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


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November- 1945          Week One

At this date Taluga's available log reported 128 REP's while moored and [239] UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page

TALUGA in TOKYO BAY.

Thursday   01 November
0000  Anchored in berth F-54, Tokyo Bay, Japan, in 10 fthms water, mud bottom, w/ 120 ftms of chain to strbd anchor
           and 30 fathoms to the port anchor, on the brng Kannon Saki Lghths 177
°t., N Brkwtr Yokohama 318°t.
            & E Yokosuka Brkwt light 225
°t.
0801  Exercised at General quarters, 0805 All stations manned and ready. 0809 Secured.
0810 
Exercised at Fire quarters, 0812 First stream of water at scene of fire.  0820 Secured.
0825  Exercised at Abandon Ship stations,  0830 Secured from general drills.
0900  Heaved up port anchor to hawse pipe. 1000 Heaved in strbd. anchor to 90 fathoms at the waters edge.
1200  -  2400  Anchored as before.


Friday   02 November
0000  Anchord as the 1st.
0640  Made all preperations for getting underway. 0646 Underway w/ Capt. at the conn, EO & Nvgtr. in the bridge,
           maneuvering on vars. courses and speeds to go along side SS Smoky Hills.
0729  Morred to strbd side of SS Smoky Hills [129] port side to w/ 8 manila lines, in berth F-39.
0759  Commenced discharging aviation gasoline.
1412  Completed discharging aviation gas., having delivered 381,321 gallons.
1430  Set Special Sea Detail; 1445 got underway from berth F-53, Tokyo Bay, Japan to an anchorage.
1525  Anchored in berth F-53 in 10 fathoms of water, mud bottom, w/ 90 fths. od chain to port anchor on bearings,
          
N Brkwtr Yokohama 316°t.  and E Yokosuka Brkwt light 215°t. Kannon Saki Lghths 177°t.
1630 
Made all preperations for getting underway. Set Special Sea detail.  1702 Got underway to berth E-17.
1734  Anchored in berth E-17 in 24 fths. of water, w/ 90 fths. of chain to port anchor. on bearings,
           Flag staff near Hachiman Bana 279; Yokosuka N. inr. Grkwtr Lt 225
°;  Kannon Saki Lths. 159°.
1740  Secured Special Sea detail. Set Port Watches. 20-24 hrs. Anchored as before.


Saturday 03 November
0000  Anchord as before.
1020  USS Casinghead YO-47 [130] came alongside port. 1353 Cast off  having recvd. 9,500 brls. fuel oil.
1049  USS French DE-367
[131] came along side strbd. Cast of recvd. 322 brls. of fuel oil.
1500  The following mem reported aboard with bags, hammocks and accounts; Harmon, Roy J. S1C-V6;
           Harper, Eldon Charles S1C-V6; and Gustafson, Darrel Arthur S1C-V6.
1630  Crew member suffered dislocated little finger, left hand while playing baskertball on the cargo deck.
20 to 2400 Anchored as before.

Sunday 04 November
0000  Anchord as before.
0740  USS Benson DD-421
[132] came alongside port. 0900 cast off recvd. 1,386 brls. of fuel oil.
0855  USS Pathfinder AGS-1
[133] came along side strbd. 1145 cast off recvd. 1,413 brls. of fuel oil.
0920  USS H.P. Jones DD-427
[134] came along side port. 1035 cast off recvd. 1,227 brls. of fuel oil.
12 to 2400 Anchored as before.


Monday 05 November
0000  Anchord as before.
0820  USS LCT-1002 came along side port. 1135 cast off DELIVERED 277 drums of lub oil.
1050  two crew members reported AOL.
1325  USS Matar AK-119
[135] came along side strbd. 1545 cast off recvd. 2,882 brls. of fuel oil.
1540  Weili, Charles B. Ensign reported aboard for duty.
16 to 2400 Anchored as before.


Tuesday  06 November
0000  Anchord as before.
0820  USS U.V. Moore DE-442
[136] came alongside strbd. 0920 cast off recvd. 902 brls. of fuel oil.
0910  USS C.K. Bronson DD-668
[137] came alongside port. 1026 cast off recvd. 2,458 brls. of fuel oil.
12 to 2400 Anchored as before.


Wednesday  07 November
0000  Anchord as before. 0800 Exercised General Drills
1133  USS Catamount LSD-17 came alongside strbd. 1334 cast off DELIVERED 1,100 brls. of fuel oil.
1300  Got underway Sea Detail, Maneuvered  to berth A-80. 1430 anchored in 11 fathoms of water, mud bottom,
           with 75 fthms. of chain to port anchor on bearings Kannon Seki Lighthouse 182
°,
           right tangent of Saru Shima 215
°, left tangent of Natsu Shima 249°.  1445 Secured Special Sea Detail.
2200  Observed true bearing of the Northern (red) light of YokoHama outer brkwtr. light is 329 (t).

Thursday  08 November
0000  Anchord as before. 0510 Let go starboard anchor to 15 fthms. at the waters edge.
0750  USS Wren DD-568
[138] came alongside strbd. 0836 Cast off recvd. 1,119 brls. of fuel oil.
12 to 2400 hours. Anchored as before.



At this date; Taluga's available log reported 138 REP's while moored and [239] UNREP's while underway.