Appreciate the information, Nelson: FYI-The USS President Adams (AP-38) "War Diary" for January 1943 outlined the special orders and ships assigned to Task Group 62.6 "Movement form Noumea, New Caledonia to Guadalcanal (January 1 to 5, 1943). I have copies of "War Diary" for each Transport; all but the USAT Funston as you have explained was most likely destroyed years ago.
TASK FORCE 62, TASK GROUP 62.6: New Caledonia to Guadalcanal
(January 2, 1943 to January 5, 1943)
Task Organization: Task Group 62.6 - Captain Reifsnider.
(a) Transport Unit No. l (62.6.1) - Captain Kiland.
USS PRESIDENT JACKSON (FLAG)
USS PRESIDENT ADAMS
USS PRESIDENT HAYES
USS CRESCENT CITY
(b) Transport Unit. No2 (62.6.2) - Captain Reifsnider.
USS HUNTER LIGGETT (FLAG)
(c) Landing Unit No. 1 (62.6.3) - Colonel Jackson.
Sixth Marines, Reinforced.
(d) Landing Unit No. 2 (62.6.4) - Lieut. Col. Landers.
221st Field Artillery Battalion.
Third Echelon, 25th Division.
Battery F, 214th Coast Arti11ery Battalion.
Battery H, 244th Coast Artillery Battalion.
Section, Advanced Depot, 7th Medical Supply.
Detachment Co. C, 60th QM Laundry Battalion.
Rear Echelon, Americal Division.
51st Ordnance Co.
Marine Air Depot Squadron.
Naval Construction Battalion Personnel.
Miscellaneous Naval Personnel.
(e) Embarkation Unit No. 1 (62.0.5) - Colonel Sims.
Seventh Marines, Reinforced (JACKSON, ADAMS, HAYES)
Aviation Group, Cub CUE (CRESCENT CITY).
(f) Embarkation Unit No. 2 (62.6.6) -Lt.Comdr. BLUNDER.
Sixth Construction Battalion (HUNTER LIGGETT)
(g) Escort (62.6.7) - Commander BELL.
USS GRAYSON (FLAG)