PT Boat Forum


Moderated by: Dick, Jeff D

The PT Boat Forum ª PT Boats of WWII ª  PT Boats - General

Page: 1 of 1

Back to Topic Index Page 144 | Replies: 6

 Author  Topic: Ron 15 in the Med
Nuge210

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Jun 2, 2011 - 6:46pm
Hi guys,

By the last week of May, 1943, all the eighteen boats of Ron 15 had arrived in the Med., but would not operate together until just before the invasion of Sicily.

PTs 201,202,203,204 departed NY harbor April 1,1943 aboard the USS ENOREE arriving Casablanca the 20th of April and unloaded at Gibraltor on the 22nd and 23rd.

PTs 205,206,207,208 departed NY on USS HOUSATONIC April 2, 1943 and arrived Gibraltor April 13th. (Apparently in a faster convoy than the above).

PTs 209, 210, 212, 218 departed NY harbor on USS WINOOSKI, April 28th, arriving the port of Oran on the 19th of May. ( Convoy UGS8 ) .

PTs 211, 214, 215, 216 departed NY on the USS MERRIMACK on April 29th, arriving Gibraltor on May 13th..

The 213 and the 217 arrived May 23rd at Mers el Kebir.

If anyone has any photos of PTs on the Oilers, I'd love to see them.









Steve

Total Posts: 322 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am | IP Logged

  Nuge210

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Jun 2, 2011 - 6:50pm
Forgot to say that the 213 and the 217 were on the USS MATAPONI !!


Steve

Total Posts: 322 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am | IP Logged

newsnerd99

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 3, 2011 - 1:11am
Hey Steve! Found this recently and loved it!

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Winooski_(AO-38)

"After a brief yard period, during which four PT boats were deck-loaded on board her, Winooski departed Norfolk on 25 April for New York, there to join a convoy bound for the Mediterranean Sea. The convoy put to sea on 28 April. Winooski arrived in Casablanca on 16 May, loaded additional fuel oil she had refueled escorts on the transatlantic run and departed Casablanca on the 18th. The following day, she entered port at Oran, Algeria. That evening, her anchorage came under enemy air attack. The oiler brought every gun on board including the light ma-chineguns on the deck-loaded PT's to bear on the attackers but failed to score a kill. The enemy, however, did little better, for the harbor suffered very little damage. The oiler remained in North Africa until 22 July, providing distant support for the invasion and occupation of Sicily. She unloaded the PT boats on 22 May; and, on 1 June, she shifted to Mers El Kbir."

Grandson of James J Stanton
RON 15 PT 209 and RON 23 PT 243
Check out: www.pistolpackinmama.net

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

Nuge210

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Jun 5, 2011 - 8:04am
Navsource has this nice photo of the USS ENOREE with PTs 201 -204 loaded.

Jim, thanks for the WINOOSKI info. My father was on the 218 at that time, which was starboard side aft, next to the 212. He was onboard during the air raid at Mers-El-Kabier and called it ' a rip snorter ".









Steve

Total Posts: 322 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am | IP Logged

newsnerd99

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 6, 2011 - 1:39am
Cool pics Steve! Did you ever come across photos of your Dad's trip with the convoy?

Grandson of James J Stanton
RON 15 PT 209 and RON 23 PT 243
Check out: www.pistolpackinmama.net

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged

  Nuge210

TOP BOSS
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message     View Profile of Nuge210   Send Email To Nuge210 Posted on: Jun 6, 2011 - 4:28pm
Unfortunately not Jim. Only a couple of sea stories, mostly involving torpedo alcohol !!!!



Steve

Total Posts: 322 | Joined: Jun 4, 2008 - 7:50am | IP Logged

newsnerd99

New Member
  

    
Post a Reply To This Topic    Reply With Quotes     Edit Message   Posted on: Jun 7, 2011 - 5:56am
LOL! Just as good I guess...

Grandson of James J Stanton
RON 15 PT 209 and RON 23 PT 243
Check out: www.pistolpackinmama.net

Total Posts: | Joined: Unregistered | IP Logged


Lock Topic

 

Forum Legend

New Member

Reply to topic

More than 25 posts | Full Member

Reply to topic with quoted message

More than 50 posts | Advanced Member

Edit Message

More than 150 posts | MASTER

View profile

More than 300 posts | TOP BOSS

Email member