March 5, 1918
Arose at 6 A.M.
Worked in G.S.K. all day until 4.30 P.M.
Went ashore on liberty until 9.30 P.M. with Yarnall, Farrand, and Stroh.
Official report sent to Washington, D.C. in regard to the submarine scare on March 1st, shows that the object was in reality a submarine; that it fired a torpedo at the “George Washington”, a transport carrying about 5,000 American troops; the “Washington” by maneuvering, managed to escape, and torpedo shot across her bow, missing its mark by a few feet.
Then all of our ships in unison fired at the periscope, and the conning tower was shattered by shot from “Susquehanna.”