USS Medusa, Curtiss and Breese sinking Japanese midget submarines
The Pearl Harbor air-attack accrued in the early morning of December 7, 1941 caused the U.S. entering WW-II.

USS Medusa report:

At approximately 08:05 the first shot was fired by the USS Medusa. The majority of planes attacking the Medusa-Curtiss sector were flying at an altitude of not over 400 feet; a few were not over 100 feet. During the attack it was reported that a submarine periscope was sighted about 1000 yards on Medusa`s starboard quarter or about 500 yards astern of the Curtiss. Fire was opened on the periscope – shortly afterward the Curtiss opened fire. The submarine fired a torpedo at a small dock astern of Curtiss. The submarine then broached to the surface with conning tower in plain sight. Many shots could plainly be seen hitting the conning tower from both the Medusa and Curtiss. About this time the Monaghan (DD-354) was seen standing down the channel west of Ford Island, she headed directly for the submarine at about 15 knots. The order cease firing was given when Monaghan was abeam of the Curtiss. She appeared to pass immediately over the submarine and dropped two depth charges. The first charge appeared to drop right on top of the submarine as the volume of water shooting into the air was heavily colored with a black substance. The second charge did not have the black coloring.

USS Curtiss report:

At 08:26 a submarine was reported in harbor. About 08:30 the Curtiss sighted conning towers of two small submarines in North Channel. The USS Monaghan proceeded down channel at high speed, appeared to ram leading submarine which had just fired a torpedo apparently at the USS Curtiss, but which missed. The Monaghan dropped two depth charges, the first directly upon the leading submarine and the second in the approximate position of the second which was no longer visible. About ten seconds later a submarine of approximately 250 ton type, came up upside down and immediately sank.

USS Breese, Light Mine Layer DM-18:

Wickes Class Destroyer/Gamble Class Light Minelayer, laid down on November 10, 1917 by the Newport News Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Corp.; commissioned USS Breese,Destroyer No.122 on October 23, 1918; redesigned a Light Mine Layer DM-18 on January 5,1931.

Displacement (tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 314` 4*30`10*9`2
Propulsion: four Yarrow/Thornycroft boilers, two Curtis geared turbines, 24,200hp, two shafts.
Speed (knots): 34
Armament: gun 4*4"/50 cal., 1*3"/23 cal., one dcp, two dct
Complement: 103 officers and crew

USS Curtiss, Seaplane Tender AV-4:
Curtiss Class Seaplane Tender, laid down on March 25, 1938 at New York Shipbuilding Corp., Camden, NJ; commissioned USS Curtiss(AV-4) on November 15, 1940.

Displacement (tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 524`4*69`3*21`11
Propulsion: 24,200hp, geared turbines, 2 screws
Speed (knots): 20
Armament: gun 4*5"/38, 4*quad 40mm AA, added during WW-II 2*dual 40mm gun mounts, 12*20mm gun mounts
Complement:1,195 officers and crew

USS Medusa, Fleet Repair Ship AR-1:
Medusa Class Fleet Repair Ship, laid down on January 2, 1920 at Puget Sound Navy Yard, Bremerton, WA; commissioned USS Medusa (AR-1) on September 18, 1924. Medusa (AR-1) received one battle star for World War II service

Displacement (tons):
Dimensions (L*B*D feet): 483`10*40`0*20`6
Propulsion: 24,200hp, geared turbines, 2 screws
Speed (knots): 16
Armament: 4*single 5"/38 dual purpose gun mounts, 2*3"/50 guns
Complement: 512 officers and crew

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