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Naval History and Heritage Command

Diary of Commander Joseph K. Taussig, Commander, Little

Tuesday

June 4.

At sea

     The Barry (Lt. Comdr. Enrich)1 was within two miles of us at daylight. After exchanging recognition signals, and giving him necessary information about the number, course, and speed of the chasers, he signalled that he would relieve me. So I turned over my mine charge to his keeping and the Little was headed back for Ponta Delgada. I had the choice of speeding up to 20 knots and getting in Wednesday evening, or proceeding at 10 knots and getting in Thursday morning. I chose the latter as in that case we can stop tomorrow and have a target practice which opportunity I have been looking for. . . .

     Had throttle drill for the engine room force. Had the usual gun drills – pointing and fire control. We have three everyday that the weather permits as a matter of principle.

Source Note: D, RNW, Joseph K. Taussig Papers, Mss. Coll. 97.

Footnote 1: Lt. Cmdr. Roy P. Emrich.

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