Diary of Commander Joseph K. Taussig, Commander, U.S. Destroyer Little
Last night the barometer fell, the wind rose, and this morning we had a good sea running which it was necessary for us to buck. We have been taking considerable water over the bow and have been doing some pounding so we slowed to 14 knots and zigzagged with the convoy without patrolling – Mr. Grosclaude has spent a very uncomfortable day. Towards evening the wind and sea gradually went down and now – 9:30 p.m. it is quite comfortable. The Brest and St. Nazaire groups separated at 9 p.m. Sent 5 destroyers with the 8 ships for St Nazaire and kept 9 with the 9 ships for Brest. Bright moonlight –
Source Note: D, RNW, Joseph K. Taussig Papers, Mss. Coll. 97.