Rear Admiral William F. Fullam, Commander, Pacific Fleet Reserve Force, to Commander Frank B. Upham and Commander Master W. J. Kelton
UNITED STATES PACIFIC FLEET
U. S. S. PUEBLO, FLAGSHIP.
Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico.
18 April, 1917.
To: Commanding Officers, U.S.S. PUEBLO, Nero.
SUBJECT: Concealing identity of ships.
1. In order to make the identity of ships unknown to the general public, under present conditions, the ship’s name will be removed from the outside, letters will be removed from the ships’ boats and names taken off life preservers, etc., that are visible from outboard.
W. F. Fullam
Source Note: TDS, DLC-MSS, William F. Fullam Papers. This order is written on Pacific Fleet stationery. In the upper left-hand corner is the identifier “MEM/R.”