DD-411 ANDERSON
War Diary and Action Reports November 1942,




                                  CONFIDENTIAL

                                   WAR DIARY

                                     of the

                             U.S.S. ANDERSON (411)


    FROM:     1 November, 1942                TO:     30 November, 1942

    Copy to:  Chief of Naval Operations
              (Office of Library and Records).



November 1, 1942

10-31-42.  11-1-42
G.T.C.     L.W.T

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 61.9, base
                   course and axis 299(T), speed 20 knots, in screen
                   43, station No. 2 (2100 yds., 330 (R); guide,
                   PENSACOLA.   

1300       0000    Base course changed to 311(T).

1723       0423    Exercised at General Quarters.

1623       0523    Secured from General Quarters.

1912       0612    Base course changed to 335(T).

2100       0800    Position 19-55-16 S., 162-49-48 E.

11-1-42.   11-1-42.

0100       1200    Position 18-42-48 s., 162-15-06 E.  Courses and
                   speed made good since 1822 October 31, 1942:
                   Courses 307(T), 319(T).  Speed 18.9 knots.

0300       1400    Base course and axis changed to 005(T).

0717       1817    Exercised at General Quarters.

0720       1820    Speed changed to 19 knots.

0815       1915    Secured from General Quarters.

0900       2000    Position 16-20-06 S., 162-20-48 E.

2 November, 1942.

11-1-42    11-2-42
G.T.C.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 61.9, base course and
                   axis 005(T), speed 19 knots, in screen 43, station No. 2
                   (2100 yds - 330 R), guide, PENSACOLA.

1735       0435    Exercised at General Quarters.

1835       0535    Secured from General Quarters.

2000       0700    Base course changed to 012 (T).

2010       0710    Speed changed to 19½ knots.

2100       0800    Position 12-45-18 S., 162-35-12 E.

2112       0812    Base course changed to 010 (T).

2140       0940    Sighted friendly aircraft (Flying Fortress) bearing
                   120 (T) 5 miles.

11-2-42    11-2-42

0100       1200    Position 11-31-12 S., 162-40-12 E.  Course and speed made 
                   good since 1200 November 1, 1942; Course 005 (T).  Speed
                   18 knots.

0328       1428    Sighted San Cristobal Island bearing 200 (T), 20 miles.

0330       1430    Sighted friendly aircraft (Flying Fortress) bearing 
                   025 (T), 5 miles.

0435       1535    Sighted Task Force 65 bearing 010 (T), 5 miles.

0444       1544    Speed changed to 20 knots.

0448       1548    Course changed to 326 (T).  T.G. 61.9 proceeded to join
                   Task Force 65.

0530       1630    Joined Task Force 65.  Took station on starboard beam of
                   the NEVILLE, speed 12 knots.

                   Task Organization

                   Task Force 65
                                                       Rear Admiral Callaghan
                                                       (in SAN FRANCISCO)

              (a)  65.1 Transport Group                Captain Reifanider
                   HUNTER LIGGETT, PRESIDENT
                   HAYES, BARNETT

              (b)  65.2 Landing Group                  Colonel Jeschke     
                                                       (of Eighth Marines)

              (c)  65.3 Screening Group                Rear Admiral Scott
                   ATLANTA, GWIN, STERRETT,            (in ATLANTA)
                   WALKE, McCALLA, AARON
                   WARD, FLETCHER, LARDNER,
                   and BENHAM.

              (d)  65.4 Support Group
                   SAN FRANCISCO, HELENA,
                   BUCHANAN, LAFFEY.

              (e)  65.5 Eastern Transport              Captain Ashe
                   Group                               (in NEVILLE)
                   NEVILLE, HEYWOOD, FORMAL-
                   HAUT, McKEAN, MANLEY.

              (f)  65.6 Eastern Landing Group          Colonel Sturgis
                   One battalion of 147th Infan-
                   try.
                   Battery K of 246th Field
                   Artillery Battalion.
                   Two companies of 2nd Raider
                   Battalion.
                   500 "Acorn" personnel.
              
              (g)  65.7 Eastern Screening Group
                   PENSACOLA, CUSHING, ANDERSON,
                   PRESTON, and MUSTIN.

              (h)  65.8 Cactus Group                   Rea Admiral Scott
                   Composed of task groups
                   65.1, 65.2, and 65.3.

              (i)  65.9 Aola Bay Group                 Rear Admiral Tisdale
                   Composed of task groups
                   65.5, 65.6, 65.7.

           Following taken from Anex A to Commander Task Force 65 Operation 
           Plan "C-1".

           Task Group 65.9 detached prior dark, November 2nd, proceed to
           AOLA BAY, GUADALCANAL ISLAND to arrive and commence unloading
           By 0600, November 3rd.

           Detach McKEAN and MANLEY in time for them to proceed ad arrive
           ALOA BAY at 0500, November 3rd.  Two companies of the Marine Raider
           Battalion will secure beach head on either side of Government
           House by 0600.  Carry out directive of Comtaskfor 62 dispatch
           300455 October, NPM #576.  Landing beach designated by Command-
           ing General First Marine Division is 400-1000 yards east of
           AOLA RIVER.

           Unless otherwise directed, each group retire independently to
           NOUMEA passing through POINT GEORGE and to eastward of ESPIRITU
           SANTO.

0615       1715    Speed changed to 14 knots.

0635       1735    Changed station to 3500 yards 100 degrees relative, guide,
                   PENSACOLA.  Base course changed 300 (T).

0702       1802    MANLEY came along port side and passed mail.

0714       1814    MANLEY left from alongside.

0720       1820    Exercised at General Quarters.

0730       1830    Fleet course 150 (T).

0816       1916    Secured from General Quarters.

0840       1940    Base course changed to 120 (T).

1021       2121    Speed changed to 12 knots.

1139       2239    Based course changed to 130 (T).

1152       2252    Speed changed to 15 knots.

1210       2310    Base course changed to 165 (T).

1240       2340    Base course changed to 180 (T).

1258       2358    Base course changed to 270 (T).

3 November 1942.

11-2-42    11-3-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Force 65, base course and
                   axis 270 (T), speed 20 knots.  SAN FRANCISCO, HELENA, and
                   PENSACOLA in column.  STERRETT and McCALLA on starboard
                   Bow of formation.  WALKE and GWIN on the axis, CUSHING
                   And ANDERSON on port bow of formation.

1342       0042    Speed changed to 23 knots.

1525       0225    Speed changed to 20 knots.

1600       0300    Base course changed to 295 (T).

1700       0400    TBS - Radar contact bearing 013 (T) 7 miles.

1705       0405    Went to General Quarters on orders of T.F. Commander.

1720       0420    McCALLA investigated the radar contact.

1746       0446    McCALLA made depth charge attack.

1847       0547    Secured from General Quarters.

1858       0558    Fleet speed 17 knots

1915       0615    Base course to 250 (T).  Formed anti-submarine
                   screen 58.  Took station No. 4 (4270).

1925       0625    Base course changed to 205 (T).

1942       0642    Base course changed to 150 (T).

2015       0715    Base course changed to 110 (T).

2100       0800    Position 11-01-00 S.,  161-27-12 E.

2115       0815    Base course changed to 090 (T).

2131       0831    McCALLA rejoined and took  station 5000 yards astern of
                   the PENSACOLA.

2213       0913    Sighted the ATLANTA and 4 destroyers bearing 030 (T), 15
                   miles.

2306       1006    ATLANTA and escorting DDs joined the formation.

11-3-42    11-3-42

0047       1147    Base course changed to 075 (T).

0100       1200    Position 11-09-36 S., 162-25-00 E.  Course and speed made
                   good since 1200 November 2, 1942:  Course 213 (T).  Speed
                   1.3 knots.

0130       1230    Base course changed to 055 (T).

0213       1313    Base course changed to 015 (T).

0300       1400    Sighted several friendly ships (transports) bearing 072
                   (T), 12 miles.

0330       1430    Formed Task Group 65.9, PENSACOLA, guide, ANDERSON sta-
                   tion No.2 (4260).

0422       1522    PENSACOLA signaled tat his course was 350 (T), speed 14
                   knots.

0440       1540    Base course changed to 300 (T), speed 14 knots.

0450       1550    Base course changed to 305 (T).

0700       1800    Set boiler condition ONE.  All boilers (3) on the main
                   steam line.

0717       1817    Exercised at General Quarters.

2100       2000    Position 10-02-06 S., 161-57-00 E.

2200       2100    Passed MALAITA ISLAND bearing 080 (T) 16 miles.

4 November 1942.

11-3-42    11-4-42                                     
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 65.9, base course 300
                   (T), speed 14 knots, disposition 3P, station No. 2 (4200),
                   guide PENSACOLA.  Task Groups 65.8 and 65.4 dead ahead on
                   same course.

1352       0052    TBS - Surface radar contact 324 (T), 27,000 yards.

1355       0055    Changed course to 000 (T).

1410       0110    Passed NURA ISLAND on port beam, 13.5 miles

1412       0112    Changed course to 290 (T).

1425       0125    Speed changed to 12 knots.

1545       0245    Changed course to 090 (T).

1650       0350    Landing operations commenced AOLA BAY, GUADALCANAL ISLAND.

1730       0430    Took station astern of PENSACOLA; MUSTIN took station
                   ahead of PENSACOLA.
                   Commenced patrolling at 15 knots off beach near AOLA RIVER

1845       0545    Sighted 2 friendly planes bearing 170 (T), distant about
                   10 miles.

2100       0800    Position 09-24-18 S., 160-35-12 E.

11-4-42    11-4-42                                      

0017       1117    TBS - Following message received from GUADALCANAL.  "12
                   single engine planes coming from northwest.  Arrive about
                   1155"

0044       1144    Transports (of TG 65.9) got underway and stood out of the
                   bay following the PENSACOLA in column, speed 25 knots.
                   Destroyers formed screen around transports, 2000 yards.

0100       1200    Position 09-28-50 S., 160-38-20 E.  Courses and speeds
                   made good from 1200 November 3 to 0400 November 4, 1942:
                   Courses 010 (T), 296°30' (T).  Speed 11.5 knots.

0215       1315    Task Group 65.9 returned to AOLA BAY and transports com-
                   menced landing operations again.  PENSACOLA and destroyers
                   commenced patrolling as before.

0555       1655    Sighted the FULLER and O'BANNON bearing 315 (T) 18 miles.

0645       1745    Sighted TG 65.4 bearing 315 (T).

0900       2000    Position 09-24-12 E., 160-38-00 E.

1230       2330    TBS - CTG 65.5 report that half the unloading operations
                   were completed.

                   COMSOPACFOR dispatch 040452 of November 1942:  Paraphrase:

                   TG 65.1 when unloaded proceed to ESPIRITU SANTO.  ATLANTA
                   and 4 destroyers from escort.  All of 65.5 less APD's that
                   are ready join TG 65.1 Rest of TF 65 when present duty
                   finished proceed to ESPIRITU SANTO and fuel.

5 November 1942.

11-4-42    11-5-42                                       
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Patrolling with the PENSACOLA, CUSHING, and MUSTIN at
                   15 knots off beach near AOLA RIVER, GUADALCANAL ISLAND,
                   covering the landing operations of the NEVILLE, HEYWOOD,
                   FORNALHUAT, McKEAN, and MANLEY.

2100       0800    Position 09-27-06 S., 160-34-18 E.

2225       0925    TBS - 24 enemy bombers and 25 fighters coming from north-
                   west; due here about 1100 local time.

2350       1050    Transports got underway and stood out of the harbor with
                   the PENSACOLA.  Destroyers formed circular screen, speed
                   15 knots.

11-5-42    11-5-42

0100       1200    Position 09-29-54 S., 160-33-48 E.

0115       1215    Transports returned to anchorage.

0125       1225    Landing operations commenced again.  Patrolled as before.

0315       1415    BENHAM and WALKE report to the PENSACOLA for duty.

0900       2000    Position 09-25-18 S., 160-38-06 E.

1100       2200    Radar contact reported, latitude 9-26 S., longitude 160-
                   43 E., course 304 (T), speed 20 knots.  PENSACOLA, MUSTIN,
                   ANDERSON, designated to investigate.

1105       2205    PENSACOLA on course 090 (T), 15 knots.  Radar contact
                   lost a short time later.

1150       2250    PENSACOLA reported that information received indicated
                   enemy planes in this area.

1156       2256    Sighted searchlight beam apparently coming from 
                   GUADALCANAL.

1210       2310    Sighted two flares bearing 180 (T) over island.

6 November 1942.

11-5-42    11-6-42                                         
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Patrolling with the PENSACOLA, CUSHING, MUSTIN and T.G.
                   65.4 at 15 knots off beach near AOLA RIVER, GUADALCANAL
                   ISLAND, covering the landing operations of the NEVILLE,
                   HEYWOOD, FORNALHUAT, McKEAN and MANLEY.

1435       0135    Landing operations completed.  Got underway and stood out
                   to sea, course 050 (T), speed 14 knots.

1437       0137    Formed anti-submarine screen.  ANDERSON in  station (4310)
                   guide, PENSACOLA.  Transports in column.

1450       0150    PENSACOLA, CUSHING, and BENHAM left this formation and
                   joined T.G. 65.4.  Guide shifted to the NEVILLE.

1510       0210    Base course changed to 105 (T). ANDERSON in station (4300)
      
1515       0215    Sighted a flare over GUADALCANAL.

1550       0250    Base course changed to 126 (T).

1903       0603    Base course changed to 090 (T).

1908       0608    Secured from General Quarters.

1930       0630    PENSACOLA, CUSHING, BENHAM rejoined this formation.  Dis-
                   position 58, took station (4310).

2100       0800    Position 09-53-18 S., 161-52-06 E.

2121       0821    Base course changed to 110 (T).

2300       1000    Sighted T.G. 65.4 bearing 310 (T) distant about 15 miles.

2331       1031    Speed changed to 14½ knots.

11-6-42    11-6-42                                

0000       1100    Base course changed to 134 (T).

0100       1200    Position 10-11-12 S,. 162-40-00E.  Courses and speed made
                   good from 0135 to 1200 November 6, 1942.  Courses 160°30'
                   (T), 098 (T).  Speed 13.0 knots.

0200       1400    Base course changed to 180 (T).

0700       1800    Speed changed to 14 knots.

0710       1810    Exercised at General Quarters.

0810       1910    Secured from General Quarters.
                   Base course changed to 090 (T).

0814       1914    Guide shifted to the PENSACOLA.

0900       2000    Position 11-41-12 S., 163-12-54 E.

1010       2110    Based course changed to 180 (T).

                   COMSOPAC dispatch 061242 of November 1942.  Paraphrase
                   Follows:

                   MUSTIN, ANDERSON, BENHAM, and WALKE changed to Desron TWO
                   in Task Force SIXTEEN and ordered after fueling and pro-
                   visioning at ESPIRTU SANTO to proceed to NOUMEA to join
                   Task Force SIXTEEN.

11-6-42    11-7-42                                     
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in  company with Task Group 65.9, base course 180
                   (T), speed 14 knots, PENSACOLA and transports in column,
                   destroyers in screen 5S, ANDERSON in station No. 2 (4310),
                   
1537       0237    Speed change to 13½ knots.

1730       0430    Exercised at General Quarters.

1822       0522    Speed changed to 13 knots.

1828       0528    Secured from General Quarters.

1931       0631    Base course changed to 097 (T).

1956       0656    Guide shifted to the NEVILLE.  Speed changed to 14½ knots.

2100       0800    Position 13-51-36 S., 163-43-54 E.
                   Speed changed to 14 knots.

2145       0845    Speed changed to 13 knots.

2300       1000    Speed changed to 14 knots.

11-7-42    11-7-42                                       

0100       1200    Position 13-55-06 S., 164-30-12 E.  Courses and speed
                   made good since 1200  November 6, 1942: Courses 154 (T).
                   Speed 10.2 knots.

0116       1216    Base course changed to 100 (T).

0650       1750    Guide shifted to the PENSACOLA.

0701       1801    Exercised at General Quarters.

0740       1840    Speed changed to 13 knots.

0800       1900    Secured from General Quarters.

0900       2000    Position 14-07-06 S., 165-11-06 E.

8 November 1942.

11-7-42.   11-8-42.                                             
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 65.9, base course
                   100 (T), speed 13 knots, PENSACOLA and Transports in
                   column, destroyers in screen 5S, ANDERSON in station
                   No. 2 (4310), guide PENSACOLA.

1300       0000    Base course changed to 130 (T).

1610       0310    Base course changed to 180 (T).

1711       0411    Exercised at General Quarters.

1740       0440    Sighted Aoba Island, New Hebrides, bearing 170 (T),
                   distant about 12 miles.

1800       0500    Base course changed to 190 (T).

1811       0511    Secured from General Quarters.

1820       0520    Base course changed to 200 (T), speed to 14 knots.

1850       0550    Sighted Espiritu Santo Island bearing 240 (T), 28 miles. 
                   Base course changed to 210 (T).

2053       0753    Changed course to 355 (T).
                   Commenced patrolling channel entrance during entry
                   Of heavy ships.

2100       0800    Position 15-35-48 S., 167-15-12 E.

2116       0816    Took station astern of the WALKE and proceeded to
                   enter the channel.

2228       0928    Moored starboard to port side of the AARON WARD in
                   Berth D4, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo, New
                   Hebrides Islands.

11-8-42.    11-8-42.

0012       1112    Got underway to shift berths.

0032       1132    Moored port side to starboard side of the MUSTIN in
                   nest with the LACKAWANNA, WALKE, and BENHAM.

0050       1150    Commenced receiving fuel oil from the LACKAWANNA.

0307       1407    Completed fueling ship.

0320       1420    Got underway to shift berths.

8 November 1942.

11-8-42.   11-8-42.                              
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

0340       1440    Moored starboard side to port side of the AARON WARD
                   in Berth D4.
Comtaskfor Sixty Five secret dispatch 080710 of November 1942 to
Comsopac:

    Task Organization

    Task Group 65.1     - - - - - - - - - Commander T. E. Fraser
      WALKE, BENHAM,                      (in WALKE).
      MUSTIN, ANDERSON    

    Orders:  After fueling and provisioning leave Espiritu Santo
             November 9th at daylight and proceed to Noumea, New
             Caledonia in accordance Comsopac 050422.  Report
             C.T.F 16 for duty, abolish task group.

9 November 1942.

11-8-42.   11-9-42.                                     
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Moored starboard side to port side of the AARON
                   WARD in Berth D4, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo,
                   New Hebrides Island.

1830       0530    Got underway in accordance with COMTASKFOR 65 secret
                   dispatch 08071 of November 1942.

2040       0740    Set course 160 (T), speed 20 knots.  Ships in column,
                   WALKE, BENHAM, MUSTIN, ANDERSON.

2100       0800    Position 15-39-36 S., 167-16-36 E.

2110       0810    Base course changed to 230 (T).

2220       0920    Base course changed to 165 (T).
                   Formed normal submarine line (line of bearing 90
                   And 270 degrees relative on guide, WALKE).  Distance
                   3,000 yards.  Order of ships left to right:  ANDERSON,
                   MUSTIN, WALKE, and BENHAM.

11-9-42.   11-9-42.

0100       1200    Position 16-48-42 S., 167-16-18 E.  Course and speed
                   made good since 0740 November 9, 1942:  Course 162 (T).
                   Speed 19.3 knots.

0659       1759    Exercised at General Quarters.

0800       1900    Distance changed to 2,000 yards.

0801       1901    Secured from general Quarters.

0900       2000    Position 19-26-36 S., 167-56-54 E.

10 November 1942

11-9-42    11-10-42                                   
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 65.1, base course 165
                   (T), speed 20 knots, formation, scouting line, distance
                   1000 yards, guide WALKE, order of ships from left, 
                   ANDERSON, MUSTIN, WALKE, BENHAM.

1600       0300    Base course changed to 200 (T).

1700       0400    Exercised at General Quarters.

1753       0453    Distance changed to 3000 yards.

1900       0600    Change course to 113 (T), speed to 15 knots and left the
                   formation.

2015       0715    Sighted Walpole Island bearing 075 (T), 23 miles.

2100       0800    Position 22-47-54 S., 188-39-00 E.

2210       0910    Sighted the CLARK and four ship convoy, bearing 147(T), 10
                   miles.

2217       0917    Changed course to 180 (T), speed to 10 knots.

2242       0942    Joined the CLARK and convoy, base course 245 (T), convoy
                   speed 11.5 knots.  Convoy ships in two columns of two 
                   ships each.  Took station 1500 yards 45 (R) on leader 
                   right hand column.  Patrolled Station.  Convoy keeping 
                   zone plus hours 25 minutes.
                   Position 23-05-15 S., 163-56-18 E.

11-10-42   11-10-42 

0100       1200    Position 23-15-12- S., 168-38-30 E.  Course and speed made
                   good since 1200 November 9, 1942:  Course 169 (T).  Speed
                   16.4 knots.

0650       1750    Convoy speed changed to 11 knots.

0709       1809    Exercised at General Quarters.

0809       1909    Secured from General Quarters.

0900       2000    Position 23-30-18 S., 167-30-12 E.

0955       2055    Changed from minus 11 to minus 12 zone time.

11 November 1942.

11-10-42   11-11-42
G.C.T      L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in company with the CLARK and four ship convoy.
                   Convoy ships in two columns of two ships each.  Base 
                   Course 290 (T), convoy speed 11 knots, station 1500 yards 
                   45 (R) on leader of right hand column.  Patrolling 
                   station.

1435       0235    Base course changed to 335 (T).

1706       0506    Exercised at General Quarters.

1715       0515    Base course changed to 010 (T).

1726       0526    Sighted the USS STRATFORD bearing 107 (T) 6 miles.

1738       0538    Sighted NEW CALEDONIA bearing 000 (T), 25 miles.

1806       0606    Secured from General Quarters.
                   Base course changed to 040 (T).

1820       0620    Sighted AMEDEE light house bearing 034 (T) 17 miles.

1830       0630    Base course changed to 033 (T).

2000       0800    Position 22-31-48 S,. 166-24-30 E.

2030       0830    Entered the channel.

2226       1026    Moored starboard side to the SS J.C. DOMNELL, DUMBEA
                   BAY, NOUMEA, NEW CALEDONIA.

2240       1040    Commenced receiving fuel oil.
                   Changed from -12 to -11 zone time.

                   COMDESRON TWO dispatch 111121 of November 1942:

                   DESRON TWO organization.  CLARK Squadron leader.  DESDIV
                   THREE Commander Ramsey.  COMDESDIV THREE in HUGHES BENHAM
                   ELLET ANDERSON.  DESDIV FOUR Commander True in MORRIS
                   MUSTIN RUSSELL WALKE.  Units and ships are listed in their 
                   Natural order in column.

                   (Comdesron TWO - Commander Holcomb.)

2350       1050    Completed fueling ship.

11-11-42   11-11-42

0010       1110    Completed receiving 4 torpedoes.

0011       1111    Got underway in accordance with COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch
                   102253 of November 1942, and stood out of the harbor.
                   Now a unit of DESRON TWO in TASK FORCE 16.

                   CTG 16.4 dispatch 110111 of November 1942.
                   In cruising formation No. 1, destroyers will screen in-
                   dividual ship as follows:

                   Carrier, by RUSSELL and ANDERSON, also plane guard.
                   
                   WASHINGTON, by MORRIS and WALKE.

                   SOUTH DAKOTA by MUSTIN AND BENHAM.

                   NORTHHAMPTON by HUGHES.

                   Carrier screen 35 degrees on each bow of carrier.  Others
                   screen 45 degrees each bow of ship screened.  In case one
                   screening vessel only screen outboard bow.  All bearings
                   relative.  Screening intervals 2500 yards.  Screening
                   vessels remain with ship screened at all times except
                   when repelling air attack at which time circular screen
                   is formed.  Inboard screening vessels keep clear of 2000
                   yard circle around carrier by shifting screen outboard
                   with outboard vessels dropping back in order to maintain
                   2500 yards distance between screening vessels.  Carrier
                   screen take plane guard stations promptly when shapes are
                   hoisted.  Upward vessel taking station ahead of carrier.
                   Downwind usual station astern.  Adjust sound axis in each
                   case to sound outboard of wakes of ships ahead.

0100       1200    Position:  In channel proceeding out of DUMBEA BAY.

0108       1208    COMTASKGR 16.4 dispatch 110040 of November 1942:

                   Sortie plan BAKER Pacfilt Tactical Bulletin 2-42.  Take
                   stations in patrol lane in order of sortie.  CLARK will
                   patrol off OPTION.

0201       1301    Commenced patrolling in assigned lane outside channel
                   entrance.

0310       1410    Task Force 16 formed disposition 1 base course 320 (T),
                   axis 100 (T), speed 23 knots, station (2.5-325), guide,
                   ENTERPRISE.

0219       1419    Speed changed to 20 knots.

0406       1506    Base course changed to 300 (T).

0415       1515    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 110355 of November 1942:

                   This force is proceeding to west of NEW CALEDONIA lat-
                   itude 14-00 S., longitude 161-30 E., to arrive 0800 Fri-
                   day to be in position to strike enemy forces in GUADAL-
                   CANAL area.

0426       1526    Speed changed to 15 knots.

0438       1538    Speed changed to 20 knots.

0616       1716    Base course changed to 090 (T).

0700       1800    Changed from -11 to -12 zone time.

0723       1923    Base course changed to 293 (T).

0800       2000    Position 22-29-06 S., 165-52-12 E.

12 November 1942.

11-11-42   11-12-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in company with Task Force 16, base course 317
                   (T), axis 100 (T), speed 20 knots, disposition 1, station
                   (2.5-325, guide, ENTERPRISE.

1719       0519    Exercised at General Quarters.

1821       0621    Secured from General Quarters.

1825       0625    Axis changed to 150 (T).

1833       0633    Base course changed to 305 (T).

2000       0800    Position 20-29-12- S., 163-02-30 E.

2026       0826    Base course changed to 330 (T).

2122       0922    ENTERPRISE aircraft carried out simulated attack on the
                   carrier.

2300       1100    COMTASKGR 16.4 dispatch 122052 of November 1942:

                   Screen assignment:  Carrier, RUSSELL ANDERSON also plane
                   Guard.  WASHINGTON, MORRIS WALKE.  SOUTH DAKOTA, CLARK
                   BENHAM.  NORTHAMPTON, HUGHES MUSTIN.  PENSACOLA, GWIN
                   PRESTON.  Use individual ships screens.  Screening 
                   interval 2500 yards except carrier screen 2000 yards.  
                   Screening vessels  adjust stations to obtain best 
                   coverage.  Interior screening vessels move out keeping 
                   clear 2000 yards.  Circle around carrier outboard 
                   screening vessels dropping back if necessary to maintain
                   distance about 2500 yards between screening ships.  
                   Screening vessels in van adjust station to equalize 
                   between light screening units.

2304       1104    Commenced exercise 12CT.

2317       1117    COMSOPACFOR dispatch 122247 of November 1942:

                   One enemy battleship, one cruiser, four destroyers, lat-
                   itude 8-40 s., longitude 160-10 E.  course 125 (T), speed
                   20 knots at 0845.

2320       1120    CTF 16 dispatch 110241 and CTG 16.4 dispatch 121212 of
                   November 1942:

                   Organization of Surface Attack Group.


                   Task Group 16.3                     Rear Admiral Lee

                   Task Unit 16.3.1                    Rear Admiral Lee
                   WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA
                   NORTHAMPTON

                   Task Unit 16.3.2                   Commander Holcomb
                   Comdesron TWO in CLARK, GWIN,
                   PRESTON.  Comdesdiv THREE in
                   HUGHES, BENHAM, ANDERSON.

                   When surface attack group deploy, Desdiv FOUR remain
                   with carrier.  Tanker and screen remain with carrier.

2322       1122    COMTASKGR 16.3 dispatch 122000 of November 1942:

                   Surface attack group; Task Group 16.3 Rear Admiral Lee.
                   Main body, Task Unit 16.3.1.  Battleline, Rear Admiral
                   Lee, WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA.  Supports, Rear Admiral
                   Tisdale, PENSACOLA, NORTHAMPTON.  Destroyers, Task Unit
                   16.3.2, Commander Holcomb in CLARK with assigned DDs.
                   For day attack, Battle Disposition DOG (TS-133).  Guide, 
                   WASHINGTON.  Deployment on base course and speed as
                   Signaled.  Circle spacing 1000 yards.  SOUTH DAKOTA 2180.
                   Supports on designated bow 3035 or 3325 or as signaled.
                   Destroyers form screen on circle SIX as directed by
                   destroyer commander.  Battleship and supports station
                   are flexible.  Destroyers concentration on leader near
                   axis when signaled.  For night attack Battle Disposition
                   LOVE ONE.  Main body in column open order.  Guide in WASH-
                   INGTON until formed then leading cruiser.  Destroyers
                   Screen main body as directed by Destroyer Commander.
                   Destroyers van concentrate on leader about 3000 yards
                   ahead leading unit when signaled.  If ordered, two
                   destroyers from destroyers rear in area 1500 yards astern
                   heavy units.  Battle Disposition LOVE TWO same as LOVE
                   ONE above except main body order; battleships, cruisers,
                   WASHINGTON, guide.

2354       1154    Completed exercise 12CT.

11-12-42   1-12-42

0000       1200    Position 19-30-12 S., 162-28-12 E.  Course and speed
                   made good since 1400 November 11, 1942: Course 308 (T).
                   Speed 12.2 knots.

0143       1343    Formed close AA screen (for practice)

0204       1404    Formed cruising disposition No. 1.

0225       1425    SOUTH DAKOTA and screening destroyers left the formation.

0323       1523    SOUTH DAKOTA and screening destroyers rejoined this
                   formation.

0400       1600    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 120205 of November 1942:

                   When under attack speed will be 25 or 27 knots and turn
                   will be made with full rudder.  It is probable that
                   full circles will be turned.  All ships must be alert.

0530       1730    Distance from ENTERPRISE changed to 2000 yards.

0607       1807    Base course changed to 352 (T).

0721       1921    MORRIS left the formation.

0726       1926    Exercised at General Quarters.

0800       2000    Position 17-49-36 S., 161-45-24 E.

0826       2026    Secured form General Quarters.

13 November 1942.

11-12-42   11-13-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in  company with Task Force 16, base course 352
                   (T), axis 150 (T), speed 20 knots, disposition No. 1,
                   station (2325), guide, ENTERPRISE.

1735       0535    Exercised at General Quarters.

1825       0625    ENTERPRISE launched 22 planes.

1836       0636    Secured from General Quarters.

1840       0640    MORRIS rejoined the formation.

2000       0800    Position 14-22-24 S., 161-18-42 E.

2024       0824    ENTERPRISE launched 14 planes.

2045       0845    Flag hoist indicated own ships sighted, 1 cruiser and 2 
                   destroyers; bearing 055 (T).

2117       0917    ENTERPRISE launched (approximately) 12 planes and 
                   recovered 9 planes.

2130       0930    Ships previously reported joined this formation PENSACOLA,
                   PRESTON and GWIN.

2230       1030    ENTERPRISE launched 3 planes, recovered 10 planes.

2247       1047    Emergency 9 turn to 285 (T).

2250       1050    Emergency turn to 210 (T).  SOUTH DAKOTA reported sighting
                   torpedo wake on her starboard bow.

2300       1100    Base course changed to 300 (T).

2328       1128    Base course changed to 015 (T).

11-13-42   11-13-42

0000       1200    Position 13-52-36 S., 161-39-18 E.  Course and speed made
                   good since 1200 November 12, 1942: Course 353 (T).  Speed
                   14.3 knots.

0030       1230    ENTERPRISE launched 14 planes, recovered 9 planes.

0035       1235    Base course changed to 270 (T). 

11-13-42   11-13-42

0041       1241    TBS - TF16 from CTF16:  Sighted by Jap Bomber and our
                   position given.  Jap plane shot down by our planes.

0045       1245    ENTERPRISE recovered 5 planes.

0102       1302    Emergency 9 turn to 190 (T).

0115       1315    Base course changed to 270 (T).

0118       1318    GWIN reported sound contact bearing 175 (T) 700 yards.
                   Base course changed to 000  (T).

1310       1510    ENTERPRISE launched 11 planes.

0318       1518    Base course changed to 180 (T).

0415       1615    ENTERPRISE launched 7 planes, recovered 16 planes.

0615       1815    Base course changed to 000 (T).  ANDERSON and RUSSELL
                   countermarched.  New station (2035).

13 November 1942.

11-13-42.  11-13-42.

0720       1920    WASHINGTON, SOUTH DAKOTA, GWIN, BENHAM, WALKE
                   and PRESTON left the formation on detached duty.

0721       1921    Exercised at General Quarters.

0730       1930    Base course changed to 180 9T).  Countermarched
                   and took station (2325).

0740       1940    MUSTIN left on detached duty.

0800       2000    Position 14-26-54 S., 161-59-12 E.

0821       2021    Secured from General Quarters.

0930       2130    Base course changed to 270 (T).

0940       2140    TBS - TF 16 from CTF 16: Cancel all unexecuted
                   night signals.

0951       2151    Base course changed to 300 (T), speed to 23 knots.

1040       2240    Changed to station 2.5-325).

1110       2310    Speed changed to 25 knots.

14 November 1942.

11-13-42   11-14-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in company with Task Force 16, base course 300
                   (T), axis 150 (T), speed 25 knots, disposition No. 1, 
                   station (2.5-325), guide, ENTERPRISE.

1730       0530    Exercised at General Quarters.

1835       0635    Base course changed to 350 (T).

1900       0700    Secured from General Quarters.

1918       0718    ENTERPRISE launched 21 planes.

1927       0727    Speed changed to 22 knots.

2000       0800    Position 12-55-30 S., 158-57-48 E.

2020       0820    Formed close AA screen.

2021       0821    TBS - Warning-Ten unidentified aircraft altitude 2500
                   feet, coming in from north.

2022       0822    General Quarters.

2040-      0840    Numerous reports of unidentified aircraft.
2300       1100
2051       0851    Course changed to 180 (T).

2055       0855    Identified one group of planes coming in high as our own.

2057       0857    ENTERPRISE launched 23 fighters and 19 dive bombers.

2123       0923    Course changed to 000 (T).

2141       0941    Course changed to 180 (T).

2148       0948    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 142100 of November, 1942:

                   Yesterday afternoon our second attack group hit the
                   Enemy transports near NEW GEORGIA and landed GUADALCANAL.

2153       0953    TBS - To TF 16 from CTF 16: Our fighters have shot down
                   a KAWANISHI bearing 020 (T), 42 miles.

2200       1000    Course changed to 345 (T).

2216       1016    ENTERPRISE recovered 9 planes.

2305       1105    ENTERPRISE launched 8 planes and recovered 8 planes.

11-13-42   11-14-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

2347       1147    ENTERPRISE recovered 12 planes.

2348       1148    Course changed to 200 (T).

2350       1150    Speed changed to 27 knots.

11-14-42   11-14-42

0000       1200    Position 12-49-30 S., 149-09-18 E.  Course and speed made
                   good since 1200 November 13, 1942: Course 294 (T).  Speed
                   9.2 knots.

0001       1201    Course changed to 180 (T).

0030       1230    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 142352 of November 1942:

                   Info received indicates 4 Jap transports got through to
                   GUADALCANAL and started unloading.  They are all burning
                   Now though.

0047       1247    Speed changed to 26 knots.

0102       1302    Base course changed to 345 (T).

0105       1305    Speed changed to 22 knots.

0123       1323    Formed disposition No. 1.

0145       1345    Secured from General Quarters.

0148       1348    Base course changed to 180 (T).

0150       1350    TBS - TF 16 from CTF 16: The position of this task force
                   was reported to the enemy at 1144 this morning.

0215       1415    ENTERPRISE launched 20 planes.

0216       1416    Changed station to (3070).

0302       1502    ENTERPRISE recovered 9 planes.

0318       1518    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 140230 of November 1942:

                   Jap convoy was just attacked by 7 TBF, 8 VF, 17 SBD.
                   Our attack group going in now is 12 VF, 8 SBD.  This morn-
                   ing we sent 18 SBD, 8 VF.  VF returned; SBD went to GUAD-
                   ALCANAL.  We are retiring now to fuel DDs from cruisers
                   and await further orders.  18 VF available of which 8 are
                   in constant cap.

0552       1752    Speed changed to 18 knots.

0602       1802    Base course changed to 225 (T).

11-14-42   11-14-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

0615       1815    Changed station to (3060).

0728       1928    Exercised at General Quarters.

0800       2000    Position 14-47-36 S., 158-44-54 E.

0828       2028    Secured from General Quarters.

1045       2245    Surface contact reported bearing 220 (T).  Made emergency
                   turn to 155 (T), changed speed to 20 knots.

1050       2250    Speed changed to 18 knots.

1100       2305    Radar contact reported fading - 315 (T) 15,000.

15 November 1942.

11-14-42   11-15-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in company with Task Force 16, base course 225
                   (T), axis 150 9T), speed 18, disposition No. 1, station
                   (3060), guide, ENTERPRISE.

1230       0030    Base course changed to 180 (T). 

1330       0130    Base course changed to 135 (T).

1742       0542    Exercised at General Quarters.

1847       0647    Secured from General Quarters.

2000       0800    Position 17-17-06 S., 159-16-00 E.

2020       0820    Base course changed to 127 (T).

11-15-42   11-15-42

0000       1200    Position 17-50-54 S., 159-58-54 E.  Course and speed made 
                   good since 1200 November 14, 1942:  Course 171 (T).  Speed
                   12.7 knots.

0038       1238    Axis changed to 130 (T).

0210       1410    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 150330 of November 1942: (VISUAL)

                   Rear Admiral Tisdale PENSACOLA NORTHAMPTON 3 DDs desig-
                   nated Task Group 16.6.  When directed proceed ESPIRITU
                   SANTO fuel await orders COMSOPAC.  This is in obedience
                   orders COMSOPAC.

0225       1425    SECNAV dispatch 102141/241 of November 1942:

                   At 1930 Sunday 8 November VICHY FRANCE broke diplomatic
                   Relations with the UNTIED STATES.

0340       1540    TBS - ANDERSON, RUSSELL, and MORRIS designated for duty
                   with Task Group 16.6.

0420       1620    Left the ENTERPRISE and joined Task Group 16.6.  PENSACOLA
                   and NORTHAMPTON in column.  Destroyers formed screen 3S.
                   ANDERSON took station No. 2 (2.7-300), Guide, PENSACOLA,
                   Task Group 16.6 proceeded on detached duty.

0428       1628    Speed changed to 20 knots.

11-15-42   11-15-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

0538       1738    COMTASKFOR 16 dispatch 150020 of November 1942: (VISUAL)

                   Summary of yesterdays air operations.  At dawn launched
                   search 200 to 250 miles sector 285 to 015.  A search re-
                   ported 10 unidentified planes ay 140 miles headed for us.
                   It being apparent enemy knew our position attack group 17
                   VSB and 10 VF was launched for SAVO area.  Planes of
                   search group hit 2 CA with 500lb bombs.  Both burned 
                   heavily.  Also put 2 bombs on APs results unobserved.  
                   Attack group made at least 3-1,000 lb bomb hits on BB-CA 
                   force plus numerous near misses.  Many unidentified 
                   aircraft and reported CV indicated advisability of
                   retiring.  Attack group directed land GUADALCANAL.  Some
                   of search planes intercepted message and also landed at 
                   GUADALCANAL.  At 1400 launched 8 VSB 12 VF to strike AP
                   force and land GUADALCANAL.  Results of strike with 1,000
                   lb bombs and VF strafing not reported.  Our planes now 
                   operating out of GUADALCANAL.  Slant Eyes still looking 
                   for Blue CV.

0648       1848    Distance increased to 3000 yards.

0656       1856    Speed changed to 18 knots.

0722       1922    Exercised at General Quarters.

0743       1943    Speed changed to 20 knots.

0800       2000    Position 17-56-42 S., 161-54-18 E.

0820       2020    Secured from General Quarters.

0830       2030    Base course changed to 000 (T).

0930       2130    Base course changed to 068 (T).

16 November 1942.
   
11-15-42   11-16-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1200       0000    Steaming in company with Task Group 16.6, base course
                   068 (T), speed 20 knots, cruisers in column, destroyers
                   in screen 3S, ANDERSON in station No. 2, (3300), guide,
                   PENSCAOLA.

1729       0529    Exercised at General Quarters.

1829       0629    Secured from General Quarters.

1902       0702    Base course changed to 073 (T).

2000       0800    Position 16-17-18 S., 165-14-30 E.

2350       1150    Sighted ESPIRITU SANTO, bearing 050 (T), about 20 miles.

11-16-42   11-16-42

0000       1200    Position 15-55-00 S., 166-29-06 E.  Course and speed made
                   good since 1200 November 15, 1942: Course 073 (T).  Speed
                   16.7 knots.

0115       1315    Base course changed to 095 (T).

0130       1330    Changed from -12 to -11 zone time.

0255       1355    Base course changed to 000 (T).

0318       1418    Base course changed to 310 (T).

0346       1446    Task Group 16.6 proceeded to enter port.

0511       1611    Moored starboard side to the RUSSELL in nest with the
                   MORRIS and GUADALUPE in Berth D-4, SEGOND CHANNEL,
                   ESPIRITU SANTO, NEW HEBRIDES ISLAND.

0800       1900    Commenced receiving fuel oil.

1100       2200    Completed fueling ship.

17 November 1942

11-16-42   11-17-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Moored starboard side to the RUSSELL in nest with MORRIS
                   and GUADALUPE in Berth D-4, SEGOND CHANNEL, ESPIRITU
                   SANTO, NEW HEBRIDES ISLAND.

1737       0637    Got underway to shift berths.

1752       0652    Anchored in Berth D-2, SEGOND CHANNEL.

1855       0755    RUSSELL moored to starboard side.

11-17-42   11-18-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berth D-2, SEGOND CHANNEL, ESPIRITU SANTO,
                   NEW HEBRIDES ISLAND.  RUSSELL moored to starboard side.

11-18-42   11-18-42

0450       1550    CURTIS reported sight contacted of a submarine.

0655       1755    RUSSELL got underway to search for reported submarine.

11-19-42   11-19-42

0710       1810    Got underway to shift berths.

0725       1825    Anchored in Segond Channel, on following anchorage
                   bearings: White Rock 094 (T); Black Rock Point 197 (T);
                   Depth of water - 30 fathoms used 60 fathoms to
                   starboard anchor.

0735       1835    Started heaving in on anchor.

0736       1836    Port propeller touched bottom, slightly bending one
                   blade.

0737       1837    Underway to shift anchorages.

0750       1850    Anchored in eastern entrance to Segond Channel, 400
                   yards SE of previous anchorage.  Assumed listening
                   watch for submarines.

20 November 1942.

11-19-42   11-20-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in eastern entrance to Segond Channel,
                   Espiritu Santo, New Hebrides Island.


1855       0555    Got underway to shift berths.

1900       0600    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel.

21 November 1942.

11-20-42   11-21-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel, Espiritu
                   Santo, New Hebrides Island.

11-21-42   11-21-42

0027       1127    Got underway and stood out to sea to make a speed
                   run to determine condition of propellers and shafts.

0125       1225    Completed run.  Proceeded to return to port.

0220       1320    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel.

22 November 1942.

11-21-42   11-22-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berht D-2, Segond Channel, Espiritu Santo,
                   New Hebrides Islands.

2009       0709    Got underway and stood out to sea for a test run to
                   determine if any damage resulted from touching of
                   bottom by port propeller, on November 19, 1942.

2220       0920    Proceeded to return to port.

2311       1011    Moored starboard side to SABINE, in Segond Channel.

2320       1020    Commenced receiving fuel oil.

2348       1048    Completed fueling ship.

11-22-42   11-22-43

0025       1125    Got underway to shift berths

0040       1140    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel.

0815       1915    NICHOLAS moored to port side.

23 November 1942.

11-22-42   11-23-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel, Espiritu
                   Santo, New Hebrides Islands.

1904       0604    NICHOLAS got underway to go alongside a tanker.

2130       0830    NICHOLAS moored to port side.

24 November 1942.

11-23-42   11-24-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berth D-2, Segond Channel, Espiritu
                   Santo, New Hebrides Islands with the NICHOLAS moored
                   to port side.

1903       0603    Got underway, and with the MORRIS, stood out to sea
                   in accordance with Comsopac dispatch 230722 of
                   November 1942.  MORRIS and ANDERSON ordered to
                   proceed Noumea, New Caledonia. 

1950       0650    Set course 180, speed 20 knots, station (2090),
                   guide, MORRIS.

2000       0700    Changed course to 210 (T).

2012       0712    Changed course to 240 (T).

2015       0715    Passed Nalekula Island bearing 180 (T), about
                   10 miles.

2033       0733    Changed course to 220 (T).

2100       0800    Position 15-57-24 S., 167-03-42 E.

2107       0807    Changed course to 180 (T).

2137       0837    Changed course to 166 (T).

11-24-42   11-24-42

0100       1200    Position 17-11-00 S., 167-20-54 E.

0513       1613    Changed course to 163 (T).  

0709       1809    Exercised at General Quarters.

0750       1850    Had S.C. Radar contact bearing 260 (T), 4,400 yards.

0752       1852    Lost contact.

0809       1909    Secured from General Quarters.

0900       2000    Position 19-34-54 S., 168-07-24 E.

25 November 1942.

11-24-42   11-25-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming in company with the MORRIS, base course 163 (T),
                   speed 20 knots, station 2090, guide, MORRIS.

1428       0128    Course changed to 205 (T).

1526       0226    SC Radar contact, land, bearing 260 (T), 14 miles.

1654       0354    Exercised at General Quarters.

1754       0454    Secured from General Quarters.

1816       0516    Course changed to 195 (T).

2029       0729    Course changed to 240 (T).

2100       0800    Position 23-02-12 S., 167-49-18 E.

2225       0925    Course changed to 270 (T).

11-25-42   11-25-42    

0000       1100    Course changed to 330 (T).

0034       1134    Sighted the SOUTH DAKOTA and two escorting destroyers,
                   bearing 305 (T), about 15 miles.

0100       1200    Position 22-57-12- S., 166-39-26 E.  Courses and speed 
                   made good since 1200 November 24, 1942:  Courses. 195
                   (T), 193 (T), 273 (T).  Speed 18 knots.

0155       1255    Course changed to 000 (T).

0203       1303    Sighted AMEDEE light house, bearing 000 (T), 10 miles.

0211       1311    Formed column.  Took station 1000 yards astern of MORRIS.

0232       1332    Speed changed to 15 knots.

0312       1412    Proceeded to enter port.

0453       1553    Moored port side to the MORRIS in nest with the MORRIS
                   and SS J.C. DONNELL in DUMBEA BAY, NEW CALEDONIA.

0604       1704    Commenced receiving fuel oil from the SS J.C. DONNELL.

0640       1740    Completed fueling ship.
                   Rejoined Task Force 16.

0642       1742    Got underway to shift berths.

11-25-42   11-25-42

0732       1832    Anchored 200 yards 060 (T) from Berth A-11, Great Road,
                   New Caledonia.

0745       1845    MORRIS moored to port side.

26 November 1942

11-25-42   11-26-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored 200 yards 060 (T) from Berth A-11, Great Road,
                   Noumea, New Caledonia.  MORRIS moored to port side.

2305       1005    Got underway and stood out of the harbor.

11-26-42  11-26-42

0042       1142    Relieved the RUSSELL and commenced submarine search patrol
                   on arc 15 miles from AMEDEE light house.  Speed 15 knots.

0100       1200    Position 22-35-18-S., 166-20-12 E.

0900       2000    Position 22-45-48-S., 166-27-30 E.

27 November 1942.

10-26-42.  10-27-42.
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming alone on submarine patrol on arc 15 miles
                   from AMEDEE light house, New Caledonia.  Speed 15
                   knots.

2100       0800    Position 22-39-185 S., 166-20-12 E.

11-27-42.   11-27-42.

0100       1200    Position 22-42-58-S., 166-23-18 E.

0900       2000    Position 29-39-06-S., 166-16-00 E.

28 November 1942.

11-27-42   11-28-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Steaming alone on submarine patrol on arc 15 miles from
                   AMEDEE light house, Noumea, New Caledonia.

2100       0800    Position 22-42-54 S., 166-20-48 E.

11-28-42   11-28-42

0035       1135    Relieved by the RUSSELL.  Proceeded for port.

0100       1200    Position: In channel proceeding to DUMBEA BAY.

0236       1336    Moored to the port side S.S. J.C. DONNELL, DUMBEA BAY,
                   Noumea, New Caledonia.

0255       1355    Commenced receiving fuel oil.

0330       1430    Completed fueling ship.

0338       1438    Got underway to shift berths.

0424       1524    Moored to the starboard side of the CLARK in Berth A-6,
                   Great Road, Noumea, New Caledonia.

29 November 1942.

11-28-42   11-29-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Moored to starboard side of the CLARK in Berth A-6,
                   Great Road, Noumea, New Caledonia.

2055       0955    Let go the starboard anchor.

2100       1000    CLARK got underway and stood out of the harbor.

11-29-42   11-29-42

0330       1430    RUSSELL moored to starboard side.

30 November 1942.

11-29-42   11-30-42
G.C.T.     L.W.T.

1300       0000    Anchored in Berth A-6, Great Road, Noumea, New Caledonia
                   with the RSSELL moored to starboard side.

2110       1010    RUSSELL left from alongside.

11-30-42   11-30-42

0141       1241    Got underway.

0237       1337    Entered floating dry dock ARD-2 in Berth 58 DUMBEA BAY,
                   Noumea, New Caledonia.

0325       1425    Rested on keel blocks.



                                           R. A. GUTHRIE,
                                Lieutenant Commander, U. S. Navy
                                           Commanding.


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Sims Class
Completed - 1939 - 40

DD 409 SIMS 
DD 410 HUGHES
DD 411 ANDERSON
DD 412 HAMMAN
DD 413 MUSTIN
DD 414 RUSSELL
DD 415 O'BRIEN
DD 416 WALKE
DD 417 MORRIS
DD 418 ROE
DD 419 WAINWRIGHT
DD 420 BUCK


Dimensions

Displacement:
   1,570 tons (stand)
   2,300 tons (Mean War Service)
Length: 348' (oa)
Beam: 36
Draft: 18' (max)

Armament

4 5"/ 38 DP
3 40mm singles
2 40mm twins
4 20mm
2 DC tracks
4 DC projectors
2 21" TT (quads)

Propulsion

Speed: 35 knots (max)
Max. Cruising radius:
  2,200 miles @ 25 knots 
  4,700 miles @15 knots
Horsepower: 50,0000 (shaft)
Drive: 2 screws; geared turbine
Fuel: 489 tons oil (max)

Remarks

  Slightly longer and wider than the ELLET's, the SIMS Class are otherwise 
very similar.

  They were lengthened to accommodate a fifth 5"-gun which was subsequently
replaced by additional light AA batteries.  The torpedo tubes are given high,
center-line mounts.  As the last American one-stack destroyers, they mark a 
transitional stage in development between the basic CUMMINGS-GRIDLEY design
and the BENSON-FLETCHER group that followed.

War losses include:

SIMS (DD409)
HAMMAN (DD412)
O'BREIN (DD415
WALKE (DD416)
BUCK (DD420)



Links to other web-sites with information on the
U.S.S. ANDERSON


To learn more about the U.S.S. ANDERSON Please visit these Web-site
Destroyer History Foundation
Hullnumber.com
NavSource Online  Has photos of DD-411






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