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Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Flag Officers Operating on the United States East Coast


August 28, 1918         

From:         Chief of Naval Operations

To:             Commander-in-Chief, Atlantic Fleet

                  Commander, Cruiser Force

                  Commander, Submarine Force1

Subjects:      Speaking stations

               1. For the use of coastwise shipping the following speaking stations have been established and are in operation:

Mount Desert Rock [ME]

Portland Light Ship [ME]

Thatchers Island Light [MA]

Boston Light Ship [MA]

Highland Light [MA]

Pollock Rip Light Ship [MA]

Great Round Shoals Light Ship [MA]

Nobska Point [MA]

Southeast End Light Block Island [RI]

Watch Hill Speaking Boat [RI]

Whitestone Landing Speaking Vessel [NY]

Ambrose Channel Speaking Vessel [NY]

Five Fathom Light Ship [NJ]

McCries Shoals Speaking Vessel [NJ]

Cape Henry Coast Guard Signal Station, Speaking Vessel [VA]

Cape Lookout Light Ship [NC]

Frying Pan Light Ship [NC]

Charleston Light Ship [SC]

Brunswick Light Ship [SC]

Jupiter Light [FL]

Sand Key Light [FL]

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By Direction

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. Addressed below close: “Copy to Commander Battleship Force 1.”

Footnote 1: Adm. Henry T. Mayo, Commander, Atlantic Fleet; RAdm. Albert T. Gleaves, Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force; and Capt. Samuel Robison, Commander, Submarine Force.