Executive Order 549

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Signed by President  Theodore Roosevelt  Tuesday, January 8, 1907

In order that there shall be uniformity in the matter of designating naval vessels, it is hereby directed that the official designation of vessels of war, and other vessels of the Navy of the United States, shall be the name of such vessel, preceded by the words, United States Ship, or the letters U.S.S., and by no other words or letters.

Signature of Theodore Roosevelt
Theodore Roosevelt.

The White House,

January 8, 1907.


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