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On December 13, 1942 PT-121 and PT-122 were sent to Porlock Harbor to establish an advanced base. During the night of December 18-19, 1942 the two PT boats made their first combat patrol. They sighted a Japanese submarine I-4 surfaced off the mouth of Mambare River and fired two torpedoes that they thought hit but did not explode.
During the night of December 22-23, 1942, PT-122 departed Tufi PT Boat Base under the command of Lt. Baughman to patrol the north coast of New Guinea. During the night December 23-24, 1942 this PT-Boat sighted what was believed to be a large submarine [possibly Japanese Submarine I-22] fully surfaced off the mouth of the Kumusi River and possibly another submarine behind it.
PT-122 attacked a sub off the Kumusi River:
Postwar, PT-122 was credited with sinking I-22 near the mouth of the Kumusi River near Gona at approximate position, S 08 degrees 32', E 148 degrees 17'. But, assessments of this combat or the damage inflicted are unclear. Ten minutes after the attack, PT-122 maneuvered to avoid four torpedoes.
Transferred to Squadron 8 on April 1, 1943 and survived service in New Guinea and the Philippines.
On October 28, 1945 placed out of service, stripped and sunk off Samar Island.
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