Rear Admiral Arent S. Crowninshield, Chief of the Bureau of Navigation, to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet
BUREAU OF NAVIGATION.
July 1, 1898.
Supplies and Accounts complain that proper use is not made of the Supply ships; that they are not kept going around the coast distributing to the different vessels, but allowed to remain in one place for long periods. They inform the Department that most of the fresh provision aboard the Supply were allowed to spoil, as a result of the long time she stayed in port.
Cannot you keep these vessels
Source Note: CS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 29. Addressed before opening: “Sampson, Playa.” In the top right-hand corner “(official business.)No.__________.” Handwritten below date, file number: “1235385.”