Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William A. Kirkland, Commandant, Mare island Navy Yard
Washington, June 17, 1898.
Is reported officially the Spanish fleet from Cadiz passed Gibraltar this morning to the East. The Department desires that you hasten departure the “Monadnock” and the “Nero.”
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 80, Entry 194, vol. 1, p. 197. Addressed below close: “Navy Yard/Mare Island, Cal.”