History: from Ships' Log
1945 Week Three
At this date Taluga's available log reported 101 REP's while moored and  UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page
TALUGA heading back to TOKYO BAY.
Tuesday 16 October0000 Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. 8-S-1 formation. OTC & Guide in USS Taluga AO-62.
Course is 036Â°t. Speed is 10 knts.
This is confusing, they were getting near Ulithi and they turned back to tokyo!
0100 Changed course to 353Â°t. 0523 Sighted Tori Shima 307Â°t. 34 mi.
1200 Sighted Aoga Jima 295Â°t. 35mi. 1524 Sighted Hachijo Shima 321Â°t. 40 mi.
1950 Sighted Mikura Shima 306Â°t. 42 mi. 2130 Sighted Miyake Shima 297Â°t. 40 mi.
2154 Changed course to 321Â°t. Changed speed to 10 knts.
2154 Casualty to gyro compass during turn - corrected. USS Marias AO-57 designated guide.
Wednesday 17 October
0000 Steaming in TG 16.6.60. CTU in USS Marias AO-57. Guide is USS Marias AO-57.
Course is 321Â°t. Speed is 10 knts. 0400 Changed speed to 12 knts. course to 290Â°t.
0508 Changed course to 316Â°t. speed to 14 knts. 0523 Changed course to 032Â°t.
0600 Commenced maneuvering at various speeds & courses conforming to Tokyo Bay channel.
0723 Passed Ashika Jima Lighthouse to port 1.4 mi. 0735 Passed Kannon Saki Lighthouse port 1.7 mi.
0821 Anchored in berth F-54, Tokyo Bay, Japan, in 10 fthms water, mud bottom, w/ 75 ftms of chain to strbd anchor
following brng Kannon Saki Lghths 177Â°t., N Brkwtr Yokohama 318Â°t. & Yokosuka Brkwt light 225Â°t.
0850 Secured Special Sea detail.
2137 USS LSM-27  came alongside port. 2340 Cast off recvd 719 brls of diesel oil.
2140 USS LSM-132  came alonfgside strbd. 0012 [18th] Cast off recvd 1,024 brls of diesel oil
2350 USS LSM-180  came alongside port. 0243 [18th] Cast off recvd 1.028 brls of diesel oil.
Thursday 18 October0000 Anchord as before.
0103 USS LSM-454  came alongside strbd. 0321 Stood off recvd 714 brls of diesel oil.
0317 USS LSM-185  came alongside port. 0535 Stood off recvd 738 brls of diesel oil.
0355 USS LSM-172  came alongside strbd. 0531 Stood off recvd 905 brls of diesel oil.
0553 USS LSM-177  came alongside strbd. 0755 Stood off recvd 631 brls of diesel oil.
1300 Exercised at fire quarters and abandon ship stations. 1335 Secured.
1945 USS LSM-72  came alongside port. 2151 Cast off recvd 226 brls of diesel oil.
Friday 19 October0000 Anchord as before.
0945 The following were transfered to USS Belleau Wood CVL-24 for processing.
Traynor, Roy L. CMM(AA); Anderson Andrew L. BM2c; Davis, Luther G. Cox; Farinich, John F. SK2c
Gundersen, Victor W. SF1c; Henson, Walter D. BM2c; Leonardo, John WT1c; Martin, Richard E. Jr. QM1c;
McDermott, Miles J. GM2c; Paluch, Frank S. MM1c; Shay, Lawrence W. S1c; Sibley, Charles W. BKR3c;
Sturtevant, Franks J. S1c; Williams, Homer F. EM1c.
Saturday 20 October
0000 Anchord as before.
0530 USS LCI-697  came alongside port. 0647 Cast off recvd 261 brls. of diesel oil.
1115 The following men reported aboard for duty with bags, hammocks, and accounts;
Richards, Howard S. F1c; Putka, Edward J. F1c; Rousseau, Richard E. F1c; Jorgenson, Gerald O. F2c;
Huff, Jessie G. F2c; Huffman, Donald C. F2c; Howard, William H. F2c; Hood, William R. F2c;
Kellenbenz, M.W. F2c; Luke, Robert V. F2c; Dimock, John B. S1c; Dobeas, Theodore R. S1c;
Donakowski, F.D. S1c; Drennan, Cecil E. S1c; Drinning, Glenn C. S1c.
Sunday 21 OctoberAt this date; Taluga's available log reported 111 REP's while moored and  UNREP's while underway.
0000 Anchord as before. 0640 Veered chain on strbd anchor to 90 ftms.
0958 USS Gandy DE-764  came alongside strbd. 1118 Cast off recvd 762 brls. of diesel oil.
Monday 22 October0000 Anchord as before.
Tuesday 23 October
0000 Anchord as before.