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Rear Admiral Albert Gleaves, Commander, Convoy Operations in the Atlantic, to Secretary of the Navy Josephus Daniels


June 29th, 1917.



Quote third group of expeditionary corps arrived St. Nazaire June 28th, 1917 ten am. This group comprised CHARLESTON, CYCLOPS, ALLEN;|1| Transports MALLORY[,] FINLAND, SAN JACINTO, with escorting destroyers. No particular incident to report Gleaves unquote. 11029.


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. In the top left-hand corner is the notation: “Copy of telegram sent.” In the top right-hand corner of the document is the identifying number “239,” This was sent for Gleaves by the United States Naval Attaché at Paris, Cmdr. William R. Sayles.

Footnote 1: CHARLESTON was a cruiser; CYCLOPS was a collier; ALLEN was a destroyer.

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