Events from the
Official DECK LOG RECORDS of the USS SALT LAKE CITY CA25

June, 1942
Part One...Part Two

List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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June 18th, 1942
[8-12 Hours]
Anchored as before. Making preparations for getting underway. Got underway, leaving Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Australia.

[12-16 Hours]
Steaming as before, leaving Moreton Bay. Set condition of Readiness III. USS HENLEY & USS BAGLEY formed anti-submarine screen.

The following officers were promoted to ranks as indicated. Oath of acceptance having been executed by the Captain.
Promoted to Lieut. Commander
Gale, Winsor C., Lt. ball-red-02 Deceased     Hawkins, D. D., Lt. ball-red-02 Deceased

Promoted to Lieut.
Tate, Jr. W. J., Lt.,(jg) ball-red-02 Deceased     Johnston, J.F.B., Lt.(jg)    Grahn, H. E., Lt.(jg) Deceased
Pugsley, E. B., Lt.(jg) ball-red-02 Deceased     Katenkamp, E. H., Lt.(jg) ball-red-02 Deceased

Promoted to Lieut. (MC)
Jacoby, J. M., Lt.(jg), (MC)

Promoted to to Lieut.(jg)
Bikle, B. L., Ensign, USN Deceased
Bittenbender, S., Ensign, USN
Blum, R. L., Ensigns, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Bracken, R. O., Ensign, USN Deceased
Cheney, R. E., Ensign, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Coie, John E., Ensign, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Engle, A. D., Ensign Deceased
Lambert, J. R., Ensign ball-red-02 Deceased
Lavrakas, J., Ensign, USN
Maher, J. F., Ensign, USN Deceased
Matusek, R. J., Ensign, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
McLachlin, B. R., Ensign, USN Deceased
Midelburg, C. W., Ensign, USN
Morse, Russell P., Ensign, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Nichols, C. C., Ensign, USN
Reeves, G. M., Ensign Deceased
Ware, C. A., Ensign, USN ball-red-02 Deceased


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June 19th, 1942 Missing from records

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June 20th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming as before. 0017: Anchored in Northwest Channel, Moreton Bay, Australia.

[8-12 Hours]
Anchored as before. Hoisted out aircraft. Preparing to get underway, moving to Newstead Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

[12-16 Hours]
Moored to Newstead Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

The following men left the ship for temporary shore partol duty.
Sandy, J. D., CGM(PA), USN
Brew, W. H., CMM(PA), USN
Metzler, L. C., FC1c(M), USN
Bennett, A. J., GM2c, USN
King, H. A., GM2c, USN
Kirkpatrick, L. E., CM2c, USN
Lyon, Willaim M., MM2c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Yelenich, R. P., EM2c, USN


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June 21st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored port side to Newstead Wharf, Brisbane, Australia in special anti-submarine condition of readiness.

The above listed men [June 20th], returned on board having completed temporary shore patrol duty.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored as before.

Ward, R. F., CWT(PA), USN and Kincaid, Robert H., SM2c, USN Deceased are being discharged this date by reason of expiration of enlistment.

The Captain left the ship to pay an official call on COMTASKFORCE 44.

Received 30 gallons ice cream for the General mess.

[12-16 Hours]
Moored as before.

The Captain returned to the ship.

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June 22nd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored port side to Newstead Wharf, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored as before.

Transferred the following men, with bags, hammock, records & accounts, via commercial transportation, to report to the US Naval Liason Officer, Sidney, Australia, FFT, US REC. SHIP, San Francisco, CA., for assignment to new construction by Commander Service Force, Subordinate Command, US PAC. FLT:
Baker, W. D., CMM(PA), USN
Conner, Jr., L., S1c, USN
Eldridge, R. J., MM1c, USN
Foley, M. L., F1c, USN
Gowens, E. E., S1c, USN
Harris, E. W., S1c, USN
Henderson, Jr., C. O., F1c, USN
Herbert, J. L., FC2c, USN
Lahla, R. M., S1c, USN
Lundberg, J. B., S1c, USN
McGreevy, K. J., QM1c, USN Deceased
Paulus, H. G., QM3c, USN
Ridley, W. H., RM3c, USN
Wilcoxon, R. J., SM1c, USN
Wilson, J. S., SF3c, USN


Took aboard 600 gals. aviation gasoline.

Received the following stores
4000 lbs. Apples; 4000 lbs. Cabbage; 1000 lbs. Pumpkins; 800 lbs. Turnips; 800 lbs. Rhubarb; 10,080 lbs. Potatoes; 3038 lbs. Dry onions; 2000 lbs. Butter; 1200 Doz. Fresh Eggs; Inspected by M. L. Waits, Pay Clerk, USN. & L. A. Miller, PhM3c, USN.

Made preparations for getting underway.

[12-16 Hours]
Moored as before. Pilot O. H. Liley came aboard. Got underway. Pilot at the Conn., Captain, Exec. Officer, & Navigator on the Bridge. Commenced maneuvering to conform to the Channel of Brisbane River, leaving Port. Commenced maneuvering incident to aircraft operations. Recovered aircraft sleeve target, recovered planes.

[16-18 Hours]
Steaming as before. Maneuvering incident to approaching anchorge. Anchored in Northwest Channel, Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Australia.

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June 23rd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Anchored in Northwest channel in Moreton Bay, Brisbane, Australia in the presents of COMTASKFOR 44 in condition of Readiness II. Getting underway with all regular Officers on the Bridge. Maneuvering incident to forming column 600 yards astern USS CHICAGO, as fourth ship in column. Secured both anchors for sea. Maneuvering, following movements of leader in column, conforming to channel, leaving Northwest Channel on various courses at 11 knots. Out of channel, commenced zig-zagging in accordance with Plan #3.

[8-12 Hours]
Steaming as before. In company with USS CHICAGO & two screeing destroyers. C/C to 355 degree (T&PGC) to open out to 16,000 yards from remainder of disposition for ranging and teaching drill. Completed ranging & teaching exercise, resumed station in disposition.

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June 24th through 27th, 1942
Steaming as before in company of TASK FORCE 44. Daily routines, Drills, etc.

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June 28th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in Company with TASK FORE 44, fourth ship in column, HMAS AUSTRALIA, Fleet Guide.

[8-12 Hours]
Steaming as before. Commenced manurvering, standing in to Great Roads, Noumea, New Caledonia. Captain at the Conn., Exec. Officer, & Navigator on the Bridge. Anchored in Berth B2, Great Roads, Noumea, New Caledonia.

[12-16 Hours]
Anchored as before.

The following men left the ship on temporary shore patrol duty, with Lt. J.F.B. Johnston in charge.

Kronquist, Harold E. "Gus", CFC, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Hill, C. R., CWT, USN
Metzler, L. C., FC1c, USN
Flynn, C. F., GM2c, USN
Bennett, A. J., GM2c, USN
Ziemer, K. H., CM2c, USN
Long, R. J., MM2c, USN
Toye, D. E., WT2c,USN

Milliken, W. A., CBM(PA), USN was promoted to the rank of Boatswain for temporary service. Oath of acceptance having been executed by the Captain.

[18-20 Hours]
Anchored as before.

The above named men returned to the ship after completing temporary shore patrol duty.

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June 29th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Anchored in Berth B-2, Great Roads, New Caledonia, in condition of Readiness III. Ship's present, TASK FORCE 44 & various small craft.

Received fuel from tanker H.M.S. BISHOP DALE. Preparing to get underway.

[8-12 Hours]
Underway in the company of TASK FORCE 44. Captain at the Conn., Exec. Officer, & Navigator on the Bridge.

[16-18 Hours]
Steaming as before. Commenced maneuvering to conduct & complete exercises in Approach and Deployment. USS CHICAGO designated Fleet Guide.

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