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


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September - 1945          Week Two

At this date Taluga's available log reported 75 REP's while moored and [222] 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 260°t. Spd 8 knts. Ship burning dmmd sd lgts.
0416  Changed course to 170
°t.  In 7 min 080 t. 0430 Set Fueling at Sea Detail.
0535  USS Collett DD-730 [223] came alongside strbd. 0605 Cast off having recvd. 255 brls of fuel oil.
0535  USS Atlanta CL-104
[224] came alongside Port.  0730 Cast off  recvd 7,229 brls. fuel oil & 1,700 gal. Av Gas.
0615  USS Higbee DD-806
[2263] came alongside strbd. 0725 Cast off having recvd. 240 brls. of fuel oil.
0735  USS Robert K. Huntington DD-781
[227] came alongside strbd. 0803 Cast off recvd. 366 brls. of fuel oil.
0754  USS Yorktown CV-10
[228] 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
[229] came alongside strbd. 0833 Cast off recvd. 312 brls. of fuel oil.
0849  USS Taussig DD-746
[230] came alongside strbd. 0923 Cast off recvd. 240 brls. of fuel oil.
1125  Sighted Oaga Island [in IZU Islands] bearing 060
°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 September
0000  Steaming in TU 30.8.65 CTU in USS Munda CVE-104. Fleet curs 320°t. Spd 10 knts. Ship brng dmd sd lgts & strn lgt.
0505  Changed course to 280
°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 000
°t.  0800 Changed course to 035°t. 0922 Changed course to 045°t.
1004  Changed course to  035
°t. Passed Mikomoto lighthouse abeam port.
1038  Changed speed to 15 knts.  1103 Changed course to 045
°t. In 5 min. to 030°t. In 13 min. to 035°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 000
°t. 1314 Changed course to 060°t.
1322  Sighted Tsurugisaki lighthouse bearing 069
°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 September
0000  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, 243
°t. and Fort No.3, 151°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 215
°t. 0715 Passed Suna Saki light 3.7 mi. port.
0824  Changed course to 134
°t.  0926 Passed Nojuna Lighthouse 13 mi. port.
1143  Changed speed to 8 knts. Changed course to 060
°t.
1200  USS Cotten DD-669
[231] came alongside strbd. 1223 Cast off recvd 295 brls. fuel oil.
1205  USS Shangri La CV-38
[232] alongside port. 1530 Cast off recvd 5,350 brls. fuel oil & delivered 117,000 gal. Av Gas.
1231  USS Lowry DD-770
[233] 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 230
°t. Changed speed to 6 knts. 2300 Changed course to 305°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 September
0000  Steaming in TG 16.6.56. CTG is in USS Taluga AO-62.  Course is 305°t. Speed is 6 knts. Running lgts. burning.
0100  Changed speed to 8 knts. 0129 Changed course to297
°t. 0215 Changed speed to 9 knts.
0220  Sighted O Shim Island bearing 280
°t. 0302 Changed course to 315°t. Speed to 10 knts.
0332  Chngd crs to 340
°t. 0400 to 035°t. Sghtd Tsurgi Light 019°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.2 186
°t. & Yokosuka SE Breakwater light 241°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 September
0000  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 [233] UNREP's while underway.