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USS Detroit, Report of Pearl Harbor Attack
CL8/P3-1 U.S.S. Detroit 11/Ge/
   
Serial 1471      
    December 10, 1941.  

From: The Commanding Officer.
To: Commander-in-Chief, U.S. PACIFIC FLEET.
 
Subject: URDIS 102102 December 1941.

    1. Set Condition Zed throughout ship.
    2. Manned and fired all A.A. Guns, both 3" and .50 calibre machine guns. Round fired: 422 3"; 10,000 .50 calibre.
  1. Two planes were brought down by joint fire of this vessel and Curtiss.
  2. Two men received superficial wounds.
  3. No damage to ship, Motor boat sunk by explosion alongside Nevada.
  4. No case of distinguished conduct.
  5. One aerial torpedo passed about ten yards astern of Detroit at Berth F-13. Believe this torpedo buried in mud or coral between Berths F-12 and F-13.

[signed]
L.J. WILTSE.

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Source: Enclosure (E) to CINCPAC action report Serial 0479 of 15 February 1942, World War II action reports,
the Modern Military Branch, National Archives and Records Administration, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD 20740.

09/03/2003