|Pearl Harbor, T.H.
December 12, 1941.
|From:||The Commanding Officer.|
|To:||The Commander-in-Chief, U.S. Pacific Fleet.|
|Subject:||Japanese Air Raid on pearl Harbor, T.H., December 7, 1941 - report of.|
|Reference:||(a) CinCPac desptach 102102 of December 10, 1941.|
|0800||Explosions were heard on Ford Island, enemy planes seen flying overhead. Two .50 caliber and three .30 caliber machine guns were manned immediately. Firing commenced on planes leveling off over Middle Loch.|
|0805||3"/23 caliber gun was manned and firing was commenced at long range.|
|0820||Second wave of attack began with dive bombing, planes leveling off over Middle Loch. Mine Division TWO set up very effective fire with machine guns. Tracer fire was seen to criss-cross into planes. One plane lost a wing and crashed on west bank of Middle Loch as a result of such fire. At this time the 3"/23 caliber gun was firing at short range. One burst shot away tail of one plane, which crashed into West Bank of middle loch.|
|0840||Third wave of attack began with dive bombing, planes leveling off over Middle Loch as before. Again machine gun fire and 3"/23 caliber fire appeared to be effective. Three more planes crashed in the vicinity of Middle Loch. Whether fire from Mine Division TWO caused such crashes cannot be claimed, but it added the finishing touches. By this time 4"/50 caliber guns were manned and serviced. Full allowance of depth charges (thirty-two) were in racks ready for dropping.|
|0845||Ship was ready for getting underway.|
|1017||As ordered by the Division Commander, ship got underway and followed Mine Division TWO out of Pearl Harbor, T.H.|
|1115||Established anti-submarine patrol in sector one off entrance to Pearl Harbor, T.H.|
|USS (7417) MONTGOMERY|
|Pearl Harbor, T.H.,|
December 13, 1941.
MEMORANDUM TO COMMANDER MINE DIVISION TWO.
|(a) Sunday, December 7, 1941 (taken up where CinCPac report left off:|
|1514||Dropped 8 depth charges on sound contact 3 miles bearing 250°T from entrance buoys.|
|1730||Contacted sampan 'Shinyu Maru' #256-FG75 escorted to entrance buoys and ordered the Captain to proceed to Kewalo Basin.|
|2105||Contacted sampan under command of Coast Guardsman proceeding to Kewalo Basin and reported action on above sampan and requested that a check be made on arrival Kewalo Basin.|
|(b) Monday, December 8, 1941 (patrolling western sector)|
|0200||Dropped 3 depth charges on one run and 1 on opposite direction. Lost contact and could not regain after careful searching operations. Depth charges jammed on second approach and only one could be gotten off. Position approximately 5 miles bearing 100°T from Barber's Point Light.|
|(c) Tuesday, December 9, 1941.||Continued patrolling Western area. No remarks.|
|(d) Wednesday, December 10, 1941.||Continued patrolling Western area. No remarks.|
|(e) Thursday, December 11, 1941.||Continued patrolling Western area. No remarks.|
|(f) Friday, December 12, 1941.||Continued patrolling Western area. 0749 to 0812 investigated unknown steamer. It was U.S. Coast Guard Ship Kukui.|
|1150||Proceeded to rendezvous at point 30 with U.S.S. Regulus.|
|1440||At rendezvous, reported to ComindivTWO, information CominronTWO. No contact.|
|1850||Ordered to leave rendezvous and resume patrol. No remarks.|
|(g) Saturday, December 13, 1941.|
|Enroute patrol station.|
|0350||Commenced patrol approximately on station.|
|0712||Ordered to port CominronTWO to return to base. Formed anti-submarine screen on port bow of USS Plunger in company with U.S.S. Litchfield and U.S.S. Hopkins and escorted U.S.S. Plunger to entrance buoys.|
|0907||Received permission to enter Pearl harbor and proceed to base.|
Lieut-Comdr., U.S. Navy,
Commanding U.S.S. Montgomery.