From: Honolulu (Okuda)
To: Tokyo (Gaimudaijin)
6 January, 1941
#002 (in 2 parts-complete)
Re my message #234 of last year.*
Vessels seen in Pearl Harbor on the morning of the 5th were as follows:
Five battleships (New Mexico, Mississippi, and probably the Idaho as well as two of the Texas class) five heavy cruisers (one of the Portland class, three of the class ----- and one of the New Orleans); nine light cruisers (five) of the Honolulu class and four of the Omaha class); 37 destroyers: five destroyer tenders: two (patrol boats?); several special service ships (of which two seemed to be submarines, but it could not be definitely determined); two heavy cruisers in (dry dock?) one vessel-either a battleship or a cruiser, is outside the harbor.
Key-shaped cranes, similar to those toward the stern of the Idaho class cruisers, are being constructed on the five light cruisers of the Honolulu class, on the extreme end of the after-deck.
It was also noted that the more modern masts have replaced the mainmasts which used to be on the four Omaha class vessels.
The vessels which were previously reported to be mine sweepers are, in reality, patrol boats, so please make corrections.
JD-1: 165 13495 6 January, 1941 Navy Trans. 1-10-41 (2)
*JD-1 74 (SIS #13380).
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)