File No. 837.00/1087
The Secretary of State to Minister Gonzales
Washington, February 16, 1917—3 p.m.
Navy Department informs Department that U. S. S. Machias will replace U. S. S. Petrel at Santiago arid that U. S. S. Dixie will sail for Habana some time today. These vessels will report upon conditions and be present in case of emergency.