Tuesday, April 30, 2013

April's routine repairs

In the month of April 1943, while stationed in Espirito Santo, in addition to major repairs to Alchiba, plane crash and bomb damage to Adhara, repairs to Tappahannock, bomb damage to and the overhaul of American Legion, 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: Enterprise, PC 479, Constant, Androit, SC 700, HelenaHonolulu, San Diego, YP-515, Bougainville, plus the Shore Station and various shop jobs on ships in the harbor.

Source: USS Vestal War Diary, April 1943

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