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


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September - 1945          Week One

At this date Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and [209] UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page

TALUGA TRAVELING TOWARD TOKYO BAY.

Saturday  1 September  - 1945  "STARTED TO SHORTEN THIS REPORT"
0000  Steaming in TU 30.8.1 CTU in USS Terry DD-513. Fleet course is 090°t. Speed is 8 knts. Ship is darkened.
0002  Changed course to 000
°t.  0543  Changed course to 270°t.  Changed speed to 12 knots.
0640  Changed course to 230
°t.  Changed speed to 8 knots.
0800  Maneuvered alongside USS Tomahawk AO-88. 0815  Alongside.  0901 Cast off recvd. passengers and mail.
0940  USS Franks DD-554 came alongside strbd. 1013 Cast off having delivered
passengers and mail.
1014 
Maneuvered alongside USS Akutan AE-13,  1030 Alongside. 1154 Cast off having recvd. passengers.
1238  USS Terry DD-513 came alongside strbd. 1250 Cast off having trnsfrd. 1 passenger for transfer to United States.
1607  Changed course to 055°t.  changed speed to 12 knots. 1754 Darkened Ship. 1903 Changed course to 065°t.
           20
00 - 2400 log hours not available.

Sunday  2 September - 1945

0000 
Steaming in TU 30.8.1 CTU in USS Terry DD-513.  Fleet course is 000°t.
           Speed is 10 knts. Ship is darkened.

0505  Changed course to 090
°t. 0547 Changed speed to 8 knots.

0628  Set fueling at Sea Detail.
0714  USS San Jacinto CVL-30 came alongside port.

It was during this period that
 "SIGNING THE INSTRUMENTS OF SURRENDER"
occured - at 0922 hours. See VIDEO ->

0952  USS San Jacinto CVL-30 cast off having delivered
           50,000 gal. of Av Gas & recvd
passengers to transfer to U.S.

1740  Detached from TU 30.8.1 by verbal orders for duty in TU 30.18.42.
1806  Assumed station in 30.18.42.   CTU is in USS Attu CVE-102
           Course is 045
°t. Speed  is 6 knots.

1816  Changed course to 043°t. Changed speed to 11 knots.


Monday  3 September
0000  Steaming in TU 30.18.42 CTU  in USS Attu CVE-102 Fleet course is 043°t. Speed is 11 knts. Ship is darkened.
0405  Changed course to 100°t. Changed speed to 8 knts. 0430  Set Fueling at Sea Detail.
0455  USS John W. Weeks DD-701 [210] came alongside strbd. 0530 Cast off having rcvd. 738 brls. of fuel oil.
0510  USS Bon Homme Richard CV-31
[211] alongside port. 0718 Cast off rcvd. 6,403 brls. fuel oil & 60,000 gal. Av Gas.
0539  USS Charles S. Sperry DD-697
[212] came alongside strbd.  0607 Cast off having rcvd. 432 brls. of fuel oil.
0616  USS Rogers DD-876
[213] came alongside strbd.   0651 Cast off having rcvd. 470 brls. of fuel oil.
0700  USS Smalley DD-565
[214] came alongside strbd. 0734  Cast off having rcvd. 714 brls. of fuel oil.
0740  USS Atlanta CL-104
[215] came alongside port.  0836 Cast off having rcvd. 3,362 brls. of fuel oil.
0742  USS Rowe DD-564
[216] came alongside strbd. 0809 Cast off having rcvd. 693 brls. of fuel oil.
0820  USS Lowry DD-770
[217] came alongside strbd. 0850 Cast off having rcvd. 268 brls. of fuel oil.
0912  Secured from Fueling At Sea Detail.
1040  USS Independence CVL-22 came alongside port. 1138 Cast off having delivered Passengers.
1408  USS Stoddard DD-566
[218] came alongside strbd. 1452 Cast off having recvd. 987 brls. of fuel oil.
          
1500 - 2400 log hours not available.
Tuesday  4 September
0000  Steaming in TU 30.18.14 CTU  in USS Attu CVE-102  Course is 295°t. Speed is 10 knts. Ship is darkened.
0152  Changed speed to 11 knts. then 12, then, 13. 0338 Changed course to 230 t. Speed to 6 knts.
0423  Changed course to 270
°t. Speed to 8 knts.  0430 Set Fueling at Sea Details.
0500  USS Lowry DD-770
[219] came alongside port. 0528 Cast off recvd. 264 brls. of fuel oil.
0516  USS Hank DD-702
[220] came alongside strbd. 0539 Cast off recvd. 232 brls. of fuel oil.
0550  USS English DD-696
[221] alongside strbd. 0920 Cast off recvd. 362 brls. of fuel oil. & 12,000 gal. of fresh water.
0935  Secured from Fueling at Sea. 1040 Changed course to 320
°t.
0920  USS Hawkins DD-873
[222] came alongside strbd. 1242 Cast off recvd. 416 brls. of fuel oil.
1600  Changed course to 180
°t. Detached from CTG 38.4 - Formed TU 30.18.42 1742  Sunset - Darkened ship.
2112  Changed course to 021
°t. Speed to 8.5 knts.

Wednesday  5 September
0000  Steaming in TU 30.18.42 CTU in USS Attu CVE-102  Course is 021°t. Speed is 8.5 knts. Ship is darkened.
0425  Change course to 001
°. then 271°t.  then 241°t. then 052°t.  then 322°t.
0525  TU 30.18.42 Dissolved.   Joined TG 16.6  CTG in USS Detroit CL-8   Course 250
°t.  Speed 8 knts.
0638  USS Thorn DD-647 came alongside strbd. Cast off delivered U.S. Mail.
1025  Changed course to 165
°. 1636  Changed course to 270°t.
1725  USS Woodworth DD-460 came alongside port. 1736 Cast off having recvd. a passenger.
1748  Darkened ship Commenced burning dimmed side lights. 2058 Changed course to 140
°t.

Thursday   6 September
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6 . CTG is in USS Detroit CL-8.  Course is 140°t. Speed is 8 knts. Ship shwng dmd. side lgts.
0508  Sunrise.  0555 Changed course to 050
°t. In 5 min. to 015 t.
0745  Mustered Crew. Published A1Poa #642 to all hands. Subject: Modification of Censorship Regulations.
0820  Gen. Qrtrs. for A.A. Firing Practice. Oboe. 1029 Secured. 5"38 - 13 rnds. 3"50 - 17 rnds. 40MM - 548 rnds.
1555  USS Thorn DD-647 came alongside strbd. 1620 Cast off recvd. passengers and mail.
1744  Sunset - Darkened ship Burning Dimmed side lights.
1804  USS Willmarth DE-638 came alongside strbd. 1812 Cast off rcvng Beland, Oakly B. Jr. S1c for trtmt. on CVE-111.
1826  Changed course to 197
°t.
Friday   7 September
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6 . CTG is in USS Detroit CL-8.   Course is 197°t.   Speed is 8 knts.  Ship shwng dmd. side lgts.
0505  Sunrise - secured side lights. 0559 Changed Course to 287°t. In 5 min to 325°T.
0756  USS Crowley DE-303 came alongside strbd. 0802 Cast off recvd. O.M. Mail.     0903 Changed course to 015
°t.
1030  USS Stevenson DD-645 came alongside port. 1040 Cast off having exchanged movies.
1129  Changed course to 180
°t. 1828 Changed speed to 6 knts. Changed course to 325°t.  Speed to 8 knts.
2200  Darkened ship, burning dimmed side lights.

Saturday  8 September
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6 . CTG is in USS Detroit CL-8.   Course is 325°t.   Speed is 8 knts.   Ship shwng dmd. side lgts.
0511  Sunrise. secured side lights. Formed TU 30.8.65  CTU is in USS Munda CVE-104.  Course it 280 t.
0725  Changed course to 270
°t. 0950 changed speed to 10 knts. 1426 Sighted Aoga Shima bearing 300°t.

This island was a popular rendezvous point for our planes during WWII 
0446  USS Willmarth DE-638 came alongside strbd. 1455 Cast off having delivered mail.
1521  Executed emergency turn to 310
°t. In 12 min. changed to 270°t.
          
1600 - 2400 log hours not available.


At this date; Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and [222] UNREP's while underway.