National Affairs: Ceremonies

In the harbor at San Pedro, the Seattle, flagship of the U. S. fleet, lay at anchor. On her deck Admiral Samuel S. Robison,*sturdy stocky, determined, dark-complexioned with iron-grey hair and a close-clipped mustache, faced Admiral Robert E. Coontz, for two years Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. fleet. Everyone wore his very best bib and uniform, immaculate, ceremonial. There were a few stiff movements, an exchange of salutes and Samuel S. Robison became Commander-in-Chief of the U. S. fleet

*Not to be confused with Captain J. K. Robison. (See Above.)


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