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November 25, 1899

Cavite, P.I.

Entered Manila Bay by the south channel and anchored off Cavite near the Baltimore at 11:20 A.M. We have been just 37 days and 10 hours San Francisco. Seven days were spent at Honolulu, and 4 days at Guam making just 26
steaming days. Below is a table showing the runs:

Engineering log entries

The Baltimore, Monterey, Helena, and Glacier are at anchor here. The Baltimore has just returned from the north coast of Luzon where she went to look for the Charleston which ran upon an uncharted reef. She was abandoned, and it is supposed has been broken to pieces as nothing could be seen of her. No lives were lost,
the officers and crew reaching land 18 miles distant.

The fleet under Admiral Watson’s command now comprises the following vessels: Oregon, Concord, Monadnock, Callao, Baltimore, Helena, Bennington, Manila, Castine, Princeton, Petrel, Newark, Monterey, Monocacy, Yorktown, Wheeling; the supply ship and coalers Culgoa, Iris, Glacier, Naushan, Nero, Zafiro, Celtic; the gunboats: Pampanga, Zostous, Paragua, 201 tons, Samar, 201 tons, Albay, 151 tons, Calamianes, Panay, 142 tons, Manileno, 142 tons, Mareveles, 142 tons, Mindoro, 142 tons, Basco, 42 tons, Gardoqui, 42 tons,