From: Manila (Nihro)
25 October 1941
1. The REI* and one destroyer left during the morning of the 25th. Destination is not known.
2. Ships in port are the following:
11 large submarines
5 small submarines
PASU* (under repair)
3. There are indications that all of the vessels are to be repainted into an ash color (almost a grey). the TON* and one destroyer have already been repainted.
JD-1: 24182 (D) Navy Trans. 10-29-41 (6-AR)
*Possible equivalents for these abbreviations are:
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)