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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain Charles E. Clark

March 15, 1898

Captain Clark,

     Commanding Steamer Monterey, San Diego, Cal.

Detached command Monterey, proceed immediately, to San Francisco, report for command of Oregon, as relief of Captain McCormick.1 Report, by letter, to Commandant, Mare Island.2


Source Note: Df, DNA, RG 45, Entry 28.

Footnote 1: Capt. Alexander H. McCormick of Oregon was medically condemned. He was replaced on 17 March by Capt. Charles E. Clark, commanding officer of the monitor Monterey. Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, 47.

Footnote 2: The commandant of the Mare Island Navy Yard was RAdm. William A. Kirkland.

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