The Torpedoing of the U.S.S. Kearny
OCTOBER 18, 1941


Watch Time Entry
0 to 4StatusSteaming on base course 352 (T), enroute Reykjavik, Iceland at a speed of about 10 knots (93 RPM), standard speed 15 knots (143 RPM) in company with GREER and MONSSEN. Boilers Nos. 3 & 4, all engines in use. boilers Nos. 1 & 2 disabled by torpedo explosion. Control in Secondary Conn. Captain and Executive Officer in secondary Conn, O.O.D. on bridge. ship darkened and in Material Condition Baker. 93 RPM
4 to 80731Changed course to 010 (T). Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 94
8 to 120800Mustered crew on stations. Absentees: none.
0803Sighted three Navy patrol planes, bearing about 230 relative, elevation about 50 ft.
0817Stopped all engines
0830Changed speed to 2/3, 10 knots (93 RPM). made daily inspection of magazines and smokeless powder samples. Conditions normal. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 93
12 to 161400Set clocks ahead 1 hour to zone plus 1 time
1510received blood plasma and medical equipment by messenger line from MONSSEN. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 93
16 to 201600Set clocks ahead 1 hour to G.C.T.
1944Darkened ship. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 93
20 to 24No remarks. Average steam 600 lbs. Average RPM 93

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