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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 31, 1918

March 31st – Easter On watch 8 A.M. to 12 noon. Has three boxing matches on After Well Deck. Weather warm. On watch 8 P.M. to midnight. Advertisements

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 30, 1918

March 30, 1918 Arose at 7 A.M. Still anchored in Hampton Roads. Hauled up anchor at 3.30 P.M. and proceeded down the Bay; anchored off Fortress Monroe at 4.30 P.M. War watch “C” went on at 8 P.M. Hoisted anchor … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 29, 1918

March 29, 1918 Arose at 4.30 A.M. to stand by in G.S.K. while men carried stores aboard. Took troops aboard at noon; 400 members Quartermaster Corps and 600 members Aero Squadron. Hoisted anchor 3 P.M. and pulled out in the … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 28, 1918

March 28, 1918 Aboard all day; took on stores at 7 P.M. Worked until 11 P.M.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 27, 1918

March 27, 1918 Stayed aboard; ashore from 5 to 6 P.M. for some collars, trousers, etc.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 26, 1918

March 26, 1918 Stayed aboard all day. Went ashore 5.30 to 6.30 for walk.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 25, 1918

March 25, 1918 Aboard until 5 P.M. Went ashore that time with Yarnall and Sweeney and took boat to Norfolk; went to Southland Hotel to see Harry Stroud. Informed that he was not in town. Then went to vaudeville show. … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 24, 1918

March 24, 1918 Stayed aboard until 5.30 P.M. Took walk with Yarnall and Sweeney. Returned 7.30 P.M.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 23, 1918

March 23, 1918 Stayed aboard until 4.30 P.M. Went ashore at that time; sent telegram to Peg; mailed letters and package. Yarnall and Sweeney and myself went to Academy Theatre to see “Time, Place and Girl.” Rec’d telegram from Peg 10.40 … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: March 22, 1918

March 22, 1918 Arose 7 A.M. On watch 12 noon to 4 P.M. Fog settled at 2.30; could not see 60 yards from side of ship; fog whistle blowing every two minutes. At 1.30 P.M. Captain Gherardi held mast; Master-at-Arms … Continue reading

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