War Diary of U.S.S. Conyngham
February 4, 1918.
At Sea. Proceeding to meet Troop Convoy No. 18.
At 9:27 a.m. made contact with convoy, and at 10:15 joined. Took up station on starboard bow of convoy.
At 4:00 p.m. received the following signal from NICHOLSON:- quote, Conyngham and WAINWRIGHT will escort HENDERSON to St. Nazaire. Carry out paragraphs 4,8,9,10 and 12 of Queenstown General orders. Convoy will divide at 6:00 p.m. TUCKER will be ordered to join you at daylight. I have notified Brest of our 6:00 p.m. position with reference to Guatemala. unquote.
At 6:00 p.m. U.S.S. HENDERSON, escorted by Conyngham TUCKER and WAINWRIGHT parted company with other ships of convoy and headed for St. Nazaire. Speed of advance 14 knots.
Intercepted following submarine reports:- Quote, ALLO all ships. 4539 – 0951 – 1604 Unquote. From Monsanto to all ships:- quote Avis de guerre marine,
. . . . Positions
8:00 a.m. Lat. 47-00 N Long. 9-28 W.
Noon Lat. 46-11 N Long. 9-14 W.
8:00 p.m. Lat. 46-25 N Long. 7-20 W.