DEPARTMENT OF THE NAVY -- NAVAL HISTORICAL CENTER
805 KIDDER BREESE SE -- WASHINGTON NAVY YARD
WASHINGTON DC 20374-5060
Serial No. 1.
San Francisco, Calif.
January 2, 1942.
|To:||Commander-in-Chief Pacific Fleet.|
|Via:||(1) Commander Destroyer Division SIX.
(2) Commander Destroyer Squadron THREE.
(3) Commander Destroyer Battle Force.
(4) Commander Battle Force.
|Subject:||Report of action at Pearl Harbor, T.H., December 7, 1941.|
|Reference:||U.S. Navy Regulations, Art. 712.|
50 cal Machine guns -- Ready with ammunition mounted.
Depth charges -- exploders removed for annual test.
Torpedoes -- one after body on tender, one war head removed, all exploders removed for test.
Receiving all services from USS Whitney, plant secured, rotor of one main fuel pump on tender, suction lines on both main condensate pumps out, various out out valves on auxiliary steam lines and fire main on tender, one engineroom supply blower at yard, all boiler steam gauges on tender, #2 generator control meter off, 1st effect of evaporators partially dismantled, 12" signal searchlight negative head being repaired.
5" battery -- Three guns manned and ready with ammunition up on approximately 6 minutes from first attack. Telescopes of other two guns installed and boresighted by about 0930. Ballistic computer shifted on director and ready by about 1000. 50 rounds of ammunition for each guns were brought up to gun and 100 rounds per gun made ready in magazines. Extra ammunition received from Whitney.
50 Cal. machine guns -- manned and ready and had opened fire in approximately 4 minutes.
Depth charges -- exploders installed prior getting underway.
Torpedoes -- Prior getting underway the afterbody was returned from tender and installed, final adjustments made of 5 torpedoes and all torpedoes charged.
All machinery reassembled except engineroom supply blower and one main feed pump and ship made ready to get underway by 1600.
Shifted to ship immediately.
R. W. BEDILION