Commodore Arent S.Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station
Washington, January 27, 1898.
Dewey, Olympia, Yokohama Japan:
Retain until further orders the crew of the squadron whose terms of enlistment have expired.1
Source Note: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 65.
Footnote 1: This telegram was considered by Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to be the beginning of attempts to mobilize for possible war with Spain. See: Precautionary orders Issued by the Navy Department, 1898.