USS SIGSBEE DD-502

  

DECK LOG EXCERPTS AFTER THE KAMAKIZE HIT APRIL 14, 1945

1355    Plane crashed aft of 5' gun #5 (USS Sigsbee dead in water about 65 minutes)

1450    Received medical aid from USS Dashiell DD-569

1500    Towing line to USS Dashiell

1525    Received medical aid from USS Miami

1757    Tow chain parted, USS Miami standing by (USS Sigsbee again dead in water about 51 minutes)

1825    USS Miami lying to close aboard commencing to run tow line

1923    Tow line secured

1948    Commenced moving ahead slowly

2010    Increasing speed slowly

2040    7 1/2 knots

2245    (Secure from GQ) Resume normal condition

Signed;    A. P. Carpenter, Lt (jg) USN

Examined;    M. J. Morgan, Lieutenant USNR

Approved;    G. P. Chung-Hoon, Commander, USN


Ammunition expended today;

5"38cal    103 rounds

40MM    700 rounds

20MM    1050 rounds