From: Panama (Akiyama)
13 November 1941
Panama shipping report:
(1) A commercial ship of Union Castle type passed through toward the Atlantic, with about 1000 of what seemed like evacuees (women and children) and a few wounded, aboard, on the 13th.
(2) The heavy cruiser which passed through on the 11th is believed to be passing through to make up a convoy on the Atlantic, and looks as though it had accompanied #1 (Union Castle type commercial ship) from the Pacific. The German reports say it is a Liverpool class cruiser, but not the Liverpool.
(3) The Omaha type ship has the bow painted black and the stern painted white and at a glance looks like a destroyer.
JD-1: 6751 (Y) Navy Trans. 11-24-41 (J)
(EXHIBITS OF JOINT COMMITTEE , EXHIBIT NO. 2 JAPANESE MESSAGES CONCERNING MILITARY
INSTALLATIONS, SHIP MOVEMENTS, ETC.)