Commodore Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Chiefs of the Navy Bureaus
March 25, 1898
MEMORANDUM FOR THE BUREAUS AND OFFICERS OF THE NAVY DEPARTMENT:
The following vessels compose the North Atlantic Squadron:
The NEW YORK, IOWA, INDIANA, MIANTONOMOH, TERROR, PURITAN, CINCINNATI, MARBLEHEAD, MONTGOMERY, DETROIT, CASTINE, NASHVILLE, HELENA, WILMINGTON, FERN, VESUVIUS: torpedo boats FOOTE, DU PONT, ERICSSON, CUSHING, PORTER, WINSLOW; tugs LEYDEN, SAMOSET.
The following vessels compose the Flying Squadron:
The BROOKLYN, MASSACHUSETTS, TEXAS, MINNEAPOLIS, COLUMBIA.
Chief of Bureau.
Source Note: CyS, DNA, AFNRC, M625, roll 227. Typists’ initials and document reference no.: “SCH/”98384.” Note: Attached to this copy was a routing slip intended to track which Navy Department Bureau representatives had seen this document and the time and date when they had seen it. The list includes the initials of Chief of the Bureau of Ordnance, Commo. Charles O’Neil (1000, 3/26); Bureau of Construction and Repair Chief Clerk Darius A. Green (1100, 3/26); and Chief Intelligence Officer Cmdr. Richardson Clover (200, 3/26). Initials of representatives from the Bureau of Equipment, Judge Advocate General’s Office, and Hydrological Office were also entered but are impossible to decipher. No one from the Bureaus of Steam Engineering, Supply and Accounts, and Medicine and Surgery initialed the memorandum.