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

December, 1942
List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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December 1st, 1942
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[4-8 Hours] is unreadable.

[12-16 Hours]
Bostic, Howard J., Carpenter was detached this date to report to the Supt. Willmeth Iron & Steel Corp., Portland, OR., for duty with the AVA commissioning detail of Kaiser Ship Co.

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December 2nd, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Kingston, B., Ensign returned to the ship with 22 men from Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T. H.

Sukola, R. R., S2c V-6 returned aboard for duty from Navy 603, with bag, hammock, records & accounts.

The following men were transferred to Navy 603 for treatment.
White, L. S., AS,   Wickline, P. E., AS ball-red-02 Deceased,   Swim, J. K., EM3c

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December 3rd, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Lt.(jg) R. J. Matusek left the ship with 19 men for a 3 day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Turner, Jr., William R., S2c Deceased was transferred to Navy Hospital for treatment.
Wooten, Thomas E., AS ball-red-02 was transferred to Navy 603.

The 10 man party which left the ship on Nov. 20th, returned aboard having completed the course of instruction in Radar Operation at the Pacific Fleet Radar School, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

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December 4th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Peska, Francis J., Boatswain was detached this date to report for duty to Supt. of Shipbuilding, Winslow Marine Railway, Winslow, Wash. for duty.

Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, CinCPac & Chief of Staff, Rear Admiral R. A., Spruan came aboard for an Officers meeting.

[12-16 Hours]
The following men were transferred to Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H., FFT to the nearest Receiving Ship on the west coast for assignment to duty in new construction.
Last name unreadable, N. E., S99-96-36, BM2c
Barrett, C. F., SC2c
Bidwell, F. S., S1c
Copher, D., S1c
Hadselford, H. O., S1c
Herdt, A. J., S1c
Jeffers, T. E., OC3c
Kennedy, N. J., F1c
King, F. H., EM2c
McMullen, L. A., MM2c
Miller, T. L., Jr., QM3c
Osborn, H. G., S1c
Paul, W. A., F1c
Prock, C. A., GM2c
Sperry, F., MM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Stewart, L. E., S1c
Young, L., Jr., SK2c Deceased



[16-20 Hours]
Transferred Tentler, M. W., S2c, V6 to Navy 603 for treatment.

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December 5th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Transferred the following men to Marine barracks, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with bags & bedding for duty. Staff returns to be forwarded by mail.
Doty, William D., Cpl., USMC,    Lamansky, Earl R., Cpl., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased,   Lotito, Jr., Leo L., Pvt., USMC

Received the following men aboard from Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. with bags, hammocks, & staff retruns for duty.
Basso, Paul D., Pvt., USMC   Darling, James L., Pvt., USMC   Flier, Jack J., Pvt., USMC Deceased

[12-16 Hours]
Lee, Chester M., Lt.(jg) Deceased,   Dunstan, R. F., Ensign and   Golden, W. A., Ensign returned on board ship having completed temporary duty at Fighter Director School, Pearl Harbor, T. H.

Johnston, J.F.B., Lt. & Pugsley, E. B., Lt. ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on one days leave.

[16-20 Hours]
NOTE FROM SANDY E.... Records faded badly. Unable to read some of the names.

Unknown, G. H. S#633-93-29, AS,V-6 was transferred to Navy 603 for treatment.

The following men returned aboard having completed course in Anti-Aircraft Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Corder, C. S., S1c   Crowley, C. M., S1c;   Keberline, L. J., Pfc, USMC;   Leach, H. L., FC2c;   Miller, S. M., S1c;   Swan, J. W., FC2c;   Unable to read two of the names with this list.

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December 6th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Twenty-two men left the ship to proceed via transportation furnished to Camp andrews, Nanaduli, Oahu, T.H., for a period of recreation for four days, with ball-red-02 Deceased Kilpatrick, C. W., Ensign in charge.

Transferred Armantrout, R. L., RM2c to Pacific Fleet Radar School, with bag & hammock, for temporary duty for a special course of instruction. Records and accounts to be retained on this ship. Returned on Dec. 25, 1942.

Seventeen men, with R. J. Matusek in charge, returned to the ship from a four day period of recreation at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H.

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December 7th, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Johnston, J.F.B., Lt. & Pugsley, E. B., Lt. returned on board ship from one days leave.

The following men left the ship to proceed & report to the Commanding Officer, Anti-Aircraft Training Center for a course of instruction in 40mm anti-aircraft gunnery. Cassidy, P. E., S1c in charge.
Returned on Dec. 12th, 1942.
Foster, Jr., J. P., S1c
Ellison, W. C., S1c
Edgar, B. J., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Brophy, Jr., W. R., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Fults, H. C., Pvt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased
Fletcher, D. L., Pvt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased


[8-12 Hours]
E. C. Carveth, S1c, returned on board from 3 days leave.

Transferred Short, V. R., S2c & Thacker, O. N., S2c to proceed to US Naval Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H., FFT to nearest receiving ship or station on west coast for duty in new construction.

Transferred Valentine, Delbert J., TC1c to Navy 603 for treatment.

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December 8th, 1942
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[12-16 Hours]
Received Swim, J. K., EM3c and Cash, L. A., S2c V-6 on board for duty from Navy 603.

[16-20 Hours]
Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Aldridge, Jewel E., S2c and Kerns, D. E., S2c Deceased to Navy 603 for treatment.

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December 9th, 1942
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Hale, R. B., Ensign Deceased left the ship with 14 men for a 3 day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H.

Ensign C. W. Kilpatrick returned to this ship with 20 men from a 3 day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H.

Kouns, Ormond B., Carpenter ball-red-02 was detached from this vessel and ordered to report to Cdt. nearest Naval District FFT to USS RALEIGH for duty.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Hecox, C. L., S1c to Navy 603 for treatment.

Received Ellison, Bennie W., Pvt, USMC and Keeton, George E., F2c on board for duty.

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December 11th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Thume, R. D., Y2c left the ship on 2 days leave.
Hoag, William P., Ensign Deceased left the ship on 4 days leave. Returned on Dec. 16, 1942.

Transferred Wharton, G. D., MM2c & Bryan, D. E., F1c to proceed to US Naval Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H. FFT to US Submarine Base, New London, Conn., for instruction.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Tripp, M. G., S2c to Navy 603 for treatment. Diagnosis: Mumps.

Wirtz, K. W., BMkr1c received a contusion on the right big toe while handling an acetylene bottle, negligence not apparent. Treated in Sick Bay & returned to duty.

[16-20 Hours]
Participated in an air raid drill, set condition ZED (modified) and went to general quarters.

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December 12th, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Lt.(jg) R. G. Johns left the ship with 30 men to proceed to Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H. for a 3 day recreation period.

[8-12 Hours]
Ensign R. B. Hale returned tot he ship with 14 men having completed a 3 day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Wickline, P. E., S2c, returned on board for duty from US Navy 603.

Transferred Alexander, W., S1c to US Navy 603 for treatment.

ball-red-02 Kent, R. R., S1c and Carveth, E. C., S1c left the ship on 2 days leave. Returned on Dec. 14, 1942.

Mew, J. T., Ensign ball-red-02 Deceased, Boland, J. N., Lt. ball-red-02 Deceased & Massello, A. G., Ensign left the ship on 1 days leave. Returned on Dec. 14, 1942.

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December 13th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Transferred Brezina, Edward G., SC3c to USS INDIANAPOLIS FFT to USS SAN DIEGO for duty.

Brewer, James T., Lt. Comdr. ball-red-02 Deceased returned from 32 days leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Merryman, Leroy, Machinist returned on board for duty from US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

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December 14th, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Ryffel, George G., 1st Lt., USMC left the ship for temporary duty at the anti-aircraft training center with the following men. They returned on Dec. 19, 1942.

Aaron, G. L., S1c
Davis, C. C., S1c
Dickinson, S. E., Pvt., USMC Deceased
Earhart, C. B., S1c
Edwardson, F. C., S1c
Everman, A. B., S1c
Fiedler, A. J., Pfc, USMC
Gullion, E. L., S1c
Lorenzen, R. C., S1c
Morrison, H. J., MAtt1c
Peterson, H. C., S1c ball-red-02
Vosper, S. B., Pfc, USMC
Whetstone, D. E., Cpl., USMC



Ensign A. G. Massello returned from one days leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Van Ness, Joseph R., S1c V-6 to Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H. FFT to the Navy Yard [unable to read], CA. for course of instruction in short course optical school, class convening Jan. 1, 1943.

Transferred Myers, Elmer E., Ptr3c, USN to receiving station, Pearl Harbor, T. H. for assignment to [unable to read].

[16-18 Hours]
Transferred Todd, R. J., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased to US Navy 603 for treatment. Diagnosis: Tonsilitis-chronic.

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December 15th, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Ensign A. G. Massello left the ship with 26 men to proceed to Camp Andrews, Nanakuli, Oahu, T.H. for a three day recreation period. Returned on Dec. 18m, 1942.

[8-12 Hours]
Transferred Follmer, Richard B., QM3c to US Naval Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H., FFT to nearest US Rec. ship or Station for assignment to duty in new construction.

Lt.(jg) R. G. Johns returned to the ship with 30 men having completed a 3 day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Oahu, T. H.

[16-20 Hours]
Petersen, H. M., MoMM2c reported on board for duty from Receiving Station, Pearl harbor, T. H.

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December 16th, 1942
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[12-16 Hours]
Informal inspection of ship made by Captain and Heads of Departments.

White, L. S., S2c reported on board for duty, having been detached from Navy 603.

Wille, A. H., S2c and Washburn, R. M., S1c were transferred to Navy 603.

All the men that left for leave on November 11th, 1942, returned to the ship.

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December 17th, 1942
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[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Hugen, Richard G., CMM(PA) and Bloom, Wilbur E., MM1c to US Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to USNTS, Norfolk, VA. for a course of instruction at the Diesel Engine School.

Transferred Red, Woodrow W., FC1c and Conally, Robert B., CGM(AA) to US REc. Stat., Pearl harbor, T.H. FFT to US Navy Yard, Washington, DC for a course at instruction at the fire control and gunners mate school respectively.

Transferred Plahutnik, Frank, EM2c ball-red-02 Deceased to US Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to US Navy Yard, San Diego, CA. for a course of instruction at the Gyro Compass School.

Stevens, Henry F., S1c Deceased & Loftin, William F., Lt. Comdr. (MC) ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board for duty from US Naval Mobile Hosptial No. 2.

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December 18th, 1942
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[4-8 Hours]
Kitts, J. W., Ensign left the ship with 23 men for a three day recreation period at Camp Andrews, Oahu, T.H.

Wilson, W., MAtt2c reported aboard for duty.

Ensign A. G. Massello returned to the ship with 25 men, having completed a recreation period at Camp Andrews, Oahu, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Happy Winsley Harden, CMB(AA) ball-red-02 Deceased to Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H., FFT US Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, Sunnyvale, CA. for a course of [unable to read].

[16-18 Hours]
Transferred Larson, L. E., F2c, USN ball-red-02 to report to the Commanding Officer, Service Force Administration, US Pacific Fleet, Area Naval Barracks, for duty in the flag allowance of ConComPac Fleet.

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December 19th, 1942
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Flores, J., OC1c left the ship on 3 days leave.


[4-8 Hours]
The following men left the ship on authorized leave to visit the US via transportation furnished by Com14:


Abbott, N. C., ???3c
Albee, O. D., S1c
Bacues, J. E., S1c
Barton, J. D., S1c
Bearer, T. G., GM3c
Bennett, A. J., GM2c
Bickey, R. F., MM2c
Blankenship, W. H., Cox
Boland, J. N., Lt.
Bowling, G., S1c
Bragg, L. S., Cox
Bright, W. F., Cox
Burroughs, R. L., RM3c
Burton, R. F., S1c
Carter, L. E., Y1c
Casey, J. J., MM2c
Celentano, L. C., CCS
Chabot, J. A., CMM
Collins, J. R., F2c
Comorat, V. J., CBM
Coonse, B. D., EM2c
Cordellos, A. P., GM3c
Corder, C. S., S1c
Cox, C. N., Cpl., USMC
Cox, D. H., Cpl, USMC
Creamer, G. R., F2c
Dahlen, V. R., Ensign
Dahlsten, E. H., Cox
Davis, I. K., Cpl, USMC
Davis, N. G., PhM1c
Dobszwicz, W. E., Bkr3c
Donner, W. O., S1c
Drake, F. E., GM3c
Drew, W. H., Mach.
Drust, R. C., Y3c
Duba, S. E., MM2c
Dugan, H. W., FC2c
Dunham, H. O., SF3c
Dyjak, A. J., S1c
Emlet, V. A., MM2c
Farlow, G. E., CSK
Flynn, C. F., GM1c
Foreman, G. W., Cox
Foster, D. P., S1c
Furman, O. F., MM2c
Gaffney, D. A., CM3c
Ghallagher, S. F., PhM1c
Gibbons, R. H., CBM
Glass, C. L., GM2c
Gleason, E. E., GM3c
Goldfinch, W. R., SC3c
Grahn, H. E., Lt.
Graves, H. L., GM3c
Gray, L. E., MM1c
Gregory, H., WT2c
Grund, N. F., GM3c
Hansen, A. E., S1c
Harris, R. W., CRM
Hartford, F. P., Cox
Hays, J. W., Jr., Sgt., USMC
Heavilon, F. E., GM3c
Hess, W. J., QM1c
Hildebrand, N. CRM
Hildebrant, W. H., GM3c
Hill, C. R., CWT
Holland, H. L., EM2c
Holt, B. F., OS3c
Holtz, W. F., MM2c
Howell, T. E., GM2c
Hudson, E. H., Cox
Huth, T. J., S1c
Indest, R. E., Cox
Jackson, O. W., GM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Johnston, J.F.B., Lt.
Kinder, J. W., S1c
Kline, E. W., S1c
Knight, F. S., Lt.
Kocurek, E. H., AMM2c
Labrum, F. B., Cox
LaCror?, T. F., MM2c
Laloli, L., MM1c
Larner, W. J., WT2c
Lauriskos, F., S1c
Leach, H. L., FC1c
Lewis, E. E., GM3c
Lisswell, R. W., EM1c
Lloyd, K. J., F1c
Lockart, H. L., FC2c
MacBeth, G. E., S1c
Marcy, A. M., S1c
Maschinott, C. L., S1c
Maxwell, F. J., BM1c
McCall, C. E., CMM
McCornack, A. A., S1c
McCuistion, H. E., CEM
McCurdy, J. G., S1c
McElwain, R. J., GM2c
McHatton, E. L., Cox
Messner, A. F., CWT
Mew, J. T., Ensign
Michealson, O. L., S1c
Midelburg, C. W., Lt. (jg)
Mihalka, A. M., BM2c
Miller, S. M., GM3c
Mitchel, P. J., S1c
Mizell, J. H., BM3c
Morris, R. B., WT1c
Morse, R. P., Lt(jg)
Moye, W. B., CM2c
Natran, J. J., Bkr2c
Nelson, C. W., S1c
Nesbitt, T., GM2c
Nichols, C. C., Lt.
Nickerson, A. L., GM3c
Orcutt, E. E., Cox
Palmgren, P. S., S1c
Pate, P., S1c
Pattoon, C. W., S1c
Potter, E. E., MM2c
Provost, G. J., WT1c
Pugsley, E. B., Lt
Rachuy, R. L., WT2c
Ramsey, L. B., Lt.
Rand, M., OS3c
Reeves, G. M., Lt.
Rhodes, P. A., FC3c
Rich, I. T., Mach.
Roccoforte, V., S1c
Rowland, J. J., Pfc, USMC
Salo, E. E., EM2c
Schattenburg, A. G., SM3c
Schmidt, R. C., S1c
Schroeder, W. G., FC1c
Scott, J. W., S1c
Scott, R. L., S1c
Seaton, R. A., AMM3c
Shaw, C. W., CWT
Shipley, C. E., F1c
Slone, R. L., S1c
Smith, E. E., GM3c
Smith, R. G., BM2c
Smythe, J. H., BM2c
Snyder, E. F., F1c
Sorensen, A. T., Mm1c
Speer, E. E., Cox
Staiger, C., S1c
Starcevich, V. G., Y2c
Stecz, M., QM2c
Stephens, A. P., RM3c
Stewart, M., GM2c
Stones, R. J., S1c
Strong, E., GM1c
Sulewski, F., GM1c
Summers, D. R., CGM
Swan, J. W., FC2c
Swanson, J. R., S1c
Swim, J. K., EM3c
Szcepkowski, E. J., ??
Talbert, C. A., WT2c
Taylor, C. C., EM1c
Thatcher, J. F., RM1c
Toye, L. E., WT2c
Vasey, C. A., Y1c
Wells, S. F., CTC
Wells, W. E., BM1c
Wester, W. E., SF3c
Whitcanack, R. L., Y2c
White, S. A., OC3c
Williams, D. V., SK2c
Williams, G. E., AOM2c
Wilson, M. E., Pfc, USMC
Woodbury, O. N., Y3c
Zanavich, F. J., BM3c









Monroe, L. L., BM2c left the ship on 2 days leave. Returned on Dec. 21, 1942.

[12-16 Hours]
Bracken, R. O., Lt. Deceased left the ship on one days leave. Returned on Dec. 21, 1942.

[16-20 Hours]
Gale, Winsor C., Lt. Comdr. ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on one days leave.

Transferred Usher, George J., AMM2c ball-red-02 Deceased to US Naval Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T. H., FFT to US Naval Training School (Advanced Aviation), Chicago, IL.

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December 20th, 1942
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[8-12 Hours]
Williams, F. L., BM2c left the ship on 7 days leave.
Dunham, L. D., S1c left the ship on ten days leave.

Mubi, Frank, CSP(A)(AA)V-6 Deceased reported aboard for duty.

[12-16 Hours]
Thompson, J. E., CWT ball-red-02 Deceased and Wirtz, K. W., Bmkr1c left the ship on 10 days leave.
Welch, D. E., S1c left the ship on 7 days leave.

Transferred Strickland, D. S., MM2c to US Naval Hospital #603 for treatment.

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December 21st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

The following men left the ship to report to the Commanding Officer Anti-Aircraft Center for a course of instruction in 40mm anti-aircraft gunnery:
Breeze, E. H., GM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Dryden, R. C., Cpl., USMC
Hankins, L. D., GM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Hargrove, J. M., S1c
Taplett, Robert O., Capt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased
Maher, Jr., Joseph F., Lt., D-V(G), USNR Deceased

In Maintainance
Whetstone, D. E., Cpl., USMC, Director Operator
Mubi, F., CSP(A)(AA)V-6, USNR

[8-12 Hours]
Smith, Wayne B., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased was transferred to Navy 603 for treatment.

[12-16 Hours]
Ramage, James D., Lt. was transferred to report to Commandant 14th Naval District FFT to USS ENTERPRISE for duty involving flying.

[16-20 Hours]
Transferred Scott, Steve Morton, FC3c to the Fleet Gunnery School for duty.

The following named men reported on board this ship for duty.
Alvarez, M. G., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Anderson, E. J., S2c, V-6
Anderson, M. L., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Anderson, R. E., S2c, V-6
Antonino, Charles,S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Atencio, A. J., S2c, V-6
Babb, V., S2c, V-6
Bach, C. J., S2c, V-6
Bailey, R. B., S2c, V-6
Bainter, G. R., S2c, V-6
Baldwin, R. A., S2c, V-6
Ball, Walter F., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Barger, G. E., S2c, V-6
Barnett, R. L., S2c, V-6
Bass, H. B., S2c, V-6
Beard, James F., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Beerbower, F. D., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Bell, E. W., S2c, V-6
Bell, J., Jr., S2c, V-6
Bennett, R. T., S2c, V-6
Charles, R. E., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Conway, J. M., F3c
Cooper, E. T., Jr., S2c, V-6
Duoto, V., S2c, V-6
Evans, B. L., S2c, V-6
Godfrey, W. K., F2c
Gordon, Jr., R., S2c, V-6
Hager, W., S2c, V-6
Keilholtz, J. M., F3c
Leist, Rex I., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Lesher, L. B., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Letarte, J. Ray, S2c, V-6 ball-red-02
Lewis, F., S2c, V-6
Lipp, S. T.(J.), S2c, V-6
Logan, A. A., S1c, V-6
Lowick, P. H., S2c, V-6
Lundeen, G. S., S2c, V-6
Lister, L. H., S2c, V-6
Lokken, Thelmer S., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Loper, M., S2c, V-6
McLaughlin, L. W., S1c, V-6
Niblet, E. H., S1c, V-6
Pelham, H. L., S1c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Steffens, C. G., F2c


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December 22nd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
Flores, J., OC1c, returned from 3 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Cassidy, P. E., S1c left the ship on 7 days leave.
Ellison, W. C., S1c and Feid, F. L., S1c Deceased left the ship on 10 days leave.
Borreson, E. J., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased, Hollingsworth, W. W., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased and Frenier, A. J., S1c left the ship on 5 days leave.

The following named men reported on board this ship for duty.
Ballew, R. E., S2c, V-6
Barkley, Luther C., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Barnes, D. S., S2c, V-6
Basham, Bob, S2c, V-6
Hodnett, W. F., EM3c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Hurt, W. M., EM3c, V-6
Iverson, R. D., EM3c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
James, A. B., EM3c, V-6
Lamoure, M. A., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Lay, E., S2c, V-6
Loeb, J. L., S2c, V-6
Marsh, T. E., S1c, V-6
Martens, W. F., S2c, V-6
Reed, C. L., S2c, V-6
Reed, D. R., S2c, V-6
Reilly, F. J., S2c, V-6
Rohar(?), D. J., F2c, V-6



[12-16 Hours]
Radio Electrician Metzler, Marvin E. ball-red-02 left the ship to report to Supt. US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point, NY for duty.

Valentine, D. J., TC1c, Cole, P. M., MM1c Deceased and Cooper, G. H., S2c reported aboard for duty:

ball-red-02 Groger, Roy H., Jr., S2c left the ship on five days leave.
Fortenberry, G. N., QM3c left the ship on seven days leave.


The following men left the ship to report to US Naval Hospital Navy 603 for treatment.
Brown, L. B., S1c,    Dabney, J. O., S1c ball-red-02,   Samek, J. F., AS,   Tobin, L. C., S2c

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December 23rd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[8-12 Hours]
The following men left the ship for 10 days leave each.
Bagdricwicz, J., MM2c
Carveth, E. S., S1c
Grevencamp, P. E., QM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Hill, R. L., S1c
Kent, R. R., S1c
Murray, W. R., CWT
Rennert, R. H., MM1c Deceased
Uhler, L. Z., MM2c
Ware, W. R., BMM



The following men left the ship for 5 days leave each.
Fisher, C. F., S2c, Johnstone, L. F., Bkr2c & Tidwell, C. E., Bkr2c.

Transferred ball-red-02 Orr, C. T., SF2c and Niblett, E. H., S1c to Navy 603 for treatment.

Received the following men aboard for duty.
Nolan, L. D., S2c, V-6
Noyes, G., S2c, V-6
Noyles[Noyes], W., S2c, V-6
O'Connor, J. E., S2c
Olcheske, Robert M., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Owaski, C. E., S2c, V-6
Paradis, M. E., S2c, V-6
Parker, D. F., S2c, V-6
Parker, R. B., S2c, V-6
Paulson, Palmer K., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Payne, J. H., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Payne, M., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Payton, H., S2c, V-6
Peek, J. E., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Peak, William F., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Peck, B. W., S2c, V-6
Pees, H. H., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02 Deceased
Pennington, R., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Perkins, J. R., S2c, V-6
Perry, R. W., S2c, V-6 ball-red-02
Peterson, D. E., S2c, V-6
Petron, C. J., AS
Phelps, R. B., S2c
Phillips, C. P., S2c
Phillips, W. H., S2c
Pickett, L. R., S2c, V-6 Deceased
Pinazkiewicz, C. J., S2c
Policastri, P., S2c, V-6
Posey, D. E., S2c Deceased
Powell, L. J., S2c
Pressley, W. B., S2c Deceased
Price, C., S2c
Stanley Prozinski, S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Redden, J. G., S2c
Reece, J. H., S2c
Reid, W. W., AS, V-6
Reynolds, H., S2c
Webb, L. T., AS, V-6 Deceased
Webb, R. E., S1c, V-6



[12-16 Hours]
Smith, William H., Ensign was detached from this ship and ordered to duty at Bethlehem Steel Co., Quincy, Mass., CFT, USS CANBERRA and for duty on board when commissioned.

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December 24th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[8-12 Hours]
The following men left the ship on leave as indicated:
Amyett, D. C., WT1c, 2 days
Evans, F. E., S2c, 3 days ball-red-02
French, G. E., S1c, 3 days
Genereux, S. O., GM1c, 2 days
McAndries, W. A., S2c, Deceased 3 days
Monteleone, P., S2c, ball-red-02 Deceased 2 days
Turner, R. L., CBM, 6 days



Received Buniger, W. D., S2c V-6 on board for duty.

Recreation party of forty-three men left the ship with Deceased Weber, W. H., Bosn' in charge.

Transferred Schumann, P. A., Lt.(jg) to US Naval Hospital, Oahu, T. H., for treatment.

[12-16 Hours]
Deceased Kent, G. L., Ensign and ball-red-02 Deceased Callen, Lloyd L., S1c left the ship on 3 days leave.
Deceased Lanman, J. F., SK2c and Williams, N. W., S1c left the ship on 2 days leave.
ball-red-02 Deceased Bitler, W. S., Commander, Harer, H. W., Boatswain and Thume, R. D., S1c left the ship on one day leave.


Received Alexander, W., S1c on board this ship from US Mobile Hospital #2 for duty.

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December 25th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[8-12 Hours]
Gale, W. C., Lt. Comdr. left the ship on 3 days leave.

Fortenberry, G. N., QM2c returned from 3 days leave.

Frame, C. H., Lieut., DC-V(S) returned from 32 days leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Mountain, Robert G., Ensign and Moore, F. W., Ship's Clerk reported on board for duty.

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December 26th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
Harer, A. W., Boatswain, returned to the ship from one days leave.
Monteleone, Pat, S1c,, Williams, N. W., S2c, Genereux, S. L., GM1c retuned to the ship from 2 days leave.
[8-12 Hours]
Bitler, W. S., Commander, returned to the ship from one day leave.

The following men returned to the ship from two days leave.
Thume, R. D., Y2c, Lanman, J. F., SK2c, and Amyett, D. C., WT1c

Uhler, L. Z., MM2c returned to the ship from 10 days leave.

Received Badilla, Jr., A., S1c V-6 and ball-red-02 Deceased Alyea, Jr., C. J., S2c V-6 on board for duty

[12-16 Hours]
Received the following men on board for duty from the US Naval Hospital, Oahu, T.H.
Cavin, T. F., HA1c
Peachey, J. W., HA2c
Spiegelholter, E. L., HA2c
Thompson, L. H., HA2c
Wallace, Gordon M., HA1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Watson, G. R., HA2c


Stines, C. E., S2c was transferred to Navy 603 for treatment.

The following officers returned on board for duty having completed a course of instruction in 40mm AA Gunnery
Taplett, R. D., Capt., USMC; Maher, Jr., J. F., Lt., D-V(G), USNR; Breeze, E. H., GM3c, USN; Hargrove, J. M., S2c, USN; Dryden, R. C., Cpl., USMC (maintenance); Whetson, D. E., Cpl., USMC (operator); Mubi, F., CSP(A)(AA), USNR V-1

[16-20 Hours]
The following named men returned on board for duty having completed a course of instruction in 20mm anti-aircraft gunnery:
Aaron, G. L., S1c; Peterson, H. C., S1c; Earhart, C. B., S1c; Gullion, E. L., S1c; Everman, A. B., S1c; Lorenzen, R. C., S1c

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December 27th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
The following men returned to the ship from leave.
Johnstone, L. F., Bkr2c; Ware, D. A., CMM;, French, G. E., S1c; Evans, F. E., S2c; Borrenson, A. J., S1c; Frenier, A. J., S2c; Rosales, H. A., S1c; Welch, D. E., S1c; Hollingsworth, W. W., S1c; Groger, R. H., S2c; Callen, L. L., S1c; Kent, G. L., Ensign.

[8-12 Hours]
Turner, R. L., CBM returned on board from 6 days leave. He was then detached from this ship to report to the commandant, 14th Naval District for duty.

The following named men left the ship to report to the Commanding Officer, US Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H., FFT to the nearest receiving ship or station on the West Coast of the US for assignment in new construction by the Commander Service Force, subordinate command, Pacific Fleet.
Adair, Charles I., S1c
Armes, Louis E., S1c
Errard, Francis J., EM3c Deceased
Faller, Calizte, OC1c
Fortenberry, Guy N., QM2c
Fussell, James H., S2c
Johnson, William R., F1c
Johnstone, Lester F., Bkr2c
Kalish, Alexander, EM1c
Nagy, Nichelas H., SC2c
Parks, Richard O., OS3c
Plemel, Lawernce M., S1c
Scheller, Lawrence P., F1c
Uhler, L. MM2c
Ware, David Andrew, CMM
Williams, Forrest L., BM2c


[12-16 Hours]
Patrick, William M., Gunner ball-red-02 Deceased was detached from this ship and ordered to duty at the Naval Operating Base at San Pedro, CA.

Transferred Bottrell, E. W., GM2c to USS ROSEWOOD for duty.

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December 28th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
Cassidy, P. E., S1c, returned on board from 7 days leave.
Tidwell, C. E., Bkr3c returned on board from 5 days leave.

Cox, A. C., GM3c; Briscoe, E. W., S1c; Drummond, H., S1c; Hicks, D. S., S2c; Rowe, E. A., S2c Deceased
and Smyser, G. W., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship for temporary duty to report to the C.O., anti-aircraft training center for a course of instruction in 20mm AA Gunnery.

Tullos, H. C., GM3c ball-red-02 Deceased; Ancel, J. B., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased; Harrell, A. B., S1c; Peterson, D. E., S1c; Ballerini, V. F., Sgt., USMC Ellison, B. W., Pvt., USMC left the ship for temporary duty to report to the C.O., anti-aircraft training center for a course of instruction in 40mm AA Gunnery.

Fischer, C. F., S2c, returned on board this ship from five days leave.
Gale, Winsor, C., Lt. Comdr. returned on board this ship from three days leave.

[Hours 8-12 and 12-16 totally unreadable.]

[16-18 Hours]
Grimwood, N. I., Ensign D-V(G) reported on board this vessel for duty.

Sell, G. V., Ensign DV(G) Deceased reported on board this vessel for duty.

Stewart, W. F., F3c and DuPlantis, B. N., SC3c were transferred to US Naval Hospital for treatment.

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December 29th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Barrage balloon was struck by lightening, exploded and burned for several minute.

[8-12 Hours]
Exercised ship at Emergency Drills.

[12-16 Hours]
Weber, William H., Boatswain Deceased; Register, Albert B., Electrician Deceased and DeVille, Joseph M., Machinist ball-red-02 Deceased were detached from this vessel and ordered to duty to ComSerRon six for duty, connection Oklahoma.

Tobin, Leon C., S2c, returned from US Naval Hospital Navy 603 for duty.

Diggs, S. M., AS was transferred to Navy 603 for treatment.

Kent, H. A., S1c, returned on board from US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.

[16-20 Hours]
Received the following named men from the US Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H., for duty.
Barnes, Ralph E. AS
Schuring, Arthur M., S2c Deceased
Sechler, Walter R., S2c Deceased
Seekins, Norman E., S2c ball-red-02
Serey, Charles E., S2c ball-red-02
Sermersheim, S. A. L., S2c
Shane, Walter C., S2c
Shantz, Calvin W., S2c
Shaver, Cleon L., S2c
Shepard, Charles A., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Shepherd, Willie J., S2c Deceased
Shiffer, Harry J., S2c
Shirley, William E., S2c ball-red-02
Thomasson, Jr., Max D. S2c
Williams, Robert A., S2c



[20-24 Hours]
Transferred French, G. E., S1c, to navy 603 for treatment.

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December 30th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
Hoag, W. P., Ensign, returned from 5 days leave.
Thompson, J. E., CWT & Wirtz, K. W., Bmkr1c returned from 10 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Johns, Ralph G., Lt.(jg) Deceased was detached from this vessel and ordered to report to the Commandant of nearest Naval District for transportation to the West Coast of the USA, then proceed and to report to the commandant, Navy Yard, New Your for duty in fitting out and duty on board the USS IOWA when commissioned.

Transferred Rokosz, L. J., S1c to the Commandant 14th Naval District for duty in the Fleet Weather Central.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Swanson, S. C., S2c and Wilkerson, M. E., S2c to Navy 603 for treatment.


Hecox, C. L., S1c returned from US Mobile Hospital #2 for duty, treatment having been completed.

Defluiter, R. L., S2c, ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board from US Rec. Stat., Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.

Ellison, W. C., S1c returned fto the ship from 10 days leave.

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December 31st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks during these hours

[4-8 Hours]
Dunham, L. D., S1c returned to the ship from 10 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Received Murphy, W. H., F3c V-6 aboard for duty.

Rodgers, Bertram J., Captain ball-red-02 Deceased reported aboard for duty as Commanding Officer of this vessel.

Natale, R., Bkr2c ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on 2 days leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Received the following named men on board from US Naval Mobile Hospital #2 for duty.
Kidney, Jr., M. J., F1c; Washburn, R. M., S1c; Wooten, T. E., S2c

Mautz, R. T., S1c, left the ship on 3 days leave.

Lambert, J. R., Lt., left theship on one days leave.
Ready, Joseph E., S1c left the ship on 3 days leave.

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