Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, United States Naval Forces Based on Gibraltar, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

[Extract]

DECATUR,

10 June, 1918.

FROM:     Commander Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar.

TO  :     Force Commander.

SUBJECT:  Weekly Report of Operations, 2 June to 8 June, 1918, inc.

     1.  EMPLOYMENT OF VESSELS:

BAINBRIDGE - - :   Returned from Danger Zone Escort Duty 3 June.

BARRY - - - - -:  Returned from Danger Zone Escort Duty 3 June.

DALE - - - - - :  Completed overhauling boilers 3 June and sailed on special Escort Duty 4 June, returning escorting French submarine AMARANTHE 7 June.

DECATUR  - - - :  Returned from Danger Zone Escort Duty 4 June, sailing on Danger Zone Escort Duty again same date, returning 6 June.

ALGONQUIN  - - :  Returned from Ocean Escort Duty 3 June.

BIRMINGHAM - - :  Absent on Ocean Escort Duty.

CHESTER - - - -:  In Devonport Dockyard for battery alterations.

MANNING - - - -: Absent on Ocean Escort Duty.

OSSIPEE - - - :    Absent on Ocean Escort Duty.

SACRAMENTO - -:   Absent on Ocean Escort Duty.

SENECA  - - - :   Held target practice off Europa Point 3 June. Sailed on Ocean Escort Duty 5 June.

TAMPA - - - - :  Absent on Ocean Escort Duty.

YAMACRAW - - -:  In refit.

CASTINE - - - :    Returned from BIZERTA Escort Duty 8 June.

MACHIAS - - - :   Sailed on BIZERTA Escort Duty 2 June.

NASHVILLE - - :    Sailed from BIZERTA with escort of convoy BG-38 3 June, arriving at Gibraltar 8 June.

PADUCAH - - - :   In Algiers refitting.

WHEELING - - -:   Returned from BIZERTA Escort Duty 8 June and commenced refit.

ARCTURUS (ex-

ARTEMIS )         Having completed repairs in Oran sailed escorting convoy, arriving at Gibraltar 2 June. Remainder of week in port for boiler repairs.

CYTHERA - - - :   Completed overhauling boilers 4 June and sailed on BIZERTA Escort Duty 6 June.

DRUID - - - - :   In refit.

LYDONIA - - - :   Sailed on BIZERTA Escort Duty 2 June.

NAHMA - - - - :  Sailed on BIZERTA Escort Duty 6 June.

SURVEYOR - - -:   Sailed on BIZERTA Escort Duty 2 June.

VENETIA - - - :    Sailed on Special Escort and Despatch Duty, escorting American S.S. CHARLES BRALEY to PONTA DELGADA, AZORES, reaching that port 6 June.

WENONAH - - - :  Returned from BIZERTA Escort Duty 8 June.

YANKTON - - - :   Unable to sail from Genoa 2 June on account of epidemic of influenza. Sailed with escort of GAG-29 5 June....

A.P.Niblack        

DS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520. Identifying number in top left-hand corner “509.”|

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