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Dec. 1, 1944

Left screen and proceeded to San Pedro Bay off Tacloban. ComDesDiv 44 attended conference with Commander Task Force (CTF) 77 in WASATCH (AGC 9). Took on fuel from ARETHUSA (IX 135). ComDesDiv 44 then held conference in CONWAY of Division ships’ CO’s. In evening, Destroyer Division 44 (DesDiv 44), composed of CONWAY, CONY, EATON, and SIGOURNEY (DD 643) in column, began high speed (30 knots) run to intercept enemy reported to be landing supplies on back (west) side of Leyte. Proceeded south through Surigao Strait; then west and northwest through Canigao Channel into the Camotes Sea.