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Letter from the Navy Department concerning Albert Ahrens, USS Cyclops, to his brother John Ahrens in Oshkosh, WI. Navy Department Bureau of navigation Washington DC August 8, 1918 Sir: The Chief of Bureau directs me to inform you that the records show that one Albert George Ahrens, Seaman, U.S.N., who re-enlisted in the Navy at Oshkosh, Wisconsin on July 23, 1917, giving as his next of kin, brother, John Ahrens, 627 8th Street, Oshkosh, Wis., was on board the U.S. Collier Cyclops as a member of the crew. It may be stated for your information, for the purpose of closing the records, the Department has reluctantly decided to officially declare as dead, the officers, crew, and passengers of the Collier Cyclops as of June 14, 1918. Respectfully, H. L. Spencer, Lieutenant U.S.N.R.F.
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