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Dear Mr. Carlson,
Thank you for posting your request to the History Hub!
We searched the WWII Action Reports in the Records of the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations (Record Group 38) but were unable to locate any for the "Mobile Base For Landing Ships #152,” “Landing Craft Repair Unit,” or the “R/S, Espiritu Santos” for time periods listed. Please provide us with the higher echelon unit and we will gladly continue our search.
We hope this this information is helpful. Best of luck with your research!
The # 152 may refer to a Base Location number.
Base 152 may be Tulagi, Solomon Islands.
There were also landing craft repair ships. The Naval discharge certificate
would list ship assignments or units during WW2.
Land based naval units were usually under Naval Construction and Mobile Warfare or
Sea Bee Units, which would have skilled trades personnel such as construction and
welders .Sea Bees were often used to defend the bases.
Base Number web site Link:
NARA does have references to Tulagi and the Solomon Island Campaigns of WW2.
NARA Link Tulagi and Solomon Islands, with 38 feet of records
The Naval History and Heritage Command site lists the WW2 CB Construction Battalions, it does not
have a unit 152, so it may be the locational code. The Following Link has a list of the WW2 CB Units, which
performed a broad range of construction, maintenance and repairs.