Other US and British warships were cruising elsewhere, leaving only Wake and the Brit gunboat HMS Peterel in port.
The Peterel's crew had detected the Japanese advance and put up what resistance they could with only a few minutes' notice.
Intake Vets, Peterel
Field Business Village, Hexham, tel: 01434 606033.
Caplan goes on to report more prize money in 1806, including, at last, payment of the money due from Francis's action in the Peterel
on 18 June 1799 (73).
From East Peterel
Field Stud comes a daughter of Royal Applause (638) and seven-time winner Nordan Raider.
The two remaining non-Japanese men-of-war on the Whangpoo, the USS Wake and HMS Peterel, were targeted by the Japanese at 4 am -- an hour or so after the attack on Pearl Harbor.
By contrast, HMS Peterel, commanded by Lieutenant Stephen Polkinghorn, put up a vigorous but doomed defence.
I think that is a thorny issue on the ground with local people, the fact that they've got quite lavish headquarters up at Peterel
Field out of Hexham and really they've got a chief executive and a few staff but what do they actually do and what do they actually do for local people?
LINDA TUTTIETT, Chief Executive, Hadrian's Wall Heritage Ltd, East Peterel
Field, Dipton Mill Road, Hexham, Northumberland NE46 2JT
Last autumn, Hexham and Northern Rural also sold Moss Peterel
, a 1,022-acre hill farm near Brampton, and the new owners have reported that this year the farm has had its best lambing season ever.
The jobs will be created at East Peterel
Field Farm, near Hexham, with more than pounds 60,000 of funding awarded through the Northumberland Redundant Building Grant Scheme.
The hotels from the region which made it onto the prestigious list were: Number One Sallyport, Berwick; Olde Ship Hotel, Seahouses; The Coach House, Crookham, Northumberland, High Buston Hall, Alnmouth; Cook & Barker Inn, Felton, near Morpeth; Matfen Hall, Corbridge; Centre of Britain Hotel, Haltwhistle; East Peterel
Field Farm, Hexham; Malmaison Newcastle; Georgian Town House, Durham; Redworth Hall, Redworth, County Durham.