Admiral William S. Benson, Chief of Naval Operations, to Vice Admiral William S. Sims, Commander, United States Naval Forces Operating in European Waters
Cablegram Received Jan<uary 11, 1918,> 23311 TCH
Origin Opnav, Washington Ser. No. 2127
Ref’d to Date ACTION, NOTES and INITIALS
CS 12 Jan
2127. Your 2794. Policy indicated in that cable approved. Steps will be taken to expedite the fitting out and dispatch abroad of first flotilla of 72 chasers. Another flotilla of 72 will be organized and dispatched as soon as possible. Get in touch with French Authorit
y<ies> and ascertain what use the 50 assigned to them is being put. 15011
Source Note: Cy, DNA, RG 45, Entry 517B.