U.S.S. Allen M. Sumner DD-692
The War Diary

The Sumner's War Diary for the period 26 Jan 44 to 30 Sep 45 as submitted by the Executive Officer and forwarded by CDR N. J. Sampson has been transcribed from the Official record as found at the National Archives at College Park, MD.

C O N F I D E N T I A L
26 Jan. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER placed in commission in accordance with C.N.O. Speed Letter OP-23B-1GM (SC) A4-1/DD692 Serial 024423 of January 13, 1944. Commander N.J. Sampson assumed command in accordance with BuPers letter 71491 Pers 3113-L1-6 of November 3, 1943.
26-31 Jan. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored Navy Yard, New York fitting out in accordance with C.N.O. dispatch 052017 of February 1944.
1 Feb. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD692) moored Navy Yard, New York, undergoing a fitting out period of about 18 days. SUMNER was commissioned January 26, 1944. This ship is in Destroyer Division 120, Destroyer Squadron 60. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (CDD120), MOAL, USS INGRAM and USS COOPER. [sic]
2-11 Feb. 44
     Moored Navy Yard, New York.
12 Feb. 44
     0800 Underway in accordance with Com 3 Mailgram 041522 and 072112 of February 1944. 1010 Anchored Gravesend Bay, New York Harbor. Received word that ammunition would not arrive as scheduled. C.O., requested delay of one day in schedule (C.O. ALLEN M. SUMNER Mailgram 120430 of February 1944). 1520 Underway for Deperming Station, Bayonne, N.J. 1709 Commenced deperming operations.
13 Feb. 44
     0755 Underway enroute Gravesend Bay to receive ammunition. 0840 Anchored Gravesend Bay. 1040 Commenced receiving ammunition. Received full allowance of ammunition except 5 torpedoes which are not to be received.
14 Feb. 44
     0738 Underway enroute Long Island Sound to conduct engineering trials. Noted excessive vibration in port high pressure turbine. Representatives of Federal Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Co., and New York Navy Yard aboard. Condition reported by C.O., dispatch 150217 of February 1944. 1945 Anchored Hempstead Bay, Long Island, N.Y.
15 Feb. 44
     0801 Underway for engineering trials, compass compensation and director check. 1720 Anchored in Niantic Bay, Connecticut.
16 Feb. 44
     0900 Underway in accordance with Com 3 dispatch 161312 of February 1944, directing return of ALLEN M. SUMNER to Navy Yard New York for repairs. 1644 Moored Navy Yard New York.
17-21 Feb. 44
     Moored Navy Yard New York.
22 Feb. 44
     0804 Underway in accordance with C.O., ALLEN M. SUMNER dispatch 221245 of February 1944. Representatives of Buships, Taylor Model Basin, General Electric Co., Federal SB & DD Co., and Navy Yard New York on  board. 1200 Commenced engineering trials. 1400 Test fired 20MM batteries. 1950 Conducted depth charge firing tests. Lost steering control repeatedly, no other damage.
23 Feb. 44
     0837 Test fired 40MM battery. 1030 Test fired 5"/38 battery. All test firing successful, no serious damage. 1850 Moored Navy Yard New York. 2200 Navy Yard commenced replacement of port high pressure turbine rotor.
24-29 Feb. 44
     Moored Navy Yard New York.
1 Mar. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored in drydock #2, Navy Yard, New York, undergoing repairs to sound gear and replacement of turbine rotor. Port H.P. turbine had excessive vibration. SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and destroyer Division 120. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (CDD 120), MOAL, INGRAM, and COOPER. [sic]
2 Mar. 44
     SUMNER shifted from drydock to extension drydock #3, at Navy Yard, New York.
3 Mar. 44
     0826 Underway in accordance with Com III mailgram 021832 of March 1944, for engineering trial. Representatives of General Electric Co., Federal Shipbuilding & Dry Dock Co., and Navy Yard, New York on board. Proceeded through Ambrose Channel to sea.
     1820 Moored Navy Yard, New York. Trials unsatisfactory due to casualty to emergency feed pump.
4 Mar. 44
     0936 Underway in accordance with Com II dispatch 032302 and mailgram 021832 of March 1944 for engineering trials. Yesterdays representatives aboard. Proceeded through Ambrose Channel to sea. Trials successful and vibration much reduced.
     1747 Anchored at Gravesend Bay. Landed representatives aboard.
5 Mar. 44
     0757 Underway in accordance with COTCLant Movement order $541, enroute Bermuda for Shakedown Training. Course 140訊 speed 17. Commenced zigzagging. 2000 Changed course to 112訊 speed 15.
Positions: 1200 39-23.5N
72-43.0W
2000 37-53N
71-20.5W
6 Mar. 44
     0100 Changed course to 135訊.
     1200 Changed course to 140訊.
     1520 Sighted convoy bearing 170訊 course 170 speed 12 distance 12 miles.
     2100 Changed course to 113訊.
Positions: 0800 36-29.0N
68-28.8W
1200 35-44.7N
67-32.5W
2000 33-47.5N
65-16.8W
7 Mar. 44
     0300 Changed course to 240訊. 0748 Changed course to 180訊. 0619 Changed course to 220訊. 0748 Changed course to 185訊. 0819 Ceased zigzagging. 1015 Arrived at sea buoy Bermuda Island. 1020 Passed through Narrows and at 1155 moored starboard side to ALTAIR in Port Royal Bay, Bermuda. Undergoing tender overhaul.
Position: 0800 32-53N
64-46W
8-9 Mar. 44
     Tender overhaul. Sound gear found to be inoperative. Removed sound gear for repairs and replaced gear when repaired. Operation now satisfactory.
10 Mar. 44
     0613 Underway enroute operating area. 1336 Conducting BTP "A" rehearsals in assigned area with U.S.S. BARTON. 1815 Moored buoy 7E, Great Sound, Bermuda.
11 Mar. 44
     Upkeep.
12 Mar. 44
     0725 Underway enroute operating area for Anti-Submarine Exercises. 0930 Conducting Anti-Submarine Exercises with USS BARTON and U.S.S. - S-5. 1738 Moored Great Sound, Bermuda at buoy 7E.
Position: 1200 32-10.7N
64-33.3W
13 Mar. 44
     0735 underway enroute operating area for Anti-Submarine exercises. 1100 Conducting Anti-Submarine exercises with USS BARTON and U.S.S. S-5. 1855 Anchored berth E-5, Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-11.1N
64-28.7W
14 Mar. 44
     0715 Underway enroute operating area for Anti-submarine exercises. 1100 Conducting Anti-Submarine exercises USS BARTON and U.S.S. S-16. 1855 Anchored Murray's Anchorage in Berth C-4. 
Position: 1200 32-02.1N
64-18.7W
15 Mar. 44
     0800 Underway enroute fueling exercise. 0935 Alongside USS CHICOPEE conducting fueling exercises. 0950 Completed fueling enroute Anti-Submarine area. 1200 Conducting Anti-Submarine exercises with U.S.S. R-6. 1830 Moored buoy E-7 Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-09.2N
64-21.4W
16 Mar. 44
     0716 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducted Director check. Conducted BTP "A", A/A T-2, Night Bombardment exercises.
Position: 1200 32-05.5N
64-50W
17 Mar. 44
     Conducted shore bombardment, calibration of FD radar, BTP "B", A/A - H exercises. 1915 Moored at buoy E-7 alongside USS BARTON, Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-07.1N
65-08W
18 Mar. 44
     Upkeep.
19 Mar. 44
     0723 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducted A/S exercises.
Position: 1200 32-11N
64-28W
20 Mar. 44
     Conducted AAMGP "H". 1850 Moored buoy D-2 alongside USS BARTON, Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-00.8N
64-58W
21 Mar. 44
     Conducted inspection of U.S.S. HENLEY.
22 Mar. 44
     0714 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducted various exercises included LCAP.
23 Mar. 44
     Conducted various exercises. 1830 Moored buoy D-2 Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-03N
64-40W
24 Mar. 44
     0700 Underway enroute for A/S exercises. 1939 Moored buy D-2, Great Sound, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 32-06N
64-20W
25 Mar. 44
     Upkeep.
26 Mar. 44
     0650 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducting various exercises including DBP and NBP.
Position: 1200 31-59.4N
65-02.8W
27 Mar. 44
     Conducting various exercises.
Position: 1200 32-03N
65-01W
28 Mar. 44
     Conducting various exercises. 1727 Moored buoy D-2, Port Royal, Bermuda.
Position: 1200 3-03.5N
65-07.2W
29 Mar. 44
     SUMNER received Damage Control Inspection.
30 Mar. 44
     0705 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducting various exercises which included AABP - G and AAMGPS, and shore bombardment.
31 Mar. 44
     Conducting various exercises. 1818 Moored buoy D-2, Great Sound, Bermuda.
1 Apr. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored in Berth D-2, Great Sound, Port Royal Bay, Bermuda, B.W.I. in nest consisting of SUMNER, BARTON and MONSSEN. SUMNER in fourth week shakedown training cruise under Commander DD-DE Shakedown Group. (CTG 23.1). SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and Destroyer Division 120. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (CDD 120), MOALE, INGRAHAM, and COOPER.
2 Apr. 44
     0704 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducted depth charge firing practice and towing exercise.
     2000 Anchored Murray's Anchorage, Bermuda, B.W.I.
3 Apr. 44
     0707 Underway enroute exercise area. Conducted towing, smoke screen and visit and search exercises.
     1831 Moored Great Sound, Port Royal Bay, Bermuda, Buoy D-2.
4 Apr. 44
     1300 Underway enroute exercise area in accordance CTG 23.1 dispatch 041201 of April 1944. Conducted night illumination practice.
5 Apr. 44
     1141 Moored Berth D-2 Great Sound, Port Royal Bay, Bermuda, B.W.I.
6 Apr. 44
     Conducted departure inspection.
     1510 Underway enroute Navy Yard, New York, in accordance Commandant NOB, Bermuda Op Order 204-44.
     1650 Course 315訊 speed 15 kts.
     2350 Changed speed to 20 kts.
Position: 2000 33-04.8N
65-10W
7 Apr. 44
     0930 Made preparation for and conducted full power trials. Maximum revolutions obtained 370 RPM (36 kts).
     1535 Conducted rudder tests, crash stops and backing.
     1700 Fired 6 MK IX depth charges for structural firing test.
Positions: 0800 35-30.5N
68-08.2W
1200 37-00.5N
69-10.0W
2000 39-13.2N
71-43.7W
8 Apr. 44
     0459 Passed buoy "A" at entrance, swept channel New York Harbor.
     0505 Entered Ambrose Channel.
     0651 Anchored Gravesend Bay to transfer ammunition.
     1225 Ammunition transferred, Underway enroute Navy Yard, N. Y.
     1328 Moored Berth #3, Navy Yard, New York. Commenced post shakedown navy yard overhaul. Major work: changing of bridge and installation MK12 Radar.
8-13 Apr. 44
     Moored as before.
14 Apr. 44
     1330 Resting on keel blocks Dry Dock #2 Navy Yard, N. Y. to remoe QCJ-9 sound gear and to install QGA sound gear.
15-17 Apr. 44
     Moored as before.
18-21 Apr. 44
     1528 Moored Berth #19, Navy Yard, N. Y.
22 Apr. 44
     1000 Resting on keel blocks Dry Dock #4, to remove QGA sound gear and install QCJ-9 sound gear.
23-24 Apr. 44
     Docked as before.
25 Apr. 44
     0100 Moored Berth #3, Navy Yard, N. Y.
     1845 Moored Berth #16, Navy Yard, N. Y.
26-30 Apr. 44
     Moored as before.
1 May 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored in Berth 16, Pier J, Navy Yard, New York. SUMNER undergoing post-shakedown availability in Navy Yard. Major work undertaken: alteration of bridge and installation of Mk12 radar. SUMNER operating under CTG-23 (COTCLant). SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and Destroyer Division 120. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (CDD 120), MOALE, INGRAHAM, and COOPER.
     0735 Underway enroute Gravesend Bay to receive ammunition.
     0845 Anchored Gravesend Bay.
     1000 Received full allowance of ammunition except 5 Mk15 torpedoes.
2 May 44
     0645 Underway for deperming station.
     0741 Moored deperming station and deperming found to be unnecessary.
     1230 Underway for Direction Finder Calibration.
     1400 Anchored in lower bay conducting calibration of DirectionFinders.
3 May 44
     0600 Underway to compensate compass.
     1220 Completed compensation and proceeding out of N.Y. Harbor through swept channel enroute N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia, in accordance with COTCLant 261501 of April.
     1513 Passed buoy "A", course 180 T., speed 18 kts., zig zag plan 21.
     2013 Changed base course to 209 T.
     2156 Made S.G. radar contact at 20,000 yards. Investigation proved to be friendly merchant ship.
Position: 2000 38-47.5N
73-24.0W
4 May 44
     0301 Sighted flashing light bearing 214 T., distance 20 miles. Identified as buoy "XS" at entrance swept channel to Norfolk, Virginia.
     0700 On various courses and speeds proceeding up swept channel.
     0820 Moored N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia and commenced operating under COTCLant as a training ship for destroyer balances and nucleus crews.
5-20 May 44
     Conducted training for crews assigned to ship and operated in Chesapeake area in accordance with COTCLant 041433 of May. Conducted firings which included Shore Bombardment, Antiaircraft "Baker", "Tare", and Local Control Battle Practice.
21 May 44
     0920 Underway in accordance COTCLant 152040 of May conducting vibration tests. BuShips representatives aboard.
     1527 Moored N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia.
22-31 May 44
     Conducted training for crews assigned to ship and operated in Chesapeake area.
1 Jun. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored in Berth 54, N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia. SUMNER operating with U.S.S. MOALE conducting training for crews of the Destroyer Training unit in lower Chesapeake Bay, in accordance with COTCLnt 041433 of May 1944. SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron SIXTY and Destroyer Division 120. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALL M. SUMNER (CDD 120), MOALE, INGRAHAM, and COOPER.
2-4 Jun. 44
     2020 Resting on keel blocks in Dry Dock #2, undergoing work on intermediate strut in accordance with COTCLant 271450 of May 1944.
5 Jun. 44
     1130 Departed Dry Dock #2, Norfolk, Virginia, proceeding to sea for vibration tests in accordance with COTCLant 021819 of June 1944.
     1900 Moored St. Helena, Virginia, in accordance with COTCLant 051441 of June, 1944, for repairs to hydraulic systems of gun mounts and hoists.
6-7 Jun. 44
     Moored St. Helena.
8-9 Jun. 44
     Departed St. Helena and resumed duties training destroyer crews at N.O.B., Norfolk, Virginia.
10 Jun. 44
     1820 Moored St. Helena, Virginia, in preparation for Dry Docking.
11 Jun. 44
     0255 Resting on keel blocks, Dry Dock #6, Norfolk Navy Yard, for Intermediate Strut repairs in accordance with COTCLant 081937 of June 1944.
12 Jun. 44
     0214 Departed Dry Dock and moored St. Helena, Virginia.
     0700 Underway for vibration tests in accordance with COTCLant verbal orders.
13-30 Jun. 44
     Continued training of destroyer balance crews.
1-4 Jul. 44
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER moored in Berth 54, Naval Operating Base, Norfolk, Va. SUMNER operating with U.S.S. MOALE conducting training for crews of the Destroyer Training unit in lower Chesapeake Bay in accordance with COTCLant 041433 of May 1944. SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and Destroyer Division 120. DesDiv 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER, (CDD 120), MOALE, INGRAHAM, and COOPER.
5 Jul. 44
     1602 Underway in accordance with Commander Task Force 23's dispatch 031428 enroute Navy Yard, New York. 2017 Departed swept channel changed course to 052 T., speed 17 kts. 2240 c/c to 010 T. 0430 c/c to 339 T.
6 Jul. 44
     0600 Passed buoy "A" abeam proceeding up swept channel. 0800 Anchored Gravesend Bay to discharge ammunition. 1515 Underway enroute Navy Yard, New York. 1637 Moored Berth 61, Navy Yard, New York, N. Y., for 35 day availability to expire at 2400 10 August 1944.
7-13 Jul. 44
     Undergoing overhaul.
14 Jul. 44
     0600 Entered dry dock #6, Navy Yard, N. Y., for installation of propeller shaft struts and QGA Sound gear.
14-26 Jul. 44
     Undergoing overhaul.  
27 Jul. 44
     1645 Moored Berth 16, Navy Yard, New York.
28-31 Jul. 44
     Undergoing overhaul.
1-4 Aug . 44
     Zone plus 4 time. U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD692) moored to Pier J, Berth 16, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y. SUMNER undergoing 35 days Navy Yard availability mainly to accomplish bridge changes. SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and Destroyer Division 120. Destroyer Division 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (ComDesDiv 120), MOALE (DD693), INGRAHAM (DD694), and COOPER (DD695).
5-7 Aug. 44
     1000 Entered dry dock for Sound gear (QGA) repairs.
8-10 Aug. 44
     0800 Moored Pier J, Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y.
11 Aug. 44
     0734 Underway from Navy Yard, Brooklyn, N. Y., for post repair availability in loading ammunition. 0855 Anchored Gravesend Bay, N. Y., and received full allowance of ammunition.
12 Aug. 44
     0730 Shifted anchorage to Lower Bay for RDF calibration. 1230 Underway for area off Ambrose Channel to conduct magnetic compass check. 1756 Standing out of New York Harbor swept channel enroute New London, Conn., exercise area in accordance with OCTCLant conf. dispatch 011334 of August 1944. 2043 Left swept channel. Changed course to 090 T speed 15 kts.
Ammunition expended for training: 10 rds 5"/38 AA Common.
220 rds 40 mm
478 rds 20 mm
Position: 2000 40-42N
73-58W
13 Aug. 44
     0150 c/c to 000 T. 0703 rendezvous with USS MOALE and French Submarine ARGO for A/S exercises. Concucted A/S exercises during day. 1630 ceased A/S exercises. MOALE in column astern of SUMNER conducting DD - PT exercises during evening.
Positions: 0800 40-50.1N
71-46W
1200 40-46.0N
71-46W
2000 41-03.5N
71-13.7W
14 Aug. 44
     0204 Anchored in Napeague Bay, N. Y., off Torpedo Station, Montauk Pt., N. Y. 0700 Underway for A/S exercise. 0900 Commenced A/S exercise and anti-aircraft exercise. 1723 Anchored Napeague Bay, N. Y.
Positions: 0800 41-04.5N
71-59W
1200 40-52N
71-39.7W
2000 41-00N
72-03.3W
15 Aug. 44
     0700 Underway enroute A/S training area. 1300 Enroute Napeague Bay to land passengers. 1612 Underway for Norfolk, Va., in accordance with FAO, New York dispatch 021316 of August 1944. Course 202 T speed 24 kts.
Positions: 0800 41-06N
71-42W
1200 40-54N
71-37W
2000 40-11.7N
72-43.5W
16 Aug. 44
     0450 Entered swept channel Norfolk, Va. 0948 Moored Convoy Escort Pier 22, Norfolk, Va.
Positions: 0800 36-57N
75-58W
1200 36-57N
75-58W
2000 36-57N
75-58W
17 Aug. 44
     0800 Underway for exercise area "Charlie" in Chesapeake Bay conducting A/A firing. 1725 Anchored in area Charlie.
Expended following ammunition for training: 64 rds 5"/38 AA Common.
18 Aug. 44
     0830 Underway for A/A firing. 1105 Enroute Nrfolk, Va. 1430 Moored Pier 22, Convoy Escort Pier, Norfolk, Va.
Expended following ammunition for training: 1404 rds 40 mm
1912 rds 20 mm
19-20 Aug. 44
     Moored as before.
21 Aug. 44
     0920 Underway enroute Trinidad, B.W.I., in company with U.S.S. MOALE, U.S.S. INGRAHAM, U.S.S. ALASKA (SOP) and U.S.S. MISSOURI in accordance with CTU 23.16.2 dispatch 201630 and 101645 of August 1944. 1655 Departed swept channel. Commenced zig zagging course 108 T speed 23 kts. 2000 Ceased zig zagging. 2204 c/c to 153 T. 2236 c/c to 108 T. ALASKA (guide) with MISSOURI n column 1000 yrds astern. SUMNER (ComDesDiv 120) station 3000; MOALE 3315; INGRAHAM station 3045.
Position: 2000 36-36N
73-12W
22 Aug. 44
     0532 c/c to 175 T. Commenced zig zagging. Enroute Trinadad, B.W.I., conducting various exercises from USF 10-A. 1954 Ceased zig zagging.
Expended following ammunition for training: 7 rds 5"/39 AA Common.
147 rds 40 mm
235 rds 20 mm
Positions: 0800 34-34N
69-03W
1200 33-25N
69-03W
2000 31-08N
68-49W
23 Aug. 44
     0525 Commenced zig zagging. Conducting exercises USF 10-A. 1949 Ceased zig zagging. 2201 c/c to 172 T.
Expended following ammunition for training: 9 rds 5"/38 AA Common.
96 rds 40 mm
416 rds 20 mm
Positions: 0800 26-27.5N
68-25W
1200 25-20N
68-34W
2000 22-32N
68-24W
24 Aug. 44
     0530 Commenced zig zagging. 0843 Passed through Mona Passage. 1230 c/c to 140 T. 2232 Ceased zig zagging.
Expended following ammunition for training: 5 rds 5"/38 Illuminating.
Positions: 0800 18-15N
68-04W
1200 17-13.5N
67-33.2W
2000 15-10N
65-54W
25 Aug. 44
     0530 Commenced zig zagging. 0800 c/c to 132 T. 1224 Ceased zig zagging. 1313 Entered Boras de Navios channel. 1432 Moored to West Dock, Naval Operating Base, Trinidad, B.W.I.
Positions: 0800 11-45N
63-12W
1200 10-50N
61-54W
2000 10-41N
61-36.5W
26 Aug. 44
     1155 Underway in company with MOALE and INGRAHAM enroute Panama, Canal Zone, in accordance with ComDesDiv 120 Op order 1-44 and Cinclant dispatch 031749 of August 1944. Conducted A/A firing when clear of land. 1545 Steaming in scouting line. MOALE 2000 yds to starboard and INGRAHAM 2000 yds to port. Course 318 T speed 18 kts. 1619 Commenced zig zagging. 2000 c/c to 276 T. 2300 Ceased zig zagging.
Expended following Ammunition for training: 10 rds. 5"/38 AA Common.
613 rds. 40 mm 
923 rds. 20 mm
Positions: 0800 10-41N
61-30W
1200 10-41N
61-31W
2000 12-23N
63-07.5W
27 Aug. 44
     0708 Formed column to conduct days exercises which included A/A firing, Battle problem, and tactics. 1842 Commenced zig zagging 2124 c/c to 270 T. 1822 Reformed scouting line as above.
Ammunition expended for training: 12 rds. 5"/38 AA Common.
Positions: 0800 12-48N
66-53.5W
1200 12-57N
68-01W
2000 13-01N
70-18W
28 Aug. 44
     0706 Ceased zig zagging, formed column for days exercises which included tatics, Battle problem and search light drill. 1600 Reformed scouting line as above. 1630 Changed to zone plus 4 1/2 time. 2039 c/c to 241 T commenced zig zagging.
Positions: 0800 13-08.5N
73-45W
1200 12-35N
74-51W
2000 11-43.7N
76-47.2W
29 Aug. 44
     0951 Passed seabuoy off Cristobal, Panama, Canal Zone. 1200 Commenced passage of Panama Canal. 1745 Completed passage of Panama Canal. 1809 Moored berth 18A, Balboa Harbor, C. Z. Changed to Zone plus 5 time. ComDesDiv 120 in A. M. SUMNER with MOALE and INGRAHAM reported to Cincpac for duty in ComDesDiv 120 dispatch 292315 of August 1944.
Positions: 0800 09-33N
79-50W
1200 09-16N
79-56W
2000 08-57.5N
79-34W
30 Aug. 44
     1700 Underway enroute San Diego, Calif., in accordance with ComPacSeaFron dispatch of 301446 of August 1944 in company with INGRAHAM and MOALE. c/c to 178 T speed of advance 6 kts. 2240 c/c to 241 T. Order of ships SUMNER, MOALE, INGRAHAM.
Positions: 0800 08-57N
79-34W
1200 08-57N
79-34W
2000 08-14N
79-31W
31 Aug. 44
     0126 Changed course to 270 T. 0800 Conducted various drills and exercises. Zig Zagging in column to train OOD's in making turns. 1052 c/c to 299 T.
Positions: 0800 07-03N
82-00.5W
1200 07-34.4N
82-53W
2000 08-22.5N
84-28.5W
1 Sep. 44 Zone + 9
     U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD692) steaming in company with U.S.S. MOALE (DD693) and U.S.S. INGRAHAM (DD694). INGRAHAM, SUMNER and MOALE in column distance 700 yards, course 299 T. speed 17 kts. enroute from Balboa, C. Z., to San Diego, Calif., in accordance with Commander Panama Sea Frontier dispatch 301446 of August 1944. SUMNER is in Destroyer Squadron 60 and Destroyer Division 120. Destroyer Division 120 is composed of ALLEN M. SUMNER (ComDesDiv 120), MOALE (DD693), INGRAHAM (DD694), and COOPER (DD695). 0623 c/c to 295 T. 0820 Exchanged stations in column. Column now SUMNER, MOALE, and INGRAHAM. 0828 Commenced zigzagging by head of column movement to train watch officers to make turns in column. 0907 c/s to 18.5. 1120 Ceased zigzagging. 1126 Formed scouting line in natural order, distance one mile. 1230 Commenced test run with engineering plant cross connected and using only one boiler room. Test fired 5"/38 projectiles and fired machine gun battery at balloons. 1830 Changed to zone plus 5 1/2 time. 1941 c/s to 17 kts. 2008 c/c to 295 T. Formed column distance 700 yds in order SUMNER, INGRAHAM, and MOALE. 2025 Commenced zigzagging.
     Expended for test the following ammuntion: 24 rds 5"/38 Mk32
     Expended for exercise the following ammunition: 256 rds 20mm; 60 rds 40mm
Positions: 0800 09-58.5N
87-29.5W
1200 10-30.5N
88.24.5W
2000 11-22.5N
90-32W
2 Sep. 44
     0600 Conducted radar tracking drill. 0800 Conducted tactical exercises. 1504 Conducted test firing. 1830 Changed to zone plus 6 time. 2054 Ceased zigzagging.
     Expended following ammunition for test: 17 rds 5"/38 Mk 32
Positions: 0800 12-37.5N
93-30.4W
1200 13-05.9N
94-31W
2000 14-00N
96-45W
3 Sep. 44
     0840 Conducted tactical drill. 1307 formed line in left to right INGRAHAM, MOALE, and SUMNER. 1336 All ships conducted maneuver board drill. 1542 Conducted test firing. 1715 Released surface target for MOALE and INGRAHAM. 2004 Conducted night illumination practice. 2030 Formed column, order of ships: INGRAHAM, MOALE, and SUMNER.
     Expended following ammunition for test: 44 rds 5"/38 Mk32
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 12 rds 5"/38 Illum.
Positions: 0800 15-32.5N
100-10W
1200 16-04.8N
101-13W
2000 17-04.6N
102-58W
4 Sep. 44
     0155 c/c to 302 T. and resumed zigzagging. 0840 Conducted tactical exercises. Formed column, distance 700 yds; MOALE, SUMNER, and INGRAHAM. 0955 Conducted radar calibration exercise. 1320 Distance in 600 yds. 1540 Conducted machine gun firing at balloon. 1745 Conducted firing at surface target dropped by other destroyer. 1830 Changed to zone plus 6 1/2 time. 1810 Commenced zigzagging. 2027 Changed base course to 306 T.
     Expended following ammunition for test: 980 rds 20mm; 444 rds 40mm; 6 rds 5"/38 AA common
5 Sep. 44
     0830 Conducted tactical exercises. 1005 Conducted radar-range finder exercises. 1630 Conducted depth charge attack drill - did not drop depth charges. 1717 Conducted torpedo attack exercise. 2040 c/c to 321 T. Formed column SUMNER, INGRAHAM, and MOALE at distance 600 yds. 2236 Commenced zigzagging.
Positions: 0800 22-26N
110-45W
1200 22-58N
111-51W
2000 23-59N
113-16W
6 Sep. 44
     0810 Formed line in order left to right; MOALE, INGRAHAM, and SUMNER; interval 2000 yds. 0935 c/c to 335 T. 1440 c/c to 345 T. 1830 Changed to zone plus 7 time. 1836 Formed column; SUMNER, INGRAHAM, and MOALE; distance 700 yds.
Positions: 0800 26-27N
114-44.5W
1200 27-42N
116-08W
2000 28-50N
116-30W
7 Sep. 44
     0646 c/s to 15 kts. 0744 Entered San Pedro Harbor. 0901 Moored Pier 38, San Pedro, Calif.
Positions: 0800 33-43N
118-15W
8 Sep. 44
     1359 Underway enroute Pearl Harbor, T. H., in accordance with Port Director, N.T.S., San Pedro, Calif., secret order dated 6 September 1944. INGRAHAM and SUMNER escorting WEST VIRGINIA. 1544 Joined WEST VIRGINIA and assumed station. 3045. INGRAHAM in station 3315. OTC is CTU 12.9.3, Commanding Officer WEST VIRGINIA. Escort Commander ComDesDiv 120 in SUMNER. 1646 Course 269 T., speed 17 kts.
Positions: 2000 33-36N
119-52W
9 Sep. 44
     0215 c/c to 255 T. 0952 Conducted double echo radar check and radar-optical rangefinder check. 1411 Conducted machine gun firing and burst firing. 1900 Set clocks to zone plus 8 time.
     Following ammunition expended for exercise: 8 rds 5"/38 AA common; 225 rds 40mm; 323 rds 20mm
Positions: 0800 33-08.5N
123-55.5W
1200 32-55.5N
125-08.5W
2000 32-12.5N
128-05.5W
10 Sep. 44
     1519 Conducted AA firing at balloon target.
     Following ammunition expended for exercise: 573 rds 20mm; 236 rds 40mm
Positions: 0800 31-17.5N
131-55W
1200 31-00N
133-08.5W
2000 30-21.5N
135-22W
11 Sep. 44
     0600 Conducted radar tracking exercise. 1430 Conducted AA firing for exercise. 1308 c/c to 247 T. 1702 Went to general quarters for sound contact. 1724 Dropped 10 charge shallow pattern. 1745 reattacked dropping 11 charge deep pattern. 1821 Contact estimated to be a fish due to erratic movements and type of echo. 1850 Conducted AA firing at balloon. 1900 Set clocks to zone plus 9 time.
     Following ammunition expended for exercises: 14 5"/38 AA common; 12 5"/38 common dye loaded; 436 rds 40mm; 990 rds 20mm
     Following ammunition expended for action: 21 Mk 9-2 depth charges
Positions: 0800 29-11N
135-44W
1200 28-52N
139-57W
2000 28-18N
142-22.5W
12 Sep. 44
     0800 c/c to 243 T. 1420 Test fired 5"/38 projectiles, streamed FXR gear for drill.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 10 rds 5"/38 AA common
Positions: 0800 27-02.5N
145-47W
1200 26-33N
146-58W
2000 25-46.5N
148-42W
13 Sep. 44
     1538 Exercised AA battery firing at balloon target. 1930 Changed to zone plus 9 1/2 time. 2130 c/c to 237 T.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 63 rds 5"/38 AA common; 478 rds 40mm; 220 rds 20mm
Positions: 0800 24-26N
151-51W
1200 23-48N
152-46W
2000 22-40N
155-00W
14 Sep. 44
     0733 Commenced firing AA practice baker and tare runs. 1145 Conducted fighter director exercise. 1305 Fired radar calibration practice. 1644 Entered Pearl Harbor channel, T. H. 1802 Moored berth X-25, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 69 rds 5"/38 AA common; 1740 rds 20mm; 72 rds 5"/38 common dye loaded
Positions: 0800 21-51N
156-58W
1200 20-53N
157-34W
2000 21-23N
158-00W
15-17 Sep. 44
     Moored berth X-25 Pearl Harbor, T. H. 0700 September 15, 1944, shifted to berth D-3, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
18 Sep. 44
     0630 Underway in accordance with ComDesPac serial op-0187 of 16 September 1944. 0900 Conducted radar calibration practice. 1300 Secured on engine due to salting-up of feed system. Conducted shore bombardment on Kahoolawe Island.
     Expended the following ammunition for exercises: 24 rds 5"/38 common dye loaded; 100 rds 5"/38 AA common; 52 rds 40mm; 14 rds 5"/38 Illum.
Positions: 0800 21-07N
157-57W
1200 20-30N
156-42.3W
2000 20-30.5N
156-42W
19 Sep. 44
     0635 Resumed shore bombardment on Kahoolawe Island. 1106 Enroute Pearl Harbor, T. H. Salting up of previous day due to broken condenser tube. 1730 Entered Pearl Harbor, T. H. 1843 Moored starboard side U.S.S. LAFFEY at berth X-20, Pearl Harbor, T. H., in a nest consisting of YOSEMITE, SIEVERLING, and LAFFEY. Purpose of going along side tender was to clean water sides of two boilers.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 36 rds 5"/38 AA common; 144 rds 40mm
Positions: 0800 20-44N
156-58W
1200 20-44N
156-58W
2000 21-18.3N
152-52W
20-22 Sep. 44
     Moored as before.
23 Sep. 44
     0743 Underway in accordance with ComDesPac speedletter serial op-0695 of 22 September 1944. Enroute exercise area. 1004 Conducted torpedo tracking exercise. 1945 Conducted night AA tracking exercise.
Positions: 0800 21-18.3N
157-52.5W
1200 20-48.6N
157-56.1W
2000 20-54N
157-47W
24 Sep. 44
     0900 Conducted day spotting practice. 1336 Conducted long range spotting practice. 1500 Conducted local control battle practice. 1945 Conducted night battle practice.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 174 rds 5"/38 AA common; 20 rds 5"/38 illum
Positions: 0800 20-40N
157-53W
1200 20-16N
157-43W
2000 20-16.9N
157-43W
25 Sep. 44
     0817 Conducted AA balloon firing. 1325 Conducted AA firing at sleeve. 1624 Entered Pearl Harbor, T. H. 1657 Moored starboard side to U.S.S. WALKE in berth Dog 2, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 85 rds 5"/38 AA common; 926 rds 40mm; 578 rds 40mm
Positions: 0800 20-45.9N
157-54W
1200 20-09N
157-57.5W
2000 21-18.3N
157-52W
26 Sep. 44
     Moored as before.
27 Sep. 44
     0729 Underway enroute area S-1 to conduct torpedo firing exercises. Conducted two radar controlled torpedo practices and one high visibility torpedo firing. Fired one torpedo for each practice. 1804 Moored at berth M-4, Navy Yard, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
28 Sep. 44
     0645 Underway in company with U.S.S. COOPER in accordance with Pacific Fleet Task Group 19.14 op order CV 14 A4-3/A16-3 of 27 September 1944. 0900 SUMNER station on TICONDEROGA 3.5025. COOPER station 3.5335. Conducted various exercises in exercise areas. SUMNER and COOPER primarily assigned as screen for TICONDEROGA.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 1406 rds 40mm; 2290 rds 20mm
Positions: 0800 21-16N
157-56W
1200 20-38N
157-39.5W
2000 20-19N
156-39.2W
29 Sep. 44
     Underway as before.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 105 rds 5"/38 AA common
Positions: 0800 18-49N
157-19W
1200 18-50N
156-52W
2000 18-30N
156-42W
30 Sep 44
     Underway as before. 1545 Entered Pearl Harbor, T. H. 1808 Moored berth DE 1, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
     Expended following ammunition for exercise: 1210 rds 40mm; 2573 rds 20mm
Positions: 0800 20-28.5N
156-52.2W
1200 20-42N
157-20W
2000 21-22.5N
157-58N
1 Oct. 44 Zone + 9 1/2
     Moored stdb. side to berth DE 1, Pearl Harbor, T. H. with USS FAIR (DE-35) and USS EISELE (DE-34) moored to port. Available Navy Yard, P. H. for gun and SC radar repairs. ISC CDD120 aboard. Under operational control of ComDesPac. (CTG 12.5) Read Adm. J. L. KAUFFMAN, USN. Ship is unit of DesRon 60. CincPac is SOP, Pearl Harbor. Lt. Comdr. D. L. HARRIS, USN, relieved as Executive Officer by Lieut. E. C. HINES, Jr., USN.
2 Oct. 44
     Took on fuel and ammunition.
3 Oct. 44
     USS FAIR and EISELE left from alongside. Authority for availability received ComServPac's 032329 Oct.
4 Oct. 44
     USS HARMON and CEDARSTROM moored to port.
5 Oct. 44
     Portside raked by USS HARMON's anchor while latter in tow of tug. Minor damage not affecting military efficiency. 0723 Underway with USS COOPER (DD695) in accordance ComDesPac's 040154 Oct for torpedo firing practice, OCE, CDD120 in SUMNER. Operating area S-1. 0955 Fired one torpedo with practice head at target (USS COOPER); hit recorded. 1149 Fired one torpedo with practice head; erratic run; torpedo recovered. 1330 Fired one torpedo with practice head; erratic run; wake never sighted by ship, target, or photo plane. 1418 Abandoned search for torpedo upon orders of OCE. Experiments conducted with the newly installed VF PPPI radar unit uder direction of OCE. Equipment proven valuable for tracking when personnel learn to evaluate its information. Permits SG radar to search continuously rather than having to stop for ranges and bearings of a target. Discrimination in range and bearing is excellent about 300 yds. and 3 respectively. 1736 Moored berth K-1, P. H. Took on Ammunition.
Positions: 0800 21-20N
157-58W
1200 21-03N
157-48W
2000 K-1
6 Oct. 44
     0630 Underway with DesDiv 120 for shore bombardment exercises in accordance with ComDesPac's Serial Op-0214. CDD120 in SUMNER is OCE. 0922 Conducted radar calibration exercise D-4 (USF10A). 1054 Fired main battery offset firing practice at ranges 12,000 and 16,000 yds; target USS COOPER. 1318 Commenced shore bombardment exercises as prescribed in CTF 15 underway training bulletin; target Western and KAHOOLAWEE, Is., T. H. (Area C-4). 2000 Suffered casualty to stable element necessitating culmination of SUMNER's participation in firing of exercises; remainder of division conducted exercises while SUMNER stood clear. 2215 DesDeiv120 completed exercises and formed column for night cruising (Areas C-4 & C-6). VF PPPI tested for capacity at spotting fall of shot in offset practice. Results; slashes observed and fair estimate of spot could be made, bearing in mind orientation of B scope pips for target angle.
Positions: 0800 21-21N
157-58W
1200 20-25N
157-06W
2000 20-26N
156-42W
Ammunition expended: 191 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles and cartridges.
7 Oct. 44
     0700 Returned area C-4. DesDiv120 less SUMNER continued shore bombardment exercises; SUMNER standing clear of firing ships. 0800 Conducted tests of VPR equipment brought aboard for experimentation by Lt. Comdr. H. E. STANLY, E(V)S, USNR. Southern coast of KAHOOLAWEE, Is., possessing ideal topographical characteristics of sheer cliffs, was used for tests. Results: Comparison of navigational and VPR fixes showed VPR reasonably accurate for navigation off shore and use in conduct of shore bombardment but not of sufficient accuracy to be used in place of visual bearings for fixes when the latter are obtainable. VPT tends to show position as further off shore than actual position. For use in shore bombardment of hostile land, particularity at night, the VPR is deemed an invaluable aid. 1125 All exercises of shore bombardment completed; formed column less INGRAHAM. INGRAHAM formed 1200 yds. on port beam of MOALE for tests of VF PPPI and tracking exercises. Results of VF test same as previous test. Found that lower edge of pip on B scope must be used for range and center of pip for bearing disregarding slight jumps in bearing of the pip since they are caused by roll of ship.  Noted also that range calibration has to be coordinated with SG ranges separately from SG calibration. 1742 Moored starboard side to DE 219 at berth X-20, P. H. with USS YOSEMITE in same berth.
Positions: 0800 20-26N
156-42W
1200 20-30N
156-48W
2000 X-20
8 Oct. 44
     Fueled ship.
9 Oct. 44
     0730 Underway to shift berth. 0825 Moored starboard side to berth DE-1, P. H. for repairs to 5"/38 mount hydraulic systems and SC radar. 2300 YD82 moored alongside to port.
10 Oct. 44
     0350 YD82 left from alongside. 1705 USS ELLIOTT (DMS4) moored alongside to port. Received ComServPac. dispatch 100221 Oct. authorizing availability.
11 Oct. 44
     1126 Breasted out to allow USS CRAVEN to moor alongside dock at berth DE-1. 1144 Moored starboard side to CRAVEN.
12 Oct. 44
     0823 Underway for operations with DesRon 60 in accordance with ComDesPac's Serial Op-0220 of 10 Oct. 44. 1000 Conducted squadron maneuvers in areas C-9 and V-12 with DesRon 60 less BARTON, LOWRY and LAFFEY. 1350 Fired squadron battle practice at sled radar target, firing by divisions in normal order. 2014 Conducted night battle practice with squadron. 2223 Completed exercises; participated in night cruising and maneuvers in areas C-9; V-12; and V-17.
Positions: 0800 DE-1
1200 20-40N
157-56W
2000 20-20N
157-52W
Ammunition expended: 254 rnds 5"/38 AA common projectiles
79 rnds 5"/38 dye loaded common
333 rnds 5"/38 cartridges
13 Oct. 44
     0830 USS LAFFEY joined squadron. 0903 Commenced firing AA firing runs on towed sleeve (radar) target. 1128 Types B, G, and TC runs completed. 1330 Conducted AA firing runs on drone target. 1332 Gyro compass out of commission as result of main battery firing. Conducting all maneuvers using magnetic compass. Drone firing conducted using offset of 7 mils to conserve targets. Last runs fired without offset and drone destroyed. 1930 Formed scouting line with squadron to conduct anti-MTB exercises off Lanai Is. SG radar contact with MTB's at 18,000 yds; target discrimination poor with small targets close together. 2144 Completed MTB exercises and proceeded to areas C-7 and C-8 for night cruising enroute Pearl Harbor.
Positions: 0800 20-42N
157-43W
1200 20-36N
157-12W
2000 20-42N
157-15W
Ammunition expended: 276 rnds 5"/38 AA common projectiles
276 rnds 5"/38 cartridges
647 rnds 40mm
285 rnds 20mm
14 Oct. 44
     1057 Moored port side to INGRAHAM at berth X-19, P. I. with O'BRIEN, LAFFEY, and WALKE.
15 Oct. 44
     0855 Fueled ship.
16 Oct. 44
     0540 Underway in company with USS MOALE and submarine S-41 for radar jamming and anti-submarine exercises scheduled in ComDesPac's serial Op-0226 of 15 Oct. 44. Authority: ComDesPac's 151804. 0945 Conducted attack runs on submarine alternating with MOALE, at the same time testing radars for effectiveness of jamming attempts. Results: Even though correct frequency of ship's radars used by jamming ship, the jamming was seldom observed during a period of and hour and a half and when observed was ineffective in that targets could be maintained through the jamming. Operations conducted west of Barber's Point, Oahu, T. H. 1600 Conducted fighter direction exercise. Results: Difficulty encountered in attempting to direct interception over land echoes, particularly with so many friendly planes operating nearby not engaged in the exercise. 1653 USS MOALE assumed duty as escort of submarine; proceeded to Pearl Harbor. 1856 Moored starboard side to USS INGRAHAM in berth X-19, P. H. 2025 Took on ammunition.
Positions: 0800 21-20N
158-10W
1200 21-18N
158-27W
2000 X-19
17 Oct. 44
     0828 Underway in company with DesDev 120 less MOALE to rendezvous with MOALE and DesDiv 119 less LOWRY in accordance ComDesPac's serial Op-0226 of 15 Oct. 44. 0913 USS MOALE joined up and formed column astern. 1110 Commenced AA firing runs on sleeve. Exercise terminated by stormy weather preventing plane from being seen. 1330 Rendezvoused with DesDiv 119 forming DesRon 60 (CDS60 in O'BRIEN) to conduct drone firing. 1438 Inclement overcast weather prevented completion of exercise. 1500 Exercised at squadron maneuvers. 1638 Squadron formed anti-submarine screen on O'BRIEN and conducted force maneuvers.
Positions: 0800 X-19
1200 21-48N
157-20W
2000 20-15N
156-57W
Ammunition expended: 60 rnds 5"/38 AA common
60 rnds 5"/38 cartridges
98 rnds 40mm
18 Oct. 44
     0520 Divisions separated to conduct division torpedo practice in Army slick area off West Coast of Hawaii, T. H.; DesDiv 119 first firing division; DesDiv 120 target division. 0800 DesDiv fired torpedoes. 0802 DesDiv 120 changed course 70 away from firing ships as evasive maneuver. 0805 Torpedo hit starboard propeller. Stopped all engines and inspected hull compartments for damage and leaks. Results negative. Upon testing the engines the starboard screw caused excessive vibration while the port engine responded normally. Starboard shaft was locked and return to Pearl Harbor was made on port engine upon being ordered to return by CDS 60. 1859 Moored starboard side to MOALE at berth D-2, P. H. All hull compartments again checked with negative results for leakage or signs of underwater damage to hull. 
Positions: 0800 19-35N
156-11W
1200 20-10N
156-33W
2000 D2
19 Oct. 44
     1000 Navy Yard diver investigated torpedo damage and reported damage to one propeller blade only. Buoy upkeep period granted until 0630 24 Oct. by ComDesPac's 192004.
20 Oct. 44
     Buoy upkeep.
21 Oct. 44
     1355 Underway under tug tow proceeding to Navy Yard fro drydocking. 1448 Moored infloating drydock YFD-2. 1500 Ship resting on blocks. 1620 Hull Board inspected bottom in company with Navy Yard representatives and found starboard propeller with one blade bent forward depth 10" breadth 20"; numerous cracks and leaks in rudders; rudder zincs 80% deteriorated. Galvanic action apparently great and erosion of rudders due to propeller race also excessive. Shafts, struts, sterntube, and underwater body apparently undamaged.
22 Oct. 44
     In drydock replacing starboard propeller and checking shaft alignment. 0850 Waterborne. 1016 Underway from YFD-2 for sea for trial runs. 1350 Vibration trial runs completed returned to Pearl Harbor and moored starboard side to berth K-1 P. H. Results of trial runs: Vibration characteristics of ship changed slightly in that excessive bridge and director vibration occur between 20 and 22 knots. Binnacle vibration only now occurs at 25 kts. speed. 1420 Exchanged defective (leaky air flask) torpedo for new one. 1429 Underway to shift berth. 1500 Moored starboard side to USS MOALE in berth D-2, P. H. Took on ammunition, stores, and provisions. Fueled ship.
Positions: 0800 YFD-2
1200 15 mi. S of P. H.
2000 D-2
23 Oct. 44
     1232 Underway in company with DesRon 60 less INGRAHAM and O'BRIEN as escort of TU 12.5.2, OTC Capt. FAHRION in USS NORTH CAROLINA in accordance with CinCPac's 220350 of Oct. enroute Pearl Harbor, T. H. to Eniwetok for further routing to Ulithi. 1315 Passed harbor outer channel buoy and formed squadron formation of two divisions in column abreast at 135 yds. 1521 Made rendezvous with USS NORTH CAROLINA 40 mi south Pearl Harbor entrance and relieved DesRon 1 as escort o NORTH CAROLINA. 1530 Formed anti-submarine screen 56 (USF10A); DesDiv 119 at starboard and DesDiv 120 to port of USS NORTH CAROLINA; base course 225 T. speed 18 kts; CDS60 in BARTON is Commander Screen. 1830 Set clocks back one half hour to zone + 10 time.
Positions: 0800 D-2
1200 D-2
2000 20-18N
159-25W
24 Oct. 44
     0000 Changed base course to 267 T. Conducted tracking maneuvering and AA firing exercises during the day. 1514 Changed base course to 260 T. 1800 Set clock back one hour to one + 11 time.
Positions: 0800 19-49N
163-15W
1200 19-52N
164-08W
2000 19-35N
166-21W
Ammunition expended: 1368 rnds 20mm.
868 rnds 40mm.
25 Oct. 44
     0000 Formed AA screen 0630 (USF10A) on USS NORTH CAROLINA. 0850 Sighted friendly patrol plane to Southard. 1258 Changed base course and axis to 258 T. Conducted tracking, maneuvering, and AA firing exercises during the day.
Positions: 0800 18-56N
169-49W
1200 18-46N
170-47W
2000 18-17N
172-44W
Ammunition expended: 8 rnds 5"/38 AA common
8 rnds 5"/38 cartridges
26 Oct. 44
     0733 Formed A/S screen #54(USF10A) on NORTH CAROLINA. 1150 Picked up MN radio transmission believed to be emanating from Pearl Harbor, a distance of about 1000 miles; weather conditions not unusual from data as follows: Wind 140 T. 5 knots; barometer 30.24; temperature wet 81, dry 88, injection 82, weather symbol 2; clouds medium height alto-cumulus, ceiling estimated 20,000 ft.; one half sky cloudy; visibility unlimited; amount of sea and swell, each, one. Conducted tracking, maneuvering, and AA firing exercises during the day. 2000 Left screen to take station 30,000 yds. ahead for pre-dawn exercise. 2250 Crossed 180th meridian.
Positions: 0800 17-41N
176-04W
1200 17-27N
177-10W
2000 16-58N
179-08W
27 Oct. 44
     0607 DesDiv 120 simulated torpedo attack on NORTH CAROLINA. 0635 Resumed station in screen. 0630 (USF1-A). 0750 Escorts commenced fueling at sea from NORTH CAROLINA. 1205 Fueled from North Carolina to 95% capacity. 1250 Resumed station in screen. 1513 Changed base course and axis to 251 T. and speed to 20 kts. 1800 Set clocks back one hour to zone + 12 time.
Positions: 0800 16-20N
177-13E
1200 16-11N
176-38E
2000 15-28N
174-05E
28-29 Oct. 44
     0000 Set clocks ahead 24 hours to zone - 12 time, skipping Saturday, 28 Oct. Conducted tracking, maneuvering, AA firing, and test firing exercises during the day. 1900 DesDiv 119 left screen to take station 30,000 yds. ahead fro pre-dawn exercise; formed A/S screen #53 on NORTH CAROLINA. 1925 Changed base speed to 16 kts.
Positions: 0800 14-08N
171-14E
1200 13-49N
169-08E
2000 13-15N
167-11E
Ammunition expended: 24 rnds 5"/38 AA common MK 32.
90 rnds 5"/38 Cartridges.
66 rnds 5"/38 AA common.
180 rnds 40mm.
180 rnds 20mm.
30 Oct. 44
     0558 DesDiv 119 simulated torpedo attack on NORTH CAROLINA while DesDiv 120 simulated repulsion of attack and protection of NORTH CAROLINA. 0708 Completed simulated attack and formed screen 56(USF-10A). 0805 Changed base course and axis to 225 T. 1336 Made landfall on Eniwetok, Marshall Is., bearing 225 T. distant 22 miles. 1445 commenced maneuvering to cover entrance of NORTH CAROLINA into atoll. 1500 NORTH CAROLINA entered atoll. 1524 Passed entrance buoy leading DesDiv 120 into atoll. 1605 Anchored in 2 fathoms of water in anchorage A, berth L-11, Eniwetok atoll. 1633 USS MOALE moored alongside to starboard. 1638 USS MOALE got underway from alongside; ground swells within atoll causing roll sufficient to make two ships of this class damage sides of superstructure when nested. 2237 Underway to fuel in accordance with ComDesRon 60 dispatch 300640. 2301 Moored starboard side to USS NORTH CAROLINA in berth K-7 Eniwetok.
Positions: 0800 12-04N
163-58E
1200 11-48N
163-03E
2000 L-11
31 Oct. 44
    0050 Fueled ship from USS GIMSBOCK alongside starboard side of NORTH CAROLINA. 0635 Underway in company with DesRon 60 in accordance with CinCPac's secret dispatch 220350 of Oct. 44 as modified by Commander Third Fleet's 300612 of Oct. 44 enroute Manus, Admiralty Is. escorting USS NORTH CAROLINA; unit designation remains 12.5.2. 0715 Sortied Eniwetok atoll and swept channel to Northward for sortie of NORTH CAROLINA. 0824 USS NORTH CAROLINA sortied; formed six ship circular screen, base course 187 T. axis 230 T. base speed 20 kts. 0951 Changed base course to 184 T. 1600 changed base course to 187 T.
Positions: 0800 11-23N
162-19E
1200 10-21N
162-26E
2000 07-35N
162-35E
1 Nov. 44 Zone - 12
     Steaming in company with DesRon 60 composed of USS BARTON (CDS60), WALKE, LAFFEY, A. M. SUMNER (CDD120), MOALE, and COOPER escorting USS NORTH CAROLINA from Eniwetok, Marshall Is., to Manus, Admiralty Islands in accordance with CinCPac's secret dispatch 22035 of October as modified by Commander Third Fleet's secret dispatch 300612 of October. Unit is Task Unit 12.5.2, Commander Task Unit, Capt. Fahrion USN in NORTH CAROLINA; Commander Screen is CDS 60 in BARTON; I.S.C. is Commander Destroyer Division 120. Circular screen 0630 (USF-10A) with COOPER in station #1. Base course 187 T; speed 20 knots; axis 240 T. 0200 changed base course to 221 T. 0710 WALKE took station #1 remaining ships orienting in natural order. 1155 Changed base course to 215 T. 1307 Changed speed to 17 knots. 1750 Changed base course and axis to 241 T; speed 18 knots. 1807 Destroyer Division 119 formed screen on NORTH CAROLINA while Destroyer Division 120 formed scouting line 30,000 yards van. 1917 Visited by Davey Jones royal Emissary of Neptunus Rex preparatory to visit by his highness Neptunus Rex on the morrow in Lat. 0. Conducted tracking, maneuvering, and AA firing exercises during the day.
Positions: 0800 04-36N
160-49E
1200 03-52N
160-02E
2000 02-07N
158-03E
Ammunition expended: 36 rnds. 5"/38 AA common.
36 rnds. 5"/38 cartridges.
2 Nov. 44
     0437 Rejoined formation upon orders from OTC, canceling dawn simulated torpedo attack. 0537 Formed six ship circular screen 0630 (USF-10A) SUMNER station #4. 0814 Task Unit changed course to 270 T, changing route and destination to Ulithi Is. in accordance with Commander Third Fleet's secret dispatch 011033 of November as modified by his 011339 of November. 0925 made landfall on Kapingamarangi Is. bearing 312 T. 0928 Changed base course to 230 T to give wider berth to island. 034 Changed base course to 270 T. 1100 changed base course to 300 T. 1140 USS MOALE left station to investigate possible submarine contact. 1433 MOALE rejoined having been unable to develop contact. 1433 Changed axis to 270 T. 1800 set clocks back one hour to zone - 11 time.
Positions: 0800 00-38N
155-16E
1200 00-41N
154-18E
2000 01-59N
152-03E
3 Nov. 44
     0755 Changed speed to 19 knots. 1512 Fueled at sea from USS NORTH CAROLINA. 1800 Set clocks back one hour to zone - 10 time.
4 Nov. 44
     0400 Changed base course to 318 T. 1358 Changed speed to 22 knots. 1800 Set clocks back one hour to zone - 9 time. 1706 Changed speed to 21 knots. 2003 Changed speed to 18 knots. 2330 Changed base course to 009 T.
5 - 19 Nov. 44
     5 Nov. 44, 0043 made radar contact on land bearing 003 T distant 80 miles. 0451 Sighted land bearing 340 T. 0600 Screened NORTH CAROLINA while she entered harbor Ulithi Is. atoll. 0720 Moored port side to Tanker IX-133 in berth 135 Ulithi Is. atoll. Fueled ship. 0952 shifted berth to alongside SS CAPE TRINITY in berth 2. Took on ammunition. 1400 Underway in company with Destroyer Squadron SIXTY.
     See copy CO USS ALLEN M. SUMNER Action Report DD692/A2-11 Serial 085 of 5-19 Nov. 44 attached. See M-Ser. 97463.
20 Nov. 44
     0911 USS ALABAMA, DYSON, THORN and WELLES left formation to report to Commander Task Group 38.1 for duty with PASADENA and McCALL. 1020 USS OAKLAND, CUSHING, HALSEY POWELL, UHLMAN, BENHAM and POTTER joined Task Group 38.4. 1333 One officer and three men suffered injuries while on forecastle preliminary to transfer of passengers from USS YORKTOWN. Heavy seas and high speed during initial attempts to transfer passengers were the causes. 1627 Rejoined Task Group 38.4.
Positions: 0800 15-57N
128-51E
1200 16-28N
129-43E
2000 17-06N
130-38E
21 Nov. 44
     0012 Took departure from Task Group 38.1 and 38.2 in company with Task Group 38.4 enroute Ulithi Is. in accordance with Commander Third Fleet's 190630 and 190824 of November; base course 145 T speed 19 knots. 0930 Conducted AA practice firing at sleeve target with machine gun batteries. 1617 Test fired main battery. 1739 Changed base course to 125 T.
Positions: 0800 14-25N
132-54E
1200 14-00N
133-05E
2000 12-25N
135-22E
Ammunition expended: 12 rnds. 5"/38 Ill. projectiles.
12 rnds. 5"/38 cartridges.
1570 rnds. 40MM.
1883 rnds. 20MM.
22 Nov. 44
     0800 Carriers of Task Group launched planes for strike on Yap Is. 1015 Carriers landed strike planes. 1141Conducted AA practice firing at sleeve target. 1237 Made landfall on Pig Is., Ulithi Islands atoll bearing 045 T distant 15 miles. 1355 Conducted anti-submarine patrol off entrance to Ulithi Is. atoll in company with destroyers of Task Group 38.2, covering entrance of carriers and cruisers. 1600 Entered Ulithi Is. atoll in company with Task Group 38.4. 1614 Moored starboard side to USS SEPULGA (AO-20) in berth 17 Ulithi Is. atoll. 1630 Fueled to capacity from SEPULGA. 1645 USS O'BRIEN moored to starboard side of SEPULGA. 
Positions: 0800 10-06N
138-36E
1200 09-41N
139-05E
2000 Berth 17
Ammunition expended: 423 rnds. 40MM.
568 rnds. 20MM.
23 Nov. 44
     Got underway from alongside USS SEPULGA to shift berth in accordance with instructions from Commander Destroyer Squadron SIXTY. 0716 Moored starboard side to USS MOALE alongside CHARRETTE and DIXIE in berth 11 Ulithi lagoon. Commander Service Squadron TEN in USS PRAIRIE (AD15) SOPA (Admin.). Took on board ammunition replacements. Availability USS DIXIE granted until 27 Nov. by orders of SOPA.
Positions: 0800 Berth 11
1200 Berth 11
2000 Berth 11
24 Nov. 44
     Chief Engineer Lt. D. E. BERGIN, JR. USN., relieved by Lt.(jg) E. H. TOWLE, USNR., and the former detached. Loaded Stores and provisions.
25 Nov. 44
     No remarks.
26 Nov. 44
     Commander J. C. ZAHM relieved Capt. J. H. WELLINGS as Commander Destroyer Division 120.
27 Nov. 44
     0645 Got underway in company with Destroyer Squadron SIXTY less INGRAHAM and LOWRY enroute Ulithi Is. to Leyte Gulf, P. I. in accordance with Commander Destroyer Squadron SIXTY secret dispatch 252345 of Nov. 44. 0722 Formed column in natural order making sortie Ulithi. 0943 Conducted AA firing practice on sleeve target. Conducted maneuvering and PT boat exercises for training.
Positions: 0800 09-59N
139-50E
1200 10-17N
138-30E
2000 10-24N
136-30E
Ammunition expended: 70 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles.
70 rnds. 5"38 cartridges.
932 rnds. 40MM.
1720 rnds. 20MM.
28 Nov. 44
     Enroute Leyte, P. I., on base course 270 T at 17 knots in company with Destroyer Squadron SIXTY less INGRAHAM and LOWRY. Commander Destroyer Squadron SIXTY in USS BARTON (OTC). Conducted firing exercises and tests, signal drills, sound attack drills, battle problem, and PT boat exercises for training. Steaming formation in scouting line, interval one mile, WALKE guide.
Positions: 0800 10-31N
133-25E
1200 10-32N
131-44E
2000 10-27N
129-17E
Ammunition expended: 46 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles.
46 rnds. 5"/38 cartridges.
2 Mk 9-3 Depth charges.
29 Nov. 44
     0259 Made radar contact on unidentified plane bearing 310 T distant 27 miles. 0307 Fired on unidentified plane; target retired to northard. 0720 Made landfall on Suluan Is. bearing 299 T distant 25 miles. 0804 Formed line of divisions in column. 1155 Formed squadron column. 1256 Anchored in San Pedro Bay, P. I. 2103 Underway from anchorage enroute Leyte Gulf to report to Commander Task Group 77.2 in company with Destroyer Squadron SIXTY in accordance with Commander Task Force 77 dispatch 290812 of November. 2310 Arrived at rendezvous and reported to Commander Task Group 77.2. Took station in A/S - AA screen. USS NICHOLAS Commander Destroyer Squadron 21 commander screen. Task Group cruising in Leyte Gulf. Several air alerts throughout the day, but no planes made close approach other than one fired on.
Positions: 0800 10-32N
126-09E
1200 11-02N
125-08E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
Ammunition expended: 30 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles.
30 rnds. 5"/38 cartridges (flashless).
30 Nov. 44
     0305 Investigated sound contact; classified non-submarine. 0920  Fueled in Leyte Gulf from USS NEW MEXICO to capacity; moored to NEW MEXICO lying to for fueling. 1045 Completed fueling; departed task group to relieve patrol "B" in accordance with orders from Commander Screen. 1235 Relieved USS SAUFLEY of "B" patrol between Homonhon and Dinagat Islands, P. I.; commenced patrolling station at 17 knots; axis 030-210 T, taking northern half of patrol line; USS PRINGLE patrolling southern half ("C" patrol). 2110 Investigated surface contact bearing 112 T distant 12 miles; contact proved friendly. 2215 Returned to patrol station and resumed patrol.
Positions: 0800 10-53N
125-22E
1200 10-39N
125-40E
2000 10-38N
125-48E
1 Dec. 44 Zone - 9

     Patrolling picket station at 17 knots between HOMONHON and DINAGAT ISLANDS at entrance to Leyte Gulf; axis 030-210 T.  U.S.S. PRINGLE covering southern half; SUMNER northern half   Operating under CTG 77.2 Rear Adm. BERKEY, U.S.S. PHOENIX (F).  CDS 21 in NICHOLAS is Com Screen.  I.S.C. CDD120 in SUMNER.  TG 77.2 cruising in LEYTE GULF.  2050 TG 77.2 passed thru picket line proceeding to sea in view of submarine reported by CTF 75 as being sighted in Gulf.  Numerous unidentified planes contacted; all approaching within range were friendly.

Positions: 0800 10-36N
125-45E
1200 10-36N
125-42E
2000 10-36N
125-45E
2 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0905 Relieved by U.S.S. MOALE of "B" picket station.  Ordered to report to CTG 77.2.  1004 Took station 14 in a 14 ship screen; Commander Screen in U.S.S. NICHOLAS; Guide in U.S.S. WEST VIRGINIA; Formation 5R; Base course and axis 180 T.; speed 10 knots. 1126 Took station 14 in a 17 ship screen. Maneuvered in LEYTE GULF with T.G.  1827 Went alongside U.S.S. PORTLAND to receive copy of dispatch not held. 1830 Took departure from TG to execute operation described in copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 10-39N
125-47E
1200 10-39N
125-28E
2000 9-55N
125-22E
3 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of Action Report appended.
     0742 Anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  1159 Got underway to go alongside U.S.S. CABLE (ARS-19) for battle damage repairs.  1223 Moored starboard side to U.S.S. CABLE in northern SAN PEDRO BAY.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-03E
1200 11-12N
125-05E
2000 11-12N
125-05E
4 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Alongside U.S.S. CABLE (ARS-19) in SAN PEDRO BAY effecting repairs to hull caused by shrapnel and strafing.
Positions: 0800 11-12N
125-05E
1200 11-12N
125-05E
2000 11-12N
125-05E
5 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     1409 Got underway from alongside U.S.S. CABLE to shift berth or fueling.  1536 Moored port side to HMAS BISHOP DALE in SAN PEDRO BAY.  Fueled ship to capacity.  1837 Got underway to anchor for the night.  1849 Anchored in southeastern SAN PEDRO BAY.
Positions: 0800 11-12N
125-05E
1200 11-12N
125-05E
2000 11-09N
125-10E
6 Dec. 44 Zone - i9
     0702 Got underway from anchorage to go alongside U.S.S. MURZIM (AK-95) to replace ammunition expended in battle.  0721 Moored port side to U.S.S. MURZIM.  Replaced ammunition expended; filled to capacity.   1342 Got underway to shift berth.  1435 Anchored in Northwestern SAN PEDRO BAY.  1655 Got underway in company with U.S.S. MOALE to proceed to LEYTE GULF to join CTG 77.3.  1737 Joined TG 77.3, U.S.S. PHOENIX (CTG 77.3), BOISE, HOPEWELL, and MOALE; formed three ship AA screen on two cruisers, CDD120 in A. M. SUMNER, Commander Screen.  Cruised LEYTE GULF.  1814 Air alert.  1837 Commenced firing on enemy plane approaching from the south; plane closed to 9000 yards and retired to westward.  1911 Only two attacks made by enemy planes which never closed to less than 9000 yards.  2055 Ordered by CTG 77.3 to investigate surface contact northwest of DINAGAT IS.  2112 Necessary to close contact to hailing range before proper identification made; contact YMS-8.  2131 Resumed station in Task Group formation.
Positions: 0800 11-08N
129-09E
1200 11-08N
125-09E
2000 10-32N
132-31E
Ammunition expended: 113 rnds. 5"/38 Projectiles AA common
113 rnds. 5"/38 Cartridges (flashless)
217 rnds. 40MM
7 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0911 U.S.S. PORTLAND and NASHVILLE joined formation with four destroyers.  1027 Took departure from patrol area in Gulf in company with U.S.S. PHOENIX, BOISE, NICHOLAS, and O'BANNON to proceed SAN PEDRO BAY.   1201 Anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY.  1535 Made transfer of publications preparatory to night action expected.  1539 Got underway to form attack group in accordance with orders from CTG 77.  1705 U.S.S. HOPEWELL and MOALE joined and formed column upon orders from CDD120 (OTC).  1904 Set course 180 T. speed 18 knots awaiting joining of U.S.S. PRINGLE.  1911 U.S.S. PRINGLE joined attack division forming in column astern, U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER (CDD120, OTC).  Set speed 20 knots.   1913 Changed course to 000 T, having received orders from CTF 77 to cancel operation and rejoin TG 77.3.  2029 Changed course to 180 T, having received orders from CTG 78.3 to join TG 78.3 in SURIGAO STRAIT.  2135 Joined TG 78.3 forming ahead of convoy as picket at 5 miles in company with U.S.S. MOALE.  U.S.S. PRINGLE and HOPEWELL directed to take station 3 miles astern of convoy; convoy course 000 T. speed 10 knots; proceeding to SAN PEDRO BAY.
Positions: 0800 10-46N
125-22E
1200 11-09N
125-04E
2000 10-17N
125-23E
8 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0717 Anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  1415 Underway in company with U.S.S. INGRAHAM to Join Task Unit 77.3.1 in accordance with orders from CTG 77.3.  1505 Joined T.U. 77.3.1 to act as escort for U.S.S. NASHVILLE, PORTLAND, and tug towing U.S.S. LAMSON; enroute SAN PEDRO BAY.   1626 U.S.S. LAMSON in SAN PEDRO BAY.  T.U. reversed course and stood out into LEYTE GULF; 1747 U.S.S. MOALE joined screen; formed 120 spaced circular screen on 1500 yard circle, axis 180 T.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-03E
1200 11-10N
125-03E
2000 10-34N
125-22E
9 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     1246 U.S.S. PHOENIX (CTU 77.3.2) and BOISE relieved NASHVILLE and PORTLAND of LEYTE GULF patrol; latter two cruisers proceeded to SAN PEDRO BAY.  CDD120 in ALLEN M. SUMNER remains commander screen.
Positions: 0800 10-42N
125-22E
1200 11-01N
125-12E
2000 10-43N
125-20E
10 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0830 DesDiv 120 relieved by DesDiv 119 as screen; proceeded with division to SAN PEDRO BAY.  1004 Anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY.  1220 Underway to shift berth.  1326 Moored alongside U.S.S. MURZIM (AK-95) in Bay.  Loaded ammunition to capacity.  1452 Underway to shift berth.   1547 Anchored n northwest SAN PEDRO BAY.  1715 Observed large fire off DULAG, LEYTE.
Positions: 0800 10-44N
125-26E
1200 11-10N
125-04E
2000 11-12N
125-05E
11 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0648 Underway to shift berth for fueling.  0808 Moored to U.S.S. ARETHUSA (IX-135) in eastern SAN PEDRO BAY; fueled to capacity.  0930 Underway to shift berth.  1001 Anchored in north western SAN PEDRO BAY.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-09E
2000 11-11N
125-09E
12 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     1430 Got underway upon orders from CTG 77.3 to proceed on operation as described in copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-05E
1200 11-10N
125-05E
2000 10-32N
125-03E
13 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 09-20N
124-24E
1200 09-01N
123-57E
2000 08-55N
122-42E
14 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 10-10N
121-36E
1200 10-38N
121-25E
2000 11-28N
121-08E
15 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 12-24N
120-52E
1200 12-24N
120-46E
2000 12-27N
120-47E
16 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.
Positions: 0800 11-25N
121-18E
1200 10-00N
121-45E
2000 09-01N
122-38E
17 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.  Received orders from CTG 78.3 to report to CTG 77.3 upon arrival SAN PEDRO BAY, 18 Dec. 44.
Positions: 0800 09-07N
124-10E
1200 09-24N
124-31E
2000 09-49N
125-19E
18 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     See copy of action report appended.
     Reported to CTG 77.3 for duty in accordance with CTG 78.3 orders.   0750 Moored starboard side to U.S.S. CARIBOU in berth 104, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I. 0805 Fueled ship to 95% capacity.  0932 Got underway to go alongside ammunition ship to replace ammunition.  1052 Moored starboard side to U.S.S. MURZIM in SAN PEDRO BAY.  Replaced ammunition expended in MINDORO operation.  1148 Got underway to shift berth.  1247 Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  1610 CDD120 presented Purple Heart Awards to men wounded in ORMOC attack.
Positions: 0800 11-09N
125-09E
1200 11-08N
125-08E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
19 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in Berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.
0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
20 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  ComDesRon 60 reported DesRon 60 to CTG 77.14 for duty.  1900 One Japanese plane reported shot down at entrance to BAY; TYPE, NELL.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
21 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  Informed by CDS 60 that DesRon 60 had reported to CTG 77.14 for duty.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
22 Dec. 44 Zone -9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
23 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  1610 Air alert; no planes sighted or fired upon by SUMNER.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
24 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
25 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Christmas Day.  Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-03E
1200 11-11N
125-03E
2000 11-11N
125-03E
26 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I.  0636 Underway to fuel ship and exchange ammunition.  0809 Moored starboard side to U.S.S. BOOTES (AK99) to exchange ammunition.  1016 Underway from alongside, having completed exchange of 40MM HET for 40MM AP ammunition.  1034 Anchored in SAN PEDRO BAY awaiting turn to fuel.  1205 Underway to fuel.  1215 Moored port side to U.S.S. CARIBOU (IX-114) in berth 104, SAN PEDRO BAY.  1321 Underway to shift berth, having fueled to capacity.  1424 Anchored in berth 28, SAN PEDRO BAY.  1850 Underway for MINDORO, P. I. in accordance with orders from CTG 77.14; in company with TG 77.3 and T.G. 77.14.  Stood out of harbor and formed 8 ship circular screen around U.S.S. LOUISVILLE (CTG 77.14, OTC), PHOENIX, MINNEAPOLIS, and BOISE; U.S.S. BARTON (CDS 60, Screen Commander) with O'BRIEN, LOWRY, FLETCHER, O'BANNON, HOPEWELL, RADFORD, and SUMNER as screen; axis 270 T.; course 165 T.; speed 15 knots.   1940 Changed course to 170 T.  1951 Changed course to 210 T.  2022 Changed speed to 20 knots.  2153 Changed course to 180 T.  2156 Changed speed to 25 knots.  2303 Changed course to 241 T. entering MINDANAO Sea enroute MINDORO,P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-09N
125-08E
1200 11-09N
125-09E
2000 10-56N
125-08E
27 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0328 Changed course to 270 T.   0510 U.S.S. LAFFEY joined formation from astern; reoriented screen to 9 Ship Circular Screen.  Formation changed course and axis to conform to route through MINDANAO Sea, SULU Sea west of CAGAYAN IS., CUYO East Pass, and MINDORO STRAIT.  1700 Arrived off allied beachhead southwest MINDORO, P. I., cruised off west coast MINDORO searching for cripples of Jap Task Force attacked by planes previous night off western MINDORO.
Positions: 0800 09-46N
122-11E
1200 11-02N
121-24E
2000 12-25N
120-56E
28 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Patrolling off west coast MINDORO, P. I. from APO East Pass to AMBULONG IS.  0835 OTC delegated to CTG 77.3 in U.S.S. PHOENIX, SOPA remaining in CTG 77.14.  1720 O.T.C. resumed by CTG 77.14.  1725 Set course 145 T. departing for SAN PEDRO BAY, LEYTE, P. I. in company with TG 77.14 and T.G. 77.3; set speed 20 knots.  Changed course to conform to reverse of MINDORO approach route.
Positions: 0800 12-22N
120-05E
1200 12-21N
120-50E
2000 11-23N
121-14E
29 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0130 Passed MINDORO Resupply Echelon enroute MINDORO abeam to starboard 6 miles.  0547 U.S.S HOPEWELL investigated surface contact 15 miles south of SIQUIJOR IS.; contact proved to be abandoned allied merchant ship.  1400 Arrived at entrance to SAN PEDRO BAY, cruisers formed column for entry; escorts detached to proceed to logistic area.  1608 Moored port side to U.S.S. CARIBOU.  1728 Got underway to shift berth, having fueled to 76% capacity.  1912 Moored port side to CARIBOU, having awaited her shifting of berth to berth 77.  2004 Underway to shift berth, having fueled to capacity.  2049 Anchored on SAN PEDRO BAY in vicinity of U.S.S. OCTANS to obtain provisions.
Positions: 0800 09-17N
124-18E
1200 10-17N
125-21E
2000 11-09N
125-09E
30 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     0200 Completed loading 5 tons fresh provisions from U.S.S. OCTANS.  0829 Underway to shift berth.  0908 Anchored in berth 22, SAN PEDRO BAY, P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-11N
125-06E
1200 11-10N
125-03E
2000 11-10N
125-02E
31 Dec. 44 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 22, SAN PEDRO BAY, P. I.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-02E
1200 11-10N
125-02E
2000 11-10N
125-02E
1 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 22, San Pedro Bay, P. I., in company with TG 77.14, TG 77.3 and various other forces of the Allied Navies; SOPA CTF 75 (read Adm. J. L. Kauffman); Echelon of Command: CDD120 (Comdr. J. C. Zahm, USS SUMNER), CDS60 (Capt. W. L. Fresman, USS BARTON), CTG 77.14 (USS LOUISVILLE). Mount I normal except that operates in elevation in manual only; repairs in progress. 0702 USS INGRAHAM came alongside to port to top off SUMNER in fuel and fresh provisions as available. 0907 INGRAHAM underway from alongside.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-02E
1200 11-10N
125-02E
2000 11-10N
125-02E
2 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth 22, San Pedro Bay, P. I. 0001 Upon orders of CFT77 operation plan of Luzon Attack Force placed in effect; shifted from TG 77.14 to TG 77.2 (CTG Vice Adm. J. B. OLDENDORF, ComBatRon I in USS CALIFORNIA) in company with DesRon 60. 2322 Underway to proceed on Luzon Attack Force operation in company with DesRon 60; steaming various courses at various speeds conforming to channel and awaiting turn to sortie from San Pedro Bay.
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 11-10N
125-02E
1200 11-10N
125-02E
2000 11-10N
125-02E
3 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 10-39N
125-25E
1200 09-42N
125-07E
2000 08-59N
123-46E
4 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 10-02N
121-39E
1200 10-44N
121-38E
2000 11-41N
121-14E
5 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 13-17N
119-47E
1200 13-51N
119-27E
2000 15-30N
119-08E
6 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 16-59N
119-40E
1200 16-36N
120-11E
2000 16-45N
120-00E
7 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 16-41N
120-04E
1200 16-18N
120-15E
2000 120-10E
8 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 16-11N
120-16E
1200 16-08N
120-14E
2000 16-41N
120-07E
9 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 16-08N
120-17E
1200 16-16N
120-18E
2000 16-08N
120-16E
10 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 16-07N
120-16E
1200 16-08N
120-16E
2000 16-22N
120-17E
11 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 15-40N
119-03E
1200 14-31N
119-27E
2000 13-01N
120-10E
12 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
Positions: 0800 10-45N
121-37E
1200 10-03N
121-54E
2000 08-52N
122-53E
13 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     See Action Report, 2-13 Jan. 1945.
     1544 Detached from TU 79.14.2 and reported to CTF 75 for duty. 1718 Anchored in Berth 54, San Pedro Bay, P. I.
Positions: 0800 09-48N
125-18E
1200 10-35N
125-23E
2000 11-09N
125-03E
14 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     1045 Fueled in San Pedro Bay from SS Williamsburg. 1552 Underway in company with USS COLUMBIA (OTC), LOUISVILLE, WALKE, and O'BRIEN in accordance with orders from CTF 75. Unit has been assigned TU 75.2.5 and ordered to proceed to Manus, Admiralty Is. 1705 Unit formed anti-submarine screen #53 (USF-10A) with CDD 120 in A. M. SUMNER in station as commander screen and set course for Manus.
Positions: 0800 11-09N
125-03E
1200 11-09N
125-03E
2000 10-28N
125-58E
15 Jan. 45 Zone -9
     Enroute Manus with TU 75.2.5
Positions: 0800 08-22N
128-48E
1200 07-50N
129-54E
2000 06-41N
131-44E
16 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     Enroute Manus with TU 75.2.5
Positions: 0800 05-16N
134-46E
1200 04-45N
135-45E
2000 03-47N
135-59E
17 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     1505 Test fired Mk 32 and Mk 18 possibly damaged projectiles.
Ammunition Expended: 15 rnds Mk 18 AA common projectiles
24 rnds Mk 32 projectiles
12 rnds Starshell projectiles
51 rnds SPDN cartridges
Positions: 0800 02-22N
141-06E
1200 01-48N
142-03E
2000 00-39N
144-02E
18 Jan. 45 Zone - 9
     0017 Crossed equator in longitude 145-08E. 0700 Made landfall on Manus Island bearing 160 T., at 34 miles. 1035 Entered Seeadler Harbor, Admiralty Is. 1104 Anchored in Seeadler Harbor. 1347 Underway to shift berth. 1405 Anchored in berth 321. 1430 set clocks ahead one hour to zone - 10 time. Inspection party representing ComServRon 10, RepComDesPac., and NOB., Manus came aboard to inspect damage; ship was not informed of conclusions.
Positions: 0800 01-32S
146-51E
1200 02-00S
148-00E
2000 01-59S
147-20E
19 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     Anchored in berth 321 Seeadler Harbor.
Positions: 0800 01-59S
147-20E
1200 01-59S
147-20E
2000 01-59S
147-20E
20 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     0800 Underway to shift berth. 0901 Moored starboard side to ABSD #4. Torpedo tube mount two removed from ship. 1027 Underway to shift berth. 1122 Moored port side to USS PRINGLE alongside SIERRA (AD-18) in berth 14.
Positions: 0800 01-59S
147-20E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
21 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     Moored to PRINGLE alongside SIERRA removing debris from damaged compartments preparatory to tender work.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-18E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
22 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     0620 Underway to proceed outside harbor to pump flooded compartments. 1325 Completed pumping; returned to port anchoring in berth 14. 1530 Underway to shift berth to alongside PRINGLE again.
Positions: 0800 01-51S
147-21E
1200 01-52S
147-22E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
23 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     Moored starboard side to PRINGLE alongside SIERRA. Tender preparing damaged area for voyage to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-18E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
24 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     1410 Underway to shift berth. 1425 Anchored in berth 13, Seeadler Harbor.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-18E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
25 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     0730 CDD120 (Comdr. J. C. ZAHM, USN) lowered pennant and left ship with staff to shift pennant to USS INGRAHAM in accordance with orders from CDS 60. 0907 Inspection party representing ComServRon 10, RepComDesPac, and NOB, Manus, led by Rear Adm. J. J. BROSHEK, USN, came aboard and left at 0926.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-18E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
26 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     Anchored in berth 13.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-18E
1200 02-00S
147-18E
2000 02-00S
147-18E
27 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     0645 Underway to fuel. 0723 Moored starboard side to ABASENDA (IX131) in berth 9. Fueled to capacity. 1634 Underway to leave area. 1652 Left harbor searching in advance of USS KADASHAN BAY (CVE 76). 1725 Took station 3000 yards ahead of CVE and set course for Pearl Harbor, T. H., speed of advance 14.5 knots.
Positions: 0800 02-00S
147-20E
1200 02-00S
147-20E
2000 01-13S
142-12E
28 Jan. 45 Zone - 10
     0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to zone - 11 time.
Positions: 0800 00-19S
149-53E
1200 00-05S
150-49E
2000 00-17N
155-44E
29 Jan. 45 Zone - 11
     Escorting KADASHAN BAY (CVE76) to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 00-38N
155-25E
1200 00-53N
156-21E
2000 01-36N
158-03E
30 Jan. 45 Zone - 11
     Escorting KADASHAN BAY (CVE76) to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 02-23N
160-45E
1200 02-35N
161-39E
2000 02-57N
163-29E
31 Jan. 45 Zone - 11
     0215 Sighted S.S. FRANCIS G. NEWLANDS. 2000 Took departure from KADASHAN BAY to proceed to Majuro Atoll for fuel. Changed speed to 22 knots to arrive off atoll at dawn.
Positions: 0800 03-25N
166-20E
1200 03-36N
167-18E
2000 03-57N
169-12E
1 Feb. 45 Zone - 11
     Steaming independently at 22 knots on course 029 T., enroute Majuro Atoll to fuel and rejoin USS KADASHAN BAY (CVE 76), (Capt. R. N. HUNTER, USN). Enroute Pearl Harbor, T. H., from Manus, Admiralty Island. Torpedo tube mount two removed and damaged section of ship temporarily repaired by USS SIERRA (AD-18) for voyage to Pearl Harbor. 0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to zone + 12 time. 0610 Made landfall on Majuro Atoll bearing 045 T., at 15 miles. Entered Majuro Lagoon and proceeded alongside USS YO-184 to fuel. 0829 Moored starboard side to YO-184 and fueled to capacity. 1016 Underway to rejoin KADASHAN BAY. 1100 Sortied Majuro Lagoon and proceeded to rejoin CVE via Fordyce Passage. At 22.5 knots. 2240 Rejoined KADASHAN BAY and resumed station in van as escort. Slowed to 16 knots.
2 Feb. 45 Zone + 12
     Escorting USS KADASHAN BAY (CVE 76) to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 06-47N
177-25E
1200 07-12N
178-18E
2000 08-12N
179-58W
3 Feb. 45 Zone + 12
     Escorting USS KADASHAN BAY (CVE 76) to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 09-51N
177-25W
1200 10-15N
176-19W
2000 10-59N
174-30W
4-3 Feb. 45 Zone + 12
     0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to zone + 11 time, changing date to 3 February.
Positions: 0800 12-11N
171-53W
1200 12-29N
170-57W
2000 13-15N
168-57W
4 Feb. 45 Zone + 11
     Escorting USS KADASHAN BAY (CVE 76) to Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 14-32N
165-51W
1200 14-53N
165-02W
2000 15-59N
163-26W
5 Feb. 45 Zone + 11
     0100 Set clocks ahead one hour to zone + 10 time.
Positions: 0800 17-34N
161-28W
1200 18-02N
160-40W
2000 19-02N
159-00W
6 Feb. 45 Zone + 10
     0100 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 9 1/2 time. 0723 Sighted land bearing 000 T, at 22 miles. 0910 Covered astern of USS KADASHAN BAY as she entered swept channel, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, P. I. 1010 Entered harbor astern of CVE 76. 1039 Moored in berth D-3 Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, P. I.
Positions: 0800 21-01N
157-47W
1200 21-23N
158-59W
2000 21-23N
158-59W
7 Feb. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     0910 USS YSD-43 came alongside and exchanged 3 torpedoes for 3 defective torpedoes to be transferred to U.S.A. 1330 Underway in company with USS DAVID W. TAYLOR (DD551), Comdr. W. H. JOHNSEN, USN, OTC., enroute San Francisco, California, as Task Group 15.1. 1358 Passed through Anti-Submarine net gate. 1418 Took station 3000 yards on port beam of USS TAYLOR. 1620 Passed through Kaiwi Channel.
Positions: 0800 21-32N
158-59W
1200 21-23N
158-59W
2000 22-00N
156-47W
8 Feb. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     1000 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 9 time. 1409 USS ALLEN M. SUMNER designated formation guide.
Positions: 0800 24-06N
154-02W
1200 24-37N
153-06W
2000 25-34N
151-15W
9 Feb. 45 Zone + 9
     1000 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 8 1/2 time. 1410 USS D. W. TAYLOR assumed guide.
Positions: 0800 27-10N
148-30W
1200 27-37N
147-51W
2000 28-55N
145-49W
10 Feb. 45 Zone + 8 1/2
     1000 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 8 time. 1348 Conducted Gunnery practice firing at star shells and balloons.
Ammunition expended: 67 rnds. 5"/38 cartridges
52 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles - (AAC).
15 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles - (ILL).
1008 rnds. 40mm.
669 rnds. 20mm.
Positions: 0800 30-32N
142-37W
1200 30-58N
141-55W
2000 32-11N
139-45W
11 Feb. 45 Zone + 8
     1000 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 7 1/2 time.
Positions: 0800 33-36N
132-24W
1200 33-56N
135-24W
2000 35-01N
130-24W
12 Feb. 45 Zone + 7 1/2
     1000 Set clocks ahead one-half hour to zone + 7 time.
Positions: 0800 36-12N
129-40W
1200 36-36N
128-22W
2000 37-27N
125-29W
13 Feb. 45 Zone + 7
     0113 Made landfall on Point Reyes bearing 041 T., distant 68 miles. 0425 Sighted Point Reyes bearing 053 T., distant 30 miles. 0847 Passed under Golden Gate Bridge. 1237 Moored starboard side to berth 34, Navy Yard, Mare Island, California; removed all ammunition from ship. 1622 Underway for Hunter's Point. 1820 Moored starboard side to berth 8, Hunter's Point Drydocks for overhaul and repair of battle damage. USS IOWA (BB61), Capt. J. L. HOLLOWAY, USN., SOPA.
Positions: 0800 37-49N
122-25W
1200 38-04N
122-15W
2000 37-44N
122-22W
14-28 Feb. 45 Zone + 7
     Undergoing overhaul and repair of battle damage at Hunter's Point Drydocks, San Francisco, California. At 0745, February 25, underway to shift berth to drydock. 0810 Bow crossed sill. 1055 Ship resting on keel blocks drydock #2 in company with USS HUGHES.
Positions: 0800 37-44N
122-22W
1200 37-44N
122-22W
2000 37-44N
122-22W
1-16 Mar. 45 Zone + 7
     Undergoing overhaul and repair of battle damage at Hunter's Point Drydocks, San Francisco, California. Resting of keel blocks in drydock #2 in company with USS HUGHES. SOPA in USS IOWA (BB61), Capt. J. L. HOLLOWAY, USN. SOP San Francisco Bay Area is Commander Western Sea Frontier. No ammunition on board.
Positions: 0800 37-44N
122-22W
1200 37-44N
122-22W
2000 37-44N
122-22W
17-26 Mar. 45 Zone + 7
     USS PENNSYLVANIA (BB38), Capt. C. F. MARTIN, USN., assumed duties of SOPA.
Positions: 0800 37-44N
122-22W
1200 37-44N
122-22W
2000 37-44N
122-22W
27 Mar. 45 Zone + 7
     1015 Ship waterborn. 1156 Bow crossed sill of drydock in tow of tug. 1225 Moored starboard side to berth #9, Hunter's Point Naval Drydocks, California.
Positions: 0800 37-44N
122-22W
1200 37-43N
122-22W
2000 37-43N
122-22W
28-30 Mar. 45 Zone + 7
     0230 Fueled to 10% capacity.
Positions: 0800 37-43N
122-22W
1200 37-43N
122-22W
2000 37-43N
122-22W
31 Mar. 45 Zone + 7
     1345 Conducted dock trial. 1450 Completed dock trial; satisfactory with the exception of minor leaks.
Positions: 0800 37-43N
122-22W
1200 37-43N
122-22W
2000 37-43N
122-22W
1-13 Apr. 45 Zone + 7
     Moored berth 9, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point, California, undergoing overhaul and repair of battle damage. Operating under orders of Commander, Western Sea Frontier. SOPA Hunter's Point, Capt., C. F. MARTIN, USN, USS PENNSYLVANIA. No ammunition aboard. 1 April 45, inclining experiment conducted by Navy Yard personnel. 6 April 45, fueled from YO-189 to10% capacity. Exercised at general quarters to test equipment. 7 April 45, fueled from YO-169 to 95% capacity. Proceeded to Naval Ammunition Depot, Mare Island and took on ammunition to fill allowance. Ran San Pedro Point Degaussing Range. Returned to berth 9, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point, California. 8 April 45, underway to run degaussing range off Treasure Island and sonar tests off California Point. 9 April 45, underway for sea off San Francisco for post repair trials, full power run and test firing. Full power trial cancelled due to sea condition. Returned to berth 9, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point. 10 April 45, underway for calibration of magnetic compass and Radio Direction Finder off Hunter's Point. Returned to berth 9, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point. 11 April 45, underway for post repair trial, full power run. Attained 31.2 knots (328 RPM). Returned to berth 9, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point. 13 April 45, fueled from LCM 4640 to 95% capacity. Completed overhaul and repairs.
Positions: 1200 38-01N
123-19W
Ammunition expended: 12 rnds. 5"/38 projectiles - (AAC).
12 rnds. 5"/38 S.P. cartridges
96 rnds. 40mm - (HEITSD).
3 depth charges Mk9-2 (Complete).
3 #1 Wt. Depth Charge Projector Charges.
14 Apr. 45
     0001 Reported to Commander, Fleet Operational Training Command Pacific in accordance with Commander, Western Sea Frontier speedletter serial 02553 and COTCPac speedletter serial 01237. Underway for Treasure Island, California. Moored to berth 3, Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, and reported to Precommissioning Training Center for duty.
15 Apr. 45 - 16 Jul. 45
     Operated as Task Unit 14.5.1 (CTU, Comdr., N. J. SAMPSON, USN, C.O.) from Treasure Island, San Francisco, California, under orders from PreComTraCen., making trips weekly to San Clemente Island and areas off San Francisco training nucleus crews of destroyers and coast guard cutters in seamanship, gunnery, fire control, and combat information center functions. 26 April 45, PreComTraCen., conducted arrival material and personnel inspection of ship. 10 May 45, U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point personnel came aboard and conducted sallying experiment to verify fallacies revealed in inclining experiment. 21 May 45, made presentations of Purple Heart awards to men wounded in Ormoc Bay and Lingayen Gulf actions. 5 June 45, proceeded to U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point, in accordance with COTCPac's 222007 of May 45, for availability to renew defective expansion joints in superstructure deck. 5-10 June 45, moored to berth 57 and available at U. S. Naval Drydocks, Hunter's Point. 11 June 45, underway to Naval Ammunition Depot, Mare Island to ammunition to fill allowance. Underway from Mare Island for Treasure Island to resume training ship duties under PreComTraCen. 14 June 45, fired shore bombardment off San Clemente Island in accordance with CTG 14.5 operation order 17-45 (serial 0300 of 11 June 45), COTCPac's speedletter serial 01937 of 24 May 4, and PreComTraCen conf. memo of 29 May 45, to CO, USS ALLEN M. SUMNER (DD692). Failed to qualify but considered firing very good in view of fact that entire crew was aboard for first time as a unit for firing since 13 February 45. 2-4 July 45, acted as plane guard for USS TAKANIS BAY (CVE 89) in operations off San Francisco. 11 July 45, PreComTraCen., conducted departure material and personnel inspection of ship. 12 July 45, transferred 572 rounds AAC 5"/38 projectiles and received aboard 1259 rounds 5"/38 AAC projectiles, 79 rounds Ill. projectiles, 589 rounds smokeless powder cartridges, 144 rounds flashless powder cartridges, 4464 rounds 40mm, and 6840 rounds 20mm. 16 July 45, Ship's force replaced ten (10) singles 20mm guns with new twin 20mm guns.
Ammunition expended:
(During period as
 training ship.)
1170 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
185 rnds. 5"/38 Ill projectiles.
1 rnd 5"/38 WP projectile.
48 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles. (special).
72 rnds. 5"/38 Comm. projectiles.
1204 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
272 rnds. 5"/38 FP cartridges.
9914 rnds. 40mm.
7852 rnds. 20mm.
17 Jul. 45
     Relieved as PreComTraCen training ship by USS HAYNSWORTH (DD700), reported to COTCPac in accordance with PreComTraCen 172210 of July 45, and got underway for Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T. H., in accordance with COTCPac speedletter serial 02541 of 10 July 45.
Positions: 0800 Pier 3 N
T. I. W
1200 Pier 3 N
T. I. W
2000 37-14N
123-52W
18 Jul. 45 Zone + 7
     Steaming independently enroute Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T. H. Test fired machine guns. 1630 Set clocks back 1/2 hour to zone + 7 1/2.
Positions: 0800 35-56N
127-25W
1200 35-27N
128-54W
2000 34-38N
131-24W
Ammunition expended: 228 rnds. 40mm.
1634 rnds. 20mm.
19 Jul. 45 Zone + 7 1/2
     Enroute Pearl Harbor. Practice fired machine guns at target balloons. 1630 Set clocks back 1/2 hour to zone + 8.
Positions: 0800 33-04N
135-04W
1200 32-24N
136-09W
2000 34-28N
131-24W
Ammunition expended: 320 rnds. 40mm.
550 rnds. 20mm.
20 Jul. 45 Zone + 8
     Enroute Pearl Harbor. Practice fired machine gun battery at target balloons. 1630 Set clocks back 1/2 hour to zone + 8 1/2.
Positions: 0800 30-10N
142-00W
1200 29-37N
143-06W
2000 28-42N
145-25W
Ammunition exended: 476 rnds. 40mm.
1314 rnds. 20mm.
21 Jul. 45 Zone + 8 1/2
     Enroute Pearl Harbor. Practice fired main and machine gun batteries.
Positions: 0800 27-03N
148-31W
1200 26-33N
149-31W
2000 25-34N
151-16W
Ammunition expended: 36 rnds. 5"/38 ACC projectiles.
36 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
266 rnds. 40mm.
479 rnds. 20mm.
22 Jul. 45 Zone + 9
     Enroute Pearl Harbor. Practice fired machine gun batteries. 1630 Set clocks back 1/2 hour to zone + 9 1/2.
Positions: 0800 25-05N
154-02W
1200 23-33N
154-52W
2000 22-35N
156-58W
Ammunition expended: 822 rnds. 20mm.
23 Jul. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Enroute Pearl Harbor. Fired AA practices on towed sleeve in accordance with CinCPac's 222138 of July 45. 1425 Arrived Pearl Harbor and moored berth X-22 - Middle Loch.
Positions: 0800 22-04N
157-11W
1200 21-18N
157-35W
2000 Berth X-22
Ammunition expended: 91 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
91 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
3230 rnds. 40mm.
3725 rnds. 20mm.
24 Jul. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Moored berth X-22, Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T. H.
25-31 Jul. 45
     Operated from Pearl Harbor conducting AA, CIC, shore bombardment, and sonar exercises in areas off T. H., in accordance with ComDesPac spdltr. serials Op 0300 and Op 0315.
28 Jul. 45, received the following ammunition from Naval Ammunition Depot, Oahu:
400 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
400 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
10,000 rnds. 40mm.
Ammunition expended: 550 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles,
491 rns. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
61 rnds 5"/28 FP cartridges.
26 rnds. 5"/38 Ill. projectiles.
25 rnds. 5"/38 SP (reduced) cartridges.
1 rnd. 5"/38 WP projectile.
4521 rnds. 40mm.
4957 rnds. 20mm.
1 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Operating out of Pearl Harbor, Oahu, T. H., under Commander Destroyers Pacific Fleet, CTF 15, (RAdm. W. H. P. Blandy) undergoing a training period in all phases of Fleet Destroyer Operations. At sea south of Lanai Island, T. H., in company with U.S.S. NIBLACK and SWANSON, (CO. ALLEN M. SUMNER, OTC) in accordance with ComDesPac speedletter serial 0315 of 27 July 45. Conducted AA firing at towed sleeves and at TDD drone. 1637 Returned to Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, U.S.S. NEW JERSEY SOPA.
Positions: 0800 20-28N
157-25W
1200 20-33N
157-12W
2000 Berth X-23,
Middle Loch.
Ammunition expended: 120 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
120 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
2280 rnds. 40mm.
3971 rnds. 20mm.
2 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Moored at Berth X-23, Pearl Harbor. Fueled to 95% capacity.
3 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     0600 Underway for area south of Oahu, T. H., for gunnery, RCM, and tactical exercises in company with U.S.S. HALSEY POWELL: CO U.S.S. ALLEN M. SUMNER, OCE.
Positions: 0800 20-05N
157-45W
1200 20-36N
157-18W
2000 20-50N
157-33W
Ammunition expended: 200 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
170 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
30 rnds. 5"/38 FP cartridges.
2782 rnds. 40mm.
8089 rnds. 20mm.
4 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Conducted drone firing with HALSEY POWELL and fighter director exercise. 1700 Returned to Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, T. H.
Positions: 0800 20-50N
157-17W
1200 20-38N
157-08W
2000 X-21,
Middle Loch
Ammunition expended: 245 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
245 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
1 rnds. 5"/38 SP (short) cartridges.
5 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Moored Berth X-21, Middle Loch, Pearl Harbor, T. H. Available for buoy upkeep until 0600 Aug. 7 by ComDesPac's 050014 of Aug. 1945.
6 Aug. 45 Zone+ 9 1/2
     Moored Berth X-21.
7 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     0628 Underway in accordance with ComDesPac's 060104 of Aug. 45 for area west of Oahu, T. H., to conduct ASW exercises in company with U.S.S. O'BRIEN (CO, OCE). 1718 Returned to Middle Loch and moored in Berth X-22. Granted availability for buoy upkeep until 0600 Aug. 12 by ComDesPac's 072114 of Aug. 45.
Positions: 0800 21-14N
158-09W
1200 21-13N
158-17W
2000 X-22,
Middle Loch.
8-11 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     Moored Berth X-22 undergoing buoy upkeep and in port training; SOPA in U.S.S. NEW JERSEY (BB62). 11 Aug. 45 SOPA shifted to U.S.S. BLACKHAWK.
12 Aug. 45 Zone + 9 1/2
     0600 Buoy upkeep availability ended. 0712 Underway in accordance with CinCPac's 090145 of Aug. 45 in company with U.S.S. SANTA FE (ComCruDiv 13, CTU 12.3, RAdm. DEYO, OTC), ANTIETAM, BIRMINGHAM, COGLAN, MYLES C. FOX, ROWAN, HOWORTH, JOHN R. PIERCE, and O'BRIEN (Comdr. GRAGG ComScreen). Enroute Eniwetok. SUMNER in station 3 of 10 ship circular screen. Conducted AA firing in company. 1900 Set clocks back on half hour to zone + 10 time.
Positions: 0800 21-15N
157-57W
1200 20-49N
158-28W
2000 20-49N
160-58W
Ammunition expended: 80 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
80 rnds. 5:/38 SP cartridges.
88 rnds. 40mm.
16 rnds. 20mm.
13 Aug. 45 Zone + 10
     In company with TU 12.3 enroute Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok via Wake Is. Conducted AA exercise. 1900 Set clocks back one hour to zone + 11 time.
Positions: 0800 20-26N
164-51W
1200 20-31N
165-25W
2000 20-19N
168-01W
Ammunition expended: 9 rnds. AAC projectiles.
9 rnds. SP cartridges.
36 rnds 40mm.
14 Aug. 45 Zone + 11
     In company with TU 12.3 enroute Pearl Harbor to Eniwetok Is. via Wake Is.
Positions: 0800 20-55N
171-27W
1200 19-42N
176-00W
2000 19-27N
174-04W
15 Aug. 45 Zone + 11
     Enroute Eniwetok; orders to conduct strike and bombardment of Wake Is. cancelled by CinCPac's 150918 of Aug. 45. 1900 Set clocks ahead 23 hours to zone - 12 time.
Positions: 0800 19-20N
177-09W
1200 19-14N
178-14W
2000 18-29N
179-25W
16 Aug. 45
     This date skipped in crossing International Date Line and changing to - 12 zone time.
17 Aug. 45 Zone - 12
     0815 Fueled to 95% capacity from U.S.S. BIRMINGHAM.
Positions: 0800 17-24N
176-17E
1200 17-03N
175-30E
2000 16-20N
173-40E
18 Aug. 45 Zone - 12
     Conducted AA firing with MG battery at towed sleeves and tactical maneuvers.
Positions: 0800 15-05N
171-16E
1200 14-26N
170-48E
2000 13-39N
168-51E
Ammunition expended: 124 rnds. 40mm.
240 rnds. 20mm.
19 Aug. 45 Zone - 12
     1408 Made landfall on Eniwetok Atoll bearing 250訊, 17 miles. 1445 Heavy ships entered lagoon; destroyers screening to seaward. 1517 Entered Eniwetok Lagoon; fueled to 95% capacity from YO 161; anchored in Berth 562. SOPA ComServDiv 102 in U.S.S. ARGONNE (AG-31). TG 12.3 dissolved; reported to ComThird Flt.
Positions: 0800 12-11N
164-41E
1200 11-25N
162-40E
2000 11-32N
162-20E
20 Aug. 45 Zone - 12
     Took on ammunition from SS DURHAM VICTORY in Berth 312;
200 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
200 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
1600 rnds. 40mm.
Positions: 0800 11-30N
162-18E
1200 11-29N
162-18E
2000 11-32N
162-20E
21 Aug. 45 Zone - 12
     0605 Underway in accordance with ComThirdFlt's 170049 of August 45 enroute to join TG 38.3 in company with TU 30.3.9, composed of: U.S.S. INTREPID (Capt. SHORT, CTU 30.3.9), ANTIETAM, CABOT, KIMBERLEY, YARNALL, HALSEY POWELL, R. K. HUNTINGTON, M. C. FOX, and O'BRIEN (ComScreen, Comdr. GRAGG). 0710 Mainbody sortied Eniwetok; took station in screen ahead. Conducted AA firing at Drones and sleeves. 1327 Took station 3 in 9 ship circular screen. 1900 Set clocks back one hour to zone - 11 time.
Positions: 0800 11-33N
162-30E
1200 12-29N
161-42E
2000 14-45N
159-40E
Ammunition expended: 222 rnds. 5"/38 AAC projectiles.
222 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
1250 rnds. 40mm.
1053 rnds. 20mm.
22 Aug. 45 Zone - 11
     1312 Test fired main battery ammunition.
Positions: 0800 17-45N
157-05E
1200 18-46N
156-22E
2000 20-45N
154-35E
Ammunition expended: 48 rnds. 5"/38 AAC(VT) projectiles.
48 rnds. 5"/38 SP cartridges.
23 Aug. 45 Zone - 11
     1130 Fueled to 95% capacity from U.S.S. INTREPID. 1900 Set clocks back one hour to zone - 10 time. 2300 U.S.S. RHEINGOLD (CDD50) and HARRISON rendezvoused with Task Unit and took departure with U.S.S. ANTIETAM.
Positions: 0800 23-48N
151-54E
1200 24-27N
151-35E
2000 25-11N
150-45E
24 Aug. 45 Zone - 10
     1240 Went alongside U.S.S. INTREPID to deliver passengers and receive mail for transfer. 1545 Went alongside U.S.S. CABOT to deliver mail. 1638 U.S.S. M. C. FOX destroyed a mine at Lat. 29-38.1 N Long. 145-51.0 E. 1900 Set clocks back one hour to zone - 9 time.
Positions: 0800 27-45N
147-38E
1200 28-40N
146-41E
2000 30-49N
144-57E
25 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     0535 Went alongside U.S.S. INTREPID to receive passengers. 0636 Went alongside U.S.S. CABOT to transfer passengers. 1050 Detached from TU 30.3.9 with U.S.S. O'BRIEN and CABOT to rendezvous with TG 30.8 for refueling. 1525 Rendezvoused with TG 30.8 and fueled to 95% capacity from U.S.S. SCHUYLKILL (AO 76). Took departure from TG 30.8 in company with U.S.S. CABOT (OTC) and O'BRIEN enroute rendezvous with TG 38.3.
Positions: 0800 32-29N
143-52E
1200 31-42N
144-22E
2000 30-45N
143-39E
26 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     0545 Made landfall on Sumisu Shima bearing 005訊 distant 24 miles.
Positions: 0800 31-05N
139-07E
1200 31-25N
137-58E
2000 30-51N
140-38E
27 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     1230 Made rendezvous with TG 38.3. 1257 Detached from duty as escort of U.S.S. CABOT; took station 2 in 11 ship circular screen on TG 38.3 composed of U.S.S. RANDOLPH (RAdm. BOGAN, CTG 38.3), TOPEKA, WASP, CABOT, DULUTH, O'BRIEN, LOWRY, HALE, ROSS, BENNER, STEMBEL, ERBEN (CDS48, CTU 38.3.5, Com Screen), and HMS INDEFATIGABLE, TEAZER, TENACIOUS, TERMAGANT, TERPISCHORE, TROUBRIDGE. 1432 Went alongside U.S.S. WASP and fueled to 95% capacity. 1715 Went alongside U.S.S. STEMBEL to receive mail. 1803 U.S.S. CABOT, CHAUNCEY, and BLACK took departure from TG. 1917 Took departure from TG 38.3 in company with U.S.S. BENNER (CDD20, OTC) enroute homing beacon station 70 miles SE of Nagoya, Japan.
Positions: 0800 31-44N
137-54E
1200 36-16N
136-57E
2000 31-47N
136-36E
28 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     0500 Arrived on homing beacon station 70 miles SE of Nagoya, Japan, on route of airborne occupation troops from Okinawa to Tokyo; commenced circular patrol of station.
Positions: 0800 37-55N
137-42E
1200 34-16N
137-36E
2000 34-10N
137-45E
29 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     Patrolling homing beacon station in company with U.S.S. BENNER (DD807).
Positions: 0800 34-12N
137-42E
1200 34-11N
137-47E
2000 34-04N
137-38E
30 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     0820 Unidentified submarine sighted as U.S.S. HAKE (SS256) bearing 220訊, 9 miles. 1110 Identified destroyer sighted as U.S.S. WREN (DD568) bearing 130訊, 9 miles. 1415 Went alongside BENNER to receive passengers. 1820 Took departure from BENNER and homing station to rendezvous with TG 38.3 in accordance with latter's dispatch 290316 of Aug. 45.
Positions: 0800 34-15N
137-51E
1200 34-10N
137-45E
2000 33-34N
137-32E
31 Aug. 45 Zone - 9
     Steaming independently enroute from homing beacon station off Honshu Island, Japan, to rendezvous with TG 38.3. 0504 Rendezvoused with TG 38.3 and took station 6 of 12 ship circular screen. 0745 Went alongside U.S.S. AKA 7 to receive provisions. 1000 Went alongside U.S.S. AO 54 and fueled to 95% capacity. STEMBLE came alongside for receiving passengers. Transferred first group of six men eligible for discharge on ALNAV 196 point system. 1315 Went alongside U.S.S. RANDOLPH to receive mail. 1325 Took departure from TG 38.3 to rejoin BENNER on homing station. 2012 Rejoined U.S.S. BENNER on station and resumed patrol.
Positions: 0800 31-43N
137-32E
1200 32-17N
137-33E
2000 33-58N
137-52E
1 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     Patrolling aircraft homing beacon station 70 miles SE of Nagoya, Japan, in company with U.S.S. BENNER (DD807) (CDD20, Comdr. T. C. ATKESON, OTC) aiding airborne occupation troops enroute Okinawa to Tokyo in accordance with assignment by CTG 38.3 (RAdm. BOGAN in U.S.S. RANDOLPH) and ComThird Fleet's 160531 of August 45. Patrol speed 12 kts. 0805 U.S.S. BENNER came alongside to receive provisions. 1104 Relieved CDD 20 as OTC on station; BENNER took departure for TG 38.3 to refuel.
Positions: 0800 34-08N
137-42E
1200 34-10N
137-46E
2000 34-00N
137-37E
2 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0324 CDD 20 in BENNER returned to station and relieved as OTC; continued patrol of station, BENNER guide. 1030 Received information via radio broadcast from Tokyo that surrender of Japan to Allied Powers had been signed.
Positions: 0800 34-06N
137-46E
1200 34-07N
137-08E
2000 34-12N
138-13E
3 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     Patrolling station in company with U.S.S. BENNER (DD807).
Positions: 0800 34-13N
137-55E
1200 34-10N
135-53E
2000 34-12N
137-46E
4 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0700 Took departure from station to join TG 38.3 in accordance with orders from CTG 38.3 and CDD 20. 1047 Made rendezvous with TG 38.3 and reported for duty. 1210 Fueled from U.S.S. RANDOLPH to 95% capacity. 1310 Took departure from TG 38.3 upon orders of T.G.C. to rejoin U.S.S. BENNER and relieved as OTC on station; BENNER took departure to join TG 38.3.
Positions: 0800 33-49N
137-39E
1200 32-39N
137-16E
2000 33-59N
137-42E
5 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     Steaming singly at 12 kts. patrolling aircraft homing beacon station south of Honshu Is., Japan. 0215 Reported by dispatch to CTG 38.1 (RAdm RADFORD in YORKTOWN) for duty in compliance with CTG 38.3's 041155 of Sept. 45; remaining on station.
Positions: 0800 34-03N
137-39E
1200 34-04N
137-36E
2000 33-58N
137-45E
6 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
Positions: 0800 34-10N
137-49E
1200 34-02N
137-51E
2000 33-58N
137-39E
7 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
Positions: 0800 34-01N
137-38E
1200 34-10N
137-39E
2000 34-02N
137-41E
8 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     Received orders from CTG 38.1 to burn navigational lights at night on station.
Positions: 0800 34-10N
137-33E
1200 34-10N
137-42E
2000 34-16N
137-42E
9 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
Positions: 0800 34-08N
137-34E
1200 34-13N
137-34E
2000 34-05N
137-44E
10 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0900 Sighted U.S.S. MOALE (DD693) approaching from eastward. 0950 MOALE made starboard quarter for transfer of mail and dispatches. 1051 Sighted Japanese "JB" type mine afloat and detonated with 20mm fire. 1123 Relieved by U.S.S. MOALE of homing beacon station and duties in accordance with CTG 38.1 dispatch 090552 of Sept. and proceeded to rendezvous with TG 38.1 east of Tokyo. 1630 Passed Inamba Shima abeam to starboard 6 miles. 1725 Passed Mikuro Shima abeam to port 3 miles. 2300 Sighted pickt ship of TG 38.1, U.S.S. CHEVALIER 016訊, 16 miles.
Positions: 0800 34-06N
137-43E
1200 34-03N
137-44E
2000 34-10N
140-14E
Ammunition expended: 14 rnds. 20mm
11 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0457 Joined TG 38.1 and proceeded to U.S.S. SHANGRI-LA to fuel; formation course 120訊, speed 10 kts. 0722 Completed fueling to 95% capacity and proceeded to alongside U.S.S. BARTON (CDS 60, Capt. HARRISON, I.S.C.) to receive mail. 0750 Transfer completed, took station #11 in 12 ship circular screen, U.S.S. TOPEKA (guide), USS SHANGRI-LA (CTF 38,VAdm. TOWERS), U.S.S. YORKTOWN (CTG 38.1, RAdm. RADFORD), U.S.S. OAKLAND (CTU 38.1.5, ComScreen, Commo. SMOOT), BON HOMME RICHARD, INDEPENDENCE, COWPENS, ATLANTA, DULUTH, AND DD's. 0915 U.S.S. MYLES C. FOX came alongside to deliver mail. 1700 Left TG in company with U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD, DORTCH and M. C. FOX for night operations in accordance with CTG 38.1 dispatch 110643 of Sept.; ComScreen in A. M. SUMNER.
Positions: 0800 35-38N
141-55E
1200 35-19N
141-59E
2000 35-13N
142-02E
12 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0441 Rejoined TG 38.1 in company and took station #1 in 10 ship closed circular screen. 0603 Went alongside and fueled to 95% capacity from U.S.S. BON HOMME RICHARD. 0728 Took station #3 in 10 ship screen. 0833 U.S.S. CHEVALIER came alongside to port to deliver mail. 1123 Went alongside YORKTOWN to receive passenger. 1203 Returned to station #3. 1550 Took station #3 in 11 ship closed circular screen. 1710 Formed in station #3 in 8 ship closed circular screen as BON HOMME RICHARD, WALKE, ERBEN, and COTTEN left TG for night operations.
Positions: 0800 35-36N
141-56E
1200 35-13N
142-06E
2000 35-25N
142-54E
13 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0520 Took station #3 in 12 ship closed circular screen, as ships away for night operations returned. 1614 U.S.S. BRUSH came alongside to port to receive mail. 2150 U.S.S. BRUSH and COLLETT left formation; took station #5 in 9 ship closed circular screen.
Positions: 0800 35-33N
142-14E
1200 35-41N
142-10E
2000 35-22N
142-00E
14 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0442 AO 24, 27, and 43 joined formation to fuel TG. 0546 Went alongside U.S.S. KASKASKIA (AO-27) and fueled to 95% capacity. 0638 Took station #6 in open circular screen. 0800 Took station #8. 0845 U.S.S. BARTON came alongside starboard quarter to deliver passenger. 0900 Commenced making heavy ships in following order to pick up mail and deliver to U.S.S. ERBEN: TOPEKA, COWPENS, DULUTH, OAKLAND, INDEPENDENCE, ATLANTA, BON HOMME RICHARD, YORKTOWN, SHANGRI-LA, ERBEN. 1500 Completed mail handling; took station #3 in 9 ship closed circular screen. 1707 Took station 3 in six ship closed circular screen as BON HOMME RICHARD, M. C. FIX, CHEVALIER, NORMAN SCOTT, and LOWRY left formation for night operations.
Positions: 0800 33-53N
141-35E
1200 33-42N
141-32E
2000 34-31N
141-36E
15 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0520 Went alongside U.S.S. ATLANTA and fueled to 95% capacity. 0600 Took station #3 in 9 ship closed circular screen. 1047 Took station #5 in 10 ship screen; U.S.S. HALE joined formation. 1100 U.S.S. NORMAN SCOTT came alongside to starboard to deliver mail. 1226 Took station #5 in 11 ship screen; U.S.S. MOALE joined screen. 2305 Took station #7 in 15 ship screen; U.S.S. RODGERS and R. K. HUNTINGTON joined screen.
Positions: 0800 35-20N
141-40E
1200 35-22N
141-45E
2000 34-54N
141-15E
16 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0805 Stood into Tokyo Bay, Japan, in company with TG 38.1. 1026 Moored port side to U.S.S. MOALE in berth F-90, Tokyo Bay, Japan, SOPA in U.S.S. MISSOURI (BB63) (ComThird Fleet).
Positions: 0800 35-02N
139-44E
1200 35-27N
139-46E
2000 Berth F-90,
Tokyo Bay.
17 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0810 Exercised at emergency drills in connection with relief of command. 2000 Typhoon reported moving in direction of Tokyo Bay from Southwest. 2200 Wind increasing; barometer falling; sea becoming choppy. 2350 Center of typhoon passing about 100 miles to westward; wind velocity about 60 knots; seas 8 feet.
Positions: 0800 35-25N
139-46E
1200 35-25N
139-46E
2000 35-25N
139-46E
18 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0000 Main engines on 1/2 hr. notice. 0020 Put main engines on 5 minutes notice. 0045 Called crew to collision quarters as unidentified LCI(G) approached from ahead apparently dragging anchor. 0056 Noted U.S.S. O'BRIEN astern close aboard; decided this nest had dragged anchor and was bearing down on O'BRIEN. 0100 Sheared O'BRIEN's port side demolishing her outswung whaleboat on davits. SUMNER suffered minor dents in starboard side. 0200 O'BRIEN clear; now ahead remaining anchored. 0215 Got underway from alongside MOALE. 0240 Dropped starboard anchor about 1 1/2 miles north of previous anchorage. 0250 Anchor dragging; got underway and anchored 1 mile north at 0354. 0520 Got underway and moved 3 miles south as weather abated. 0550 Anchored in berth F-96, Tokyo Bay, Japan; typhoon expended.
Positions: 0800 35-26N
139-46E
1200 35-24N
139-46E
2000 35-24N
139-46E
19 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     1438 Commander John W. HOWARD relieved Comdr. Norman J. SAMPSON as commanding officer. TF 38 reported to Com 5th Flt. for duty by CTF 38 dispatch 191502, changing TF to TF 58 and TG to TG 58.1; intermediate commanders remained same.
Positions: 0800 35-24N
139-46E
1200 35-24N
139-46E
2000 35-24N
139-46E
20 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0700 Got underway to fuel from U.S.S. MIOBRARA (AO-72) in berth E-7. 0844 Fueled to 95% capacity; returned to anchorage F-96.
Positions: 0800 35-22N
139-43E
1200 35-24N
139-46E
2000 35-24N
139-46E
21 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     Anchored in berth F-96, Tokyo Bay, Japan.
Positions: 0800 35-24N
139-46E
1200 35-24N
139-46E
2000 35-24N
139-46E
22 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     0515 Got underway in company with U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE (CVL-22) as TU 58.1.7 to proceed to Saipan, Marianas Is. in accordance with CTG 58.1 dispatch 210217 and CTU 58.1.5 dispatch 201635 of Sept. (OTC, Capt. KINDELL, CTU 58.1.7). 1510 Passed Aoga Shima abeam to starboard, distant 22 miles.
Positions: 0800 34-49N
139-36E
1200 33-57N
140-05E
2000 31-48N
140-28E
23 Sep. 45 Zone - 9
     1627 Passed Haha Jima Is. abeam to starboard, distant 16 miles. 2000 Set clocks ahead one hout to zone - 10 time.
Positions: 0800 29-00N
141-49E
1200 28-02N
142-22E
2000 25-48N
142-14E
24 Sep. 45 Zone - 10
     1031 Went alongside starboard quarter of INDEPENDENCE to conduct transfer of material. 1041 Resumed normal station ahead of CVL-22 at 2500 yds. 1343 Test fired machine gun battery.
Positions: 0800 22-54N
143-12E
1200 21-57N
143-39E
2000 19-50N
144-30E
25-29 Sep. 45 Zone - 10
     1300 Stood into Saipan Harbor, Saipan, Marianas Is. in company with INDEPENDENCE. 1315 Moored to U.S.S. RACOON (IX-127) in berth L-26 an fueled to 95% capacity, (SOPA, ComServDiv 103, in U.S.S. LUZON). 1418 Got underway and anchored in berth L-33. RAdm DUNCAN relieved RAdm RADFORD as CTG 58.1.
Positions: 0800 16-35N
145-26E
1200 15-20N
145-37E
2000 L-33,
Saipan.
30 Sep. 45 Zone - 10
     Anchored in berth L-33, Saipan Harbor, Saipan. 0657 Underway in company with U.S.S. INDEPENDENCE (CVL-22) as TU 58.1.12, Capt. KINDELL, CTU 58.1.12 in INDEPENDENCE enroute sea to exercise at training air group aboard CVL-22 in accordance with CTF 58 dispatch 241310 and CTU 58.1.12 dispatch 290307. 1400 Returned to Saipan Harbor in company with INDEPENDENCE and anchored in berth L-33.
Positions: 0800 15-17N
145-30E
1200 15-20N
145-20E
2000 L-33,
Saipan.

(This completes the Sumner's War Diary for World War II)