In CIC - I'm not aware of a notebook, but other ship positions would have been plotted on a paper maneuvering board and/or a DRT, and the paper plots could have been saved.
In the Fire Control Director - I've no idea.
Hope this starts a discussion,
: So.... I am watching a 1945, USN-produced
: animated film on the Battle of Empress
: Augusta Bay. In it, the twists and turns of
: all of the US units were presented in great
: detail. Then, the question occurred to
: me... do ships actually have someone
: 'taking notes' as it were in the heat of
: battle, recording every command the helm,
: fire control, etc. is given? Or are things
: subsequently re-created from memory?
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