EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 1, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT
Atlantic City to Winter Quarter
 
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
DIX
Cape Ann to Race Point
CG-410
Eastern Point to Minot's Ledge
CG-456
Boston Light Ship Buoy to Cape Cod Canal
Standby: PC-455, 473 & Holly -- Boston
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
Standby: General Greene. No Patrols.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ANTIETAM
Shrewsbury Rocks to Manasquan
PC-507
Manasquan to Barnegat
HMT BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City
AMc-201
15 mi. S/E of S/E Lt., Block Island to 71-56W
AMc-202
71-56W to 15 mi. S/E Shinnecock Inlet
YP-8
Race Patrol
CG-480
Manasquan North
CG-454
Manasquan North
CG-478
Manasquan South
CG-452
Manasquan South
CG-469
Fire Island West
CG-408
Fire Island West
CG-176
Fire Island East
CG-190
Ditch Plains East
CG-178
Ditch Plains East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG-471 & 479 -- A & M. PE-56 -- W. CG-464 -- O. D & F -- None.
Standby: Atlantic City & Lewes -- None.
  Cape May -- CG-4555, 477, 653, YP-49, YP-221.
  Station Vessels: Alabaster & YP-11.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 1, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
MANLEY & LEGARE
Sector #1
CALYPSO, CUYAHOGA, GEER
Sector #2
Greer may have 7 survivors of City of New York on Board
HMT's NORWICH & ST. ZEMO & D.D. HAMILTON
Sector #3

Jackson went to investigate S.S. Tiger torpedoed at 2300 Q, March 31st, about 10 miles S/E of Cape Henry, She reported 3 lifeboats full of men about 15 miles S/E of Cape Henry. Jackson at 0445 Q, April 1st, is towing Tiger into Hampton Roads. At 1450 Q, Norfolk reported Tiger cut loose from towing vessel and is sinking. Ship had a list of 35°.

Cole sent to search region where S.S. Lochdon was reported torpedoed at 1722 Q, at 37-05 N., 61-40 W., 300 miles NNE of Bermuda.

 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ELLIS, HMT's WELLARD, ST. CATHAN, NORTHERN CHIEF & NORTHERN ISLES
W & L
AGASSIZ & PC-472
W
TALLAPOOSA
F
Standby: Umpqua
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 2, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-461 Race Point to Cape Ann
Cartigan searching for plane at Cashes Ledge.
PC-455, Chekilli and DD Macomb searching for plane at Plattes Bank. Found plane at 1145 Q.
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
HMT BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Barnegat
PC-507
Barnegat to Manasquan
ANTIETAM
Manasquan to Shrewsbury Rocks
AMc-202
point 15 mi. S/E of S/E Lt. Block Is. to 71-56W
PC-826
point 71-56W to 15 mi. S/E Shinnecock Inlet
YP-8
Race Patrol
CG-176
Fire Island Area
CG-408
Fire Island Area
CG-452
Manasquan South
CG-454
Manasquan North
CG-457
Manasquan North
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, & F -- None. CG-471 & 479 -- M. PE-56 -- W. PC-464 -- O.
Standby: Atlantic City -- None.
  Lewes -- YP-221.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 653, YP-49, Alabaster.
YP-11 -- Boarding Vessel. Alleghany -- Towing.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE
Sector #1
Legare at 0415 Q, April 3, landed 3 survivors and 4 bodies of crew of 29 from S.S. David H. Atwater, at Chincoteague Is. C.G. Station. Put out immediately for further search.
CALYPSO
Sector #2
HAMILTON, HMT NORWICH CITY & ST. ZENO
Sector #3
Cuyahoga - escorting Kewaydin having Excelsior in tow.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 2, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
RUBY & PC-472
W
TALLAPOOSA & CG-186
F
ELLIS, HMT NORTHERN CHIEF & NORTHERN ISLES
W & L
Cole directed to scene of sighting of 2 lifeboats by Navy plane at 130 Q, April 2, at 36-40 N., 51-40 W. Other wreckage was noted in area, which is 600 miles east of Bermuda.
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
en route to patrol Winter Quarter to Cape Charles
Herbert at 1210 Q, reported contact now immobilized. Position 205 T. from Five Fathom Light Buoy, distance 11 miles. Requested air coverage to determine character of target. Plane at 1450 Q reported results negative. Noa & Herbert directed to scene of shelling and sinking of S.S. David H. Atwater, at 2122 Q, at 38-00 N., 75-05 W., (hard on Winter Quarter), arriving at 2400 Q.
HABBELTON & EMMONS
en route to patrol Wimble Shoals to Cape Lookout
Hambelton notified at 1750Q of S.S. Brilliant sighting sub at 34-55 N., 75-41 W. At 1923 Q wake of torpedo seen to miss tanker which proceeded on southbound course. Distress ended shortly there after.
 
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 3, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-461
Cape Ann to Race Point
CARTIGAN
Eastern Point to Minot's Ledge
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Barnegat to Atlantic City then about 1300, Manasquan to Barnegat
ICARUS
Shrewsbury Rocks to Manasquan
AMc-200
Manasquan to Barnegat then about 1300, Barnegat Buoy to 25 mi. East
HMT WASTWATER
Barnegat to Atlantic City
CG-176
Fire Island Area
CG-408
Fire Island Area
CG-481
Ditch Plains East
CG-473
Ditch Plains West
CG-452
Manasquan North
CG-454
Manasquan North
AMc-202
point 15 miles S/E of S/E Light, Block Island to 71-56 W.
PC-826
71-56 to point 15 miles S/E of Shinnecock Inlet
YP-8
Race Patrol
 
 
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D & F -- None. M -- C.G.-455 & 477. W-- PE-56 till 1200. O -- C.G.-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- None
  Lewes -- YP-221, YP-49.
  Cape May -- CG-471, 479, 464, YP-11, Alabaster
   
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE & CG-128, 140 & 143
Sector #1
Legare landed at Marine Hospital, Norfolk, 3 wounded and 4 dead from David H. Atwater, shelled and sunk by sub at 2115, April 2, off Winter Quarter Buoy. 13 bodies picked up by CG lifeboats are at Ocean City C.G.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 1, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
Station, Md. One body picked up by PE-56 is at Lewes Del. Legare destroyed 2 lifeboats and one life raft. One lifeboat had been machine-gunned.
DIONE & CALYPSO
Sector #2
ROPER, HAMILTON, CG-462, HMT NORWICH CITY
Roper made sound contact at 1600, at 34-27 N., 76-09 W., dropped 21 depth charges. Results not positive. Info. from EDC via Chesapeake Bay sector from Fifth Naval District, originator.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-472 & RUBY
W
TALLAPOOSA & CG-186
F
HMT NORTHERN CHIEF & NORTHERN ISLES
W & L
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarters to Cape Charles
HAMBELTON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoals to Cape Lookout
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 4, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG-461
Rockport, Mass. to 43-10 N., 70-18 W
PC-473
Peaked Hill Bar to Cape Ann
CARTIGAN
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ICARUS
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
PC-507
Manasquan to Barnegat Buoy
AMc-200
25 miles east of Barnegat Buoy
PC-826
point S/E of S/E Light Block Island to 71-56 W
AMc-201
71-56 W to 15 miles south of Shinnecock Inlet
HMT WASTWATER
Barnegat to Atlantic City
YP-180
Race Patrol
CG-457
Manasquan North
CG-451
Manasquan South
CG-190
Ditch Plains West
CG-481
Ditch Plains West
CG-474
Manasquan North
CG-147
Fire Island East and West
Zircon, Icarus , AMc-200 & CG-451 at 0105 Q ordered to spot 5 miles south of Sea Girt at 40-00 N., 73-58 W. where tug Dauntless reported being chased by sub. At 0110 Q Inspat reported that Dauntless was O.K., had not seen anything for 35 minutes. CG-451 was abeam Dauntless 2 miles away.
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-455, 477. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-653
 
PE-56 made good sound contact at 2105 Q, position 38-38 N., 74-24 W (8 miles southeast Five Fathom Bank). Stationary object, scattered oil slick in same area. Little debris in vicinity. Picked up life belt marked "Picard - Dunkerque". Proceeding. (Picard is not listed).
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 4, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Lewes -- YP-49, Alabaster.
  Cape May -- CG-471, 464, 213, YP-11, YP-221
  Alleghany -- Special Duty.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE & TOURMALINE
Sector #1
DIONE
Sector #2
Dione reached position of tanker torpedoed at 2302 Q at 36-17 N., 75-36 W., 2 miles east of Currituck Lighted Whistle Buoy 66. Reported at 0150 Q she had been alongside ship and was searching for survivors and the sub. At 0150 burning ship was 10 miles south of Currituck Buoy.
ROPER, ST. ZENO, HERTFERDSHIRE, CG-462, 463
Sector #3
Hamilton at 0340 reported that while searching for sub, she found American Tanker Byron D. Benson, afire 10 miles south of Currituck Light. Picked up 27 men from one boat, 10 men missing, including captain and all mates. Survivors all in good condition. Crew believes only one lifeboat launched. Sea calm. Set and drift zero. Hamilton searching area till daybreak.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA & RUBY
W
CG-186
F
LE TIGRE
L
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarter Shoal to Cape Charles
HAMBELTON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoal to Cape Lookout
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 5, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-473
Peaked Hill Bar to Cape Ann
CARTIGAN
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle
CG-410
Halibut Point to White Island
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
HAZEL
Section base
PE-55
standby
GENERAL GREENE
standby
BATTELEUR
tied up
Night patrol just outside net.
Point Judith to Brenton's Reef.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ICARUS
Shrewsbury South
AMc-200
Manasquan South
HMT WASTWATER
Barnegat South
CG-451
Manasquan South
CG-406
Fire Island Area
CG-147
Fire Island Area
CG-190
Ditch Plains East
CG-178
Ditch Plains East
CG-474
Manasquan North
AMc-201
15 mi. 155° from Shinnecock Lt. to 71-34
PC-826
10 mi. 180° from Manasquan Light to 71-34
YP-8
Race Patrol
ZIRCON
Atlantic City 5 Fathom (in afternoon)
HMT BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City (in afternoon)
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-471, 213. W -- PE-56. O -- 464. HECP -- Alabaster, YP-11.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- None.
  Lewes -- CG-221.
   
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 5, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE, CG-128, 143
Sector #1
DIONE, NORTHERN CITY, HAMILTON
Sector #2
Hamilton at 0950 Q landed 27 survivors including 2 aliens at Norfolk, from torpedoed ship Byron D. Benson. Reported an additional lifeboat headed toward beach. HMS Norwich City picked up one survivor, leaving 9 missing.
 
SSS from S.S. John D. Archbold at 2015 Q. Sighted suspicious flashing white light 065° 8 miles from Cape Lookout, E.S.F. advised Norfolk and patrol directed to take appropriate action.
ROPER, ST. ZENO, HERTFORDSHIRE, CG-462, 463
Sector #3
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLOPOOSA & RUBY
W
CG-186
F
HMT WELLARD, LE TIGRE, LADY ROSEMARY
W & L
(en route to W & L, will arrive in evening)
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarter to Cape Charles
HAMBELTON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoal to Cape Lookout
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 6, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG-461
Peaked Hill Bar to Cape Ann
PC-471
Stellwagon Bank to Cape Cod Canal
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle Buoy
PC-455
Special Escort Duty
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
BATTELEUR
Duty last night - sweeping
HAZEL
Nets
YP-15
Repair
PE-55
Target Service
GENERAL GREENE
group of officers to Block Island
ARGO
Repair
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ICARUS
Shrewsbury Rocks to Manasquan
AMc-200
Manasquan to Barnegat
HMT WASTWATER & BUTTERMERE
Five Fathom Bank to Atlantic City
CG-452 & 469
Manasquan Area
CG-473, 178
Ditch Plains West
AMc-201
10 mi. 180° from No Mans Land to 71-34 W
Amc-202
15 mi. 155° from Shinnecock to 71-34 W
YP-175
Race Patrol
ACME
Montauk Point to Block Island
DOMINANT
Watch Hill Point to Sandy Point
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-471, 213. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-464.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 653, YP-59, Alabaster.
  Alleghany -- Special Duty.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TOURMALINE, LEGARE, CG-128, 143
Sector #1
DIONE, ROPER
Sector #2
HERTFORDSHIRE, ST. ZENO, CG-462, 463
Sector #3
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 6, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
 
HMT St. Zeno attacked sub which torpedoed S.S. Splendour at 35-38 N., 75-19 W. (about 2 miles north of Wimble Shoals Light). At 2345 Q St. Zeno still in contact, had then made two attacks. Roper, Herbert and Noa ordered to assist in attack. St. Zeno picked up 41 survivors (Captain and entire crew) -- 3 are injured.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
RUBY
W
HMS WELLARD, LADY ROSEMARY, LE TIGRE
W & L
CG-186
F
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarter to Cape Charles
Herbert at 1045 Q made contact at 201° T, 81 miles from Five Fathom Bank. At 1600 Herbert reported contact was a motor vessel wreck, probably the India Arrow. (Wreck file strengthens this probability).
 
Herbert searched area for two hours where S.S. Sithonia reported sub sighted, at 1110 Q, 2 miles south Great Gull Bank Buoy, near Ocean City, Md., about 38-16 N., 75-00 W. Results negative. Resumed patrol.
HAMBELTON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoals to Cape Lookout
Hambelton reported S.S. Bidwell torpedoed at 0207 Q, at 34-23 N., 75-56 W. (about 30 miles S/E of Cape Lookout). One man lost, one injured. At 0700 Q Hambelton stood by temporarily and later reported Bidwell proceeding independently. Hambelton lost first doubtful sub contact but started search to regain control.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 7, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG-471
Peaked Hill to Cape Ann
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle Buoy
PC-455
Minot's Ledge & Cape Cod Canal
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ICARUS
Shrewsbury Rocks to Manasquan to Barnegat
AMc-200
Manasquan to Barnegat
HMT WASTWATER & BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City
PC-507
Xray to Barnegat
ZIRCON
Atlantic City to Five Fathom
CG-457
Manasquan North
CG-452
Manasquan South
CG-408
Fire Island East & West
CG-473, 481
Ditch Plains East
YP-178
Race Patrol
AMc-201
10 mi. 180° from No Mans Land to 71-34 W
AMc-202
15 mi. 155° from Shinnecock to 71-34 W
Antietam sent to investigate Long Beach, L.I. Coast Guard Station report of sub 3 miles S/E of Station, heading east at 1900 Q. At 2200 Q, CG-176 reported she was in this exact vicinity at 1900, heard SSS report but saw nothing. Inspat feels that CG-176 was "sub" sighted from shore.
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-477, 455. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-159.
  Lewes -- YP-221, YP-49.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TOURMALINE
Sector #1
DIONE, PC-412 (at floating wreck S.S. Tiger) & ROPER (until 1200)
Sector #2
HMT HERTFORDSHIRE
Sector #3
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 7, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
RUBY
W
HMT WELLARD, LADY ROSEMARY, LE TIGRE
W & L
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarter to Cape Charles during day, False Cape to Wimble Shoal at night
HAMBLETON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoal to Cape Lookout
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 8, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG-471
Escorting Wilkes
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
BATTLELEUR
Sweeping today - standby tonight
HAZEL
on patrol last night-working on nets today
PE-56
escorting duty to New York
GENERAL GREENE
escort duty
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ZIRCON
Atlantic City to Five Fathom Bank
ZIRCON at 1218Q picked up sixteen uninjured survivors in lifeboat, about 39-10N; 73-30W, from S.S. OTHO, torpedoed April 2, 175 miles due East of False Capes, and headed for Cape May.
ANTIETAM
Shrewsbury to Manasquan (After 0800 Ambrose to X-Ray)
ICARUS
Ambrose to X-Ray
AMc-200
On line 15 mi. S/E from X-ray 120° T
BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Barnegat
WASTWATER
Atlantic City to Barnegat
CG-147
Fire Island area
ACME
Montauk to Block Island after sweep
DOMINANT
Watch Hill to Block Island after sweep
AMc-202
No Mans Land to Block Island
PC-826
Shinnecock to Block Island
YP-175
Race Patrol
CG-190
Ditch Plains East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F, -- None. M -- CG-455, 477. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May - CG-471, 464, Yp-11, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, YP-49.
Coast Guard Cutter sent from Barnegat at 0055Q, to investigate white flashes seen off Asbury Park beach at 0045Q. About 0640 Com4 reported C.G.C. covered five square miles in four hours and heard nothing.
 
     
 
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EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 8, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TOURMALINE
Sector #1
DIONE, CUYAHOGA (standing by S.S. Tiger)
Sector #2
None
Sector #3
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
O
PC-472
W
NORTHERN ISLES
B
HMT WELLARD, ROSEMARY, LE TIGRE
W & L
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Winter Quarter to Cape Charles during day, False Cape to Wimble Shoal at night
HAMBLETON & EMMONS
Wimble Shoal to Cape Lookout
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 1, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-471
Cape Ann to Race Point
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ANTIETAM
Ambrose to X-ray
PC-507
120° T. from x-ray 15 miles
HMT WASTWATER
Escorting the Agnes Moran
HMT BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City
ZIRCON
Escorting Beaver
YP-254
Ambrose to x-ray
AMc-61
Montauk Point Light and Block Island
AMc-76
Watch Hill Point Light and Sandy Point Light
AMc-202
10 mi. 155° T. from No Mans Land to 71-34 W
PC-826
15 mi. 155° T. from Shinnecock Light to 71-34 W
YP-8
Race Patrol
YP-178
Race Patrol
CG-176
Fire Island West
CG-190
Ditch Plains West
CG-178
Ditch Plains West
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-471. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-464.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 653, YP-221, YP-49.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, YP-11.
          CG-213 still broken down.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TOURMALINE
Sector #1
DIONE, CUYAHOGA (by Tiger wreck)
Sector #2
Dione and C.G. motor patrol boat investigating report from unknown fishing trawler of ship blown up 5 to 8 miles east of Wimble Shoals.
HMT HERTFORDSHIRE, NOWRICH CITY, CG-462
Sector #3
 
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 9, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
CG-462 picked up at 0800, 32 survivors from S.S. Atlas torpedoed about 0500 Q, April 8 at 34-39 N., 76-17 W. Proceeding to Morehead City
 
HMT Norwich City at 0325 Q picked up captain and 33 men from S.S. Tamalpais, sunk at 34-30 N., 76-00 W, 25 miles S/E Cape Lookout. Two men seriously injured. Norwich City proceeding to Beaufort Inlet.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
O
PC-472, HMT WELLARD
W
TALLAPOOSA
S
HMT NORTHERN ISLES
B
HMT's LADY ROSEMARY, LE TIGRE
L
HMT's Northern Isles and Northern Duke searching area 30-43 N., 81-15 W, where S.S. Carrabulle sent SSS ALLO at 1242 Q.
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
Refueling
HAMBLETON & EMMONS
Detached
 
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 10, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-471 relieved by PC-473 at 1200
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
DIX, relieved by Harriet Lane at 1200
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ANTIETAM
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
HMT BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City
ZIRCON
Manasquan to Barnegat
PC-507
Barnegat to 25 miles east
AMc-61
Montauk Point and Block Island
AMc-76
Watch Hill Point Light & Sandy Point Light
AMc-202
10 mi., 180° T from No Mans Land 71-34W
PC-826
15 mi. 155° T from Shinnecock Light 71-34W
YP-8
Race Patrol
YP-178
Race Patrol
CG-176
Fire Island West
CG-190
Ditch Plains West
CG-178
Ditch Plains West
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-471. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-464.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-455, 487, 653, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, YP-11, YP-49, CG-213.
(All patrols standing by to go out if weather clears)
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE Sector #1
DIONE Sector #2
HMT's HERTFORDSHIRE, NORWICH CITY, LE TIGRE, LADY ROSEMARY Sector #3
HMT Norwich City at 0745 Q landed 35 survivors of S.S. Tamaulitas, at Morehead City, two missing. Tamaulitas was torpedoed at 0029, Apr. 10, at 34-25 N., 76-00 W.
 
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 10, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
 
HERBERT & NOA
proceeding to patrol stations
Noa and British trawler made contact at 0948 Q at 35-30 N, 75-15 W. Fresh oil slick at first attack. Target immobilized.
 
Herbert & Noa made repeated attacks (reported at 2105 Q at 35-30 N, 75-15 W, producing oil slicks of two kinds, lubricating and yellow emulsion, also air bubbles. Spot was buoyed and Noa remained in area.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
O
PC-472
W
CG-186
F
TALLAPOOSA
S
Tallapoosa and Umpqua sent to scene of PY-218 with Turquoise about 100 miles off Charleston. PY-218 was reported floundering in rough weather. No enemy action involved.
HMT WELLARD
L
HMT CAPE WARWICK
J
HMT NORTHERN ISLES
B
ComSix at 0558 Q reported S.S. Gulf America torpedoed about 8 miles south of St. John's Light. Unconfirmed report of 49 men aboard, 14 survivors and 6 dead. Boats from Sixth Naval District searching area.
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 11, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-472
Cape Ann to Cape Cod.
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle Buoy.
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
none
 
        Two patrol boats, PE-55 and GENERAL GREENE, sent from NOB to investigate report of sub sighted 41-07° N, 71-32° W at 1915 Q.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ANTIETAM
Manasquan to Barnegat.
PC-507
Barnegat to Atlantic City.
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan.
ZIRCON
Escort Duty.
AMc-61
Montauk to Block Island.
AMc-76
Watch Hill to Sandy Point.
AMc-201
Shinnecock Light to 71-34° W.
PC-826
No Man's Land, 71-34° W.
YP-178
The Race Patrol.
 
No Coast Guard ships out due to bad weather.
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F, - none        PE56 - W        CG653 - O        CG455 and CG477 - M
   
CG455 picked up survivors in lifeboat and proceeded to Lewes Del. Lifeboat was at 38-40 N, 73 W, had 8 people, 2 apparently dead. Among living were a woman, a child, and an officer. Probably survivors from SS CITY OF NEW YORK torpedoed March 29th, as officer signaled in semaphore to patrol plane "New York 12 days".
 
     
 
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EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 11, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
 
(continued)
 
     
 
Standby:
        Atlantic City
CG159.
        Cape May
CG213, CG464, CG471, ALABASTER.
        Lewes
YP221, YP11.
 
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE, CG140
Sector #1
TOURMALINE, NOA
Sector #2
HERBERT, HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, LADY ROSEMARY, LE TIGRE, HMS ST CATHAN, CG462
Sector #3
 
        4 British trawlers, 1 destroyer, and planes reached scene of torpedoing of SS HARRY F. SINCLAIR JR. at 0721 Q at 34-25° N, 76-25° W. Total crew 36. All believed saved. 27 landed at Morehead City.
 
        HMS ST. CATHAN in collision with SS HEBE at 0215 Q April 11 at 33-10° N, 78-17° W. ST. CATHAN had crew of 39, of which 9 were saved. HEBE had entire crew of 31 saved. BERYL and AZURLITE picked up these survivors, plus 1 dead body and proceeded to Charleston.
 
        MANLEY picked up 10 lifeboats, about 290 persons, all presumably from the ULYSSES torpedoed 1640 Q at 34-23° N, 75-35° W.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ - O        PC472 - C        TALLAPOOSA - S        CG186 - F        HMS CAPE WARWICK - J        HMS NORTHERN ISLES - B        HMS NORTHERN DUKE - W
 
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 12, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-473
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Whistle
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PE-48
Ambrose to 25 miles S/E
ANTIETAM
Manasquan to Barnegat
Amc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
PC-507
Barnegat to Atlantic City
CG-147
(from 1200) Fire Island East and West
CG-176
(from 1200) Fire Island East and West
CG-178
Ditch Plains East and West
Cg-190
Ditch Plains East and West
AMc-201
No Mans Land to 71-34
AMc-202
Shinnecock to 71-34
YP-8
Race Patrol
AMc-201 & 202 dispatched to scene of lifeboat reported adrift, with 4 men, by Army Bomber Command at 1125 Q, at 39-04 N., 68-10 W. Navy plane at 1740 Q sighted life raft with 2 aboard 8 miles north of above lifeboat.
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-477, 455. W -- PE-56. O -- CG-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-464, 471, 213, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alabaster.
  Station Vessel -- YP-11
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE
Sector #1
Legare sent at 10 knots to investigate vessel reported afire by Pan American plane at 0007 Q, at 37-45 N., 72-40 W. Will arrive about 1000 Q, April 13.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 12, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
JACKSON (by Tiger), TOURMALINE, SCIOTA (AT) to Ulysses
Sector #2
HERBERT, HMT's HERTFORDSHIRE, NORWICH CITY, PC-472
Sector #3
HMT Hertfordshire attempting at 1955 Q, to tow off S.S. Texas Sun, aground on submerged wreck, at 1020 Q, at 34-31 N., 76-52 W.
 
PC-472 reported at 1040 Q, S.S. Stanvac Melbourne torpedoed and in need of assistance. At 1120 Q, PC-472 reports vessels boats gone and she is riding high at anchor 30 miles due east of Southport (Cape Fear).
 
Manley landed, at 1815 Q, 295 survivors from S.S. Ulysses at Navy Yard Charleston. All accounted for and no serious injuries. Ulysses torpedoed twice at 1639 Q, April 11, 34-23 N., 75-33 W.
 
HMS Le Tigre attacked sub at 34-30 N., 75-54 W., at 1825 Q. Results promising. Air bubbles and oil.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
O
PC-172, RUBY
W
HMT NORTHERN DUKE
W & L
TALLAPOOSA
S
CG-186
F
CAPE WARWICK
J
HMT NORTHERN ISLES
B
 
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 13, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-473
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
SIREN & PC-513
Cape Cod Canal to Monhegan Island
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PE-48
Ambrose Light Vessel to point 25 miles S/E
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
ICARUS
Manasquan to Barnegat
PC-507
Barnegat to Atlantic City
AMc-201, 202
Searching for lifeboat sighted 12 April 39-03N, 68-05W
YP-178
Watch Hill to Montauk
CG-147, 176
Fire Island East & West
CG-178 & 190
Ditch Plains West until Monday, East from Ditch Plains afterward
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None. M -- CG-471, 273. W -- PE-56. O -- 464.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 653, YP-221, YP-11.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, YP-49.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE
Sector #1
TOURMALINE
Sector #2
DICKERSON, HERBERT, HERTFERDSHIRE, PC-472, NORWICH CITY, LADY ROSEMARY, CUYAHOGA, CG-462
Sector #3
Le Tigre reported, at 1042 Q, object attacked possibly wreck of tanker. Ring (life?) observed in 34-36.5N., 75-44., at 2106 Q.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 13, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
Roper at 0345 Q, April 13, reported sub sighted on surface in 35-55 N., 75-13 W, and engaged with gunfire. Sub crew abandoned ship and sub apparently sank. Made 2 runs dropping DC's. Will stand by until daylight and endeavor to pick up survivors.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-472, RUBY
W
TALLAPOOSA
S
CG-186
F
CG-186 picked up 28 survivors of which 2 known dead and 1 missing, of S.S. Stanvac Melbourne, torpedoed by 3 subs at 2330 Q, April 11, at 33-53 N., 77-29 W. Landed at Southport, N.C.
CAPE WARWICK
J
NORTHERN ISLES
B
 
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 14, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC451
Cape Ann to Cape Cod.
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnett whistle buoy.
SIREN and PC513
Cape Anne to Monhegan Island (special patrol).
PC513 made sound contact at 1902Q at 43-47N, 68-34W, and dropped 2 DCs.
 
SIREN made sound contact at 2145Q at 43-47N, 68-38W, and dropped 3 DCs. Casco Bay despatching U.S.S. BROOME to scene.
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
PE55
Patrol harbor entrance during night, and until 1200. General Greene escort.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan.
PE48
Manasquan to Barnegat.
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City.
H.M.S. BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Five Fathom.
AMc-201 and 202
Searching area 40N 67W for lifeboats sighted April 12.
 
AMc201 and 202 gave positions as follows: AMc201 at 1545 Q, at 38-32N, 67-25W. AMc202 at 1523Q, at 38-22N, 67-14W. Section base New London estimates possible position of lifeboats for which AMC's are searching will be about 39-38N, 66-46W, at 0800Q April 15.
 
PC826
Shinnecock to 71-34W.
 
     
 
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EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 14, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
Amc76
No Man's Land to 71-34W.
YP230
Race Patrol until 1200 Q.
YP8
Race Patrol from 1200Q on.
CG147
Fire Island East and West.
CG176
same patrol.
CG178
Ditch Plains East.
CG190
same patrol.
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CG471
M
PE56
W
YP221
O
A, D, F
None
Stand By: Atlantic City
CG159
                Cape May
CG455, 477, 653, YP11, ALABASTER, and CG214.
                Lewes
ALLEGHNEY, YP49 and CG464.
 
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE
Sector #1.
CG218
Sector #2.
TOURMALINE, ROPER
 
ROPER picked up 29 bodies, including 2 officers, from sub she attacked at 35-55N, 75-13W, at 0130Q April 14. Hull in 20 fathoms. Divers to investigate. At 1500Q plane reports air bubbles coming to surface 100' away from buoy marking position now given as 35-48N, 75-14W. At 1745Q Norfolk reported ROPER had transferred bodies to the SCIOTO at Lynnhaven Roads, and SCIOTO proceeded to section base, presumably Norfolk.
 
H.M.S. HURTFERDSHIRE, NORWICH CITY, NORTHERN DUKE, LADY ROSEMARY and PC472
Sector #3.
DICKERSON and DIONE
Escorting from Cape Lookout.
 
     
     
 
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EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 14, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA
B
RUBY
W
HMS WELLARD
W
HMS CAPE WARWICK
J
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
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EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 15, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-461
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
SIREN, PC-513
maintaining yesterday's sound contact
Buchanan (DD) made attack on sound contact at 1330 Q at 43-00 N., 69-55 W., 40 miles east of Isle of Shoals, off Portsmouth, N.H. Two DD's conducting search until 0800 Q April 16.
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
PE-48
Manasquan to Barnegat
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City
HMT BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Five Fathom
AMc-201, 202
will rendezvous at 40-00 N., 67-00 W., 15 April to continue search
PC-826
Shinnecock Light to 71-34
YP-8
Race Patrol
CG-178
Ditch Plains East
 
 
 
 
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455, 477.        W -- PE-56.        O -- YP-221.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-464, 471, 213, YP-11, Alabaster.
  Lewes -- Alleghany, YP-49, CG-653.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE, CG-140
Sector #1
Legare, while escorting Mackerel (SS) was attacked by a German sub at 0010 April 15, at 37-10 N, 74-33 W. Both subs were on surface. Torpedoes were fired at sub and escorting vessel (legare). German sub at 18 knots was overtaking Mackerel at 15 knots.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 15, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
Legare was unable to keep up and altered her course to avoid torpedo fired at her. Mackerel fired two torpedoes at German sub but no explosion was heard.
ROPER, CUYAHOGA, TOURMALINE, HMS NORTHERN DUKE, HMS LADY ROSEMARY
Sector #2
ComFive reported German sub sunk by the Roper was the U-85. Roper made hit near conning tower and opened with machine guns. Sub sank and crew went overboard. Mackerel (SS) fired torpedo at German sub at 0503 April 15, 3 miles N/E of Chesapeake Bay Buoy at entrance Chesapeake Bay. Tourmaline was at buoy but was unable to contact German sub which departed at high speed.
DICKERSON, NORWICH CITY, DIONE, HMS SEN. DUHANEL
Sector #3
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
RUBY, HMS WELLARD W
CAPE WARWICK J
HMS Cape Warwick in area in which Army reported flares seen and loud explosions heard ten miles south of Jacksonville Beach, 2 miles offshore. Nothing further heard.
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 16, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-461
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
ZIRCON
Manasquan to Barnegat
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City
HMT BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Five Fathom
PC-826
No Mans Land to 71-34
YP-8
Race Patrol
YP-178
Watch Hill Point Light to Montauk Point Light
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, W, D, F, -- None.        M -- CG-455, 477.        O -- Alabaster.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-464, 471, 213, YP-11, YP-221, PE-56.
  Lewes -- Alleghany, YP-49, CG-653.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE, CG-218
Sector #1
LADY ELSA, BEDFORDSHIRE, TOURMALINE, ROPER
Sector #2
(Lady Rosemary, Northern Duke and Norwich City -- escort)
DICKERSON, DIONE (escort) SEN. DUHAMEL, CG-454, 469, 470, (Cov. City -- by Harry F. Sinclair)
Sector #3
        Stringham (APD) sent by ComFive to investigate sinking freighter reported at 1255 Q, at 35-32 N., 72-36 W, together with one lifeboat and one life raft. Message from Stringham at 0133 Q stated arrival at scene but had sighted nothing.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 16, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
B
CAPE WARWICK
J
RUBY, HMT WELLARD
W
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 17, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-461
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Shrewsbury to Barnegat
ZIRCON
off Cholera Banks 25 mi. 155° T
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City
HMS BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Five Fathom Bank
PC-826
No Mans Land to 71-34
YP-8
Race Patrol
YP-178
Watch Hill to Montauk
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F, W -- None.        O -- Alabaster.        M -- CG-471, CG-213.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-477, 455, 653, YP-221, YP-49, PE-56.
  Lewes -- Alleghany, YP-11, CG-464.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
LEGARE, CG-140
Sector #1
HMS LADY ELSA
Sector #2
HMS' STELLA POLARIS, KINGSTON CEYLONITE, NORTHERN DUKE, CG-462, 469, 470
Sector #3
(ROPER, DIONE -- Escort.)
(HMS COVENTRY CITY & HMS SEN. DUHAMEL at 34-15 N., 76-28 W., S.S. Sinclair wreck)
Bedfordshire & Tourmaline (during operations in Sector #2)
Stringham -- searching 35-05 N., 72-30 W.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ
B
HMS WELLARD
W
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 17, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
HMS NORTHERN LAWN B
        ComSix despatched patrol vessel to scene of sighting by Army plane of tanker in distress, thought to be the S.S. Erickson, at 1545 Q., 15 miles east of Cape Fear. At 1830 Q, reported aground at 33-37 N., 77-55 W.
 
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 18, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-473
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
X-ray to Barnegat
ZIRCON
Searching off Cholera Bank 25 mi. 155° T
ANTIETAM
Barnegat to Atlantic City
BUTTERMERE
Atlantic City to Five Fathom Bank
PC-826
Shinnecock Light to No Mans Land
YP-175
Race Patrol
AMc-61
Montauk Point Light to Block Island
AMc-76
Watch Hill Point to Sandy Point
CG-147
Fire Island
CG-157, 190
Ditch Plains East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-471, 213.        W -- PE-56.       O -- YP-221.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-477, 455, 653, YP-11, Alabaster. (CG-214 available for limited duty)
  Lewes -- Alleghany -- Station Vessel. YP-49. CG-464 Special duty.
PE-56 and other vessels sent to position reported at 2015 Q of sub sighted in 38-37 N., 74-52 W., off Ocean City Maryland.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA
Sector #1
LADY ELSA
Sector #2
        ComFive reported U-85 definitely located by diver from Tourmaline at 35-55 N., 75-13 W.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 18, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
DIONE, HERTFORDSHIRE, ST. ZENO, COVENTRY CITY, SEN. DUHAMEL, STELLA POLARIS, KINGSTON CEYLONITE, CG-456, 470, 483, 469, 474, 457
Sector #3
        ComFive reported sub torpedo attack on convoy, three miles south of Wimble Shoals Buoy. One ship hit. Planes and surface patrols sent to area. Vessel is S.S. M. F. Elliott. At 2300 Q reported proceeding at 9 knots under her own power.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
TALLAPOOSA
J
CG-186
F
HMS WELLARD
W
HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE
Lookout Anchorage
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BROOME
en route to 35-10 N, 70-00 W
NICHOLSON & SWANSON
en route to 37-00 N, 68-00 W
        Swanson at 0900 Q and Nicholson at 1400 Q departed New York for area of torpedoing of S.S. Victoria at 36-22 N, 68-54 W, where Owl had contacted her.
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 19, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-473
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
ST. AUGUSTINE
100 Fathom Curve N/E side Jeffries Ledge to Lat. 42° N
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurney Buoy
In late afternoon Harriet Lane was ordered to patrol Cape Cod Canal area and the PC-455 took over her former patrol.
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO
Block Island to Vineyard Sound Light
PE-48
Block Island to Vineyard Sound Light
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507 X-ray to Barnegat
ZIRCON 155 T off Cholera Bank 25 mi.
ANTIETAM Barnegat to Atlantic City
AMc-61 Watch Hill to MOntauk
YP-175 Shinnecock Light to 71-34
YP-8 Race Patrol
CG-157, 190 Ditch Plains West
CG-147 Fire Island East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, W, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455, CG-477.        O -- YP-221.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-471, 464, 213, Alabaster, YP-11, CG-214.
  Lewes -- Alleghany, YP-49, CG-653.
HMS St. Loman sighted a suspicious white light at 39-05 N., 73-50 W., 50 miles east of Cape May. Investigated challenge 6 times; fired star shells whereupon vessel speeded to 17 knots and extinguished light. Followed vessel by her diesel motors until lost her at 2202 Q.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 19, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYHOGA, CG-140
Sector #1
DIONE, JACKSON, RUSH -- To relieve Lady Elsa
Sector #2
Dickerson -- special duty.
Kingston Ceylonite -- escorting SS Hampton Lodge
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, STELLA POLARIS, CG-482, 452
Sector #3
HMS Coventry City and HMS St. Zeno escorting North.
Tourmaline in Lynnhaven Roads.
HMS Bedfordshire at diving operations 35-55 N., 75-13 W.
        The Semmes reported at 2115 Q she was following scattered lines of empty oil drums on base course 050 T. She will search to 35-50 N., 71-30 W. and thence 34-35 N., 71-00 W., which encompasses area in which various reports were received.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
CG-186
F
TALLAPOOSA
J
HMS WELLARD
W
HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE
Cape Lookout
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
NICHOLSON, SWANSON
searching at 36-47 N, 69-00 W
        Nicholson at 1140 Q picked up 15 survivors including Captain and Second and Third Engineer officers from S.S. Victoria, 24 survivors remaining in one boat, position unknown. Victoria's position 36-30 N., 68-30 W. At 1550 Q Nicholson reported Swanson proceeding to vicinity of Victoria. Sagamore designated to proceed to scene and escort Victoria to New York.
BROOME
from 35-10 N, 70 W to westward
        Broome at 2000 Q picked up 2 lifeboats, 8 men in each, one with a white sail, one with a yellow streamer reported by Army plane in 34-35 N, 71-08 W at 0734 Q. 27 survivors from the Alcoa Guide in good condition. Capt. Cobb and one seaman are dead.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 20, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-513
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-455
Area East End Cape Cod Canal
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
PE-48 Escorting East
ARGO Block Island to No Mans Land
GENERAL GREENE rescue mission
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Manasquan to Barnegat
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
ZIRCON
155° T from Cholera Bank 25 mi.
ANTIETAM
Barnegat to Atlantic City
YP-175
Montauk to Block Island
AMc-61
Montauk to Block Island
YP-8
Race Patrol
CG-157
Ditch Plains East
CG-190
Ditch Plains East
CG-178
Fire Island East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455, 477.        W -- PE-56.        O -- Alabaster.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-464, 471, 213, YP-11, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alleghany, YP-49.
  CG-653 -- escorting Lilac
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA, RUSH, CG-218, DICKERSON, HMS COVENTRY CITY, HMS ST. ZENO (headed for Lookout)
Sector #1
Jackson at Cape Henry.
HMS NORTHERN DUKE, HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS LADY ELSA, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE, SEN. DUHAMEL, HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS STELLA POLARIS, CG-452, CG-482
Sector #3
Tourmaline out in a.m. for Sector #3.
HMS Le Tigre with S.S. Gulf Belle aground at New River Inlet.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 20, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
TALLAPOOSA
J
CG-186
F & R
HMS ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE
L
HMS WELLARD
W
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BROOME
in Cape Henry 1600 Q
        Broome landed at Norfolk at 0215 Q 27 survivors of Alcoa Guide, shelled and sunk at 35-34 N, 70-08 W, at 2150 Q April 16. There were 21 Americans, 4 Canadians, 1 Latvian, 1 Estonian, 2 dead, 5 missing. Confidential documents sunk in bag.
NICHOLSON
center of area at 1200 Q
        Nicholson reported sighting white flare at 2130 Q, April 19 at 36-03 N., 68-00 W. Searched area several hours believing it could be drifting lifeboat.
SWANSON
center of area at 1200 Q
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 21, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
SIREN Cape Ann to Cape Cod
HARRIET LANE Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
PE-48 Block Island to Marthas Vineyard area
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ZIRCON
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
AMc-200
Manasquan to Barnegat
PC-507
Barnegat to Atlantic City
PC-826
Shinnecock to No Mans Land
AMc-76
Watch Hill to Montauk Point Light
YP-230
Race Patrol
CG-178
Ditch Plains West
CG-7254
Ditch Plains West
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-213.        O -- CG-653.        W -- PE-56 (will fuel)
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, YP-49, YP-221, 214 (limited)
  Lewes -- Alabaster, YP-11.
          CG-471, escort duty.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA
Sector #1
RUSH (at Cape Henry), DICKERSON (en route to Lookout)
Sector #2
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS STELLA POLARIS, CG-457, HMS ST. ZENO, HMS LADY ELSA, Cg-457, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE
Sector #3
ROPER, HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE, CG-407, CG-472 -- escorting in Sector #3 North.
Special Assignment, Bedfordshire, Tourmaline, Kewaydin -- diving operations in Sector #2.
Sen. Duhamel -- towing Harriet Sinclair with Northern Duke escorting in Lookout area.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 21, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
        HMS Senateur Duhamel and HMS Lady Rosemary attempting to tow off S.S. Maltrain and S.S. Britamer, both aground on Diamond Shoals. Air coverage provided at daylight.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA
J
HMS WELLARD
W
HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
CG-186
F
HMS LADT ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE
L
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
NICHOLSON
in Area*
SWANSON
in Area*
BROOME
in Norfolk
 
*Area is between   
34-45 N and 35-50 N.
 
and
 
70-30 W and 72-30 W.
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 22, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
SIREN
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
GENERAL GREENE, ARGO, YP-212
Standby
YP-15
Special mission to Nantucket
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
HMS BUTTERMERE
Manasquan to Barnegat
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City
AMc-76
Watch Hill to Montauk Point
AMc-201
No Mans Land to 71-20
PC-826
71-50 to Shinnecock
YP-175
Race Patrol
YP-8
71-20 to 71-50
CG-178
Ditch Plains East
CG-7254
Ditch Plains East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-213, 471.        W -- PE-56.        O -- CG-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, YP-49, Alabaster.
  Lewes -- YP-221, YP-11.
        Patrol boat from ComFour had contact at 1550 Q, reported by Blimp K-3, in 39-40 N, 73-55 W.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYHOGA, CG-140, 128
Sector #1
DIONE, ROPER, RUSH (off Cape Henry)
Sector #2
        Roper sent to scene of attack on sub by Army plane at 0835 Q, at 36-05 N, 75-00 W (30 miles due east of Albermarle Sound). Plane dropped 3 depth charges and circled area for 2 hours. Got oil slick which moved against wind, made 2 complete circles, both times returning to course 020°T.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 22, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
HERBERT< DICKERSON, HMS ST. ZENO, HMS LADY ELSA, CG-453, HMS HERTFORDSHHIRE, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE, CG-468, CG-457, CG-474, HMS LE TIGRE
Sector #3
Special assignment: Bedfordshire, Tourmaline, Kewaydin -- diving operations.
Senateur Duhamel -- assisting Maltrain aground at Diamond Shoals.
HMS Lady Rosemary -- Assisting Britamer aground at Diamond Shoals.
Sciota (AT) -- to leave 0930 for Diamond Shoals.
        Coast Guard Cutter sent to investigate signaled SSS at 36-55 N, 75-42 W, at 1959 Q.
        Patrol vessels from ComFive made contact 076° 12 1/2 miles from Cape Henry. Made 3 depth charge attacks, destroyed contact.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-472
W
TALLAPOOSA
J
HMS CAPE WARWICK, HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
L
HMS WELLARD
escorting to Charleston
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
MACLEISH
arriving Norfolk 1200 Q
BROOME
en route to ComSix
        Broome reported at 1430 Q had contact in 37-04.5 N, 74-53.5 W, approximately 325 feet long, dropped 13 depth charges but results negative. Raven in area following up contact.
NICHOLSON, SWANSON
en route to ComFive
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 23, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
SIREN
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
GENERAL GREENE, YP-212
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
HMS BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to Atlantic City
ICARUS
Manasquan to Barnegat
AMc-202
No Mans Land to 71-20
PC-826
71-50 to Shinnecock
YP-8
Race Patrol
YP-175
71-20 to 71-50
CG-7254
Ditch Plains West
CG-178
Ditch Plains West
CG-190, CG-157
Standby
CG-176
Sandy Hook - Special Duty
CG-147
On Cholera Bank
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.       M -- CG-455.        O -- CG-477.        W -- PE-56.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- Alabaster, CG-471, 213.
  Lewes -- YP-221, 11.
3 Destroyers and a PC sent to scene of sighting of 9 subs, at 0919 Q, by Pan American plane, at 38-53 N, 72-04 W. On landing, Pan American captain reported seeing through binoculars, 11 subs on surface, about 1/2 mi. apart, proceeding due west at about 8 knots. None submerged while under observation. Visibility excellent. Planes sent to scene reported large number of whales and porpoises.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 23, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA, CG-218
Sector #1
RUSH
Sector #2
Tourmaline, special assignment off Washington Wood Coast Guard Station.
HMS Bedfordshire, Currituck to Hatteras.
HMS St. Loman, to Hatteras.
HMS Senateur Duhamel, returned to NOB.
Dione, Wimble Shoals.
        Dione reported contact at 35-32 N, 75-16 W. Swanson (DD) dropped 600 lb. depth charges which brought up good grade oil. Fathometer showed highest point of vessel 7 fathoms from bottom. This is near position of U-85 sunk by Roper on April 14 at 35-48 N, 75-14 W.
Roper, Wimble Shoals to Hatteras.
        Roper picked up 30 survivors of S.S. Desert Light off Hatteras. Being landed at Morehead City. Vessel torpedoed at 1203 Q, April 16 in 35-35 N, 72-48 W.
HERBERT, HMS COVENTRY CITY, CG-453, 468
Sector #3
HMS Le Tigre and Hertfordshire, Lookout Patrol.
HMS Lady Rosemary to escort tanker north to Cape Henry and then return to Lookout.
 
 
 
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA
J
PC-472, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
W
HMS WELLARD
Escort
HMS LADY ROSEMARY
To Charleston
HMS LE TIGRE
To Wilmington
HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
Cape Lookout in am April 23, in pm as above
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
SEMMES
en route south to Lookout
BROOME
Left for Charleston 0950 April 22
MACLEISH
en route to 38-53, 72-04 (nine subs)
EDISON
en route to 38-53 N, 72-04 (nine sub)
        Edison (DD) reported belief that eleven subs sighted by Pan American plane all nearing operating areas along coast.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 24, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ST. AUGUSTINE
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-471
Standby
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
None
 
        Argo and PE-48 sent to scene of sub attack by PT-59 at 0745 Q, at 133° T, 16 miles from Brenton Reef Lightship, 41-12 N, 71-09 W. PT-59 dropped 2 depth charges.
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
ICARUS
Manasquan to Barnegat
HMS BUTTERMERE
Barnegat to At. City
AMc-61
Block 2
AMc-76
Block 1
AMc-202
No Mans Land to 71-20
PC-826
Shinnecock to 71-50
YP-175
71-20 to 71-50
YP-230
Race Patrol
YP-8
Race Patrol
CG-176
Fire Island East
CG-147
Fire Island, Special-Ambrose Channel
CG-490, CG-157
Ditch Plains East
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455.        W -- PE-56.        O -- CG-477.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-471, YP-221, YP-11.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, CG-213.
        A Coast Guard Cutter at 1800 was reported dropping depth charges in vicinity of earlier contact (1408 Q) made by Blimp 8 miles North of Barnegat, who dropped 4 depth charges.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 24, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA, JACKSON
Sector #1
NICHOLSON, SWANSON, DIONE, RUSH
Sector #2
Herbert, HMS Coventry City, HMS St. Loman proceeding to Sector #3.
Dickerson leaves today for Lookout.
        Dione at 0001Q reported she thinks sub attacked by herself, with Swanson and planes, at 35-32 N, 75-16 W, about 1600 Q, April 23, was sunk. This position is 23 miles south and 3 miles west of present position of U-85.
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS LADY ELSA, ROPER, SEMMES, HMS STELLA POLARIS, HMS BEDFORDSHIRE, PC-461, HMS LADY ROSEMARY
Sector #3
        Destroyer seen by Army bomber at 0907 Q, dropping 4 depth charges in 36-22 N, 75-13 W. 200 foot oil slick formed. Nothing further came in on this.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS CAPE WARWICK
B
PC-472, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
W
HMS LADY ROSEMARY, HMS LE TIGRE
in Fifth Naval District
 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 15, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-462
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-473
4 days in Navy Yard for repairs
PC-514
Standby
PC-455
Standby
ST. AUGUSTINE
escorting Talisse to Cape Sable
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
GENERAL GREENE
Patrolling Buzzards Bay area
ARGO
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ICARUS
Barnegat to Atlantic City
PC-507
Barnegat to Shrewsbury
ZIRCON
Cape May to Ambrose Light Vessel
AMc-76
Shinnecock to 71-50
AMc-201
Special assignment
AMc-202
No Mans Land to 71-34
YP-175
Race Patrol
YP-8
Shinnecock to 71-34
CG-190, CG-157
Ditch Plains West
CG-178, CG-7254
Ditch Plains on Standby
CG- 176
Special duty from Ambrose to Rockaway Point
CG-147, CG-7521
Fire Island on standby
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-471.        W -- PE-56.         O -- CG-653.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 213.
  YP-49 5 day overhaul.
  CG-464 8 day overhaul.
  CG-214 on marine railway, ready in about 6 days.
  CG-653, limited availability.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, station vessel, assisted by YP-11.
  CG-213 special patrol duty.
  Alleghany in Navy Yard for repairs.
  Bluejay in Navy Yard for repairs.
  CG-226 in Navy Yard for repairs.
  Sweeps are not operating.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 25, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
CUYAHOGA, JACKSON, CG-218
Sector #1
DIONE, RUSH, SENATEUR DUHAMEL
Sector #2
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS STELLA POLARIS, CG-453, HMS BEDFORDSHIRE, HMS LADY LADY ELSA, CG-468, CG-457, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE, HMS COVENTRY CITY, CG-474
Sector #3
HERBERT & PC-461 & ST. LOMAN escorting north in Sector #3.
        PC-461 reported a sub submerged at 34-46 N, 75-18 W. Visibility bad and speed was 5 knots.
        PC-461 reported that after she had attacked sub, saw large amount of fuel oil, pieces of cork, fresh bread, crackers and fish on surface over attack area.
DICKERSON & 1PBY escorting Geo. Wash. south.
SEMMES & MACLEISH escorting 4 tankers south in Sector #2 to #3.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS CAPE WARWICK
B
HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
PC-472, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
W
U.S.S. BROOME
W & F
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BRISTOL & DALLAS Area 39-00 N to 40-00 N, 71-30 W to 72-30 W
        Bristol & Dallas sent to search area 40-00 N, 72-36 W, where plane from Quonset said it sank a sub. Position is 67 miles 70° T from Barnegat Buoy.
        Dallas assisted by planes searched general area of 40-10 N, 72-36 W for five hours. No results.
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 26, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ST. AUGUSTINE
From Cape Sable via Cultivator Shoal
PC-462
To Nauset Light re SSS 20 mi. East
DIX
Eastern Point to Gurney Buoy
PC-503
to Cultivator Shoal
PC-514
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO, PE-48
Block Island to No Mans Land
YP-15, YP-212
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Escorting S.S. Laertes to 1630 Q then
HMS WASTWATER
Manasquan to Barnegat
AMc-201
Atlantic City to Barnegat
PC-826, YP-230, YP-175
Special assignment off Nantucket
CG-1990, 178, 157
Special assignment on site of sub contact 40-10 N, 72-36 W
CG-7254
Ditch Plains standing by
CG-147, 7251
Fire Island standing by
CG-176
Ambrose Light Vessel to Rockaway Point
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-471.        O -- 653.         W -- PE-56.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159.
  Cape May -- CG-455, 477, 213, Alabaster.
  Lewes -- YP-221, YP-11.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
JACKSON, RUSH
Sector #1
Sen. Duhamel guarding Kewaydin at U-85 sinking.
DIONE & PC-461, convoy south
Sector #2
        Dione reported operation completed, (Attack at 35-32 N, 75-16 W, at 1130 Q, April 24). Identification inconclusive. Good sample lubricating oil, poor sample fuel oil. Small decomposed piece of flesh had to be discarded.
 
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 26, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
DICKERSON, convoy north, SEMMES, (ST. LOMAN, 19 miles 188° Hatteras Light) Sector #3
        HMS St. Loman reported at 1515 Q, 2 attacks on moving sub contact distant 19 miles, 188° T. from Cape Hatteras Light (34-57 N, 75-35 W). Large quantities oil and bubbles. At 1640 Q reported third deliberate attack with depth charge pattern on firm contact at 1612 Q. Spreading oil patches 3 miles long, 200 yards wide. Position buoyed, standing by.
HMS Stella Polaris and Coventry City, -- Lookout.
HMS Bedfordshire, HMS Kingston Ceylonite, by Harry Sinclair wreck on Lookout Shoals.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS CAPE WARWICK
B
CG-186
F
BROOME, HMS NORTHERN DUKE
W & F
PC-472
W
HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
PC-496
O
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BRISTOL, DALLAS
in area 39-00 to 40-00N, 71-30 to 72-30 W
 
     
     
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 27, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ST. AUGUSTINE
Peaked Hill Bar Buoy to 42-17 N, 69-34 W
PC-503
Parallel to St. Augustine, 10 mi. north
PC-462
Highland Light to 25 mi. due east
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-514
Cape Cob to Cape Ann
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO, PE-48
at sub reported 20 mi. East Block Island
GENERAL GREENE
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
PC-507
Escorting Falcon
HMS WASTWATER
Barnegat to Atlantic City
AMC-200
Shrewsbury to Barnegat
AMc-61
Watch Hill to Montauk
YP-8
Race Patrol
AMc-201
Shinnecock to 71-34
PC-826
by sub reported 20 mi. East Block Island
CG-190, 178, 157
Ditch Plains - special assignment
CG-7254
Ditch Plains standing by
CG-147, 7251
Fire Island standing by
CG-176
Ambrose Light Vessel to Rockaway Point
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455.        W -- PE-56.        O -- CG-477.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-159
  Cape May -- CG-471, 653, YP-11, Alabaster.
  Lewes -- YP-221, CG-213
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
JACKSON, CG-218
Sector #1
RUSH
Sector #2
Dickerson and St. Zeno - escort south.
HMS STELLA POLARIS, HMS BEDFORDSHIRE, DIONE, HMS ST. LOMAN, CG-453, CG-486
Sector #3
Semmes, CG-453, CG-468 - escort - north.
Sen. Duhamel - with Kewaydin.
HMS Coventry City will relieve Sen. Duhamel.
HMS Kingston Ceylonite - by H. Sinclair off Lookout.
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 27, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS CAPE WARWICK
B
TALLAPOOSA, HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
CG-186
F
PC-496
O
PC-472
W
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BRISTOL
Patrol area 40-34 N, 70-55 W
DALLAS
Escorting New York to Delaware Bay
WOOLSEY
Patrol area 40-34 N, 70-55 W
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 28, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
ST. AUGUSTINE
Cape Cod to Cape Ann
SIREN
will relieve St. Augustine at 1030
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO, GENERAL GREENE Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-201
No Mans Land to 71-34
PC-826
Shinnecock to 71-34
YP-230
Race Patrol
CG-178, CG-7254
Ditch Plains West
CG-190, CG-157
Ditch Plains standby
CG-147
Ambrose to Rockaway Point
CG-176, CG-7251
Fire Island standby
CG-539
Rockaway Point standby
AMc-200
Shrewsbury to Manasquan
PC-507
Manasquan to Barnegat
HMS WASTWATER
Barnegat to Atlantic City
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-455.        O -- CG-477.         W -- PE-56.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-214.
  Cape May -- CG-653, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, CG-213.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
JACKSON
Sector #1
RUSH
Sector #2
Dupont, CG-406, 469, 483 -- escorting six vessels south.
DIONE, HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS ST. ZENO, HMS STELLA POLARIS, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE
Sector #3
Semmes, Dickerson, PC-461 -- escorting north.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 28, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
Coventry City by Kewaydin diving operations.
Lady Elsa escort Relief towing H. Sinclair off Lookout.
Roper searching for Empire Drum survivors, 36-20 N, 72-00 W.
        Roper proceeded to search for 27 survivors of S.S. Empire Drum torpedoed April 24. The survivors were in two lifeboats with red sails, last reported April 25 heading northwest.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AGASSIZ, HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
TALLAPOOSA
J
HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
CG-186
F
PC-496
(tonight) F & W
PC-472
convoy to Charleston from north
        Coast Guard Cutter went out from Charleston to investigate report of one lifeboat with survivors sighted by a plane at 32-52 N, 77-16 W. this is about 127 miles east of Charleston.
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
BRISTOL
patrol off Nantucket Shoals
WOOSLEY
patrol off Nantucket Shoals
DALLAS
escort to Norfolk
LEA
to 40-06 N, 73-43 W, from convoy south
        The Lea picked up 36 survivors of the Dutch freighter Arundo torpedoed and sunk 40-10-30 N, 73-44 W, about 17 miles east of Sea Girt, New Jersey. Lea will land survivors at Lewes, Del. 7 are missing.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 29, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
SIREN
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
DIX
Standby
HARRIET LANE
Eastern Point to Gurney Buoy
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO, GENERAL GREENE, YP-212
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-61
Block Island to Montauk, sweep at 1200 Q
AMc-76
Watch Hill to Block Island, sweep at 1700 Q
YP-175
Race Patrol
AMc-202
No Mans Land to 71-20
YP-8
71-20 to 71-50
PC-826
71-50 to Shinnecock
CG-178, CG-7254
Ditch Plains East
CG-190, CG-157
Ditch Plains standby
CG-147
Ambrose Light Vessel to Rockaway Point
CG-176, CG-7251
Fire Island standby
CG-539
Rockaway Point standby
ZIRCON, AMc-200
escorting south until relieved
PC-507
escorting to Shinnecock
HMS WASTWATER
Barnegat to Atlantic City
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F -- None.        M -- CG-471.        O -- CG-653.        W -- PE-56.
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-214.
  Cape May -- CG-455, CG-477, YP-221.
  Lewes -- Alabaster, CG-213.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
JACKSON, CG-218
Sector #1
CG-451, YP-261 (Cape Henry)
Sector #2
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS ST. ZENO, HMS LADY ELSA, HMS KINGSTON CEYLONITE, HMS STELLA POLARIS, CG-452, CG-457
Sector #3
 
     
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 29, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
        HMS Lady Elsa picked up 47 survivors including 4 women (believed to comprise all survivors) of the S.S. Ashkhabad (Russian Cargo, 5284 tons) torpedoed and sunk in 34-19 N, 76-31 W (18 miles south of Cape Lookout). Navy plane sighted sub and dropped bomb.
Dupont - escorting from Lookout north.
Roper - searching for Empire Drum survivors 36-54 N, 70-49 W.
        Roper picked up 14 survivors, including chief officer, of Empire Drum in 37-47 N, 71-28 W. This is second lifeboat to be picked up of 3 launched from this sinking; one boat with 13 men still missing. Chief officer reports that sub came alongside his lifeboat and was Italian I-44. Marking had been painted over.
Cuyahoga - protecting Kewaydin, diving operations.
        Patrol vessel landing at Morehead City about 0800 has 27 additional survivors from S.S. Steelmaker.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA, HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
RUBY, CG-186
F
HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
PC-496
escort to Charleston from north
Broome - escort south from Charleston.
Macleish - escort from north.
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
DALLAS in Norfolk
LEA escort Delaware Capes to Norfolk
BRISTOL patrol area 40-11 N, 72-51 W
WOOSLEY patrol area 40-11 N, 72-51 W
        Woolsey reports several attacks made on good sound contacts in approximate position 40-05 N, 72-57 W. Close cooperative action impossible due to fog. Results inconclusive; some oil and air bubbles, no wreckage. Search continuing, but fog may have permitted surface escape.
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 30, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIRST NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
SIREN
Cape Ann to Cape Cod
DIX
relieve Harriet Lane about 1100 Q Eastern Point to Gurnet Buoy
PC-514, PC 455, PC-462, ST. AUGUSTINE
Standby
 
     
 
N.O.B. NEWPORT
 
     
 
ARGO, GENERAL GREENE, YP-212
Standby
 
     
 
THIRD NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
AMc-61
71-20 to 71-50
AMc-76
Watch Hill to Montauk
AMc-201
71-50 to Shinnecock
AMc-202
No Mans Land to 71-20
YP-230
Race Patrol
CG-190, CG-157
Ditch Plains, special duty
CG-7254, CG-178
Ditch Plains West
CG-176
Ambrose to Rockaway
CG-147
Sandy Hook
CG-7251
Fire Island Standby
CG-439
Sandy Hook
AMc-200
escort to Cape May then Atlantic City to Barnegat
HMS BUTTERMERE
escort to Atlantic City
HMS WASTWATER
escort to Atlantic City
PC-507, ZIRCON, ICARUS
special duty Point X-ray
 
     
 
FOURTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
A, D, F, M, O -- None.        W -- PE-56.
        CG-455, 471, 653 -- special escort duty
Standby: Atlantic City -- CG-214 (special escort at 1300 Q south)
  Cape May -- Alabaster, CG-464.
  Lewes -- YP-221, CG-213.
 
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
JACKSON
Sector #1
TOURMALINE, CG-484
Sector #2
Dupont and Herbert -- south to Lookout
 
     
     

 

     
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
 
APRIL 30, 1942.
 
 
PATROL LOG
 
     
     
 
FIFTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
 
(Continued)
 
     
 
HMS HERTFORDSHIRE, HMS ST. ZENO, HMS STELLA POLARIS, CG-452, CG-457
Sector #3
Dickerson - escort North with CG-408, 453.
Roper searching 37-30 N, 73-05 W.
        Roper landed 27 additional survivors of S.S. Steelmaker (torpedoed April 19th) at Morehead City, including Navy gun crew.
Cuyahoga with Kewaydin - diving operations at U-85 sinking.
HMS St. Loman, CG-454, CG-407 - escorting Falcon to diving operations.
 
     
 
SIXTH NAVAL DISTRICT
 
     
 
TALLAPOOSA, HMS NORTHERN CHIEF
J
MACLEISH
B & J
HMS NORTHERN DAWN
B
RUBY
F
PC-496
escort, then to O
 
     
 
EASTERN SEA FRONTIER
 
     
 
WOOLSEY
Patrol 39-00 N, 72-00 W
BRISTOL
escort to Delaware Capes
DALLAS, LEA
in Norfolk
 
     
 
 
     
     
     
 
 
     
     
     
     
     

 


 

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