October 24, 1941
1. Two destroyers, the Ton [a] and the Maddo, [a] two submarines, and one mine layer touched port on the afternoon of the 23rd.
2. The President Cleveland, which entered the port on the after noon of the 23rd, landed American soldiers (an unconfirmed report is that there were 2,500).
3. The Chester, a Class A Cruiser no doubt convoying the Cleveland, also entered the port on the afternoon of the 23rd.
4. Referring to my #661 [b] and #685 [c] the Gold Star was a mistake for the Ohotos [a] (or Ohotou [a]) (estimated to be a 10,000 ton ship formerly Norwegian and remodeled after the war).
Army 23980 Trans. 10/27/41 (S)
[a] Kana spelling.
[b] Not available.
[c] See S.I.S. #23755. Manila wires Tokyo the ships that are laid up in the harbor the present time and the ones that left port on the afternoon of the 13th.
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)