Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet, to Lieutenant Commander Daniel Delehanty

U. S. F.S. New York, 1st Rate,

Guantanamo Bay, Cuba,

August 8, 1898.

S I R :--

     You will proceed, in company with the U.S.S.NEWARK, “SUWANEE”, “OSCEOLA” and “WOMPATUCK” and “ALVARADO”, to the Isle of Pines, Cuba, convoying the U.S.S.RESOLUTE, and assist in the landing of the Marine Battalion and their equipments.

     2.   When this duty is completed, you will maintain the blockade, with great care, in the vicinity of this Island.

Very respectfully,

WT Sampson                       

Rear Admiral, U.S.Navy,              

Commander in Chief, U.S.Naval Force,           

North Atlantic Station.                  

Source Note: TDS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 28, Box 6. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer,/U. S. S. S U W A N E E ,/Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.” Document reference: “N o . 5 .”

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