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.

26 May 1918.

From:  Commander Patrol Squadrons Based on Gibraltar.

To:    All Vessels.

SUBJECT:  United States and British Steaming Records, month of April, 1918.

     1. The relative standings of all ships based on Gibraltar for hours underway and distance steamed, month of April, 1918, are as follows:

HOURS UNDERWAY

MILES STEAMED

1. MARSHFORT.............542.75

1. RICHARD WELFORD.........5816

2. PADUCAH...............508

2. ROYAL SCOT..............5616

3. NARCISSUS.............501.8

3. NARCISSUS (Sl[oo]p).....5238

4. ROYAL SCOT............498.75

4. HYDRANGEA...............5116

5. CASTINE...............489

5. WISTARIA................4970

6. RICHARD WELFORD.......479.75

6. DECATUR.................4933

7. NARCISSUS II..........468

7. CELANDINE...............4807

8. CITY OF BELFAST.......462

8. SENECA..................4630

9. VALIANT II............451

9. MARSHFORT..............4598

10. HYDRANGIA............448.4

10. TUBEROSE..............4362

11. SENECA...............448

11. PADUCAH...............4150

12. VENETIA..............447

12. CASTINE...............4105

13. SWEET BRIAR..........435

13. VENETIA...............4030

14. LAGGAN...............432.5

14. NARCISSUS II..........3962

15. JEANETTE II..........427.5

15. TAMPA.................3837

16. CELANDINE............425.5

16. SWEET BRIAR...........3790

17. YORK.................423.5

17. NORTHESK..............3748.5

18. WENONAH..............422

18. CITY OF BELFAST.......3743

19. WOODNUT..............422

19. VALIANT II............3723

20. TUBEROSE.............420.25

20. ADVENTURE.............3685.2

21. ACTON................406.25

21. CHESTER...............3619

22. MARYNTHEA............403.75

22. CHRYSANTHEMUM.........3588

23. LYDONIA..............397

23. YAMACRAW..............3524

24. NAHMA................391

24. IOLANDA...............3517

25. YANKTON..............387

25. WOODNUT...............3487

26. TAMPA................367

26. YORK..................3408

27. IOLANDA..............364

27. NAHMA.................3399

28. ALGONQUIN............361

28. SACREMENTO............3394

29. UNDERWING............359

29. SACREMENTO............3384

30. DECATUR..............357

30. DAGGAN................3321

31. HOLLYHOCK............356.5

31. WENONAH...............3311

32. YAMACRAW.............341

32. JEANETTE II..........3274.5

33. CHRYSANTHEMUM........336

33. ALGONQUIN............3258

34. SACREMENTO...........335

34. DALE.................3186

35. SURVEYOR.............330

35. UNDERWING............3172

36. CYTHERA..............326

36. HOLLYHOCK............3171

37. ADVENTURE............321

37. ACTON................3097

38. WISTARIA.............318.5

38. SURVEYOR.............3050

39. NORTHESK.............312

39. LYDONIA..............3014

40. CHESTER..............302

40. MARYNTHEA............2915

41. GRANGEMOUTH..........298

41. CYTHERA..............2389

42. DALE.................282

42. COREOPSIS............2681

43. NASHVILLE............263

43. MANNING..............2499

44. MACHIAS..............247

44. MACHIAS..............2355

45. COREOPSIS............243.5

45. NASHVILLE............2211

46. ARTEMIS..............226

46. WHEELING.............2070

47. RULE.................224.5

47. RULE.................1999

48. MANNING..............216

48. ARTEMIS..............1874

49. WHEELING.............194

49. GRANGEMOUTH..........1790

50. BAINBRIDGE...........120

50. BAINBRIDGE...........1139

51. OSSIPEE..............113

51. OSSIPEE..............1119

52. BIRMINGHAM........... 85

52. BIRMINGHAM...........1032

53. PARTHIAN.............. 52

53. PARTHIAN..............819

 

     2.   No reports have been received from the ATALANTA, SAPPHIRE II and PRIVET. The BARRY and DRUID were undergoing repairs, hence were out of competition. The SALEM has not yet arrived on this station.

A.P.Niblack.       

Source Note: D, DLC-MSS, William Sims Papers, Container 76. Identifier “File-180” and the typist’s initials “GWG” appear at the top of the first page.

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