November 24, 1944

Arrived Philippine Islands. Guarding Leyte Gulf in company with:

NEW MEXICO (BB 40)
COLORADO (BB 45)
MARYLAND (BB 464)
WEST VIRGINIA (BB 48) CTG 77.2
MINNEAPOLIS (CA 36)
ST. LOUIS (CL 49)
COLUMBIA (CL 56)
MONTPELIER (CL 57)
DENVER (CL 58)
CONY (DD 508)
WALLER (DD 4646)
EATON (DD 510)
PRINGLE (DD 477)
MUSTIN (DD 413)
EDWARDS (DD 619)
LANG (DD 399)
AULICK (DD 569)
RENSHAW (DD 499)
SAUFLEY (DD 465)
NICHOLAS (DD 449)