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    Tulagi PT Boat Base (Sesapi/Macambo) Central Province Solomon Islands
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Marin Clemens c1939

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USN August 7, 1942

Location
Tulagi PT Boat Base bordered Tulagi Harbor with shore facilities on both Sesapi on Tulagi Island and Macambo Island. Also known as Sesapi PT Boat Base or Macambo PT Base.

Prewar
The British administration built a concrete wharf on Macambo Island. Prewar, frquented by cargo vessels and passenger ships including Burns Philp & Company ship MV Mamutu.

Construction
The damaged prewar concrete wharf was repaired and put to use for PT Boat operations. During 1943, U. S. Navy (USN) Seabees built torpedo overhaul and storage facility on the island plus and eight 1,000 barrel tank farm with a pipeline to the dock.

Wartime History
During December 1942 based PT Boats from Squadron 2.

During July 1943, used by U. S. Navy (USN) PT Squadron 1, Squadron 3, and Squadron 8 for PT Boat operations in Iron Bottom Sound and off the coast of Guadalcanal.

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Last Updated
April 22, 2018

 

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