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Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, Commander, Cruiser and Transport Force, Order for Ships in Convoy, Addendum No. 3

CONFIDENTIAL.

CRUISER FORCE, U. S. ATLANTIC FLEET

U. S. S. SEATTLE, FLAGSHIP,

3 December, 1917.

Addendum No. 3.

“ORDERS FOR SHIPS IN CONVOY”—dated 10 October 1917.1

Strike out paragraph 63, and substitute the following:

“63. When fuel on hand is sufficient all ships will zigzag in dangerous waters during day-light, but not at night, except on clear or moonlight nights when the visibility exceeds two miles, or during fog. In all cases the Senior Officer present is to use his discretion bearing in mind that in the event of collision two vessels are endangered.”2

Paragraph 66, ADD:

“Plan 6 is recommended in especially dangerous waters. Bearing and distance must be accurately kept on the guide otherwise, confusion and danger of collision will result.”

Albert Gleaves.    

Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: See: Gleaves Order for Ships in Convoy, 10 October 1917.

Footnote 2: For the diagram attached, see: Gleaves Order Addendum No. 3, Diagram in December 1917 in Illustrations.

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