The Torpedoing of the U.S.S. Kearny
OCTOBER 13, 1941


Watch Time Entry
0 to 4StatusSteaming in company with Comdesron 27 (OTC) in PLUNKETT, LIVERMORE, GREER and DECATUR escorting 2 ship convoy on course 171 (T). Standard speed 15 knots 143 RPM steaming at convoy speed of 10 knots. Boilers No. 3 & 4 in use. Ship darkened and in Material Condition Baker. Condition of Readiness III watch set. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 97.5
4 to 80753Changed course and convoy course to 051 (T). Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 93.5
8 to 120800Mustered the crew on stations. Absentees: none
0857Changed course to 030 (T)
0930Formed scouting line
1015Steaming on various courses and speeds to investgate two ships sighted
1030Ships identified as KLIPPAREN and STIGIHOLM, Swedish registry on approx. course 210 (T) speed about 10 knots
1035Steaming on various courses and speed to rejoin scouting line and take position
1115Sighted the convoy bearing 350 (T)
1130Steaming on various courses and speeds to take up position in day cruising disposition on flank of convoy
1140Changed course and speed to that of convoy: Course 212 (T) / Speed 8.5 knots 98 RPM. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 112.6
12 to 16StatusMade daily inspection of magazines andS.P. samples; conditions normal. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 88
16 to 201700Changed time to zone plus one time
1741Darkened ship. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 78.25
20 to 242000Convoy changed course to 242 (T)
2300Convoy changed course to 212 (T). Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 74.

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