Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Rear Admiral Albert P. Niblack, Commander, Patrol Squadron Based on Gibraltar, to Commanding Officers, Vessels in Gibraltar Patrol Squadron

 

U.S.NAVAL FORCES OPERATING IN EUROPEAN WATERS.

PATROL SQUADRONS BASED ON GIBRALTAR.

U.S.S.  DECATUR  Flagship.

24 May,1918.

From:     Commander Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar.

To:       All Vessels.

SUBJECT:    Steaming Records, month of April,1918.

     1.   The relative standings of ships based in these waters for hours under way and distance steamed, month of April, 1918, are as follows:

Hours underway

Distance steamed.

1. PADUCAH..................508

1. DECATUR.................4933

2. CASTINE..................489

2. PADUCAH.................4150

3. VENETIA..................447

3. CASTINE.................4105

4. WENONAH..................422

4. VENETIA.................4030

5. LYDONIA..................397

5. TAMPA...................3837

6. NAHMA....................391

6. CHESTER.................3619

7.             YANKTON......387

7. YAMACRAW................3524

8. TAMPA....................367

8. NAHMA...................3399

9. ALGONQUIN................361

9. SACREMENTO..............3394

10. DECATUR.................357

10. YANKTON................3358

11. YAMACRAW................341

11. WENONAH................3311

12. SACREMENTO..............335

12. ALGONQUIN..............3258

13. SURVEYOR................330

13. DALE...................3186

14. CYTHERA.................326

14. SURVEYOR...............3060

15. CHESTER.................302

15. LYDONIA................3014

16. DALE....................282

16. CYTHERA................2889

17. NASHVILLE...............263

17. MANNING................2499

18. MACHIAS.................247

18. MACHIAS................2355

19. ARTEMIS.................226

19. NASHVILLE..............2211

20. MANNING.................210

20. WHEELING...............2070

21. WHEELING................194

21. ARTEMIS................1874

22. BAINBRIDGE..............120

22. BAINBRIDGE.............1139

23. OSSIPEE.................113

23. OSSIPEE................1119

24. BIRMINGHAM.............. 85

24. BIRMINGHAM.............1032

 

     2.   No report has been received from the SENECA. The BARRY and DRUID were undergoing repairs, hence were out of competition. The SALEM has not yet joined this force.

     3.   It is requested that the steaming reports for the month of May be submitted promptly.

A.P.Niblack.       

Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, William S. Sims Papers, Box 76. Identifiers “File-180” and “GWG” appear on the left and right sides of the page near the top.