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Ship's Log

Ed Gavin provided his diary of events and action during the Aleutian Campaign. He provides much more detail about the ship's operations during the period from 1 February through 21 May 1944. There is a button to access it at the bottom of this page.

World War II

10/10/43

Lv. Brooklyn

07/12/44

1930

Ar. Great Sitikin

10/12/43

Ar. Bermuda

07/13/44

0845

Lv. Great Sitikin

11/13/43

Lv. Bermuda

07/13/44

1200

Ar. Adak

11/15/43

Ar. Brooklyn

07/15/44

1000

Lv. Adak

11/29/43

0900

Lv. Brooklyn

07/15/44

1900

Ar. Great Sitikin

11/30/43

1000

Ar. Norfolk

07/16/44

0930

Lv. Great Sitikin

12/02/43

0900

Lv. Norfolk

07/16/44

1100

Ar. Adak

12/06/43

1530

Ar. Panama

07/17/44

0730

Lv. Adak

12/10/43

1000

Lv. Panama

07/17/44

1630

Ar. Adak

12/16/43

1500

Ar. San Diego

07/18/44

0700

Lv. Adak

12/21/43

1530

Lv. San Diego

07/18/44

1830

Ar. Adak

12/29/43

1530

Ar. Dutch Harbor

07/19/44

0730

Lv. Adak

01/02/44

0930

Lv. Dutch Harbor

07/19/44

1830

Ar. Adak

01/04/44

1730

Ar. Sweeper's Cove, Adak

07/21/44

0715

Lv. Adak

01/06/44

1300

Lv. Sweeper's Cove, Adak

07/22/44

1630

Ar. Great Sitikin

01/08/44

1800

Ar. Sweeper's Cove, Adak

07/22/44

0815

Lv. Great Sitikin

01/12/44

1300

Lv. Sweeper's Cove,  Adak

07/22/44

1035

Ar. Adak

01/15/44

1600

Ar. Sweeper's Cove,  Adak

07/24/44

0715

Lv. Adak

01/16/44

1145

Lv. Sweeper's Cove,  Adak

07/25/44

1230

Ar. Attu

01/16/44

1420

Ar. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

07/27/44

0845

Lv. Attu

01/17/44

0830

Lv. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

Scouting

Trip  to Paramushiru

01/17/44

1435

Ar. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

7/29/44

2200

Ar. Attu

01/18/44

0030

Lv. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

8/1/44

0845

Lv. Attu

01/21/44

1000

Ar. Adak

Paramushiru 

Waters Sea of Japan

01/24/44

0900

Lv. Adak

08/04/44

1200

Ar. Attu

01/25/44

1200

Ar. Massacre Bay, Attu

08/05/44

0645

Lv. Attu

01/26/44

1400

Lv. Massacre Bay, Attu

08/06/44

1510

Ar. Adak

01/28/44

1830

Ar. Massacre Bay, Attu

08/08/44

0630

Lv. Adak

02/01/44

1700

Lv. Massacre Bay, Attu

08/15/44

0730

Ar. San Francisco

02/03/44

0231

Bombard Paramushiru

08/26/44

0630

Lv. San Francisco

0255

08/31/44

1100

Ar. Pearl Harbor

02/07/44

1200

Ar. Adak

09/15/44

1100

Lv. Pearl Harbor

02/20/44

1000

Lv. Adak

09/25/44

1600

Ar. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

02/20/44

1400

Ar. Great Sitikin

09/28/44

0800

Lv. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

02/26/44

1250

Lv. Great Sitikin

10/03/44

1800

Ar. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

02/26/44

1630

Ar. Adak

10/09/44

0700

Lv. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

02/28/44

0900

Lv. Adak

10/10/44

1600

Ar. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

03/01/44

1000

Ar. Attu

10/14/44

0800

Lv. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

03/01/44

1600

Lv. Attu

10/20/44

0900

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

03/02/44

0100

Ar. Sea of Okhotsk - Paramushiru

10/24/44

1600

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

03/06/44

1530

Lv. Paramushiru

10/28/44

1200

Ar. Palau, Caroline Is.

03/07/44

1600

Ar. Attu

10/28/44

2300

Lv. Palau, Caroline Is.

03/10/44

1830

Lv. Attu

10/31/44

0800

Ar. Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea

03/15/44

1600

Ar. Attu

11/05/44

1030

Lv. Hollandia, Dutch New Guinea

03/16/44

1700

Lv. Attu

11/06/44

1400

Ar. Biak, Dutch New Guinea

03/17/44

1800

Ar. Attu

11/14/44

0745

Lv. Biak, Dutch New Guinea

03/18/44

1900

Lv. Attu

11/18/44

0700

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

03/19/44

1530

Ar. Finger Bay, Adak

11/18/44

1630

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

04/01/44

1600

Lv. Finger Bay, Adak

11/27/44

0900

Ar. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

04/03/44

1300

Ar. Sweeper's Cove, Adak

11/28/44

0800

Lv. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

04/04/44

1530

Lv. Sweeper's Cove, Adak

11/29/44

1200

Ar. Finchaven, New Guinea

04/10/44

1600

Ar. Women's Bay, Kodiak

11/30/44

0930

Lv. Finchaven, New Guinea

04/16/44

1630

Lv. Women's Bay, Kodiak

12/01/44

1000

Ar. Bougainville, New Guinea

04/17/44

1715

Ar. Kulak Bay, Adak

12/15/44

0815

Lv. Bougainville, New Guinea

04/23/44

0830

Lv. Kulak Bay, Adak

12/18/44

0700

Ar. Huon Gulf, New Guinea

04/25/44

1330

Ar. Attu

12/20/44

0500

Lv. Huon Gulf, New Guinea

04/27/44

1400

Lv. Attu

12/22/44

0600

Ar. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

04/29/44

1230

Ar. Attu

12/27/44

1300

Lv. Manus I., Admiralty Is.

05/01/44

0730

Lv. Attu

01/09/45

0600 1800

Luzon Invasion

05/04/44

1830

Ar. Attu

01/09/45

0600

Ar. Luzon, Philippines

05/09/44

0930

Lv. Attu

01/09/45

1800

Lv. Luzon, Philippines

05/09/44

1830

Ar. Attu

01/12/45

1900

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

05/10/44

0700

Lv. Attu

01/14/45

1000

Patrol Leyte Gulf

05/10/44

1600

Ar. Attu

01/26/45

0930

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

05/11/44

1100

Lv. Attu

Invasion of

 San Antonio

05/11/44

1700

Ar. Attu

01/29/45

0430

Ar. San Antonio, Philippines

05/12/44

0800

Lv. Attu

02/01/45

0930

Lv. San Antonio, Philippines

05/12/44

1730

Ar. Attu

02/01/45

1400

Ar. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/13/44

0730

Lv. Attu

02/04/45

1700

Lv. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/13/44

1330

Ar. Attu

02/05/45

1400

Ar. Mindaro, Philippines

05/14/44

0700

Lv. Attu

02/06/45

1230

Lv. Mindaro, Philippines

05/15/44

1300

Ar. Attu

02/07/45

0800

Ar. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/16/44

0730

Lv. Attu

02/13/45

0400

Lv. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/16/44

1345

Ar. Attu

02/13/45

0600

Ar. Corregidor

05/18/44

0845

Lv. Attu

02/13/45

0900

Bombardment of Corregidor

05/18/44

1300

Ar. Attu

02/13/45

1800

Lv. Corregidor

05/20/44

0745

Lv. Attu

02/13/45

2000

Ar. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/22/44

1300

Ar. Adak

02/14/45

2000

Lv. Subic Bay, Philippines

05/27/44

1400

Lv. Adak

02/15/45

0600

Ar. Corregidor

05/27/44

1500

Ar. Great Sitikin

Bombardment

of

Corregidor

05/28/44

0730

Lv. Great Sitikin

02/16/45

1730

Lv. Corregidor

05/28/44

1230

Ar. Adak

02/18/45

1630

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

05/31/44

1000

Lv. Adak

03/09/45

0445

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

05/31/44

1445

Ar. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/09/45

1900

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

06/01/44

0915

Lv. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/10/45

0530

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

06/01/44

1920

Ar. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/10/45

1900

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

06/02/44

0840

Lv. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/14/45

0530

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

06/02/44

1930

Ar. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/16/45

1730

Ar. Leyte, Philippines

06/03/44

0830

Lv. Sand Bay, Great Sitikin

03/21/45

1100

Lv. Leyte, Philippines

06/03/44

1630

Ar. Adak

03/26/45

0600

Ar. Kereme Rhetto, Ryukyu Is.

06/05/44

0730

Lv. Adak

04/01/45

Ar. Okinawa

06/06/44

1930

Ar. Attu

Invasion

Bombardment

06/10/44

0845

Lv. Attu

06/08/45

0800

Lv. Okinawa

06/13/44

0500

Matsuwa Bombardment

3 Days

Picket

Duty

06/15/44

0800

Ar. Attu

06/12/45

Ar. Okinawa

06/15/44

1315

Lv. Attu

06/15/45

1200

Lv. Okinawa

06/16/44

1700

Ar. Attu

Picket Duty

06/24/44

0630

Lv. Attu

06/20/45

Ar. Okinawa

06/26/44

0315

Bombard Paramushiru

06/23/45

0900

Lv. Okinawa

06/28/44

1430

Ar. Great Sitikin

06/24/45

0900

Ar. Saipan, Mariana Is.

07/06/44

0945

Lv. Great Sitikin

06/29/45

1830

Lv. Saipan, Mariana Is.

07/06/44

1815

Ar. Great Sitikin

07/02/45

0800

Ar.Eniwetok, Marshall Is.

07/07/44

0815

Lv. Great Sitikin

07/02/45

1200

Lv.Eniwetok, Marshall Is.

07/07/44

1730

Ar. Adak

07/07/45

1400

Ar. Pearl Harbor

07/08/44

0830

Lv. Adak

07/08/45

1430

Lv. Pearl Harbor

07/08/44

1615

Ar. Great Sitikin

07/14/45

0700

Ar. San Francisco

07/09/44

0900

Lv. Great Sitikin

07/14/45

1200

Ar. Mare Island

07/09/44

1435

Ar. Adak

08/31/45

0600

Lv. Mare Island

07/11/44

0815

Lv. Adak

09/01/45

1400

Ar. Mare Island

07/11/44

1550

Ar. Great Sitikin

09/04/45

0600

Lv. Mare Island

07/12/44

0800

Lv. Great Sitikin

09/04/45

Ar. Mare Island

 Gavin's Diary