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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Captain Alexander H. McCormick

Washington, March 12, 1898.

Navy-Yard, Mare Island, Cal.:

     Prepare Oregon for sea with all possible dispatch. Long cruise. Fill with coal. When will she be ready to sail?1


Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 47.

Footnote 1: Oregon was ordered to sail for Callao, Peru, on 12 Mar. It left San Francisco seven days later and reached Callao on 4 Apr. See: Long to McCormick, 12 March 1898; Long to Charles E. Clark, 15 March 1898; RAdm. William A. Kirkland to Long, 19 March 1898; and Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, 47.

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