While in Dakar in 1949, USS San Pablo (AGS 30) received a seemingly important phone call from someone speaking French. Because no one on the ship could understand, the crew grabbed a nearby French officer who spoke to the caller. However, the French officer could not translate because he did not speak English. The crew then found a bilingual sailor visiting USS Rehoboth who spoke to the French officer. After a brief conversation, the sailor reported that the call had been a wrong number.