SUBMARINE SQUADRON FOUR
U.S.S. Argonaut, Flagship
Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor, T.H.
|From:||The Commander Submarine Squadron FOUR.|
|To:||The Commander Submarines, Scouting Force.|
|Subject:||Attack on Pearl Harbor, December 7, 1941 -- Measures taken.|
|Reference:||(a) Cincpac despatch 102102.|
Ships of Squadron Four, and Squadron Six, berthed at the Submarine Base, maintained a continuous antiaircraft fire.
Personnel of the Submarine Base manned 250 rifles, 15 automatic rifles and 15 machine guns, maintaining a continuous fire.
Two low flying torpedo planes were shot down. One crashed in the channel about fifty yards off Pier Four. The other crashed in the channel fifty yards off berth twelve.
All personnel without exception were alert and eager, carrying on in an exemplary manner.
Other items of interest:
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
SUBMARINES, SCOUTING FORCE
U.S. Submarine Base,
Pearl Harbor, T.H.,
14 December, 1941.
FIRST ENDORSEMENT to
Comsubron Four Conf. ltr.
FF12-10(4)/A16-3 Ser. 0556
of December 1, 1941.
|From:||The Commander Submarines, Scouting Force.|
|To:||The Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.|
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.