Rear Admiral Allen Calvert, USN, (Ret)
Thank you Admiral Calvert for your long and distinguished
military service to our Navy and Country.
Mary F. Calvert (grand daughter of Admiral Calvert) an award
winning photographer (Washington Times) covering the White House.
Bush, with Secretary of Defense Donald H.
Office of Naval Intelligence: "The Raids on Wake and Marcus Islands"
Dictionary of American Naval Fighting Ships: "PT-106 and Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla ONE"
the Admiral when he was the commanding officer of the USS OAKLAND. He
was a very fine officer and gentleman having a very high respect from
the officers and crew.
1942-43 Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla ONE, Commander Allen P. Calvert, USN
PT-109 joined MTB Squadron FIVE and shifted to Panama, replacing the first eight PT boats that sailed on transports for the south Pacific in early September.
Six of the Elco boats, PTs 109 through 114, were then transferred to MTB Squadron TWO on 26 October 1942 and prepared for deployment to the Solomon Islands. The boats were loaded on cargo ships and sailed west, arriving at Sesapi, Tulagi harbor, Nggela Islands, at the end of November. There, the Elco boats joined the earlier boats--which had established the MTB base at Sesapi in October--to form Motor Torpedo Boat Flotilla ONE, under Commander Allen P. Calvert.