Pearl Harbor Attack Timetable

Compiled by: David Stubblebine

Below is a timetable of the December 7, 1941 Pearl Harbor Attack. The inherent inaccuracies of any timetable of this type require an introduction and some explanation.

It's About Time

The intention behind this project was to create a single minute-by-minute timetable of the significant events of that day, in a reasonably correct order. It was understood from the beginning that it would be impossible for the result to be entirely successful and that has proven to be the case. That is because of the shear volume of events taking place that day and how times were recorded and reported.

In 1941, timepieces were not as accurate and not as synchronized as we have come to expect today. Inside Pearl Harbor, the clock all ships and stations synchronized their timepieces to was the clock in the Navy Yard Signal Tower. This was normally done every day at morning colors at 0800. For a variety of reasons, there were still some time variations between different ships and commands. Even though the times are drawn from the best reports available, some of those reports were written days later and the times were estimated or rounded off. Some of the times can be brought into line with reasonable adjustments; but without a well founded reason to make an adjustment, the times as written stand as the best evidence and so must be relied upon. Readers should keep in mind that times listed here may still be off by a few minutes or perhaps by many minutes. In some cases, the time variances may be enough that the events could have happened in a different order.

To add to the confusion, until 1947 Hawaii's time zone was one of the world's odd half-hour time zones. The times listed here are all listed in Hawaiian local time for December 1941.

Below is a list of the Commands that have had their times adjusted in this timetable for the reasons listed. The times listed for these ships under Time are the adjusted times; times listed in the Entry are listed as they were logged and marked with an asterisk (*).

* YT-153 Times in YT-153's Log are adjusted by 40 minutes based on the entry "0730 … plane then attacked four motored bomber" and the 0810 actual arrival time for the B-17s. This also brings into line the entry "0720 … sighted Japanese dive bombers diving at Hickam Field" and the known 0755 time for the start of the raid.
* Tiger (USCG) Times in Tiger's log (USCG) are adjusted by 10 minutes to conform with the known time the attack started, 0755; actual time variance may be larger.
* Tides/Moon Times for tides, moon, and sun entries were drawn from an online tide calculator and should, therefore, be considered as approximate. This calculator reported the times as UTC times and they have been adjusted to local 1941 Hawaiian time accordingly. Also, tides in Hawaii are fairly mild, compared to other coastal areas, so their influence and impact on these events should not be overestimated.

Headings

The headings for this table are used in the following sense:

Time Local 1941 Hawaiian time: UTC -10.5
Command This indicates the author or originator of the entry. Several upper level command communications are included but only some list the specific Command issuing them. Most came from CinCPac and so CinCPac became the "catch-all" for those with uncertain origins. The primary source for this table (Source #1) attributes three pieces of communication to "Frank"; it is not known what this refers to and any help would be appreciated. The entries originating from the Japanese striking force are consolidated and listed as from "Akagi," the flagship.
Berth Location of the event described. Ships berthed or moored are listed by the berth number as listed in the Pearl Harbor Mooring Plan. Other points around the harbor are referred to by their geographical description. "Entrance" is used to describe the waters outside the harbor entrance south of Oahu, including the Defensive Sea Area. "Oahu" is used for events occurring on or around the island but outside Pearl Harbor or the Entrance. "Pacific" is used for areas beyond the waters around Oahu.
Entry The entry repeats the Time or, if the Time has been adjusted, lists the time as it was logged. Then the Ship or Command is repeated, followed by the entry itself copied as close to verbatim as practicable. The content of many entries conflict with content from other entries; no attempt was made to edit the entries to resolve these conflicts.
Source Indicates the source from which the entry was drawn; see below. Sources 1 through 6 plus 9 & 10 are drawn from original sources (or close to) while the others are reasonable conclusions, estimates, and/or calculations and readers should consider them accordingly.

Sources

1. Chronology Of The Attack From the Action Reports & Deck Logs Of The Vessels Moored At Pearl Harbor
   December 7 1941
   http://ibiblio.org/pha/congress/Hewitt%20Exhibits/Hewitt%20Exhibits%2073.pdf
   http://www.navsource.org/Naval/logs.htm
   http://www.ibiblio.org/pha/pha/misc/deck_log.html

2. CinCPac Report on Pearl Harbor Attack: 7 December 1941, Serial 0479 15 February 1942; Enclosure E -
   Narratives of Commanding Officers
   http://ww2db.com/doc.php?q=45
   http://www.history.navy.mil/research/archives/digitized-collections/action-reports/wwii-pearl-harbor-attack.html

3. Nihon Kaigun
   http://www.combinedfleet.com

4. YT-153 Deck Log
   http://www.warwickonline.com/stories/Pearl-Harbor-survivor-keeps-tugging-along...

5. Hewitt Inquiry Report & Exhibits
   http://ibiblio.org/pha/congress/Hewitt%20Exhibits/Hewitt%20Exhibits%20Index.html

6. USCG Action Reports / USCG Units in Hawaii 7 Dec 1941
   http://www.uscg.mil/history/Pearl_Harbor_Index.asp
   http://www.uscg.mil/history/articles/PearlHarbor.pdf

7. PearlHarborAttacked
   http://www.pearlharborattacked.com/cgi-bin/IKONBOARDNEW312a/ikonboard.cgi...

8. Sun/Moon/Tide Tables
   http://tbone.biol.sc.edu/tide/tideshow.cgi

9. Reports on arrival of 12 USAAF B-17 Fortresses
   http://homepage.ntlworld.com/andrew.etherington/articles/level1/...
   http://www.airforcemag.com/MagazineArchive/Pages/1991/December%201991/...

10. Deck Logs: USS Condor, USS Crossbill, USS Cockatoo, USS Wapello
   National Archives II Reference Section; College Park, MD

11. Pearl Harbor Timelines
   http://www.nationalgeographic.com/pearlharbor/history/pearlharbor_timeline.html
   http://www.historyplace.com/worldwar2/timeline/pearl.htm

20. Other Sources as Indicated
   Burl Burlingame - Advance Force Pearl Harbor
   I-16tou.com Website http://www.I-16tou.com
   Michael Slackman - Target: Pearl Harbor

Incomplete

This timetable makes no claim to be exhaustive – it is admitted that it is incomplete. The Pearl Harbor Attack has been the subject of a huge number research projects; starting with the US Navy and US Congress shortly after the attack and has been further probed in countless books ever since. The intention here is to continue gathering more and more data and updates to this work are expected to be frequent.

Timetable

TimeCommandBerthEntrySource
00:01 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 0001 COCKATOO moored port side to Reedbird at Section Base Pier. "Standby Ship."  10 
00:01 Condor Bishop Pt 0001 CONDOR Moored starboard side to USS Crossbill at Section Base, Pearl Harbor TH.  10 
00:01 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0001 CROSSBILL Moored starboard side to west side Pier #1 Bishop Point Pearl Harbor TH  10 
00:01 Tide/Moon Chart -- 1031 UTC* The Moon is up, rising at 2004 hours on Dec 6th (local time). The Full Moon was Dec 3rd and the moon this night was a Waning Gibbous Moon.  8 
00:08 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0008 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
00:17 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0017 YNg-17 Gate open - Green Light  5 
00:26 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0026 YNg-17 Hercules with tow stood out.  5 
00:28 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0028 YNg-17 Commenced closing gate.  5 
00:36 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0036 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
00:42 I-16tou Entrance 0042 I-16tou midget submarine is launched from "mother sub" I-16 7nm from Buoy #1 - appx 21 12N, 158 1.5W [I-16tou.com]  3 
01:07 Yng-17 Hammer Pt 0107 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
01:16 I-22tou Entrance 0116 I-22tou midget submarine is launched from "mother sub" I-22 9nm from Buoy #1 - appx 21 9N, 157 56W [I-16tou.com]  3 
01:16 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0116 YNg-17 Gate open - Green Light  5 
01:32 Condor Bishop Pt 0132 CONDOR Underway for sweeping assignment on various course & speeds. Executive Officer at the conn.  10 
01:32 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0132 CROSSBILL Underway for operating area.  10 
01:35 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0135 YNg-17 Condor stood out.  5 
01:37 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0137 YNg-17 Crossbill stood out.  5 
01:39 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0139 YNg-17 Commenced closing gate.  5 
01:40 Condor Entrance 0140 CONDOR Started to stream "M" type sweeps.  10 
01:48 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0148 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
01:50 Crossbill Entrance 0150 CROSSBILL Streamed starboard gear, lowered acoustic gear.  10 
02:00 Crossbill Entrance 0200 CROSSBILL Entered area west section, started acoustic [illegible].  10 
02:00 Ward Entrance 0200 WARD Corssbill [sic] and Condor stood out of Pearl Harbor and commenced mine sweeping operations.  5 
02:09 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0209 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
02:10 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 1240 UTC* Flood Tide at max flow.  8 
02:10 Condor Entrance 0210-0445 CONDOR Swept for Magnetic Mines in area off Entrance Buoys to Pearl Harbor.  5 
02:10 Condor Entrance 0210 CONDOR Started to sweep.  10 
02:15 I-18tou Entrance 0215 I-18tou midget submarine is launched from "mother sub" I-18 13nm from Buoy #1 - appx 21 7N, 157 51W [I-16tou.com]  3 
02:17 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0217 YNg-17 Gate open - White lights.  5 
02:23 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0223 YNg-17 Hercules with tow stood in.  5 
02:25 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0225 YNg-17 Commenced closing gate.  5 
02:32 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0232 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
02:57 I-20tou Entrance 0257 I-20tou midget submarine is launched from "mother sub" I-20 5.3nm from Buoy #1 - appx 21 13N, 157 54.5W [I-16tou.com]  3 
03:00 I-16tou Entrance 0300 I-16tou expected arrival at Channel Entrance (3.11 kt). [I-16tou.com]  20 
03:25 Crossbill Entrance 0325 CROSSBILL Completed west sector.  10 
03:30 I-22tou Entrance 0330 I-22tou expected arrival at Channel Entrance (4.03 kt). [I-16tou.com]  20 
03:33 I-24tou Entrance 0333 I-24tou midget submarine is launched from "mother sub" I-24 despite malfunctioning gyrocompass 10.5nm from Buoy #1 - appx 21 8N, 158 1.5W [I-16tou.com]. I-16tou.com list this at 0530.  3 
03:42 Condor Entrance 0342 CONDOR Sighted periscope of a submerged submarine. First sighted appx 100 feet away on the port bow on a collision course. Blinker message to Ward: “Sighted submerged submarine on westerly course, speed 9 knots.”  5 
03:42 Condor Entrance 0342 CONDOR Sighted submerged submarine on westerly course at about 9 knots speed.  10 
03:47 Condor Entrance 0347 CONDOR Ward requested further information concerning the submarine by radio. Course information was given. Ward continued searching; Condor continued on assigned mission. Submarine not sighted again.  5 
04:05 Ward Entrance 0405 WARD Received visual message from Condor: “Have sighted submerged submarine on westerly course.”  5 
04:08 Ward Entrance 0408 WARD Sounded General Quarters.  5 
04:35 Crossbill Entrance 0435 CROSSBILL Completed east sector. Proceeding to port.  10 
04:45 Condor Entrance 0445 CONDOR Completed sweeping assigned area. Started to haul in sweep.  10 
04:47 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0447 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
04:58 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0458 YNg-17 Gate open - White lights.  5 
05:00 Chikuma Pacific 0500 CHIKUMA Launches one Type 0, Aichi E13A1 “Jake” floatplane for a final weather reconnaissance.  3 
05:00 Crossbill Entrance 0500 CROSSBILL Hoisted in gear.  10 
05:00 I-20tou Entrance 0500 I-20tou expected arrival at Channel Entrance (3.41 kt). [I-16tou.com]  20 
05:00 Tone Pacific 0500 TONE Launches one Type 0, Aichi E13A1 “Jake” floatplane for a final weather reconnaissance; scouts Lahaina but finds no American fleet units present.  3 
05:08 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0508 YNg-17 Crossbill stood in.  5 
05:20 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0520 CROSSBILL Moored as before.  10 
05:20 Ward Entrance 0520 WARD By radio to Condor: “What is the distance of the submarine that you sighted.” By radio from Condor: “Subs course was 020 magnetic and was heading for entrance buoys.”  5 
05:25 Ward Entrance 0525 WARD Crossbill and Condor stood in channel.  5 
05:27 Ward Entrance 0527 WARD By radio to Condor: “Do you have any additional information concerning the submarine.” By radio from Condor: “There is no additional information.”  5 
05:32 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0532 YNg-17 Condor stood in.  5 
05:34 Ward Entrance 0534 WARD By radio to CONDOR: “Thank you for your report of submarine. We will continue search. Notify if youreceive any further information.”  5 
05:40 Condor Entrance 0540 CONDOR Completed hauling in sweep.  10 
05:45 I-18tou Entrance 0545 I-18tou expected arrival at Channel Entrance (3.43 kt). [I-16tou.com]  20 
05:48 Condor Bishop Pt 0548 CONDOR Moored starboard side to Crossbill at Section Base.  10 
06:00 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 1630 UTC* High Tide at Bishop Point; +2.13  8 
06:00 Tower Oahu 0600 TOWER ANTARES reported off the harbor.  5 
06:05 Ward Entrance 0605 WARD Exchanged calls with ANTARES.  5 
06:10 Akagi Pacific 0610 Japanese fleet carriers 230 miles North of Oahu begin launching First Strike aircraft.  11 
06:15 Enterprise Pacific 0615 ENTERPRISE Launched 21 Aircraft 215 miles west of Oahu bound for Ford Island.  2 
06:18 TF8 Pacific 0618 TF8 On the morning 7 Dec. Task Force 8 (ENTERPRISE, NORTHAMPTON, SALT LAKE CITY, CHESTER, (Crudiv 5), DUNLAP, ELIOT, FANNING, BENHAM, GRIDLEY, MAURY, BALCH, (Desron 6) were returning to Pearl Harbor after completing mission vicinity Wake Island. From position approximately 215 miles West of Pearl routing scouting flight launched. Flight had orders to search ahead sector through 045-135' for distance 150 miles. Thence planes to proceed to Pearl. Three planes also launched to establish inner air patrol.   1 
06:18 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0618 YNg-17 Hoisted Ball.  5 
06:26 Tide/Moon Chart -- 1656 UTC* Sunrise  8 
06:30 Antares Entrance 0630 ANTARES Arrived off Pearl Harbor entrance from Canton and Palmyra Islands with a 500 tons steel barge in tow. It was expected to transfer the tow to a tug at the above time and then enter Pearl Harbor. As the tug was not in sight at 0630 the ship was turned slowly to the east at which time a suspicious object was sighted about 1500 yards on the starboard quarter. This object could have been a small submarine with upper conning tower awash and periscope partly raised but it could not be positively identified as such. USS Ward was notified and proceeded to investigate.  2 
06:30 Chikuma Pacific 0630 CHIKUMA Launches short range Type 95, Nakajima E8N “Dave” two-seat float plane to act as pickets and patrol south of the Striking Force.  3 
06:30 Hiei Pacific 0630 HIEI launches short range Type 95, Nakajima E8N “Dave” two-seat float plane to act as pickets and patrol south of the Striking Force.  3 
06:30 Kirishima Pacific 0630 KIRISHIMA launches short range Type 95, Nakajima E8N “Dave” two-seat float plane to act as pickets and patrol south of the Striking Force.  3 
06:30 Tone Pacific 0630 TONE launches short range Type 95, Nakajima E8N “Dave” two-seat float plane to act as pickets and patrol south of the Striking Force.  3 
06:33 Antares Entrance 0633 ANTARES Navy patrol plane circled and dropped two smoke pots near the object.  2 
06:37 Ward Entrance 0637 WARD OOD summoned Captain to the bridge. A conning tower with periscope of submarine was visible and apparently headed for Pearl Harbor trailing the USS Antares. The Antares was standing toward the channel entrance towing a lighter.  2 
06:40 Ward Entrance 0640 WARD Attack started. Bore down on submarine while accelerating from 5 to 25 knots.  2 
06:40 Ward Entrance 0640 WARD Sighted unidentified submarine 1 point off starboard bow. Sounded General Quarters. All engines ahead full, course 125° T and pgc, 118 psc.  5 
06:45 Antares Entrance 0645 ANTARES Observed WARD commence firing for 2 minutes. Patrol plane appeared to drop bombs or depth charged object which disappeared.  1 
06:45 Antares Entrance 0645 ANTARES Ward commenced firing and ceased firing at 0647.  2 
06:45 I-20tou Entrance 0645 I-20tou is sunk by gunfire and depth charges from USS Ward while trying to enter the harbor.  3 
06:45 Ward Entrance 0645 WARD Opened fire with No. 1 and 3 guns and began dropping depth charges set for 100 feet. One shot was fired from each gun. The shot from No. 1 gun missed, passing directly over the conning tower. The shot from No. 3 gun fired at a range of 560 yards or less struck the submarine at the waterline which was the junction of the hull and coning tower. Damage was seen by several members of the crew. This was a square positive hit. There was no evidence of ricochet. The submarine was seen to heel over to starboard. The projectile was not seen to explode outside the hull of the submarine. There was no splash of any size that might results from an explosion or ricochet. Immediately after being hit the submarine appeared to slow and sink. She ran into our depth charge barrage and appeared to be directly over an exploding charge. The submarine sank in 1200 feet of water and could not be located with supersonic detector. There was a large amount of oil on the surface where the depth charges exploded.  2 
06:45 Ward Entrance 0645 WARD Commenced firing on submarine. Fired two salves [sic]. Observed second salvo to be direct hit on enemy submarine conning tower. Commenced depth charge attack.  5 
06:45 Ward Entrance 0645 WARD Voice transmission sent to Com 14 saying: "We have attacked, fired upon, and dropped depth charges on a submarine operating in defensive sea areas."  2 
06:46 Ward Entrance 0646 WARD Ceased firing and ceased depth charge attack.  5 
06:47 Antares Entrance 0647 ANTARES Either the patrol plane dropped bombs or the Ward three depth charges over the object, which disappeared.  2 
06:48 Ward Entrance 0648 WARD Stopped sampan number 248 (32A453) in vicinity of attack and notified Coast Guard to escort sampan to Honolulu.  5 
06:54 Ward Entrance 0654 WARD By radio to Com 14: “We have attacked fired upon and dropped depth charges on a submarine operating in the Defensive Sea Areas.”  5 
06:55 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0645* TIGER Intercepted Destroyer WARD's dispatch concerning the destruction of an unknown submarine in the sea defensive area. Commenced QC sounding recordings.  6 
07:00 I-24tou Entrance 0700 I-24tou arrives at Channel Entrance but is grounded on reefs. [I-16tou.com lists the estimated arrival time as 0830]  3 
07:00 VP 14 Entrance 0700 VP-14 Plane 14-P-1 sank enemy sub. 1 mile off P. H. Entrance. FORCES UNDER COMMAND OF PATWING TWO (COMTASKFOR 9) disposed as follows: Patron 21 Midway: Patron 11, 12, 14, Kaneohoe; Patron 21, 22, 23, 24 Pearl Harbor. WRIGHT enroute from P. H. For Midway. Condition of readiness B-5. (50% aircraft on 4 hours notice). Specific duty assignments required 6 planes from Patron 14, 24, and 12 to be ready for flight on 30 minutes notice. Total number of planes ready for flight or in the air in 4 hours or less: 72. At time first bomb dropped 14 patrol aircraft were in the air (7 on search from Midway), 58 ready for flight in 4 hours or less. Nine undergoing repairs.  1 
07:00 VP 24 Oahu 0700 VP Squadron 24 Had four of the six PBY5 planes depart Pearl Harbor for scheduled training exercise in operating area C-5. One of the remaining two planes was out of commission for structural changes; the other in standby status for ready duty.  1 
07:02 Army Oahu 0702 Opana Point radar detects 50+ aircraft closing from the North.  11 
07:03 Ward Entrance 0703 WARD Established sound contact on enemy submarine. Steaming on various courses and speeds conforming to attack.  5 
07:05 Ward Entrance 0705 WARD Commended depth charge attack.  5 
07:06 Ward Entrance 0706 WARD Sighted black oil bubble 300 yards astern. Ceased depth charge attack.  5 
07:15 Akagi Pacific 0715 Japanese fleet carriers 230 miles North of Oahu begin launching Second Wave aircraft.  11 
07:15 Antares Entrance 0715 ANTARES Tug Keosanoua arrived to receive lighter for tow; it was passed at 0835.  2 
07:25 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0715* TIGER Barbers Point Lighted Buoy to port, distance .5 mile, course changed to 80 degrees psc.  6 
07:25 YT-153 Channel 0645* YT-153 Underway for entrance buoy. Pilot #1 to assist ANTARES to port.  4 
07:26 Helm X-07 0726 HELM Underway from berth X-7 for deperming buoys at West Loch. All hands at special sea detail stations. Both boats manned and in the water with instructions to follow the ship to West Loch. All magnetic compasses and chronometers had been left in the Blue preparatory to deperming.  2 
07:30 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0720* TIGER Picked up underwater object, stopped both engines to reduce local interference with QC soundings, but sounds soon faded out, course resumed, speed increased to 575 rpm. Only vessels observed were a friendly destroyer [Ward] off Diamond Head area, one naval auxiliary ship with a barge [Antares] and tug laying to off Pearl Harbor entrance [Keosanqua].  6 
07:30 Tower Oahu 0730 TOWER About Ward reported she had attacked - Fired upon and dropped depth charges upon submarine in defensive sea area. Instructed Communications to notify district duty officer and tried to call Admiral's aid busy. Notified Captain of the yard.  5 
07:35 PatRon 21 Entrance 0735 PATRON 21 Patwing 2 staff duty officer received and decoded message 14P-1 sank enemy submarine one mile off Pearl Harbor.  1 
07:36 Ward Entrance 0736 WARD By radio to Com 14 and Coast Guard: “We sighted and captured sampan. We are escorting sampan in to Honolulu. Please notify Coast Guard to relieve us of sampan.”  5 
07:39 Army Channel 0739 Ft Kamehameha coastal artillery battery sees a "black stick" like object making small plumes in the water as it passed in the Channel. [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p185]  20 
07:40 PatRon 21 Oahu 0740 PATRON 21 Staff duty officer C-C informed by CPW2 of patrol plane sinking report. Patwing 2 proceeded to draft a search plan.  1 
07:43 CinCPac Pacific 0743 CTF 3 Received message from plane #1 of VP14 that plane had sunk one enemy submarine one mile off Pearl Harbor entrance.  1 
07:45 Avocet F-01A 0745 AVOCET Moored at Berth F-1A, NAS Dock, Pearl Harbor. Bomb explosion and planes heard and sighted attacking Ford Island hangars.  1 
07:45 PatRon 11 Ford Is 0745 PATRON 11 Two planes in hangar 4 planes at south end of hangar 6 planes on ramp. As soon as raid started three rifles were manned immediately. Two machine guns manned in a plane being removed from the hangar. Machine gun position in plane abandoned and guns moved to a safer position. Set up 2 machine gun nests near south end of hangar. Damage received: 7 planes burned; one wrecked; and four damaged but can be repaired. All hangar, office equipment, and stores destroyed.  1 
07:45 PatRon 12 Oahu 0745 PATRON 12 TWO planes moored in Kaneohe Bay, two in hangar and 8 on parking apron. Upon being attacked manned machine guns in planes, mounted machine guns in pits and used rifles. Observed second wave of horizontal bombers did not release bombs. Own losses 8 PBY-5's planes completely destroyed, two severely damaged, two moderately damaged, all hangar, office equipment and stores destroyed  1 
07:45 Tucker X-08 0745 TUCKER Nested alongside WHITNEY. 5" gun #3 could not be fired All other guns and .50 cal. machine guns fired at attacking planes during all attacks. No loss of personnel or material. It is believed this vessel shot down three or four enemy planes.  1 
07:48 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 0748 COCKATOO Hickam Field Air attacked by Japanese bombers. Sounded general quarters, manned machine guns; commenced firing.  10 
07:50 Argonne Oahu 0750 ARGONNE M.F. POSTON, M.M.2c., USN, attached to ARGONNE, was engaged in flying a light training plane, the property of KT Flying Service, Honolulu, from Halewia to the KT landing field. He was accompanied by another plane piloted by Bob Tice, owner of KT Service. They were passing over the Pali at 6000 feet when attacked by two enemy planes. The attacking planes shot away the propeller and engine from POSTON's plane and he parachuted to safety from an altitude of 4000 feet. The accompanying plane was also shot down. POSTON definitely observed the markings of the attackers, claiming them to be German Messerschmitt 109's with distinguishing Japanese "Red Suns" on their wing tips. POSTON landed beyond the Pali and was taken into custody by two deputized civilian police who returned him to the Honolulu Shore Patrol Station where he was questioned then returned to his ship.  2 
07:50 California F-03 0750 CALIFORNIA Sounded general quarters and set condition Zed. LCdr M N Little, 1st Lt was SOP on board and made preparations for getting underway.  1 
07:50 Cassin DryDock 1 0750 CASSIN'S Commanding Officer observed about 100 feet away from starboard side of dry dock #1 at altitude of 100 feet and airplane with large red disks on bottom of wings. Sounded general quarters and made attempts to locate ammunition: part of 5" guns under overhaul. .50 calibre machine guns were unlimbered.  1 
07:50 Curtiss X-22 0750 CURTISS Moored in berth X-22, condition X-RAY. Number 3 boiler steaming. Ship at GQ. Ship strafed by fighter planes. Observed bomb hit on VP hangar at NAS. UTAH, RALEIGH and RICHMOND attacked by torpedoes.  1 
07:50 Monaghan X-14 0750 MONAGHAN was in Ready Duty status, moored at berth X-14 in company with other ships of DesDiv TWO (Aylwin, Farragut, Dale, Monaghan from right to left). Ship’s head was 025° True.  2 
07:50 PatRon 21 Oahu 0750 PATRON 21 Drafting of CPW2 search plan completed.  1 
07:50 Pyro West Loch 0750 PYRO Secured along West Loch dock, stbd. side to. Heard noise of low-flying aircraft and explosion in Navy Yard area. Observed two low wing monoplanes about 100 feet above water head for PYRO's port beam. Planes zoomed clear of ship and was observed to be Japanese. Sounded General Quarters and prepared to get underway.  1 
07:50 Tautog S-02 0750 TAUTOG Observed enemy three plane formation of dive bombers over Aiea fleet landing on southwest course. Enemy character not discovered until bombs were dropped.  1 
07:50 Tracy B-16 0750 TRACY Moored port side to Berth 16, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, undergoing overhaul. PREBLE and CUMMINGS moored to starboard in that order. Ship totally disabled with main auxiliary machinery boilers and gun batteries dismantled.  1 
07:50 USCG 400 Entrance 0750 USCG Patrol Boat CG-400 stood out of harbor entrance [recorded in ANTARES Deck Log] to meet WARD re: sampan [Source 7]  7 
07:51 Monaghan X-14 0751 MONAGHAN Received message: “PROCEED IMMEDIATELY AND CONTACT WARD IN DEFENSIVE SEA AREA.”  2 
07:52 Avocet F-01A 0752 AVOCET Sounded General Quarters and opened fire with 3" AA Battery. Hit Japanese plane which had just turned away after torpedoing CALIFORNIA. Plane burst into flames and crashed near Naval Hospital. Fired 144 rounds 3"/50 cal. And 1750 rounds .30 cal.  1 
07:53 Akagi Oahu 0753 Japanese Air Raid Commander Mitsuo Fuchida above Pearl Harbor sends coded message "To ra; To ra; To ra" signifying the Japanese had achieved complete surprise.  11 
07:53 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0753 CROSSBILL Sighted Japanese light boombers bombing Hickam Field area. Sounded general quarters.  10 
07:53 Pruitt B-18 0753 PRUITT Reports 10 planes flying low, 200 feet, bombed Ford Island and blew up hangar.  1 
07:53 Tern B-04 0753 TERN Notified of attack and made preparation for getting underway.   1 
07:53 Tracy B-16 0753 TRACY Observed BBs attacked from astern by about 10 dive bombers. Torpedo planes at about 100 feet approached from Easterly direction attacking BBs. OOD saw dive bombers attack BBs (10 planes and Ford Is. from North). Attack followed by horizontal and dive bombers on same objective plus ships in dry dock. 1 dive bomber passed close enough to observe that it was a single engine by-plane probably type 94.  1 
07:54 Gamble D-03 0754 GAMBLE Heard explosions on Ford Island.  1 
07:54 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0744? TIGER Japanese aircraft "dropped small bombs, which missed; several fired machine gun bursts at the cutter. Rounds laced the water, framing the cutter. The airplanes sped away into the sleeping shipyard." [Advance Force Pearl Harbor p186]. Conflicts with Tiger's own Action Reports; entry of 0755 (0745*).  20 
07:54 Ward Entrance 0754 WARD Sighted squadrons of enemy planes approaching from Barber’s Point heading for Pearl Harbor.  5 
07:55 Pelias S-12 0755 PELIAS Moored at Berths S-11 and 12, Submarine Base, reports first attack was indicated by sound of machine gun fire directed at single engine Jap torpedo plane flying low over ship's bow. The plane launched a torpedo at ARIZONA which soon later burst into flames.  1 
07:55 Bagley B-22 0755 BAGLEY Moored Navy Yard Pearl Harbor, berth B-22, repairs to starboard bilge keel. Sighted dive bombers in action over Hickam Field. They were believed at that time to be Army bombers. Shortly after this time enemy plane approached from the direction of Merry Point at about 30-40 feet altitude and dropped torpedo on OKLAHOMA and retired. Opened up with forward machine guns on attacking plane. Machine gun fire bagged 5th plane, it swerved and torpedo dropped and exploded in bank 30 feet ahead of BAGLEY. Plane finally downed in channel. Concluded machine gunning enemy planes. 3 planes believed to have been shot down by BAGLEY.  1 
07:55 Bobolink Coal Docks 0755 BOBOLINK Observed about 12 dive bombers centering their attack south hangars of Ford Island.  1 
07:55 Breese D-03 0755 BREESE Moored in berth D-3. Middle Loch, in nest with division order of ships from starboard USS RAMSAY, BREESE, MONTGOMERY, and GAMBLE. Observed bombing of old hangar on Ford Island. Sounded General Quarters. Set Condition "A", and made preparations for getting underway. Sent boats to landing to pick up men.  1 
07:55 Cachalot B-01 0755 CACHALOT Moored at Berth # 1, Navy Yard, Pearl HARBOR undergoing scheduled overhaul.  1 
07:55 Castor M-04 0755 CASTOR Sounded general quarters. Ship berthed at Merry Point.  1 
07:55 CinCPac Oahu 0755 Combined torpedo plane and dive bomber attacks begin.  2 
07:55 COM-14 Oahu 0755 Cdr Logan C Ramsay sends message to all ships and stations "AIR RAID ON PEARL HARBOR X THIS IS NOT DRILL"  11 
07:55 Connyngham X-08 0755 CONYNGHAM Heading north moored starboard side to WHITNEY at berth X-8. REID, TUCKER,. CASE, and SELFRIDGE outboard. Ship undergoing routine tender overhaul, receiving power from tender. Noted large fire on Ford Island and observed horizontal and dive bombing planes attacking. Sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:55 Dewey X-02 0755 DEWEY Observed UTAH to be torpedoed and to list rapidly. DEWEY at nest, DesDiv ONE, with PHELPS alongside port side DOBBIN at X-2 under overhaul.  1 
07:55 Dolphin S-08 0755 DOLPHIN Moored portside to Pier 4, Submarine Base, Pearl Harbor. Japanese aircraft delivered dive bomb and torpedo attack on Pearl Harbor. Sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:55 Helm West Loch 0755 HELM Turned into West Loch channel and headed up toward deperming buoys.  2 
07:55 Henley X-11 0755 HENLEY Through error in gangway watch in calling crew to quarters for muster at 0755, General Alarm was sounded instead of gas alarm as customary. Observed first torpedo plane attack on UTAH. Crew proceeded to Battle Stations while General Alarm sounded the second time. Set material condition AFFIRM. Made preparations for getting underway. Opened file on light bomber. Altitude about 17,000 feet apparently steady on Northerly course; approaching from seaward and passing over Ford Island.  1 
07:55 Honolulu B-21 0755 HONOLULU Moored port side to berth B21 Navy Yard Pearl with USS ST. LOUIS alongside stbd. side. Planes were seen diving on HICKAM FIELD. At the same time a wave of torpedo planes were seen approaching over fleet landing. Sounded general quarters and passed word "Enemy Air Raid". Ship prepared to get underway. A.A. batteries came into action gun by gun as they were manned. 50 caliber and 30 caliber M.G.'s fired on enemy torpedo planes attacking the BB's. From this time until raid ended 30 caliber, 50 caliber and 5"/25 A.A. guns fired at every available target. Service ammunition expended 2,800 rounds of 30 caliber, 4,500 of 50 caliber, 250 rounds of 5"/25 caliber. 12 two-seat low wing monoplanes flying low from Southeast dropped one torpedo at each battleship. Saw two planes destroyed. 18 low wing dive bombers from Southeast. All bombed Hickam Field.  1 
07:55 MinDiv 1 B-14 0755 MinDiv ONE Japanese planes were seen to attack the BB's. Men were sent to adjacent ships, NEW ORLEANS, SAN FRANCISCO, and CUMMINGS, to assist in manning A.A. guns and handle ammunition. Meanwhile receiving barracks sent men (our) to other ships to assist in fighting fires or handling ammunition. These men reported to PENNSYLVANIA, CALIFORNIA, and WHITNEY. Also in the Yard. Miner's Mates were sent to West Loch. 50 and 30 caliber MG's were reassembled and remounted and ammunition was obtained from NEW ORLEANS, SAN FRANCISCO and Marine Barracks. These guns were used against the enemy making the later attacks. No ship of division suffered damage.  1 
07:55 MinDiv 1 B-14 0755 MinDiv ONE Undergoing scheduled overhaul, moored in repair base. Guns and ammunition removed. Crews, except the watch on board, living in Navy Yard receiving barracks.  1 
07:55 Misc Oahu 0755 A Japanese plane flew from North to South over a fish pond adjacent to water front resident of Lt. R. B. Black, USNR on the East shore of Pearl City Peninsula. A long burst of machine gun fire was directed at the breakwater enclosing the fish pond, and a single fisherman wearing a white shirt was seen to run rapidly along the breakwater. This material is forwarded to indicate that enemy pilots were directing fire at individuals (civilians) at a considerable distance from any military objectives.  1 
07:55 Monaghan X-14 0755 MONAGHAN Japanese planes in Pearl Harbor, verified by Captain; dense black smoke rising from Schofield Barracks; Japanese torpedo plane making an attack on the Utah.  2 
07:55 Patterson X-11 0755 PATTERSON Moored at berth X-11, battle stations manned. Opened fire with main and 50 caliber batteries. The PATTERSON considered that at least one enemy plane was shot down. The plane claimed by PATTERSON was one observed diving on CURTISS approaching from ahead at about 400 ft. Altitude. Plane was seen to fall apart at same time shot was fired by #2 gun.   1 
07:55 Phoenix C-06 0755 PHOENIX First attacking plane sighted from Signal Bridge attacking from north of Ford Island. Plane had all guns firing. Passed over stern of RALEIGH and proceeded toward Ford Island Control Tower and dropped bomb.  1 
07:55 Preble B-15 0755 PREBLE On 7 December was undergoing Navy Yard overhaul at berth B-15 with no ammunition on board and the engineering plant dismantled. First attack on battleships began with about 20 torpedo planes. Planes were in low horizontal flight when observed and attacked from eastward. Enemy planes approached battleships to close range before releasing torpedoes.  1 
07:55 Raleigh F-12 0755 RALEIGH Commanding Officer felt dull explosion and looking out airport observed water boiling amidships. Received report that Japanese were attacking fleet. Sounded general quarters. Both planes were successfully hoisted out by hand power. Doctor was directed to report to SOLACE. Damage repair party was sent to capsized UTAH to cut men out of hull. Sent Signal to send pontoon and a lighter alongside from BALTIMORE to RALEIGH. These were delivered and secured to port quarter and acted as an outrigger. Torpedoes, minus war heads were pushed overboard and beached at Ford Island. All stanchions, boat skids and life rafts and booms were jettisoned. Both anchors let go.  1 
07:55 Ramsay D-03 0755 RAMSAY Moored at berth D-3 observed bomb land on western end of Ford Island.  1 
07:55 Reid X-08 0755 REID Observed unidentified plane attacking Ford Island.  1 
07:55 Sacramento B-06 0755 SACRAMENTO Moored port side to berth B-6, Navy Yard. Mugford and Jarvis moored alongside to starboard. Heavy explosives heard and Japanese planes seen to be bombing the Naval Air Station at Ford Island.  2 
07:55 Solace X-04 0755 SOLACE Received report of air raid, closed all watertight doors and ports, called away rescue parties; prepared hospital facilities and sent 2 motor launches with rescue parties to ARIZONA.  1 
07:55 Sumner S-01 0755 SUMNER Was moored to the new dock at the southern end of the Submarine Base, port side to, bow to eastward. Armament is four 3" 23 caliber A.A. guns, four 50 caliber machine guns, and one 5" 51 caliber broadside.  1 
07:55 Swan B-07 0755 SWAN Sounded General Quarters. In Marine Railway, boiler upkeep. Observed bomb dropped on South ramp of Fleet Air Base.  1 
07:55 Tangier F-10 0755 TANGIER Japanese dive bombers and torpedo planes commenced surprise attack on Fleet and Base at Pearl Harbor, T.H.  2 
07:55 Tautog S-02 0755 TAUTOG Observed about 20 planes approaching on line of OAHU railroad tracks, and over Merry point. Torpedoes were dropped from about 50 feet after submarine base pier was passed. Fourth plane in line and plane near end of line were shot down by this ship and HULBERT before torpedoes were dropped.  1 
07:55 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0745* TIGER Fired upon by what appeared to be shells from an offshore vessel beyond the horizon. About the same time bombs were dropped within an area of 100 yards about the TIGER from planes flying at a high altitude and several of the planes approached from the direction of Pearl Harbor, crew at General Quarters manning anti-aircraft batteries but fire was not returned by reason of being outranged. Planes that were flying low were identified as Japanese with the red ball insignia. Machine gun bursts were heard from planes but did not affect the TIGER. These planes were heading towards the southwest from Pearl Harbor entrance.  6 
07:55 Utah F-11 0755 DEWEY Observed UTAH to be torpedoed and to list rapidly. DEWEY at nest, DesDiv ONE, with PHELPS alongside port side DOBBIN at X-2 under overhaul.  1 
07:55 Vestal F-07 0755 VESTAL Sounded General Quarters. Manned A. A. Battery, 3" AA and .5" broadside and .30 cal. MG  1 
07:55 Ward Entrance 0755 WARD Japanese planes commenced bombing attack on Pearl Harbor.  5 
07:55 Viero Coal Docks 0755 VIREO Moored inboard at the Coal Dock, bow to seaward, at the seaward end of the Coal Dock with the U.S.S. Turkey, U.S.S. Bobolink, and U.S.S. Rail moored outboard. This vessel was in upkeep status.  2 
07:56 Bobolink Coal Docks 0756 BOBOLINK (and RAIL outboard) Ready duty status, moored at next end, of coal docks with VIREO and TURKEY inboard, RAIL outboard. Informed by gangway watch that Japanese Planes were bombing us. Sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:56 Gamble D-03 0756 GAMBLE Wave of about 50 Japanese planes attacked Battleships and Naval Air Station, Ford Island, planes flying at low altitudes about 500 feet over Battleships from direction of Diamond Head, about 700 feet over Ford Island. Five successive waves of the attack of about 10 planes each.  1 
07:56 MinDiv 2 B-14 0756 MinDiv TWO Went to General Quarters and set Condition "A". THORNTON Reports attack by Japanese Aircraft commenced; General Alarm was sounded and all hands went to Air Defense Stations. THORNTON moored port side to dock at Berth S-1, Submarine Base Pearl Harbor. Stations manned were as follows: Control, Machine Gun Battery Control, Repair, and 4 .50 cal. Machine Guns, 3 .30 Cal. Lewis Machine Guns, 3 .30 Browning automatic rifles, and 12 .30 cal. Springfield rifles.  1 
07:56 St Louis B-17 0756 ST LOUIS Moored outboard of the Honolulu at Berth B-17, Navy Yard. Two officers observed a large number of dark colored planes heading towards Ford Island from the general direction of AIEA. Dropped bombs and made strafing attacks. At the same time a dark olive drab colored plane bearing the aviation insignia of Japan passed close astern and dropped a torpedo. Went to general quarters at once and manned its entire battery.  2 
07:56 West Virginia F-06 0756 WEST VIRGINIA Passed word "Away fire and rescue party" followed by General Quarters. Two heavy shocks felt on hull of W. VA. Apparently forward and on port side. Ship began to list rapidly to port. Another third heavy shock felt to port. Plane on top of turret 4 caught on fire. A heavy explosion occurred with about 20 list on ship to port. Central station directed to counterflood. The following last explosion flashed a flame about 15 feet high occurred forward on ARIZONA. A second flash occurred on the ARIZONA higher than the foretop. Burning debris rained on Quarter Deck of W. VA. After the 2 ARIZONA explosions the W. VA. began to right itself when a large fire broke out amidships. Word received from central station to abandon ship. A wall of flame advancing toward the W. VA. and TENNESSEE from the ARIZONA. W. VA. Personnel began to abandon ship as fire had grown out of control. Meanwhile magazines of W. VA. Had been flooded. W. VA. personnel report to TENNESSEE. Remaining survivors ashore and elsewhere sent back to W. VA. to fight fire. Fire on W. VA. extinguished Monday afternoon.  1 
07:56 Widgeon S-10 0756 WIDGEON No remarks except machine gun and rifle fire used against enemy. No losses or damage.  1 
07:56 Ramapo B-12 0756 RAMAPO About four enemy bombers attacked the Naval Air Station coming in, apparently, from south, dropping their bombs on the south end of Ford Island. One hanger was struck and set on fire and some PBYs near the ramp were destroyed. These planes were first identified as Japanese because of the insignia on their fuselage. As they wheeled away the insignia on their upper and lower sides of their wings would be seen.  2 
07:57 Breese D-03 0757 BREESE Ensign Chiles of JARVIS called Lt Ford and said "Someone is bombing us". BREESE Opened fire with .50 cal. Machine guns.  1 
07:57 Connyngham X-08 0757 CONYNGHAM Observed Torpedo planes attacking RALEIGH, UTAH and DETROIT from the West.  1 
07:57 Dewey X-02 0757 DEWEY Sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:57 Helena B-02 0757 HELENA Moored at 1010 Dock, Berth 2, portside to Dock. OGLALA alongside starboard side. Reported observed planes over Ford Island, 14,000 ft. altitude. Signalman on bridge with previous duty on Asiatic Station identified planes immediately. General Alarm sounded and service ammunition broke out.  1 
07:57 Hull X-02 0757 HULL GENERAL QUARTERS. Prepared to get underway.  1 
07:57 New Orleans B-16 0757 NEW ORLEANS Moored at Berth 16, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor undergoing Engine Repairs, receiving power and light from Dock. Sighted Enemy planes dive bombing Ford Island; sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:57 Oglala B-02 0757 OGLALA A torpedo plane was observed to drop a torpedo from low altitude close aboard about amidships. This torpedo exploded under the ship on the port side (perhaps as a result of striking the side of the Helena which was moored alongside). The force of this explosion lifted up the fireroom floor plates and ruptured the hull on the port side. Fireroom started flooding rapidly; personnel secured the boiler fires, closed watertight doors and abandoned the fireroom. Several planes also strafed the ship with machine gun fire. One man in the bake shop was shot through the face.  2 
07:57 PatRon 21 Ford Is 0757 PATRON 21 First Bomb dropped near VP-22 Hangar. Message order broadcast to all ships present "AIR RAID P. H. X THIS IS NO DRILL" (a similar message was sent by CinCPac).  1 
07:57 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0757 PENNSYLVANIA In Dry Dock #1. 3 Propeller Shafts removed. Destroyers CASSIN and DOWNES in Dock ahead of PENNSYLVANIA. Floating Dock West of new dry dock adjoining PENNSYLVANIA occupied by SHAW. Cruiser HELENA and OGLALA at Berth B-2 (PENNSYLVANIA normal berth). CALIFORNIA in F-3. MARYLAND in F-4 inboard. OKLAHOMA outboard: Berth F-6, TENNESSEE inboard WEST VIRGINIA outboard, F7 ARIZONA, F8 NEVADA. Machine Guns in foremast manned and condition watch of A. A. personnel available. Ship receiving steam, water and power from yard. Heard explosions on end of Ford Island and realized an Air Raid in progress after 2nd explosion. Air defense sounded, followed by General Quarters. Set Condition YOKE.  1 
07:57 Sacramento B-06 0757 SACRAMENTO Sounded General Quarters.  2 
07:57 Sumner S-01 0757 SUMNER Signal watch and Quartermaster on Bridge sighted ten dive bombers attacking Navy Yard. Observed two explosions in Navy Yard. Sounded Alarm.   1 
07:57 Trever D-07 0757 TREVER Mine Division FOUR moored at Buoys D-7 bows toward Pearl City, in order from North: TREVER, WASMUTH, ZANE, and PERRY. Sounded General Quarters at time when first bomb was dropped by Japannese on North side of Ford Island.  1 
07:57 Wasmuth D-07 0757 WASMUTH reports first Japanese planes attacked. Went to General Quarters at once with all guns in action within 3 minutes. However, as ship was inside nest of four, only two after guns could bear. Made all preparations for getting underway.  1 
07:57 Zane D-07 0757 ZANE Moored bow and stern to nest with Mine Division FOUR at buoys D-7; order from port to starboard: TREVER, WASMUTH, ZANE and PERRY. First call to standby colors sounded, Signalmen on watch observed single Japanese plane drop bomb from about 10000 feet on southern end Ford Island after approach from Northward. Sounded General Quarters; manned A. A. battery. Commenced firing with A. A. battery at all planes passing within reasonable distances. Made all preparations to get underway.  1 
07:58 Antares Entrance 0758 ANTARES heard explosion in Pearl Harbor and observed Japanese planes delivering attack.  1 
07:58 Bagley B-22 0758 BAGLEY observed Torpedo Plane come in from direction of Merry Point between Navy Yard and Kuahua Island, 30 or 40 feet altitude, headed for OKLAHOMA. About 2 or 3 hundred yards from OKLAHOMA, plane dropped its torpedo and hit OKLAHOMA amidships, sounded General Quarters and commenced firing. Hit fourth plane coming in which was seen to crash in channel off Officers' Club landing. Machine gun fire on 8th plane made it swerve to left causing torpedo to drop and explode in bank about 30 feet ahead of BAGLEY. Number one machine gun downed plane in Navy Yard channel. Third torpedo plane hit by BAGLEY was observed headed for light cruisers HONOLULU and ST. LOUIS astern of BAGLEY. Plane went out of control, dropped its torpedo and seemed to hit L-head Crane in Navy Yard. This was about the eleventh plane to come in. Next plane hit by BAGLEY came over dock but was downed with a short burst. Torpedo dropped in lumber pile and plane believed to have crashed on dock. Fifth plane brought down by BAGLEY came clown on starboard side, nose directly up into air and spun into crash loosing its torpedo. Sixth plane brought down by BAGLEY was a dive bomber during second phase of attack and after torpedo attack. This plane was shot down by 5" gun and those from other ships.  1 
07:58 Condor Bishop Pt 0758 CONDOR General Quarters Sounded. Two .30 cal. Machine guns were rigged and attacking Japanese Planes were fired on with no apparent results. Expended 50 rounds of .30 cal. Ammunition.  5 
07:58 Condor Bishop Pt 0758 CONDOR Pearl Harbor and Hickam Field were attacked by Japanese dive bombers. Sounded general quarters. Under intermittant attack by enemy planes.  10 
07:58 Cummings B-15 0758 CUMMINGS observed enemy planes making torpedo attack on Battleships moored to East side of Ford Island. Sounded General Quarters.  1 
07:58 Gamble D-03 0758 GAMBLE Went to General Quarters, opened fire with .50 cal. Machine guns on planes passing over nest at about 800 feet altitude. Set Material Condition Affirm except for certain protected Ammunition Passages.  1 
07:58 Hulbert S-03 0758 HULBERT sounded General Quarters. Torpedo plane sighted heading West over East Lock preparing to launch torpedo against Battleship off Ford Island. HULBERT reports bringing down 1 Japanese Torpedo Plane by .50 cal. AA fire from Berth S-3, Submarine Base.   1 
07:58 Hull X-02 0758 HULL Gangway watch opened fire with .45 caliber pistol on two (2) planes crossing bow within 50 yards.  1 
07:58 Jarvis B-05 0758 JARVIS General Quarters sounded on JARVIS.  1 
07:58 Mugford B-06 0758 MUGFORD Moored Port side to the U. S. S. SACRAMENTO, Berth No. 6, Navy Yard. USS JARVIS moored Port side to MUGFORD. Attack started. Japanese planes dive on Ford Island. Several large bombs struck the sea plane landing ramp followed by explosions near hangars. Several Japanese planes came in low from Southwest and released torpedoes which struck OKLAHOMA and WEST VIRGINIA. Enemy torpedo planes came in continuously from same direction and fired torpedoes at the Battleships.  1 
07:58 Neosho F-04 0758 NEOSHO Japanese dive bomber planes were observed bombing the Naval Air Station.  2 
07:58 Oklahoma F-05 0758 OKLAHOMA struck by 3 torpedoes on port side frames 25, 35-40 and 115. Ship heeled to port 45' meanwhile AA Batteries manned and GQ executed. Rapid heeling of ship and oil and water on decks rendered service to guns ineffective.  1 
07:58 Ramapo B-12 0758 RAMAPO Went to General Quarters. Ships in the harbor gradually opened fire with A.A. batteries and A.A. machine guns.  2 
07:58 Rigel B-13 0758 RIGEL Ford Island attack by 10 dive bombers from North at 10,000 feet.  1 
07:58 Tangier F-10 0758 TANGIER General Quarters sounded. Japanese planes passed along port side headed to Ewa, at about 400 feet. Ship commenced firing at 0800. The first action by the Japanese was a plane dropping bombs on the Air Station, loud explosions were first heard from Air Station where bombs were dropped on a hangar, full of PBY's, gutting the hangar. The first attack wave consisting of both dive bombers and torpedo planes estimated to consist of from 40 to 50 planes. The planes came in generally from 50° true, flying down Ford Island on the port side. The only exception of this was the three torpedo planes that launched torpedoes at the Utah. These came in from the North.  2 
07:58 Tennessee F-06 0758 TENNESSEE attacked by enemy planes (Japanese). Oily water around stern burning. Canvas awning on stern on fire, Turret III. Smoke pouring into Repair I. Smoke so thick, cannot see. Repair I have men standby magazine flood, Turret III. All boats on fire. Fire in Maintop, secondary aft. Fire in maintop seems to be out. WEST VIRGINIA's quarterdeck and planes on fire. Fire on Turret III. Could not get morphine out of doctor's room because it was unsafe, men report that room was too hot to go in and cut safe open, D-310 excessively hot investigate. Squadron of planes diving on Navy Yard. Repair I, unit 3, abandoned station too hot. Fire on topside seems to be under control. D-310 A is all right. Set Condition ZED in lower handling room of Turret III. OKLAHOMA seems to be capsizing. CALIFORNIA down by the stern. WEST VIRGINIA has pretty bad fire below Signal Bridge. TENNESSEE was hit twice, soon after attack began: one hit (bomb) on face of Turret II, and bomb hit on top of Turret III, penetrating.  1 
07:58 Thornton S-02 0758 THORNTON commenced firing with .50 cal. machine gun battery followed immediately by .30 cal. machine guns and .30 cal. rifles.  1 
07:59 Gamble D-03 0759 GAMBLE opened fire with 3"/23 cal. AA guns, firing as planes came within range, fuses set 3 to 8 secs.  1 
07:59 Helm West Loch 0759 HELM First enemy plane sighted in shallow dive over Ford Island, headed northwest. Observed first bomb hit on hanger at southwest end of Ford Island. Called crew to General Quarters. Executive Officer went below to assist in opening magazines and getting ammunition to guns.  2 
07:59 Jarvis B-05 0759 JARVIS Lt Ford and Lt Johnson of JARVIS reach bridge. Jap torpedo planes coming in at 30 to 60 second intervals, approaching from Merry Point direction and attacking BBs.  1 
07:59 Pelias S-12 0759 PELIAS reports 9 dive bombers attacked out of direction of sun the Battleships. One broke off and dive bombed PENNSYLVANIA.  1 
07:59 Reid X-08 0759 REID went to General Quarters.  1 
07:59 Sumner S-01 0759 SUMNER Observed torpedo planes approach over S. E. Loch attacking BBs, circling Ford Island and flying off to south west.  1 
07:59 Whitney X-08 0759 WHITNEY Observed air raid attack by Japanese air force and explosions on Ford Island, WHITNEY moored bow and stern to buoys X-8 and X-8x, 6 fathoms of water, supplying steam, electricity, fresh and flush water to CONNYNGHAM, REID, TUCKER, CASE, and SELFRIDGE, moored alongside to port.  1 
08:00 Ramapo B-12 0800 RAMAPO Single engined, single-winged torpedo planes carrying one torpedo each commenced an attack on the battleships at Ford Island, coming in along the channel from the Submarine Base and flying astern of the RAMAPO.  2 
08:00 Antares Entrance 0800 ANTARES under machine gun fire. Topside hit by machine gun bullets, bomb and shell fragments. Being unarmed no offensive tactics were possible. In order to avoid placing ship and personnel in jeopardy, authority was requested to enter Honolulu Harbor.  1 
08:00 Antares Entrance 0800 ANTARES Came under machine gun fire from a Japanese plane, the topside being hit in a few places by approximately thirty calibre bullets. Several bomb and numerous shell fragments continually fell in close proximity and the ship was severely shaken by either bomb bursts or depth charges. As this vessel is not armed, no effective offensive or defensive tactics appeared possible.  2 
08:00 Blue X-07 0800 BLUE: UTAH torpedoed. General alarm was sounded, and word passed throughout the ship to man battle stations and prepare to get underway immediately.  1 
08:00 Cassin DryDock 1 0800 CASSIN saw another plane come down to about 75 feet on parallel course drydock #1. Plane dropped torpedo aimed at CALIFORNIA at range 200 yards.  1 
08:00 Castor M-04 0800 CASTOR 3" AA and 30 cal. machine guns commenced firing against enemy torpedo planes, low and close aboard, and against dive bombers. Observed one enemy torpedo plane at about 500 to 700 yards range and 500 ft. altitude due aft of ship and heading across to Ford Island with parts of fuselage shot away. Plane grounded either on Ford Island or beyond. Removed covered lighter alongside with 450 serial depth charges.  1 
08:00 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 0800 COCKATOO Underway for assigned area.  10 
08:00 ComBatFor Oahu 0800 COMINBATFOR Comincraft in OGLALA observed enemy bomb fall seaward and Ford Island; no damage. The next bomb caused fires near waters. Flames flared up from structures south end of island. Next bomb fell alongside or on board 7 battleships moored at F-1 east side of Ford Island. Jap planes flew between fifty and l00 feet of water, dropping 3 torpedoes or mines in channel on line between OGLALA and seaward end of Ford Island. Torpedo hit OGLALA and HELENA simultaneously. These ships were moored abreast of B-2 of ten ten dock OGLALA outboard. Both ships opened fire with AA battery. OGLALA signaled C-C possibility that mines had been dropped. Two contract tugs were hailed to haul OGLALA aft of HELENA. Submersible pumps for OGLALA were obtained from HELENA, but could not be used as no power was available. Observed one Jap plane shot down. Planes were strafing as well as bombing. Observed 4 battleships hit with bombs, fires broke out, and one battleship turned over. Enemy planes appeared to fly in groups of 6 to l0. NEVADA underway to clear channel, but apparently was struck by torpedo or mine. A minute later 2 bombs fell only one hit in the NEVADA. On 2nd attack observed bomb dropped on fwd part of PENNSYLVANIA in dry-dock. Flames appeared from two destroyers in the same dock. Observed another Jap plane fall in water. Observed bomb fall close to destroyers in floating dry-dock. Destroyer later caught on fire.  1 
08:00 Dolphin S-08 0800 DOLPHIN Machine guns and rifles manned and fired at enemy aircraft which were flying very low. Ready identification could be made by the large red balls on each wing. Report received plane had been shot down and dove into channel off pier 5.  1 
08:00 Helm West Loch 0800 HELM Backed engines and commenced maneuvering ship out of West Loch channel to head for entrance.  2 
08:00 Helm West Loch 0800 HELM Torpedo planes sighted approaching from direction of Barber's Point. They passed over West Loch channel and dropped torpedoes either in North Channel or across the island. Targets for these planes appeared to be ships in berths F-9 to F-13 [N side of Ford Is; Utah]. The planes came in low, and several strafed the ship. All bullets missed the ship by a few feet. No fire was opened, since the forward machine guns which could bear were coated with preservative grease and had to be cleaned before they could fire.  2 
08:00 Jarvis B-05 0800 JARVIS Ensign Greene OOD of JARVIS reported on bridge. Prior to this he had been directing activities around the quarterdeck. He was told to go to the after firing battery. Ensign Chiles was actively organizing the forward battery without orders. Ensign Fleece already on the director. Orders given to open fire   1 
08:00 Monaghan X-14 0800 MONAGHAN General Alarm sounded and word was passed to go to General Quarters; Engine room ordered to get up steam on all boilers for emergency sortie.   2 
08:00 Mugford B-06 0800 MUGFORD Commenced assembly of engineering plant which had been placed out of commission for yard overhaul. Connected fuel oil hose to yard line. 8,000 gallons total on board.  1 
08:00 Neosho F-04 0800 NEOSHO General Quarters was sounded. Battery of three 3"-23 caliber A.A. and one 5"-51 caliber guns was manned immediately and ordered to open fire and fire at will as enemy targets came in range. No fifty caliber Machine Guns were used as they had not been received on board.  2 
08:00 Oglala B-02 0800 OGLALA A bomb from an enemy dive bomber fell between the Oglala and the Helena and exploded outboard in the vicinity of the fireroom.   2 
08:00 Phoenix C-06 0800 PHOENIX Bombing attack on BBs. Plane markings, varied US, Swastikas, and rising sun painted on fuselage.  1 
08:00 Raleigh F-12 0800 RALEIGH Both planes successfully hoisted out by hand. Doctor was directed to report to SOLACE. Damage repair party was sent to capsized UTAH to cut men out of hull. Sent signal to send pontoons and lighter from alongside BALTIMORE to RALEIGH. These were delivered and secured to port quarter and acted as outrigger. Torpedoes minus warheads were beached at Ford Island. All stanchions, boat skids, and life rafts and booms were jettisoned. Anchors were let go.  1 
08:00 Raleigh F-12 0800 RALEIGH Opened fire with AA battery of 3"/50 cal. 1.1" and .50 cal. guns. Ship started to heel to port and received report that torpedo had struck #2 fireroom. #1 and 2 firerooms and forward engine-room completely flooded. Fire in #3 went out. Directed counter-flooding. As it appeared that ship would capsize, orders were given to jettison topside.  1 
08:00 Rigel B-13 0800 RIGEL vicinity #1 dry dock and ten ten dock strafed and bombed by 13 dive bombers from South. Altitude 600 to 100 feet.  1 
08:00 Rigel B-13 0800 RIGEL Two officers from ship hiking in back of Aiea witnessed attack. They stated later that 3 separate flights of planes appeared at 3 levels; low, medium and high from the north.  2 
08:00 Sacramento B-06 0800 SACRAMENTO All stations manned and ready.  2 
08:00 St Louis B-17 0800 ST LOUIS Commanding Officer on the bridge. Ship's .50 caliber MG and 1.1" battery were already manned and in action delivering a full volume of fire. Orderd to raise steam in six boilers and make all preparations for getting underway.  2 
08:00 Tower Oahu 0800 (about) TOWER Air Raid started.  5 
08:00 Utah F-11 0800 BLUE: UTAH torpedoed. General alarm was sounded, and word passed throughout the ship to man battle stations and prepare to get underway immediately.  1 
08:00 Viero Coal Docks 0800 VIREO An explosion was heard. This was investigated. Immediately planes bearing the Japanese insignia was seen. General Quarters was immediately sounded   2 
08:00 VP 21 Oahu 0800 VP-21 CPW2 search plan transmitted by radio and telephone. Experienced difficulty in communicating with Kanehoe.  1 
08:00 Whitney X-08 0800 WHITNEY sounded general quarters. First plane passed over ship low altitude, strafing with machine guns.  1 
08:00 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0800 YNg-17 Japanese air raid.  5 
08:00 YT-153 Channel 0720* YT-153 Buoy #1 Rapue, MM1c., sighted Japanese dive bombers diving at Hickam Field.  4 
08:00 Zane D-07 0800 ZANE Observed Japanese planes gliding low over Ford Island, enemy character now positive. This was not a drill.  2 
08:01 Whitney X-08 0801 WHITNEY First plane passed over Whitney at low altitude straffing with machine guns.  2 
08:01 Helena B-02 0801 HELENA Opened fire. Hit by torpedo, range 500 yds., starboard side, approximately frame 75, 18 feet below water line. Four near misses from bombs received and one strafing attack with little damage. Issued gas masks and protective clothing. Once gun opposition was in full swing, Japanese plans were noted to turn away from gunfire or keep at respectable altitude.   1 
08:01 Mugford B-06 0801 MUGFORD Sounded General Quarters.  1 
08:01 Nevada F-08 0801 NEVADA Observed enemy air attack. Sounded general quarters. Two machine guns forward and two aft had been already on continuous watch under the alert program.   1 
08:01 Pruitt B-18 0801 PRUITT Reported OKLAHOMA and ARIZONA attacked from southerly direction. Number of torpedo planes attacked from southeast.  1 
08:01 Sumner S-01 0801 SUMNER Saw dense smoke rising behind Kuahua Peninsula believed from ARIZONA, blazing oil floating down from line of BBs. Opened fire #3 gun manned and commenced firing four minutes after the attack on Navy Yard was observed, and before any other gun in the vicinity had commenced firing. Made direct hit on and destroyed torpedo plane making approach on BBs.  1 
08:01 Utah F-11 0801 UTAH Attacked by torpedo plane and bombing plane. Sounded General Quarters. Received severe underwater hit frame 84, portside. followed by another hit which caused ship to list 15 . Passed word "all hands on deck". Not possible to repel attack as all ammunition was in magazines and secured. 5" and l.1 guns covered with steel housing; .50 and .30 caliber machine guns dismounted and stowed below decks. Ship covered with two layers 6 by 12 timbers. Above conditions necessitated by UTAH being used by ships as bombing target during current operations. Received bomb explosion in port aircastle.  1 
08:02 Dewey X-02 0802 DEWEY Four .50 caliber machine guns fired at planes attacking battleships and Ford Island.  1 
08:02 Nevada F-08 0802 NEVADA Opened fire with machine guns on enemy planes approaching on port beam. One plane brought down 100 yards off NEVADA's port quarter; one plane dropped torpedo which struck the NEVADA on port bow.  1 
08:02 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0802 PENNSYLVANIA Attack by Torpedo planes from west and south, about 12 or 15. PENNA. Reported as first ship opening fire on plane. After release of torpedoes three planes came in low from port beam strafing PENNA., though not affected. Bearing of torpedo attack and one enemy plane observed to burst into flame 2000 yds on stbd. bow. Dive bombing attacks and torpedo attacks on Pearl Harbor, and dive bombing attacks on Hickam Field.  1 
08:02 Sacramento B-06 0802 SACRAMENTO Commenced anti-aircraft machine gun (.50 caliber) fire. Enemy torpedo planes attacked five nested battleships in berths F-5, F-6, and F-7. The Oglala moored port side to the Helena at 1010 dock received a torpedo hit and sank. Sacramento AA machine gun fire aided in destroying an enemy plane crossing our stern distant about 200 yards.  2 
08:02 Trever D-07 0802 TREVER Opened fire with .50 caliber machine guns.  1 
08:03 Cachalot B-01 0803 CACHALOT Enemy planes passed within range and arc of guns. Opened up with .30 and .50 caliber machine guns.  1 
08:03 California F-03 0803 CALIFORNIA Opened fire with machine guns and ready guns, on torpedo planes.  1 
08:03 Cummings B-15 0803 CUMMINGS After Machine guns opened fire on Japanese Torpedo planes.  1 
08:03 Nevada F-08 0803 NEVADA opened fire with 5" A. A. Members of crew claim both broadside scored direct hit on torpedo plane which disintegrated in midair.  1 
08:03 Swan B-07 0803 SWAN Opened fire with 3" A. A. guns. All sea valves and hatches closed and commenced placing boilers in commission. Observed one direct hit with 3" gun plane crashed beyond drydock area. No material damage suffered.  1 
08:03 Tangier F-10 0803 TANGIER Three torpedo planes came in on our starboard quarter heading about South and dropped their torpedoes at the UTAH. Observers aft differ as to whether all three torpedoes hit the UTAH or whether two torpedoes hit the Utah and one slid between UTAH's stern and this ship's stern. The Japanese must have had the most detailed information about this harbor, for none released their torpedoes until past White Spar Buoy #1, that is in 37 feet of water.  2 
08:04 Jarvis B-05 0804 JARVIS Machine guns opened fire.  1 
08:04 Tangier F-10 0804 TANGIER RALEIGH received bomb hit, causing her to sink down by the stern level with her after deck and then held steady.  2 
08:04 Whitney X-08 0804 WHITNEY Commenced firing with .50 cal. AA guns. Received signal to get underway.  1 
08:05 California F-03 0805 CALIFORNIA Two torpedoes struck port side, frame 100, making a hole about 40' long, extending from the first seam below the armor belt to the bilge keel.  2 
08:05 Whitney X-08 0805 WHITNEY Received signal to get underway.  2 
08:05 Blue X-07 0805 BLUE Opened fire with .50 caliber machine guns on Japanese planes diving on ships in harbor.  1 
08:05 Breese D-03 0805 BREESE Opened fire with 3" A. A. Guns.  1 
08:05 Cassin DryDock 1 0805 CASSIN Observed HELENA open fire followed by PENNSYLVANIA.  1 
08:05 Curtiss X-22 0805 CURTISS Firing with 5" local control and .50 caliber machine guns. Lighted off boilers 1, 2 and 4.  1 
08:05 Gamble D-03 0805 GAMBLE Mounted and commenced firing with .30 cal. machine guns on galley deck house.  1 
08:05 Helm West Loch 0805 HELM Opened fire with after machine guns at planes over the main channel, followed shortly by the forward machine guns firing at passing torpedo planes.  2 
08:05 Hull X-02 0805 HULL #4 machine gun opened fire.  1 
08:05 Jarvis B-05 0805 JARVIS 5" opened fire. #3 gun believed to be the first 5" gun in harbor to open fire.  1 
08:05 Mugford B-06 0805 MUGFORD Opened fire with 50 caliber MGs. Shot down Japanese plane, altitude 800 feet on the stbd. quarter, passing aft on stbd. hand. This plane had fired a torpedo at the U.S.S. OGLALA.  1 
08:05 Neosho F-04 0805 NEOSHO Opened fire on Japanese planes. Fuses were set on firing against dive bombers (3.2 sec.). Immediate preparations for getting underway was ordered.  2 
08:05 New Orleans B-16 0805 NEW ORLEANS Sighted enemy torpedo planes on port quarter, flying low across stern. Rifle fire and pistol fire opened from fantail as first planes flew by to launch torpedoes at battleships. Manned 1.1/75 battery and machine guns aft in time to fire at three or four enemy planes.  1 
08:05 Ramsay D-03 0805 RAMSAY Sounded general quarters and opened fire with .50 cal. And 3" guns. RAMSAY liberty party returning in MONTGOMERY boat was strafed by torpedo planes which were observed to fire 3 torpedoes into UTAH and RALEIGH.  1 
08:05 Rigel B-13 0805 RIGEL BBs attacked from altitude 125 feet from southeast by 12 torpedo planes, 300 to 500 yard range.  1 
08:05 Sumner S-01 0805 SUMNER Torpedo plane passed close aboard within 100 yards of SUMNER, stern on West course. Altitude 75'. Leveled off for launching torpedo at BB. Struck by direct hit from SUMNER's #3 A. A. gun, range 300 yards. Plane disintegrated in smoke and sank in fragments. Torpedo believed sunk without exploding.  1 
08:05 Tangier F-10 0805 TANGIER ARIZONA, WEST VIRGINIA & OKLAHOMA hit by torpedoes or bombs or both.  2 
08:05 Utah F-11 0805 UTAH Listed about 40' to port. Attacking planes straffed crew as ship was abandoned.  1 
08:05 Vestal F-07 0805 VESTAL Opened fire, and shortly after AA breach jammed blast from ARIZONA cleared gun station, killing one man. Fired with machine guns on enemy planes until they were withdrawn. Fired at torpedo plane which was seen to burst into flame and disappear over Ford Island. Following personnel damage was done: 9 dead, 7 missing, 19 in hospital.  1 
08:05 YT-153 Entrance 0725* YT-153 Observed Jap plane shoot down yellow cub training plane.  4 
08:06 Ramapo B-12 0806 RAMAPO Opened fire with machine guns.  2 
08:06 Bobolink Coal Docks 0806 BOBOLINK and TURKEY commenced firing. Directed other boats in nest to tie up to destroyer buoys adjacent to battle rafts in order to disperse.  1 
08:06 Phoenix C-06 0806 PHOENIX Made radio signal to ships of sector four "prepare to get underway".  1 
08:06 Pruitt B-18 0806 PRUITT Observed Jap bomber shot down. ARIZONA listed sharply, smoke and flames.  1 
08:06 Tangier F-10 0806 TANGIER ARIZONA exploded internally, foremast capsized, forward part of ship on fire.  2 
08:06 Tracy B-16 0806 TRACY Observed torpedo planes coming in from easterly direction and launching torpedoes at BBs at Ford Is. At first attack ship closed up as much as possible and broke out fighting equipment.  1 
08:06 Vestal F-07 0806 VESTAL Struck by two bombs. VESTAL moored to port side of ARIZONA B-F7. One bomb struck stbd side fr. 44. Penetrated 3 decks, exploding in GSK stores, cutting fire main and electric cables in crew space. Hold set on fire and wrecked. Another bomb struck at fr. 110 on port side, passed through the ships and fuel oil tank. Bomb explosion forward damaged practically all stores. Heat of explosion necessitated flooding fwd magazines. Material damaged consisted of 3 life rafts, 6 mooring lines, one gangway, port lenses and windows broken.   1 
08:06 YT-153 Entrance 0726* YT-153 Came about to return to Yard Craft on orders from Pilot Otterson.  4 
08:07 Blue X-07 0807 BLUE Opened fire with 5"/38 caliber guns on Japanese planes. The engine room was ordered immediately to light off No. 2 boiler (#1 already steaming) and made all preparations for getting underway. Repair party cleared the ship for action, and made all preparations for slipping quickly from the mooring.  1 
08:07 Helm West Loch 0807 HELM Opened fire with 5" battery. No hits observed.  2 
08:07 Hull X-02 0807 HULL #1 5"/38 cal. opened fire.  1 
08:07 Phoenix C-06 0807 PHOENIX One plane burning in water at end of pipe-line astern of berth F-8.  1 
08:07 Ramapo B-12 0807 RAMAPO Emergency SAIL hoisted on Signal Tower. ARIZONA hit by torpedo.  2 
08:08 Connyngham X-08 0808 CONYNGHAM Opened fire with 5" gun and machine guns on attacking planes.  1 
08:08 Cummings B-15 0808 CUMMINGS Opened fire on horizontal bombers approaching over Navy Yard from southerly direction.  1 
08:08 Curtiss X-22 0808 CURTISS Sent Engine Room emergency underway signal.  1 
08:08 Mugford B-06 0808 MUGFORD USS OKLAHOMA had capsized. W. VA. listed heavily to port, ARIZONA blew up.  1 
08:08 Oklahoma F-05 0806-0808 OKLAHOMA turned over through an angle of 135 degrees.  1 
08:09 Ramapo B-12 0809 RAMAPO ARIZONA hit by second torpedo. About two minutes later a spurt of flame came out of guns in #2 turret, followed by explosion of forward magazines. The foremast leaned forward, and the whole forward part of the ship enveloped in flame and smoke and continued to burn fiercely.  2 
08:09 Hull X-02 0809 HULL #5 gun, 5"/38 cal. Opened fire, followed by guns #2, #3, and #4.  1 
08:09 Ward Entrance 0809 WARD Sighted oil pool. Under intermittent gunfire from unidentified guns at times during attack, and bombed several times, no damage sustained. At one time enemy fighter planes repulsed with machine guns.  5 
08:09 Whitney X-08 0809 WHITNEY Making preparations for getting underway. Supplies issued to destroyers alongside.  1 
08:10 Enterprise Oahu 0810 ENTERPRISE Scouting Squadron Six SBDs pass Kaena Point to port 20 miles.  2 
08:10 Ramapo B-12 0810 RAMAPO Opened fire with the 3". Our ammunition was ready in ready boxes and the gunnery officer gave the order to the machine guns to open fire on any enemy aircraft without further orders. Five enemy planes were destroyed in this attack.  2 
08:10 California F-03 0810 CALIFORNIA Opened fire with 5" guns on dive bombers.  1 
08:10 Cassin DryDock 1 0810 CASSIN Observed Japanese plane crash over tree near hospital. Five high altitude, 12,000 ft. bombers passed overhead from forward aft and dropped large bombs.  1 
08:10 Cummings B-15 0810 CUMMINGS Commenced preparation for getting underway in accordance general signal. Opened fire main battery on dive bombers over BBs.  1 
08:10 Dewey X-02 0810 DEWEY Guns 1-2-3 and 5 5", no power on ship.  1 
08:10 Gamble D-03 0810 GAMBLE Commenced making preparations to get underway. Lighted off four boilers.  1 
08:10 Helm Channel 0810 HELM In main channel steaming toward entrance. Fire from port after machine gun, manned by HUFF, W.C., GM.2c, 337 00 90, hit plane approaching from south. Plane veered sharply, caught fire, and crashed behind trees near Hickam Field. Ordered all boilers lighted off.  2 
08:10 Jarvis B-05 0810 JARVIS Counted 6 or 7 torpedoes in OKLAHOMA, NEVADA, WEST VIRGINIA, and ARIZONA also torpedoed. Apparently ARIZONA forwarded magazine exploded. Noted OGLALA torpedoed alongside HELENA at 10-10 dock.  1 
08:10 New Orleans B-16 0810 NEW ORLEANS All batteries NEW ORLEANS except 8" battery in action. Area around berths 14-19 incl. subjected to dive bombing attack by approximately ten enemy planes. Attack turned away by combined fire of HONOLULU and NEW ORLEANS. Observed three bombs drop: one falling ahead of and another falling astern of the RIGEL. These failed to explode. Third bomb landed midway between RIGEL and NEW ORLEANS exploding and causing damage from flying fragments. During raid yard power failed or was cut off leaving vessel in darkness without power except auxiliary battery power. Heavy drain of machinery raising steam for getting underway exhausted auxiliary batteries so much that lighting was very dim and of practically no use. All work in engineering spaces, magazines and ammunition passageways conducted by flashlight. Hoists and guns worked by hand with consequent reduction of volume of fire. AA directors were off ship.  1 
08:10 Pelias S-12 0810 PELIAS Reports formation of high altitude planes came in from SW attacking battleships and Ford Island followed by another wave from the same direction. Torpedo planes were small and carried only one bomb. Dive bombers also small and carried but one bomb.  1 
08:10 Phoenix C-06 0810 PHOENIX mg battery opened fire on attacking planes.  1 
08:10 Pruitt B-18 0810 PRUITT Observed OKLAHOMA roll over.  1 
08:10 Rail Coal Docks 0810 RAIL At coal docks nested with 4 minesweeps. Opened fire with 3" AA 15 minutes after first bomb dropped on Pearl. Opened fire with .30 machine guns, rifles and pistols 20 minutes after first attack. A string of 20 bombs fell in channel astern. Shrapnel fell throughout ship. No material or personnel damage.  1 
08:10 Reid X-08 0810 REID Opened fire with after machine guns.  1 
08:10 Thornton S-02 0810 THORNTON First dive bombing attack ended.  1 
08:10 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0800* TIGER Pearl Harbor entrance buoy bearing 35 degrees true distance 4.5 miles a destroyer stood out and altered course parallel with south shore of Oahu firing a heavy anti-aircraft barrage at enemy planes [Helm]. [appx 21 14.69N, 158 00W]  6 
08:10 USAAF B-17s Hickam 0810 Twelve USAAF B-17 Fortresses begin landing approaches after 14-hour flight from California. All B-17s came under immediate attack from Japanese fighters.  9 
08:10 Utah F-11 0810 UTAH Capsized. Salvage operations undertaken immediately in order to rescue entrapped personnel. 32 men thus rescued. Estimated number of torpedoes to hit ship about 5; no bombs were observed to have hit.  1 
08:10 Utah F-11 0810 UTAH Listed 80' to port mooring lines parting and two minutes later ship capsized. Ship abandoned.  1 
08:10 VP 24 Oahu 0810 Enemy aircraft bomb struck hangar and aircraft parking space adjacent to VP-24 parking area. Ready plane suffered a severed wing spar. Plane was then machine gunned and caught fire. Fire was extinguished and plane has been repaired and is in service. Plane undergoing structural changes not damaged and is now operating. Personnel present mounted machine guns in available planes and opened fire on attacking planes. One low-winged biplane flying from across hangar 54 on course about 250 lost both wings.   1 
08:10 West Virginia F-06 0810 W. VIRGINIA Commanding Officer, Captain M. S. Bennion mortally wounded.  1 
08:10 Whitney X-08 0810 WHITNEY No material or personnel damage.  1 
08:10 Whitney X-08 0810 WHITNEY Set condition affirm. Commenced firing with 3" AA guns.  1 
08:10 YT-153 Channel 0730* YT-153 Jap plane shot down second yellow civilian training plane. Jap plane machine gunned Y.T. 153. No hits. Bullets paralled tug 15 feet to starboard. Same plane then attacked four motored bomber coming in for landing at Hickam Field.  4 
08:10 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0800* TIGER to 0805 enemy planes flying low and going from eastward to westward inshore close and parallel to the beach were seen dropping objects that did not explode between Keahi Point and Kualakai, Oahu at what appeared to be at approximately 300 yard intervals. This action appeared to be deliberate and in the opinion of commanding officer was for some future action, such as mines or similiar destructive force.  6 
08:11 Tangier F-10 0811 TANGIER UTAH sunk bottom up.  2 
08:12 CinCPac Pacific 0812 OUTGOING Hostilities with Japan commenced with air raid on Pearl.  1 
08:12 ComSector Four Oahu 0812 COMSECTOR FOUR: Sector 4 Prepare to get underway.  1 
08:12 Hull X-02 0812 HULL All machine guns plus two automatic rifles on the bridge and one on after deck, firing.  1 
08:12 Mugford B-06 0812 MUGFORD OGLALA listing to port. Attack started again. Heavy A. A. fire.  1 
08:12 Rigel B-13 0812 RIGEL Torpedo planes attacked from SE at 500 feet and attacked BBs from altitude 125 feet, range 300 to 500 yards.  1 
08:12 Sicard B-18 0812 SICARD Undergoing overhaul in Navy Yard stbd side to PRUITT Berth 18. Ship totally disabled as to main and auxiliary machinery and gun battery. Observed Squadron of Japanese planes coming in from SW, diving from 5,000 feet on Ford Island.  1 
08:12 Tangier F-10 0812 TANGIER Received despatch from CinCPac "Hostilities with Japan commenced with air raid on Pearl Harbor".  2 
08:12 TF8 Pacific 0812 Task Force 8 received message from CinC Air Raid on Pearl Harbor. This is no drill. This time about coincided with expected arrival ENTERPRISE planes at Pearl. Task Force Comdr. first concerned that planes were assumed to be unfriendly by harbor defenses. It was not until subsequent dispatches were received that it was realized hostilities with Japan had begun. TF-8 operated in area South Kaula Rock for air attack should enemy be located North or South of Oahu. No authentic information available regarding location. Maintained combat and inner air patrols.  1 
08:13 Connyngham X-08 0813 CONYNGHAM Observed attacking plane shot down by fire from nest. Plane crashed near CURTISS.  1 
08:13 Helm Channel 0813 HELM Passed gate vessel.  2 
08:14 Ramapo B-12 0814 RAMAPO OKLAHOMA suffered two hits by torpedoes. She commenced settling and later turned over.  2 
08:14 Monaghan X-14 0814 MONAGHAN Ships in the nest began firing on the enemy horizontal bombers with both machine guns and 5" batteries.  2 
08:15 California F-03 0815 CALIFORNIA Dive Bombing attack on California coming in from ahead.  2 
08:15 Cassin DryDock 1 0815 CASSIN Observed another group of 6 high altitude bombers passed overhead and let loose bombs.  1 
08:15 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0815 CROSSBILL Opened fire on Japanese planes.  10 
08:15 Jarvis B-05 0815 JARVIS All guns and machine guns of JARVIS in action. MUGFORD noted to be delivering high volume of fire.  1 
08:15 Mugford B-06 0815 MUGFORD Shot down one enemy plane bearing astern making approach on battleship at altitude 20 feet off water. Plane crashed on Ford Island aflame, torpedo not launched.  1 
08:15 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0815 PENNA Reports NEVADA underway and about on PENNA stbd qtr. Distance about 600 yards when dive bombing attack observed approaching PENNA on port bow. 10 or 15 planes coming in succession just before reaching PENNA 2/3 planes appeared to swerve to left. Number of them dropping bombs at the NEV. 1 dive bomber dropped bomb on SHAW in floating dry dock and set it on fire. NEV observed to slowly swing around head to port broadside to channel, on fire forward.  1 
08:15 Phoenix C-06 0815 PHOENIX A. A. Battery opened fire.  1 
08:15 Pruitt B-18 0815 PRUITT Observed 12 bombing planes in close "V" formation bombed (horizontal attack) from 10,000 feet from Southwest.  1 
08:15 Rigel B-13 0815 RIGEL Undergoing major repairs and conversion at Navy Yard. No motive power available. All power etc. from yard. Air attack began. As this vessel had no armament no offensive action could be taken. Accordingly rescue work was commenced on WEST VIRGINIA personnel. About 100 men (in track of burning oil) had been blown into the water. These were rescued first. The torpedo bombing and machine gun assaults on the WEST VIRGINIA continued while the rescue operations progressed. One rescue boat was struck by bomb and sunk. Crew thrown into water. Moored B-13 Navy Yard undergoing major repairs. Services from Navy Yard.  1 
08:15 Sicard B-18 0815 SICARD Set condition of readiness "AFFIRM". 2 fire parties were formed fore and aft.  1 
08:15 Sumner S-01 0815 SUMNER Checked fire.  1 
08:15 Viero Coal Docks 0815 VIREO Observed 2nd Group of enemy planes fly toward Hickam Field. VIREO opened fire expending 22 rounds 3" A. A. ammunition.  1 
08:15 VP 21 Oahu 0815 Aircraft in flight informed hostilities with Japan commenced with air raid on Pearl. VP-21 directed to search sector 240-280 for carriers. Ten miles south of Barbers Point plane 24VP-4 sighted unidentified submarine near force consisting of INDIANAPOLIS and 4 destroyers. Submarine made crash dive and spot marked by float lights. Completed search through 200 miles and returned to Pearl.  1 
08:16 Helm Channel 0816 (about) HELM "nearly ran over" USCG vessel in the channel. [Not logged; crewmember's account. / Source 7: CG-400; Source 20 (Burlingame): Tiger]  7 
08:17 CinCPac Oahu 0817 CinCPac Directed Compatwing TWO locate enemy force.  1 
08:17 Helm Channel 0817 HELM Sighted conning tower of submarine to right of channel, northward of buoy #1. Gave orders to open fire, pointer fire, but submarine submerged before guns could get on.  2 
08:18 Connyngham X-08 0818 CONYNGHAM Opened fire with remaining 5" guns at horizontal bombers passing overhead in direction of Schofield Barracks.  1 
08:18 Helm Entrance 0818 HELM Increased speed to 25 knots, cleared entrance buoys, turned right.  2 
08:19 Helm Entrance 0819 HELM Submarine conning tower surfaced.  2 
08:20 California F-03 0820 CALIFORNIA A torpedo struck port side, frame 47, making an irregular hole covering an area about 27' X 32', the top of which is some 6' below the bottom of the armor belt.  2 
08:20 Cummings B-15 0820 CUMMINGS Lull in air attack; ceased firing. Lack of DC power prevented use of director. Sound powered telephones and local control used.  1 
08:20 Dale X-14 0820 DALE Ready to get underway.  2 
08:20 Enterprise Oahu 0820 ENTERPRISE Scouting Squadron Six SBDs pass Barbers Point to seaward. Planes come under aerial attack by Japanese fighters.  2 
08:20 Helm Entrance 0820 HELM Fired at enemy plane with forward machine guns. May have hit plane.  1 
08:20 Helm Entrance 0820 HELM Main contact relay on power panel of steering motor short circuited due to loose pigtails. Bridge lost steering control. Orders were given to shift to hand steering, commenced maneuvering ship by engines. Main circuit breakers opened, taking all light and power off ship for about one minute.  2 
08:20 Helm Entrance 0820 HELM Opened fire on submarine off Tripod Reef, bearing 290 distance 1200 yards from buoy #1. No hits observed, but there were several close splashes. Submarine appeared to be touching bottom on ledge of reef, and in line of breakers. While still firing at submarine it apparently slipped off ledge and submerged. Made plain language contact report of Submarine to CinCPac on 2562 Kc.  2 
08:20 Hulbert S-03 0820 HULBERT Claims share in bringing down a bomber.  1 
08:20 Mugford B-06 0820 MUGFORD Opened fire with 5"/38 battery.  1 
08:20 Nevada F-08 0820 NEVADA Attack slackened.  1 
08:20 Pyro West Loch 0820 PYRO Opened fire on planes.  1 
08:20 Ramapo B-12 0820 RAMAPO WEST VIRGINIA hit by one or two torpedoes amidships, which caused her to commence settling slowly. These hits also caused her to burn amidships. CALIFORNIA hit by one torpedo, commenced listing slowly to port until about 13° list was reached.  2 
08:20 Reid X-08 0820 REID Opened fire with after 5"/38 caliber on high altitude and dive bombers.  1 
08:20 Sicard B-18 0820 SICARD Was manned. 2 .30 cal. M. G. s. Bombers began to attack ships at 1010 dock and battleships in vicinity of Ford Island. SICARD hits were observed on planes but no apparent damage was done.  1 
08:20 Solace X-04 0820 SOLACE Reports boat loads of casualties began to arrive. By this time all hospital supplies and facilities had been prepared for maximum service.   1 
08:20 Sumner S-01 0820 SUMNER Ship ready for getting underway. Members of broadside gun crew and available engineers were armed with rifles and BAR's and stationed in upper works to act as snipers.  1 
08:20 Tangier F-10 0820 TANGIER In accordance with despatch orders from CinCPac, made preparations for getting underway.  2 
08:20 Tracy B-16 0820 TRACY Sent men to CUMMINGS to assist batteries and approximate 15 men to PENNA to fight fires.  1 
08:20 USAAF B-17s Hickam 0820 Last USAAF B-17 Fortress landed.  9 
08:20 Vestal F-07 0820 VESTAL Observed torpedo pass astern and hit ARIZONA. Simultaneously ARIZONA received bomb hit followed by her forward magazine exploding. Latter started fires aft and amidship of VESTAL. Shortly after that, ARIZ observed to be settling and fuel oil between VESTAL and ARIZ ignited.  1 
08:20 Whitney X-08 0820 WHITNEY Observed Japanese plane fall in flames north channel vicinity X-5.  1 
08:21 Helm Entrance 0821 HELM Men on after guns and amidships observed torpedo pass close under the stern on a northwesterly course. Report of this did not reach the bridge.  2 
08:24 Helm Entrance 0824 HELM The shift to hand steering was completed.  2 
08:25 Breese D-03 0825 BREESE Received signal to get underway but being inside nest could not do so.   1 
08:25 California F-03 0825 CALIFORNIA Opened fire on horizontal bombers at 10,000 ft. with 5" guns.  1 
08:25 CinCPac Oahu 0825 Outgoing To COMTASKGR 12 & COMTASKGR 8: Report position.  1 
08:25 CinCPac Oahu 0825 Torpedo plane and dive bomber attacks end.  2 
08:25 Curtiss X-22 0825 CURTISS Attacked by bombers.  1 
08:25 Mugford B-06 0825 MUGFORD Signal received that parachutists or wrecked pilots were landing in Hickam Field.  1 
08:25 Sumner S-01 0825 SUMNER Opened fire on ten dive bombers attacking Navy Yard Dry Dock. These planes approached from cloud bank in Southeast. Hear terrific explosion in Navy Yard-vicinity of Dry Dock followed by dense cloud of smoke. Dive bomber passed 300 yards from SUMNER and DD's HULBERT and THORNTON, tail of plane ignited. Plane turned southward and disappeared over Halawa district. Observed six horizontal bombers approaching from southeast at 8,000 feet. Planes circled and approached Ford Island from Southwest and dropped bombs over DD's. Planes then circled to Southeast. One plane left it's formation, turned towards Navy Yard loosing altitude rapidly, passed SUMNER at 400 feet altitude range 600 yards, was fired on by SUMNER. When over center Southeast Loch, plane began smoking and was lost in thick smoke over Navy Yard. It was a two-seater monoplane, gunner in rear seat protected by shield, orange disc on side just abaft rear cockpit.  1 
08:25 Tracy B-16 0825 TRACY Ready to open fire with 3 .30 caliber.  1 
08:25 YT-153 N Channel 0745* YT-153 LUDWIG, BM2c sighted submarine periscope about 2 feet above water at buoy #19 heading into north channel. Changed course to run down periscope. When about 50 yards from periscope it was pulled down. Slowed speed on same course. Periscope did not show again.  4 
08:26 Breese D-03 0826 BREESE Received report submarine was in harbor.  1 
08:26 Connyngham X-08 0826 CONNYNGHAM Planes crossing low ahead of nest to Northeast were taken under fire by CONYNGHAM and nest. One burst into flames and exploded in clump of trees in Aiea Heights.  1 
08:27 Downes DryDock 1 0827 DOWNES Dive bombers dropped an incendiary bomb, which hit in the drydock between the CASSIN and DOWNES about abreast of gun No. 4. Two men were killed outright. Fire enveloped the after part of the ship instantaneously,  2 
08:27 Monaghan X-14 0827 MONAGHAN In obedience to order by flag hoist from Detroit, Monaghan got underway to sortie from Pearl Harbor via the North Channel; order received for DesDiv TWO to establish the Offshore Patrol.  2 
08:27 Sicard B-18 0827 SICARD Cease firing, expended 300 rounds .30 cal. MG ammunition.  1 
08:30 California F-03 0830 CALIFORNIA Dive Bombing attack on California coming in from starboard bow. A hit was made abreast casemate #1, frame 59, penetrated the main deck and exploded on the second deck starboard. This hit started a fire amidships. Shot down one enemy dive bomber with fwd. machine guns which crashed in flames.  2 
08:30 Oglala B-02 0830 OGLALA Extensive flooding of the engine room was reported and the ship took a 5° list. Investigation revealed that the ship was dry forward of the fireroom but was flooding rapidly aft. As all power was off the ship, there was no pumping facilities and it was evident that the ship could not be kept afloat much longer. It was decided to tow the ship clear of the Helena in order to secure her to the dock and also clear the battery of the Helena. Two small tugs which were working with the dredge in the channel were hailed by Commander Minecraft, Battle Force, and they assisted in pulling the ship clear.  2 
08:30 Ramapo B-12 0830 RAMAPO Dive bombing attacks by single engined monoplanes aimed generally at the Naval Air Station, battleships and drydocks. OGLALA was apparently hit in this attack as she was seen to be listed soon afterwards.  2 
08:30 Breese D-03 0830 BREESE Sighted conning towers of two submarines in North channel but could not open fire because of interior berth. Observed MONAGHAN proceed down channel at full speed to ram leading submarine which had just fired torpedo at U. S. S CURTISS but missed, USS MONAGHAN dropped 2 depth charges and submarine, about 250 ton type arose upside down and sank.  1 
08:30 Cassin DryDock 1 0830 CASSIN Received signal from PENNSYLVANIA, Senior destroyer officer report on board.  1 
08:30 CinCPac Oahu 0830 Outgoing To NPL RDO SAN DIEGO & NPM RDO WAILUPE: I must have instantaneous relay for my dispatches.  1 
08:30 COM-14 Oahu 0830 COM-14 To NAS Pearl: Hostile Japanese air attack X Hickam Field bombed X stay clear this area as long as gas permits X keep in contact this station.  1 
08:30 Connyngham X-08 0830 CONYNGHAM Reports another plane diving toward Ford Island from Northeast shot down by combined fire of the nest.  1 
08:30 Downes DryDock 1 0830 DOWNES Open fire with 5-inch. on blocks. DOWNES struck on after deck house by bombs.  1 
08:30 Helm Entrance 0830 HELM Steaming on various courses and speeds off harbor entrance, steering by hand, firing intermittently at enemy planes, and searching for submarines, numerous large splashes being observed close at hand. One plane under fire from forward machine guns was observed to veer sharply away and may have been hit.  2 
08:30 Henley X-11 0830 HENLEY underway from buoy X-11, Large bomb struck water 150 yards from port bow. Received signal "submarine in harbor". MACDONOUGH directly ahead made depth charge attack and cleared at high speed. HENLEY was third ship in sortie. After rounding Hospital Point, subjected to straffing attack by light bomber, coming up from astern and showing five distinct sources of machine gun fire from plane as plane passed ship. It was seen to crash offshore in a few minutes. Another light bomber approached from starboard at 2,000 feet and was taken under fire with another destroyer. Close burst forces plane to dive and it crashed into sea.  1 
08:30 Hull X-02 0830 HULL Two Vee's high level bombers (10,000 feet) directly overhead seen intermittently through the clouds. Opened fire with all guns. Formations broke up and dropped their bombs in cane field.  1 
08:30 Mugford B-06 0830 MUGFORD Five enemy planes in V formation passed directly over head, making horizontal bombing attack.  1 
08:30 Nevada F-08 0830 NEVADA Heavy bombing attack received.  1 
08:30 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0830 PENNA Reports about 5 high bombing attacks obs. to have passed over PENNA. One from port bow one from ahead one from ahead to stbd 2 from astern. Altitude about 2000 feet.  1 
08:30 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0830 PENNSY Lighted fires under #4 boiler.  1 
08:30 Reid X-08 0830 REID First group of enemy planes taken under fire of REID with forward 5" and .50 caliber machine guns.  1 
08:30 Rigel B-13 0830 RIGEL 15 Heavy bombers in 3-V formations 8 to 10 thousand feet from SE bombed BB's.  1 
08:30 Rigel B-13 0830 RIGEL Captain returned on board. Bomb struck astern and midway between piers 13 & 14. 150 small holes were blown into port quarter RIGEL. Above waterline.  1 
08:30 Sumner S-01 0830 SUMNER Checked fire.  1 
08:30 Tangier F-10 0830 TANGIER Ship ready for getting underway.  2 
08:30 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0820* TIGER passed large oil slick close to port bearing 180 degrees true distance 4 miles from entrance buoy Pearl Harbor. [appx 21 14.4N, 157 57.45W]  6 
08:30 Vestal F-07 0830 VESTAL prepared to get underway.  1 
08:30 Viero Coal Docks 0830 VIREO Brought down one enemy plane which landed in vicinity of Hickam Field. 400 rounds of .30 cal. MG ammunition expended. One personnel casualty to PRICE, Radioman, on telephone watch astern of vessel. PRICE returned to duty 10 December. No damage to vessel. Made ready to get underway.   1 
08:30 Whitney X-08 0830 WHITNEY Issued ammunition and ordnance stores to destroyers along side. Secured steam to destroyers.  1 
08:30 Zane D-07 0830 ZANE Sighted strange submarine 200 yards astern of MEDUSA moored in K-23. Guns would not bear as ZANE was inboard ship.  1 
08:32 California F-03 0832 CALIFORNIA One enemy plane shot down over Ford Island by either own fire or that of another ship.  2 
08:32 Pyro West Loch 0832 PYRO Observed enemy planes crash and burst into flame towards Barbers Point. Pilots bailed out. Observed damage to ship which consisted of broken steam line; repaired by ship's force.  1 
08:32 Sicard B-18 0832 SICARD Observed 4 flights horizontal bombers attacking battleships, followed by 8 torpedo bombers. OKLAHOMA struck by several torpedoes, took heavy list to Stbd and capsized. ARIZONA struck by torpedoes and heavy bomb.  1 
08:33 Tangier F-10 0833 TANGIER Received report Japanese submarine in channel.  2 
08:35 Antares Entrance 0835 ANTARES After passing the tow, maneuvered, zigzagging, and turning to a position between the Pearl Harbor restricted area and Honolulu entrance, inshore of combatant ships. As it was apparent that the continued presence of the Antares off shore was placing the ship and personnel in constant jeopardy, authority was requested to enter Honolulu Harbor.  2 
08:35 Bobolink Coal Docks 0835 BOBOLINK Moved out of nest and to first buoy.  1 
08:35 Curtiss X-22 0835 CURTISS Ready to get underway.  1 
08:35 Enterprise Ford Is 0835 ENTERPRISE Lead SBD from Scouting Squadron Six lands at Ford Island after being fired upon by numerous anti-aircraft batteries. Plane has several bullet holes but no serious damage.  2 
08:35 Monaghan N Channel 0835 MONAGHAN Reported Curtiss was flying a flag hoist indicating the presence of an enemy submarine; Captain and bridge personnel observed the conning tower of a submarine located approximately 200-300 yards on the starboard quarter of the Curtiss (moored at berth X-22) which was under vigorous fire from machine guns from Tangier (moored at Northwest end of Ford Island) and from both machine guns and 5" from the Curtiss.  2 
08:35 Preble B-15 0835 PREBLE Reports first phase of attack completed.  1 
08:35 Sicard B-18 0835 SICARD Sent working party 20 men to CUMMINGS to handle ammunition, and 4 gunner's mates to NEW ORLEANS to assist her battery. 10 men previously detailed to PENNSYLVANIA to assist damage control.  1 
08:35 YT-153 N Channel 0755* YT-153 Moorings F10N observed gunfire from CURTIS & MEDUSA into water apparently at submarine. DD 354 then steamed over spot.  4 
08:36 COM-14 Oahu 0836 COM-14 To Ships present: Send boats to Ford Island.  1 
08:36 Curtiss X-22 0836 CURTISS Sighted submarine periscope on starboard quarter, distance 700 yards. Opened fire on submarine.  2 
08:37 Monaghan N Channel 0837 MONAGHAN Order was given "all engines ahead flank speed" and word was passed of intention to ram the submarine – then distant about one thousand yards. Williamson, D.C., (CQM) who had the helm, was directed to head for the submarine when he gave assurance that he saw it.  2 
08:37 Tower Channel 0837 PhM3c Edwin Soreside sees a periscope in the channel passing Hospital Point. Makes telephone report to Signal Tower at 0838 [I-16tou.com]. Michael Slackman puts this sighting at 0825 [Target: Pearl Harbor; p181]. Burl Birlingame attributes no time to this but places it after YT-153's sub sighting [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p206].  20 
08:38 Mugford B-06 0838 MUGFORD W. V. burning. ARIZONA on fire. Tugs trying to pull overturned OKLA clear. USS VESTAL clearing NEVADA.  1 
08:40 California F-03 0840 CALIFORNIA Ship shaken by four (4) near bomb hits and splintered considerably by fragments.  2 
08:40 CinCPac Oahu 0840 Horizontal bomber attacks begin.  2 
08:40 Cummings B-15 0840 CUMMINGS Opened fire to repel strafing attack. Glide bomber observed to veer away from ship with smoke trailing, passed over new boiler shop and disappeared in smoke.  1 
08:40 Curtiss X-22 0840 CURTISS Submarine surfaced and fired one torpedo up North Channel toward destroyers. Conning tower hit twice by gun #3.  1 
08:40 Dale X-14 0840 DALE While backing clear a torpedo apparently aimed at the USS Raleigh passed under the bow of the Dale and exploded on Ford Island. [Time noted in Farragut report]  2 
08:40 Jarvis B-05 0840 JARVIS Noted NEVADA underway and standing out. Dive bombed, hit several times and beached. SHAW hit and caught on fire in drydock. Two destroyers in drydock with PENNSYLVANIA hit.  1 
08:40 Nevada F-08 0840 NEVADA Underway.  1 
08:40 Trever D-07 0840 TREVER Ready for getting underway. TREVER could not clear because other ships astern were clearing buoys D-3 and D-4. Enemy plane brought down vicinity of Pearl City. Second plane brought down 200 yards off Beckoning Point.  1 
08:40 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0840 YNg-17 Commenced closing gate.  5 
08:40 Zane D-07 0840 (about) ZANE MONAGHAN approached and depth charged submarine.  2 
08:42 Mugford B-06 0842 MUGFORD USS VESTAL clear of NEVADA.  1 
08:42 Neosho Channel 0842 NEOSHO Underway after chopping lines to bollards on piles off each end of dock as no assistance was available for casting them off. In backing away from the dock, Neosho barely cleared the USS Oklahoma which had capsized to port. Proceeding during the third wave of the attack to Berth M-3, Merry Point engaging the enemy enroute as opportunity presented.  2 
08:43 Curtiss X-22 0843 CURTISS Ceased firing on submarine and observed MONAGHAN drop 2 depth charges. Air bubbles and slick appeared.  1 
08:43 Monaghan N Channel 0843 MONAGHAN Word was passed to stand by for a shock forward as the submarine had disappeared from the view of those on the bridge and ramming was considered imminent. Shortly thereafter a slight shock was felt.  2 
08:43 Tangier F-10 0843 TANGIER Enemy submarine sighted off starboard bow, distance about 800 yards. Opened fire with #1 A.A. gun (3"/50) fired six shots. CURTISS also firing five inch gun at submarine.  2 
08:44 Dale N Channel 0844 DALE stopped while the USS Monaghan dropped depth charges on enemy submarine close aboard the starboard side of the USS Curtiss. Changed speed to 25 knots and proceeded out of harbor ahead of USS Monaghan.  2 
08:44 Monaghan N Channel 0844 MONAGHAN Two depth charges released exploded violently about 50-100 yards astern of the Monaghan; order was given "all engines back emergency full speed." Although carried out promptly, this was insufficient to check the headway of the ship which consequently struck a derrick moored near Beckoning Point a slight blow. Upon attempting to back clear of the derrick, it was discovered that Monaghan was entangled with one of her mooring lines but by going ahead slowly we were able to free Monaghan.  2 
08:44 Tangier F-10 0844 TANGIER ceased firing at submarine, due to fouling of target by MONAGHAN.  2 
08:45 Bobolink Coal Docks 0845 BOBOLINK ties up to first destroyer buoy near the battlerafts off the Coal Docks. Observed Japanese plane crash near Hickam Field. Believe it result of minesweeper firing.  1 
08:45 Cachalot B-01 0845 CACHALOT Dive bomb and straffing attacks made by enemy.  1 
08:45 California F-03 0845 CALIFORNIA Commander Stone, executive officer, arrived and assumed command of CALIFORNIA. Combatfor returned on board.  1 
08:45 Castor M-04 0845 CASTOR Ready to get underway.  1 
08:45 Hull X-02 0845 HULL Second attack. All attacks except one was broken up. One formation of three planes continued on. Two of these were shot down; one by USS DOBBIN and one by the next of ships. Two bombs landed astern of next, close to side of DOBBIN.  1 
08:45 Mugford B-06 0845 MUGFORD Executed signal to get underway to Task Forces One and Two. Tugs pulled OGLALA clear of HELENA.  1 
08:45 Phoenix C-06 0845 PHOENIX Ship ready to get underway.  1 
08:45 Sicard B-18 0845 SICARD Observed attack broken off.  1 
08:45 Tangier F-10 0845 TANGIER MONAGHAN ran over location where submarine was sighted, probably ramming it and dropped two depth charges. This was a fine piece of work and the Commanding Officer of the MONAGHAN, in my opinion, should be commended for an excellent and rapid action.  2 
08:45 Vestal Aiea 0845 VESTAL Observed ARIZONA quarterdeck awash. With no steering gear VESTAL got underway while tug pulled her bow away from ARIZONA. Starting to list to Stbd VESTAL was maneuvered into position with South end of McGrews Point bearing 30 distance 910 yds.  1 
08:45 West Virginia F-06 0845 WEST VIRGINIA Lt Levi Knight arrives aboard; ship had already been sunk.  2 
08:46 Whitney X-08 0846 WHITNEY Cut in #1 boiler.  2 
08:46 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0846 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
08:47 Blue N Channel 0847 BLUE Underway upon execution of signal to get underway from berth X-7. Maintained fire on enemy planes with main battery and machine guns while steaming out of harbor. Four planes fired on with main battery were later seen to go down in smoke. It is claimed that two of these planes were definitely shot down by this vessel. One was seen to crash in field on Waipio Pena., and the second crashed into crane on stern of USS CURTISS. Two planes that dove over the ship were fired on by the .50 caliber machine guns. It is claimed that one of these planes, seen to crash near Pan American Dock, was shot down by this vessel.  1 
08:47 Monaghan N Channel 0847 MONAGHAN Swung into the channel astern of the Dale and proceeded out of the harbor.  2 
08:50 Cassin DryDock 1 0850 CASSIN Huge flames were rising all over DOWNES and on starboard side of CASSIN,  2 
08:50 ComDesFlot 1 Oahu 0850 COMDESFLOT 1 To DESPLOT 1: Desdiv TWO establish Offshore patrol.  1 
08:50 Downes DryDock 1 0850 DOWNES Hit again by bombs and set on fire. Abandoned ship.  1 
08:50 Mugford B-06 0850 MUGFORD W. VA. listed heavily to port.  1 
08:50 Sumner S-01 0850 SUMNER Dispatched ship's boats to Ford Island to assist in hauling ammunition.  1 
08:50 Tangier F-10 0850 TANGIER Second wave of attackers started coming in. From now on the Japanese planes made deliberate bombing attacks on TANGIER. Singled up all mooring lines.  2 
08:50 Tangier F-10 0850 TANGIER NAVADA underway heading out channel, struck in bow by torpedo or bomb. A large explosion was heard and a pillar of smoke and flame rolled up for about two hundred feet from position occupied by NEVADA. The ARIZONA is now violently afire, appears that oil tanks are burning. ARIZONA's smoke obscures damage on other battleships, forward of her.  2 
08:50 Zane D-07 0850 ZANE Reports MONAGHAN approached and depth charged submarine. Enemy plane brought down flying over nest, struck deperming station.  1 
08:51 COM-14 Oahu 0851 COM-14 To CinCPac. Submarine reported in Pearl Harbor for Sector Comdrs.  1 
08:51 Mugford B-06 0851 MUGFORD Executed signal to get underway and sortie according to plan E-S.  1 
08:52 Farragut X-14 0852 FARRAGUT Underway. Maintained continuous fire with main battery and with machine guns when planes were within range.  2 
08:52 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0852 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
08:53 Henley Entrance 0853 [Est] HENLEY Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
08:54 Mugford B-06 0854 MUGFORD Attack started again from North.  1 
08:55 Connyngham X-08 0855 CONYNGHAM Fired at plane straffing ahead and astern.  1 
08:55 MinDiv 2 B-14 0855-1017 Underway from Buoy D-3 Middle Loch RAMSEY, BREESE, GAMBLE, and MONTGOMERY. Opened fire with AA.  1 
08:55 Mugford B-06 0855 MUGFORD NEVADA underway. Dense smoke over Ford Island. A tanker [Neosho] was towed clear of Ford Island.  1 
08:55 Pruitt B-18 0855 PRUITT Observed about 10 planes made high altitude horizontal bombing.  1 
08:55 Ralph Talbot X-11 0855 USS RALPH TALBOT Was moored bow to southward to buoy X-11 with PATTERSON to port and HENLEY to starboard.  1 
08:55 Ramsay D-03 0855 RAMSAY Underway proceeding out of harbor. Believe RAMSAY is responsible for shooting down plane with .50 cal. Assumed anti-submarine patrol on clearing channel.  1 
08:55 Tangier F-10 0855 TANGIER Direct hit by bomb on CURTISS, starting a fire. Received from Signal Tower and by Radio another warning submarine reported sighted in North Channel.  2 
08:55 Whitney X-08 0855 WHITNEY Observed second air attack by Japanese bombing planes.  1 
08:57 CinCPac Oahu 0857 CTF 9 To all ships: Enemy submarine in North Channel.  1 
08:58 Alwyn X-14 0858 ALWYN Underway from Bouy X-14 after leaving anchor chain and stern wire at the buoys. Ralph Talbot, Henley and Patterson also commenced their sorties at this time.  2 
08:59 CinCPac Oahu 0859 UNKNOWN To CinCPac: Ten aircraft approaching Pearl Harbor from Southwest.  1 
09:00 Bobolink Coal Docks 0900 BOBOLINK After the word had been received to beware of Japanese submarines, a disturbance was noted at Waipio Point, and three shots were fired immediately at slick and mud that had been stirred up there. No ships were within a thousand yards of this point at the time, and it is believed by this command that a submerged enemy submarine brushed the left bank of the channel on its way to open sea after an attack in Pearl Harbor; signaled two destroyers, but signal apparently not seen.  1 
09:00 Bobolink Coal Docks 0900 BOBOLINK Observed three flights of high altitude bombers approaching from due south to north. 7 planes in each flight, altitude about 17,000 feet. One flight dropped bombs on Hickam, second flight passed directly over coal docks and dropped bombs further up in yard; third flight passed over West Loch, one plane dropping bombs near entrance while others maintained course and dropped them beyond Ford Island.  1 
09:00 Breese D-03 0900 BREESE Projectile from BREESE 3" AA battery struck dive bomber which had just attacked CURTISS. Forward section of plane with motor landed on North side of Waipio Peninsula.  1 
09:00 California F-03 0900 CALIFORNIA One (1) bomb (possibly a 15" A.P. projectile with tail vanes) struck abreast of Casemate #1, frame 59, penetrated to the second deck where it exploded in A-611, rupturing the forward and after bulkheads of the compartment, and the overhead into compartment A-705. The armored hatch leading into the Machine Shop was also badly sprung and could not be closed. A serious fire started about 0905 below main deck as a result.  2 
09:00 Crossbill Bishop Pt 0900 CROSSBILL Underway for sweeping area. Commenced streaming starboard oropsea sweeping gear.  10 
09:00 Dewey X-02 0900 DEWEY Second wave attack started by light bombers lasting 10 minutes under fire by DEWEY throughout attack.  1 
09:00 Dobbin X-02 0900 DOBBIN Fired upon enemy plane headed astern of ship. Plane crashed upon trees in Navy Yard.  1 
09:00 Helm Entrance 0900 HELM Destroyers commenced sortie.  2 
09:00 Honolulu B-21 0900 HONOLULU 5 high altitude bombers 12 to 15,000 feet appeared. 5 high altitude bombers from South, 12 to 15,000 feet. All bombed Pearl Harbor and Ford Island Area.  1 
09:00 Honolulu B-21 0900 HONOLULU Enemy bomber sighted flying directly towards this ship from direction Merry Point with an altitude of 1,000 feet. Was seen to swerve to its left, pass over the Navy Yard, smoking, losing altitude and appeared to crash near Naval Hospital. This plane was under the fire of several ships. Including the port 5" and machine gun batteries of the HONOLULU. Damage to enemy observed, one torpedo plane shot down between berth 21, Submarine Base, one torpedo plane shot down between berth 21 BB. (Note: Damage listed above is at unknown times.)  1 
09:00 Jarvis B-05 0900 (about) JARVIS Oglala capsized alongside 10-10 dock.  2 
09:00 Mugford B-06 0900 MUGFORD Attack started again from the South. Army planes taking off from HICKAM FIELD.  1 
09:00 Oglala B-03 0900 OGLALA Secured to Ten Ten dock astern of the Helena.   2 
09:00 Patterson X-11 0900 PATTERSON Underway and stood out of harbor. No damage sustained by PATTERSON.  1 
09:00 Phoenix C-06 0900 PHOENIX Formation of 11 planes passed over fleet on heading 070. Approximate altitude l0,000 feet. Planes appeared to be painted silver. Expended fifty rounds of 5". No apparent damage to planes. There were two flights of this nature. Time of second cannot be approximated. Expended fifty rounds of 5".  1 
09:00 Phoenix C-06 0900-0915 PHOENIX Dive bombing attack on ships berth northern side of Ford Island. Attack was made at about 30' angle, opposed with AA and MG batteries. Expended 20 rounds of 5". One plane disintegrated by DD fire.   1 
09:00 Phoenix C-06 0900-0930 PHOENIX Effected periodic fire on planes delivering low-level bombing attack on navy yard and ships berth there.  1 
09:00 Raleigh F-12 0900 RALEIGH Dive bomber attack came in which was met with warm reception. One bomb hit ship a glancing blow going through carpenter shop and oil tank, piercing the skin below water line and finally detonating on bottom of harbor. Plane machine gunned ship also. Steam raised in 3 and 4 firerooms and pumps started. Five bombing planes under fire were observed to crash close aboard.  1 
09:00 Ralph Talbot X-11 0900 RALPH TALBOT Underway. While enroute to entrance expended 150 rounds 5"/38 cal. and 1500 rounds .50 cal. Observed two planes crash and another start to smoke badly. Two enemy planes dove low over bridge and was hit by our .50 cal. machine guns. Plane crashed along shore Pearl City abeam of us. Used after 5" guns to fire on plane attacking CURTISS.  1 
09:00 Rigel B-13 0900 RIGEL 15 dive bombers 6 to 10 thousand feet from N attacked DDs and NEVADA. Executive Officer returned on board. Traffic congestion delayed all hands. The one exception to all hands was Lt. H. E. Morgan who did not return until 0800 next morning. Lt. Morgan's behavior is being investigated.  1 
09:00 Sacramento B-06 0900 SACRAMENTO Nevada stood out.  2 
09:00 Sicard B-18 0900 SICARD Observed dive bombers from SE attack ships moored to Navy Yard docks, followed by waves of dive and horizontal bombers on ships at Ford Island and docks.  1 
09:00 Solace X-13 0900 SOLACE Got underway and shifted from berth X-4, near DOBBIN and destroyers to berth X-13 in the clear. Made boat trips to WEST VIRGINIA to bring back casualties.  1 
09:00 Tautog S-02 0900 TAUTOG Observed planes approaching in direction Hickam Field high in southwest and mostly obscured by clouds. App. 18 planes turned left over Hickam Field and made dive bombing attacks on ships in yard. Dive appeared slow and bombs released were very low. One plane observed out of control in flames. Scattered enemy planes observed until 1130. Most dive bombers appeared to drop two bombs each.  1 
09:00 Tracy B-16 0900 TRACY Reports high altitude bombers passed overhead in several waves. One bomb fell in slip between stern of RIGEL and CUMMINGS at Berth 15.  1 
09:00 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0900 YNg-17 Dale cleared.  5 
09:01 Cummings B-15 0901 CUMMINGS Observed twelve scattered planes over Ford Island; air raid resumed. Opened fire with main battery on horizontal bombers approaching over Navy Yard industrial section.  1 
09:01 Ward Entrance 0901 WARD Various units of US Pacific Fleet commenced standing out of Pearl Harbor.  5 
09:02 Mugford B-06 0902 MUGFORD Formation of planes sighted to South. Decks of ARIZONA and W. VA. level with water. Dense smoke pouring from NEVADA.  1 
09:03 CinCPac Oahu 0903 Outgoing To MIDWAY: Pearl Harbor bombed no indication direction attack take off attempt locate Japanese Forces.  1 
09:03 CinCPac Oahu 0903 Outgoing To WAKE: Pearl bombed by Japanese be on alert.  1 
09:03 Dolphin S-08 0903 DOLPHIN Reports another attack from higher altitude.  1 
09:03 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0903 YNg-17 Gate open - hoisted [xxxx] [?].  5 
09:04 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0904 YNg-17 Henley cleared.  5 
09:04 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0904 YNg-17 Monaghan cleared.  5 
09:05 Curtiss X-22 0905 CURTISS Obs. 1 of 3 planes pulling out of dive was hit by CURTISS and crashed into #1 crane. Tank exploded and plane burned on Boat Deck.   1 
09:05 Preble B-15 0905 PREBLE Observed about 30 dive bombers make second attack in twin-motored monoplanes. Observed one bomb fall in slip 25 yards on starboard quarter. Observed a bomb fall astern of HONOLULU in berth B-21. Observed numerous bombs fall in vicinity of drydock area.  1 
09:05 Sumner S-01 0905 SUMNER Fired on wave of dive bombers approaching Navy Yard. Dive bombers also attacked HICKAM FIELD and BB. No hits, when firing. On latter planes. Observed light dive bomber with conspicuous red tail zig-zag over Navy Yard as if observing casualties at end of phase.  1 
09:05 Tracy B-16 0905 TRACY Attack by approximately 10 dive bombers from direction of the sun, which indicated drydock as objective. Group of 6, 3, and 9 planes observed at altitude of 8 to 10,000 feet. Bomb seen to fall between berths 13 and 15 in slip. TRACY gig damaged by fragmentation; no casualties.  1 
09:05 Whitney X-08 0905 WHITNEY Observed one Japanese plane fall down in flames on hilltop, bearing northeast, true.  1 
09:06 Mugford B-06 0906 MUGFORD Japanese planes diving on Ford Island from SE. NEVADA standing down south channel.  1 
09:06 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0906 PENNSYLVANIA The second attack coming in slightly on port bow dropped bombs on ships in drydock. One heavy bomb hit the destroyer DOWNES in dock ahead of PENNSYLVANIA, and one hit dock approximately abreast frame 20 while one hit the boat deck of the PENNSYLVANIA a few feet abaft gun #7. This bomb passed through boat deck and detonated in #5 gun #9 casemate. Fifth bomb believed to have struck water outside of dock. Observed plane crash in hospital grounds. Observers claim to have destroyed six enemy planes. Consider two hit by PENNSYLVANIA.  1 
09:06 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 0906 YNg-17 Another air raid.  5 
09:07 CinCPac Oahu 0907 OUTGOING ALL HANDS: Cease firing on B-17's attempting to land at Hickam.   1 
09:07 Dale Entrance 0907 DALE Cleared the channel buoys and by stopping the port engine and coming hard left rudder, caused a flight of three enemy dive bombers to overshoot their mark. As they went by the starboard side close to the water, machine gun fire from the Dale struck the leading plane causing it to burst into flame and to crash into the water on the outer starboard side of the restricted area. The remaining two planes made a very half-hearted attempt to attack again but were driven off by machine gun fire.  2 
09:07 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0907 PENNSYLVANIA Bomb hit on dock and cut yard power, subsequently power on the ship was taken from storage batteries, meanwhile, fire main pressure cut off.  1 
09:07 Pruitt B-18 0907 PRUITT Observed straffing and light bombing attack, plus heavy horizontal bombing attack from about 10,000 feet made on ships and Ford Island. One bomb hit close to stern of RIGEL.  1 
09:08 COM-14 Oahu 0908 Com 14 to ASP Do not fire on our planes coming in.  1 
09:08 Connyngham X-08 0908 CONYNGHAM Reports one plane attacking on starboard bow shot down by nest and crashed in Pearl City.  1 
09:08 Monaghan Entrance 0908 MONAGHAN Passed Entrance buoys and proceeded to our assigned station on the Offshore Patrol.  2 
09:08 Nevada F-08 0908 NEVADA Attack slackened.  1 
09:09 Mugford B-06 0909 MUGFORD Bomb dropped some 400 yards on MUGFORD port bow. Ship in repair basin hit.  1 
09:10 Blue Entrance 0910 BLUE Passed channel entrance buoys, and set course 120 true.: Proceeded to sector three to patrol station.  1 
09:10 Condor Bishop Pt 0910 CONDOR Underway for sweeping assignment on various course & speeds. Executive Officer at the conn.  10 
09:10 Connyngham X-08 0910 CONYNGHAM Opened fire on horizontal bombers approaching from ahead and from direction of Schofield.  1 
09:10 Cummings B-15 0910 CUMMINGS Dive bombers attacked ships at Pier 19; bombs fell in water ahead and astern within 2.5 yds. of CUMMINGS.  1 
09:10 Dobbin X-02 0910 DOBBIN Attacked by 3 enemy planes. 3 bombs dropped all near misses. Fragments struck stern of ship injuring #4 3" AA gun crew. 3 killed, 2 injured. Damage. Small holes through decks, bulkheads, booms, #1 MWB hull damaged beyond repair.  1 
09:10 Perry D-07 0910 PERRY Mine Division FOUR underway at intervals and stood out to take off shore patrol duty.  1 
09:10 Phoenix C-06 0910 PHOENIX Second bombing attack on BB. Expended sixty rounds of 5". After planes came out of dive and turned towards berth C-6, planes were brought under fire of MG battery.  1 
09:10 Ramapo B-12 0910 RAMAPO NEVADA got underway and stood out of channel, firing continuously, but was attacked by torpedo planes when off the drydocks, and at the same time was subjected to heavy dive bombing attack. She later was beached.  2 
09:10 Rigel B-13 0910 RIGEL 10 to 12 dive bombers from S. attacked ships in Repair Basin with bombs and mach. guns.  1 
09:10 SecNav Pacific 0910 SecNav to Alnav Execute WPL FORTY SIX against Japan.  1 
09:10 Tangier F-10 0910 TANGIER Plane crashed into CURTISS near after stack, into boat crane and A.A. gun station and started a good size fire.  2 
09:10 Thornton S-02 0910 THORNTON Second wave dive bombing attack commenced and ended at 0917. Throughout the entire period there was horizontal bombing in various Pearl Harbor areas.   1 
09:10 Vestal Aiea 0910 VESTAL Anchored in 35' of water. Soundings and draft readings showed ship settling at and listing to stbd. Draft aft increased to 27' list 6 1/2 . C O. VESTAL decided to ground ship.  1 
09:11 Cockatoo Entrance 0911 COCKATOO Began streaming starboad "O" type gear.  10 
09:11 Dale Entrance 0911 DALE Dale established offshore patrol in sector one. Due to repeated airplane attacks the ship was force to make frequent changes of course and to run at high speed, thereby rendering the sound gear inoperative. It may be of interest to note that a great number of the bursts on the water were of the nature of exploding 5" shells rather than bombs. It is believed that either the fuses were not cut on many of the 5" A.A. projectiles or that they were not operative. Several sampans running for the port of Honolulu were past close aboard. White FLAGS, not rags or pieces of wearing apparel, were flown from the masts of these craft. Although difficulty was had in restraining several members of the crew, fire was not opened on the sampans.  2 
09:11 Mugford B-06 0911 MUGFORD Horizontal Japanese bombers passed overhead.  1 
09:12 Curtiss X-22 0912 CURTISS Reports group of planes under heavy fire attacked. During attack one bomb hit stern mooring buoy. 1 fell short, one over one hit ship starboard side of boat deck, passed through Carpenter Shop and Radio Repair Shop, entered Hangar and detonated on Main Deck. Explosion destroyed bulk heads, deck. etc., within radius of 30 feet. Equipment destroyed in Hangar. Handling Room etc. One plane shot down 1000 yards on port bow and l 500 yards on port beam. Another plane shot on port beam landing in water off Pan-Air dock. One plane reported crashed in cane field astern and one forward of ship.  1 
09:12 Downes DryDock 1 0912 DOWNES Engine room abandoned.  2 
09:12 Mugford B-06 0912 MUGFORD Heavy black smoke coming from SHAW in floating drydock.  1 
09:12 Pyro West Loch 0912 PYRO Observed dive bombers approach from port bow, altitude 5,000 feet and release bombs. Bombs landed on concrete dock 12' from ship's side amidships. Penetrated dock exploding underneath and jarring ship.  1 
09:13 Mugford B-06 0913 MUGFORD NEVADA stopped south side of south channel.  1 
09:13 Preble B-15 0913 PREBLE Attack completed. No damage. No casualties sustained by this ship.  1 
09:13 Tangier F-10 0913-0920 TANGIER Five bombs were dropped by five different planes at TANGIER. Three men about deck were struck by fragments, but received only superficial wounds.  2 
09:15 California F-03 0915 CALIFORNIA Dive Bombing attack on California coming in from port bow.  2 
09:15 California F-03 0915 CALIFORNIA Captain Bunkley returned to CALIFORNIA and assumed command.  1 
09:15 Cassin DryDock 1 0915 CASSIN Terrific explosion on the DOWNES and flames shot about 60 feet in the air, which was filled with fragments. Hoses were practically torn away from fire fighting parties consisting of men from CASSIN, DOWNES and yard employees.  2 
09:15 CinCPac Oahu 0915 Attack by horizontal bombers wanes. Dive bomber attacks resume.  2 
09:15 Crossbill Entrance 0915 CROSSBILL Completed streaming gear. Sweeping Channel and entrance to Pearl Harbor TH.  10 
09:15 Downes DryDock 1 0915 Large explosion on DOWNES.  1 
09:15 Helm Entrance 0915 HELM Small enemy fighter plane approached ship from astern (northwest), in medium glide and dropped two bombs, which exploded in water 50 yards off port bow and 20 yards off starboard bow. Plane was sighted by after machine gun crews while close in on dive. They opened fire, but apparently did not hit plane. Ship was swinging rapidly to port, which probably caused bombs to miss. Ship shook violently and all forward part was deluged with water. Steering casualty had just been repaired, but shock shorted relay again and hand steering was continued. Cyro rotor tumbles; all repeaters out. Choke coils tubes and resistors in sound gear burned out; echo ranging inoperative.  2 
09:15 Mugford B-06 0915 MUGFORD Thick black smoke coming from drydock.  1 
09:15 Nevada F-08 0915 NEVADA 5" AA battery fired on enemy planes to eastward. NEVADA suffered at least 6 bomb hits and one torpedo hit.  1 
09:15 Tracy B-16 0915 TRACY Commanding Officer returned aboard and found 2 .50 cal. mach. guns mounted and ready. 2 dive bombers attacked out of the sun. 1 plane pulling out over sub base and flying low over building 155 crashed in flames in vicinity of hospital point after salvo by CUMMINGS. Plane appeared to be a type 95 dive bomber, planes appeared to be at about 3,0O0 feet to seaward of Hickam, were 18 planes in formation type V.  1 
09:17 Breese D-03 0917 BREESE Cleared nest and proceeded down channel.  1 
09:17 Cockatoo Entrance 0917 COCKATOO Began sweeping.  10 
09:17 Pruitt B-18 0917 PRUITT Observed low flying pursuit planes strafing with machine gun fire on ships moored in the vicinity of Berth 18. Observers on this ship believe many high altitude horizontal bombs either failed to explode or landed outside the harbor area where they could not be observed. An indeterminate number of fighters took part in the raid, with approximately 30 bombers. Approaches were made on a steady course and all horizontal bombing was made in close formation at about 10,000 feet. The four cruisers and light minelayers in the Navy Yard were straffed several times by low flying planes but not a single bomb appeared to have been aimed at those ships. Small caliber fire of minelayers brought down one Japanese plane.  1 
09:18 Ramsay Entrance 0918 [Est] RAMSAY Cleared Entrance Buoys [Estimated based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
09:20 CinCPac Oahu 0920 More Japanese planes from northwest.  1 
09:20 Condor Entrance 0920 CONDOR Started to stream "M" type sweep.  10 
09:20 Connyngham X-08 0920 CONYNGHAM Opened fire on plane diving from port side of nest. No personnel or material damage.  1 
09:20 Cummings B-15 0920 CUMMINGS fired on a light bomber. Plane observed smoking heavily as it flew out of sight to southwestward.  1 
09:20 Downes DryDock 1 0920 DOWNES Order given to Abandon Ship.  2 
09:20 Helm Entrance 0920 (about) HELM Received orders by TBS to patrol sector 3.  2 
09:20 Honolulu B-21 0920 Damage to HONOLULU: Oil tanks various, decks bulged in magazines, various leaks sprung and decks slightly buckled, power lease to turret #2 grounded, turret #1 partially grounded, mercury thrown out of gyros, fore and aft, rangefinders, main battery deranged fore and aft.  1 
09:20 Honolulu B-21 0920 HONOLULU Observed low winged dive bombers from South to Southeast, 400 feet pullout. Two bombers bombed industrial and drydock areas. One bomb, (clearly visible on its descent, 250 lbs.), passed through edge of concrete dock, angle of descent 45 , and exploded underwater between ship and dock.  1 
09:20 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0920 PENNSYLVANIA Flooding of drydock commenced. Both destroyers heavily on fire. Fire being transmitted to fire on water and dock which set fire to paint on starboard side of PENNSYLVANIA. No hose available for fighting fire on DOWNES, Available hose being used on CASSIN.  1 
09:20 Ramapo B-12 0920 to 0940 RAMAPO Dive bombers attacked Navy Yard and Hickam Field. Five bombs from high altitude horizontal bombers, (two-motored) struck the water close to RIGEL showering her, the destroyers to port of her, the NEW ORLEANS and RAMAPO with shrapnel or bomb fragments. This attack destroyed the DOWNES and CASSIN who were in the drydock ahead of the PENNSYLVANIA, for a cloud of flame and smoke was seen in the general direction of the drydock. Later a second cloud was observed to the right of the first one. It was later determined that this was the SHAW and the floating drydock. The MTBs on the deck of the RAMAPO opened fire during this attack and the PT 30 hit one plane that was attacking the battleships.  2 
09:20 Sacramento B-06 0920 SACRAMENTO ML No. 1 was sent to the Oklahoma, which had capsized and returned with two survivors.  2 
09:21 Alwyn Entrance 0921 [Est] ALWYN Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
09:21 CinCPac Oahu 0921 Outgoing ALL HANDS: Reported that enemy ships have red dot on bottom of fuselage.  1 
09:21 ComBatFor Oahu 0921 Outgoing COMBATFOR: To ALL SHIPS PRESENT: Get underway immediately.  1 
09:21 Farragut Channel 0921 FARRAGUT While proceeding through channel abreast of Hickam Field, Japanese plane attacked Farragut with machine gun. No casualties. Slight damage to topside. Brought down a Japanese dive bomber with 50 Caliber Machine gun fire.  2 
09:23 ComBatFor Oahu 0923 Outgoing COMBATFOR TO COMCRUBATFOR: Cruisers proceed as soon as possible. Landline Send over boats to capsized battleship.  1 
09:23 Mugford B-06 0923 MUGFORD PATTERSON standing out.   1 
09:23 Patterson Entrance 0923 [Est] PATTERSON Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
09:24 COM-14 Oahu 0924 Received Com 14: All planes approaching from Fox George and Easy.  1 
09:24 ComSubFor Oahu 0924 Received COMSUBSCOFOR TO COMSUBDIV 43: Assume service ammunition readiness condition ONE be prepared to attack on information furnished later.  1 
09:25 California F-03 0925 CALIFORNIA Plane 2-0-5 capsized and was sunk while removing from ship to remove gasoline fire hazard.  2 
09:25 Gamble D-03 0925 GAMBLE One Japanese plane shot down by AA fire, falling in water on port beam about 1,000 yards away from ship. Believed shot down by ROBERTS, W. L., BM-2c, USS GAMBLE port machine gunner (#2 machine gun) .50 cal., and JOOS, H. W., GM-3c., USS GAMBLE (#1 machine gun) starboard.  1 
09:25 Mugford B-06 0925 MUGFORD White smoke pouring from amidship on ARIZONA.  1 
09:25 Tide/Moon Chart -- 1955 UTC* Moon set (Dec 3 was Full Moon)  8 
09:25 Wasmuth D-07 0925 WASMUTH Reports second phase of attack as glide bombers and torpedo planes approached from westerly direction. Scored hits on several planes and shot down one plane which crashed on Waipio Peninsula near Middle Loch. This plane should be credited to James Patrick Hannon, seaman first, class, U. S. Navy.  1 
09:26 CinCPac Oahu 0924 Unknown Fire at will  1 
09:26 CinCPac Oahu 0926 Outgoing CTF 1: Battleships remain in port until further orders. Send all destroyers to sea and destroy enemy submarines. Follow them by all cruisers to join Halsey.  1 
09:26 Phelps X-02 0926 PHELPS Underway with boiler power for 26 knots, and stood out to sea via the North Channel.  2 
09:27 Cockatoo Entrance 0927 COCKATOO Destroyer cut cable near float at #1 buoy. Recovered gear.  10 
09:27 COM-14 Oahu 0927 Received COM 14: Aircraft coming from Barbers Point 20 or 30 miles. Flash: Enemy planes appear to be massing around Easy. Enemy planes coming from Wheeler Field.  1 
09:27 Curtiss X-22 0927 CURTISS After engine room out of commission and evacuated.  1 
09:27 Cynthia Olsen Pacific 0927 Received RDO SAN FRANCISCO to AS: USAT CYNTHIA OLSEN sent distress reports enemy submarine Lat. 33 R 42 N Long 145 R 29 W.  1 
09:27 Dale Entrance 0927 DALE Changed speed to 12 knots, patrolling sector one. Did not go close inshore as the degaussing girdle had not been calibrated since its installation. High speed wakes and depth charging from other destroyers in the vicinity rendered the sound gear practically useless.  2 
09:27 Farragut Entrance 0927 FARRAGUT Cleared channel ceased firing planes out of range.  2 
09:28 CinCPac Oahu 0928 Received COMAIRBATFOR TO CinCPac: 220P planes to arrive Pearl about 0820.  1 
09:28 Mugford B-06 0928 MUGFORD Shot down enemy plane after it pulled out from dive on port bow. Altitude 200 feet. With forward 50 caliber M. G. The plane was a dive bomber.  1 
09:30 Breese Channel 0930 BREESE Lookout reported periscope off Coal Docks but could not be observed from bridge, or picked up by supersonics.  1 
09:30 California F-03 0930 CALIFORNIA Fire broke out on main deck, starboard side, "F" Division compartment and Casemates #'s 3, 5, & 7.  2 
09:30 Castor M-04 0930 CASTOR Enemy planes strafed CASTOR and NEOSHO. Detailed men to handle NEOSHO lines astern of CASTOR.  1 
09:30 ComSubFor Oahu 0930 Received COMSUBSCOFOR TO THRESHER, GUDGEON & LITCHFIELD: Assume service ammunition readiness condition ONE x remain in present position x report position.  1 
09:30 Curtiss X-22 0930 Received CURTISS TO CinCPac: Unable to sortie because of damage. After OGLALA sank her crew were pooled out and sent to various units of the Fleet to assist ships in maintaining their batteries.  1 
09:30 Dobbin X-02 0930 DOBBIN Reports attacks appeared to have been discontinued.  1 
09:30 Gamble D-03 0930 GAMBLE Got underway and cleared mooring buoy. Reports Division commenced getting underway. U. S. S. BREESE underway.  1 
09:30 Helm Entrance 0930 HELM Shifted steering motor power to diesel generator; regained bridge control of steering.  2 
09:30 Mugford B-06 0930 MUGFORD OGLALA going over to port. Personnel abandoned ship and getting on dock.  1 
09:30 Neosho M-03 0930 NEOSHO Moored in berth M-3, astern the USS Castor to await instructions from Commander Base Force, Neosho having gotten underway from Berth F-4 without orders in order to clear the way for the USS Maryland in the event that the latter desired to move.  2 
09:30 Oglala B-03 0930 OGLALA With a list of approximately 20° the order was given to abandon ship.  2 
09:30 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0930 PENNSYLVANIA Explosions on destroyers commenced, in floating drydock ahead of PENNSYLVANIA.  1 
09:30 Tennessee F-06 0930 TENNESSEE Observed enemy planes coming in on port beam. WEST VIRGINIA gangway still burning.  1 
09:30 Tiger (USCG) Entrance 0920* TIGER Arrived designated war time station off entrance to Honolulu Harbor to maintain continuous QC and Alert watch.  6 
09:30 Tower Oahu 0930 SIGNAL TOWER About 0930 witnessed MONAGHAN sink enemy sub by ramming and depth charges. Excellent piece of work. Believe RALEIGH accounted for three planes.  1 
09:30 Trever D-07 0930 TREVER Underway, standing out of entrance. Observed PERRY fire at submarine and MONAGHAN ramming and dropping depth charge.  1 
09:30 Whitney X-08 0930 WHITNEY Reports second air attack completed.  1 
09:31 St Louis B-17 0931 ST LOUIS Ship got underway, with boiler power for 29 knots, and stood out via South Channel.   2 
09:32 Wasmuth D-07 0932 WASMUTH Underway following TREVER on orders from Lt. Comdr. L M LeHardy, CO ZANE and SOP Mindiv 4.  1 
09:33 COM-14 Oahu 0933 Received COM 14: Flash: planes coming in from George.  1 
09:34 Ralph Talbot Entrance 0934 RALPH TALBOT Passed sea buoy #1.  2 
09:35 Army Oahu 0935 Received ARMY HDQTRS: Flash: Fishing boat 1 mile off Manakuli.  1 
09:35 Chicago Pacific 0935 Received CHICAGO TO CRUSCOFOR: Japanese submarines reported inside and outside Pearl.  1 
09:35 Raleigh F-12 0935 Received RALEIGH TO CinCPac: Two fire rooms and engine room and stern compt. flooded x damage under control at present x unable to get underway.  1 
09:36 CinCPac Oahu 0936 Received CPW2 TO CPW1: We are being attacked by 15 Japanese planes.  1 
09:36 Curtiss X-22 0936 CURTISS Fire under control.  1 
09:37 Army Oahu 0937 Received ARMY HDQTRS REPORTS: Friendly aircraft coming from toward Barbers Point 20 or 30 planes.  1 
09:37 Gamble D-03 0937 GAMBLE Japanese planes attacked near main channel entrance.  1 
09:37 Mugford B-06 0937 MUGFORD Explosion on destroyer ahead of the USS PENNSYLVANIA in drydock  1 
09:37 Wasmuth Channel 0937 WASMUTH Lieut. J. W. Leverton, Jr., USN, Executive Officer, reported aboard and relieved Lt. (jg) J. R. Grey, USN, who had been in command until this time.  1 
09:38 Mugford B-06 0938 MUGFORD Japanese subs reported inside and outside of Pearl Harbor.  1 
09:39 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 2009 UTC* Ebb Tide at max flow.  8 
09:40 Bagley B-22 0940 BAGLEY Underway from dock and proceeded around north side Ford Island under belief that other channel was blocked. Because of defective bilge keel, ship was ordered to patrol off shore area and did not accompany Task Force 8. No damage to ship.  1 
09:40 Nevada F-08 0940 NEVADA Grounded off Hospital Point.  1 
09:40 Sacramento B-06 0940 SACRAMENTO Explosion and fire on Nevada. Nevada stopped in channel. An enemy plane passing our port beam distant approximately 300 yards altitude 200 feet, was hit by the combined fire of this ship, Mugford and Bobolink, and burst into flames, crashing near the Naval Hospital.  2 
09:40 Tennessee F-06 0940 TENNESSEE Reports wounded being removed from the WEST VIRGINIA. OKLAHOMA upside down. Bow blown away on ARIZONA. Destroyers getting underway on other side of Ford Island. Fire either on ARGONNE or dock. Air attack coming in on starboard bow. WEST VIRGINIA on fire from turret 1 to bow. Flames up as high as foretop. Fire on port quarter (oil on water).  1 
09:40 Wapello Bishop Pt 0940 WAPELLO Underway to assist in opening net.  10 
09:40 Wasmuth Channel 0940 WASMUTH Lt. Comdr. D. M. Agnew, USN, CO USS TREVER reported aboard.  1 
09:41 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 0941 PENNSYLVANIA Observed warheads on DOWNES explode covering area with debris. Section of torpedo tube, weighing about 1,000 lbs. Landed on PENNSYLVANIA forecastle. Fire brought under control before serious damage resulted. CASSIN rolled over on DOWNES. It was noted by everyone participating in action that after an hour or more heavy thirst was experienced requiring considerable drinking water. This confirms the necessity of having water at all battle stations.  1 
09:42 Breese Entrance 0942 BREESE Cleared channel entrance with degaussing gear cut in and took station as offshore patrol in section 3.  1 
09:42 COM-14 Oahu 0942 Received COM 14 to ASP & NAVSHORE ACTIVITIES: brief concentrations reported 25 miles south by south east of Barbers Point x not definite.  1 
09:42 Mugford B-06 0942 MUGFORD BAGLEY underway.  1 
09:43 Condor Entrance 0943-1015 CONDOR Swept for Magnetic Mines in area off entrance buoys to Pearl Harbor.  5 
09:43 Condor Entrance 0943 CONDOR Started to sweep.  10 
09:43 Tern B-04 0943 TERN Underway from alongside dock to pick up survivors in harbor. Received 47 survivors  1 
09:45 Cachalot B-01 0945 CACHALOT Joined in fire against enemy bombers. No damage received. Nearest enemy bomb dropped 20' off starboard quarter and did not explode. Nearest torpedo passed 100 yards astern.  1 
09:45 CinCPac Oahu 0945 Waning of attacks and completion of Raid.  2 
09:45 Dewey X-02 0945 DEWEY Third wave of attack started by dive bombers. DOBBIN and Desdiv One were target with 3 or 4 planes attacking. One bomb hit close aboard starboard quarter and one hit water between HULL and DEWEY astern. No damage. Guns 1 and 2 firing when not blanked by DOBBIN. It is believed that Desdiv ONE destroyed two planes. Ammunition expended; 76 rounds 5", 1300 rounds .50 cal.  1 
09:45 Mugford B-06 0945 MUGFORD OGLALA capsized to port.  1 
09:46 Mugford B-06 0946 MUGFORD Japanese planes in from SW low.  1 
09:47 Mugford B-06 0947 MUGFORD HONOLULU underway.  1 
09:48 Tennessee F-06 0948 TENNESSEE Observed planes coming in on starboard bow; did not know whether enemy or friendly. Ship will not get underway until further orders Engineering Department, stand by. Destroyer, from Navy Yard, getting underway. Unidentified ship in Pearl Harbor down by stern.  1 
09:50 Blue Entrance 0950 BLUE Good sound contact on submarine. Maneuvered to attack and dropped four depth charges. Regained sound contact on same submarine. Dropped two depth charges. Investigated and observed large oil slick and air bubbles rising to surface. It is felt that this submarine was definitely sunk. Obtained third contact on a submarine that was apparently headed for ST. LOUIS, which was at the time heading out on course approximately 150 true, at high speed. Two depth charges dropped, and upon return noticed large oil slick on surface. It is claimed that one, and possibly two, submarines were sunk.  1 
09:50 CinCPac Oahu 0950 Outgoing Two enemy carriers reported 30 miles southwest Barbers Point, (Sent to CTF 8).  1 
09:50 Phelps Entrance 0950 PHELPS Cleared the entrance buoys and stood south with general orders to conduct anti-submarine search in the Off Shore Patrol area.  2 
09:50 Vestal Aiea 0950 VESTAL Grounded.  1 
09:51 COM-14 Oahu 0951 Received COM 14 to ASP: Two planes seen dropping heavy charges off harbor entrance which did not explode; think they are mines,  1 
09:51 Tennessee F-06 0951 TENNESSEE Reports lighter alongside starboard beam on fire (ammunition lighter, top blown out. Can see no ammunition on it.).  1 
09:52 CinCPac Oahu 0952 Outgoing Battleships remain in port probable channel mined.  1 
09:54 CinCPac Oahu 0954 Received SOPA SAN DIEGO to ASP HAWAIIAN AREA: Los Angeles Harbor Air Defense Plan Number One effective.  1 
09:54 Tennessee F-06 0954 TENNESSEE. Observed bow of MARYLAND on fire.  1 
09:54 Tower Oahu 0954 Unknown SIGNAL TOWER The following ships have left Pearl Harbor: DALE ST. LOUIS, HENLEY, PHELPS, RAMSEY, WASMUTH, PATTERSON MONTGOMERY.  1 
09:55 Gamble D-03 0955 GAMBLE Temporarily anchored, astern of USS MEDUSA.  1 
09:55 Mugford B-06 0955 MUGFORD Commenced receiving fuel oil from the yard line. PERRY AND GAMBLE standing out.  1 
09:55 Tennessee F-06 0955 TENNESSEE Still playing fire hose on ammunition lighter. Fire seems to under control.  1 
09:55 Trever Entrance 0955 TREVER Cleared Entrance Buoys.  2 
09:56 Tennessee F-06 0956 TENNESSEE Observed SOLACE getting underway.  1 
09:57 Mugford B-06 0957 MUGFORD CALIFORNIA listing to port.  1 
09:58 Mugford B-06 0958 MUGFORD BB's order to remain in port,  1 
09:58 Oglala B-03 0958 OGLALA Turned over on her port side. The bridge structure and the main mast were knocked off by striking the dock when the ship turned over.  2 
09:58 Tennessee F-06 0958 TENNESSEE Observed the on bow of MARYLAND. Was under control. Superstructure on WEST VIRGINIA on fire-4 or 5 men trapped, trying to escape by crane. File (oil on water) at stern of TENNESSEE was out. Fire very close to D-310 M.  1 
10:00 Cockatoo Entrance 1000 COCKATOO Began to stream port "O" type gear.  10 
10:00 Cummings B-15 1000 CUMMINGS Opened fire to repel horizontal bombing attack from the Southward. One horizontal bomber observed to lose its wing. CUMMINGS gun captain #4 claimed a hit.  1 
10:00 Helm Entrance 1000 HELM Reported to ComDesRon Four that ship was patrolling sector 3. Continued patrol until orders were received at 1215 to rendezvous on Detroit. While the ship was patrolling off the entrance, numerous splashes were observed in and around the channel entrance. Some of these were large and may have been caused by falling mines; however, no aircraft were observed close to the water.  2 
10:00 Phelps Entrance 1000 PHELPS Joined the ST LOUIS as inner anti-submarine screen and operated with that vessel, the MONTGOMERY, LAMSON and BLUE until the detachment joined the Task Force Commander, Comdesbatfor in DETROIT, at approximately 1305.  2 
10:00 Whitney X-08 1000 WHITNEY reports REID and SELFRIDGE underway.  1 
10:02 California F-03 1002 CALIFORNIA Oil fire on surface of water enveloped ship starting many fires, particularly intense one on forecastle. Captain Bunkley, with approval of Commander Battle Force ordered ship to be abandoned temporarily due to enveloping oil fire on surface of water.  1 
10:02 Tennessee F-06 1002 TENNESSEE Flood D-310-M (D-306-M and D-312-M also flooded, not isolated).  1 
10:03 Bagley Entrance 1003 [Est] BAGLEY Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:03 Mugford B-06 1003 MUGFORD Japanese planes reported dropping mines in channel.  1 
10:03 Wasmuth Entrance 1003 [Est] WASMUTH Proceeded out of Pearl Harbor and took up patrol off entrance [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:04 St Louis Channel 1004 ST LOUIS When just inside the channel entrance buoys (Buoys #1 and 2) two torpedoes were seen approaching the ship from starboard from a range of between 1,000 to 2,000 yards. Just before striking the ship, they hit the reef to westward of the dredged channel and exploded doing no damage to the ship. At the source of the torpedo tracks a dark gray object. The object was taken under fire by the starboard 5" battery but uncertain as to whether any hits were scored.  2 
10:05 Army Oahu 1005 FT. SHAFTER Some heavy bombs dropped at entrance of Pearl Harbor did not explode. Think they are mines.  1 
10:05 CinCPac Oahu 1005 SOPA SAN DIEGO To ASP SAN DIEGO: San Diego Harbor Air Defense Plan Number ONE effective.  1 
10:05 Gamble D-03 1005 GAMBLE Underway proceeding out of channel.  1 
10:05 Mugford B-06 1005 MUGFORD USS SHAW in floating dry-dock exploded. Main engines and two boilers of MUGFORD ready to get underway.  1 
10:07 St Louis Entrance 1007 ST LOUIS Proceeding at about 20 knots. Experienced difficulty in dodging the submarine, keeping off the reef, and in avoiding two mine sweepers and their sweep. However, managed to clear and stood on out to sea at 25 knots speed, zig-zagging.   2 
10:07 Wapello Hammer Pt 1007 WAPELLO Returning to berth, having completed assistance in openine net. Beach winch for net resumed operation.  10 
10:08 Tennessee F-06 1008 TENNESSEE Observed ARIZONA aflame all over.  1 
10:10 CinCPac Oahu 1010 UNKNOWN To RDO WAILUPE: This vessel and 4 DM in Southwest S2 two enemy carriers in sight. (Rec'd by phone).  1 
10:10 Cockatoo Entrance 1010 COCKATOO Began Sweeping.  10 
10:10 Phoenix C-06 1010 PHOENIX Got underway, but returned to Berth C-6 on receiving orders not to sortie.  1 
10:10 Reid X-08 1010 REID got underway on 4 boilers. No damage or casualties.  1 
10:10 Sumner S-01 1010 SUMNER Fired two rounds at bomber on port beam, altitude 8,000 no hits. Also fired .50 caliber machine guns, two and four.  1 
10:10 Tennessee F-06 1010 TENNESSEE Observed planes approaching from starboard beam; did not come in.  1 
10:11 CinCPac Oahu 1011 CPW 2 To DEWT: Report CPW 2 for duty.  1 
10:13 Mugford B-06 1013 MUGFORD USS SCHLEY and ALLEN ready to get underway.  1 
10:13 USCG 400 Oahu 1013 UNKNOWN USCG 400 To CG RDO STATION: Report immediately to Commander Honolulu Base.  1 
10:13 VP 24 Oahu 1013 UNKNOWN VP-24 To CPW 2 Eight men of war Lat. 21.10 Long 160. 16 course 090 degrees  1 
10:14 COM-14 Oahu 1014 Com 14 Was Lualualei NAD damaged.  1 
10:15 CinCPac Oahu 1015 CTF 9 To COMPATRON 21 Search Sector 000 to 300 Japanese Carriers  1 
10:15 Condor Entrance 1015 CONDOR A cruiser of the St Louis class evidently mistaking the Oropesa float of the Crossbill for a submarine turned sharply to the left and commenced firing at said float. In so doing she severed the magnetic cable of this ship appx 100 yards from the outboard end.  5 
10:15 Condor Entrance 1015 CONDOR Unknown US light cruiser cut magnetic cable. Started to haul in remainder of cable.  10 
10:15 Gamble Channel 1015 GAMBLE Shifted .30 cal. A. A. machine guns to top of pilot house on fire control platform.  1 
10:16 St Louis Entrance 1016 ST LOUIS Fired on four high altitude bombers. No apparent damage.  2 
10:17 Montgomery D-03 1017 MONTGOMERY Underway as ordered by the Division Commander.  2 
10:18 CinCPac Oahu 1018 CinCPac To CTF 8,12, 3 Search from Pearl very limited account maxiumum twelve VP searching X Some indication enemy force northwest Oahu X Addressees operate as directed Com Task Force 8 to intercept and attack enemy composition enemy force unknown.  1 
10:18 CinCPac Oahu 1018 CTF 8 Is Ford Island available reservice and rearm carrier planes in case necessity.  1 
10:18 Jarvis B-05 1018 JARVIS Cast all lines loose from Mugford and stood out of harbor.  2 
10:18 Perry Entrance 1018 [Est] PERRY Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:20 CinCPac Oahu 1020 Attack group of 15 VSB's with 1,000 lb. bombs each dispatched to position 30 miles south Barber's Point where numerous reports had been received of enemy carriers and other forces; no contact. CinC informed Comtaskfor EIGHT depended on Pearl Harbor for scouting information. This in order maintain carrier striking group in readiness.  1 
10:20 CinCPac Oahu 1020 CinCPac To CTF One: Do not send any more cruisers to Sea.  1 
10:20 CinCPac Oahu 1020 CTG 1.9 To ALL Air Coms Patwing l & 2. Observe approach Doctrine when near Oahu.  1 
10:20 Mugford B-06 1020 MUGFORD USS JARVIS cleared starboard side.  1 
10:20 Ramapo B-12 1020 RAMAPO CL underway from a berth north of Ford Island.  2 
10:20 Sacramento B-06 1020 SACRAMENTO Jarvis stood out. Additional planes were seen strafing with machine gun fire together with several other formations, who were driven off by AA fire.  2 
10:20 Tennessee F-06 1020 TENNESSEE reports ARIZONA looks as if she is on the bottom. Word passed for the 5th division to lay aft to relieve fire party.  1 
10:21 Gamble Entrance 1021 GAMBLE Cleared channel entrance. Eight depth charges were armed and the ship commenced offshore and anti-submarine patrol off Pearl Harbor entrance.  1 
10:22 Mugford B-06 1022 MUGFORD Navy MT's standing out  1 
10:23 Mugford B-06 1023 MUGFORD Floating Dry Dock sinking.  1 
10:23 Wasmuth Entrance 1023 WASMUTH dropped one depth charge on suspicious Water, setting 200 feet, results negative.  1 
10:24 Tennessee F-06 1024 TENNESSEE reports Torpedo boats leaving harbor.  1 
10:25 Whitney X-08 1025 WHITNEY Secured electricity to destroyers alongside.  2 
10:27 Mugford B-06 1027 MUGFORD WHARTON and CUMMINGS underway standing out.  1 
10:27 Tennessee F-06 1027 TENNESSEE reports people coming from WEST VIRGINIA on board TENNESSEE by way of a five inch gun.  1 
10:28 CinCPac Oahu 1028 NAS PEARL To CTF 8: Your 2023 Affirmative. (Ref: Is Ford Island available reservice and rearm carrier planes in ease necessity).  1 
10:28 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 1028 PENNSYLVANIA Power on ship taken on two generators.  1 
10:30 Army Oahu 1030 ARMY HDQTS Two enemy coming in 30 miles south of Affirm 28.  1 
10:30 Blue Entrance 1030 BLUE Upon completion of attacks, BLUE screened ST. LOUIS.  1 
10:30 Castor M-04 1030 CASTOR Transferred ammunition to NEOSHO for use of that vessel.  1 
10:30 Henley Entrance 1030 HENLEY Visual signal from TREVER reported the HENLEY'S captain and executive officer on board that vessel.  1 
10:30 Mugford B-06 1030 MUGFORD Fuel oil barge moored starboard quarter.  1 
10:30 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 1030 PENNSYLVANIA Sent motor launches to West Loch for more ammunition.  1 
10:30 Phoenix C-06 1030 PHOENIX Got underway and started out north of channel. Received message from TENNESSEE from CinCPac "Do not Sortie". Turned around in channel and started back to berth C.-6. On receipts of orders from Comcrubatfor proceeded via south channel and completed sortie and joined Comtaskfor ONE.  1 
10:30 Sicard B-18 1030 SICARD observed attack break off. Mustered crew, no injuries or casualties.  1 
10:31 CinCPac Oahu 1031 UNKNOWN This vessel and 4 DM in southwest S2 *NO* enemy carriers in sight.  1 
10:32 Tennessee F-06 1032 TENNESSEE observes ARIZONA abandoning ship. Repair II report all C&R soundings normal. Repair IV report all soundings normal. Pull circuit L28 at aft. Distribution Board. Mr. Teague says hatches cannot be opened from inside wardroom country too hot.  1 
10:32 Tower Oahu 1032 SIGNAL TOWER To CinCPac: These ships underway but have not cleared the entrance yet: DETROIT JARVIS PERRY NEW ORLEANS GAMBLE CHEW  1 
10:33 CinCPac Oahu 1033 CTF 3, CTF 8 To ASP; Submarines reported 10 miles south Barber's Point.  1 
10:33 ComBatFor Oahu 1033 COMBATSHIPS Be ready to repel repeated air attacks.  1 
10:33 Phoenix Entrance 1033 [Est] PHOENIX Cleared Entrance Buoys [Estimated based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:33 Reid Entrance 1033 [Est] REID Cleared Entrance Buoys [Estimated based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:33 Tennessee F-06 1033 TENNESSEE 6' down by stern from flooding of D-306, D-312 M.  1 
10:36 Tennessee F-06 1036 TENNESSEE Unit 2, Repair I, combating fire in W. R. Country. Dead man forward of conning tower, sent stretcher party.  1 
10:36 Wasmuth Entrance 1036 WASMUTH Dropped second depth charge on suspicious water, setting 200 feet, bearing 217', distance 3.4 miles from Pearl Harbor entrance buoys. Brought up large quantities of oil, but no wreckage.  1 
10:40 CinCPac Oahu 1040 COMBASEFOR To Cominron 2: Sweep South channel from East Loch to entrance magnetic and moored mines.  1 
10:40 CinCPac Oahu 1040 YUNE 8 bearing (BILATERAL) 357' or 178' T from HEEIA. YUNE 8 is Comcardivs (AKAGI).  1 
10:40 ComDesRon 3 Oahu 1040 Comdesron 3 Underway accordance signal from tower, and oral orders. Joined antisub patrol operating off entrance. Made two Sound contacts, dropped' 3 and 2 depth charges. Oil observed on water but no conclusive evidence of submarine loss.  1 
10:40 Cummings B-15 1040 CUMMINGS Underway in accordance with signal from signal tower and the oral orders of the Commander Destroyer Squadron THREE. Proceeded out of channel without incident and joined the anti-submarine patrol operating off Pearl Harbor entrance.  2 
10:40 Montgomery Entrance 1040 [Est] MONTGOMERY Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:40 Mugford B-06 1040 MUGFORD Commenced receiving fuel from oil barge in addition to oil from yard line.  1 
10:40 Tracy B-16 1040 TRACY reported CUMMINGS underway after returning all TRACY men, 10 men sent to help fight fire in CALIFORNIA.  1 
10:40 Worden X-02 1040 WORDEN Underway and went out ahead from the nest, proceeded through South Channel to sea  2 
10:40 Montgomery Entrance 1040 (about) MONTGOMERY ordered to screen ST LOUIS [recorded in ST LOUIS report]  2 
10:41 Jarvis Entrance 1041 [Est] JARVIS Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
10:42 California F-03 1042 Combatfor To Cap't NYD: The CALIFORNIA is on fire inside. Probably two tugs with fire equipment could save her.  1 
10:42 Cockatoo Entrance 1042 COCKATOO Fired at floating object thought to be a mine. Object discovered to be debris.  10 
10:45 Cassin DryDock 1 1045 Fire on CASSIN brought under control.  2 
10:46 CinCPac Oahu 1046 CTF 8 DF bearings indicate enemy carrier bearing 178 from Barber's point  1 
10:46 ComBatFor Oahu 1046 COMBATSHIPS To BATSHIPS IN COMPANY: All battleships sent pilots and aviation personnel to Ford Island immediately.  1 
10:48 Tennessee F-06 1048 TENNESSEE To CinCPac: TENNESSEE 30% damage CALIFORNIA has been sunk. Doubtful checking.  1 
10:50 Tern B-04 1050 TERN Proceeded to put on fire on USS ARIZONA. Shifted over to WEST VIRGINIA by orders from MARYLAND.  1 
10:51 CinCPac Oahu 1051 Unknown CTF 8 To CinCPac: CinCPac 2012 Acknowledge.  1 
10:51 VP 14 Oahu 1051 CPW 1 To Plane 2 VP 14: Search sector 310 to 320. Take due caution.  1 
10:53 Minneapolis Pacific 1053 MINNEAPOLIS To CinCPac: MINNEAPOLIS center area VICTOR ONE.  1 
10:54 Antares Honolulu 1054 ANTARES Cleared to enter Honolulu Harbor by the Harbor Control Officer.  2 
10:55 CinCPac Oahu 1055 CTF 8 CTF 8 launched six VOS to search sector 000-045 to 150 miles.  1 
10:55 CinCPac Oahu 1055 CTF 8 To CinCPac: Am depending on Pearl for scouting information.  1 
10:55 Sumner S-01 1055 SUMNER Fired two rounds 3" at plane dead ahead, altitude 8,000. No hits. Fired all 50 caliber.  1 
10:56 Mugford B-06 1056 MUGFORD Japanese planes attacking from North. (Note: These are apparently friendly planes).  1 
10:58 Mugford B-06 1058 MUGFORD Numerous explosions from WEST VIRGINIA and ARIZONA.  1 
10:58 PatRon 23 Oahu 1058 PATRON 23 To CPW ONE: Investigating suspicious vessel 21 00, 150 50.  1 
10:58 Tennessee F-06 1058 TENNESSEE Observed Naval Air Station planes in air.  1 
11:00 CinCPac Oahu 1100 UNKNOWN COMBASEFOR, C0MINRON TWO to COM 14: Sweep South channel from East Loch to entrance magnetic and moored mines.  1 
11:00 COM-14 Oahu 1100 COM 14 TO NAS PEARL. CPW 2: Hawaiian Air Force contemplates moving headquarters, MUX lines will be kept in commission.  1 
11:00 Helm Entrance 1100 HELM Sound listening watch heard screws on starboard quarter. Ship circled for attack but lost contact. No depth charges dropped.  2 
11:00 Mugford B-06 1100 MUGFORD Fire appeared to be under control on NEVADA.  1 
11:00 Sicard B-18 1100 SICARD Observed horizontal bombing attack.  1 
11:00 Tennessee F-06 1100 TENNESSEE Repair II told to open drain valve and core valve in GSK, Valves to Sick Bay. Enemy plane coming in on bow. All hands not engaged in fighting fire seek cover.  1 
11:00 Tracy B-16 1100 TRACY Japanese have definitely withdrawn.  1 
11:03 Cummings Entrance 1103 [Est] CUMMINGS Cleared Entrance Buoys [Not Logged; Estimate based on 23 minute average DD response time from B-docks to Entrance Buoys].  20 
11:03 Tennessee F-06 1103 TENNESSEE Observed destroyer putting to sea (other side of Ford Island). Gasoline stowage filled with C02.  1 
11:03 VP 23 Oahu 1103 VP 23 #11 To CPW2: Ships investigated 2 subs unknown nationality course 271 submerged on my approach.  1 
11:05 Whitney X-08 1105 WHITNEY Conducted intermittent firing through breaks in clouds at bombing planes.  2 
11:05 CinCPac Oahu 1105 NAS Kaneohe To CinCPac: Ship nationality unknown 10 miles off Kahana Point.  1 
11:05 CinCPac Oahu 1105 To ASP this Circuit: Enemy planes coming for Pearl Harbor from South.  1 
11:05 CinCPac Oahu 1105 To ASP, Info CTF 8 All ships departing Pearl organize as TASKFORCE ONE UNDIVIDED Comdesbatfor assume command report CTF 8.  1 
11:08 Breese Entrance 1108 BREESE Received reports Motor Torpedo Boat sighted periscope  1 
11:08 PatRon 23 Oahu 1108 CPW 2 To PATRON 23 Empty tanker no guns showing identity unknown lat. 21 00 Long. 159 59.  1 
11:08 St Louis Entrance 1108 ST. LOUIS To CinCPac: Formed attack group ST. LOUIS, LAMSON, PHELPS, I am proceeding to locate *ENEMY*.  1 
11:10 CinCPac Oahu 1110 NYD OPERATIONS To CinCPac: NYD Operations reports another air raid expected within twenty minutes.  1 
11:10 Sicard B-18 1110 SICARD Observed horizontal diving attack completed.  1 
11:14 Worden Entrance 1114 WORDEN Cleared channel [recorded in DALE report]  2 
11:15 Breese Entrance 1115 BREESE dropped 2 depth charges on spot indicated with no apparent results. Bearings: Barber's Point 297° (t), Diamond Head 078°(t), and Hickham Tower 357° (t).  1 
11:15 Crossbill Entrance 1115 CROSSBILL Hoisted in oropsea gear. Commenced streaming magnetic gear.  10 
11:15 Montgomery Entrance 1115 MONTGOMERY Established anti-submarine patrol in sector one off entrance to Pearl Harbor, T.H.  2 
11:15 Northampton Pacific 1115 NORTHAMPTON Two NORTHAMPTON planes launched to conduct search 150 miles to the north.  1 
11:15 Ramapo B-12 1115 RAMAPO RALEIGH observed to have been damaged for she had a list of about 15°.  2 
11:15 St Louis Entrance 1115 ST LOUIS Fired on five high altitude bombers. No apparent damage.  2 
11:18 CinCPac Oahu 1118 NAS Kaneohe Bay to CinCPac: Ship nationality unknown 10 miles off Kahana Point.  1 
11:21 Tennessee F-06 1121 TENNESSEE 2' list to port.  1 
11:21 Tennessee F-06 1121 TENNESSEE To CinCPac: Damage 00% to TENNESSEE: WEST VIRGINIA sunk. Note: Correction WEST VIRGINIA for CALIFORNIA. Correction 00% instead of 30% for TENNESSEE.  1 
11:25 CinCPac Oahu 1125 CPW 2 To VP 14 #1, VP 14 #3: STAY OUT.  1 
11:25 Cockatoo Entrance 1125 COCKATOO Completed sweeping.  10 
11:25 Ramapo B-12 1125 RAMAPO Enemy planes passed over to starboard.  2 
11:25 Sumner S-01 1125 SUMNER Fired four rounds 3" at plane crossing ahead from starboard, altitude 6,000 feet, no hits. Fired 50 caliber machine guns No. 1 and z  1 
11:30 Henley Entrance 1130 HENLEY Picked up captain and executive officer from TREVER. No losses or damage experienced by HENLEY.  1 
11:30 PatRon 24 Oahu 1130 PATRON 24, CPW 2 to CPW 2, CTF 3: Eight men of war Lat. 2110, Long. 160 16, course 090 degrees.  1 
11:30 Tennessee F-06 1130 TENNESSEE Bridge steering telegraph out (being repaired). Sending planes from Hickam Field.  1 
11:30 Whitney X-08 1130 WHITNEY Received orders to remained at anchor.  1 
11:32 Mugford B-06 1132 MUGFORD Horizontal bombers approaching from port (Jap.) t  1 
11:32 Ramapo B-12 1132 RAMAPO CL underway from Navy Yard.  2 
11:33 Cockatoo Entrance 1133 COCKATOO All gear aboard.  10 
11:33 Sicard B-18 1133 SICARD Observed another horizontal bombing raid.  1 
11:33 St Louis Entrance 1133 ST. LOUIS To COMDESRON 1: What is your position?  1 
11:35 Breese Entrance 1135 BREESE Picked up sound of submarine in same vicinity. Dropped 2 depth charges and oil slick with debris appeared, 2nd attack was made with 4 deep-set charges to make certain but no additional results appeared. Meanwhile destroyers in vicinity dropped additional charges.  1 
11:35 CinCPac Oahu 1135 CSD 43 To Comsubscofor: Point 21 54 Point 56 3L2.  1 
11:35 Northampton Pacific 1135 NORTHAMPTON Approximately I5 miles west of Kauai. Section attacked by enemy single seat monoplane, engagement lasting about 20 minutes. Enemy plane made total of seven attacks diving from above or to the side of the scouting section. On all diving attacks presented and exceptionally good target as he squashed down toward the section. Apparent enemy speed 275 miles or better. Enemy plane broke out in smoke and departed. Search continued until completed.  1 
11:35 Ramapo B-12 1135 RAMAPO Enemy planes flew over to port.  2 
11:35 Sicard B-18 1135 SICARD Observed bombers withdrawed. No material damaged and no personnel casualties.  1 
11:35 Sumner S-01 1135 SUMNER Fired 11 rounds 3" at formation of five bombers crossing ahead from port no hits. Fired all machine guns.  1 
11:35 Tennessee F-06 1135 TENNESSEE Sighted two planes bearing 270 .  1 
11:36 Mugford B-06 1136 MUGFORD US Navy planes taking off from Ford Island.  1 
11:36 Neosho M-03 1136 NEOSHO Discontinued firing, enemy having retired. Expended 171 rounds of 3"-23 caliber A.A.  2 
11:36 Tennessee F-06 1136 Tennessee Observed light cruiser putting out to sea. Turning engines over to keep fire on water away from ship.  1 
11:37 ComBatFor Oahu 1137 COMBATSHIP 3 To CTF 1: MINNEAPOLIS 2 DMs center southern boundary VICTOR ONE Course 105 speed 15/UKX CAB6.  1 
11:39 TF8 Pacific 1139 CTF 8 To CinCPac: TF 8 flying colors bearing 184 distance 99 from Kaula Rock at 1115.  1 
11:39 VP 24 Oahu 1139 CTF 9 To VP 24 Planes #1, #2, #4, #5, #11, CPW2: Search to 200 miles.  1 
11:40 CinCPac Oahu 1140 DESBATFOR To CTF 8: Int posit desig zero george eight.  1 
11:40 CinCPac Oahu 1140 RDO Wailupe To all stations this circuit: Guam attacked  1 
11:40 Mugford B-06 1140 MUGFORD Japanese Planes on starboard beam.  1 
11:40 Northampton Pacific 1140 NORTHAMPTON plane engaged enemy fighter. This was not known to Comtaskfor 8 until 8 December.  1 
11:40 Ramapo B-12 1140 RAMAPO DETROIT stood out.  2 
11:42 COM-14 Oahu 1142 COM 14 To CinCPac: Submarine due south Aloha Tower 4 miles has been bombed. Surface covered with oil slick.  1 
11:43 ComBatFor Oahu 1143 COMBATFOR To COMBATSHIPS Prepare available battleship planes for search and report to subbase when ready and number. 2 CALIFORNIA planes at Ford Island probably ready.  1 
11:44 CinCPac Oahu 1144 COMBASEFOR To COMINRON 2: Designate two DMs sweep approaches to Pearl magnetic mines.  1 
11:45 CinCPac Oahu 1145 COMCRUBATFOR To CinCPac: Have no ships in sector 4.  1 
11:45 St Louis Entrance 1145 ST LOUIS Fired on three aircraft. No apparent damage.  2 
11:46 Antares Entrance 1146 ANTARES Moored to Berth 5-A, Honolulu Harbor.   2 
11:46 Antares Honolulu 1146 ANTARES moored to B-5A Honolulu.  1 
11:46 PatWing Oahu 1146 PATWING To Unknown: Enemy troops landing on north shore. Blue coveralls with red emblems.  1 
11:50 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 1150 COCKATOO Moored starboard side to Section Base pier.  10 
11:50 COM-14 Oahu 1150 COM 14 To CinCPac: Parachutists are landing at Barber's Point.  1 
11:52 CinCPac Oahu 1152 CPW 1 To CinCPac, CPW2: 3 planes security patrol patrol 14 are searching assigned sector. All planes have depth charges aboard.  1 
11:53 CinCPac Oahu 1153 COMCARDIV 1 To CinCPac: SARATOGA ready depart San Diego 0900 tomorrow Monday mx escorting ships so far as known have not been designated. Request instructions.  1 
11:55 Whitney X-08 1155 WHITNEY Captain OD King (MC), USN (Staff Comdesbatfor) and Lieutenant Commander CJ Stuart (MC) USN, left to report to Solace.  2 
11:55 CinCPac Oahu 1155 To ASP: All cruisers and destroyers depart Pearl as soon as practicable x report CTF 1 in DETROIT.  1 
11:56 Tennessee F-06 1156 TENNESSEE Observed Army fortresses in the air. Believe enemy planes and submarines lying in channel.  1 
11:59 Mugford B-06 1159 MUGFORD The end of period during which ship maintained 50 caliber and 5" fire.  1 
12:00 Bobolink Coal Docks 1200 BOBOLINK Received Orders from Combasefor to sweep Pearl Harbor with TURKEY.  1 
12:00 CinCPac Oahu 1200 Location of Forces 1200, 7 December 1941: TF8 ENTERPRISE 21-:30 16s55- T. 1. 12 LEXINGTON. 23 50, 171-l5- Subdiv 43 (3 SS) 80 Miles East, coming ready; GUDGEON C-5, Ready; T. E. 1 and 2 less S in Pearl, T. F. 3 less 12, areas: Task F 3 rendezvousing with MINNEAPOLIS and 20Ms southern boundary VI Course 1:15.  1 
12:00 Crossbill Entrance 1200 CROSSBILL Completed streaming magnetic gear. Sweeping entrance to Pearl Harbor TH.  10 
12:00 Gwin Pacific 1200 GWIN To Comdesbatfor Reporting for duty with LAMSON and PHELPS I am proceeding to South to locate and attack enemy carrier [DANFS lists GWIN in North Atlantic].  1 
12:00 St Louis Entrance 1200 ST LOUIS To Comcruscofor: Reporting for duty with LAMSON and PHELPS. I am proceeding south to locate and attack enemy carrier.  1 
12:01 CinCPac Oahu 1201 Compatwing To Compatron 24: Have search for assign sector 300 miles am returning.  1 
12:02 TF8 Pacific 1202 CTF 8 To CinCPac: Your 2100 refers Task Force 8 with 13 ships X request all units be notified.  1 
12:04 Gamble Entrance 1204 GAMBLE Established sound contact with submarine and dropped three depth charges. Position bearing 16S T from Diamond Head light, distance 2.6 miles.  1 
12:05 CinCPac Oahu 1205 Comdesbatfor to Comdesflot ONE: About nine thirty witnessed MONAGHAN sink enemy submarine by ramming and depth charges. Excellent piece of work.  1 
12:05 COM-14 Oahu 1205 Com 14 All lights extinguished except control lights.  1 
12:05 COM-14 Oahu 1205 Com 14 To KENNISON: Submarine reported twenty miles bearing 23; from Pt. Loma investigate.  1 
12:05 Condor Entrance 1205 CONDOR Streamed "O" type gear to starboard.  10 
12:06 Mugford B-06 1206 MUGFORD Discontinued fueling. 115,000 gallons on board.  1 
12:09 ComBatFor Oahu 1209 COMBATSHIPS To CinCPac: Design cast desig king baker jib.  1 
12:09 ComBatFor Oahu 1209 COMBATSHIPS To Cruisers and Destroyers: Sortie in accordance until plan indicated.  1 
12:09 Mugford B-06 1209 MUGFORD Oil barge cleared starboard side.  1 
12:10 Tennessee F-06 1210 TENNESSEE Draft of ship (internal): Fwd. 34'6, Aft, 35'101/4- Mean 35'4 l/2". Enemy transport reported 40 miles off Barber's Point. Parachute troops landing on Barber's Point (later proved false). After Battle Dressing Station send stretcher party to left gun, turret III, and remove casualties. Three planes on starboard beam coming this way (do not know whether enemy or not) Said planes flying low; apparently, turning away. Organize a crew of about 30 men to relieve men of Turret IV who are fighting fire on water.  1 
12:13 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 1213 COCKATOO Underway for assigned area.  10 
12:13 Solace X-13 1213 SOLACE To Com 14: Expedite your boat all tannic acid, tannic acid jelly. pecric acid, tetanus anti-toxin, gas gangrene combined serum morphine sulphate, morphine syretts, sutures, needles, hypo needles and adhesive tape can be spared.  1 
12:13 St Louis Entrance 1213 ST LOUIS Fired on group of four torpedo planes. No apparent damage.  2 
12:14 Mugford B-06 1214 MUGFORD Underway. Standing out in channel.  1 
12:15 Cockatoo Entrance 1215 COCKATOO Began streaming "M" type gear.  10 
12:15 Helm Entrance 1215 HELM Rejoined DETROIT. Ceased patrolling.  2 
12:15 Sacramento B-06 1215 SACRAMENTO MUGFORD stood out after receiving 800 rounds of .50 caliber, 3000 rounds of .30 caliber ammunition and approximately 2000 pounds of fresh and dry provision from the SACRAMENTO. One rescue breathing apparatus was delivered to the CALIFORNIA and a fire extinguisher to an unidentified boat. The Medical Officer reported to the Naval Hospital to assist in care for the wounded, returning about 1630.   2 
12:16 Tower Oahu 1216 SIGNAL TOWER These ships have cleared Pearl Harbor Channel: DALE HANLEY, PATTERSON. PHOENIX, WASMUTH, RAMSAY, ST. LOUIS, DETROIT, MONTGOMERY, WORDEN, CUMMINGS.  1 
12:17 CinCPac Oahu 1217 CTF 9 To PW 2l,23,19: Search to 300 miles.  1 
12:18 St Louis Entrance 1218 ST LOUIS Fired on group of dive bombers. No apparent damage.  2 
12:19 ComBatFor Oahu 1219 Combatships To Com 14 Serious oil fire alongside W. VA. menaces TENNESSEE and MARYLAND send fire boats.  1 
12:21 CinCPac Oahu 1221 RDO WAILUPE To all stations: Nine unidentified aircraft over-Guam.  1 
12:23 CinCPac Oahu 1223 RDO Wailupe To ASP: Air alarm standby.  1 
12:23 Enterprise Pacific 1223 CTF 8 To CinCPac: 21 VSB from ENTERPRISE should have landed Ford Island about 0830. Request information.  1 
12:26 Bobolink Coal Docks 1226 BOBOLINK Moored alongside coal dock to take wire aboard.  1 
12:28 CinCPac Oahu 1228 CinCPac To ASP Hawaiian Area: If NPM fox goes out guard harbor circuit.  1 
12:28 ComBatFor Oahu 1228 Combatships To CinCPac: PENNSYLVANIA Dive bomb hit starboard side frame 86 drydock now flooded. MARYLAND magazines flooded. TENNESSEE fire in wardroom country. OKLAHOMA capsized. WEST VIRGINIA sunk but upright. CALIFORNIA down by the head and heavy list to port probably on bottom. ARIZONA sunk. NEVADA beached off Hospital Point.  1 
12:28 VP 23 Oahu 1228 Unknown CPW 2 To VP 23: Search to 200 miles any instructions.  1 
12:29 Tower Oahu 1229 SIGNAL TOWER THORNTON is underway and standing out.  1 
12:30 Curtiss X-22 1230 CURTISS To CinCPac. Unable to sortie because of damage.  1 
12:30 Gamble Entrance 1230 GAMBLE while conducting depth charge attack off Diamond Head, received three despatehes from Cinc addressed to ASP. Ships ordered to attack transports reported four miles off Barber's Point. All vessels having departed Pearl Harbor organized as Task Force ONE to report to CTF 8 clearing harbor and to report position, composition, and speed. GAMBLE continued with depth charge attack until contact was lost then proceeded to Barber's Point where no transports were found Continued westward.  1 
12:30 Mugford Channel 1230 MUGFORD Japanese plane crashed on beach of HICKAM FIELD. [Note: It is believed the ship observed this at this time (wreckage), not that the crash occurred at this time.]  1 
12:30 Tennessee F-06 1230 TENNESSEE Secure all fresh water, except galley and drinking.  1 
12:32 CinCPac Oahu 1232 CinCPac To ASP: Enemy transport s reported four miles off Barbers Point. Attack.  1 
12:33 St Louis Entrance 1233 ST LOUIS Fired on group of planes (type not determined). No apparent damage.  2 
12:35 CinCPac Oahu 1235 CTF 12 To CinCPac: Is Midway flight canceled.  1 
12:35 CinCPac Oahu 1235 CTF 12 To CTF 3 & 8: Cancel Midway Marine flight.  1 
12:35 ComBatFor Oahu 1235 COMBATSHIPS To Combatfor: Combatship in Maryland.  1 
12:35 Mugford Entrance 1235 MUGFORD Passed entrance to channel. Four 50 cal. and four 5"/38 cal guns during the entire period 0809 to 1159 whenever any planes came within range and bearing maintained fire.  1 
12:35 Raleigh F-12 1235 RALEIGH To CinCPac: Two fire rooms and engine room and stern compt. flooded. Damage under control at present. Unable to get underway.  1 
12:35 Whitney X-08 1235 WHITNEY Started taking on fuel oil from YO #28 moored alongside to starboard.  2 
12:40 CinCPac Oahu 1240 MU" HE SARA HAHO on 4580 BRG 181 (Believed Submarine).  1 
12:40 CinCPac Oahu 1240 MU" HE SARA HAHO On 4780 BRG 186 (Believed Submarine).  1 
12:40 Condor Entrance 1240 CONDOR Sighted cut piece of "M" cable. Started recovering.  10 
12:44 VP 23 Oahu 1244 Plane 12 VP 23 Two CPW2: Approaching 300 able to search more gas 400 25 I request instructions.  1 
12:45 Tennessee F-06 1245 TENNESSEE Planes on port bow (do not know whether enemy or not).  1 
12:45 Ward Entrance 1245 WARD Relieved by CHEW as Duty Destroyer in Defensive Sea Area [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p233]  20 
12:46 California F-03 1246 CALIFORNIA sinking fast, stern underwater. Close all topside hatches, as turrets will be fired. (Did not). Gun four port reported Hoist #22, 5"/51, in B-510 was damaged. Power can be sent up, but is slowed. Draft of ship, FWD: 34'9". Magazine temperature of Turret I-84 .  1 
12:46 CinCPac Oahu 1246 Unknown CinCPac To Rdo San Diego: Receive me on 26.1, transmit on 30.6 (cable to Navy radio San Diego) Via Globe.  1 
12:46 CinCPac Oahu 1246 WP OFF. 14ND High altitude bombing attack coming in over Diamond Head.  1 
12:46 Cockatoo Entrance 1246 COCKATOO Began sweeping channel and extension seaward therefrom.  10 
12:47 ComBatFor Oahu 1247 Combatships To COLORADO: If vessels are not longer in service will furnish men and officers to ships in service to man complete anti-aircraft batteries for continuous watch.  1 
12:47 Curtiss X-22 1247 CURTISS To CPW2: All of our transmitters are out.  1 
12:48 CinCPac Oahu 1248 Combasefor To Cominron TWO: Designate two DMs sweep approach to Pearl magnetic mines.  1 
12:52 St Louis Entrance 1252 ST LOUIS Ordered to join DETROIT.  2 
12:55 Gamble Entrance 1255 GAMBLE Proceeded on course 270T at 20 knots to join friendly forces upon receipt of orders from CinCPac.  1 
12:56 PT Boats S-13 1256 MTB SQUAD Out guarding 3445 voice sqdn. Comdrs. PT 20 PT 22, PT 23, PT 24 At dock guarding 3445 voice PT 21. On dock at crane no power PT 26, PT 28. Aboard RAMAPO underway PT 27, PT 29, PT 30, PT 42.  1 
12:58 COM-14 Oahu 1258 Com 14 Four Japanese transports off Barbers Point.  1 
13:00 Akagi Pacific 1300 Japanese carrier force departs Hawaiian waters bound for Japan.  11 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 Comdesbatfor Own DD reports no enemy vessels off Barbers Point.  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 CTF 1 At 1300 join DETROIT course 210 n speed 18 from point 51. (Action to ST LOUIS)  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 KANURE Appears to be O.T.C. on 6581 BRG. 183.  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 KANURE is probably Commander in the Air.  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 KASO Seems to be Task Force Commander.  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 SISO On 7033 BRG 167l/2.  1 
13:00 CinCPac Oahu 1300 Unknown CinCPac To CTF 8: Your 2208 Only nine arrived.  1 
13:00 Raleigh F-12 1300 RALEIGH Reports tugs SUNNADIN and AVOCET came alongside and furnished light and power. One torpedo ran between bow of RALEIGH and stern of DETROIT, and apparently sank in shoal water at Ford Island without exploding. The following planes were destroyed, in which it is considered the RALEIGH contributed: 1. Bomber flying over stern stbd to port crashed on deck or CURTISS. 2. Plane new over bow from stbd to port and crashed near Pear City. 3. Plane flying north on our stbd beam crashed in water between DOBBIN and BALTIMORE. 4. Plane off our stern flying over Air Station was hit by 3" she and blown to pieces in air. 5. Plane flying across our stern had tail blown off and fell Over Pearl City.  1 
13:00 Ramsay Entrance 1300 RAMSAY Jap ship four miles from Barbers Point Two sampans further out. Parachute troops landing on North Shore. (Reported by VJ plane.)  1 
13:00 St Louis Entrance 1300 ST LOUIS To Comdesbatfor: ST LOUIS, BLUE, LAMSON, PHELPS posit Lat 20.51 Long 158, course 275, speed 25K.  1 
13:01 Antares Honolulu 1301 ANTARES Unknown Comtrainron 8 ANTARES docked pier five afirm, Honolulu. Struck by several machine gun bullets but no damage to material or personnel.  1 
13:01 CinCPac Oahu 1301 CPW 2 Search sector 220 to 230. Return (Action to 12-VP-23)  1 
13:02 CinCPac Oahu 1302 CinCPac To CTF 8: Radio bearings indicate AKAGI bearing 183 from Pearl another unit bearing 167 .  1 
13:03 CinCPac Oahu 1303 CPW 2 To comscoron 6: Reported Jap rendezvous 223 90 miles from Ford Island. Search to 200 miles sector 235 to 215.  1 
13:05 CinCPac Oahu 1305 NAS Kaneohe Captured enemy chart has marked positions bearing 223 distant 90 miles from Pearl Harbor. [20 13N, 159 3.5W - SW of Oahu]  1 
13:09 Tower Oahu 1309 Signal Tower DETROIT and PHOENIX are near Barbers Point. Signal Tower sees no transports.  1 
13:10 CinCPac Oahu 1310 Combasefor To comtrainron 6; Com 14, Cominron 2: Sweep channel from East Loch to entrance magnetic and Moored mines.  1 
13:12 Hulbert S-03 1312 HULBERT Army reports that four enemy transports off Barbers Point.  1 
13:12 St Louis Entrance 1312 ST LOUIS Am proceeding with three destroyers to attack Barbers Point Speed two five position lat. 21-57 long 150-03.  1 
13:13 ComBatFor Oahu 1313 Combatships To NAS Pearl: for Capt. Bode CALIFORNIA urgently needs AA ammunition.  1 
13:17 CinCPac Oahu 1317 Rdo Wailupe Signals intercepted and bearing true north believed to be enemy carrier by character of transmission.  1 
13:19 Frank Oahu 1319 FRANK By phone: Enemy sampan about to land at Naval ammunition Depot.  1 
13:19 Frank Oahu 1319 FRANK Enemy landing party off shore Nanakuli. Friendly planes firing at them.  1 
13:19 Frank Oahu 1319 FRANK Op-1 Southeast enemy and friendly planes in dogfight.  1 
13:19 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 2349 UTC* Low Tide at Bishop Point; +0.21  8 
13:21 St Louis Entrance 1321 ST LOUIS Joined Commander Destroyers, Battle Force in Detroit, along with accompnying DDs.  2 
13:22 CinCPac Oahu 1322 Enemy naval attack coming in towards Barbers Point. Present position nine miles.  1 
13:22 CinCPac Oahu 1322 Opnav To Mardet Tientsin. Com 15, Mardet AM Emb, Peiping Astnavatt Shanghai, Rdo Wake, Navatt Chungking, Johnston Is, Rdo Guam, Palmyra, Com 16, Rdo Tutuila, HOPKINS: This confirms air raid by Japan on Oahu at 1800 today followed by declaration of war by Japan against US and Great Britain.  1 
13:23 Helena B-02 1323 HELENA To Comcrubatfor: Due contamination feed water cannot maintain underway status longer than 8 hours. During this time speed limited to 10 kts. Ready this condition on one hour notice F power for fire control limited to two diesel generators. View condition and to effect repairs recommend letting fires under all boilers die out.  1 
13:23 Ward Entrance 1323 [Est] WARD Entered Main Channel [not logged; Estimated].  20 
13:24 CinCPac Oahu 1324 CTF 8: UPSN Junction Task Force One and Eight. Propose send Crudiv FIVE to Pearl for fuel.  1 
13:28 CinCPac Oahu 1328 CinCPac To CTF 8: DETROIT, PHOENIX, ST LOUIS, NEW ORLEANS fourteen destroyers and four minelayers have sortied and are proceeding to join you. Also MINNEAPOLIS and four minelayers ordered join from operating areas send ships to Pearl for fuel.  1 
13:28 Minneapolis Pacific 1328 MINNEAPOLIS Your 072234 (CinCPacs) complying. Ref. # 12-299 Use plane to search sector 135 to 180 distance 154 miles from Pearl.  1 
13:30 Bobolink Coal Docks 1330 BOBOLINK's orders to sweep channel changed to sweeping approaches to Pearl Harbor and Honolulu Harbor. Arriving off Pearl it appeared all ships there were engaged in sweeping.  1 
13:30 CinCPac Oahu 1330 Reports 7632 kcs (M) following calls: SIME; SISC: DASCHO: SUREMO, SAMORE, Sends following type of ... 095.45 086.42  1 
13:30 Condor Entrance 1330 CONDOR Finished recovering piece of "M" cable.  10 
13:31 CinCPac Oahu 1331 CTF 1 To CinCPac: Task Force ONE: proceeding off Barbers Point Notify Army.  1 
13:33 CinCPac Oahu 1333 CPW 1 To CPW 2: Request instructions for dawn patrol upon their return.  1 
13:35 Whitney X-08 1335 WHITNEY Five lengths of hose and two submersible pumps were sent to the Raleigh.  2 
13:37 CinCPac Oahu 1337 Bearing OD SISC 170 85  1 
13:37 CinCPac Oahu 1337 CTF 3 To CTF 2: My force INDIANAPOLIS and 5 DMs INDIANAPOLIS proceeding from JOHNSTON Island course 054 speed 25. Dog Mike Sail directed proceed Pearl for fuel and rejoin later.  1 
13:40 Tennessee F-06 1340 TENNESSEE Plane coming in on starboard beam. (Proved to be friendly).  1 
13:40 Ward West Loch 1340 WARD Moored to Ammunition Dock, West Loch. Commenced loading 47 depth charges [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p233].  20 
13:41 CinCPac Oahu 1341 Bearing on SAMORE 165  1 
13:44 CinCPac Oahu 1344 Reports following mag ... KISC to SIME Nr. 1 SIME 354. 56  1 
13:45 CinCPac Oahu 1345 Reports SOSC Good bearing 7632 (M) 337.  1 
13:45 TF8 Pacific 1345 CTF 8 launched 9 VSB's to cover sector 110-200T to 175 miles. One of latter reported contact with surface forces believed enemy including a carrier in position Lat 20-32 Long 158-16 and cruiser Lat 20-32 Long 158-40. Scout reported being attacked by VF's. No further radio contact established with scout. Scout landed later at Kaneohe, reports believed to have been in error.  1 
13:48 Viero Coal Docks 1348 VIREO Received orders to get underway and to report to Commander Base Force at Ten-ten dock. This vessel was ordered to West Loch to bring u 5", 3", and .50 cal. ammunition for the CALIFORNIA which was badly in need of ammunition.  2 
13:51 CinCPac Oahu 1351 Reports SISC calling SAMORE. S5 bearing 337. Very loud signal  1 
13:52 Condor Bishop Pt 1352 CONDOR Moored portside to pier at Section Base.  10 
13:53 CinCPac Oahu 1353 Reports bearing SAMEMU bearing 337. Following bearings: 7632 kcs (M) 0036-SUSU S5 340-7632 (M) 0040 SIME 336 Following bearings: 7632 (M) 005-bearing SISC 338 S.5 7050 (M) 0055 bearing SISC 33S.5 S.5  1 
14:00 Whitney X-08 1400 WHITNEY Captain OD King, (MC), USN (Staff Comdesbatfor) and Lieutenant Commander CJ Stuart (MC), USN returned from the Solace.  2 
14:10 CinCPac Oahu 1410 KANURE KANURE sez at 1235 (local Time) "I HAVE FUEL FOR 10 MINUTES" KANURE at 1240 "I WILL FLY AS LONG AS I HAVE FUEL" Someone on 7033 at 1247 said "HAVE NOT BE OPPOSED" SAME FREQUENCY BELIEVE SINIRE FROM "SISC" at 1250 "WHAT IS YOUR COURSE". RUS18 and YUNE8 believed to be Commander Carrier SUT12 believed to be a Carrier. SISORE is either another Comdr in the Air or Comdr Transport Group 1. SISO is Boss of SISORE. No further bearings of radio intelligence of the Striking Force until following day 8 December 1941. TRANSMISSION:  1 
14:10 Wasmuth Entrance 1410 WASMUTH rigs twin ship moored minesweep with USS ZANE, 400 fathoms of wire between ships, depressors at 5 fathoms, no floats. At 1547 entered Pearl Harbor entrance channel and sweep up channel to gate vessel, where wire parted. At 1620 anchored off Coal Dock and retrieved sweep gear. At l628 underway. At 1635 the Captain returned aboard, Lieutenant Commander Agnew, USN, left and joined TREVER. Returned off harbor entrance and resumed patrol in company with Mindiv 4.  1 
14:12 Gamble Entrance 1412 GAMBLE Sighted sampan bearing 32' T.  1 
14:15 Tennessee F-06 1415 TENNESSEE Set condition ZED from Turret III, second deck, aft. Repair I, Unit 2, leading out fire hose to play water on WEST VIRGINIA. Received report that one of our destroyers sank jap submarine.  1 
14:26 Bobolink Entrance 1426 BOBOLINK Passed sweep wire to TURKEY and commenced sweeping off Honolulu Harbor.  1 
14:35 Gamble Entrance 1435 GAMBLE Slowed to investigate but did not search, sampan position, approximately 4 miles south of Barbers Point.  1 
14:46 Condor Bishop Pt 1446 CONDOR Underway for Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor. On various courses & speeds Captain at the conn.  10 
14:50 CinCPac Oahu 1450 SIME 010.01 I HA NKIARIYA ANSWER: 2 HA NKIARI BEARINGS SAREMU 338 S.4 on 7632 kcs (M)  1 
14:55 Viero West Loch 1455 VIREO While waiting for ammunition to arrive at the Ammunition Depot, West Loch, hauled an ammunition lighter loaded with 14" powder away from Ammunition Depot dock, where it was a menace, and moored it alongside the old Navajo. Returned to Depot, picked up ammunition  2 
15:00 Tennessee F-06 1500 TENNESSEE Report states that Wake Island had been bombed by 30 bombers. Ens. Kable still alive, Hudgell dead: also Miller and Adams.  1 
15:05 Dewey X-02 1505 DEWEY Underway and standing out of harbor.  1 
15:05 Whitney X-08 1505 WHITNEY Finished taking on fuel oil, received 213,288 gallons.  2 
15:14 Montgomery Entrance 1514 MONTGOMERY Dropped 8 depth charges on sound contact 3 miles bearing 250°T from entrance buoys.  2 
15:27 Whitney X-08 1527 WHITNEY YO #28 cast off, making starboard side clear.  2 
15:47 Wasmuth Entrance 1547 WASMUTH Pearl Harbor entrance channel and swept up channel to gate vessel, where wire parted.  1 
15:48 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 0218 UTC* Flood Tide at max flow.  8 
15:50 Bobolink Entrance 1550 BOBOLINK Received orders from Commander Base Force to report 1010 dock immediately.  1 
15:50 Condor B-12 1550 CONDOR Moored port side to pier berth #12 Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor.  10 
15:51 Tennessee F-06 1551 TENNESSEE Repair 4 All outboard voids normal. All soundings normal. Received report that PENNSYLVANIA had been hit while in drydock. No. 2 machine gun repaired and in commission again.  1 
15:52 CinCPac Oahu 1552 CTF 12 given orders by CTF 8 to intercept and destroy possible enemy carriers operating south coast of Oahu. It was assumed after attacks enemy carriers would withdraw via Jaluit.  1 
16:00 CinCPac Oahu 1600 MIDWAY Via commercial Cable ......."on 7073 _ _ _ _ _ SISO 2-16 ...... Fair ____ SIME 245 Poor NAS Midway." Plane language : SASO V SAREMI #3 ............... A FU"KUMA YORI 150 to "30 MAIRU NEN 200 1115  1 
16:00 Ward Entrance 1600 WARD Cleared Entrance Buoys and resumed patrol [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p233].  20 
16:09 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 1609 YNg-17 Hopkins & Zane IN.  5 
16:20 Wasmuth Coal Docks 1620 WASMUTH Anchored off Coal Dock and retrieved sweep gear.  1 
16:28 Gamble Entrance 1628 GAMBLE Sighted smoke bomb off port bow.  1 
16:28 Tennessee F-06 1628 TENNESSEE Open up wardroom country and sleepy hollow. Fire on WEST VIRGINIA seems to be under control. Repair I cut off # 32 vent system; smoke coming down.  1 
16:28 Wasmuth Channel 1628 WASMUTH Underway.  1 
16:30 CinCPac Oahu 1630 Task Force ONE just ordered by CTF 8 proceed and attack.  1 
16:31 Gamble Entrance 1631 GAMBLE Reports submarine surfaced.  1 
16:32 Gamble Entrance 1632 GAMBLE Fired one shot 4" gun and missed, short and to the left. Submarine displayed US colors, and ceased firing. Submarine submerged and fired recognition red smoke bomb.  1 
16:35 Wasmuth Entrance 1635 WASMUTH The Captain returned aboard, Lieut. Comdr. D.M. AGNEW, USN left and joined Trever. Returned off harbor entrance and resumed patrol in company with Mindiv 4.  1 
16:40 Bobolink B-01 1640 BOBOLINK While off dock 1010 received orders to assist NEVADA. Orders changed to go alongside CALIFORNIA.  1 
16:42 CinCPac Oahu 1642 Attack group of 16 VF, 18 VTB's and 4 VSB smokers launched by Comtaskforce EIGHT with no results. (VTB planes armed with torpedoes recovered after dark.) Six VF planes proceeded Pearl mistaken for unfriendly and four shot down.  1 
16:47 Gamble Oahu 1647 GAMBLE Proceeded West.  1 
16:47 Tennessee F-06 1647 TENNESSEE Told forward battle dressing station to send doctor and stretcher party to WEST VIRGINIA bridge to get Captain. Ship astern (ARIZONA) blew up. Two planes bearing 350'.  1 
16:50 Cockatoo Entrance 1650 COCKATOO Completed sweeping.  10 
16:55 Case X-08 1655 CASE Underway with orders to search entire harbor for enemy submarines, including the Entrance Channel and complete circuits of Ford Island, ending her patrol at 0016, 8 December, 1941  2 
16:55 Whitney X-08 1655 WHITNEY Reports CASE left from alongside.  1 
16:59 Tennessee F-06 1659 TENNESSEE Engines ahead 1/3. Repairs 2 and 4; send 2 rescue breathers each, and spare oxygen bottles to starboard side of WEST VIRGINIA quarterdeck.  1 
17:03 Tennessee F-06 1703 TENNESSEE Word received to stop main engines. Delivered 6 gas masks to WEST VIRGINIA.  1 
17:05 Whitney X-08 1705 WHITNEY Reports TUCKER left from alongside.  1 
17:05 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 1705 YNg-17 Turkey in.  5 
17:15 Cockatoo Entrance 1715 COCKATOO All gear aboard.  10 
17:15 Crossbill Entrance 1715 CROSSBILL Completed sweeping area, reeling in gear.  10 
17:19 Tide/Moon Chart -- 0349 UTC* Sunset  8 
17:20 Whitney X-08 1720 WHITNEY CONNYNGHAM left from alongside, leaving port side clear. Darkened ship.  2 
17:25 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 1725 COCKATOO Moored port side to Section Base pier.  10 
17:30 Vireo B-04 1730 VIREO Delivered ammunition to ARGONNE  2 
17:30 Bobolink F-03 1730 BOBOLINK Moored alongside WIDGEON next to CALIFORNIA for salvage purposes.  1 
17:30 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 1730 COCKATOO Set "Condition II"  10 
17:30 Montgomery Entrance 1730 MONTGOMERY Contacted sampan 'Shinyu Maru' #256-FG75 escorted to entrance buoys and ordered the Captain to proceed to Kewalo Basin.  2 
17:32 Gamble Oahu 1732 GAMBLE Sighted ENTERPRISE and exchanged calls. Instructed by Commander Aircraft. Battle Force to join ENTERPRISE.  1 
17:35 Crossbill Entrance 1735 CROSSBILL Completed reeling in gear. Proceding to port.  10 
17:36 Enterprise Oahu 1736 Comairbatfor ordered GAMBLE to join that vessel as part of AS Screen.  1 
17:40 Bobolink F-03 1740 BOBOLINK Commenced pumping to continue through the night.  1 
17:41 Gamble Oahu 1741 GAMBLE Joined ENTERPRISE and took station as third ship with two other plane guard destroyers.  1 
17:45 Crossbill Bishop Pt 1745 CROSSBILL Moored port side to Pier #1 Bishop Point Pearl Harbor TH.  10 
17:45 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 1745 YNg-17 Reedbird in.  5 
17:55 Tennessee F-06 1755 TENNESSEE Plane bearing 345. Plane signaled with red light; did not understand meaning of signal.  1 
18:00 Crossbill Bishop Pt 1800 CROSSBILL Mustered crew on stations. No absentees.. No casualties. Ammunition expended two hundred and forty six rounds (246) .30 cal machine gun ammunition.  10 
18:00 Pennsylvania DryDock 1 1800 PENNSYLVANIA Reports complete replacement of ammunition effected.  1 
18:18 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 0448 UTC* High Tide at Bishop Point; +0.73  8 
18:23 Tennessee F-06 1823 TENNESSEE Observed plane bearing about 300.  1 
18:30 Condor B-12 1830 CONDOR Shifted ship forward.  10 
18:30 Tennessee F-06 1830 TENNESSEE Plane on port beam; running lights on.  1 
18:33 Tennessee F-06 1833 TENNESSEE Plane bearing about 345 (Running lights on; believed friendly).  1 
18:37 Tennessee F-06 1837 TENNESSEE Plane coming in from dead ahead; bright lights on it.  1 
18:38 Tennessee F-06 1838 TENNESSEE Plane bearing about 245.  1 
18:40 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 1940 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
18:55 Tennessee F-06 1855 TENNESSEE ENTERPRISE planes approaching Oahu.  1 
19:30 Castor M-04 1930 CASTOR Set Condition II.  2 
19:30 Condor B-12 1930 CONDOR Yard workmen started removing damaged "M" cable.  10 
19:30 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 1930 YNg-17 Commenced to close gate.  5 
19:53 Tennessee F-06 1953 TENNESSEE Plane bearing from dead ahead; running lights burning.  1 
20:08 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 2008 YNg-17 Commenced opening gate.  5 
20:30 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 2030 COCKATOO General quarters sounded.  10 
20:39 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 0709 UTC* Ebb Tide at max flow.  8 
20:56 Tide/Moon Chart -- 0726 UTC* Moon Rise (Dec 3 was Full Moon)  8 
21:00 Vireo F-03 2100 VIREO Moored alongside CALIFORNIA and commenced salvage work.  2 
21:00 Sicard B-18 2100 SICARD Observed 3 lighted planes, altitude 5000 approaching FORD ISLAND from South NEW ORLEANS Challenged without success and opened. Other ships followed too. SICARD checked fire considering planes were friendly. Other ships continued firing.  1 
21:00 Tennessee F-06 2100 TENNESSEE Word passed over loudspeaker "All men having hammocks in port hammock nettings remove them, and stow same inboard "  1 
21:00 Tracy B-16 2100 TRACY Moored alongside CALIFORNIA and commenced salvage work. Reports friendly planes with running lights were [fired upon] by AA batteries, but TRACY did not fire.  1 
21:05 Montgomery Entrance 2105 MONTGOMERY Contacted sampan under command of Coast Guardsman proceeding to Kewalo Basin and reported action on above sampan and requested that a check be made on arrival Kewalo Basin.  2 
21:10 Condor B-12 2110 CONDOR Air raid alarm. Sounded general quarters.  10 
21:10 Vireo F-03 2110 VIREO Anti-aircraft fire commenced and a plane was seen shot down and an aviator fell astern of this vessel. This vessel immediately rescued the aviator and identified him as an ENTERPRISE aviator who had been shot down. A dispatch was immediately sent to assure control that planes in the air were ENTERPRISE planes. The aviator was transferred to the CALIFORNIA and then to the hospital.   2 
21:10 Whitney X-08 2110 WHITNEY Commenced firing at planes overhead, believed to be Japanese. Sounded General Quarters.  2 
21:15 Cockatoo Bishop Pt 2115 COCKATOO Secured from general quarters. Receiving no fresh water from dock on orders from Com 14. Blackout.  10 
21:16 Argonne B-04 2116 ARGONNE A .50 caliber machine gun bullet passed through port side of ARGONNE at frame 70, second deck, killing BROWN, . . Sea.1.c., UTAH, and wounding PRICE, W.A., Sea.1c., U.S.S. UTAH, in the left arm.  2 
21:17 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 2117 YNg-17 Gate open - with aid of Wapello.  5 
21:40 Condor B-12 2140 CONDOR Secured from general quarters.  10 
21:45 Whitney X-08 2145 WHITNEY Secured from General Quarters, set Condition one in the anti-aircraft battery. Set Condition Baker.   2 
21:45 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 2145 YNg-17 Commenced closing gate.  5 
21:52 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 2152 YNg-17 Gate closed.  5 
22:33 YNg-17 Hammer Pt 2233 YNg-17 Yard security officer Navajo due in must be boarded and . . . [?]  5 
22:41 I-16tou -- 2241 I-16tou transmits a coded radio message that decodes as "Success." [I-16tou.com]. Burlingame lists this at 0041 on Dec 8th [Advance Force Pearl Harbor; p242]. Nihon Kaigun lists this at 2241 and another message at 0051 on Dec 8th saying, "Unable to navigate." [I-16 TROM]  3 
23:00 Tide/Moon Chart Bishop Pt 0930 UTC* Low Tide at Bishop Point; +0.21  8 



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1. Gregg Heilman says:
7 Dec 2013 11:31:41 PM

THE FIRST TARGETS OF THE JAPANESE ATTACK WERE THE USAAC BASES, PLANES AND CREWS. ALL BEFORE PEARL HARBOR was attacked. Does anyone rememeber them on this date except the families and Veterans who survived the attacks on the USAAC?

Library > Fact Sheets > December 7, 1941 Attack

DECEMBER 7, 1941 ATTACK

Posted 2/28/2011 Printable Fact Sheet

On Sunday morning, 7 December 1941, the largest airborne attack force ever assembled by the Imperial Japanese Navy struck Oahu's military installations and plunged the United States into World War II. Their main objective was to cripple the U.S. Fleet anchored at Pearl Harbor. To eliminate air opposition, however, they needed to destroy the Hawaiian Air Force; so they struck Hickam, Wheeler and Bellows Fields with devastating fury.

Six Japanese carriers transported torpedo planes, dive bombers, and fighters to a point about 220 miles north of Oahu. Launching the aircraft in two waves, the attackers achieved total surprise and wreaked havoc at all of the Army Air Forces installations. Death, destruction, shock, disbelief, fear, and mounting outrage were experienced by those who were there at the time, as they saw their assignment in paradise turn into a veritable hell on Earth

http://www.15wing.af.mil/library/factsheets/factsheet.asp?id=5108
2. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
8 Dec 2013 06:18:47 PM

Gregg:

Your observation is correct that the first shots of the attack were fired against the American air defenses. This was an essential component of the overall Japanese plan. As a result, every airstrip on Oahu except Haleiwa was targeted to some degree or another. Army historians say the first shots were fired at Wheeler or Hickam while Navy historians say they were fired at Kaneohe or Ewa. This may be a question that can never be answered conclusively and the correct answer may not matter very much. For all practical purposes, all the airstrips were attacked simultaneously and only moments before the ships in the harbor. It all happened pretty fast. The biggest blows of the day were dealt in the first 15 minutes.
3. Anonymous says:
23 Dec 2015 09:12:11 AM

Actually, the first shots of the attack were either the USS Ward when it sank a Japanese mini-sub (now located and verified sunk) or by one of the other four mini-subs against US ships at battleship row. Both of these actions occurred before any planes attacked any target, although the difference may be inconsequential to those who were under fire.
4. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
24 Dec 2015 11:00:05 AM

To Anonymous #3:
The Ward firing on the midget submarine in the Defensive Sea Area was probably the first shot of the Pearl Harbor attack but a midget submarine firing torpedoes on Battleship Row, if it happened at all (a question still with great controversy), happened at the same time as the aerial torpedo attack, not earlier. The evidence for this comes in two ways: There were no torpedo hits on the battleships before airplanes were overhead and all the evidence that a midget submarine may have fired torpedoes at Battleship Row comes from a single photograph that was taken from a Japanese airplane during the air attack.
My comment above in response to Gregg was about the first shots of the air attack or the first Japanese shots of the attack rather the first shots of the attack overall, although that may not have been stated as clearly as it could have been.
5. Anonymous says:
23 Mar 2017 12:01:24 PM

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