Monday, October 18, 1943
After having spent 8 days at Lumbari, JFK and crew headed for the newly constructed advance base at Lambu Lambu cove on Vella Lavella. That night the 59 went on her first patrol to Choiseul Island to try to interdict Japanese barges. The patrol was filled out by the 171, 169, 177, 180, and 183.
[153, p. 330, 331]