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

April 13, 1918 Sighted Belle Isle 10 A.M. Anchored in Quiberon Bay 2 P.M. to wait for tide. Hoisted anchor 4 P.M. Docked at St. Nazaire 7 P.M. On liberty 7.30 P.M. to 9.30 P.M. Turned in at 12 midnight.

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

April 12, 1918 Worked with Yarnall all day re-capping and until 9.30 P.M. Night very dark, phosphorus on water; wakes of two supposed submarines seen going by, close aboard; submerged, during night.

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

April 11, 1918 Met destroyers 7.30 A.M. Worked all day in G.S.K.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 10, 1918

April 10, 1918 Worked all day in Storeroom; sea very rough; high wind.

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

April 9, 1918 Worked in G.S.K. all day. Heavy sea running; high wind.

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

April 8, 1918 On watch 8 A.M. to noon. Worked in G.S.K. until 2.30 and U.S.S. “Susquehanna” fired at what was claimed to have been periscope of a sub. Ships commenced to zig-zag and put on more speed. One of the … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 7, 1918

April 7, 1918 – Sunday On watch 4 to 8 A.M. Worked in G.S.K. until 11.30. Had seven boxing matches and a wrestling match in afternoon on Quarter Deck. On watch 6 to 8 P.M.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 6, 1918 (Censored)

April 6, 1918 On watch 12 midnight to 4 A.M. Worked in G.S.K. 8 to 12 noon.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 5, 1918

April 5, 1918 Had General Quarters 11.30 A.M. when we sighted a two master which would not show recognition signals, but carried American flag. The U.S.S. Frederick fired a shot across her bow and gave chase, and after satisfying herself … Continue reading

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 4, 1918

April 4, 1918 On watch 8 to 12 noon; weather fair and warm. Worked in G.S.K. in afternoon. Six boxing bouts held on After Well Deck at 3 P.M. On watch 8 P.M. to midnight.

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