Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Lieutenant Edward K. Lang, Commander, U.S. Destroyer McCall, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

U. S. S. McCall,         

[Queenstown, Ireland] 29 April 1918.        

From:          Commanding Officer

To  :          Force Commander.

SUBJECT:       Total miles steamed since leaving U.S.—error in.

Reference:     (a) Force Comdr’s. let. 1296-6,19 April, 1918. Par. 2.1

     1.        Since leaving the United States, the U.S.S.McCall

has steamed, up to April 1st, 1918, a total of 10,615.2 miles, as follows:-

   Jan. 17 to Jan. 20    New York to Bermuda        884.5 miles.   

   Jan. 27 to Jan. 28    To oil S.S.DOCKRA          499.8   "

   Jan. 30 to Feb. 11    Bermuda to Azore Islands  2129.0   "

   Feb. 14 to Feb. 18    Azores to Brest           1343.1   "

   Feb. 18 to Feb. 20    To pick up U.S.S.McDONOUGH 442.1   "

   Feb. 21 to Feb. 22    Brest to Queenstown        333.7  "

   Feb. 22 to Mar. 2      Convoy trips            691.7  "

   Mar. 2 to Mar. 9      Convoy trips            867.0  "

   Mar. 9 to Mar. 16     Convoy trips            981.6  "

   Mar. 16 to Mar. 23    Convoy trips           1529.7  "

   Mar. 23 to Mar. 31     Convoy trips            913.1  "

              __________________

Total   10615.2 Miles.  

E K Lang.     

Source Note: CyS, DNA, RG 45, Entry 520, Destroyer Ship Files, McCall, Folder 3. Identifying number in upper left-hand corner: “1-194-18.” McCall’s location was taken from the vessel’s war diary entry for this date. Ibid.

Footnote 1: Sims’ letter has not been found.

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