Sunday, June 13, 1943
JFK took PT 109 and his crew off the frontline at the Russell to return to Tulagi for repairs of three engines. One fellow sailor maintains this was a scheduled rebuild and not the result of Kennedy crashing his boat into the dock several days previously.
The crew left at 10 A.M. and made Tulagi by 2:30 .M.
[Blair, p. 218]