U.S.S. Baltimore, 1st Rate,
Navy Yard, Mare Island, Cal., January 6, 1892.
Sir:—After an experience extending over two years and a half in this vessel, during which time she has served in all climates and in all weathers, over an area of the globe embracing more than one hundred degrees of latitude and longitude, it is deemed proper that a report should be submitted to the Department, setting forth that her behavior under all circumstances has been most satisfactory, and that her adaptation to the service has been fully established. It is only just to her builders to state that the workmanship upon her has been found to be excellent, and does them, and through them the country, much honor.