Sunday, June 30, 2013

June's Routine Repairs

After its return on June 7, 1943, to Espiritu Santo from Sydney, Australia, my dad's ship, Vestal, got back to a busy schedule of repairing various vessels of the fleet. The ship tackled numerous "routine not alongside repairs" to: Patapsco, Phelps, Southern Seas, McKean, PC-479, YP-515, HMNZS Leander, SC-699, Somelsby, Skylark, and the drydock YFD-21, in addition to frequent shop jobs for ships and base activities.

Also during these 3 weeks the Vestal's crew labored under enemy attacks, going to general quarters at least 4 times.

Source: USS Vestal War Diary,  June 1943

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