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7 Apr 1942

Australian New Guinea
8 Apr 1942

Australian New Guinea
25 Mar 1944

Australian New Guinea Photo(s) dated 25 Mar 1944
AGP Oyster Bay tending PT boats in Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Islands, 25 Mar 1944
1 Apr 1944

Photo(s) dated 1 Apr 1944
Grayson in Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 1 Apr 1944
26 Apr 1944

Australian New Guinea
4 May 1944

Australian New Guinea
2 Jun 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • USS Cero arrived at Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, ending her fourth war patrol. ww2dbase [Cero | Manus, Admiralty Islands | CPC]
26 Jun 1944

Australian New Guinea
17 Aug 1944

Australian New Guinea
31 Aug 1944

Australian New Guinea
1 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
6 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralty Islands to join the fleet in the campaign against the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay departed Manus along with her logistics replenishment group bound for the refueling grounds near Palau. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
15 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
18 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Seeadler Harbor in the Admiralty Islands to rejoin the fleet in the campaign against the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
28 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
29 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
30 Sep 1944

Australian New Guinea
1 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
4 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
5 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • USS Bailey arrived at Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands and came alongside destroyer tender USS Sierra. ww2dbase [Bailey | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
6 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
8 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Sargent Bay returned to Manus, Admiralty Islands after three weeks at sea providing air support for a logistics and replenishment group. ww2dbase [Sargent Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
11 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
12 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
20 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
25 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
29 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea
30 Oct 1944

Australian New Guinea Photo(s) dated 30 Oct 1944
Torpedo damage to the hull of cruiser USS Honolulu after being torpedoed in Leyte Gulf on 20 Oct 1944. This photo was taken in floating drydock ABSD-2 at Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands on 30 Oct 1944.
1 Nov 1944

Australian New Guinea
10 Nov 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • USS Kimberly departed Manus, Admiralty Islands, escorting a supply convoy for Leyte Gulf in the Philippine Islands. ww2dbase [Kimberly | Manus, Admiralty Islands | CPC]
18 Nov 1944

Australian New Guinea
19 Nov 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • USS Honolulu departed Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii by way of Majuro, Marshall Islands. ww2dbase [Honolulu | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
4 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
8 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
9 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • With one propeller removed, USS St. Louis was floated out of floating drydock USS ABSD-4 in Papitalai Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands and departed Manus with USS Maryland bound for Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. ww2dbase [St. Louis | Maryland | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
17 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
24 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • At Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Captain Joe Paschal came aboard escort carrier USS Steamer Bay as relief of Captain Teller as commanding officer. The actual exchange of command would occur two weeks later. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
27 Dec 1944

Australian New Guinea
  • Casablanca-class escort carrier USS Steamer Bay departed Seeadler Harbor as part of a task unit of 17 escort carriers bound for Kossol Passage in the Palau Islands. ww2dbase [Steamer Bay | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
28 Dec 1944

Photo(s) dated 28 Dec 1944
USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 3USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 2 of 3USS Iowa entering floating drydock ABSD-2 for temporary repairs, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 3 of 3USS Iowa inside floating drydock ABSD-2, Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, 28 Dec 1944, photo 1 of 4
See all photos dated 28 Dec 1944
22 Apr 1945

Australian New Guinea
  • A Japanese reconnaissance flight over Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands reported two US aircraft carriers anchored in the harbor. The ships were actually floating drydocks USS ABSD-2 and ABSD-4. ww2dbase [ABSD-2 | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
29 Apr 1945

Australian New Guinea
  • [incorrectly given as 27 Apr 1945 by some sources] Acting on a reconnaissance report stating two US aircraft carriers were in Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands, the Japanese executed an aerial torpedo attack consisting of two (some sources 3) Nakajima B5N2 “Kate” bombers. The targets were actually floating drydocks USS ABSD-2 and ABSD-4 and each was struck with one torpedo, causing minimal damage to the docks. USS ABSD-4 had three ships in dock at the time, including a seaplane tender that was docked for emergency repairs and thus had not offloaded her ammunition. None of the ships in dock were damaged in the attack and all were returned to service. ww2dbase [B5N | ABSD-2 | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
26 Jul 1945

Australian New Guinea
6 Aug 1945

Australian New Guinea
  • USS Tamalpais departed Seeadler Harbor, Manus, Admiralty Islands with a load of fresh water bound for Leyte Gulf, Philippines. ww2dbase [Tamalpais | Manus, Admiralty Islands | DS]
18 Sep 1945

Photo(s) dated 18 Sep 1945
Advanced Base Sectional Dock #2 (foreground) and ABSD #4 at Papitalai Harbor (a sheltered bay in Seeadler Harbor), Manus, Admiralty Islands, 18 Sep 1945.

Timeline Section Founder: Thomas Houlihan
Contributors: Alan Chanter, C. Peter Chen, Thomas Houlihan, Hugh Martyr, David Stubblebine
Special Thanks: Rory Curtis




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