United States Pacific Fleet
Flagship of Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command
COTCPac File :
15 July, 1943.
From: Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command, Pacific.
To: Lieutenant Lafayette Ron Hubbard, D-V(S), U.S.N.R.
Via: Commandant, ELEVENTH Naval District.
Subject: Letter of Admonition.
(a) Record of Proceedings of a Board of Investigation
convened on board the U.S.S. PC 815 on June 30, 1943,
by order of Commander, Fleet Operational Training
1. The facts and testimony contained in reference (a) indicate that on June 28, 1943, while serving as Commanding Officer of the U.S.S. PC 815, you:
(a) Disregarded orders by having the vessel under your command conduct a gunnery practice without proper authority; and
(b) Disregarded orders by anchoring in Mexican Territorial waters without proper authority.
2. The above led to the receipt of a complaint against the vessel under your command from Mexican Authorities.
3. Because of the short time that you have been in command and the exigencies of the service, this letter of admonition is written in lieu of other more drastic disciplinary action which would have been taken under normal and peacetime conditions.
4. A copy of this letter will be made a part of your official record.
F. A. BRAISTED.
File/Ref. No.: OMPF-LRH-07-081; OMPF-LRH-10-105