THU 11 JAN 1945
Motor minesweeper YMS-14 is sunk in collision with destroyer Herndon (DD-638) in north channel of Boston Harbor.
Off Luzon, high speed transport Belknap (APD-34) is damaged by kamikaze, 16°20'N, 120°10'E; tank landing ships LST-270 and LST-918 are damaged by shore battery, 16°20'N, 120°10'E; and tank landing ship LST-700 is damaged by friendly fire, 16°43'N, 119°58'E.
U.S. destroyer gunfire sinks Japanese auxiliary minesweeper Wa.10, south of Vigan, 17°20'N, 120°00'E. Auxiliary minesweeper No.56 Banshu Maru and auxiliary submarine chaser Hakuyo Maru are scuttled as blockships at south entrance of Manila Bay, Luzon.
During hunter-killer operations near Yap, destroyer Evans (DD-552) and destroyer escort McCoy Reynolds (DE-440) bombard Japanese defenses; they repeat the operation the following day.
Destroyer escort Brackett (DE-41) extracts party of Marshallese scouts from Jaluit, where they had been landed on 9 January to determine the condition of the garrison there.
Japanese submarines commence operation KONGO, employing suicide torpedoes [kaitens]; I 36 launches kaitens that damage ammunition ship Mazama (AE-9) and infantrylanding craft LCI-600 at Ulithi (see 12, 20 and 23 January).
Japanese merchant cargo ship Kinsei Maru is sunk by marine casualty in Osaka Bay, Japan.
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Scouts Extracted From Jaluit
by M. Bouffant at 19:45