Oct 1st - Dec 20
Out with A.L.
a sub for listening practice, also target practice, 5 hits made, returned
to base at 3:00 PM, liberty at 5:00 PM, recalled to shift at 9:30 PM for
patrol sub near hear, underway at 12:00 PM.
On patrol about 20 miles
from Plymouth, very windy, cool sea and rather choppy.
Plymouth again, liberty
at 1:00 PM, good time at rink.
Liberty today, very nice
weather, good time at show tonight.
Pay day, going tonight
with my girl.
Sunday, chicken dinner,
H.M. welch guards at Hot.
Went to shore, then to
show and saw Cleopatra, then return to ship at 11 PM.
Out for patrol 4 days,
very bad weather, sea breaking over chart house, went out with a convoy
of 26 ships, sea rough, put into Falmouth for the night.
143 ran into a sub net,
underway at 7:30 AM, proceeded to Scilly Islands, arrived at 5:00 PM, laid
too overnight, heavy Sun
fire all night.
At Scilly Is. all day,
very quiet, 9:30 PM underway to patrol certain area, very rough sea.
Listening all day, 11:30
PM heard U-boat running, got good fix on him when he stopped, heard him
4:00 AM Oct 12, got underway and dropped 3 bombs and good bye -- Fritz
Got news of peace but
not official, yet we returned to base, all quiet, liberty at 1:00 PM.
Work till noon, got liberty
at 1:00 PM, going to show tonight.
Went on liberty at 4:00
PM, chasers & base restricted on account of fight with limies, at 5:00
PM got liberty and my Jane took to the show.
Underway at 8:00 AM for
patrol with USS Parker, drifting patrol all day and night till 11:45 PM
then got message that sub was seen near Wolfes
Light, got there to find an English sub on patrol.
Saw a German aeroplane
drop in north sea at 10:00 PM, destroyer captured it, drifting patrol all
Underway, back to our
old hunting grounds, passed Land's End at 11:45 AM, fine day but rather
windy, passed convoy of 52 ships at about 1:00 PM, drifting patrol alnight.
Underway, running patrol,
this morning got a radio that sub was around Lizzard's Head light, nothing
seen of him, retruned to Plymouth that night.
Pay day, I drawed 4
pounds then I got underway and when I did I sure did have some time in
town this night.
Went to town again, took
my Jane to the show, then took her home and got
into a fight with her father.
Liberty again, took my
girl for a walk but didn't take her home, then return to the ship with
Salty the cook.
Underway at 6:00 AM, convoyed
ships all day & all night, arrived in Gibraltar, Spain, at 9:45 AM
Oct 24 then returned to Plymouth area.
Underway at 7:00 AM, big
convoy seen at 10:00 AM, 62 ships in all, passed Wolfes
Light then Land's End, come near Scilly Is., drifting all night.
Running patrol till 10:00
AM, then drifting patrol till 5:00 PM of Lizzard Head, drifting 14 miles
off Land's End, got underway 10 miles off Scilly Is. 8:00 PM, general quarters
till 10:00 PM, sub seen at 11:30
PM and we had general quarters till 11:00 AM Oct 27 when we heard Fritz
get underway, then we got underway and circles him till 2:00 PM, then got
cross bearings on him and dropped 12 cans of T.N.T. on the poor little
Fritzies, sub reported badly damaged.
Plymouth at 8:00 AM, got
more cans and turned in reports of sub, then we got credit from Admiral
of base for our good work.
Took off ammunition and
went to dry dock at 11:00 AM, painting
shift till 4:30 PM, liberty at 5:00 PM, went to Devonport and had good
Dry dock, all hands turn
too cleaning up ship for inspection.
General work, all hands
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