(Serial No. 3)
|Pearl Harbor, T.H.,|
December 15, 1941.
|From:||The Commanding Officer.|
|To:||The Commander-in-Chief, Pacific Fleet.|
|Via:||(1) The Commander Train Squadron SIX|
(2) The Commander Base Force.
|Subject:||U.S.S. Utah -- Loss by Enemy Action.|
|Reference:||(a) Art. 1712, U.S. Navy Regulations, 1920.|
|Enclosure:||(A href=#EnclA>A) Statement of Lt.Comdr. S.S. Isquith, U.S. Navy.|
Lt.Comdr. S.S. Isquith, U.S. Navy.
Lt.(jg) P.F. Hauck, U.S. Navy.
Ensign B.C. Moyer, U.S. Naval Reserve.
Machinist S.A. Szymanski, U.S. Navy.
MACSELWINEY, Terrance, 320 90 45, CMM(PA), USFR.
Lt. Comdr. Rudoph P. Bielka, U.S. Navy.
Lt. Comdr. Charles O. Michael, U.S. Naval Reserve
Lt.(jg) John C. Little, III, U.S. Navy.
Lt.(jg) Harold A. Harveson, U.S. Navy.
Lt.(*jg) John E. Black, U.S. Navy.
Ensign David W. Jackson, U.S. Naval Reserve.
TOMICH, Peter, CWT(PA), U.S. Navy.
|AG16/||Pearl Harbor, T.H.,|
December 14, 1941.
|From:||Lieutenant Commander S.S. Isquith, U.S. Navy.|
|To:||The Commanding Officer.|
|Subject:||Report of Loss of the U.S.S. Utah.|
Lt. (jg) P.F. Hauck, U.S. Navy, for assisting in getting men safely out of the ship without thought of his own safety.Ensign B.C. Moyer, U.S. Naval Reserve, for especial coolness and assisting men out of the ship without thought to his own safety.
Machinist S. A. Szymanski, U.S. Navy, for rescuing VASSEN, John B., F2c, V-6, USNR, by cutting a hole in the bottom of the ship while planes were still straffing.
VAESSEN, John B. F2c, V-6, USNR, for remaining at his post in forward distribution room and in order to keep lights on the ship as long as possible while realizing that the ship was capsizing and without thought of his own safety.
MACSELWINEY, Terrance, CAM (PA), USNR, for operating a motor whale boat making trips to and from the ship during the cutting operations without regard to his own safety from straffing planes and for inspecting the engine room. clearing out the watch and securing the engineering plant prior to abandoning ship while well realizing that the ship was capsizing.
Tomich, Peter, CWT(A). (MISSING), for insuring that all fireroom personnel had left the ship and the boilers were secured prior to his abandoning the ship which resulted in the probable loss of his own life.