The Torpedoing of the U.S.S. Kearny
OCTOBER 10, 1941



Watch Time Entry
0 to 4StatusMoored starboard side to VULCAN at berth V, Hvalfjordur, Iceland. Boiler No. 4 in use for auxilliary purposes. Ships present: Comtaskgroup 75 (SOPA) in IDAHO and varius units of the United States and British Fleets.
4 to 8No Remarks
8 to 12StatusMustered crew at quarters. Absentees: none. GREER got underway and left the port side.
0813Cut boiler No. 4 in on main steam line
0838Got underway from alongside of VULCAN. At various courses and speeds to anchorage near IDAHO to pick up liberty parties.
Standard speed 15 knots 143 RPM. Captain at the Conn. Navigator on the bridge
0905Anchored in Hvalfjordur, Iceland with 45 fathoms of chain to the port anchor.
0937SALINAS stood in and anchored.
0940SCHENCK stood in and anchored.
0951Got underway for Reykjavik, Iceland at various courses and speeds to conform to the channel.
Standard speed 15 knots 143 RPM. Captain at the Conn. Navigator on the bridge.
1033Passed through anti-submarine gate.
1122Anchored in Reyjavik, Iceland with 60 fathoms of chain to the port anchor
1130Let fires die out under Boiler No.4 and secured same
1145Two lighters came alongside for liberty party
12 to 161305Lighted fires under Boiler No. 2 and set safety valves
1559Let fires die out under Boiler No. 2 and secured same. Made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples; conditions normal
16 to 201610Lighted fires under Boiler No. 4
1640Cut in Boilers No. 3 & 4 in on main steam line
1701Made all preparations for getting underway
1710Underway from Reykjavik, Iceland to Hvalfjordur, Iceland; Captain at the Conn. Navigator on the bridge, standard speed 15 knots 143 RPM on various courses and speeds to conform to channel
1800passed through submarine net gate
1828Anchored in 11 fathoms of water with 75 fathoms of chain to the port anchor, in Hvalfjordur Bay, Iceland
1840Let fires die out under Boiler No. 4 and secured same
20 to 242000Ensign E.T. Brown (USNR) reported on board from LEARY for further transfer to VINCENNES

October 11
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