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USS PICKING WORLD WAR II LOG

 

December 1, 1943 Zone description plus four:

00-24 Moored port side to U.S.S. HUNT at berth 36, pier 3, NOB, Norfolk Va. SOPA is Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Atlantic Fleet; in U.S.S. VIXEN

 

December 2, 1943 Zone description plus four

Moored as before.

1145 Underway in accordance with CinCLANT despatch 271342 of November, formed task group 29.17 with ROCKY MOUNT, FAYETTE and HUNT. OTC is CTG 9.17 in ROCKY MOUNT. Steaming various courses and speeds conforming to channel.

1817 Took departure from Buoy XS, took screening station 3310 on ROCKY MOUNT, set base course 122 T&G (131 psc) at standard speed 14 knots.

2000 Position Latitude 3646N Longitude 7413W. Changed base course to 185T&G (214psc).

 

December 3, 1943 Zone description plus four

Steaming as before.

0800 Position Latitude 3420N Longitude 7335W.

1200 Position Latitude 33l9N Longitude 7335W.

1354 Changed base course to 215 T&G (240psc).

1418 Commenced firing burst practice.

1422 Ceased firing having expended 1 round 5/38, 134 rounds 40MM and 480 rounds 20MM ammunition.

2000         Position Latitude 3135N Longitude 7355W. Changed base course to 185 T&G (199psc).

 

December 4, 1943 Zone description plus four

Steaming as before.

0800 Position Latitude 2845N Longitude 74l5W.

0810 Changed base course to l77T&G (206psc).

1200 Position Latitude 2759N Longitude 7406W.

2000 Position Latitude 2608N Longitude 7353W.

 

December 5, 1943 Zone description plus four

Steaming as before.

0041 Changed base course to l85T&G (199psc).


0636 Changed base course to 199T&G (215psc).

0800 Position Latitude 2350N Longitude 7409.5W.

1200 Position Latitude 2314N Longitude 7426W.

1341 Sighted Bird Rock Light bearing 250T distance 27000 yards.

1412 Commenced firing burst practice.

1414         Ceased firing, having expended 15 rounds 5/38, 196 rounds 40MM, and 104 rounds 20MM ammunition.

1425 Changed base course to 197T&G (213psc).

1722 Changed base course to 155T&G (163 psc).

2000 Position Latitude 2133N Longitude 7439W.

2030 Changed base course to 154T&G (162 psc).

 

December 6, 1943 Zone description plus four:

Steaming as before.

0113 Sighted Cape Maysi light bearing 180T distant 23 miles.

0223 Changed base course to 212T&G (215psc).

0718 Sighted Island of Haiti bearing l55T distant 40 miles.

0800 Position Latitude l9llN Longitude 7447W.

0912 Sighted Vanassa Island Light bearing 178T distant 20 miles.

1052 Changed base course to 192T&G (l94psc).

1200 Position Latitude l8lON Longitude 75l8.5W.

1615 Changed base course to 2l4T&G (2l6psc).

2000 Position Latitude 1636N Longitude 7604W.

 

December 7, 1943 Zone description plus four:

Steaming as before.

0702 Changed base course to 260T&G (272psc).

0710 Sighted convoy bearing 250T distant 10 miles, on course clear to port.

0800 Position Latitude 144708N Longitude 772700W.

0625 Changed base course to 2l5T&G (2l4psc).

1200 Position Latitude 1404N Longitude 7754W.

1333 Changed base course to 205T&G(205psc).

2000 Position Latitude l250N Longitude 785lW.

2000 Changed base course l95T&G (l95psc).

 

December 8, 1943 Zone description plus four:

Steaming as before.

0800 Position Latitude 15 N. Longitude 78W. (DATA IS INCORRECT)

1100 Sighted examination vessel, entrance to Canal Zone bearing 182 T distant 3 miles. Commenced steaming various courses and speeds conforming to channel entering Colon, C. Z.

1341 Anchored in berth M52 Limon Bay, Colon, C. Z.

1539 Underway for transit of Panama Canal, steaming various courses and speeds conforming to the channel; pilot at the conn.

2248 Completed transit of canal, entered Balboa Reach.

2329 Moored starboard side to HUNT at dock 7, Balboa, Panama. SOPA is CDD 104 in HUNT.

 

December 9, 1943 Zone description plus four:

Moored as before.

0105 Set clocks back one hour to zone time plus 5.

 

December 10, 1943 Zone description plus five:

Moored as before.

1227 Underway in company with U.S.S. HUNT in accordance with Compacseafron despatch 091440 of December. Steaming various Courses.

1312 Took departure from Buoy 2, set base course l800 T&G, 178 psc. At standard speed 15 knots.

1841 Changed base course to 225 T&G, 212 psc.

2000 Position Latitude 7l2 N. Longitude OO03 W. (HAS TO BE 8003')

2045 Changed base course to 2700 T&G, 255 psc.

2100      Sighted Morro Paercos Light bearing 320 T, distance 21 miles.

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