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


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June - 1945          Week One

At this date Taluga's available log reported 67 REP's while moored and [168] UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page

Friday  1 June  - 1945
0000  Steaming in Task Group 30.8 CTG in USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Lackawanna AO-40. Speed 10 knots.
           Fleet course is 175
°T. Ship is darkened.
0202  Changed course to 000
°T. USS Detroit SL-8 is designated guide. 0435 Changed Course to 090°T.
0437  Changed Course to 180°T. 0447 Changed Course to 270°T. 0450 Changed speed to 12 knots.
0500  Sounded Dawn Alarm. Lighted Ship.
0501 Changed Course to 315°T. 0520 Changed Course to 025°T.
0542  Changed Course to 045°T. 0734 Changed speed to 10 knots. 0802 USS Taluga AO-62 designated guide.
0921  Changed Course to 040°T.  0930 Made weekly inspection of magazine flood cocks and sprinkling systems.
           Flexible shaft to aft magazine inoperative. Valve in steering engine now being used for sprinkler control.
1020  USS Munsee ATF-107 came along side strbd. 1030 Changed course to 045
°T.
1047  ATF-107 Cast off having delivered U.S. mail & received Officer Message mail.
1144  Changed Course to 055°T. Speed to 11 knots. 1334 Changed Course to 270°T.
1339  Changed Course to 225°T. 1340 USS Saranac AO-74 designated guide.
1420  USS Waterman DE-740 came alongside strbd.  1431 Cast off having delivered U.S. Mail and exchanged movies.
           Hours 1600 - 2400 not on log.

  Saturday 2 June  - 1945
0000  Steaming in Task Group 30.8 CTG in USS Detroit CL-8. Guide is USS Vesuvius AE-3. Speed 10 knots.
           Fleet course is 103
°T. Ship is darkened.
0500  Sounded Dawn Alarm. Lighted Ship. 0541 Changed course to 160
°T.
0618  Assumed station 4000 yds, 340
°T from USS Detroit CL-8. The Taluga designated temporary CTU 30.18.6 during
           the process of forming TU 30.18.6.  0755 CTU 30.18.6 shifted to the USS Hobby DD-610.
0823  Comdesdiv 38 in USS Hobby DD-610 is CTU 30.18.6 Taluga AO-62 is guide.
Chngd crse to 210°T. Speed to 14 knts.
0840  Changed course to 180°T.  USS Ponaganset AO-86 designated guide. 0854 Speed to 15 knts. 0918 to 13.5 knts.
0926  Changed course to 150
°T.  0942 Changed speed to 14 knots. USS Taluga AO-62 designated guide.
1027  Chngd spd to 10 knts. 1030 Chngd course to 150
°T.  1105 Chngd spd to 14 knts.
1344  Changed speed to 12 knots. 1444 USS Hobby DD-610 came alongside strbd. 1446 shoved off.
1447  Changed speed to 14 knots. 1505 to 12 knots. 1550 to 14 knots.
           Hours 1600 - 2400 not on log.
 
 Sunday
3 June - 1945
0000  Steaming as before. Fleet course is 150°T. Speed is 14 knots. Ship is darkened.
0315  Changed course to 140
°T.  0324 Changed speed to 12 knots. 0329 to 14 knots.
0531  Sunrise. Lighted Ship. 0942 Executed emergency turn to 60
° to the left. 0952 resumed base course 140°T.
1039  Executed emergency turn to 60° to the left. 1048 resumed base course 140°T.
1832  Sunset. Darkened Ship.  2000 Changed speed to 13 knots.


Monday 4 June - 1945
0000  Steaming as before. Fleet course is 140°T. Speed is 13 knots. Ship is darkened.
0500  Sounded Dawn alarm. Lighted ship. 0812 Changed course to 145
°T. 0818 changed speed to 13.5 knots.
0858  USS Ponaganset AO-86 designated guide. 0900 dropped astern for small arms practice firing.
1000  Crew member was burned on foot toes while working on steam line admidships, opened valve where hot water
           poured into his right shoe. Did not report until Friday the 8th.
1034  Changed course to 200
°T. 1100 completed practice expended 200 rnds 45cal. and 1400 rnds 22cal.
1105  Resumed position. Changed course to 145
°T. 1138 USS Taluga AO-62 designated guide.
1155  Changed course to 150
°T. 1217 Changed speed to 10 knots. 1257 to 13 knots.
1813  Sunset. Darkened Ship.
Hours 2000 - 2400 not on log.


Tuesday 5 June  - 1945
0000  Steaming as before. Fleet course is 150°T. Speed is 13.5 knots. Ship is darkened.
0500  Sunrise. Ship is Lighted.   0620 Changed speed to 11.5 knots.
0818  Changed course to 126
°T.  0900 Advanced clock one hour to zone -10 time.  1115 changed speed to 12 knots.
1215  Changed speed to 10 knots then 13.5 knots.
1315  Sounded G.C. to engage Anti-Aircraft Battle Practice. 1319 Manned and Ready. [East of Ulithi Islands]
1320  Changed course to140
°T. Speed to 11.5 knots, then 13.5 knots.  1436 Secured - Completed Practice.
           Ammunition expended 20mm - 464 rds. 40mm - 512 rds. 3"50 - 24 rds. 5"38 - 9 rds.
1500  Changed speed to 12 knots.  1506 Commenced maneuvering prepatory to entering port.
1546  Changed course to 240
°T.  [Heading West] 1626 Changed speed to 14 knots.  1640 Task Unit 30.18.6 dissolved.
           Proceeding through swept channel to Northern Anchorage.  1646 Changed course to 298
°T.
1655  Passed red buoy abeam starboard. 1710 Proceeded to berth #24, Ulithi Islands, captain at the conn.
1727  Anchored in Eastern part berth #24, w 75 fathoms of chain to strbd anchor, coral and sand bottom in 15 fathoms
           of water on bearings Signal Tower Asor Island 097
°T and Becon "B" 155°T.
1745  Secured from Special Sea Detail.  1925 Secured from pumping ballast.
Hours 2000 - 2400 not on log.

Wednesday  6 June - 1945
0000  Anchored in Berth #24, as before. Ship is darkened.
0030  Crew member received cut over left eye while going from 40ft launch to the ship. One silk suture closed wound.
0150  Completed loading stores. 0920  Commenced pumping ballast.  1331 Secured from pumping.
1015  LCT-170 came alongside port. 1438 Cast off having received 1,497 empty ammunition containers.
1100  Secured gyro compass.
1110  S.S. Apache Canyon moored alongside strb. 1430 Commenced receiving fuel.
1750  Following Officers were transferred to the S.S. Red Canyon [T2-SE-A1 tanker]
for transfer to U.S.;
           Bridges, F.H. Elec-T; Sicard, W.J. CF.PayClerk; Dapper, G.S. Elec.; [transfer by motor launch?]
1751  Following men were transferred as the officers were,
Adams, R.H. MM1c; Brady, A.J. Jr. EM1c; Coach, A.G. EM2c;
          
Connolly, H.H. MM2c; Dewhurst, R.E. WT2c; Deskins, R.E. GN2c; Graver, H.O. MM3c; Groulk, R.R. EM1c;
          
Harvey, G.A. CTC; Janssen, R.O. ACMM; Lampest, R.J. MM2c. Lumsden, J.M. MM3c;
             

Thursday  7 June - 1945
0000  Anchored in Berth #24, as before. Ship is darkened. 0619 Sunrize. Lighted Ship.
0820  Completed taking on fuel oil from S.S. Apache Canyon, received 89,818 barls.
0825  Started Pumping Water to S.S. Apache Canyon.
0825  The following passengers left the ship for further transportation;
           Buckmaster, Guy A. Jr. Ens.;  Wilson, albert R. Ltjg.;
           Applebee, william W. Rdm2c;  Ball, William Q, CTC;  Benedict, Everett L. WT1c;  Bousk, Anton CGM9;
           Bowers, Thomas R. CSp;  Boyer, Clay Dean GM2c;  Burdett, Leslir W. S1c;  Cartwright, Albert C. StM1c;
           Chestnut, Robert H. GM1c;  Cleek, Robewrt E. FC2c;  Cocola, Roland J. RM2c;  Coughlin, Donald J. WT3c;
           Dolcebac, Harry J. GM2c;  Edgar, Robert M. GM1c;  Frazier, Roy E. BM1c;  Gardner Roy J. S2c;
           Gringoinis, Robert A. DC2c;  Hood, Martin Jr. S2c;  Huminski, Michael F1c;  Johnson, Herbert TM1c;
           Johnson, Hollis RM1c; Jones, Williard P. EM3c;  Kaniovsky, Carl L. CEM;  Kron, Benjamin F1c;
           Loy, Wong K. CK2c;  Mack, A.M. CCK;  McDermott, Burtt W. CBM;  McGarrigle, Eugene R. MM2c;
           McGee, Marshall GM2c;  Meazle, David R. S2c;  Miller, Ethlar CQM;  Minor, Phillip a. WT2c;
           Noschang, Albert F. FCO3c;  Nutt, Lester R. CGM;  Ozmon, William C. S1c;  Pinkerton, Bernard L. FC3c;
           Shook, Kenneth W. RdM3c;  Stice, Cecil P. SoM1c; Thompson, Stanley C. MM3c;  Warden,
           Clarence J. Fc3c;  Wight, Mahlon B. S2c;
0830  The Commanding Officer presented Purple Heart Awards to the following men: See Friday, 8th, Log
         

                      
At this date; Taluga's available log reported 67 REP's while moored and [168] UNREP's while underway.