PT 36-Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Two
October/December 1942

Crew:
Lt.(jg) Marvin G. Pettit                                        Boat Captain
Ens. James J. Kelly                                              Executive Officer
QM2/c L.A. Veal                                                 Quartermaster
GM3/c J. K. Schofield                                          Gunnery
MM1/c L. F. Mohr                                               Engineering
SC2/c R.G. Fresh                                                 Ship’s Cook
S1/c S. B. Binnix                                                  Deck Force
RM2/c J. M. Hammond                                        Radioman
MoMM/1/c A. Neigel
SC1/c H.W. Green
OC3/c W. Espritt
TM3/c M.C. Hairston                                            Torpedoman
F1/c C. D. Wilford                                                 Engineering
MM2/c I. E. Coufal                                                Engineering
RM2/c B. Fleischman                                             Radioman

9 Oct.                       Loaded aboard SS Robin Wently.
11 Nov.                    Arrived in Noumea, New Caledonia.
13 Nov.                    Unloaded from Robin Wently.
14 Nov.                    Made ready for sea.
15 Nov.                    Underway for Espiritu Santo as part of Task Unit 62.5.7 in tow
                                of USS Zane.
17 Nov.                    Fuel expended—taken in tow by PT 44.
                                2230 hrs. Laid across bow of barge being towed by merchantman. No  material damage.
                                2230 hrs. Arrived at Espiritu Santo (Button).
18 Nov.                    Made ready for sea—taken in tow by USS Zane, underway for Tulagi
                                Island (Ringbolt).
19 Nov.                    2300 hrs. Dropped from tow.  On General Quarters due to reports of enemy activity.
20 Nov.                    0300 hrs. Secured from GQ.
                                0800 hrs. Arrived in Tulagi Harbor 
                                1800 hrs. Patrolling the Savo Island-Cape Esperance area. Lt. Rollin E. Westholm USN
                                (Commander MTB Squadron 2) aboard as Officer-in-Tactical Command  
22 Nov.                    Patrol, Savo-Esperance. Lt.(jg) Mark E. Wentz OTC. No contact.
23 Nov.                    Patrol, Savo-Esperance. Lt. Westholm OTC. No contact.
24 Nov.                    Patrol, Savo-Esperance. Lt(jg) Wentz OTC. No contact
25 Nov.                    Patrol, Savo-Esperance. Lt. Hugh M. Robinson USN (Commander MTB Squadron 3) OTC. No contact.
27-28 Nov.                Patrol-no contact.
30 Nov.                     Patrol-no contact.
1-6 Dec.                    Patrol-no action.
7 Dec.                       Fired four torpedoes at Japanese DD—believed sunk.
8 Dec.                       No action.
11-17 Dec.                No action.
18 Dec.                     Savo-Esperance patrol, Lt.(jg) Leonard A. Nikoloric OTC
19 Dec.                     Patrol-no action.
20-21 Dec.                Drydocked
22 Dec.                     Patrol-Savo Island-Sandfly Passage area. Lt. Robinson OTC
23-28 Dec.                Moored at Government Landing as member of strike force, no action
29 Dec.                     2130 hrs, patrolling Savo-Esperance area.
                                 2345 hrs, fired four torpedoes at a column of Japanese DD’s—
                                 results unobserved.
30 Dec.                     In port, member of striking force. No action.
31 Dec.                     Patrol, Savo-Esperance. No action.
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