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


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October- 1945          Week One

At this date Taluga's available log reported 95 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.

Monday  1 October
0000  Anchored in Berth E-16, Tokyo Bay in 25 ftms, sand bttm. w/90 ftms chn. to port. ancr. & 105 ftms to strbd.
           bearings: Kannon Saki Lighthouse 159°t. Fort #2 141°t. & Flag Staff near Hachiman Bana 270°t. Port watch is set.
0950  USS Halsey Powell DD-686 [96] came alongside strbd.  1050 Cast off recvd. 75 brls. fuel oil & 159.5 brls Diesel oil.
0955  USS Carmi PC-466
[97] came alongside port. 1105 Cast off having recvd 40 brls. of diesel oil.
1450  USS LCS-87
[98] came alongside strbd. 1540 Cast off having recvd 60 brls. of diesel oil.
1550  USS Whitehurst DE-634
[99] came alongside strbd. 1710 Cast off recvd 309 brls. of fuel oil.
1555  USS LST-718
[100] came alongside port.  1810 Cast off  having recvd 1,928 brls. of diesel oil.
1725  USS SC-630
[101] came alongside strbd. 1850 Cast off  having recvd 20 brls of diesel oil.

Tuesday  2 October
0000  Anchored in Berth E-16, Tokyo Bay in 25 ftms, sand bttm. w/90 ftms chn. to strbd. ancr. on true bearings:
           Kannon Saki Lighthouse 160°t. & Yokosuka SE Breakwater lights 348°t & 206°t. The port watch is set.
0716  Got underway, maneuvered port side to strbd side USS Naches AO-47 in berth E-20 w/ 8 manila lines.
1616  Cast off from AO-47 having delivered 31,554 brls. of fuel oil and 3,040 brls. of diesel oil.
1620  Maneuvered back to Berth E-16 as before.  Commenced taking on ballast. Set the port watch.
1920  Completed taking on ballast.

Wednesday  3 October
0000  Anchored in Berth E-16, Tokyo Bay in 25 ftms, sand bttm. w/90 ftms chn. to strbd. ancr. on true bearings:
           Kannon Saki Lighthouse 160°t. & Yokosuka SE Breakwater lights 348°t & 206°t. The port watch is set.
0700  Made preparations for getting underway. 0746 Got underway w/Captain at the conn. Maneuvered on
           various courses and speeds conforming to the channel.
0830  Changed speed to 12 knts. 0838 Passed Black buoy strbd. 4,500 yds. Changed speed to 14 knts; course to 147 t.
0846  Passed light on Fort#3 strbd. 1,000 yds.  0851 Changed course to 180
°t.
0913  Passed Ashika Jima Lighthouse strbd. 1.4 mi. 0926 Changed course to 190
°t.
0936  Passed Tsurugi Saki Lighthouse [ VIDEO] strbd. 4.5 mi. 0957 Changed course to 213
°t.
1012  Passed Suno Saki Lighthouse port 3.8 mi. 1105 Changed course to 141
°t.
1116  Took departure in TG 16.6.60.   CTG in USS Marias AO-57
1331  Changed course to 176
°t. This is the last voyage TO Ulithi Atoll.

Thursday   4 October
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. Simple column formation. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 176
°t. Speed is 13 knts.
0800  Exercised at fire drill. 0813 First stream at scene. 0817 Secured.
0817  Exercised in abandon ship stations. 0820 Secured. Changed course to 152
°t. Changed speed to 15 knts.

Friday   5 October
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. 8-S-1 formation. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 152
°t. Speed is 15 knts.
0230  Changed course to 189 t. USS Taluga AO-62 designated guide.
0825 
USS Marias AO-57 designated guide.
1203  Changed course to 172
°t. 1533 Changed speed to 10 knts.
1535  Maneuvered to alongside USS Marias AO-57 1603 Stood off.
1703  Changed course to 155
°t. Changed speed to 15 knts.
2233  Changed course to 125
°t.   USS Caliente AO-53 designated guide.

Saturday 6 October
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. 8-S-1 formation. Guide is USS Caliente AO-53
           Course is 125°t. Speed is 15 knts.
0747  Changed course to 155
°t. Changed speed to 16 knots. USS Marias AO-57 is designated guide.
1506  Changed speed to 6 knts. In 37 min. to 14 knts.
1631  Sighted Farallon de Pajaros Island bearing 236
°t. Distance about 39.5 miles.
2225  Changed course to 212
°t. USS Taluga AO-62 designated guide.

Sunday 7 October
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. 8-S-1 formation. Guide is USS Taluga AO-62.
           Course is 212°t. Speed is 14 knts.
0555  Sighted Agrihan Island bearing 191
°t. Distance about 29 miles.
0458  Sighted Pagan Island bearing 129
°t. [North of Saipan] Distance about 38 miles.
                                                           It appears that on the voyage south scenic information was in order. :)
           USS Marias AO-57 is designated guide.  1200  Changed speed to 13 knts.

Monday 8 October
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. 8-S-1 formation. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
           Course is 212°t. Speed is 13 knts.
0620  Changed course to 209
°t.
1500  Advanced clocks to +10 zone time.
2005  Changed course to 207
°t.

At this date; Taluga's available log reported 101 REP's while moored and [239] UNREP's while underway.