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

February, 1943
List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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February 1st, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
The following named men returned from 5 days leave [See Jan. 1943]
Feid, F. L., S1c
Fullingim, Bert, S1c
Hafley, M. O., F1c
Henning, L., S1c
Hughes, T. A., MM1c
McAlister, D. K., S1c
Niccolls, C. H., EM2c
Wittman, A. P., S1c


Transferred the following men to AA Training Center for temporary duty. They returned on Feb. 6th, 1943. Injuries listed below
Bordner, P. H. S2c
Doyal, C. R., PFC, USMC
Huskey, J. E., Jr., Pvt., USMC Deceased
Keele, R. G., Pvt., USMC
Longfellow, D. C., S2c
Lowe, D. A., Pvt., USMC
Pees, H. H., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Reynolds, H., S2c
Rose, J. K., S2c
Staiger, C. R., S1c


Transferred the following men to Fleet Machine gun School, Wainae, for temporary duty.
Note...The same men are listed on Feb. 7th as having returned to the ship after having completed temporary duty at the AATC, Waianhe, Oahu, T.H., having undergone a course of instruction in Aircraft Recognition in conformity with orders.
Andersen, I. P., BM1c
Anderson, E. C., S1c
Barkley, Luther C., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Basta, E. P., S2c
Black, H. G., S2c
Blanchard, C. A., S2c
Borth, J. J., S2c
Brady, K. R., S2c
Breadmont, R., S2c
Bunker, W. H., S1c
Burton, R. F., S1c
Callen, L. L., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Fife, J. D., S1c
Fugate, E. J., S2c
Fullingim, Bert, S1c
Hair, E. C., S1c
Harrison, J. B., S1c
Hartford, F. P., Cox Deceased
Henning, L. E., S1c
Hughes, R. D., S2c
Indest, R. E., Cox
Lathrop, J. D., S1c Deceased
Loveall, S. H., S1c
McAlister, D. K., S1c
North, R. D., S1c
Pace, W. C., Cox
Patterson, R. A., S1c
Reeves, T. N., S1c
Riesterer, J. V., S2c
Ripley, George M., S2c
Royals, W. E., S2c ball-red-02
Smith, R. G., BM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Stevens, H. F., S1c
Stokes, L. D., S2c
Stover, T. L., S1c
Thompson, L. F., S2c
Tweady, S. M., S1c
Vanberkum, G. A., S2c
Vashue, L., S2c
Washburn, R. M., S2c
Whalen, J. H., S2c Deceased
Williams, T. G., S2c
Wittman, R. P., S1c
Wlazlinski, R. J., s2c
Wozniak, J. M., S2c Deceased


[8-12 Hours]

The following men returned on board from 5 days leave.
*Shirley, D. L., F1c,  *Flor, D. H., MM2c,  *Knapick, W. C., MM2c,   *Matusek, R. J., Lt.

De Shazer, C. L., S1c and Foster, J. P., S1c left the ship on 7 days leave.

Thume, R. D., Y2c returned on board from 3 days leave.

Balser, L. L. EM2c and Succarotte, P. W., F2c left the ship on 5 days leave.

[12-16 Hours]

Brophy, W. R. S1c ball-red-02 Deceased and ball-red-02 Deceased Boullt, C. E., S1c left the ship on 7 days leave.

Katenkamp, Edmond H., Lieut. ball-red-02 Deceased was detached from this ship to report to FAIRCOM West Coast FFT to duty as BUPERS may direct.

Transferred the following men to Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty:
*Vanschoyck, Quentin H., Sgt., USMC,   *Roche, Ernest P., Corp., USMC,   *Wiltzius, Alfred J., Pfc., USMC and *Morefield, Gene G., Pvt., USMC

Hagen, Clarence L., Ensign ball-red-02 Deceased reported for duty on board this vessel.

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February 2nd, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Chambers, P. P., F1c returned to the ship from 5 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
The following men left the ship on 5 days leave.
*Miller, M. K., F1c,   *Yunker, S. N., F1c,   *Branson, M. G., F2c ball-red-02 Deceased,   *Starnes, O. D., MM2c and
*Allgood, B. C., F3c

Turner, H. J., Phm3c left the ship on 10 days leave.

Received Stewart, J. D., S1c and Bowlin, R. B., F3c from Mobile Hospital for duty.

Transferred Frei, L. R., EM2c and Bailey, J. E., S2c to Navy #603 for treatment.

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February 3rd, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
Halvorson, G. G., Lt.(jg) ball-red-02 Deceased & Lee, C. M., Lt.(jg) Deceased left the ship for 5 days leave.
Golden, W. A., Ensign left the ship for 4 days leave.

The following men reported on board for duty.
*Coon, W. W., Pvt., USMC,   Dymond, W. R., Pvt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased,   *Gandx, P. J., Pvt., USMC,
*Pirker, J. E., Pvt., USMC,   *Smith, J. M., Pvt., USMC and *Volkening, A. H., Pvt., USMC

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Hill, C. R., CWT with personal effects, records & pay account to Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to USNOB, Norfolk, CA. for instruction at Diesel Engine School.

Transferred Smith, L. E.[F.], MM2c to Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T. H. FFT to US Naval Submarine Base, New London, Conn. for instruction at Submarine Training School.

Transferred Smith, A. E., CWT to US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

Schnell, H., Civilian Workman, from the Pipefitter's Shop, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H., received a severe laceration of the scalp, in the line of duty, not the result of negligence, from a flange which was dropped in the process of hoisting in Compt. D507M. Treated in Sick Bay and transferred to Navy Yard Dispensary.

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February 4th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
The following men returned aboard from 5 days leave.
*Mathews, S. P., CWT and * Donnie, J. D., FC2c

Received Waterman, Karl Edward, ARM1c Deceased

[12-16 Hours]
Maschinot, Charles L., S1c returned to the ship after completing a course of Instruction at Service Force at Radio School, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

Fullerton, Donald E., F2c was transferred to Navy #603 for treatment.

Southwell, J. E., F1c returned on board from 5 days leave.

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February 5th, 1943
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No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*Haslund, C. G., S1c, *Crose, A. J., S1c and *Campbell, M. D., EM2c returned from 5 days leave.

*Kell, W. T., Cox and *Fawcett, A., GM3c returned from 10 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Crowley, Charles M., S1c returned to ship from 7 days leave.

Received Parsons, Glenn D., SK3c on board for duty.

ball-red-02 Deceased Nordlund, Arvid S. CBM left the ship on 7 days leave.

Received the following named men on board for duty.
Coben, J. O., FC3c
Fowler, L. E., EM3c Deceased
Hightower, E. C., S2c
Hitchcock, R. M., F2c Deceased
Holden, R. W., S1c
Jeffery, C. B., S1c
Jhanson, A. E., S1c Deceased
Kearl, C. J., S1c
Keever, C. L., S1c
Kelly, Joseph, S1c
McCormack, J. F., F2c
McCorriston, J. F., F2c ball-red-02
McCoy, W. O., WT1c
McLafferty, J. C., F1c ball-red-02
Miller, Fred H., Jr., F1c Deceased
Owenson, A. H., F2c
Roberts, I. L., S2c
Schaeffer, R. C., AS
Turner, A. A., MAtt2c
Turner, Jr., Willie, MAtt2c


Received the following named men from the US naval Mobiile Hospital #2 for duty.
*Talbert, C. L., WT2c and *Lokken, T. S., S2c

Received Gebhardt, R. L., QM1c from Motor Torpedo Boot Squadron One, for duty

Kelly, Leo D., WT1c left the ship on 3 days leave.

[16-20 Hours]
Transferred Collins, F. L., F3c to USS ONTARIO for duty.

Detached Soft, C. M., S2c to proceed and report to Commandant, 14th Naval District FFT.

Bracken, R. O., Lt. left the ship for 1 days leave.
Collins, J. W., Ensign Deceased left the ship on 2 days leave.
Wiechman, R. W., EM1c left the ship on 3 days leave.

[20-24 Hours]
Gilbert Moreira, civilian workman, pipefitter3c, badge No. 561058, was injured while working in No. 1 fireroom. His head was struck by a sharp-ended file which had been drapped from above. This man was ten taken to Sick Bay, first aid administered, examined by Comdr. Loftin, MC, and then sent to the Naval Hospital.

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February 6th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Succarotte, P. W., F2c and Balser, L. L., EM2c returned to the ship from 5 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
The following men left the ship
*Cooley, A. L., Y2c,   *McAndries, W. A., S1c Deceased,   *Dinelli, J. P., S1c on 5 days leave
and *Melville, A. G., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased on 4 days leave.

The following men returned on board having completed temporary duty, a course of instruction at the Anti-Aircraft Training Center Waianae, Oahu, T.H.
Bowen, J., S1c ball-red-02
Cogburn, J. D., S1c
Driscoll, J. W., GM3c Deceased
Fitzgerald, P. J., S1c
Heimbegner, G. P. ball-red-02 Deceased
Holmes, R. O., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Jacobson, Oscar M., S1c ball-red-02
Jaekel, H. H., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Lathrop, A. V., Cox
Maxwell, G. L., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Nickerson, A. L., GM3c Deceased
Perkins, J. R., S2c
Spease, H. H., GM3c ball-red-02 Deceased
Thomas, W. C., S1c


Everman, A. E.[B.], S1c and Carroll, D. B., GM3c left the ship on 5 days leave.

Purvis, W. R., MM?c and Aston, Paul T., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on 5 days leave. Johnston, H. R., S2c left the ship on 7 days leave.

[12-16 Hours]
The following men left the ship for 5 days leave.
*Gebhardt, R. L., QM1c,   *Hecox, Charles L., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased,   *Edwardson, F. C., S1c,   *Natale, R., Br3c ball-red-02 Deceased

Received the following men from Receiving Ship, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.
*Pederson, H. G., F2c,   *Sykes, E. R., F2c,   *Waldrop, R. C., F2c ball-red-02 Deceased,   *Harris, C. J., F2c

Myers, Anther R., Ensign ball-red-02 Deceased returned from 15 days emergency leave.

In a casualty which occured during the firing of a 40MM gun on Feb. 4th, 1943, the following men received injuries as indicated. Negligence not apparent.
*Doyal, C. R., Pfc, USMC received powder burns on left forearm.
*Bordner, P. H., S2c received powder burns on left forearm and abdomen.
*Staiger, C. R., S1c received abrasion on right elbow.
*Huskey, Jr., J. E., Pvt., USMC received lacerated wound on right forearm, foreign body in left forearm, powder burns on left & right forearms and abdomen. These men were treated in Sick Bay and returned to duty.

Och, John T. S., Ensign ball-red-02 Deceased and Fotou, Alec D., Ensign reported for duty aboard this vessel.

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February 7th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*Allgood, Buryl C., MM2c,  *Starnes, O. D., MM2c,  *Branson, M. G., MM2c,   *Yunker, S. N., F1c
and Miller, M. K., F1c returned to the ship from 5 days leave.

*Bachman, J. A., S2c,  *Fink, R., S1c,  *Hodges, G. T., S2c and *Bertrang, J. P., S1c, returned to the ship from 7 days leave.

Bracken, R. O., Lt., returned to the ship from 1 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Fire, caused by welding on bulkhead in crane motor room, broke out in movie shack. Slighty damaged mattress.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Stanefer, Roy C., S1c to Navy 603 for treatment.

[16-20 Hours]
DeShazer, C. L., S1c returned to the ship from 7 days leave.

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February 8th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
Secured boiler #3 & 4. Lighted off boilers #1 & 2

[4-8 Hours]
*Wiechman, R. W., EM1c and *Kelly, L. D., WT1c returned to the ship from 3 days leave.

The following men were transferred for temporary duty to AA Training Center. They returned to the ship on Feb. 13th, 1943.
Bacues, J. E., S1c Deceased
Badilla, A., S2c
Bailey, R. B., S2c
Barnes, D. S., S2c
Bergstrom, L. A., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Briscoe, E. W., S1c
Brow, T. B., S2c
Chapman, C., S1c
Dahlsten, G. H., Cox Deceased
Fletcher, J. C., Pfc, USMC
Frenier, A. J., S1c
Flier, J. J., Pfc, USMC Deceased
Goben, J. O., FC3c(M) ball-red-02
Knox, J. D., S2c
Larson, J. C., S2c
Lister, L. H., S2c
Matthews, C. T., S2c
McChesney, E. H., FC2c(M)
Monslow, Herbert P., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Nolan, L. D., S2c
Noyes, W., S2c
Owen, W. A., S2c
Payne, M., S2c Deceased
Pickett, L. R., S2c Deceased
Ready, C. A. [J. E.?], S1c
Scroggin, D. B., S1c
Serey, Charles E., S2c ball-red-02
Shackleford, C. W., S2c
Shepard, Charles A. S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Volkening, A. H., Pfc, USMC
Watkins, B. J., BM1c
Zucati, L. R., S1c Deceased


Ryffel, G. C., 1st Lt., USMC was detached on temporary duty to report to AA Training Center.

Boullt, C. E., S1c and Brophy, W. R., S1c returne to the ship from 7 days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
*Collins, J. W., Ensign,  *Golden, W. A., Ensign,  *Halvorson, G. C., Lt.(jg),   *Lee, C. M., Lt.(jg)
and *Foster, J. P., S1c, returned to the ship from leave.

Krekl, W. R., Cox returned on board having completed temporary duty under instruction at the Water Rescue School, Alea, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Skinner, M. R., GM1c and Roth, R., FC1c ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on 5 days leave.

Transferred Tolhurst, F. H., ARM1c to Commanding Officer, Utility Squadron One for duty.

Thomas, R. C., S1c left theship on 3 days leave.

[16-20 Hours]
Hosey, W. B., Lt.(jg) ball-red-02 left the ship on 1 days leave.

Received Evatt, F. R., WT1c on board for duty.

Detached the folling Officers to report to Commandant of nearest Naval District FFT to the United States for duty:
*Wells, S. F., Gunner ball-red-02 Deceased,  *Barnhart, H., Mach.  *Samuel, J. D., Gunner and *Brandon, V. P., Gunner

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February 9th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Meeks, James A., WT1c to proceed and report to Flag Allowance, Com Ser For Pac Flt for duty with permanent shore patrol detail.

Commenced receiving fuel aft from dock.

Received *Willhite, R. N., SF3c and *Cummings, B. W., QM3c ball-red-02 from Mobile Hospital for duty.

Transferred Leach, Harold L., FC1c(M) and Rohe, Lawrence V., FC1c(M) to proceed and report to CO, USNRS Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to US Navy Yard, Washington, DC. for instruction at the Fire Control School.

Completed receiving fuel oil, having received 246 Barrels.

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February 10th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*McAndries, W. A., S1c, *Sutton, C. L., MM1c, *Melville, A. G., S1c and *Hosey, W. B., Lt(jg) returned to the ship from leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Knox, T. L., S1c and Heimbegner, G. P., S1c left the ship on 5 days leave.

Received Wilkerson, M. E., S2c and Belvees, C. N., S2c on board from US naval Mobile Hospital No. 2

[16-20 Hours]
A small fire occurred in the Airplane Crane Room, due to a faulty switch in the panel. Fire extinguished immediately. The panel will have to be overhauled, thus putting the Airplane Crane out of Commission for about 24 hours.

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February 11th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*Dinelli, J. P., S1c,  *Purvis, W. R., MM2c,  *Everman, Albert E., S1c,  *Carrol, D. R., GM3c,
*Hecox, C. L., S1c,  *Edwardson, F. C., S1c,  *Gerhardt, R. L., QM1c,  *Cooley, A. L., Y2c
and *Thomas, R. C., S1c returned on board from leave.

Transferred Bingham, Bill L., GM3c to the USS KINGFISHER for duty.

[8-12 Hours]
Gunner Dobnikar conducted diving exercises from the ship.

Received Morrison, J. G., M2c from US Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.

Natale, R., Bk3c returned on board from 5 days leave.

Transferred Celentano, L. C., CCS to report to the CO, US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to Rec. Ship or Station on the West Coast of the US for assignment to duty in new construction by Com Ser For, Subordinate Command, Pac Flt.

Sabbe, W. A., F1c returned on board for duty from Mobile Hospital #2.

Transferred Ward, R. F., CWT and Hill, R. L., S1c to Navy #603 for treatment.

*Trexler, W. C., S2c,   * Van Kessel, M. H., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased,   *Trasport, Jr., L. V., S2c, and *Wheeler, W. P., S2c reported on board for duty.

Hancock, J. R.[J.], Sgt., USMC returned on board having transferred from USS MEDUSA to USS WEST VIRGINIA

[16-20 Hours]
Johnston, H. R., S2c and Nordland, A. S., Cox returned on board from 7 days leave.

Received Wagner, D. J., MM1c for duty.

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February 12th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
Held diving instructions under supervision of Gunner A. C. Dobnikar.

McGougan, Arch, AS ball-red-02 reported aboard for duty.

*Newman, F. E., GM1c,  *Wiget, C. D., S1c and *Beeson, M. M., S1c

The Captain [B. J. Rodgers] held inspection of lower decks, holds, and storerooms.

Detached Ray A. Calvert, CY ball-red-02 Deceased to report to Com 14 for assignment to shore duty.

[12-16 Hours]
*West, Jr., C. R., EM2c,   *Dakan, S. E., S1c and *Strickland, A. C., S2c reported on board for duty.

Transferred Samek, J. T., S2c to US navy 603 as a patient.

Completed fueling, having received 4828 bbls.

[16-20 Hours]
Aston, P. T., S1c returned from 7 days leave.

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February 13th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*Skinner, M. R., GM2c,  *Turner, H. J., PhM3c,  and *Roth, R., FC3c returned to the ship from leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Received Lay, Robert T., S1c on board for duty.

*Spence, W. F., SC2c,  *Gordon, R. J., S2c,  *Applewhite, D. L., S1c,  *Ekness, W. D., S1c
and *Denney, L. E., S1c Deceased left the ship for leave.

Transferred Charles E. McCall, CMM ball-red-02 Deceased and Gibbons, R. H., CBM(AA) to proceed and report to Com14 for assignment to shore duty.

[12-16 Hours]
*Fugate, E. J., S2c, *Bracken, R. O., Lt. left the ship on leave.

Received ball-red-02 Roppolo, Martin, SF3c & Warner, F. J., PhM2c on board for duty.

Johnston, J.B.F., Lt. and Jacoby, J. M., Lt. left the ship on leave.

[16-20 Hours]
Graves, H. L., GM2c Deceased left the ship on leave.

Received 157 bbls. diesel fuel from dock.

Williams, L., F2c suffered lacerations on thescalp while skylarking. Treated and returned to duty.

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February 14th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
Taylor, C. C., EM1c and Schramm, T. E., CSK(AA) were discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service with an Honorable Discharge by reason of expiration of enlistment. Both re-enlisted on Feb. 15th, 1943 for 4 full years.

Thompson, G. E., F2c suffered exhaustion from fumes while working in the double bottoms. negligence not apparent. Treat at Sick Bay and admitted to the Sick List.

[12-16 Hours]
Fiedler, Arthur J., Pfc, USMC left the ship on leave.

Hamilton, J. D., WT1c was discharged from this vessel and the US Naval Service with an honorable discharge by reason of expiration of enlistment. Re-enlisted on Feb. 15th, 1943 for 4 full years.

Woods, James A., Machinist was detached from duty on board this ship and to report to the CO of the nearest Naval District for transportaion to a port in the US where upon arrival proceed to Berkleley, CA. and report to the Officer in charge of the Advanced naval Training School (Diesel Engineering) for duty under instruction in Diesel Engines.

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February 15th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

*Graves, H. L., GM2c,  *Bracken, R. O., Lt.,  *Smolinski, J. F, SC3c,  *Knox, T. L., S1c,
*Heimbegner, G. P., S1c,  *Johnston, J.F.B., Lt.,  and *Jacoby, J. M., Lt. returned on board from leave.

[12-16 Hours]
Glueckert, G. W., Y3c ball-red-02 Deceased left the ship on leave.

Received Hansen, Alfred L., CMM(PA) and Fisher, C. W., CBM(PA) on board for duty.

Transferred Quigley, Lowell M., PhM3c to proceed and report to the CO, Service Force Administration, US Pacific Fleet Naval Barracks for duty with the Fleet Camera Party.

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February 16th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

A rifle and pistol party of 178 men, Capt. R. D. Taplett, USMC, in charge, left the ship to conduct qualification firing at Pauloa Pt., Oahu, T.H. Returned aboard later same day.

*Spence, W. F., SC2c, *Natale, R., Bkr3c and *Fiedler, A. J., Pfc, USMC returned from leave.

De Los Santos, D., COC(AA) left the ship on leave.

Received *Kelley, S. R., Bkr2c, *Bailey, J. E., S1c, *Jowdy, A. A., S2c and *Cordellas, A. P., S1c on board from Mobile Hospital No2

Received Peterson, R. L., Ensign and Edwards, A. T. M., Ensign on board for duty.

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February 17th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Wiget, C. D., S1c and Beeson, M. M., S1c returned on board from leave.

The following men left the ship for temporary duty at N.A.D., Oahu, T.H.
They returned on board the ship on Feb. 20th, 1943.
Amdahl, O. R., GM1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Anderson, M. L., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Bennett, A. J., GM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Bielanin, C., GM3c
Bordick, M. S., S2c
Bowen, J., S1c ball-red-02
Briery, A. E., S1c Deceased
Corder, C. S., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Cox, A. C., GM3c
Dabney, J. O., S1c ball-red-02
Foster, J. P., S1c
Hilton, C. C., GM3c
Jacobsen, J. R., S1c
Lundeen, G. S., S2c
Michaelson, O. L., S1c
Mickelson, J. L., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Mulder, C. R., GM2c
Pernichele, G. L., S1c
Peterson, D. E., S2c
Smith, E. E., GM3c


[12-16 Hours]
Whitehead, Raymond N., Lieut. Deceased reported for duty on board this vessel.

In accordance with form "G", Jacoby, James M., Lieut.(MC) was detached from this ship.

Glueckert, G. W., Y3c returned to the ship from leave.

Taplett, R. D., Capt., USMC ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board this ship, in charge of 159 men of the USMC Range Detail, having completed assigned temporary duty at filed Rifle Range, Paula Point, Oahu, T.H.

[20-24 Hours]
Completed receiving diesel fuel oil from dock, having received 925 gallons of Diesel Fuel Oil.

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February 18th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
*De Los Santos, G., COC(AA),  *Ekness, W. D., S1c,  *Applewhite, D. L., S1c,  *Vise, E. E., S1c and *Denney, L. E., S1c returned on board the ship from leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Received *Masse, Leo P., S2c,  *Scott, Robert F., S2c and *Thompson, E. H., S2c on board for duty from the Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

[12-16 Hours]
Shepherd, W. J., S2c and Wilhelm, R. D., FC3c ball-red-02 Deceased reported back on board for duty.

Received Anderson, R. E., AerM3c on board for duty having completed previously assigned temporary duty at the US Naval Air Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

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February 19th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Transferred Bracken, Robert O., Lt. Deceased to Philadelphia, PA. in connection to fitting out the USS NEW JERSEY and duty on that vessel when commissioned.

[8-12 Hours]
*Smith, A. E., CWT(PA), *Leonard, C. B., F1c, *Stanvefer, R. C., S1c
and *Hill, R. L., S1c reported aboard for duty from Mobile Hospital #2, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

The following men left the ship to proceed and report to CO, US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to the nearest Rec. Ship or Stat. on the West Coast for assignment to duty in new construction.
Aaron, G. L., S1c
Anderson, I. C., S1c Deceased
Bowen, Jr., Andrew J., CMM(PA) Deceased
Clark, R. W., S1c
Collins, J. R., F1c
Crowley, C. M., S1c
Davis, G. W., F2c
Dodgen, C. J., EM3c
Falconer, E. J., S1c
Henning, L. E., S1c
Grevencamp, Paul H., QM2c ball-red-02 Deceased
Leary, Jr., William E., S1c ball-red-02
Mason, J. W., F1c
Metcalf, Jr., Charles A., S1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Moore, E. H., S1c
Roberts, R. T., F1c
Smith, L. B., S1c
Southard, C. B., CM1c
Thill, F. P., F2c
Visconti, A. A., F1c


[16-20 Hours]
Briggs, Francis Edward, SF2c Deceased was transferred to serve for Admiral US Pacific Area Naval Barracks, Pearl Harbor, T.H.

Received on board for duty, Lagesse, Lewis, E., FC2c(M) and Cabana, Edward R., Rdm3c from Pacific Fleet Radar School for a period of training.

Transferred Godde, Bernard Eugene, Bkr2c ball-red-02 to USNG, Oakland, CA. for treatment.

[20-24 Hours]
Sounded fire quarters for fire in Navigator's Cabin. Origin of fire undetermined. Total damage, one ruined mattress, 2 sheets, 1 bedcover, 1 mosquito netting, 1 pillow and 1 pillow case.

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February 20th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
The men returned that left on Feb. 8th for temporary duty at the AA Training Center, Waianae, Oahu, T.H.

Ryffel, George, 1st Lt., USMC, reported on board from temporary duty at the Fleet Machine Gun School, AA Training Center, Waianae, Oahu, T.H.

Received from US Receiving Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.
*Schubert, V. J., S2c,  *Sorenson, Homer A., S2c,  *Soubeyrand, Henry E., S2c Deceased and
*Stephens, Charles W., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased

[12-16 Hours]
Kumnick, K. F., RM2c returned aboard for duty from US Mobile Hospital #2.

The following men returned aboard from temporary duty at the AA Training Center, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
Bourdeaus, L. R., S2c
Coon, W. W., Pvt., USMC
Dakan, S. E., S1c
Dymnd, W. R., Pvt., USMC
Gandz, P. J., Pvt., USMC
Hargrove, Jr., J. M., S1c
Heard, D. K., S2c
Hicks, D. S., S2c
Hudock, A. P., S2c
Leist, R. I., S2c
Masci, R. J., S1c
Pennington, R., S2c
Piker, J. E., Pvt., USMC
Smith, J. M., Pvt., USMC
Swearington, C. A., S2c
Virden, T. G., S1c


The following men returned aboard ship, having completed their temporary duty at the Service Force Radio School.
Fawcett, H., S1c
Kubish, J., S2c
Laining, R., S2c
Nesslage, Jr., W. N., S2c
Pori, O., S2c
Robbins, J. F., S2c
Sloan, L. G., S2c
Southern, H. W., S2c
Windham, E. O., S2c
Wisecarver, F. E., S2c
Wright, C. A., S2c


Dana, M. L., Lt.(jg) ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board for duty involving flying in Cruscout SQ V.

[16-20 Hours]
Transferred Moore, J. M., EM1c to US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to US Rec. Station, Washington, DC for a course at Electricial Interior Comm. School.

Transferred Kepper, Charles F., AMM1c ball-red-02 Deceased to US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. to Ivas Moffet Field, Sunnyvale, CA. for instruction at the LTA School.

*White, Jr., Shirlex A., OC2c,  *Thompson, W. N., OS3c and *Jackson, Graydon W., OS3c

Hargrove, J. M., S1c struck right hand in blades of temporance blower while decending ladder, lacerating several fingers and thumb. Negligence not apparent. Sent to Sick Bay and later transferred to US Navy #603 for treatment.

Fire in after-engine room caused by sparks from welding droppings into bilges. Immediately extinguished by watch. No Damage.

[20-24 Hours]
The Marine Guard at the Main Gate reported that Rosales, Anthony, SK3c had been a victim of a hit and run driver outside of the main gate. He was taken to Naval Hospital #603 where he is in a semi-conscious condition with possible head injuries.

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February 21st, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[8-12 Hours]
Received ammunition lighter alongside to starboard and commenced taking ammunition from dock and lighter.

Mizell, J. H., BM2c while handing 8" projectiles received a minor laceration of right thumb, was treated at Sick Bay and returned to duty.

ball-red-02 Deceased Fay, Joseph E., Lt. reported aboard for duty.

[12-16 Hours]
ball-red-02 Deceased Chittenden, M. V., SM2c was discharged on Feb. 20th, 1943, from this vessel and the US Navy Service with an honorable discharge by reason of expiration of enlistment. He re-enlisted this day for 4 full years and will be retained on board for duty.

Received from the US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. for duty.
*Pepe, J. A., MM2c,  *Petraitis, J. C., MM2c Deceased,  *Ramos, L. J., MM2c,  *Pacana, Joseph T., F2c ball-red-02 Deceased,
*Sundberg, K. M., S2c ball-red-02 Deceased,  *Szabo, S. C., F1c Deceased,  *Therrien, P. J., S2c Deceased,  *O'Leary, George A., F2c ball-red-02 Deceased

Transferred Deceased Young, J. A., CTC to the CO. US. Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to the Navy Yard, Washington, DC for a course of instruction at Gunner's Mate's School in conformity with reference (a).

Received Pederson, M. N., RM3c ball-red-02 DeceasedThunstedt, R. C., RM3c ball-red-02 Deceased,  *Bernasconi, M. R., RM3c
and *Serio, J. M., S2c from ComSerFor for duty.

Transferred Wilhelm, R. D., FC3c ball-red-02 Deceased and Marcaurele, W. M., FC3c to report to the Commandant 14th Naval District for assignment to duty.

[16-20 Hours]
Evans, W. C., Lt.(jg), while helping load ammunition in magazine hoist, had his hand caught in the hoist track, causing the following injury:
Laceration of third finger, right hand. negligence not apparent. Examined and treated in Sick Bay by Lt. R. N. Whitehead (MC) and then released from Sick Bay.

Received 1650 rounds of 8-inch projectiles, including AP, common, and target; 2300 rounds 5-inch star-shells; 42,500 rounds 40-mm ammunition; and various small arms, pyrotchnic, and catapult charge ammunition.

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February 22nd, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Transferred ball-red-02 Deceased Thatcher, J. F., RM1c to US Rec. Ship, Pearl Harbor, T.H., FFT to Naval Research Laboratory, Anacostia, Washington, DC, for a course of instruction in the Roadio Material School.

[8-12 Hours]
Received the following men on board for duty from the US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
*Van De Beuken, Fred E., SC3c,  *ball-red-02 Deceased Werner, Alvin B., SC3cball-red-02 Deceased* Guscinski, Frederick J., F3c
and *Lockwood, Jr., Victor H., Ff3c

[12-16 Hours]
The following men reported on board from the USS UTAH
Note...I do not think these men became SLC Veterans. None are listed in the Roster.
*Lesley, Edward M., S2c,  *Koth, Arthur C., S2c,  *Cheshire, Autrey L., F2c,  *Tossell, James L., F3c,
*Jones, Jr., David A., F2c,  *VanWinkle, Charles F., F3c,  *Herber, William L., S2c

Transferred Amyett, David C., WT1c to proceed and report to CO. Service Force Administration, US Pacific Fleet Aiea Naval Barracks, T.H. for duty with permanent Shore Patrol detail.

Transferred Cates, Kenneth F., SF1c to proceed and report to the CO, US Rec. Station, Pearl Harbor, T.H. FFT to The Navy Yard, Washington, DC for a course of instruction at the Deep Sea Divers School Class.

Transferred Schumann, Paul A., Lt.(jg) to 12th Naval Districk for assignment.

[16-20 Hours]
Received Deceased Lang, Joseph J., RM3c aboard for duty.

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February 23rd, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
Lighting power restored to the ship.

[4-8 Hours]
Condition of Readiness II, Starboard watch in 40mm & 20mm Batteries.

[8-12 Hours]
Commenced fueling from the dock and taking on aviation gas.

Burnside, Lee L., Lt(jg) reported on board for temporary additional duty.

ball-red-02 Deceased Boegen, Billy Joe, S1c and Deceased Steele, Roland Edwin, S1c reported on board for duty.

Ceased taking on aviation gas because of insufficient air pressure on pump. Cease fueling from dock. Secured steam lines from the dock.

Received Phillips, Leslie H., Ensign on board for duty from the Commander Service Squadron Six.

[12-16 Hours]
The following men were transferred to the Commandant 16th naval District for assignment to shore duty only
*McFarland, R. B., CMM(AA),  *Cliett, A. A., CWT(AA),  *Murray, W. R., CWT(AA),
*Bustinza, F. B., CWT(AA)

The following men reported on board for temporary duty and upon completion of the temporary duty will return to the Ship Repair Unit, Pearl Harbor, T.H. and resume regular duties:
*Owellen, J. O., CGM,  *Jennings, R. P., CFC(PA) and *Quitsman[Duitsman], P. J., EM1c

Received 1960.2 barrels of fuel oil.

Brown, L. B., S1c reported on board from US Mobile Hosptial No. 2 for duty.

Tested steering engines.

The following officers reported on board from Pacific Fleet Radar School for temporary duty and upon completion will return to their station and regular duties.
*McKay, William G., Ensign,  *Hall, Lindsay B., Ensign,  *Gallagher, Charles F., Ensign,
*Parks, William J., Ensign and *Burnside, Lee L., Lt.(jg)

Transferred Jeter, R. D., S2c to CO, Flag Allowance, Commander Service Force, US Pacific Fleet for duty as a compartment cleaner.

Transferred Genereux, S. O., CGM(AA) to 14th Naval District for Shore Duty.

Tugs Keosanqua and #142 came alongside.

Transferred Foster, Jr., J. P., S1c and Ellison, W. C., S1c for duty aboard the USS WEST VIRGINIA

Pilot R. L. Green came aboard.

[16-20 Hours]
Commenced maneuvering incident to shifting berths. Tug #10 on starboard bow and Tug #142 alongside starboard quarters. Moored port side to dock at Beckoning Point, Pearl Harbor, T.H., Magnetic Proving Ground.

Transferred Nicandro, Z., OS1c to report to CO USS AARON WARD for duty.

Pursuant to verbal orders of Capt. D. L. Taylor, Production Manager, NVPH. T.H., received on board *Widdowfield, A. J., Lt.(jg) and *O'Gara, T. E., Lt(jg), for temporary duty.

[20-24 Hours]
Fired dead load shot on starboard catapult. Commenced deperming ship.

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February 24th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Completed deperming of ship on heading of magnetic "North".

Smith, F. Erander, WT1c reported on board for duty.

[8-12 Hours]
Gold, Jr., Pleasant D. reported aboard for temporary duty in connection with post repair trails of this ship.

Todd, M. H., CGM(PA) reported aboard for duty.

Garbage lighter came alonside to starboard. Commenced making preparations for swinging ship from heading "North" magnetic to "South" magnetic.

Hardey, G., CWT(PA) and Esguerra, N., OCC(PA) reported aboard for duty.

Pilot R. L. Green came aboard. Took tug alongside to starboard. Prepared for swinging ship. Took tug alongside on port bow. Captain, Exec. Officer, Navigator and Pilot on the bridge. Completed swinging ship. Moored starboard side to dock at Beckoning Point, magnetic proving grounds, Pearl Harbor, T.H. All tugs cast off. Fired 4 no load shots from port catapult.

Huestis, D. E., S1c received lacerations of the fingers while working in the bake ship. he caught his fingers in the mixing machine, negligence not apparent. Treated in Sick Bay and returned to duty.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred Flores, Julian, OC1c to proceed and report to Commandant 14th Naval District for assignment to duty.

Hodge, Richard W., Lieut. [Chaplin] ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board for duty from 14th Naval District.

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February 25th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
No Remarks

[4-8 Hours]
Commenced preparations for getting underway. Pilot at the Conn, Captain, Exec. Officer and Navigator on the Bridge. Manurvering combination incident to leaving port. Fired test load from Starboard catapult. Set condition of readiness I in AA Battery. Passed through anti-submarine net at channel entrance.

[8-12 Hours]
Captain too the Conn. Pilot left the ship. Continued maneuvering incident to leaving port. Officer of the Day too the Conn. Secured Special sea deatil. Commenced ZZ [zigzagging], plan #7. made daily inspection of all magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal.

[12-16 Hours]
Commenced holding General Drills. Maneuvering incident to range finding drill.

"MAN OVERBOARD". No one saw the man washed overboard. It is believed that Parker was washed overboard by a large wave while tending sluglines of Turret IV, during drill.
[NOTE: Nothing else mentioned about this man]

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February 26th, 1943
[0-4 Hours]
Commenced ZZ in accordance with plan #3

[8-12 Hours]
Recovered plane CS-14, pilot, Lt. R. E. Cheney and plane CS-13, pilot, Lt.(jg) R. P. Morse.

Deck is covered with oil at entrance to brig. Some 5" ammunition is stowed there. Oil being removed.

[12-16 Hours]
Launched & recovered planes CS-14, pilot Lt. R. E. Cheney and CS-13, pilot lt.(jg) R. P. Morse.
Rest of the month spent for Drill purposes.

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