1918 US Naval Service message USS ACHILLES?
Posted 15 May 2017 - 06:52 PM
Thanks for any info. Tony
Posted 15 May 2017 - 10:55 PM
Interesting Armistice radiogram message from Vice Admiral William Sowden Sims, Commander of US Naval Forces in European waters during the Great War. I've not been able to identify a USN commissioned vessel knows as "U.S.S. ACHILLES" circa 1918 although I have found traces of USN officers assigned to her in the Naval registers. Nice research project for you Tony to fill in the blanks.
Edited by Salvage Sailor, 15 May 2017 - 10:57 PM.
Posted 16 May 2017 - 06:05 PM
Posted 16 May 2017 - 07:08 PM
Posted 16 May 2017 - 11:53 PM
I also thought about HMS Achilles but she was in refit in England during 1918, not at sea and no where near the Azores
I found these documents which list USNR officers assigned to USS ACHILLES in 1918 so the issue is still open for me.
Posted 17 May 2017 - 04:14 PM
Incredible paper and great find. Talk about historic.
My grampa was a WWI Navy Radioman and went to the Cambridge radio school. Prior railroad telegrapher for about 5 years. Got out of the reserves in '21 as an RM2c. I wish to heck I would have asked him for the yardlong of his radio school graduating class back in the late 60's when I was a kid and found it in his attic. It was minty rolled up in perfect shape. Sometime between then and after he passed several years later it got flattened and creased and gramma cut it up-- why have all these strangers in the picture? A few pieces and one with him and about 10 other guys in 2 rows survived for me to get a scan of.
Anyway, here's possibilities for the sender "Grober" for your research.
Grober Victor -- [Service Number] 001621156, [Date of Enlistment] 06/03/1918 (unlikely, unless he was already a civilian radioman)
Here's some possible Grobers for the sender.
Posted 17 May 2017 - 05:25 PM
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