Rear Admiral Montgomery Sicard, President, Naval War Board, to Secretary of the Navy John D. Long
Office of Naval War Board.
Washington, D. C., July 7, 1898.
The Board recommends that the following telegram be sent to Admiral Sampson.1
Pres. of the Board.
You will, without delay, coal the Iowa, Oregon, Newark, Dixie and Yosemite, and placing them under the command of Commodore Watson,2 direct him to assemble them at once at St. Nicholas Mole, where he will receive further orders from the Department.
Source Note: CbCy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 372. Document on “Naval War Board,” stationery.
Footnote 1: RAdm. William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet.
Footnote 2: Commo. John C. Watson, Commander, Eastern Squadron.