From: Honolulu (Okuda)
To: Tokyo (Gaimudaijin)
21 February, 1941
#029 (In 2 parts, complete)
1. The capital ships and others departed from Pearl Harbor on the 13th and returned on the 19th. (It is said that they will depart again on the coming Wednesday and return on the following Wednesday).
Judging from the statements by various sailors who were on these vessels, the training was apparently held in the vicinities of Kauai, Lahaina and Hilo.
2. The following vessels were seen in Pearl Harbor in the afternoon of the 20th.
Seven battleships (three of the New Mexico class, two of the Pennsylvania class, one each of the Oklahoma and California classes); four heavy cruisers, (two of the New Orleans class and two of the Portland class); ten light cruisers, (four of the Honolulu class; six of the Omaha class of which one is in drydock); thirty destroyers; three destroyer tenders; aircraft carriers, Yorktown and Enterprise; one troop transport; one submarine tender; (no submarines were visible).
Besides the above, three destroyers and one vessel of the Pensacola class were at anchor outside of the harbor, while one destroyer was sailing in the general direction of Lahaina.
Mailed to _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _, San Francisco, Los Angeles, Seattle.
JD-1: 1189 14967 21 February, 1941 Navy Trans. 2-28-41 (2)
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)