In Reply DD349/A16-3
Refer to: Serial 52
|U.S.S. Dewey (DD-349)|
13 December 1941.
|To:||Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet|
|Subject:||Report on Japanese Attack on Pearl Harbor on 7 December 1941.|
|0755 -||Utah observed torpedoed by OSBORN, G.E. GM2c and to list rapidly.|
|0757 -||General Quarters sounded.|
|0802 -||Four 50 caliber machine guns firing at planes attacking battleships and Ford Island. (Gunner's Mates cocking and installing firing locks on 5"/38 caliber guns).|
|0810 -||Guns #1, #2, #3 and #5 -- 5"/38 caliber guns firing local control; director manned and directing local control of guns. No power on ship.|
|0900 -||Second wave of attack started by light bombers which lasted 10 minutes. Under fire by Dewey throughout attack.|
|0945 -||Third wave of attack started by dive bombers. in this attack the Dobbin and Destroyer Division one became a target, three or four planes attacking the nest. One bomb hit close aboard starboard quarter of the Dobbin and one hit water between Hull and Dewey about 75 feet astern. No damage sustained by these close hits.|
Damage sustained -- None.
Damage inflicted on enemy -- It is believed that DesDiv One destroyed two planes. Since guns in local control, unable to determine which bursts actually hit these planes.
Ammunition expended -- 75 rounds 5"/38 caliber, 1300 rounds .50 caliber.