Eastern Squadron General Order No. 1
U. S. Flagship NEWARK,
Guantanomo Bay, Cuba,
July 10, 1898.
SQUADRON GENERAL ORDER No. 1-
By direction of the Honorable Secretary of the Navy1 I have this day assumed command of the Eastern Squadron; and will transfer my broad pennant to the U. S. S. Oregon when that vessel shall have completed coaling.
My person staff will consist of the following officers:-
Captain Charles E. Clark, Chief of Staff.
Lieutenant Commander, R. G. Davenport,2 Flag Lieutenant.
Ensign, Leon S. Thompson, Flag Secretary.
The Squadron at present assembled consists of the following vessels:-
U. S. S. MASSACHUSETTS.
U. S. S. NEWARK.
U. S. S. Oregon.
U. S. S. DIXIE.
The order will be read at General Muster on board all vessels of the Squadron upon its receipt.
J. C. Watson,
Commodore U. S. N.,
Source Note: TD, DNA, RG 313, Entry 53. Stamped at top: “RECEIVED/FLAG-SHIP N. A. STATION,/JUL 9 1898.”
Footnote 1: Secretary of the Navy John D. Long.
Footnote 2: Lt. Cmdr. Richard G. Davenport.