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 Author  Topic: JFK's PT 59 Solomons timeline
Drew Cook


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In a previous post I listed my jotted notes on JFK's pre-PT 59 Solomons timeline.

For those who are interested, here are his PT 59 dates:

-- Assigned/Reported to PT 59 for conversion to gunboat
at Tulagi, September 1, 1943.

-- Trial run to fire guns off Savo Island October 3.

-- In drydock at Tulagi October 5, left drydock October 7.

-- Underway/arrived at Russell Islands October 9.

-- Returned to Guadalcanal w/Navy & Marine
passengers, then back to Russells October 10.

-- Underway/arrived at Rendova October 11.

-- PT 59 ordered to Lambu Lambu Cove, Vella Lavella October 18.

-- Rescue mission of Marines off Choiseul November 1.

-- Final patrol of PT 59 under JFK November 16.

-- JFK ordered to hospital at Tulagi November 18.

-- JFK leaves Solomons December 21.

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