1964 ALASKA EARTHQUAKE RADIO TRAFFIC

 

Contributed by John Smith

 

 

Z 280345Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

   KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE

1.  APPROX 1740W CORDOVA SUFFERED EARTH TREMORS.

2.  DOCK SEVERELY DAMAGED, DAMAGE IN TOWN UNKNOWN.

3.  PERSONNEL AT CAPT ST. ELIAS AND CAPE HINCHINBROOK SAFE.  BUILDING

    QUIVERING 16 INCHES.

4.  WILL REPORT ANY FURTHER DAMAGES AS THEY BECOME KNOWN.

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SS ALASKA STANDARD REPORTS THE WHOLE WATERFRONT IN SEWARD IS AFIRE AND IF A CG CUTTER IS NEARBY, MIGHT BE ABLE TO HELP.  VESSEL STANDING BY 2182 KHZ.

CGC BITTERSWEET IS MAINTAINING WATCH ON 2182-2716 KHZ.

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O 280408Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SITKINAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO CGLORSTA ST PAUL

     CGLORSTA PORT CLARENCE

     CGLORSTA ADAK

     CGLORSTA ATTU

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UNCLAS

1.  EARTHQUAKE EXPERIENCED 280335Z

2.  EXTENSIVE DAMAGE AS FOLLOWS:

  A.  LORAN OUT OF OPERATION.  REPAIR TIME UNKNOWN, PROBABLY DAYS AT BEST.

  B.  WATER MAIN AND ELECTRICAL CABLE BROKEN.

  C.  5 INCH AND MORE CRACKS IN MOST WALLS.

  D.  DECK SETTLED 3-6 INCHES IN SOME SECTIONS OF STATION.

  E.  ANTENNA STILL STANDS.

3.  REQUEST REPAIR CREWS FOR EST OF DAMAGE AND ASSIST IN REPAIR ASAP.

4.  BUILDING CONSIDERED VERY SAFE.  MINOR QUAKES CONTINUE.

5.  MORE DAMAGE REPORTS TO FOLLOW.

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ALASKA STANDARD REPORTS CITY OF VALDEZ ALMOST OBLITERATED.  TOWN ALMOST COMPLETELY FLATTENED.  THE SUSTINA IS STANDING BY TO BE OF ASSISTANCE.

SEWARD - THE ALASKA STANDARD GOT UNDERWAY WHEN THE QUAKE STRUCK.  THE DOCK HAD PEOPLE ON IT AND IT CAUGHT FIRE AND HE DIDN'T KNOW HOW MANY PEOPLE WERE INJURED.

VALDEZ - HE KNOWS THAT THERE IS AT LEAST ONE DEAD AND IS SURE OF INJURIES.

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O 280412Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE - TIDAL WAVE

1.  HAM OPERATOR VALDEZ REPORTS DAMAGE DUE EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE.

2.  JUNEAU NORMAL.  COMMUNICATIONS LINE NORTH OUT AT PRESENT.

3.  ADVISE HINCHINBROOK, CAPE ST ELIAS AND SEDGE OF POSSIBLE TIDAL WAVE

    DAMAGE.

4.  REQUEST FURTHER INFO FROM ELMENDORF REGARDING WHITTIER AND SEWARD.

5.  POSSIBILITY EXISTS OF TIDAL WAVE KODIAK.

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P 280428Z MAR 64

FM CGAD KODIAK

TO USCGC SEDGE

BT UNCLAS

MOVE TO OPEN WATER.

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RECEIVED FROM PILOT POINT AND F/V MARPET

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"THE VILLAGE OF CHENEGA IS COMPLETELY WIPED OUT BY A TIDAL WAVE.  THERE ARE MANY INJURIES.  CHENEGA IS THE VILLAGE AT THE SOUTHWEST END OF PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND.  THERE IS ONLY ONE HOUSE LEFT STANDING.

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THE MARPET IS STANDING BY ON 2182 AND REQUESTS IMMEDIATE ASSISTANCE

 

P 280437Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC BITTERSWEET

   USCGC SEDGE

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UNCLAS

TIDAL WAVE WARNING

1.  PROCEED TO OPEN WATER UNTIL FURTHER ADVISED.

2.  PROCEED DIRECTION PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND FOR POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

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O 280502Z MAR 64

FM HONOLULU OBSERVATORY

TO AIG 158

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UNCLAS

THIS IS BULLETIN NUMBER 001.

THIS IS A TIDAL WAVE/SEISMIC SEA WAVE ADVISORY.

A SEVERE EARTHQUAKE HAS OCCURRED LAT 61N LONG 147.5W VICINITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA AT 0336Z 28 MARCH.  IT IS NOT KNOWN REPEAT NOT KNOWN AT THIS TIME THAT A SEA WAVE HAS BEEN GENERATED.  YOU WILL BE KEPT INFORMED AS FURTHER INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE.  IF A WAVE HAS BEEN GENERATED, ITS ETA FOR THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS/HONOLULU IS 0900Z 28 MARCH.

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O 280520Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC STORIS

   USCGC MINNETONKA

   USCGC SORREL

   USCGC BITTERSWEET

   USCGC SEDGE

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UNCLAS

STORIS, MINNETONKA, SORREL PROCEED PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND FOR TIDAL WAVE ASSISTANCE.  BITTERSWEET PROCEED SEWARD FOR ASSISTANCE.  CGC SEDGE PROCEED VALDEZ FOR ASSISTANCE.

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O 280528Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCANO WASH DC

INFO COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

     COMDT COGARD

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SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  CGLORSTA SITKINAK SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE 280335Z.

2.  WATER REPORTED DRAINING FROM LISIANSKI INLET APPROX 280400Z.  WATER

    REPORTED DRAINING FROM KODIAK BAY AT 282050W.

3.  MARINE OPERATOR REPORTS VALDEZ LEVELED, DOCK DISAPPEARED, BODIES BEING

    RECOVERED.  WATERFRONT AT SEWARD SET AFIRE.

4.  HAM OPERATOR REPORTS WATER COVERING AIRSTRIPS ANCHORAGE AREA.

5.  FURTHER INFO AS OBTAINED.

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ACS (ALASKA COMMUNICATIONS SYSTEM) KETCHIKAN RECEIVED WORD FROM SEATTLE TO ADVISE KODIAK THAT A TIDAL WAVE IS ON THE WAY TO KODIAK.

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P 280537Z MAR 64

FM USCGC STORIS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

1.  PROCEEDING TO PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND ON VERBAL ORDERS VIA JOHN R. MANNING

2.  POSIT 54-40N 165-04W

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O 280540Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

1.  UNDERWAY FOR OPEN SEA TO AVOID POSSIBLE TIDAL WAVE.

2.  BOSN H.T. COLLINS 28417 IN CHARGE.

3.  HAVE ORDERS TO PROCEED SEWARD TO ASSIST.

4.  REQUEST ADVISE.

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O 280547Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCEANO WASH DC

INFO COMDT COGARD

     COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS.

1.  HAM OPERATOR YAKUTAGA REPORTS TIDAL WAVE HIT AT 280538Z, MODERATE.

2.  NO REPORT OF DAMAGE RECEIVED.

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FROM USCGC SEDGE

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WE ARE AGROUND IN THE MIDDLE OF KODIAK CHANNEL AT POSIT 60-37.5N 145-41.4W.

WE HAVE A MINUS 30 FT TIDE.  WE HAVE COMMUNICATIONS WITH CAPE SARICHEF.

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P 280610Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE

1.  1735W HAD SEVERE EARTH TREMOR.  EVACUATED BUILDING.  TREMORS CAN STILL

    BE FELT EVERY TEN TO FIFTEEN MINUTES.  LOUD NOISES CAN BE HEARD,

    BELIEVED TO BE ...... NOW LEAVING THE STATION AGAIN.  WILL BE BACK WHEN

    THE SHAKING STOPS.

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NOTE** DUE TO WEAK SIGNAL AND HIGH NOISE LEVEL, PORTIONS AND ACCURACY DOUBTFUL

 

 

 

O 280642Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO BROCEANO WASH DC

   NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINTON

INFO COMDT COGARD

     COMWESTAREA

     COMALSEAFRON

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  ALL EXCEPT 3000 FT AIRSTRIP INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT ANCHORAGE REPORTED

    OUT DUE TO QUAKE DAMAGE.  ELMENDORF FIELD OPERATIONAL.  KODIAK FIELD

    OPS REPORTED NORMAL.

2.  TWO TIDAL WAVES HIT KODIAK AT 0540Z AND 0605Z.  MOVED BUILDINGS ON MAIN

    STREET.

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P 280659Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

1.  SEDGE AFLOAT AND UNDERWAY TO VALDEZ.  NO APPARENT DAMAGE.

2.  WATER NOW 15 FEET BELOW MEAN LOW WATER.

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FOLLOWING FROM KXF77 ON KODIAK ISLAND:

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"THE WHOLE VILLAGE OF KAIUGNAK HAS BEEN WIPED OUT.  THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE STILL DOWN THERE BUT DON'T KNOW HOW MANY GOT AWAY."

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O 280720Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVOCEANO WASH DC

   NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCANO WILMINGTON

INFO COMDT COGARD

     COMWESTAREA

     COMALSEAFRON

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UNCLAS

1.  HAM OPERATOR REPORTS VILLAGE ON KAIUGNAK BAY, KODIAK ISLAND WIPED OUT.

2.  WATER REPORTED RISING FAST AT YAKUTAT.

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O 280725Z MAR 64

FM COMALSEAFRON

TO CNO (CHIEF, NAVAL OPERATIONS)

   CINCPACFLT (COMMANDER-IN-CHARGE, PACIFIC FLEET)

   CINCAL (COMMANDER-IN-CHARGE, ALASKA)

   COMASWFORPAC (COMMANDER, ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE FORCE, PACIFIC)

   COMNAVAIRPAC (COMMANDER, NAVAL AIR, PACIFIC)

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE

1.  NAVAL STATION AND CITY OF KODIAK EXPERIENCED EARTHQUAKE OF MODERATE

    INTENSITY AT 280332Z FOR A PERIOD OF ABOUT 5 MINUTES.  SOME MINOR

    DAMAGE.  EXTENT OF MAJOR DAMAGE UNKNOWN.  SOME BUCKLING AND SETTLING

    OF ROCKY AREA.  NO KNOWN CASUALTIES.  ASSESSMENTS IN PROGRESS.  WILL

    KEEP ADVISED.

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Z 280726Z MAR 64

FM KODIAK OBSERVER

TO HONOLULU OBSERVATION

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UNCLAS

TSUNAMI.  HIGH WATER LEVELS REACHED 280435Z ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE MEAN SEA LEVEL.  280540Z HIGH WATER ABOUT 18 FEET ABOVE MSL.  280630Z ABOUT 15 FEET ABOVE MSL.  280644Z HIGH WATER ABOUT 6 FEET ABOVE MSL.  AMPLITUDE RAPIDLY DECREASING.  TIDE GAUGE INOPERATIVE SINCE 280332Z.  FURTHER COMMUNICATIONS PENDING RESTORATION MAJOR COMMUNICATION LINKS.  280715Z WAVE ACTION ONLY SLIGHT.  APPEARS TO BE DAMPENED OUT COMPLETELY.

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P 280730Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE ST ELIAS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO CGC SEDGE

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UNCLAS

LOSS OF PERSONNEL

1.  1715W EARTH TIDAL WAVE HIT THIS UNIT.  REED, FRANK O. 342-193 EN3

    KILLED DURING WAVE.  REED WAS DROWNED AND WASHED OUT TO SEA.  DAMAGE

    TO STATION GROUNDS LIGHT.  WILL ATTEMPT REPAIRS.

2.  1805W EVACUATED STATION.  THERE HAVE BEEN THREE WAVES HIT THIS AREA.

3.  2130W RETURNED STATION.

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P 280740Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SITKINAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE

1.  SMALL TREMORS STILL OCCURRING

2.  NO WATER PRESSURE AT STATION DUE TO BROKEN PIPES.  ANTICIPATE ABLE TO

    RESTORE WATER PRESSURE TO SP BUILDING.

3.  NO ELECTRICAL POWER IN BARRACKS HEATING SYSTEM.  HEAT AVAILABLE FROM

    WATER BOILER ONLY.

4.  REEFER UNIT DISABLED, REPAIR ABILITY UNKNOWN.

5.  TWO OF THREE CISTERNS CRACKED, LOST WATER.  COND OF WATER LINE TO LAKE

    UNKNOWN.

6.  TRANSFORMER IN TRANSMITTER BUILDING BURNED.  FIRE EXTINGUISHED.

7.  MAIN BUILDING FOUNDATION SETTLED 5 INCHES.  INTERIOR WALLS SERIOUSLY

    CRACKED AND SERIOUS SAFETY HAZARD.  CRACKS UP TO 10 INCHES WIDE.

8.  CPO AND WARD AREA SUNK 5 INCHES AND FLOODED WITH 1 INCH MUDDY WATER.

    GALLEY DECK BUCKLED.

9.  STATION FORCE EFFECTING REPAIRS WITHIN ABILITY.  RESUMPTION OF LORAN

    SIGNAL TOP PRIORITY.

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O 280842Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCANO WASH DC

INFO COMDT COGARD

     COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  FURTHER TREMORS REPORTED CORDOVA AND COGARD LIGHT STATION CAPE

    HINCHINBROOK.

2.  DOCK COLLAPSED SITKA.  WATER FALLING ABNORMALLY JUNEAU AND KETCHIKAN.

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FOLLOWING RECEIVED FROM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK ON 2670 KHZ:

"ADVISE THE DISTRICT THAT WE CAN'T STAY IN THE BUILDING ANY LONGER.  WE ARE GETTING BAD SHAKES EVERY 10 OR 15 MINUTES AND THE WHOLE ISLAND IS SHAKING.  WE WILL BE BACK AS SOON AS IT STOPS."

 

 

O 280907Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   OCEANO WASH DC

INFO COMALSEAFRON

     COMDT COGARD

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  WATER AT HOUSE LEVEL IN KLAWAK, PRINCE OF WALES ISLAND.

2.  AT 280855Z HINCHINBROOK ISLAND REPORTS MINUS TIDE TO THREE-QUARTER,

    PLUS TIDE IN 15 MINUTES.

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O 280907Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SITKINAK

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

KAGUYAK VILLAGE

1.  VILLAGE COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

2.  FORTY PERSONS IN HILLS, THREE MISSING.

3.  REQUEST AID AND/OR EVACUATION ASAP.

4.  INFO RECEIVED FROM F/V SHUYAK WB2994.  SHUYAK STANDING BY AT PRESENT.

    UNABLE TO ASSIST DUE TO TIDES.

5.  OLD HARBOR IN SAME CONDITION AND EQUIP. AND/OR EVAC. ALSO DESIRED.

6.  F/V ENROUTE TO ASSIST.

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FOLLOWING RECEIVED FROM SS CHENA/KKDW ON 2182 KHZ AT 280913Z:

"THE TOWN OF VALDEZ, ALASKA, JUST BURST INTO FLAMES.  THE WHOLE DOCK IS AFIRE AND THE TANKS AT UNION AND THE OTHER DOCKS HAVE STARTED TO BURN.  WE ARE ANCHORED 1/2 MILE FROM TOWN."

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FOLLOWING RECEIVED FROM CAPE HINCHINBROOK:

"WE STILL ARE GETTING TREMORS EVERY 10 TO 15 MINUTES AND LOUD NOISES.  IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CLIFFS ARE FALLING ON TOP OF THE ISLAND.  SO FAR, NO INJURIES TO PERSONNEL, BUT THE BUILDING IS SHAKING BADLY.  GOT TO LEAVE THE STATION AGAIN.  THERE IS AN AWFUL ROAR COMING IN FROM THE SEA NOW.  WE WILL CALL BACK"

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O 281100Z MAR 64

FM HONOLULU OBSERVATORY

TO AIG 158

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UNCLAS

THIS IS BULLETIN NUMBER 004.

THIS IS A TIDAL WAVE/SEISMIC SEA WAVE INFORMATION BULLETIN.  THE LARGER WAVES HAVE APPARENTLY PASSED HAWAII.  AN ALL CLEAR STATUS FOR HAWAII CAN BE ASSUMED AT 1100Z.  ALL PARTICIPANTS IN THE SSAWS SHOULD ASSUME THE ALL CLEAR STATUS TWO HOURS AFTER THEIR PARTICULAR ETA UNLESS LOCAL CONDITIONS WARRANT THE CONTINUANCE OF THE ALERT STATUS.  MAXIMUM WAVE HEIGHTS REPORTED BY VARIOUS MEDIA ARE:

OAHU   -  8 FEET          HAWAII   -  6 FEET           MIEWAS  -  1.5 FEET

KAUAI  -  3 FEET          KODIAK   - 30 FEET           CORDOVA -  30 FEET

TOFINO -  8 FEET          CRESCENT CITY - 12 FEET

HONOLULU OBSERVATORY.

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O 281142Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVOCEANO HONO

   NAVOCANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCANO WASH DC

INFO COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

     COMDT COGARD

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIVITY

1.  CGLORSTA ATTU ISLAND REPORTS UNUSUAL SEISMIC ACTIVITY AT 281130Z.

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O 281241Z MAR 64

FM COMALSEAFRON

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

PLEASE PASS TO GOV. EGAN

PRELIMINARY SURVEY CITY OF KODIAK SHOWS 50% LOSS OF FISHING INDUSTRY, 75% LOSS OF CITY BUSINESS, BUILDINGS.  NO WATER, NO POWER, FOOD SUPPLIES 75% DESTROYED.  NO REPORTED CASUALTIES.  MAYOR DEVEAU REQUEST THAT CITY BE DECLARED A DISASTER AREA AND I CONCUR.  WE ARE PROVIDING ALL POSSIBLE ASSISTANCE.

RESPECTFULLY, RADM R.E. RIERA, COMALSEAFRON

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P 281315Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

INCOMPLETE INFO VIA SHORE PATROL WALKIE-TALKIE INDICATE ALL PERSONNEL SPRUCE CAPE ARE OK.  NO INFO ON MATERIAL.

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P 281325Z MAR 64

FM USCGC STORIS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

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UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 2281200Z NOTAL

1.  CAPE SARICHEF LORSTA REPORTS CONDITIONS NORMAL AT 281302Z.

2.  SCOTCH CAP LT ADVISED TO EVACUATE STATION AND DEPARTED FOR HIGHER

    GROUNDS.  SCOTCH CAP PERSONNEL ADVISED TO REMAIN HIGH GROUNDS UNTIL

    APPROX 282200Z.  CGC MINNETONKA TO PROVIDE COMMUNICATION RELAY FOR

    SCOTCH CAP PORTABLE AND CAPE SARICHEF LORAN.  SCOTCH CAP SECURED

    PORTABLE RADIO UNTIL EARLY MORNING.

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O 281330Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVRADSTA (R) HOLDIAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

   NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

O 280528Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   BROCEANO WASH DC

INFO COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

     COMDT COGARD

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  CGLORSTA SITKINAK SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE 280335Z.

2.  WATER REPORTED DRAINING FROM LISIANSKI INLET APPROX 280400Z.  WATER

    REPORTED DRAINING FROM KODIAK BAY 280850Z.

3.  MARINE OPERATOR REPORTS VALDEZ LEVELED, DOCK DISAPPEARED, BODIES BEING

    RECOVERED.  WATERFRONT AT SEWARD AFIRE.

4.  HAM OPERATOR REPORTS WATER COVERING AIRSTRIPS ANCHORAGE AREA.

5.  FURTHER INFO AS OBTAINED.

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O 281340Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

SUMMARY SAR EFFORTS NOW UNDERWAY THIS SECTOR AS FOLLOWS:

A.  SEDGE ENROUTE VALDEZ

B.  BITTERSWEET ENROUTE SEWARD

C.  STORIS AND SORREL PROCEEDING TOWARD PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND TO BE DIVERTED

    AS INDICATED.

D.  MINNETONKA REMAINING CAPE SARICHEF AREA.

E.  NAVY TUGS TO USED KODIAK AREA.

F.  URGENT BROADCAST FOR ALL VESSELS PROCEEDING NEAREST VILLAGES AND ASSIST

    AND REPORT.

G.  AIR SURVEY TO DEPART EARLIEST POSSIBLE.

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O 281411Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVRADSTA (R) HOLIDAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   SENAV PATRON SHEMYA

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

   NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

O 280649Z MAR 64

TO AIG 199

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UNCLAS

SEISMO

A.  MY 280636Z MAR 64.

1.  A SEISMIC TIDAL WAVE HAS BEEN GENERATED AND SPREADING OVER THE PACIFIC.

    INTENSITY CANNOT BE PREDICTED.  COULD CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE.

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O 281358Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVRADSTA (R) HOLIDAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   SENAV PARTON SHEMYA

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

   NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

O 280547Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   BROCEANO WASH DC

INFO COMDT COGARD

     COMALSEAFRON

     COMWESTAREA

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UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  HAM OPERATOR AT YAKUTAGA REPORTS TIDAL WAVE HIT AT 280538Z MODERATE.

2.  NO REPORT OF DAMAGE RECEIVED.

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P 281430Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

1.  ANCHORED VALDEZ.  FIRE AND RESCUE PARTY ASHORE.  NO DOCK AVAILABLE.

2.  VALDEZ AFLAME.  HARBOR CLUTTERED WITH HEAVY DEBRIS.

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P 281439Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

1.  HAM OPERATOR REPORTS VILLAGE ON KAUGNAK BAY, KODIAK ISLAND WIPED OUT.

2.  CONDUCT FIRST LIGHT SURVEILLANCE TO DETERMINE EXTEND OF DAMAGE AND

    ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.

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P 281451Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO ALL UNITS UNDER MY COMMAND

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UNCLAS

ALL UNIT NUMBER FOUR

EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE DAMAGE

1.  REPORT BY MESSAGE ALL DAMAGE TO STRUCTURES, EQUIPMENT AND FACILITIES

    SUCH AS WATER SUPPLY.  NEGATIVE REPORTS REQUIRED.

2.  TAKE STEPS TO CONSERVE FUEL, WATER AND FOOD SUPPLIES.  LOGISTICS

    SCHEDULE MAY BE DELAYED.

3.  INCREASE CHLORINATION OF POTABLE WATER WHEREVER POLLUTION IS SUSPECTED.

    BOIL DRINKING WATER IN CASES OF KNOWN POLLUTION.  CHECK OUT EQUIPMENT

    AND ELECTRICAL CIRCUITS WHEREVER DAMAGE OCCURRED.  TAKE EXTRA

    PRECAUTIONS AGAINST FIRE.

4.  ADVISE NATURE OF ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.

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P 281534Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS   FAA KODIAK

1.  RCC ELMENDORF ADVISES RECEIVING REPORT THAT ONE FAA STATION ON KODIAK

    ISLAND AND ANOTHER UNKNOWN FAA STATION ARE UNREPORTED SINCE

    COMMENCEMENT OF SEISMIC ACTIVITIES.

2.  INVESTIGATE.

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O 281532Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVRADSTA (R) HOLIDAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK  

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   SENAV PATRON SHEMYA

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

   NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

O 280649Z MAR 64

TO AIG 99

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SEISMO

A.  MY 280636Z MAR 64

1.  A SEISMIC TIDAL WAVE HAS BEEN GENERATED SPREADING OVER THE PACIFIC.

    INTENSITY CANNOT BE PREDICTED.  COULD CAUSE SEVERE DAMAGE.

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P 281553Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 281534Z MAR 64.

WOODY ISLAND FAA STATION OK.  SHUYAK FAA STATION OK.

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O 281545Z MAR 64

FM CGAIRDET KODIAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE DAMAGE ASSESSMENT DIFFICULT AT THIS TIME. FOLLOWING IS A ROUGH ESTIMATE:

1.  ALL AIRCRAFT EVACUATED AND CONSIDERED OPERATIONAL.  C-123 SUFFERED SALT

    WATER EMERSION TO APPROX LEVEL FLOOR BOARDS.

2.  HANGAR FLOODED SEVERAL TIMES TO MAXIMUM DEPTH OF SIX FEET.  ESTIMATE

    SEVERE DAMAGE TO ALL SHOP AND MOST ELECTRONIC EQUIPMENT.  IN ADDITION,

    CONSIDERABLE SETTLING OF RAMP AREA MAY MAKE HANGAR INACCESSIBLE FOR

    AIRCRAFT UNTIL TEMPORARY REPAIRS CAN BE EFFECTED.

3.  SUPPLY BUILDING ALSO FLOODED TO LESSER DEPTH.

4.  NO POWER, NO HEAT AVAILABLE, WATER APPEARS TO BE RETURNING TO SERVICE.

5.  CAN MAINTAIN SOME AIRCRAFT AVAILABILITY DEPENDENT ON DISCREPANCIES THAT

    OCCUR.

6.  THREE HU-16s DEPARTING TO SURVEY (A) KODIAK ISLAND (B) EAST COAST KENAI

    PENINSULA TO CORDOVA (C) COOK INLET.

7.  BELIEVE FUEL WILL BE AVAILABLE BY EXPIRATION FIRST PATROLS.

8.  NO KNOWN PERSONNEL INJURIES.  DUE EXTREME DIFFICULTIES IN TRAVEL, ONLY

    PARTIAL CREW NOW AVAILABLE.

9.  ADDITIONAL INFO WILL FOLLOW AS SITUATION CAN BE EVALUATED.

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P 281555Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

   KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE, TIDAL WAVES.

1.  TOWN OF CHENEGA DESTROYED, HALF OF POPULATION MISSING.  THEY REQUIRE

    ASSISTANCE BADLY.  IF CORDOVA AIRPORT IS OPEN, CORDOVA AIRLINES OR

    CORDOVA CAP (CIVIL AIR PATROL) COULD LAND CHENEGA.

2.  EXTENT OF ASSISTANCE REQUIRED IN VALDEZ NOT YET DETERMINED.

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FM CG 1314

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NORTH END OF TOWN (KODIAK), LOWER AREA, HOUSES ARE FLOATING, ONE APPEARS LAKE AREA

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P 281600Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 281451Z MAR 64.

1.  NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO SEDGE.

2.  EXTENT OF LOSS OR DAMAGE TO MATERIAL ASHORE NOT KNOWN.

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O 281604Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

TIDAL WAVE SURVEY

1.  OLD HARBOR SURVIVORS LOCATED ON HIGH GROUND BEHIND VILLAGE.  187

    PERSONS IN AREA.  F/V MERGANSER, ON 2182 KHZ CAN EVACUATE APPROX 60

    PERSONS.  NO FOOD OR SHELTER.

2.  KAGUYAK COMPLETELY GONE.  SURVIVORS ON BEACH.  BOATS IN AREA.  SUGGEST

    NAVY TUG EVACUATE ASAP.

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P 281635Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE, TIDAL WAVES.

1.  CITY OF SEWARD REPORTS AIRPORT USABLE EXCEPT NORTHERLY 1000 FEET.

    REQUEST PASS TO CITY OF ANCHORAGE.

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P 281645Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

TO O

ATON (AIDS TO NAVIGATION) STATUS

1.  ALL FLOATING AIDS WOMENS BAY AND ST PAUL HARBOR OFF STATION.  REMAINDER

    IN KODIAK AREA PROBABLY SAME.

2.  ALL SHORE AIDS IN AREA CONSIDERED UNRELIABLE.

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P 281645Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SITKINAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE

A.  ALL UNITS 004

1.  LAST TREMOR FELT 281400Z.

2.  MY 280740Z REMAINS EFFECTIVE.

3.  BARRACKS AREA UNSAFE DUE TO SEVERELY CRACKED CINDER BLOCK WALLS.  MESS

    DECK AND SP (SUPPLY) BUILDING SAFE FOR HABITATION.

4.  AIRSTRIP GOOD CONDITION.

5.  LORAN REMAINS OFF.  PROBLEM OF MOVING 3,000 LB TRANSFORMER PENDING.

    CAPE CRAWLER OUT OF OPERATION.  HYDRAULIC HOSE BURST 2 DAYS AGO.

6.  WILL ADVISE LATER TODAY AS TO BASIC SUPPLIES REQUIRED TO RESUME

    OPERATION.

7.  WATER, ELECTRIC POWER AND HEAT AVAILABLE.  NO IMMEDIATE PERSONNEL IN

    DANGER.

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O P 281700Z MAR 64

FM COMDT COGARD

TO COMWESTAREA

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

FROM PM

1.  PUBLIC HEALTH SERVICE HAS SET UP MEDICAL TEAMS TO ASSIST AS NECESSARY.

    CCGD17 TEAMS AVAILABLE IN SEATTLE AND SAN FRANCISCO.

2.  SEATTLE CONTACT, DR. MALLORY, USPHS HOSPITAL.

3.  USPHS MEDICAL PERSONNEL AVAILABLE AT MT. EDGECOMBE.

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P 281715Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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UNCLAS

TIDAL WAVE SURVEY

1.  SURVEY SITKINAK ISLAND.  RUNWAY IN GOOD CONDITION, LORSTA REPORTS

    BARRACKS AND WARDROOM UNSAFE, NO INJURIES TO PERSONNEL, SUFFICIENT FOOD

    AND WATER.

2.  BOTH LORAN TRANSMITTER BURNED OUT.  WILL ATTEMPT REPAIRS.  DO NOT

    EXPECT TO BE ON AIR FOR 3 DAYS.

3.  LAZY BAY INTACT AND NO SIGN OF PERSONNEL.  AKHIOK SURVIVORS ON HIGH

    GROUND BEHIND VILLAGE, NEED EVACUATION.

4.  TRAP POINT.  ONE SURVIVOR OBSERVED, NO OTHERS OBSERVED.

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P 281725 MAR 64

FM CG 1271   (THIS PLANE LATER CRASHED ON KODIAK AND KILLED ONE CREWMAN)

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

REPORT OF DAMAGE

1.  PORT HEIDEN.  NO APPARENT DAMAGE.  SELDOVIA.  DAMAGE LIMITED TO SMALL

    BOAT FLOATS, SLIGHT DAMAGE TO PIER STRUCTURE.  HOMER RADIO REPORTS

    SLIGHT DAMAGE, ONE HOUSE COLLAPSED.  NO KNOWN INJURIES.  MOST DAMAGE

    AT TIME TO MERCHANTS, SUCH AS GLASS BREAKAGE.  HOMER HAS FUEL

    DISABILITIES.  CHROME, NO APPARENT DAMAGE.  PORT LOCK, ONE HOUSE WASHED

    100 YARDS, NO OTHER DAMAGE.  PERIL ISLAND, NO DAMAGE.

2.  PROCEEDING TO CHENEGA AND WHITTIER, CHECKING VILLAGES ENROUTE.

3.  WX (WEATHER) 1000 OVERCAST, VISIBILITY 10 MILES.  WIND LIGHT.

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P 281730Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMORS SEVER

1.  0500W HAD EARTH TREMOR THAT SHOOK BUILDING VIOLENTLY.  EVACUATED

    STATION.

2.  TREMORS ARE NOW SLIGHT BUT COMING EVERY 2 TO 3 MINUTES.

3.  NO KNOWN STRUCTURAL DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS CAN BE SEEN FROM OUTSIDE.

4.  WILL REMAIN OUTSIDE OF BUILDINGS UNTIL TREMORS SUBSIDE SOME.

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P 281745Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

INFO COMASEAFRON

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UNCLAS

AERIAL SURVEY SITREP ONE

SOURCE      PLACE                         REMARKS

SEDGE      CHENEGA        DESTROYED, HALF POPULATION MISSING, REQUIRE

                          ASSISTANCE, PASSED TO RCC ELMENDORF FOR CAP

                          (CIVIL AIR PATROL) AT CORDOVA.

1314       KAGUYAK        60 PERSONS REQUIRE NAVY TUG FOR EVAC.  PASSED TO

                          NAVY.

1314      OLD HARBOR      187 PEOPLE ON BEACH.  F/V TAKING 60 ON BOARD.

                          NAVY TO SEND LST.

1271     PORT GRAHAM      NO DAMAGE

1271      SELDOVIA        DAMAGE LIMITED TO SMALL BOATS.  NO STRUCTURAL.

1271       HOMER          SLIGHT DAMAGE, NO INJURIES.

1314     CAPE CHINIAK     NO DAMAGE.

1314     SPRUCE CAPE      LIMITED DAMAGE VISIBLE.

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P 281749Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE ST ELIAS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

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UNCLAS

TREMOR DAMAGE

1.  NO SERIOUS DAMAGE THIS UNIT, MINOR DAMAGE IS AS FOLLOWS:  ONE LIGHT

    CIRCUIT DAMAGED.

2.  NEW SUBJECT.  WILL NEW MAN BE ASSIGNED THIS UNIT TO FILL VACANCY CAUSED

    BY LOST MAN.

3.  REQUEST ADVISE.

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R 281800Z MAR 64

FM R/V JOHN R. MANNING/WTDG

TO REGIONAL DIRECTOR, U.S. BUREAU COMMERCIAL FISHERIES, JUNEAU, ALASKA

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UNCLAS

AK099 ADVISES KODIAK WHARF AND BUILDINGS DESTROYED STOP ANY INSTRUCTIONS STOP JOHN R. MANNING AND CREW OK

SIGNED MASTER

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THE F/V MERGANZER IS TAKING OFF 60 TO 70 PERSONS FROM OLD HARBOR VILLAGE AT CITKADAK STRAIT AND REQUESTS TO KNOW THE NAVY TUG'S ETA.  THERE ARE ABOUT 180 PERSONS THERE.

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P 281815Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

DAMAGE REPORT

SEWARD, ESTIMATED 50 HOUSES DESTROYED.  ALL DOCK AREA DESTROYED.  ALL RAILWAY YARD DAMAGED.  OIL TANK STILL BURNING.  NO COMMUNICATIONS.

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P 281815Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SORREL

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE SITREP TWO

1.  F/V MARLETTE REPORTS VILLAGE OF CHENEGA WIPED OUT.  ONLY SCHOOL HOUSE

    LEFT.  NEED HELP.

2.  SS CHENA UNABLE DISPATCH BOAT.  REPORTS THIRD OFFICER DIED FROM SHOCK.

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O 281805Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVRADSTA (R) HOLIDAY BEACH

   FWC KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   SEANAV PATRON SHEMYA

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

   NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

O 281749Z MAR 64

FM COMWESTSEAFRON

TO CNO, CINCPACFLT

INFO CHINFO

   COMNAVAIRPAC

   COMFAIRWHIDBEY

   COMTHIRTEEN

   COMFIRSTFLT

   COMSEVENTEEN

   COMALSEAFRON

   USS SALISBURY SOUND

   COMSTSPACAREA

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UNCLAS

ALASKAN EARTHQUAKE SUMMARY

1.  USS SALISBURY SOUND UNDERWAY FROM WHIDBEY FOR NAVSTA KODIAK AT 280929Z.

    PROBABLE ETA ABOUT 312100Z.

2.  THREE SP5B SEAPLANES STANDING BY AT WHIDBEY TO TRANSPORT EMERGENCY

    SUPPLIES AS REQUESTED.  IN ADDITION, FOUR P-3s FROM MOFFETT STAGED TO

    WHIDBEY AND ONE C-54 FROM NAVAIRSTA ALAMEDA AND ONE C-131 FROM VR-21

    ENROUTE WHIDBEY TO PROVIDE AIR LIFT AS REQUESTED.

3.  COMSEVENTEEN INFORMED COMFAIRWHIDBEY AT 281400Z THAT AIRLIFT OF

    EMERGENCY SUPPLIES NOT REQUIRED AT PRESENT.

4.  USNS SCHUYLKILL AT KODIAK REPORTS EARTHQUAKE DOCK DAMAGE.  AWAITING

    ORDERS.

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P 281826Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

INFO COMALSEAFRON

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UNCLAS

AERIAL SURVEY SITREP TWO

SOURCE       PLACE                  REMARKS

HU-16 1314   SITKINAK     RUNWAY GOOD.  NO INJURIES PERSONNEL.  BARRACKS

                          AND WARDROOM UNSAFE.  AMPLE FOOD AND WATER.

HU-16 1271   CHROME       NO DAMAGE

HU-16 1271   PORT LOCK    NO DAMAGE

HU-16 1271  PEARL ISLAND  NO DAMAGE

HU-16 1314  LAZY BAY      NO DAMAGE.  NO PERSONNEL IN SIGHT.

HU-16 1314   AKHIOK       SURVIVORS ON HIGH GROUND.

HU-16 1314  TRAP POINT    ONE SURVIVOR SIGHTED.

HU-16 1271   SEWARD       50 HOUSES DESTROYED.  ALL DOCK AREA DESTROYED.

                          RAILWAY YARD DAMAGED.  OIL TANK STILL BURNING.

                          NO COMMS.

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P 281830Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMORS

1.  TREMORS STILL FELT EVERY 2 TO 3 MINUTES AND ALSO LOUD NOISES FROM ALL

    PARTS OF THE ISLAND.

2.  REQUEST ADVISE IF THESE TREMORS ARE FELT IN OTHER AREAS.  IT SOUND AND

    FEELS LIKE THE ISLAND IS TRYING TO PUSH UP IN THE MIDDLE.

3.  PERSONNEL WILL REMAIN OUTSIDE BUILDING.

4.  ADVISE.

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P 281840Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

DAMAGE REPORT

LATOUCHE, UNABLE TO DETERMINE IF DAMAGE IS NEW OR OLD BUT EXTENSIVE DESTRUCTION.  DEBRIS FLOATING IN BAY

PORT ASHTON, NO APPARENT DAMAGE

CHENEGA,  APPROX 3 BUILDINGS COLLAPSED.  ONE HOUSE OFF FOUNDATION.  NO COMMUNICATIONS.

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(ORIGINATOR UNKNOWN)

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WEST KODIAK APPEARS NORMAL.  NO INDICATIONS OF EARTHQUAKE OR TIDAL WAVE DAMAGE.  ONE GRUMMAN GOOSE OFF RUNWAY WITH STARBOARD GEAR COLLAPSED AT KARLUK.

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FOLLOWING RECEIVED FROM SITKINAK VIA F/V SHUYAK/WB2994

BT

F/V SHUYAK AND TWO OTHER F/Vs HAVE EVACUATED KAGUYAK VILLAGE.  ALL PERSONS ACCOUNTED FOR EXCEPT TWO.  ONE DEAD.  SHUYAK AND F/Vs PROCEEDING TO KODIAK VIA OLD HARBOR.  CG SEARCH IS REQUESTED FOR MISSING PERSONNEL.

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P 281845Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKES AND TIDAL WAVES, VALDEZ DAMAGE.

1.  THREE DEAD, 24 MISSING BY EARTHQUAKE.

2.  NO WATER, POWER OR SEWER IN VALDEZ.  TELEPHONES UNDEPENDABLE.  UNABLE

    TO FIGHT FIRES.  DISTANCE TO WATER PROHIBITS.  BUSINESS DISTRICT BURNED

    DOWN AND SMOLDERING.  THREE ISOLATED PETROLEUM TANKS BURNING.  NO

    IMMEDIATE DANGER OF SPREADING WITH LIGHT AIR.

3.  WATERFRONT DEMOLISHED AND MOST DWELLINGS ADRIFT FROM QUAKES.

4.  VALDEZ ATTEMPTING TO COMPLETE EVACUATION BY BOAT OF ABOUT 1,000

    PERSONS.  AIRCRAFT FROM ANCHORAGE TO TRANSPORT 50 MENTAL PATIENTS HAS

    BEEN REQUESTED.

5.  ERRATIC TIDES GROUNDED SEDGE POWER BOAT.  UNDAMAGED.  SLIGHT TREMORS

    ARE STILL FELT.

6.  SS CHENA AND SEDGE STANDING BY TO DETERMINE SUCCESS OF EVACUATION

    ATTEMPT.

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P 281915Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

DAMAGE REPORT

WHITTIER.  DOCK AREA DESTROYED WITH 6 LARGE FUEL TANKS BURNING BRIGHTLY.

NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO DWELLINGS OR BUILDINGS.  NO COMMS.

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P 281937Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

   COMALSEAFRON

BT

UNCLAS

AERIAL SURVEY SITREP THREE

SOURCE            PLACE                   REMARKS

COMALSEAFRON     KODIAK       50% LOSS FISHING INDUSTRY.  75% LOSS CITY

                              BUSINESS BUILDINGS.  NO WATER, NO POWER, FOOD

                              SUPPLIES 75% DESTROYED.  NO CASUALTIES

                              REPORTED.

1271            LATOUCHE      EXTENSIVE DESTRUCTION.  DEBRIS IN BAY.

1271           PORT ASHTON    NO APPARENT DAMAGE.

1271             CHENEGA      NO COMMS.

SITKINAK         KAGUYAK      F/V HAVE EVACUATED VILLAGE.  ALL PERSONS

                              ACCOUNTED FOR EXCEPT TWO.  ONE DEAD.

SEDGE            VALDEZ       24 PEOPLE MISSING.  3 DEAD.  NO WATER, POWER

                              OR SEWER.  UNABLE TO FIGHT FIRES DUE TO

                              DISTANCE TO WATER.  BUSINESS DISTRICT BURNED

                              DOWN.  THREE ISOLATED PETROLEUM TANKS

                              BURNING.  NO IMMEDIATE DANGER OF SPREADING.

                              WATERFRONT DEMOLISHED AND MOST DWELLINGS

                              ADRIFT.  PERSONNEL ATTEMPTING EVAC OF 1,000

                              PERSONS BY ROAD.  EDF ACFT TO EVAC 50 MENTAL

                              PATIENTS.  ERRATIC TIDES GROUNDED SEDGE POWER

                              BOAT.  NO DAMAGE.  SEDGE AND SS CHENA

                              STANDING BY.

1271            WHITTIER      DOCK AREA DESTROYED.  6 FUEL TANKS BURNING.

                              NO APPARENT DAMAGE TO BUILDINGS.  NO COMMS.

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P 281945Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

DAMAGE REPORT

TATITLEK.  NO APPARENT DAMAGE.

ELLAMAR.  NO APPARENT DAMAGE.

VALDEZ.  EXTENSIVE DAMAGE, DOCK AREA DESTROYED.  FUEL TANKS STILL BURNING. TWO AIR FORCE HELICOPTERS ON SCENE. CGC SEDGE ON SCENE.

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P 282011Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

BT

UNCLAS

A.  YOU 281830Z MAR 64.

1.  NO TREMORS REPORTED BY ANY OTHER STATIONS.

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P 282017Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SORREL

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE SITREP THREE

1.  PLAN OF OPERATIONS UOD.  PROCEEDING DIRECT CHENEGA, SURVEY DAMAGE,

    RENDER ASSISTANCE AND REPORT.  THENCE WHITTIER THENCE SAWMILL BAY

    THENCE ELLAMAR.

2.  INFORMATION RECEIVED, TATITLEK, NO DAMAGE.  WHITTIER DOCK DESTROYED,

    SIX FUEL TANKS BURNING.  NO COMMS.  NO REPORT PORT ASHTON.

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P 282035Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

DAMAGE REPORT

CORDOVA.  DAMAGE CONFINED TO DOCK AREA.  TWO HOUSES FLOATING TO SEA.  NO DEATHS OR INJURIES REPORTED.  FUEL NOT AVAILABLE FOR AIRCRAFT AT CORDOVA DUE TO ROADWAYS OUT.

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P 282100Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL WAVE DAMAGE

1.  1030W TREMORS ARE VERY LIGHT 5 TO 10 MINUTES APART.  REENTERED STATION

    MADE INSPECTION.  FOUND MINOR CRACKS IN WALLS AND TWO CRACKED PRISMS

    ON MAIN LIGHT.

2.  DOCK AND BOAT HOUSE HAS NO DAMAGE THAT IS VISIBLE.

3.  WILL ATTEMPT REPAIR ON R/B (RADIO BEACON) CLOCK AND TRANSMITTER AT

    PRESENT TIME AND WILL ADVISE WHEN OPERATING.

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FM CG 1271

BT

YAKUTAGA CAP REPORTS CHENEGA DESPERATE.  WE (1271) WILL LAND YAKUTAT AND REFUEL APPROX 2130 AND THEN PROCEED TO CHENEGA UNODIR (UNLESS OTHERWISE DIRECTED)

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P 282115Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

QUAKES AND TIDAL WAVES, VALDEZ EVACUATION

1.  IS CORDOVA AIRPORT OPERATIONAL.

2.  ESTIMATE CORDOVA COULD TEMPORARILY ACCOMMODATE 300 EVACUEES TO BE

    LANDED BY PLANE, CHENA AND SEDGE.

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P 282144Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO USCGC SORREL

   KODIAKSARCOORD

INFO RCC ELMENDORF AFB

P 282030Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA OCEAN CAPE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

DOWNED AIRCRAFT

1.  RECEIVED FOLLOWING FROM W0IDM, VIA K7KYA/KL7 LOCAL RADIO AMATEUR:

    AMATEUR RADIOGRAM OUT OF ALASKA, RECEIVED REQUEST FOR ASSISTANCE FOR

    DOWNED AIRCRAFT 50 MILES NORTHEAST OF WHITTIER ON BEACH.  TWO MEN, NAME

    OF ONE BRENNER.

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P 282150Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

     CGLTSTA CAPE ST ELIAS

BT

UNCLAS

R/B AND TRANSMITTER

1.  REPLACED TWO CT06146W TUBES AND FUSES IN RADIO TRANSMITTER NO. 1.  BOTH

    TRANSMITTERS NOW OPERATING PROPERLY.

2.  CANNOT OPERATE R/B AS TREMORS STILL SEVERE AT TIMES AND KNOCKED

    PENDULUM OFF TOP.

3.  SLIGHT TREMORS FELT EVERY 5 TO 10 MINUTES WITH HARD JOLT EVERY 20 TO

    30 MINUTES THAT ROCK THE BUILDING SEVERELY.  MOUNTAIN IN BACK OF

    STATION HAS LARGE CRACK RUNNING TO TOP.

4.  WILL ADVISE WHEN TREMORS CEASE.

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P 282155Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE ST ELIAS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 281451Z MAR 64.

B.  MY 281749Z MAR 64.

1.  NO DAMAGE TO STATION GROUNDS AND BUILDINGS.  ONLY MINOR DAMAGE AS

    REPORTED IN REF B, PARA ONE.  REQUEST NEW HOT WATER HEATER BE PURCHASED

    FOR THIS UNIT.  PERSONNEL ARE REPAIR THE LIGHT CIRCUIT WHICH IS

    DAMAGED.

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P 282158Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  OUZINKE DOCK AREA DEMOLISHED.  NUMEROUS BOATS AGROUND.  HOUSES ON

    HIGHER GROUND ALL RIGHT.

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P 282213Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

INFO COMALSEAFRON

BT

UNCLAS

AERIAL SURVEY SITREP FOUR

SOURCE        PLACE                     REMARKS

1271         CORDOVA       DAMAGE CONFINED DOCK AREA.  NO DEATHS OR

                           INJURIES REPORTED.

J.R. MANNING DUTCH HARBOR  NO DAMAGE

1314         AFOGNAK       PARTS OF VILLAGE UNDER WATER.  MANY HOUSES

                           AFLOAT IN BAY.  F/V IN IMMEDIATE AREA.

                           PERSONNEL SIGHTED ASHORE.  NO INDICATIONS OF

                           ASSISTANCE REQUIRED.

SORREL     TATITLEK        NO DAMAGE

SORREL     WHITTIER        DOCK DESTROYED.  SIX FUEL TANKS BURNING.

1271       ELLAMAR         NO APPARENT DAMAGE.

1314       OUZINKE         DOCK AREA DEMOLISHED.  NUMEROUS BOATS AGROUND

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FM CG 1271

BT

AIRBORNE AT 27 (2227Z) NO DAMAGE YAKUTAT.  UNCONFIRMED REPORTS OF ANOTHER EARTHQUAKE AT ANCHORAGE AND CORDOVA.

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P 282247Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

BT

UNCLAS

1.  ADVISE CURRENT SITUATION ON EARTH TREMORS.

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P 282300Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 281451Z MAR 64.

1.  NO DAMAGE SUSTAINED BY THIS UNIT.

2.  16 ENLISTED, 1 OFFICER LEFT AT KODIAK.

3.  ATON EQUIPMENT STORED ASHORE KODIAK DESTROYED.

4.  AIDS ON STATION SUFFERED SEVERE DAMAGE.  EXTENT UNKNOWN.  BELIEVED

    MATERIAL ON BOARD SUFFICIENT TO EFFECT IMMEDIATE REPAIRS IF NO BUOYS

    ARE LOST.

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P 282302Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

1.  STRUCTURES ALL SOUND EXCEPT STORAGE QUONSET WHICH HAS 3 X 6 HOLE AT THE

    BASE OF THE CLIFF SIDE.

2.  ON EMERGENCY GENERATOR SINCE 280700W.

3.  WATER SUPPLY 17,100 GALLONS.

4.  NO ASSISTANCE REQUIRED AT THIS TIME.

5.  NO DAMAGE TO PUMP OR WATER SUPPLY BUT UNABLE TO PUMP ADDITIONAL WATER.

    NO POWER IS AVAILABLE FOR PUMPS.

6.  FUEL AND WATER BEING CONSERVED.

7.  ONE INCH OF WATER AND MUD IN TRENCHES IN ELECTRONICS.

8.  THREE INCHES THROUGHOUT STATION AT HEIGHT.

9.  ALL DECKS FREE FROM DEBRIS BY TODAY.

10. GENERATORS NORMAL, BUT MAY REQUIRE PORT GENERATOR FROM NAVSTA KODIAK,

    IF UNABLE TO SUSTAIN LOAD FOR LONG DURATION.

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O 282329Z MAR 64

FM COMALSEAFRON

TO COMSTS

   USNS SCHUYLKILL

   COMSTSPAC, CNO

   CINCPACFLT, CINCAL

   BUWEP

   COMNAVAIRPAC

   COMASWFORPAC

   BUDOCKS

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UNCLAS

1.  HOLDING USNS SCHUYLKILL KODIAK TO PROVIDE EMERGENCY POWER AND STEAM.

    ESTIMATE WILL NEED APPROXIMATELY TEN DAYS.

2.  FOR SCHUYLKILL:  TIE UP FUEL PIER AT 1500W 28 MARCH.

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P 282330Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO CGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMORS

1.  CONDITIONS REMAIN THE SAME AS STATED IN MY PRIORITY 282150Z.

2.  MEADOW AND HILL APPROXIMATELY 1/2 MILE EAST OF STATION SHOWS

    APPROXIMATELY 1/2 OF HILL AND MEADOW FELL INTO A DEPTH OF APPROXIMATELY

    500 YARDS.  MEADOW SHOWS CRACK AND SEEMS TO STILL BE SLIPPING INTO THE

    SEA.

3.  STATION PERSONNEL ARE GETTING WORRIED AS OINC (OFFICER IN CHARGE)

    CANNOT EXPLAIN CONTINUING EARTH TREMORS AND LOUD NOISES.  REQUEST

    ADVISE AS CREW HAS NOT SLEPT SINCE FIRST EARTHQUAKE.

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P 282336Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

VALDEZ EVACUATION

1.  BRIG. GEN. LIPSCOMB, USA, ON SCENE.  EVACUATION COMMENCED BY ROAD AND

    AIRCRAFT.

2.  HE STATES EVACUATION CAN BE COMPLETED WITHOUT SHIP'S ASSISTANCE.  ARMY

    WILL MAINTAIN SECURITY FORCE IN VALDEZ.

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P 282345Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE ST ELIAS

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

SITREP

A.  MY 281110Z MAR 64

1.  NO OTHER TREMORS OR WAVES FELT THIS AREA.

2.  ALL EQUIPMENT OPERATING NORMALLY EXCEPT HOT WATER HEATER.

3.  WEATHER AND BEACH CONDITION VERY GOOD.

4.  REED, FRANK O. (342-193) EN3, BODY HAS NOT WASHED UP ON BEACH, ARE

    KEEPING CLOSE WATCH FOR HIS BODY.  IF FOUND, WILL ADVISE.

5.  JACKSON, SILAS (321-510) EN2, AND OINC INJURIES STILL CAUSING LIGHT

    PAIN.

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FM CGLORSTA SITKINAK

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

F/V MERGANSER IS GOING TO KODIAK.  ETD KODIAK IS 1830Z HOURS.  HAS 65 WOMEN AND CHILDREN FROM OLD HARBOR.  THERE 123 LEFT NOW.  KAGUYAK HAS BEEN COMPLETELY EVACUATED AND ON THEIR WAY TO KODIAK.

BT

 

BT

F/V CINDY W (WS3275) IS ON THE WAY TO OLD HARBOR TO GET AS MANY PEOPLE AS POSSIBLE

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P 290000Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  NO VISIBLE DAMAGE ST. ELIAS.

2.  NO VISIBLE DAMAGE KATALLA NOR SIGNS OF RECENT LIFE.

3.  TWO F/V AND OUTBOARD AGROUND CONTROLLER BAY EXPECT TO FLOAT OFF AT HIGH

    TIDE AND HAVE RADIO SKED WITH SAME.

4.  TEN HOURS FUEL REMAINING.

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P 290003Z MAR 64

FM CG 7228

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  0000Z 7228 DEPARTED CAPE UYAK AREA HAVING SEARCHED LAND AND WATER AREAS

    THOROUGHLY.  RESULTS NEGATIVE.  POD (PROBABILITY OF DETECTION) 25%.

2.  ENROUTE KODIAK AWAITING OTHER INSTRUCTIONS.

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SS ALASKA STANDARD  MAR 2900005GMT

TO COAST GUARD JUNEAU

BT

ALASKA STANDARD DEPARTED SEWARD 281300 DUE CORDOVA MARCH 29, KETCHIKAN APRIL 1.  CREW MEMBER DONALD HARRINGTON MISSING, PRESUMED LOST OVERBOARD DURING EARTHQUAKE, TIDAL WAVE SEWARD.

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MASTER

 

 

P 290012Z MAR 64

FM CGAD KODIAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

SECOND DAMAGE REPORT

1.  ALL AIRCRAFT REMAIN OPERATIONAL.

2.  REFUELING AIRCRAFT AT OTHER THAN KODIAK DURING PATROLS WHEN POSSIBLE.

    NO FUEL AVAILABLE KODIAK DUE UNSERVICEABLE FUEL TRUCKS.

3.  PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF MAINTENANCE FACILITIES COMPLETED, RESULTS AS

    FOLLOWS:

  A.  ALL ELECTRONIC SPARES AND TEST EQUIPMENT UNSERVICEABLE DUE SALT WATER,

      SILT AND PHYSICAL DAMAGE.  NO CRC AVAILABLE, HAVE ORDERED.

      ATTEMPTING SALVAGE EQUIPMENT, RESULTS DOUBTFUL.

  B.  ALL SHOP SPACES AND TOOLS ESSENTIALLY UNSERVICEABLE.

  C.  HANGAR CONSIDERED UNSAFE BY NAVY AND COAST GUARD DUE TWISTING,

      SETTLING AND CRACKING.

4.  PLAN CONTINUE USE NOJ AS CGAD HEADQUARTERS.  WILL CONTINUE TO OPERATE

    AIRCRAFT CANNIBALIZING FOR PARTS AS REQUIRED.

5.  NO ESTIMATE CAN BE MADE OF RETURN TO NORMAL OPERATIONS.  EXPECT AT

    LEAST SEVERAL WEEKS.  BELIEVE CAN MAINTAIN CAPABILITY REQUIRED TO

    HANDLE PRESENT EMERGENCY.

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R 290035Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  DO YOU HAVE INFORMATION REGARDING STATUS OF PERSONS AT PORT ASHTON AND

    LATOUCHE.  IF NEGATIVE, WILL STOP THOSE PLACES ENROUTE SEWARD FROM

    CHENEGA IF DESIRED.

2.  NEW SUBJECT.  ETA SEWARD 290500W.  IF AIRPORT SEWARD OPERATIONAL AND

    OPERATIONS PERMIT, CAN YOU TRANSPORT BITTERSWEET PERSONNEL TO SEWARD.

    NEED FOR RADIOMEN AND ENGINEMEN EXISTS.

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P 290043Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 282350Z MAR 64

1.  PERMISSION GRANTED.

2.  ENROUTE SEWARD MAINTAIN LOOKOUT FOR SMALL AIRCRAFT WITH TWO MEN ABOARD

    REPORTED DOWNED ON BEACH.

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P 290054Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC BITTERSWEET

BT

UNCLAS

A.  YOUR 290035Z MAR 64.

1.  CHECK PORT ASHTON AND LATOUCHE ENROUTE CHENEGA.

2.  WILL ATTEMPT DELIVER PERSONNEL 29 MARCH AT SEWARD.

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P 290105Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA OCEAN CAPE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

   CG RADIO KODIAK

BT

UNCLAS

PERSONNEL EVACUATION

1.  RCVD FROM F/V TEAL (WM5957).  FOLLOWING EVACUATED FROM OLD HARBOR

    VILLAGE:  VESSELS MERGANSER 65 POB (PERSONS ON BOARD), VESSEL CHACON

    43 POB, VESSEL SHUYAK 6 POB, 73 PERSONS REMAINING OLD HARBOR WILL BE

    EVACUATED BY VESSEL SIDNEY W.  VESSEL FERN HAS 40 POB FROM KAGUYAK

    VILLAGE.  ALL VESSEL PROCEEDING KODIAK.

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P 290115Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

   CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

1.  EXPERIENCED WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN EARTH TREMOR AT 1510W IN POSIT 59-37N

    149-04W.

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P 290135Z MAR 64

FM CG 1271

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  0130Z DEPARTED SEARCH AREA.  RESULTS NEG.  SEARCHED VALDEZ ARM,

    COLUMBIA BAY, BEACHES OF GLACIER AND BLIGH ISLAND.  POD 75%.

2.  ETA 0300Z WITH 750 GALS FUEL ABOARD.

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P 291555Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

A.  MY 282350Z MAR 64.

1.  LOCATED BILL JACKSON IN SAWMILL BAY, VALDEZ ARM.  NO ASSISTANCE REQD.

2.  PROCEEDING SEWARD.

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O 290149Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

   NAVRADSTA (R) HOLDIAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ATTU

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   SENAV PATRON SHEMYA

   BASEOPS SHEMYA

O 290148Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCEANO WASH DC

   COMDT COGARD

   COMALSEAFRON

   COMWESTAREA COGARD

BT

UNCLAS

SEISMIC ACTIONS

1.  CGC BITTERSWEET EXPERIENCED WHAT MAY HAVE BEEN EARTH TREMORS AT 281510W

    IN POSIT 59-37N 149-04W.

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PASS TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

A WOMAN ON THE F/V CHILIKAI IS HAVING A MISCARRIAGE AND REQUESTS AIRCRAFT EVACUATION.  WILL GET MORE INFO AND PASS A MESSAGE TO FOLLOW.

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O P 290224Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMORS

A.  CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK 282330Z MAR 64.

1.  OTHER LOCATIONS IN PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND HAVE BEEN REPORTING TREMORS.

    ADVISE PROMPTLY IF CONDITIONS WORSEN.  CONSIDERATION WILL BE GIVEN TO

    EVACUATION OF PERSONNEL IF CONDITIONS WORSEN MATERIALLY.

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P 290314Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

TO CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

BT

UNCLAS

MESSAGE FROM DISTRICT COMMANDER

1.  I AM FULLY AWARE OF THE HARD AND PERILOUS SITUATION NOW BEING FACED BY

    YOU AND YOUR CREW.  I AM PROUD OF THE COURAGE YOU HAVE SHOWN THUS FAR

    AND OF THE EFFORTS YOU HAVE MADE TO KEEP ESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT OPERATING.

2.  PLEASE INFORM ALL HANDS THAT I AM CONFIDENT UNDER YOUR LEADERSHIP THEY

    WILL CONTINUE TO DISPLAY THE BRAVERY AND DEVOTION TO DUTY WHICH ARE

    ALWAYS THE MARK OF COAST GUARDSMEN IN THE FACE OF DANGER.

SIGNED RADM GEORGE D. SYNON, COMMANDER SEVENTEENTH COAST GUARD DISTRICT

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PASS TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

FOLLOWING INFO RCVD FROM SITKINAK VIA F/V CHILIKAI

BT

WOMAN AT OLD HARBOR SUFFERING FROM MISCARRIAGE.  THE CHILIKAI IS LOWERING A SKIFF TO GO INTO OLD HARBOR AND PICK HER UP.  SITKINAK DOES NOT HAVE COMMS WITH THE F/V CHILIKAI NOW.  WOMAN IS SUFFERING BADLY.  REQUEST CG EVACUATION BUT AM NOT SURE OF THE PLANS OF THE F/V CHILIKAI.

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P 290322Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO CGLORSTA SITKINAK

BT

UNCLAS

PASS TO F/V CHILIKAI

USS KODIAK IN OR NEAR VICINITY OLD HARBOR WITH NAVY CORPSMAN.  CONTACT USS KODIAK FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

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P 290330Z MAR 64

FM USS KODIAK

TO NAVSTA KODIAK

INFO COMSEVENTEEN

SARCCORD SAR SECT CGAD KODIAK

BT

UNCLAS

1. 1700W RCVD ONBAORD 43 EVACUEES, 1 CORPSMAN OLD HARBOR.

2.  MEDICAL CONDITION GOOD, MINOR EXPOSURE.

3.  UNODIR RETURNING NAVSTA KODIAK.

4.  ETA FIRST LIGHT 29 MARCH.

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P 290322Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO CGLORSTA SITKINAK

BT

UNCLAS

PASS TO F/V CHILIKAI

USS KODIAK IN OR NEAR VICINITY OLD HARBOR WITH NAVY CORPSMAN.  CONTACT USS KODIAK FOR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE.

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P 290320Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

SUMMARY SAR EFFORTS COMPLETED THIS DATE.

A.  HU16 1271 COMPLETED SURVEY COASTAL AREA GULF OF ALASKA FROM HOMER TO

    CORDOVA, INCLUDING SEARCH AIRCRAFT DOWN NE OF WHITTIER.

B.  CG 7228 COMPLETED SURVEY OF COOK INLET TO KENAI AND CONDUCTED SEARCH

    AT KAGUYAK, KODIAK FOR 2 PERSONS MISSING AFTER TIDAL WAVE.  RESULTS

    NEGATIVE.

C.  CG 1314 COMPLETED SURVEY OF COASTAL AREA OF KODIAK ISLAND.

D.  C-123 4668 DELIVERED SPARE LORAN PARTS TO SITKINAK.

E.  CGC STORIS ENROUTE COOK INLET.

F.  CGC SEDGE ENROUTE SEWARD HAVING BEEN RELEASED VALDEZ.  CHECKING VALDEZ

    AND LATOUCHE.

G.  CGC SORREL ENROUTE SEWARD.

H.  CGC BITTERSWEET ENROUTE CHENEGA TO EVAC PERSONNEL.

I.  USS KODIAK ENROUTE OLD HARBOR TO EVAC PERSONNEL.

J.  KEGUYAK PERSONNEL EVAC BY TWO F/V.

K.  F/V CINDY ENROUTE OLD HARBOR TO ASSIST IN EVAC.

L.  F/V MERGANZER ENROUTE WITH 65 SURVIVORS FROM OLD HARBOR.

M.  HU-16 5848 CONDUCTED AERIAL SURVEY KODIAK AND NAVAL STATION.  EVACUATED

    STRANDED PERSONNEL FROM LONG ISLAND.  EVACUATED STRANDED PERSONNEL FROM

    BELL'S FLATS.  LOCATED 7 BODIES IN KALSIN BAY.

N.  ALL A/C RETURNED.

O.  PLAN TWO AIRCRAFT DEPARTURES EARLY 29 MARCH TO SURVEY EFFECTED AREAS

    KODIAK AND EASTERN KENAI PENINSULA.  PLAN SENDING FIRST AVAILABLE SHIP

    TO WHITTIER AREA AFTER COMPLETION CHENEGA AND SEWARD OPERATIONS.

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P 290330Z MAR 64

FM USS KODIAK

TO NAVSTA KODIAK

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

     SARCOORD SAR SECT CGAS KODIAK

BT

UNCLAS

1.  1700W RCV ONBAORD 43 EVACUEES, 1 CORPSMAN OLD HARBOR.

2.  MEDICAL CONDITION GOOD, MINOR EXPOSURE.

3.  UNODIR RETURNING NAVSTA KODIAK.

4.  ETA FIRST LIGHT 29 MARCH.

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P 290335Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

MEDICO UGAK BAY

FOL RCVD FROM SITKINAK VIA F/V CHACON (9208):  THE F/V CHACON IS WAITING UGAK BAY FOR CG EVACUATION OF A WOMAN WHO IS HAVING A MISCARRIAGE.  THE WOMAN IS IN VERY BAD CONDITION.  DO NOT HAVE ANY FURTHER INFORMATION EXCEPT THAT THE F/V HAS THE WOMAN ONBOARD AND ARE WAITING AT UGAK BAY FOR IMMEDIATE EVACUATION OF THE WOMAN IF AT ALL POSSIBLE.  THE VESSEL WILL REMAIN AT UGAK BAY UNTIL CAPE SARICHEF GIVES THEM THE ANSWER ON EVACUATION.  IF NO ASSISTANCE CAN BE GIVEN, THE F/V CHACON WILL PROCEED DIRECT TO KODIAK.  REQUEST CG PLANE TO RENDEZVOUS WITH CHACON AT UGAK BAY.

THE WEATHER AT UGAK BAY IS AS FOLLOWS: NO WIND, NO SEAS, VISIBILITY UNLIMITED.

ADVISE

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O 290346Z MAR 64

FM COMSEVENTEEN KODIAK ALASKA

TO NAVSECGRU CHINIAK

   NAVRADSTA (R) HOLIDAY BEACH

   FLEWEACEN KODIAK

   NAVCOMMSTA ADAK

   NAVCOMMSTA KODIAK

   CGAIRDET KODIAK

   CGLORSTA ADAK

   CGLORSTA CAPE SARICHEF

   CGLORSTA SITKINAK

   CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

   NAVFAC ADAK

   NAVSTA ADAK

   FAIRBANKS MAGNETIC

   SEANAV PATRON SHEMYA

O 282314Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO NAVBROCEANO HONO

   NAVBROCEANO WILMINGTON

   NAVOCEANO WASH DC

   COMDT COGARD

   COMALSEAFRON

   COMWESTAREA COGARD

BT

UNCLAS

SEISMO ACTIVITY

CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK REPORTS SLIGHT TREMORS ARE FELT EVERY FIVE TO TEN MINUTES WITH HARD JOLT EVERY TWENTY TO THIRTY MINUTES, WHICH ROCKS BUILDING SEVERELY.  TREMORS CONTINUING.

BT

 

 

 

 

 

PASS TO SITKINAK FOR RELAY TO F/V CHACON

BT

CG UNABLE TO MEET YOU IN UGAK BAY.  PLEASE PROCEED BEST SPEED TO KODIAK.

BT

 

 

 

P 2390415Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

R/BN (RADIO BEACON) OPERATIONS OFF

1.  1800W REPAIRED CLOCK TO R/BN AND NOW ON AIR, OPERATING NORMAL "ON"

    CHARACTERISTICS.

2.  TREMORS ARE STILL FELT BUT NOT AS FREQUENT OR SEVERE.

3.  WILL ADVISE AND SECURE R/BN IF CLOCK WILL NOT RUN PROPERLY WITH THE

    LIGHT TREMORS NOW EXPERIENCED.  CLOSE CHECK OF THE R/BN WILL BE KEPT.

4.  ALL EQUIPMENT OPERATING NORMALLY.  NO ASSISTANCE NEEDED OF ANY KIND AT

    THIS TIME.

BT

 

 

 

P 290444Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USS KODIAK

BT

UNCLAS

DO THE 43 EVACUEES ON BOARD YOUR VESSEL COMPLETE THE EVACUATION OF OLD HARBOR?  IF NOT, HOW MANY PERSONNEL REMAIN?

BT

 

 

 

P 290500Z MAR 64

FM USS KODIAK

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

PASS TO SAR COORDINATOR

1.  CORPSMAN REPORTS SUBJECT WOMAN IS EVACUATED BY UNKNOWN F/V.

2.  SEVERAL F/V EVAC OLD HARBOR RESIDENTS PRIOR TO OUR ARRIVAL.

3.  PRESENTLY ATTEMPTING CONTACT F/V RADIO NET FOR POSSIBLE ASSIST

    2415-2836 KHZ.

BT

 

 

 

P 290546Z MAR 64

FM USS KODIAK

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

YOUR 290444Z MAR 64

1.  EVACUATION COMPLETED

2.  THREE PERSONS REMAINING HAVE UNDAMAGED HOMES, SUFFICIENT FOOD AND DID

    NOT DESIRE TO LEAVE.

BT

 

 

P 290550Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

BT

UNCLAS

1.  SITUATION PORT ASHTON GOOD.  NO ASSISTANCE NECESSARY.  NO ONE AT

    LATOUCHE.  ONE MAN DROWNED CRAB BAY, BODY NOT RECOVERED.

2.  ADVISE RECEIVED THAT CORDOVA AIRLINES COMPLETED EVACUATION OF ALL

    PERSONS AT CHENEGA THIS AFTERNOON.  21 MISSING, CONFIRMED THIS WITH

    CORDOVA AIRLINES VIA F/V KAREN MAE AT CORDOVA.

3.  ADVISED PORT ASHTON HAS BEEN SCHEDULING COMMUNICATIONS WITH MAN, WIFE

    AND CHILD AT LOGGING CAMP AT WHIDBEY BAY.  HAVE HAD NO CONTACT SINCE

    EARTHQUAKE.  NAME, BILL SWEENY.

4.  DO YOU DESIRE WE CONTINUE TO CHENEGA OR PROCEED SEWARD VIA WHIDBEY BAY.

BT

 

 

P 290815Z MAR 64

FM CGLORSTA SPRUCE CAPE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO CGLORSTA OCEAN CAPE

     CGLORSTA BIORKA

BT

UNCLAS

1.  RATE 1L7/S OFF AIR AT 0731Z RETURNED TO AIR AT 0807Z.

2.  STATION EVACUATED TO HIGHER GROUND DUE TO RAPIDLY RECEDING WATER ALONG

    SHORELINE AND HEAVE IMAGE ON HORIZON.

3.  PERSONNEL RETURNED TO STATION, INVESTIGATION REVEALED WAVE DID NOT

    REACH STATION PROPER.  NO DAMAGE.

BT

P 290835Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMORS

1.  SINCE 2200W BUILDING HAS STOPPED SWAYING EXCEPT DURING LIGHT TREMORS

    WHICH OCCUR THREE TO FOUR MINUTES APART.

2.  ALL SEEMS TO BE SUBSIDING EXCEPT FOR OCCASIONAL HEAVY TREMORS ONCE OR

    TWICE DURING AN HOUR.

3.  ALL EQUIPMENT OPERATING NORMALLY AT THIS TIME.

BT

P 291015Z MAR 64

FM CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO USCGC SEDGE

BT

UNCLAS

EARTH TREMOR

1.  EXPERIENCED 10 BAD TREMORS IN THE LAST HOUR, SHAKING BUILDING FOR 5 TO

    7 SECONDS SEVERELY.

2.  WILL EVACUATE PERSONNEL TO HILL BEHIND STATION FOR APPROXIMATELY TWO

    HOURS SO THEY CAN GET SOME REST, WHICH IS IMPOSSIBLE TO DO INSIDE OF

    BUILDING.

3.  WILL CHECK ON RADIO PERIODICALLY FOR TRAFFIC.

4.  EQUIPMENT WILL BE LEFT OPERATING AND ALSO CHECKED PERIODICALLY.

BT

 

P 291035Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

QUAKES AND TREMORS

1.  SUFFERED SEVERE UNDERWATER TREMOR FOR 5 SECONDS IN POSIT 59-51N 148-36W

    AT 291009Z IN 62 FATHOMS OF WATER.

2.  STOPPED VESSEL, SOUNDED ALL COMPARTMENTS, NO APPARENT DAMAGE.  WHILE

    STOPPED, SUFFERED THREE ADDITIONAL TREMORS OF LESSER SEVERITY.

3.  PROCEEDING SEWARD.

BT

 

P 291045Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC SEDGE

INFO NORPACSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

QUAKES AND TIDAL WAVES

A.  MY 282310Z MAR 64.

1.  CANCEL REF A.  PROCEED WHITTIER VIA MONTAGUE STRAITS AND KNIGHT'S

    PASSAGE.

2.  CHECK ALL SETTLEMENTS ENROUTE FOR EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL DAMAGE.

3.  ASSIST AS NECESSARY.

4.  PORT ASHTON AND LATOUCHE CHECKED BY BITTERSWEET.  CHENEGA EVACUATED BY

    AIR.

BT

 

 

 

 

P 291125Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO USCGC SEDGE

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

     CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

BT

UNCLAS

A.  MY 2911045Z MAR 64 NOTAL

1.  CANCEL REF. A.

2.  PROCEED DIRECT CAPE HINCHINBROOK, POSSIBLE EVACUATION.  REQUEST ETA.

BT

 

 

 

 

P 291131Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO USCGC SEDGE

INFO CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK, KODIAKSARCOORD

BT

UNCLAS

1.  PROCEED AND EVACUATE CAPE HINCHINBROOK PERSONNEL

BT

 

P 291152Z MAR 64

FM CCGDSEVENTEEN

T0 CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

INFO USCGC SEDGE

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UNCLAS

EVACUATION OF CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

1.  SHUT DOWN ALL EQUIPMENT AND SECURE BUILDING AND MATERIAL JUST PRIOR TO

    DEPARTURE PROVIDING CREW NOT ENDANGERED WHILE DOING SO.

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P 291200Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

   NORPACSARCOORD

   CGLTSTA CAPE HINCHINBROOK

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ETA HINCHINBROOK 291800Z FOR EVACUATION

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R 291229Z MAR 64

FM NORPACSARCOORD

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

R 291006Z MAR 64

FM CCGDTHIRTEEN

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

R 290802Z MAR 64

FM USCGC CAPE FLORIDA

TO CCGDTHIRTEEN

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RECD FROM MR. THORNTON, BURLINGTON, VIA TELCON PL7-2095 THAT ED BRENNER, JOHN BRENNER, AND JACK GUNDERSON, OF TEXAS, WERE TO CONDUCT MINING EFFORTS AT PORT WALLS, ALSO KNOWN AS HOBO BAY, APPROX 30 MILES FROM WHITTIER, TOWARD VALDEZ.  BELIEVES MEN WERE CAMPED AT BANK OF GULF OF ALASKA DUE SNOW.  ONLY ENTRANCE BY BOAT.  BELIEVED NO OTHER PERSON KNOWS OF LOCATION OF MEN, CONCERNED FOR SAFETY IN VIEW OF ALASKAN DISASTER.

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P 291308Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO RCC ELMENDORF

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DOWNED AIRCRAFT AND MINING OPERATIONS

1.  282201Z RECEIVED FOLLOWING FROM W0IDM, VIA K7KYA/KL7 LOCAL RADIO

    AMATEUR.  QUOTE AMATEUR RADIOGRAM OUT OF ALASKA RECEIVED REQUEST FOR

    ASSISTANCE FOR DOWNED AIRCRAFT 50 MILES NE OF WHITTIER ON BEACH, TWO

    MEN, ONE NAMED BRENNER UNQUOTE.

2.  291230Z RECEIVED FROM MR. THORNTON, BURLINGTON, VIA TELCON PL7-2095,

    THAT ED BRENNER, JOHN BRENNER AND JACK GUNDERSON, OF TEXAS WERE TO

    CONDUCT MINING EFFORTS AT PORT WELLS, ALSO KNOWN AS HOBO BAY, APPROX

    MILES FROM WHITTIER, TOWARD VALDEZ.  MEN BELIEVED TO BE CAMPED ON BANK

    OF GULF OF ALASKA DUE TO SNOW.  ONLY ENTRANCE BY BOAT.  CONCERNED

    SAFETY IN VIEW OF ALASKAN DISASTER.

3.  HU16 AND CGC SEDGE CHECKED VALDEZ ARM 28 MARCH FOR DOWN AIRCRAFT BASED

    ON 50 MILE RADIUS AND MAGNETIC READING FROM WHITTIER.  RESULTS NEG.

4.  REQUEST CAP AIRCRAFT FOR SEARCH IN CONNECTION WITH ABOVE TWO CASES.

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P 291315Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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1.  ARRIVED WHIDBEY BAY 1215Z.

2.  PARTY ASHORE TO INVESTIGATE.  FOUND CABIN COLLAPSED, NO SIGN OF LIFE

    BUT INDICATIONS THAT SOMEONE HAS BEEN THERE SINCE HIGH WATER.

3.  CAMP OPERATED BY BEAR LAKE LUMBER CO., SEWARD.  WILL CHECK FURTHER.

4.  PROCEEDING SEWARD ETA 291730Z.

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P 291850Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO NORPACSARCOORD

   CCGDSEVENTEEN

INFO KODIAKSARCOORD

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HINCHINBROOK EVACUATION

A.  NORPACSARCOORD 291131Z MAR 64 NOTAL.

B.  CCGD17 1291152Z MAR 64 NOTAL.

1.  STATION PERSONNEL ON BOARD.  STATION EQUIPMENT, BUILDING AND MATERIAL

    SECURED AS MUCH AS POSSIBLE.

2.  REQUEST ORDERS.

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P 292005Z MAR 64

FM USCGC SEDGE

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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TIDAL WAVE REPORTED WHITTIER, ENROUTE THAT AREA (KODIAK)

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CG2125 ADVISES CHECKED VILLAGE OF KAGUYAK.  NO SIGN OF LIFE.  NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE.

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P 292015Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO CGAD KODIAK

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UNCLAS

MINERS HOBO BAY

1.  BUILDING AND SHAFT APPEAR TO BE UNDAMAGED.

2.  SIGHTED FOOT PASS BUT NO SIGN OF LIFE.

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FOLLOWING RCVD FROM F/V MERGANZER:

MERGANZER LAYING IN BAY AT KODIAK REPORTS SOME MAN RUNNING AROUND DOWN THERE REPORTING ANOTHER TIDAL WAVE COMING.  WANTS TO KNOW IF ANYTHING TO THE REPORT.

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P 292005Z MAR 64

FM USCGC BITTERSWEET

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

INFO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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A.  YOUR 291748Z MAR 64.

1.  ESTABLISHED LIAISON WITH CIVIL DEFENSE UPON ARRIVAL.  XO ASSIGNED THIS

    DETAIL.  FOLLOWING IS SITUATION:  CIVIL DEFENSE DESIRES WE STANDBY TO

    CARRY OUT SEA EVACUATION OPS FOR AT LEAST TWO DAYS.  RUNWAYS CAN

    ACCOMMODATE UP TO DC-3 AIRCRAFT.  DOCK FACILITIES ARE NIL.

2.  ONE MAN LOCATED NEAR PORT CHALMERS, MONTAGUE ISLAND.  STATUS UNKNOWN.

3.  PEOPLE AT WHIDBEY BAY ARE SAFE IN HILLS WITH RADIO CONTACT.  MY

    291315Z.

4.  TWO PEOPLE ARE MISSING IN SKIFF OFF THUMBS COVE WHEN WAVE HIT.

5.  NO ADDITIONAL COAST GUARD FORCES NECESSARY AT THIS TIME.

6.  HAVE EVACUATED ONE MAN FROM LOWELL TO SEWARD WITH BADLY FROZEN FOOT.

    11 PERSONS REMAINING LOWELL POINT.  EVACUATION BEING CONSIDERED.

7.  BATTERIES FOR AN/PRC-59 FM TRANS-RECEIVERS ARE IN SHORT SUPPLY.  IF

    POSSIBLE TO DELIVER SEVERAL SETS, THEY WOULD BE HELPFUL.

8.  WILL COORDINATE ACTIVITIES WITH LOCAL CIVIL DEFENSE UNTIL FURTHER

    NOTICE.

9.  THREE RM's ON BOARD.

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P 292030Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO CGAD KODIAK

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UNCLAS

1.  FUEL SHORTAGE AT WHITTIER.  BURNING.

2.  SIGHTED ARMY HELICOPTERS APPARENTLY ENROUTE WHITTIER.

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P 292040Z MAR 64

FM CGAD KODIAK

TO CCGDSEVENTEEN

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UNCLAS

DAMAGED MATERIAL SALVAGE

1.  EARTHQUAKE AND REPEATED FLOODINGS HAVE RENDERED ELECTRONIC SPARES, ALL

    ELECTRONIC TEST EQUIP AND ALL SPARE RFI ENGINES, METAL SHOP AND WELDING

    SHOP TOOLS, PLUS MISCELLANEOUS ADDITIONAL MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT

    UNSERVICEABLE.

2.  LACK OF FACILITIES MAKE IT IMPOSSIBLE TO SALVAGE ABOVE ITEMS LOCALLY.

3.  REQUEST C-130 AIRCRAFT EARLIEST POSSIBLE TO CARRY MAX LOAD MOST

    VALUABLE AND SALVAGEABLE EQUIPMENT TO ARSB FOR SALVAGE.

4.  REQUEST INBOUND C-130 BRING ONE RFI ENGINE FOR EACH TYPE AIRCRAFT

    ATTACHED PLUS COMPLETE SET SPECIAL TOOLS FOR HU16 AND HH13N

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P 292128Z MAR 64

FM CG 7228

TO KODIAKSARCOORD

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MISSING PERSONS PORTAGE BAY

1.  FOUND ONE MAN WALKING EAST ON BEACH IN COVE EAST OF PORTAGE BAY.

    APPEARED IN GOOD SHAPE.  NO SIGN OF LIFE AND NO NEED FOR ASSISTANCE IN

    PORTAGE BAY.

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R 292227Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO NORPACSARCOORD

INFO COMALSEAFRON

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AERIAL SURVEY SITREP FIVE

SOURCE:  BITTERSWEET

PLACE:   WHIDBEY BAY

REMARKS: CABIN COLLAPSED.  NO SIGN OF LIFE.  INDICATIONS SOMEONE IN AREA SINCE HIGH WATER.  WILL CHECK FURTHER.

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P 292229Z MAR 64

FM CG 1314

TO CGAD KODIAK

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UNCLAS

1.  HOMER PIER IN GOOD CONDITION.  STANDARD NAVAL FUEL AVAILABLE.  35 FEET

    OF WATER AT DOCK AT 2145Z.  SEA WALL COMPLETELY DESTROYED.

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P 292251Z MAR 64

FM KODIAKSARCOORD

TO CGC BITTERSWEET

INFO CGC SEDGE, CGC SORREL, NORPACSARCOORD

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1.  SORREL ETA SEWARD IS 300015Z.

2.  ADVISE IF SORREL CAN BE OF ASSISTANCE IN SEWARD.

3.  IF NOT NEEDED SEWARD, SORREL TO PROCEED MONTAGUE STRAIT, KNIGHT

    PASSAGE, KNIGHT ISLAND PASSAGE - CHECK ALL SETTLEMENTS ENROUTE FOR

    EARTHQUAKE AND TIDAL DAMAGE.  ASSIST AS NECESSARY, REPORT PROGRESS.

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