The Travels of the OREGON

from September, 1898 through September, 1901 as

Recorded by Crewman William G Reitzel
Contributed by Richard Reitzel 
General:
The following information was compiled by William Reitzel. It provides information on the travels of the OREGON after his joining the crew in September of 1898 through 1901. The Spanish American War ended on December 10, 1898 and the Philippine-American War began on February 4, 1899. The OREGON served in both. The Philippine-American War officially ended in 1902.

The information is contained in two accounts. The first provides the itinerary of the vessel, and the dates it visited various ports. The second account provides a tally of nautical miles travelled.


Itinerary ||| Distance Travelled


The Itinerary of the OREGON, September 15, 1898 - September 21, 1901

" Enlisted Sept.15, 1898
Left New York  - Oct. 12, 1898
Arrived Bahia, Brazil  - Oct. 31,
Left Bahia,  - Nov. 8,
Arrived Rio de Juneiro - Nov. 11,
Left Rio de Juneiro   - Nov. 19,
Arrived Montevideo, Uruguay - Nov. 24,
Left Montevideo  - Dec. 1,
Arrived Punta Arenas, Chili - Dec. 7,
Left Punta Arenas  - Dec. 10,
Arrived Valparaiso, Chili  - Dec. 17,
Left Valparaiso  - Dec. 20,
Arrived Callao, Peru  - Dec. 26,
Left Callao  - Jan. 11, 1899
Arrived Galapagos Islands  - Jan. 16,
Left Galapagos Isls  - Jan. 17,
Arrived Honolulu, Hawaii   - Feb. 5,
Left Honolulu - Feb. 20,
Arrived Guam, Ladrone Isls. - Mar. 10,
Left Guam - Mar. 11,
Arrived Manila, Philippine Isls. - Mar. 18,
Left Manila  - June 11,
Arrived Lingayen Gulf, P. Isls. - June 12,
Left Lingayen Gulf   - July 1,
Arrived Manila  - July 4,
Left Manila - Aug. 24,
Arrived Iloilo, Isl. Of Panay  - Aug. 24,
Left Iloiol  - Oct. 3,
Arrived Manila  - Oct. 5,
Left Manila    - Oct. 7,
Arrived Hong Kong, China  - Oct. 10,
Left Hong Kong  - Nov. 6,
Arrived Lingayen Gulf  - Nov. 9,
Left Lingayen Gulf  - Nov. 25,
Arrived Vigan, P. Isls.   - Nov. 25,
Left Vigan  - Nov. 28,
Arrived Manila  - Nov. 30,
Left Manila  - Dec. 9,
Arrived Subig Bay, P. Isls.  - Dec. 10
Left Subig Bay  - Dec. 12,
Arrived Manila   - Dec. 12,
Left Manila  - Feb. 13, 1900
Arrived Yokohama, Japan  - Feb. 20,
Left Yokohama  - May 7,
Arrived Kobe, Japan  - May 8,
Left Kobe   - May 20,
Arrived Nagasaki, Japan      - May 22,
Left Nagasaki - May 26,
Arrived Hong Kong, China  - May 31,
Left Hong Kong   - June 23,
Wrecked on Reef at Howki Light Straits of Pechili - June 28,
Left “Rock”  - July 12,
Arrived Kure, Japan  - July 17,
Left Kure  - Aug. 29,
Arrived Nagasaki  - Aug. 30,
Left Nagasaki  - Sept. 3,
Arrived Gutzlaff Light, China  - Sept. 4,
Left Gutzlaff - Sept. 9,
Arrived Woosung, China  - Sept. 9,
Left Woosung - Feb. 19, 1901
Arrived Hong Kong - Feb. 22,
Left Hong Kong  - April 13,
Arrived Woosung  - April 19,
Left Woosung - May 5,
Arrived Yokohama  - May 11,
Left Yokohama  -  May 16,
Arrived Honolulu  - May 30,
Left Honolulu   - June 4,
Arrived San Francisco, Cal.   - June 13,
Left San Francisco  - July 2,
Arrived Bremerton, Washington  - July 6,
Left Bremerton   - Sept. 17,
Arrived Buffalo, N.Y.    - Sept. 21,
End of Journey"
 

Distances Travelled
 
New York to Bahia, Brazil
Bahia to Rio de Juneiro
Rio de Juneiro to Montevideo, Uruguay
Montevideo to Punta Arenas, Chili
Punta Arenas to Valparaiso
Valparaiso to Callao, Peru
Callao to Galapagos Islands
Galapagos Isls. to Honolulu
Honolulu to Guam, Ladrone Isls.
Guam to Manila, P. Isls.
Manila to Lingayen Gulf
Lingayen Gulf to Manila
Manila to Iloilo, Isl. of Panay
Iloilo to Manila
Manila to Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong to Lingayen Gulf
Lingayen to Vigan, P. Isls.
Vigan to Manila
Manila to Subig Bay
Subig Bay to Manila
Manila to Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama to Kobe
Kobe to Nagasaki 
Nagasaki to Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong to Reef at Pechili
Reef to Kure, Japan
Kure to Nagasaki
Nagasaki to Gutzlaff Light, China
Gutzlaff Light to Woosung
Woosung to Hong Kong
Hong Kong to Woosung
Woosung to Yokohama, Japan
Yokohama to Honolulu
Honolulu to San Francisco
San Francisco to Bremerton, Wash.
Bremerton to Seattle
Seattle to Buffalo, N.Y.
4167
  752
 1019
 1413
 1451
 1306
 1019
 4244
 3384
 1552
  175
  175
  350
  350
  650
  600
   80
  220
   50
   50
 2100
   335
   350
 1100
 1250
  780
   300
   420
    45
   820
   820
 1125
 3440
 2100
   950
    20
 3971


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