History: from Ships' Log
1945 Week One
0805 USS YOG-77  came alongside port. 1030 Cast off having rcvd 3,300 brls. od diesel oil.
1330 USS LSM-125  came alond side port. 1559 Cast off having rcvd 655 brls. of diesel oil.
1450 Let go port anchor to 30 fthms on deck. 1515 Hove in port anchor.
1540 Set Special Sea detail. 1615 Got underway from USS Gazelle IX-116 having delivered 25,870 brls. of fuel oil.
1638 Anchored in Berth 202 in 7 ftms of wtr., fine sand bttm w/75 ftms of chain to port anchor on true brns.
Hachibi To lighthouse 220Â°T; right tngnt of Daibui Island 281.5Â°T; Philip Island 250Â°T. 1651 Secured. Set watches.
1655 USS YOG-77  moored alongside, port w 6 manila lines. 2048 Cast off rcvd. 3,500 brls. of diesel oil.
0000 Anchored in berth B-202, Jinsen Ko, Korea, in 7 fathoms of water, fine sand bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain
to the port anchor on the true bearings; Hachibi To lighthouse 220Â°T; right tangent of Daibui Island 281.5Â°T; and
Philip Island 250Â°T. Port watches are set.
0605 Manuvered from berth B-202 to go alongside  the USS Monongahela AO-42. 0745 Moored strbdb side to port
with 8 manila lines. 1225 Manuvered away having delivered 4,063 brls. of fuel oil.
0900 SS John LaFarge  came alongside port. 1140 cast off having recvd. 3,228 brls. of fuel oil.
1250 Anchored in berth B-203 as before.
Monday 3 December0000 Anchored in berth B-203, Jinsen Ko, Korea, in 7 fathoms of water, fine sand bottom, with 75 fathoms of chain
to the port anchor on the true bearings; Hachibi To lighthouse 220Â°T; right tangent of Daibui To 277Â°T; and
Philip Island 249Â°T. Port watches are set.
1230 USS YO-177  came alongside strbd. 1337 cast off having received 2,671 brls. of fuel oil.
1330 Set the special sea detail. 1339 got underway from berth B-203. Maneuvered to conform to the channel.
1441 Passed Haku Gan abeam strbd 1200 yds. 1455 Passed So to Island abeam port 1500 yds. 1537 4 sea watches.
1607 Passed An to Lighthouse abeam port 1.9 mi. 1818 Took departure Manuro Island brng. 158Â°T, 5 mi.
1832 Changed course to 190Â°T. 2016 Changed course to 192Â°T.
Tuesday 4 December
0000 Steaming independently bound for Tokyo Bay, Japan. Course is 192Â°T. Speed is 17.5 knts. Mod. Cndtn. 3 set.
0005 Changed course to 190Â°T. 0015 changed course to 189Â°T. 0033 Changed course to 188Â°T.
0119 Sighted Ko To Island brng 127Â°T about 12 miles. 0340 Sighted Kokuzan To brng. 125Â°T, about 12 mi.
0400 Changed course to 166Â°T. 0704 Changed course to 156Â°T. 0941 Changed course to 090Â°T.
1315 Changed course to 097Â°T. 1711 Sighted Me Shima brng. 138.5Â°T, 31 mi.
1900 Sighted with Ose Saki Lighthouse brng. 019Â°T. Changed course to 151Â°T.
2240 Changed course to 180Â°T. 2308 changed course to 134Â°T.
Wednesday 5 December
0000 Steaming as before. Sighted Uji Shim brng. 090Â°T. about 10mi. 0045 sighted Kusakaki Jima brng. 155Â°T. about 11mi.
0118 Changed course to 090Â°T. 0148 Sighted Iwo Jima brng. 120Â°T. about 13 mi.
0408 Sighted Sata Misaki Light brng. 063Â°T. about 13mi. 0454 Passed Sata Misaki Light abeam port, 5mi.
0552 Changed course to 062Â°T. 0602 Passed Toi Saki Light brng. 031Â°T. about 32 mi.
0730 Passed Toi Saki Light abeam port 16 mi.
0800 Exercised fire quarters. 0802 First stream at scene. 0808 secured. 0811 Exrcsd Abandon Ship. 0817 Secured.
1445 Crew member recvd deep puncture wound of left arm when he tapped the primer of a 50 cal. shell, which he was
unauthorized to possess, with a metal punch which cause the shell to explode. He was treated in sick bay.
2044 Sighted Shino Misaki Light brng. 029Â°T. about 13mi. Changed course to 065Â°T.
0000 Steaming as before. Course is 065 T. Speed is 17.5 knts. Modified Condition 3 is set.
Thursday 6 December
0550 Sighted Ku\ozu Shima brng. 074Â°T, 37 mi. 0700 Changed course to 030Â°T.
0855 Sighted Kazehaya Saki Lighthouse brng. 060Â°T, about 10 mi.
0915 The Captain held mast for crew member. Offense: Unauthorized possession of ammunition and firing primer
from same injuring himself. punishment: Deprivation of liberty ashore for one (1) month.
0945 Changed course to 036Â°T. 1020 Changed course to 081Â°T. 1118 Changed course to 028Â°T.
1127 Changed course to 002Â°T. 1145 Sighted Kannkn Saki lighthouse brng. 348Â°T, about 5 mi.
1150 Commenced steering various courses to anchorage in Tokyo Bay, Japan. 1155 Secured from modified Cond. 3.
1215 Passed Fort No.2 abeam strbd, 500 yds. 1235 Anchored in berth A-76 in 10 ftms wtr, mud bottom, with 75 ftms.
of chain to port anchor on brng. Kannon Saki Lighthouse 188.5Â°T; left tangent to Natsu Shima 245Â°T. northern
outer Breakwater light at Yokohama 322Â°T. 1245 Secured the Special Sea detail, Set the port watches.
Friday 7 December -  FOUR YEARS AFTER PEARL HARBOR0000 Anchored in berth A-76, Tokyo Bay, Japan, as before.
0916 USS LCS-66  came alongside port. 1126 Cast off having recvd. GSK [General Store Keeping] stores.
Saturday 8 December
0000 Anchored in berth A-76, Tokyo Bay, Japan, as before.
0845 USS Chepachet AO-78 came alongside strbd. 1145 Cast off DELIVERED 5,000 BRLS. fuel oil.
0905 USS Tallaluh AO-50 came alongside port.
1100 The Commanding Officer held inspection of upper and lower decks in company with
the Prospective Commanding Officer, Lieutenant George P. Koch, (T), USN. Results satisfactory.
1301 Exercised at General Quarters. 1307 All stations manned and ready. 1311 Secured from General Quarters.
1318 Exercised at fire drill. 1319 First stream at scene of fire. 1323 Secured from fire drill.
1325 USS LSM-158  came alongside strbd. 1425 Cast off having recvd. G.S.K. stores.
1328 Exercised at collision drill. 1337 Secured from collision drill.
1340 Exercised at abandon ship drill. 1346 Secured from abandon ship drill.
1430 Mustered crew at quarters. No unauthorized absentees.
1435 USS Frank Knox DD-742  came alongside strbd. Commenced receiving fuel oil.
USS Tallaluh AO-50 must have still been at port side.