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 Events  Places
Aug 02 Mission with (and loss of) JFK's PT-109
Oct 11-14 Dry Dock Repairs
Oct 16 - Xfer Col Duckworth and Maj McMullin
Oct 17 - Firing At Shoreline
Oct 18 - Talking with Natives
Oct 19 - Repairs to Radar System
Oct 20 - Problems with V-Drive
Oct 20 - P-40s Providing Air Support
Oct 20 - Attack on Bobola beach
Oct 20 - Attack on Japanese Type "A" Barge
Oct 22 - False Alarms on Radar System
Oct 23 - P-40s Air Support
Oct 23 - Attacking Japanese Barge
Oct 23 - Near Misses on PT boats
Oct 24 - Problems with V-Drive
Oct 26 - Attack on shoreline
Oct 27 - Attack on Diti Island shoreline
Oct 27 - Minor Attack on Island, B25s spotted
Oct 27 - Dry Dock - Repair shafts
Nov 11 - Natives tell of Japanese millitary, and attack on Japanese
Nov 12 - Attack on Japanese ships
Nov 12 - Radar image turns out to be rain-cloud
Nov 15 - Taking on 15 Japanese prisoners
Nov 15 - Signal lights spotted on island
Nov 15 - Transfer of 15 prisoners to PT 169
Nov 17 - Attack on beachhead
Nov 20 - Attack on beachhead
Nov 23 - Tied up next to British ship HMS J376
Nov 24 - Replacement of generators
Nov 24 - Towed PT 362 back to the Mobjack
Nov 27 - Djodjefa: Fired on ship
Nov 27 - Received fire from ship
Nov 27 - Radar Failed
Nov 27 - Two P-40s overhead
Nov 29 - Attack on a ... rock
Nov 30 - Took on diving gear, determined broken screws
Dec 01 - Swapped dry-dock with PT 168 - Replace 3 screws (4hrs)
Dec 05 - Bad sea conditions cause patrol to be cancelled
Dec 09 - More false radar pips, two P-40s overhead
Dec 12 - Dead battery - had to be towed in by PT 124
Dec 13 - Smoke generator fails
Dec 14 - Rendezvous with two P-51 Mustangs
Dec 23 - Attack on Japanese barge
Dec 28 - Movie Appearances For the 171 ?
Dec 30 - Movie Appearance mentioned again ?
Jan 08 - Took aboard passengers and natives for scouting mission
Jan 10 - Muster! Torpedo Practice Drills
Jan 11 - Muster - again
Jan 11 - Japanese Barges sighted - dispatch to investigate, with fighter escort
Jan 11 - Great fun was had by all - numerous hits scored
Jan 13 - Repairing Starboard Engine
Jan 14 - Radar Pips turn out to be natives in canoe
Jan 15 - Radar Pips located a crashed ship... then a dock... Jan 15 -18 Dry Dock for Painting and 100hr Checkup
Jan 21 - Jan 23 - Transporting a concert band to PT Base
Jan 25 - Center Engine Vibration Damper broken
Jan 28 - Center engine has to be replaced - new Packard installed
Feb 06 - Met with large group of natives
Feb 07 - Assigned 'Ready Boat Duty'
Feb 08 - In for Engineering Work
Feb 09 - Attack on beach 60mm, 50mm. Red flare & white flares sighted
Feb 13 - Port screw replaced (roughly 1hr)
Feb 13 - Shelling beach
Feb 14 - Center engine needing repais
Feb 17 - Liberty Party goes to Posi Posi in native canoes
Feb 19 - Everyone packs up and moves to Mios Woendi Island in New Guinea
Feb 20 - Still Intransit to New Guinea
Feb 21 - Arrival at Mios Woendi Island - Time for overhaul
Feb 22 - Muster! Scarping and painting forward turret
Feb 22 - Muster! Painting completed
Feb 24 - Torpedo Tuneups
Feb 25 - Muster! Repair Work...
Feb 27 - Muster! Cleaning crews' quarters, forepeak and galley bilges
Feb 28 - Muster! Scarping and painting rear turret
Mar 01 - Muster!
Mar 07 - Torpedo work completed
Mar 09 - Repairing 20mm and 37mm guns
Mar 10 - Cleaning Engine Room, working on 40mm guns
Mar 17 - Test run of the ship finally
Mar 23 - Dry Dock for repairs on Mufflers, shafts, screws rudders hull and bottom
Mar 24 - Condition RED even though ship is in drydock
Mar 26 - Repairs completed: 3 screws replaced, 1 centron seal replaces, 2 shafts repaired, hull + bottom painted
Mar 27 - After test run, the ship is inspected by Squadron Commander
Mar 28 - Inspection by 70.1 Task Group who come along for a ride
Mar 30 - Torpedo's worked on again
Apr 12 - Moving to PT base 17
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Oct 16 - Morotai
Oct 16 - Gerongoe
Oct 17 - Lolebra
Oct 17 - Posi Posi
Oct 18 - SoePoe
Oct 18 - Djodjefa
Oct 18 - Bisoa
Oct 19 - Dodinoa Bay
Oct 20 - Tg. Lelai, Bobola Beach, Boeli Point 
Oct 22 - Gotana Bay
Oct 22 - Toaoaja Island
Oct 23 - Tonoeoe Island, Torega Bay, Kolorai Island, Miti Island, Bore, Toenowe
Oct 23 - Dock: White Beach
Oct 24 - Djerewai Point
Oct 25 - Hilai Tetero Point, Bobola Bay
Oct 26 - Bisoa, Kapa Kapa
Oct 27 - Diti Island, Tamido
Oct 27 - Baratakoe
Oct 28 - Kolorai Island, Eiladen, Miti Island
Nov 05 - White Beach
Nov 07 - Mitita Island, Bobolo Bay
Nov 11 - Morotai, Djodjefa, Roa Strait, Berri Berri, Lubano
Nov 13 - Red Beach
Nov 15 - Fo Island
Nov 16 - Java
Nov 18 - Dobinoa Bay
Nov 20 - Morotai, Bojo
Nov 22 - Loeari, Galela Bay, Toewowe, Kolari
Nov 23 - Bobale, Miti Island, Mitita
Nov 25 - Galo Galo
Nov 26 - Rao, Djodjefa
Nov 27 - Rao, Djodjefa
Nov 29 - Morotai, Toema Island, Pelo Island, Galo Galo, Dec 01 - Morotai, Mitita
Dec 02 - Toelano
Dec 03 - Mitita
Dec 03 - Soemoe Soemoe
Dec 04 - Morotai, Rao Strait, Rao Island, Loloda Island, Halmehera island
Dec 06 - Morotai, Mitita
Dec 06 - Posi Posi (sp. Pose-Pose)
Dec 08 - Djodjefa, Salmoeli, Galela
Dec 12 - Morotai
Dec 14 - Djailola Bay, Dodinoa, Bisoa, Ternate
Dec 18 - Morotai, Point Tawakale, Posi Posi
Dec 19 - Posi Posi, Mitita
Dec 23 - Halmahera, Djodjefa
Dec 25 - Roe Koe, Loeari, Salimoeli
Dec 25 - Salimoeli, Galela Bay, Aroe
Dec 30 - White Beach
Jan 01 - Morotai (Bouy)
Jan 02 - Morotai (Bouy)
Jan 03 - Morotai (Bouy)
Jan 03 - Djodjefa
Jan 06 - Morotai, Halmahera, Kolorai Island, Bobolo Bay
Jan 08 - Morotai, Boeli Bay, Halmahera, Mitita Island, Ake Lamo Bay, Mokali Point
Jan 09 - Morotai, Mokali Pt, White Beach, Mitita
Jan 11 - Jaboela Pt, Morotai, ToeToeHoe, Wajoaboela Pt
Jan 19 - Rao, Ngele-Ngele
Jan 21 - Halmahera, Djodjefa
Jan 23 - Morotai, Sangowe Pt., Tabailenge
Jan 24 - Mitita Island
Jan 25 - Morotai
Jan 28 - Morotai, Pelo Island, Rao Strait
Jan 30 - Morotai
Jan 30 - Pelo Island, Saminjamai
Jan 31 - Saminjamai, Pelo Island
Feb 01 - Morotai
Feb 01 - Morotai
Feb 05 - Morotai, Saminjamai, Galo Falo Island
Feb 06 - Morotai, Rao
Feb 07 - Morotai
Feb 09 - Halmahera, Djodjefa Pt
Feb 11 - Peto Island, Djodjefa Pt
Feb 13 - Halmahera, Pelo Island
Feb 16 - Morotai,Saminjamai, Ngele Ngele
Feb 17 - Posi Posi, Roa Strait
Feb 19 - Soemoe Soemoe, Morotai, Mios Woendi (New Guinea),
Feb 20 - Counoy: Mios Woendi (New Guinea), Amsterdam Harbor, Sansapor (New Guinea)
Feb 24 - Mois Woendi
Apr 02 - PT Base 21 Mois Woendi
Apr 02 - Lat 10 Deg 10's Long 136 ???? East
Apr 04 - Lat 03-17N x 135-35E
Apr 09 - Lat 09-38N x 132-52E
Apr 10 - Lat 10-10N x 129-18E
Apr 11 - Lat 10-48N x 125-28E
Apr 15 - PT Base 17 - Guiuan Samar, Phillipines
Apr 23 - San Pedro Bay
Apr 26 - PT Base 5 Samar
Apr 27 - San Juanico Strait, Maripipi Island, Masbate Island, Baliquian Island, Tanquinqui Island
Apr 28 - Iloilo-Panay, Guiuan, Samar,Guimaras Strait, Anauayan island, Baliquian Island


 Ships  People
Oct 13 - Joe C.S. Blackburn 
Oct 16 - PT 369 
Oct 20 - PT 363
Oct 22 - PT 163
Oct 23 - PT 163
Oct 24 - PT 362
Oct 25 - PF 53
Oct 26 - PT 167
Oct 27 - PF 53
Oct 28 - PF 53
Oct 28 - PT 116
Oct 29 - PT 116
Oct 29 - PF 53
Oct 30 - PT 363
Nov 01 - PT 163
Nov 03 - LST 706
Nov 05 - DD 517
Nov 05 - PT 125
Nov 07 - DD 631
Nov 08 - DD 631
Nov 08 - PT 169
Nov 08 - DD 517
Nov 09 - DD 517
Nov 10 - DD 517
Nov 10 - PT 116
Nov 12 - PT 169
Nov 15 - PT 169
Nov 15 - PT 169
Nov 17 - PT 163
Nov 20 - PT 170
Nov 23 - HMS J376
Nov 24 - PT 362
Nov 26 - PT 116
Nov 26 - PT 365
Nov 28 - LCM-G
Nov 29 - PT 370
Nov 29 - PT 168
Dec 01 - PT 168
Dec 01 - PT 366
Dec 03 - Southern Picket
Dec 03 - PT 157
Dec 06 - PT 163
Dec 07 - PT 163
Dec 08 - PT 116
Dec 12 - PT 124
Dec 12 - PT 168
Dec 12 - USS ML Hershey
Dec 14 - PT 153
Dec 18 - PT 124
Dec 18 - PT 364
Dec 18 - PT 148
Dec 18 - PT 126
Dec 23 - LST 24
Dec 25 - PT 124
Dec 27 - LST 999
Dec 28 - DD 399 Lang
Jan 03 - APC 13
Jan 03 - PT 124
Jan 05 - PT 124
Jan 06 - PT 168
Jan 11 - PT 161
Jan 11 - PT 369
Jan 14 - PT 125
Jan 15 - RON 9
Jan 18 - DD 408 Wilson
Jan 19 - DD 408 Wilson
Jan 19 - PT 160
Jan 21 - PT 116
Jan 22 - DD 643 Sigourney
Jan 23 - PT 163
Jan 24 - DD 643, LST 171, LST 66
Jan 25 - PT 116
Jan 28 - PT 154
Jan 29 - DE 509 Formoe
Jan 30 - DE 509 Formoe
Jan 30 - PT 367
Feb 01 - DE 509 Formoe, PT 116
Feb 02 - LST 591, PC 1128, SC 1129, LST 932
Feb 04 - LST 697
Feb 05 - PT 370
Feb 09 - PT 124
Feb 10 - FS 311
Feb 11 - PT 124
Feb 13 - US Army Colorado
Feb 13 - PT 174
Feb 16 - PT 163
Feb 19 - MTB RON 10, Mobjack form convoy
Apr 02 - Rons 10 & 9 with Mobjack
Apr 07 - YMS 276
Apr 07 - DD 492
Apr 11 - YMS 393, PT 174
Apr 12 - YMS 282, PT 174
Apr 23 - PT 14
Apr 23 - PT 153
Apr 23 - PT 116
Apr 24 - PT 124
Apr 26 - PT 124
Apr 26 - PT 125
Apr 26 - PT 134
Apr 26 - USS AGP 13 Siren
Apr 26 - USS PGM3
Apr 27 - USS AGP 13, USS Siren, PT 124 PT124
Apr 27 - USS Siren, PT 124 ()
Apr 28 - PT 124
Apr 28 - PT 491
Apr 29 - PT 146
Apr 30 - PT 146, Radar Barge( PT 146)
Oct 05 - Hargadon, L.W. (R.M. 3/c)
Oct 11 - Rose, O.B. (MOMM 3/c)
Oct 16 - Col. Duckworth
Oct 16 - Maj McMullin
Oct 17 - Owens, R. (G.M. 3/c)
Oct 28 - Skinner, H.C. (R.M. 1/c)
Oct 28 - Marshall, J.S. (G.M. 3/c)
Nov 03 - Schofield, R.J. (S. 2/c)
Nov 03 - Thomas, G.J. (S. 1/c)
Nov 03 - Slatton, M.O., (M.O. 1/c)
Nov 03 - Tucker, R.E. (S. 1/c)
Nov 20 - Havran J. (S. 1/c) [to sickbay]
Nov 29 - Havran J. (S. 1/c) [from sickbay]
Dec 05 - Havran J. (S. 1/c) [to sickbay]
Dec 12 - Mac Tauish, (LT JG) detached
Dec 13 - Mactaulsy, (LT 1g) detached
Dec 30 - DuComgo, G.W. (? 1/c) detached
Dec 30 - Barry, D.F. (QM 3/c)
Dec 30 - Schneider, L. (QM 1/3) detached
Bush, G. (QM 2/c) From APC 13
Mayhew, H. (GM 2/c) from APC 13
Jan 08 - Indonesian Natives
Jan 08 - Greathouse, R. (S 1/c)
Jan 08 - Brunings, J.A. (LT)
Jan 08 - Bedlow, E.M. (CBM)
Jan 08 - Thompson, R.A. (BM 1/c)
Jan 08 - Mc Carthy, G.J. (TM 1/c)
Jan 08 - Donovan, T.V. (SK 1/c)
Jan 11 - Murray, R.J. (MOMM 2/c) detached
Jan 14 - Bedlow, E.M. (CBM)
Jan 14 - Lancaster, S.E. (S 2/c)
Jan 14 - Robbins,WG (S 2/c)
Jan 19 - McCarthy, GJ (TM 1/c)
Jan 19 - Mc Candless, RB (MOMM 1/c)
Jan 19 - Pekres, SW, (S 2/c)
Jan 19 - Kendall, LC, (S 2/c)
Feb 11 - Burns, G.R. (GM 3/c), Ewing, I.M. (GM 3/c), Korty, H.J. (SM 2/c)
Feb 13 - Kerns, D.H. (GM 3/c), McKinnon J.A., Cox
Feb 19 - Mc Carthy, GJ (TM 1/c), DuComb, GW (QM 1/c), Murry RJ (MOMM 2/c), Cooke, CE (CM 4/c)
Feb 26 - Spireak, R. (GM 1.c) xfer to base force
Mar 03 - Kane, R. LT-jg, USNR (C.O.) to sick-bay
Mar 05 - Greathouse, R. (S 1/c), Ens. ER Schultz aboard for duty
Mar 06 - Brady, FE (S 1/c)
Mar 15 - Ens. ER Schultz sent to sick bay
Mar 16 - Haragadon, L. (RM 3/c) to sick bay
Mar 17 - Troyer, R. (GM 2c) to sick bay
Mar 19 - Kassay, FW (S 1/c), Gregory, R.s. (S 2/c) Attached
Mar 22 - Troyer, R. (GM 2c) from sick bay
Mar 25 - Hargadon, Kane, returned from sick bay
Mar 31 - Mariani, A (TM 1/c), Troyer, R. (GM 2/c) detached
Apr 01 - Ens E. Schultz (XO) Returned from sick bay
Apr 02 - Barry, DF (QM 3/c) transferred to PT 108
Apr 02 - Harmon TM 2/c, Jenks EM 2/c, Buese S 1/c
Apr 02 - Ecke S/1c Did not report aboard
Apr 17 - Reporting for duty: Lee RG, (GM 2/c), Daniels, TS (F 1/c), Eckenberg FW (Mom), Snell CD (S 1/c), Steel GO (F 1/c)
Apr 18 - Barry, DF (QM 3/c) from sick bay. Detached: Cooke, VJ (MOMM 2c), Dagesse, R (MOMM 3c), Richardson, LH (MOMM 1c)
Apr 28 - Squadron 10 Commander: FH McAdoo Jr, Lt USNR
Apr 30 - Cutsforth, D. (LTjg) USNR(CO) detached
Apr 30 - Gerber, H. (LTjg) USNR Reported aboard as CO

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