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Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Commodore George Dewey, Commander, Asiatic Station

Washington, April 7, 1898.

Dewey, Hongkong:

     Land all woodwork, stores, etc., it is not considered necessary to have for operations.1


Source Note Print: Report of the Bureau of Navigation, 1898, p. 66.

Footnote 1: Long ordered the woodwork and stores removed to minimize the risk of fire on board ship in the event of battle.

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