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Bureau of Navigation to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters

Chronological Copy.                        File No. <31-6-4>

Cablegram Received  April <22, 1918.> 17224 LEM

Origin  Opnav Washington (Bunav)           Ser. No. 5198

          S1   Apr 24



5198. Your 6836.1 Assign Lieutenant M B McComb to command USS Christabel2 and to other reports of Officers detached from destroyers and sent to other duties. In view of the large demand for commanding Officers for new destroyers which will soon become pressing Bureau of Navigation requests no further transfer of regular officers be made from Destroyer Force. Bureau of Navigation will send before 1st June 50 officers temporary or Reserve trained in fleet for duty in Patrol Force plus 20 for duty in Destroyer Force. 15322 5198


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B. The date is handwritten and may have been added later. However, it is confirmed by the date/time stamp found at the end of the text.

Footnote 1: Lt. Millington B. McComb, who had been serving on Drayton at this time.

Footnote 2: Christabel was an armed yacht based in Brest, France. DANFS.

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