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

January, 1942
List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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Jan. 1st, 1942
[0-4 - 4-8 Hours]
Moored starboard side in Berth 17, US NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Receiving fresh & flushing water, steam, electricity, compressed air, telephone services & fuel from the dock.

Completed fueling having received 769,752 gals.

[8-12 Hours]
The Commanding Officer delivered a commission as Ensign, USN, to
ball-red-02 Deceased Lambert, J. R., Ch. Elect, USN.
Ensign J. R. Lambert, USN, executed acceptance and oath of office this date.

Received from the USS CHICAGO with bag, hammock, records & accounts, for duty: Mayo, B. R., MM1c, USN

[12-16 Hours]
Summers, D. R., CGM(PA), USN returned from 30 days leave.

Transferred the following men to the USS SOLACE for treatment, with bags & hammocks. Records & accounts will be forwarded by offices concerned.
Stephens, C. P., SK2c, USN
Bush, H. P., Bkr3c, USN

ball-red-02 Deceased McCall, Charles E., CMM(PA) returned from 30 days leave.

Lowe, Frank L., Captain, USN reported on board for temporary duty.

[16-18 Hours]
Deceased Taylor, Charles S., Ensign, USN was detached from this vessel to report to COMDT. 11th NAV. DIST. for temporary duty under instruction.

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Jan. 2, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Received ammunition from the USS BOBOLINK

Captain Frank L. Lowe [linked above] left the ship for temporary duty on the USS CHESTER

[18-20 Hours]
Received the following men from the USS NORTHAMPTON with bags, hammocks, records & accounts for duty in the Aviation Unit.
Stevens, Edward B., S2c, USN
Davis, G. W., S2c, USN

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Jan. 3, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth 17 at Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred to the USS NEW ORLEANS with bag & hammock. Records & accounts to follow via special messenger:
Eaton, H. C., SM1c, USN

Received from SUBBASE, Pearl Harbor, TH. with bag & hammock for duty:
Booty, M. R., GM1c, USN Deceased

Pursuant to Commanding Officer USS NEW ORLEANS, Serial No. P16-4, received with bag and hammock for temporary duty:
Dryden, R. C., Pvt1c, USMC

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Jan. 4th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to Berth 17, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
The following named officers were promoted to the rank as indicated, oath of acceptance of office being executed by the Captain:
Stone, Earl E., Commander, USN [as Captain] Deceased
Chappell, Church A., Lt. Commander, USN [as Commander] Deceased
O'Connell, Jr., George A., Lt. (jg), USN [as Lieut.] ball-red-02 Deceased
Boland, John N. Lt. (jg), USN [Lieut.] ball-red-02 Deceased


Kuhn, W. J., (ChC), USN held divine services for the benefit of the officers and crew.


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Jan. 5th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth 17, US Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Received the following named men for duty. Records & accounts to be forwarded by registered mail if & when received by the RECEIVING STATION, Pearl Harbor, TH.
Border, Fred L., WT1c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Larson, L. E., F2c, USN ball-red-02
Lockhart, H. L., FC3c, USN
King, H. A., GM2c, USN
Bradshaw, C. A., AMM2c, USN
Dodge, C. W., S1c, USN
Dooley, W. C., Bkr1c, USN
Gallosky, F. H., SF1c, USN
Green, F. F., SC2c, USN
Guess, O. A., F1c, USN
Kell, J. V., F1c, USN
Pattoon, C. W., S1c, USN
Rohe, L. V., FC2c, USN
Wilcoxon, R. J., SM2c, USN


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Jan. 6th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
The Captain held Meritorious Mast and awarded the following commendation:
ball-red-02 Deceased Drust, R. C., S1c, USNR; Commended for excellence in performance of duty as battle lookout in sighting a plane crash at sea on Dec. 31st, 1941. Although the SLC was the leading ship in column and therefore farthest from the crash, he sighted the crash before anyone on this or other ships, thereby enabling this vessel to report the crash.

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Jan. 7th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
The following officers received promotions (temporary commissions) to the rank as indicated, oath of acceptance having been administered by the Captain:
Currier, R. N., Lt. (jg), USN [Lieut.]
Pugsley, E. B., Ensign, (D-V)(G), USNR [Lieut. (jg) (D-V) (G)] ball-red-02 Deceased
Johnston, J. F. B., Ensign, USN [Lieut. (jg)]

ball-red-02 Deceased Knight, William E., Ensign, (D-V)(G), USNR was detached from this vessel and ordered to 14th NAV. DIST., FFT TO COMDT., 9th NAV. DIST., for temporary active duty for the purpose of physical examination.

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Jan. 8th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
The following men returned on board, having completed temporary duty:
Bostic, H. J., SF1c, USN
Koch, D. F., Cox, USN

Received the following men with bags & hammocks, from US RECEIVING STATION, for duty. Records and accounts to be received by registered mail:
Lloyd, Kenneth J., S2c, USN Deceased
Lindsey, Duward W., S2c, USNR Deceased
Smith, Walter T., S2c, USN
Snyder, Earl F., S2c, USN
Thomas, Richard G., S2c,USN Deceased

[16-18 Hours]
Deceased Derra, R. J., SM3c, USN, received a laceration on the forehead while on duty. Negligence was not apparent. Treatment: Wound cleansed, one dermal suture, sterile dressing applied. Returned to duty.

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Jan. 9th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Niccolls, C. H., EM3c, USN, received second degree burns on left hand & right arm when he accidentally fell against an un-insulated rheostat handle. Negligence not apparent. Treated in Sick Bay and returned to duty.

[12-16 Hours]
The following named men were transferred to the USS SOLACE with bags and hammocks for treatment. Records & accounts forwarded by registered mail:
Grewohl, Raymond F., GM3c, USN
Ross, C. R., CMM(PA), USN Deceased

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Jan. 10th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Deceased McFarland, F. B., Ensign, USN was detached from this vessel and ordered to duty on the EAST COAST.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred the following men, with bags, hammocks, records & accounts to the USS SUMNER for duty:
Isaacs, J. H., F2c, USN
Ramsey, C. P., F2c, USN
Barnes, K. R., F2c, USN
Christiansen, J. J., F2c, USN
Cyr, J. L., F2c, USN

[16-18 Hours]
The following named men reported aboard with bags, hammocks, records & accounts, for duty:
Hermann, E. C., CQM, USN
Putruska, V. J., SF2c, USN
Rehbein, A., S2c, USN Deceased
Chamberlain, D. C., GM2c, USN

Lowe, F. L., Captain, USN, left the ship to report to COMINCH, PACIFIC FLEET.

Rapp, F. A., CY(PA), USN was transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts to REC. STAT. Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to FLAG allowance COMINCH, WASHINGTON, D.C. for duty.

Two civilians came on board for passage authorized verbally by CINCPAC
R. Landry from Los Angeles, CA. & Robert J. Casey...[1885-1962] from Chicago, IL.


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Jan. 11th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored starboard side to dock in Berth 17, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Received Bittenbender, S., Ensign, E-V(G), USNR on board for temporary duty.

ball-red-02 Hunter, J. D., F1c, USN left the ship to take charge of the Gig, Motor Boat & #3 Motor Launch, and upon completion of such duty to return to the ship and resume his regular duties.

Commenced preparation for getting underway.

Goggins, C. H., Lt., (MC), USN reported on board for temporary duty.

Received the following men on board from the USS ARGONNE, with bags, hammocks, records and accounts for duty as qualified Radar men.
Luczak, J. J., S1c, USN
Armantrout, R. L., S1c, USNR


Received the following men on board, with bags & hammocks, from the REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., for duty:
Allen, D. B., AS, USN
Bailey, W. E., AS, USN
Boullt, C. E., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Carroll, D. B., S1c, USN
Caton, E. H., S2c, USN Deceased
Clark, R. W., AS, USN
Collins, F. L., AS, USNR
Coomes, J. R., AS, USN
Dakan, S. E., AS, USN
Dallas, P. K., AS, USN
Eade, W. E., AS, USN
Earhart, C. B., AS, USN
Elmer, E. H., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Evans, F. E., S2c, USN ball-red-02
Fabisack, C. L., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Fullerton, D. E., AS, USN
Harry, Jr., E. R., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Hunt, J. K., AS, USN
Kartke, H. J., AS, USN
Kloo, I. G., AS, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased
Meadows, M. S., AS, USN
Ready, J. E., AS, USN
Roberts, J. F., S2c, USN Deceased
Roccoforte, V., S1c, USN Deceased
Scroggin, D. B., AS, USN
Stewart, J. D., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Tapley, T. G., AS, USN
Thomas, R. C., S2c, USN
Virden, T. G., AS, USN
Weire, E. O., AS, USN
Wekkin, E. D., AS, USN Deceased
Welch, D. E., AS, USN
Woods, George C., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Zucati, L. R., AS, USN Deceased


Got underway in company with TASK FORCE 8. Captain at the Conn., Executive Officer and Navigator on the Bridge. Standing out of Pearl Harbor, TH.

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Jan. 13th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II with TASK FORCE 8.

[8-12 Hours]
The Captain held meritorious mast and assigned the following commendation:
ball-red-02 Deceased Loe, Donald G., S2c, USN
"During the forenoon of Jan. 11th, 1942, a barge loaded with sheet steel capsized, throwing several men into the water. You, by direction of the Officer-of-the-Deck, hurried to the scene with a life ring, pushed through the crowd, threw the ring into the water and assisted in hauling two men out of the water. You are commended for your quick action, cool headedness, and exemplary performance of duty."

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Jan. 15th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readinness II with TASK FORCE 8

[12-16 Hours]
Deceased Tyler, Clarence Frederick, S1c, USN, while manning the powder hoist in No. 3 Turret, was caught in hoist mechanism. Diagnosis: Injuries, multiple, extreme #2542, KL "H", man pronounced dead at 1400 by Commander James F. Hayes, (MC), USN.

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Jan. 17th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 8

[12-16 Hours]
An "SBD" airplane from the USS ENTERPRISE, crashed into the water about 1 mile on port bow. The plane sank immediately and the USS LAMSON launched a boat to rescue the survivors.

The Board of Investigation, Comdr. J. F. Hays, (MC), USN, Senior Member, reconvened in the case of Tyler, Clarence F., late S1c, USN. Deceased

[16-18 Hours]
ball-red-02 Deceased Hicks, Harry Lee, EM3c, USN, received laceration on forehead when a hatch fell on side of his head while proceeding to relieve the watch, negligence not apparent. Treated in Sick Bay and retained in Sick Bay.

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Jan. 18th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readinessII in company with TASK FORCE 8

[8-12 Hours]
Assembled all hands aft to bury the late ball-red-02 Deceased Tyler, Clarence F., S1c, USN; Committed body to the sea. Kuhn, W. J., Lt. (jg) (Chc), USN officiating.

[12-16 Hours]
The USS PLATTE, USS CRAVEN, USS CLARK, USS LAMSON and USS DRAYTON left the formation and proceeded as directed.

[20-24 Hours]
Intermittent rain squalls and distant lighting.

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Jan. 19th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in Condition of Readiness II in the company with TASK FORCE 8

[8-12 Hours]
Steaming as before. Sighted Savaii, distance abt. 70 miles. Catapulted plane 5-CS-13, pilot, Lt. D. S. Crowley, USN.

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Jan. 20th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 8

[12-16 Hours]
Catapulted following planes as indicated:
5-CS-15 to starboard, pilot, Lt., (jg) W. J. Tate, Jr., USN
5-CS-14 to port, pilot, Ensign B. L. Davis, USNR

[16-18 Hours]
Recovered plane No. 5-CS-15. Plane No. 5-CS-14 failed to return at end of flight.

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Jan. 21st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 8

[8-12 Hours]
Sighted plane 5-CS-14 on water, distance 12 miles. Recovered plane.

[12-16 Hours]
Catapulted following planes as indicated:
5-CS-15 to starboard, pilot, Ensign E. H. Katenkamp, USN
5-CS-16, pilot, Ensign R. E. Cheney, USNR

Sighted Savaii Island, Samoa, distance, 85 miles.

[18-24 Hours]
Recovered aircrafts: 5-CS-13, 15 & 16

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Jan. 22nd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in codition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 8

[20-24 Hours]
Rain squall set in from Northeast. Visibility northward reduced to 2000 yards.

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Jan. 23rd - 29th, 1942 daily routine of launching & recovering aircraft. Condition of readiness II in company of TASK FORCE 8.

Jan. 30th, 1942 records missing

Jan. 31st, 1942
Bombarded Wotje. USS ENTERPRISE & USS CHESTER took Mili. USS CHESTER received bomb hit on the well deck with slight damage.

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