|PT 36-Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Two
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
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—
30 Dec. In port, member of striking force. No action.
31 Dec. Patrol, Savo-Esperance. No action.