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Topic: Foreign Ships at Pearl Harbor, Any foreign ships at anchor on Dec. 7, '41?< Next Oldest | Next Newest >
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I heard or read SOMEWHERE that there was a Dutch ship at Pearl Harbor on Dec. 7.  I even remember that this ship returned fire.  Is this another one of those stories or was I dreaming?  I am a newcomer.  Thanks for the opportunity to be a part of reliving of history.

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PostIcon Posted on: Jun. 04 2001,6:38 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

That would be SS Jagersfontein, a Dutch merchantman.

She is credited in some books with being the first "allied vessel" to open fire on the Japanese.  Her captain, however, has reported that her only gun was dismantled for servicing at the time.   Seems they felt it was a good time to do this as they were entering a secure harbor.  The gun probably stayed assembled for the duration.
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PostIcon Posted on: Jun. 10 2001,11:20 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

Aloha All,
The Jagersfontein, a Dutch merchantman, was not at Pearl Harbor but in Honolulu Harbor closer to Downtown Honolulu. This is the sole Merchant Marine ship in the vicinity of Oahu on 7 Dec 1941. However, there were other Merchant Marine ships headed to Pearl Harbor and these were sunk by Japanese subs of the advance force, and in the case of SS Cynthia Olson, the crew were machine gunned in their life boats.
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PostIcon Posted on: Jun. 10 2001,11:31 Skip to the previous post in this topic. Skip to the next post in this topic. Ignore posts   QUOTE

"However, there were other Merchant Marine ships headed to Pearl Harbor and these were sunk by Japanese subs of the advance force"

So they were sunk on Dec. 7th, but not at Pearl Harbor, correct?  That clears up things a bit.  I didn't think we'd have missed any sinkings at Pearl itself.

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Hey guys !

Don't forget, the SS Haleakala was in the Main Channel at Pearl, tied up at the Section Base piers over at Bishop's Point.

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"Don't forget, the SS Haleakala "...

No problem with that.  

Dave and I had been contacted about merchant ships  sunk at Pearl Harbor and I was addressing that.  

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Hi Ken,
Yes, I had unintentionally omitted SS Haleakala. A Merchant seaman had chided about forgetting Merchant ships SUNK at Pearl Harbor. My poor memory recalls SS Cynthia Olson, but not the other Merchant ship sunk near Hawaii...do you?
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Aloha All,
Moving to "14th Naval District"
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