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.