US Navy Report of Japanese Raid on Pearl Harbor, Enclosure E, USS Cachalot
|Pearl Harbor, T.H.|
December 10, 1941.
|From:||The Commanding Officer.|
|To:||The Commander-in-Chief, United States Pacific Fleet.|
|Subject:||Raid of December Seventh - Report of.|
|Reference:||(a) Cincpac Conf despatch 102102 of Dec 1941.|
- During period of raid this vessel was moored at Berth 1, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T.H. undergoing scheduled Navy Yard overhaul.
- Raid commenced at 0755. At 0803 enemy planes passed within range and arc of fire. Opened fire with .30 and .50 caliber machine guns.
- Between 0845 and 0905 dive bombing and strafing attacks made by enemy. Replied with .30 and .50 caliber machine guns.
- Between 0945 and 1000 joined in fire against enemy bombers with .30 and .50 caliber machine guns.
- No positively known damage inflicted upon enemy by this vessel's fire.
- No material damage received by this vessel.
- MEYERS, C.A.., S2c, USN received bullet wound in right lung during strafing attack. He was treated at the Navy Hospital. Latest report is that MEYERS is not seriously wounded.
- Enemy bombing and torpedo attack heavy in vicinity of dock abreast of vessel. Nearest bomb twenty feet off starboard quarter. It did not explode. Nearest torpedo 100 yards astern.
- Mechanism resembling arming fan for a bomb found on dock abreast of vessel. Threads are metric. Disposition of material - Turned in to CSS 4 Gunnery Officer.
- The commanding officer was greatly pleased with the composure under fire; ability and energy displayed by his crew during this raid.
CSS 4 - CSD 43
Source: United States National Archives, Modern Military Branch
Added By: C. Peter Chen
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