Sunday, March 31, 2013

March's routine repairs

In the month of March 1943, stationed in Espirito Santo, in addition to major emergency repairs to Alchiba and the overhaul of American Legion and Hunter Liggett, Dad's ship, the Vestal, continued to tackle numerous "routine not alongside repairs" to various vessels of the fleet. In relative order of service and repair, these ships included: EnterprisePyro, Tangier, Taurus, Curtiss, Tangier, Heosho, St. Louis, Honolulu, NashvilleSan Diego, Pickney, Vireo, George Clymer, Joliet, David Gailland, SS Mathews, Walter Colton, SS David Gaillard, YMS-47, YMS-48, YMS-88, Cetus, Nassau, Sands, Cassiopeia, Pyro, Edwin Booth, Arctic, Peter V. Daniel, Nautilus, Andrew Furuseth, plus the Shore Station and various shop jobs on ships in the harbor.

Source: USS Vestal War Diary, March 1943

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