End-3 on Lieut. Hubbard’s ltr. dated 11 Oct. 43.
To: Commander, Seventh Fleet
Subj.: Lieutenant Lafayette R. HUBBARD D-V(S), USNR – Thompson Sub-Machine Guns on Loan from H.Q. Coast Artillery, Australian Military Forces, Brisbane.
- By Direction
John W. Riely,
Lieutenant (jg), USNR,
Officer Performance Division.
FOURTH ENDORSEMENT on ltr dated 20 May 1943 of H. Q. Coast Artillery, Australian Military Forces, Brisbane
28 June 1943
From: The Chief of Naval Personnel.
To: Lieutenant Lafayette R. Hubbard, D-V(S), USNR, U.S.S. PC 815
Via: Commanding Officer
Subject: Thompson sub-Machine Guns on Loan from H. Q. Coast Artillery, Australian Military Forces, Brisbane.
1. Forwarded for your information, appropriate action, and
such comment as you may desire to make relative to the subject matter.
2. Return of all papers is requested.
The Chief of Naval Personnel.
J. B. Perkins, Jr.,
Enclosure (a) was forwarded to this office. Information available here indicates that Lieutenant Hubbard returned to the United States via the M.S. PENNANT of the American President Lines. This vessel departed Brisbane March 9, for San Francisco.
Commander, U.S. Navy.
I arrived Brisbane, Q. Australia on January 11, 1942. Reported by acknowledged despatch NR149 to CinCAsiatic Jan 16 1942.
2. (a) I sailed from United States to duty outside continental limits thereof on Dec.17, (Date of sailing) 1941 (this item to be inserted only if applicable).
(b) I arrived in United States from duty outside continental limits thereof on Mar. 23 (Date of arrival) 1942 (this item to be inserted only if applicable).
L. Ron Hubbard
U. S. Naval Attache
357 Little Collins St.
14 February 1942.
From: Naval Attache.
To : Commandant, Twelfth Naval District.
Subject: Lieutenant (jg) L. RON HUBBARD, U.S.N.R.; Suggestion as to nature of duty assigned.
1. The subject officer arrived in Brisbane via the SS PRESIDENT POLK. He reported to me that he was ordered to Manila for duty and asked for permission to leave the SS PRESIDENT POLK until a vessel offering a more direct route to his destination was available. I authorized him to remain in Brisbane for further transportation to his destination.
2. By assuming unauthorized authority and attempting to perform duties for which he has no qualification he became the source of much trouble. This, however, was made possible by the representative of the U.S. Army at Brisbane.
3. On February 11, 1942 I sent him dispatch orders to report to the Commanding Officer USS CHAUMONT for passage to the United States and upon arrival report to the Commandant Twelfth Naval District for further assignment.
4. This officer is not satisfactory for independent duty assignment. He is garrulous and tries to give impressions of his importance. He also seems to think that he has unusual ability in most lines. These characteristics indicate that he will require close supervision for satisfactory performance of any intelligence duty.
L. D. CAUSEY.
Copy to BuNav.