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USS.Taluga.AO-62
History: from Ships' Log


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July - 1945          Week One

At this date Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and [168] UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page

Sunday 1 July  - 1945
0000  Anchored in Berth #24, Ulithi Islands Anchorage, 90 fathoms of chain to strbd anchor,
           coral and sand bottom in 21 fathoms of water on bearings Signal Tower Asor Island 096
°T and
           Beacon "B" 151
°T. Ship is darkened.
0620  Sunrise. Lighted Ship
0730  Mustered Crew at quarters

Monday 2 July - 1945
0000  Anchored in Berth #24, as before. Ship is darkened.
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745  Mustered crew to quarters.
1130  Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Highest temperature recorded 102°.
1300  Lit off boilers #2,3 and 4.

Tuesday 3 July  - 1945
0000  Anchored in Berth #24, as before. Ship is darkened.
0745  Mustered crew to quarters.
0900  Made all preparations for getting under way. 0915 Get underway, the Captain at the conn,
           standing cut of Ulithi Anchorage at various speeds and courses conforming to the channel.
1003  Sounded General Quarters. 1006 Passed Mugai Channel Buoy.
1010  Secured General Quarters, set Condition III, Section I.
1120  Assumed position in TG 30.8 in sta. #63, formation 8S-1 w/ interval 1000 yds. on a course 070
°t. Speed is 5 knts.
           Formation Center is USS Cacapon AO-52; guide is USS Marias AO-57.
1139  Took departure
4.6 mi. 036°t  from Gielop Island.
1147  Increased interval to 1200 yrds. 1200 changed speed to 12 knots.
1205  Changed course to 050
°t. 1230 Changed course to 022°t. Heading NNE toward Saipan.
1311  Changed speed to 8 knts then back to 12 knts.
1800  Changed speed to 11 knots.  1905 Sunset. Darkened Ship.

Wednesday  4 July - 1945
0000  Steaming in TG 30.8. CTG is USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 022
°t. Speed 11 knts. Ship is darkened.
0545  Sounded dawn alert.  0613 securied.
1045  Changed course to 027
°t.   1905 Darkened ship.
2145  Changed speed to 12  knts.

Thursday  5 July - 1945
0000  Steaming in TG 30.8. CTG is USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 027
°t. Speed 12 knts. Ship is darkened.
0540  Sounded dawn alert.  0600 securied.
0819  changed speed to 10 knts.  0958 Changed course to 000
°t.
1907  Sunset. Darkened Ship. 1910 shifted rudder control to steering engine room.  1917 Rudder control to bridge.

Friday  6 July - 1945
0000  Steaming in TG 30.8. CTG is USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 000
°t. Speed 10 knts. Ship is darkened.
0549  Sunrise. Lighted ship.
0900  Changed course to 055
°t.
1302  Exercised at fire quarters.  1302 First stream. 1315 Secured from fire quarters.
1317  Exercised at abandon ship stations. 1334 Secured.
1909  Sunset. Darkened ship.

Saturday 7 July  - 1945
0000  Steaming in TG 30.8. CTG is USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 055
°t. Speed 10 knts. Ship is darkened.
0530  Sunrise. Lighted ship. 0530 Changed course to 090°t.
1000  Report od 2 crew members injured. [1] caught hand in gears if gun. [2] off ladder from stack deck.
1400  Changed course to 000
°t. 1405 Changed course to 327°t. 1408 USS Neosho AO-48 designated guide.
1630  Clocks were retarded one hour to minus nine zero time.
1701  Changed course to 050
°t.  1708 Changed speed to 15 knots. Formed task unit 30.8.1.
           CTU is USS Stevenson DD-645. Guide is USS Chipola AO-63.
1801  Sounded dusk alert.
1905  Changed course to 057
°t. Changed speed to 10.5 knts.

Sunday 8 July  - 1945
0000  Steaming in TG 30.8.1. CTU is USS Stevenson DD-645. Guide is USS Chipola AO-63.
           Course is 057°t. Speed 10.5 knts. Ship is darkened.
0410  Changed speed to 10 knts.  0417 changed course to 147
°t.
0808  Changed speed to 15 knts. 
1212  USS Buchanan DD-484 came along side strbd. to deliver mail. 1214 shoved off.
1406  Changed speed to 10 knots.  1434 Changed speed to 15 knots.
1752  Sunset. Darkened ship.

 
At this date; Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and [168] UNREP's while underway.