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

March, 1942
Part One...Part Two

List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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Mar. 4th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 16.1

[4-8 Hours]
Steaming as before. Commenced maneuvering on various courses and speeds to conform to movements of the USS ENTERPRISE in launching planes for attack on MARCUS ISLAND.

[8-12 Hours]
Steaming as before. Set condition I in AA Battery. Commenced maneuvering incident to conforming to movements of USS ENTERPRISE in conducting air operations.

[12-16 16-18 18-20 Hours]
Steaming as before. Conformed to movements of USS ENTERPRISE in launching and recovering aircraft. Resumed base course.

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Mar. 6th, 1942 [-12 Zone]
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II and in battle cruising condition "ZED" in company with TASK GROUPS 16.5 & 16.6 in column as follows: USS NORTHAMPTON, fleet guide; USS ENTERPRISE, and USS SALT LAKE CITY, with destroyers screening, on fleet course and axis, at fleet speed 20 kts.

[12-16 Hours]
Commenced zigzagging in accordance with plan No. 1. Sighted tanker and destroyer, distance 20 miles. USS SABINE & USS MCCALL joined formation. USS ENTERPRISE assumed position as fleet guide.

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Mar. 7th, 1942 [plus 12]
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in company with TASK FORCE 16.

[4-8 Hours]
Steaming as before. Went to General Quarters. Secured from General Quarters and set condition of readiness II.

[16-18 Hours]
Steaming as before.

ball-red-02 Miller, Arthur L., S1c, USN, received a contusion of the back, while in the First Lieutenants Office, when a large filing cabinet fell over on him due to the ship's rolling. Injury was: Within command; work. Negligence not apparent. Man examined by the Asst. Medical Officer and admitted to the Sick List.

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Mar. 10th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in condition of readiness II in company with TASK FORCE 16.

[8-12 Hours]
Steaming as before. Commenced maneuvering, standing into Pearl Harbor, TH., Captain, Executive Officer, and navigator on the Bridge. Moored starboard side to port side of USS MEDUSA, in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH. Set all clocks ahead 1 1/2 hours to plus 9 1/2 Zone Time.

The following men, having completed temporary duty, left the ship to assume regular duties on board USS NORTHAMPTON.
Neighbors, Earnest L., GM1c, USN
Gardner, Ren W., GM2c, USN

Robert J. Casey, Newspaper correspondent for the Chicago Daily News and Foster Hailey, Newspaper correspondent for the New York Times, left the ship.

[12-16 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Received Stephens, C. F., SK3c, USN from the USS SOLACE with bag, hammock, records & accounts.

Received with bags & hammocks. Records and accounts to follow:
Conner, Jr., L., S1c, USN
Harris, E. W., S1c, USN
Russell, C. F., MAtt3c, USN

Transferred the following men to USS SOLACE for treatment.
Bush, L. W., MAtt3c, USN
Delara, V., OS1c, USN
Hemstreet, F. E., CMM(PA), FNR "A"
Kincaid, R. H., SM3c, USN
Nelson, N. M., F1c, USN
Sharit, C. R., BM1c, USN

The following men were discharged this date, at Pearl Harbor, TH., with Honorable Discharges by reason of the expiration of their enlistment and for the convenience of the Government:

Matthews, S. P., WT1c, USN
Gorohoff, G. J., PhM1c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Conally, R. B., GM1c, USN
Wilder, L. G., WT1c, USN
De Los Santos, G., OC1c, USN
All Re-enlisted the next day.

[16-18 Hours]
Moored as before.

Dodd, Kendall S., Ensign, A-V(N), USN reported on board for duty from the US Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Morrison, Hilmond J., MAtt3c, USNR reported on board with bag and hammock. Records and accounts to follow.

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Mar. 11th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Navigation Department commenced annual inventory of Title "B" equipage.

Busch, F. A., Ensign, USNR detached from temporary duty on board this vessel to report to COMDESRON 6 for duty.


[12-16 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

The following named men re-enlisted on board this vessel this date, each for a period of 4 years.
Matthews, S. P., WT1c; Gorohoff, G. J., PhM1c; Wilder, L. G., WT1c; Connolly, R. B., GM1c, and De Los Santos, G., OC1c

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Mar. 12th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

The following men were discharged this date by reason of expiration of enlistment:
Vanden Bos, J. H., MM1c, USN
Strader, C. H., GM3c, USN

[12-16 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Transferred following men with bags and rifles, to Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, TH. for duty, staff returns to follow by mail:
Wooding, Richard P., Sgt., USMC
Ambrosia, Eugene J., Cpl., USMC Deceased
Rushing, Dewie T., Cpl., USMC

[16-18 Hours]
Moored as before.

Received Nash, Joe R., F2c, USN on board for duty with bag, hammock, records & accounts

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Mar. 13th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Bougie, G. J., F1c, USN was this date honorably discharged by reason of expiration of enlistment for the convenience of the Government.
Re-enlisted this Mar. 15th, 1942, on board this vessel for a period of 4 years.


The Following name men reported on board for duty, with bags, hammocks. Records & accounts to follow by Guard Mail.
Taylor, O. H., CM3c, USNR
Thein, K. R., CM3c, USNR
Royle, C. C., SF3c, USNR
Ryan, T. W., SF3c, USNR

[12-16 Hours]
Moored as before.

Received the following men from the USS SOLACE with bags, hammocks, records & accounts for duty:
Shipley, J. P., F2c, USN
Metcalf, Charles A., S2c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased


Received the following men from the US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., with bags, and hammocks for duty. Records and accounts to be forwarded by Guard Mail:
Bottrell, E. W., GM2c, USN
Bragg, L. S., S1c, USN
Caudell, J. E., AS, USN
Fay, Jr., T. F., HA1c, USN
Filder, R. G., AS, USN
Gibson, B. E., S1c, USN
Huth, T. J., S1c, USN Deceased
McEnery, D. W., S1c, USN
Pate, P., S1c, USN
Pernichele, G. L., S1c, USN
Stewart, J. H., S1c, USN
Szczepkowski, E. J., F3c, USN
Wilson, W. J., S1c, USN

Received Hern, W. B., Pvt., USMC on board with bag, hammock, rifle & staff returns for duty from the Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[16-20 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

The following named men were transferred to US NAV. HOSP., Pearl Harbor, TH., for treatment in accordance with Naval Regs.
Howard, Edward "Reg" R., RM2c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Richardson, Jr., E. M., F2c, USN

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Mar. 14th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7 at Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Sounded General Quarters and set Material Condition "ZED", in preparation for air raid, because of air raid alarm by 14th Nav. Dist. Made all preparations for getting underway. All Clear signal made by 14th Naval Dist. Secured from air raid condition and restored ship to condition of readiness III, and material condition "YOKE". USS HELM sounded fire quarters.

Thompson, J. E., WT1c, USN Deceased was discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service with an honorable discharge, by reason of expiration of enlistment. Re-enlisted on March 15th, 1942, on board this vessel for 4 years.

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March 15th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Transferred the following men with bags, hammocks, records & accounts to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., to US REC. SHIP, New York, NY.
Barton, J., CCStd(PA), USN
Bougie, G. J., F1c, USN
Frankenfield, E. W., RM3c, USNR
George, D. A., SK1c, USN
Hattson, S. M., F1c, USN
Kelley, R. E., FC3c, USN
Mulato, F., OC3c, USN
Thurlow, M. P., RM2c, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased

Transferred the following men with bags, hammocks, records & accounts to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., to US REC. STAT., Norfolk, VA.
Gallosky, F. H., SF1c, USN
Green, Jr., C. E., FC3c, USN
Grewohl, R. F., GM3c, USN
Pisias, J. M., SK3c, USN
Smith, O. V., BM2c, USN
Strader, C. H., GM2c, USN
Sutherly, J. R., Y3c, USN
Yonally, A. L., SM2c, USN Deceased


Transferred ball-red-02 Von Ruden, Francis D., EM3c, USN to US REC. STAT. in Pearl Harbor, TH. with bag, hammock, records & accounts, FFT to US REC. STAT. NAVY YARD, Boston, MA.

Transferred ball-red-02 Starcevich, S. L., Y1c, USN to US REC. STAT. in Pearl Harbor, TH. with bag, hammock, records & accounts, FFT to US REC. STAT. NAVY YARD, San Diego, CA.

Transferred Duncan, T. L., RM1c, USNR to US REC. STAT. in Pearl Harbor, TH. with bag, hammock, records & accounts, FFT to US REC. STAT. NAVY YARD, Portsmouth, VA.

Transferred Boyer, M. L., CBM(AA), USN to US REC. STAT. in Pearl Harbor, TH. with bag, hammock, records & accounts, FFT to US REC. STAT. NAVY YARD, San Francisco, CA.

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March 16th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[4-8 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

The following men were transferred to 20MM Machine Gun School, Puuloa Point, TH., for temporary duty.
Taplett, R. D., 2nd. Lt., USMC in charge of party. [See Mar. 21st, 1942 for their return.]
Bingham, B. L., S2c, USN
Cox, A. C., S1c, USN
Davis, I. K., Pfc, USMC
Farris, W. A., Sgt., USMC
Flynn, C. F., GM2c, USN
Glass, Charles L., GM3c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Hankins, H. T., GM3c, USN
Koratke, H. J., S1c, USN
McGrew, Jr., D. R., GY Sgt., USMC
Nave, B. R., Sgt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased
Wilson, M. E., Pvt., USMC


Pursuant to TRAIN SQUAD 6 conf. ltr. P11/A6-6(2), ball-red-02 Deceased Kellett, T. A., GM3c, USN took charge of the following named men to report daily March 16-21, to Building 71, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH., for 1.1 gun instruction:
Dryden, R. C., Sgt, USMC
Appling, Herman M., Pvt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased
Doty, W. D., FM1c, USMC
Prock, C. A., GM3c, USN

[8-12 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

The following named men were discharged from this vessel and from the US NAVAL SERVICE, with an honorable discharge, by reason of expiration of enlistment:
Davis, Norman G., PhM2c, USN
Boone, Joseph F., BM2c, USN

The 145th Nav. Dist. transferred the following named men with bags, hammocks and rifles to MARINE BARRACKS, Pearl Harbor, TH., for duty. Staff returns to follow by mail:
Harrington, Kenneth L., Pfc, USMC
Webel, Richard S. C., Pfc, USMC

[12-16 Hours]
Moored in Berth X-7, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Made and completed all preparations for getting underway.

Received Greene, R. L., Pilot, USN on board.

Got underway for USN DRY-DOCK No. 2, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH. in accordance with approved operations order. Pilot R. L. Greene at the Conn., Captain, Navigator & Executive Officer on the Bridge. Proceeding to and entered DRY-DOCK No. 2.

[16-18 Hours]
Moored afloat in USN DRY-DOCK No. 2, Pearl Harbor, TH.

Transferred the following named men, with bags, hammocks, records and accounts to USS NEVADA for duty:
McCall, H. A., QM3c, USN
Townsend, D. S., SM2c, USN
Petersen, Herb, SM3c, USN

[18-20 Hours]
Afloat in Dry-dock No. 2. Rested on keel and bilge blocks.

Transferred the following men, with bags, hammocks, and health records, to US NAVHOSP, Pearl Harbor, TH., for treatment, other records and accounts to be forwarded by mail:
Engstrom, Robert L., S2c, USN Deceased
Godde, Bernard E., Bkr3c, USN ball-red-02

Transferred the following men, with bags, hammocks, records, and accounts to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to SUB. TRAINING SCHOOL, SUB BASE, New London, CN., for instruction:
Cody, Arthur M., GM2c, USN
Rosenblatt, Richard K., SM3c, USNR ball-red-02
Calahan, Richard, C., EM2c, USN

Received Timmons, Wilfred E., AOM3c, USN from the USS FULTON, with bag, hammock, records, & accounts for duty.

Received from the USS WHARTON, with bags, hammocks, records, & accounts for duty.
Murphy, John L., GM2c, USN ball-red-02
Newman, Jr., Frank E., GM2c, USN
Haigler, Robert G., CFC(AA), USN
Faller, Calixto, OC2c, USN

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March 17th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH., receiving the following services from the dock: Steam, electricity, fresh and flushing water; compressed air; telephone.

[4-8 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2

Transferred ball-red-02 Azevedo, John D., RM3c, USN to US NAVAL AIR STATION, Maui, TH., with bag, hammock, records, and accounts, for duty:

[8-12 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2

Linn, R. S., Electrician, USN, left the ship on one (1) days leave.

De Carras, Manual, shop number 262-72, Rigger 3c, a yard workman, fell from the starboard propeller shaft while in the performance of his work; he was taken to the dispensary by ambulance, when examined by Lt. (jg) Wanless (MC), USN. Examination revealed multiple contusions.

[12-16]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2

Transferred the following men, with bags, hammocks, records, & accounts to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH, for further transfer (FFT) to US NAVAL TRAINING STATION, San Diego, CA.
Smith, Jewel E., EM1c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Simmons, Richard E., EM3c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Dooley, W. C., BKr1c, USN

Transferred Brown, L. N., F1c, USN to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US NAVAL TRAINING STATION, Norfolk, VA., with bag, hammock, records & accounts:

Transferred Martin, J. W., F1c, USN to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US NAVAL TRAINING STATION, New Loudon, CN., with bag, hammock, records & accounts:

Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Pierce, R. E., FC2c (H), USN to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US NAVAL TRAINING STATION, Washington, D. C., with bag, hammock, records & accounts:

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