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)