Category Archives: World War I

Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 21, 1918

April 21, 1918 On watch 4 to 6 P.M. Worked in small stores all day.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 20, 1918

April 20, 1918 On watch 12 to 4 P.M. Worked in G.S.K. On watch 12 to 4 A.M. Left Quiberon Bay 10 P.M.

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Dispatches from the U.S.S. DeKalb: April 19, 1918

April 19, 1918 Worked on small stores part of day. On watch 8 to 12 A.M. and 8 to 12 P.M. Very cold; snowing slightly, and raining in morning.

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

April 18, 1918 “Up anchor” at 7.30 A.M. Ran out to Quiberon Bay and anchored, in company with U.S.S. Susquehanna, Santa Rosa, Luchenbach, Antigone, Pastores, and H.M.S. Kursk, awaiting destroyers. Stood watch 6 to 8 P.M.

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

April 17, 1918 In Storeroom all day; Stayed aboard at night.

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

April 16, 1918 Worked in Storeroom all day. Stayed aboard at night.

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

April 15, 1918 On liberty 5 P.M. Returned to ship 6 P.M. Worked in Storeroom all day.

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

April 14, 1918 On liberty 3 P.M. Took bicycle ride out Boulevard, St. Nazaire; met Sergt. Sam’l Rhodes from Media. Returned to ship 9 P.M.

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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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