Lt. David E. Oaksmith, commander of the USS Davenport, is transferred to the USS Hingham (PF-30) using the Breeches Buoy at 1600 hours on 31 Aug 1945. The Davenport was on duty at Weather Station #2 (60.5 N, 33.0 W) when the ship's medical officer determined that he needed to be transported to the US Naval Hospital in Reykjavik, Iceland for in-patient treatment.
(photo at right courtesy of Don F. Roban)