Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet to Captain Theodore F. Jewell, Captain Charles J. Barclay, and Captain Nicoll Ludlow
U.S. Flagship New York, 1st Rate,
Key West, Florida,
May 3, 1898.
S I R :--
I have established the following rendezvous for the vessels detailed for the Squadron to operate East of Cuba, seven miles North of Cruz del padre Light-House, Lattitude 23° 25’ N., Longitude 80° 55’ W.
2.Immediately, upon receiving these instructions, you will proceed with the vessel under your command to the rendezvous at a speed of ten knots.
3. The flagship, Iowa, Indiana, Detroit, Wompatuck, and Collier Niagara will be at the rendezvous not later than fourteen and one-half hours after the departure of the Porter from Key West.
Rear Admiral, U. S. Navy,
Commander in Chief, U.S.Naval Force
North Atlantic Station.
Source Note: TDS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 48. Addressed below close: “The Commanding Officer/U. S. S. Montgomery---No. 4./U. S. S. Amphitrite---No. 4./U. S. S. Terror,------No. 4.” Note: “No. 4,” was a document reference number.