National Geographic : 1919 Feb
THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC MAGAZINE . the very first day, and we thrashed 'O it out together. The result was an <aJ excellent installation of six ele S vators in each of the largest ships; 2o four elevators in the two next S largest. One of the Otis Company in 2' spectors was enrolled as a reserv S ist for the squadron to assist in < the installation, care, and opera 1Y tion of the elevators. These in ' stallations proved entirely satis bA factory. Out of the 32 elevators, t only one failed-just once during Sthe whole period of service. § ( Like all other work during that S winter, ours suffered from the ab S- normal fuel, traffic, labor, and Sweather conditions. There were <. many vexations, but by doing all - possible to anticipate and avert ° delays we managed to get five < ships completed, making in all b 4,000 mines capacity, early in < - April. So I left Washington then and took S8 go command of the .mine; squadron ", again, on board the San Francisco o' at Hampton Roads, and. on April S1o 12 the Roanoke, Captain Stearns, ""Av and Housatonic, Captain Greens ' *"' lade, the first of the new vessels, o.o joined the flag-an event long S .S > worked for. z- -° No account of an accomplish S ment so extraordinary should omit S to name our full squadron, all a s names familiar in the oldNay: C b'A San Francisco,flagship, Catain S H.V. Butler. Aroostook, Captain J. Harvey . |. Tomb. Sas Baltimore, Captain A. W. Mar ,5 shall. "z o +f Canandaigua, Commander W. < H. Reynolds. 3"c Canonicus, Captain T. L. John -e " son . s Housatonic, Captain J. W. wo Greenslade. S Quinnebaug, Commander D. , Pratt Mannix. -2H Roanoke, Captain C. D. Stearns. . o Saranac, Captain Sinclair Gan Snon. Ga Shawmut, Captain W. T. Clu 3 S verius.