|PT 61-Motor Torpedo Boat Squadron Three
Lt. Hugh M. Robinson USN Boat Captain/Squadron Commander MTBRON 3 (Nov.’42/Jan ’43)
Ens. Joseph C. Kernell Executive Officer (later Boat Captain)
QM1/c Sawyer Quartermaster
TM1/c Alfred R. Norwood USN Torpedoman
GM1/c Benjamin F. Parrish Gunnery
RM1/c Hamilton Radioman
CMM Arthur Stuffert Engineering
MM1/c Shaw Engineering
MM1/c Jeans Engineering
SC1/c Koval Ship’s Cook
13 Sept. Hoisted aboard skids on SS Joseph Stanton.
13 Oct. Arrived in Noumea.
16 Oct. Waterborne
20 Oct. Underway for Espiritu Santo under tow of USS Trevor.
22 Oct. Arrived Espiritu.
23 Oct. Departed for Tulagi, towed by USS Trevor.
25 Oct. Arrived Tulagi, patrol that night-no contact.
26 Oct. Patrol-no contact.
28 Oct. Patrol-no contact.
29 Oct. Patrol-no contact.
31 Oct. Patrol-no contact, struck reef.
2 Nov. Patrol-no contact.
4 Nov. Patrol-no contact.
6-7 Nov. Patrol-no contact.
8 Nov. Patrol-enemy contact, Japanese shell blew off bow of boat.
21 Nov. Work on bow completed.
27 Nov. Patrol-no contact
2 Dec. Patrol-no contact.
4 Dec. Patrol-no contact.
8 Dec. 0500-0815hrs. Anti-submarine patrol.
8-9 Dec. Patrol-no contact
11 Dec. Patrol-Lt. Charles E. Tilden in command. Ran aground.
12 Dec. Towed off by PC boat.
13 Dec-30 Jan. 43 Laid up, out of commission
2 Feb. Picked up six men out of water six miles East of Savo Island.