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

March, 1942
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List of Information Transcribed from Copies of Originals

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March 18, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[4-8 Hours]
Linn, R. S., Chief Elect., USN. returned from one days leave.

[8-12 Hours]
Chamberlain, Dean "C", GM2c, USN transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts, to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US Naval Gun Factory, Washington, DC, for instruction in electrohydraulic school.

Renner, Ira V., AMM3c, USN transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts, to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US Naval Air Station, San Diego, CA., for instruction in Parachute ad Material School.

[12-16 Hours]
Kent, G. L., Mach., USN left the ship on one days leave.

Howeth, Linwood S., Lt. Comdr., USN was detached from this vessel, and ordered to duty at Camden, NJ., in connection with the fitting out of the USS CLEVELAND.

Transferred the following named men with bags & hammocks, to US NAVAL HOSP. Pearl Harbor, TH., for treatment. Records & accounts to follow by registered mail.
Downes, Elmer R., CWT(PA), USN
Ludemann, Fred J., CRM(PA), USNR ball-red-02 Deceased

[16-20 Hours]
Walsh, Andrew J., Y3c, USN transferred with bag, hammock, records, & accounts, to PAT WING TWO, US NAVAL STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., for duty.

Bray, Raymond T., Y3c, USN transferred with bag, hammock, records, & accounts to REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to TRAIN RON 8, for duty.

Lee, Irvin J., RM1c, USN transferred with bag, hammock, records, & accounts, to REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to naval Research Laboratory, Bellevue, DC., for instruction in Radio Material School.

Received the following men from the US. REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., with bags & hammocks, for duty. Records & accounts to follow by registered guard mail:
Boland, Charles L., Jr. USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Dishman, Lauren C., S2c, USN
Ellis, David L., S2c, USN
Fillmore, Clithro W., S2c, USN
Fisher, Carroll F., S2c, USN
Gill, Charles, M. AS, USN
Hanks, William A., S2c, USN
Howard, George H., S1c, USN
McArthur, Edward F., MM2c, USNR
McLeary, Michael A., AS, USNR Deceased
Michael, Cyrus T., S2c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Miller, Albert E., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Miller, Milton K., S2c, USN
Nicholas, Harold, A., AS, USNR ball-red-02
Paul, William A., AS, USN
Roth, Robert, S2c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Saunders, James G., S2c, USN
Schneider, Carl P., S2c, USN
Sloan, Laymon G., AS, USN
Smith, Wayne E., AS, USN
Snowden, Ira P., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Southern, Hugh W., AS, USN ball-red-02
Stanfield, Arthur R., S2c, USN
Stone, Henry D., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Stow, Virgil, AS, USN
Stranderer, Roy C., AS, USN
Succarotte, Phillip, S2c, USN
Sukola, Robert R., AS, USN
Sutton, John H., AS, USN
Taylor, Welborn M., AS, USN
Torian, William B., AS, USN
Toye, Louis E., WT2c, USN
Tritt, Clair S., S2c, USN ball-red-02
Tucker, James H., AS, USN
Vanderleest, Eugene J., AS, USN
Van Ness, Joseph R., AS, USN
Van Sandt, Walter N., AS, USN
Vaughn, Ralph, AS, USN
Ewing E. Vise, BM1c ball-red-02 Deceased
Werner, Clifford O., AS, USN
West, Newman S., AS, USN
Wierick, John W., AS, USN
Windham, Ellis O., AS, USNR



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Mar. 19th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[4-8 Hours]
Small fire in pilot house. Extinguished immediately with a CO2 Fire Extinguisher; slight damage consisting of paint being burned off of an area 4' x 6' in the left rear corner of the pilot house overhead.

[8-12 Hours]
Received from Marine Barracks, Pearl Harbor, TH., with bags, hammocks, rifles & staff returns for duty.
Ploszaj, J. J., Pvt., USMC
Whitlock, J. W., Pvt., USMC

Drodz, E. J., Ensign, USNR reported on board from NAS, Penascola, FL., for duty involving flying.

[12-16 Hours]
Dodd, Kendell S., Ensign, USNR this date detached to Com. 14, for duty.

Transferred Filder, Robert G., F3c, USN for treatment to Mobile Base Hospital No. 2, Pearl Harbor, TH.


[16-20 Hours]
The following named men reported on board for duty with bags and hammocks. Records and accounts to be forwarded by special messenger.
Abbott, Norman C., AS, V-6, USNR
Albee, C. D., AS, V-6, USNR
Alexander, W., AS, USN
Applewhite, D. L., AS, U-3, USNR
Armes, L. E., AS, V-6, USNR
Aston, Paul T., AS, V-3, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased
Bachman, J. A., AS, USN
Bailey, A. J., AS, USN
Bates, P. P., AS, V-6, USNR
Bay, Dan C., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Becker, F. C., AS, USN
Belew, C. L., AS, V-6, USNR Deceased
Bradford, E. A., AS, USN Deceased
Brayes, A. P., AS, USN
Briery, A. E., AS, USN Deceased
Briggs, A. M., AS, V-6, USNR ball-red-02
Brophy, W. R., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Bunker, W. H., AS, V-6, USNR
Cain, G. W., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Chapman, C., AS, V-6, USNR
Crane, G. F., AS, V-6, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased
Crose, A. J., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Dabney, J. O., AS, USN ball-red-02
Daniels, B. W., AS, V-3, USNR
Davis, C. C., AS, V-6, USNR
De Frates, L. G., AS, V-6, USNR
De Shazer, C. L., AS, V-2, USNR
Dinelli, J. P., AS, V-6, USNR
Dobson, M., AS, V-3, USNR
Drawhorn, J. E., AS, V-6, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased
Edgar, B. J., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Falconer, E. H., AS, USN
Fink, R., AS, USN
Franklin, L., AS, V-6, USNR
Gates, V. D., AS, V-6, USNR
Gatlin, R. F., AS, USN
Gullion, E. L., AS, USN
Hall, Jr., E. H., AS, V-6, USNR
Hall, H. F., AS, V-6, USNR
Hargrove, Jr., J. M., AS, USN
Harrison, J. B., AS, USN
Henson, Oscar Y., AS, USN ball-red-02 Deceased
Hill, R. L., AS, V-6, USNR
Hobson, M. R., AS, USN
Hodges, G. T., AS, USN
Hollingsworth, W. W., AS, V-3, USNR ball-red-02 Deceased
Peasley, C. J., AS, V-6, USNR
Silcox, A., AS, USN
Washburn, R. M., AS, USN


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March 20th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Resting on keel and bilge blocks in Dry-dock No. 2, NAVY YARD, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Commenced flooding dry-dock & making preparations for getting underway. Left dry-dock, underway for Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH. Pilot C. E. Carlson at the Conn., Captain, Navigator, & Executive Officer on the Bridge.
Moored into Berth C-3. Pilot C. E. Carlson left the ship.

[16-20 Hours]
McArthur, E. F., MM2c, V-6, USNR transferred to USS MEDUSA AR-1 for duty with bag, hammock, records & accounts.

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March 21st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Taplett, R. D., 2nd Lt., USMC returned aboard from 20MM School at Puuloa Point, TH. with the following named men with hammocks & necessary clothing.
See March 16th, 1942 for list of men.

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March 22nd, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Rundall, Paul S.,[or R. S.], CP(AA), USN was received on board from the USS RIGEL, with bag, records & accounts for temporary duty.

[12-16 Hours]
Deceased Crowley, Dennis S., Lt., USN was detached from this vessel and order to duty on the USS NORTHAMPTON

[16-20 Hours]
Ford, John, Comdr. D-V(S), USNR, in charge of Newmark, Stephen M., P2c, V-6, USNR reported on board for temporary additional duty.

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March 24th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Polk, Howard M., F1c, USN returned aboard having received injury to right arm while on authorized liberty, negligence not apparent. Diagnosis: Fracture, simple, distal end radius & ulna, right arm. Cause of Injury: While roller skating on morning of this date the man slipped and fell, and as he fell, he extended his right arm to protect himself, thus causing the above injury. He was not intoxicated and was not in misconduct. Treatment: x-ray examination made, plaster of Paris splint applied, and patient was put to bed, then transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts to the US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, TH., for further treatment.

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March 25th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Gallagher, S. J., PhM1c, USN Deceased was Honorably Discharged from this vessel and the Naval Service, by reason of expiration of enlistment, and for the convenience of the Government. He re-enlisted on board March 16th, 1942, on this vessel, for four (4) years.

[12-16 Hours]
Howard, E. R., ARM1c, USN ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board for duty, with bag, hammock, records and accounts.

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March 26th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.
[12-16 Hours]
Transferred the following named men with bags, hammocks, records & accounts to the US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT as indicated:
To NYMI, CA., for duty in the USS SPERRY Detail:
Alworth, John P., BM2c, USN
Halford, Heber C., SF2c, USN
Nichols, F. Z., SF1c, USN
Williams, E. L., SK3c, USN
Graves, W. H., Msmth2c, USN
Wider, L. E., SK3c, USN

To REC. STAT., San Francisco, CA., in CFO of USS SKYLARK
Culp, E. M., Y1c, USN
Gallagher, W. F., CEM(PA), USN

To REC. STAT., San Francisco, CA. for duty in USS HENRY T. ALLEN detail:
Hammel, G. L., F1c, USN
Smith, J. O., F1c, USN

Transferred Graham, William M., CEM(PA), USN with bag, hammock, records, & accounts to COMSERFOR PAC FLT, for duty.

Transferred Engle, Aubrey D., Ensign, USN to US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, TH., for treatment.

[16-20 Hours]
Boone, J. F., BM2c, USN was transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts to USS WEST VIRGINIA for duty.

Transferred with bags, hammocks, records, & accounts to SER. FOR PAC. for temporary duty.
Sites, F. J., CSF(PA), USN
Sutton, C. L., MM2c, USN

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March 27th, 1942
[4-8 Hours]
Made & completed preparations for getting underway. Got underway at 0754. Captain at the Conn., Executive Officer & Navigator on the Bridge. Standing out of Pearl Harbor, TH.

Commenced maneuvering to form column astern USS NORTHAMPTON. Set conditions of Readiness III throughout the ship.

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March 28th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Steaming in Hawaiian Operation Area. Ship in Material Condition "ZED", in Condition of Readiness III, in company with TASK FORCE 16.

[8-12 Hours]
Swim, J. K., EM3c, USN, received contusion of right knee, left foot KL"G", while climbing ladder to searchlight platform, wind tore man from ladder. Negligence not apparent. Treated at scene of accident and admitted to sick list.

[16-20 Hours]
Commenced maneuvering standing in to Pearl Harbor, TH. Captain, Exec. Officer and Navigator on the Bridge. The Captain relieved the Officer of the Deck of the Conn. Moored starboard side to port side of USS NORTHAMPTON, in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

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March 29th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[8-12 Hours]
Brown, T. A., Lt.(SC), USN ball-red-02 Deceased reported on board for duty.

[12-16 Hours]
Transferred the following men to US NAVAL HOSPITAL, Pearl Harbor, TH., with bags, hammocks, records & accounts, for treatment.
Hanger, Max, CWT(PA), USN
Swim, J. K., EM3c, USN

[16-20 Hours]
Billingsley, K. W., GM3c, USN received a fracture of the little toe, left foot, while covering a machine gun. The cover caught on a first aid box which fell on the man's foot and caused the above injury. Man treated in Sick Bay and admitted to the binnacle list.

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March 30th, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Shaw, W. R., Lt. Cmdr., USN reported on board for temporary duty as gunnery officer of this vessel.

Heavilon, Fred F., S1c, USN ball-red-02 received a fracture, fibula, right foot. Cause: 1. within command. 2. work 3. Negligence not apparent. 4. While walking along starboard boat skids, turned his ankle, resulting in injury described above. Treatment: X-ray taken, bandage and hot water bottle applied, and the patient admitted to sick list. Transferred on March 31st, to US Naval Hospital, Pearl Harbor, TH. for treatment.

Hunter, J. D., F1c, USN ball-red-02 was transferred, with bag, hammock, records & accounts, to USS WEST VIRGINIA for duty.

Snead, Howard L., GM3c, USN was transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts, to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH. FFT to US REC. SHIP, NY, NY., for duty in Project JIG HYPO.

Holman, Richard B., CGM(AA), USN was transferred with bag, hammock, records & accounts, to US REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to US Navy Yard, Washington, DC., for instruction at the Naval Gun Factory in the type of armament being installed in the USS TAYLOR, ultimate assignment to that vessel.

Nelson, Norman M., F1c, USN was received on board for duty with bag & hammock. Records & accounts to be forwarded by registered mail.

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March 31st, 1942
[0-4 Hours]
Moored in Berth C-3, Pearl Harbor, TH.

[12-16 Hours]
Gliddon, Murray E., Ack., USMC left the ship to proceed and report to C. O. Marine Barracks, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, TH., with bag & hammock. Records & accounts to follow.

Gwin, E. S., RM1c, USN Deceased left the ship to proceed to C. O. REC. STAT., Pearl Harbor, TH., FFT to REC. STAT., NY, NY, for duty in Project JIG HYPO.

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