History: from Ships' Log
- 1945 Week Two
At this date Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and  UNREP's while underway.
DESCRIPTIONS of Ships Refueled are linked on the UNREP RECORD Page
TALUGA ENTERING TOKYO BAY.
Sunday 9 September - 1945
0000 Steaming in TU 30.8.65 CTU in USS Munda CVE-104. Fleet course is 260Â°t. Spd 8 knts. Ship burning dmmd sd lgts.
0416 Changed course to 170Â°t. In 7 min 080 t. 0430 Set Fueling at Sea Detail.
0535 USS Collett DD-730  came alongside strbd. 0605 Cast off having recvd. 255 brls of fuel oil.
0535 USS Atlanta CL-104  came alongside Port. 0730 Cast off recvd 7,229 brls. fuel oil & 1,700 gal. Av Gas.
0615 USS Higbee DD-806  came alongside strbd. 0725 Cast off having recvd. 240 brls. of fuel oil.
0735 USS Robert K. Huntington DD-781  came alongside strbd. 0803 Cast off recvd. 366 brls. of fuel oil.
0754 USS Yorktown CV-10  came alongside Port. 1058 Cast off recvd. 12,189 brls. fuel oil & 83,580 gal. Av. Gas.
and delivered 110 passengers on board.
0813 USS Heermann DD-532  came alongside strbd. 0833 Cast off recvd. 312 brls. of fuel oil.
0849 USS Taussig DD-746  came alongside strbd. 0923 Cast off recvd. 240 brls. of fuel oil.
1125 Sighted Oaga Island [in IZU Islands] bearing 060Â°t.
1624 USS Carlson DE-9 came alongside strbd. 1634 Cast off having recvd. U.S. Mail.
1652 Changed speed to 6 knts. 1700 - 2400 log hours not available.
Monday 10 September0000 Steaming in TU 30.8.65 CTU in USS Munda CVE-104. Fleet curs 320Â°t. Spd 10 knts. Ship brng dmd sd lgts & strn lgt.
0505 Changed course to 280Â°t. In 34 min. to 290 t. speed to 13 knts.
0647 Changed course to 330 t. Passed Zeni Su [Kozushima Island] to strbd, distance 4 miles.
0710 Changed course to 000Â°t. 0800 Changed course to 035Â°t. 0922 Changed course to 045Â°t.
1004 Changed course to 035Â°t. Passed Mikomoto lighthouse abeam port.
1038 Changed speed to 15 knts. 1103 Changed course to 045Â°t. In 5 min. to 030Â°t. In 13 min. to 035Â°t.
1143 Maneuvered to form column. 1158 changed speed to 12 knts. In 7 min. to 8 knts.
1215 USS Woodworth DD-460 came alongside strbd. 1219 Cast off having delivered charts.
1251 Changed course to 000Â°t. 1314 Changed course to 060Â°t.
1322 Sighted Tsurugisaki lighthouse bearing 069Â°t. - 14 mi. Changed course to 090 t.
1326 Changed speed to 13 knts. In 12 min, to 14 knts. In 10 min. to 12 knts. 1402 to 8 knts.
1420 Followed movements of USS Munda CVE-104. Approaching tokyo Bay Anchorage.
1500 - 2400 log hours not available.
Tuesday 11 September0000 Anchored in Berth E-22, Tokyo Bay, Japan, in 25 fathoms of water, fine sand bottom with 75 fathoms of chain
to the port anchor on the following true bearings: Yokosuka SE Breakwater light, 243Â°t. and Fort No.3, 151Â°t.
Anchor lights burning. Fort No.3 sunk during a 1923 earthquake. A hazard to ships, it was demolished in 2000.
0904 USS Woodworth DD-450 [76 Rep]came alongside port. 1130 Cast off received fuel oil.
1425 USS YMS-467 [77 Rep] came alongside strbd. 1605 Cast off received fuel oil.
Wednesday 12 September
0000 Anchored as before. 0430 Set Special Sea details. 0500 got underway with Captain at the conn. standing
out of Tokyo Channel. Formed Task Unit 16.6.56 with USS Woodworth DD-460. CTU is in USS Taluga AO-62.
0544 Passed Konnon Saki Light 2000 yds. strbd. 0601 Passed Ashika Jima Light 3200yds. strbd.
0625 Passed Tsuruga Saki Light 4.5 mi. strbd.
0657 Set course 215Â°t. 0715 Passed Suna Saki light 3.7 mi. port.
0824 Changed course to 134Â°t. 0926 Passed Nojuna Lighthouse 13 mi. port.
1143 Changed speed to 8 knts. Changed course to 060Â°t.
1200 USS Cotten DD-669  came alongside strbd. 1223 Cast off recvd 295 brls. fuel oil.
1205 USS Shangri La CV-38  alongside port. 1530 Cast off recvd 5,350 brls. fuel oil & delivered 117,000 gal. Av Gas.
1231 USS Lowry DD-770  came alongside strbd. 1308 Cast off recvd. 329 brls. of fuel oil.
1535 Secured from fueling at sea. 1750 Sunset. Turned on running lights.
1755 Changed course to 230Â°t. Changed speed to 6 knts. 2300 Changed course to 305Â°t.
This webpage's Uncle Earl was on the Shangri La. :) Shangri La sailed into Tokyo on Sept. 16 and remained their
until Oct 1 and departed Japan to return to the U.S..
Thursday 13 September0000 Steaming in TG 16.6.56. CTG is in USS Taluga AO-62. Course is 305Â°t. Speed is 6 knts. Running lgts. burning.
0100 Changed speed to 8 knts. 0129 Changed course to297Â°t. 0215 Changed speed to 9 knts.
0220 Sighted O Shim Island bearing 280Â°t. 0302 Changed course to 315Â°t. Speed to 10 knts.
0332 Chngd crs to 340Â°t. 0400 to 035Â°t. Sghtd Tsurgi Light 019Â°t. 0505 TU 16.6.56 disolved. Proceeded into Tokyo Bay.
0510 Passed Saki Light strbd. 4 mi. 0631 Passed Fort No.2 strbd. 800 yrds.
0657 Anchored Berth F-61, Tokyo Bay in 12 ftms, sand bttm. w/60 ftms chn. to port ancr. on true bearings:
Fort No.2 186Â°t. & Yokosuka SE Breakwater light 241Â°t. Secured from Special sea details. Set Port watch.
0915 Transferred 9 officers and 50 enlisted passengers to the USS Patuxent AO-44.
1125 USS Willmarth DE-638 [78 Rep] came alongside port.1207 Cast off recvd 489 brls. of fuel oil.
1517 USS Joseph E. Connelly DE-450 [79 Rep] came alongside port. 1655 Cast off recvd. 533 brls. of fuel oil.
1715 USS Bristol DD-857 [80 Rep] came alongside port. 1730 Cast off recvd. 976 brls. of fuel oil.
Friday 14 September0000 Anchored as before. 0855 Secured the gyro compass..1110 Started gyro compass.
Hotel welcomes service personnel High School girls were happy to pose.
Saturday 15 September
0000 Anchored as before. Ship is burning anchor lights.
1000 Fueled own bunker's having received 2,000 brls. of fuel oil
Rickshaw ride was a must Worshiped gold fish returned to chanel.
At this date; Taluga's available log reported 80 REP's while moored and  UNREP's while underway.