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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 18, 1918

February 18, 1918 Came in on first car; turned to at 8 A.M. Took out working party for stores in A.M. Worked in G.S.K. all afternoon and until 8 P.M. stowing mess gear. No liberty today. Expect to sail in … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 17, 1918

February 17, 1918 Arose at 8 A.M. Turned to in G.S.K. until 10; On liberty 1 P.M. Went home. Took troops aboard today.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 16, 1918

February 16, 1918 Came in on 5.30 A.M. car; turned to at 8.30. Worked around G.S.K. all day. We took 302 sailors aboard 5 P.M. bound for Naval Aviation Corps “Somewhere in France.” Stayed aboard on watch.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 15, 1918

February 15, 1918 Arose 8.30 A.M. Took out two working parties for stores. Thru at 3.45 P.M. On liberty; went home.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 14, 1918

February 14, 1918 Came in on 5.30 car. Turned to at 8 A.M. Took out working party of 8 men to return excess stores. Thru at 3 P.M. Stayed aboard. Turned in at 8.30.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 13, 1918

February 13, 1918 Arose at 8.00; shaved and washed. Took out working party in A.M. for stores, and in P.M. to take back stores. On liberty 3.45; went to Media. Peg staying at my home for week; Expects to go to … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 12, 1918

February 12, 1918 Arose at 8 A.M. (too late for mess) Finished half cocoanut (sic) pie left from last night. Worked around G.S.K. in morning. Took out working party for stores at 12.45 P.M. Our fellows dropped a big case … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 11, 1918

February 11, 1918 Reported aboard 7.15 A.M. Fixed up stateroom until 8.30 A.M. Worked around office + G.S. until 2.30 P.M. Everyone on liberty at 2.30 except Yarnall and myself. Stayed aboard and worked in Pay Office until 10 P.M. At … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 9, 1918

February 9, 1918 Got up 6.30 A.M. Mess at 7.00; read until 9.00. Turned to 9 A.M. Through at 12 N. Off until 7.30 A.M. Monday 11th 48 hour liberty.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: February 8, 1918

February 8, 1918 Reported aboard U.S.S. DeKalb this date. Assigned to duty as G.S.K. Went out with Myers on working party to take on stores. Slept aboard – Ch. Yeo. Farrand’s bunk. My stateroom being painted. Turned in 9.30 P.M. … Continue reading

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