From: Seattle (Sato)
September 20, 1941
1. The following warships are now at Bremerton:
The Warspite (repair work continuing. The upper part of the bridge and the left side of the bow spotted here and there with red paint. )
Maryland class-one ship (the bridge, turrets and other main armaments have been painted red. Also, they seem to be constructing mountings on the foreward main deck for ten anti-aircraft guns.
Saratoga class air-craft carrier, 1 ship (tied up alongside the pier.)
One ship which appears to be a cruiser (it has two smoke stacks but we were unable to distinguish anything else.)
One other ship just arrived for repair.
2. The New Mexico class ship mentioned in message #101 [a] has departed.
ARMY 22776 Trans. 9-27-41 (2)
[a] Not available.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)