From: San Francisco (Muto)
October 2, 1941
J-19 Circular #222.
Message to Tokyo as #230.
1. One Oklahoma class battleship has arrived in port and is moored in front of the Bethlehem ship-building yard. No reconstruction work is going on on the outside but a great deal of repair work appears to be in progress within the ship.
2. It has been announced by the local headquarters of Naval District #(?) that the Hunter's Point shipyard, which was bought last year and which has been undergoing repairs, will be taken over formally in the near future in advance of expectations. (Refer to confidential letter #216 [a] of last year.)
Relayed to Washington, Los Angeles, Seattle and Honolulu.
ARMY 23598 Trans. 10-17-41 (2)
[a] Not available.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)