Nov. 30, 1942
Convoy of 16 ships passed this morning--9 transports, 2 tankers, 5 freighters--escort of 9 destroyers and 1 battleship, the Arkansas. Received 3 additional destroyers and 4 corvettes to mount our escorts to 13. Also two airplanes--flying boats.
Two concussions about 1800 felt like depth charges. Several emergency turns followed. Had our usual gun drills and watches. Found out that M coil on degaussing system is not working due to a blown fuse.