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

OP-47

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]

<Robt. L. Ghormley>

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.