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September 18, 1944.

         Participated in tactical maneuvers during the morning, and exercised

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Positions:

0800 - Latitude - 17°-18’ N; Longitude -  170°-26' W.

1200 - Latitude - l7°-02.9’ N; Longitude - l71°-13’ W.

2000 - Latitude - 16°-32.2’ N; Longitude - 172°-43.8’ W.

 

September 19, 1944.                  (Zone 11-1/2

 

During the late morning participated in AA firing exercise, and conducted tactical maneuvers in the early afternoon.

Positions:

             0800 --Latitude - l5°-35’ N; Longitude --  175°-l9’ W.

             1200 --Latitude - l5°-32.7’ N; Longitude   --l76°-OO’ W.

             2000 -Latitude - l5°-03’ N; Longitude --   177°-34’ W.

 

September 21, 1944.                  (Zone 12

 

Participated in tactical maneuvers in the afternoon, and shortly after sunset conducted a radar controlled simulated torpedo attack on transport group.

Position:

             0800 -Latitude - 14°-2l.5’ N; Longitude    --l79°-22’ W.

             1200 -Latitude - l4°-08’ N; Longitude -    --l79°-46’ E.

             2000 -Latitude - l3°-37.O’ N; Longitude    --1780-04’ E.

 

September 22 , 1944.                 (Zone - 11-1/2)

 

Exercised at tactical exercises during the afternoon, and in the early evening conducted a simulated torpedo attack on transport group.

Positions:

0800 - Latitude - l2°-52’ N; Longitude - l75°-57’ E.

1200 - Latitude - 12°_39’ N; Longitude - l75°-09’ E.

2000  -Latitude - 1l°-57’ N; Longitude - l73°-50’ E.

 

September 23, 1944.                  (Zone -  11)

 

Positions:

0800  - Latitude - 1l°-20’ N; Longitude - l7l°-34.3’ E.

1200   - Latitude - 11°-05’ N; Longitude - l70°-52’ E.

2000  - Latitude - 1O°-52’ N; Longitude - l69°-22’ E.

 

September 24, 1944.

 

Positions:

0800  -Latitude - 10°-19.5’ N; Longitude - l67°-04.8’ E.

1200  - Latitude - 1O°-33.2’ N; Longitude - 166°-29’ E.

2000  - Latitude - 1O°-49.3’ N; Longitude - 165°-O1.l’ E.

 

September 25, 1944.

 

Arrived Eniwetok Atoll, M. I. about 1300 and after conducting entry patrol entered harbor, fueled and anchored in Northern Anchorage at 1900.

Positions:

0800 - Latitude - 1l°-21.8’ N; Longitude - l62°-54.5’ E.

1200 - Latitude - 18°-17.7’ N; Longitude - 162°-33.2’ E. (ERROR)

2000 - Latitude - 1l°-36’ N; Longitude - l62°-l8’ E.

 

September 28, 1944.

 

Underway from Eniwetok Atoll, M. I. about 0800, in accordance with C.T.U. 33.8.1 secret mailgram 271845, PICKING took position in transport

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Positions:

0800 - Latitude - l1°-36’ N; Longitude -162°-28’ E.

1200 - Latitude - 1l°-13.7’ N; Longitude -162°-28’ E.

2000 - Latitude - 9°-1l’ N; Longitude -l62°-0O’ E.

 

September 29, 1944

 

Positions:

0800 -Latitude -07°-20.2’ N; Longitude -16l°-36’ E.

1200 -Latitude -06°-37’ N; Longitude -16l°-29’ E.

2000 -Latitude -05°-08.6’ N; Longitude -l61°-20.5’ E.

 

September 30, 1944.                  (Zone- 10-1/2)

 

Participated in tactical exercises during morning and early afternoon.

Positions:

0800 -Latitude -02°-57.8’ N; Longitude -161°-15.9’ E.

1200 -Latitude -02°-38.8’ N; Longitude -160°-28.5’ E.

2000 -Latitude - 01°-58’ N; Longitude -158°-54.O’ E.

 

October 1 , 1944                Zone time ( - ) 9

 

About 0900 participated in tactical drill. 2000 in company with U.S.S. WICKES; made simulated torpedo attack on Task Group 33.2.

Positions:

             0800-Latitude-00°-58.O’ N; Longitude -l56°-20.5’ E.

             1200-Latitude-OO°-47.O’ N; Longitude -l55°-40.5’ E.

             2000-Latitude-OO°-02’ N; Longitude - l53°-52.5’ E.

 

October 2 , 1944                     Zone time ( -)

 

Participated in fighter director exercise during afternoon.

Positions:

0800 -Latitude -00°-34.5’ S; Longitude - l5l°-30.5’ E.

1200 -Latitude -00°-4l.2’ S; Longitude -l50°-4l.O’ E.

2000 -Latitude - 00°-49.O’ S; Longitude -l49°-06.O’ E.

 

October 3, 1944                     Zone time ( -)

 

About 1500 anchored in Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island, Admiralty Islands.

Positions:

             0800-Latitude-0l°-46.0’ S; Longitude -l47°-20.O’ E.

             1200 - Latitude-0l°-55.O’ S; Longitude -l47°-l8.O’ E.

 

October 9 , 1944                     Zone time (- ) 9

 

0700 Underway for training from Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island in accordance with C.D.S. 49 secret letter FC4-49/Al6-3~A5 serial 0051 of 5 October 1944. During morning and early afternoon made simulated depth charge attacks on the S—45. About 1600 anchored in Seeadler Harbor, Manus Island.

 

October 10, 1944.                    Zone time (-)9

 

0700 Underway from Seeadler Harbor Manus Island in accordance with CDS 49 secret letter FC4-49/Al6-3A5 serial 0051 of 5 October 1944. During

morning compensated ship’s magnetic compasses. During early afternoon test fired 5”/38 special projectiles. 1630 Anchored in Seeadler Harbor, Manus

 

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