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Excerpt from the 'Day of Infamy' Radio Address by
President Frankin Delano Roosevelt

Part I WAV Format (282 kb)
Part II WAV Format (316 kb)

Radio News Bulletin WAV Format (86 kb)

SHIPS PRESENT AT PEARL HARBOR

The U.S. carriers were not at Pearl Harbor. On 28 November, Admiral Kimmel sent USS Enterprise under Rear Admiral Willliam Halsey to deliver Marine Corps fighter planes to Wake Island. On 4 December Enterprise delivered the aircraft and on December 7 the task force was on its way back to Pearl Harbor. On 5 December, Admiral Kimmel sent the USS Lexington with a task force under Rear Admiral Newton to deliver 25 scout bombers to Midway Island. The last Pacific carrier, USS Saratoga, had left Pearl Harbor for upkeep and repairs on the West Coast.

 

Battleships

Arizona BB-39  (Sunk, total Loss)
California BB-44  (Sunk, raised, repaired)
Maryland BB-46  (Light damage)
Nevada BB-36  (Beached heavy damage, repaired)
Oklahoma BB-37  (Capsized - Raised, not repaired)
Pennsylvania BB-38  (In drydock.  Light damage, repaired)
Tennessee BB-43  (Light damage, repaired)
West Virginia BB-48  (Sunk, raised, repaired)

Heavy Cruisers

New Orleans CA-32  (Light damage, repaired)
San Francisco CA-38  (Light damage, repaired)

Light Cruisers

Detroit CL-8  (Light damage, repaired)
Helena CL-50  (Light damage, repaired)
Honolulu CL-48  (Light damage, repaired)
Phoenix CL-46
Raleigh CL-7  (Heavy damage, repaired)
St. Louis CL-49

Destroyers

Allen DD-66
Aylwin DD-355
Bagley DD-386
Blue DD-387
Case DD-370
Cassin DD-372 (In drydockDamaged beyond repair, parts salvaged and built into new hull)
Chew DD-106
Conyngham DD-371
Cummings DD-365
Dale DD-353
Dewey DD-349
Downes DD-375 (In drydockDamaged beyond repair, parts salvaged and built into new hull)
Farragut DD-348
Helm DD-388 (Light damage, repaired)
Henley DD-391
Hull DD-350
Jarvis DD-393
Mc Donough DD-351
Monaghan DD-354
Mungford DD-389
Patterson DD-392
Phelps DD-360
Ralph Talbot DD-390
Reid DD-309
Schley DD-103
Selfridge DD-357
Shaw DD-373 (In floating drydockVery heavy damage, repaired)
Tucker DD-374
Ward DD-139  (Patrolling off Pearl Harbor entrance)
Worden DD-352

Submarines

Cachalot SS-170
Dolphin SS-169
Narwhal SS-167
Tautog SS-199

High Speed Mine Sweepers

Perry DMS-17
Trever DMS-16
Wasmuth DMS-15
Zane DMS-14

Light Mine Layers

Breese DM-18
Gamble DM-15
Montgomery DM-17
Preble DM-20
Pruitt DM-22
Ramsey DM-16
Sicard DM-21
Tracy DM-19

Mine Layer

Oglala CM-4  (Capsized, raised, repaired)

Mine Sweepers

Bobolink AM-20
Grebe AM-43
Rail AM-26
Tern AM-31
Turkey AM-13
Vireo Am-52

Coastal Mine Sweepers

Cockatoo ACM-8
Condor ACM-14
Crossbill AMC-9
Reedbird AMC-30

Gunboat

Sacramento PG-19

P T Boats

PT-20
PT-21
PT-22
PT-23
PT-24
PT-25
PT-26
PT-27
PT-28
PT-29
PT-30
PT-42

Ammunition Ship

Pyro AE-1

Cargo Ship

Vega Ak-17  (In Honolulu Harbor)

Destroyer Tenders

Dobbin AD-3
Whitney AD-4

General Stores Ships

Antares AKS-3  (At Pearl Harbor entrance)
Castor AKS-1

Hospital Ship

Solace AH-5

Miscellaneous Auxiliaries

Argone AG-31
Sumner AG-32
Utah AG-16  (Capsized, not raised or repaired)

Ocean Going Tugs

Keosangua AT-38  (At Pearl Harbor entrance)
Navajo AT-164  (12 miles outside Pearl Harbor entrance)
Ontario AT-13
Sunnadin AT-28

Oilers

Neosho AO-23
Ramapo AO-12

Repair Ships

Medusa AR-1
Rigel AR-11
Vestal AR-4  (Heavy damage)

Sea Plane Tenders

Curtiss AV-4  (Light damage)
Tangier AV-8

Sea Plane Tender- Destroyer

Hulbert AVD-6
Thornton AVD-11

Small Sea Plane Tender

Avocet AVP-4
Swan AVP-7  (On marine railway dock)

Submarine Rescue Vessel

Widgeon ASR-1

Submarine Tender

Pelias AS-14

Unclassified

Chengho IX-52

Service Craft

District Yard Craft

YP-108
YP-109

Ferry Boat

Manuwai YFB-17

Fuel Oil Barges

YO-21
YO-30
YO-43
YO-44

Garbage Lighters

YG-15
YG-17
YG-21

Gate Vessel

YNG-17

Harbor Tugs

Hoga YT-146
Nokomis YT-142
Osaeola YT-129
Sotoyomo YT-9  (Sunk, raised and repaired)
YT-119
YT-1130
YT-152
YT-153

Motor Tug

YMT-5

Net Tenders

Ash YN-2
Cinchona YN-7
Cockenoe YN-47
Marin YN-53
Wapello YN-56

Torpedo Testing Barges

YTT-3

Water Barge

Yw-16

U.S.Coast Guard Vessels

Coast Guard Boat

CG-8 (In Honolulu Harbor)
AB-27 (In Honolulu Harbor)

Cutters

Reliance USC-150 (In Honolulu Harbor)
Taney WPG-37 (In Honolulu Harbor)
Tiger WSC-152 (Off Honolulu Harbor Entrance)


Notes:
Before you write to ask, The Former Battleship UTAH (ex-BB-31) is listed under "Miscellaneous Auxiliaries as AG-16".

 

Ship List Courtesy of Navsource website


 

A TRIBUTE

BY
KENNETH KING, USS TILLS DE 748

 

THE DAWN CAME.
SUNLIGHT SPREAD ITS GOLDEN BEAMS UPON PARADISE.
PALMS WAFTED IN THE BREEZE.
THE SMELL OF SALT TINGED THE AIR.

AND THE PEOPLE BEGAN TO ARISE AND BEGIN THEIR SUNDAY ROUTINE.
IT WAS QUITE AN ORDINARY DAY.
AN ORDINARY DAY THAT BECAME EXTRAORDINARY
AND AWOKE A SLEEPING GIANT.

IN THE SPACE OF A FEW SHORT HOURS THAT MORNING,
HELL HAD COME TO PARADISE.
SUDDENLY THE SKIES WERE FILLED WITH BLACK OILY SMOKE.
THE AIR TINGED WITH A POISONOUS FUME.

THE CALM SOUNDS OF THE MORNING WERE REPLACED WITH
EXPLOSIONS, ENGINES OF AIRCRAFT, CRACKS OF RIFLES,
STACCATO BURSTS OF MACHINE GUNS, DEAFENING BOOMS OF 3" AND 5" CANNON,
ALARMS, SHOUTS, AND THE WAILS OF CHILDREN.

AIRCRAFT DIVED OUT OF THE SKY, THEIR ENGINES SCREAMING LIKE BANSHEES.
THEY SLICED THROUGH THE AIR AT TREE TOP HEIGHT, SOUNDING AKIN TO A THOUSAND THUNDERING DRUMS.
BOMBS, TORPEDOES AND BULLETS CAME FROM ABOVE.
A FIRESTORM OF TERROR AND CARNAGE.

WARSHIPS WERE CRACKED OPEN LIKE EGGS.
FUEL, AMMUNITION AND OIL, DETONATED EASILY IN THAT MAELSTROM.
PLANES, LINED UP AS IF ON PARADE, ON THE GROUND.
FLATTENED AND DESTROYED AS IF BY A GIANT HAMMER.

AND THE SAILORS, SOLDIERS, COMMANDING OFFICERS,
MEN AND WOMEN NEAR THIS INFERNO,
WERE CUT DOWN WHERE THEY STOOD,
IN DISBELIEF AND SADNESS.

VALIANT, BRAVE, AND HUGELY COURAGEOUS EFFORTS
WERE BROUGHT FORTH TO BEAR.
IN HOPES OF STEMMING
THE TIDE OF DESTRUCTION.

BUT WE WERE TOO LATE.
PEARL HARBOR WAS ALL BUT DESTROYED.
THE BATTLE WAS ALREADY OVER.

BATTLESHIPS, CRUISERS. SUNK OR AFLAME.
A VIRTUAL ARMY AIR FORCE GONE, IN THE BLINK OF AN EYE.
UNTOLD CASUALTIES, DEAD OR DYING.

AND THE ENEMY, ONLY SHOWING THE RED CIRCLE OF THEIR PLANES,
RETREATED BACK TO THE SAFETY OF THEIR CARRIERS.
AND THEN PROCEEDED TO THEIR HOME WATERS.
AN ACT LOOKED UPON AS COWARDICE.

AFTER THE INITIAL SHOCK
WE BEGAN TO ASSESS THE DEVASTATION.
AND WERE HORRIFIED.

YET, THROUGHOUT THE TERROR AND THE SADNESS,
SOMETHING NEW CAME INTO BEING.
A FRIGHTENING, AND TERRIBLE, RESOLVE.

TO DEFEND OUR FREEDOM, TO AVENGE OUR DEAD,
AND TO BRING TO JUSTICE THOSE RESPONSIBLE.
AND WE DID SO, AT A TERRIBLE PRICE.

TODAY, AND EVERYDAY, WE SHOULD REMEMBER DECEMBER 7TH, 1941.
SEPTEMBER 11TH, 2001 WAS NOT THE FIRST TIME WE WERE VICTIMS OF TERROR.
NOR APRIL 19TH, 1995, IN OKLAHOMA CITY.
NO, THE SEVENTH OF DECEMBER WAS OUR AWAKENING.

WE HONOR THE FALLEN AND THE SURVIVORS OF DECEMBER 7TH, 1941.
YOUR SACRIFICES WERE MANY.
YOUR BLOOD WAS SPILLED AND YOUR COURAGE TESTED.
AND YOU WERE NOT FOUND LACKING.

BRAVERY OF THIS MAGNITUDE
DESERVES THE REVERENCE OF ALL IN THIS COUNTRY.
WE REMEMBER. WE WILL REMEMBER.
ALWAYS, AND FOREVER.

 

LINKS

For more information about and photos of the attack on Pearl Harbor, visit the US Naval Historical Center website

NAVSOURCE has an excellent photo collection.  Visit the website.

Read about the Coast Guard ships at Pearl Harbor

Visit the Official Site of the Attack on Pearl Harbor
 

 
 

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