Looking for name of ship that arrived in Pearl Harbor two days after the bombing. It may have sailed from Fort Ord, CA or another port in CA. It was an older ship and was broke down while in Pearl Harbor. The crew was not allowed to leave the ship and was held on board by U.S. armed men. It then sailed to the Philipine's where it and/or the crew were stationed on Leyte and Samar Island's.
I was also told that a few of the crew found an old truck and fixed it up. They rode it around the island until their Lt. found out and he took it and used it himself.
My grandfather, Martin S. Higgason, was in the Army Signal Corp, an attachment to the Air Force. He was a Staff Sargeant. He was originally stationed in St. Petersburg (?), Florida and his unit was sent to CA and boarded their ship there.