Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Secretary of the Navy John D. Long to Rear Admiral William T. Sampson, Commander, North Atlantic Fleet

COMPAGNIE FRANÇAISE DES CABLES TÉLÉGRAPHIQUES

Sampson

Washington        

a refrigerating ship similar to the Celtic is being fitted out with fresh provisions and with other provisions for two thousand ten for three months to accompany Watson1

 

Long

Source Note: CS, DNA, RG 313, Entry 45. Dated with company stamp; “SOCIÉTÉ FRANÇAISE DES TELEGRAHPHES SOUS MARIN/29 JUIN 98.” Also dated with MARBLEHEAD stamp: “USS MARBLEHEAD/2:30 am/JUN 30 1898.” Other printed matter: “DE Washington/No. d’origine: 47/Nombre de mots 32/Indications de service Gam/Reçu le 7 H 16 de L’Émployé. Cap F.D.” In English the name of the company is: French Company of Telegraphic Cables. Within the stamp the translation is: French Society of Undersea Cables and 29 June.

Footnote 1: Commo. John C. Watson, Commander, Eastern Squadron.

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