Wednesday, May 23, 2018
USS Detroit-- Part 3: Looking for the Japanese
Only nine of the crew members were injured in the attack.
Once clear of Pearl Harbor, the Detroit joined the light cruisers Phoenix and St. Louis and two destroyers and began patrolling Oahu's west coast for a possible Japanese invasion.''Later, they joined ships advancing against the Japanese fleet as it returned home.
The Detroit returned to Pearl Harbor December 10 and then did convoy duty between the harbor and the U.S. West Coast. On one voyage the USS Detroit took nine tons of gold and twelve tons of silver which had been evacuated from the Philippines.