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Lawrence Addicks, Naval Consulting Baord, to William L. Saunders, Chairman, Naval Consulting Board

Chronological Copy                 File No. <49-8-1 EBB.>

Cablegram Sent April 18 1918.

To   Opnav Washington (for Saunders Naval Consulting Board)     Serial No. 6699

Prep. by CS    NCT1     D.R.

31 ADR             

6699. Have discussed additional chasers your letter April first with Admiral Sims.2 He heartily endorses any plan to secure prompt additions to chaser fleet which does not impede deliveries on other orders and without criticizing other designs. I have just come through Mediterranean and can testify to great opportunity which exists for application such a plan. Signed addicks.3 20318 6699


Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.

Footnote 1: Sims' Chief of Staff, Capt. Nathan C. Twining.

Footnote 2: VAdm. William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters. See: Benson to Sims, 1 April 1918.

Footnote 3: This message invited concern from the Office of the Chief of Naval Operations, see: Benson to Sims, 19 April 1918.

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