number one boat away to pick up liberty party. 23.45: Number one boat returned with liberty party. *18.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 22.00 to-day. **All liberty party returned on time with the exception of three men waiting at section base landing. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

oil: 14999 gallons -

*The enlistment of STACKHOUSE, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C was extended this date; authority, article 542(f) Regulations. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

Stackhouse, Clyde E. (220-809) GM3/C - enlistment extended


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guantanamo bay cuba

Lat 18.40, Long -75.15


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27 September 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before portside to PY16 receiving fresh water from the dock. 12.28: Number one boat away to the beach. 12.56: Number one baot returned. 06.10: Began preparations for getting underway. 06.35: Held dock trial. 06.50: Secured from dock trial. 07.03: Underway on various courses and speeds. 07.45: Anchored in 7 fathoms to 30 fathoms port chain. 08.05: Number one boat and number three boat away to the beach for commissary stores. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

09.00-12.00: Anchored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.40: Underway on various courses and speeds. 11.00: Set course to 180 T (167 pgc) at standard speed (105 RPM). Received the following stores for general mess from the Supply Department Navy Operating Base, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba: (1) case oranges, (2) cases apples, 209 lbs beef (boneless 4 cases), (2) cases bacon 206 lbs, (10pts) bread 200 lbs, 50 pounds butter, 50 pounds fresh carrots, 90 dozen eggs pr~, 2 cases grapefruit fresh, 101 pounds smoked ham, 118 pounds pork loins, 6 cases apricots (243 pounds), 400 pounds ground coffee, 726 pounds soda crackers, 256.51 pounds figs (6 cases), 3 cases grapefruit juice (54 quarts), 192 pounds lard substitutes (4 cases), 435 pounds milk (10 cases) condensed, 30 pounds baking powder 1 case, 80 pounds raisins (2 cases), 100 pounds table ~ (1 bag), 50 pounds spaghetti, 200 pounds sugar granulated (1 bag), 8 gallons cider vinegar (2 cases). J. H. Silcox, Ens. (R)


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at sea north atlantic

Lat 56.2, Long -3.0


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27 September 1942

navassa island light distant 5 miles

Lat 26.1, Long 119.9

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on course 180°T (167 pgc) at standard speed (105 RPMs). 12.10: Changed course to 185°T. 13.40: Slowed down to 1/3 speed. 12.46: Increased speed to standard, changed course to 180°T. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before at standard speed (105 RPM) on course 185°T, 172°pgc. 16.15: Reported to USS TARBELL for assignment to convoy duty. Following various courses screening convoy. 18.35: All hands at stations for evening alert. 18.52: Sunset. 19.45: Secured from alert, set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

USS Tarbell - reported to her for assignment to convoy duty

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, zig-zagging in convoy, on base course of 132°pgc, 145°T at 105 RPM. Carried out evening routine. 20.30: NAVASSA ISLAND LIGHT abeam to port, distant about 5 miles. Issued 88 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 16.52, Long -73.82


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28 September 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway as before, on various courses mantaining station at standard speed. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway at standard speed (105 RPM), screening convoy on base course 145°T. 05.35: Reveille for all hands. 05.50: All hands at stations for the morning alert. 06.52: Sunrise. 07.32: Secured from morning alert, set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, at 105 RPM screening convoy on base course of 145°T. 08.49: Sounded general quarters. 09.11: Secured from general quarters. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Condition normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on base course of 145°T screening convoy at standard speed (105 RPM). G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before on base course 145°T at standard speed (105 RPM) screening convoy. 18.25: All hands at stations for evening alert. 18.45: Sunset. 19.45: Secured from evening alert, set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 145°T at 105 RPM. 20.00: Carried out evening routine. 20.50: Reduced speed to two-thirds (65 RPM). 20.56: Increased speed to standard. 10.38: Reduced speed to two-thirds. 10.44: Increased speed to standard. Issued 88 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 14.28, Long -71.75


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29 September 1942

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base 145°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 01.15: Reduced speed to 2/3 speed. 01.22: Increased to standard speed, changed course to 125°T. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens (R)

04.00 to 08.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base course 125°T, 137°pgc at standard speed (105 RPM). 05.20: Reveille for all hands. 05.38: All hands at stations for the alert. 07.00: Secured from alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 125°T, at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 125°T, at standard speed (105 RPM). 13.17: Reduced speed to 1/3 in order to tune driver on QC. 13.24: Repairs completed, resumed speed. G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 125°T. 18.10: All hands at quarters for evening alert. 19.17: General quarters sounded. 19.50: Increased speed. 19.52: Expended (1) one depth charge. 20.00: Reduced speed to standard. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00-24.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on a base course of 125°T, at 105 RPM. 20.35: Secured from general quarters. 20.45: Carried out evening routine. Issued 88 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 12.50, Long -69.17


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30 September 1942

aruba light distant 8 miles

Lat 12.5, Long -70.0

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base course 125°T at standard speed (105 RPM). G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 125°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 05.30: All hands at stations for the morning alert. 06.50: Aruba light abeam to starboard distant (8) eight miles. 07.03: Secured from morning alert set condition II. 07.40: Convoy changed base course to 100°T. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 100°T, at 105 RPM. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00 to 16.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 100°T at (105 RPM). 13.10: North Point light abeam to starboard. 15.00: The following named men advanced to seaman second class, to rate from this date: BEENSTOCK, Robert J. (550-003) (R), BROWN, Herbert W., jr (500-250) (R), DONOVAN, William J. (550-410) (R), KROGER, Elmo G. (513-867) (R), KRUEGER, George R. jr (524-666) (R), McCRYSTAL, George R. (542-501) (R), NOLAN, Edward J. (542-501) (R), NUNZIATA, Silvio A. (550-040) (R), ORTIZ, Antonio (500-357) (R), PALMER, Hansel (513-865) (R), PINCHBACK, Robert A. (558-039) (R), PRESUTO, Joseph A. F. (542-488) (R), SMIESNZNY, Robert D. (545-650) (R), HARRISON, Calvin H. (513-818) (R). G. F. Hutchinson Ens (R)

Beenstock, Robert J. (550-003) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Brown, Herbert W. Jr. (500-250) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Donovan, William J. (550-410) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Kroger, Elmo G. (513-867) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Krueger, George F. Jr. (524-666) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

McCrystal, George E. (542-501) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Nolan, Edward J. (542-501) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Nunziata, Silvio A. (550-040) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Ortiz, Antonio (500-251) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Palmer, Hansel (513-865) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Pinchback, Robert A. (558-039) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Presuto, Joseph A. F. (542-488) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Smiesnzny, Robert D. (545-650) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C

Harrison, Calvin H. (513-818) (R) - advanced to Sea 2/C


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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30 September 1942

16.00-20.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 100°T, 102 pgc at standard speed (105 RPM). 18.00: All hands at stations for the evening alert. 18.25: Sunset. 19.15: Secured from the alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 100°T, at 105 RPM. Carried out evening routine. 23.00: Changed base course to 96°T. Issued 88 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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H. A. Morrison - Lieut. Comdr.

G. G. Van Dyke - PA Surgeon. Catherine Van Dyke (wife)

R. R. Russell - Lieut. Martha M. Russell (wife) 39 Raven Road, Lowell, Mass.

B. Papanek - Lt (jg)(R). Mrs. Amalie Papanek (mother) 17 Foote Avenue, Lawrence, N.Y.

G. F. Hutchinson - Ens R. Mr. G. F. Hutchinson (father). Box 95 Saunderstown, R.I.

F. C. Schmitz - Ens. Mrs. Frankie Schmitz (mother), 4622 - 57th SW, Seattle, Wash.

J. H. Silcox - Ens(R). Mrs. Helen H. Silcox, 4 Colonia st., Charleston, S.C.

J. E. Snyder - Ens(R). Miss Edythe E. Snyder (sister), 1027 W. Broad St., Bethlehem, Penn.

J. E. Schmeltzer - Ens(R). Mr. J. E. Schmeltzer, 4420 Brandywine St NW, Washington, D.C.

O. Gaich - Mach. Mrs. Gladys Gaitch (wife), 839 Taylor Ave., Alameda, Calif.


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LOGS FOR OCTOBER 1942


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 12.22, Long -66.23

McQuaide, Sintes, Fore, Holladay, Campos, Claudio, De La Paz, Lehman, Seda, Pinchback, Ezell, Quinones - AH

Budd, Kortlang, Lloyd, Nyegard, Grillasca - ATD


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1 October 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base course 096°T at standard speed (105 RPM)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 96°T, 94°pgc at standard speed of (105 RPM). 05.00: Reveille. 05.20: All hands at stations for the alert. 06.45: Secured from morning alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 96°T, at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. * B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course of 096°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 14.07: Sounded general quarters. 14.17: Secured from general quarters. G. F. Hutchinson Ens.(R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 96°T, 94°pgc at standard speed of 105 RPM. 17.50: All hands at stations for evening alert. 18.17: Sunset. 19.12: Secured from evening alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 96°T, at 105 RPM. 20.15: Carried out evening routine. Issued 88 night rations to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

* PENDLETON, NILES C. (231-028) F2/C, NOLAN, EDWARD J. (542-501) AS(R), SMIESZNY, ROBERT D. (545-650) AS(R) and HARRISON, CALVIN H. (513-818) Sea 2/C (R) were assigned to duty as Mess Cooks for the month of October. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Nolan, Edward J. (542-501) AS(R) - assigned to duty as mess cook

Pendleton, Niles C. (231-028) F2/C - assigned to duty as mess cook

Harrison, Calvin H. (513-818) AS(R) - assigned to duty as mess cook

Smieszny, Robert D. (545-650) AS(R) - assigned to duty as mess cook


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 12.03, Long -63.65


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2 October 1942

00.00-04.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course of 96°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 02.59: Various courses and speeds, maneuvering. 03.32: Lowered number three boat, away with P.A. George S. Van Dyke, USPHS to rended medical aid to the P469. 03.55: Number three boat alongside, hoisted, the doctor remaining on the P.469. 03.58: Proceeding to resume regular station in the convoy. G. F. Hutchinson, Ens. R

PA George S. Van Dyke, USPHS - sent on P469 to give medical aid, remained aboard her

P469 - PA George Van Dyke sent to her for medical aid

04.00-08.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 96°T, 94°pgc at standard speed (105 RPM). 04.50: Reveille. 05.10: All hands at stations for the alert. 06.08: Sunrise. 06.25: Secured from morning alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00 to 12.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 96°T, at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base of 096°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 13.10: Changed course to 115°T. G. F. Hutchinson Ens. (R)

16.00-20.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base course 115°T, 113°pgc at standard speed of 105 RPM. 17.35: All hands at stations for evening alert. 18.00: Changed course to 130°T, 128°pgc. 18.01: Sundown. 19.03: Secured from evening alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

20.00 to 24.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course 130°T, at 105 RPM. Carried out evening routine. 22.00: Changed base course to 140°T. Set degaussing. Issued 88 night ration to crew. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 10.72, Long -61.75

oil: 34809 - Expended: 5809. On hand: 50000

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3 October 1942

entering gulf of paria

Lat -13.8, Long -171.7

00.00 to 04.00: Underway as before, screening convoy, on base course of 140°T at standard speed (105 RPM). 02.30: Changed course to 100°T. G. F. Hutchinson Ens.(R)

04.00-08.00: Underway as before screening convoy on base course 100°T, 98°pgc. 04.45: Reveille for all hands. 05.00: All hands at stations for the morning alert. 06.00: Sunrise. 06.20: Secure from the alert set condition II. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-12.00: Underway as before, screening convoy on base course of 100°T, at 105 RPM. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 08.25: Changed base course to 120°T. 11.00: Held weekly inspection. Commenced various courses maneuvering towards entrance to Gulf of PARIA. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

12.00-16.00: Underway as before on various courses at various speeds. 12.30: La Lue Point Lighthouse abeam to starboard, distance 1.4 miles. 13.00: Boarded by Boarding Officer. 13.45: Moored portside to fuel ship, MARION CHILCOTT for the purpose of taking on fuel. Draft before fueling ship; 10 feet 8 inches forward, 14 feet 3 inches aft. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ens.(R)

Fuel Ship Marion Chilcott - Unalga moored to her for fueling

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. 16.03: Secured from fueling ship. Received from the United British Oil fields of Trinidad Limited 34,809 gallons of fuel oil. Draft forward after fuelling . draft aft after fueling . 16.28: All hands unmoor ship. 16.34: Underway various courses and speeds proceeding to section base Tetron Bay, Trinidad. The following named men were this date advanced in rating: HARBOURT, MERLE (224-113) to QM1/C from QM2/C. FOURAKER, CLARENCE (222-187) to SC1/C from SC2/C. HOLMES, STEWART D. (220-364) to BM2/C from COX.

Harbourt, Merle L. (224-113) - promoted to QM1/C from QM2/C

Fouraker, Clarence (222-187) - promoted to SC1/C from SC2/C

Holmes, Stewart D. (220-364) - promoted to BM2/C from COX


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at sea caribbean sea

Lat 36.1, Long -5.3


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3 October 1942

anchored in tetron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

17.52: Motor boat lowered away and departed with commanding officer for section base. 18.03: Anchored Tetron Bay, Trinidad in (14) fourteen fathoms riding to thirty (30) fathoms of chain on the port anchor. 18.44: Anchor aweigh proceeding to adjacent mooring buoy. 18.53: Moored to buoy. 19.10: P~st Assistant Surgeon GEORGE S. VAN DYKE USPHS returned aboard after rendering medical aid to the PC469. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

PA Surgeon George S. Van Dyke USPHS - returned aboard from PC469

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. Held reports. Department heads and anchor watch to muster. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)


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teteron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

Received 19000 Water. Expended: 7340. On hand: 14060


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4 October 1942

moored in teteron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

00.00-04.00: Moored as before bow to number one buoy in Teteron Bay, Trinidad, BWI motor dinghy secured astern. G. F. Hutchinson Ens(R)

04.00-08.00: Moored as before. 07.00: Reveille. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

08.00-16.00: Moored as before bow to number one buoy in Teteron Bay, Trinidad, BWI. 09.05: Number 3 boat lowered to water and held drill under oars. 09.30: Routine preparations for getting underway. 09.40: Number 3 boat returned alongside, hoisted and secured. 09.40: Engine room and bridge reported ready for getting underway. 09.55: Underway various courses and speeds. 10.05: Hoisted and secured number one boat. 11.00: Moored strboard side to number 2 pier at Naval Operating Base. Draft of vessel before taking on water 12'6" forward, 14'6" aft. 12.39: Commenced taking on water. 15.25: Completed taking on water. * 13.00: Liberty granted to port section to expire 01.00 October 5. 15.40: Underway at various courses and speeds. J. H. Silcox, Ensign(R)

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.55: Sunset, evening colors. 19.30: Departments secured, department heads mustered, restricted men and anchor watch mustered. Inspected magazine and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. J. H. Silcox, Ensign (R)

Received the below listed stores from Naval Air Station, Trinidad, British West Indies for use in general mess: Crackers, soda 36 pounds. Spare Ribs 25 pounds. Bacon, smoked 110 pounds. Chicken 99 pounds. Ham, smoked 102 pounds. Pork 216 pounds. Beef, boneless 439 pounds. Turkey 114 pounds. Cabbage, fresh 200 pounds. Onions 190 pounds.


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teteron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5


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4 October 1942

Potatoes, irish 1000 pounds. Butter 50 pounds. Turnips, fresh 80 pounds. Eggs, fresh 120 dozen. Apples, fresh 270 pounds. J. H. Silcox, Ensign (R)

*Received 19000 gallons water. J. H. Silcox, Ensign (R)


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teteron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

Distilled 1100 Water. Expended: 3060. On hand: 12100


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5 October 1942

00.00-09.00: Moored as before bow to number one buoy in Teteron Bay, Trinidad, British West Indies. Liberty party returned on time with exception of THOMPSON, CHARLES I. (548-231) AS(R) who was retained in Naval Air Station sick bay. 06.00: Reveille. 08.00: Morning colors. * J. H. Silcox, Ensign (R)

Thompson, Charles D. (548-231) AS(R) - did not return on ship with liberty party, being detained at dispensary

09.00 to 16.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 10.25: Secured from boat drill. No.3 boat hoisted and secured. 10.38: THOMPSON, CHARLES I. (548-231) AS(R) returned aboard having been discharged from the Naval Air Station Dispensary, Trinidad, BWI. * 15.30: No.3 boat lowered and away with swimming party. Crew engaged cleaning and painting ship. Received from the NAVAL OPERATING BASE, TRINIDAD, BWI, under Requisition no. 15-43: 36 Flashlight batteries. 2 gallons Spar Varnish. 12 1.5 volt Dry Cell Batteries, #6. 1 gallon Insulating Varnish. 100 yards Cotton Duck #5. 1 B.I. Can. 5 gallons Thinner. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

Thompson, Charles I. (548-231) AS(R) - returned from dispensary

16.00 to 24.00: Moored as before. 16.15: No.3 boat returned with swimming party; hoisted and secured. 17.56: Colors made on time. 20.00: Held reports. Department heads and Anchor watch to muster. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

*14.00: Granted liberty to the starboard watch to expire at 01.00 Tuesday, 6 October, 1942. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

08.10: Held dungaree inspection. 08.20: Sounded fire drill. 08.21: First stream. 08.25: Secured from fire drill. 08.30: Sounded collision drill. 08.32: Secured from collision drill. 08.35: Sounded general quarters. 08.37: All stations manned and ready. 08.39: Secured from general quarters. 08.47: Lowered boat number 3 for boat drill. J. H. Silcox, Ensign (R)


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teteron bay trinidad

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5


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6 October 1942

00.00 to 09.00: Moored as before, to No.1 Buoy, in Teteron Bay, Trinidad, BWI. 01.00: Liberty party returned on time. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 08.00: Colors made on time. 08.25: All hands to quarters for morning inspection. 08.30: No.3 boat lowered and away for boat drill. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

09.00-16.00: Moored as before. 09.20: Secured from boat drill, boat number 3 hoisted and secured. 09.20: Sick call. 11.05: Received (1) one mark VI depth charge complete with detonator and booster from Naval Operating Base, Tetron Bay. 12.10: Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples conditions normal. Accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. * 13.13: Number 1 boat departed for section base with mail orderly. 13.18: Number 1 boat returned. *13.00: Liberty granted to port watch to expire 01.00, 7 October, 1942. 14.15: Motor launch departed for section base with liberty party. 14.22: Motor launch returned. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

16.00-24.00: Moored as before. 17.55: Evening colors made on time. 18.30: Motor launch departed with special liberty party for movies at section base. 18.40: Motor launch returned. 20.00: Department secured, department heads and anchor watch mustered. 21.20: Motor launch left for section base. 21.35: Motor boat returned with the commanding officer and Past Assistant Surgeon George S. VAN DYKE, USPHS. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign


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teteron bay trinidad bwi

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5


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7 October 1942

moored in tetron bay trinidad british west indies

Lat 10.7, Long -61.5

00.00-09.00: Moored as before to number 1 buoy Tetron Bay, Trinidad, British West Indies. 00.05: Motor lanuch departed to section base. 00.45: Motor launch returned with remainder of liberty party. 01.00: Liberty for port watch expired all hands returned on time. 06.00: Reveille for all hands. 06.55: Lowered boat number 4 for boat drill. 07.18: Secured from boat drill. Boat number 4 hoisted and secured. 08.00: Morning colors made on time. 08.25: Held morning dungaree inspection. 08.33: Secured from dungaree inspection. F. C. Schmitz, Ensign

09.00-12.00: Moored as before. Inspected magazines and smokeless powder samples, conditions normal, accounted for all small arms and small arms ammunition. 09.15: Motor launch departed for section base. 09.30: Motor launch returned to ship. 10.05: Motor launch departed for section base with men for dispensary. 10.40: Motor launch returned. J. E. Schmeltzer, Ensign (R)

12.00-16.00: Moored as before. 12.05: Number one boat away to section base. 12.10: Number one boat returned. 12.45: Number one boat away with mail orderly. 12.50: Number one boat returned. 13.00: Liberty granted to the starboard watch to expire at 01.00, 8 October 1942. 13.45: Liberty party departed in number one boat. 13.50: Number one boat returned with mail orderly. G. F. Hutchinson jr Ensign (R)

16.00-20.00: Moored as before. 17.58: Colors made on time. B. Papanek, Lt (jg)(R)

20.00-24.00: Moored as before. 20.00: Departments secured, department heads and anchor watch mustered. 22.24: Motor launch departed for section base. 23.00: Motor launch returned from section base with Commanding Officer. J. E. Schmeltzer, Ensign (R)


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